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
Community Member
1 year 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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Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
1 year ago

Too true.

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#3

Preth Any Button

Preth Any Button

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Random Panda
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Whhyyyyy!!??? Is the electrician blind?

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#9

This Stove

This Stove

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like an Alien invasion.

Lorlie Ann
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT!!!

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Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Sir, you have a bore-worm infestation

MissDemeanour
Community Member
1 year ago

Yuck!

Lucinda Overhoussen
Community Member
1 year ago

Whack a mole... Light edition

Rianna Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

just why?!!

Stevie B
Community Member
1 year ago

I have so many questions...

David Glover
Community Member
1 year ago

somebody got a good deal on recessed lights.

Jeff Hoffert
Community Member
4 months ago

Way more than is needed. LED PAR (spots) are available now.

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Glynis Lailann
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a giant mattress with springs poking out of it.

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like lots of pimples.

Lee Jacobson
Community Member
1 year ago

With ingrown hairs trying to get out.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Let's just make random holes all over the ceiling.

Natalia Kowol
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what I sometimes do while playing The Sims xd

PjandBolt
Community Member
1 year ago

When you go to hard on the lighting in Minecraft

Katie Block
Community Member
1 year ago

Me placing lights in The Sims when I'm building.

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

scrEECH

Cassidy Castro
Community Member
4 months ago

Me putting lights in my sims house

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

could give you a headache if you stare at it for too long

Huhu Hoho
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually, I’ve seen similar ceiling. It’s a “night sky” ceiling, but should be with swarowsky crystal lamps.

goth_catlover_dumb
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, at least it'll keep the vampires out!

krismis vader
Community Member
1 month ago

The pigtail lounge

Aileen Cann
Community Member
4 months ago

Worms dropping from the ceiling. Hope they not scared of crawling things.

Jonathan M
Community Member
4 months ago

Christ on a bike - my head is exploding!!!!

Lisa Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

Upside down whack-a-mole.

Sally McKinney
Community Member
4 months ago

Pig tail lights?

Barbara Gordon
Community Member
4 months ago

Time for LED!

Jovahna Sheldon
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me of how i place lanterns in minecraft to keep the monsters from spawning

Terri Browning
Community Member
4 months ago

Pig tails! or puppy tails. Disturbing either way.

David Poling
Community Member
4 months ago

Who does that to a ceiling???

Debbie
Community Member
4 months ago

what's WRONG with people

Denise Cox
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a fun game of whack-a-mole.

Ed Kramer
Community Member
4 months ago

CFLs came after incandescents.

NirvanaHeadd
Community Member
4 months ago

Trypophobia...

Victoria Junneau
Community Member
10 months ago

1. There's far too many. 2. They aren't straight, or evenly placed in the slightest. 3. The bulbs are incorrect and look very stupid. 4. This picture is so disturbing I made a list, and this is the first I've ever commented on one of these. 😳

Kat833
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes.

JM VanZuiden
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf is going in here... whack-a-mole? No, scratch that... whack-a-bulb!

Alaina Bleakley
Community Member
1 year ago

Why do you even need that many lights? Usually just one or two of them is good enough right?

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

Whack a Mole

Alice Susan Harding
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

EWWWW... spider holes....

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously strange brain to have done this. . . and then live with it.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet that looks awful when the lights are on -- who wants to star at a bulb?

Craymoss
Community Member
1 year ago

Wack a mole on the ceiling? Where’s my mallet??

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like the ceiling has a very bad acne problem!

UndyingBisexual
Community Member
1 year ago

kill it with fire

Gracie Mae
Community Member
1 year ago

at first glance, i thought they were sprinkler heads

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

They look wicked

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

This is probably from Europe. The classic pearshaped incandescent halogen lightbulbs are not sold in Europe anymore and so they will always be replaced with more energy-efficient LED bulbs. We'll get used to them.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

It burns less electricity though.

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like bee butts hanging down.

Susan Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

There are pigs hiding in the ceiling.

Rebecca Henderson
Community Member
1 year ago

This owner is too lazy to go to the hardware store to buy the correct bulbs, instead they just bought bulbs at the grocery store.

Kay Maxey
Community Member
1 year ago

And the supervisor said:”go ahead and use them. Nobody will ever notice!”

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Whack a mole gone bad.

Sally Spelbring
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Um, why?

Lisa Holman
Community Member
1 year ago

???

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

That. Looks. Terrible. #stopbeingapennypincher

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd ask for an excuse. No excuse, no pay.

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

Boing, boing, boing, boing.......

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

how do they work?

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

The pod lights in my new house are like that. Annoys the crap out of me.

Laura Primus
Community Member
1 year ago

A constellation?

Josh Coker
Community Member
1 year ago

handful of marbles, drop them, that's where we will put the lights

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

“Recessed” lighting that’s not only sticking out, but also bare bulbs? Just buy the correct energy saving bulbs for the fixture, ffs. Good grief.

Ashleigh Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

ew

Katie Block
Community Member
1 year ago

Me placing lights in Sims when I'm building and trying to see.

d bradley
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf

Cindy Patrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Whack-a-mole!

Jesper Rasmussen
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so random.

SaberVoice
Community Member
1 year ago

This is what I would call absolute "bulb-shit"!! XD XD XD

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
1 year ago

NO. Just....NOOOOO.

KJena
Community Member
1 year ago

Look like worm holes

78thStitch
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a headache...

Jonathon Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

My guess: Originally designed for recessed LEDs. Switched to florescent due to costs or the quantity surveyor ordered the wrong type.

Sue Chandler
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like this, for some unknown reason...lol

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Give me a hammer!!! And start whacking a mole!!!! LOL!!!!

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
1 year ago

Worms living in the ceiling...

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

That is very funny. I have to go to sleep now. Tomorrow I will return. Then you can take me to your leader. Goodnight......................................

Kristen Borders
Community Member
1 year ago

Whack-a-mole 2.0

Brittney Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha!!!🤣

Andrea Bernier Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

I really hope this isn't a house being shown.

Юрий Радушинский
Community Member
1 year ago

Toilet above the floor

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

But why.

mr toto
Community Member
1 year ago

everything is wrong in here

it's me again
Community Member
1 year ago

Upside down prairie dog town

Theamazingfrobo
Community Member
1 year ago

How I did my very first house in the first Sims, lights everywhere and a house way too big

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the downside of energy efficient bulbs

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

They make it hard to get the additional light sockets properly aligned...

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Lori Weishorn
Community Member
1 year ago

Arrr! No!

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank God for LEDs, I hate the curly cues....

Eve Mas
Community Member
1 year ago

Call the doctor, your ceiling is diseased

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine what that wiring diagram looks like?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did you DO that?

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Dr.Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

It's like those pods the trolls came out of in Ernest Scared Stupid.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a bad lighting rash!

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago

oo God... its hurting

Alida Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

Uhm, your popcorn ceiling has the measles?

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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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

For skinny people.

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#17

Meanwhile In Supermarket

Meanwhile In Supermarket

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Eli
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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.
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Whyyyyy?

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#34

Askew Angles

Askew Angles

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

...so the residents quit drinking.

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#44

Why?

Why?

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Agfox
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

The result of divorce: wife got the bigger part.

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#46

Why?

Why?

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu
Community Member
1 year ago

pigeon stop

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#47

Well Done

Well Done

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John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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