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
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1 year ago

Up vote just for the title. My same reaction

Christophe Beunens
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a DNA string, and that is called a "mutation"

goth_catlover_dumb
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1 year ago

Thats what it looked like when Peter Parker got powers!

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it's me again
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1 year ago

Pacman has not finished eating his way thru yet

Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

MY BRAIN HURTS

Jenna McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

did the tile setter have a stroke?!

LuckyCorgi
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1 year ago

UM EXCUSE ME-

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

This is more than "slightly annoying!"

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

How about this "less decorative" maybe less decor would have been enough. This person was really trying way too hard.

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Sam Stamp
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1 year ago

Blockbusters - "I'll have the FFS please Bob!"

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

How can this even happen?!?

Callie Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

A really freakin ugly ass floor and I can see the mistake right off the bat. Wow! I guess they thought a good eye wouldn't even notice it. hahaha!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

My guess would be that something dropped on the floor and broke tiles, and whomever did the repair didn't give a F.

Janis Wise
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok man, you know they did that just to piss off people like me, that, sir, was no accident.

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

anybody else remember that old PC game, Genisis? (where it was a microbiology simulator?) Yeah. That's what happens when the guy designing your tiles spends too much time in the freeware games.

Anthony Picco
Community Member
1 year ago

i like it

basson6
Community Member
1 year ago

Not the way you want to start your day :-/

bill marsano
Community Member
1 year ago

Down vote--just for the title. A lot of people should expand their vocabularies.

Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
Community Member
1 year ago

This made me start hyperventilating a bit.

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you just imagine having a few drinks too many and seeing this?

Stephen Joslyn
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1 year ago

Just following the plans!😁

Baali Venomax
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1 year ago

Statement piece!

Glynis Lailann
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1 year ago

Flower version of Pac-Man game?

Юрий Радушинский
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1 year ago

Russians are coming

Quinn Alexander
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1 year ago

Zygarde

Iggy
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1 year ago

Jesus wept!

Jessica Hylands
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6 months ago

I'll have a 'P' please, Bob

Bridgette Robeson
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6 months ago

Asymmetry is similar... .

Sandy Freeman-sanderson
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6 months ago

Carpet

Tim Bear
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6 months ago

Collage dropout.

Mary McQuillan Irwin
Community Member
6 months ago

floor man messin whicha.... hehe!

Amanda Damron
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6 months ago

Kid wanted to help?

Barbara Arsenault
Community Member
6 months ago

That would drive me nuts

Bea Robinson
Community Member
6 months ago

At least the tile pattern in the bathrooms at Disney hotels have Mickey head patterns. 😊

Virginia Paul
Community Member
6 months ago

Aargh! My astigmatism. And the out of place chunk...The title is right on...

David McArthur
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6 months ago

That’s fantastic. It’s an FU to ADD

Marie-Pier Plourde
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6 months ago

could not live there. would redo the floor asap

Dajana Jovanovic
Community Member
6 months ago

There is special place in hell for those kind of workers.

Morgan Stewart
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks to me like the tile installer made a few mistakes and decided, oh WTF.

Jean Gibbens
Community Member
6 months ago

In certain cultures such a "mistake" would be made on purpose, given that "only God can be perfect". It is considered inappropriate for mere humans to aspire to create perfection.

Fiona Corby
Community Member
6 months ago

Who would actually pick that design in the first place?

Ed Kramer
Community Member
6 months ago

Could bee a mistake or intentional to break up the monotony.

Doreen McCarthy
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6 months ago

Would drive my OCD husband insane, lol!

Doreen McCarthy
Community Member
6 months ago

Would drive my OCD husband mad!

Leonard Guillory III
Community Member
1 year ago

Look like SOMEBODY is SERIOUSLY ANAL!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Put furniture or a potted plant there and forget about it. Obviously a DIY job. Or the result of going with the lowest bidder?

Carol McClellan
Community Member
1 year ago

I do not understand this one.

Mary Jaye
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

poop won't show

Fred Burrows
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't even look at this

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

up chucking

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Oops.

Gabor Dvornik
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems kinda alien DNA code...

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Eyeball hurt

Su Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, the logical explanation would be that this was done at 4:30!

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

One step in the door and I'm flat on my nose.

Donna Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

This is aweful. Grotesque

j b milam
Community Member
1 year ago

was this deliberate? there is a pattern to the insanity.

desert29rat
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly, that floor has a virus, and it's going to spread across the whole floor.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Mutation in the floor’s DNA?

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Must have taken a break in there somewhere and had a shot of tequila!

James Hosey
Community Member
1 year ago

Was that last word fuckery?

Shane Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Pee shy? More like pee anxious.

Tambot
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like it, love vintage tiling! Couldn't live in a house with it though, too crazy

Mimi M
Community Member
1 year ago

cells metastasizing

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel as if I'm looking at non moving 8 bit.

Vantulek György
Community Member
1 year ago

this hurts

Harley Kroll
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like snake skin

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I love counting, this is a heaven for me!

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of a broken DNA sequence...

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

You had one job!!!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

The floor has an aneurysm

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

I am very happy you asked that. Is that not a Hotel floor. They usually are pretty decorative........Hmmmmm....let's see

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

It's spreading

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

the apprentice took over tiling for a bit?

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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
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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
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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
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1 year ago

Whhyyyyy!!??? Is the electrician blind?

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#9

This Stove

This Stove

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Luis Milian
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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
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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
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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
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1 year 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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1 year ago

Whyyyyy?

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#34

Askew Angles

Askew Angles

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Foxxy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 year ago

pigeon stop

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#47

Well Done

Well Done

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John Montgomery
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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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