Don’t you ever feel like we take things too seriously? I mean, if the heating stops working, there are many very questionable, yet bizarrely ingenious ways to go about it—like putting a fan next to the oven. It’s totally not smart, not safe, it doesn’t work, and it’s basically a plain horrible idea.

But in the bizarre and crazy world of “Redneck Engineering,” things are always far from the norm. Before we step into the Reddit community r/RedNeckEngineering, I should warn you not to try this at home under any circumstances. Because safety will likely be breached, and the gadgets you’ll see will raise an alarming level of suspicion.

So let’s see what the buzz is all about in this hilarious subreddit with 354k members that has been rolling since 2013. Whether it's a curse or a blessing, we will find out.

#1

Touchless Dispenser

Touchless Dispenser

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Brett
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3 months ago

That’s just smart

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#2

Protection From Escaping

Protection From Escaping

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius

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#3

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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DforDorothy
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3 months ago

I like Elsa holding the apple. 😉

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Bored Panda reached out to the founder of r/RedneckEngineering to find out more about their community. It turns out, the term “redneck engineering" is open for interpretation, but the redditor assured us that it's also “the kind of thing you know when you see.”

For example, “It can range from something as common as using a hand mirror to replace a side-view mirror to something complex like building a backyard water slide with a loop-de-loop.” The members of the subreddit give “bonus points if it'd make an OSHA inspector cringe.”

#4

Looks Level To Me

Looks Level To Me

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Gillbella
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3 months ago

This isn't redneck- it's brilliant

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#5

Fixed The Gate Problem...

Fixed The Gate Problem...

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s cool

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#6

My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

This kid is going places... no pun intended

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The biggest difference between now and the old days in 2013 when r/RedneckEngineering was created is growth. The founder said that he used to be responsible for most of the posts, but the community has become really self-sustaining over time.

When it comes to submissions, you’ll see all kinds of bizarre makeshift gadgets and very questionable workarounds. Most posts generally come from people finding “low-budget workarounds to everyday problems with a few high-effort engineering projects and other submissions sprinkled in.”

#7

Rear Parking Sensor

Rear Parking Sensor

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

OK but I hope it squeaks really loudly

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#8

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

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Charley
Community Member
3 months ago

Skeleton hand.

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#9

Master Lock 100

Master Lock 100

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Brett
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3 months ago

I have no words this is brilliant

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#10

Found This Fork In My Brothers House And Asked Him Why He Had Done It.... Then He Ran Upstairs To Grab His iPad

Found This Fork In My Brothers House And Asked Him Why He Had Done It.... Then He Ran Upstairs To Grab His iPad

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Brett
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3 months ago

The iq of this man is to high to be human

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#11

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is it that we Africans use brick or concrete to build walls even though we don't have hurricanes and tornados and america with it's hurricanes are like... we'll see which is the easiest thing for a bit of wind to blow away

Brett Layton
Community Member
3 months ago

Also most of the Amish and Mennonite folks live in the heartland of the US, hurricanes are not a concern for them at all. Tornados do occur but if you've ever seen the craftmanship of Amish goods ( construction or otherwise) you would understand that anything they make is extremely well built.

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TiredMomma
Community Member
3 months ago

Saw on tik tok months ago. It went viral super fast with many applauding how the Amish get work done together.

CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
3 months ago

LMAOOOO

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Wendy Warner
Community Member
3 months ago

Team work at its best!!

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago

A barnapede!

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

That is super impressive.

Katrina B.
Community Member
3 months ago

This isn't redneck...

Kit Tan
Community Member
3 months ago

In some Southeast Asian cultures, they move their stilt houses this way. The ingenuity of our kind.

Connie Hirsch
Community Member
3 months ago

I've heard of barn raisings, but this is the first time I've seen a barn moving.

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
3 months ago

wow, just wow

kjorn
Community Member
3 months ago

solidarity that's the key

Tee
Community Member
3 months ago

How else would you move a Barn?

M O'Connell
Community Member
3 months ago

You park a truck inside the building, deflate the tires, build a scaffold on top of it, then re-inflate the tires to lift the building, and very very carefully drive off with it.

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 months ago

The more, the merrier!

Charley
Community Member
3 months ago

Like ants.

Sanne H.
Community Member
3 months ago

Dedication!

Brenda Prins
Community Member
3 months ago

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase barn-raising

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 months ago

Technically, this is a barn raising. That's where the term originated.

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Marsha Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Not redneck engineering. Teamwork and community building -- in both senses of the latter.

Mickie Shea
Community Member
3 months ago

"Amish Power"

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

I've actually seen this done - amazing.

Leo Petipas
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

A clinic in my area specializes in hernia treatment. There are more Mennonites/Amish patients per square meter in that place than any other "group".

Lainie Anderson
Community Member
3 months ago

puts a whole new spin on team work!

Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

"Lefteth a littleth... a littleth more... straighteth on... Taketh a photograph, English. It will lasteth longer."

pebs
Community Member
3 months ago

They look like ants!

Christopher Walkies
Community Member
3 months ago

Precisely a shedload of Amish...

Mr. Whatshisface
Community Member
3 months ago

(Pillar Men Awaken intensifies)

Starlee87
Community Member
3 months ago

That's team work!!!!

jenjie.newt
Community Member
3 months ago

Brings new meaning to a barn raising

Sue Clasen
Community Member
3 months ago

Did some Amish did his Rumspringa in Holy Week in Spain? 450_1000-5...259605.jpg 450_1000-5fb8f47259605.jpg

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

did they build it in the wrong place?

KombatBunni
Community Member
3 months ago

Many hands really do make light work..that’s genius

Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn. That’s a lot of Amish blokes 😂

Zoe Butcher
Community Member
3 months ago

Always wondered what the technical term for a group of Amish was

Aitchilm
Community Member
2 months ago

"Needs to move just a hair to the right."

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

wow

Jane Doe
Community Member
3 months ago

And you know there’s an Amish wife saying “just a little more! No go back the other way”

Go Hawks
Community Member
3 months ago

A totally different kind of barn raising!

Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
3 months ago

Also African termites are a challenge.

Sergey Fraimovich
Community Member
3 months ago

That's cool and all but where the hell would I get a whole crap load of amish guys?

Jack Burton
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah american barns...

Big,Ern MCCracken
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

they are not moving a barn they are attacking a castle, what you don't see is the battering ram inside ABWF9hb-5f...7be580.gif ABWF9hb-5fba1f77be580.gif

Big,Ern MCCracken
Community Member
3 months ago

they are "NOT" moving a barn they are attacking a castle gate, what you don't see is the battering ram inside ABWF9hb-5f...a14998.gif ABWF9hb-5fba1eda14998.gif

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
3 months ago

How the f**k-

Jeremy Porter
Community Member
3 months ago

Tis a fine barn, but sure tis no pool

Mae Mosse
Community Member
3 months ago

The Great Escape 2.0 in the first one they had a gymnastics horse/vault, this time they get serious

beautiful plumage
Community Member
3 months ago

"oops? jedediah, what do you mean 'oops'? did you mix up yards and furlongs again? fine. how many furlongs away from the creek should we move it?"

Valerie Anne
Community Member
3 months ago

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Ninja Nonna
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope no one trips...

Jody Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's a real centipede

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

A group of men helping each other knowing that only the Lord can protect them, accepting that fact without fear but with faith knowing we are powerless in the face of weather.

Malcontent
Community Member
3 months ago

They're not moving it, they're stealing it...

Levi Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

Social Distancing people! :)

Miguel justino C
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor Africans, the most fruitful area on the planet and can’t get their s**t together. I’m white, I’m the devil and I support homeless folks and give 40 percent of my earnings.

Miguel justino C
Community Member
3 months ago

If you’re so smart then take care of your people! I take care of mine. Africa is a JOKE.

Miguel justino C
Community Member
3 months ago

Your so right! Americans are so stupid! You have brick and concrete! Our poor people have BRAINS and flat screen TVs. Your Africa is a joke and being blowed away. Tell me how many Americans run too your country.

Valerie Anne
Community Member
3 months ago

To change a light bulb? Please! I've got one for you! How many Amish men does it take to move a barn?

smol doggo
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3 months ago

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apes strong together

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#12

Would Like To Buy This Guy A Beer And Hear His Story

Would Like To Buy This Guy A Beer And Hear His Story

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rgr8
Community Member
3 months ago

I aspire to be him. Minus the vape.

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#13

Man Puts Chicken On Top Of Squeegee To Eat The Spiders Trapped In The Ceiling, Natural Pest Control

Man Puts Chicken On Top Of Squeegee To Eat The Spiders Trapped In The Ceiling, Natural Pest Control

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Bri Nicole
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3 months ago

LMAO an actual chicken

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#14

Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn't Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation.

Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn't Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation.

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s not stupid if it works

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#15

I’m Bad For Using Whatever Tool Is Handy As A Hammer, Usually A Crescent Wrench. My Husband Learned A Bit Of Welding And Redneck Engineered This For My Birthday

I’m Bad For Using Whatever Tool Is Handy As A Hammer, Usually A Crescent Wrench. My Husband Learned A Bit Of Welding And Redneck Engineered This For My Birthday

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 months ago

It also needs a knife, a fork, a toothpick, a corkscrew and a bottle opener!

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#16

Buoyancy

Buoyancy

2 korean student's made a raft out of potato chip bags to prove they have too much air in them.

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rgr8
Community Member
3 months ago

True heroes.

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#17

Local Chinese Restaurant. The Entire Kitchen Is Walled Off With Plastic. There’s A Cardboard Flap To Pass Money, And The Box On The Right Acts As An Airlock With Two Flaps To Pass The Food Through. It’s All Plastic Sheet, Cardboard And Duct Tape

Local Chinese Restaurant. The Entire Kitchen Is Walled Off With Plastic. There’s A Cardboard Flap To Pass Money, And The Box On The Right Acts As An Airlock With Two Flaps To Pass The Food Through. It’s All Plastic Sheet, Cardboard And Duct Tape

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

Look for solutions, not problems 👍🏻

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#18

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

Woah... THATS A FRIKIN SICK RIDE!

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#19

Steering Wheel Broke, Needed To Finish The Yard. Thankfully I Know How To Drive A Stick

Steering Wheel Broke, Needed To Finish The Yard. Thankfully I Know How To Drive A Stick

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rgr8
Community Member
3 months ago

Nice Pun!

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#20

Your Move, NASA

Your Move, NASA

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cute little cat
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3 months ago

download-5...6cb46b.jpg download-5fb77436cb46b.jpg

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#21

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

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Stephanie Did It
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3 months ago (edited)

That is BRILLIANT. No running after the ball if he hits it either!

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#22

We Needed To Disassemble A Shelf In An Office And We Didn’t Have A Mallet. Rubber Bands + Hammer = Mallet

We Needed To Disassemble A Shelf In An Office And We Didn’t Have A Mallet. Rubber Bands + Hammer = Mallet

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Stitches
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3 months ago

ain't stupid if it works

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#23

Silent Killer Mkii

Silent Killer Mkii

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El Dee
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3 months ago

Don't American cars get a yearly safety inspection??

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#24

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

When you want to impress her

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#25

*Beep Beep*

*Beep Beep*

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TiredMomma
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3 months ago

I'm seen one like that in person before. Couldn't stop laughing for miles!

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#26

When Covid Requires Separate Climate Control In An Auto, What Can You Do?

When Covid Requires Separate Climate Control In An Auto, What Can You Do?

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cute little cat
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3 months ago

download-5...46e03b.jpg download-5fb775846e03b.jpg

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#27

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 months ago

Eco-friendly double lid.

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#28

Redneck Security System

Redneck Security System

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

South Africa every day... we also have contraptions for the steering wheel and also the pedals

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#29

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

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3 months ago

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#30

My Life Has Been A Lie

My Life Has Been A Lie

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rgr8
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3 months ago

Why would anyone want something to look like plywood?!

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#31

Gotta Love Uhaul

Gotta Love Uhaul

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Stimpy
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3 months ago

Technically yeah, but I'm pretty sure that is illegal. So they can likely end up paying much more...

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#32

Bought A Used Toy For My Kids At A Garage Sale. I Guess They Didn’t Have Any C Batteries. But They Did Have An Aa Battery And A Wood Dowel Though

Bought A Used Toy For My Kids At A Garage Sale. I Guess They Didn’t Have Any C Batteries. But They Did Have An Aa Battery And A Wood Dowel Though

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Stimpy
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3 months ago

You can do that?!

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#33

This Is Why We Have The 2nd Amendment. So People Can Do This

This Is Why We Have The 2nd Amendment. So People Can Do This

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3 months ago

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I wonder what would Josh do when someone attacked him or his family. Maybe invite the criminal for tea party? Omg those people ...

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#34

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

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Steve Barnett
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3 months ago

I like this a lot, there's been times when I could've done this when I've run out of washers. Also, it might be cheaper than actually buying washers. But remember you need a proper metal drill bit, not wood or masonry.

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#35

Installed My Anti-Tailgater Device Today... Now I Just Need To Find Something For Folks Who Cut Me Off...

Installed My Anti-Tailgater Device Today... Now I Just Need To Find Something For Folks Who Cut Me Off...

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banana man
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3 months ago

i dont get it? how does it work?

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#36

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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Holly D
Community Member
3 months ago

there the OG rednecks

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#37

50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

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rgr8
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3 months ago

Imagine what would happen if this were to be ran on.

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#38

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

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Gillbella
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3 months ago

I don't understand what this is- help please?

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#39

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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Stimpy
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3 months ago

I don't understand what I am seeing here...

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#40

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

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Stephanie Did It
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3 months ago

007 Style

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