Eureka! The idea just pops into your mind, and it seriously feels like the best thing that happened today. For a brief moment, you ask yourself what could go wrong, but nobody was born with a degree in risk management.

One doesn’t need a study to state that 99% percent of those ideas are dumb. And that means you are left to deal with the consequences. Luckily, there’s a place to learn what not to do, known as the subreddit r/Whatcouldgowrong.

It teaches you a valuable lesson, which is basically that if there’s any chance the thing can go wrong, it most likely will. Spare yourself from post-What-could-go-wrong misery just like 3.9 million wise members of the group.

#1

What Could Go Wrong If I Complain To Costco

What Could Go Wrong If I Complain To Costco

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Great response.

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#2

What Could Go Wrong If I Dump My Boat Illegally

What Could Go Wrong If I Dump My Boat Illegally

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Violet brown
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't😂

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#3

What Could Go Wrong If You Cuss At Your Boss On Facebook

What Could Go Wrong If You Cuss At Your Boss On Facebook

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

Always check who can read your posts. Such mistakes have caused a lot of drama.

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Bored Panda reached out to redditor u/Peanutbuttered, who is the creator of the internet-famous subreddit r/whatcouldgowrong, to find out more about their community. The redditor told us that after their friends introduced them to Reddit many years ago, they loved the concept of different subreddit communities allowing you to customize the content you wanted to see.

“I sat there thinking about ideas for a subreddit—at this time, it had seemed like every category had been thought of already. I thought it would be funny to make a content community where the only things submitted were just gifs of bad ideas with unfavorable outcomes.” u/Peanutbuttered clicked the button to make it go public, and the rest is history.

#4

What Could Go Wrong If I Park In That Space "For The Umpteenth Time"

What Could Go Wrong If I Park In That Space "For The Umpteenth Time"

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

A skilled scaffolding crew takes minutes to built this while an unskilled man could take hours to dismantle it.

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#5

What Could Go Wrong If I Threaten To Shoot Up A Supermarket

What Could Go Wrong If I Threaten To Shoot Up A Supermarket

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

We'd expect something like this from Karen, but it's scary to think that even a legal services professional (supposedly a well-educated person) can willfully be so ignorant and reckless.

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#6

What Could Go Wrong If You Park Your Car In A Non-Parking Zone At The Supermarket

What Could Go Wrong If You Park Your Car In A Non-Parking Zone At The Supermarket

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

I think they deserved it.

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The community now has 4.0m members and gets submissions every day, but the creator of r/whatcouldgowrong said that it’s not up to them to approve the posts. “Reddit works by community voting, but we along with our content robots remove anything that doesn’t meet the rules,” they explained.

As r/whatcouldgowrong began to evolve, Reddit included it in a collection of popular subreddits where they “revamped the idea behind 'default communities,'” explained the creator. They said that since then, r/whatcouldgowrong “started to show up on the home page more often, which brought in more people.”

“The content is all pretty much the same, but the people participating in the discussion section of each post is no longer WCGW subscribers, but a combination of subscribers and general people from the rest of Reddit,” explained u/Peanutbuttered.

#7

What Could Go Wrong If I Decide To Let My White Dog Out After I Mow My Lawn

What Could Go Wrong If I Decide To Let My White Dog Out After I Mow My Lawn

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Hans
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2 months ago

It is Hulk-Dog. Do not make him angry!

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#8

What Could Go Wrong If You Burn 3.3 Tons Of Weed In A Residential Area

What Could Go Wrong If You Burn 3.3 Tons Of Weed In A Residential Area

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

That officer looks like he got a bit too close and enjoyed it too.

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes...exactly

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David Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

A group of migrating birds passed through the rising smoke; Police left no tern unstoned

Gina Babe
Community Member
2 months ago

Well played

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DforDorothy
Community Member
2 months ago

Governments should apply this where there are riots- then sit down calmly to find a solution for problems.

Ms Phit
Community Member
2 months ago

Might really bring out a nice crowd

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 months ago

This actually happened a few years ago where I used to live, the entire neighbourhood got high AF on the fumes!

UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

*Snop Dogg has entered the chat*

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
2 months ago

Snoop Dog stated once, that Willy Nelson is the only person he knows, who can smoke him under the table..

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Richard Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

The local doughnut shops were cleared out of stock in less than 5 minutes

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
2 months ago

Doritos had a HUGE surge in sales that week..

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

and it was those sweet & spicy types that are only sold in Asia....

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

A lot of people got very happy.

varwenea
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone goes there to get high. Partay!!

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Marijuana plants are not trees.

Valereee
Community Member
1 month ago

The whole area should be pretty mellow !

Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
2 months ago

Didn't think it throught, huh officer? XD

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought that I saw Cheech Marin in a police uniform

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

Talk about your half-baked ideas...

Radek Suski
Community Member
2 months ago

How did they got those so huge? I'm definitely doing something wrong

Tovah Roche
Community Member
2 months ago

No donut shop was safe once the munchies kicked in the police officers.

Lolforlife
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously why do people do these things

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 month ago

Ooo! I'm moving to the Philippines! They have whole trees there!!

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 month ago

I was gonna burn some weed, but then I go... wha...?

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

I have always wondered how the smoke affects thos standing around..has to give someone ...happy times !

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope someone pulled up a mobile eatery and made a gazillion dollars!

Ari Are
Community Member
1 month ago

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
1 month ago

Wish I could have been there. I'd take a bunch of deep breaths.

JJM
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! I bet they all had a party.

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
1 month ago

And a grand day out was had by All! I’d have set up a food van & made a fortune. 🤣

Flo
Community Member
1 month ago

Go Philipines!

Sharon Scott
Community Member
1 month ago

time for a block party?

Eric Forster
Community Member
1 month ago

We officers of the police force are......feeling pretty mellow......

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

the cop is blazed

Lynn Morello
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh boy that would be a day for the Junkies. Watch those eyes.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 months ago

Anyone got the munchies?

Pippa Runs
Community Member
2 months ago

That jawline *dang*

Tamera Gardner
Community Member
2 months ago

Duuuude.

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love to see how many onlookers were standing upwind! 😂😂😂

Tina Mercado
Community Member
2 months ago

Happy is, is happy does!

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
2 months ago

Mass high! Hope they took the children elsewhere. Sure the adults enjoyed it. That policeman certainly looks mellow!

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
2 months ago

Good idea, DforDorothy.

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
2 months ago

Very amusing.

Marsha Charnis-Colondres
Community Member
2 months ago

😎

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 months ago

Did they really think that out, or was it done on purpose to make things easier for themselves? I can see it now, "Dude, the cops are so cool! They had a weed party for us all."

Coleen Fussell
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m in. 🙋🏼‍♀️😂

Garyths
Community Member
2 months ago

Nicely high

Christel Nellemann
Community Member
2 months ago

“Everybody was Kung-fu-dancing” *cue internal music. No more crimes was done OR solved for the rest of the week.

Mary Patterson
Community Member
2 months ago

The look on that cops face is priceless

Jeanne Clapper
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha ha...

Irene Atencio
Community Member
2 months ago

hahahaha. That must have been a happy place for a while.

Mark Serbian
Community Member
2 months ago

I've been backstage at a Led Zeplin concert and they didn't look that stoned!

Laura Crawley
Community Member
2 months ago

Standing down wind Mmmmm.Hope they roasted some marshmallows too

Loretta
Community Member
2 months ago

It wouldn't have happened if they had watched the great English "educational" film "Saving Grace".

Ray Heap
Community Member
2 months ago

Then the entire Philippine police force got the munchies.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
2 months ago

a ridiculous thing to do - on any and all levels

Norah Reilly
Community Member
2 months ago

Man, that WHOLE TOWN was stoned that day!

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

I ate about 1/2 of a head of iceberg lettuce like an apple and finished off the evening with coconut macaroons when the munchies hit me smoking with a friend. Bet there were some strange cravings after a bonfire of weed takes effect. Dogs howling "Duuuuuude" all over town.

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
2 months ago

*shows up on scene*......" hey guys can I taste...I mean help?" Puff puff pass....out lol

ldao
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm appalled by marijuana use, wait let me get closer for a photo... inhale: that's the ticket!

Paizleypie
Community Member
2 months ago

Let's have a community campfire!

Michelle C.
Community Member
2 months ago

That officer looks like he wants to giggle really really bad.

KT
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL his eyes are soooo red

Tara Curry
Community Member
2 months ago

An hour later, he got called to a convenience store robbery and just ended up eating all the Doritos.

J Sizz
Community Member
2 months ago

He's like: "These kids might be on to something...."

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Just don't forget to bring some snacks to that bonfire.

ML
Community Member
2 months ago

The whole village got high

Christian Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmm..... doesn't look like Marijuana to me.....

Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

"...and they lived happy thereafter for the rest of their time."

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't worry folks I'm sure that there are plenty more growing elsewhere

Arno Nüüm
Community Member
2 months ago

Legalize it! Or ban alcohol as well. Just stop with the arbitrariness.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
2 months ago

Didn't The Simpsons or Family Guy predict this too?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Even the animals will get high! XD

Nicky Colohan
Community Member
2 months ago

In the words of Bob Dylan from Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 "Everybody's Gonna Get Stoned"

RJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is his service cap transparent..??

shemeowsalot
Community Member
2 months ago

some police officers did that in india too. Freaking hilarious

Robert Townsend
Community Member
2 months ago

From hashes to hashes, dust to dust but at least we got high

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

Ashes to ashes, Plunk to plunky, we all know Major Tom's a junkie...

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
2 months ago

like two giant pots.

Robert Townsend
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone went potty for it

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#9

What Could Go Wrong If I Just Feed This One Monkey

What Could Go Wrong If I Just Feed This One Monkey

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Adela Francova
Community Member
2 months ago

Very dangerous...

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The creator of the community also said that their favorite submission is the one where “a guy is rolling down a hill in a shopping cart, and what happens is about what you’d expect. This is my favorite post because it inspired me to create the page.”

Even though u/Peanutbuttered is aware that their subreddit is for quick entertainment, it still provides a lesson to learn. “My hope is that people who are thinking of attempting a stupid stunt will rethink their decision or maybe recall a post they saw on /r/whatcouldgowrong. Then they’ll think, 'maybe I should not do this,'” the redditor said.

In fact, u/Peanutbuttered concluded that in a perfect world, r/whatcouldgowrong wouldn’t exist “because people would know what is smart to attempt and what isn’t.” But since that’s not the case, at least, they hope the subreddit can help to prevent an injury or save a life.

#10

What Could Go Wrong If You Use A Walmart Bag When Bleaching Your Hair

What Could Go Wrong If You Use A Walmart Bag When Bleaching Your Hair

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

he's not the real shady- he's just imitating

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#11

What Could Go Wrong If You Keep Your Feet On The Dashboard And Get Into A Car Crash

What Could Go Wrong If You Keep Your Feet On The Dashboard And Get Into A Car Crash

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Jon S.
Community Member
2 months ago

I wish I hadn't seen this. But warning duly taken.

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#12

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear A Click Pen In My Hair

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear A Click Pen In My Hair

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Trying so hard thinking
Community Member
2 months ago

Well looks like kinda seismometer record on her back

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#13

What Could Go Wrong If I Put A Heavy Casket In My Trunk Without Securing It

What Could Go Wrong If I Put A Heavy Casket In My Trunk Without Securing It

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Violet brown
Community Member
2 months ago

dark but funny

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#14

What Could Go Wrong If You Hoard

What Could Go Wrong If You Hoard

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Violet brown
Community Member
2 months ago

in the other picture, they broke my bones, in this picture they broke my heart😢

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#15

What Could Go Wrong If I Post My Pic With A Full Map Of The Prison Behind Me (2 Days Later, A Terrorist Group Attacked And Freed Everyone There—happened In Nangarhar, Afghanistan)

What Could Go Wrong If I Post My Pic With A Full Map Of The Prison Behind Me (2 Days Later, A Terrorist Group Attacked And Freed Everyone There—happened In Nangarhar, Afghanistan)

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

True story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13184920#:~:text=More%20than%20470%20inmates%20at,Sarposa%20jail%20were%20Taliban%20insurgents.

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#16

What Could Go Wrong If I Open My Restaurant Against State Orders

What Could Go Wrong If I Open My Restaurant Against State Orders

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Losing the liquor license sound like a death sentence to a restaurant.

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#17

What Could Go Wrong If I Don't Strap Down The Boat

What Could Go Wrong If I Don't Strap Down The Boat

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UncleRussian
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like this should be the equivalent of running the red light and his boat licence should be revoked

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#18

What Could Go Wrong If I Leave The Car Window Down In Bear Country

What Could Go Wrong If I Leave The Car Window Down In Bear Country

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

Wowch!!!

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#19

What Could Go Wrong If I Hide Things In The Oven

What Could Go Wrong If I Hide Things In The Oven

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Tovah Roche
Community Member
2 months ago

Why wouldn't you check inside your oven before starting preheating?

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#20

What Could Go Wrong If You Have A Giant Blood Sticker On The Car

What Could Go Wrong If You Have A Giant Blood Sticker On The Car

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

It really looks frightening.

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#21

What Could Go Wrong If My Dumb Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

What Could Go Wrong If My Dumb Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

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varwenea
Community Member
2 months ago

The neighbor could have started a fire. Dumb is right.

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#22

What Could Go Wrong If I Try To Eat An Octopus Alive

What Could Go Wrong If I Try To Eat An Octopus Alive

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Romenriel
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2 months ago

I am far from being vegan, but you can't be mad at that octopus for trying to defend itself.

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#23

What Could Go Wrong If I Carry An Unsecured Cargo

What Could Go Wrong If I Carry An Unsecured Cargo

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Excuse me, sir, would you like me to tell you about our Lord and Savior, Buddha?

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#24

What Could Go Wrong If You Throw Away Mix With Yeast In It

What Could Go Wrong If You Throw Away Mix With Yeast In It

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
2 months ago

Reminds me of when I worked for Pizza Hut in high school and threw out 55 gallons of over proofed dough every night.

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#25

What Could Go Wrong If You Attempt A No-Hand Wakeboard In Your Robes While Drinking Tea

What Could Go Wrong If You Attempt A No-Hand Wakeboard In Your Robes While Drinking Tea

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

As a British person I have to respect his attempts to save the tea

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#26

What Could Go Wrong If I Fly A Drone Inside The House

What Could Go Wrong If I Fly A Drone Inside The House

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 months ago

I see a new fashion style in your future...Short hair for sure

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#27

What Could Go Wrong If You Park A Car For Days Illegally Under A Tree Full Of Egrets And Herons

What Could Go Wrong If You Park A Car For Days Illegally Under A Tree Full Of Egrets And Herons

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

The birds have voted.

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#28

What Could Go Wrong If I Don’t Check The Height Clearance

What Could Go Wrong If I Don’t Check The Height Clearance

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Ain Mukromin
Community Member
2 months ago

clearly you don't fit

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#29

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Photo To Remember

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Photo To Remember

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Grandpa is not impressed

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#30

What Could Go Wrong If I Have My Bird As An Advisor

What Could Go Wrong If I Have My Bird As An Advisor

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

When you have a bird you have to expect bird droppings.

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#31

What Could Go Wrong If You Think Playgrounds For Kids Are For Adults As Well

What Could Go Wrong If You Think Playgrounds For Kids Are For Adults As Well

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

He is never going to live this down.

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#32

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Picture With This Gopher Snake I Found In The Road

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Picture With This Gopher Snake I Found In The Road

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Richard Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

And thus was born a new superhero VENOM-SNOT! Able to paralyse bad guys by holding a nostril and blowing a poison snot dart out of the other!

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#33

What Could Go Wrong If You Get Into A Dog's Personal Space

What Could Go Wrong If You Get Into A Dog's Personal Space

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Erica
Community Member
2 months ago

Dogs rarely bite without a warning...the first picture and the way his ears and body language are would be a clear indication he’s not happy

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#34

What Could Go Wrong If You Try To Take A Cool Beach Photo

What Could Go Wrong If You Try To Take A Cool Beach Photo

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varwenea
Community Member
2 months ago

He seems incredibly cruel smiling so happily.

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#35

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear An Eagles Shirt On Photo Day

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear An Eagles Shirt On Photo Day

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Falcon
Community Member
2 months ago

The question is, who the hell designs a shirt that has EAG on the first row and then LES on the next row...

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#36

What Could Go Wrong If My Neighbor Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There

What Could Go Wrong If My Neighbor Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 months ago

Just as well no one was standing there. Next time place a bottle of Tomato sauce on the floor&when they drill, they will find the blood like stuff might give them pause for thought

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#37

What Could Go Wrong If I Put My Pizza On A Plastic Board And Cook It In The Oven

What Could Go Wrong If I Put My Pizza On A Plastic Board And Cook It In The Oven

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
2 months ago

Who the hell puts a plastic board in an oven??

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#38

What Could Go Wrong If You Use Adhesive Letters On The Outside Of Your Massage Therapist Center

What Could Go Wrong If You Use Adhesive Letters On The Outside Of Your Massage Therapist Center

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

"I'll take the rapists for 200."

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#39

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget Sunscreen

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget Sunscreen

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 months ago

Your a pale skinned Ginger haired person, Never Forget Your Sunscreen Ever Again! Skin cancer, here you come

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#40

What Could Go Wrong If You Accidentally Throw An Unsecured Bottle Of Cheese Onto Your Laptop

What Could Go Wrong If You Accidentally Throw An Unsecured Bottle Of Cheese Onto Your Laptop

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Firefoxy3121
Community Member
2 months ago

Taking Mac and cheese to the next level

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