What’s the weather like up there? Do you play basketball? Were you always this tall? That’s just a bite-sized collection of the types of questions that tall people have to deal with on a daily basis. However, most of them smile, chuckle, and get on with their day without worrying too much.

It becomes very obvious that a person is the tallest person around when there’s a short person right next to them for comparison. And this often creates comical tall vs short situations where tall people look like giants from fairy tales (or Hagrid from Harry Potter) and short people start to resemble the tenacious hobbits from The Lord of the Rings. To brighten up your week with some humor, Bored Panda spent lots of time cultivating, growing and perfecting this list of the most eyebrow-raising times tall and short people stood next to one another for a perfect height comparison. Scroll down, enjoy, and leave us a comment with your thoughts.

When you’re done with this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous posts about tall people people problems and the times that people traveled to Japan and realized they’re too tall for it.

#1

Can You Tell Who's Related?

Can You Tell Who's Related?

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Great example of genetics.

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#2

Vern Troyer, The Guy Who Plays Mini-Me In The Austin Powers Movies Wanted A Photo With Me. I'm 6Ft10

Vern Troyer, The Guy Who Plays Mini-Me In The Austin Powers Movies Wanted A Photo With Me. I'm 6Ft10

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DemPugs
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2 years ago

RIP :c

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#3

The Dutch Giant at McDonalds in the Philippines

The Dutch Giant at McDonalds in the Philippines

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

The look on her face....

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There are advantages to being short and advantages to being tall. BBC Future writes that taller human beings, when running for political office, tend to get more votes; they also tend to earn more money.

#4

Protection Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Protection Come In All Shapes And Sizes

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KJena
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2 years ago

Officer Judy Hops live in action

glowworm2
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2 years ago

I was thinking the same thing!

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

There’s value in having diverse members of the force. He may have the size and presence, but she can get into places he can’t, and probably move and maneuver a lot faster too. Same thing is true of firefighters; the big ones can carry heavy hoses, plow though debris, and move heavy stuff off people, but the little wiry ones can fit in the small spaces children, animals, and small adults manage to squeeze themselves into in an effort to get away from the smoke and flames.

MOSTAFA SADMAN
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2 years ago

agreed dear

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M O'Connell
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2 years ago

I am now imagining her holding her arms over her head and maintaining body rigidity while her partner throws her like a javelin.

Debster
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2 years ago

That made me laugh out loud in the doctors waiting area.

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Batwench
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2 years ago

Considering that the female officer has to pass the same stuff as the male ones I find her more scary LOL

Dave P
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2 years ago

And she probably can kick his ass, every short female cop or solider I have met are the toughest DOB's you will come across. I am more afraid of her than him.

Max L.
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2 years ago

Area road crimes reports count : zero.

Minnie-me
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2 years ago

I would still choose the guy on the left

NWB
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet she is tough as hell though!

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

They’re too cute.

Femur!
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought the same! Judy Hops! LOL ♥

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't mess with Mr. Hightower!!

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

She's hoping he fits in the car!

Roger Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

She will make me surrender a lot faster than he will.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
2 years ago

judy hops izzat u

Linda Robinett
Community Member
2 years ago

There used to be a height requirement for some police forces and she looks to be under 5'6' so good to know that even small women are welcome.

Anne Holford
Community Member
2 years ago

so do uniforms

temmie
Community Member
2 years ago

i hope these guys are nice to short people then they will be called BFG the Big Friendly Giant

temmie
Community Member
2 years ago

and wemon

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Ronnie Beaton
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2 years ago

I would pay actual cash money to see him unfold himself from the front seat of the patrol car. :)

PaulV
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2 years ago

Officer Lady: You go high, I'll go low. Officer Guy: Why do I gotta go high??

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
2 years ago

The burglars surrendered just seeing this guy

Debster
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously the person that took this is tall too.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

Or stood on a chair...

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Simon Higgins
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2 years ago

I wonder if her nickname is 'laptop' because she's a mini PC (police constable)?

Ann McNeil
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2 years ago

*Groan* .....

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Momo Skarsgård
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2 years ago

I hope they are partners! That would be súper comedic! XD

Kim Irving
Community Member
2 years ago

He's even a foot taller than the door frame!!!

John L
Community Member
2 years ago

That must be annoying to have to duck under doorways at your job. For a while, I just thought that she was short, until I saw the doorway.

backatya
Community Member
2 years ago

She's nice looking ;-)

Kathleen Wills
Community Member
2 years ago

PLEASE!!! Don’t get pregnant with THIS guy!

Mary Rose Kent
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2 years ago

They WORK together

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Viv Hart
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2 years ago

Looks like his daughter!

Josh Granger
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2 years ago

it's just hu (man) topia

Ben Smith
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2 years ago

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Some are much more effective than others though...

Tina Hugh
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2 years ago

Don’t be shy. Facts are welcome; share some with us. If your implication is that shorter cops are more effective than taller ones, you should back that up. It seems unfair and I doubt that any stats are kept on it. Any cops on here want to weigh in with their opinions? Short vs tall? Female vs male? I thought initial resistance to females in law enforcement had been resolved over 20 years ago. Am I wrong?

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Koala King
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2 years ago

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Child police officer

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

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Oh, no. They should make couples regarding to their heith as well.

Demi Zwaan
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2 years ago

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Yeah, I don't think she'll be very effective in the field.

Kaisu
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2 years ago

You know a lot of police work is being able to talk and communicate and calm down your clients, which has nothing to do with your physical strength?

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#5

Buddy Of Mine Who Stepped Up And Got Married

Buddy Of Mine Who Stepped Up And Got Married

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Kaisu
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2 years ago

This is really sweet though! I know some guys would be insecure about being shorter than their wife, but he's not

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#6

Trying To Fit Entire Body In The Shot

Trying To Fit Entire Body In The Shot

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Jaekry
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2 years ago

That IS a cute idea for the composition to make it work.

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Being tall can be a real boon in sports because long legs help you run faster and farther than your opponents. However, being small has its bonuses as well: nerve impulses travel from limbs to brains faster, which means reaction times are faster and the individual in question is more nimble. That can be a huge plus for martial artists just like Jackie Chan. Furthermore, shorter and smaller people are better at snowboarding, gymnastics, skating, diving, and skiing than their taller counterparts.

#7

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

A Friend Of Mine At A Recent Checkup

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

He's in the limit of the measure thing!

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#8

My 6'0" Girlfriend And Her Minions

My 6'0" Girlfriend And Her Minions

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Ha, "minions!" XD!

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#9

The Mountain From GOT With His Wife

The Mountain From GOT With His Wife

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Vicky Zar
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2 years ago

Poor woman if they ever decide to get kids together. Little mother + big father can get really really painfull for her. (I mean childbirth)

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Being a 6-foot tall guy myself, I often find that I’m rarely (if ever) the tallest or shortest around. I’m pretty much average. And, unfortunately, nobody asks me if I’m a professional basketball player or Samwise Gamgee, so sometimes I’m a bit jealous of the attention others get. But then I realize being middle-of-the-road in terms of height isn’t all that bad. What about you, dear Pandas, how tall are you? What’s it like? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

#10

Prom Pictures With GF And Her Dad

Prom Pictures With GF And Her Dad

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Slenderman?

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#11

Women Basketball Players vs. Cheerleaders

Women Basketball Players vs. Cheerleaders

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Danish Dynomummy
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2 years ago

Just. Wow

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#12

Husband And I Went To Wedding... We Are All The Way In The Back

Husband And I Went To Wedding... We Are All The Way In The Back

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Dolicious
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2 years ago

All the way in the... oh there :-)

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#13

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Optical illusion. They look like they're different sizes.

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#14

7 Foot Female Basketball Player... Didn't Even Come Close

7 Foot Female Basketball Player... Didn't Even Come Close

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Nice pic!

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#15

6'8 Me With My 4'10 Friend Jackie

6'8 Me With My 4'10 Friend Jackie

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Mo Mo
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2 years ago

I swear it's the same people from the 3rd pic

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#16

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

A Dutch Employee Gets Interviewed By Chinese Media

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Kaisu
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2 years ago

Looks really uncomfortable, couldn't they have given him a stool to sit on at least?

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#17

When You're At A Wedding And There Are No Close Snack

When You're At A Wedding And There Are No Close Snack

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wandile dludlu
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2 years ago

That's exactly how giraffe's eat

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#18

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

This Is How My Mum And I Hug Now

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Danish Dynomummy
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2 years ago

I too would climb desks to hug my boy

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#19

My Short Mom Sends Our Family Photos Of Her With Really Tall People

My Short Mom Sends Our Family Photos Of Her With Really Tall People

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Amy Pattie
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2 years ago

This mum has an epic sense of humour.

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#20

Gave My Friend My Pants To Use As A Blanket During Our Sleepover. 6’5 And 40” Inseam

Gave My Friend My Pants To Use As A Blanket During Our Sleepover. 6’5 And 40” Inseam

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

Where do you even get jeans for people this tall? Do you have to get them custom made?

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#21

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

Wold's Tallest Teenager With Her Boyfriend

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Kaisu
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2 years ago

It looks like her arms are longer than his legs

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#22

Gymnast Flávia Saraiva, 1.33m, With Basketball Player Nenê, 2.11m

Gymnast Flávia Saraiva, 1.33m, With Basketball Player Nenê, 2.11m

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

His foot is nearly the same size as her forearm.

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#23

I Have An Extremely Important Question And I Need Your Help!! What’s The Better Way To Hug - Shoulder To Shoulder Or Hip To Hip?

I Have An Extremely Important Question And I Need Your Help!! What’s The Better Way To Hug - Shoulder To Shoulder Or Hip To Hip?

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

A hug in any way is the best kind of hug.

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#24

At 6'5", NS Premier Stephen McNeil Looked Pretty Tall On Election Night. At 6'9", I May Have Shattered That Illusion Today

At 6'5", NS Premier Stephen McNeil Looked Pretty Tall On Election Night. At 6'9", I May Have Shattered That Illusion Today

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Purple light
Community Member
2 years ago

For other people wondering what NS stands for: it stands for Nova Scotia, Canada. Had to look it up myself.

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#25

Me With My Best Friend. She's 4'11", I'm 6'1"

Me With My Best Friend. She's 4'11", I'm 6'1"

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

I often open my legs in that way to be more short to talk to some students... However, most of them are far taller than me :S

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#26

Took Away The Spotlight

Took Away The Spotlight

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Maybeitsraining
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2 years ago

Number 3 looks kinda cheesed off lol

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#27

Yao Ming Visited My Girlfriend's Restaurant, She's 4'11

Yao Ming Visited My Girlfriend's Restaurant, She's 4'11

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D. Pitbull
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2 years ago

Woo hoo!!! Yao Ming!!! - my father and I used to say to each other, instead of "when pigs fly"... we'd say "When a Chinese gets in the NBA" (We're Chinese. Stop raging. We know we're generally pretty short)... when we saw Yao Ming, we cheered ... and also started to wonder (hope) if we were going to suddenly win the lottery...

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#28

I'm Moving Away From My 4'9" Sidekick. I'm Going To Miss This

I'm Moving Away From My 4'9" Sidekick. I'm Going To Miss This

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Mimi M
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2 years ago

<3 So cute together! They will miss each other!

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#29

Me And My 6'4" Date To Our Rowing Formal. I'd Say We're Pretty Cute

Me And My 6'4" Date To Our Rowing Formal. I'd Say We're Pretty Cute

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

If she is 6'4", then he is pretty short.

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#30

Shrimp On Rye

Shrimp On Rye

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DemPugs
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2 years ago

I don't think the dude's looking at the camera...

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#31

This Tall Man And Short Woman

This Tall Man And Short Woman

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nanashi
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2 years ago

he looked like this (photo taking) happens too many times too much already

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#32

I Feel The Pain

I Feel The Pain

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Kaisu
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2 years ago

Well at least he's not picking her up, that would be really patronising

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#33

I Recently Went To Spain

I Recently Went To Spain

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Pujan Vyas Joshi
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2 years ago

Little old auntie with the hand fan is so cute :)

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#34

I'd Say Short People Probs But It's More Like Kelli Tennant Problems

I'd Say Short People Probs But It's More Like Kelli Tennant Problems

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Finn Fickle
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2 years ago

News reports need them to be in the same frame, tht is why he's on the tub.

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#35

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

Spotted This At A Bar Last Night, Tall Girl Problems

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago (edited)

Short boy problems, in fact. But they don't seem very worried.

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