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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Adam C
Community Member
6 months ago

Great Sharon, stay away!!

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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
6 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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

Job-hater gets dream come true

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

very creative - thumbs up!

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

Great response to an absolute buttmunch

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

Off their trolley parking there

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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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Violet brown
Community Member
6 months ago

this actually looks good

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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
6 months ago

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

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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
6 months ago

Very dangerous...

My O My
Community Member
6 months ago

I hope he got out of there fine

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
6 months ago

Not seen in this picture but definitely included: the billions of flees and bugs happily jumping over to their new human host.

JessG
Community Member
6 months ago

And rabies, and whatever else it might carry...yeesh

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
6 months ago

I once got attacked by monkeys on a "deserted island". I made the mistake of giving one some food. They then chased me and I had to swim away and wait in the water until my boat came back. By then they had stolen/trashed all my belongings.

glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

You get a horror movie!

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
6 months ago

Horrifying

crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
6 months ago

LICE. that's all i can think about rn.

I Just Changed My Name
Community Member
6 months ago

Hope you have had all your shots

chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

Groups of monkeys communicate. If you feed one you have to feed all of them.

Chich
Community Member
6 months ago

Moneys are complete wankers. If it's not tied down they'll run off with it.

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
6 months ago

Me but with stray cats, almost every day.

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
6 months ago

Good on you ! ! !

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Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
6 months ago

How long will this person have to wait until they're eligible to donate blood again?

Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Monkeycalypse.

Martin John
Community Member
6 months ago

Keep this guy away from the piranha exhibits!

Robert Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago

They go bananas

Robert Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

The same thing happens when your on the coast and feed the seagulls. Accept the gulls shit on you too.

danielw
Community Member
6 months ago

the monkeys will throw their shit at you... so, there's that.

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Ms Phit
Community Member
6 months ago

He had to spank a lot of monkeys to get them off (sorry I couldn't resist)

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This is frightening!

CatWoman312
Community Member
6 months ago

That would be terrifying

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
6 months ago

And that's when the monkeys are looking for handouts and they're in a good frame of mind...hurt one by flinging it away or yelling at them and now you are in a hurricane of angry biting fury. Holy moley!

Nancy Bourque
Community Member
6 months ago

Hey hey with the monkeys, people say we monkey around but we're to busy ..........

STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
6 months ago

never feed just "ONE"

SoozeeQ
Community Member
6 months ago

That was exactly my first thought.

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
6 months ago

I hope you got your shots.

Paizleypie
Community Member
6 months ago

This looks like something from a nightmare.

Ami Temi
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG! Diseases can be spread easily this way by small cuts, I hope he's alright.

Mimi M
Community Member
6 months ago

throw the food! (If you have any left)

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

And run!

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Mauve Mouse
Community Member
6 months ago

This literally looks like a horror movie.

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

Outbreak 2.. coming soon to a theater near you!

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KT
Community Member
6 months ago

oh...my....god....

ML
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't do that with bees either

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
6 months ago

Attack of the Monkeys!

N G
Community Member
6 months ago

Thos is fine as long as you have more siblings to feed to the other hungry beasts

Lolforlife
Community Member
6 months ago

Live your life well people. Dont follow his path unless you love monkey poop.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
6 months ago

This is the stuff of nightmares

Iggy
Community Member
6 months ago

i would definitely need fresh underwear after that!

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh look! It's the next pandemic

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

And there's the new Coronavirus 2022!

THE GUY
Community Member
6 months ago

Like seagulls

Aaliyah Wilson
Community Member
6 months ago

I think Marcel called his friends up

Patsy Barrow
Community Member
6 months ago

My worst nightmare!

Germaine
Community Member
6 months ago

MONKEY MOB

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

If I were to feed a horde of monkeys like this I'd hurl a giant bag of peanuts far away from my location and then run like hell... (much more likely NOT to try to be a monkey feeder).

Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
6 months ago

Ughh this is why there are signs telling people not to feed them.the monkeys here in Islamabad have also gotten confident enough to wrestle food out of your hand.

Meg Needler
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow!

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NanZ
Community Member
6 months ago

I think monkeys are cute, but I would know better than to do that. They could have ripped her to shreds and it looks like they probably did. Very scary and dangerous!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
6 months ago

The leaning tower of monkeys...

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
6 months ago

One cautionary *tale*...Rabies comes to mind (0.0)??

Starlee87
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I feel bad for him..... Actually no, no I don't feel sorry for dummys

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

As the old saying goes "Monkey see, monkey do" and they did!

Sheila Schaefer
Community Member
5 months ago

GROSSS!!

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
5 months ago

A potentially lethal situation

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
5 months ago

Macquac attack.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

First time on vacation, has no clue !!!

kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!

Mary Hurst
Community Member
6 months ago

Is an the comments and saw nothing about bites. These monkeys have TEETH! I suspect, between the bites and scratches, he was in pretty bad shape afterward and hopefully got treatment and a tetanus shot right away.

Mare Freed
Community Member
6 months ago

There will just be a skeleton left when the monkeys jump off.

Robert Miller
Community Member
6 months ago

they bite .

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
6 months ago

You're going to have a tough time putting them all back in the barrel...

Mimi Wilder
Community Member
6 months ago

Idiot

Jeremy
Community Member
6 months ago

god i hate monkeys

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch that must hurt..they bite fingers too

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
6 months ago

They will be lucky if the monkeys don't kidnap them! There are enough of them to carry a person off and then hold them for ransom of much food!

Sandra Marchant
Community Member
6 months ago

Won't be doing that again any time soon!

Beverly Deelstra
Community Member
6 months ago

wow

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
6 months ago

Ermagerrd! 😳

June Galloway
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG! does he have a face now? holey cow !

Eleanor Gray
Community Member
6 months ago

Creased😂😂😂

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG

Eric Forster
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't monkey with us, we're hungry.

Manel Dias
Community Member
6 months ago

Shouldn't go there without having a load of fruits.

Baali Venomax
Community Member
6 months ago

GLOMP! If you like something tell your friends who will tell their friends and so on and so forth hehehehe

Tina Mercado
Community Member
6 months ago

omg...

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
6 months ago

Too much monkey love?

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG! That's terrifying.

Marsha Charnis-Colondres
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm Worried About That kid!

Fred Burrows
Community Member
6 months ago

I once fed a squirrel a Cheeto with similar results

Donald Holder
Community Member
6 months ago

Here comes 6 weeks of rabies shits.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Typo?

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Gloria J Williams
Community Member
6 months ago

That is just a bit much. You might become a meal.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
6 months ago

Under cover.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
6 months ago

I freaking HATE monkeys!

Jeanne Clapper
Community Member
6 months ago

Gross.

Pam Harris
Community Member
6 months ago

Hah! This happens w/geese also!

WildBerry
Community Member
6 months ago

Look at the monkeys in the background and some of them that are sitting down near this guy. They look amazed.

Patzpie
Community Member
6 months ago

Stupidity, rewarded.........🤯

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
6 months ago

WHOA

Osprey
Community Member
6 months ago

YIKES!

Suebee70
Community Member
6 months ago

Those buggers can be MEAN. No thanks, hard pass on feeding the monkeys!

Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
6 months ago

Reminds me of the time in Venice. Grandma looked just like that, just with pigeons.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

GAAAAAH!!! I hate pigeons so much.

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Jennifer Harris
Community Member
6 months ago

Patient zero!! Agh

Laura Crawley
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes, might want to rethink that one.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm a true-blue animal lover - but this gives even me the heebi-jeebies - except for the cute little ones on the left - - - - - - -

Andrea Hall
Community Member
6 months ago

That's TERRIFYING!

Tim McElheney
Community Member
6 months ago

I love all animals except monkeys and spiders.

MJ
Community Member
6 months ago

No thank you.

ldao
Community Member
6 months ago

You're the visitor.

Kate
Community Member
6 months ago

Like The Matrix: Reloaded

Clandestine
Community Member
6 months ago

Rabies :|

RitaGG
Community Member
6 months ago

Hoard of monkeys. The new "me too" movement.

wyndmere
Community Member
6 months ago

Yet another reason I really don't like monkeys.

Penny Swinbourne
Community Member
6 months ago

That's my dream

Misterscooter
Community Member
6 months ago

Swarm, swarm!

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
6 months ago

nasty

ChinaPandas122
Community Member
6 months ago

is he ok? monkeys are dangerous but cute

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Just why would anyone do that?

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm not a surgeon but that's not how it's meant to look.

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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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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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Violet brown
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

...and now they've broken my brain

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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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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

Rule number 1: Always secure the cargo.

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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
6 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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Why, just why? And then, who just turned on the oven without a look?

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks quite realistic though...

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Every plastic trashcan for 50 years had the warning sticker: "do not put in hot ash". Obviously for a reason. I never thought anyone could be that stupid.

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

That's probably why you don't see them eaten alive very often

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

head bump...

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Impressive.

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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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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
6 months ago

Kudos for trying to balance the tea while a face plant into the board seems unavoidable

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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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Violet brown
Community Member
6 months ago

new hairstyle

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

And not a single shit was giv...ohn evermind.

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

No you don' t

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

Seconds before disaster...

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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
6 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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Jon S.
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm not even sure how...Presumably after sliding down he didn't have enough strength to right himself and climb back up?

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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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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

The snake doesn't like selfies.

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

He's a dog so he can't tell to you back the f**k up. Hope he's ok.

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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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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my god 😧 Poor girl!

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

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If you consider "Fag" to be an insul you obviously consider being gay an insult. In this case, you are a homophobic asshole. To bad this even gets upvotes on BP.

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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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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Why, just why?

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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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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
6 months ago

It can be saved...

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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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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

It looks like sabotage.

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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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Romenriel
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch. Also ginger here.

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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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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
6 months ago

who the hell eats parmesan cheese from a bottle?!

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