Pinterest is great for inspiration when creating interior design for the home, but it also has a lot to answer for. Because some people take their creative ideas way too far, and end up with monstrosities as you'll find below.

This list, collected by a popular Instagram account called Please Hate These Things, is yet another example of the seemingly endless world of crappy design. These particular examples come from people's homes - so at least the rest of us are spared from their crappiness.

Scroll down below to check these terrible home design ideas out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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#1

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

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A B C
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10 months ago

+1 for the caption. My toes hurt already.

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So we've seen the consequences of bad design, so what makes for good design? There are a few basic principles to stick to if you want to make sure your home design is practical, relevant and makes sense!

According to Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who was responsible for the design of Braun’s consumer products for many years, there are 10 principles on avoiding design fails, also known as the '10 commandments.' Even though they were written long ago and technology has advanced beyond his wildest dreams, Dieter's principles still apply today!

#2

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

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Pittsburgh rare
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10 months ago

Hey, this is sweet and funny.

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#3

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

This sectional would go great with the phallic chandelier in a previous photo.

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Furniture designers Vitsoe have worked closely with Dieter Rams for decades, and helpfully summarize his founding principles of good design with the following explanations:

Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

Good design makes a product useful: A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

Good design is aesthetic: The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

#4

Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”

Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”

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Giovanni
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10 months ago

A pre-generated The Sims house 35 seconds after i put my sticky hands on it

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#5

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

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Bertie Last Name
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10 months ago

I'd have so much fun with that.

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Good design makes a product understandable: It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.

Good design is unobtrusive: Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good design is honest: It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.

#6

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

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Bertie Last Name
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10 months ago

Could the stairs get nits?

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#7

Tgiwtf

Tgiwtf

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Foxxy
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10 months ago

That can’t be accidental.

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Good design is thorough down to the last detail: Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

Good design is environmentally-friendly: Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Good design is as little design as possible: Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

So three you have it, pretty simple right? If you are tasked with designing something and want to avoid the hilarious mistakes found in this list, check these principles off first and you should succeed!

#8

Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs

Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

Penis table legs and a vulva ceiling?

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#9

Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know

Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know

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Foxxy
Community Member
10 months ago

Can someone please explain to me why in the world would ANYONE think it’s a good idea to put a power point in a sink.

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
10 months ago

It didn't make sense to put an excel sheet there....

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Slinkman
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10 months ago

What are they sinking?

European other
Community Member
10 months ago

I suspect it's fake

Jo Choto
Community Member
10 months ago

That's going to be a one-time use sink.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
10 months ago

That could be the water outlet to prevent overflow, in which case, it's pretty cool.

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
10 months ago

people understand this isn't real right? it's just a sticker. half this stuff isn't even real in this whole article

Rowlie
Community Member
10 months ago

This year's Darwin Award goes to the owner of this sink

Asat Voong
Community Member
10 months ago

That's how you murder your partner "by accident".

C
Community Member
10 months ago

And not a GFCI in sight!

Kjorn
Community Member
10 months ago

this sink is to die for!

Kaspar Kristiansen
Community Member
10 months ago

Perhaps it's just a funny way to hide the real water outlet, can't believe this is a real power outlet.

Craptavaganza
Community Member
10 months ago

This has to be fake.

Donna Leske
Community Member
10 months ago

Fake.

Oscar Contender
Community Member
10 months ago

Final Destination movies getting low on ideas.

Nunya
Community Member
10 months ago

For that client you REALLY get tired of hearing how they want it done just right and that they REALLY could do it themselves and....

Rose the Cook
Community Member
10 months ago

Suicide sink.

NanZ
Community Member
10 months ago

That is either a stick on thing or these people are fried!

Bill
Community Member
10 months ago

Somebody needs to reread a section of the National Electric Code

spirit wolf
Community Member
10 months ago

I am going g to do this too.

Mark Fuller
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow. Just beautiful. And we worry about over populating the world despite there being MORE than enough stupid people out there to keep the numbers in check!

Lyop
Community Member
10 months ago

It's ELECTRIC boogey boogey boogey!!!

spatula
Community Member
10 months ago

This is a joke. Nobody would cut into a sink to put that there. These are not "design fails" but jokes and art installations for the most part.

Catlady6000
Community Member
10 months ago

Still fun though

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glorytherainwing
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10 months ago

-plugs a toaster in-

Samantha Pines
Community Member
10 months ago

I just wonder if it's an overflow drainage thingy, but they used an outlet for the "design".

Tara
Community Member
10 months ago

Who? What? Why? I need to know.

Iggy
Community Member
10 months ago

That's not what is meant by a sick plug (I know it's a socket. I'm doing my best! :-D).

Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Are those outlets there for decoration purposes only? I thought not.

Molly Porter
Community Member
9 months ago

What would you even plug into the sink??

Ethan Collard
Community Member
10 months ago

they wanna die?

Christie Wright
Community Member
10 months ago

Stand down everyone. Natural selection in progress.

Biljana Misanovic-Tanaskovic
Community Member
10 months ago

Not slow enough! This is just ridiculous!

Julinda Higgins
Community Member
10 months ago

ixnay on the auto-shock feature

Tardis42
Community Member
10 months ago

I truly hope it's not active, just a face plate. The owner may have though it was funny. As a matter of fact, I have the urge to do this in my house now.

Sussanne Davis
Community Member
10 months ago

Survival of the smarter

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
10 months ago

LMAO!!!!

Renny
Community Member
10 months ago

How can that even be real?

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
10 months ago

Sure, if you love getting electrocuted.

Bunzilla
Community Member
10 months ago

I mean, there's another outlet RIGHT THERE!

Max L.
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Safety first.

Ronnel Samonte
Community Member
10 months ago

Disaster waiting to happen lol! :)

Miraculous Ladybug Fan Ladyblog lover
Community Member
6 months ago

I don’t get it

Larry Walser
Community Member
8 months ago

This should be in the song dumb ways to die

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
Community Member
9 months ago

alright lights out!

Gaye Thomas Eppley
Community Member
9 months ago

He can’t answer you, he was electrocuted the day he tried plugging his electric razor while the sink was full.

Crackupmania101
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

It's a way to cook live fish silly!! :)

SlipperyCheese
Community Member
9 months ago

there's an outlet in there for eggs so their extra fried :D

Greg Bayes
Community Member
9 months ago

Sink owner has a good sense of humor...I might do the glue thing too.

Shannon Luppino
Community Member
9 months ago

I think that's an over flow. But clearly it's humorous novelty. Not an outlet. Genius. Any guest would freak the first time.

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
Community Member
9 months ago

why dont you put a baby in there too.... #greatideas

Judy Rofe
Community Member
10 months ago

OMG that is too shocking for words! What were they thinking?

Brenda Swann
Community Member
10 months ago

This can’t be serious

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
10 months ago

Suicidal sink.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
10 months ago

This illustrates how you can keep a murder weapon out in the open where it won't be noticed by the crime scene team.

Paul Chang
Community Member
10 months ago

It is absolutely shockng

Clarence Washington
Community Member
10 months ago

Handy.Looking through the NEC book, in an industrial setting this wouldn't even have to be a GFCI protected circuit as far as I know.

Mari Bryant
Community Member
10 months ago

Maybe whatever they are plugging into the outlet is waterproof?

Bean53
Community Member
10 months ago

Brilliant! LOL!!!

Roger Bird
Community Member
10 months ago

It has to be some kind of joke, or else evolution in action.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
10 months ago

Seriously?? Water and electric receptacles do not mix well.

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
10 months ago

It reminds me of a house my husband and I looked at once. The 1 1/2 bath was two adjacent bathrooms with a tub between them with glass doors that could be opened from either side, and an electrical outlet on the back wall of the tub! Needless to say, we didn’t buy it.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
10 months ago

I think somebody was trying to off the in laws if this is the guest bathroom!

Debbie
Community Member
10 months ago

Seriously?! In love with? And still alive?

Chris Longski
Community Member
10 months ago

That's not a GFI outlet in the sink.

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
10 months ago

What the what?

Luuta
Community Member
10 months ago

It's not a power point, it's an overflow drain made to look like a power point

Pieter
Community Member
10 months ago

It’s electrifying

MARCO SOLIS
Community Member
10 months ago

they might be suicidal

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

A sink for the suicidal. Or a solid future nominee for the Darwin Award.

Mykola Iuzefchuk
Community Member
10 months ago

looks like a refrigerators freezer

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#10

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

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Marika
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10 months ago

I like it! Interesting how the living room looks like in this house.

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#11

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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10 months ago

We need to talk about the elephant in the room.

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#12

Stop Telling Me What To Do

Stop Telling Me What To Do

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Slinkman
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10 months ago

Vommit..

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#13

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

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Iggy
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10 months ago

They skinned a teddy bear! The monsters!

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#14

Time To Watch My Soaps!

Time To Watch My Soaps!

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Bertie Last Name
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10 months ago

Al least there is no wasted space.

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#15

Not Quite

Not Quite

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Bertie Last Name
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10 months ago

No! I cannot unsee this!

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#16

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

Isn't that the house from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?

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#17

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

Everything about this room is questionable. I think i'll call it the micropenis kitchen.

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#18

What Is This Bed?!

What Is This Bed?!

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Anne
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10 months ago

awesome. I want one!

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#19

It’s The End Of Days

It’s The End Of Days

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Emerald Joanna
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10 months ago

I think the vase of flowers on an oven hob is whats wrong here...

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#20

Seems Super Practical

Seems Super Practical

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Foxxy
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10 months ago

No, no, no, no, no. Carpet should never ever be in the toilet or bathroom.

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#21

Covering All The Bases

Covering All The Bases

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wandile dludlu
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10 months ago

That's enough internet for me today

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#22

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

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Christoph Lindemann
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10 months ago

I actually like the idea.

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#23

Custom Af

Custom Af

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Emily Ashcraft
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10 months ago

why is there even a heat vent in the middle of the floor? aren't they supposed to be on the edge of the room?

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#24

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

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European other
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10 months ago

Yep that's different

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#25

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

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Daria Z
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10 months ago

Wow so much space! Good for yoga classes.

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#26

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

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Bertie Last Name
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10 months ago

There must have been plans for a balcony.

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#27

You Are Killing This Styling Game

You Are Killing This Styling Game

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Incognito
Community Member
10 months ago

they'll be with you, watching, wherever you are...

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#28

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
10 months ago

HOW can you sleep with that on the wall?

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#29

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

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Magpie
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10 months ago

Are those shirts ? that match the curtains?

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#30

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

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Foxxy
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10 months ago

Reminds me of the tv show “saved by the bell”.

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#31

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

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Martti Laurson
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10 months ago

This is a virginity keeper

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#32

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

Would make a great cat toy.

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#33

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

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Pittsburgh rare
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10 months ago

Upvoted for the caption

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#34

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

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Slinkman
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10 months ago

These stairs wil make you trip

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#35

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

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DancingToMyself
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10 months ago

Bessie is so sad. You bastards!

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#36

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

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Foxxy
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10 months ago

Oooh, that’s actually cool and interesting.

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#37

Approaching Epidemic Levels

Approaching Epidemic Levels

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Asat Voong
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

"Sir, you can get 3 words for the price of 2. Any other stuff important to you?"

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#38

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

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Bunzilla
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10 months ago

That thing looks ready to fall down and kill somebody at any moment.

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#39

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

Hey, let's go with a color theme!

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#40

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

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Jo Choto
Community Member
10 months ago

Somebody was so pleased with their cool idea for a hot minute.

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