132 Times When The World Aligned And Things Fit Perfectly Together (New Pics)

Some pleasures only grown ups can understand. Like when your vacuum fits perfectly between furniture. Or when you finish that mandala in your adult coloring book and didn’t once go over the lines. Those are the little joys in life to really appreciate and cherish. This is what the internet was made for ‒ to share these moments of delight with others.

Bored Panda has put together a collection of pictures from all over the web where sometimes things just perfectly fit with others. And to know why exactly we are positively triggered by perfect fits, we’ve sought expertise from an APA Journal Psychology of Popular Media editor Karen Shackleford, Ph.D.

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#1 Purrfect Fit

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Social psychologist Karen E. Dill-Shackleford begins with defining what can be considered “a perfect fit.” “A container is ‘right’ for the object(s) it holds when it conforms to the shape and there is no wasted space.” She then gives a simple everyday example: “A bun is the ‘right’ container for a hot dog because it was made to fit.”

There is a difference between seeing the aforementioned hot dog fit into its bun and a cat that nestles in its new bed to perfectly fit its shape. We expect the hot dog to fit – that’s what they’re made for. It makes sense, it’s logical.

#2 The Way The Veins Of The Leaf Align On The Creases Of The Hand

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#3 My Parents’ Hoover Under Their Cabinet

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Other times, like when non-food related items fit into a sandwich bag, we get satisfaction from efficiently used space. It’s the visual representation of finishing one’s plate. We like its feature of effectiveness.

Sometimes the reason can be pure aesthetics: “There is beauty in forms that seem made for each other,” says Dr. Shackleford. Just like we love looking at the sun setting into the ocean, we can enjoy things purely because of their aesthetic value – it just looks pretty.

#4 A Worker Took A Picture Of Her Truck After She Was Done Loading

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#5 Perfectly-Timed Shot

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#6 The Head Just Fits Perfectly

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If we measure the cat or the pet bed prior to buying, we can say that it was planned. Then the satisfaction comes from it being custom-made to fit the cat. Still, it is expected, the perfect fit is not suddenly sprung upon us.

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#7 Couldn’t Find My Bath Mat For A While

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#8 Right Click, Inverse Selection

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#9 The Water Stream Fits Perfectly In The Hole

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So here comes the biggest difference in what perfect fits really tickle our brain in the right way and which are just mildly satisfying. The factor of surprise plays quite a significant part in the amount of joy we get.

#10 Purrfect Selfie

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#11 Glorious

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#12 The Way My Lord And Savior Leans In To Watch Me Cook

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Belgian experimental psychologist Johan Wagemans has done research on this phenomenon. According to him, there are two explanations of why we love looking at things that fit into other things. Firstly, it satisfies our need for order. In a world where we control very little, it’s nice to see little things that bring order.

#13 I Can’t Leave An Instrument Case Open For Any Amount Of Time Without Her Doing This. My Mandolin Case Happens To Be Just The Right Size For Her

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#14 Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

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#15 This Bench Perfectly Fits Its Window

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Another reason is finding order where we least expect it. The sense of surprise deepens our satisfaction in cases where we expected failure. Wagemans explained this sensation to the Atlantic: “Suddenly you see things in a different relationship and it challenges your expectations about how things relate to each other.”

#16 No Edge Left Uncleaned

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#17 Our Suitcases Fitted The Trunk Of Our Car Absolutely Perfectly

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#18 I Accidentally Dropped My Can Of Tuna In The Sink Today

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“The unusualness of the combination might grab the attention, but it’s also how extreme the coincidence of a perfect fit is. If you look at it statistically, and in terms of how these objects are made, and how they came together, it’s almost too good to be coincidental. If it would fit only 75 or 85 percent, it wouldn’t be fun,” says Wagemans.

#19 Gibson And Schecter Guitar Headstocks Fit Perfectly With Each Other

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#20 I Found A Banana That Fits Perfectly In My Banana Case

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#21 Opened My Mailbox Today To Receive A Package

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Dr. Shackleford agrees with the statistics argument: “You feel that good fortune has befallen you because you have defied the odds. Surely, there are low odds that of your haphazard assembly of things, any container will be the perfect fit for any object you possess.”

#22 This Parking Job In Japan

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#23 The Way This Stroopwafel Sits Perfectly Inside The Mug’s Rim

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#24 Hmmm Yes

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Our expert also relates this to the psychology of human relationships. “This may mirror the feeling of gratitude we feel when a person meets another person that feels like a custom fit,” Dr. Shackleford adds.

“In the haphazard collection of humanity, the odds seem low that any two would be a custom fit for each other. When you feel you’ve found one, you realize how fortunate you are.”

#25 Satisfying Office Desk

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#26 The Way These Coat Hangers Are Packed

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#27 Look At That

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Dr. Karen also carefully speculates there’s a Freudian angle to liking perfect fits. “Maybe it relates to something biological or even sexual – that body parts that were made to fit together are valuable,” she says. 

#28 We Just Thrifted This Couch For Our Basement

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#29 Cork Coaster So I Can Play At Night Without Waking The Kids

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#30 Watermelon In A Ziplock Bag. It Took 3 Bags But It’s The Most Efficient Way

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“To be explicit, [male and female genitals] need to form a good fit in order for humans to reproduce. So maybe we look for those patterns of fit in the world based on a primal desire for a good fit,” Dr. Shackleford suggests.

#31 How She Fits Perfectly In The Sink

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#32 New Apartment. New Problems

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#33 Squeegee Meets Window

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#34 I Just Discovered That This Container Fits Exactly 4 Stroopwafels. Today Was A Good Day

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#35 Snoot In A Pineapple

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#36 The Way The Sunlight Shined Through My Window Makes It Look Like A Fire In The Fireplace

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#37 Had A Pot Of Hot Tea At A Restaurant And They Couldn’t Find The Lid But They Had A Perfect Solution

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#38 I Can’t Express How Happy This Made Me On A Tough Job

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#39 I’m Very Proud Of My Tea Drawer

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#40 Perfect Fit Or Perfect Save?

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#41 Potato Smile In My Onion Ring

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#42 Not The Usual Perfect Fit. Baby-Proofed The Bath Tub And Our Drain Plug Turned Into A Perfect Top Hat

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#43 Initially This Space Was Reserved For A Coat Rack, But Happened To Be A Perfect Fit For My Old Fridge

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#44 I Lost My Ring At The Workshop, Found It Days Later In One Of Our Grip Mats

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#45 Macintosh LC Fits Nicely In IKEA Shelf

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#46 Lost The Screw Cap For Our Air Mattress. This Was The Third Bottle I Tried

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#47 This Truck Driver Is Barely Scraping By

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#48 This Plate In This Pot… Much To My Frustration

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#49 This Ice Ball So Perfectly Fits My Glass, It Forms A Seal, Keeping Liquid From Reaching The Bottom

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#50 Moved My Desk Into A Closet. Perfection Ensued

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#51 Got This TV In My Civic Hatchback

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#52 My Toddler Found One

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#53 This Bit Of Schnitzel Fits Perfectly On The Bread

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#54 Band-Aids On A Shelf In My Medicine Cabinet

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#55 My Postman Fit My Package Perfectly Into My Post-Box Today

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#56 Does This Count?

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#57 People Put 10 Cent Coins In These Construction Holes In Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki

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#58 Couldn’t Believe My Luck When Trying To Vacuum Here

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#59 The Shadow Of The Ledge And The Crack In The Sidewalk

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#60 Perfect Orange

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#61 There Are Two Cups

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#62 Walked Into This In My Office

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#63 Album Art And My Hamster Wallpaper

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#64 Stepped On A LEGO And It Perfectly Fit My Shoe

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#65 Do Pork Chops Count?

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#66 It’s Like This Ramen Was Perfectly Made For This Pot

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#67 My Girl’s Ring On The Inside Of Mine

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#68 The Perfect Fit

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#69 If It’s Not Supposed To Work, It Shouldn’t Fit

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#70 My T-Shirt’s Design Perfectly Fits Through The Hole Of My Gaming Chair

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#71 My Cat Snoozing In His Basket

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#72 Boxes In Crate

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#73 Me And Ceilings

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#74 I Hope The Delivery Guy Felt The Same Way I Did

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#75 Perfect Enough

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#76 How The Dice Fit Into This Box

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#77 Never Lose Your AirPods Again

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#78 Soda Can In A Railing

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#79 The Way One Bag Fits Perfectly In My Plate When Placed In A Row

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#80 Potted Little Friend In My Cupholder

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#81 The Way My Pills Fit In The Bottom Of The Bottle

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#82 A New Form Of Measurement

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#83 Exclusive Parking Spot

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#84 It Should Be Known That American-Made Vehicles Do Not Have “Cup Holders”, But Instead Are Designed For Dipping Sauces

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#85 Mints In A Cup Holder, Angry Wife

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#86 This LEGO Star Wars Set In This Section Of My Coffee Table

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#87 Furnishing My First Apartment

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#88 My New Phone Is A Nice Fit In The Car’s Wireless Charger

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#89 My Husband Was Washing Dishes And Our Soy Sauce Tray Fell Toward The Drain, And Well It Was Too Perfect Of A Fit. Couldn’t Get It Back Out. We Had To Drill Through It And Break It

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#90 My Toilet Has A Triangular Top To Fit Into The Corner Of The Bathroom

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#91 How This Salami Perfectly Fits On The Bread

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#92 The Chain And The Art On The Wall

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#93 Only The Avatar Can Perfectly Fit All 4 Corners

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#94 This Package I Got From Amazon

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#95 A Nintendo DS Lite In A Snack Bag

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#96 My Cards In A Random Wooden Wine Case

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#97 Tiny Watermelon In A Bowl

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#98 Found A Fit While Doing Paving Work

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#99 Our New Shelf Fits Perfectly In The Storage Room

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#100 Purchased These Containers For Cable Management And Electronic Parts Organization. 21 Containers Will Fit In The IKEA Alex Drawers Perfectly

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#101 The Perfect Fit In My Shopping Basket

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#102 Pinecone Sole, Extra Comfy

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#103 Stupid, Silly Thing That Gives Me Joy

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#104 This Hockey Puck Inside This Roll Of Tape

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#105 TV With Nearly No Tolerance

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#106 Mini Sprite Can In The Grates Of Our Stovetop

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#107 Flags/Stripes Coming Out Of Their Backs

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#108 After Removing My Lashes And Putting Them On Top Of This Magazine I Then Realized

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#109 Pipe Froze And Burst. Found The Perfect Thing To Seal It

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#110 The Drop Cloth Is A Perfect Fit For The Room We’re About To Paint

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#111 My Finest Parking Achievement

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#112 Sponge-Father In My Flour Sifter

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#113 It Was Suggested I Post This Here

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#114 Cool And All, But Now I Have To Break The Cookie

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#115 Truck And Nuggets

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#116 These Yogurts Fit Perfectly Into The Cup Holders In My Friend’s Car

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#117 Took My Yogurt To Work In The Best Spot

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#118 My Coffee This Morning After I Misclicked

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#119 The Coin Holder From The Dodge Charger Fits Perfectly In The Toyota Prius

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#120 It’s Almost Like This Shelf Was Made For Collecting Blu-Rays

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#121 I Noticed This Bottle Of Oasis On The Shelf That Was Slightly More Full Compared To Others. Took The Cap Off And They Have Not Wasted A Drop

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#122 Legs Of The Plastic Christmas Tree Stand Fit Perfectly In The Dimples Of This Random Tupperware Storage Bin

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#123 My Wedding Ring And A Tums Antacid

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#124 Perfect Banana Angle

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#125 Slim Perrier Fits Perfectly Into The Bottom Of A Crosswalk Sign

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#126 Perfect Tiramisù

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#127 The Tomato From My Sandwich On The Lid Of My Cup Of Soup

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#128 This Plate Perfectly Fits 9 Saltine Crackers

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#129 Ketchup In A Fridge

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#130 Grandma Gave Me The Painting That Watched Over Me As I Slept. It Gave Me Nightmares. I Was Worried It Wouldn’t Fit Over The Mantel. Perfect Fit

Now it keeps an eye on my front door.

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#131 Console Compartment Fits My Kindle Perfectly

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#132 She Fits, Boys

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#133 Walked Into This In My Office

#134 Never Lose Your AirPods Again

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