Not all days were made equal. You see, while sometimes everything falls according to plan, other days turn into 24-hour-long grueling benders that make you question why you even dared to get out of bed.

Blame it on bad luck, your daily horoscope, Mercury in retrograde, incantations, karma, or anything you want, but it doesn’t change the fact that misfortunes and fails do happen. Think of them as compulsory reality checks that remind us we are mere human beings with little to no control of greater things happening in this world. But philosophy aside, if we can’t change anything, at least we can have a good laugh at it.

Bored Panda has compiled this list of people having a worse day than you so you can feel slightly better today until your fail day comes, and when you’re done with this post, check out our previous features here, here and here with more failure.

#1

After A Grueling Day At Work Without Food Where I Had To Wait 4 Hours For A Sample To Arrive Which Got Canceled, I Come Home At 7PM To Find All My Stuff In Garbage Bags

After A Grueling Day At Work Without Food Where I Had To Wait 4 Hours For A Sample To Arrive Which Got Canceled, I Come Home At 7PM To Find All My Stuff In Garbage Bags

Turns out the cleaners my landlord sent cleared the wrong apartment.

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Iampenny
Community Member
5 months ago

At first I thought this person's partner was kicking him/her out, so I guess it could be worse (I'd be p****d though too if this happened to me)

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It’s only human that things sometimes fall out of our hands. It feels like the world is against you for some unreasonable reason and to call it irritating would be a hefty understatement. But if we can’t change a bad day, we can always change the way we look at it. And here we’re going to need some help from a professional. So to find out more about resilience and the power of positivity, we spoke with Susan Petang, a certified divorce coach and the creator of “The Quiet Zone Coaching,” who teaches people how to stop feeling overwhelmed and start waking up happy in the morning again.

#2

My Friend's Apartment Got Shot Up At 2AM By A Random Hoodlum

My Friend's Apartment Got Shot Up At 2AM By A Random Hoodlum

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Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
5 months ago

Now that should be at the top of the list! That is not only having a bad day. BUT.... almost getting killed, I got to say is a life altering 1!

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#3

In NSW Australia This Poor Woman's House Burnt Down In A Flood

In NSW Australia This Poor Woman's House Burnt Down In A Flood

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Mohsie Supposie
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5 months ago

The irony is strong with this one!

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#4

The Only Path Back To My Room Blocked By Cute But Incredibly Angry Sea Lions

The Only Path Back To My Room Blocked By Cute But Incredibly Angry Sea Lions

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Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

Try to slither to your room, maybe they won't notice :)

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The first step towards building mental resilience is instead of viewing these unfortunate moments as "failures" or "misfortunes," view them as learning opportunities, Susan argues. She urges us to think of a couple of things: “What can we learn from this? How can we use this to become a better human being/worker/parent/partner?” and added that crucially, it's a matter of mindset.

#5

Welp, I Almost Fell Into A Sinkhole Under My Porch. I Caught Myself On The Edge Of The Hole, From My Chest Down Was Just Dangling Beneath Me

Welp, I Almost Fell Into A Sinkhole Under My Porch. I Caught Myself On The Edge Of The Hole, From My Chest Down Was Just Dangling Beneath Me

Below the opening, the hole is about 10’ wide and 15’ deep. Fun fact I watched the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth yesterday.

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank goodness you are OK.

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#6

Paramedics Be Like. Nope

Paramedics Be Like. Nope

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Strawberry Pizza
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like he's been attacked by giant kiddie drawings of germs

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#7

Why Is My Watch Stopped? Oh

Why Is My Watch Stopped? Oh

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

What are the odds of that happening?

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It turns out that some people are more naturally resilient than others. “But it's because they learned to think positively at a young age,” Susan said. “Our attitude towards life - the good, the bad, and the ugly - is formed before we go to kindergarten. Positivity isn't about putting your head in the sand and singing 'lalalala' when bad things happen; it's actually just the knowledge that we'll be OK no matter what,” the life coach explained.

#8

Someone Broke Into My Car To Steal 10 Dollars Worth Of Candy And Toys I Bought To Give To My 4-Year-Old Students

Someone Broke Into My Car To Steal 10 Dollars Worth Of Candy And Toys I Bought To Give To My 4-Year-Old Students

"To whoever broke into my car. You caused $400 worth of damage to steal $10 worth of candy and toys from the 4-year-olds I teach. BRUH"

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s so sad. Why do people do this?

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#9

Moved To Australia And Was Warned About The Snakes And Spiders. I Give You A Single Ant Bite

Moved To Australia And Was Warned About The Snakes And Spiders. I Give You A Single Ant Bite

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Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

Welcome to Australia ;)

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#10

Moving Across The Country In A Few Weeks, Invited My Friends To A Farewell BBQ. All Canceled Or Just Didn't Show

Moving Across The Country In A Few Weeks, Invited My Friends To A Farewell BBQ. All Canceled Or Just Didn't Show

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Wendy
Community Member
5 months ago

Hopefully you will find better friends in your new hometown

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According to Susan, positivity and resilience are very closely related. “Positivity is the understanding and belief that you'll be able to bounce back from anything; resilience is when you actually do it.”If your day is going against the plan and you feel like you could blow up anytime, Susan shared some very useful insights on how to put yourself together and get back on track.

“I teach my clients to use The Power Questions. It's a great way to interrupt the spiral of emotions when everything is hitting the fan!” They are as follows:

“How important is this, really? Don't make mountains out of molehills.

What is something positive and constructive I can do about this? Be solution-oriented instead of blame-oriented.

What emotions am I feeling right now? By identifying and labeling them, we shrink their power over us."

#11

My Essay Got A 0 Because The Person Thought I Copied From The Internet. Turns Out It Was My Own Post Which I Posted Some Hours Later

My Essay Got A 0 Because The Person Thought I Copied From The Internet. Turns Out It Was My Own Post Which I Posted Some Hours Later

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Satan Laughs
Community Member
5 months ago

This happened to me in college. Sucked.

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#12

"Time To Go To Bed. What Are Those Dots On My Wall? Oh. Oh No"

"Time To Go To Bed. What Are Those Dots On My Wall? Oh. Oh No"

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Official_Blink
Community Member
5 months ago

Burn the house and run away :)

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#13

Just Baked This Cake And Ate One Piece, Came Back And The Dog Licked The Icing Off As Far As She Could Reach

Just Baked This Cake And Ate One Piece, Came Back And The Dog Licked The Icing Off As Far As She Could Reach

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Abha Srivastava
Community Member
5 months ago

That dog has a sense of symmetry!

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Susan continued: "What would the person I want to be do right now? What would your hero do? How do you wish you could behave? Well, do that!

How do I want to feel at the end of the day? Do you want to be embarrassed that you lost your sh*t, or proud that you did the best you could in a tough situation?

How does this help me with my goal? What IS your goal right now, anyway? Revenge? To make someone feel bad? Or to solve a problem? Make sure your intention is positive, and do whatever moves you toward that.”

#14

Bought A PS5 For My Son’s Birthday. Someone At UPS Swapped It Out With A Rock

Bought A PS5 For My Son’s Birthday. Someone At UPS Swapped It Out With A Rock

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you sure it was UPS that did this? Wasn’t it actually the scammer you bought it from (have seen a lot of this posted online when people get “bargains” from sketchy sellers).

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#15

I Don’t Paint Often, So I Was Really Proud Of Myself For Remembering To Wear Gloves This Time

I Don’t Paint Often, So I Was Really Proud Of Myself For Remembering To Wear Gloves This Time

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KitFrey
Community Member
5 months ago

You could dress up as shrek but only the arms

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#16

I Was Babysitting My Cousin While Her Dad Was Away On Business. He Told Me Dinner Is In The Freezer. Yum, Battery And Broccoli. Just Like Mom Used To Make

I Was Babysitting My Cousin While Her Dad Was Away On Business. He Told Me Dinner Is In The Freezer. Yum, Battery And Broccoli. Just Like Mom Used To Make

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Šimon Špaček
Community Member
5 months ago

Make energetic broccoli soup.

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Susan also reminds us to always ask ourselves what lessons we can learn from this. “Sometimes it might only be that you're a Battle-Tested Warrior and managed to survive, but there is always something. Search for those positives. Focus on those,” she concluded.

#17

Someone Left Their Bike Under The Wrong Tree

Someone Left Their Bike Under The Wrong Tree

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Strawberry Pizza
Community Member
5 months ago

What a sh!tty situation.

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#18

When The Road Wants To Finish You

When The Road Wants To Finish You

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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

highway to hell

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#19

Had An Air Purifier Running For Over A Year With The Filter Covered In Plastic The Whole Time

Had An Air Purifier Running For Over A Year With The Filter Covered In Plastic The Whole Time

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
5 months ago

Did the air feel pure for over a year? Was it just a placebo effect?

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#20

Was Getting Ready For Bed, Walked Into My Bedroom To This

Was Getting Ready For Bed, Walked Into My Bedroom To This

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Chicken Little moment….The sky fell.

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#21

Neighbor Just Got A Supra A Few Weeks Ago

Neighbor Just Got A Supra A Few Weeks Ago

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R Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Meh it's just paint. At least nothing was scratched or damaged besides the relationship.

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#22

Define Disappointment

Define Disappointment

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Official_Blink
Community Member
5 months ago

As an Indian , Im used to this...

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#23

Japan’s “Killing Stone” Breaks In Half After 1,000 Years. Legend Has It That The Demonic Spirit Trapped Inside Is Now Free To Wreak Havoc On The Land

Japan’s “Killing Stone” Breaks In Half After 1,000 Years. Legend Has It That The Demonic Spirit Trapped Inside Is Now Free To Wreak Havoc On The Land

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
5 months ago

Dude, it's 2022. We really don't need the help.

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#24

Consequences Of Working In A -10°C Lab Where I Have To Wash My Hands 40 Times A Day

Consequences Of Working In A -10°C Lab Where I Have To Wash My Hands 40 Times A Day

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Wendy
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

O'Keeffes handcream will fix this. My dad had bad hands too (not like this, but still) and that was the only thing that made them soft again.

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#25

Was Wondering How The Dog's Water Bowl Kept Getting Refilled… Welp

Was Wondering How The Dog's Water Bowl Kept Getting Refilled… Welp

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troufaki13
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm guessing the yellow hues would have given you a clue...

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#26

Drove Three Hours To Go To The Grand Canyon

Drove Three Hours To Go To The Grand Canyon

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! It's amazing.

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#27

My Puppy Ate My Passport

My Puppy Ate My Passport

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Julia Carr
Community Member
5 months ago

That's ruff!

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#28

I’m A High School Teacher And My Apartment Window Just Got Egged. I Thought They Liked Me

I’m A High School Teacher And My Apartment Window Just Got Egged. I Thought They Liked Me

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Scagsy
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that you.... Jesus?

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#29

The Wind Took The C Away

The Wind Took The C Away

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Well, they treat/pay closers like losers anyways!

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#30

What It Looks Like To Win A Standard Weekend Day

What It Looks Like To Win A Standard Weekend Day

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NannyChachi
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, that's no reward at all!

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#31

I've Been Looking For My Glasses For 3 Days. Found Them

I've Been Looking For My Glasses For 3 Days. Found Them

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Erna Potijk
Community Member
5 months ago

How did it get there

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#32

Our Smoke Alarm Caught On First In The Middle Of The Night

Our Smoke Alarm Caught On First In The Middle Of The Night

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Becklass
Community Member
5 months ago

Even machines can have an existential crisis

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#33

This Dog Ate My Neighbor's Food Delivery

This Dog Ate My Neighbor's Food Delivery

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Davo gifman
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that your dog...

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#34

Bought One Of Those Ear Cleaners With A Camera And Just Pulled Out A Contact Lens. I Have No Idea How Long It Was In There

Bought One Of Those Ear Cleaners With A Camera And Just Pulled Out A Contact Lens. I Have No Idea How Long It Was In There

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe your ears identify as eyes?

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#35

I Was Cruising About 50mph, Then The Plastic Snapped

I Was Cruising About 50mph, Then The Plastic Snapped

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Wendy
Community Member
5 months ago

What brand of car is that? Why is it made of plastic???

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#36

Someone's Luggage Just Chilling On The Tarmac - DFW

Someone's Luggage Just Chilling On The Tarmac - DFW

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
5 months ago

Somebody is nuts looking for that bag

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#37

Was Washing A (Very Sharp) Greasy Piping Tip At Work. Slipped Right Onto My Finger Before I Could Stop It

Was Washing A (Very Sharp) Greasy Piping Tip At Work. Slipped Right Onto My Finger Before I Could Stop It

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Satan Laughs
Community Member
5 months ago

I ache for them.

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#38

HelloFresh: “One Teaspoon Chili Flakes”

HelloFresh: “One Teaspoon Chili Flakes”

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troufaki13
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it's Ratatouille's teaspoon?

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#39

Owner Leaves Car Running To Defrost, Man Steals Car, Crashes It

Owner Leaves Car Running To Defrost, Man Steals Car, Crashes It

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Kay blue
Community Member
5 months ago

This happens a lot in the UK, even worse is because the owner left the car unsecured their insurance won't pay out.

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#40

There Was A Blizzard Last Night So We Decided To Check On Our Car

There Was A Blizzard Last Night So We Decided To Check On Our Car

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Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
5 months ago

Still there, no problem.

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#41

Do You Know When People Ironically Say They’re Allergic To Work? Apparently, I’m Allergic To My Own Sweat

Do You Know When People Ironically Say They’re Allergic To Work? Apparently, I’m Allergic To My Own Sweat

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Brendan Roberts
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't sweat it, man.

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#42

Some Mondays Are Harder Than The Rest

Some Mondays Are Harder Than The Rest

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Becklass
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope someone helped you.

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#43

What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

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Erna Potijk
Community Member
5 months ago

Excuse me? 400 dollar?

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#44

Recently Tried An Expensive Rental Clothing Subscription. UPS Threw The Package Of Clothes/Bags Into My Backyard. I Have Two Puppies

Recently Tried An Expensive Rental Clothing Subscription. UPS Threw The Package Of Clothes/Bags Into My Backyard. I Have Two Puppies

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Sam
Community Member
5 months ago

Why would you RENT clothes? And I would be pissed if my dogs got sick because of this.

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#45

Left Our Totally Normal House To Run Errands. Came Back An Hour And A Half Later To This

Left Our Totally Normal House To Run Errands. Came Back An Hour And A Half Later To This

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giku T
Community Member
5 months ago

i guess this is america. they live in cardboard houses

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#46

Someone’s Laundry Day Was A Bummer

Someone’s Laundry Day Was A Bummer

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InfiniteZero
Community Member
5 months ago

It'll be the hot pants that did it.

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#47

Man Gets Scalped In Broad Daylight

Man Gets Scalped In Broad Daylight

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KitFrey
Community Member
5 months ago

He looks like the Duke of weasel town

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#48

When The Boss Thinks He's A Comedian

When The Boss Thinks He's A Comedian

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Abha Srivastava
Community Member
5 months ago

Owwww!

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#49

Scaffolding Smashes Into Big Ben Just Days After £80 Million Makeover Was Revealed

Scaffolding Smashes Into Big Ben Just Days After £80 Million Makeover Was Revealed

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Richard Keel
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5 months ago

Big Ben looks perfectly safe inside the Elizabeth Tower, which is bearing the brunt of the damage

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#50

The New Jar Of Nutella My Girlfriend Tried To Heat In The Microwave

The New Jar Of Nutella My Girlfriend Tried To Heat In The Microwave

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Brendan Roberts
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5 months ago

Why microwave it, and for HOW LONG?

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