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.

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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.

La
Community Member
3 years ago

It's for real. Popsci has an article about it in their archives xD

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Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

!!! So you can burn calmly....

StinkyMonkey
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a bad design anyway, since there looks to be enough space above the hand clamp thing to pull the alarm without getting your hand stuck.

Jimmy TenBellies
Community Member
3 years ago

Fire alarm boxes used to be on street corners, so the if there was a fire in a building, the person pulling the alarm wouldn't actually have been in danger. that being said, I'm still not sure this is a good idea.

Jonathan Reyes
Community Member
3 years ago

And when the fire goes out of control, they'll find your charred remains dangling in that box, no sir ! I am not using that contraption !!!

Seong Jin
Community Member
3 years ago

(whispering) but they're gonna die...

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Most of these pull stations were positioned outside of buildings on the street. A wire was connected directly to the nearest fire station. Indoor fire pull stations were extremely rare.

Ricky Couture
Community Member
3 years ago

Women at the White House have actually started to install these on themselves as a safety precaution.

StarryEyedDreamer
Community Member
3 years ago

Women only?

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Steffen Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

WTF!!!

Panda lover
Community Member
3 years ago

"intelligent design"

Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

I would just stick a tube inside and run

Me
Community Member
3 years ago

It was so in case it was a false alarm they could find whoever called them for the false alarm

shikha ps
Community Member
2 months ago

what if a fire alarm actually broke out and the person would be stuck in the building like, seriously.....whats the point

Georgia Rafalaf
Community Member
2 months ago

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Georgia Rafalaf
Community Member
2 months ago

how stupid is this?

Nate Hull
Community Member
6 months ago

Seems like a good idea...now pranking won't exist! But there's still prank calls...

Jacqueline Durant
Community Member
3 years ago

Seriously?????

riley.girl
Community Member
3 years ago

Totally April fools! (I mean, it has to be!)

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

*slow clap* This deserves an award

Crystal Pool
Community Member
3 years ago

lmao omg XD

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
3 years ago

Entrapment.

Huib van Wees (hvwees)
Community Member
3 years ago

Great idea.... *not* ..... what on earth was the designer thinking....

Ella Kehoe
Community Member
3 years ago

So you can burn to death but still receive your bravery commendation?

Chaz Sutherland
Community Member
3 years ago

C'mon, take one for the team!

Karen Drucks
Community Member
3 years ago

or burning a good guy !!

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm sure the intent to deter people from sending false alarms was good, but what if the alarm is for real?

Imperfekt
Community Member
3 years ago

Did it actually cuff you to the fire alarm box or just cuff that huge receptacle around your wrist so that you could go find someone to unlock and remove it?

Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

People were much smaller back then so their lives didn't mean as much.

Lisa Greene
Community Member
3 years ago

That's "handy"... Couldn't resist

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch, how did she do that

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Rip everyone who died doing this..

Châu Trần
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this even real? OMG

Brooks Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

These types of fire boxes were placed in the *streets*, not inside buildings. Before phones were common, there were fire boxes placed on street corners from which people could signal a nearby fire. You can still see some old boxes scattered around many New England towns. Kids pulling street alarms just so that they could watch fire trucks come was indeed an issue, and, assuming that you couldn't just reach around, this would solve that problem. Since the fire box was on a street, anyone pulling it for a real fire should have been well far enough away.

StarryEyedDreamer
Community Member
3 years ago

Lmao. Why wouldn't you just reach around it? There's plenty of room.

Pamela Goor
Community Member
3 years ago

And if there really WERE a fire do they get there fast enough to rescue?

Alex (TheSarcasticSister)
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd set it off with a stick, if possible.

Kirsty Roylance
Community Member
3 years ago

What the heck 😳 No way would I use that

Haytham Ibrahim
Community Member
3 years ago

An attached camera would've done the trick.

Chanse Fincher
Community Member
3 years ago

Good luck getting anyone to pull it when there actually is a fire...

Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

If you use one of these instead of calling the fire department, you've clearly got a death wish.

Z
Community Member
3 years ago

It's most likely from a time before phones were common

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Socially Awkward
Community Member
3 years ago

Burn!!!!! 🔥

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Fire! (notes scare fire signal box) Best of luck, y'all!

robbie2499
Community Member
3 years ago

You cannot make this stuff up......

Marty Sunderland
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy smoke!

Erin Zelnio
Community Member
3 years ago

Gee, I wonder why they don't still have these, especially in high schools? Oh wait . . .

Clau Razo
Community Member
3 years ago

so, who is going to be the one?

Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

yeah, let's wait and burn alive

TopHatCat
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwjgjpf2nMrVAhXHRiYKHZesBvYQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2Fgallery%2F0mKXcg1&psig=AFQjCNGiodS6c1UTyvZBVLdtqLLqMqq1nQ&ust=1502370640336011

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
3 years ago

Burn baby , burn ...

Grace Cee
Community Member
3 years ago

"this girl is on fire"

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3 years ago

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who will set a fire and press the fire alarm?

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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

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Kanishka Rajawansha
Community Member
3 years ago

Most probably it's made in China

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#58

This Sign For A Private Catholic School

This Sign For A Private Catholic School