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
Community Member
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!!

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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
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

Donna Leske
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too. In fact I want to fix it myself because it's so bad.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoever cut that counter top would be redoing it for me.

Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

This justifies a refund. Seriously. It's not a tiny obsessive detail

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't believe they let the installers get away with this

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Measure twice , cut wrong once!

JP
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of how my stepdad built things. He didn't use a measuring tape, level or any tool but an extremely dull jig saw. SMH

Karynne Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

I felt an actual snap in my head when I looked at this one.

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

ok :\

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Lazy ass contractor.

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

Move. Now.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

God help me, I am hallucinating!

Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

I am more confused over why there is a telephone next to the sink.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s behind the sink. That’s cuz on the other side of the sink / counter is a bartop / seating.

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Sara Mari
Community Member
1 year ago

Run

PandaPiñata
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is the worst!

Christine Brooks
Community Member
6 months ago

Secondhand bench top, just had to make do

Barbara Gordon
Community Member
6 months ago

Some contractor will fix that at HIS (or HER) cost. Then they will complain about a “picky bitch.”

Michael Rentinck
Community Member
6 months ago

No!

David Poling
Community Member
6 months ago

Uhhh...fixer upper?

Lucy Howard
Community Member
6 months ago

Could not live with that!

Penny Rhines
Community Member
6 months ago

new carpenter skills

Lynne Snyder
Community Member
6 months ago

OK that makes me nauseous.

Lynne Snyder
Community Member
6 months ago

OK so that makes me nauseous.

Sam Leigh
Community Member
6 months ago

NEW KITCHEN NOW!!!!!!!!!

Maurice Lutterot
Community Member
6 months ago

Can I askew why?

Fiona Corby
Community Member
6 months ago

In what universe do the tradesmen who install these things ever expect to get paid??????

Barbara Kenny
Community Member
6 months ago

I would have them back to sort this out! Refuse to pay.

Elak Swindell
Community Member
6 months ago

Time to get your money back from the installers since they hired some idiots to do the job.

Pedro Silveira
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly installed upside down

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

This gives me a headache to even look at it.

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

Remodel kitchen, check

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

no way

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

What happens when you've ordered the counter top cut before checking how the cabinets ordered actually fit into the space. Obviously another DIY or lowest bidder. . .

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

"Aw, who needs to consult a kitchen layout moron, I can measure it myself!"

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

I would not pay for this, the contractor would have to waste that material and reinstall a new piece.

MimsLarson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

REALLY? Counter company better get fixin ' after plumber fixes sink . So much stupidity.

Gracie Mae
Community Member
1 year ago

i really couldn't get comfortable standing in front of that

Miguel Rosas
Community Member
1 year ago

Contractor slept during geometry class lol

Carol Dunagan
Community Member
1 year ago

they got a reclaimed countertop that fit their cabinets....almost....but not quite! hahahahaha

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
1 year ago

FFS.

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

Me either Foxxy! I would NEVER do dishes in the sink!

John Spitz
Community Member
1 year ago

What is the explanation for continuing to finish the installation of that counter top? The sink isn't even straight...

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

nope.. this one I would NOT tolerate.

dmittie
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, demolish the entire thing, start over, or move... or just torch the house for having created this unforgivable abomination.

jevais
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so awful.

Chris Economy
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn down the house.

Nikki Angulo
Community Member
1 year ago

Who wants a corner sink anyways?

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't hire that contractor.

Rosie Larking
Community Member
1 year ago

Just shoddy

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

This would drive me absolutely bonkers. #gutjob

Su Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet they got a terrific deal!

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

The thing that upsets me most is trying to open the doors...... ok, no its the messed up angles...um no the doors...um no

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

sore knees every time you do the dishes :(

Emmy
Community Member
1 year ago

Some woman said “no, it’s fine”

Elle Brooks
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn that house down. ...now.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have to rip out the whole thing and start over. My sanity would depend on it.

Tony Brookman
Community Member
1 year ago

Discount bins. That's the only explanation. A sledgehammer is the only solution

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
Community Member
1 year ago

Askew angels

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, above all else, this is the one that hurt my soul the most.

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
1 year ago

this is horrifying

Bunnyrabbit
Community Member
1 year ago

Just a NO

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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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