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
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.

Susan Bawden
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually kind of like this

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Peter Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

I've played enough parkour-inspired video games to know there's a quest item on that roof.

Greg Hughes
Community Member
1 year ago

This was a common style of laying bricks in the arts & crafts movement. Google "clinker bricks" and look at images, you'll find many examples.

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
1 year ago

Learned something new today! Thanks Greg.

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

looking at this too long made me uncomfortable and itchy for some reason

JP
Community Member
1 year ago

You know...laying bricks in courses does more than look nice...it provides stability. This is gonna fall!

Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a brick diarrhea to me.

Juan Alcorta
Community Member
1 year ago

This happens when bricks used, were already used in another building. Some of them were no properly separated from one another, so they put the as the fit. This was very common before.

mntryjoseph
Community Member
1 year ago

Who did they hire, The Three Stooges?

jevais
Community Member
1 year ago

Mntryjo you're right, it probably was 3 stooges

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah, you missed the point. It's just a climbing wall so that you (and athletic burglars) can enter by the window when you forget your keys...

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a common style of brick laying ... I've seen it in many different places.

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
1 year ago

W.T.F.?

Shirley-May Josob
Community Member
1 year ago

I literally felt nauseated

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
Community Member
1 year ago

I kind of like this one.

Karen Fernley
Community Member
1 year ago

Pebble dashing, but with bricks

Mark Hood
Community Member
6 months ago

As a former mason this is really quite impressive. It would take much more time to this than laying to a line.

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

who in the world is stupid enough to do this!

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

I would literally blow this building up. Or actually, that looks like what's already happened and this is how all the pieces landed afterwards.

Allen Snook
Community Member
6 months ago

That really.is a style and costs more. I saw it in a Tudor style neighborhood.

Mummi
Community Member
6 months ago

This is just great! It's so much harder to create random patterns.

Barbara Kenny
Community Member
6 months ago

Unique & fantastic .

Ed Kramer
Community Member
6 months ago

Some like random.

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

“...can I go home early Boss?”

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

this can't... this just can't be real

Miguel Rosas
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn these brick layers were super drunk

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely not a member of the Masons.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 year ago

The definition of higgledy-piggledy.

Barbara Meadors
Community Member
6 months ago

Actually, I LIKE IT!

Sheila Anne Beattie
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s a wonder the walls stay up

Misty Mitchell
Community Member
6 months ago

Literally makes me want to vomit.

Janet Huggins
Community Member
6 months ago

Now that is a work of art!

Claire Arano
Community Member
6 months ago

Just threw up a wall. What do you think?

Aphrodite Yovanak
Community Member
6 months ago

OH MY GOD!!

Jolanta Kowalewska
Community Member
6 months ago

looks like it was done on purpose...:)

Brittany Brandt
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like when I would get fed up with homework.

Joanne Calello
Community Member
6 months ago

You get what you pay for. New man on the job!

David McArthur
Community Member
6 months ago

So much more work to do it that way

Brian Hendry
Community Member
6 months ago

My eyes got a hernia looking at it!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
6 months ago

There are a two buildings in Minneapolis with bricks that are sort of out of line. I love one because it's an occasional thing and done well. I can't look at the other one. I really, really feel nauseous. I'm getting dizzy thinking about it now. Really.

Cheryl Skina
Community Member
6 months ago

I know its wrong, but I kinda like it.

Elak Swindell
Community Member
6 months ago

Guess they were going for the symmetry of chaos.

Kathy Lord Tate
Community Member
6 months ago

Consider how hard it must have been to do that! The blinds in the right side windows are a mess, too.

NirvanaHeadd
Community Member
6 months ago

That's repulsive...I'm throwing up...

B.D. Reed
Community Member
8 months ago

Must have been high and listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall. "All in all, it's just another brick in the wall."🤯😷

Christian Kay
Community Member
1 year ago

And it’ll probably stand forever😂

Kat833
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes

Karina Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

this has to be old

Mathapelo Julia Serobatse
Community Member
1 year ago

nooooo

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok this looks bad. Lol

Emily
Community Member
1 year ago

If I did that I would just pack up my stuff already.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

They were either a bit rushed, in training or just didn't give anymore f***s that day.

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

This hurts my face

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Really would like to know the story behind this. . .

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

This actually would have taken a lot longer to get everything to line up so the top, bottom and sides were square and windows and doors fit. . . WHY, WHY, WHY?

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

This was popular in the 60s -- I've seen "Mock Tudor" junk like this all over Denver and California -- including interior fireplaces. I've never seen this crap in England.

Julinda
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cluster ****

UndyingBisexual
Community Member
1 year ago

AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN

Gracie Mae
Community Member
1 year ago

omg...

Billy Haake
Community Member
1 year ago

I believe this is deliberate and it's called "skittle brick".

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure is......different!

dmittie
Community Member
1 year ago

The day dyslexic dave decided he hated being a mason and just said 'screw it'.

bill marsano
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually that's deliberate. Some buildings with large areas of brickwork were intentionally "broken up" to provide some visual texture--1920s-30s, I think. Note also the use of 'clinkers,' malformed bricks that burst in the kiln--also to provide texture. This can only be done, however, with curtain walls--that is, walls that merely enclose a structure, but do not in fact support it (that's the job of an interior framework).

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
1 year ago

Ehhh wtf actually happened here?

Deb Nance
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe the owner is a rock climber.

Kay Maxey
Community Member
1 year ago

They match the old bricklayer’s job!

Stephen Hutchison
Community Member
1 year ago

That's actually a bit stronger than if they were regular.

Lee Jacobson
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe there is a hidden message written in code!

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool.

Su Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

All the window headers are correctly done!

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

By looking at the windows, I don't think the people who live there care what the outside looks like!

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

built by an alien who couldn't make sense of the instructions so he did what was logical to him.

j b milam
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually, i like it. There are patterns if you sit and look; so that makes it more interesting. By our human nature we seek patterns and repetition. It is there in these bricks.

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Was it that crews first time laying brick?

Sally Bass
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually I like this :)

Rani Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

How the f*ck.

Berdarien Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Witaf

Esther Evans
Community Member
1 year ago

That has to be done purposely....

Patrick Hayes
Community Member
1 year ago

As odd as it seems, this was a design thing and pops up occasionally. These are CLINKER bricks. They exploded in the firing process. They become a design statement in examples like this.

d bradley
Community Member
1 year ago

passed irritating and entered nirvana

Chrissa P
Community Member
1 year ago

Muggles are not supposed to be able to see the entrance to Diagon Alley

Nicolas Wild
Community Member
1 year ago

WHO DOES THIS?

Bored Bitch
Community Member
1 year ago

IM FUCKING DYING RN

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like hard crumbs

Ivana
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh god, what the fuck...seriously, how the hell?

Connie Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it. Wonder how difficult it is to do it that way, and whether it has adequate structural integrity. Any bricklayers on BP?

Steven Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

Do a google image search for "original pizzaman building milwaukee"

N S
Community Member
1 year ago

wow, sheer madness, at the same time quite impressive workmanship

Heather Brady-Connor
Community Member
1 year ago

That makes my stomach hurt and I think my brain just exploded.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

When you realize Blind wasn't that family name of Blind Brothers Construction and they were actually blind. No wonder they were so much cheaper than their competitors.

Jolene Oldham
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a style called Drunken Mason. For real!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone has to go back to masonry school for a refresher...

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
1 year ago

Very good hand and foot holds for burglars.

Sam Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My brain can skip over 'Why did they do that?' but I can't get past the 'How?'

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen a few places like this. A few in Rhode Island and a few in California. Was it a "Thing" once?

Jus
Community Member
1 year ago

wow.

Angeline Gresso
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh! It hurts! My head is gonna explode!!! 😲

LeilaM Hogan60
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm literally about to die

Shannon Richards
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd really like to know where this is and its history. Notice the bricks are different and there's some stone, too - like rubble left over after a bombing.

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Dumber than a......

ispeak catanese
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the crazy!

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

someone said "fuck it"

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

*cries*

Sue Sue
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like this. 🤡

Donna Leske
Community Member
1 year ago

Our public library is built with these, but not so messy! 98520 Aberdeen, WA. The bricks are called clinkers. Ugly.

Debra Timah
Community Member
1 year ago

I find this amusing - I would enjoy living near it and walking past it...

Jet Sanna
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

This DYI craze is getting out of hand.

L McN
Community Member
1 year ago

How is this still structurally sound? (unless that is the thin facade and not the real structure)

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess this serves a purpose? Not sure what..

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

What bothers me more is that one window is missing the climate gadget

Daniela-Iulia Balaciu
Community Member
1 year ago

a mistake should consist in one, or two, if they are all means that that was the pattern, people will go there and take pictures, trying to understand, there is nothing to understand everything was deliberate

Lalo Vidals
Community Member
1 year ago

I kinda like it!

Cheryl Drayer
Community Member
6 months ago

Ugh, this is revolting

Maureen Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

Very special this construction! I like this.

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that would be harder than doing it right

Connie May
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG I LOVE this!

Sgraham
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks very hard to do. Probably costs more too. Takes five times longer.

Chancey
Community Member
1 year ago

What in holy hell????

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#30

Not Only Is The First Light Different, The Last Light's Fixture Is Upside Down

Not Only Is The First Light Different, The Last Light's Fixture Is Upside Down

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Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

Meanwhile in Australia...

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#31

Why Write The ‘S’ Like That? The More I Read It, The More It Mildly Infuriates Me

Why Write The ‘S’ Like That? The More I Read It, The More It Mildly Infuriates Me

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Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

~he doe~n't know why ~he did thi~

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#32

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Get Mom a cat.

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#33

How These Pipes Were Installed

How These Pipes Were Installed

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Alex
Community Member
1 year ago

Whyyyyy?

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#34

Askew Angles

Askew Angles

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This would bother me so much that I couldn’t live in that house.

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#35

Cut It Wrong. I Think They

Cut It Wrong. I Think They

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Zdeněk Šmejkal
Community Member
1 year ago

I am simple man, I see czech product I upvote

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#36

I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

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Agfox
Community Member
1 year ago

Way to ruin a classic ceiling

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#37

I Put The Manhole Cover Back, Boss

I Put The Manhole Cover Back, Boss

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

If you turn it around to match the pattern, it opens a secret chamber full of coins and useless rare equipment. ♥

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#38

But How?

But How?

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

Never go to work drunk, folks.

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#39

Found This In Louisiana

Found This In Louisiana

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Just Carmen
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't suprise me. I lived in LA for a year and people there are not very bright.

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#40

Why Not "Intense Raspberry"?

Why Not "Intense Raspberry"?

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Nicolas Schirvel
Community Member
1 year ago

YOu have to know your european chocolate history ^^ The brand "Intense Raspberry" is the property of "Côte d'Or" who is the belgian equivalent of "Lindt" who is Swiss :p Thanks for listening.

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#41

This Apartment Building

This Apartment Building

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be concerned about the structural integrity ...

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#42

If I Could Not See Them At The Same Time I Would Not Care

If I Could Not See Them At The Same Time I Would Not Care

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

That could have been 'handled' better.

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#43

The Door On This House

The Door On This House

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Mayson
Community Member
1 year ago

...so the residents quit drinking.

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#44

Why?

Why?

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Agfox
Community Member
1 year ago

Deal breaker if I were looking to purchase

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#45

This Stripe On My Friend's Car

This Stripe On My Friend's Car