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😂

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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?

Sonja
Community Member
3 months ago

Good one...but isn't it Gandhi?

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Zhaoheng Liu
Community Member
3 months ago

imagine looking in your mirror and just see that face crashing through your window

Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
2 months ago

Heeeere's Johnny!

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CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

At first I thought it was a real person lol

Lisa Bo Bisa
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes! It took me way longer than it should've to figure out it was a statue.

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JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

He just wanted to tell the driver to be careful

Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Should have been wearing a seatbelt

Richard Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

"Can we pull into the next stop? I need a wee"

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
3 months ago

Just another back seat driver!

chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

"Hi! I just wanted to look what's inside."

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

peekaboo!

MrTree1779
Community Member
3 months ago

Peek-a-Buddha!

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bryguy
Community Member
3 months ago

*Peek a boo*

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

I though it was a person and my heart skipped a beat

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

As in an alive person

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Katy Malinowski
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm thinking karma's going to be an issue...

SoozeeQ
Community Member
2 months ago

I see what you did there!

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Magpie
Community Member
2 months ago

I hear my grandfather's voice. " Where did these idiots get their license ? Out of a cornflakes packet ?"

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
2 months ago

Your dear grandfather is so right and a very wise man!

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Quazmodic
Community Member
2 months ago

It's an old Thai Buddhist Monk. The writing on the window is Thai. Thais make many pictures, statues and amulets of famous old Buddhist Monks.To the people saying it's Gandhi, he was an Indian Hindu.

Red Wyvern Emperor
Community Member
2 months ago

Here's Budha!

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

I saw a bony real person at first as I scrolled. Would things have been better if they laid it down? Either way, it should have been secured.

Chich
Community Member
2 months ago

You got any games on your phone, I'm bored.

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

And yet it is legal for people to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 months ago

?! Not in Ohio! People used to get away with it in the 70s, before we used seatbelts. Now you get stopped as soon as you're noticed. Easier to write tickets for assholes than to do all the paperwork after their fatal crash.

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonder what it looks like inside?

Diana Dodd
Community Member
2 months ago

Gross ... but really Funny🤪

Heather Reynolds Atwood
Community Member
2 months ago

"I told you to hand me another beer!!!"

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
2 months ago

He just wanted a share of the the potato chips.

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
2 months ago

Excuse me are we there yet?

Carole Gleed
Community Member
2 months ago

I can’t take it any more.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Night of the Uninvited Dead...

Maureen Peters
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my god, this is not the place for him to stay!

Kari Reyes
Community Member
2 months ago

😮....🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 months ago

Speechless. I will meditate.

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
2 months ago

Peek-a-boo! I see you!

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a Shaolin Monk.

Debbie
Community Member
2 months ago

So appropriate!

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's not frightening at first glance!!!!!!!!!!

Flo
Community Member
2 months ago

You will never see this Buddha Doodle.

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

hahaha.

David Herz
Community Member
2 months ago

The power of meditation

Garth Robinson
Community Member
2 months ago

is this what they call "unlawful entry" ?

SF Angel
Community Member
2 months ago

What did Ghandi ever do to deserve this?!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Is SF for San Francisco?

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Tamera Gardner
Community Member
2 months ago

Are we there yet?

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
2 months ago

Why are people so lazy not to tie the cargo down.

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 months ago

Excuse me sir, do you have the time?

Pontificate
Community Member
2 months ago

"O hai guys what's going on?"

Andrea Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

I was getting lonely...

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
2 months ago

Pardon me...do you have any grey poupon?

ArrowAce
Community Member
2 months ago

'Hello sir, kindly strap me down next time please, and have a nice day'

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
2 months ago

"Hey guys,The MONK wants some of that air con also on this hot day"

Carolyn McCully
Community Member
2 months ago

Boo!

Timmy
Community Member
2 months ago

And the Dali Lama said, “On your truck bed, you will receive total enlightenment.”

Hannah M
Community Member
2 months ago

What

Paizleypie
Community Member
2 months ago

Even if your windows are up this will happen if you have food in your car. The parks tell you not to leave ANY food in your vehicle.

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe you intended this comment for a different post? Makes no sense here.

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Todd Hunter
Community Member
2 months ago

#bethechange

averageperson
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow this is so creepy...

GARRETT O'BANION
Community Member
2 months ago

what is that even doing in the back of that truck?

Megzymonsta
Community Member
2 months ago

The pic scared me for a second until I realised it was a statue. Lol

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Talk about a nosedive XD

Leonel Franco
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like alien

Ansirk
Community Member
2 months ago

Are we there yet?

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 months ago

more like "What could go wrong if you brake too hard". Drive safe.

Robert Townsend
Community Member
3 months ago

I hate back seat drivers!!

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
3 months ago

Even Buddha gave up on 2020.

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

Literally instant karma

John L
Community Member
3 months ago

The statue just wanted to ask, "are we there yet".

ML
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a splitting headache, do you have a pill?

ML
Community Member
3 months ago

Just dropped by to say hello

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

Not securing a load properly is dangerous and could get you manslaughter charges

Jumilicious
Community Member
3 months ago

"Sorry to buddha you, bro!"

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was scrolling down and saw just half of the picture I was like... wow zombie - 2020 just hit its bottom....

nanashi
Community Member
3 months ago

imagine having a car crash that almost took your life then saw buddha looming over your shoulders

DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

'is anybody in there?'

Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

"Oh, hai"

T Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

Peepo

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 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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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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