Real estate listing sites feature plenty of homes for purchase that give us a glimpse into the worlds of architecture and interior design.

While most are pretty normal, the Twitter account The Best of Zillow consistently finds some funny, ridiculous, and downright strange ones, too.

These, let's call them, solutions, are a testament to human creativity and proof that what someone finds tasteful can make another sigh in disapproval.

But hey, ultimately, your home is your castle. Just because shelter is a necessity doesn't mean it has to be boring. Just remember that eccentric ideas are often harder to sell.

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#1

The Real Vampires Of Beverly Hills

The Real Vampires Of Beverly Hills

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#2

A Very Normal Listing Of A Very Normal House. Nothing Out Of The Ordinary Here

A Very Normal Listing Of A Very Normal House. Nothing Out Of The Ordinary Here

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Everyone who has been scrolling through real estate listings must've noticed the climbing prices. Over the past two years, the housing market has experienced extreme demand and limited supply.

At the same time, inflation has ballooned across the world, including in the U.S. To get it under control, the Federal Reserve started raising interest rates in March 2022, making borrowing more expensive on top of higher base prices.

In 2020, the average list price on an American home was $374,500, with interest rates on 30-year mortgages sitting at 3.11%.

Today, the average interest rate is 7.06%, with the average home price up to $525,000.

#3

It's Like Living Inside A Terrible Wedding Cake

It's Like Living Inside A Terrible Wedding Cake

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#4

This Irradiates Big "Evil Wizard Supervillain" Energy. A House The Malfoy Family Would Live In, Or Something

This Irradiates Big "Evil Wizard Supervillain" Energy. A House The Malfoy Family Would Live In, Or Something

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#5

Hey Have You Guys Ever Seen That House In Las Vegas With A 15,000 Sqft Underground Bunker Built To Look Like A 1960's Ranch? Yeah, Well, It's For Sale

Hey Have You Guys Ever Seen That House In Las Vegas With A 15,000 Sqft Underground Bunker Built To Look Like A 1960's Ranch? Yeah, Well, It's For Sale

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Kristie French
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this the bunker from blast from the past?!?

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So if you purchased a home two years ago with a 30-year mortgage and 20% down, the average purchase would have cost you $536,551 in principal and interest over the course of your loan.

The average purchase in the current market would cost you $1.11 million in principal and interest over the course of a 30-year mortgage with 20% down. That's a difference of over half a million dollars by the time you paid off your mortgage.

#6

This Is Where They Watch Snow White Sleep

This Is Where They Watch Snow White Sleep

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M Kawai
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a place that performs exorcisms.

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#7

I Believe This Is Called "Yar-Har-Art Deco"

I Believe This Is Called "Yar-Har-Art Deco"

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tara
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is amazing! What is wrong with people, this makes me happy just looking at it!

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#8

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, And 1 Portal To Clown Hell

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, And 1 Portal To Clown Hell

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#9

"Give Me 50 Tons Of The Worst Stone You Have"

"Give Me 50 Tons Of The Worst Stone You Have"

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

worst color for the bathroom.. Why are some people like this???

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It's still a bit too early to decide if home prices are on a downward trend. While there tends to be a seasonal downward shift as summer wears on, this year the numbers were larger than the average.

Usually, we see a decrease of 2% from June through August, but this year it was 6%, which could be promising for would-be buyers.

#10

Have You Guys Ever Wanted To Live Inside A Giant 90's Taco Bell?

Have You Guys Ever Wanted To Live Inside A Giant 90's Taco Bell?

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Zara (she/they)
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Didn’t know until now, but yes, yes I do.

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#11

This Mid-Century Time Capsule, Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright's Son, Is Very Heavily Bleeding Into The "Unironically Amazing" Category

This Mid-Century Time Capsule, Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright's Son, Is Very Heavily Bleeding Into The "Unironically Amazing" Category

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#12

There's Almost Too Much Material Worth Making Fun Of Here

There's Almost Too Much Material Worth Making Fun Of Here

The horrible patterns everywhere. The doll gallery. The fake chapel. The toilet shaped like a woman. I'm having a hard time comprehending it all

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EP
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pink carpet and dolls; giant Jesus jumping for joy; and toilet with cans, knockers, jugs…. I just threw up in my mouth a little

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#13

This Was Sent In As A "Super Mario Castle In Montana", And I Really Can't Top That

This Was Sent In As A "Super Mario Castle In Montana", And I Really Can't Top That

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However, it's important to analyze these numbers in a broader context. In August 2022 prices were 7.7% higher than they were at the same time in 2021.

This means that looking from a longer-term perspective, home prices could still be rising. We'll have to wait to see the fall and winter numbers to have a more definitive understanding of the market.

#14

I Suddenly Understand What It Must Have Felt Like To Be A French Revolutionary In The 18th Century

I Suddenly Understand What It Must Have Felt Like To Be A French Revolutionary In The 18th Century

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#15

Do The Owners Come In Peace?

Do The Owners Come In Peace?

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#16

American Girl's New Mid Century Modern Dollhouse Looks Great

American Girl's New Mid Century Modern Dollhouse Looks Great

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Froggi Juice
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THE SHREK MACHINE. WHY HAS NO ONE COMMENTED ABOUT THAT. SHREK. MACHINE.

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#17

It's Been A Hot Minute Since A House Made Me Reel Back In Horror

It's Been A Hot Minute Since A House Made Me Reel Back In Horror

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I honestly thought it was fine. then I saw the inside- I've been wrong before, but this takes it to a whole new level...

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One of the reasons why prices remain so high is that there is a shortage of inventory.

While new builds increased by 12.2% in August, this is partially attributed to supply chain issues.

Many builders were simply unable to get the supplies they needed to work on their projects, and many of these supplies finally made it to them at the tail end of summer in one big burst.

#18

You Say "County Jail", I Say "In-Law Suite"

You Say "County Jail", I Say "In-Law Suite"

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T5n
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it bad that I genuinely want this house?

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#19

For Sale: One House From Fallout: New Vegas. Comes With Mine

For Sale: One House From Fallout: New Vegas. Comes With Mine

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#20

Tired: Neo-Traditionalism Wired: American Pickers-Ism

Tired: Neo-Traditionalism Wired: American Pickers-Ism

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

see this might be a cool sports bar type thing, but to live in...

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#21

* The Piña Colada Song Intensifies *

* The Piña Colada Song Intensifies *

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tara
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I suppose It's 5 o clock somewhere.

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Because fewer Americans can afford to buy a home, there is more demand in the rental market. Understanding the situation, this is exactly where developers have been focusing their energy.

If we look at multi-family housing projects with five units or more exclusively, new builds skyrocketed, up 28.6%.

#22

I Have Several Questions

I Have Several Questions

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#23

It's....it's Beautiful

It's....it's Beautiful

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

could be worse, though the inside and outside don't mesh

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#24

You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Swim-Up Poolside Ice Cream Sundae Bar Is The Least-Interesting Part Of Your House

You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Swim-Up Poolside Ice Cream Sundae Bar Is The Least-Interesting Part Of Your House

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#25

"Sharp Left Turn Into Ancient Egyptian Tomb" Is Quickly Becoming My Favorite Interior Design Style

"Sharp Left Turn Into Ancient Egyptian Tomb" Is Quickly Becoming My Favorite Interior Design Style

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This brings us to one of the main factors why a temporary uptick shouldn't be interpreted as a cause to relax.

Permits for future home-building projects were down 10% at the end of summer.

So as we look forward, we can expect to see even fewer options on Zillow and other real estate listing platforms in the affordable housing market, even as homes at higher price points sit on the market for months at a time.

#26

Huh, Turns Out Lord Farquaad's Texas Estate Is For Sale

Huh, Turns Out Lord Farquaad's Texas Estate Is For Sale

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Minath
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you think he's compensating for something.

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#27

I Unironically Love This. This Is Exactly 12-Year-Old-Me's Dream Apartment

I Unironically Love This. This Is Exactly 12-Year-Old-Me's Dream Apartment

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#28

Everytime You Enter This House, *aggressive* Pipe Organ Music Plays. You Can Never Figure Out Where It's Coming From

Everytime You Enter This House, *aggressive* Pipe Organ Music Plays. You Can Never Figure Out Where It's Coming From

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Rachel Reynolds
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There once was a house, a bright happy home. Something bad happened, now it sits all alone.

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#29

The Fact That I'm Kind Of Into This Might Be A Sign I've Been Running This Account For Too Long

The Fact That I'm Kind Of Into This Might Be A Sign I've Been Running This Account For Too Long

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YA NA
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apart from the living room, I love it!

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#30

Why Do * So Many * Houses Look Like This

Why Do * So Many * Houses Look Like This

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#31

This Is 100% Some Sort Of Off-Brand Hall Of Doom

This Is 100% Some Sort Of Off-Brand Hall Of Doom

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#32

"When I Said I Wanted A Property With A Boat House, This Is Not What I Meant"

"When I Said I Wanted A Property With A Boat House, This Is Not What I Meant"

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#33

Does The Giant Spinosaurus Comply With HOA Regulations?

Does The Giant Spinosaurus Comply With HOA Regulations?

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T5n
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Spinosaurus is my favorite dinosaur, and even that can’t make me want to have a statue like that at my house.

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#34

This House Looks Like The Set To Every 90's Teen Sitcom Ever

This House Looks Like The Set To Every 90's Teen Sitcom Ever

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MacKenzie Moore
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

..I mean it's kind of fun. don't think I could live in it every day, but still fun.

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#35

This Is The Future Brutalists Want

This Is The Future Brutalists Want

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#36

This House Is Like Those Art Pieces That Simulate What It's Like To Have A Stroke. It All Looks Vaguely Familiar But You Can't Actually Pick Anything Out

This House Is Like Those Art Pieces That Simulate What It's Like To Have A Stroke. It All Looks Vaguely Familiar But You Can't Actually Pick Anything Out

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andrew hall
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clean out all the ridiculous knick knacks and this house would be awesome!

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#37

Perfect For Any Kids Or Washed-Up Casino Owners In The Family Who Want To Play President

Perfect For Any Kids Or Washed-Up Casino Owners In The Family Who Want To Play President

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#38

This House Activates My Fight Or Flight Response

This House Activates My Fight Or Flight Response

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#39

A Whole Herd Of Grimaces Were Slaughtered Just To Make This Carpet

A Whole Herd Of Grimaces Were Slaughtered Just To Make This Carpet

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Amanda perry
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does anyone else see swimming sperm on bathroom walls?

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#40

This One's A Trip. Like If An Ai Was Fed All The Typical Mansion Cliches And Then Designed A Home

This One's A Trip. Like If An Ai Was Fed All The Typical Mansion Cliches And Then Designed A Home

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#41

If You Buy This, Patrick Swayze Comes Out And Breaks A Barstool Over Your Head

If You Buy This, Patrick Swayze Comes Out And Breaks A Barstool Over Your Head

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tara
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where do I have to go to get the johnny castle version of swayze to show up?

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#42

We've Seen A Pyramid, Now Get Ready For The Pyramax

We've Seen A Pyramid, Now Get Ready For The Pyramax

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tara
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are those steps in pic 2? Or a carpeted shelf?

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#43

This House Just Gave Me A Contact High (Also Shoutout To The Big Dogs)

This House Just Gave Me A Contact High (Also Shoutout To The Big Dogs)

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#44

Reject Modernity Embrace The P Y R A M I D

Reject Modernity Embrace The P Y R A M I D

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my faith for humanity just plummeted. why would someone ever build this?

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#45

Can Someone Please Tell Me What Genre Of "-Core" This Is? Cottage? Pirate? Wizard Of Oz?

Can Someone Please Tell Me What Genre Of "-Core" This Is? Cottage? Pirate? Wizard Of Oz?

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#46

Now Here I Go Again I See The Crystal Railings

Now Here I Go Again I See The Crystal Railings

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M Kawai
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anytime I see dusty rose as a prominent color choice, it makes me want to cry!

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#47

Alright, This House Has One Of The Weirdest Features I've Ever Seen, Which Is Saying Something: It Has A Garage Door. In The Master Bathroom. That Opens To The Family Room. Do With That What You Will

Alright, This House Has One Of The Weirdest Features I've Ever Seen, Which Is Saying Something: It Has A Garage Door. In The Master Bathroom. That Opens To The Family Room. Do With That What You Will

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MacKenzie Moore
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here are some tips to make this useful: 1)dont put it in a house

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#48

Can’t Believe There Are Men Out There Who Don’t Know How To Work With Their Hands. Woke Up This Morning And Built A Shed For The Backyard

Can’t Believe There Are Men Out There Who Don’t Know How To Work With Their Hands. Woke Up This Morning And Built A Shed For The Backyard

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Icy_Question_4977
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is really not that bad except for the crooked wood that looks like it is about to split in the middle

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#49

"Close To Train" Yeah No Friggin Kidding

"Close To Train" Yeah No Friggin Kidding

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CWebby
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those tracks don't seem sturdy. They look like a porch roof.

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#50

Fitting, A Smoking Room That Looks Like The Inside Of A Lung

Fitting, A Smoking Room That Looks Like The Inside Of A Lung

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