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
3 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
3 months ago

I can't😂

Koalamonster
Community Member
3 months ago

It's the hat that does it for me. So great.

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Bacony
Community Member
3 months ago

It would be funnier if she honked a ship horn when she got there.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha, briliiant.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh top shelf girl!!!

Cori
Community Member
3 months ago

This is f*cking priceless! 🤣

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

Who is paying for the pickup and transport? The news station? Does the cost go to the unscrupulous owner somehow? Just curious.

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, I think newscaster's idea, and the studio's dollar. The owner just gets their (red)face on TV, and the boat to deal with again.

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Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

This in an old story, but I still love it. I have friends that own a marina. People abandon their boats there because they don't want to pay the bills. But my friends can't just throw them away legally, because there is a law that they would need to advertise in three publications for weeks before being allowed to, plus the cost of disposal is huge.

Belle_Pandamonium🇧🇻l
Community Member
3 months ago

So what do they do w the boats? In my country, the legal owners have to pay (but the laws are not good enough..yet).

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

This is great! I hate it when people just dump their crap anywhere.

Hilary Mol
Community Member
3 months ago

Pure Michigan.

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

Not all heroes wear capes

Damon Gates
Community Member
3 months ago

Lovely...wicked, but lovely.

Tambot
Community Member
3 months ago

A. I am surprised at the amount of old boats people have B. To dump them in an abandoned neighbourhood is crazy! Wouldn't someone use them for parts??? Is it that costly to dispose of them properly? I have so many questions

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

I want her job, bad.

Robert Townsend
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey we found your cruise liner

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
3 months ago

O Captain, my captain

Isabella Vega
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahahaha

Stimpy
Community Member
3 months ago

I want to watch that

Gogubaci
Community Member
3 months ago

legend

Valereee
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it !!

Bob Connely
Community Member
3 months ago

That's my good and personal friend, Ronnie Dahl, formerly of Detroit's WXYZ 7 Action News doin' what she did best: holding people accountable fore their stupidity! She was the BEST!↨

Patzpie
Community Member
3 months ago

Broad has brass balls and I want to buy her a drink!!

Lolforlife
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣 is my only response.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 months ago

That's good stuff right there.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh we just drop them on the lawn when we delivered them.

Debster
Community Member
3 months ago

She is awesome

Leodavinci
Community Member
3 months ago

Bet this worked until boat owners started removing ID numbers.

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't believe that people think that they can get away with such crappy behaviour.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle C
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, if only we could identify all the crummy people that leave their trash all over the world.

Leah Hutchings
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s freakin’ great!!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 months ago

Would love to be there !!!

ISABELLAPANDACHILD
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL

Leah Hutchings
Community Member
3 months ago

I love her! I’ve seen guys dumping an old boat in the woods while on a nature walk , reported illegal dumping and they where caught!

Robert Miller
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahoy Moron ! Thars yer boat !

Carole Gleed
Community Member
3 months ago

Hello sailor !

Mary Jane Love
Community Member
3 months ago

I read that as “boots” for some fucking reason and was confused like crazy for a moment there. “Why the hell are there IDs on boots?” 🤦‍♀️

Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

Andrew Brackett - registered boat owner, illegal fly tipper, and general turd.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahhaah smart girl. I can't imagine the reactions. of exposure ...public too... yes!!

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahoy Cap'n! We found yer dinghy!!

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

That is awesome!

Naomi Cline
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel doing that with the dog poop that people don’t pick up.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
3 months ago

Excellent!

Debbie
Community Member
3 months ago

ooooo

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 months ago

hahaha

Annie
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius!

Pippa Runs
Community Member
3 months ago

I want to have a beer with her.

SF Angel
Community Member
3 months ago

Spectacular

Tina Harbour
Community Member
3 months ago

SAVAGE!!!!🤣😂🤣

Grace Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

I love her shes brillant

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it!

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
3 months ago

Great idea!

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
3 months ago

dude looks so confused lol

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Wasn't there an episode of The Simpsons similar to this?

Jeanne Clapper
Community Member
3 months ago

Love her!!!

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it!

Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

i love this so much!

Wanda Hobbs
Community Member
3 months ago

Virtual hugs!!!

Michelle Geiger
Community Member
3 months ago

Aye! Aye! Captain!👏

Alison Burgess
Community Member
3 months ago

I live in metro Detroit and have not seen this but once

Oscar Guerrero
Community Member
3 months ago

I aspire to be this woman.

Geri Taran
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant!

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
3 months ago

Lmao!!! Omfg I love her!

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
3 months ago

Holy run on sentence.

christie lowe
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahoy mate!

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Fines for loitering! :D

Azure Adams
Community Member
3 months ago

Boats are a terrible investment for just entertainment purposes

KT
Community Member
3 months ago

*FOG HORN SOUND* This is your captain speaking! As she arrives haha

Laura Catania
Community Member
3 months ago

Chaotic good?

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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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Taking Mac and cheese to the next level

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