The universe is full of stuff. And some stuff is certainly more useful and more necessary than others. There are things that we need and have, then there’s stuff that we know we need, but don’t have, and then there’s stuff we know we don’t need.

But wait, there’s more. There’s also a fourth category—the stuff we are certain nobody on this planet really needs but for some reason exists. This is what Twitter has been discussing in a recent viral trend under the hashtag #StuffThatShouldNotExist.

Recently people started naming things that should not exist, but for some unknown reason are a thing. Besides all those taking a jab at Twitter’s image centering AI and everything that is wrong with the world, they have also shared pictures of things like carpets in bathrooms, Nicholas cage sequin pillows, and everything else that is either creepy, ugly or just plain useless.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the best entries in this new challenge, which you can peruse below. And while you’re doing that, why not also leave an upvote and comment under the ones you enjoyed the most!

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#1

Carpet Bathrooms

Carpet Bathrooms

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Nooooooo. I can just imagine it. *shudder*

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait till you see those that run the carpet up the bath, sink/pedestal & toilet!

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Physo
Community Member
4 months ago

Now this is illegal

Draco Malfoy
Community Member
4 months ago

yeah, ten bucks that carpet used to be white

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
4 months ago

I’d take that bet. The carpet looks clean and like it came that color to me.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

Hard to believe, but carpeted bathrooms were almost compulsory back in the 70s. *God, I'm old*

Sonia M
Community Member
4 months ago

Not in Sweden.

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John Otruba
Community Member
4 months ago

Is it moldy urine smell or uriney mold smell?

Jods
Community Member
4 months ago

Only in a household full of men!

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error 404 name not found
Community Member
4 months ago

WHY

Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

I love how, rn, this is even above Covid

Josiah Beardsley
Community Member
4 months ago

If you step out of the shower soaking -- CRINGE

varwenea
Community Member
4 months ago

Both houses we bought had carpet in the master bathroom! It's disgusting. They are both gone now!

Tim Wilson
Community Member
4 months ago

Both houses are gone now? Did you burn them? :)

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King Joffrey
Community Member
4 months ago

Haha I thought it was only a British thing...

Delboy
Community Member
4 months ago

it is a very British thing, old houses often don't have good central heating, so bathrooms were carpeted, but toilets and sinks etc would be surrounded by a mat which is washed regularly.

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Dragon Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

Is anyone else loving the fact that people think that carpet bathrooms are worse than COVID-19? Humans are so entertaining.

Joe Mama
Community Member
4 months ago

What - What if there's pee - the smell....

doris van natta
Community Member
4 months ago

Those carpets were washable, not an issue, but then, it was the seventies, after all.

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine this room with a toddler...

Kat Rucker
Community Member
3 months ago

..,.Or a husband...

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Soph the Loaf
Community Member
4 months ago

Ugh. I never understood how you're supposed to clean those things properly.

Carol Stephen
Community Member
3 months ago

you throw them in the washing machine. And have NO cold floor to walk on midwinter in bare feet.

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Bill Cipher
Community Member
4 months ago

I might get downvoted for it but. Their actually kinda cozy

Dylan(He/Them)
Community Member
4 months ago

Shudder

julie son
Community Member
4 months ago

And just like that, my self-esteem got a boost today!

MoreBubbles
Community Member
4 months ago

Unfortunately I lived in a place like this. There was even a carpeted toilet seat. I wish I was joking.

Gasper B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Tell me you are from UK, without actually telling me.

Dean Garner
Community Member
2 months ago

i drink warm beer then spray it on my cosy bathroom floor.

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
4 months ago

Absolutely disgusting.

Freloise_Raven
Community Member
4 months ago

*Shudders*. Nope.

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew

John Schick
Community Member
1 month ago

Still some of these in the UK!

Meami
Community Member
3 months ago

100% should NOT exist. It's a disgusting idea.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
3 months ago

Carpet is gross in kitchens and bathrooms. Marble, especially polished marble in dangerous in kitchens and bathrooms.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks so clean in the photo set for sale?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

the mildew ...ew

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh hell no!

Ann Turner-Drevalas
Community Member
3 months ago

this was big in the 70"s

Jazmin Watson
Community Member
3 months ago

Gag

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
3 months ago

Our half bath came with carpeting. Needless to say, we're planning on remodeling.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
3 months ago

Agreed!

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
4 months ago

This Will haunt me forever

Kelzbelz79
Community Member
4 months ago

Unhygenic orgy of germs

Twisted
Community Member
4 months ago

ew

23AClark
Community Member
4 months ago

No no annnnnnnnnd...NO

tinker bell
Community Member
4 months ago

no thankyou

Katinka Min
Community Member
4 months ago

Blerch, So common iin England. Grossed me out every single time.

Mary Peace
Community Member
4 months ago

I worked with a lady who had carpet on her bathroom floor. I never went to visit her house, but she told me the carpet was white. That seems worrying. I don't see her anymore, but can't help wondering if that carpet stayed white.

bisexual_bebe
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

*steps on bathroom carpet* *squishing noises* "I don't think that's water..."

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

My grandpa was a homebuilder, and he did this all the time.

Sarah Fisher
Community Member
4 months ago

...i like carpet in the bathroom, it feels good on my bare feet. Just sit down to pee.

SpillTheCoffeeSis
Community Member
4 months ago

I just don't understand why this is a thing? Do people like soggy carpets after the toilet explodes from their monster poops that clog the drains?

Paul Griffin
Community Member
4 months ago

Two words: pee sponge

Dahlia Kincannon
Community Member
4 months ago

How to clean the floor...

Paul Davis
Community Member
4 months ago

So much of this came out of the carpet craze of the 70s and 80s...I always hated this

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember visiting an elderly friend's house and having to visit her bathroom and I was stunned by the carpet on the bathroom floor. All I could think of was how much mold was probably growing on it and why ANYone thought putting carpet in a room that stays damp for long periods of time was a good idea!

Elizabeth Calvert
Community Member
4 months ago

When I worked at a big box home improvement retail store, the only people that I sold carpet in the bathroom to were elderly people.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

Make sure that the guy in the house has a good aim.

Jim Wilson
Community Member
4 months ago

I have a carpeted bathroom. Whats wrong with it ?

Mary Peace
Community Member
4 months ago

Entirely up to you. But there are quite a few comments here.

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Paizleypie
Community Member
4 months ago

Or kitchens

Mary Peace
Community Member
4 months ago

My Mother had carpet tiles in her kitchen. If anything got spilt, you could take up the tile and rinse it under the tap, or even replace if necessary.

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
4 months ago

Ewwwwwwww

Lemonclouds20
Community Member
4 months ago

Drain in the middle of shower floor....Noooooo

Lucy Cullis
Community Member
4 months ago

mould, mould and more mould...

Katie
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty stupid if you accidentally pee on the floor !

Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Brings back memories 😀

Samantha Prendergast
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember when I lived in a trailer they had carpet in the bathroom. I remember we had a leak and I was getting out and I stepped in the wet carpet... I hated that trailer that was only one of the problems with that hell hole.

Seabeast
Community Member
4 months ago

This was a thing back in the 70s. It was every bit as unsanitary as you imagine it to be.

Kill-Homophobia-With-Cuteness
Community Member
4 months ago

I used to have a beige carpeted bathroom.....so much period blood...so much

Skadi Lifdis
Community Member
4 months ago

The house I bought last year had partial carpeting in the upstairs bedroom. My boys would take a bath, splash so much they'd soak the carpet and it would spread to the stairs. Yuck! We just replaced it with waterproof laminate flooring. Worse though - my dad's house not only had brown shag carpeting in both bathrooms - the kitchen had the same shag carpeting. My feet are cringing from the memories right now.

Gabby M
Community Member
4 months ago

Honestly I don't think this is so bad. I don't like stepping on the cold bathroom floor. The only bad thing would be when you get out of the shower.

Mary Peace
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't step on the 'cold bathroom floor', I step on the bath-mat, or a towel. Is that strange?

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Solidhog
Community Member
4 months ago

It was all the rage in the UK in the 70's and early 80's.

Daphne
Community Member
4 months ago

Brits love this! I've rented very nice houses with carpet all over, bathroom, toilet...

Stormapotamus
Community Member
4 months ago

Ugh, my last apartment before buying my house had two bathrooms, both carpeted. Skeeved me out big time.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
Community Member
4 months ago

Can you imagine the smell around that toilet????

K Miller
Community Member
4 months ago

Blech! Can you imagine if someone took a swab to see what was lurking in that carpet?! Ick.

Jods
Community Member
4 months ago

Should I ... Should I admit to having a carpeted bathroom?

CatWoman312
Community Member
4 months ago

Whyyyyy

Pujitha Gaddam
Community Member
4 months ago

I read a story about a guy who got drunk and started peeing on the bathroom floor, which was carpet >~<

Panda with heart
Community Member
4 months ago

Gross

aparna ramanan
Community Member
4 months ago

https://www.hallmarkauditors.com/about-us/

Alexis Alcaide González
Community Member
4 months ago

Urg no, just no, a carpet is a total mess when it gets wet

Shadow4523
Community Member
4 months ago

if my ca went there, he like to poo outside of litterboox, im not the only ones cart who doe s that right?

Derek Clark
Community Member
4 months ago

Taking a bath in bacteria without needing a tub. What more could you want.

The Redhead
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a friend who was renting a home that had a carpeted bathroom, her boyfriend alway found it hilarious to miss the target and hit the floor. It was so gross.

giovanna
Community Member
4 months ago

Carpet. Period.

Chik Nuggs
Community Member
4 months ago

like menstrual period bc that would be baddd

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T.Milly
Community Member
4 months ago

YESSSSS!

Sky Render
Community Member
4 months ago

Now imagine a carpeted bathroom that's used by people who just got out of a swimming pool. Yes, that was a thing in a house I was in once!

Papa Bonez
Community Member
4 months ago

So wrong for so many reasons.

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
4 months ago

I love how this is higher then COVID

DKS 001
Community Member
4 months ago

and locker rooms at the gym.

kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

my wife had a appartment like that few years ago. it's great for the feets before a bath or shower... but then it get all wet and it's suck pretty fast

Arwen
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a carpeted bathroom for years - it was that way when I moved in and wouldn’t have been my choice, but it was totally fine. It didn’t get particularly dirty and didn’t smell and it was quite pleasant to step on after a shower.

RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
4 months ago

The only thing worse than a carpeted bathroom is a carpet toilet seat cover.

Donkey boi
Community Member
4 months ago

Just imagine: A new person move into the home, get some contractors in, they lift the carpet...

Tara Brooks
Community Member
4 months ago

Agreed! It was the first thing to go when I bought my house

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm not really fussy about a lot of things, but this is a big no.

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
4 months ago

No, No and triple NO! When I bought my home I loved everything about it except the bathroom had this bird s**t green carpeting. I tore it up and replaced it with Treadmaster tile slats. Who carpets a bathroom?

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

At least it's not slippery when wet.

WaterLily Pond
Community Member
4 months ago

Yass down with the carpet bathrooms

The Queen Of Upper Butt Crack
Community Member
4 months ago

Imperial Palace in Vegas had carpet in the bathrooms years ago. I used most of the towels to make a path to walk on.

Jolee zzstu Abramson
Community Member
4 months ago

just put a freakin rug or bath mat

Angelica H
Community Member
4 months ago

noooooooooo

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Interresting.

RCK
Community Member
4 months ago

Hey, I grew up with bathroom carpeting! Sheer luxury! So what if it's a little...sloshy. We lived on the edge in the 70s. And if you go with a nice yellow or orange, all the better!

Windbound
Community Member
4 months ago

When you realize the true meaning of this

Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
4 months ago

I bet anything that carpet used to be white/cream

Qimeeya Lewis
Community Member
4 months ago

boys can amy just saying

Anita Pickle
Community Member
4 months ago

Nasty

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
4 months ago

Eeeww

mph seti
Community Member
4 months ago

Why? Just...Why?

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
4 months ago

With the amount of disgusting fluids i clean off the hard floor of our bathroom, i can imagine the smell *retch*

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
4 months ago

*cries in carpeted bathrooms*

Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

Who does that really it's disgusting!! Ewww

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Super gross.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Spirit of the 70s

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

🤮

Paul Z.
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh Britain!

angry blobfish
Community Member
4 months ago

imagine that with siblings.

Tim Haight
Community Member
4 months ago

what is worse is the fuzzy toilet seat cover.

Lonely panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Had one was awefull

MAX THOMPSON
Community Member
4 months ago

This is bad, but it would be much worse if the SHOWER was carpeted.

RiaDeCatterpillar
Community Member
4 months ago

The amount of times i have MISSED the toilet while throwing up, or even dropped toothpaste on the floor. WHO THOUGH THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?

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#2

Covid-19

Covid-19

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Physo
Community Member
4 months ago

True that!

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#3

"LED Headlights Are Basically Brights. Talk About Being Blinded By The Lights..."

"LED Headlights Are Basically Brights. Talk About Being Blinded By The Lights..."

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Daria B
Community Member
4 months ago

These are illegal in Korea. (Still many people use them, but they're urged to replace them)

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#4

Twinkle Tush For Cats

Twinkle Tush For Cats

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

At least it ain't a jewelled butt plug!

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#5

Plastic

Plastic

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yeet208707
Community Member
4 months ago

They aren't wrong, but it shouldn't be near wildlife anyway.

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#6

"These Containers That The Entire World Can Hear You Opening"

"These Containers That The Entire World Can Hear You Opening"

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Stealth is key for midnight snacking!

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#7

"This Monstrosity..."

"This Monstrosity..."

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Physo
Community Member
4 months ago

How long would it take to lace those back after washing??

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#8

Crocs High Heels

Crocs High Heels

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Crocs are supposed to be comfortable and easy to wear.... T-T

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#9

This Nicolas Cage Sequin Pillow

This Nicolas Cage Sequin Pillow

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Ok, that's cursed xD

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#10

This Dog Carrier

This Dog Carrier

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh no, the poor dog...

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#11

Food-Flavored Sodas

Food-Flavored Sodas

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
4 months ago

This reminds me of the DumDum flavors popcorn or pizza.

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#12

Dentures Hair Combs

Dentures Hair Combs

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Delgada
Community Member
4 months ago

why

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#13

Canned Bread

Canned Bread

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Abomination!

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#14

"Have A Picnic Anywhere. Picnic Pants"

"Have A Picnic Anywhere. Picnic Pants"

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

But you can't even stretch your legs properly....

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#15

Murder Hornets

Murder Hornets

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OLIVIA NORMAND
Community Member
4 months ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE!!!

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#16

One Whole Chicken In A Can

One Whole Chicken In A Can

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Hell no, that is the work of the devil haha.

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#17

Vampire Period Pads

Vampire Period Pads

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

It's actually kind of a cool idea when you think of it... But I wouldn't use it lol

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#18

"Stuffed Animals That Give Children Nightmares"

"Stuffed Animals That Give Children Nightmares"

personaugratin Report

mph seti
Community Member
4 months ago

I think these are cool. Creepy toys aren't a bad thing, people. They aren't meant for little kids who'd be scared by them. Also, way less scary than some dolls...Like the clown from Poltergeist, lol.

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#19

Car Lashes

Car Lashes

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, it's kind of cute...

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#20

Denture Earrings

Denture Earrings

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

What?...

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#21

Food Flavored Cotton Candy

Food Flavored Cotton Candy

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
4 months ago

I've seen one that was pork rind flavored.

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#22

Swedish Fish Oreos

Swedish Fish Oreos

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Ok. Surely this is just a troll post. Right? I hope I'm right. YUCK!

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#23

Socks With Sandals

Socks With Sandals

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yeet208707
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

WHAT ARE THOOOOSE....ok i'll leave

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#24

Umbrellas For Shoes

Umbrellas For Shoes

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
4 months ago

Those look like something I would wear.

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#25

"Whatever The [Fudge] Is Happening Here"

"Whatever The [Fudge] Is Happening Here"

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

A recipe concocted by someone with the munchies.

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#26

Underpants For Your Hands

Underpants For Your Hands

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 months ago

Love this

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#27

"This Tape Dispenser"

"This Tape Dispenser"

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

I bought my dad a pen holder many moons ago which was a man bent over with his pants down. You put the pen in its butt and the man lifts his head and moans in many different ways.

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#28

Peeps Flavored Pepsi

Peeps Flavored Pepsi

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
4 months ago

This reminds me of the Coke and Coffee mixture. It taste good but weird.

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#29

Remote Control Headband

Remote Control Headband

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Where in the world are all the remotes.

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#30

"I Present You Some Of The Most Cursed Things I've Ever Come Across"

"I Present You Some Of The Most Cursed Things I've Ever Come Across"

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Hadesdaughter
Community Member
4 months ago

TBH I would eat that

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#31

Mini Skirts With Baekhos Face On It

Mini Skirts With Baekhos Face On It

nuestpancakes Report

yeet208707
Community Member
4 months ago

When stock images and fashion merge together.

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#32

"Blue Maple Syrup. Even If It Feels Fun"

"Blue Maple Syrup. Even If It Feels Fun"

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Why?... It just looks fake EDIT: oml, thanks so much for the upvotes, never got that much!

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#33

The Baguette Pack

The Baguette Pack

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Your_local_introvert
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, this is literally from a guy that comes up with USELESS INVENTIONS, it's not supposed to be practical.

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#34

The Shake Weight

The Shake Weight

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Have you SEEN those ads lol.

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#35

"Whatever This Is"

"Whatever This Is"

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Freloise_Raven
Community Member
4 months ago

I believe that is a pepper with tea in it 🤔

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#36

KFC With Spicy Chocolate Sauce

KFC With Spicy Chocolate Sauce

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BlockDog02
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe..... No, actually no.

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#37

"Come To Australia"

"Come To Australia"

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Good ol hunstmans, they are friend not foe (most of the time).

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#38

"The Fact These Exist Is Worrying"

"The Fact These Exist Is Worrying"

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Physo
Community Member
4 months ago

Whats the purpose of this??

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#39

"Nasty Peeps"

"Nasty Peeps"

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Monty Glue
Community Member
4 months ago

All peeps are nasty and should only be used for punishment.

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#40

"Bicycle Seats, Hurts So Much"

"Bicycle Seats, Hurts So Much"

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yeet208707
Community Member
4 months ago

I can feel the pain just by looking at it.

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