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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
3 months ago

Those who are will stay the same.

BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

🌈

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Sarah Young
Community Member
3 months ago

I will ;)

Hexenfox
Community Member
3 months ago

It used to be illegal to be gay n Britain...this is fabulous!

Party Poison
Community Member
3 months ago

oh don't worry, I will

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
3 months ago

IIRC, Boris Johnson is homophobic, which makes this even better.

Maria
Community Member
2 months ago

Fact check! A quick google shows Boris consistently votes in favour of LGBT rights in Parliament.

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Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

Will do, thanks

Grandma Shark
Community Member
3 months ago

But... what if I'm not..?

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Spat.coffee.again.😛

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 months ago

That's another good use for masks... oh, wait...

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Charles Brentner
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't people check their spelling anymore?

Carlota
Community Member
3 months ago

I will

Marzipanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Ooo Kay. Are those my only choices?!?

¯_(ツ)_/¯
Community Member
3 months ago

heh dont worry i will

The Hufflepuff Bookworm
Community Member
3 months ago

Trust me, you dont have to tell me to🏳️‍🌈

Darius Koehnke
Community Member
3 months ago

I promise, for the safety of our country, I will

lith
Community Member
3 months ago

i fully intend to 💅✨

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Aye, but c'mon was that no the update that he did changing lock down restrictions without consulting any of the other leaders lol! Not surprised that something like that would happen at that one lol! Either that or someone is trolling BJ lol

Among Us
Community Member
1 month ago

Apes together strong

Olive Wood
Community Member
2 months ago

y e s

Marglo948
Community Member
2 months ago

My husband was a printer. He was printing an expensive restaurant menu and spotted the misprint lobsers! They refused to change it! For years we called them lobsers! 😄 They don't have proof readers anymore.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
3 months ago

HAHAHA!

Flower Boy
Community Member
3 months ago

already am man!! 🏳️‍🌈

Ya Yuan Chong
Community Member
3 months ago

why stay homo when you are suppose to stay home?? Image20200...b88b94.gif Image20200720201615-5f43871b88b94.gif

Ya Yuan Chong
Community Member
3 months ago

why stay homo when you are suppose to stay home?

Zoe White
Community Member
3 months ago

stay homo!

supportive_plant_parent
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't worry I will

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

Very progressive of him, even if he is an idiot.

Nick McPherran
Community Member
3 months ago

#stayhomo...I'm loving that! stealing !!!!

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh dear! the tears will not stop.

George Hudacko
Community Member
3 months ago

And suck C)(K!

Kimberly Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Homo sapien?

Cia Holland
Community Member
3 months ago

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
3 months ago

& stay golden, PonyBoy

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

From the behaviour of a couple of gay friends and their friends and friends of friends etc, I've noticed that sexually active gay men are the least likely to stay home. LOL

Karen Crowley Critchley
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

This makes the "Rainbow Coalition" immune to the virus

everybody_do_the_scarn
Community Member
3 months ago

i will :)

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

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The real reason we are supposed to stay home.... So people will realize that you can't change everything by will alone.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

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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
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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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