With home values in the US soaring up to 31.2% since 2019, you naturally expect that the images in real estate listings have ameliorated. Don’t get it wrong. Nobody’s expecting the real estate agents to master the art of fine photography, nail decoration and have it all skillfully presented to their clients. But what we do look for is an absence of gag reflex at horrendous estate shots that transgress the border of decency and common sense.

Well, let me tell you, from what you are about to see, things have barely changed. The Instagram account “Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos,” aka pure nightmare material not to be consumed by your inner interior geek, still has plenty of property pics that hit rock bottom, fall beyond the ground, hit the bottom of the barrel that nobody knew was possible, and then hit the earth's core.

But hey, there’s also some charm in this whole tackiness, so get your popcorn ready, we’re about to see what disasters are on the real estate menu most of us would never be able to afford. Psst! More terrible real estate agent pics can be found in our previous posts here, here and here.

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#1

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Have you tried turning the room off and back on again?

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Otter
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1 month ago

Upvote for the caption.

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#2

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Spice up your morning with an unexpected trip to the ground floor.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

On the plus side, it could make painting the staircase a lot easier.

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#3

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“Let me know when you’re done in the bath, I’ll use that water for the pasta”

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

What makes a person do this is beyond me.

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The Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos blog, which has gained quite a cult following in the past years, started 8 years ago. In 2013, the guy named Andy was flat scouting in London but he soon realized the listings had unique things in common. He told Bored Panda in a previous interview: “I was spending more time saving hilariously bad photographs to my desktop than booking viewings, which left me with a dilemma: What to do with the photos?”

On the other hand, Andy assured us that the level of professionalism in real estate photographs is definitely improving. “Perhaps partly due to the risk of appearing on Terrible Real Estate Photos,” he added. After all, no homeowner or landlord would like their baby, I mean real estate, to end up in this horrid collection. Which even has its own book of the worst examples!

#4

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Aunt Bessie’s next lockdown project is to knit a conservatory.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

Very strong 70s vibe here.

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#5

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If M C Escher had tried interior design.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

With the steps and ladder and hidden bed it could be a wonderful kid’s hideout! Hate the grey though.

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#6

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The spare bedroom features a lingering stunned silence.

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Lance d'Boyle
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1 month ago

That is so cheesy. That is obviously a homemade heart with the heart heart cut out? Disgusting!

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In the current real estate crisis with properties soaring in prices that would outgrow Everest, the terrible real estate photos are relevant as ever. Are we really willing to put up with the absurdity of terrible properties sold for thousands upon thousands of dollars?

However, if you are still thinking about buying a property in this crazy post-covid market, you are likely to end up getting something that may need (or may not, depending on your budget!) a home renovation. And this is a crucial point that tests your skills, knowledge and savviness in taking every measure so that the house or flat doesn’t end up in Terrible Real Estate Photos some time in the future.

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As the foliage grew in strength and numbers, the cushions made plans to reclaim the ground floor on behalf of all the soft furnishings.

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 month ago

Plants Vs Pillows

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#8

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Deleted scene from Clash of the Titans where the Minotaur emerges from the bathroom to ask if that was the last of the toilet paper.

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

Get rid of a few things and this would be ok.

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#9

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“It’s that time of the evening again, just talk amongst yourselves“

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8Yorkies-and-63cats
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1 month ago

For this to make sense I need to see where the TV is located.

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And doing that is a form of artistry in itself. So we reached out to Philippa Main, the professional realtor from Tampa Bay who went viral for her brilliant and insanely funny listing description about “the worst house on the street” some time ago. Philippa was happy to share what are some of the most common errors people make while home renovating, so that we can all learn something useful today.

“There are so many errors people make when doing home renovations that can be summed up by the idea that it is more expensive to try to do something cheaply, because it will inevitably cost you more in the long run when it has to be redone in order to make it right,” Philippa explained.

#10

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Lockdown business opportunity: Trampoline helmets.

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1 month ago

*DOINK*

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#11

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It's a sh*tchen...

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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1 month ago

The thing on the bath looks like sid from ice age

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#12

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“It’s important for kids to have their own space, and that cavity wall was going to waste anyway”

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Otter
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1 month ago

Aunt Petunia put some wallpaper in the cupboard under the stairs. Isn't that nice...

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The realtor went into more details and said that one of the biggest mistakes people make when renovating a home is hiring unlicensed professionals to do the work. “I had a client go under contract on a home recently that was in the process of having a covered patio installed. During inspections (before the covered roof was even complete) the home inspector discovered none of it was up to code and it could have potentially been a hazard in high wind situations.”

#13

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"If the 1870s had happened in the 1980s."

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

my eyes hurts

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Beck
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1 month ago

Where is the toilet paper where is the toilet paper where is the toilet paper

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#15

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"It would be possible to blame Accidental Selfie Syndrome were it not for the room-by-room costume changes."

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

I think somebody needs more sleep. A LOT more sleep.

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Philippa continued: “in order for it to pass county inspections and for the buyer to feel comfortable moving forward with buying the home, the sellers had to replace the entire structure. So they paid once for it to be done poorly, then paid to have the materials removed, and then paid for new materials and for a professional to properly install it.”

“On top of that, the unqualified person they first hired to do the job actually ruined the main roof of the home during the installation, so they had to hire a roofer to repair their roof as well,” Philippa recounted and added that “All that could have been avoided if they had hired a professional who was licensed and insured to do that kind of job from the start.”

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Local man admits running illegal workshop making nightmares and panic attacks.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

The birthplace of Chucky and Annabelle

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#17

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Wishing you all a deeply disappointing and poorly furnished Christmas.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

Upvoted for the description!

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#18

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“You’re welcome, honey. I also got the Tom Selleck bath towels”

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Mihai Mara
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1 month ago

This is magnificent!

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#19

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By combining random elements of a livingroom, a utility room, a hallway, and a staircase, mankind finally created the Livingway Stairtility Room.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

That's a living room for cats! They love the spinning program

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#20

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"The painting in the hall is of Arthur’s most recent colonoscopy."

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Carrie Henderson
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1 month ago

This is genuinely the worst thing I've ever seen. How do you eat your dinner in front of that?!

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#21

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The guest bedroom allows direct access to your troubled childhood.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

"I'm cold, Daddy...I've been cold for fifty years"

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#22

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Bob’s ability to empty a room was renowned across the children’s entertainment industry.

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Rachknits
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1 month ago

Woah that's scary

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#23

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Keeping Up with the Trumps didn’t make it past the pilot episode.

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Babsevs
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1 month ago

Welcome to "cribs" - the serial killer edition!

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#24

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Interior design influencers are already predicting a strong year for images of dogs printed on a towel hung over the only window in a wooden room.

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Stephanie Did It
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1 month ago

Norwegian wood, isn't it good

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#25

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Next time you have prunes before bed, we swap sides.

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Daria B
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1 month ago

Looks pretty neat for a prison cell ♡

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#26

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The perfect beachside property in which to relive the Allied Normandy Landings of 1944.

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PeachPossum
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1 month ago

What is that thing standing on top of the barrel or whatever in front of the window of the house next door?

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#27

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“You go look upstairs Sandra, I’ll check out the stables”

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Chris B
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1 month ago

But now you know that a horse would fit perfectly in the dining room.

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#28

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Microwaves are widely regarded as the most needy of the kitchen appliances.

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bob bruce
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1 month ago

It's polite, not needy.

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#29

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Check for flakes and residue before making your toilet brush the focal point of the diningroom.

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Otter
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1 month ago

Upvote for just the caption!

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#30

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Upstairs gets pretty messy in the fall.

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Otter
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1 month ago

If that's an actual living tree, then I love the place!

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#31

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Don’t bugs the let bite bed.

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Stephanie Did It
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1 month ago

Night good

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#32

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"According to the Curse of Amenhotep, he who discovers this tomb must commit to some minor rennovations before putting it back on the market."

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Jonny Man
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1 month ago

This is actually a really awesome re-rendition of some Ancient Egyptian Art!

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#33

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Don’t be fooled by the bunting.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

The neighbours really pulled out all the stops for Harry and Meghan's wedding

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#34

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Misery is having to read someone else’s definition of happiness while trying to unblock a U-bend

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JuJu
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1 month ago

Happiness is not beige!

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#35

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This is Feng Shui for “we haven’t had a visitor since 2007″.

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Stoopham McFernybabes
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1 month ago

Just realised 2007 is actually a long time ago

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#36

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Stan began to wonder how often the other chairs had been meeting like this without him.

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Otter
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1 month ago

That bit of jungle there has potential...

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#37

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The years of practise paying off for Jeff here, as he executes a flawless accidental selfie from a different room.

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Jeff refused to compromise his masculinity by actually setting foot in a pink room

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#38

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On the 5th day, God gave his preliminary sketches to the couple next door as an apology for all the noise.

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Wesley Lucas
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1 month ago

This one was NOT terrible! It was a local house here in Pittsburgh and it had: The 2 story galactic mural A kitchen with a hatch door leading to an adjoining room and HAL 9000 fridge A room with real, working helicopter controls and space style furnishings all over A basement painted to look like a beach with a small adjoining boom boom room It was on Zillow but I can't seem to find it again 😭 But this house was cool AF and if they showed ANY other pictures from the listing, it wouldn't have been anywhere near this article.

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#39

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Zach’s new garden saved him a fortune in hay fever medicine.

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Kristof De Smet
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1 month ago

Could be the coast, where I have seen this quite often. They use it as a terrace.

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#40

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Hands up if you absolutely refuse to be hurried when you’re on the toilet.

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

What is it about these people and their bowel movements habits.

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