Ads are downright creepy. They follow you around the internet after you looked at a specific product on Amazon and won't leave you alone even if you eventually make the purchase. But it's not just their behavior, ads can be freaky by design, too.

There's a Facebook group, called 'Ads with threatening auras,' which you may have already seen on Bored Panda here and here, and its content is a perfect example of that.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

ROGER THAT

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Paul Richards
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3 months ago

Well that would be a surpise

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Ads are trying to convince us that if we buy this or that, our lives will get better, however, we humans have a natural defense mechanism against consumerism.

The University of Warwick's Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. The researchers discovered an inverse connection between the two. The higher a country's ad spend was in one year, the less satisfied its citizens were a year or two later. Their conclusion was simple: advertising makes us unhappy.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

To be fair, that mallard is looking really suave

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Pollywog
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3 months ago

Water pistol Pete!

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Friendly Atheist
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3 months ago

Sorry guys but this is awesome!! Lololol

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"Colleagues and I have been studying human happiness for 30 years now, and recently my focus turned to national happiness," Oswald told Harvard Business Review about the origins of these findings. "What are the characteristics of a happy country? What are the forces that mold one? What explains the ups and downs? I'd never looked at advertising before, but I met a researcher who was collecting data on it for a different reason, and it seemed to me that we should combine forces."

"Like a lot of people in Western society, I can't help noticing the increasing amount of ads we’re bombarded with. For me, it was natural to wonder whether it might create dissatisfaction in our culture: How is your happiness and mine shaped by what we see, hear, and read? I think it's rather intuitive that lots of ads would make us less happy. In a sense, they're trying to generate dissatisfaction—stirring up your desires so that you spend more on goods and services to ease that feeling. I appreciate, of course, that the world’s corporate advertisers and marketing firms won’t like hearing me say that."

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

Nope ✌🏻

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

well that's... odd

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Pollywog
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3 months ago

Creepy!

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Floof
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3 months ago

*chorizard is life*

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Oswald said the results are really significant. "When you look at changes in national happiness each year and changes in ad spending that year or a few years earlier—and you hold other factors like GDP and unemployment constant—there is a link," he explained. "This suggests that when advertisers pour money into a country, the result is diminished well-being for the people living there."

The official industry line is that advertising is trying to expose the public to new and exciting things to buy, and its task is to simply provide information. But the alternative argument, which goes back to Thorstein Veblen and others, is that exposing people to a lot of advertising raises their aspirations—and makes them feel that their own lives, achievements, belongings, and experiences are inadequate.

This study supports the negative view.

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Holly Hobby
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3 months ago

That's exactly what a haunted chair would say.

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Da Dragon Queen
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3 months ago

Ha ha

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Pollywog
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3 months ago

I'm not sure I'm biologically able to!!

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

Poor guy

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"The idea here is a very old one," Oswald said. "Before I can decide how happy I am, I have to look over my shoulder, consciously or subconsciously and see how other people are doing. Many of my feelings about my income, my car, and my house are molded by my next-door neighbor’s income, car, and house. That’s just part of being human: worrying about relative status. But we know from lots of research that making social comparisons can be harmful to us emotionally, and advertising prompts us to measure ourselves against others."

In other words, if I see an ad for a fancy new car, it makes me think about my ordinary one, which might make me feel bad. Or if I see this fancy $10,000 watch and then look at my own, which probably cost around $150, I might think, "Maybe there’s something wrong with me."

"In this paper, we don’t prove that the dissatisfaction is coming from relative comparisons, but we suspect that’s what happens," Oswald said.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

NOOOOOOOO

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Am I Actually A Bear (She/Her)
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3 months ago

Obviously they didnt keep out of reach of children

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

What is the reason..?

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

I honestly want this!!

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

That's enough internet for today

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

this makes me so uncomfortable

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

Just imagining everything that could go wrong with this.

Gustav Gallifrey
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3 months ago

Oh, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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Otto Maddox
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in a place where we had an indoor beehive. It had a plexi tube to the outdoors. The bees would leave and come back. It was open for viewing just like the ones picture here. The rumor was that the honey tasted like soda pop because there was outdoor eating in the surrounding area, and people had sugary beverages.

Autumn
Community Member
3 months ago

I just remember that one dude who's beehives got destroyed by arsonists, so maybe this isn't the worst idea

Am I Actually A Bear (She/Her)
Community Member
3 months ago

Where are you going with this

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Daniel Atkins
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3 months ago

As a beekeeper ie would like to have one but they are $300 per unit.

Who Panda 420
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly it looks really cool. Not for me but I'd love to see one up close

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Unique
Community Member
3 months ago

We had that in university when I was studying biology.

Paul Drake
Community Member
3 months ago

The science museum in Nashville has an indoor hive, it lets you watch the bees up close. I think there's now a webcam also.

Hisoka
Community Member
3 months ago

What could go wrong?

Jordan Westall
Community Member
3 months ago

Probably nothing if you set it up correctly. But there's tons of dumb people I guess.

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Pollywog
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd need Benadryl on tap!!

Ana Ferreira
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm always weary of cutesy decorations involving animals. Nine times out of ten the wellbeing of the animals was an afterthought (not saying this is the case, don't know enough about beekeeping for that).

Jill Hojnacki
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

That’s really cool (says the person with a bee-sting allergy). Now, how do you extract the combs without the bees getting loose in the house? (I’d definitely want to mount that tube somewhere more permanently than in a window.) Now that I’ve read about it, it’s even cooler than I thought. It’s also $600, so I will not be cohabitating with bees any time soon.

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
3 months ago

YUCK. noooooo

Nancy Lynch
Community Member
2 months ago

One badly places nail, and...

Ellie Vanille
Community Member
3 months ago

Gives new meaning to "Don't play ball inside!".

Asdomar
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok so when they have to get the honey all the bees will be stuck inside your home

Jaden Alexander
Community Member
3 months ago

This is awesome.

Agent Duck
Community Member
2 months ago

NO

GramDB
Community Member
2 months ago

Noooooo!

Jeffrey Diehl
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope nope nope.

Isa Trip
Community Member
3 months ago

I have seen these and they are actually cool and safe.

Mary Bricklin
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the idea but yeah.. There's just so much that could go wrong. Like the tube could come out or the whole hive could come off the wall.

ThatOneWriter
Community Member
3 months ago

I love bees. But that's a big no for me!

Bumblebeealert
Community Member
3 months ago

Woaaahhhh

Chris Hooley
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh puhleeeeze! They're bees, not velociraptors! This is a great idea; anything that promotes interest in pollinators is a good thing.

Dawn Marie
Community Member
3 months ago

No, just no!!

Dana Mardell
Community Member
3 months ago

Bees in my house!? Should mix quite well with my allergy meds and obligatory night wine

khaalidah
Community Member
3 months ago

Nah. I'm good.

Bryan W.
Community Member
3 months ago

Cut to.. "BEEEES!"

Lara M
Community Member
3 months ago

How do you get the honey out?

DKS 001
Community Member
3 months ago

the local outdoor observatory park has one of these in it's building. Pretty neat to see

Janet Graham
Community Member
3 months ago

Imagine when its time to harvest the honey.

Lori
Community Member
3 months ago

Hell yeah!

Fearhunter
Community Member
3 months ago

For easy indoor bee keeping...

Pjerrot
Community Member
3 months ago

I would Love to watch this!!!

pink_panda
Community Member
3 months ago

This is awesome!

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
3 months ago

This sounds great on paper...so lets leave it there

Ryan Barnes
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh hell no!

Lazy Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember going to a science museum with one of these and it was so cool!

Denise Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

i had a bee that built her nest on my window. it was interesting to watch her through the safety of the window. but in the house no i will pass.

Todoroki Simp
Community Member
3 months ago

Me and my fear and allergys of bees:

David Gripon
Community Member
3 months ago

Wait. I like that!

Troy Parr
Community Member
3 months ago

I wonder if this could actually be a good idea for bee survival?

Brooklyn
Community Member
3 months ago

When they excape its over

NicNor5560
Community Member
3 months ago

What if they don't like you?

the_anonyMrs_Mir
Community Member
3 months ago

What could POSSIBLY go wrong with this?

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
3 months ago

And the you could add an ant farm also.

Erjenn Rejano
Community Member
3 months ago

No.

Lorena Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope, nope, and nope.

Autistic apricot
Community Member
3 months ago

“Breaths”

Marleinah Evans
Community Member
3 months ago

Be careful what you wish for

James016
Community Member
3 months ago

Hell no.

kath morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

I wouldn’t mind having some bees but I’m not sure I need them IN the kitchen.

Hannah Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

Fascinating! I’d love this, but they’re quite noisy.

WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
3 months ago

Cruel.

Ryker Pingree
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe not, we need more hives because of dwindling bee numbers.

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Noorma Hanifah
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3 months ago

Amber's favorite

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

WHAT THE F**K IS THAT

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

looks like my sleep paralysis demon

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

Hahaaaa no they are NOT!

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

nothing like a good chicken and gayonnaise sandwich

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

im sorry but WHAT THE F*CK IS THAT-

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

no thanks

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

WHAT R THESE ADS

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Da Dragon Queen
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3 months ago

Cuz what this world needs is more of that🙄

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

NOO STOP IT. this has gone WAY too far!

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Da Dragon Queen
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3 months ago

WOw sO imPrEsiV

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Reagan Maher
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3 months ago

Looks like that kid from Charlie and the chocolate factory

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Kim Kermes
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3 months ago

Did the married man turn into a horse's a$$?

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

Looks more like the boulder from Indiana Jones

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Sophhh
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3 months ago

Oh goody!! Everyone would love to look like Chewbacca!

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Paul Richards
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3 months ago

Saville was a pedo

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Da Dragon Queen
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3 months ago

NO

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Purple3262
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3 months ago

Get your minds out of the gutter!

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Reagan Maher
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3 months ago

The brand name is worse than the product

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Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago

WHAT-

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