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 😉
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5 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
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5 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
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5 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
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5 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
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5 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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5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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5 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
5 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
5 months ago

Slender Woman!

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
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5 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
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5 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.
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5 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
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5 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
5 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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5 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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5 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
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5 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
5 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
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5 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
5 months ago

No! Everything I am is possible.

knittin' kitten
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope so you exist lol

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Andy Warholla Jr.
Community Member
5 months ago

It is supposed to mean "nothing is impossible - everything is possible." But jeez, it took me some time to figure it out...Who designs sometnhing like this? Who BUYS something like this?!

mummy pig
Community Member
5 months ago

I had to read your comment to figure it out

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Falcon
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm EVERYTHING! Is possible? No?

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm fed up with this stupid "Nothing is impossible" slogan. Try putting planet earth in your mouth then. Build a home on the sun.

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
1 month ago

Being a fairly literal thinker, I was always confused by "nothing is impossible". I remember first hearing the phrase when I was about 7 and thinking that meant you could fly.

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Rowlie
Community Member
5 months ago

I am trying to figure it out so it makes sense but it is everything no im

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

"Everything is possible/Nothing is impossible" Whoever came up with this made his point. It IS Possible to screw the simplest thing up with enough determination, and apparently it is Impossible to stop the result from spreading.

Mimi M
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Only person who figured it out. Thread winner right here. (Update - one other person below.)

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K.Kobayashi
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5 months ago

I like it, actually. It makes me think about all the possible permutations (nothing is possible / nothing is impossible / everything is possible / everything is impossible), and what each would imply. I hope that's what the artist intended.

Justin Phillips
Community Member
5 months ago

The paradox of life

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Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
5 months ago

This proves a point. THIS is impossible.

Misha Christensen-wildeman
Community Member
5 months ago

iv been sitting for the last 5 min trying to figure this out someone HELP !!!!!!!

FloC
Community Member
5 months ago

If it is art, don't try to understand ;)

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Matt Kennedy
Community Member
5 months ago

Sadly I read it as "Nothing is possible - everything is impossible"

Mia
Community Member
4 months ago

No everything i'm is possible? nothing every i'm is possible? nothing is impossible... Every?

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
5 months ago

No! Everything im is possible . *shoots finger guns and winks*

Edyta Z
Community Member
5 months ago

SASA LELE

MidnightFury
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I still haven't figured out the "NO" and the "IM" in there, can someone please explain to me?

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
5 months ago

No everything im is possible^^

elfin
Community Member
5 months ago

It makes you stop and think. It's just really hard to start again.

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
5 months ago

No everything is impossible?

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

He definitely works at Comcast

bryguy
Community Member
5 months ago

"Impossible is everything, no?"

Luna Lovegood
Community Member
5 months ago

NO EVERYTHING IM IS POSSIBLE

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
1 month ago

No everything im is possible... Whaaaaaaat?

Jaeson Nam
Community Member
1 month ago

this is so disorienting

Little Flame
Community Member
2 months ago

No! Everything I’m is possible

Karen Klinck
Community Member
4 months ago

Artsy again. Sigh.

Turtleturleturtle
Community Member
4 months ago

No, Everything is Impossible

katboxjanitor
Community Member
4 months ago

Truly mixed messages

Joyce Deering
Community Member
4 months ago

"And management wonders why morale is so low? DUDE, I can't even READ the office 'pep talk' signs!"

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
4 months ago

Lol had to take a double take

Kikka io
Community Member
5 months ago

everytnohing pimossisible

nala simba
Community Member
5 months ago

Some one overthought that one! What a mess!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

Are people on drugs when they come up with these ideas?

Arran Walker
Community Member
5 months ago

I do get how to read it, but it’s a really weird way to design it....

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
5 months ago

It is possible to be TOO clever

Tanya Creighton
Community Member
5 months ago

No everything is impossible

Tanya Creighton
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s Yodaist “possible is I’m everything no”

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
5 months ago

Brain hurt. Best guess... managers sisters attempt at Marketing company.

Ramona Pandele
Community Member
5 months ago

WAY TOOOOO DEEEP

Artist Known As Lisa
Community Member
5 months ago

No everything Im is possible.. not english apparently

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Took a while but I think it says: Nothing is impossible, everything is possible...

Tania Ragaza
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing is impossible...including messing up the decals and putting it in the wrong place!

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
5 months ago

What in the heck is it supposed to say? 💁🏻‍♀️

Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

"No , Everything is impossible " is a good description of Depression

Daebbor Martin
Community Member
5 months ago

At a quick glance I saw "No, everything is impossible"

Jessica B
Community Member
5 months ago

I feel like if you have to squint at something for more than a few seconds to get what a thing is trying to say, it's distracting from the thing it's actually trying to say.

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
5 months ago

Every Nothing Is Impossible

katz up!
Community Member
5 months ago

No. Everything I M is Possible.

Dean Walters
Community Member
5 months ago

Every Nothing Is Impossible

Cathy Gaines
Community Member
5 months ago

It hurts., make it stop 😭

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

No, is everything impossible?

EeveeCatStudios YT
Community Member
5 months ago

No, everything is impossible

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago

NO EVERYTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Josie
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't get it pls explain

El Dee
Community Member
5 months ago

Like those Demotivational posters you can buy, love it!

Danieletc
Community Member
5 months ago

Get Smudge!

KittyComics
Community Member
5 months ago

no everything is impossible

ShireenAin'tWoke
Community Member
5 months ago

My brain hurt after reading this 😂

Annabelle Krnotch
Community Member
5 months ago

I still have no idea what it says.

Noel Bovae
Community Member
5 months ago

Everything is possible; Nothing is impossible? .....(Expect this sign which is IMPOSSIBLE to read.)

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
5 months ago

i almost died while reading this

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
5 months ago

What..what it is supposed to say?

LOttawa
Community Member
5 months ago

Everything is possible, Nothing is impossible :)

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Vlad Horobet
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5 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

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