Our brains just love symmetry! So much so that when we see a fine example of things just falling nicely into place just as they should, it satisfies us deep within our souls.

Of course, when we encounter the opposite - the wonky, the askew, the lop-sided - it triggers a vague feeling of discomfort. This reaction is stronger in some than in others, but even those of us who would consider themselves chill about imperfections can get fixated on certain mistakes.

Can't understand what I mean? Well, as a follow up to previous efforts here and hereBored Panda has collected another list of things that aren't quite right and are sure to set the alarm bells ringing. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know how they made you feel in the comments!

#1

What The Actual Mother ******* **** Is This *******

What The Actual Mother ******* **** Is This *******

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miguel rodriguez 3 months ago

Up vote just for the title. My same reaction

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So what lies behind this fascination with all things symmetrical? Well, according to an article in HowStuffWorks, it comes from the fact that most objects in the real world are symmetrical. "This is particularly true of nature: the radial symmetry of starfish or flower petals, the symmetrical efficiency of a hexagonal honeycomb, or the uniquely symmetrical crystal patterns of a snowflake," they write. "In fact asymmetry is often a sign of illness or danger in the natural world."

#2

People Whose Desktops Look Like This

People Whose Desktops Look Like This

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#3

Preth Any Button

Preth Any Button

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Random Panda 3 months ago

Thith made me laugh outh louth

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"And, of course, human beings are symmetrical, at least on the outside (some internal organs like the heart and liver are off-center). Decades of research into sexual attraction have proven that both men and women find symmetrical faces sexier than asymmetrical ones. The leading explanation is that physical symmetry is an outward sign of good health, although large-scale studies have shown no significant health differences in people with symmetrical or asymmetrical faces."

"The simple explanation for our attraction to symmetry is that it's familiar. Symmetrical objects and images play by the rules that our brains are programmed to recognize easily."

#4

This Neighborhood I Saw On Google Maps Really Hits Me Hard

This Neighborhood I Saw On Google Maps Really Hits Me Hard

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BusLady 3 months ago

Property line disputes? Well, at least they have a Starbucks.

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#5

Well You're Not Wrong

Well You're Not Wrong

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Mayson 3 months ago

Right. His job was to cut the upper words in half.

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In an essay called The Symmetrical Universe, Alan Lightman, American physicist, writer, and author of The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, writes:

"Symmetry leads to economy, and nature, like human beings, seem to prefer economy. If we think of nature as a vast ongoing experiment, constantly trying out different possibilities of design, then those designs that cost the least energy or that require the fewest different parts to come together at the right time will take precedence, just as the principle of natural selection says that organisms with the best ability to survive will dominate over time."

#6

How The **** Does This Happen?

How The **** Does This Happen?

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Sara Mari 3 months ago

Ahhhh! Noo!!

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#7

It’s Like They Want Me To Have An Aneurysm

It’s Like They Want Me To Have An Aneurysm

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krnr58 3 months ago

BWAHAHAHAHA @ having an aneurism!

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So try to relax whilst perusing this list - your sense of discomfort or even anger at the asymmetry of things is fully justified, and is an appropriate human reaction to these design outrages. Good symmetry is good organization and our brains are hardwired to appreciate that!

#8

This Chandelier At A Restaurant I Ate At Bothers Me So Much

This Chandelier At A Restaurant I Ate At Bothers Me So Much

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Lalo Vidals 3 months ago

Whhyyyyy!!??? Is the electrician blind?

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#9

This Stove

This Stove

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

this would drive me nuts. would end up only cooking half of my food...

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#10

That. One. Pole.

That. One. Pole.

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troufaki13 3 months ago

You go pole! Dare to be different!

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#11

Someone Thought It Would Be Funny To Do This At The Corner Of Every Page Of This Notebook

Someone Thought It Would Be Funny To Do This At The Corner Of Every Page Of This Notebook

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Lalo Vidals 3 months ago

Actually, it's funny! :P

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#12

This Teacher Doesn’t Erase The Board Fully And Continues To Use It

This Teacher Doesn’t Erase The Board Fully And Continues To Use It

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Alex 3 months ago

Always annoys me! Especially when there is that single mark and you are sitting so close but...

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#13

These Lights

These Lights

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BusLady 3 months ago

Looks like an Alien invasion.

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#14

Just Re-Pave The Damn Road At This Point

Just Re-Pave The Damn Road At This Point

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Vanessa 3 months ago

i thought this was some sort of street art lol

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#15

My Grandfather Doesn’t Peel The Plastic Off Of Anything And Won’t Let Me Peel It Off. I’m About To Have A Heart Attack

My Grandfather Doesn’t Peel The Plastic Off Of Anything And Won’t Let Me Peel It Off. I’m About To Have A Heart Attack

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BusLady 3 months ago

Reminds me of those little old ladies who leave plastic covers on all the furniture.

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#16

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

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BusLady 3 months ago

For skinny people.

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#17

Meanwhile In Supermarket

Meanwhile In Supermarket

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Eli 3 months ago

it looks like there was an earthquake ahah

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#18

The Way This Pizza Has Been Cut

The Way This Pizza Has Been Cut

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Martti Laurson 3 months ago

I cut my daughters pizza like that once. She went mental

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#19

Okay What The Hell

Okay What The Hell

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Vanessa 3 months ago

my toe hurts just by looking at this

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#20

My Friend's New Front Door

My Friend's New Front Door

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Shawn Murphy 3 months ago

Even worse the new door and the sidewalk don't line up. You would step wrong every time use went through the door.

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#21

911 - I'd Like To Report A Crime

911 - I'd Like To Report A Crime

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 3 months ago

that's a clue, in a find the treasure game. You can imagine that was more effort to insert that piece in that position than to place it perfectly

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#22

At My Closest Train Station. I Think I Need To Move

At My Closest Train Station. I Think I Need To Move

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Juliana James 3 months ago

Id buy yellow nail polish and fix it myself lol

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#23

ON Is Red, OFF Is Green

ON Is Red, OFF Is Green

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 3 months ago

Where's the zero?

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#24

I Was High In The Road And Was Not Sure If It Was The Weed Or Not So I Took A Picture For Later

I Was High In The Road And Was Not Sure If It Was The Weed Or Not So I Took A Picture For Later

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Mayson 3 months ago

Looks like the builders were high as a kite))

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#25

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

They should 'die'. Or dice if there was 2 of them.

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#26

This Building Where Nothing Lines Up

This Building Where Nothing Lines Up

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Juliana James 3 months ago

It needs an exorcism

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#27

Looked Down During My Shower Today. Can’t Unsee It Now

Looked Down During My Shower Today. Can’t Unsee It Now

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Vanessa 3 months ago

took me a second to find it

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#28

I'm Literally Screaming Inside

I'm Literally Screaming Inside

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t.e.a. 3 months ago

i guess you could say this is.... unfourgivable

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#29

Finished Laying The Bricks, Boss

Finished Laying The Bricks, Boss

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 3 months ago

Did they literally just throw it on the wall and see what stick.

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#30

Not Only Is The First Light Different, The Last Light's Fixture Is Upside Down

Not Only Is The First Light Different, The Last Light's Fixture Is Upside Down

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Mayson 3 months ago

Meanwhile in Australia...

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#31

Why Write The ‘S’ Like That? The More I Read It, The More It Mildly Infuriates Me

Why Write The ‘S’ Like That? The More I Read It, The More It Mildly Infuriates Me

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Mayson 3 months ago

~he doe~n't know why ~he did thi~

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#32

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

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BusLady 3 months ago

Get Mom a cat.

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#33

How These Pipes Were Installed

How These Pipes Were Installed

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Alex 3 months ago

Whyyyyy?

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#34

Askew Angles

Askew Angles

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Foxxy 3 months ago (edited)

This would bother me so much that I couldn’t live in that house.

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#35

Cut It Wrong. I Think They

Cut It Wrong. I Think They

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Zdeněk Šmejkal 3 months ago

I am simple man, I see czech product I upvote

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#36

I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

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Agfox 3 months ago

Way to ruin a classic ceiling

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#37

I Put The Manhole Cover Back, Boss

I Put The Manhole Cover Back, Boss

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Daria B 3 months ago

If you turn it around to match the pattern, it opens a secret chamber full of coins and useless rare equipment. ♥

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#38

But How?

But How?

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

Never go to work drunk, folks.

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#39

Found This In Louisiana

Found This In Louisiana

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Just Carmen 3 months ago

Doesn't suprise me. I lived in LA for a year and people there are not very bright.

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#40

Why Not "Intense Raspberry"?

Why Not "Intense Raspberry"?

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Nicolas Schirvel 3 months ago

YOu have to know your european chocolate history ^^ The brand "Intense Raspberry" is the property of "Côte d'Or" who is the belgian equivalent of "Lindt" who is Swiss :p Thanks for listening.

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#41

This Apartment Building

This Apartment Building

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Kevin Donegan 3 months ago

I would be concerned about the structural integrity ...

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#42

If I Could Not See Them At The Same Time I Would Not Care

If I Could Not See Them At The Same Time I Would Not Care

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

That could have been 'handled' better.

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#43

The Door On This House

The Door On This House

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Mayson 3 months ago

...so the residents quit drinking.

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#44

Why?

Why?

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Agfox 3 months ago

Deal breaker if I were looking to purchase

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#45

This Stripe On My Friend's Car

This Stripe On My Friend's Car

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Mayson 3 months ago

The result of divorce: wife got the bigger part.

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#46

Why?

Why?

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#47

Well Done

Well Done

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John Montgomery 3 months ago

If this is a manhole cover like the other one, can't it just be pulled back up and put down correctly?

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#48

I'm Just Gonna Leave That Here

I'm Just Gonna Leave That Here

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Jo Choto 3 months ago

The manhole is actually escaping.

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#49

Do I Even Have To Say Anything

Do I Even Have To Say Anything

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Adam T S 3 months ago

The trick is, have the green locker hop over the red locker into the white pillar, then the red locker over the next green one, and so forth until they alternate.

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#50

Horrible Cut-Out

Horrible Cut-Out

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ADHORTATOR 3 months ago

no French man would ever wear a beret basque in this color!

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