When all the tiny, invisible angels that are supposed to be sitting on your shoulder flee and karma is put on hold, and you roll the dice and get 0, and… Guys, we are all, at some point in our lives, one bunch of very unlucky people.

To find out what luck even means, we could look at the definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary, which reads “a force that brings good fortune or adversity; Luck was a big factor in the outcome.” Or we could better see the real-life examples where this magical force has somehow vanished, leaving no trace.

And thanks to the subreddit r/FacePalm, we now have an endless archive of unfortunate moments, sometimes embarrassing and sometimes plain pitiful.

You see, no one deserves getting zero beans and 100% sauce after opening a new can of beans. Call it exaggeration, but I assure you the pain is real.

#1

Get Out, Dennis

Get Out, Dennis

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

They don't forget in North Dakota.

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#2

This Guy Has Had It Rough

This Guy Has Had It Rough

"Lose right arm and break my left hand. Friend gives me this shirt"

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

The best friend ever!

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We think of people who, it appears, find happiness in whatever they do as the lucky ones. It seems like they were born under a lucky star, meaning one is born this way while another isn’t.

In many cultures across the world, there are even lucky charms and symbols specifically made to draw in fortune and success, like a rabbit’s foot, ladybug, horseshoe, dreamcatcher, and so on. 

But according to Neil Farber, a certified life coach and hypnotherapist, the so-called "lucky" people differ from the unlucky ones not because we were born different, but because we put different amounts of work into what we are trying to achieve.

#3

Kitty Found A Comfy Bed

Kitty Found A Comfy Bed

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

"If a crime you commits, I sits."

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#4

This Pedestrian In Particular

This Pedestrian In Particular

"Somebody's day was ruined"

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Johnny Rodriguez
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4 months ago

Banksy?

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Neil, who says “many people have considered me to be a lucky person,” doesn’t see it that way and he lists all the different features that separate the lucky.

First, they are being proactive. “'Lucky' people make things happen. They are proactive rather than reactive. They make their future. And when you can take responsibility for your words, actions, and behavior, you have more control of your destiny."

Second, while most of us are blind to opportunities in front of us, successful people are opportunists. “They have the ability to take advantage of novel and often concealed opportunities when they arise,” Neil Farber explains.

#5

In 1998, Honduras Built A Bridge Over The Choluteca River, But Hurricane Mitch Rerouted The River

In 1998, Honduras Built A Bridge Over The Choluteca River, But Hurricane Mitch Rerouted The River

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EA
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4 months ago

Trolled by nature

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#6

F You Joe

F You Joe

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

Ouch - poor Joe. I wonder what he did?

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#7

You Suck Gregg

You Suck Gregg

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

I think I like this idea.

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#8

Nailed It. Literally

Nailed It. Literally

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

There's a woman who shouldn't attend any sporting event unless she's wearing a helmet and chain mail under a sumo blow-up fat suit under an entire roll of bubble wrap.

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#9

Turtle Of Destruction

Turtle Of Destruction

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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4 months ago

Poor turtle. I hope he isn't affected by the lime in the cement.

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#10

F**k You Steven, Not Mike, Or Jack Or Bob, Just You Steven!

F**k You Steven, Not Mike, Or Jack Or Bob, Just You Steven!

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

If that is real, that is mean. Deserved, I am sure, but, just wow.

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Third, successful people are being flexible. You see, life is dynamic and many things don't simply depend on us. “Appreciating the dynamics of life and being able to go with the flow provides enormous advantages to finding new ways of doing things or getting places or creating opportunities.”

Taking advantage of new things is key, whatever they may be, and there’s always a good side to whatever happens. In fact, luck has a lot to do with your perspective of things, which directly affects your behavior and decisions.

#11

The Biggest Bruh Moment In History

The Biggest Bruh Moment In History

My mate took two weeks off work, went to Africa, climbed Kilimanjaro and raised over E300 grand for charity. Having
hiked and climbed for 7 days, he reached the summit and asked his guide to take a picture before his iPhone battery died because of the -25 cold. And here it is...

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

"...the guide was never heard from again."

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#12

F You Poland

F You Poland

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

Ouch.

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#13

Oh Lord

Oh Lord

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

LAWSUIT!

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#14

I Guess The Tree Can't Afford A Lawyer

I Guess The Tree Can't Afford A Lawyer

There's a Banyan tree in Pakistan that has been chained and officially arrested since 1898. This happened when James Squid, a British officer thought the tree was moving towards him after drinking alcohol.

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

I have no words.

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#15

Take Notes On How Flip Someone Off With Words

Take Notes On How Flip Someone Off With Words

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Ben Smith
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4 months ago

RIP Alex Trebek

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And last, try doing something out of the ordinary every week. Many times, we get comfortable with our routines, but they may lead to ruts. Stepping outside your boundaries increases the likelihood of a lucky break. And nobody has to go crazy about it. Simple things, like trying a new hobby, meeting new people, and trying different foods can work wonders.

#16

Lucky Nurse

Lucky Nurse

Violet Jessop, a ship nurse. She served on each of the three 'sisters' Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. While she was on board, the Olympic collided with a war ship and nearly sank, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, the Britannic hit an underwater mine and sank. Violet survived all three.

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Johnny Rodriguez
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4 months ago

Don't travel with this lady!

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#17

Mother-In-Law Just Served Me This Piece Of Cake...

Mother-In-Law Just Served Me This Piece Of Cake...

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N G
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4 months ago

all poisoned cake should come with a warning

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#18

No Waffles For You, Biyach

No Waffles For You, Biyach

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

Toddlers are brutally honest.

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#19

So This Is What My Mate Woke Up To This Morning

So This Is What My Mate Woke Up To This Morning

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Schrodinger's Cat
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4 months ago

"Hello- 911? Yeah, someone stole my sidewalk."

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#20

Ancient Facepalm

Ancient Facepalm

In Thailand, it was considered a capital offense punishable by death if someone touched the queen. In 1880, the queen drowned when her royal boat capsized on the way to the palace. The many witnesses to the accident did not dare to tuch the queen while she was drowning

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

I bet she regretted making that law.....

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Most importantly, the concept of luck is flawed because it implies that this is something we cannot change. But whatever our situation, background, advantages and disadvantages are, there are always things you can build upon.

#21

The Diamond In My Ring Fell Out Today. It Came With A 10 Year Workmanship Guarantee. Yesterday Was Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

The Diamond In My Ring Fell Out Today. It Came With A 10 Year Workmanship Guarantee. Yesterday Was Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

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Johnny Rodriguez
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4 months ago

Samsung is making rings now?

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#22

Every Time

Every Time

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Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

Ya!!

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#23

Soap And Eggs

Soap And Eggs

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

That escalated quickly.

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#24

This Kinda Cracked Me Up

This Kinda Cracked Me Up

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

As good a reason as any other.

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#25

Paid Extra For A Window Seat. Got The One Seat On The Plane With A Wall

Paid Extra For A Window Seat. Got The One Seat On The Plane With A Wall

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

That venomous git called Life strikes again........

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#26

The Poor Guy

The Poor Guy

A man survived the sinking of a ship in 1871, leaving him traumatized afterwards. Some forty years later, he was finally able to overcome his fears and sail again, only to die on the Titanic.

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

The "unsinkable" ship....... I wonder how he would have felt if he has survived the Titanic too?

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#27

Putting That One Single Yelper On Blast

Putting That One Single Yelper On Blast

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

Okay, I'd go in just because of that sign.

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#28

How This Guy Survived Both Of The Atomic Bombs During Ww2

How This Guy Survived Both Of The Atomic Bombs During Ww2

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was working in Hiroshimæ when the city was bombed. Surviving, he returned to his employer in Nagasaki three days later That morning, while being berated by his supervisor as "crazy" after describing how a single bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, the second atomic bomb hit Nagasaki. Yamaguchi survived again, and is the only known survivor of both bombinqs.

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

Poor man - he must have seen a lot.

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#29

Yeet

Yeet

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Sarcastic Panda
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4 months ago

well that escalated quickly... can't blame the driver though.

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#30

Tom, Everyone Knows

Tom, Everyone Knows

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Sarcastic Panda
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4 months ago

*universal facepalm*

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#31

I Feel Like Somebody Got Fired

I Feel Like Somebody Got Fired

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

Aha laws of probability never fail to amuse

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#32

Get It Together Abby

Get It Together Abby

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Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

Abby had her phone off and said f that job... then this!

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#33

Man Deadn't

Man Deadn't

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

How many more ways does India have to tell you it's time to end your stay there?

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#34

This Guy In Particular

This Guy In Particular

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

Maybe update the sign to show a picture of geese with two words: "Run. Seriously."

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#35

Poor John.

Poor John.

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Vanta Black
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4 months ago

It's not John's fault. He went potty.

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#36

Unlucky

Unlucky

"Nervous For The New Job?" "Nah, On The First Day I Won't Do Much, I'll Meet Colleagues, They'll Show Me Around And Nothing More."

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Doggo Froggo
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4 months ago

Become part of the FAA, they said. It would be fun, they said.

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#37

This B***h Ass Just Flew Into My Eye And Fell To The Ground

This B***h Ass Just Flew Into My Eye And Fell To The Ground

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

That bird looks exceedingly pleased with himself.

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#38

“Hey Honey We’re Gonna Be On The Front Page”. The Front Page:

“Hey Honey We’re Gonna Be On The Front Page”. The Front Page:

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

that's unrelated... right?

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#39

Picked The Wrong Parking Spot

Picked The Wrong Parking Spot

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

Let It Go! ❄

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#40

28 Years Without Breaking A Bone Until A Giant Stone Slab Riddled With Wood Screws Crushed And Impaled Both My Middle Fingers. Please Enjoy This Picture Of Me Freshly Bandaged Up.

28 Years Without Breaking A Bone Until A Giant Stone Slab Riddled With Wood Screws Crushed And Impaled Both My Middle Fingers. Please Enjoy This Picture Of Me Freshly Bandaged Up.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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4 months ago

Don’t drive behind Costanza

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#41

Poor Girl

Poor Girl

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

Aaawww - that must have really burnt! Poor lady.

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#42

Opened A Can Of Beans To Find No Beans At All.

Opened A Can Of Beans To Find No Beans At All.

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Johnny Rodriguez
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4 months ago

They have bean forgotten..

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#43

Yeah F*ck You Danielle

Yeah F*ck You Danielle

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Boopie Dew
Community Member
4 months ago

By now she doesn't care you remember, hopefully she's had a few and is quite fond of the word!!

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#44

F**k This Doctor In Particular

F**k This Doctor In Particular

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Gata Nick
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4 months ago

Bad things happening to good people 🤬

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#45

Could Things Get Any Worse?

Could Things Get Any Worse?

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

That's some Final Destination level s**t right there!

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#46

F**k Nadine In Particular

F**k Nadine In Particular

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

At least they're honest.

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#47

A Wasp Rolled Over By A Train.

A Wasp Rolled Over By A Train.

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Vanta Black
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4 months ago

What a buzzkill...

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#48

Wcgw If A Water Main Breaks Near Your House

Wcgw If A Water Main Breaks Near Your House

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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4 months ago

Could’ve been worse if it was winter!

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#49

And God Said F**k Kevin

And God Said F**k Kevin

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Vanta Black
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4 months ago

It was okay, because that kid grew up to be Jackie Chan. And he subsequently broke every other bone in his body.

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#50

Pope Formosus Who Had Been Dead For 7 Months Was Removed From His Tomb To Be Propped Up And Put On Trial. The Corpse Was Found Guilty And Was Stripped, Had Three Fingers Removed, Then Reburied, Got Dug Up Once Again, Tied To Weights, And Thrown In A River

Pope Formosus Who Had Been Dead For 7 Months Was Removed From His Tomb To Be Propped Up And Put On Trial. The Corpse Was Found Guilty And Was Stripped, Had Three Fingers Removed, Then Reburied, Got Dug Up Once Again, Tied To Weights, And Thrown In A River

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Rowlie
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4 months ago

I bet he never did whatever he did again

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