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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2 years 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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sakora
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2 years ago

Self-propelled bag :)

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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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Amy Frank
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2 years ago

LMAO the new Marilyn Manroe

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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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BusLady
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2 years ago

The lady is certainly amused.

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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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2 years 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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sakora
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2 years ago

Be trendy :)

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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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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

I ride this line every day, finally after three months I managed to make it. Patience pays. :)

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#8

Iron Man Is Alive

Iron Man Is Alive

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 years ago

Well, this is still 2019 and he won't pass until 2023, right?

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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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Slinkman
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2 years ago (edited)

This is quite scary to be honest

StonedPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad to Chucky and his Bride are still growing up together?!

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

The best part of this is the guy sitting on the right in his personal bubble of normal.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

He’s holding his breath, hoping they won’t notice him.

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Peter Dinklage had to find a new job, after GOT got cancelled?

Csepela Istvan Tamas
Community Member
2 years ago

It didn't get cancelled. It finished. Albeit disgracefully.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

Just another average commute...

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor guy. That's nightmare material

Charlie
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just scary

ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
Community Member
2 years ago

the guy next to them looks REALLY scared

kathryn stretton
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, fuck.

MimsLarson
Community Member
2 years ago

Uuuuummmm..............NOPE!!!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, hell no.

mcsa student
Community Member
2 years ago

they did a really good job!

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

The guy on the right is the REAL killer.

Michelle Line
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that Tyrion dressed as Chucky?

Valereee
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG !!

StonedPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad to Chucky and his Bride are still growing up together?!

MCathenaE
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an excellent use of their short height!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 years ago

The man sitting next to them looks frozen from fright.

Lolipopunicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

Or, maybe they'll follow you home...

Anna Sanchez
Community Member
8 months ago

that dude beside them couldnt care less.

Lacie Duffek-Flores
Community Member
1 year ago

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah child play

Kanga9ine
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. They are getting off at your stop and following you home.

noah crawford
Community Member
1 year ago

are those venquilitrist dummies?

Twitch Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

It's that Chucky and his new girlfriend??!

Dianna
Community Member
2 years ago

Wondering if they paid the children's-rate to board?

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
2 years ago

um...

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
2 years ago

Lols

David Gaudette
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it!

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
2 years ago

actually no they wont!

Rashid Patch
Community Member
2 years ago

Tyrion Lannister & Daenerys Targaryen gone suburban!

Brittany Forrester
Community Member
2 years ago

she looks like she is mad/tired.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
2 years ago

hope they are not robots...

Chiranjeev Sharma
Community Member
2 years ago

When Tyrion and Chucky had a baby 😑

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

The look in that guy's face is him saying to himself, "I really miss Japans subways"!

Laura Campos
Community Member
2 years ago

Man, I hope this was Halloween and not just some random day.

Ren Paley
Community Member
2 years ago

That asian man is trying not to look or think about it

Marie Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

WHOA!! 😳

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

look good

Fire Chalk
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at the bloody knives

Zanjero Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

shut up so crazy

BangtanTrashcan
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao the guy sitting next to them looks really frightened

Pamela
Community Member
2 years ago

Chucky dolls! :P

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
2 years ago

They would have a good chance at winning prizes for their Halloween Costumes.Chucky and Bride of Chucky...

Monica Siciliano
Community Member
2 years ago

I would get off the running train...

Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

Are they real?

Mari Bryant
Community Member
2 years ago

Hidey ho!

Henry Austan
Community Member
2 years ago

Why I riding the N Y subway!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

Ewwww.

Laura Doherty
Community Member
2 years ago

The Chucky is surprisingly accurate. I would probably move seats.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
2 years ago

nope, i would get off

Melanie Gallegos
Community Member
2 years ago

💜

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
2 years ago

XD

Jason Lapierre
Community Member
2 years ago

You wont make fun of little people anymore

Letitia Hedding
Community Member
2 years ago

omg! that is awesome

Alexander Brior
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet they’re going to that abandoned subway station in Boston.

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
2 years ago

Riding on a weakly powered AC cart on hot summer day will do that to people.

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope! I'll wait.

Michelle Chevalier
Community Member
2 years ago

Kewl!

ispeak catanese
Community Member
2 years ago

Tori Spelling and Peter Dinklage?

Lu
Community Member
2 years ago

The Japanese man is dressed as Yakuza. He’s ready for action!

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is it scary that they are dressed up as fictional characters?

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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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sakora
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2 years ago

It's good that it's not an advertisement for hemorrhoids :)

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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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2 years 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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Lingon
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2 years ago

They haven't drunk enough beer, so probably dehydrated.

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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
Community Member
2 years 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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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Doggo: these seats are way too small. How's a fella supposed to sit?

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#15

Would You Accept?

Would You Accept?

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Cassim_D
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2 years ago

Pizza solves everything

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#16

Einstein Achieves Time Travel (Subway, Buenos Aires)

Einstein Achieves Time Travel (Subway, Buenos Aires)

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

"This metro is relative" :)

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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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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Getting ready to strangle that nun. He grew up in Catholic school, and still remembers the ruler.

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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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2 years 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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Helen
Community Member
2 years ago

Just to be clear, in case non-British think this is real - someone has stuck this there as a joke, it's not an official sign!

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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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2 years ago

I love it

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#21

His Name Is John Cena

His Name Is John Cena

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Lexis
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2 years ago

Took me a second

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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
Community Member
2 years 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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wandile dludlu
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2 years ago

Tired of flying from Brooklyn to central park daily.

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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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Mavia Kainaat
Community Member
2 years ago

Kuddos to him!

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome

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#26

Some Would Call It Art

Some Would Call It Art

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Marking new tatoo inspirations :)

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#27

Actually Pretty High Odds

Actually Pretty High Odds

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years 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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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I wasn't aware that Staples sold those.

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#29

Someone’s Enjoying Their Evening Commute

Someone’s Enjoying Their Evening Commute

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Or not.

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

Single Bald men conference

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#31

This Is Art

This Is Art

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years 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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Olli Glx
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2 years ago

Maybe it's a Linux convention?

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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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Candice Ravel
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2 years ago

Unbeweavable

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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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PandaLover
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2 years ago

I really want to know the backstory behind this one

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#35

Normal Morning Until I Took The Subway

Normal Morning Until I Took The Subway

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Charlie
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2 years ago

I like sleeping but this goes tooo far

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#36

If The Shirt Fits!

If The Shirt Fits!

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Trainluvr NYC
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2 years ago

I love seeing ordinary people display art.

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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
Community Member
2 years 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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Cassim_D
Community Member
2 years ago

could be a booby trap

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#39

Just What The Heck, New York

Just What The Heck, New York

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Troux
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2 years ago

They'll get off at the next crustation.

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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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BusLady
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2 years ago

Taking a picture of a guy taking a picture of the same thing you're taking a picture of.

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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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2 years 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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Val Naim
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2 years ago

Is that a makeshift didgeridoo?

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

His neighborhood was invaded by a swarm of giant moths.

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