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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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
3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
3 months ago

They call it Golden Shower.

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#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s not how that works…

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#19

This Graph

This Graph

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 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
3 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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3 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
3 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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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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
3 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
3 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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3 months ago

Hey at least the ambulance is already there

Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
3 months ago

Plus it's not upside down.

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Brett Layton
Community Member
3 months ago

The tiles have raised dots on them that the person can feel while walking on them , the fact they are yellow is simply for the sighted to know they are there and not to park on them.

Aizhan Rossana Borsoi
Community Member
3 months ago

The irony is that they are placed wrong (one path goes through a bus stop) not that they are yellow.

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Two blind people walked into a bar...

N G
Community Member
3 months ago

Were they thirsty?

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The Hufflepuff Bookworm
Community Member
3 months ago

That is a good idea without all of the obstacles in the way

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Turkey doesn't seem to like blind people very much.

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 months ago

Tiles are different, that's why they realice. The colour is because not all are 100% blind so this realy help them a lot.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
3 months ago

This is just cruel.

Esther Sybille
Community Member
3 months ago

That's sad. But it happens in.the UK, too. Also with marked cycle paths!

Jon S.
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, we've got head-level signposts put right across the cycle paths in my home town!

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Charles Brentner
Community Member
3 months ago

Follow the yellow brick road, right to the E.R.

Warren Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

When feel-good laws collide with reality, who suffers? The legislator, never.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
3 months ago

Was a good idea sad first has been built over and ran over like that!

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
3 months ago

EMBOSSED FOR THE BLIND, YELLOW FOR EVERYONE ELSE FOR THEIR SAFETY.

Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

So thoughtless

Kk C-Mcgee
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww now that's just mean

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
2 months ago

Aren’t they serving to signal where the road is? Like they’re all two feet away from the road? That sounds how it is here.

Fieke Engelen
Community Member
3 months ago

So why don't people get fined for obstructing? What's the point if there is no incentive to not obstruct?

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this a form of eugenics?

Romadhoni Ririn
Community Member
3 months ago

You can also find it in Indonesia

Pollee Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

we have these at traffic lights/road crossings in Scotland

Ya Yuan Chong
Community Member
3 months ago

maybe it is a message to the blind people " go die!!!!! "

Ya Yuan Chong
Community Member
3 months ago

:)

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

But the blind path is textured noticeably different from the common path so that makes sense.

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

that's not gonna work.............

Mary Nelson
Community Member
3 months ago

follow the yellow brick road...follow the yellow brick road...follow the yellow brick road...right into a wall...

Martha Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

Very helpful, if everyone coōperated.

John Harper
Community Member
3 months ago

OH the joys of being blind, and oh what fun the rest of us have>>>>

Dave Blank
Community Member
3 months ago

We have those here in the UK, But they denote Crossing points to show where its safe to cross.

Edyta Godowska
Community Member
3 months ago

Follow the yellow brick road,hey!

Jonnan
Community Member
3 months ago

Also, in Turkey, we hate blind people!

Lois Arrowood
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like they wanted blind people to have accidents.

Manda Panda Dinsmore
Community Member
3 months ago

They have these in Australia thankfully nobody can park on it haha

Jane Alexander
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3 months ago

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Magda Kočičková
Community Member
3 months ago

Problem with blond people sorted

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

[clears throat] “Help”

GST CA Sumit Jalan I
Community Member
3 months ago

Very common in India... We also have the ones leading to open potholes

ArhomR
Community Member
3 months ago

Great crowd control.

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GST CA Sumit Jalan I
Community Member
3 months ago

Very common in India too. We also have ones leading to open potholes

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Holy funk! You know, I've seen things like that here in Scotland too! I'm gonna have to check them out properly now! I am still amazed at witnessing a guide dog pooping! If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I'd never have believed it! It stood over a drain grate at the side of the road and pooped there! But it actually managed to poop THROUGH the gaps! I swear, it was one of the most incredible things I've ever seen! Before that, I had no clue how a blind person and their dog actually dealt with that! Never even crossed my mind! Amazing!

ArhomR
Community Member
3 months ago

You don’t get out much, huh?

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Grandma Shark
Community Member
3 months ago

Help!

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

The same happens in Greece, all the time.

Kesam
Community Member
3 months ago

I had read the caption twice to realize "blind" was used as an adjective rather than a verb! 😂

Cyndi Hafele
Community Member
3 months ago

So, Turks hate the blind?

Val Izhakevich
Community Member
3 months ago

Smth. passive aggressive at its best/worst.

Vorknkx
Community Member
3 months ago

Minesweeper - Urban Edition

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

why... just why...

Eddie Fajardo
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel like this something Borat designed

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

"Excellent, now our evil plan to decrease the blind population is in full effect!"

Druth Vlodovic
Community Member
3 months ago

If they run into enough walls they are bound to go blind.

Gabby M
Community Member
3 months ago

Does Yellow FEEL different?

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#33

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

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renee brack
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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