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
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#2

2 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

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Monika Piekarz
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#3

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

you must first be clean in order to be saved...

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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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UncleRussian
Community Member
6 months ago

The easy way out.

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#5

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 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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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

What’s wrong? The statistics always say 2.5 kids.

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

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

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

#7

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

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

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John Smith
Community Member
6 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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 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.

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#9

Fail

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my gosh I have always read this as “heal thy burgers” even with their slogan all over the walls :P

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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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AnaV.
Community Member
6 months ago

Yep, they stopped using their brains altogether

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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
6 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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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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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Anna Kalita
Community Member
6 months ago

At first I thought it's because they made a recreational area where they cut down the forest.

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

so secret, you'll never find your money again

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#15

We Cut Kids

We Cut Kids

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
6 months ago

His expression shows it

chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

Why is it girls and men instead of women and men?

Lula Gage
Community Member
6 months ago

THANK YOU!

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MauKini
Community Member
6 months ago

Also, why does it say girls and not women?!

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
6 months ago

women are gone with boys...

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Ginny Weasley
Community Member
6 months ago

Prepare for dislikes... why girls instead of women? It makes all women sound like little kids.

Quazmodic
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6 months ago

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CatWoman312
Community Member
6 months ago

Ladies or women please. Girls are what you call small children that happen to be female

Amy Grant
Community Member
6 months ago

what about women? Do they cut women at all?

Quazmodic
Community Member
6 months ago

According to the sign that I read with my 5th grade education ... Obviously not. LOL

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

We don't discriminate. We cut everyone.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
6 months ago

Girls, but not women?

Joan OConnor
Community Member
6 months ago

But they don't cut women, only girls.

Martha Higgins
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6 months ago

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Cyndi Hafele
Community Member
6 months ago

That's a woman.

Kjersti Valberg
Community Member
6 months ago

Who will cut the women?

Linda Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Girls? Not women?

Enea
Community Member
6 months ago

So no women then?

Martha Higgins
Community Member
6 months ago

Why are they "girls" and not "women" when it's "men" and not "boys"? The crying child is pretty standard when getting a haircut.

BusLady
Community Member
6 months ago

Now I'm thinking of the Mr. Bean episode. download-2...2998b.jpeg download-2-5f3fb3ac2998b.jpeg

Michele Holland
Community Member
6 months ago

We cut girls? Why is not women when its men??

b l a n c
Community Member
6 months ago

the wording is also just terrible

Troux
Community Member
6 months ago

He's got an earring. That's a boy, not a man.

Something
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like something from Obvious Plant.

BAILEY PANELLI
Community Member
6 months ago

what do they even mean??🤣🤣

Marzipanda
Community Member
6 months ago

But but can you cut the U in CUT to look like a L and I? ✔️

Dawn Borchardt
Community Member
6 months ago

Are they using PRUNING SHEARS on that poor kid?

Joshua Seaman
Community Member
6 months ago

I'll cut you!!!

Anam
Community Member
6 months ago

We cut them all !

Michelle C
Community Member
6 months ago

My cousin Bootsey says the same thing!

DungeonQuestPlayer
Community Member
1 month ago

Ithink it means "we cut women"

Sophie Whitbread
Community Member
4 months ago

How mean of you!

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
4 months ago

We cut kids is like saying we cut dinosaurs

London Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

The second pic... what are they holding?!

Violet Radar
Community Member
6 months ago

No women, no boys

dev mehta
Community Member
6 months ago

Well what do you want for $10 ?

BG
Community Member
6 months ago

Kid just went through a bad breakup. Came in for bangs and some Ben & Jerry's.

Hailie Power
Community Member
6 months ago

wow

Pepper Pots
Community Member
6 months ago

Im not sure why this add made me laugh lol but it did

Paige Garberding
Community Member
6 months ago

Who would bring their defenseless kids to a place that advertises like this?

Naomi Cline
Community Member
6 months ago

They cut you!

Jewell Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

That’s what they are afraid of.

Reilly Todd
Community Member
6 months ago

Girls, Men, Kids? Shouldn’t it be ‘women, men, kids’??

deanna woods
Community Member
6 months ago

The way those scissors are pointed I think that is what's happening.

Belle Cath
Community Member
6 months ago

And why is it always "girls" and "men?" What about women?

Origami Chik3n
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks more like "We stab kids".

Dave Blank
Community Member
6 months ago

Im sure they could have gotten a better picture lol.... That is gong to haunt that kid later in life when this resurfaces..

Darth Vader
Community Member
6 months ago

Hands in the air. Hands behind your head. lie down on the ground. You are under arrest.

Adrian
Community Member
6 months ago

Only one hand clean?

Warren Hall
Community Member
6 months ago

The child's expression shows he saw the ad.

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
6 months ago

Torture !

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
6 months ago

Step away from the scissors.

Steven Meyer
Community Member
6 months ago

Ima cut you!

Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
6 months ago

and now we cut you!

Kanga9ine
Community Member
6 months ago

They should have just lumped the three pictures together and said they cut kids hair. The kid is the one looking miserable, and girl, woman, boy or man, his mom or dad took him to get cut. Most men and women prefer a salon I would think. I'm not looking for Farrels and a Zoo when I spend a big chunk of change to be pampered a little.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
6 months ago

So cut my electric bill.

Magda Kočičková
Community Member
6 months ago

First true ad ever

ArhomR
Community Member
6 months ago

Boycott for every reason below.

Jace
Community Member
6 months ago

And that’s an awful cut. Fringes suck.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
6 months ago

We are also very good at applying "band-aids".

Mya Lugar
Community Member
6 months ago

...and I will CUT YOU!

Donna Leske
Community Member
6 months ago

uhh, well, my dog needs to be neutered. Do you cut dogs?

Pearlkp
Community Member
6 months ago

Why isn't this higher?! Literally Lmao right now!

Lisa Bateman
Community Member
6 months ago

It's a equal opportunity barber for Jewish people.

Andy Acceber
Community Member
6 months ago

Cutting girls has another much more sinister meaning. o.O

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
6 months ago

one thing's for sure: THEY CUT!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
6 months ago

That'll bring 'em in.

Bruh.
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor little dude

Dolevaal
Community Member
6 months ago

At least they are being realistic :D

bryguy
Community Member
6 months ago

Probably shouldn't stick scissors pointing right at the kids eye and then advertise it. Looks like he's thinking the same

Theblackdeath757
Community Member
6 months ago

At least they have sterilized tools

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
6 months ago

Any kid would be terrified after seeing that sign in the way in!

Laura Kat
Community Member
6 months ago

Just a rumor. https://greenwoodcalendar.com/greenwoods-burger-king-building-is-not-backward-but-their-new-sign-is/

Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
6 months ago

Freddy Krueger does too!

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
6 months ago

Nailed it

Mishte Tine
Community Member
6 months ago

1. Women make hair mistakes. 2. Men are hair compliant. 3. Children understand that having scissors in your face is not a fun thing.

renee brack
Community Member
6 months ago

Hold still... stiller than that... crying only makes the scissors sad...

Val Izhakevich
Community Member
6 months ago

'Sooner or later he's gonna cut you down'

Quazmodic
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

That is NOT a bad design. It's actually a GOOD design. It's clever. It will get people talking. (Being included here is proof) and will increase sales. Time to think beyond surface impressions. Anyone going "Ha ha ha, what a crappy design", really are pretty limited imagination wise.

Katherine Boag
Community Member
6 months ago

The 3 genders

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#16

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 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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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
6 months ago

Mmm... Beer...

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#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

You’ll be sure to see someone coming so you can keep the distance.

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#19

This Graph

This Graph

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Fernleaf6505
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6 months ago

green is the new black.

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

something wrong with the reasoning...

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#21

Wow! What A Bargain!

Wow! What A Bargain!

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White Wolf
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6 months ago

Thanks, I got mine for free.

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#22

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

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White Wolf
Community Member
6 months ago

Retrieves real shape in deep waters?

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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
6 months ago

Which one to press for level 17?

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#24

Accidental Venn Diagram

Accidental Venn Diagram

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elia 84631
Community Member
6 months ago

TPIP > OV

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#25

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

Just don’t be piss poor.

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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
6 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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EA
Community Member
6 months ago

These stairs were designed by doofenshmirtz evil incorporated

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

the perimeter is still the same tho

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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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Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
6 months ago

They do no really care in China.

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#30

Complex Oral Care

Complex Oral Care

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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG WTF!!!

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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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White Wolf
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Did someone crap themselves before they got murdered in it?!?!

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

why... just why...

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#33

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

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AnaV.
Community Member
6 months ago

Terrible

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#34

No Entry, Entrance Only

No Entry, Entrance Only

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

Adam Savage would like your location.

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

it actually looks kind of nice but where its used... nOpE

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#36

These Bathroom Stalls

These Bathroom Stalls

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Melissa Nunya
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6 months ago

I think these are the ones that turn frosted when the person locks the door

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#37

A Leaflet I Found In Work

A Leaflet I Found In Work

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UncleRussian
Community Member
6 months ago

"Yay! Sweet release of death!"

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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
6 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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UncleRussian
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe this is a Tesla?

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#40

You Had Me At Hell!

You Had Me At Hell!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

off centre

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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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

where you going to get the light from then? another solar powered light?

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#43

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

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Daria Z
Community Member
6 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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

maybe its leaning on its back...

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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
6 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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UncleRussian
Community Member
6 months ago

Hey maybe throw the Warheads into your bathtub, see what happens

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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
6 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
6 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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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
6 months ago

because people dont walk... they jump...

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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