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

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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
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhh! Noo!!

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

They were laying square vinyl tiles, cut to shape. To put in a tiny white triangle there would have been pretty impossible and it would almost certainly have come out before long. Of course if they'd cut the white ones corner to corner in the first place this would not have happened.

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Just cut the red point before laying the white

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Half a second with a razorblade was just too long to take

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

even painting over it may still bother me...

goth_catlover_dumb
Community Member
1 year ago

And, to conclude this story, I never went near that again. EVER

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
1 year ago

kill it!

Matilda Gross
Community Member
1 year ago

A glitch in the matrix?

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

Tha one edge that just couldn't handle to be perfect :p

Abbas Fahmy
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd have murdered that worker right there, on this very tile.

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

Where are my paints???

Jane Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Some floor tiler is getting back at the owner.

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe done on purpose to piss someone off?

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

“How does this happen?”? Laziness.

Su Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe the installer was just trying to make a 'point'?

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

Some tile person was playing games with us.

Dave Banwell
Community Member
1 year ago

Why didn't they just cut diagonally through the tiles from corner to corner to avoid this happening altogether???

Rhon
Community Member
1 year ago

Marker pen should fix that!

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

For a quick moment I was trying to get through my screen to fix it!!! Ha ha

Юрий Радушинский
Community Member
1 year ago

The brush is not trimmed evenly

ChiveChilly
Community Member
1 year ago

NO

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so evil you have to wonder if it was on purpose.

Jet Sanna
Community Member
1 year ago

X-Acto knife

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago

wow : )

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s floor tiling. Instead of cutting the lighter piece and filling it they must of just used the darker thinking no one would notice. Why idk bc the lighter color is far more common

Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

Invasion...

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2 months ago

nope. no no no no no!

Robert Paulson
Community Member
6 months ago

Very Carefully!

Robert Paulson
Community Member
6 months ago

very carefully.

Carla Louise
Community Member
6 months ago

Arghhh

Kathy Savoie
Community Member
6 months ago

anyone have a bottle of white out?

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.

Julie-Anne Clark
Community Member
6 months ago

Nooooooooooooo!!!

Ed Kramer
Community Member
6 months ago

The light colored tiles were cut wrong and there were no more of them.

Mike Szczawinski
Community Member
1 year ago

The tiler got bored and went creative

JM VanZuiden
Community Member
1 year ago

Laziness

Serethine Daselle
Community Member
1 year ago

OCD attacks

Wendy Boustani
Community Member
1 year ago

“Not my job”

Helena Meykens Rajewski
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooooooooooo9o

Christian N/A
Community Member
1 year ago

that's when you sew for emotional pain

fernando garcia fragoso
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1 year ago

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Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm thinkin' another DIY or lowest bidder. . .

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm guessing that whomever laid the floor in the first place and was too lazy to make sure the cut-line was through the middle of tiles, was also too lazy to cut a tiny triangle off two tiles to preserve the line.

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a rebel.

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

it´s a secret how the workers could leave it like this ...

Carol McClellan
Community Member
1 year ago

This one was laid by someone who doesn't like to cut corners. (I just had to say that.)

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Interesting!

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe it's that way all the way across and the "evilness" is the OP only showing one tile to mess with all the OCD people? Bwahaha! Mission accomplished!

Carol Dunagan
Community Member
1 year ago

on purpose...

Raluca Neacsu
Community Member
1 year ago

why did this make me laugh?

Chris Skuller (solamon77)
Community Member
1 year ago

I would take out my pocket knife and solve that problem right away.

basson6
Community Member
1 year ago

It's completely irrelevant- but it would make me crazy! really - it's making me crazy :-/

Bernice Wittwer
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t know why but this makes me crack up!

Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
Community Member
1 year ago

Very purposefully

Kay Maxey
Community Member
1 year ago

It almost fit.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor planning

Farnaz Khoshbakht
Community Member
1 year ago

OOOOOOuch

Warren Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not color blindness, more likely a hangover.

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

quite beautiful actually, that little corner

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

Very carefully.

Pam White
Community Member
1 year ago

Creative

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

Not a perfect fit?

Donna Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

That does not bother me right now. But would.

Josh Coker
Community Member
1 year ago

gotta point!!

Anime Weeaboo
Community Member
1 year ago

Todoroki, is that's you, I mean he is edgy

Άρης Παπαδόπουλος
Community Member
1 year ago

What annoys me more is that there is no spacing between the tiles. They will soon crack. But at least they will correct this.

Joe H.
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s vinyl not ceramic

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Ashleigh Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

This picture made me feel instantly feel sick.

Carl-Eric Ahlfors
Community Member
1 year ago

You have got to be high, or on a mission. No other way about it.

Steven Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

Because trying to put in a tiny corner of white tile would just break and leave a hole in the floor...

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

You cut corner to corner, how hard is that?

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Nimthirielle
Community Member
1 year ago

intentionally

78thStitch
Community Member
1 year ago

Would annoy the hell out of me if it was my floor

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Just no!!!!

Gabs Bright
Community Member
1 year ago

So small, yet I feel like I'm going to have a stroke. AHHH

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

I can do OCD with the best of them, but I love this. It’s just too funny.

GamerRain
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s so tiny

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

Just the tip

MerrRyck
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Clearly a hidden clue by the floorer.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

this hurts my brain

Ridom Ray
Community Member
1 year ago

i thought these are 2 different pictures

it's me again
Community Member
1 year ago

Whiteout it

Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

That's actually pretty cool, style wise. It has a symmetry of its own

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

It should be bigger then.

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Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
1 year ago

They ran out of white tiles to cut? 🤔

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Printer ran out of colour

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

It's kind of cute.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously?

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

What’s the point?

t.e.a.
Community Member
1 year ago

kinda edgy, i like it

George Digamma
Community Member
1 year ago

Forbidden tile love. lol

Quinn Alexander
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1 year ago

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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
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
Community Member
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.

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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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