Ah, the subway! The magical place where the laws of normality stop working. The moment you go underground to catch a train, you’d best be prepared to see hilarious, weird and, frankly, mind-blowing things.

To keep you laughing all day long and to remind you that life is full of little surprises, Bored Panda compiled this list of funny, bizarre and peculiar social behavior spotted on subway trains. Vote for your favorite strange(r) things (pun most definitely intended), and let us know in the comments below what you think the stories behind the pictures are. Also, be sure to check out Bored Panda’s other lists about the subway, including weird people, the most beautiful subway stations, vintage photos of New York’s subway and even more baffling things on the subway.

#1

This Punk Helping A Woman Carry Heavy Stuff In Berlin's Subway

This Punk Helping A Woman Carry Heavy Stuff In Berlin's Subway

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Don't judge a book by its cover.

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#2

You Can’t Bring Your Dog On The Subway In New York Unless It Fits In A Bag

You Can’t Bring Your Dog On The Subway In New York Unless It Fits In A Bag

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Lingon
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1 year ago

IKEA hacker!

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For some reason, entering the subway or any other kind of public transportation is like turning on an episode of The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. Whatever you thought you knew about reality doesn’t matter anymore.

#3

My New Spirit Animal

My New Spirit Animal

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Link
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1 year ago

The Master of the Air has graced us with his presence

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#4

Some Relationships Are Inspiring

Some Relationships Are Inspiring

I think these two would do anything for each other. Owner is toting his pet via a customized back carrier and getting an appreciative paw hug the whole time. I have never seen so many smiles on the Uptown A Train.

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Charlie
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1 year ago

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Eeeehhhmmmmm… Ok

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Subway systems are ancient — over 150 years old. The first urban underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, began operating in London in 1863. It was very popular even though it wasn’t the most comfortable mode of transportation: it was worked by steam trains and was unhealthy for passengers and staff. In 1890, the first electrified underground urban railway, City & South London Railway, opened. Since the tunnels were tubular, the term "tube" eventually became synonymous with the London Underground.

#5

The Tube's Infamous "Balloon Bandit". He Makes Balloon Animals And Quickly Goes Back To His Book

The Tube's Infamous "Balloon Bandit". He Makes Balloon Animals And Quickly Goes Back To His Book

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

The satisfaction on his face thou lol

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#6

When You Match The Subway

When You Match The Subway

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

That shirt is DEFINITELY made by the same guy who designed that seat

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In 1896, Budapest opened the first electrified underground line in Europe. The Budapest system was the first underground with overhead cables. In 1898, the technically outdated two-line Vienna Metropolitan Railway in Vienna was opened which was operated by steam trains. The system was converted to a modern underground railway only in 1978. The first line of the Paris Métro opened in 1900. Its full name was the Chemin de Fer Métropolitain; the name was shortened to ‘métro’, a word we’re all familiar with and borrowed by many languages.

#7

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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Caelan Mack
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1 year ago

its a little king Neptune hat from spongebob

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#8

Iron Man Is Alive

Iron Man Is Alive

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Vanessa
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1 year ago

i legit thought it was really him.. or is it??? o_0

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Boston has the oldest subway tunnel in the United States that is still in use, dating from 1897. The New York City Subway which became one of the world's largest rapid transit systems, opened its first section in 1904, stretching from City Hall to 145th Street.

#9

If I Ignore Them, Maybe They'll Go Away

If I Ignore Them, Maybe They'll Go Away

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Charlie
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1 year ago

That's just scary

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#10

Sooooo, My Friend Found His Doppleganger In The Subway Last Night

Sooooo, My Friend Found His Doppleganger In The Subway Last Night

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

If he's into business management, this would be perfect

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Cairo was the first African city with a metro system. It opened in 1987. The second African metro opened in Algiers in November 2011. Pretoria, Lagos, and some other African cities also have plans to build rapid transit networks. Which means they too will soon be enjoying all the odd sights and funny situations of the subway, just like us.

#11

Just Another Day On The Subway

Just Another Day On The Subway

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Looks like another knight just lost his horse to the enemy that day, typical Monday.

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#12

On The Train On The Way Home From Oktoberfest

On The Train On The Way Home From Oktoberfest

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1 year ago

It's a glitch in the Matrix, duh

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#13

Taking The Underground Subway In Seoul. I Stumbled Upon A Train That Had Been Converted Into A Grocery Store

Taking The Underground Subway In Seoul. I Stumbled Upon A Train That Had Been Converted Into A Grocery Store

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

That's awesome

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#14

Chilling Out On The Tube... Like A Boss

Chilling Out On The Tube... Like A Boss

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Lingon
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1 year ago

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Ohh sweet memories of me and my leonberger. She didn't move for anyone, so people had to climb over her to get out of the bus.

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#15

Would You Accept?

Would You Accept?

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Apology? No. Pizza? YOU DAMN RIGHT I WILL.

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#16

Einstein Achieves Time Travel (Subway, Buenos Aires)

Einstein Achieves Time Travel (Subway, Buenos Aires)

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Caelan Mack
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1 year ago

on the inside he is pulling that tounge out face

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#17

More Concerned About The Guy On The Bottom Right Tbh

More Concerned About The Guy On The Bottom Right Tbh

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

Me too

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#18

Sleepy Pup On His Way Downtown

Sleepy Pup On His Way Downtown

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Doggo is relaxed

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#19

This Sign On The London Underground Reminding People To Respect The British Culture

This Sign On The London Underground Reminding People To Respect The British Culture

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

This should be on every subway system

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#20

This Guy Has A Turtle Shell Backpack

This Guy Has A Turtle Shell Backpack

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Charlie
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1 year ago

I love it

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#21

His Name Is John Cena

His Name Is John Cena

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

What am I supposed to be looking at? All I see is the floor.

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#22

We’ve Reached That Point Of Summer Where Pad Installation Is Necessary

We’ve Reached That Point Of Summer Where Pad Installation Is Necessary

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Vanessa
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1 year ago

LIFE HACK!

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#23

This Pigeon Is Out Here Looking Like Every NYer Waiting For The Train

This Pigeon Is Out Here Looking Like Every NYer Waiting For The Train

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Link
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1 year ago

Hey, it's Kevin! The toughest pigeon in New York!

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#24

Thought Of You All When I Saw This Guy Selling Plants On My Subway Ride Home. He Kept Saying Things Like “I Don’t Sell Weed, I Just Sell Tropical Plants”

Thought Of You All When I Saw This Guy Selling Plants On My Subway Ride Home. He Kept Saying Things Like “I Don’t Sell Weed, I Just Sell Tropical Plants”

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Just about all of these people are playing with their phones. How did he get their attention to make a sale?

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#25

Dad’s Trying To Keep Up With Technology

Dad’s Trying To Keep Up With Technology

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome

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#26

Some Would Call It Art

Some Would Call It Art

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

how did she not feel it?

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#27

Actually Pretty High Odds

Actually Pretty High Odds

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Either a bug in the matrix or that shirt is on a big discount that day.

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#28

Not Books

Not Books

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

How can you be so sure? I mean, you can still read that thing

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#29

Someone’s Enjoying Their Evening Commute

Someone’s Enjoying Their Evening Commute

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Vanessa
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1 year ago

cute!

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#30

On The Way To Pick Up Their Kids From Their Ex Wives

On The Way To Pick Up Their Kids From Their Ex Wives

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Single Bald men conference

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#31

This Is Art

This Is Art

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Amazing! He has 3 hands. That must come in handy.

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#32

London Underground Seems Weird Today

London Underground Seems Weird Today

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Shawn
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1 year ago

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They are wearing black face.. lol

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#33

There Was A Fight At My Subway Stop, This Was The Aftermath

There Was A Fight At My Subway Stop, This Was The Aftermath

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

So, all the wigs fell out? I thought this is normal Wednesday

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#34

Pet Bananas Are Allowed In Subway As Long As They Are On A Leash

Pet Bananas Are Allowed In Subway As Long As They Are On A Leash

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Don't want them run loose and trips somebody, eh?

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#35

Normal Morning Until I Took The Subway

Normal Morning Until I Took The Subway

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SacredPistachio
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1 year ago

That's quite sad actually...

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#36

If The Shirt Fits!

If The Shirt Fits!

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Electric isopod
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1 year ago

At first glance I thought he was holding a fake yellow bird.

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#37

So NYC MTA (Subway) Banned All Dogs Unless The Owner Carries Them In A Bag. I Think This Owner Nailed It

So NYC MTA (Subway) Banned All Dogs Unless The Owner Carries Them In A Bag. I Think This Owner Nailed It

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SmittenKitten
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1 year ago

Just like the same one above ! Is this a trend??

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#38

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story

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Rocky Joe
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1 year ago

What you have been into, cindy?

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#39

Just What The Heck, New York

Just What The Heck, New York

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Those crabs are planning to take the passengers hostage and their demand is that all crabs has to be released back into the ocean.

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#40

This Guy's Lunch Made It Onto The Train Without Him This Morning

This Guy's Lunch Made It Onto The Train Without Him This Morning

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Jellyfishpotato
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1 year ago

The guys phone...

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#41

The Only Guy Guaranteed A Seat On The Tube At Rush Hour

The Only Guy Guaranteed A Seat On The Tube At Rush Hour

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Charlotte Ayers
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1 year ago

Two things a Time Lord never forgets: a towel and a chair.

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#42

Ladies And Gentlemen, I Give You The World's Worst Person

Ladies And Gentlemen, I Give You The World's Worst Person

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

What the heck is even that thing?

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#43

Fixing Broken Subway Doors, The German Way

Fixing Broken Subway Doors, The German Way

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

you shall not pass

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#44

Saw This On The Subway

Saw This On The Subway

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Does he look square to you guys?

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#45

Russian Metro

Russian Metro

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

nothing to see here

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#46

What A Racket!!!

What A Racket!!!

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago (edited)

He’s expecting one heck of a match at home.

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#47

Causal Read On The Tube

Causal Read On The Tube

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BusLady
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1 year ago

He should meet the guy reading "How To Be Black."

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#48

Look Miserable On Public Transit

Look Miserable On Public Transit

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Hansel Jonathan
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1 year ago

Her shirt though. 😂

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#49

Not A Friday Guy

Not A Friday Guy

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Billy Beecham
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1 year ago

yeah, you and me both, kid.

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#50

Car In The Subway

Car In The Subway

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

how does this happen?

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#51

This Guy Had An Interestingly-Shaped Wooden Hand Bag In The Subway

This Guy Had An Interestingly-Shaped Wooden Hand Bag In The Subway

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

It'a just a bag, nothing to see here. Just a normal boobi... I mean, bag!

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#52

This Subway Platform Has Speed Dating To Keep You Busy While You Wait

This Subway Platform Has Speed Dating To Keep You Busy While You Wait

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BusLady
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1 year ago

What game is that? Connect 4?

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#53

Subway Flyer Hall Of Fame

Subway Flyer Hall Of Fame

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Electric isopod
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1 year ago

Nope

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#54

Underground Cutting Edge Technology (Paris, Line 11 Tonight)

Underground Cutting Edge Technology (Paris, Line 11 Tonight)

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Vanessa
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my...

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#55

Interesting Read

Interesting Read

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

haha

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#56

Himmy Fallon

Himmy Fallon

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Caelan Mack
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1 year ago

jimmy fallon graduation 1989 colourised

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#57

Your Emergency Exits Are Located Here, Here, And Here

Your Emergency Exits Are Located Here, Here, And Here

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

In case of a wreck, he's the first to use the emergency exit. Clever thinking.

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#58

Welcome To The Matrix

Welcome To The Matrix

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

That's no ticket machine, it's a clone maker.

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#59

Trying To Avoid Flu Season Like

Trying To Avoid Flu Season Like

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Why are you guys showing a ghost? I thought this post is sponsered by the Ghostbusters.

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#60

Just A Little Subway Grooming...

Just A Little Subway Grooming...

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Ewww, I can tolerate many disgusting things on a subway, but this????

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#61

You Know When Manhattan Traffic Is Busy When It’s Quicker To Take Your Bike On NYC Subway Than Ride It

You Know When Manhattan Traffic Is Busy When It’s Quicker To Take Your Bike On NYC Subway Than Ride It

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Electric isopod
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1 year ago

Maybe it’s too cold

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#62

Heisenberg On The Subway

Heisenberg On The Subway

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Gintare Cer
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1 year ago

Same shirt as above pic! Must really be on sale..

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#63

When You Put Your Earphones In Your Pocket For 30 Seconds

When You Put Your Earphones In Your Pocket For 30 Seconds

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BusLady
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1 year ago

I hate that. How does it even happen?

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#64

Friend Saw This Guy With Ribs On His Head In The Subway (Toronto)

Friend Saw This Guy With Ribs On His Head In The Subway (Toronto)

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Rib-hawk hairstyle.

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#65

When A Guy Gets On The Subway And Pulls His Beer Out Of The Cat Cage... Chicago Is Fun

When A Guy Gets On The Subway And Pulls His Beer Out Of The Cat Cage... Chicago Is Fun

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sakora
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1 year ago

Polish beer "Aurochs". ;)

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#66

Indian Jeff Goldblum Riding The Subway

Indian Jeff Goldblum Riding The Subway

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Shawn
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1 year ago

Some Bollywood dinos will be along shortly

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#67

Welcome To NYC I Guess

Welcome To NYC I Guess

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BusLady
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1 year ago

It gives you something to do other than play on your phone.

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#68

Life Hack?

Life Hack?

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

This is very smart of them

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#69

Chem Trail Safety First

Chem Trail Safety First

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Train to Chernobyl?

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#70

So This Happened On The Tube In London

So This Happened On The Tube In London