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 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago (edited)

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

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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
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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
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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
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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.

Iggy
Community Member
2 months ago

I have a mask that looks like that. I get some strange looks but it's amazing how well it encourages people to keep at least two metres away!

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

You know at this point I am beginning to believe that monsters would be better than humans at this point

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
2 months ago

1. Animals 2. Monsters 3. Humans

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BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

Also look like astronauts glancing downward.

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s what I saw in my peripheral vision before I focused on the picture.

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BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe they ARE aliens, and they are the ones who started this mess.

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
2 months ago

Aliens on board of Covid-19 space ship

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
2 months ago

just because its the right thing to do, it could mean you have to make it look like the wrong thing to do.

Kelly Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

Alien Monsters: "Take us to your leader" Me: "Only if you take him with you!"

Mark Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like squinting shark people, this is a glimpse to our future. I for one welcome our new shark overlords.

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
2 months ago

OMGOSH HALP

Missy Barton
Community Member
2 months ago

And now, the weather

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

That would make a great horror movie poster. They have finally come. And they're hungry for human flesh. Ha,ha,haaa.

Val Izhakevich
Community Member
2 months ago

Distancing guaranteed. For dear life :)

Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

They stop the virus by scaring it away.

Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

New horror movie...monsters hiding their big ugly grins under face masks....

Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

"Please help us stop the spread of eyeless zombies."

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
2 months ago

Made me think of Land of the Lost

Anima Singh Charan
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This was definitely made by an undercover anti-masker

Among Us
Community Member
5 days ago

What is that? Some alien symbiode?

BASS BOOTED BOOD OP DOO BOY
Community Member
1 week ago

I can't unsee this

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Baby shark do do do do do do

STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

DEMOGORGONSS

Marglo948
Community Member
2 months ago

Area 51?

Wendy Teague
Community Member
2 months ago

Pod people!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like Venom had kids...

Trish Greene
Community Member
2 months ago

It's the FRIGHT thing to do obviously.

Oscar Guerrero
Community Member
2 months ago

Demagorgons!

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought of the Ballerina in Cabin in the Woods

Flower Boy
Community Member
2 months ago

I was confused for a second..

Saidah A.
Community Member
2 months ago

LEVIATHAAAAAANNNNN

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

Space people. Would love to meet them.

Jewell Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m already uneasy around the black masks. What a field day for bank robbers.

JellyBean
Community Member
2 months ago

they look like demegorgons

Ryan Su
Community Member
2 months ago

I think I saw this episode of Doctor Who

Robert Cockey
Community Member
2 months ago

Are we finally getting the zombie 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️ apocalypse we were promised?

Sarah Fox
Community Member
2 months ago

Rrrroar, one way to keep socially distanced. 🤣

ume reid
Community Member
2 months ago

shark family!!

Debbie Pugsley
Community Member
2 months ago

Leviathan from Supernatural

Vanessa St-Georges
Community Member
2 months ago

Nemesis project

H.L.Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Aliens among us

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
2 months ago

say hello to whale family XD

Dee Fitzgerald
Community Member
2 months ago

I've seen those before - Leviathan e1085d7590...30430c.png e1085d75906fb4c55857c8a3e1e6cb86-5f420d030430c.png

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Sharkpeople!

Quazmodic
Community Member
2 months ago

ALIEN

Luke Marcinowski
Community Member
2 months ago

Well its a look. Mask-5f41d...f1544a.png Mask-5f41df6f1544a.png

Ditty Bop
Community Member
2 months ago

Langoliers

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the females' hair.....

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
2 months ago

A space ship called Covid-19

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like faceless monsters ready to eat anyone that walks by them...Hahaha!!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 months ago

My daughter has worn a mask during cold weather and really high pollen counts for a long while now for her asthma. She has one that has huge monster teeth on a black mask. It looks creepy but little kids seem to love it.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 months ago

Ewwww, people.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

This the latest from your friends at Ronco. COVID19 All in One Safety Shield. Safety and Convenience is just a phone call away. Each suit is equipped with temperature controlled sensors to adjust to your personal body needs. WiFi, Bluetooth and every major cellular provider, almost, compatible. There's even an odor free elimination option, for those who must wear for extended period. But wait there's more! This suit will help you lose the dreaded COVID19 pounds you put on sitting around making up ways to make something interesting or even tasty to eat. Pre order yours today. Sizes XS thru PS, (parachute size). Only $79.95 plus shipping and handling. Order now and receive a second one FREE. You just pay shipping. Children's sizes available. Same rules apply. Sʜɪɪᴘɪɴɢ:$245.99 ᴘᴇʀ ᴏʀᴅᴇʀ

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Cthulhu anyone?

politecat 42
Community Member
2 months ago

Plandemic propaganda

Sherry Hart
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s the new poster for the movie Us part 2

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Humans with wide-open mouths, or aliens wearing masks the right way. Not sure which is more frightening. Zombie Apocalypse or Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

How do they not see this before printing it?

FridayFeels
Community Member
2 months ago

first thing I saw was those monsters with the giant mouths from Supernatural...

Pryjmaty
Community Member
2 months ago

This is something out of Hellraiser.

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like they'd spit COVID-19 pellets at you from those mouths

rachel carter
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol children of the corn hahahahah

Freya_is_bored
Community Member
2 months ago

This is what you'll encounter if you don't wear your mask, a hybrid demigorgon.

Robert Greisberg
Community Member
2 months ago

Nam nam nam

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
2 months ago

I should make this a mask

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
2 months ago

🤣

Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

Dr. Who monster fail.

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it trailed for new DOOM? Because I want a shotgun and a chainsaw.

Isabella Vega
Community Member
2 months ago

Baby Shark dodododo...Mama Shark dodododo...

Justin Seagull
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually a great design for a monster.

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
2 months ago

I see nothing wrong here.

Cyndi Hafele
Community Member
2 months ago

Happy monsters.

Andrea Fischer
Community Member
2 months ago

Silent Hill Area?

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like the "Tooth Fairy" from Hellboy 2

Jennifer Gould
Community Member
2 months ago

Chomp away at Covid

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, this one is pretty terrifying.

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like they’re about to breathe germs over everyone rather that stop the spread of Covid.

chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope they don't bite.

elia 84631
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like if Monstercat mascot married Tokyo Machine and had family

Jay Loren
Community Member
2 months ago

"because it's the right thing to do"...not because it has been scientifically proven to prevent anything......obey sheep...OBEY

boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

unfortunatelly, "scientifically proven" has lost its credibility...; heard too often in lame commercials. not that "it's the rigtht thing to do" is any better though. the world we live in!

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Fail

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UncleRussian
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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
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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
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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
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2 months ago

His expression shows it

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#16

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

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chi-wei shen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

It's looking sad.

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#45

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

I am at least thankful they aren't ripped

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#46

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

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AnaV.
Community Member
2 months ago

Why??

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#47

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

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White Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

In all fairness, doesn't really matter which one you push, the driver will stop.

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#48

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 months ago

Drunk test is drunk.

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#49

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that a stone d**k in the background? Town planners are on meth here.

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#50

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

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Joseph Karthic
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

just install "ublock origin" browser extension and almost all ads on the internet will be blocked including youtube...

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