There’s a fine line between designs that are jaw-droppingly original and ones that are truly awful. Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to lean heavily on the latter side of the line, so the world’s filled with design atrocities that will make you cringe. So bad they’re good? Nah. So bad they’re the worst.

The Crappy Design subreddit with more than 2.3 million members is home to the worst designs ever and we bring you the newest ones to scare your artistic friends with. Even if you know next to nothing about good design, you’ll intuitively shy away from some of these design choices. Scroll down, upvote your fave crappy designs, and let us know in the comments which ones you loved to hate the most.

When you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s earlier posts about the Crappy Design community here, here, and here.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"how to get past??? howww???????"

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#2

2 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I needed to take a moment to realize that those are the palms of a person's hands.

EA
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you! I never would have figured that out

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Two guys filling one cup...

Whatthedeuce?
Community Member
2 months ago

Hilarious comment!

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, maybe that's how they produce fertiliser

BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing to see here, folks. Just Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Pooping.

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karolina
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahaha. I still see butts

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

I saw this and thought, you've gone this far. Why not just show the whole butt.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

I was wondering what the butts had to do with plants. Then I realized they were actually hands.

Catlady6000
Community Member
2 months ago

I kept thinking compost

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
2 months ago

That took me forever to see!

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me way too long

Sinkvenice
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh they're hands! That took me far too long to figure out.

teeshy hedding
Community Member
2 months ago

oh lol, I only saw it as palms after reading the comments

Darth Vader
Community Member
2 months ago

I had to see the comment from Raine Soo to understand what the picture "actually" meant

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
2 months ago

For a second I thought that the sprout was a stylish green thong

Bored Bear
Community Member
2 months ago

I see two guys pooping on plants

Iggy
Community Member
2 months ago

I have heard the bottom of the hand being called the butt of the palm, but this is ridiculous! :-D

Marzipanda
Community Member
2 months ago

Get a bed, you two! A raised garden bed perhaps. Call whenever you're done gawking at the subliminal ad.

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
2 months ago

Natural fertilizer is the best?

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
2 months ago

the most disturbing thing is the plant though ... waving buts - why not ...

Max L.
Community Member
2 months ago

"Make your own fertilizer at home"

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 months ago

What Raine Soo said. LOL smh

Owen Lodge
Community Member
2 months ago

The artist has cunningly painted it that way deliberately to look like 2 asses as well as 2 cupped hands

Elga Konietzny
Community Member
2 months ago

wow,,is that subliminal ?????

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, so they’re not...

Imperfekt
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhhhhh... that's ummm. seriously not well thought out. The advice is always step way back and look at your work before you call it finished. Unless, of course, you're a high rise window washer.

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

That's one way to fertilize your garden.

Ann McNeil
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me a few seconds of squinting to see what it is ....

Ramona Rhein
Community Member
2 months ago

😂😂😂😂

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 months ago

What in the ....

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

Instead of a couple guys arse to arse...

Sharon Incardona-Schiesser
Community Member
2 months ago

I am sure they meant for it to look like two butts

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, the name of the city is Surprise. :D

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

Surprise, Arizona...I'm not surprised...

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 months ago

For a second there, I was like "pantsless gardening...ok..." . But then I realized.

AndersM
Community Member
2 months ago

I see two butts with weed in them

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG, took me a minute.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 months ago

It took me a LONG time not to see a pair of smacking butts.

Paizleypie
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like two bare naked asses doing the bump.

Lisa McClure
Community Member
2 months ago

I couldn't see anything BUT butts, even without seeing the title. I would never have figured it out, and still have trouble seeing it.

Nicole King
Community Member
2 months ago

Holly whizz, are those palms???

Animal lover❤
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhhhhhh, they're hands

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
2 months ago

all natural fertilizer!

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me a while🤦‍♀️

White Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

We Shit Plants.

mia kinlo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

It looks so much funnier as butts

STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
2 months ago

I was LITERALLY staring at that for a hour trying to figure it out

Slune
Community Member
2 months ago

I see an advertisement for fertilizer!

Maggie Fariss
Community Member
2 months ago

The person who made the image knew they were creating hands, and because of this they could not see what other people see in the image - butts. The mind seems to have one-way traffic.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my, I thought those body parts were providing the fertilizer!

Michelle C.
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's what I call a Garden Party!!!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

Deliberate? Yes? Look how many comments.

Donna Léger
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The ad says: People who poop together are more happy. Or, "we poop in your garden"

shado
Community Member
2 months ago

... glad to see I was not alone on this

Eric Trahan
Community Member
2 months ago

3 minutes. man 3 miutes to realise

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG! I thought they were showing how they poop on your plants to feed them!

Leo H
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like gay gardeners strike again

Laurie Hering
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m so glad there was an explanation and I could not see anything but butts! Who knew palms could look just like another part of the anatomy.

Jewell Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

It took several seconds for me to get the correct perspective on this. I wonder if it increased sales. Not easily forgotten.

Rosemary
Community Member
2 months ago

I was wondering why bare botties were sitting on a pile of earth...

Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
2 months ago

Gosh, if I were driving that truck, I’d be afraid of getting REAR ended!

Aynne Pryce
Community Member
2 months ago

😆

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

Well that was confusing....took me a while.

Martha Higgins
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like two butts with greenery growing int he region and a pile of feces between them. Not a good advertisement, IMO.

Chelle R.
Community Member
2 months ago

Ditto, would have never guessed that was an advertising picture of the palms 🌴 of 🤲.

Barbara Pinkerton
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL laughing

Betsy Gee
Community Member
2 months ago

Neither did I

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a bumper crop of tomatos this year.

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought it was Adam and Eve’s backsides. Phew! So glad it isn’t!

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
2 months ago

This lawn service looks like "Fertilizing the soil the old fashon way"

Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought this was a reference to the fertilizer they use!!

Regina Phalange
Community Member
2 months ago

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, hands. (i didnt kno)

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol, it's so hard to get the arse image out of your head

♡PoisonousLotus!♡
Community Member
2 months ago

ITS HANDS!!!🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

Sheryl Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha 😂 Synchronized " Pooping " !! 😁

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep took me forever to figure this out.

Roxie
Community Member
2 months ago

I had to read comments to figure out what is actually pictured there 🙈

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah. I think those hands look a lot like a certain butt pose... but I’m not into it when there’s brown lumpy stuff there.

Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
2 months ago

The derriere on the right needs to start wearing a thong on the beach for that all-over tan.

Monika Piekarz
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg I still don't. I know what I see but that can't be right? Can it?

kasa alex
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me a while to see the hands, but I prefer the dancing butts, tbh!

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#3

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

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UncleRussian
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2 months ago

I mean to be honest this looks close enough. It's a movie, unless there are doctors watching nobody will know the difference

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Previously, Bored Panda spoke to the Crappy Design moderators to learn more about their community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the moderators told us that a part of their followers is there just to have fun and gawk at truly ugly design decisions.

“However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they pointed out that some of the members actively participate in in-depth chats.

#4

Idk I'm European

Idk I'm European

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

Those who can't afford health care in the US will be driven to suicide. So sad...

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#5

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 months ago

Well a captain is supposed to go down with his ship.

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#6

That's Not How It Works

That's Not How It Works

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BorPand8
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2 months ago

That's why incest is bad.

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Founded back in 2011, the community has flourished over its 9-and-a-half-year existence. Just a year ago, the Crappy Design subreddit had 1.7 million members and got more than 2 million page views each month. Those are huge numbers to be fair. However, since then, the sub has gained an additional half a million new followers.

But let’s hop back to what makes product designs good or bad. For instance, researcher Don Norman writes in his book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ that good design is upfront and honest about what the thing does. No hidden purposes for Norman!

At the same time, he says that designs have to look beautiful and uncluttered while pushing the boundaries of what a particular object means to us. So we have to be innovative but simple while avoiding clutter and mediocrity. Quite a challenge, wouldn’t you think? No wonder there are so many bad designs out there.

#7

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

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John Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's unfortunate.

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#8

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

The thought of running into people who looked like that would keep me at home...permanently.

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#9

Fail

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

AND ON THE 8TH DAY THE LORD SAYETH

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Meanwhile, the Interaction Design Foundation stresses that bad designs are often overloaded with useless info and make us waste time to figure out what the thing does and how it works.

So if you’re designing something, make it as intuitive and simple as possible—after all, you wouldn’t want to create something messy that’s bound to end up on the Crappy Design subreddit, would you?

#10

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 months ago

WAIT... WHAT!

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#11

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

But... This...Can't... My life is a lie...

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#12

This Isn't Even My Final Form

This Isn't Even My Final Form

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

John Cena?

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#13

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

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Iggy
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2 months ago

That's if anyone can find it!

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#14

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

I'll just burn through my money, thanks.

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#15

We Cut Kids

We Cut Kids

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
2 months ago

His expression shows it

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#16

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Those who are will stay the same.

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#17

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
2 months ago

They call it Golden Shower.

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#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s not how that works…

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#19

This Graph

This Graph

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it for a Stroop test?

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#20

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Word of the day: irony

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#21

Wow! What A Bargain!

Wow! What A Bargain!

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White Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

Thanks, I got mine for free.

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#22

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

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guy greej
Community Member
2 months ago

These only appear weird due to different waterpressure in the deep where they are designed to operate from. In their natural habitat it's a normal looking car. Only bloats on the surface when exposed to less pressure than they are supposed to exist in

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#23

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

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Simba
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2 months ago

Which one to press for level 17?

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#24

Accidental Venn Diagram

Accidental Venn Diagram

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

LOL Our values barely overlap trust, partnership, innovation, and performance. We're just a bunch of lying, backstabbing, shortsighted never do wells.

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#25

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

How about a peeing for distance contest?

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#26

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

Get 'em before they become a nuisance.

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#27

No Broken Legs I Know Of

No Broken Legs I Know Of

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

In many countries local building codes would outlaw something like this.

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#28

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
2 months ago

When you order your basketball court on Wish.

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#29

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

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Gin
Community Member
2 months ago

Layer 1: 70% polyester + 30% polyurethane; Layer 2: 56% polyester + 44% viscose; Layer 3: 100% polyester.

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#30

Complex Oral Care

Complex Oral Care

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

How come no one said anything before it became a sign? Or am I the only one with my mind in the gutter?

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#31

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 months ago

Perfect for a "I crawled out from my grave" look.

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#32

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey at least the ambulance is already there

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#33

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

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renee brack
Community Member
2 months ago

If those windows were centred on that fairly ugly building it would cease to be art and look like a prison.

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#34

No Entry, Entrance Only

No Entry, Entrance Only

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

Schrödinger's Gate

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#35

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok... this is either to discourage clients to use the toilets so that you don't have to spend money cleaning them, either to not spend money cleaning the toilets because the clients won't see the difference.

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#36

These Bathroom Stalls

These Bathroom Stalls

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
2 months ago

The see through glass is bad but what about the lack of space for your legs... and other parts of the body... like face. It will be sooo close... most likely pushed against the glass.

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#37

A Leaflet I Found In Work

A Leaflet I Found In Work

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe her husband passed and left her a big life insurance.

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#38

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

This is making my head hurt.

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#39

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

I'll cause an accident, but that's okay. I'm all relaxed due to my massage.

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#40

You Had Me At Hell!

You Had Me At Hell!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, that's one place to meet people.

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#41

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

And here we see the prime example of "this ain't my job"

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#42

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

It'll get 5 seconds or solar light at dawn. Eventually it'll work

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#43

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

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Daria Z
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2 months ago

Because the picture obviously looks better with Keanu :)

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#44

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store