There are somethings that real estate professionals happen upon that not only defy logic, but are just obviously wrong. Take for example this large deck. There is something missing, namely a guardrail. The deck measures about four feet from grade, well over the 30" requirement for a guardrail. But forget that rule for a moment, what about good sense and safety? The entire perimeter is lined with a bench!
What's more interesting was the set of plans for the deck left in the house by the sellers. The plans specify no guardrails! Needless to say permitting and inspections were almost assuredly not part of the construction.
You can't make this stuff up.