That lovely German word 'schadenfreude' describes the pleasure that one gets in witnessing another person's misfortune. While we don't necessarily condone this slightly evil feeling, it can be useful in putting one's own struggles and unfortunate events into perspective.

For example, you're not having a good time of things. You didn't get much sleep, the car won't start, and you're late for work. Seems like you're having the worst day ever! It's easy to feel grumpy and full of self-pity; you might even bring the people around you down as well, with your crappy mood.

However, one look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, will immediately make you realize how much worse things can be. These people are having a really bad day, and it's sure to be worse than yours. Does that make things better? Yes. Should it really? Probably not. But somehow it does, so who are we to argue?

Scroll down below for your daily dose of schadenfreude, whether you need it or not, and feel free to tell us about your own funny accidents in the comments!

#1

This Amazon Review Though

This Amazon Review Though

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Miss Kitty
Community Member
10 months ago

All this is so tragical, but it still gave me a good laugh.

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#2

Keys Inside Armored Truck

Keys Inside Armored Truck

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

Oops

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#3

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

At least the neighbor didn't takes pictures

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#4

Oops

Oops

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

Ha, ha, ha!

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#5

Two Brothers Won The Lottery On The Same Day

Two Brothers Won The Lottery On The Same Day

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Chris Watson
Community Member
10 months ago

I hope they shared

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#6

Oh Well

Oh Well

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
10 months ago

Nice guy.

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#7

Probably The Greatest Picture Of Myself That’s Ever Been Taken

Probably The Greatest Picture Of Myself That’s Ever Been Taken

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
10 months ago

Plot twist, it's the guy in the red jacket.

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#8

Just Married Couple In Front Of Their Burning Car

Just Married Couple In Front Of Their Burning Car

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

At least they're okay, and seem to have good sense of humor about the whole thing. It'll make an interesting story to tell the kids years later.(if they choose to have any)

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#9

Poor Guy

Poor Guy

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
10 months ago

Fair enough

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#10

Well That Sucks

Well That Sucks

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
10 months ago

Even the fork is giving you the middle finger.

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#11

Sucks To Be You, Tom

Sucks To Be You, Tom

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ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
10 months ago

He asked to remain anonymous, but didn't get his wish

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#12

Spent $11.75 Growing Tomatoes This Year. Here's My Whole Harvest

Spent $11.75 Growing Tomatoes This Year. Here's My Whole Harvest

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Tee
Community Member
10 months ago

That would work perfectly in the tiny kitchen

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#13

Scene Outside My Apartment Today

Scene Outside My Apartment Today

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

I can almost hear the workers trying to figure out what to do

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#14

This Girl Was Bleaching Her Hair And Put A Plastic Bag From Walmart Over It To Help The Heat Stay In And It Printed The Ink Onto Her Hair

This Girl Was Bleaching Her Hair And Put A Plastic Bag From Walmart Over It To Help The Heat Stay In And It Printed The Ink Onto Her Hair

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
10 months ago

Well, at least it will not show when she brushes her hair normally

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#15

Context Matters

Context Matters

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European other
Community Member
10 months ago

Nice boss ?!

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#16

Not Dead

Not Dead

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Vilkas
Community Member
10 months ago

She has a sense of humour about it anyway.

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#17

I Give Up

I Give Up

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
10 months ago

Their phone is devoutly religious and could no longer allow such behavior.

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#18

Lanyard Caught On The Handle And My Keys Swung Inside The Door As I Closed It. Stupidest Way To Lock Yourself Out?

Lanyard Caught On The Handle And My Keys Swung Inside The Door As I Closed It. Stupidest Way To Lock Yourself Out?

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David Jeu
Community Member
10 months ago

*Mac Gyver theme plays

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#19

So I Started Work As A Beekeeper Last Week

So I Started Work As A Beekeeper Last Week

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
10 months ago

And you're now an Instagram influencer!

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#20

Dammit!

Dammit!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, that's cold.

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#21

Control + V

Control + V

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh wow, you can really see his face in there! Awesome!

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#22

Well, I Guess I'm The Chandelier Now

Well, I Guess I'm The Chandelier Now

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ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, you are the chandelier.

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#23

Someone At Porsche Is Getting Fired Today

Someone At Porsche Is Getting Fired Today

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

I would've loved to hear the explanation the employee came up with.

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#24

It's A Me A-Marioooo ...oh

It's A Me A-Marioooo ...oh

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Ronnel Samonte
Community Member
10 months ago

This one is funny lol!

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#25

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
10 months ago

hope you are okay!

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#26

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

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Dream Wolf
Community Member
10 months ago

But why would you hold your coffee all the way up there?

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#27

I Received This Gift From My Crush

I Received This Gift From My Crush

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
10 months ago

That is an Oscar worth burn

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#28

Still Better Than a DUI

Still Better Than a DUI

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SAF saf
Community Member
10 months ago

Guy lucked out! happened to me and the cop gave me 10 mins before they towed it.

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#29

The Moment You Realize You Used The Wrong Spray

The Moment You Realize You Used The Wrong Spray

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

And realised you now have a perfect reason to turn the boring lawn into an amazing flowerbed.

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#30

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Poor newt

SavySausageDog
Community Member
10 months ago

That's a newt who's dropped its tail as it felt threatened

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member
10 months ago

Where the F does their water come from???

ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
10 months ago

How did that get in there!

Kristi S.
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm currently eating while watching this... Dunno if I'm gonna go puke or let the food stay in🤢

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
10 months ago

Throw in a bat wing and some spider legs and you got yourself a real potion there buddy!

Lisa loves cats
Community Member
10 months ago

OMG NOOOOOOO

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor little creature

Night Owl
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Eww and Poor little guy

K Shaw
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor newt and you !

Dream Wolf
Community Member
10 months ago

And this is why mornings can be the worst. Our fuzzy brains prevent us from thinking (or looking) clearly before we act.

Maddie Liatsidis
Community Member
9 months ago

i did this one time 🙃 when i was a kid i made fries all the time and i lost the lid to the oil, thinking as it was just oil i thought whatever. used it again, and again and my mom found a dead mouse in it that looked like he had been there for a while 🙃why did i share this

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
10 months ago

Matilda!

BiLal Asif
Community Member
9 months ago

Ooh hell noooh

Tammy Hornback
Community Member
9 months ago

OH Good Lord! well I'm done

Lisa Vinci
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't understand how you never saw something in your cup? What were you looking at while pouring hot tea?!

European other
Community Member
10 months ago

I am confused about how this happened !

tuzdayschild
Community Member
9 months ago

Aghhhhhh...what happened?

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
9 months ago

Gack!

Isaac B
Community Member
9 months ago

This is why I drink coffee

Gingergirl
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh poor newt, dropped his tail trying to get away

Ben
Community Member
9 months ago

100% serious, you need to get checked out or identify that newt or salamander. There are numerous species that excrete a neurotoxin from their skin when threatened. Legends around here of a group of Oregon hunters died from exactly this same scenario: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56743/silence-newts

Shawn
Community Member
9 months ago

It's a Mediterranean house gecko

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Theemuts
Community Member
9 months ago

I doubt the tail wil grow back now ...

Karen Vidrio-Aguirre
Community Member
9 months ago

at least they didn't swallow the tail :)

Wyndmere
Community Member
9 months ago

Bleh, bleh, and BLEH!! — Felt threatened by hot tea, lost his tail, drowned in your morning brew. — Go to bed earlier; you might not be so tired in the morning. Other Newts might live longer.

Donna Leske
Community Member
9 months ago

There was a moth floating in my coffee once. I picked it off and drank it anyway. __________ What? I should wait while it perks me another one? Horrors.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh gosh poor thing!! ;^;

Lauren Baker
Community Member
9 months ago

😢

Jjjane20
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

How this could have happened? Poor little guy..

Brianna
Community Member
10 months ago

I almost just threw up my coffee

Ronnel Samonte
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh my!

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
3 weeks ago

Why do i feel sad for the newt

Katherine Ceruti
Community Member
1 month ago

This happened to me once and I only found out after washing the dishes. I felt so bad I held a mini funeral for the lil guy and buried him in my succulent sanctuary

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
1 month ago

OUTTA THE WAY, I'M GONNAAAAAABBBBBLLLLLEEEEEEEEGH!!!

MLinda Nessle
Community Member
2 months ago

🤮🤢🤣

Shanti
Community Member
7 months ago

When shall we three meet again? When the newt AND his eye drown in the teacup!

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh ick.

TeeMarieTisMe
Community Member
9 months ago

How sad. Thanks for ruining my morning now too.

Cara Waldrup
Community Member
9 months ago

that's so sad...

Laci
Community Member
9 months ago

I stared at this with a gaping mouth for way too long. EEEWWWW

Winter Rose
Community Member
9 months ago

Eye of newt...

Katinka Min
Community Member
9 months ago

WAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Michael Rodrick
Community Member
9 months ago

I just threw up in my mouth!

Haroon Tareen
Community Member
9 months ago

But such beverage would become highly poisonous. In fact consuming such tea would be fatal.

Tanya Robinson
Community Member
9 months ago

If that had have been a rough skinned newt, that "foul taste" would be accompanied by death.

Rose C. Walker
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor little guy, and I hope the person didn't get sick!

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor little beastie! NOT funny.

Molly Kennington
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor little fella : (

Aneese
Community Member
9 months ago

gag gag gag gag .....

Mattie Marsack
Community Member
9 months ago

runb abd vomit.

Magic lady
Community Member
9 months ago

GaG

TheDragonInTown
Community Member
9 months ago

It’s tail!

Помаже Бог
Community Member
9 months ago

Omg that poor thing!!!!!!!

CincyReds
Community Member
9 months ago

awwww poor little thing

Tiffany Sparrow
Community Member
9 months ago

*barfs on the floor*

Kimberly Marie
Community Member
9 months ago

Opens mug to make sure kid's gecko didn't accidentally crawl in

Baali Venomax
Community Member
9 months ago

:( poor thing.

Sam Petter
Community Member
9 months ago

No, dude, it's just EYE of newt!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
9 months ago

🤮🤮🤮

Stan Chung
Community Member
9 months ago

omg, that is nasty

JJM
Community Member
9 months ago

Please tell me you don't drink out of that fowl looking cup.

Maureen Peters
Community Member
9 months ago

Waiting for tea has become fatal to him! So sad.

Artist Known As Lisa
Community Member
9 months ago

EWWWW

Bevie
Community Member
9 months ago

This cannot possibly be true...at least I hope not. Look at how raunchy looking that cup is to start with! Ewwwwww

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
9 months ago

Gag!!

Mairlady
Community Member
9 months ago

It this was done as a joke, may Karma be on you!

Laura Crawley
Community Member
9 months ago

Bet u have a cat! Hope u have a cat or made this in the dark

Crazy Cat Lady
Community Member
9 months ago

🤢

berna zapominszki
Community Member
9 months ago

Oooooooooooo! Nooooooooooo!

Joan Churton
Community Member
9 months ago

oh ick!

Linda Clements
Community Member
9 months ago

YUCK!!

Peggy Fredmeyster
Community Member
9 months ago

I'd be puking my guts out!!! 🤮🤮

Careena Bruen
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh my days! I would totally lose my sh!t of this happened to me!

Jace
Community Member
9 months ago

How?

BusLady
Community Member
9 months ago

Anyone ever see those coffee cups that have a fake ceramic frog at the bottom to freak you out? I wonder how this little guy got in there? Must have somehow crawled into the cup.

Maureen Rouse
Community Member
9 months ago

Eeewwwwwww!

Carolyn Leneberg
Community Member
9 months ago

BARFFFFF!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh geez!!!!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
9 months ago

I just lost all my meals and the snack I ate today....BARF-O-RAMA! I ALWAYS check EVERYTHING i eat or drink, including holding bottles up the a light.

Paul Trowski
Community Member
9 months ago

McDonald’s surely

Christie Wright
Community Member
9 months ago

Those metal cups are the best thing ever. My ice water stays cold for hours.

Belle Oliver
Community Member
9 months ago

God damn it Matilda... again

Johanna Muukkonen
Community Member
9 months ago

So, one explanation could be that when you boil water the lizard search it's way to the steam that collects on the ceiling and then falls into the kettle.

Racheal Chan
Community Member
9 months ago

happened to me once with coffee - not sure if it was some sick joke from colleagues

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
9 months ago

How does this even happen? Did they not look in the cup at all before pouring (assuming it was dead in the cup. I can't see how that would have come out of a tea maker)

BingeFest1
Community Member
10 months ago

That. Is. Disgusting.

Cip IESAN
Community Member
10 months ago

It was a morning soup!

Sunzilla
Community Member
10 months ago

Shampies.

lilly nyangweso
Community Member
10 months ago

Nooooo way

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
9 months ago

Ewwww

Reagan James
Community Member
10 months ago

Ahhhhhh, poor thing. I hope it’s alright..,

KT Trondsen
Community Member
9 months ago

WTF is wrong with this person!?

C
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Why should there be anything wrong with this person? Unfortunately, accidents happen.

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#31

Got A New Printer. The Old One Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

Got A New Printer. The Old One Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

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European other
Community Member
10 months ago

Nasty stuff that

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#32

Apparently The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door

Apparently The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door

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CherylTunt
Community Member
10 months ago

More like the parents

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#33

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S**t

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S**t

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DemPugs
Community Member
10 months ago

I remember reading the original Reddit post a few months ago, he posted an update saying he was suing the mechanic or something

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#34

Looks Like I’m Not Getting My Bluetooth Earbuds Back For A While

Looks Like I’m Not Getting My Bluetooth Earbuds Back For A While

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David Jeu
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

They should bind them together.

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#35

Imagine Getting Your Name Excluded Like This In A Movie Credit Scene

Imagine Getting Your Name Excluded Like This In A Movie Credit Scene

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Toujin C'Thlu
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10 months ago

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#36

When You Forget Your Friends

When You Forget Your Friends

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor girl

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#37

Chinese Man Chops Off His Own Finger After A Snake Bite ‘To Save My Own Life’, But Doctors Say It Was Totally Unnecessary

Chinese Man Chops Off His Own Finger After A Snake Bite ‘To Save My Own Life’, But Doctors Say It Was Totally Unnecessary

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

That's one hell of an over-reaction.

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#38

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

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ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
10 months ago

Well, that worked

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#39

Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang

Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
10 months ago

How the hell did it fell over on its own?

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#40

A Statue Of Jesus In India Mysteriously Began Dripping Water From Its Toes. Worshippers Started Collecting It And Drinking It Believing It Was Holy. The Source Of The Water Was Later Found To Be Clogged Pipes

A Statue Of Jesus In India Mysteriously Began Dripping Water From Its Toes. Worshippers Started Collecting It And Drinking It Believing It Was Holy. The Source Of The Water Was Later Found To Be Clogged Pipes

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Asat Voong
Community Member
10 months ago

Holy shit!

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