If a human being is able to survive the heatwave, it’s not because of an overpriced fan, and also not because you finally convinced the landlord to get an AC. Those multiple stinging showers that freeze your head for the main part of the day are also not the reason why we are still alive after the record three digits of heat. It’s because we know it’s temporary, so yep, life is a placebo, everyone.

But with so many climate anomalies happening all over the world in the past years, it’s hard to stay positive. What if we are doomed to hurricanes, floods, droughts, record snowfalls, and chunks of ice falling from the sky like it's not a big deal? I mean, have we played with Mother Nature for too long?

So in order to pay tribute to the powers of weather that we often underestimate, and to reflect on the scope and frequency of such crazy climate conditions, we are about to dive into pics that show how your plans should never dare to challenge the weather forecast.

#1

Unforeseen Weather

Unforeseen Weather

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

Doggo is not amused

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#2

At Least He Got What He Asked

At Least He Got What He Asked

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
3 months ago

I love the look on his face. XD

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#3

Summers In England

Summers In England

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

It's beautiful.

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Bored Panda talked to Rob Jones, a TV meteorologist and hurricane chaser who runs an all-things-weather TikTok channel where he shares interesting facts and peculiarities about climate anomalies. As a child living in Florida, Rob said he was interested in their daily summertime thunderstorms and seasonal threats from hurricanes. “So it was only natural to attend the University of Miami (Hurricanes), study weather, and pursue a career in meteorology,” he added.

When it comes to the most extreme weather conditions, Rob named places like Death Valley, California, or Antarctica. But, generally, “people don’t live in the places where the most extreme temperatures occur on earth,” he said.

However, things are changing now. “The temperature in places like the village of Lytton, British Columbia in Canada reached 49.6°C in June 2021 when the average high is closer to 25°C,” Rob said and added that: “Some scientists have calculated that this is a one in 10,000 year heat event for that part of the world.”

#4

"It Might Rain Today, I Think I'll Take My Umbrella Out."... That Went Well!

"It Might Rain Today, I Think I'll Take My Umbrella Out."... That Went Well!

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Vorknkx
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooh, I had an umbrella that did the same trick.

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#5

Hail Damage To Sun Roof

Hail Damage To Sun Roof

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Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

That's impressive

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#6

Tried Going To Visit My Boyfriend On My Day Off, Had To Turn Around Because The Fires Apparently Opened A Portal To Hell

Tried Going To Visit My Boyfriend On My Day Off, Had To Turn Around Because The Fires Apparently Opened A Portal To Hell

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

Scary looking

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The meteorologist suggested that “a warming world may have been a factor in placing the right weather patterns in place to have such an extreme event in that location. Just think, Las Vegas, Nevada has never recorded a temperature that high!”

“When we talk about extreme weather, we think of hurricanes and tornadoes. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was extremely active by measure of sheer number of storms, but not the most active by other measures. There’s always more than one metric to look at when defining hurricanes since they are very complex beings.”

Rob continued: “The most intense landfalling hurricane of the season was Laura, which struck with 240 km/h winds. We tend to see more about this type of weather because of the incredible images. There were a total of 81 storm-related deaths from Laura, but imagine that the heatwave last month in British Columbia, Canada probably had more fatalities with the Vancouver coroner indicating that there were more than 100 deaths suspected from the heat,” he explained.

#7

When The Earthquake Hits At The Wrong Time

When The Earthquake Hits At The Wrong Time

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Kat Rob
Community Member
3 months ago

Very embarrassing I'm sure but has anyone else noticed her bizarrely long fingers?

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#8

It Has Been Some Bad Weather In Norway Lately

It Has Been Some Bad Weather In Norway Lately

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

That looks like some artistic installation 😅

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#9

Woke Up At 230am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?

Woke Up At 230am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

This happened my first and only time snowboarding at Whistler.... I got there driving up from Vancouver in bluebird skies, looking forward to the best day of snowboarding in my life, and amazing views at that. It ended up being terrifying, since I couldn't see more than 10 feet ahead of me. First run of the day we made a wrong turn and ended up on a crazy mogul run.... no fun on a snowboard. Still turned out to be my best day snowboarding, since it was still Whistler

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However, when it comes to extreme weather events, Rob suggests not starting to jump to conclusions immediately. “First, let me start off by explaining that 1 single extreme weather event cannot be definitively linked to climate change. Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions, while climate is the average of the weather over a long period of time, such as the climatological standard of 30 years.”

Rob added that “while it might be tempting to use an extreme weather event to highlight climate change, it is not scientifically good practice (or accurate) to do so.”

#10

Normal Day In Utah

Normal Day In Utah

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Home of the world's worst stand-up comedian?

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#11

My Mailbox Was Blown Up By Lightning Last Night

My Mailbox Was Blown Up By Lightning Last Night

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sofacushionfort
Community Member
3 months ago

or a very aggressive game of mailbox baseball came through

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#12

What It's Like Escaping The Fires In Oregon. They Lived A Mile Away From Blue River, Oregon

What It's Like Escaping The Fires In Oregon. They Lived A Mile Away From Blue River, Oregon

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't imagine the heat

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Having said that, the meteorologist said that there are a few reasons why it seems like we are seeing more frequent extreme weather events. “The first is that everyone has a camera with them at all times in order to capture intense images of extreme weather. The second reason is that we disseminate information more and more widely everyday through traditional media, new media, and social media.”

“Yet another reason we capture more frequent extreme weather is because we are building large cities in places that experience extreme weather events like hurricanes, for example. Miami had a population of 300 people 125 years ago and now it encompasses a megalopolis of over 6,000,000 people. Wouldn’t more people experience hurricanes if we build large cities in a hurricane zone?”

#13

In Ten Seconds I'm Going To Discover The Value Of Lifejackets And Renter's Insurance

In Ten Seconds I'm Going To Discover The Value Of Lifejackets And Renter's Insurance

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Nathan Pogorzala
Community Member
3 months ago

It may not qualify for this guy, but when they tell you to evacuate, you evacuate.

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#14

That's My House

That's My House

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the Kat who says ni
Community Member
3 months ago

Belgium also thinks of you.... veel sterkte, Duitsland!

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#15

Its Cold Outside

Its Cold Outside

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

Insulation is for weakasses

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Rob explained further: “We build homes in river flood plains, construct dams, levies, and other unnatural barriers in locations that are naturally meant to flood. Sometimes 'human nature' is no match for Mother Nature and she reclaims what is rightfully hers. Of course, the final reason is that we may very well be seeing more frequent and more extreme weather, but the cumulative observational evidence is not yet clear.”

This is because “climate is a long term average of the weather and we simply need more data on a multidecadal time scale,” Rob added. “Climate scientists still expect that as our world continues to warm, we will experience more extreme weather… sometimes more extreme in intensity, sometimes more extreme in frequency, and sometimes both.”

He concluded that “Weather is our world’s way of redistributing solar energy trapped inside of our atmosphere,” and added that “The more energy that is trapped by rising levels of greenhouse gases, the more redistribution our atmosphere needs to do in order to try and reach equilibrium.”

#16

Parked My Jeep Under The Porch To Keep It Out Of The Weather

Parked My Jeep Under The Porch To Keep It Out Of The Weather

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Vorknkx
Community Member
3 months ago

Congrats, you now have a submarine.

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#17

Lakefront Property During An Ice Storm

Lakefront Property During An Ice Storm

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Lasenna Arynden
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

That looks AWESOME. Why is the house next door not affected?

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#18

It’s So Hot In Australia, Our Outdoor Lights Melted

It’s So Hot In Australia, Our Outdoor Lights Melted

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

They just got tired after standing for months or years

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#19

Yesterday Our Neighbor's 80' Locust Tree Gave Us Some Live Edge Sky Lights, A Great View Of The Stars, And That Rainforest Cafe Atmosphere That Our Living Room Had Just Always Been Missing. No Injuries, Dogs Pissed The Bed, Life Goes On

Yesterday Our Neighbor's 80' Locust Tree Gave Us Some Live Edge Sky Lights, A Great View Of The Stars, And That Rainforest Cafe Atmosphere That Our Living Room Had Just Always Been Missing. No Injuries, Dogs Pissed The Bed, Life Goes On

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Is he.... vacuuming?

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#20

Getting Away From An Erupting Volcano Today

Getting Away From An Erupting Volcano Today

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
3 months ago

Ddddfnnnnnananana Mothman!!!!

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#21

Hurricane Mitch Rendered The Choluteca Bridge (Honduras) Useless After It Changed The Course Of The River It Was Built For

Hurricane Mitch Rendered The Choluteca Bridge (Honduras) Useless After It Changed The Course Of The River It Was Built For

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Sure, blame it on the weather...

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#22

Maybe A Bit Too Much Rain

Maybe A Bit Too Much Rain

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

I get really nervous just by looking at that

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#23

When It Snows Before The Leaves Fall Off

When It Snows Before The Leaves Fall Off

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

I've never seen anyone put grated cheese all over their care before. I'll bet it's delicious though!

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#24

Spent 5 Hours Getting Chemotherapy This Morning, Came Home Feeling Like Crap. Laid Down To Nap... Alarms And Sirens Start Blasting. Rush 5 Cats To The Basement And Prep Shelter. Go Outside To See This In My Subdivision

Spent 5 Hours Getting Chemotherapy This Morning, Came Home Feeling Like Crap. Laid Down To Nap... Alarms And Sirens Start Blasting. Rush 5 Cats To The Basement And Prep Shelter. Go Outside To See This In My Subdivision

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Rod Egret
Community Member
3 months ago

Are the cats OK?

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#25

Puerto Rican Natural Wonder, Punta Ventana, Collapsed Today After An Earthquake

Puerto Rican Natural Wonder, Punta Ventana, Collapsed Today After An Earthquake

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
3 months ago

Tree still standing strong

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#26

Just Bought Our Dream Home Less Than 2 Months Ago. Tonight I Watched It Burn To The Ground In A Massive Wildfire

Just Bought Our Dream Home Less Than 2 Months Ago. Tonight I Watched It Burn To The Ground In A Massive Wildfire

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Dodo
Community Member
3 months ago

Are people insured against this sort of thing, or is it considered an Act of God and they're just screwed?

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#27

A Storm Came Through. The Plastic Furniture Barely Moved But The Grill Blew 30 Ft Into The Pool

A Storm Came Through. The Plastic Furniture Barely Moved But The Grill Blew 30 Ft Into The Pool

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Sam
Community Member
3 months ago

Of course it did. The grill is on wheels and the cover is a big sail. This is not surprising.

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#28

110+ Mph Derecho Winds Impale House With Lawn Chair, Iowa 8/10

110+ Mph Derecho Winds Impale House With Lawn Chair, Iowa 8/10

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh s**t

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#29

5 Days Ago My Parents And I Opened A New Takeout Restaurant. Today Hurricane Michael Destroyed It

5 Days Ago My Parents And I Opened A New Takeout Restaurant. Today Hurricane Michael Destroyed It

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invisible sheep
Community Member
3 months ago

this is sad :( So sorry for your loss...

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#30

Don’t Leave Your Kayak Out In The Sun

Don’t Leave Your Kayak Out In The Sun

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Mazer
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s just napping

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#31

For Sale!! 2001 Honda Civic, Great Condition (I Hope)

For Sale!! 2001 Honda Civic, Great Condition (I Hope)

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Wouter
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks cool!

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#32

Guess He's Not Going Anywhere Till Summer

Guess He's Not Going Anywhere Till Summer

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kjorn
Community Member
3 months ago

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#33

My Brothers Cabin (Which Is Now His Home In The Midst Of A Nasty Divorce) In Northern Ca. Took Him 5 Miles On A Snow Mobile To Find This After Leaving Town For A Week

My Brothers Cabin (Which Is Now His Home In The Midst Of A Nasty Divorce) In Northern Ca. Took Him 5 Miles On A Snow Mobile To Find This After Leaving Town For A Week

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

At least he's got something to do to get his mind of the divorce. The roof could collapse under the weight of all that snow.

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#34

Weather Patterns Don't Care What Kind Of Car You Drive

Weather Patterns Don't Care What Kind Of Car You Drive

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

Weather or Heather (the angry girlfriend with a hammer)

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#35

I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life. My Wife And I Spent Almost 10 Hours On A Plane, Crossed The Atlantic Ocean And Flew 7,500 Kilometers. We Climbed The Top Of The Rock To Enjoy A View Of Central Park. We Had Only One Day In New York And This View Will Always Be With Us

I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life. My Wife And I Spent Almost 10 Hours On A Plane, Crossed The Atlantic Ocean And Flew 7,500 Kilometers. We Climbed The Top Of The Rock To Enjoy A View Of Central Park. We Had Only One Day In New York And This View Will Always Be With Us

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James016
Community Member
3 months ago

Treasure it. You won't have anything like that again

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#36

Main Water Valve Was Not Shut Off For The Winter In A Cabin

Main Water Valve Was Not Shut Off For The Winter In A Cabin

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

See the positive side... your bathroom is really clean now

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#37

Forgetting To Roll Up The Window All The Way

Forgetting To Roll Up The Window All The Way

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

Left the window down with the key?

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#38

It Was A Hot Day In Tallahassee

It Was A Hot Day In Tallahassee

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

Backpack splat

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#39

Gift From Mother Nature

Gift From Mother Nature

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Kira Okah
Community Member
3 months ago

Their car got jacked! (at least I think it's a jackfruit, rather than a durian).

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#40

If You Thought Smoking At A Gas Pump Was Bad

If You Thought Smoking At A Gas Pump Was Bad

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Dodo
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh man, I hadn't thought about that. (And before anyone calls me stupid, I don't know much about electric cars, would this really be dangerous?)

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#41

My Backyard After The Gender Reveal Party On Saturday

My Backyard After The Gender Reveal Party On Saturday

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

So was it a boy or a girl? Hard to tell by lack of color blue or pink.

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#42

This Tree Was Uprooted In A Storm Last Night That Destroyed The Mans Garage And Two Of Us Vintage Cars

This Tree Was Uprooted In A Storm Last Night That Destroyed The Mans Garage And Two Of Us Vintage Cars

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Kira Okah
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Don't take pictures in this spot by a fallen tree like this. If the weight holding that tree down shifts off, that tree goes springing right back up. People get killed doing this.

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#43

When You Live In Svalbard, Norway And Forget To Close The Window To The Home Office

When You Live In Svalbard, Norway And Forget To Close The Window To The Home Office

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Aesthetically Pleasing Rat
Community Member
3 months ago

❄️

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#44

It's Just A Little Ice, It's Fine

It's Just A Little Ice, It's Fine

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

We had that happen with a car parked in front of the house I'm living in. I heard it happen, and oh boy, it was LOUD

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#45

My Boss Told Me To Atleaste Try Shoveling Out And Come In Today. Saskatoon Sk, Canada (Red Car Is Mine)

My Boss Told Me To Atleaste Try Shoveling Out And Come In Today. Saskatoon Sk, Canada (Red Car Is Mine)

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

And you told him that your life is worth more than his $12 dollar per hour job.

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#46

Got A Little Bit Of Rain In The Backyard. Husband For Scale. Note: We Don’t Usually Have A Lake In The Yard

Got A Little Bit Of Rain In The Backyard. Husband For Scale. Note: We Don’t Usually Have A Lake In The Yard

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

It's lakefront property now, that'll rise its value significantly.

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#47

I Wore Shorts To Work Last Night Because It Was 75 Degrees Out, This Is What It Looked Like Outside This Morning After My Shift

I Wore Shorts To Work Last Night Because It Was 75 Degrees Out, This Is What It Looked Like Outside This Morning After My Shift

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
3 months ago

Brisk! 🥶

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#48

I Guess You Shouldn’t Put Glass Windows Over Grass When It’s 22 Degrees Celsius

I Guess You Shouldn’t Put Glass Windows Over Grass When It’s 22 Degrees Celsius

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

windows 11 ?

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#49

Lamborghini Huracan Flooded Due To Rain In São Paulo. It Was Not Insured

Lamborghini Huracan Flooded Due To Rain In São Paulo. It Was Not Insured

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TmKhr
Community Member
3 months ago

Uninsured expensive car and windows rolled down? The owner isn't the brightest.

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#50

“20% Chance” Of Rain Overnight

“20% Chance” Of Rain Overnight

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Seems about correct, the site isn't flooded 100%.

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