It's a concept as old as Adam and Eve. However, while Christianity continues to decline in the US at a rapid pace, forbidden snacks are still very, very relevant. At least on the Internet.

Bored Panda has already covered the topic here and here but pictures of these heavenly delights keep popping up all over social media, so we have to keep up. Plus, since our first publication on forbidden snacks, a subreddit of the same name was born too, it's the perfect opportunity to show it some love as well—some images in this list come from there!

The online community is obsessed with inedible objects that are tasty to the eye, but not to the mouth, so if you like what you see below, feel free to become one of its 911,000 members. From pebbles that look like toast to a hairdo you could sell as ramen, they've got it all.

In the meantime, continue scrolling and enjoy our refined selection of the not-so-heavenly delights.

#1

Forbidden Mayonnaise

Forbidden Mayonnaise

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

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who puts mayonnaise on bread??

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One of the moderators of r/ForbiddenSnacks, Blank-Cheque, told Bored Panda that the subreddit has been successful right from the start. "It had 100,000 subscribers in early 2018, according to FrontPageMetrics," they said.

"[I think it has become popular because] inedible stuff that looks like food is simply interesting—just look at the Tide POD meme."

#2

Manatees Being Fed Sweet Potatoes. While Looking Like Sweet Potatoes

Manatees Being Fed Sweet Potatoes. While Looking Like Sweet Potatoes

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg that’s so cute

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For those of you who are too young to remember, the multi-national consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs in February 2012, and poison control centers got quite a few calls due to children consuming the product.

In fact, according to Know Your Meme, a website dedicated to documenting Internet culture, the 'forbidden snack' term grew alongside the rise of the Tide POD Challenge—a dare game involving the consumption of these detergent capsules—to include other foods that look like they might be snacks.

#3

Grape Agate From Indonesia

Grape Agate From Indonesia

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so beautiful!! I love the color!!

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#4

Forbidden Everything

Forbidden Everything

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

All you can eat buffet for dieters.

Cupcake168
Community Member
1 month ago

...sponsored by local dentists.

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
1 month ago

This buffet rocks!

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

The Rock Biter from the Never Ending Story be like: rock_biter...527b5b.jpg rock_biter-602be15527b5b.jpg

PjandBolt
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw this in person once and I loved it! I talked to the lady who sets up everything and she was telling me about this slab of obsidian that she uses in teacups for coffee, but she left it up in her attic for years and years so it got warped and developed white swirls in it. This happens with barn windows a lot, but she uses it for coffee because the white swirls look like creamer! GENIUS!

Xylle Flora
Community Member
1 month ago

Crying obsidian?

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Jonquil Dakin
Community Member
1 month ago

Now that's just plain mean

Julie
Community Member
1 month ago

Just looking at all that I must've gained 2 stone.

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 month ago

How I would love to see this in person.

Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Wish that stuff was real tho

Catherine Richardson
Community Member
1 month ago

The comments are a mix of "outrageous!" and "amazing!"

Katie
Community Member
1 month ago

This is absolutely stunning

shark172
Community Member
1 month ago

If you can eat it........

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

That is so much fun. I love minerals and I love food, I could look over the display for hours

Lexi Mitchell
Community Member
1 month ago

This is REALLY cool

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
1 month ago

"All you can't eat"

InfectedVoice
Community Member
1 month ago

What the hell is a "local mineral show", that's my only question?

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a show where they show minerals, and you can buy them too. They are fun to go to and see the incredible stuff like 30 foot high amythest geodes

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Queen Jackson.
Community Member
1 month ago

This is just rude.

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

Why?

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Noah-It-All
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. How many people have accidentally eaten a rock?

Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
1 month ago

Never ending story's rockbiter would love this spread

Claire Murray
Community Member
1 month ago

DUN, DUN, DUNNNNNNN!!!!!!

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

More minerals! The Apache tears are huge

Gloria J Williams
Community Member
1 month ago

great place settings.

fuggnuggins
Community Member
1 month ago

Good way to get new-comers to take a closer look.

Iara Ra
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. Amazing

Anna Repp
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to see this!

William Wenzel
Community Member
1 month ago

Splendid art works!

Fara Giganti
Community Member
1 month ago

the forbidden feast

Jigs Gabest
Community Member
1 month ago

hahaha

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
1 month ago

Gonna break some teeth.

Olga Purington
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait. What?! Hahahahhaha.

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 month ago

why would you even do that??? T_T

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

Because... it's interesting? And educational? (If they were to tell you what the minerals were)

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Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t see the problem ?

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, that's one way to get your minerals.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!

Autumn
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so mean.... and so genius.

David Retsler
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope they have a dentist nearby.

veveve
Community Member
1 month ago

where' the grape agate?

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

I know right? For the vegans, moss agate

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NWB
Community Member
1 month ago

Vegan meals !

Foustri
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a buffet for Gorons.

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

no stones about it. that feast rocks. . i mean ya got your basic minerals all here. quartz of them really. .....i mean Rolling stones would be rock solid for this gem of a meal i mean there ins't any salt but oh well lol... i'll see my self out

Autumn
Community Member
1 month ago

I-

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Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

That is goddamn impressive

Patty Stier
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll bite - when and where is it, suit & tie or casual and can one take home leftovers?

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

My teeth hurt thinking about this.

Norart
Community Member
1 month ago

That's pretty clever!

natie marie
Community Member
1 month ago

this is absolutely amazing. I want to see it in person

Furry_Danger
Community Member
1 month ago

I legit thought that it was all actual food in the first two pics... then I actually looked.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Why?

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not?

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Spring Fisk
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!! I have seen this in person and it is amazing.

Martin Kaine
Community Member
1 month ago

Reminds me of that old SNL commercial for the breakfast cereal "Quarry": "Quarry contains no preservatives, no additives, no artificial flavoring. And it’s made without the use of pesticides or inorganic fertilizer. Because Quarry isn’t grown; it’s mined."

Paola Barbosa
Community Member
1 month ago

This is hurting my brain lol

Sam Chen
Community Member
1 month ago

Yum nothing like a punctured stomach to start my day

Shushadei
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Just Wow!

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
1 month ago

I’m never going to look at food the same way again

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

This is evil! Does anyone try to eat it?

Mi Shield
Community Member
1 month ago

So this is all dirt?

ThatOnePerson
Community Member
1 month ago

No, dirt is not minerals, it's worm poop and organic material. Rocks are made out of minerals and minerals are atoms arranged in a regular repeating structure with axis's of symmetry.

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Although forbidden snacks is definitely a niche subject, Blank-Cheque believes the subreddit is governed by the same Reddit laws as other communities. "Like most large subreddits, I don't think the community really has features unique from Reddit as a whole. If the people here are funny then Redditors are funny in general," they said.

There are frequent reposts like the puppies that look like fried chicken or the mineral that looks like steak but the moderator team try their best to keep the sub fresh.

#5

Forbidden Ramen

Forbidden Ramen

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Doggo is like “ awww yea warm sunny day, in a relaxing pool “

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#6

Sea Glass, Looks Like Candy

Sea Glass, Looks Like Candy

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooo pretty

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Sadly, some people have a really hard time resisting some of these forbidden snacks. Like Bored Panda mentioned in our previous forbidden snack list, there's actually an eating disorder that makes the sufferer feel a compulsion to eat non-food items. It's called pica, and it's quite rare; pica often occurs with other mental health disorders associated with impaired functioning (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia).

#7

Carved Green Onyx Gemstone Grapes. I’m Salivating

Carved Green Onyx Gemstone Grapes. I’m Salivating

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This is gorgeous! I'd display them in my curio cabinet.

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#8

Lately, I've Been Having A Craving For Grilled Cheese, Then I Noticed My Calendar And It All Made Sense

Lately, I've Been Having A Craving For Grilled Cheese, Then I Noticed My Calendar And It All Made Sense

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IzzieM
Community Member
1 month ago

Now I'm craving grilled cheese....thanks.

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#9

A Giant Broccoli

A Giant Broccoli

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

AAAaA the veggies are here to attack! RUN!!!

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Common cravings in people with pica include the urge to eat soil, coal, rust, chalk and paper. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. The good thing is that treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often solves the problem.

#10

This Rock Looks Like A Steak

This Rock Looks Like A Steak

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Look at that marbling

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#11

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

Pass Me A Banana. Actually, I’m Alright

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Yettichild
Community Member
1 month ago

Danger noodle hangin' with his homies.

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#12

I Almost Ate A Praying Mantis That Was In My Salad

I Almost Ate A Praying Mantis That Was In My Salad

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Jonquil Dakin
Community Member
1 month ago

That can't be sanitary

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#13

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

Forbidden Thanksgiving Turkey

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Yettichild
Community Member
1 month ago

Took me a second. It's a hairless cat cleaning itself.

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#14

Forbidden Avocado

Forbidden Avocado

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Good camouflage. At least there are some edible one there. (I hope)

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#15

The Wood In This Tree Looks Like Spaghetti And Tomato Sauce

The Wood In This Tree Looks Like Spaghetti And Tomato Sauce

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Tess the ferret
Community Member
1 month ago

How does this happen??

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#16

I Found A Rock That Looks Like Bread With A Bite Taken Out Of It

I Found A Rock That Looks Like Bread With A Bite Taken Out Of It

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
1 month ago

It didn't taste very good. That's why I stopped after one bite.

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#17

Forbidden Honey

Forbidden Honey

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Keep in the washroom vanity where it belongs.

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#18

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

Still Can’t Believe It’s Not Ham

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

It is! It came from the golden pig.

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#19

Forbidden Crème Brulée

Forbidden Crème Brulée

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that lava!? Definitely forbidden, plz don’t eat that XD

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#20

My Over-Baked Lap Croissant

My Over-Baked Lap Croissant

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Yettichild
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing better than a warm croissant.

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#21

Mmmmmm... Caramels

Mmmmmm... Caramels

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats beautiful... nature is really amazing

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#22

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

Precisely why we need safety regulations.

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#23

This Rosso Levanto Marble Looks Like Raw Meat

This Rosso Levanto Marble Looks Like Raw Meat

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LazyPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

Apparently it's not hard to look like raw meat

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#24

Caught Our Japanese Exchange Student About To Drink This Because It Says "Soda" And Has Fruit On The Label

Caught Our Japanese Exchange Student About To Drink This Because It Says "Soda" And Has Fruit On The Label

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

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* gulp gulp gulp *

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#25

Forbidden Ice Cream

Forbidden Ice Cream

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Sooner or later, you'll find a snake in one of these lists. I'm out

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#26

My Buddy's Soap And Dish Look Like A Fried Egg

My Buddy's Soap And Dish Look Like A Fried Egg

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Purposefully done maybe coz there is another soap dish to the right.

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#27

Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)

Forbidden Fried Chicken (It’s Calcite)

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
1 month ago

A nugget of Calcite.

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#28

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

Juicy Pomegranate Seeds

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7 Second Ninja
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't like the sharp taste.

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#29

Forbidden Honey Bun

Forbidden Honey Bun

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

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Sneks like “ I hate you “

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#30

These Forbidden Oreos Are Actually Methamphetamine Disguised As Decorative Aztec Calendar Wheels

These Forbidden Oreos Are Actually Methamphetamine Disguised As Decorative Aztec Calendar Wheels

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 month ago

A special kind of forbidden food.

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#31

Can't Tell If Rust Stained Tarp Or World's Largest Burrito Just Casually Chilling On The Sidewalk

Can't Tell If Rust Stained Tarp Or World's Largest Burrito Just Casually Chilling On The Sidewalk

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

Definitely world's largest burrito just casually chilling on the sidewalk.

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#32

Forbidden Coffee

Forbidden Coffee

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 month ago

so what is in his hand? The forbidden or not forbidden?

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#33

This Rock That Looks Like A Half-Eaten Potato

This Rock That Looks Like A Half-Eaten Potato

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

thats so cute! I want one now.

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#34

This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

This Forbidden Ravioli Is Actually A Sea Star

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure there are people who would eat a sea star.

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#35

Forbidden Pork Belly

Forbidden Pork Belly

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

would give a beautiful paperweight for a butcher

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#36

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

Anyone Know What Kind This Is? Fried Egg Jellyfish

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

Poached egg

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#37

Bowling Ball Broke At Work. It Looks Like A Forbidden Babybel Cheese

Bowling Ball Broke At Work. It Looks Like A Forbidden Babybel Cheese

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that cement on the inside?

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#38

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

Forbidden Sour Gummy Hippo (Crystallizing Soap)

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

YAS, gummy hippos

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#39

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

Forbidden Tortilla (Rusted Metal Paint)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that's tasty.

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#40

Forbidden Sorbet

Forbidden Sorbet

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

Strawberry ice cream!

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#41

Forbidden Soup

Forbidden Soup

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Kailey Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The octopus is like * ultimate grump grump face * “ I’m no soup “

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#42

Was Making My Homemade Laundry Detergent And I Had To Stop Myself From Grabbing A Pinch Like When I Normally Shred Cheese

Was Making My Homemade Laundry Detergent And I Had To Stop Myself From Grabbing A Pinch Like When I Normally Shred Cheese

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

The soap bar itself already looks like cheese.

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#43

I Found A Pebble That Looks Like A Slice Of French Toast

I Found A Pebble That Looks Like A Slice Of French Toast

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

thanks for the craving

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#44

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

These Pancake-Looking Mushrooms I Found

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Mmm, now I want to go to IHOP.

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#45

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

Just Throwing Some Meat On The Grill

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 month ago

I was like "Whats wrong with it?" Until I remembered the title of the article.

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