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50 Times Common Sense Went Over The Heads Of These Interior Designers (New Pics)

Good design is about finding the delicate yet pleasing balance between form and function. Though a lot depends on what you want to get done, a good rule of thumb is to keep your designs simple, so that they’re easily understood, practical, and aesthetic. But some people throw the rulebook out the window into the dumpster. And then they wing it.

Even though bad home interior designs are something you should practice social distancing from, you can’t deny that they can be hilarious… as long as it’s not your home we’re talking about! Bored Panda wanted to make you laugh and feel better about having to stay in your lovely home during the lockdown, so we’re bringing you the funniest, most facepalm-worthy interior design fails that prove common sense is actually quite rare.

Are you in the mood for some more horrendous examples of design? Well, once you’re done scrolling through this list and upvoting your fave horrible design pics, we invite you to check out earlier posts about design fails here, here, and here.

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#3 My Uncle’s House Got A Bathroom Without A Door, Literally The First Thing You See When You Enter The House

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Designer Dieter Rams is one of the world’s brightest experts when it comes to design that’s done well. Back in the 1970s, he said that the world was full of “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors, and noises” and then went on to create his 10 principles for good design. In our opinion, he expressed timeless rules that are as important now as they were back then.

For Rams, good design has to be innovative but also useful. It can’t sacrifice form or function for one or the other: it has to be a blend of both. If a product is self-explanatory, even better! That goes for designs everywhere—if something is over-designed, it can create confusion.

#4 My Friend’s Under-The-Stairs “Bathroom” Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

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#5 Can’t Stop Thinking About This Sink

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#6 Kitchen Made By A Sofa Maker

Similarly, Rams argues that good design is honest, long-lasting, friendly to the environment, has a shelf life longer than current trends, and does away with non-essentials. In short, aim for purity. Show the essence of the design. Do away with what’s unnecessary. More is less.

However, we’re not the only ones who think that bad designs can be a lot of fun (and not just a warning about what to avoid doing). The founders of the Ugly Design Instagram page, Jonas Nyffenegger and Sébastien Mathys, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview that bad designs jump out at people from the screen and grab their attention.

#7 Imagine Having To Scrub Or Clean It

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#8 At Least You Don’t Have To Reach For It

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#9 New Kitchen Style

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What’s more, atrocious designs also keep on surprising people. Just when you think you’ve reached the bottom of the (Un)Aesthetic Abyss, you realize that it was just the tip of the Iceberg of Bad Taste. What’s more, the founders pointed out that the world would be a very boring place if everything looked tasteful and nice.

#10 I Almost Fell Down And Rolled My Ankle On This

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#11 Why Is There Wood Separating The Hallway In Half

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#12 All It Needs Is A Jukebox And A Soda Fountain

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#13 My Parents Have A Bathroom With Carpet That Goes Up The Bathtub Walls. Bonus Points For The Terrible Wallpaper

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#14 The Almighty Toilet Throne

#15 I Think My Stairs Fit Here

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#16 Who Says Crown Molding Is Overdone?

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#17 This Bathroom Covered In Carpet

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#18 It’s Not A Mirror, It’s A Doorway

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#19 Middle Class Fridge. Lower Class Aesthetic

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#20 Yup, The Fridge Fit Boss

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#21 This Single Square Inch Of Raised Carpet Complete With Lining

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#22 I Can Just Imagine The Whole House Shaking Like Crazy

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#23 Today My Mom Hit Her Toe With This And Was Bleeding. I Hate This Kitchen So Much

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#24 My Friend Just Finished A Kitchen Remodel

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#25 This Shower Has Blinds Instead Of Curtains

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#26 A Shower Designed To Be As Hard To Stand In As Possible

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#27 Imagine Trying To Piss While Drunk

#28 These Stairs Leading To A Bedroom Loft

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#29 Wash Your Hands You Animals

#30 This “Form Over Function” Kitchen In My Apartment

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#31 My Grandma’s Bathroom

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#32 Why: 1. They Put In A Sliding Door To A Bedroom. 2. They Placed Curtains On The Outside Of It. 3. They Also Placed The Lock On The Outside

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#33 The Bathroom Door Of The New Place My Girlfriend And I Just Moved Into. I Was Sat At The Dining Table When I Took This

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#34 Toilet Room Design

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#35 Prayers For The Contractor Who Had To Call These Homeowners And Explain They Needed A Second Set Of Front Doors Because. Math

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#36 Clean Entrance

#37 Neck Pain And A Head Injury Anyone?

#38 This Staircase Bathroom

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#39 Why Is The Big Face Bleeding, Why The Monkey, Just Why

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#40 Is It Possible To Change This?

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#41 The Queen’s Seat

#42 Social Distancing Looking A Lot Like Being Married For 10+ Years

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#43 This Throne Room

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#44 8000 Magic Cards Covering 39m²

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#45 This Entire Kitchen’s Counters And Backsplash Are Covered With This “Faux Mold” Tile

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#46 Imagine Being A Firefighter And Entering A Dark Smoke-Filled House From The Outside Through This Window

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#47 The Raised Cutout Of This Ceiling Doesn’t Allow The Fan To Suck In Any Air

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#48 How Would Any Of This Work

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#49 Creativity

#50 These Tiles That Are Designed Pre-Worn And Dirty

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40 Times Doggos Acted So Ridiculously When Riding In Cars That Their Owners Just Had To Take A Pic

Our best friends, our bestest boys and girls, can become real goofballs the moment they set their paws inside cars. After all, dogs love showing off their playfulness no matter where they are. But cars have something magical about them that brings out the inner puppy in some doggos.

To brighten up your day and give you something to smile about, Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest and most wholesome photos of dogs riding in cars and all the shenanigans that they get up to. Remember to upvote your fave pics and share photos of your car canines in the comments.

While there are lots and lots of dogs that adore being chauffeured around because car rides give them a sense of adventure and resemble going hunting, other canines have an aversion to vehicles. However, there are ways to encourage your dog to love cars. The Arizona Humane Society told Bored Panda that owners have to use positive reinforcement to get dogs to behave in a certain way. Read on for the AHS team’s insights.

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Kelsey Dickerson from the Arizona Humane Society explained that dogs can be very responsive to their owners’ moods and will often respond to their tone of voice, body language, and demeanor in any situation.

“It is always recommended to use positive reinforcement when your pet is exhibiting behavior that is wanted by giving them high-value treats, verbal praise, and love!” she explained. So if you want your dog to learn to love car rides, positive reinforcement is the way to go and you should steer clear of punishing your pet.

“It is especially important to never punish your pet after it has exhibited a behavior you do not like unless you are actually catching them in the act. When you punish a pet for something it did previously, they do not have the cognitive ability to understand what you are punishing them for and it may even increase the unwanted behavior by causing your pet to have extra stress and anxiety.”

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Friends dog was hanging out my car window, looks like a ewok on a speeder.

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One reason that dogs might avoid car rides is that they associate the trips with negative experiences. For instance—going to the vet or getting carsick.

Meanwhile, shelter dogs might have had traumatic experiences linked to cars that you don’t know about.

Whatever the reason why your dog might be afraid of cars, the steps that you can take to encourage your dog to join you on car rides are simple enough. They just require patience, love, and understanding.

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If your dog is carsick, The Spruce Pets suggests that you get over-the-counter medicine to ease their motion sickness. Obviously, ask your vet for their advice first. Oh, and just to be safe, avoid going for a ride whenever your dog just ate.

However, if your dog is scared of car rides, you’ll have to put in much more effort. But the gist is simple: bit by bit, you have to help your dog associate rides with positive experiences. Treats, praise, toys, and belly rubs can help you ‘bribe’ your dog to approach the vehicle and then get inside.

The important thing is to make sure that your dog doesn’t feel trapped inside. Keep up the encouragement as you start up your engine; make sure to go for shorter trips first. And remember—you can’t rush these things, but soon enough your doggo will a happy car-riding goofball like the rest of ‘em.

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Doing some moving and forgot my dog’s first toy as a puppy was in the backseat – he’s a bit excited about finding it.

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One of my dogs farted, I looked back in time to see this

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Arrived at my destination, then turned around to check on my dog who was sitting in the back seat.

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40 Times People Found The Most Unexpected Old Things

Time flies, they say. Oh boy, it does. But it only becomes obvious when you come across something from the past. Quite often, it’s a high school pic of your 14-year-old goth self rocking that camera. That’s a friendly reminder of your cringy legacy full of hopes and dreams before reality hit.

Other times, we come by stuff that’s as old as history itself. And some specimens are weirder than others. Cocaine tablets and a syringe from a 100-year-old nursing kit? Found it. Uranium glassware that glows? Yep. An antique door that helps you find the keyhole in case you’re drunk? Got it. Please enjoy Bored Panda’s compilation of the most amusing objects brought to you from the past by a bunch of people-turned-time-travelers.

#1 I Found This Taped Up In The Toy Aisle Of Goodwill. Couldn’t Tell What It Did But Thought I Could Detail It. Took A $3 Gamble And Then This Happened

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#2 My Grandfather Had A Miniature Set Of All Of Shakespeare’s Plays. It’s 111 Years Old

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#3 These Intricate Old Keyholes

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Some of us get lucky and find some quirky old pieces of history in the attic or after we move houses. That sounds like a good opportunity to make some quick cash, but there’re some things you should know before selling your item to the antique dealer.

Do some research beforehand—go on the internet to find some information, and evaluate the item’s condition. Keep in mind that in most cases, you’re likely gonna get 20 to 50 percent off the real retail price.

Sometimes, antique dealers will ask you to state a price you’d like to get. So get ready for a little bit of negotiation. Make sure the dealer is genuinely interested in what you have, and you are truly ready to part with it. If it’s a precious heirloom from your family, you’d better think twice before selling it.

#4 A Nice Couple Found My Great Grandpa’s Purple Heart In A Forclosed Home In A Box Labled “Trash” And Returned It To My Family

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#5 My Friend Just Found This Little Statue While Digging In His Own Garden

The archeologists from the museum told him that it is probably from a grave dating back to 3-4000 years ago. It has been found in Castell’ Arquato, PC, Italy. He proceeded to give it to the Museum Of Parma.

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#6 Found In The Pocket Of My Grandpa’s WW2 Bomber Jacket

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You’ve probably noticed that people use a variety of different terms like vintage, retro, or antique to refer to whatever “old” stuff they have. But these are not synonymous and, in fact, refer to very different things. A true antique, for example, is an object that’s 100 years of age or even older. Every antique item belongs to a different period⁠⁠—for example, Art Nouveau or Art Deco⁠⁠—and these may have a couple of decades separating them.

The term “vintage” usually covers older items in general. If you go “vintage shopping,” you’re shopping for items that have distinctive vintage styles and usually date to anything from the ’40s to ’70s. Meanwhile, the term “collectible” is used for newer items that date to the ’80s, ’90s, and even ’00s. The word “retro” refers to vintage-inspired styles and vibes and may be used for art, fashion, graphic and interior designs, and objects.

#7 I Found These 60-Year-Old Condoms In My Basement

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#8 My Late Grandma Still Had Her TV Operating Guide From 1962

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#9 The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers

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#10 My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

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#11 My Great Great Aunt’s 100-Year-Old Nursing Kit Has A Vile Full Of Cocaine Tablets And A Syringe

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#12 This Page From An Illustrated Captain’s Log From 1777

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#13 After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

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#14 Roman Coin I Found In France While Metal Detecting. Emperor Constantine I. Minted In Trier (Treveri), Germany. Bronze. 306-337 A.D.

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#15 My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead

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#16 This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg, Germany, Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine

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#17 This Railway Ticket We Found In Our Barn. The Stamp On The Back Says Aug 18, 1890

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#18 Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House

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#19 This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God

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#20 36 Vettes From An 80s Promtional. One From Each Production Year From 1953 To 1989 Found Sitting In A Nearly Abandoned New York City Storage Lot For About 25 Years

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#21 My Grandma Has Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover

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#22 Grandpa Still Uses A Decades Old Computer That Still Runs DOS, Typing And Printing And Storing Things On Floppies

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#23 2000-Year-Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask Found At The Base Of The Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico

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#24 New Orleans Still Has Horse Hitches In Various Parts Of The City

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#25 Lovely Antique Aquarium

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#26 This Old Sundial Has Muli-Oriented Panels That Show Time Of Countries All Around The World

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#27 An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

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#28 I Found An Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted

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#29 Mom Found My Old McDonald’s Food Toys That Turned Into Robots

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#30 Have You Ever Wondered How Music Was Typed Before Computers? This Rare Vintage Typewriter From The 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

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#31 Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s

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#32 I Found This Old Lightbulb In My Grandparents’ House Finished In 1902 And It Still Works

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#33 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

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#34 I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma’s House

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#35 Old European Houses Have A Shoe Scraper By The Door So That You Could Clean The Mud Off Your Soles Before Entering

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#36 Found Three 1969 Newspapers About The Moon Landing In An Old Chest In The Attic

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#37 Jackpot Find At An Antique Market In Greenwich Village NYC. Poison Ring

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#38 Found This Coin In My Grandma’s Collection Of Old Stuff. Turns Out, It’s From The Year 1797

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#39 Old School Nintendo Cards From My Grandma

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#40 Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

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40 Times People Experienced Pareidolia And Captured It For Everyone To See (New Pics)

We see faces and familiar shapes everywhere we look. In clouds. In the bark of trees (or Ents as they prefer to be called). In the brick wall in the office kitchen. And just glancing at a car, we can tell that some of them are happy (or less than enthusiastic) to see us.

If you tend to see faces, animals, and other things in everyday objects, too, then you’ve encountered the wonderfully weird phenomenon known as pareidolia! It’s an experience a lot of human beings share because we’re wired to look for familiar patterns in random streams of information.

Scroll down for the full interview. Bored Panda has collected some of the most interesting and pareidolia-inducing pics, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know which ones you liked the most and why. Oh, and let us know if you can’t spot anything familiar in any of the photos! We spoke with professor Kang Lee from the University of Toronto about pareidolia in detail, so be sure to read on for the full insightful interview.

And when you’re done with this list, have a look through our earlier posts about pareidolia right here and here. And let’s not forget about this one right here!

#1 This Is Why Literal Fairy Tales Exist

#2 What The Hell Is So Funny Steve?

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#3 I Want To Believe

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“Pareidolia illustrates the interaction between the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of the human brain. It suggests that our brain is highly sensitive and expecting to encounter and process some special classes of objects in our environment because they are biological and socially important to our adaptions to the environment,” professor Lee explained to us.

“For example, when you are walking in a dark street in the evening, your brain is on high alert to detect whether any threat will jump out any moment. In this case, you are more likely to have face or human pareidolia because it is important for you to err on the side of caution if you mistake a tree as a human being.”

The professor pointed out that this is the reason why pareidolia often occurs in ambiguous situations. “However, for some people, their frontal cortex’s expectation for certain objects (e.g., faces) become so high that they see faces in many situations where no faces exist.”

“Even in this kind of situation, it is normal. There is nothing wrong with these individuals,” he stressed. “Pareidolia is different from paranoia or delusion or abnormal vision of individuals with psychosis. In fact, a recent study shows that those people with pareidolia tend to be more creative. Also, people who are religious may be able to see religious icons in non face objects as well.”

#4 These Two Rocks Look Like A Mother Breastfeeding Her New Born Child

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#5 I Thought That Lady Was A Muppet

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Professor Lee highlighted that pareidolia as a phenomenon shows how powerfully our imaginations (which comes from our frontal cortex) can affect our perception (which takes place first in the visual cortex which is located in the occipital lobe in the back of our head).

He added that pareidolia also tells us that “what we see are not things over there in the world but actually the co-creation of what is out there physically and what is in our mind mentally through our expectations and imaginations.”

“Pareidolia is a broader phenomenon as it extends to touch and sound and other sensory channels. For example, you sometimes sense your phone vibrating when it is not, it is a tactile form of pareidolia. When you hear voices in a noisy environment, it is an auditory form of pareidolia.”

#7 Pigeon Poops Portrait Of Itself On A Leaf

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#8 Pulled The Door Handle Off And He Was As Shocked As I Was

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#9 I Found A Piece Of Driftwood That Looks Like A Dragon’s Head

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“If someone reports seeing Jesus in a piece of toast, you’d think they must be nuts,” professor Lee previously told BBC Future. “But it’s very pervasive. We are primed to see faces in every corner of the visual world.” According to him, our imaginations exert a very powerful influence over our perceptions.

(On a semi-related note, no wonder we keep bumping into things—we’re too busy imagining what it’d be like to fly on the back of a fire-breathing dragon.)

#10 There Is A Lion Wearing Sunglasses On The Belly Of This Grasshopper

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#11 The Snow On Top Of This Mountain That Looks Like A Lizard

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#12 This Boiled Egg Exploded While Cooking And Looks Like A Snail

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According to Live Science, people who are religious or have very strong beliefs about the supernatural see faces in objects and landscapes more often. Cosmologist Carl Sagan thought that pareidolia is a survival mechanism that helps us recognize faces from a distance and determine whether we’re being approached by an ally or an enemy.

Meanwhile, legendary artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci saw pareidolia as an artistic device: “If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills.”

There’s also something called the electronic voice phenomenon, aka auditory pareidolia, where people hear hidden messages that were supposedly placed there on purpose by songwriters. And that… that’s given rise to plenty of conspiracy theories, like the one that began circulating in 1966 that musician Paul McCartney had supposedly died and been replaced by a lookalike. Conspiracy theorists looked for clues in The Beatles songs and album covers.

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#15 This Ashy Potato That Looks About Done With Life

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#16 This Overflowing Cupcake Ended Up Looking Like An Elephant

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#17 A Cute Dog But Actually Just Rust

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#19 My Drink Looks Like A Crocodile Is Looking At Me

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#21 I’m Flying

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#22 “Yer A Hazard, Harry”

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#24 The Dog’s Ear Is Another Dog

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#25 Looks Like There’s A Goddess In This Orange

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#26 This Shadow Looks Exactly Like A Man’s Head. Lone Peak, Big Sky, Montana

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#27 Bubbles That Form A Little Cat Shape

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#28 My Car Seems Pretty Happy About The Snowstorm

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#29 This T. Rex Shaped Cactus

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#30 I Wonder Which Song Was On

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#31 What Did He See

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#32 Stupid Sexy Flanders

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#33 She’s Having Twins

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#34 This Orchid Really Looks Like An Eagle

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#35 Alien Pickle

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#36 The Ice In My Glass Sort Of Looks Like A Face

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#37 The Pattern On My Dog’s Chest Looks Like A Cat Mid Sneeze

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#39 This Pure-Bread My Friend Got At A Restaurant

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#40 Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

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People Are Loving This Ohio Judge Who Gives A Taste Of Their Own Medicine To Animal Abusers

Animals have rights just like us and they should be respected. And no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty. These sound like two very basic ideas, right? Unfortunately, there’s an unseemly number of people who enjoy abusing animals or don’t even realize they’re doing it. Some of them even escape the long arm of the law.

But those who don’t may have ended up in front of judge Michael Cicconetti of Painesville, Ohio. The now-retired judge used to give out creative and unusual punishments to animal abusers as a way to give them a taste of their own medicine. That way, the lesson that hurting animals is wrong is more likely to stick.

Just to be clear, the judge never gave out illegal or dangerous punishments. But he did want to teach people who are cruel to animals something about not being utter jerks.

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Judge Cicconetti used to give out very creative sentences where the punishment actually fit the crime

He made one woman, who left 35 kittens in the woods, spend a night in the woods all by herself

Meanwhile, a woman who kept her dog in filth spent the day in the town dump

You can hear the judge talking to the defendant right here

But what kinds of punishments did the judge give out? In one case, a woman abandoned 35 kittens (yes, you read that right—35) in the woods. So the judge knew she needed some help understanding that what she did was wrong.

He sentenced her to spend a night in the woods. Here’s what he said to her that time: “How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes, listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”

Meanwhile, the judge sentenced another woman whose dog was living in filth to spend a day at the local dump. “I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.” Now those are some seriously Biblical punishments.

Here’s a video that goes into more detail about the judge

Judge Cicconetti started doling out these punishments when he realized that jail time only leads to offenders repeating their crimes. According to the judge, he always makes sure that the sentence fits the crime. Judge Cicconetti absolutely adores animals. That love for all living things started when he got his very first dog, Herman (he was a Dachshund). Now, the judge has a 10-year-old Bernese mountain doggo named Kasey.

Here are some more of the judge’s unusual sentences:

-A man who committed child abuse was sent to a school in a dog outfit and had to talk about child safety.

-During heavy blizzards, he ordered defendants to clear snow at a retirement home.

-A man caught with a loaded gun was sent to a morgue to see corpses.

-A young man who stole a bicycle spent 10 days riding a bicycle to support a local charity.

-A man who shot a dog was sentenced to donating 40 lbs of dog food on every holiday to the Lake County Animal Shelter.

-Two teenagers who scrawled 666 on a nativity figure of Jesus had to lead a donkey through the streets, with a sign saying: “Sorry for the jackass offense, but he is soooo cute!”

-Teenagers who flattened tires on school buses were ordered to throw a picnic for the primary school children whose outing was canceled due to the prank.

-A man who committed a traffic violation while shouting “pigs” at police officers was made to stand on a street corner with a 350-pound pig and a sign that said “This is not a police officer.”

-An 18-year-old male who stole pornography from an adult book store was ordered to sit outside the store wearing a blindfold and holding a sign that read “See no evil.”

-Three men soliciting sex were ordered to wear chicken suits holding signs that read “No Chicken Ranch in Painesville.”

-In January 2008, Cicconetti sentenced a man who stole a red collection kettle holding about $250 from the Salvation Army to spend 24 hours homeless.

-A woman who was convicted of stealing from a church was ordered to spell out the sentence “I stole coins from this church” entirely in coins and apologize to each worshipper as they entered the church.

-A woman who skipped out on a cab fare was ordered to walk 30 miles in 48 hours. Thirty miles was the distance the cab driver had driven her before she skipped out on the fare.

-A woman who pleaded guilty to assault for using pepper spray on a man was given the choice to serve 30 days in jail or serve three days of community service and be shot herself with pepper spray. After agreeing to the latter she was sprayed and found out it was only water.

-A nanny accused of hitting a boy with a belt was compelled to read articles on the consequences of child abuse, and then discuss them in the courtroom in front of the judge, the victim’s mother, and spectators.

Internet users thought that the judge’s sentences were spot-on

Instead Of Taking Their Unappreciative Kids Out, This Family Took Their Modem On A Day Trip To The Seaside

Parenting is difficult in the 21st century. With easy access to technology, it’s harder and harder to keep your kids away from screens and get them to be active outside and with their family members. However, there is always a solution!

Like when your kids refuse to go on a fun family trip, you get rid of their internet connection by taking your modem on the trip instead. That’s exactly what Australian parents Cassie Langan and her husband did. Not only that, they took a whole bunch of photos of the modem having the time of its life. The story was so awesome, it went viral.

Bored Panda reached out to Cassie in order to hear more about her story, how her kids reacted, and what the internet’s response was like. Cassie was happy to talk to us. Scroll down for the full interview.

While we’re on the topic of tech, after you’re done with this post, why don’t you check out our in-depth article about a mom who forbids her kids from using phone and TV screens and the positive effects this has.

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Two Aussie parents took their modem on a trip to the beach when two of their three kids refused to spend some quality family time together

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According to Cassie, her husband works as a truck driver. That means that he’s on the road all week and only comes back home to his family on the weekends. Meanwhile, Cassie said that her “daughter works weekends and I work in retail, so I often work weekends too.”

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“It’s not often that we are all home at the same time,” she noted. “So Chris and I thought we’d take the kids on a day trip to Warrnambool to go to the model train show that was on there, as hubby and the boys love trains.”

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However, things did not go as planned: “Our 17-year-old daughter refused to go and our 10-year-old son had a tantrum listing all the reasons why it was unfair that we were making him go.”

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Cassie continued: “Our 13-year-old son was the only one who reluctantly agreed to go. In the end, we said to the kids that if they weren’t going to go, we’d take the modem instead and they said ok.”

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When they all got back home from their trip, something magical had happened. “When we got home, our 17-year-old was so bored she actually cleaned her room and spent time with her younger brother.”

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“When I showed my 10-year-old the photos, he said that ‘it’s not fair, we hate him and love the modem more,’ and stormed off to his room,” Cassie told us about her children’s reactions to what happened.

“The reason I made the post public is that there is so much on social media at the moment about politics, bushfires, drought, and people having a hard time in general that I thought if my post brightened one person’s day, it would be worth it,” she said. And we’ve got to say, it’s working. It certainly brightened up our day.

“I am absolutely blown away by how many times it has been shared and the number of people who it made a difference to their day. As for my kids, after the post went viral…. they finally see the funny side.”

The story took the internet by storm

I’m Honestly Fed Up With All The Bad News, So I Illustrated 50 Of The Best Ones From 2019

We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It’s an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

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When I’m working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It’s like a sudden disaster a, it’s more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they’re out of sync with the news cycle.

As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending”.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it’s very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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This Instagram Account Collects Funny And Strange Things Spotted On Public Transport (40 Pics)

This page is the best-kept secret of the entire ‘Humans of’ series. Heck, maybe of the entire internet. Humans of Trolleybuses (Humans of Trūlai) offers a glimpse into the funny side of Lithuanian public transport, and it’s really colorful, too. Extravagant clothing, questionable luggage, they feature it all.

The creator of the page, Rokas Stasevičius, said he started it after one memorable encounter. Rokas was taking a trolleybus when one of the passengers, a drunk, was smoking inside of it, singing chanson songs and, after being kicked out of the vehicle, waved Rokas goodbye with a smile on his face. This pretty much sums up what content to expect from Humans of Trolleybuses.

More info: Instagram | Facebook

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“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

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For the most part, Humans of Trolleybuses relies on its community. “At the height of the page’s popularity, it was receiving about 15-20 submissions per day,” Rokas told Bored Panda. “To decide if a particular picture is worth a post, I’m trying to figure out whether it would enrich social media or trash it. At first, I consider the originality of the photo/video. It can’t be a repost or something lame in general as the idea behind the project is to create unique, independent content that isn’t toadying to anything or anyone.”

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“Ideally, the photo/video makes up for about half of the entire gag. The other half is the caption, so, the more interesting and abstract the image or recording is, the more freedom there is to create a captivating caption.”

“The best captions usually come spontaneously, during the first viewing of the submitted material,” Rokas added. “If you’re overthinking it, it might end up too complex, forced, and only you and a couple more people can understand it. I don’t have one rule on how to craft the perfect caption, I just try to feel it out, make it something that compliments the picture/video without overpowering it.”

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Remember stuart little? this is him now. feel old yet?

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Today is also a tougher period for Humans of Trolleybuses. Rokas attributes the lower number of submissions and posts to the transition the page is making from Facebook to Instagram. “I believe that it’s only a matter of time before the project becomes what it recently was.”

He thinks that many people are drawn to Humans of Trolleybuses probably because they relate to the trolleybuses themselves. “It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable or slow they are. People sympathize with them and people need quality content which can also be funny.”

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When the other girl wears the same dress on prom as you

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When she used to call me on my cellphone

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Not sure how to feel on this one

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>what do you do?

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Dobby is no longer a free elf, he has a master

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If it’s stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid

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Wonder woman – Vengeance of Trolleybuses

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Summertime sadness begins

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“Shine bright like a trolleybus”

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50 Times When Students Realized They Have Absolutely Awesome Teachers (New Pics)

Teachers don’t have to be stuffy, boring, and angry — they can be the most awesome and hilarious authority figures in your life. Those people are educators who go above and beyond the call of duty, using humor and shock to help their students learn about life.

Bored Panda collected the most exquisite examples of teachers doing funny things, so you can enjoy yourself while waiting for the weekend to start. It’s lists like these that really make you appreciate school more and not groan when thinking of an approaching Monday. Scroll down, upvote your favorite pictures, and leave a comment somewhere below about the funniest teacher stories that you know. And be sure to share this post with your family, friends, and fave teachers.

We know you can’t get enough of hilarious educators, so when you’re done scrolling through this list, check out our previous posts about the most awesome teachers ever, funny teachers who know how to deal with students, as well as the epic times that teachers trolled their students.

#1 This Is How History Professor Teaches About The First Man In Space

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#2 My High School Art Teacher’s Amazing Van Gogh Costume

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#3 A Little Wisdom From My Physics Professor

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Humor is a wonderful learning tool and helps us retain information much better. That’s because humor activates the dopamine reward system in our brains, stimulates our long-term memory, as well as our goal-oriented motivation.

Or, to put it succinctly, we remember that which makes us laugh. It’s a fact that has been known throughout history. And it’s one of the main reasons why people living throughout history have suggested that jokes (especially naughty ones) help us remember things quicker and better. The next time you need to memorize something, try associating it with something funny and shocking.

#4 Our Professor Wears His Hat And Cape Every Time He Conducts An Experiment

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#5 Today Was “Meme Day” At My Old High School For Homecoming Week. I Appreciate This Science Teacher Even More Now

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#6 My School Just Got A Ton Of New iMacs. This Is What They Did With The Boxes

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Sarah Henderson explains on Edutopia that humor helps unite separate individuals into a cohesive, supportive community. That’s very important in the classroom (not to mention outside the classroom as well).

#7 “My Face Physically Hurts From Smiling So Much Today, I Love Teaching You Guys” – My Professor, Who’s Such A Good Soul

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#8 Genius Teacher

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#9 Sitting In My Immunology Class When

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However, not all forms of humor are equal in the classroom: the humor that educators use has to be related to the topic for us to retain the information for longer. But cruel or forced humor, as well as sarcasm, doesn’t always have the same positive benefits that genuine laughter does.

#10 There Is A Student In Class Who Likes To Draw A Cat Of The Day. One Day That Student Wasn’t In Class So The Teacher Drew One Instead

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#11 My Professor’s Door (Once You See It…)

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#12 Students Were Asking This Professor If His Shirt Is Missing The 2nd Part

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#13 On A Door In The Health Sciences Building At School

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#14 Our Teacher Told Us To Get In Groups And Practice Theses Shakespearean Insults, I Love English A Lot More

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#15 My Teacher Raises A Picture Of His Own Face To Make Sure No Student Is Lost During The Fire Drill

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#16 My Professor Doesn’t Believe In Laser Pointers So He Uses A Fishing Pole With A Foam Finger Attached And I Can’t Contain Myself During A Lecture

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#17 After Not Taking Attendance All Quarter, My Teacher Assistant Was Out Of Town On Exam Day. This Was The Last Question

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#18 All Set For My Meeting With The Student That Missed More Than 30 Classes This Semester And Emailed Me To Set Up An Appointment To Talk About His Grade

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#19 A Series Of Unfortunate Events

“Professor Hendel, I am writing this email very embarrassingly. As I began writing my paper, I wrote out the template. Unfortunately, I could not remember your last name, so I filled it with something completely unprofessional. It was my intention to change the name before submission, but it completely slipped my mind. I attempted to resubmit the assignment but was unable to. I am so very sorry for the lack of respect that was used and again I apologize for this mistake. I hope that this does not reflect what you think of me and that the next assignment I can address by the correct name. Thank you again and I am so sorry. Thank you, Zoey”

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#20 Spotted In The Window Of A Biology Professor Office At A Community College

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#21 My Professor Asked Me To Bring My 7-Week-Old Kitten To The Class. He Learned A Lot About Poetry

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#22 My Professor Gets The Internet

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#23 The Coolest Math Teacher In Town

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#24 So My Drivers’ Ed Teacher Only Has 3 Fingers On His Left Hand And Took Advantage Of It When He Went To A Museum

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#25 My Biology Professor Was Wearing An Awesome Tie Yesterday

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#26 My Teacher Hand Draws/Writes Memes And Jokes Every Day

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#27 My Math Teacher’s Board Today

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#28 My Professor Exploding A Hydrogen Balloon Looks Like Defense Against The Dark Arts

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#29 Frustrated With The Same Old Questions, My Professor Ripped Off His Shirt In The Middle Of Lecture

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#30 This High School History Teacher Has Been Drawing Picture Of The Day For His Students The Past Five Years

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#31 This College Professor Has Been Dressing Up As Papa Smurf For Halloween For Five Years

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#32 I See Your Teacher’s Yearbook Photo, And I Raise You This. 2 Years In A Row

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#33 My Teacher Said If The Class Could Get An 80% Test Average On Our First Exam He Would Dress Up As Batman For A Day. A Pic From The Day We Got Our Test Results Back

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#34 My Professor Gave Me A Present Today

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#35 My History Teacher’s Presidential PEZ Collection

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#36 My Professor Brought In A 10 Mb Hard Disk From The 1960’s

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#37 My Teacher Nailed His Student’s Phone To The Wall For Using It In Class 20 Years Ago. It’s Still There Til This Day

..or he just probably bought an old phone and nailed to scare students.

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#38 Newton’s Third Law Of Motion: As Demonstrated By My Professor, A Skateboard, And A Fire Extinguisher

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#39 My Professor Lost His Pointer. He’s Been Using This For The Past Couple Classes

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#40 A Theorem And A Proof

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#41 College Professor Advice

#42 My Professor Wore This Today With No Explanation

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#43 One Of My Old Teachers Does Different Costumes For Her Yearbook Photo Every Year

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#44 My Physics Teacher Made A Flow Chart Of Where He Is At

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#45 Professor’s Dog

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#46 A Group Of Co-Workers Messed With A Teacher Who Was Very Picky About His Chair By “Borrowing” It Every Weekend And Taking It To All Sorts Of Crazy Places And Taking Pictures

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#47 Professor Reads His Reviews During The Course

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#48 We Had A Test Today And My Teacher Couldn’t Make It So He Told The Sub To Put This On The Screen

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#49 My Professor Said He Spent Two Hours Trying To Match His Powerpoint With His Tie

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#50 My Teacher Put Up A Picture Of Himself On His Door So It Looks Like He’s In His Office

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