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From people and plants to cars and buildings, time eventually wears everything out. Sometimes it takes weeks or months, other times it can take years or decades, but eventually everything begins to crumble beneath the unstoppable pressure of Father Time.

Check out this fascinating list to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the pictures below contain everything from marble floors worn down by feet to kitchen knives that have almost lost their blades due to years of constant use. Don't forget to vote for your favorite, and feel free to add to the list!

#1

When My Brother Was Born In 1985, My Mother Purchased Two Identical Teddy Bears. The One On The Left Has Been My Brother's For 30 Years, The One On The Right Has Been Kept In Storage For My Brother's First Child Who Was Born Today

When My Brother Was Born In 1985, My Mother Purchased Two Identical Teddy Bears. The One On The Left Has Been My Brother's For 30 Years, The One On The Right Has Been Kept In Storage For My Brother's First Child Who Was Born Today

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if the one on the left has been through the washing machine a few times? :O

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#2

Before And After Power-Washing. New York Used To Be A Much Dirtier City Back When The Northeast Ran On Coal Plants

Before And After Power-Washing. New York Used To Be A Much Dirtier City Back When The Northeast Ran On Coal Plants

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And on a positive note, technology has advance to the point where it may take centuries for the residue of the Industrial Revolution to build up like that again. :D

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#5

Sun Damage After 28 Years Of Driving A Delivery Truck

Sun Damage After 28 Years Of Driving A Delivery Truck

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#6

My Grandfather Has Carried This Silver Dollar In His Pocket Since 1952

My Grandfather Has Carried This Silver Dollar In His Pocket Since 1952

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Lynda Touart
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My grandmother gave my dad (her son-in-law) a silver dollar for luck when he went to WWII. He carried it until he died in 1986.

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#7

Said Goodbye To By Best Friend After 13 Years. This Is Is Vaccination Tag All Worn Down After A Lifetime Of Tinking Against His Water Bowl. Rip Little Man

Said Goodbye To By Best Friend After 13 Years. This Is Is Vaccination Tag All Worn Down After A Lifetime Of Tinking Against His Water Bowl. Rip Little Man

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Robyn Miller
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry for the loss, but um, curious why a rabies tag stayed on so long? They get new ones every 1-3 years depending on the vaccine.

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#8

Footprints Are Carved Into The Floorboards By Monk Who Has Prayed At The Same Spot For 20 Years

Footprints Are Carved Into The Floorboards By Monk Who Has Prayed At The Same Spot For 20 Years

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wood doesn't work that way. It would only be worn down if the monk hat moved a lot over that place, but he didn't . Just standing on wood wouldn't make dents - it might lower a section, but not carve out footprints. Especially not the toes! there's no weight on a toe, how would it indent so far down that you would spot the individual ones? Sorry- I call "fake" for this.

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#9

The Marble Floor Of This Bank Has Been Worn Down From Years Of People Standing

The Marble Floor Of This Bank Has Been Worn Down From Years Of People Standing

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#10

My Radio Button Has Worn Out To Be A Victorian Portrait

My Radio Button Has Worn Out To Be A Victorian Portrait

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#11

The Worn Marble Steps That Lead To The Top Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

The Worn Marble Steps That Lead To The Top Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Chris Breemer
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if this proves that a majority of people is right-footed ? If such a concept exists at all ? The difference in wear is striking. Seems also to suggest that most people tend to hug the right wall for support or security.

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#13

The Markings On The Bottom Of My Coffee Cup From A Year Of Stirring

The Markings On The Bottom Of My Coffee Cup From A Year Of Stirring

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#14

This Lamppost Focuses The Sun And Scorchers A Line In The Grass

This Lamppost Focuses The Sun And Scorchers A Line In The Grass

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is interesting, but it's also a real fire hazard. It's pretty unbelievable, but whole national parks were burnt in wild fires caused by a bottle negligently dropped on the ground.

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#15

The Floor In Front Of The Register Has Worn Through All The Floors Since This Restaurant Opened In 1924

The Floor In Front Of The Register Has Worn Through All The Floors Since This Restaurant Opened In 1924

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank heavens the Romans invention concrete for us. It manages to drastically slow down nature and human's effort to destroy it. ;D

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#17

My Parents Moved A Rug For The First Time In Years. This Is What 16 Years Of Sunlight Does To Your Hardwood Floors

My Parents Moved A Rug For The First Time In Years. This Is What 16 Years Of Sunlight Does To Your Hardwood Floors

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Nancy E
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It happens much more quickly than that. I could see a difference in a year.

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#18

Repetitive Human Action Over Time

Repetitive Human Action Over Time

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#19

15 Years Wear Of Kids Turning A Handle At A Science Museum

15 Years Wear Of Kids Turning A Handle At A Science Museum

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#20

A Nicely Worn Staircase Into The Stone Wall Above A Creek

A Nicely Worn Staircase Into The Stone Wall Above A Creek

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#21

It Looks Like I've Finally Worn Out My Welcome

It Looks Like I've Finally Worn Out My Welcome

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#22

Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

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#23

Dad Ordered A Vintage, Unused Version Of The Same Shaving Brush He's Been Using For The Past 30 Years. Here's The Difference Between The Old And New One

Dad Ordered A Vintage, Unused Version Of The Same Shaving Brush He's Been Using For The Past 30 Years. Here's The Difference Between The Old And New One

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#24

The Wear Marks On This Tetherball Pole

The Wear Marks On This Tetherball Pole

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#25

The Paint On This Chocolate Shop's Door Is Worn Away Perfectly To Reveal All Of Its Previous Colours

The Paint On This Chocolate Shop's Door Is Worn Away Perfectly To Reveal All Of Its Previous Colours

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#26

My Carpet Is From The 70s And Has Never Been Replaced. This Is The Fastest Way To The Food

My Carpet Is From The 70s And Has Never Been Replaced. This Is The Fastest Way To The Food

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Josie Coffman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

other than that walk way, your carpet looks great. it's really pretty

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#27

New £500 Bundle Of £5 Notes Compared To Used Ones

New £500 Bundle Of £5 Notes Compared To Used Ones

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One advantage to the used notes is that they will not stick to each other and suddenly disappear unknown. :D

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#28

This Seldom-Used Center Seat On This Bench For Three

This Seldom-Used Center Seat On This Bench For Three

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M O'Connell
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm pretty sure the center cushion has been replaced, as it may have worn-out first. It's not uncommon to reupholster furniture in public buildings on an as-needed schedule.

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#29

I've Had This Burger King Collectible Cup For 20 Years. Today, I Found A New One In The Box At A Flea Market

I've Had This Burger King Collectible Cup For 20 Years. Today, I Found A New One In The Box At A Flea Market

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

all right i just realized that disney's pocahontas was released more than 20 years ago. this hurts

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#30

The Wind Has Blown These Plants Back And Forth So Much That It Has Worn The Wood Down

The Wind Has Blown These Plants Back And Forth So Much That It Has Worn The Wood Down

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#31

The Leather On My Glasses Case Has Worn Out. Now It Looks Like Bacon

The Leather On My Glasses Case Has Worn Out. Now It Looks Like Bacon

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#33

This Is What 15 Years Of Rust Accumulation Looks Like In A 1" Water Pipe

This Is What 15 Years Of Rust Accumulation Looks Like In A 1" Water Pipe

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Mark Fergel
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had this same issue with several pipes in my house. A lot of older homes used galvanized drain pipes. It causes the flakes of metal to fall apart and rust impacting how much water can drain. I had to replace all my drain pipes during a renovation. pipe-5947c...a76874.jpg pipe-5947c76a76874.jpg

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#34

Pillar Of Toronto Has Been Worn To Near Ruin By The Hands Of Time And More Than A Century Of Touchy-Feely Downtowners

Pillar Of Toronto Has Been Worn To Near Ruin By The Hands Of Time And More Than A Century Of Touchy-Feely Downtowners

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This shows the disadvantage of using sandstone as a long term building material. :O

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#35

The Way This Branch Has Been Sanded Down By Years Of Rubbing Against The Top Of This Wall

The Way This Branch Has Been Sanded Down By Years Of Rubbing Against The Top Of This Wall

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#36

Worn Out From Years Of Dominos

Worn Out From Years Of Dominos

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#37

I Grew Up Dating The Boy Next Door. This Is The Path That's Been Worn Between Our Yards Over The Years

I Grew Up Dating The Boy Next Door. This Is The Path That's Been Worn Between Our Yards Over The Years

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Mibo Dumplings
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This isn't like what I've always wanted. To have a lover who loved Next door. Sadly, no one my age lives in my neighborhood

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#40

My Grandfather's Front Door Has About 50 Years Of Cat Damage

My Grandfather's Front Door Has About 50 Years Of Cat Damage

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#41

The Sustain Pedal In This Piano Has Been Used So Much, There's A Hole In It.

The Sustain Pedal In This Piano Has Been Used So Much, There's A Hole In It.

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Cayman
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'd think part of it would wear away on the outside before it got a hole in the middle.

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#42

Walkways Between Cubicles After An Office Is Dismantled

Walkways Between Cubicles After An Office Is Dismantled

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#43

This Swing Shackle Was Used For A Very Long Time

This Swing Shackle Was Used For A Very Long Time

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#45

Grandpa Cut His Wedding Band Off After 55 Years Of Not Being Able To Remove It

Grandpa Cut His Wedding Band Off After 55 Years Of Not Being Able To Remove It

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I tend not to wear my Citadel class ring. My fingers have gotten a bit fatter over the years. :D

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#46

A Small Patch Of This Floor Has Been Worn Away By People Turning On The Spot

A Small Patch Of This Floor Has Been Worn Away By People Turning On The Spot

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#47

12 Years Of My Dog Using Her Paw To Open The Door

12 Years Of My Dog Using Her Paw To Open The Door

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#48

One Side Of This Doorknob At My School Has Been Flattened From Years Of Students Opening It And Letting It Hit The Wall

One Side Of This Doorknob At My School Has Been Flattened From Years Of Students Opening It And Letting It Hit The Wall

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#49

This Restaurant Knife After Being Routinely Sharpened For Years

This Restaurant Knife After Being Routinely Sharpened For Years

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Emma Gascoyne
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did it end up like that? Why did they keep sharpening it even after it had half worn away?

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#50

Guiding Tracks For Blind People On This Crosswalk Got Distorted Due To Cars Acceleration Forces Combined With Viscose Asphalt Over Time

Guiding Tracks For Blind People On This Crosswalk Got Distorted Due To Cars Acceleration Forces Combined With Viscose Asphalt Over Time

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#51

A Once Whole Metal Grate That Covered A Bridge

A Once Whole Metal Grate That Covered A Bridge

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#52

This Checkout Counter Has Worn Out In Layers From Years Of Items Sliding Across It

This Checkout Counter Has Worn Out In Layers From Years Of Items Sliding Across It

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#53

This Door Threshhold Has Been Worn Down Over The Years

This Door Threshhold Has Been Worn Down Over The Years

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#54

Years Of People Walking Into The Women's Bathroom At A Large University Library Have Worn The Decorative Speckles Off The Floor

Years Of People Walking Into The Women's Bathroom At A Large University Library Have Worn The Decorative Speckles Off The Floor

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#55

St Peter's Foot In St Peters Cathedral In Rome. Worn Out By Centuries Of Devotion

St Peter's Foot In St Peters Cathedral In Rome. Worn Out By Centuries Of Devotion

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#56

The Marble Steps At My Local Library Are Worn From Use Near The Railing

The Marble Steps At My Local Library Are Worn From Use Near The Railing

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#58

School Doesn't Supply Mouse Pads, Leaving Some Mouse Paths

School Doesn't Supply Mouse Pads, Leaving Some Mouse Paths

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#59

This Reprinted Floor Has Worn In An Interesting Pattern

This Reprinted Floor Has Worn In An Interesting Pattern

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#61

My Barbers Floor After Years Of Shuffling Around The Chair

My Barbers Floor After Years Of Shuffling Around The Chair

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#63

Carvings From Years Of Envelopes Being Taken

Carvings From Years Of Envelopes Being Taken

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#64

The Floor Has Worn Out Where People Have Been Standing At My Local Shop

The Floor Has Worn Out Where People Have Been Standing At My Local Shop

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#65

M&Ms Have Been Sitting There For Over 10 Years

M&Ms Have Been Sitting There For Over 10 Years

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#66

My Coworker's Keyboard Keys Are Worn Down From Use

My Coworker's Keyboard Keys Are Worn Down From Use

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Chris H
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting. The apple key seems to be more in use than the "A".

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#67

30 Years Of Heavy Cooking Use On My Dad's Favourite Knife

30 Years Of Heavy Cooking Use On My Dad's Favourite Knife

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#69

Old Bronze Medallion My 87-year-old Dad Carried For Most Of His Life. It's Now Mine To Carry.

Old Bronze Medallion My 87-year-old Dad Carried For Most Of His Life. It's Now Mine To Carry.

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#70

Two Trees Hugging (or Eating) A Tombstone.

Two Trees Hugging (or Eating) A Tombstone.

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#71

My Shop's Welder Got His Pocket Knife In '83 And Has Worn It Down Almost Completely

My Shop's Welder Got His Pocket Knife In '83 And Has Worn It Down Almost Completely

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Nathaniel Kage
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a knife sharpener this makes me wince as that wonderful knife is now well past it's prime, though I suppose it served its purpose...

#72

The Thing On Harbord Street, Toronto. So Many Years Of Posters, They’ve Decided They Don’t Need Their Wall Anymore.

The Thing On Harbord Street, Toronto. So Many Years Of Posters, They’ve Decided They Don’t Need Their Wall Anymore.

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#73

This High Powered Hand Dryer Has Blown The Paint Off The Wall Over Time

This High Powered Hand Dryer Has Blown The Paint Off The Wall Over Time

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#74

This Nickel Has Been Almost Completely Worn Down Over Time

This Nickel Has Been Almost Completely Worn Down Over Time

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#75

The Stairs At My College Are Only Worn On The Right Side

The Stairs At My College Are Only Worn On The Right Side

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#76

Paths Behind The Tills At My Work

Paths Behind The Tills At My Work

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#77

People In This Diner Have Put Cups In The Same Place For Years

People In This Diner Have Put Cups In The Same Place For Years

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M O'Connell
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not the cups that do that, it's the coffee mugs.

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#78

The Imprint And Scratches That My Butt And Pocket Buttons Have Left On My Piano Bench Throughout 8 Years Of Use

The Imprint And Scratches That My Butt And Pocket Buttons Have Left On My Piano Bench Throughout 8 Years Of Use

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#79

Fishermen And Tourists Made This Underwater Path In Guánica, Puerto Rico

Fishermen And Tourists Made This Underwater Path In Guánica, Puerto Rico

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#80

30+ Years Of Wear On My Shop's Door From A Literal Doorbell

30+ Years Of Wear On My Shop's Door From A Literal Doorbell

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#82

The Floor Beneath This Ping Pong Table Has Been Worn Down Making Four Different Layers Visible

The Floor Beneath This Ping Pong Table Has Been Worn Down Making Four Different Layers Visible

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#83

Worn On A Punching Bag Swivel After A Decade Of Use

Worn On A Punching Bag Swivel After A Decade Of Use

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#84

This Railing Is Only Worn Down Where People Hold It To Combat Centrifugal Force Changing Directions

This Railing Is Only Worn Down Where People Hold It To Combat Centrifugal Force Changing Directions

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Hal B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one wins for best title! Great way to remember centrifugal vs centripital.

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#85

The Bench In My Laundrette Has Slowly Shuffled To The Right Over The Years

The Bench In My Laundrette Has Slowly Shuffled To The Right Over The Years

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#86

The Finish On This Table Is Worn Off From Opening Wine Bottles In The Same Spot For Five Years

The Finish On This Table Is Worn Off From Opening Wine Bottles In The Same Spot For Five Years

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#87

This Floor Is Worn Through Where People Have Stood In The Same Position At The Checkout

This Floor Is Worn Through Where People Have Stood In The Same Position At The Checkout

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