What’s social media all about? Keeping in touch with your family and friends, as well as making new connections, right? Well, it should be. But just like the internet, social media is a rusty double-edged sword laced with toxic goo—far from everything is as wholesome as the cat pictures you’ll find on Bored Panda.

Most people want to be loved, adored, and to be in the spotlight. In short, they want attention and adoration. Unfortunately, a sizeable chunk of humankind is prepared to do anything for that, morals, common sense, and decency be damned.

From acting plain idiotic to doing some downright immoral stuff that would make the local priest splash them with holy water, the people who are prepared to go to extreme lengths just for internet fame end up on the r/justforsocialmedia subreddit. Check out the best of the worst below, upvote the ones that impressed you with their awfulness the most, and share any similar stories in the comment section.

Bored Panda spoke about why some people tend to do pretty much anything for a splash of fame with redditor Blank-Cheque, one of the moderators at the 'Just For Social Media' subreddit. According to them, the internet is a contributing factor in hunting for attention. "I'd say a lot of these people would've done stupid stuff anyway, but the internet gives them extra incentive and lets them share it with others." Scroll down for their other insights.

#1

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

People are selfish imbeciles. This photo breaks my heart. Rest in peace, baby dolphin...Swim with the angels.

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His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Next time put signs up saying Trespassers will be shot! I live in an area where you know they serious if you see that, but it works even if you don't got a gun.

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Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked

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Toby Grant
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1 month ago

People fuel these morons by liking their idiotic posts

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Subreddit moderator Blank-Cheque said that the internet has opened up a lot of different avenues for shooting to fame and glory through social media. All because of the changes in technology and the commodification of attention. "Seems like there's more fame to go around now, so it's easier for people to become briefly famous. Not sure if there are more people doing it but certainly more are successful."

What's more, the moderator doesn't believe that the people featured on the subreddit are giving up their morals in exchange for attention. Rather, "they may not have had them in the first place."

The ‘Just For Social Media’ online community on Reddit has 97.5k members and, even though they enjoy poking fun at people who are prepared to do pretty much anything for a sackful of silver and their 15 minutes of fame, they have some strict guidelines, too. So no sharing personal information for one, no matter how much you think that person might deserve it.

#4

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not sure the person who let it go even thought something like that would happen tho. So yes, please dispose of those properly folks.

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#5

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Perhaps the punishment should fit the crime

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#6

She Just Had To Get That Shot

She Just Had To Get That Shot

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

She probably wishes she hadn't survived to be honest with the pain she in.

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According to researchers, social media gives everyone the tools to live a life of constant exposure where they curate their experiences and are more and more worried about their visibility.

Of course, attention has its perks. They’re not just financial. We’re social animals, so we equate attention, likes, comments, and exposure with approval. And we’re hardwired to want approval because that means we’re more likely to not only survive but also thrive. However, there is a darker side to becoming famous on the internet.

Public opinion can shift at the drop of a hat and the approval you were soaking in just a moment ago can turn into criticism, threats, and even… forcing you to delete your social media accounts. Meanwhile, Psychology Today explains that a careless tweet or a dumb social media post can cost you your job even years down the line.

#7

This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I really hope they got arrested and refused bail.... you know, as a detergent... I mean deterrent

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#8

Not My Grandma??

Not My Grandma??

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 month ago

basically, ur grandma is a stranger to you now?

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#9

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I left Tik Tok last year in good timing before I saw dumb crap like this.

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Playing around with fame on social media is a bit like a wish granted to you by the infamous monkey’s paw: be careful what you wish for—because you won’t foresee some of the consequences. Make sure you really want to get famous before you do something dumb for the attention. And remember, your morals are worth more than fleeting fame.

#10

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn't okay anywhere but especially in a culture where you don't even talk to strangers let alone hug them... Gives us foreigners here a bad image

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#11

He Won A Stupid Prize

He Won A Stupid Prize

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MrsPossum
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I can't even get my head around how this virus is a joke to some people. People may have lost someone close to them, or lost their job or their small business over it, and some people want a like and a laugh out of it?? Unfathomable.

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#12

There's About To Be A Body Reported

There's About To Be A Body Reported

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I WILL FIND YOU DUMB A** AND FORCE YOU TO EAT A TUB FULL OF CHILI TIL YOU BEG FOR MERCY

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#13

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

1. I hope this kiddo gets a sincerely LOVING family. 2. I hope her kids remember this when she's decrepit.

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#14

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

"Mama always says, stupid is as stupid does"

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#15

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, she is being a prick, so why not let her enjoy one, or a hundred on her, lol

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#16

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

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rgr8
Community Member
1 month ago

Humans continue to sicken me.

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#17

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Those people on that memorial plaque sacrificed their lives, so that you might have the freedom 'to create your sunshine". Have some respect, sunshine.

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#18

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, why pass up a photo op, right? The children had every reason to be suspicious of this leech.

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#19

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF! 😦

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#20

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Gender Reveal- , oh s**t, ummmm hey pal what gender is red with human chunks again?

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#21

We Found Another One!

We Found Another One!

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Just go to a Micheals, oh wait, Covid ruined that..... well then just buy the fake flowers then from Micheals, sheesh.

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#22

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

That's pretty creative, ngl.

kurisutofu
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah but what's the point? "Look at the tattoo and watch I don't have?"

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not mad at that

Jordan Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Ngl, this one isnt that bad.

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Yeah, especially compared to most of the other things on this list. It's a little pointless, but at least it isn't putting anyone's life in danger or anything similar.

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Martin Forbes
Community Member
1 month ago

That's one HELL of an index finger.

nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

"i got u bro"

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, this is harmless, stupid but harmless

Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

This is NOT in the same class with some of the other ones here. (dolphin one.... )

Rick
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yet the woman who used her friends hand to show off her wedding ring because her nails weren’t done was cute?

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
1 month ago

This is only joke, you know..

Bunny Girl
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, this is kinda smart, but just one question: Why?!

CincyReds
Community Member
1 month ago

so what happens when you meet someone and they want to see those cool tats? dumb ass

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
1 month ago

nothing bad with this one. He lacks an arm but if he is not comfortable with it - who cares. The one who is going out with him might get some time wasted if one is against false claims or disturbed by the fact that he is one-armed but that's not his problem. Although, he could be open about it and avoid toxic people from the start.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

I have no problem with this. Nobody hurt, nothing destroyed, and a cool photo.

Tahani
Community Member
1 month ago

Not as stupid as many of the other things on here...

Mimi M
Community Member
1 month ago

What's awful about this? I think it's funny.

Angharad Eatough
Community Member
1 month ago

why is the wall and the cupboard a different colour to the second picture

Simping_for_anime
Community Member
1 month ago

LMFAO BIG BRAIN

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
1 month ago

This one is cool, actually.

Alex Luiz
Community Member
1 month ago

Compared to the others this is pretty harmless and even kinda funny.

(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
Community Member
1 month ago

this one isn't so bad its a fair play

Iggy
Community Member
1 month ago

Aw, bless!

ILOVEBAMBOO
Community Member
3 weeks ago

what are tatts? I'm 8.

Megan
Community Member
1 month ago

Again, at least this is stupid in a 'makes you laugh' kind of way.

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like tat sleeve.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 month ago

Just buy a fake sleeve at the store, oh yes, this is the pic you see, one of them, when you look up the word, “ poser”.

N S
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

that is a looong finger & thumb

Mikel
Community Member
1 month ago

loser....

Peryton
Community Member
1 month ago

OK but that's a long freaky finger!

Terri Williams
Community Member
1 month ago

That's pretty funny. At least they didn't destroy anything or risk their lives for a photo.

bastillee
Community Member
1 month ago

That guy is so sad, and not in a good way.

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 month ago

Dumb and Dumber!

Timmy
Community Member
1 month ago

Hang on. It looks like he actually doesn’t have a left arm at all?

mooo
Community Member
1 month ago

well i mean...

Philippa Davies
Community Member
1 month ago

At least the guy with the tattoo appears to be a willing participant, and is not being shamelessly abused.... unlike some others on here...

Jade Drew
Community Member
1 month ago

And your entire arm if anyone wants a date.... 😂

Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the best one here -- nice way to have a tattoo without actually getting one.

A U
Community Member
1 month ago

This is one of the most hollow, insignificant, empty-headed, "thirsty" things I have ever seen.

velocirrober
Community Member
1 month ago

As long as the guy agreed or there was some remuneration, it doesn't sound as crazy as the others.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
1 month ago

Gotta have some on the other arm for it to be believable.

JESSE REED
Community Member
1 month ago

true friend

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks constipated ngl...

Ellie
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the duse on the back. Even his way of hiding behind makes him look cool

Bored In B-Lo
Community Member
1 month ago

that's the longest finger i think i've ever seen

Little Dino
Community Member
1 month ago

i don't know why, but his index finger looks longer than normal to me (not trying to be rude, just an observation)

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s because his watch is blocking the top of his wrist and making his palm look shorter, thus his fingers too long for it. He has normal fingers

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magnadar
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats one looong finger

Adam C
Community Member
1 month ago

lmao

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

That is sad in the extreme.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahhahahahhaahhaha

Club Étoile du Nord
Community Member
1 month ago

dumb & dumber streets version uncut

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Community Member
1 month ago

what a soy-boy...both of them

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#23

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Ya think?! 🤦‍♀️

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#24

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
1 month ago

Hopefully this was staged for click bait. Either way it’s super messed up.

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#25

Number Neighbors

Number Neighbors

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Fidgets McGee
Community Member
1 month ago

Do not get this...dont facetime...? Is he calling himself...wtf anyway...

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#26

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Um the actual f**k

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#27

Going Hiking

Going Hiking

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

that's a backyard? wow I'm poor.

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#28

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

The hell

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#29

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

A cousin of my husband was a national park ranger, who died suddenly and painfully of cancer last year! She wanted to get better to get back to working! You sir are a major disgrace to this land!

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#30

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

This is NOT ok! 😡 God I hope that child is able to get counseling, and him parenting classes!

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#31

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

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Denise Melek
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats attemped murder. I hope she was arrested.

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#32

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

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Juan Hernandez
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1 month ago

and people wounder why the world is dying

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#33

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

No pay, then they get to wash allllll the dishes for rest of day and next. Literally places still will make you do that.

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#34

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

"TikTiker" or TikDicker, lol

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#35

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Was he trying to cope with the situation tho, I mean he does look like a teenager.

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#36

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

You reap what you sow.

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#37

Hospital

Hospital

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Every day we grow further from god

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#38

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

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btaglln
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1 month ago

Context ?

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#39

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

his face is just like : "kill me now"

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#40

Influencers Did It Again

Influencers Did It Again

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Is she posing at a memorial?! I don't think I can keep scrolling this is just the worst of humanity

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#41

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

how do you stomach that 🤢

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#42

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Cute ish kid, but the stupidity omg

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#43

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Recalls a time I saw glitter in an aisle few yrs ago.....

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#44

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 month ago

Um, weird and boring at the same time.

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#45

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Ewww! Hopefully some of her followers realized what she did and spoke out how gross that was!

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#46

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a toddler. I also enjoy little jokes like splashing water on each other. Never in the face and not repeatedly. This is just cruel!

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#47

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a “People of Walmart” person.

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#48

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

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1 month ago

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No need to out them like that. Must we all never take pics outside our homes on the likelihood that we might capture ourselves near pics of other people's homes?

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#49

Worth It?

Worth It?

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DC
Community Member
1 month ago

Aren't that 51? I mean 110011 is ... 1+2+0+0+16+32=51 ... ?

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#50

Who Even Finds This Funny?

Who Even Finds This Funny?

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

At a public store, no. At home to a family member, if they've good humor, yes. Tho now it wouldn't be good time to do so.

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