If you've had one once, the chances are it stayed with you, whether as a cringeworthy moment carved in your memory, a hilarious pic you’d much rather not have to see ever again, or a comment a friend made which then turned into a whole new nickname for you. Yep, I am talking a bad haircut.

While the pandemic was a notorious era for DIY haircuts gone wrong, blunder years and your usual hairstylist going on vacation raise the chances of giving you a hilarious hairdo times ten, if not a hundred. But while we can suffer a haircut fail in silence until it grows back, we’d rather have a good laugh at it, because why be so serious?

And there’s a whole corner of Reddit known as the ‘Just [Fudge] My [Stuff] Up’ subreddit, whose original name we cannot utter as it's just as spicy as you suspect, dedicated to precisely such instances. From mullets, aka business in the front, party in the back, to bowl cuts, the community is dedicated to “jacked up haircuts from all walks of life.”

Below we selected some of the most original, weird and plain hysterical ones, so enjoy! Psst! More bad, worse and the worst haircuts await in our previous posts here, here and here.

#1

This Moustache/Soul Patch Combo

This Moustache/Soul Patch Combo

ramdom-ink Report

#2

You'd Survive A 500 Feet Fall If You Landed In His Hair

You'd Survive A 500 Feet Fall If You Landed In His Hair

BlackDragonDCR Report

#3

Do You Like My Bangs?

Do You Like My Bangs?

buttersilva Report

You may wonder what’s the difference between an avant-garde haircut and a tacky one. After all, they both should stand out and have some unusual touch to them. But according to Giuliano Dore, the cofounder of Get Groomed, whom Bored Panda contacted some time ago, it all comes down to the focus on details and the key idea behind the haircut.

“You would think that haircuts like the bowl cut are never gonna be trendy. Wrong. It’s happening and thanks to extremely talented hairstylists, we see a lot of hipsters rocking a very fashionable bowl. It’s all about pattern, symmetry, and (sometimes) controlled asymmetry. If I see patchy haircuts, holes or broken hairlines, I am gonna assume the worst," he told us.

#5

I Can Smell It From Here

I Can Smell It From Here

Bogbrushh Report

October
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a dead animal stuck in there

DUN DUN
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can hear the sounds of the creatures from here

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Sarah Rose
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like a mental health situation, I feel bad for the kid

Mona
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That has to A: weigh a ton and B: be super uncomfortable to sleep with.. not to mention the other problems.

Amazon QT
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It covers all the senses BUT IN A BAD WAY…

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Elizabeth Elliot
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plica Polonica - it can k1ll you!

Kimberly Bertram
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow I’ve never heard of this! Very interesting!

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Trixie Winchester
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This happens so much now it has a name. The beavertail 🤦🏼‍♀️ it's a combination of services too expensive & depression it's really sad..

Hagen Radcliffe
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that true? It’s really a Mental condition?

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Rowlie
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like E.T's corpse

Queen Jackson.
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know you can wash dreads but I don’t understand this one. I don’t feel hate, or disgust, or even peace, I’m just extremely confused.

Hedgeh og
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a whole texture thing going on with locs. Hair with the right texture to loc can be twisted around itself with no damage and does not smell or get dirty. Hair with the wrong texture can only sorta kinda loc, and it has to be broken to do so. That sort of hair does NOT loc properly, it's basically matted, like we see here, and gets dirty and smells. And THEN there are whole stupid rules made in various places saying people can't have "dreadlocks" when what they mean is this sort of monstrosity. People with the wrong hair type ruining a perfectly legit hairstyle for people with a particular texture of hair.

Rutherfrog P. Wilmington
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is actually a traditional European hairstyle called a polish plait-it was believed to be hygienic, surprisingly enough

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Stardust
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What on mars… how many decades has it been since she took care of her hair

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is just really sad. It looks like a severe mental health issue that no-one is helping them with.

Nikole
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She would have a breakdown. Not even kidding.

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Meredith
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what we call a Beaver Tail in the hair biz. Dreads are NOT a care free style. That is just gross. The amount of dirt and oils in there. Likely has a bugs laying eggs too. I've seen it. It's not pretty.

Kathryn Baylis
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At first glance I thought it was a mullet grown out but never trimmed to even up the ends. Then I looked closer. It looks like she’s wearing a dirty ratty old throw rug on her head. But seriously, it looks like dreds rolled into a bun, never taken out but just grown out for about 20 years (we only grow an average of 6 inches of hair per year, so this several feet of hair took decades to grow this long). And W T Actual F? Is that dried grass or something sticking out of it? What do you want to bet it also stinks, because it sure doesn’t look like you could clean that matted s**t. If she was a stray cat or dog all matted like that, the vet would do a hygienic shave down to her scalp. Then a strong flea bath. Imagine how much it weighs. How can she sleep with that s**t hanging off her head? I have to stop commenting and move on…

Kaleb Prichard (MiraiKuma)
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't believe in butting in peoples business, but even I would be like, "Go cut that off and never do that again."

Otter-Popsicle
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The guy beside her is like: Yep, this exists

RoseTheMad
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's Dreadlocks and then there's Dreaded Lock (singular)... This is the latter. Ugh, that just looks like several things died in it.

Justme
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How to tell everyone all at once that you’ve given up:

Starflight of the Nightwings
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For anyone wondering the hairstyle is called a mono dread

rhubarb
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This can be a sign of mental illness, though, so don't instantly assume laziness!

Id row
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is beyond disgusting. That would make me nauseous to look at while eating.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks like a bag of s**t hanging off her back.

Lisa Simpson
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kid next to her can also smell it, judging by the face

Thomas Ewing
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's had a hard time washing the vomit out of it. People see it and barf!

LSR
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Actually, what if I told you the last part is NOT my hair?"

Amazon QT
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can smell it too!!! #ThatIsGross!!

CATMONSTER2018
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This persons head was holding in the hair for to long... Gotta let it rip at some point :). Yes yes, i know, poop jokes are immature

Andrew Burke
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's raising it's head and about to spring onto the next table and be free

viv
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's kind of sad.

Daniel Marsh
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's what you get when you clean the shower drain at college.

Potato Puffin
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people have physical and mental health limitations on what they can do with their own hair and are often too embarrassed or ill to seek help. If you were bed bound and unable to raise your arms for months your hair wouldn't be great. This looks like years of a difficult life. Nobody does this out if laziness or choice. Be kind.

Jods
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If anyone let their cat or dogs fur get in this state would be in big trouble.

GoddessOdd
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to put on some gloves and cut that for her. She'd be so much more comfortable.

Molly Block
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do we know it's a woman? It could be a man...

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Wednesday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it literally looks like a log of s**t. I like dreads when they are done well, and there are people who do them well, and detox them regularly. But this is just dirt-head.

Cheryl Carter
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you don't want to brush your hair everyday, cut it off versus this??!! Disgusting!

Andrew Keane
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Last time I saw that it was put under a bed and fed blood in Pans Labyrinth. This is like a where are they now.

Fee Hofmann
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saddle... deadly weapon? idk

Shortstuff
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a mouth on the end.

Felicia Chelikas Carrillo
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like there’s a face at the end of that hair

Alex Kachikongah
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like I peice of cloth which people use for removing dirty

寿司す
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like dirt and poop stuck on the hair.

Daniele Ribolla
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

should be considered a health hazard, and call the Police...

Joycez Zhuang
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6 months ago

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pat hayes
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is pure, dead ugly, disgusting...ALL dreads are filthy..🤢

Cheryl Carter
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why in heaven's name would you want to lug that around?? Heavy! Throw your back out. And, why don't the "friends" around her take an intervention?

Cydney Golden
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you even get hair to do that???

Jaybird3939
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This just grosses me out. I live in an area (college town) with a lot of dreads, braids and whatever. I don't mind any of them unless they stink. Make a statement or not, just take care of it

Dawn K
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks like a health hazard. I wouldn't have allowed this person in the restaurant.

Susan Williams
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why doesn't someone tell her???

Rosie Buckingham
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is the guinea pig at the bottom showing it's teeth?

Celtic Pirate Queen
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is just nasty. I watched some video recently where a woman (white chicks with dreads - so wrong) had dreads for about 6 years and was getting them cut off. There was mildew in the very center of them and the guy cutting her hair was literally gagging.

Riley Quinn
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, the stereotype. I don't understand, so I'll ridicule. An hygienic person will maintain their dreadlocks to avoid odor. An unhygienic person would stink no matter their hairstyle.

Lori
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, that's just nasty! Break that s**t up!

Jjjane20
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Extra long horse s**t

Sue Knerl
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is just gross. When my dog's butt started to look like that it was shaved.

JP Purves
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The entire thing looks like a badly mummified beaver.

Patricia Kasprowski
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How can the people around her have any appetite at all?

Persephone
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs.. what fits on your back, is great for a snack, it's LOG LOG LOG!" (Ren and Stimpy)

Lillukka79
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks lika an elephqnr shat on the head and they were like, this is fine.

Rannveig Ess
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plica Polonica or Plica neuropathica is a rare disorder of hair shaft that presents as matted hair, which entangle to form a sticky mass. It gets its name due to its prevalence in Poland in the 19th century. Treatment of plica neuropathica involves cutting the matted hair. In early cases, manual separation using organic solvents can be tried. Prevention includes hair care measures like regular cleaning of hair with mild cleansers or shampoos, gentle oiling and combing to avoid entangling and regular hair trimming. It's not impossible to go get this mess trimmed off; it'd just take a lot of time.

Sandra Sheehan
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just horrible. Not appropriate in the least

Jillian B.
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My old neighbor hadn't brushed her hair for over 2 years. I couldn't imagine what was growing in there

Nicole Tomme
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like something that would refuse to be flushed.

Mistress of Anarchy
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can you guys imagine if someone CHOSE to do that?

Alicia M
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you even achieve this?

Marceline Mameshiba
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I swear the bag in the back ground says "stand back"😂

Haunting Spirit
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They say you can't smell pictures. Well I can smell this one.

Kate Cooper
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like “Big Foots” right leg 😳 or Chewbacca's🙈

Susan Bosse
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omfg. Bleh!!!!! Can you imagine being inside a car or elevator with this person? It has to be unhealthy and I know it's unsanitary.

Dimaz Sembodo
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How the heck does she/he sleep??

Karl Baxter
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I went to college with a guy who subscribed to the idea that hair cleans itself so he left it to get matted and greasy. Christ did it stink after a few months - so bad that in summer, he had a halo of flies buzzing round his head. He’s now a senior housing officer for the city council.

Random Anon
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Organic spine guard?

J Smythe
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like dried cow dung.

Nola Peach
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel badly for this person. Definitely a mental health issue.

Lisa Valen
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