Humans have come a long way since our Neanderthal forefathers, but sometimes something happens that makes you wonder just how much we've evolved. Are we really so crazy about our health that we need diet water? Unbeatable eggs? A case for a banana that is already equipped with a perfect guard called a peel? Though you would say that those are useless things, we say it's marvelous! These utterly weird things perfectly depict how creative we are in every sphere imaginable. Yes, sometimes the useless inventions are a bit over-the-top, but hey, stairs that seemingly lead nowhere might be a portal to some other dimension. You just have to take a proper look. And the road sign containing a message that it is not a road sign might carry a more profound message and is not some measly design fail at all.

Check out this list of utterly crazy things and unimaginably bad designs compiled by Bored Panda, and don't forget to turn on your imagination when trying to understand what purpose they could have. Although, we are pretty sure that if this list of funny things would reach Darwin's hands, he might be a little disappointed in the evolutionary processes.

#1

These Subtitles

These Subtitles

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#2

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why? Can't you make a side jump? Haven't you learnt anything from Tomb Raider or Uncharted? Pffff....

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#3

Pointless Peephole

Pointless Peephole

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#4

Diet Water. Because Plain Old Water Has Too Much Calories

Diet Water. Because Plain Old Water Has Too Much Calories

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well...this is at least much more reasonable than "vitamin water".

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#5

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like.... When you play Dragon Quest Builders or Minecraft and build something just for the sake of building it.

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#6

Found This While Looking For Fridges At Sears

Found This While Looking For Fridges At Sears

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fridges need to socialise too, you know? Beware the fridge uprising! Fridges on strike!

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#7

This Useless Sign

This Useless Sign

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.gas.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Depending where this is (U.S.?), they could be trying to avoid a potential lawsuit.

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#8

Sure Boss, The Bus Has All The Seats In Place

Sure Boss, The Bus Has All The Seats In Place

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ride side saddle....? Lol

Carolina Santos
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought the same, but I also thought it would be too mean to put it in a comment and... you did it :) hehe

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Daniel Law
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a reversible seat. All of them are the same design whether it makes sense or not.

Jana Fuentes
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmmm.....I do not know what to say about this one. My granddaughter could sit in the back on, with my great-granddaughter in the front. She sits with her feet on the seat sometimes.

Cuzy123
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cocoon chair? WE COULD MAKE A HUT

Regine Regoso
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

im sure this bus in in rome. hahahaha! most passengers are also dizzy since most of the chairs are facing the other way. 😂

GlitterGlitch
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

actually some small kid could ride there

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Crouch like a bird and screech at everyone who passes

sebaschan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

L from Death Note would be likely to sit here. he sits with his feet on the chair anyway

Richard Petch
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too much leg room on the left seat.

Misty Pal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

for your extra precious luggage, how very thoughtful!

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this is probably vandalism. The seat was likely unscrewed and turned around and re-fixed like this.

Purpleheart Ivy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wtf 😲😲😲😲 bwahahahaha 😂😂😂😂😂

Bernd Unger
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks more like the left seat has been fixed the wrong way. If you flip it there is enough space for sitting opposite to the one on the right.

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One is for your luggage.

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#9

This Escalator Has A Purpose

This Escalator Has A Purpose

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#10

Probably The Most Useless Watermelon In The World

Probably The Most Useless Watermelon In The World

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww.... Somehow... This picture makes me sad....

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#12

Most Pointless Book Ever?

Most Pointless Book Ever?

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#13

The World's Dumbest & Most Useless Street Sign

The World's Dumbest & Most Useless Street Sign

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Kjorn
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So it's in use... but it says not in use... i'm confuse now

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#14

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No. It's not pointless. It's a hint to a secret room with lots of coins and good items. You just gotta find a way to climb up there and smash the wall.

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#15

You Had One Job, Gate

You Had One Job, Gate

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#16

I Found A Pointless Gate

I Found A Pointless Gate

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pointless? Hah! That's a disguise. It's really the gate to another dimension. ♥

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#17

I Received The Most Useless Item Ever At A Golf Tournament Yesterday

I Received The Most Useless Item Ever At A Golf Tournament Yesterday

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Useless you say? Challenging I say!

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#18

Hey Joe, Did You Get That Urinal And Toliet Installed? "Sure Did Boss"

Hey Joe, Did You Get That Urinal And Toliet Installed? "Sure Did Boss"

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably this is from a country where the genitals are not private but the butt is super private...we will never know.

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#19

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ohhhh..... So close, yet so far are thee, my love...

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#20

Useless Leggings

Useless Leggings

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These re not so useless if combined with a long t-shirt or short dress.

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#21

Pointless Sign

Pointless Sign

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Jaya
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well at least you know you won't be buying empty peanut shells.

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#22

This Guy Just Printed Out A Headlight

This Guy Just Printed Out A Headlight

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#23

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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Judit Sz.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This lane is in Budapest (Petőfi Bridge), but it might have been fixed since October 2015 when this photo was taken.

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#24

Well This Is Kind Of A Useless Warning Label

Well This Is Kind Of A Useless Warning Label

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#25

My Dad Found The Most Useless Sign

My Dad Found The Most Useless Sign

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#26

How Is This Supposed To Work?

How Is This Supposed To Work?

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#27

Let's Install 5 Sinks In This Toilet. Just In Case!

Let's Install 5 Sinks In This Toilet. Just In Case!

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The sinks don't worry me... It's the lack of the door to cover that chess....

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#28

The Most Pointless Door Ever

The Most Pointless Door Ever

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once again... It's the door to a secret world/stage/item...

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#29

These Practical Drawers

These Practical Drawers

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Notchimine Mette
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone literally divided the kitchen in half... I had a room mate once who would think this a marvelous idea... It was the worst year of my life...

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#30

I Give You... The Most Useless Drawer Ever!

I Give You... The Most Useless Drawer Ever!

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#31

And The Award For The Most Pointless Wiper Blade Goes To...

And The Award For The Most Pointless Wiper Blade Goes To...

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Themis Ioannou
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From inside the driver can see outside, not the opposite! So, it's not pointless!

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#32

This Is The Most Useless Use For A Camping Light Ever

This Is The Most Useless Use For A Camping Light Ever

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your doctor recommends to keep a good posture while using a laptop for downloading filthy movies to your caravan.

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#33

This Wonderful Mug

This Wonderful Mug

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#34

Let's Go Out On The Balcony .......oh Wait

Let's Go Out On The Balcony .......oh Wait

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Robert Morson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These balconies are each shared between two apartments. You climb out the windows on the edges of the balconies to get onto them. They look a bit cramped and annoying to use, but we should have higher standards for pointlessness.

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#35

The Most Pointless Invention Ever

The Most Pointless Invention Ever

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Rocha
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cats will enjoy the package, though.

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#36

Canadian Political Correctedness At Its Most Pointless Extreme

Canadian Political Correctedness At Its Most Pointless Extreme

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Liv❤
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's because they need to write EVERYTHING in Canadian English and Canadian French.

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#37

Pet Rock

Pet Rock

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is very usefull...because most things in the series are dead serious, while this one is a joke. And I would argue that it fullfils this job very well.

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#38

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv?

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv?

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Kjorn
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they told us to make a wall there we make a wall there

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#39

Stairs At My Alma Mater

Stairs At My Alma Mater

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.gas.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a lesson for students: this is what will happen to your hopes and dreams.

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#40

Saw This Useful Sign Today

Saw This Useful Sign Today

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Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They probably did it to avoid the annoyance of angry stupid drivers who reversed into the pole and accuse them instead of admitting they drive like shit. If they let the pole there it's for a reason. Maybe it can't be taken off because the base is a large ciment block underground. Or maybe this pole is supposed to wear another sign that isn't available at the moment.

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#41

The Most Pointless Handrail Ever

The Most Pointless Handrail Ever

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It has a point...helping you trip after you started the descent.

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#42

This Useless Notice

This Useless Notice

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Henriett Szollosi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How could you report a machine without a label, without knowing the phone number (which is on the label)?

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#43

And Today's Most Pointless Job Goes To

And Today's Most Pointless Job Goes To

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd say she does it to see the kids who like to chat with her in the mornings! Lollypop ladies are the sweetest people!!

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#45

"This Door Is Fucking Useless!" - Old Man To Wendy's Manager

"This Door Is Fucking Useless!" - Old Man To Wendy's Manager

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The door is actually on both sides. Whoever seels too little on his duty will remain there for an hour. It is called employee management". (It must be because I am at work that sadistic ideas surface.)

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#46

And The Reward For Most Pointless Staircase Of The Year Goes To

And The Reward For Most Pointless Staircase Of The Year Goes To

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#47

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

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Julie Walker
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's the white rabbit's secret doorway.

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#48

Useless Public Telephone Sign

Useless Public Telephone Sign

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"...please call 1-800-326328" would have been worse...

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#49

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

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#50

If You Ever Feel Useless, Just Remember That My Coworker Put A Uv Reflector In His Convertible

If You Ever Feel Useless, Just Remember That My Coworker Put A Uv Reflector In His Convertible