According to animator Art Babbitt, "Animation follows the laws of physics—unless it is funnier otherwise." The idea that cartoons behave differently compared to the real world (but not randomly) is almost as old as animation itself. For example, Walt Disney already talked about this "the plausible impossible" cartoon logic in 1956. And when you think about it, the popular cartoons would lose half of their charm if their characters started acting just the same as us. Our sometimes dull reality is what we're trying to escape watching the funny cartoons, after all.

Bored Panda has collected some of the most ridiculous examples of cartoon plot holes to highlight how the world of cartoon characters differs from the real one, and it couldn't be any funnier. From the fingerless Powerpuff Girl Blossom eating with chopsticks to Tom and Jerry hanging out naked all day but wearing clothes at the beach - these characters clearly aren't governed by the laws of science or the norms of any rational plot twists. Scroll down to witness severe cases of cartoon logic that make perfect (non)sense and vote for the most facepalm-y ones!

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

hahahahaha never saw that! dark humor

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S Missions
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3 years ago

It's a bone conduction headphone, what is wrong with that?

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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

Not clothes, but UV protection...

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Andrew Smith
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3 years ago

Also before the invention of Coca-Cola which is where the red santa hat comes from.

Tim Mannens
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3 years ago

the red santa hat comes from the Saint Nicolas, wich is a popular figure in Dutch/Belgian culture

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Agnieszka Hejnowicz
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3 years ago

I'd say it's more like postapocalyptic cartoon. They have cars, phones and other 'modern things'.

Heather Cox
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3 years ago

I've heard of that cartoon conspiracy theory

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Thomas Goddeeris
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3 years ago

the tree is a celtic symbol

Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

Indeed. And predates Christ by quite a long time.

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João Eiras
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3 years ago

Saturnalia and the winter solstice celebrations predate christianity by centuries.

Sasy
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3 years ago

It is the FLINTSTONES they had dishwashers and record players too :) my favourite cartoon of all time ♥

Cordélia Leite
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3 years ago

In fact it makes sense. Christian church stole things from other religions. http://www.crystalinks.com/xmastrees.html

Milos Paripovic
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3 years ago

Bringing tree in the house in winter and decorating it was a pagan tradition long before there was Christmas

Cees Timmerman
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3 years ago

So? It's still an older pagan custom to decorate trees, which the Bible could prohibit by Jeremiah 10:1-5.

Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

This would be correct. The holiday later called Christmas was already being celebrated more than one thousand years before the birth of Jesus. And yes, at some point before his birth people started using a decorated tree during this celebration. His birth (although nobody knows his actual date of birth) was added to the holiday by Roman Pagans who were forced to join the official state church.

Marcus Ruffner
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10 months ago

The sight of mistletoe and santa hats on their heads and a fully decorated christmas tree in their home(which also makes no sense, because humans were nomadic in paleolithic times) only makes it MORE ridiculous. THIS scene alone goes to show that you should never have a Christmas special set before the time of Christ, when Christmas did not yet exist. Shame on you, Hanna-Barbera!

Marcus Ruffner
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10 months ago

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OMG! I’m not Wengie!!!
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11 months ago

NO Christ STOLE Christmas from the Flinstones!!!

Daniel W Maynard
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1 year ago

*me right now* -_-

Karina Ramirez
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1 year ago

Sorry to ruin the logic Actually they’re was a theory but it’s just a theory that somehow the flinstones got knocked back to the stone ages well I mean they all did the ones who lived on the ground remember that episode where the jetsons see the flinstones that means they lived in the future but in Stone Age that explains why they know cars and phones and stuff but yeah

Anders Horn
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2 years ago

Well, you ACTUALLY believe people didn’t celebrate Christmas before Christ? 😀😀😀 People have been celebrating winter solstice since before they created God.

Edwin Kort
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2 years ago

Pagan feast, before the Church took over

Jose Baeyens
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2 years ago

Christmas existed a LOOOOOONG time before Christ. Except we didn't call it that then. The pinetree, the presents, the decorations, etc... same with easter. You guys should really dig into history a little !!! Christianism has just implanted their "celebrations" over those of our ancestors so we would forget what their real origin was. They succeeded with some of us apparently.

Samantha J
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3 years ago

Where the frick did that candy cane come from too!?!?!

David Babcock
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3 years ago

christmas has NOTHING to do with the birth of jesus. Do some research on the subject. The Romans already had a holiday season of exchanging gifts, the christians stole the idea and claimed it for their own

Birma Gustafsson
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3 years ago

For the record: christmas is originally a PAGAN festival of winter solstice.

Hilde Marstrander
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3 years ago

Christmas was celebrated long before the birth of Christ. It was an old pagan ritual, marking winter solstice, the shortest, and therefore darkest day of the year.

Arden
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3 months ago

Who is christ

Lucy_thefox_piggy
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5 months ago

I think that was Christs birthday and the baby wasn't ready yet I think

Dacjan Ździabek
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9 months ago

Christ is a fictional character anyway so it doesn't matter that much.

Eleanor Jones
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10 months ago

They are celebrating Saternalia

Jason Goldman
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1 year ago

It's a pagan holiday.

Eleanor Jones
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1 year ago

srsly tho

Eleanor Jones
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2 years ago

*auto correct born

Eleanor Jones
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2 years ago

WHAT DO THEY THINK THERE CELLIBRATING ! Let's also throw our teeth under our pillows and go to sleep and wait for the tooth fairy to come who has not been invented yet!

Niclas Malmberg
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2 years ago

Well, Yule was celebrated long before christmas, when christians came they took the traditions and just changed the motive to why people celebrated. The christmas tree has nothing to to with Jesus.

Michael John
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2 years ago

Betty, "Jesus is coming."

Dat Boi JIMBLES NOTRONBO
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3 years ago

Grand dad

BestJokesInTheWorld
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3 years ago

What Christ? Is this website suggesting that Christianity is the only true religion?

Kevin Perry
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3 years ago

Well, it wasn't before cigarettes because the Flintstones, Fred, and Barney used to advertise Winston cigarettes. They were instrumental in getting me addicted to nicotine. I told my friends about it and no one remembered the ads and said I was crazy. But then someone invented You Tube and I was proven correct... again.

Markus McCloud
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3 years ago

You can't get much more hipster than that! "I celebrated this holiday before it even existed!"

yseta46
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3 years ago

Yeah, I sorta thought that was a bit ironic.

Irene Bocardo Reina
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3 years ago

pagans?

Samira Peri
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3 years ago

BS.

Ben Kaldorei
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3 years ago

Yule Tide ;-)

June Pixeld
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3 years ago

They had everything before it was invented:)so why not?

Trond Sätre
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3 years ago

Maybe they're celebrating winter solstice, and it's just translated to "Christmas" for the convenience of a post-BC audience

claudia kiss
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3 years ago

Flintstones are cartoon characters and about as real as Christ so I can accept the paradox.

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Trees were used in solstice ceremonies long before X.

Gabi Rex
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3 years ago

They are celebrating the gifts and Santa not the birthdays of Christ.

Roque Cepeda
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3 years ago

what about that theory that the flintstones are our future?

Hans Ranum
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3 years ago

Winter Solstice/Yule was around long before Christmas :P

Kendall Davis
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3 years ago

OMG

Joseph Eriksson
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3 years ago

Nothing in the picture has anything to do with Christ.

Katie Jamberri Nails
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3 years ago

Celebrations like this were celebrated before Christ, but not before the Stone Age.

SpaceTacoKitten
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3 years ago

You do realise that Christmas/Yule was already a thing in Egyptian times and before that. Celebrating the turn of the cycle... Days getting longer again. Only it was named Midwinter/Yule then, not Christmas.

Heather Cox
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3 years ago

Now that debatable

Jose Gonzalez
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3 years ago

Then they celebrated the winter solstice and the birth of the sun of god...

nampe
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3 years ago

orgy mode on

Sara Lenczewski
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3 years ago

There is a theory that the Flintstones take place in the future.

Eric Lang
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3 years ago

Grey Pantaloons and mayonnaise hat

Elizabeth Mitchell
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3 years ago

That's only if you assume they lived in the caveman era. If the Jetsons and the Flintstones actually exist in the same era of the future, the Jetsons are this humans who colonised other planets after the destruction of earth, while the Flintstones are the human survivors left behind.......in this scenario, the celebration of Christmas is kind of gloomy.

Cees Timmerman
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3 years ago

I'm more impressed by the helium balloons.

Ingrid Tsai
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3 years ago

Maybe they still wanted the presents?

Marcio Badra
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3 years ago

In fact, there is a theory that the Flintstones live in the future. After some kind of catastrophe, rich people (like the Jetsons) went to live in floating houses in the sky and poor people stayed on the ground working in mining ou agriculture. That is the reason people in Bedrock try to emulate all the things they have lost (car, washing machines, etc.) using the few resources they still have.

Kathy Nicholson
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3 years ago

Back to the future?

Ari Niemelä
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3 years ago

There were a Christmas like celebrations before Christ.

Jon Watts
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3 years ago

Ah, but what if i were to tell you, the Flintstones takes place not in the past, but a future where the Earth has faced devastation, you ever hear of the phrase "i'm gonna nuke you to the stone age"? Here yah go....or that's my theory anyway

Erik WP
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3 years ago

Christmas was celebrated long before the Christian church appropriated the holiday

Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Hello!!

Barbara Paulsen
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3 years ago

Saturnalia was celebrated before the birth of Christ. Christians used this celebration while they were being persecuted to cover up the fact they were celebrating Christ. He was actually born in the spring while shepherds watched their flocks by night. This was only done during lambing season which is March/April time. The Christmas tree is actually a pagan symbol of the return of the sun.

Ie Va
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3 years ago

I loooved this cartoon. Yabadabadoo

Joy Robinson
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3 years ago

Christmas is just an adaptation of the pagan festival of Yuletide. It was the christians who ADAPTED the celebration of Christmas. They did not CREATE Christmas.

Brian Rasmussen
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3 years ago

Christmas his older than the bibel.

lasagna's underrated
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3 years ago

Dear lord, fix your spelling

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Rosalinde Müller
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3 years ago

Christmas is a modern name we gave it, before that it was called midwinter. The christmastree is from that time, the candles, the gifts, the family, etc. Christmas as in celebrating Jesus his birth came popular much much later.

Sanchit Jain
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3 years ago

If one should follow the logic of caption, thy fellas should be naked as well. Ohh and don't forget the hair-dresser.

Michiel nospam
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3 years ago

Wikipedia: "Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity"

Brian Rasmussen
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3 years ago

Nope https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice

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Chyppa Homer
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3 years ago

In anticipation :)

Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Not to be mean, but how many people celebrate christmas as Santa's coming rather than the birth of Christ?

Erin Hill
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3 years ago

Jesus was actually born at some point in the Spring, as far as I know

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Ludvig Aarstad
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3 years ago

Well, christmas really has nothing to do with the birth of christ anyways...

Ludvig Aarstad
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, christmas doesn't really have anything to do with the birth of christ, now has it?

nampe
Community Member
3 years ago

but when was this cartoon made, was it also made before Christ? So duh,.....obviously it was made when technology already existed

Pennyworth
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3 years ago

Where are their Winston cigarettes?

tara skogly
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3 years ago

That is actually more correct. Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Christ.

Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

Hanukkah bush!

Z father
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3 years ago

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I hate this judishen art, when blacks with whites, and whites with blacks..... This is multirace mix is shit, because slowly whites dissapears.... I can seen it everywhere, even my mother (she juden) drawed similar multirace haircolours foir childrens in kindergarten...... Suck, i am alone pure white in the whole world, you are all chyshki!

TheAcidBin
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3 years ago

do shut up you utter cretin.

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

I'm familiar with this story but mine went round putting something else that's not a shoe on every girl

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Hic Sunt Beones
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3 years ago

It gets weirder: Pluto is actually owned by a mouse...

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John L
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3 years ago

Setting boundaries can make a big difference with Little People. Even Charlie knows all about this. ;D

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Michiel nospam
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3 years ago

he has a boner. duh.

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S Missions
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3 years ago

Nothing wrong with that, we are human, but we are afraid of some humans :)

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

She can fly so let's call this one of her powers too.

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

If I dont remember wrong the Millhouse are actually relathed

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

she has 7 toes

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WhiteFox
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3 years ago

oh sure screw it if they're dead

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

I really don't see any ears though...

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

I don't know about hair, but I know that their left legs have floating toes bones.

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The Cappy
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3 years ago

Actually, he has a gorilla accent. It just sounds similar.

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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

If we consider ducks size, they are eating a hummingbird.

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

and why a tanga? apes don't wear tanga's

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Michiel nospam
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3 years ago

I bet it's some quantum effect.

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

It is very stretchy!

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Emre
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3 years ago

come ooon that was the funniest part of tom&jerry :D

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

She's not 1 year old.. she's 336 months old.

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mocochang
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3 years ago

* Unless you have already seen them on a dream

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

He's got a secret power plant in the lab.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

We've seen dogs walking dogs...It doesn't matter who you are, you always gotta do your chores.

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Miloš Opačić
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3 years ago

yeah its called stockholm syndrome

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

It's not a fork it's a tiny trident xD

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Vali F.
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3 years ago

sweatty feet

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Jenn
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3 years ago

he secretly wants her there awwww

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

I'd make a misoginism joke about women, but mama will make me swoop the entire house before even thinking about it.

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

To be honest I still don' t want my mom barging in while I'm in the shower.... in my 40s.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

It's not a pokemon, it's family.

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Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

That was the joke...

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Steffi Eff
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3 years ago

it's not for disguise - but to keep them apart. just sayin' :)

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Benny Lava
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3 years ago

Is that from Courage the cowardly dog?

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S Missions
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3 years ago

I'm the same way. I'm only bilingual, but there's something that prevents me from seeing things I'm looking for. If I'm looking for something and it's next to me, I literally can't see it. I have to walk away and do something else. When I come back it will be there.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Because they'll make the "whoshhh" or the "neuuuu" sound.

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James Floyd
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3 years ago

To be fair they don't really look like their heart is in the whole "villain" thing

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

We're driving to the gym so we can run on the threadmill...

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

Carved... they are actually carved into the face

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Well, technically...those are flying fish, so...

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

They are magnetic.

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

Monsters are not phonies

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

She's like the cartoon version of the obsessed girlfriend meme.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

the existence of Jesus does not proof the existence of God :-)

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Vanellope Buttercup
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3 years ago

I believe it's Lilo & Stitch :)

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Emre
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3 years ago

nothing wrong here... move on

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

Because rhinos are just an outer shell filled with air. Come on, everyone knows that!

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RaroaRaroa
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3 years ago

Probably went crazy in the loneliness of captivity.

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mocochang
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3 years ago

The best part is that they actually took care to make bulbasaur use his vine whips to hold on to butterfree, but completely let the zubat and squirtle issue slip...

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