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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

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

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#6

Hmm?

Hmm?

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Johanna
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Fuking nasty

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#11

Branding Is Everything

Branding Is Everything

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

**zzzt**

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#17

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

Sorry, Wheelchair Users!

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Iron ass
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

This is somewhat cool.

Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Would be cooler with sharks...

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh please tell me that there is a button that drops the middle section straight into the water and that they are mutant man-eating koi - James Bond villain on a budget! :D

Joshua Seaman
Community Member
2 months ago

More like a Michael Scarn villain 😜

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok, if this is Florida, there's gonna be alligators in there sooner or later. Then you'll basically be Mario :D

POLARBEARLUVER
Community Member
2 months ago

i like it.....

Monday
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah this one's fine! Not nearly as bad as the other stuff provided you don't have friends or family in a wheelchair.

Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

I admit the gaps are a bit large, but this might be the only way to stop people from walking on lawn

Vetus Vespertilio
Community Member
2 months ago

I look at it and see a mosquito breeding site. Hopefully the koi will help!

Matthew Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Creative YES, Practical NO!

Jim Day
Community Member
2 months ago

This a beautiful design as long as your friends and visitors are non-drinkers.

An Co
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one and would get it myself. Among other things none of that horrible grass that needs to be mowed. Instead you get pretty fish. And lots of large birds looking for a meal.

Margaret Cairns-Irven
Community Member
2 months ago

And some visitors bring fishing nets...

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Kennedy Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s really cool!

bxttery_bxby
Community Member
2 months ago

It's low-key kinda cute.

Yurdanur Yuri Greenrock
Community Member
2 months ago

i kind of love it

TFox
Community Member
2 months ago

This is awesome! Why is this bad? The slabbs are big enough to walk on

Crazy Dog Lady
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope they don't have any friends or family in wheel chairs because they won't be able to visit. Also in an emergency the people saving you will probably get hurt. Aesthetically pleasing most definitely, functional and safe absolutely not.

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Bliss
Community Member
2 months ago

I want this

Robert Kotula
Community Member
2 months ago

Basically a castle with a moat.

Samantha Power
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought exactly the same :)

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Jrizzy Jay
Community Member
2 months ago

this is nice

-Stitch-
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool 【^_^】

Iron ass
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoops

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
2 months ago

Extremely poor design.

Suzanne Slifer
Community Member
2 months ago

ummmmm ... is this what the front door of the same house as the garage above ?

Bubbles
Community Member
2 months ago

I love it

Thomas Stead
Community Member
2 months ago

i dont mind it

A_BadlyDrawnBearPic
Community Member
2 months ago

This is pretty 😓

Brittany
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

panda punch
Community Member
2 months ago

who cares about the grocies and michael scott! I AM BUYING THIS

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 months ago

That is actually quite neat, especially if you are live somewhere with a warm climate so you would never have to worry about the pond freezing over and turning into a death trap. Definitely not the most practical design in the world, but not entirely "horrible"

Ali H M Salehuddin
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think this is the main entrance. The main entrance must be the gate on the left on the picture.

Miles Morgan
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats a safty hazard but also really cool

Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
2 months ago

Imagine skating on that. ow.

kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

don,t get back home drunk during the night

denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

Not gonna lie, I kinda like this.

Cupcake168
Community Member
2 months ago

Don’t drink and ... go home.

Fieke Engelen
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Michael Scott?

Yasmin Janette
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Don't understand the header, what's a Michael Scott? I love the garden

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't drink and walk on this, especially at night. . .

Gekka Dojo
Community Member
2 months ago

If you can survive the Ninja warrior obstacle course then you are worthy to deliver our package.

Problem Child
Community Member
2 months ago

this looks cool, can I move here

catherine todd
Community Member
2 months ago

This is somewhat ridiculous!

MikeMaxis
Community Member
2 months ago

Who is Michael Scott?

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
2 months ago

Koi look happy.

Maureen Peters
Community Member
2 months ago

You have to be very sober to come in here at night...

Arran Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s lovely.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
2 months ago

I kinda like it.

Luuta
Community Member
2 months ago

This is like the Adventure Game. They're fake fish and the water is electrified.

j b milam
Community Member
2 months ago

i can see me missing the step and putting my foot down between the blocks and getting stuck... or broken.

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
2 months ago

Who's Michael Scott?

MAKtheknife
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this, actually.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't get it?

Billy Maguire
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet those Koi eat well...

rex fermier
Community Member
2 months ago

Whatever a "Michael Scott" is!

John Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

That might make sense if I knew who Michael Scott is. ;-)

Edweirdo Contagious
Community Member
2 months ago

Have fun bringing your furniture in..

Sanjay Nirmal
Community Member
2 months ago

this ain't that bad, though the gaps were unnecessary! a bridge?!

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
2 months ago

They're keeping you on the straight and narrow.

Shaun Coleman
Community Member
2 months ago

I know that Michael Scott is a character in a TV show. What is pulling a "Michael Scott"?

Flavia Slag
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice.

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
2 months ago

What?? The Koi scared you off?? 🦈

Gulu Uttamchandani
Community Member
2 months ago

kind a nice!!

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
2 months ago

and what about Amazon carriers "launch" of boxes, going straight in water? <:-O

angel 2000
Community Member
2 months ago

there would be days when you LOVE it and days when you DONT

Florence Hastings
Community Member
2 months ago

I kind of like it.

Carlota
Community Member
2 months ago

I like it

Whitney Anderson
Community Member
2 months ago

I would so do this at my house, it is actually cool

Paul Aguilera
Community Member
2 months ago

this is an example of a fabulous idea with a poor execution. make the fence see-through, just a little! put spaced planks or something.

Bruce K
Community Member
2 months ago

This is super cool. why is this on the list?

Trent Hanson
Community Member
2 months ago

Partcour pathway

Amber Vandermallie-Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

no tiny kids allowed!! or old ppl!!

Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

I would worry about dropping my shopping in the water, but I guess that's how the fish get fed.

Unaffected
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this!

Zeke Henry
Community Member
2 months ago

when you want a pond but you don't got a good spot

Harris Fadhilah
Community Member
2 months ago

very sharp edges..what if someone tripped

Galactik
Community Member
2 months ago

I've seen that before somewhere

Jen A-Ben
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks cool, but super dangerous!

Marigen Beltran
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think my 80 year old mother would be able to visit me if I lived there

Emilyna-rose Holme
Community Member
2 months ago

Imaging getting back in the house drunk tho

lily s weakland
Community Member
2 months ago

if the whole thing was connected I would be fine since I am in a wheel chair

Abigail Green
Community Member
2 months ago

First, who is Michael Scott? Second, I love this.

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

Prison break, an old series.

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Riolu Claw
Community Member
2 months ago

yes a burglar can jump the gate/fence easily but it's a gamble on whether or not you land on solid ground

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Great, when it rains is all muddy :I

Patti Vance
Community Member
2 months ago

perfect argument for home owner's insurance

Jonathan Klaus
Community Member
2 months ago

It was Jim's fault!

Lisa
Community Member
2 months ago

Truthfully, it wasn't the way he fell in, it was... how long it took him to get out.

Hugo A-niro
Community Member
2 months ago

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Marissa Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

this just shows that if it sounds good on paper you probely should leave it on paper lol

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

"pulled a Michael Scott"?

Seabeast
Community Member
2 months ago

This is called an "attractive nuisance". If the neighbour's kid drowns in it, you get sued.

David
Community Member
2 months ago

What the hell is a "Michael Scott"?

Bird lover
Community Member
2 months ago

May I recommend a show called The Office?

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Why though

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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
2 months ago

I really love domotica :-)

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#38

Dangerous-Design

Dangerous-Design

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Lilly Rose Poppy
Community Member
2 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
2 months ago

DONT DRINK IT

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#40

Dear God...

Dear God...

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Jyri Hakola
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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