Design is meant to eliminate problems. To make our lives easier. However, that's not always the case. Even though safety should be a key component when making any type of product, sometimes it falls out of the manufacturing equation and the consumer gets a hazard instead. And something to submit to the subreddit r/DangerousDesigns.

Created in 2014, this online community now has over 140K members, constantly sharing pics of exactly what its name suggests. Whether it's a questionable architectural solution or misleading packaging, over the years they've amassed quite the collection! Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular posts on the subreddit.

#1

Cursed_airbag

Cursed_airbag

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Man, if the airbag deploys, she's gonna be hamburger!

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#2

Was Looking For A Budget Mattress When I Saw This...

Was Looking For A Budget Mattress When I Saw This...

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

1. Shouldn't have used fiberglass filler, and 2. State on the label WHY you shouldn't remove the cover.

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One of the subreddit's moderators told Bored Panda they would describe it as "light-hearted."

"Dangerous staircase designs are by far our biggest collection of content, so much so that I've had to make a rule so they can only be posted once per week," the person who chose to remain anonymous said.

"Being a non-specific image subreddit, I wouldn't say there's much of a 'community' in the traditional sense," they explained. "However, there are plenty of users who are dedicated to helping me and the other mods manage this subreddit and keep it of a higher quality than most subreddits with over 100K subscribers."

#3

Similar Design, One Can Kill And One Tastes Good

Similar Design, One Can Kill And One Tastes Good

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Knowing me I'd ignore them both and accidentally drink something else...

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#4

Guess It’s Back To Good Ol’ Drunk Driving

Guess It’s Back To Good Ol’ Drunk Driving

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

But... What do you do if your drunk then???

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According to the law firm Carr & Carr, many products can be dangerous if the consumers dismiss their warnings and use the items incorrectly. Just consider the cleaning products available at your grocery store or the power tools you use for lawn maintenance.

"[But] when it comes to product liability lawsuits in which consumers seek compensation for harm caused by a particular product, one of the key factors is proving whether the product in question is unreasonably dangerous," Carr & Carr write on their website.

"Since there's no way to anticipate every way in which a consumer might interact with a product, it’s impossible to design and manufacture a product that is entirely free from risk. However, consumers have a right to expect that a given product is safe when used as directed for its intended purpose," Carr & Carr explain.

#5

May Have Been Posted Before But This Is Pure Insanity

May Have Been Posted Before But This Is Pure Insanity

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, cynical, menacing, and impractical all in one!

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#6

Hmm?

Hmm?

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Johanna
Community Member
5 months ago

This is so unpractical! Such a waste of space!

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An unreasonably dangerous product is one that poses greater risks than an ordinary user might reasonably expect when using the product as intended. "This definition makes a distinction between products that are dangerous—such as drain cleaners or chainsaws—and those that pose threats beyond their intended purpose."

"In general, drain cleaners and chainsaws are not unreasonably dangerous because most come with detailed instructions for the proper use and warnings about their risks. The unreasonable danger in product liability cases is characterized by a flaw in the product's design, manufacture or marketing," Carr & Carr note.

So which of these pictures do you think feature unreasonably dangerous designs? Upvote them and let's see!

#7

Children’s Playground In 1912

Children’s Playground In 1912

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Lilly Rose Poppy
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG THERE IS A KID FALLING IN THE LEFT! HOLY CRAP!

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#8

Seems Legit...

Seems Legit...

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
5 months ago

Please don’t tell me, that’s people there ready to use it 😳🙆🏼‍♀️

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#9

Staircase Beautified With Loose Boulders And A Broken Pelvis

Staircase Beautified With Loose Boulders And A Broken Pelvis

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Saint Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

This one seemed so over the top I did a little reverse image search : it's an art installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. It's called "Chorégraphie". - https://slash-paris.com/critiques/celeste-boursier-mougenot-a-la-galerie-xippas

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#10

We’ll See

We’ll See

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Fuking nasty

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#11

Branding Is Everything

Branding Is Everything

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

And the tagline... 😱

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#12

Almost Did It, Too

Almost Did It, Too

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Some people just want to see the world burn

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#13

Bruh

Bruh

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't see a problem here... this is perfect, if you can't get into and out of the garage, you don't deserve to drive

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#14

This Hair Bleach...

This Hair Bleach...

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

WHY

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#15

Couldn’t Get A Good Seat? Risk Your Life Trying To Watch The Game!

Couldn’t Get A Good Seat? Risk Your Life Trying To Watch The Game!

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Noooo

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#16

I Love My Country, But Sometimes...

I Love My Country, But Sometimes...

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

**zzzt**

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#17

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like something kids would play on

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#18

This 1930s Design Let You Hang Your Baby Over The Side Of A Building In A Cage

This 1930s Design Let You Hang Your Baby Over The Side Of A Building In A Cage

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yes genius

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#19

Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today

Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today

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Johanna
Community Member
5 months ago

This is somewhat cool.

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#20

This 1955 Device For Smoking A Whole Packet Of Cigarettes At Once

This 1955 Device For Smoking A Whole Packet Of Cigarettes At Once

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

wHY-

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#21

I Mean The Potential Is There

I Mean The Potential Is There

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh

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#22

Warning Label Inside A Helmet I Received When We Rented 4-Wheelers

Warning Label Inside A Helmet I Received When We Rented 4-Wheelers

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Report the renters

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#23

The Cannonball Loop Waterslide, A Slide So Dangerous It Was Shutdown Almost Immediately After Opening

The Cannonball Loop Waterslide, A Slide So Dangerous It Was Shutdown Almost Immediately After Opening

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Not surprised

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#24

Every Chair In This Resort Fits Through The Deck, And The Majority Of People Who Stay Here Are Seniors

Every Chair In This Resort Fits Through The Deck, And The Majority Of People Who Stay Here Are Seniors

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Instead of Whack-A-Mole, we play Dump-A-Senior.

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#25

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Seen quite a few if these sadly

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#26

This Architect Accidentally Built A Death Ray That Melts Cars And Fries Eggs... Again

This Architect Accidentally Built A Death Ray That Melts Cars And Fries Eggs... Again

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

Quick macular degeneration

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#27

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles...

This Will Probably Work Out Just Fine For Bicycles...

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

Evil or genius, depending on the curtesy of the bike rider

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#28

In The 1930s You Could Buy Artificial Snow Made Out Of 100% Asbestos

In The 1930s You Could Buy Artificial Snow Made Out Of 100% Asbestos

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Humans didn't know better back then... asbestos was the perfect material. It didn't burn

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#29

Get A Bone Broken Every Time You Slide Down

Get A Bone Broken Every Time You Slide Down

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Unless some poor kid is walking underneath.

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#30

Poor Guy

Poor Guy

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Now I'm worried about all the buildings I've been in... is this something that is in every building?

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#31

On The Floor Of Doctor's Office. If You Trip On It, You're In The Right Place

On The Floor Of Doctor's Office. If You Trip On It, You're In The Right Place

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I'd love it mixed in with plants where people don't step.

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#32

It Looks Nice Sure, But I Didn’t Even Know That Was A Real Extinguisher

It Looks Nice Sure, But I Didn’t Even Know That Was A Real Extinguisher

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, totally illegal. Fire extinguisher are never allowed to be part of the decor, they need to stand out, however ugly that is.

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#33

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

I think that would Break me as well

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#34

Food Aid Packages And Cluster Bombs, Both Dropped On Afghanistan In 2001

Food Aid Packages And Cluster Bombs, Both Dropped On Afghanistan In 2001

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Aski Markup
Community Member
5 months ago

Sick f***s. Cluster bombs are one of the most disgusting things used and they used them. On civilians without a care in the world.

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#35

That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Not for use as object it appears to be is apparently a trend in China-manufactured goods?

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#36

It’s Fine, Nothing To Worry About

It’s Fine, Nothing To Worry About

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Lekha
Community Member
5 months ago

Why though

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
5 months ago

Because, They can. They shouldn't but they can so here it is.

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Dave In MD
Community Member
5 months ago

It's still being built. The center core is poured first and the floors are made at ground level and then jacked up into position. and then tied together. When completed it is very structurally sound.

bryguy
Community Member
5 months ago

Do you just make this up? Considering the building was completed in 1971 something tells me they are not still building it. Look it up Astra Tower, Hamburg.

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JB Darré
Community Member
5 months ago

Guess who's playing Jenga ...

Virgil Blue
Community Member
5 months ago

"Phil wants to see you in his office, but Gladys has to come to take your spot to keep it balanced.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

It was supposed to represent a beer glass

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, Hades no!

David Beaulieu
Community Member
5 months ago

We did the math. Once. It's fine.

Esther Marquardt
Community Member
5 months ago

Astra is a German beer brand. This was a high-rise building in Hamburg. It was supposed to take up the shape of a "Pilstulpe" (a beer glass).

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
5 months ago

That's the saddest example of a "beer glass" I've ever seen. Wouldn't have been my first (nor second or tenth... or last) guess. (More like that it was the beer that made them have the idea ;-) )

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
5 months ago

I would absolutely not enter that building under any circumstance.

Puppy squad
Community Member
5 months ago

and also not approach it closer than it's height.

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Structural engineer flexing his muscles here

K Killian
Community Member
5 months ago

If Jenga has taught me anything, it's that this always works out well.

Forty-Two
Community Member
5 months ago

we have a similar (but not as crazy) one in seattle

Sonja
Community Member
5 months ago

all buildings with "legs" terrifies me. This one sends shivers down my spine. Not that good ones.

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
5 months ago

Take a look at our Ontario College of Art & Design, here in Toronto. I had a bit of anxiety the first time I had to go up there.

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Poppy Petal
Community Member
5 months ago

Good old Astra tower. We miss u. 💜

Madison Sadler
Community Member
5 months ago

ANXIETY

Busy_D
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a mob spawner

it's me again
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope.

Suzanne Slifer
Community Member
5 months ago

Am thinking they only worked on this during happy-hour .

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
5 months ago

Thanks. I hate it.

Dylan Howell
Community Member
5 months ago

godzillas new weapon? the godzilla club?

Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

Gives a whole new meaning to "Ad Astra Per Aspera"!

John C
Community Member
5 months ago

Man, these california parking requirements are getting out of hand.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
4 months ago

until the first tremor or and unsound base starts to shift or just plain bad design!

Gekka Dojo
Community Member
5 months ago

They built it just to see what would happen.

Eira
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminds me a lil' bit of ice cream too...

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
5 months ago

bALaNcE

Lou Herout
Community Member
5 months ago

In this case, it depends entirely on where this is located, whether I'd love the opportunity to visit or run for my life

William Morton
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh look....."built In China". Let's live here!

Sandra Nicht
Community Member
5 months ago

I think you built it upside down

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
5 months ago

Not only impractical, But ugly

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
5 months ago

No thank you.

Daryl Lemans
Community Member
5 months ago

I know, you're going to tell me they thought this one through. Well, I guess as long as its not along a fault line it'll be fine.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Gotta be in North Korea.

Ingela Axelsson
Community Member
5 months ago

I totally sgree...WHY???

Mavis Garland
Community Member
5 months ago

Was this approved for wind resistance?

Hilary Anderson
Community Member
5 months ago

Seen a few buildings constructed this way in Central London. The central support is key to the buildings and everything hangs off it. Think point is to have clearance at ground level in congested cities for storage/equipment. Very odd to see during construction and demolition

Ron Atola
Community Member
5 months ago

oh hell no!

Karo
Community Member
5 months ago

If it's German, it won't break (we have regulations for that) 😁

Marsha Peters
Community Member
5 months ago

A golf tee for Very Large Aliens .

Beth Dubrick-Novicki
Community Member
5 months ago

The cranes or the building or both!

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
5 months ago

One stiff wind and...

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
5 months ago

Its a Jack Daniel's bottle, upside down.

TexasWoman
Community Member
5 months ago

What’s the use/point?

Eric Forster
Community Member
5 months ago

It would be "fun" in an earthquake.

Ilia Andreev
Community Member
5 months ago

Another example. Maybe there is some reason they build them in that way. I don't know. I'm not architect :) sgradi003-...ed915a.jpg sgradi003-60a7615ed915a.jpg

Santiago Broide
Community Member
5 months ago

The IBM tower in Buenos Aires has the same concept. The idea was to look like an old ibm computer.

Queen T
Community Member
5 months ago

How tf did they even manage to balance that?

King of the potato's
Community Member
5 months ago

if you look at the crane and the building and then dominos, yea thats not good

Zeke Henry
Community Member
5 months ago

i-

The weird one!
Community Member
5 months ago

NOPE i ant ever going in there

B Hobbit
Community Member
5 months ago

I remember that when we were kids in the 70s, our "imagine what cities will look like in the future" assignments always had buildings on stilts for some reason (the Jetsons maybe). Of course, we all grew up and felt this was a poor idea. I guess this architect didn't have that revelation.

Harris Fadhilah
Community Member
5 months ago

Clash of clan player?

Mumchkin
Community Member
5 months ago

Contractor "Something doesn't look right." Architect: "That's because you got the plans upside down!"

Zoey Freeman
Community Member
5 months ago

ahhh!!!

Chrissy Neibarger
Community Member
5 months ago

Hope it's not windy there....

Dinonerdnuggets
Community Member
5 months ago

"We did some budget cuts during construction, as you see, its not that bad."

Charlotte Bednard
Community Member
5 months ago

we have a similar one here is Vancouver Canada. the design is good for earthquakes i believe. https://www.albrighton.ca/the-qube-1333-w-georgia-st

Sophia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Wayside school

John Braines
Community Member
5 months ago

There was one like that in London in the 70's which stood for years part finished. There were structural issues apparently. It was finished eventually. The whole building hangs on the core even when it is finished.

niki.bordeaux
Community Member
5 months ago

Oooh, the good ol' Astra Tower in Hamburg. I miss it!

Ryan-James O'Driscoll
Community Member
5 months ago

There is a similar building near me, though with a slightly bigger central foot. You can't use the lifts on windy days because it sways too much.

Ayaan Pareek
Community Member
5 months ago

That is probably an XP grinder from Minecraft

Omar Pearson
Community Member
5 months ago

Astra? As in Zeneka?

Etram Haras
Community Member
5 months ago

It is a beer brand, just like Corona.

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Just looking at that scares the s**t out of me.

Esther Marquardt
Community Member
5 months ago

The building has been redesigned in the meantime.

Krazy Onion (KJ)
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

This is the kind of building the stupid cartoon character would put their hand on and say "This is safe...whoops!"

Lucy
Community Member
5 months ago

Jenga 101

Emerald
Community Member
5 months ago

But that's not how it works....

Hugo A-niro
Community Member
5 months ago

Big oops

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg where is this , that’s REALLY BAD

Akucdota
Community Member
5 months ago

Any idea where this is?

GnudunG K
Community Member
5 months ago

Germany, Hamburg Church in the background is the St. Michaelis Kirche

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

F*****G HELL

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#37

Leaving Your Child In The Car Here

Leaving Your Child In The Car Here

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Anne Marieke Fransen
Community Member
5 months ago

I really love domotica :-)

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#38

Dangerous-Design

Dangerous-Design

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Lilly Rose Poppy
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it's a freckle but you can see the little dot on her hand

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#39

Time For A Nice Refreshing Drink Of... Oh

Time For A Nice Refreshing Drink Of... Oh

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

DONT DRINK IT

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#40

Dear God...

Dear God...

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Jyri Hakola
Community Member
5 months ago

Good ol Kai Tak approach

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#41

Not Sure If Its Dangerous But I Think It Is

Not Sure If Its Dangerous But I Think It Is

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Hmm i mean if you insist

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#42

Does This Count

Does This Count

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
5 months ago

It's like one of those annoying clicker balls that are in every office. Only this one doesn't click, just scream.

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#43

Not A Fan Of That Projector

Not A Fan Of That Projector

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

What came first, the fan or the projector

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#44

This Bike Track In Zagreb, Croatia

This Bike Track In Zagreb, Croatia

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

For... Jumps?

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#45

You Cant Quite See But Right Above It There Is A Wall

You Cant Quite See But Right Above It There Is A Wall

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

For kids with dwarfism only

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#46

Go Ahead, Spend The Taxpayers’ Dollars On A “Decorative Circle” In The Middle Of An Intersection. What Could Go Wrong?

Go Ahead, Spend The Taxpayers’ Dollars On A “Decorative Circle” In The Middle Of An Intersection. What Could Go Wrong?

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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

Well done genius. Great job

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#47

I Love The New No Stop Exit They Put Up At Our Corner Gas Station, You Don't Even Have To Stop To Exit

I Love The New No Stop Exit They Put Up At Our Corner Gas Station, You Don't Even Have To Stop To Exit

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Everything AGR
Community Member
5 months ago

makes perfect sense...

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#48

God Forbid You Have A Baby Or A Little Dog

God Forbid You Have A Baby Or A Little Dog

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Or me for that matter...

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#49

This Train Track

This Train Track

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Please tell me it's not operational

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#50

This Warm Tent

This Warm Tent

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Iron ass
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh how brilliant, no flaws here

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