Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless you on two counts! Caring for our loved ones, and for fighting the stupidity that spreads the danger.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
1 year ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

*facepalm*

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
1 year ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

Borealbabe
Community Member
1 year ago

Our money is made of a plastic polymer.. it's very melty

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

In this case the money should've literally been laundered. It's plastic. Dumbasses.

Rick
Community Member
1 year ago

Well I’m sorry but you deserve to lose money if you’re that stupid. I mean sure, I once put food on a gold-plated plate in the microwave and was horrified when I started seeing electricity sparks and ran out of the kitchen to get my parents, but I had the excuse of being seven years old.

Theherplover
Community Member
1 year ago

I had the excuse of realizing it a day before and going to a bomb rang (tank of nitrogen was next to it) I'm sorry if I seem stupid, I happen to like science

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Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

It look like tiny towels.

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

LMAO!! Yes, a pile of plastic, with a "heart shape" just above the #50. Divine intervention, or... stupidity?Sorry for your... ."loss"........

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Martine
Community Member
1 year ago

Canadian money is plastic, so you can wash it with water and soap

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
1 year ago

US money is mostly cloth. You can run it through the laundry. I've done it a LOT. Never on purpose.

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%einfallsreicher Text% &🌈
Community Member
1 year ago

Fascinating 🤔 Are they able to trade it at the bank? 5000$ worth of plastic-chunk vs 5000$ worth of plastic-sheets

Mireia Dos
Community Member
1 year ago

"A fool and his money are soon parted. "

Tory Knotts
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know about Canada, but here is the US you can send in your damaged money and get it replaced. I think you need to send in 80 or 90% of the bills in order to get it replaced.

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

in the US, both serial numbers must be present to get replacements. I'm pretty sure it's the same upstairs.

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Magda Kočičková
Community Member
1 year ago

Idiocy comes costly

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

How do these people not Darwin themselves before they become adults?

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

If y'all are worried about cash, you can just wash it with soap and water. The ink doesn't run and the "paper" is actually cotton fiber.

Isabel
Community Member
1 year ago

Or iron it. Heat above 59 Celsius will kill the virus. Same goes for snail mail.

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Phantom Captain
Community Member
1 year ago

I have no words...

Natacha René
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya burnt.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a wash rag now.

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
1 year ago

this makes me cry

Cat_Goddess
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they had money to burn! aye

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

What is Canadian money made of, Shrinky Dinks?

Kala Subramaniam
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't the Canadian money plastic?

Maja Radulovic
Community Member
1 year ago

Barely recognised, lol, really dumbass😂

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't they still get fresh money from the bank - like you can in the US?

LOttawa
Community Member
1 year ago

We can if it's damaged but that's melted together... Unless they can separate each bill to prove its $5k (and real) it may be hard.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
1 year ago

dumbasses

Bindi Adams
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That's gold!!!😂😂😂

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

what? that's not how microwaves affect the paper, fabric particles or metal in banknotes, nonetheless, the whole banknotes. You must have done something more than simply putting it into a microwave oven... unless it's plastic-based banknotes, is it?

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, their money is made of plastic.

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Mikuel Sampaguita
Community Member
1 year ago

If the bank can identify it they can usually exchange for new ones but damn that stack looks like Shrinky Dinks

Donna Leske
Community Member
1 year ago

Use your clothes iron people - and not TOO hot.

AndersM
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom once tried to dry my socks in the microwave. It reminds me of that. Except my socks caught fire.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

My boss left a pair of damp socks in the back of his truck (landscaper) - they sprouted grass.

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh. No. No. No.

Wendy Wee
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol! Winner

Liz-ard
Community Member
6 months ago

Disinfect the money??? 😂 Hilarious! Splashes of hand alcohol over each banknote during a week would perhaps had been a better choice of disinfection?

BAILEY PANELLI
Community Member
7 months ago

The poor money😭

Rob N
Community Member
8 months ago

I want to see if this really happens. I'm only going to use a dollar bill though. Now, tell the truth everyone, who was curious and tried this after seeing this?

Alexandra Ghobrial
Community Member
1 year ago

;-;

guy greej
Community Member
1 year ago

yoor moonie aint so indestroctuble after all ey?

Bored Silly
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG R They stupid. Our money is made of a type pf plastic. Ha ha ha. Just touching our bills and you know it has plastic fibers in it.

Lou Herout
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe start with just 1 bill? Preferably a small one...

Eddie
Community Member
1 year ago

Age old question: Plastic or paper?

Orenda Anyone
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they should start with 1 $ note. No experiment before.

Axel Baer
Community Member
1 year ago

I just had to check the exchange rate to GBP and they just lost over £2857.32! 😂

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel bad for whoever that is

sneakcollector
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Wendy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, just take it into the bank (which ever one is open), and they may just replace it.

Susan Riley
Community Member
1 year ago

As the old saying goes . . . Fools and their money are soon parted.

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh! I know it was a stupid thing to do but I kinda feel sorry for them.

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s the problem with plastic money, you just can’t zap it clean!

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
1 year ago

now it's disinfected enough to be eaten....

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, it's made from plastic, isn't it? lol...

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

The sad thing is the government will replace that money for that idiot!!!

Ann O'Riley
Community Member
1 year ago

Likely it is disinfected...

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

O.O no!

Toni Palmer
Community Member
1 year ago

NO FIXING STUPID!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
1 year ago

Dumb ass

Geordie Insomniac
Community Member
1 year ago

😮😮

JJM
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! Is sit salvageable? Hot iron, flat iron. Whoever did that needs professional care.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

CHUA YEE HWEE
Community Member
1 year ago

HE JUST WASTED GOOD MONEY!!!

Karina Buschow
Community Member
1 year ago

I still don't understand how it ended up on child's arm. Please help me understand (I'm Russian and I might be clueless...)

Melissa Gordon
Community Member
1 year ago

Put it in between two massive books. Still good! Lol

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

It does look thoroughly disinfected. Nothing could survive on that.

Curious Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

i would pay money to laugh at the person.

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

American money is made of cotton. It can be washed, baked, left in the sun, crinkled, ironed, everything but burned, and it will stay good. Also, by July it will be worth more than the Euro.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
1 year ago

welp... the unenlightened are everywhere. I know that there is a warning sign out there somewhere because of me too. XD

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 year ago

OH, MAN!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 year ago

Edumacation can be expensive sometimes... At least something was learned!

Tori Bishop
Community Member
1 year ago

🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Laundering money?

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 year ago

It doesn't look like it burned... only shrunk.

Colleen Parslow
Community Member
1 year ago

Does Canadian money have plastic in it?

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF? Try UV radiation from a Black Light fluorescent or incandescent bulb, Knob....

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Bravo, dumbass!!!!

Dave “DodgyMerchant” Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHAHA

AlexG
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

Small unmarked bills, hee hee.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 year ago

ha ha

Brent Hollett
Community Member
1 year ago

Idiots! You disinfect CAD in the dishwasher...

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

Oops! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

Money to burn

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Sucked in!

Josie Higgins
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was nachos

Emalee Jarrett
Community Member
1 year ago

but why?!?

Beamer Alert
Community Member
1 year ago

AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T TRY DISINFECTING THE COINS

Jim Kang
Community Member
1 year ago

I know in the States they will replace damaged money.

Don Flynn
Community Member
1 year ago

dee dee dee

MARY ANN Hannah
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha

BlackRabbit
Community Member
1 year ago

looks tasty ngl.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Oops.

Kimberly Morrison
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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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Canada doesn't print 5000 notes. So what country is it really?

Anita Drieseberg
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure that's a wad of $50s.

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! Bad gene pool or what??!!

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people put plastic round remotecontrol to keep them "clean".

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
1 year ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

That is dumb as hell.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

nah.. it's to shield the hair

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
1 year ago

What is it???

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
1 year ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

to protect her identity

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Arrow needs to point to the other hand too.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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staygoldponyboy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello, they are cloth... you can wash them or just spray them with sanitizer.

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
1 year ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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K.
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1 year ago

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

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Not to be pedantic but that's not an N95 mask anyway. It's a corrugated single elastic. That's a ghetto dust mask.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
1 year ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Rick
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah they should totally hire a load of builders to knock down one of the walls in the supermarket in the middle of a global pandemic and make the store wider to fit in with the guidelines...

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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JD Cassavaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell no

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he sneezed and is hiding the mass of boogers that came out lol.

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