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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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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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
6 months ago

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

wyndmere
Community Member
6 months ago

He no longer has pale skin.

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Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

what could "go wrong?"... skin cancer.

PhantomBuni
Community Member
6 months ago

Gingers forever! (Also, it ain’t our fault, sunscreen sucks. You either smell like bug blood or a daycare)

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
6 months ago

Please go to a hospital!!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a bad sunburn. It literally looks like pink highlighter.

Romenriel
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch. Also ginger here.

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
6 months ago

You can get sunburn on an overcast day. If there's enough light to cast a shadow, you can burn. It just takes longer. I did that when I fell asleep by the pool.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

You get burnt worse on an overcast day because you don’t have the heat to let you know you’re burning.

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Grandma Shark
Community Member
6 months ago

You.. light up my life...

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
6 months ago

Thanks for the laugh!

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Bacony
Community Member
6 months ago

Dammit, George!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
6 months ago

Ha!

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StardustRainO8
Community Member
5 months ago

That's not red... its PINK!

Daria B
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like the pink people from Guardians of the Galaxy. ♡

Hannah M
Community Member
6 months ago

He cannot possibly be that pink. It looks like someone filled him in with a highlighter

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
6 months ago

It's maybe a liiiiitle bit overdone by the photo/lighting, but fair people really do get this pinkish pink. Like, really pink.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm not THAT pale but I still keep sunscreen in my car, my bag and my desk.

Gretchen Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Goodness, I can feel the heat from here

wyndmere
Community Member
6 months ago

When your skin is redder than your hair.

Heather Menard
Community Member
2 weeks ago

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Queen of hearts
Community Member
4 months ago

fake looks red

Sheila Schaefer
Community Member
5 months ago

Pretty color!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

Ohhhhhhhhh, the pain !!!

Diana Dodd
Community Member
5 months ago

Best bet ... stay out of the sun! You’ll look old long before you are old!

Craymoss
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone open palm smack him!!

Bsigmon
Community Member
5 months ago

larry the lobster! i found you!

Good and Evil Fox
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks like a watermelon😂😂

Carole Gleed
Community Member
6 months ago

That must hurt.

moeless
Community Member
6 months ago

Alcohol gives courage against the sun.

Nicola Hocking
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch

Isabel Care
Community Member
6 months ago

I have a ginger friend who fell asleep sunbathing nude. She spent the next week nude at home as it was too painful to wear anything. She said she looked like a Ribena berry from the ads.

Kari Reyes
Community Member
6 months ago

That doesn't even look red...it's day-glo 😳💓

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
6 months ago

Ohh pink and orange go well together with the grass green duds

J
Community Member
6 months ago

I feel the pain of his first shower coming up! OUCH!

Sam Cook
Community Member
6 months ago

Dang, Patrick.

Alexandra Ghobrial
Community Member
6 months ago

skin cancer be like

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
6 months ago

That has just begun to hurt.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
6 months ago

His shorts are clashing with the rest of his body!

Marjorie Anderson Iniguez
Community Member
6 months ago

Too soon for Christmas?

okpkpkp
Community Member
6 months ago

Nice tan!

Ronnie Beaton
Community Member
6 months ago

"On a scale of 1 to 10, with one being A Bit Pink, and ten being Baboon's Arse, how would you rate your sunburn, sir?"

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
6 months ago

Aloe Vera

Kevin Burgess
Community Member
6 months ago

Just the average first day of summer for every redhead.

Lynn Boldenow
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm so sorry...but sunscreen needs to be your best friend!

Tina Harbour
Community Member
6 months ago

I've never seen a highlighter pink person!🤣😂

Baali Venomax
Community Member
6 months ago

You turn into a human lobster, that's what happens.

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
6 months ago

OUCH! That really smarts!

Catherine Brady
Community Member
6 months ago

So painful.

Haley Sterne
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, I have done this, not just once either. 😬

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
6 months ago

Done this a few times but I wasn't florescent.

Sk8_boy
Community Member
6 months ago

He is a red neck

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
6 months ago

YEE-OWCH!

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

T0T buddyyyy nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo T0T

Bobbilee
Community Member
6 months ago

That's gotta hurt!

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
6 months ago

Nice body even if it is pink lol

Lainie Anderson
Community Member
6 months ago

You didn't learn this as a kid???

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
6 months ago

I've been there. Ofcourse you learn to use sunscreen, but some day, you forget. Last week, I went canooing, wore shorts (and a t-shirt and baseball cap because my shoulders and head/face burn very easily) but forgot to use sunscreen on my legs. They were bright red later that evening and hurt like hell for two days after that. We all make mistakes!

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Destiney Torres
Community Member
6 months ago

It's the not putting sunscreen on for me.

Timmy
Community Member
6 months ago

Still looks better than Trump

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
6 months ago

He could do with photoshop

Rick
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks like a dyslexic traffic light.

wyndmere
Community Member
6 months ago

He is nearly monochromatic.

CatWoman312
Community Member
6 months ago

If you have red hair you should wear sunscreen always.

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

Nothing...😬

Robert Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago

Rocket lolly

Damon Gates
Community Member
6 months ago

He clashes with himself.

Ezigma
Community Member
6 months ago

The choice of color of pants to take this pic in was just the leprechaun topper!

Maximiliano De Borba
Community Member
6 months ago

Snake problems

Germaine
Community Member
6 months ago

white people problem

Daria B
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Don't underestimate UV. My skin tans easily and is generally strong against sunshine, but I did get burns when riding the back of a motorcycle on a nice summer day..... Oh, and if you're curious about my skin colour, it's....rose gold! ♡ According to my FitBit accessories at least.

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James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
6 months ago

With your low IQ it doesn't supprise anyone.

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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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