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!

#1

A Portrait Of Dear Father

A Portrait Of Dear Father

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Annemarie Elshout
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4 years ago

hahahahaha never saw that! dark humor

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#2

Earphones Logic

Earphones Logic

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S Missions
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4 years ago

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

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#3

Naked vs. Clothed

Naked vs. Clothed

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Cip IESAN
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4 years ago

Not clothes, but UV protection...

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#4

Christmas Before Christmas

Christmas Before Christmas

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Andrew Smith
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4 years ago

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

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#5

Finding Love

Finding Love

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coffee zombie
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4 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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#6

Different Kinds Of Dogs

Different Kinds Of Dogs

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Hic Sunt Beones
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4 years ago

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

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#7

Cell Bars

Cell Bars

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John L
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4 years ago

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

Višnja Roganović
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4 years ago

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Peta_C
Community Member
4 years ago

Variant of Stockholm Syndrome??

Daniel Ciocilteu
Community Member
4 years ago

They are stuck in the prisons of their own minds...

TheMsLollidella
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol in almost every cartoon they do this 😂 sometimes tho they acknowledge this and the captured person just walks off once the evil character finishes their monologue

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
4 years ago

Either they feel sorry for their capturer or they are just really stupid

Kjorn
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4 years ago

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Dima Less
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4 years ago

The first thing I remembered)

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Châu Trần
Community Member
4 years ago

'Cause they don't even try

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

They can't because they are uh... uuuuuuuhhhhhh..... well crap goodbye childhood

Daniel W Maynard
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the Smurf alongside Smurfette is Clumsy

❄☬♠Ƀⱡẩℭꝅℱℜổṧȶ♠☬❄
4 years ago

No, they just don't wanna try.

Leandro Faria Dos Reis
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4 years ago

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Noticed these ones often when I was young.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 years ago

Very common in cartoons this one.

Christopher zzstu Sandifur
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha yes

Christopher zzstu Sandifur
Community Member
1 year ago

if they are up high then that will make sense

Lucy_thefox_piggy
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude they can they can just walk out between the bars

George Schmidt
Community Member
2 years ago

In many of the Smurf episodes, the cage is either at the edge of a high shelf, or hanging from the ceiling, so stepping out wouldn't be smart move.

Morgan Hansen
Community Member
2 years ago

their heads are to big to fit through the bars duh

Eleanor Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

They for got there brains. If I were that policewoman/man I'd be like "oh no they will get through, oh Well there to dumb."

Michael John
Community Member
3 years ago

The actually like being locked up together. ;)

Gavin Wilcox
Community Member
4 years ago

Little does everyone know, there is actually a force field around the cage. They just tell them about it off camera so they don’t try anything.

Gavin Wilcox
Community Member
4 years ago

What it is is there is actually a force field around the bars and they tell them about it off screen so they don’t try it.

Dat Boi JIMBLES NOTRONBO
Community Member
4 years ago

Gargamel uses magic. Makes sense

Kerri Renz
Community Member
4 years ago

Heck...they could both walk through together!

yseta46
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe they are too dumb to figure it out.

Karen Woodruff
Community Member
4 years ago

I was abut 8 when I first watched this and thought they should just walk through.

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

? They could walk out of there!

June Pixeld
Community Member
4 years ago

There is no logic in why smurfs dont own shirts either but they wear hats.

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

um well it is a long way down

Beatz Girl (Erica)
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg this happens ALL the time!

Tailsdollmaker
Community Member
4 years ago

They can just squeeze through!

Heather Cox
Community Member
4 years ago

This happens in most cartoons. How is it Tweety can't get out of the cage but Sylvester can reach in and grab him out (her?)

Tadeusz Wejkszo
Community Member
4 years ago

It's easy to explain. One of them is clumsy and the other one is blonde :D

Mari Louw
Community Member
4 years ago

Sometimes what's holding you back, is all in your head. 😃

Ivan Moritz
Community Member
4 years ago

ahaha, always wondered why they don't step out and get free :)

Eric Lang
Community Member
4 years ago

What does a ghost eat for lunch? How about a BOO-loney sandwich? Anyone?

Cees Timmerman
Community Member
4 years ago

Azrael and table height keep those Smurfs in check.

with a Y and a Z
Community Member
4 years ago

i think they cant get out coz they need to hear the monologue first..and the cat need to be distracted

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
4 years ago

ohmygod ya stupid smurfs walk through the hole

Shirley Richard
Community Member
4 years ago

When I was a kid...

Marcus Ruffner
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

They`re not supposed to. They`re prisoners.

Marcus Ruffner
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1 year ago

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nampe
Community Member
4 years ago

THE KIDS SAY: Look mama, they are trapped.....THE ADULTS SAY: pft, they can fit right through.....I say, DUH OLD HAGGIES....THIS MOVIE IS FOR KIDS AND NOT FOR MORONS LIKE YOU

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#8

Suddenly Ashamed

Suddenly Ashamed

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Michiel nospam
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4 years ago

he has a boner. duh.

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#9

Fear Of Mice

Fear Of Mice

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S Missions
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4 years ago

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

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#10

Fingerless Hands

Fingerless Hands

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coffee zombie
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4 years ago

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

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#11

Cartoon Married Couples

Cartoon Married Couples

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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4 years ago

If I dont remember wrong the Millhouse are actually relathed

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#12

The Cinderella Effect

The Cinderella Effect

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Annemarie Elshout
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4 years ago

she has 7 toes

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#13

Snow White Logic

Snow White Logic

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WhiteFox
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4 years ago

oh sure screw it if they're dead

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#14

Well, Crabs Don't Have Ears

Well, Crabs Don't Have Ears

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#15

Hair-Shaped Skull

Hair-Shaped Skull

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#16

Preferable Accent

Preferable Accent

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The Cappy
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4 years ago

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

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#17

Forms Of Cannibalism

Forms Of Cannibalism

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Cip IESAN
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4 years ago

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

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#18

Who Taught Him That?

Who Taught Him That?

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Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#19

Underwater Physics

Underwater Physics

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Michiel nospam
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4 years ago

I bet it's some quantum effect.

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#20

Phineas And Ferb Logic

Phineas And Ferb Logic

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

It is very stretchy!

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#21

The Rules Of Gravity

The Rules Of Gravity

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Emre
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4 years ago

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

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#22

The Simpsons Logic

The Simpsons Logic

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#23

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

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mocochang
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4 years ago

* Unless you have already seen them on a dream

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#24

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#25

Spongebob Squarepants Logic

Spongebob Squarepants Logic

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 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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#26

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome

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Miloš Opačić
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4 years ago

yeah its called stockholm syndrome

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#27

Trident vs. Fork

Trident vs. Fork

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#28

Slipper Logic

Slipper Logic

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Vali F.
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4 years ago

sweatty feet

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#29

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

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Jenn
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4 years ago

he secretly wants her there awwww

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#30

Show White Logic

Show White Logic

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 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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#31

Caught Off Guard

Caught Off Guard

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Jilltdcatlady
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4 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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#32

Pokemon Logic

Pokemon Logic

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#33

A Subtle Joke

A Subtle Joke

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Virgil Blue
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4 years ago

That was the joke...

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#34

Camouflage Fail

Camouflage Fail

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Steffi Eff
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4 years ago

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

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#35

Cartoon Logic Fail

Cartoon Logic Fail

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Benny Lava
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4 years ago

Is that from Courage the cowardly dog?

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#36

Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer

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S Missions
Community Member
4 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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#37

Powerpuff Girls Logic

Powerpuff Girls Logic

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#38

Failed Spiderman Logic

Failed Spiderman Logic

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James Floyd
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4 years ago

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

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#39

A Bird Pilot

A Bird Pilot

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

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#40

Glued-On Glasses

Glued-On Glasses

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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4 years ago

Carved... they are actually carved into the face

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#41

Aquaman Logic

Aquaman Logic

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#42

Spongebob Squarepants

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

They are magnetic.

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#43

Scooby Doo Logic

Scooby Doo Logic

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coffee zombie
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4 years ago

Monsters are not phonies

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#44

The Little Mermaid Challenge

The Little Mermaid Challenge

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#45

Family Guy Logic

Family Guy Logic

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

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

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#46

Forever Tanned

Forever Tanned

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Vanellope Buttercup
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4 years ago

I believe it's Lilo & Stitch :)

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#47

Bugs Bunny Logic

Bugs Bunny Logic

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Emre
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4 years ago

nothing wrong here... move on

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#48

Lion King

Lion King

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

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

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#49

Beauty And The Beast Logic

Beauty And The Beast Logic

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 years ago

Probably went crazy in the loneliness of captivity.

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#50

Pokemon Logic

Pokemon Logic

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mocochang
Community Member
4 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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#51

Family Relations

Family Relations

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S Missions
Community Member
4 years ago

Well you'd have to see the mother... :)

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#52

Tom And Jerry Logic

Tom And Jerry Logic

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coffee zombie
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4 years ago

It's kinda true though.

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#53

The Louder The Better

The Louder The Better

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

I can scream and shout after i hit the furniture with my toe, and the pain goes away faster.

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#54

Pinocchio Logic

Pinocchio Logic

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Jerie Ragsac
Community Member
4 years ago

He didnt drown, he got unconcious. He was trashed by a whale and got into a coma.

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#55

Cartoon Horse

Cartoon Horse

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Community Member
4 years ago

DANG IT ICE KING!

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#56

Portable Portals

Portable Portals

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

Because they are made by ACME Industries

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#57

Little Mermaid Logic

Little Mermaid Logic

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Amir Ally
Community Member
4 years ago

I WOULD TOO!!!

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#58

Gloves vs. Shoes

Gloves vs. Shoes

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Mikleo
Community Member
4 years ago

At the time she got the gloves, her powers were too weak.

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#59

Family Guy Logic

Family Guy Logic

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Marissa Toussaint
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4 years ago

Most be modified.

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#60

A Mouse Walking A Dog

A Mouse Walking A Dog

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SriGanesh.Ninja
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4 years ago

Mickey can walk in two legs, he can do that too. A cartoon which triggered our creativity to next level in our childhood. Yes ?

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#61

Cinderella Logic

Cinderella Logic

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KK
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4 years ago

Its cuz the godmother said everything would turn BACK into what they were. the godmother made the glass slippers out of nothing

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#62

Singing Solves Everything

Singing Solves Everything