Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
7 months ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd go...

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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Roald Andresen
Community Member
7 months ago

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Boston anymore.

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
7 months ago

step 1: don't buy this book

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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Eric Mac Fadden
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7 months ago

Decoration from a trailer park....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
Community Member
7 months ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Tara
Community Member
7 months ago

This is how I die

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
7 months ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

donnydealZ Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

curtain time

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Damn this one's frightening

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Delgada
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

and it ain't even a rainbow!

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Falcon
Community Member
7 months ago

We at "Please Use Uploaded Logo inc." are ok with this. 😏

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

How is that thing still standing?!

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
7 months ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
Community Member
7 months ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Delgada
Community Member
7 months ago

premonition?

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

It's definitely three kids in a trenchcoat

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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7 months ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Aaron W
Community Member
7 months ago

Slender Woman!

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
7 months ago

Martians are green, duh

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
Community Member
7 months ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Chuckie
Community Member
7 months ago

They are identical twins, one is an emotional eater. You dont know their life!

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
Community Member
7 months ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Aaron W
Community Member
7 months ago

If you're gonna die, do it safely.

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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M.J.
Community Member
7 months ago

It looks like a clock sneezed!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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Kristin West
Community Member
7 months ago

They don´t like people, do they?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
7 months ago

In China when market goes up, it's red, when it goes down, it's green... Same here

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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7 months ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Eleanor Todd
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7 months ago

I LLVE YOU LOL

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Luna Lovegood
Community Member
7 months ago

WHY???

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

That doesn't look like a hair carpet, that is in fact an actual hair carpet.

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

I always wanted to know where they came from

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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RJ
Community Member
7 months ago

No! Everything I am is possible.

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
7 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

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#41

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

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Lipp
Community Member
7 months ago

your'in you're out

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#42

There’s A Bomb On September 11 On This Super Mario Calendar

There’s A Bomb On September 11 On This Super Mario Calendar

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Orillion
Community Member
7 months ago

But what year is it from? This is either a really bad design choise or uncanny coincidence.

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#43

You Know You Have A Problem When You Need To Explain

You Know You Have A Problem When You Need To Explain

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

it really looks like a trash can

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#44

Guys, It’s Still 2019!!

Guys, It’s Still 2019!!

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

2019 ends on Martember 45th

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#45

There’s No Option For Never/None In The Alcohol Use Category In This Doctor Form

There’s No Option For Never/None In The Alcohol Use Category In This Doctor Form

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
7 months ago

Must be Russia

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#46

I Booked The Train Two Hours Later, Because I Thought There Was No Way I Was Gonna Get From Platform 1 To Platform 12 In 3 Minutes With My Giant Suitcase... This Bloody Train Station Only Has Those Two Platforms!

I Booked The Train Two Hours Later, Because I Thought There Was No Way I Was Gonna Get From Platform 1 To Platform 12 In 3 Minutes With My Giant Suitcase... This Bloody Train Station Only Has Those Two Platforms!

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Dynein
Community Member
7 months ago

Ooh, that's in Germany. Yeah, the train company is known for stupid choices. And for running late, so it's always safer to book a later train.

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#47

"Basketball" Court In Brno

"Basketball" Court In Brno

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Miranda Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

bounce bounce!!

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#48

Its Thiccachu!

Its Thiccachu!

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What's In Your Head?
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, if Mattel is releasing Barbies of all shapes and sorts, Pokémon can't stay behind, can they?

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#49

I Feel Like This Is Meant To Be Inclusive But

I Feel Like This Is Meant To Be Inclusive But

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Again...the one on the right is two kids in a trenchcoat

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#50

Yes This Will Help My Child Learn About Proper Dental Care. Not Terrify Them

Yes This Will Help My Child Learn About Proper Dental Care. Not Terrify Them

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
7 months ago

Nemo stayed at the dentist aquarium too long...

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#51

My 7yo Son Was Excited To Show Off His Clay Pirate Boat

My 7yo Son Was Excited To Show Off His Clay Pirate Boat

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Patrick McKemie
Community Member
7 months ago

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhh! Where in the hell is the clitoris?

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#52

1) That's Not A Marimba 2) That's Not How You Hold Mallets

1) That's Not A Marimba 2) That's Not How You Hold Mallets

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Kristin West
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7 months ago

3) It´s hard to hold the mallets when they are on the outside of your fingers...

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#53

This Baby Jesus Looks Like It Came From Attack On Titan

This Baby Jesus Looks Like It Came From Attack On Titan

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Unicornstar
Community Member
7 months ago

It looks like Phil Collins in a nappy

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#54

This Horrible, Deformed Hobby Lobby Christmas Ornament.

This Horrible, Deformed Hobby Lobby Christmas Ornament.

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Berby jersus! Hahahaha this actually had me laughing out loud

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#55

Fine Fart

Fine Fart

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Why sir, that was one fine fart!

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#56

The Girl In This Ad Looks Like A Stroke Victim

The Girl In This Ad Looks Like A Stroke Victim

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

That's what happens when You fly nonstop

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#57

My Keyboard Lights Up, But You Can’t See Any Letters At Night

My Keyboard Lights Up, But You Can’t See Any Letters At Night

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

very poor quwerlity

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#58

Should I Do It?

Should I Do It?

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Lily Mac Dennard
Community Member
7 months ago

its a trap run

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#59

Washed My Measuring Cup And All The Lines And Numbers Come Off

Washed My Measuring Cup And All The Lines And Numbers Come Off

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
7 months ago

I have found this happens if they get washed in the dishwasher. I had a measuring jug that lasted years with regular washing but as soon as I started putting it in the dishwasher the numbers and lines faded away.

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#60

This High-End Rug That Appears To Have Been Pooped On

This High-End Rug That Appears To Have Been Pooped On

0xford_llama Report

Kristin West
Community Member
7 months ago

And also there´s a dick on it... (above the big cluster of whatever it´s supposed to be...)

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#61

The Door Stop At My Hotel. I Present The "Toe Buster 5000"

The Door Stop At My Hotel. I Present The "Toe Buster 5000"

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

That's definitely an owie waiting to happen.

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#62

I Have Always Wanted To Be A Horse Back

I Have Always Wanted To Be A Horse Back

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Orillion
Community Member
7 months ago

At least you're not a horse rear end.

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#63

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

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Aaron W
Community Member
7 months ago

It's actually perfect for someone who is staggering home drunk.

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#64

Great Idea: Let's Put A Gold Stripe On Our Uniforms...

Great Idea: Let's Put A Gold Stripe On Our Uniforms...

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
7 months ago

I feel sorry for them 😳

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#65

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

Sadlly this is not the worst design I've seen

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#66

My Pan’s Handle Is Too Heavy For It To Stay Flush With The Stove Top

My Pan’s Handle Is Too Heavy For It To Stay Flush With The Stove Top

Luwaz Report

Lily Mac Dennard
Community Member
7 months ago

lol thats sad

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#67

I Cant Really Decide If Im Dumb For Walking On Pebbles Or If This Is Just Bad Design

I Cant Really Decide If Im Dumb For Walking On Pebbles Or If This Is Just Bad Design

Submarine335 Report

Tina Hugh
Community Member
7 months ago

I think I now understand tryptophobia

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#68

This Graph Comparing Average Women's Height Around The World Is...well...

This Graph Comparing Average Women's Height Around The World Is...well...

reddit.com Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
7 months ago

Because linear Y axis beginning at 0 is for loosers.

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#69

It's Not A Mirror, It's A Doorway

It's Not A Mirror, It's A Doorway

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
7 months ago

Home of Shakira?

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#70

Found This Beauty At My Local College

Found This Beauty At My Local College

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Tom Schedler
Community Member
7 months ago

I *really* hope this isn't at an Architectural College.

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#71

My Favorite Flavor...

My Favorite Flavor...

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Andy Warholla Jr.
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh yes, I love me some disabled soda.

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#72

Had This Suitcase For 2 Years And I Only Just Noticed It Says Sample Texts

Had This Suitcase For 2 Years And I Only Just Noticed It Says Sample Texts