I guess it's safe to say no designer (or anyone else) wants to see their work shamed on the Internet. But to have it featured on the subreddit r/CrappyDesign you must've really done something wrong.

Maybe you created plant-dyed underwear that looks like it has just gone through a messy disaster. Or maybe you decided to use Comic Sans and useless quotation marks on actual police cars. Point is, if a picture of something you made ended up going viral in this online community, it wasn't by accident.

Continue scrolling and check out the times designers messed up so mad, it's like they don't even know how to use common sense! After you're done, fire up Bored Panda's earlier pieces on sub-par design here, here, and here. They're just as good. Err, I mean, bad. You get the idea.

#1

The Pockets On Women's Trousers

The Pockets On Women's Trousers

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Haunting Spirit
Community Member
1 year ago

They say that the purse industry is behind this, to have women buy purses because their pocket won't fit anything.

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#2

I Was Having A Good Day Until I Went To The Supermarket

I Was Having A Good Day Until I Went To The Supermarket

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems intentional

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#3

This Kid Mannequin

This Kid Mannequin

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Brittney Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Yowza

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When Bored Panda reached out to Crappy Design's community to learn a bit more about the community, one of its moderators said "the original motivation for the subreddit was to point out [bad] designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have a meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design."

The subreddit was created back in 2011 and it currently has over 2.5 million members. On Reddit, that's a lot.

#4

A Bag Of Apples With A Character On It That Got Poisoned By An Apple

A Bag Of Apples With A Character On It That Got Poisoned By An Apple

reddit.com Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah this is from the Netherlands (where i come from). We are not that bright :p

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#5

One Armed Mother And A Demon Child

One Armed Mother And A Demon Child

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MauKini
Community Member
1 year ago

You do you, demon family!

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#6

Step 4: Just Go Sit In Some Other Chair

Step 4: Just Go Sit In Some Other Chair

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Everyone needs a break.

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Akshayta Rao writes that we all intuitively notice badly designed items but find it difficult to explain why good designs are, well, good. According to her, a well-known example of bad design would be USB cables. And it's hard to argue with her—we’ve all tried plugging them in the wrong way more than once. Some of us maybe even hundreds of times.

The Interaction Design Foundation explains that bad designs are overloaded with information and force the user to do more work than is necessary.

#7

This One Was A Real Brain Teaser

This One Was A Real Brain Teaser

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Jigs Gabest
Community Member
1 year ago

dont make it hard haha

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#8

Our Municiplaity Made Bike Lanes For Us Finally!

Our Municiplaity Made Bike Lanes For Us Finally!

sarsina Report

Llewella
Community Member
1 year ago

O no

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#9

My High School Commissioned A Bulldog Statue! This Is The Result

My High School Commissioned A Bulldog Statue! This Is The Result

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Friday
Community Member
1 year ago

That statue has seen things

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According to a spokesperson of BeraTek Industries, a company with expertise in design, prototyping, and manufacturing, there are 5 characteristics that (in their opinion) define a bad product design.

The design is not self-explanatory. "Of all things a design could do wrong, this is possibly the worst," the BeraTek Industries representative writes.

"Customers should be able to, fairly quickly, determine what the product is and does and how to use it. Long instruction manuals are necessary from a technical standpoint, but a product should strive to be as intuitive as possible. Some products are designed with too many unnecessary features which detract from the product’s primary use and user-friendliness. If a product is not self-explanatory enough, it will do more harm than good in the consumer’s eye."

#10

Hey High School Bulldog, Meet My High School Wildcat

Hey High School Bulldog, Meet My High School Wildcat

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MauKini
Community Member
1 year ago

Also: Lol!!!!

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#11

Toilet Seat Makes It Looks Like Someone Didn't Quite Make It

Toilet Seat Makes It Looks Like Someone Didn't Quite Make It

PanthermalUnderwear Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like vommit, bah

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#12

These Pull Tabs That Never Come Off

These Pull Tabs That Never Come Off

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Hooked
Community Member
1 year ago

Also boxes that have a "open here" perforated area ! Biggest lie in the universe

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The design is distracting. Yes, a captivating design is always a good thing, but there is a difference between captivating and distracting. "A distracting design tries too hard to capture the user’s eye. Instead of seamlessly integrating itself into the user’s life, it is constantly calling out for attention through obnoxious aesthetics or arbitrary functionality. The designs which pleasantly impact consumers subconsciously are generally better than those which impact consciously," the spokesperson explains.

#13

Be Positive?

Be Positive?

whynotfart Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Otherwise spelled as B+.

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#14

These Benches At My University Are Tilted Back And Have No Drainage System, So The Water Just Sits There For Up To Days After A Rainstorm

These Benches At My University Are Tilted Back And Have No Drainage System, So The Water Just Sits There For Up To Days After A Rainstorm

reddit.com Report

Jigs Gabest
Community Member
1 year ago

poor engineering

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#15

I Thought It Was A Horribly Stained Mattress Until I Focused On The Details

I Thought It Was A Horribly Stained Mattress Until I Focused On The Details

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

There is no reason for intricate design on beds... they will always be covered

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The design is difficult to use. This characteristic differentiates from the first one in that it may be an intuitive product, but the actual act of using it is difficult.

"The coffee mug in the accompanying photo has a small 'handle' that not only looks nearly impossible to grip comfortably, but also has a groove which allows hot coffee to flow freely towards your fingers. Ergonomics is a key factor in well-designed products. If a user cannot physically connect with a product in a satisfying manner, that product is a bad design."

#16

Ballroom Where Everyone Downstairs Can See Up Your Skirt

Ballroom Where Everyone Downstairs Can See Up Your Skirt

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you do that?

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#17

Plant Dyed Underwear On Etsy

Plant Dyed Underwear On Etsy

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

The stupid people are the ones who actually bought this

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#18

I Wonder How Many People Have Backed Into This Fire Hydrant

I Wonder How Many People Have Backed Into This Fire Hydrant

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

more than one, I guess

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The design is forgettable. "How often do you use badly designed products? Probably not very often because that product has been sitting in the back of your closet since you got it," the BeraTek Industries representative says. "Whether it be poor aesthetics or mediocre performance, thousands of products fall into the same forgettable trap. Instead of being a product that is useful or enjoyable to use, these products are so bland or useless that they leave no psychological impression on the user. Product design heavily relies on psychology, and the connection humans have with objects."

"To leave no psychological impression at all is to almost not even exist."

#19

It’s Supposed To Say “Heroes” Lol

It’s Supposed To Say “Heroes” Lol

Careless-Net-1262 Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it tried for 'herbes' (e.g. correct french for herbs), with the plants (which aren't herbs, but closer than heroes)!

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#20

These Mannequin Faces That Look Like They Want To K*ll You

These Mannequin Faces That Look Like They Want To K*ll You

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahaha I'm sure they've starred in a Doctor Who episode!

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#21

Origami Kit Where The Paper Has Already Been Folded To Fit In The Box

Origami Kit Where The Paper Has Already Been Folded To Fit In The Box

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Llewella
Community Member
1 year ago

Noooooooooo

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The design is short-lived. Industry professionals measure a design's quality not only by aesthetics and usefulness but also by its lifespan.

"A bad design will have faults which render it useless quicker than a consumer would like. Many companies will purposely design products this way through planned obsolescence, however, I believe this is the wrong way to approach product design. My favorite products to use are ones that I have inherited from family or have been in my possession for years and still perform as well as when they were first bought. I believe the best products are those which can be used for a lifetime."

No design is perfect. But some are obviously crappier than others.

#22

Anna Had A Bit Too Much Botox And Hans Has Seen Some Stuff. Wouldn’t You Agree?

Anna Had A Bit Too Much Botox And Hans Has Seen Some Stuff. Wouldn’t You Agree?

KITTYKOOLKAT35 Report

Brittney Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Dear Elsa

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#23

10 Year Old Me Lighting Up Any Room In The Sims

10 Year Old Me Lighting Up Any Room In The Sims

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol Yes! But my sims only had the ceiling lights with fans, so lots of simulated breezes 😂

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#24

My Bedhead Has A Constantly Lit LED Built Into The Light Switch That Is Bright Enough To See The Entire Room With At Night. Fun Fact, Blue Light Is Most Likely To Mess With Your Brain's Ability To Sleep!

My Bedhead Has A Constantly Lit LED Built Into The Light Switch That Is Bright Enough To See The Entire Room With At Night. Fun Fact, Blue Light Is Most Likely To Mess With Your Brain's Ability To Sleep!

Sparrowflyaway Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

I tape up a lot of lights in the bedroom that keep glowing

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#25

Black Kids Sale Friday Amsterdam

Black Kids Sale Friday Amsterdam

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W McDonald
Community Member
1 year ago

In the 1950s, Philadelphia police used the "Black Friday" term to refer to the day between Thanksgiving and the Army-Navy game. Huge crowds of shoppers and tourists went to the city that Friday, and cops had to work long hours to cover the crowds and traffic

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#26

This Elsa Backpack Has A Mask On It So You Can Wear It... But If It's On The Backpack, Elsa Looks Dead On The Inside

This Elsa Backpack Has A Mask On It So You Can Wear It... But If It's On The Backpack, Elsa Looks Dead On The Inside

ItsDiana5454 Report

Anna Te
Community Member
1 year ago

Mood

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#27

How Do You Like Your Windows?

How Do You Like Your Windows?

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Just reboot to recover.

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#28

Can’t Decide If This Pool Is For Giant Children Or Miniature St. Bernards

Can’t Decide If This Pool Is For Giant Children Or Miniature St. Bernards

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the worst photoshop I have seen in years

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#29

Sandwich Board Advertising Seniors Day - Unfortunate Fastener Placement

Sandwich Board Advertising Seniors Day - Unfortunate Fastener Placement

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Mad eye moody did survive after all ^-^

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#30

My Oven Uses A Touchscreen, So Whenever I Open It, Steam Gets On The Touchscreen And Messes With The Settings

My Oven Uses A Touchscreen, So Whenever I Open It, Steam Gets On The Touchscreen And Messes With The Settings

NeafyWasTaken Report

F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

That reminds me of the touchless stereos in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They have control field in the general area around them that are activated by gently waving your hands. They are the pinnacle of audio technology, where the goal was to improve the responsiveness of the controls. Thus they are incredibly difficult to set as every slight movement activates something else. While listening to music, you have to sit absolutely still.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 year ago

Now THAT is definitely a design AND engineering flaw. If I was the consumer here, I would demand that the item be replaced by a proper appliance.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

Not exactly a good idea. Thought they might of checked this before selling them

J. F.
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes buttons are superior to touchscreens (Ovens and cars especially)

mph seti
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate touchscreen controls on everything other than my phone. Give me physical buttons and knobs, please. I know they're harder to clean, but they work better and longer if well built.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish the engineers that design these things had to use them before expecting the consumers to have live with the stupid ideas.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Not stuped ideas, just untested.

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Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

The overuse of touch screens is frustrating. I had a bluray player with it, something you rarely touch because you will use the remote. Of course it still failed and needed replacing...twice. The other is in cars, I get it for some things but don't put every control on there, especially things like air conditioning controls. You can't use your phone while driving (in Australia), but apparently a touchscreen in a car is exempt from laws. Not exempt from causing an accident though.

Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

Total design flaw. I think designers and engineers should have to use the stuff they invent for at least a month before it goes to market

Marcia Cash
Community Member
1 year ago

My oven's electronic controls are located above the heat vent, and what is destructive to electronics? Heat and humidity. It failed, and to replace it cost almost as much as a new range. The top burners can be lit with a match, but not the oven. Duh.

W McDonald
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoever said her over is dirty you can see she is cooking something

Robert T
Community Member
1 year ago

It is dirty - look in the top right. However it looks like it has cake in it, so we'll let her off.

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Mickie Shea
Community Member
1 year ago

Team of twenty top engineers worked on that oven.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

were any of them cooks?

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Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

Again I scream: USABILITY TESTING!!!

La Tessa Dwadiandra
Community Member
1 year ago

Thought that this was the view from a boarding room

Gabriel
Community Member
1 year ago

I dont see the need to have tech in things that doesn't need it, why just not use a normal oven? I hate the fact that everything from home appliances to vehicles is filled with electronic crap

Robert Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

We had to replace the "chip" in our 1 year old stove /oven because it gets too hot when the ovens on !

Lyone Fein
Community Member
1 year ago

Expensive

naimah yianni
Community Member
1 year ago

same as those stupid induction hobs, i used to use one where if you touched it with a damp finger (as you will when cooking) it turned the power off completely to all the rings and flashed for about half a minute before I could turn it back on again. What a load of crap. Now cook on gas.

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Great way to ensure moisture intrusion. 100$ and an afternoon on Youtube with Raspberry Pi can save most appliances when you build your own controller and figure out Python machine language

Erik Granqvist
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a common problem.

Jo87
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That shouldn't be happening 😖... I think this could be a fault?

Coleen
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant.

Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

I have one of these too

lol idk
Community Member
1 year ago

bad idea

ISABELLA CHATHAM-STEPHENS
Community Member
1 year ago

oof

Clearly sunny
Community Member
1 year ago

Stupid.

Honu
Community Member
1 year ago

And it also may signify further problems. Either they didn't test the product, or they tested it, knew it had big problems, and put it on the market anyway.

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Paul Z.
Community Member
1 year ago

Murican made!

Anna Te
Community Member
1 year ago

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I hope it's just the reflection, but I can see a lot of brown stuff on the bottom. The steam may be your least concern...

Me Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like alu trays with food inside

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#31

My Soda Sirup Has This Much Taste

My Soda Sirup Has This Much Taste

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Requiem
Community Member
1 year ago

cola? NONE! orange? NONE!

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#32

Modern Living Condo For Sale. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1/4 Kitchen

Modern Living Condo For Sale. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1/4 Kitchen

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

2 bedrooms is probably 2x 0.76 bedrooms rounded up.

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#33

How Not To Sell Birbs In A Museum Shop

How Not To Sell Birbs In A Museum Shop

Rooscuro Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Fah lah lah lah lah....

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#34

A Moment Of Silence For All The Lost Correspondence And Keys

A Moment Of Silence For All The Lost Correspondence And Keys

ncsuandrew12 Report

Kennedy Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s where my lost key went!

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#35

All The Privacy You Need

All The Privacy You Need

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Jigs Gabest
Community Member
1 year ago

stairway to bowl

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#36

Dead End Sign At End Of Path

Dead End Sign At End Of Path

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

It should have been 'The End'.

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#37

This Guy In A Training Video At My Job Has 2 Moustaches

This Guy In A Training Video At My Job Has 2 Moustaches

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YourAveragePooh
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Nope! That's a new mustache design

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#38

Is This Trophy For Golf, Or Assault?

Is This Trophy For Golf, Or Assault?

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
1 year ago

Lacrosse

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#39

Don't Come Stumbling In This House Drunk At Night. As Seen On Zillow

Don't Come Stumbling In This House Drunk At Night. As Seen On Zillow

togish Report

YourAveragePooh
Community Member
1 year ago

The designer was probably drunk too

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#40

This Bowl Looks Like It's Perpetually Dirty

This Bowl Looks Like It's Perpetually Dirty

Floating_Neck Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

That would seriously annoy me.

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#41

"Moisturizing Gloves" Turn Your Hairy Elderly Hands Into Hairless Young Woman Hands

"Moisturizing Gloves" Turn Your Hairy Elderly Hands Into Hairless Young Woman Hands

radioflower0 Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Take my money!!

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#42

The Placement Of The Pictures Makes It Look Like She Has A Giant Head

The Placement Of The Pictures Makes It Look Like She Has A Giant Head

reddit.com Report

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Great product for Burtons queen of hearts.

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#43

Botk Nooe

Botk Nooe

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 year ago

Dyslexia be a harsh mistress.

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#44

Nothing Says "Welcome To Our Campsite" Like A Coffin-Shaped Cookies

Nothing Says "Welcome To Our Campsite" Like A Coffin-Shaped Cookies

Purple-Post-1891 Report

Birgit M
Community Member
1 year ago

This set tells the whole story!

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#45

Color Indicators In This Graph Doesn't Do Anything

Color Indicators In This Graph Doesn't Do Anything

YATALAX Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 year ago

I take it, the crying guy represents an earthquake

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#46

Healthy Smoothies For Everyone

Healthy Smoothies For Everyone

mattlepro21 Report

King Joffrey
Community Member
1 year ago

And then the Lord said: "heal thy smoo thies"

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#47

People Will Never Learn To Not Put Faces In Corners

People Will Never Learn To Not Put Faces In Corners

evvolin Report

Rob Woollard
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a character out of manga

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#48

A Dollar Store Easter Toy That Shoots Foam Balls. But It's Not His Mouth, And It's Not His Nose

A Dollar Store Easter Toy That Shoots Foam Balls. But It's Not His Mouth, And It's Not His Nose

DragoTheFloof Report

MauKini
Community Member
1 year ago

Somewhat disturbing

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#49

This Rayquaza Figure That Looks Like It's Projectile Vomiting

This Rayquaza Figure That Looks Like It's Projectile Vomiting

ElReyDeLosCielos Report

QueenMiri
Community Member
1 year ago

😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

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#50

How They Think This Man's "Before" Chin Should Look Like

How They Think This Man's "Before" Chin Should Look Like

dogism Report

Kno
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok genuinely funny one. I actually snorted cause I am dead inside.

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