People lie. It’s no secret. But when you realize the extent to which they do this online, you might just lose a large chunk of your faith in humanity.

That’s where the ‘Yeah That Definitely Happened’ Instagram page comes in. The page names and shames the folks who make stuff up on the internet, all for the sake of getting attention. And the lies they come up with are so ridiculous, they’re as funny as they are sad.

Scroll down for the best of the worst, and some blatant internet lies that would even make Pinocchio blush with shame.

Bored Panda got in touch with the current owner of the Instagram page, Jordanna, who took over from the previous owner, Erin. "She came up with the idea for the account because she was really sick of seeing all the fake stories around, and thought making an account to call them out would be a good idea. It took off and this is where we are now. I became an admin, and after Erin left, I became the owner. Lexi and Ethan are our two other admins!" Jordanna shared with us.

Bored Panda also reached out to entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle expert Mike Sington to get his opinion on why some people make stuff up on social media. He agreed that it's done for attention. "Getting clicks and amassing followers on social media is how success is defined. For many, it becomes addictive, and the more attention your social media gets, it actually creates an adrenaline rush." He added: "The monster feeds itself."

#1

I’m Going To Dominican Republic On Sunday And I Said That To The Taxi Driver And He Was Like “Ok I’ve Been There 9 Times” Weird Flex

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Charlie does cartwheels
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4 months ago

The best part is that she negates her daughter’s intelligence to prove her point about being anti-vax. “Nope; she’s just not vaccinated”. Ok, so not vaccinated OR advanced for her age. Good work, Mum!

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The founder of the 'Yeah That Definitely Happened' page told Bored Panda that it is difficult to decide what to post and what to ignore. "People's ideas of what is believable and what isn't are all very different. I like to stay on the safe side and post the stories that I'm sure aren't possible at all and are also just entertaining and funny," Jordanna told Bored Panda. She explained what her process is when deciding whether or not to feature a post on the account.

"You'll notice a lot of our posts involve clapping, or people getting congratulated on something that's really cringey or mundane. Usually, we look for those things, or we look for things that seem really improbable. Sometimes, I won't post a story cause I'll think, 'Nah, that definitely could have happened.' But usually, I will post stories that seem to get called out as fake consistently," she said.

Jordanna definitely believes that people make up fake posts online for attention and validation. "A lot of stories, I feel, are exaggerated, and are based on things that almost happened," she said that many people embellish the truth based on what they hope would have happened.

#2

Your Favourite The Debunk Post

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Busted!

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#3

I’ve Always Considered Paediatrics As A Career But Idk If I’d Have The Patience To Deal With Parents Who Bring In Their Unvaccinated Measle-Ridden Infants To The High Dependency Unit -E

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Olivia Lisbon
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4 months ago

They got polio from the vaccine. That’s so far off how vaccines work - I can’t handle this level of idiocy.

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"Like perhaps OP got insulted and then came up with a great comeback later, and decided to write the story up and post it. I feel like the attention they get from it validates them and makes them feel important, and just writing the scenario out often gives them more power in that situation, too. They have control over the narrative now and can change it to suit them," she shared her thoughts with Bored Panda.

According to Jordanna, everyone has an angle and an agenda. "A lot of stories are also written with the intention of making certain groups of people look bad. Sexist men, for example, may write a story that makes a feminist look incredibly bad (fake encounters with a rad fem.) Or a radical feminist might exaggerate their encounters with men to push the idea that 'all men are bad.' Transphobes and racists often do the same. A lot of extremists post stories, especially on sites such as Reddit, I've found, in order to push their extreme personal views and back them up with an encounter that never happened."

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I Fell Back Into My Small Body. Power Surges Through Me, Like A Thousand Volts Of Electricity. As If A Lightbulb Is Switched On In My Head, I Can Suddenly Comprehend Everything. Five Minutes Ago, I Was A Brainless Infant. But Now I Am More. The World Is Mine Now, To Shape And To Control As I See Fit. I Turn To My Mother, Who Is Holding Me, Concerned. I Need Not A Mother Now. I Push My Hand Towards Her Face, And Cast Her Head Off Her Shoulders. Her Body Collapses Underneath Me, Head Rolling Across The Carpet, But I Float In The Air. Humanity Is Weak, Their Bodies Feeble, Fragile Like Glass. They Are Too Susceptible To The Spoils Of Domination. But Not Me. I Float Into The Garden, Into The Daylight Which Shines Only For Me Now. I Speak, And My Voice Fills The Heads Of Every Living Thing On Earth. I Demand They Give Their Love Only To Me, To Serve And To Aide Me In My Conquest. Some Die Instantly, Unable To Withstand My Message. There Will Not Be Any Weak In My Horde. Cries Of Dissent Bubble Around Me, Some Mock My Diminutive Stature. They Do Not Know The True Power Of Which My 'Dimunative Stature' Holds. As A Demonstration, I Pull The Nearest Protestor Towards Me. Appendages Grow From His Body, Which Melts Away Into A Formless Blob. One Single, Pitiful Eyeball Remains Of His Previous Self. A New Pet For My Entertainment. I Fly Up, High Above Mankind, The Beautiful Blue And Green Of Earth Below Me. I Begin To Reshape It, New Mountains Spring Up As Old Ones Are Flattened, Oceans Bubble And Boil Into Crimson Lava, Continents Formed Into New Shapes, Some Impossible To Comprehend. A New Earth Hangs In The Sky. A Twisted, Rancid, Bitter Earth. My Dominion. They Should Never Have Vaccinated Me, I Think To Myself, A Small Smile Breaking Across My Small, Adolescent Face. They Should Never Have Pricked Me With That Needle. Never. -E

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J Garza
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4 months ago

Why do they always screw up the age? Just say you were 9 or 10. And what do they have against Tylenol now?

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#5

Ok I'm Bored Comment Your Hottest, Most Nuclear Takes Below And We'll See How Much Of An Awful Person You Are ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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KJ
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4 months ago

Hence why it is so easy to calculate.

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#6

Https://Bit.ly/2gj6gam❤️❤️ Need Money

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Both comments are very rude. Second one was also hurtful on purpose, if it's true

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Hollywood's Ultimate Insider, Mike, told Bored Panda that one way to realize that someone's unable to balance the role of social media in their lives is that they begin to lie or bend the truth online.

"A good sign of people going overboard in seeking attention and recognition on social media is when they start exaggerating or making things up. If you find yourself doing that, stop and check yourself, and maybe realign your priorities in life," he suggested.

Mike also shared with Bored Panda some ways to tell if a certain tweet or post might be made up. It's a good thing to trust your gut, as well as your mind. "If a post seems particularly outrageous, or too good to be true, it may be made up. Even if someone else is posting the same thing, that doesn’t make it true, because it could simply be a re-post from the original poster," the expert said.

#7

We Love A Good Debunk Post-J

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

Maybe Dad has problems identifying people of different ethnicities.

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#8

Imagine If The Buttons On Your TV Remote Were Replaced With Little Mouths And Every Time You Went To Change The Channel They Would Start Sucking Your Fingers And Then They Can Start Sucking Other Things Too And When You Tell Them To Stop They Just Say "Sorry Daddy Uwu" I Should Really Start Inventing These Things-J

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Oh sweet, sweet delusional woman...

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Do You Guys Remember That Weird Shit They Made You Do In Middleschool Where They'd Make You Run Around A Huge Field While Yelling At You And You Had To Jump Over Obstacles And Look Death Right In The Fucking Eye And You Literally Had To Swim Through Lakes And Jump Through Flaming Hoops And Then Swim Through Another Fucking Lake Filled With Sharks And Boys Would Lose Their Dicks And Girls Would Be Crying Cause Their Nipples Were Bitten Off Or Was That Like An Australian Thing-J

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Loty
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4 months ago

This is a 2000 rubles bill. Why is the note in English?

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"Your instincts can usually tell you when something is made up, and old-fashioned online sleuthing can usually confirm it," Mike told us.

The ‘Yeah That Definitely Happened’ Instagram page has just over 78k followers and invites them to send in their own submissions. So if you happen to stumble across something that fits the mood of the project, consider sending the screenshot over to the creator of the page.

However, one thing that they ask of their fans is that they check the posts to see if the particular screenshot has been posted before. If it has, it’s best to find something else to share. After all, fresh content is king, while reposting the same things over and over frequently would get stale quickly.

#10

Tag Yourself I'm Lil Pump's Clapping Dick-J

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laka puka
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4 months ago

4 year olds be listening to Eminem these days

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#11

Suprising That @kurtisconner Made Another Video Ft Us Considering Our Account Has Been Dead For Weeks -E

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Beck
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4 months ago

Because vaccines is the only thing a syringe is used for. Not taking blood or any thing

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#12

Y’all Swallow Your Masks Whole? I Like To Soak Mine In Marinara Sauce For About 20 Minutes Then Garnish It With Some Salt And Pepper But That’s Just Me - Lexi

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

Is this friend a goat?

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There’s no shortage of misinformation, fake news, and simply downright lies on the internet. While some people clearly make stuff up to get attention, others do it with different goals in mind, whether they’re political, social, or other.

Joseph M. Pierre, a professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, previously spoke to Bored Panda about conspiracy theories and the type of people who believe in misinformation.

Professor Pierre told us that conspiracy theorists tend to focus on certain historical events when choosing to twist the truth for whatever goals they have in mind.

#13

This Happened To Me Once Except I Dropped Dead Halfway Through My Sentence And My Mother Started Crying And Died 2 Seconds Later Too-J

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Nathaniel
Community Member
4 months ago

"increases the risl of homosexuality" I was a 38 year old heterosexual male before I got my first covid jab. Now I am gayer than Elton John's walk in wardrobe. Be warned.

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Why Are All Youtube Comments The Same?? They Used To Be Actually Funny Now They’re All Just “I Haven’t Been This Early Since (Pop Culture Reference) Edit: Wow Thanks For All The Likes Guys!! I’ve Never Got This Many Before 💕” - Lexi

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Libstak
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4 months ago

Everybody else in the theatre?

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#15

Haha Same! The Last Time I Got Fucked On Drugs I Gambled Away The Kids' Inheritance! The Look On Their Faces When They Realised They Would Never Get Into University 😂 It Was Epic!

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Which museum? Oh it has since burnt down with the 100% loss of all art, convenient!

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He also noted that the only spike of conspiracy theories in recent modern history was during the communist ‘red scare’ in the 1950s.

“It is true that certain historical events do tend to attract conspiracy theories and there is evidence that times of societal upheaval or crisis when people are feeling unsafe and desperate for clarity offer a kind of fertile soil for conspiracy theory beliefs,” he told Bored Panda.

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Lady Goldberry
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4 months ago

Ah...remember the days when you'd let strangers inject your child in the park?

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#17

I Really Really Really Really Wanna Make A Meme Account Where It's Not Really Memes Just Funny Twitter Screenshots And Dumb Shit I Find That I Think Is Funny That's Like My Life Goal And Ooh I Just Thought I Could Be Like Those Accs That Make Their Own Like Memes Where It's A Poorly Hidden Cry For Help About Their Suicidal Tendencies Oooh Ooooh I Could Post Like Conspiracy Theory Threads And Stuff Like That How Cute
okay Okay I Made It It's @literallyunderwhelming

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Sander
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4 months ago

Good job, you raised a moron :)

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#18

Hmmmm Time To Go Bathe In A Tub Full Of Semen And Garlic While Eating A Banana Dipped In Vegemite And Mustard-J

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YoyoSthlm
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4 months ago

The president??

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“Over the past 60 years, the assassination of JFK, the death of Princess Diana, and 9/11 are the most obvious examples of national traumas surrounded by conspiracy theory beliefs,” the expert went into detail.

#19

No Dont Commit Suicide Even Tho You Were Taken Off Suicide Watch A Few Days Prior And Were Described As Being In Very High Spirits Just Because Your Profilic Arrest LED To The Uncovery Of Incredibly Incriminating Evidence Against The Ruling Elite Which Could Have Brought Substantial Social Change Not Only In Government But Also In How The Justice System Deals With Sexual Assault Cases Your So Sexy Haha -E

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Lee Macro
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4 months ago

Her angles were called Sine and Cosine

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#20

(Swipe You Dumb Bitches💞💞) Anyway What If Rain Screamed Daddy And Uwu I Stan You Sksksksksks And Will You Be Myfurbaby Every Time It Hit Something Imagine Waking Up To That In The Middle Of The Night-J

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Lynne Hammar
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4 months ago

"I'm just that good" ... said no one good, ever

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#21

Chick Fil A Is Fucking Gross. And Their Sauce Tastes Like Watered Down Mustard. Yes, Their Customer Service Is Great And I Think Their Breakfast Is Good But Other Than That, It’s Just Not Good. Idc If It’s Healthier Tbh If I’m Getting Fast Food I Am Not Worried About How Healthy It Is- Lexi

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fu yu
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4 months ago

Teacher didn't want to deal with a goofball

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“We should acknowledge that many conspiracy theories, like the idea that the Earth is flat, aren’t really based on any kind of obvious traumatic event,” he added that not all misinformation, fake news, and made-up ‘facts’ are associated with traumatic events.

#22

Scissors Rock Paper: A Great Concept-J

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Lynne Hammar
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4 months ago

and they all applauded and named the sandwich after you

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#23

Sorry For That Repost Y’all 😔 All Of These Look The Same On Our Feed Lmao So It’s Hard To Tell Sometimes - Lexi

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K Witmer
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4 months ago

Weird internet males need to get offline. They think social media is real life.

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#24

This Made Me Heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee Like Micheal Jackson

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago

That was a wild ride down WTF goes on in this persons imagination street.

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The professor told Bored Panda that the people who tend to believe in conspiracy theories are usually those who see the world in a very black-or-white way: they see history as a struggle between good and evil, and don’t tend to notice nuances or subtleties.

#25

You Know Those “Polls On My Story!” “Hey I’m A Six Year Old Photographer And I’d Appreciate You Checking Me Out” “I’m The Best Meme Page On Instagram (23 Followers And Created Yesterday)” Kinda People? Instagram Would Be A Better Place Without Them. You Could Caption Your Post “I Had A Bereavement, I’m Gonna Take Some Time Off” And The Comments Will Still Be Filled With These Degenerates -E

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Beck
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4 months ago

Got full...of what? B******t?

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We Hit 50k I’m Not Sure When But I Noticed Yesterday And Now We’re At 50.5k. I Could Neglect This Account For A Year And Still Gain? Love U Guys. Thank You For Putting Up With Us The Past 2.5 Years

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laka puka
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4 months ago

she looks like a vampire that went to the beach

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#27

I Want To Stand Up And I Want To Spin In A Circle And I Want To Wave My Hands Around So I Can Feel Stimulated But I Am Being Made To Sit Down And This Is Making Me Feel Very Cranky

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Got Myself 4 Dwarves
Community Member
4 months ago

Why are these guys always annoying the crap out of baristas? Just shut up and take your damn sugar filled weird flavoured coffee and leave

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“People who believe in conspiracy theories are also often attracted to the Manichean narratives that conspiracy theories offer, involving battles of good and evil pitting against each other in an almost apocalyptic fashion. So, it should come as no surprise that conspiracy theories might sprout up from World War II—a real-life apocalyptic battle between good and evil,” the expert noted.

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*killer Points Gun At Me*
me: *starts Sucking On It And Moaning* Yeah Give The Gun A Good Suck Mmmmmmmmmm
killer: What The Fuck-J

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Libstak
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4 months ago

What even is this ?

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If I Was A Monkey I'd Probably Be One Of Those Dumb Fucking Ones That Mistakes It's Own Dick For A Banana And Ends Up Eating It-J
(If U Follow My Spam You're Gonna See This Caption Twice Cause I Like To Test Run Them And See How Ppl React Lmaoo Y'all Are My Guinea Pigs)

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

What happened to four days worth of pee and poop?

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#30

Girls Just Wanna Have A Foothold In The Housing Market -E

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Ray Martin
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4 months ago

I have a measured IQ of 143 and sometimes I'm as dumb a brick.

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