We’ve all been there. After telling ourselves SPF is for the weak, we dove headfirst into the boiling sun bath, furiously refusing any advice to put on sunscreen. It was all about getting that sun-kissed tan you’ve seen in “The Blue Lagoon.”

The next day, the painful reality hits. Please welcome your torture for the next coming days, aka the redness, the soreness, the itchiness, the swollenness, you name it. As an additional bonus, you get unsolicited comments like “I told you,” “I knew it,” and “This is what you get if…”

Bored Panda has compiled a painfully funny list full of the unfortunate ones who got too badly sunburned. And hopefully, learn from the mistakes of others, 'cause whatever you do, do not try this at home.

Warning: sun is extremely dangerous, and prolonged exposure may lead to permanent skin damage and even skin cancer. Don’t forget to always use sunscreen, and seek medical attention immediately in case you get a severe sunburn. Scroll down for our interview with Dr. Adil Sheraz, the spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation, to find out more about what we should all know about sun damage.

#1

Sunburn

Sunburn

While at SDCC 2013, I did my Aang cosplay, and after waiting in a line out in the sun I got a little burnt. Later on when I washed of the arrow I noticed it decided to stick around. Once the avatar always the avatar I suppose.

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Colin L
Community Member
6 months ago

Not the last Sunbender..

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#2

It's More Than Just A Tan, Buddy

It's More Than Just A Tan, Buddy

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Audrey Tate
Community Member
6 months ago

samesies!

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#3

Not "Happy". Forgot Sunscreen On My Face, And Am Waiting For An X-Ray For A Rolled Ankle. Not Happy Jan. And Not So Fun Color Run

Not "Happy". Forgot Sunscreen On My Face, And Am Waiting For An X-Ray For A Rolled Ankle. Not Happy Jan. And Not So Fun Color Run

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Daria Z
Community Member
6 months ago

I think it's pretty cool!

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Although sunburns may look fun, sizzling your skin under the hot summer sun is more harmful than we would like to think. In order to find out what kind of damage a sunburn can actually do to our skin, Bored Panda reached out to Dr. Adil Sheraz, a consultant dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation.

Dr. Sheraz explained that sunburn is predominantly caused by overexposure to UVB (ultraviolet B.) “We need to remember that UVB Is a form of radiation.”

And although the sun has many benefits, including promoting the production of vitamin D in our skin and boosting our well-being, “it is also well known that excessive sun exposure can and does lead to skin cancers, including fatal melanoma.”

#4

Never Sleep Outside With Cereal, Guys

Never Sleep Outside With Cereal, Guys

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Marcus Fegent
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6 months ago

Wouldn't the spoon get hot and wake you in time?

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#5

At Least It's Symmetrical

At Least It's Symmetrical

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch.

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#6

My Friend Told Me That I Look Like A Popsicle Stick

My Friend Told Me That I Look Like A Popsicle Stick

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Laana
Community Member
6 months ago

And they are not wrong 😂

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The dermatologist said that sunburn is not just redness, swelling, and blisters. In reality, these are the signs that the body is repairing itself from damage caused in the DNA of cells. “Over time, if too much DNA is damaged, this will often mutate into cancer-forming cells and results in either a melanoma or one of the other types of skin cancers,” he explained.

Dr. Sheraz also said that the type and degree of sunburn will depend on many factors, including your age and skin type. “If you are younger than 6 or older than 65, then you will have a greater risk of burning.”

Moreover, “If you have type 1 skin, i.e. blue eyes, blonde hair, and very fair skin, then you will burn quicker and will not tan before burning.”

#7

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget The Sunscreen?

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget The Sunscreen?

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Helen Haley
Community Member
6 months ago

Duuuuude. All redheads should know better.

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#8

Trying To Even Out My Tan On My Lunch Break

Trying To Even Out My Tan On My Lunch Break

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Alyson Alegre
Community Member
6 months ago

That cannot be the same person!

Malakai
Community Member
6 months ago

I would say the same, but this is literally what my dad looks like. His chest and his legs are like, LILY WHITE, since they're always covered when he's out in the sun, but he's so dark everywhere else I actually thought he was biracial when I was VERY young (like 5 or 6 at oldest)

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Laana
Community Member
6 months ago

Than you put your upper part of the body in the shade,my friend!

Lois Arrowood
Community Member
6 months ago

Or wear a shirt.

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ravina nimje
Community Member
6 months ago

He might need to consider wearing t shirt to even out tan.

chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

This requires more than one lunch break.

varwenea
Community Member
6 months ago

Dude needs to put a shirt on if he wants to even out his tan. 😎

Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

Ross from Friends ;)

Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
6 months ago

Came here to say "so I'm an EIGHT?!"

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Felicity Lemon
Community Member
6 months ago

No you can see that there is a person underneath the wood. They are also aren't wearing the same shorts( colour)

Zoe
Community Member
6 months ago

It's his boxers and then swim trunks over

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
6 months ago

If you're trying to even it out, you really should put on a shirt xD

boredhuman
Community Member
6 months ago

Again, never skip leg days.

Myxomatosis
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh Lord. Has no one heard of melanoma? Simply put, skin cancer?

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
6 months ago

WHAT!

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Though not as extreme as this, my legs are the absolute last part of me to get any tan. Frustrating when you’ve got a nice (moderate) golden brown everywhere but you still have to put bronzer on your fish belly white legs when you want to wear shorts or a sundress.

Carol Sage
Community Member
6 months ago

My friend is a roofer and this is 100% what he looks like.

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow🙀

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

vanilla & chocolate

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
6 months ago

i´m in concerning the colour of the legs XD

okpkpkp
Community Member
6 months ago

I am the same way, man. My legs are so skinny that the tanning rays of the sun miss them.

Doris Culverhouse
Community Member
6 months ago

blinding. yea too white

Bill Kratz
Community Member
6 months ago

Red and brown should look good together!

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
6 months ago

A FUDGECYCLE.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
6 months ago

He should put a shirt on, or it'll never be even.

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
6 months ago

Then you should cover the top half! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Raymond Ewen
Community Member
6 months ago

Not gonna happen.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Two, two, two men in one!

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
6 months ago

Only if the lunch break lasts for a month.

Mimi Downhouse
Community Member
6 months ago

The "upper body" is a different person. He is sitting on the edge, and someone else's legs are showing from beneath. Look closer and you see :)

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

Textbook definition of a farmer's tan 🌄

ChinaPandas122
Community Member
6 months ago

wow a bit serious

Andrea Hall
Community Member
6 months ago

I swear to God those are mannequin legs!!!!

Vernice Aure
Community Member
6 months ago

In the end, George had to wait several weeks for the doctors to reverse the leg transplant surgery.

Taffy Lindley
Community Member
6 months ago

two different people!!

DanieLegz
Community Member
6 months ago

When you get a double leg transplant on the cheap

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

Hard to believe those body halves belong to the same person.

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
6 months ago

He turned into a black person in one day! Lol. Once I got my tan, I realized how light-skinned I really am.

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
6 months ago

well, that's some sun-cancer waiting to happen.... :(

No you didn't
Community Member
6 months ago

Good luck with that.

Joe Dunn
Community Member
6 months ago

That's pretty much the difference between me in the summer and me in the winter.

Bobby Montague
Community Member
6 months ago

100% photoshopped, you can see by the shorts on the leg.

QueenoftheSquids
Community Member
6 months ago

How did this happen?!?!

SaRa Mousavi
Community Member
6 months ago

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U can tell this ones fake

Mama Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

It's not fake. I have several friends in construction and this is what they look like when they wear shorts.

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#9

A Buddy Of Mine Seemed To Think Stick Sun Screen Was A Good Idea

A Buddy Of Mine Seemed To Think Stick Sun Screen Was A Good Idea

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NamiKoa
Community Member
6 months ago

But it's nice to see what a big difference sun screen makes. The parts he managed to cover arr perfectly fine.

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The majority of sunburns will result in mild pain, redness, and peeling of the skin. “This would be in keeping with a first-degree burn. This type of sunburn tends to resolve spontaneously and doesn’t require one to come into hospital or see the GP.”

However, if you develop blistering from the sun, it would mean that the deeper layers of the skin have been affected. “This is more akin to a second-degree burn. The skin can be swollen, very painful, and, of course, bright red,” the spokesperson at the British Skin Foundation said.

#10

That's Why You Shouldn't Wear Jeans With Holes On Sunny Days

That's Why You Shouldn't Wear Jeans With Holes On Sunny Days

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varwenea
Community Member
6 months ago

And you paid extra for those holes in your distress jeans!

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#11

Tried Evening Out My Tan From The Other Day, Didn't Go So Well

Tried Evening Out My Tan From The Other Day, Didn't Go So Well

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Shae Marae
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like Neapolitan ice cream.

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#12

Finish Painting Deck - Check, Give Yourself Sunburn Tramp Stamp - Check

Finish Painting Deck - Check, Give Yourself Sunburn Tramp Stamp - Check

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MellonCollie
Community Member
6 months ago

And, gentlemen, that's another reason why you ALWAYS have to pull up those pants!! ;-)

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Dr. Sheraz urges anyone who develops signs of fever, develops blisters, or feels lightheaded or confused to seek immediate medical attention.

“Severe sunburn can lead to significant dehydration and the resulting inflammation in the skin (which is the body’s healing response) can send one into shock, with a significant drop in blood pressure and even death in extreme situations.”

#13

Who Needs A Farmer's Tan When You Can Get A Cavs Finals Hat Burn

Who Needs A Farmer's Tan When You Can Get A Cavs Finals Hat Burn

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
6 months ago

If only there was a way to wear that cap so it would shade your face...

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#14

Baseball Mom's Yoga Pants Worked Out Just Fine

Baseball Mom's Yoga Pants Worked Out Just Fine

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Laura Gastelum
Community Member
6 months ago

Kinda pretty. Maybe fishnets next time?

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#15

Apparently My Adam's Apple Provided Just Enough Shade To Prevent A Small Portion Of My Neck From Getting Sunburned

Apparently My Adam's Apple Provided Just Enough Shade To Prevent A Small Portion Of My Neck From Getting Sunburned

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Tomasz Jackowski
Community Member
6 months ago

>in case of emergency, insert tracheostomy tube here<

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Among other features of sunburn, some people may feel itching which, Dr. Sheraz explained, “is thought to be associated with the release of a chemical called bradykinin from damaged skin.”

Even though it’s just a theory, the dermatologist said that “online sufferers have described their experiences as feeling ‘like fire ants are biting you under your skin,’ ‘wanting to rip your skin off,’ or ‘an uncontrollable itch that, when scratched, causes stabbing pain.’”

#16

Someone Forgot His Sunscreen

Someone Forgot His Sunscreen

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Tracey Tait
Community Member
6 months ago

Tiger King cosplay

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#17

The Difference Between Tanned And Untanned From My Leg To My Foot

The Difference Between Tanned And Untanned From My Leg To My Foot

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Adam C
Community Member
6 months ago

Where did he go to get that tanned? The sun?

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#18

Daughter's Sunburn Looks Like Patrick From Spongebob

Daughter's Sunburn Looks Like Patrick From Spongebob

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Minha Khan
Community Member
6 months ago

this is honestly adorable but when I was younger sunburn hurt so much. if this happens to your kid, I would recommend aloe vera.

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#19

My Friends' First Time In The Florida Sun. Apparently It Was Also Their First Time Using A Spray-On Sunscreen

My Friends' First Time In The Florida Sun. Apparently It Was Also Their First Time Using A Spray-On Sunscreen

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Johnny
Community Member
6 months ago

That looks more like a stick based sunscreen, spray on wouldn't leave lines that sharp

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#20

Bought Some New White Fingerless Gloves

Bought Some New White Fingerless Gloves

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

how many days did you wear them?

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#21

This Is Cade's Freshly Shaved Head After A Sunscreenless Few Hours Mowing A Field

This Is Cade's Freshly Shaved Head After A Sunscreenless Few Hours Mowing A Field

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Malakai
Community Member
6 months ago

Uhhhh that's when you go to a doctor my guy

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#22

This Is What You Get For Wearing Those Awful Things

This Is What You Get For Wearing Those Awful Things

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Johnny
Community Member
6 months ago

That looks more like a long-term suntan than sunburn

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#23

Long Kayaking Trip + Belly Rolls = Most Inconsistent Sunburn Ever

Long Kayaking Trip + Belly Rolls = Most Inconsistent Sunburn Ever

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Martha Meyer
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6 months ago

When your belly rolls throw shade on you.

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#24

What Happens When You're Super White And You Walked Around All Day In A Shirt With Cutout Squares. And This Was With Multiple Applications Of Sunscreen

What Happens When You're Super White And You Walked Around All Day In A Shirt With Cutout Squares. And This Was With Multiple Applications Of Sunscreen

In hindsight, I probably should have worn a different shirt

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
6 months ago

Multiple applications of sunscreen with spf 4 won't help here either. ;)

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#25

When You Are From Arizona And Think 70 Degrees On The Beach In Cali Doesn't Require Sunscreen. I. Hurt

When You Are From Arizona And Think 70 Degrees On The Beach In Cali Doesn't Require Sunscreen. I. Hurt

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Audrey Tate
Community Member
6 months ago

It's the same sun tho

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#26

When People Ask Me Why I Want To Sit In The Shade I Show Them These Photos

When People Ask Me Why I Want To Sit In The Shade I Show Them These Photos

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
6 months ago

Who doesn't love Kate Bush?

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#27

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

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Peko
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd be more worried that my foot was blue rather than not tanned.

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#28

Lesson Of The Day

Lesson Of The Day

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like a rash to me.

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#29

Currently

Currently

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Shelli Aderman
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6 months ago

😳

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#30

Stubborn Husband Said He Didn't Need My Help Putting Sunscreen On His Back

Stubborn Husband Said He Didn't Need My Help Putting Sunscreen On His Back

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Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
6 months ago

ah yes, those moments of self-inflicted paid, due to ego / stupidity / stubbornness.... :o

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#31

Co-Worker Shaved His Head, Then Went Golfing, And Decided To Wear A Visor

Co-Worker Shaved His Head, Then Went Golfing, And Decided To Wear A Visor

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kate h
Community Member
6 months ago

Natural yarmulke :)

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#32

This Tomato Man Looks Nearly Fake

This Tomato Man Looks Nearly Fake

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Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

This "tomato man" looks more like a poster boy for future melanoma. :(

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#33

I Get This Tan Line Every Year. A Result From My Job Outside Wearing The Same Uniform Everyday. The Tan Line Lasts Through The Winter

I Get This Tan Line Every Year. A Result From My Job Outside Wearing The Same Uniform Everyday. The Tan Line Lasts Through The Winter

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Daria Z
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, I get the same line from the shorts. I don't mind as it reminds me of summer :)

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#34

Met A Guy Last Summer That Fell Asleep In The Sun With His Phone On His Chest

Met A Guy Last Summer That Fell Asleep In The Sun With His Phone On His Chest

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averageperson
Community Member
6 months ago

That's an awfully small phone.

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#35

My Husband's First Time Wearing Sandals Since Starting His New Asphalt Job

My Husband's First Time Wearing Sandals Since Starting His New Asphalt Job

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Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

Reminds me, anyone else get flip-flop lines in the summer?

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#36

My Friend Refused To Ask For Help With Putting Sunscreen On, This Is The Result

My Friend Refused To Ask For Help With Putting Sunscreen On, This Is The Result

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
6 months ago

People are so stubborn. They should really ask for help when they need it.

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#37

Potato vs. Sunburn

Potato vs. Sunburn

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Medvěd
Community Member
6 months ago

Kawai potato.

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#38

My Cousin’s Legs After A Day In The Sun In Ripped Jeans

My Cousin’s Legs After A Day In The Sun In Ripped Jeans

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Monika Lachova
Community Member
6 months ago

kinda remind me bacon

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#39

This Is What Happens When You Go On A Bike Ride When It’s 100 Degrees Outside Without The Proper Sunscreen

This Is What Happens When You Go On A Bike Ride When It’s 100 Degrees Outside Without The Proper Sunscreen

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Malakai
Community Member
6 months ago

Temperature has nothing to do with sun exposure. Why do people keep equating heat with bad sunburns? You didn't get a bad sunburn from the heat--you got a bad sunburn from being an idiot that didn't apply sunscreen!

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#40

I Spent A Little Too Much Time Outside While Wearing 3/4 Pants

I Spent A Little Too Much Time Outside While Wearing 3/4 Pants

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3ke
Community Member
6 months ago

I keep looking at her toes to see if she's wearing blue pantyhose but it's just the lighting.

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