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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Bri Nicole
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2 months ago

Genius!

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#2

Protection From Escaping

Protection From Escaping

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Orillion
Community Member
2 months ago

If it looks stupid, but it works, it's not stupid.

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#3

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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Radar Doi
Community Member
2 months ago

oooh, I can't upvote this more, so so resourceful

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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
Community Member
2 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
2 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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2 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
Community Member
2 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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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

*snaps off other mirror on purpose* can you fix this mirror too?

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#9

Master Lock 100

Master Lock 100

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Brett
Community Member
2 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
Community Member
2 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
2 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

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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
2 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
Community Member
2 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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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

Who the frick would let someone live in a house that is -40. Your landlord is an a*hole.

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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
2 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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Saico Hipe
Community Member
2 months ago

It annoys me every time I hear people complain about the amount of air in snack chip bags. 1.) The air is necessary, because without it, the chips would get crushed during shipment. 2.) THEY'RE SOLD BY WEIGHT. It doesn't matter if there's empty space in the bag, 5 ounces (or however much in a given bag) is 5 ounces. Learn to read labels

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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
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Nice Pun!

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#20

Your Move, NASA

Your Move, NASA

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

I've done this with a hair dryer... but you have to be careful not to melt the hair dryer

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

No more accidentally hitting dad in the crown jewels with the bat or the ball.

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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
Community Member
2 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
Community Member
2 months ago

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

Saico Hipe
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha, no. Some states require it, but many (Most?) do not. In Colorado you just have to get an emissions test every 2 years, and that's it. Unless you are visibly violating the law and get stopped by a cop, you could be driving a total death trap and no one would know.

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Bathsheba
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm fairly sure that's illegal in the UK because of safety issues....

Clever Dog
Community Member
2 months ago

In England we call it a cut & Shut and its illegal AF.

Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

A cut and shut. A potential death trap.

Juan Alcorta
Community Member
2 months ago

The doors don´t match. I hardly believe this was made from to equal model cars

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
2 months ago

In the UK and Ireland we have very strict road tests for all vehicles. Seriously the vehicle would nearly have to be new to pass. If they saw this car they would just have a good laugh and instantly fail it.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Not true at all. Watch James May's Toy Stories, specifically the one where he builds a motorbike with sidecar out of only meccano + tires then drives the full TT Man circuit: That had to be inspected to be on the road, and indeed passed.

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Adam Hart-Dyke
Community Member
2 months ago

For those wondering if this is for real. Yes, but the caption is probably garbage. This is a real thing made by a guy from Canada and not some American dude who "wreck his two Pruis's" and decided to weld them together. You can see the build pictures here: http://www.dieselstation.com/cars/custom-6-door-toyota-prius-a722.html

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you. That is definitely not "just two prius's welded together" by any stretch of the imagination. That's a full custom job.

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ArcanumEX
Community Member
2 months ago

That's photoshopped OR a panorama shot with moving objects (the car in this case)

Cris Olson
Community Member
2 months ago

I know the guy who built that; his kids went to school with my son. He owns a Prius repair shop and built it the same way they make stretch limousines from SUVs, so it is in fact safe and street-legal. I guess they decided to build it because they had more kids than could fit in a 4-door car, but wanted a hybrid because they commute from an hour away from town.

Edward Hara
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! That's impressive!! This guy is an artist wtih the welding sticks!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

Safety requirements for road vehicles are a tad more stringent here in the UK and the EU... I have to get an MOT every year to check the whole car over, like Lauren from NZ explained in her longer post... (no need to duplicate) :D

Jane W.
Community Member
2 months ago

That is going to get a lot of second glances, like are they really seeing that?

Jay James
Community Member
2 months ago

In photoshop maybe.

Definitely not a person
Community Member
2 months ago

We ride at dawn dishes

fogharty
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I had an uncle who would Frankenstein vehicles like this all the time. Often from different manufacturers, he’d consider having the source cars be the same as cheating.

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

JRibax
Community Member
2 months ago

makes me really uncomfortable...

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, those back seats are so small!

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 days ago

Yea, I don't think you can get Ins. on that thing!

Lori Dacanay
Community Member
1 month ago

Trump decided we didn't need them so now we just get emissions.

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

Limo prius

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 months ago

is that legal and/or safe

ML
Community Member
2 months ago

3 different kind of doors and a round window in the middle?

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

The 'middle' door is a splice between the front of a back door, and the rear of a front door. I would expect the window in that door to be a sheet of polycarbonate plastic, and not an actual glass window.

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Elli Rahim
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this legal? This is a glorified cut and paste job.

shado
Community Member
2 months ago

not to be 'that guy' but ... I call Photoshop - that door-line and middle-door coloring looks rather hinky - in fact that whole 'middle door' area has issues that can't be explained

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

The middle door is a splice between a rear door where it meets the front door, and a front door where it meets the rear door. The car also includes a slice of the roof from a third car. Use google before 'calling photoshop' toyota-pri...5f17d3.jpg toyota-prius-six-door-limousine-from-jalopnik_100227425_m-5fbbe845f17d3.jpg

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Anna Bender
Community Member
2 months ago

Red Green would be proud

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that legal?

Mohd Wisnu Samad
Community Member
2 months ago

No way the chassis will be properly aligned

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

Nearly every passenger car in the world uses unibody construction. Being front-wheel drive, all the spinny bits remain up-front, the rear suspension is unaltered.

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Cyan
Community Member
2 months ago

What if the cars were different colors

Lee Jacobson
Community Member
2 months ago

Paint?

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LegendYak
Community Member
2 months ago

woah that's awesome lol

Molly Block
Community Member
2 months ago

How he's got a Prius Limousine!

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The Prius's rebuild is awesome!

BobbyK
Community Member
2 months ago

How is the middle door has a dip in it but... NOT the last door?

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

The roof is higher in the middle than on a standard car, to preserve both the front and rear rooflines. They spliced a front and rear door together to create the middle door, and added a section of roof from a third Prius.

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

Got to love it.

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks so weird. I would have to keep looking back to make sure my eyes won’t deceiving me

Tawfiq H
Community Member
2 months ago

kinda want one though

A Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

EPIC.

Thomas Duncan
Community Member
2 months ago

Same in Canada as long as you don't try to change province of registration. Then inspections mandatory. Silly because I see (and honestly have owned) some cars that were well past their 'best before' date

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

I wonder if this passes inspection.

Moezarella
Community Member
2 months ago

Why did he have 2 Prius to begin with?

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

Copart.

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Dodo
Community Member
2 months ago

Parking spaces in the US are freaking long. Can barely fit a normal estate car in some UK spaces

zims
Community Member
2 months ago

It's all the pickup trucks, some of those are the size of two cars together, and that's before the knuckleheads jack them up on massive tires.

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Kitten claws
Community Member
2 months ago

How is it able to drive-

TiredMomma
Community Member
2 months ago

He just invented a new mini limo type car. I like it.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 months ago

That s**t actually looks pretty good though

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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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justagirl
Community Member
2 months ago

How does the driver see anything on the road?

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#25

*Beep Beep*

*Beep Beep*

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

A guy who still has faith in humanity...

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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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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

That's nice of him.

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#27

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 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
2 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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Wendillon
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2 months ago

Technically it's still "now".

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#30

My Life Has Been A Lie

My Life Has Been A Lie

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Michael Calhoun
Community Member
2 months ago

Printer ink HAS to cost more than plywood

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#31

Gotta Love Uhaul

Gotta Love Uhaul

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 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
Community Member
2 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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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Guns don't kill people, toilet paper holders do!

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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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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Washers are more expensive...

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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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Chris Kane
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh! I just figured it out, took me a minute. So if someone is tailgating they will see the wrench, think it's unsecured and back off.

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#36

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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justagirl
Community Member
2 months ago

Ask Putin if Russia belongs to Europe...

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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
Community Member
2 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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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

That was unexpected

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#39

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 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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Kari Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wow... We have laws against such stuff and various instances who regularly check the safety standards. If any of those see this, s**t hits the fan.

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