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...

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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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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
6 months ago

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

Francis
Community Member
6 months ago

my flatmate who git a masters degree in engineering and now works for a major train company? he was very tired when he tried it and i stopped him right before the desaster

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

I can only imagine the difficulty the clean up will be.

Bubbs Art
Community Member
6 months ago

Not the cheese :(

Cori
Community Member
6 months ago

I have done this. Well, not this exactly. I put the cutting board with leftovers in the oven to keep it safe from the cat. I know. I should have taken the extra 30 seconds to put it in a storage container instead. Fast forward to the next day. Pizza sounds good so I start preheating the oven. Cue the weird smell. I open the oven door and yep. There's the cutting board... or what's left of it.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
6 months ago

It was Plastic, what did you think was gonna happen?

Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Basic understanding of how things work on earth: fail.

JuJu
Community Member
6 months ago

zoning out for 20 secs will bring you this (and other 'wonderful' moments)

Tina Mercado
Community Member
6 months ago

Plastic crust pizza! Yum

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Where can I get mine?...

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CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
6 months ago

The STUPID is strong with this one.

Tiffany Meyer
Community Member
6 months ago

So THAT'S why the directions actually say to remove the plastic wrap.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Nobody wants to be sued because someone didn’t state the obvious.

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
6 months ago

Back in the late 80's when frozen pizza was just gaining popularity, my grandma loved the convenience of it. Unfortunately, she forgot to remove the cardboard underneath it. Every. Single. Time. I'm surprised she only had to put out three fires in her oven because of it.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s hard to get used to new things when you’re old. I wouldn’t have understood that as a young person, but now I know from experience.

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Robert Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago

I had a colleague heating up her lunch in a Tupperware box but didn't remove the lid. The lid and box melted together😂

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
6 months ago

Tasty! But what a filthy oven!

Davor Jelacic
Community Member
6 months ago

It can be saved...

Heather Menard
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It didn't melt where the pizza was so 1 for pizza 0 for board

Sheila Schaefer
Community Member
5 months ago

Their parents must be so proud!!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
6 months ago

#kitchenfails

Lululoohoo
Community Member
6 months ago

oh man, the fumes from that are so not good for you. yikes.

kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

at least the pizza is ok

Kim Zaczynski
Community Member
6 months ago

😂😂😂

Carole Gleed
Community Member
6 months ago

What a shame looks like a nice pizza too.

Maureen Peters
Community Member
6 months ago

This is real dumb!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
6 months ago

It melts you ninny!

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
6 months ago

Better to use a pizza stone. It doesn’t melt at high temperatures.

BAILEY PANELLI
Community Member
6 months ago

:/

Sophie Johnson
Community Member
6 months ago

The pizza looks yummy

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
6 months ago

What an idiot!!

CincyReds
Community Member
6 months ago

What an idiot

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
6 months ago

well now you got a reason to clean it ! hahahahah

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
6 months ago

Beyond stupid!

David Herz
Community Member
6 months ago

Hard to say which is less healthy, was the plastic mozarella-based?

pebs
Community Member
6 months ago

This one is so idiot that in the end probably ate the pizza.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
6 months ago

First time cook I guess?

fuggnuggins
Community Member
6 months ago

No worries. Just let it cool off a bit and the plastic should pull away pretty easily. Might lose a little bit of pizza, but not a disaster.

Quazmodic
Community Member
6 months ago

No. THis is just too much. NO ONE is THAT FUCKING STUPID! This is a setup joke. Has to be.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Having worked in the service industry, I can assure you that there are plenty of people who are that bleeping stupid.

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Ruth Dyke
Community Member
6 months ago

Are you kidding? Unbelievable.

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
6 months ago

And you're old enough to use an oven...??

Donald Holder
Community Member
6 months ago

Einstein is safe.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Also, dead...

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Catherine Brady
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't let this person ever cook again.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
6 months ago

The instructions for the pizza clearly state to remove the plastic before baking.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
6 months ago

I- just- *facepalm*

Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
6 months ago

. . . . . . . . no, this one's on you.

Laura Crawley
Community Member
6 months ago

dude

Laura Enez
Community Member
6 months ago

What a nightmare!

Tim McElheney
Community Member
6 months ago

Throw that oven away.

Bobbilee
Community Member
6 months ago

Why. The. Hell. Common sense is absent with this one.

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
6 months ago

Sometimes I wonder if people do this just for the attention. I guarantee he still lives in his mom's basement and I guarantee she was pissed!

I I
Community Member
6 months ago

hhhhmmmmm just like moma used to make at the trailer park crack house hhmmmm

BatmansWife
Community Member
6 months ago

Sometimes I can't believe how people can be idiots. Then I see things like this.

RunYouCleverBoyAndRemember
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like cheese.

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
6 months ago

🤦🏼‍♂️

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW, Your ignorance is overwhelming. Do you tie your own shoes in the mornings ?

Disgusting Sehun
Community Member
6 months ago

the pizza do be thicc ngl

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
6 months ago

The cardboard beneath a frozen pizza can be hard to remove. I realized this after the fact. Fortunately, it had a baking sheet underneath, so I avoided this catastrophe.

STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
6 months ago

on the bright side that is a THICCC pizza

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
6 months ago

In another post someone did the same with a wooden cutting board and it was a similar result.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
6 months ago

Pizza cooks well.... very evenly browned.

Catherine Eugenio
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought that was cheese. Looked yummy

Damon Gates
Community Member
6 months ago

And that only compounds the tragedy.

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GARRETT O'BANION
Community Member
6 months ago

thats so cool. satisfying and cool

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
6 months ago

Delicious :D

Magda Kočičková
Community Member
6 months ago

The smell must have been beyond imagination

Debbie
Community Member
6 months ago

Yup I've done this, wasn't pizza but something else I was reheating and made on the cutting board. I just didn't notice the board... a moment of stupidity. It only took a bit of melting before I notcied, nothing like thiI blame it on lack of sleep and being distracted... Not my brightest moment.

KT
Community Member
6 months ago

it looks like cheese at first

pebs
Community Member
6 months ago

Who could be so idiot?

Orionpax75
Community Member
6 months ago

I mean the pure stupidity wtf

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

How dumb you have to be to do this?

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
6 months ago

Trump level.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
6 months ago

That pizza does not look good.

Joe Berger
Community Member
6 months ago

Look at all that melted cheese

ML
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks yummy. Like vanilla pudding

chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
6 months ago

looks like American cheese

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
6 months ago

Idiot. How stoned were you?

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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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