Have you ever used a restaurant bathroom where the stalls are made out of semi-transparent frosted glass? Perhaps you've bought a pool float only to discover that it bears an uncanny resemblance to a pantyliner? Or maybe you've bought a garden gnome salt shaker that looks suspiciously like a member of the Ku Klux Klan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you've clearly fallen victim to bad designs. As you can see from this hilarious list, there's plenty more from where these epic fails came!

From interior design fails, and town planning disasters to product design screw-ups and architectural mind-bogglers, the pictures below will make you bury your head in your hands as you try to figure out just what the hell some people were thinking. Don't forget to vote for these atrociously funny fails, and if you like what you see then click here and here for more funny photos of hilarious design fails.

#1

Made By Professionals

Made By Professionals

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Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

More slow claps, please.

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#2

The Impossible Quiz

The Impossible Quiz

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TopHatCat
Community Member
3 years ago

welcome to my life basically

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#3

Urban Planning

Urban Planning

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Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

This situation is actually very popular.

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, I suspect it's not 'popular' per se, more like 'unfortunately common'.

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Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not a result of faulty workmanship ... that's the water's fault, it doesn't want to go in the drain. It's the millennium, everyone/everything has rights! And that water doesn't have to do what it doesn't want to do!

Kirsty Roylance
Community Member
3 years ago

👏👏👏😂😂😂

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Raoul Hazes
Community Member
3 years ago

This happens cause the drains are connected to the (concrete) sewer by concrete pipes. The sewage pipes tend to stay in place, while the earth around them sags/subsides a bit, creating these "drain bumps". Amsterdam is full of them, cause our soil is so soft. At least I think that's what it is :)

Tristan Noel
Community Member
3 years ago

This. The concrete structure, even if it's loosely connected, as some are(Drop-in drains), gives more rigidity than flagstones placed on gravel.

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Nga BuiHoang
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it's not by design, but because the sides was used much more, ppl and scooters avoid bumping on the manholes

Rob Probin
Community Member
3 years ago

Grate job.

Robin Donnolly
Community Member
3 years ago

Subsidence. The area around the hole is less solid and sinks faster without the support. Basically a soft or poor base was used for the block paving,

Tristan Noel
Community Member
3 years ago

This actually has a reason. The "box" that the grate is dropped into adds structure to the flagstones, so the stones sink less around the drain than elsewhere.

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

Something tells me Tristan is an engineer...😃

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the derp king (Liam)
Community Member
3 years ago

It REPELS the water!

Manny Labrador
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a drain island.

d bradley
Community Member
3 years ago

maybe it's sucking the water down so fast the flood can't keep up

Karynne Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

This happened in the deli I worked in. they remodeled it to do that. WTF?

Beks Czar
Community Member
3 years ago

That water is just being lazy.

MysticalMan
Community Member
3 years ago

Keep that grate nice and clean.

Ilko Dimitrov
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet this is in Bulgaria :D

biruk kuma
Community Member
3 years ago

YOU HAD ONE JOB!

Bilge Parun
Community Member
3 years ago

that's what i wanted to say :D

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Haytham Ibrahim
Community Member
3 years ago

Please don't get this wrong. This's an escape hatch to evade water.

Randy Olson
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like every floor drain in every kitchen I've ever worked in!!

Nostalgic Hyena
Community Member
3 years ago

Kinda reminds me of the floor drain in my basement. Thankfully we only got water in it once and it was only a small stream..

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg 😂😂😂😂

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Somebody should be fired here...

rakuninaru
Community Member
3 years ago

*facepalm*

Rainbow screen
Community Member
3 years ago

It's just like "nope"

David Squonk
Community Member
2 years ago

Japan? Materials and construction techniques appear to make it likely.

Mak_the_Deputy
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of what happens on the roads in the Middle East XD

Total Fangirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Why does it look photoshopped around the edges...

Patricia Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, I know! Let's put the grate on high ground!!

Mario Villalobos
Community Member
3 years ago

This situation does happen, but the picture is totally p-shopped.

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

This photo took me a while to focus on, it just didn't make sense!!

Kürşat Ünsal
Community Member
3 years ago

photoshop!

Lu Hansson
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of my bathroom floor.. overflow goes everywhere else but not to the drain..

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
3 years ago

Honolulu?

Richard Mariner
Community Member
3 years ago

It could be viewed as helpful retention of stormwater, or as poor engineering. It's not poor urban planning.

Kristin Haskins
Community Member
3 years ago

It is NOT a DRAIN! It is a GRILL. What could be safer than a grill surrounded by water, I ask you......? 😁

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
3 years ago

the remit was to design a drown-proof pool

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you mean popular or common?

Susan Ramsay
Community Member
3 years ago

It took a second to figure this out. LOL

Lisa Greene
Community Member
3 years ago

That worked well...

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Yrban planning not planed very well

Rob LeBlanc
Community Member
3 years ago

Protect the drain at all costs!

Joe Weatherford
Community Member
3 years ago

Saw this all the time at the University of Louisville.

Maarja Nurmsalu
Community Member
3 years ago

Minu kodu dušinurk sama

Karla Thompson
Community Member
3 years ago

Every ships drain....

Anjara Soa
Community Member
3 years ago

ROFL!

Sandra Lehigh
Community Member
3 years ago

Have one of these near the end of our driveway. Don't think it has ever worked.

biruk kuma
Community Member
3 years ago

Hehe

Nia Hilton Wohl
Community Member
3 years ago

There have been cases of ducks having four legs. It's obviously quite rare, but it is a mutation that has been known to occur.

Nia Hilton Wohl
Community Member
3 years ago

This is supposed to go on the one about the duck. Meant to put it there!

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iqbal nurjamil
Community Member
3 years ago

stay awaaaay from meeeee

Paulette Guillory-Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Why???? WHY???!!!????!!!!

Danielle Sales
Community Member
3 years ago

My uncle is professional on this type of design, all the drains he put on my house is like this

Michael Cronin
Community Member
3 years ago

Designed by professionals installed by morons ....

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

We bought a house where the shower was like this!

A. Najime
Community Member
3 years ago

"Yes, screw you water, let the flood begin"

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Satirical art?

Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

I would be the one paddling water in the drain, just hoping that the flood will end...

bikefanatic
Community Member
3 years ago

The grated drain in an island of water. How ironic.

Rodrigo Coutinho
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably in Brazil

Gigi S
Community Member
3 years ago

now ! in every city of the world !

Pandola
Community Member
3 years ago

ridiculous...it defeat the purpose

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

The earth probably just pushed up over time. I bet you it was sunk at one point. They need to dig it back out.

Miglė Makauskaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

#Simaseu :D

Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

so you will always find the hole

Jane Bateman
Community Member
3 years ago

I see this everywhere

CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

Facepalm...

S Missions
Community Member
3 years ago

looks shopped.

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#4

This Clothing Display

This Clothing Display

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Steffen Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Shop of horror....

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#5

Oh Boy, There's Platypus Period In My Tea!

Oh Boy, There's Platypus Period In My Tea!

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

If it's green tea, it probably looks like it's peeing

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#6

So Secure

So Secure

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Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Slow claps, please.

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#7

My Four-Legged Duck

My Four-Legged Duck

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Evolution!

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#8

Parking Fee Just Gotten Real

Parking Fee Just Gotten Real

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

My mom never told me about this! >:(

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#9

Not For Navigational Purposes

Not For Navigational Purposes

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Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
3 years ago

"NOne direction"

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#10

I'm Just Gonna Let The Fire Consume Me

I'm Just Gonna Let The Fire Consume Me

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

This has to be an April fools article. If not, then I'm seriously concerned how no one stopped this "idea" from getting this far.

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#11

Wheelchair Access Leads To Staircase

Wheelchair Access Leads To Staircase

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Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
3 years ago

The slow reveal to stairs XD

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#12

Put Barbed Wire Across The Top Of The Gate. We Don't Want Anyone Climbing Over It

Put Barbed Wire Across The Top Of The Gate. We Don't Want Anyone Climbing Over It

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Dana Mora
Community Member
3 years ago

hahaha

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#13

This Old Toy Is Truly A Marvel

This Old Toy Is Truly A Marvel

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Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG!! What are his super powers?

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#14

Winnie

Winnie

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

He feeds on honey and your nightmares

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#15

Ho Ho-No

Ho Ho-No

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Bipolar King
Community Member
3 years ago

This is twisted on so many levels

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#16

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Xian Tian
Community Member
3 years ago

my brain....MY BRAIN CANT TAKE IT ANYMOREEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#17

For When You Want A Near Death Experience Every Time You Use The Stairs

For When You Want A Near Death Experience Every Time You Use The Stairs

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

Who tf builds stairs like that?

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#18

This T-Shirt Design...

This T-Shirt Design...

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Steffen Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahaha....

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#19

This Globe Doesn't Have Europe On It

This Globe Doesn't Have Europe On It

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

Europexit

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#20

I Have A Good Idea For A Slogan, Boss

I Have A Good Idea For A Slogan, Boss

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

Well... they couldn't possibly show every hole. So they went just for the ear holes. Fair enough.

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#21

I Never Imagined The Golden Gate Bridge Was As Bike Friendly As It Is

I Never Imagined The Golden Gate Bridge Was As Bike Friendly As It Is

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd never fit on the Walking side I've got a little bit generous with my weight lately.

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#22

The More Legs The Merrier!

The More Legs The Merrier!

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Being a centaur is nothing to be ashamed of! You go girl!

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#23

The State Department Nailed My Girlfriends Passport

The State Department Nailed My Girlfriends Passport

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Audrey
Community Member
3 years ago

Mars attack !

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#24

I Don't Think That's Something You Should Be Proud Of

I Don't Think That's Something You Should Be Proud Of

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Ma.Fatima Bagasina
Community Member
3 years ago

So you only cook them once a month too?

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#25

Do Not Leave Children Unattended At Whole Foods

Do Not Leave Children Unattended At Whole Foods

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

But are they raised in groups, and never tethered?

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#26

I Mean What The F*k Did They Expect?

I Mean What The F*k Did They Expect?

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ChubbySquid
Community Member
3 years ago

'Duh-hurrrrr'

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#27

Well, My Night Was Almost Ruined

Well, My Night Was Almost Ruined

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Aubrie Allen
Community Member
3 years ago

I say take both and see which one kicks in first.

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#28

This Counter Looks Like Someone Smeared Shit On It

This Counter Looks Like Someone Smeared Shit On It

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like hair dye to me.

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#29

Hard Hats Are For Safety

Hard Hats Are For Safety

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

Parenting fail! Why is that kid using an engineer's hammer to do carpentry work? Get him a framing hammer pronto!

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#30

Insert Here

Insert Here

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

"Please be considerate. Poop out wires while holding oversized chopsticks."

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#31

The Tail Light Placement On These Bus Ads Is Either Crappy Or Genius

The Tail Light Placement On These Bus Ads Is Either Crappy Or Genius

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Sidewalk Songbird
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd call that a win

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#32

Waterproofed The Wires Boss

Waterproofed The Wires Boss

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Xian Tian
Community Member
3 years ago

slow claps .... great job guys~

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#33

Perfect Together...In Life And Death? Looks Like The Couple Hung Themselves

Perfect Together...In Life And Death? Looks Like The Couple Hung Themselves

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kalle1724
Community Member
3 years ago

Beetlejuice...Beetlejuice....Beetlejuice

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#34

Cinnamonbun Earrings With Sugar Glaze

Cinnamonbun Earrings With Sugar Glaze

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Karin Cawley
Community Member
3 years ago

"There's something about Mary" springs to mind.

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#35

Put A Braille Sign On The Fun Mirror

Put A Braille Sign On The Fun Mirror

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Pavel Nekoranec
Community Member
3 years ago

That moment when you are blind and you read this and then ... "owww ..." :( :D

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#36

Putting Measurement Labels On A Non-Transparent Bottle

Putting Measurement Labels On A Non-Transparent Bottle

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Wilson Allenwil
Community Member
3 years ago

You are meant to shake it to see the sound

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#37

It's Supposed To Be A Safety Pin

It's Supposed To Be A Safety Pin

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Alia
Community Member
3 years ago

Well I'm as pure as a Illy, I totally saw a safety pin till I read that title.

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#38

Who Wouldn't Love To Look Like They're About To Shoot Their Dog?

Who Wouldn't Love To Look Like They're About To Shoot Their Dog?

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Brigitte
Community Member
3 years ago

This pic makes me very uncomfortable. How stupid can someone be to design, produce and/or buy it? I have no words.

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#39

This Gnome Salt Shaker

This Gnome Salt Shaker

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Becca The Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

KKK

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#40

Let's Alphabetically Order The Floor Numbers

Let's Alphabetically Order The Floor Numbers

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

That's making my OCD go crazy!

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#41

Don't **** Your Dog In This Park

Don't **** Your Dog In This Park

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a fair rule...

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#42

I Love Rainbows So Much I Get...

I Love Rainbows So Much I Get...

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Rainbow screen
Community Member
3 years ago

..I have so many questions

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#43

Sure Boss, The Bus Has All The Seats In Place

Sure Boss, The Bus Has All The Seats In Place

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm really touched that they think about a special sit for Lieutenant Dan! (forrest gump)

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#44

Don't Recognize The Guy Anymore

Don't Recognize The Guy Anymore

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

HALP MY HEAD IS SQUISHED AND I CAN'T GET UP!

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#45

I Got You You Little Shit

I Got You You Little Shit

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm sorry, I know i shouldn't, but I can't stop laughing at this one XD

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#46

This Could Get Someone Killed Or Really Sick

This Could Get Someone Killed Or Really Sick

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Marylynn Scuderi
Community Member
3 years ago

Before I read it I saw the pic and I was like "juice!!!"

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#47

When You Want The Bigger Half Of The Pie...

When You Want The Bigger Half Of The Pie...

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

NOs were louder.

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#48

The Coloring Book Did Say: For Children

The Coloring Book Did Say: For Children

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Tiggy Darling
Community Member
3 years ago

I've always thought that Storm-troopers would look better in a variety of pastel shades.

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#49

Not Every Product Needs A Mascot...

Not Every Product Needs A Mascot...

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Harley Quinn
Community Member
3 years ago

Their actual commercial grosses me out.

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#50

Security Is The Number 1 Priority

Security Is The Number 1 Priority

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Voila! hahaha

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#51

Fantastic Ad Placement

Fantastic Ad Placement

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Joelle Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

What? o.o

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#52

What Would You Like To Order?

What Would You Like To Order?

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Kassandra Skresvig
Community Member
3 years ago

I'll have a Honey Strongbow and a different menu please

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#53

In Case Of Fire Use Stairs, They Said. Do Not Use Elevators, They Said

In Case Of Fire Use Stairs, They Said. Do Not Use Elevators, They Said

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Only Muggles will see a problem with this one.

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#54

Braille Behind Vending Machine Glass

Braille Behind Vending Machine Glass

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

ultimate facepalm

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#55

Spain's New Shirt Looks Like It Got Dirty While Eating Bolognese Pasta

Spain's New Shirt Looks Like It Got Dirty While Eating Bolognese Pasta

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like they puked down their shirts.

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#56

Thought This Belonged Here

Thought This Belonged Here

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James Mwangi
Community Member
3 years ago

What can possibly go wrong?

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#57

This Rug For Sale Online

This Rug For Sale Online