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
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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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#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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

Charlie Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

But... we can see him

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El Benjamino
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm kinda more worried what the man is doing with the child

Astrid Nineor
Community Member
2 months ago

Protecting head from falling stuff?

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Well some babies do look like old men.

Charlie Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

This is very true

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, this "baby" looks like it's about order a double scotch.

bryguy
Community Member
2 months ago

"whe" "safery"

Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Scooby Doo speak for "ruh-ro"

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

After you tighten your seatbelt, check the belt of the tiny businessman in front of you.

Woltax
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not a baby. It's just a small man. ;-)

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
2 months ago

that face... he knows what was done to him...

Martz Migraña
Community Member
2 months ago

Just like Renaissance babies' paintings 😂

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 months ago

they had faces.

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Magda Kočičková
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2 months ago

The father-daughter picture is disturbing too

Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
2 months ago

Kid probably looks like that because in the scenario THE PLANE IS CRASHING

autism genius
Community Member
2 months ago

that baby looks like how i imagine my dad was

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
2 months ago

XD I've seen this before! Never gets old!

Deese Liz
Community Member
2 months ago

Intelligent young man

Isabella Vega
Community Member
2 months ago

Scary baby

Santhe van der Meulen
Community Member
2 months ago

That's one creepy baby!

Christian Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

Can we talk about the title please..... Holy bad grammar and spelling

Liam Walsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Typos aren't the same thing as bad grammar and spelling though - it's just someone who couldn't be arsed to check their writing.

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a little Mini Me!

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Ummmm....

mia kinlo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

And his name is John Cena!!!!! Duhn duhn duhn duhn, duhn duhn duhn duhn!!!!!

Violet Poterbin
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So many things wrong with this

notyourgirl
Community Member
4 weeks ago

"oh uh, sir why are you in a car seat?"

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe because the two sitting together are actually husband and small wife?

pamela nichols
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is a baby in a seat by himself?

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

some designers (me) like to sneak things in...see if it will fly.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
2 months ago

Safery?

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoa, this is a man child and he scares me

Violet Radar
Community Member
2 months ago

Kinda resembles Matt Lauer

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 months ago

So at last, a baby who can really be called 'little man'. (I hate that phrase)

James Mills
Community Member
2 months ago

when its your first time writing a meme, and also your first time using english.

Donna Léger
Community Member
2 months ago

The little girl has no hand

Donna Léger
Community Member
2 months ago

"That baby is creepy!"... "Ignore it and look down"

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

A MiniMe and a little girl with a man pushing her head down...WTF!?

Mopar Holmesy
Community Member
2 months ago

mini me you complete me

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
2 months ago

Pretty sure they don't let you take baby seats on the plane...

Naomi Cline
Community Member
2 months ago

Creepy!

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 months ago

"Whe" and "safery" suggest the OP would perhaps have not done much better. :-D

Loretta
Community Member
2 months ago

Or you just don't give a f*ck.

Jewell Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

Nowhere in the world is that the norm.

Nick McPherran
Community Member
2 months ago

john Travolta's baby?

Andor van Reeven
Community Member
2 months ago

They actually say to my son, You look like your father

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
2 months ago

Benjamin Button.

Debra Trayler
Community Member
2 months ago

Safery?? A safery pamphlet designer????

Pamela Jeremic
Community Member
2 months ago

Also needs to do a crash course in the English Language !

Quazmodic
Community Member
2 months ago

"Safery" pamphlet? Even the title of this bad design pic is badly designed. LOL

Susan Stuart
Community Member
2 months ago

Safery????

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
2 months ago

Rosemary's baby

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

This plane has gremlins.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 months ago

That tiny businessman with his tiny briefcase.

Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
2 months ago

Rob Schneider is a baby in : "Daddy Fly Crash"

Jennifer Rapp
Community Member
2 months ago

Spell check?

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

Either baby man is three sheets to the wind and not aware of impending doom, planted the bomb on the plane that's about to go plummeting into the earth, or missed the whole safety who-hah lecture because he's pointing the wrong way. Or dad and the kid with no hands made a pact not to tell mom. It's a sticky wicket all right. He does look old enough to know better. Probably pinched the stewardess on his last refill of Chivas.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Like father like son :)

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

He's seen some stuff

Elisabeth Moriarty
Community Member
2 months ago

That baby's seen some shit

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Babies aren’t miniature adults!

Peter Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

Lord Farquaad?

ERIN W.
Community Member
2 months ago

My thoughts exclactl

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
2 months ago

Sure as shit I wouldn't be sitting on a plane next to that man-baby hybrid, no way! He looks like it was him that brought the feckin plane down

rachel carter
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol it's brutal as the father is pushing down on the girls head and body and the baby is a mini man who is staring on creepily

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

Mini Me

Katherine Gower
Community Member
2 months ago

I will forever have nightmares.

Laura Mortensen
Community Member
2 months ago

He has his dad's face.

Charlotte Sandoval
Community Member
2 months ago

The girl whose arms stop at her elbows tho 😂

Phunny Philosopher
Community Member
2 months ago

IDK why, but this just made my day...

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok, first of all... doesn't anyone proofread what they write? Makes me crazy

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 months ago

This is exactly what infants looks for me. Thanks to the designer.

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

He looks like his dad

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like he has 3 kids and a mortgage

Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahaha this made me laugh

Bridget Price
Community Member
2 months ago

man child spotted in pamphlet on plane!

lil crow
Community Member
2 months ago

ben shapiro

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
2 months ago

I cannot handle babies with adult faces....

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 months ago

So you won't have children?

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Liz LoGrande
Community Member
2 months ago

In the words of Stephan Lynch, 'damn, that's an ugly baby'

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

😬

Samuel Charbula
Community Member
2 months ago

Warwick Davis?

Toujin C'Thlu
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2 months ago

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JessG
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2 months ago

You just reiterated the title......thanks?

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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
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2 months ago

They call it Golden Shower.

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#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Amy Pattie
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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