These days most of us live in houses, apartments, flats, studios or inside any other kind of structure that has walls, windows, and a roof. Since people no longer need to carve our living quarters in caves or build a hut from clay, architecture design and engineering became almost the most important professions that we know. Everybody needs a place to live, right?

Being an architect is a pretty tough job. There's little room for error, and any mistakes that you do make are going to be there on display for all to see for as long as the thing you designed is standing. But as you can see from these funny fails compiled by Bored Panda, some architects are determined to leave their mark on the world in one way or another. Sure they screwed up, but hey, at least you'll remember their masterpieces of modern architecture!

From garage doors finding their way on the third floor of an apartment building, many engineering fails concerning stairs and of course, miscellaneous epic fails of grandiose scale - you'll find it all and many more in this list. Feel free to add your own funny pictures, and don't forget to vote for your favorite design fails!

#1

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

They really shouldn't put that plant there lol

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#2

It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

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Hans
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4 years ago

It clearly is art.

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#3

In Case Of Fire

In Case Of Fire

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Hans
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4 years ago

...burn.

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#4

Can't Touch This?

Can't Touch This?

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Hans
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4 years ago

In gigantistan, small people do not have the right to get money.

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#5

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

This is not a drain, but the entrance to the home of the hero turtles.

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#6

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

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Eric Fletcher
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4 years ago

MC Escher did this one

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#7

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this is a deliberate...well, kind of joke.

Anna S
Community Member
4 years ago

In wingistan, only flying people have the right to rest

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GlitterGlitch
Community Member
4 years ago

This seems like a Zelda puzzle, probably all you have to do is have the gloves of strength to move the giant rock so you can jump on it and get the chest on the other side

Monkey D. Luffy
Community Member
4 years ago

Or the Super Mario wall jump.

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Kylie Jane Dixon
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4 years ago

Actually, that's reserved for the ninjas.

Markus McCloud
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4 years ago

Yep, and as you can('t) see, both of them are enjoying a nice cup of oolong tea.

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Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

I have so many dreams with a similar situation

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

It's that bonus stage you'll forever be pondering how to access. (yep, I'm repeating myself and I don't care ♥)

Isaac Joe (Joe)
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a meeting area for those who do wall running

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey I know !the lamp is a elevator

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Community Member
4 years ago

my first thought was tomb raider for some reason

jacluckycat
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4 years ago

I don't envy the person who has to water the flowers...

Jenny Graham
Community Member
4 years ago

Glass floor?

Matteo Durasevic
Community Member
1 year ago

No. The chandler would block that possibility.

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

So how did they get the furniture up there? Seems like an awful amount of work to hoist those chairs with a ladder

Henry Russell
Community Member
6 months ago

only exteme parkourists have the right to sit there

Matt Garvin
Community Member
4 years ago

But think how cool you'd look if you were sitting there, smiling at people.

Natii Tsardidou
Community Member
4 years ago

At least its not the bathroom 😜

Michelle McMenamin
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a hotel for Crusaders and Assasins.

Roy Hsieh
Community Member
4 years ago

no, it's definitely the place to chill in case of zombie apocalypse

Tish Christian
Community Member
4 years ago

You have to jump durrr

Rowan Rychel
Community Member
4 months ago

Swing from the light obviously acrobats and small agile people only

Psycho the Unsane
Community Member
5 months ago

Sign nearby: Authorized Spider-People Only

RandomHumanBean
Community Member
8 months ago

spidermaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

Community Member
8 months ago

Quickly! Get a degree in science and create a potion to make people's legs grow long! Problem solved and it'll only take about 10 years.

Can't_think_of_a_good_name
Community Member
8 months ago

Tarzan could get to it, why can't you?

Allyssa Kline
Community Member
11 months ago

is that a challenge?

Nemanja
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually see few ways for this intimate dinner: parkour, ladders or spiderman. :P

The Winged Areo
Community Member
1 year ago

False advertising

Devi Dasi
Community Member
2 years ago

Except through that window

SinisterÆnigmA
Community Member
2 years ago

hotel for parkour athlete

Callie Duncan
Community Member
2 years ago

This sitting room is for ghosts to enjoy ;)

VietnameseGirl98
Community Member
2 years ago

Forget access, the real question is how they managed to put the furniture there in the first place.

WhiteFox
Community Member
3 years ago

then how did they even get the furniture up there in the first place and why did they even put it there?

Kawaii Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

Just get a ladder! Or get a ladder, put it on the other side, then swing from the chandelier! :D :D :D

nemanja stosic
Community Member
4 years ago

There are possible ways, but for creative people.

nemanja stosic
Community Member
4 years ago

This is possible, for creative people.

Chris Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

Plus side in the coming zombie apocalypse zombies would not be able to reach there either.

Chris Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

Zombies would not be able to reach you.

Andres Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Mirror

Samuel Tan
Community Member
4 years ago

When you break in from the top window, have a rest and chill for a while.

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
4 years ago

It's so you can see who's at the door if you lean over !!

Biggest Potterhead Ever
Community Member
4 years ago

How would they even get the furniture up there lol

Marie Catherine Serrano
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelieeeerrr

Karin Fern
Community Member
4 years ago

Spiderman and Superman are frequent guests they like their own space

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

I think some "administrator" wanted to "decorate the space.

Anko Kira
Community Member
4 years ago

mirror's edge thinking..

Satu Nieminen
Community Member
4 years ago

There's a "glass" floor there. You can see it if you look carefully.

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
4 years ago

my sister had this in her house. it's a joke

Gemma Bush
Community Member
4 years ago

swing from the ceiling light?

Iapetos
Community Member
4 years ago

Fun.

Curt Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

I find something about this very scary.

Mohd Nadzir
Community Member
4 years ago

Hotel for airbenders

Leonie Brok
Community Member
4 years ago

But how did the flowers get there

Edward So
Community Member
4 years ago

You could see the glass floor clearly at the corners

Brandon Alberti
Community Member
4 years ago

maybe its a art....

Claire Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Tomb Raider.

Katie Jamberri Nails
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just for show.

Onyx Axe
Community Member
4 years ago

Makes me think of the hospital level in Hitman

Kathrin Böcker
Community Member
4 years ago

It seems like there is a floor made of glass. When you look in the left corner you can see a reflection.

Ryan Ailts
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it weird that I have dreams like this? Like we've been forced to move into a small apartment and there's barely any room for furniture but all these multi levels with furniture on them that you have to climb a ladder to reach and yet still hang precariously off the edge if you sit in them.

Adrian Iacobescu
Community Member
4 years ago

I think It is glass, you can see it on the corners :D, so, you can walk on glass :P

Abbass Muhammad
Community Member
4 years ago

Vampires don't need stairs.

Ruth Cana
Community Member
4 years ago

This is sort of creepy tbh...

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

Indiana Jones it across!!

| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe they could use a ladder? XD

Lazy Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Well flying creatures, people with ladders and ghosts can use it

Đen Nguyễn
Community Member
4 years ago

you will need to swing over using the chandelier

Benjamin Ong
Community Member
4 years ago

should put and elivator

Trav May
Community Member
4 years ago

Personal lounge for Spider-Man.

Patrycja Wyczesana
Community Member
4 years ago

This is for Prince of Persia!

Errol PrimeSupreme
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn´t it a hotel in Birmingham, nearly the trade fair????

Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

Power jump!

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#8

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

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Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

When you've completely messed up your house in Sims.

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#9

This ATM Keeps You Fit

This ATM Keeps You Fit

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Hans
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4 years ago

In dwarvistan, only small people have the right to get money.

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#10

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

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Hans
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4 years ago

LIke a perpetuum mobile, just the other way round: endless wasting without progress.

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#11

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

For todays game against the Wisconsin Walls.

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#12

Right Here!

Right Here!

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"F. Ailure Construction at your service"

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#13

The World's Worst Balcony

The World's Worst Balcony

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

When you have undesired visitors, take them for a bit of fresh aiur to the balcony. "After you..."

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#14

Forgetting How To Architect

Forgetting How To Architect

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Hans
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4 years ago

Find the secret door. Use a bomb (press A) at the right spot.

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#15

You Had One Job, Architects

You Had One Job, Architects

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

At least this "escalator" goes up AND down.

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#16

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

This must be the interior view of that balcony photo!

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#17

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

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Kasia Nitschke
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey! Somebody left a book on the seat! Must be the "architecture for dummies"!

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#18

It's Just Up The Stairs

It's Just Up The Stairs

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This is for the new generation of flying wheelchairs.

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#19

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

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Ange Cairncross
Community Member
4 years ago

Mr Ed.....Principal Mr Ed

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#20

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Ooooohhhh..... Th...Those are eyes with angry eyebrows and some serious wrinkles inbetween!!! Yeah, that's an angry face expression... I mean, surely, I mean DEFINITELY.... ^_^"

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#21

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

It was too difficult to move the clock.

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#22

Who Needs Privacy

Who Needs Privacy

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Convenient for Romeo and Juliet.

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#23

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

Works great if you ride horses or bicycles.

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#24

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

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Natasha L
Community Member
4 years ago

No...I need symmetry

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#25

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

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Hans
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4 years ago

The living hell for a perfectionist.

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#26

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Car you say? Helicopter I guess!

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#27

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

For some reson (being hit by bicycle, twice) I can understand this one.

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#28

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

Time for a game of limbo!

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#29

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

Apparently somebody didn't like their view.

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#30

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

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Trav May
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4 years ago

"I demand a window office!" "I'm sorry. They're all taken." "I said, "I DEMAND."

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#31

These Stairs

These Stairs

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Why bother shoveling these stairs?

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#32

Well-Lit Yard

Well-Lit Yard

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Doug Stringham
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4 years ago

Guaranteed my mom would hit this. Every. Time.

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#33

You Should Have Been More Specific

You Should Have Been More Specific

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Benny Lava
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4 years ago

Barely noticeable.

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#34

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not ask questions. Just don't.

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#35

This Roof Window

This Roof Window

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Liana Swarz-Burt
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4 years ago

...I have no words to describe this

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#36

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

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A Snail
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4 years ago

I like how whoever built the wall just built around the tv instead of telling someone

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#37

Stairs To Nowhere

Stairs To Nowhere

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Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

my life after graduation

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#38

This Ramp

This Ramp

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Ludogond
Community Member
4 years ago

Fun, but as an Architect I must say that almost none of these have anything to do with architecture. We dont build. This is the result of builder not using an Architect and obviously not filing for approval. Most would be illegal alteration gone wrong. Proper title would be "15 Builder who obviously needed an Architect" but the is one of those that puzzles me ☺

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#39

These Genius Stairs

These Genius Stairs

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Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

Escher?

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#40

Very Useful Door

Very Useful Door

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libby D
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2 years ago

Get to the café in no time!

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#41

Just In Front Of A Garage

Just In Front Of A Garage

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Karin Fern
Community Member
4 years ago

"Youse guys don't need tah use da door do ya?"

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#42

Welcome To Turkey!

Welcome To Turkey!

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Rick Hamilton
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4 years ago

I don't think there was an inspector on this job.

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#43

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

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Liana Swarz-Burt
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a backup column. If the rest fail, this one will hold everything up when it falls.

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#44

A Small Design Flaw

A Small Design Flaw

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MysticalMan
Community Member
4 years ago

The honor system.

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#45

This Building

This Building

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Mirriam Banda
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4 years ago

one ball is bigger than the other

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#46

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

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Rick Hamilton
Community Member
4 years ago

Hope nobody left their Thai chicken in the drawer.

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#47

How Is This Supposed To Work?

How Is This Supposed To Work?

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Isa
Community Member
4 years ago

For handicapped bikers

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#48

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

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Roselientje
Community Member
4 years ago

Can't it be a cool fail?

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#49

Halfway Off The Stairway

Halfway Off The Stairway

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

This is where the OSHA contractor who invented back-up beepers has his office.

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#50

Yeah, Why Not

Yeah, Why Not

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Hans
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4 years ago

Toilet for disabled dogs?

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#51

These Gates

These Gates

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Daniela Ogreanu
Community Member
4 years ago

When your mouse is not working properly while playing sims :D

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#52

These Doors

These Doors

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Kasia Nitschke
Community Member
4 years ago

Plus you can always guess who's behind the door by staring at their crotch

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#53

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

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Ivan Irawan
Community Member
4 years ago

Picasso is that you?

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#54

This Outlet Is Unreachable

This Outlet Is Unreachable

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Trav May
Community Member
4 years ago

For emergency charging, break glass.

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#55

Window Fail

Window Fail