Traveling by plane can be a real adventure. Or it can be a real pain in the behind. Your perspective probably depends on a lot of things that you can’t control, from the staff to the weather. But most people can agree on one thing: that flying can be a good source of inspiration for jokes, memes, and comical incidents.

Here at Bored Panda, we love soaring through the clouds in our Panda Plane and we love all the memes that get created by people who fly. So we made this list for anyone and everyone who’s ever soared through the heavens on an airplane and has been to an airport at least once in their lives.

Get your scrolling wheel ready for takeoff, upvote your favorite memes, and be sure to share them with your friends who either love or loathe airports. And if you’ve got any funny or horrible airport and airplane stories, we’d love to hear them, so share them with everyone somewhere in the comments!

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Ben Smith
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8 months ago

Super creepy!

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Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

Want to know if she was allowed to keep it or not.

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

This is the same when I walk out of the store without buying anything, worrying that I've accidentally stolen something even though I haven't

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Bored Panda talked about air travel and the changing industry to one Redditor who uploaded an incredibly popular airport meme onto Reddit’s r/funny community. The meme was so good that it got over 56,500 upvotes in just 3 days and sparked over 1,100 comments.

According to the Redditor, “nothing beats flight in terms of speed and convenience, so it is understandable that airlines do not need to cater to every need of their customers — we have barely any other travel options available.”

“However, airlines are protected by the law far better than the passengers are. For instance, the airline can downgrade or cancel someone's ticket with no repercussions whatsoever,” they explained. “I've had this happen with United in the US and Lufthansa in the EU, and found no way to be reimbursed the money that I lost on those flights.”

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Juririn
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8 months ago

Soooooo true!

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European other
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8 months ago

Nowhere fast

Luna Moonwatcher
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8 months ago

Stretching

DotC
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8 months ago

Yup. Stretching stiff legs. Plus I am short and I can fit under the bins.

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Lucas
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8 months ago

Relaxed and watched all the other passengers rush to get off. Got off last and walked into the airport... they open up extra gates at passenger control and I end up first in line. Happiest moment in an airport ever.

Bmo
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8 months ago

I will stand in my seat to stretch my legs but I'm not that person who feels the need to rush the aisle.

Dr.Scott
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8 months ago

Again, 6'2 with a few knee surgeries under my belt. I'm not trying to do anything but stretch my legs.

Full Name
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8 months ago

Took me years to learn this one. I was sore one day so I stood up and the light bulb went off. So THAT'S why they do it. Plus you can get your bag out of the overhead without stalling the rest of the lineup.

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Lola
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8 months ago

I always wait seated, but I understand how some people want to stretch their legs. Airplanes are offensively uncomfortable.

Gary
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8 months ago

Or people pushing in line to get on to the plane quicker. You aren't going to land any quicker than the last person on.

Quentin РЯЕUVOТ
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8 months ago

But maybe they still can find place to store their luggage while the last peoples will have their hand luggage checked and wait at the destination to get them back

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Mondo Cane
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8 months ago

Stretching my fucking legs after hours on the least comfortable seat ever.

Farnaz Khoshbakht
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8 months ago

catching the connection flight :/ missing chances are high

Gary Wagner
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8 months ago

They have bad knees, like millions of people, are taller than the dwarves for which the seats were made, or had to sit for six hours with the seat in front of them fully reclined. They HAVE TO STAND UP ASAP. Yes, they already know they are not going anywhere fast, genius.

Kelsey Lintner
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8 months ago

This weekend I had two 30 minute layovers. Had I waited for everyone else I would have missed my flight.

Amy Bonilla
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8 months ago

For me it is more to relieve the pain of sitting than to go somewhere!

Steven Cook
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8 months ago

I've been sitting for 4+ hours. I need to stand up...

Abektx
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8 months ago

we're just stretching our legs, chill.

LilicatUK
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8 months ago

Stretching my bloody legs without my knees hitting the seat in front!

Magic lady
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8 months ago

Maybe it’s because there legs are stiff, toes are numb and there butt doesn’t feel like it’s even there.

David Maxey
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8 months ago

They are tired of sitting and need the stretch!

Silje Melhus
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8 months ago

It’s because after sitting for so long I really want to stand.

Keley Babs
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8 months ago

We might not understand why our neighbors are doing what they do, but (unless there's prior evidence of being g a selfish turd) can we just give each other the benefit of the doubt that we all have our reasons and quirks for doing things for our own reasons?! I'm so tired of the assumption that *I'M* the foolish one for doing things that don't make sense to *YOU*

Keley Babs
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8 months ago

Has NOBODY ever had a tight connection at a huge airport?!? The sooner you get in the aisle, the sooner you get off the plane.

Marlene Ricker
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8 months ago

I find this so annoying! There is nowhere to go for quite some time. I just sit and relax until the aisle is not congested.

Richard Barlow
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8 months ago

To get our carry-on bags rather than make everyone wait while I block the aisle getting it.

Steven McMacken
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8 months ago

We're stretching our legs, twit.

Steven McMacken
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8 months ago

We're stretching our legs, twit.

George Mellen
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8 months ago

I always hop up because it takes 5 min. to straghten out my back from the cramped seats!

Katchen
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8 months ago

I don’t mind people standing up, but fellow passengers pushing into the aisle before it’s their turn makes me think violent, uncharitable thoughts.

Amanda Scobie
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8 months ago

My ass hurts...

Amanda Scobie
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8 months ago

My ass hurts.

Shirley Richard
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8 months ago

This is so frustrating, stop doing this. Give people in front a chance to get their bags

Stan Chung
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8 months ago

Dear short people, we need to stretch. Some of us are claustrophobic as well.

Jackie Anderson
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8 months ago

I do this, not because I'm going anywhere, but because I'm tired of sitting.

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8 months ago

They're tired of sitting.

Valerie Lessard
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8 months ago

people, I get it, but stretching your legs is a bit different from shoving your way out and trying to fly over people to get your luggage. Just fucking be orderly.

shane montanez
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8 months ago

Don't look at me. I'm just stretching my legs. lol

Connie Muse
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8 months ago

Stretching our legs.

MAN
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8 months ago

SPOT ON!!!!!!!

AzKhaleesi
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8 months ago

Seriously I hate that. lol

OdangaUsagi
Community Member
8 months ago

As someone with restless leg syndrome, sometimes it's just to stand up because my legs have been killing me!

Ian Smith
Community Member
8 months ago

to stretch my legs and back. If there are any blood clots or back injuries, I want them loose on the plane to increase the amount of my settlement.

Keley Babs
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8 months ago

Nice!!! Good thinking!!

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

Right!

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
Community Member
8 months ago

to outer space

Terence Michael
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8 months ago

Just getting their place in line before the people behind them run up and not let you in the aisle. Plus, after sitting for ungodly length of time one needs to stand and unflatten one's ass.

Elaine Dodge
Community Member
8 months ago

Try catching a plane from Malaysia to Thailand. Everybody stands up as soon the plane starts descending, grabs their baggage (and chickens) from the over-head lockers and make their way to the front of the plane, and because personal space isn't a thing there, they shove up against each other. Always sit by the window or you'll have people abusing you for not moving as well, climbing over you, dropping stuff on your head...you know what...hire a car. Planes, trains in SE Asia - not a fun way to travel.

Josh Coker
Community Member
8 months ago

hurry up and stop

Keley Babs
Community Member
8 months ago

I'm so tired of the assumption that *I'M* a foolish one for doing something that doesn't make sense to *YOU*....... ....... ..... Just leave folks alone and worry about yourself!

Cindy Collins
Community Member
8 months ago

So true!

Mark Morey
Community Member
8 months ago

Off the damn plane.

Donovan Maloney
Community Member
8 months ago

I have a layover and I have 9 mint to catch my flight..., if it’s isn’t your answer then you are an evil person and I’m convinced you voted for trump

NWB
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8 months ago

I hate those people. If only the pilot could see and just tap the brakes...me em fall haha

Francesca Woods
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8 months ago

Yeah sure let's all just stay in our seats... forever. The real question is why are people furthest away from the doors getting up and getting in our way

NQ L
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8 months ago

Most of the time, my next flight is far away in another terminal and I have like 30 min or less to get there. Thanks for all the flight delays

Marta Jakubowska
Community Member
8 months ago

Uhmm trying to catch a connecting flight maybe? 🙄

Clinton Yew
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8 months ago

Worst one is they sitting inside and keep asking you to move so they can get out. Seat belt light is on, the plane is still on it's way to the gates. zzzzzzzzzzz

Asia
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8 months ago

Dear people blocking the aisles when I'm trying to get out fast in order to catch my connecting flight...

Seabeast
Community Member
8 months ago

Get your arse out of my face!

Grapeling
Community Member
8 months ago

hOw do they unglue themselves from the seat is what I want to know

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
8 months ago

I spent 4 months traveling through India using the local airlines between large cities. At the moment the plane hit the tarmac people would fly out of their seats to get their luggage and the stewards would scream over the speaker in both English and Hindi, "Please remain seated until the plane comes to a full stop." It never failed ... it happened every time.

Sharon Kapon
Community Member
8 months ago

Wowww this is so right and so annoying

Rhon
Community Member
8 months ago

We usually sit and wait until almost last and everything can be done in a leisurely pace.

M.J.
Community Member
8 months ago

I hate that so much! And of course applauding when the plane landed. No one is applauding me when I do my job...

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

Hold your breath until everyone sits down...HOME FREE!

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The Reddit user agreed that the quality of air travel has dropped along with the price, however, things aren’t all bad: “The quality goes down with the price, but it's not that bad. I mean, having an option to pay less, understandably, means lower quality of a service. However, when there are no options present, airlines will make you pay up even for the cheapest option. It's all supply and demand.”

According to the Redditor, there is a lot that airlines could do to make travel more comfortable for passengers. “But why would they?  Low cost airlines don't really earn much on each basic passenger, so they either have to fill their planes in a sardine-like fashion, or charge more.”

“Do not fly airlines that treat you like cattle. Pay extra, but pay to those who acknowledge your dignity,” they added.

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

Duct tape fixes anything! That's why we call it Jesus tape in Finland

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

I hope they unloaded it from the plane first, the most important piece of luggage!

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

They don't think we look like that. They just don't care.

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Sometimes, however, the most annoying things you encounter on your aerial adventures are your fellow passengers, not the airlines. CNN has compiled some of the most annoying things that other fliers do that really get on our nerves. Some of them are quite obvious. Others are much rarer.

For example, most of us can get behind the idea that people who compulsively shake their legs have no place on planes, let alone any form of transportation, aside from riding on horses. You know what, I changed my mind—horses don’t deserve leg-shakers either.

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

Iv'e heard it rumored but I don't believe it.

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Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

The clothes won't be fashionable anymore - THE HORROR.

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

"Yes I'm sure I'll need five t-shirts on my two day trip"

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People who loudly talk on their smartphones are also unwanted on airplanes: there’s no reason to yell into the receiver that you’ve just landed. Relax. Take a chill pill. Call your loved ones once you’re off the magical flying sky chariot.

One other thing that annoys a lot of travelers is when their companions kick off their shoes and take off their socks; there’s a place for bare feet and it’s not on what essentially is a more aerodynamic bus. You wouldn’t walk around barefooted on a city bus, would you? Reexamine your life if you’ve answered ‘yes’ to that question.

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Ben Smith
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8 months ago

But you’re traveling 500 mph towards a different kind of crap.

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

You need to do this so you'll have taken all your liquids out of your luggage and the security people can see what's in them, as opposed to having them rolling around in your luggage and the security people having to open your luggage and rummage through it to find your nasal spray. Saves time for everyone

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Kenny Kulbiski
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8 months ago

What an evil, despicable thing to do! Where can I get one.

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Tessa
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8 months ago (edited)

I have never been to an airport with intention to fly but the thought of checking out gives me anxiety.

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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8 months ago

The limit is not there because the plane can't carry it. The limit is there so that the one who pack your case into cargo won't break their back.

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Thomas brennan
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8 months ago

That's a bus

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Ben Smith
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8 months ago

Get to the airport more than two hours before the flight they said..it’ll be fun they said....

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TahNisha Hutcherson
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8 months ago

Sandals and socks!!!

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Pamela24
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8 months ago

As long as I feel like the guardian of the child is doing whatever they can to keep the child calm I'm fine with that. We were all babies once, some people just have to travel with them, let's be compassionate. (When the adults let the children run around without supervision and bother people that clearly don't want to be bothered - then I see an issue.)

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

I wouldn't be looking like that. I'd be backing away cuz that's coming back up any second.

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Ben Smith
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8 months ago

Worse if it’s between you and the bathroom

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Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

Lonely chip, put it out of its misery.

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Lenka Smetanová
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8 months ago

My first travel by plane as a young girl.... I had a bag with realy, realy many pockets... In one of them was scissors. My mom and the security spent several minutes until they found one secret pocket in the bottom of the bag, where that scissors was. :D :D

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Bmo
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8 months ago

That top photo was taken when flying was only a luxury with the very wealthy. Today lot of normal people can afford it but you're lucky if you even get those pretzels. From my experience Spirit and Frontier doesn't supply those. I've only got them on American.

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Shireen
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8 months ago

😂

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EpicFangirl
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8 months ago

WOAAAAAAAA NEVER THE H2OOOOOOOOO

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Randi Roble
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8 months ago

To be fair, there were zero passengers and they gutted the seats to lower the weight on board.

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Great Panda Mamu
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8 months ago

Okay, it's great if it's just him, but if everyone does it, suddenly they don't know the actual weight of the plane. That causes problems from the balance of the plane being off to running out of fuel because they didn't account for the extra mass. It's all kinds of dangerous.

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