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
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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
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.

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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
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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
Community Member
1 year ago

my toe hurts just by looking at this

Zeke Henry
Community Member
2 months ago

same

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a baby pillar. If you water it and take good care of it, it will grow up to the ceiling.

Biopithecus
Community Member
1 year ago

ROFL

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Pepper Sergent
Community Member
1 year ago

The Toeminator

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a naughty step/seat for toddlers lol.

Ruth King
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, a great time out spot.

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Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Shut up and put a plant there

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago

for a cat? for a very royal cat!

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

A cat would see this as a pedestal and just place itself to stand there as a gargoyle. ♥

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Emily Ashcraft
Community Member
1 year ago

is this for the cats throne?

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

what was the purpose of leaving this there? looks painful as well

Vali F.
Community Member
1 year ago

hides some pipes that makes a 90 degree turn

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Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

These were very common in Victorian houses. The little box opens up allowing you to discretely dispose of the Brussels Sprouts so as not to embarrass her ladyship.

Louise
Community Member
1 year ago

My mum has this in her dining room that used to be her kitchen. It's where the stopcock for the mains water is. They couldn't move it, so boxed it in instead

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

So ... they ... "walled in" a heating vent?

Susan Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

It's where you set your drink when your OBVIOUSLY shit faced sitting on the floor!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣

Юрий Радушинский
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a monument to the mouse

John Spitz
Community Member
1 year ago

This is what happens when you don't like the vent on the floor right behind your chair. In a pathetic attempt to run the duct up inside the wall, they made the situation infinitely worse.

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe there is one little person in the family and he needs to a step up to the chair.

Susi Moffitt
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was a stand for someone’s pet cremains

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

why what?

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

What's it covering?

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

They forgot to build the rest of the pillar.

Su Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Old gas line, I bet.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Just a 6-8 inch adjustment to the wall during construction (or later installation) would’ve made a world of difference.

Skink Dog
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd break a leg over that thing at some point... put something on it :'D

Rori Friedman
Community Member
1 year ago

I went to a michelin star restaurant in france on my honeymoon and they had a small stool/pillow thing next to the table so women (or men!) could lay their purse on it. I thought it was genius! Could it be a more permanent version of that? It looks like this is some sort of dining room

Bec Waterhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

It's clearly structural.

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

is this a podium for a cat? or any pet?

Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm impressed that someone went to that level of effort to cover something up. Obviously you would need steel toecaps in that house.

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

Just put a potted plant on it and go on with your life (at least you wouldn't break a toe that way lol)

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

House elf quarters

Sarah Laurent
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a HUGE Lego in disguise !

Whitney-Blair Beals
Community Member
1 year ago

A mouse stage

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

it is a troll seat

Catherine Smith-Terry
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s a mouse house.

Sue Graham
Community Member
6 months ago

I have these all over my house: they’re air vents put in to combat damp I use them as little shelves😁

Sally McKinney
Community Member
6 months ago

Lamp pedestal?

Wyxz Domingo
Community Member
6 months ago

the toe stubber

Terry Brown
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm going to bet that was a support wall

Karen Becker
Community Member
6 months ago

It's for ur wine glass when u fall drunk off the chair.

Bob Farris
Community Member
6 months ago

At least it is trimmed nicely.

Bill Doub
Community Member
6 months ago

I’m guessing this covers an elbow in a drain pipe but it could have been done a lot better.

Jan Key-Heystek
Community Member
6 months ago

That’s obviously a clean out drain behind it I. A basement. Only other option would have been to move the whole wall in 4”. I could live with that

Penny Rhines
Community Member
6 months ago

Mouse house

Kim Millership
Community Member
6 months ago

If you put a plant or something on it; You wouldn't notice it so much!

Tom Blodgett
Community Member
6 months ago

Where is Grandpa?

Debby Fendel
Community Member
6 months ago

WHY????

Elak Swindell
Community Member
6 months ago

There's clearly something under it that they decided to cover up instead of removing.

Ed Kramer
Community Member
6 months ago

Could be a shut-off valve or something else to be hidden.

Hugh Walter
Community Member
6 months ago

It's obviously boxing-in something far uglier . . . stop bitching and put a plant on it!

JM VanZuiden
Community Member
1 year ago

😮🤨

Callie Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

For ladies to put their purse down on? lol

Alejandro Suarez
Community Member
1 year ago

They cut the column. But not entirely.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

I see bump-outs like this all the time in the ceiling of new builds. It's pure stupidity! If it can't be avoided, take it all the way up the wall, like a column.

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

noice work

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 year ago

It assists you in tripping.

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

This is for GROUNDING the kid who misbehaves

Gabriel GC
Community Member
1 year ago

I would just rise it to the ceiling and preten it's a pilar

Warren Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Prevents the chair from nicking the wainscoting.

dina voormeij
Community Member
1 year ago

???

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

New place to put stuff? :D

Chris Stunkard
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you need comic relief? Take a look.

I-C3C3C3
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahaha.

Lisa Mengucci
Community Member
1 year ago

That's random

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a built in time out seat

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

An accident waiting to happen!!! And many more!!!

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

A Stumble Bumper!

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

You know...........................................................!

Sue Laughman
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s nasty

Matthew Agostino
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the wall has a pimple or blister

Mikey
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1 year ago

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Charity Rodebush
Community Member
1 year ago

My first thought was this would make a cool plant stand

Kiwii Stone
Community Member
1 year ago

I see these quite a bit in the UK

Serena DuBois
Community Member
1 year ago

What for? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

its hiding something for the plumbing

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

It will have a pipe or electrical box in it.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

That is the Ta Da platform!!!!

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

Earthquake proofing structural thing?

Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone was too lazy to move the shoebox.

GamerRain
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooh noo

LuckyCorgi
Community Member
1 year ago

Haven’t stubbed you toe yet? Challenge accepted!

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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
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
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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
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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