144 Examples Of Jerk Packaging Designed To Trick People (New Pics)

God is in the details, they say. But so is the devil. Especially when you’re hungry and drained after yet another bender day in this wild, wild world. And though jerk packaging designs do not apply solely to food, but come in many shapes and product categories, they are the solid reason why so many of us have some level of trust issues.

Like, putting three salami tranches on the side of a pizza so that it gets a “window view,” shining like a diamond out of the package, is borderline bearable. We bear this injustice only because we know it can get worse. Like a wrap packaged in such a way that it looks ⅓ bigger than it truly is.

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So Bored Panda has compiled this list as a safe place to talk about shamelessly evil packaging designs that have been spotted all over the world. And even if the phenomenon is more or less universal, it doesn’t mean it’s okay. On the contrary, it serves as a reminder that it can always get worse than your chocolate box with 50% of the candy discreetly concealed from the packaging because it doesn’t exist.

Psst! More infuriating packages that boil even the most Zen blood of all can be found in our previous articles here and here.

#1 1001 Stickers And 768 Of Them Are Useless Squares. Thanks, Disney

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#2 8% Alcohol Or

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#3 Tricked By The Packaging Of My Moisturizing Cream

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#4 Bought These Sticky Notes Cause I Thought The Gold Border Was Nice

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#5 My Sister Got This For Her Birthday

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#6 Rolling Stone Presents (39 Of The) 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

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#7 I Guess The Meatballs All Just Wanted A Window Seat

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#8 800 Pieces. Yeah Right. The Box Is Half Blocked And 550 Pieces Are Tiny Dot Pieces. My Son Was Not Happy

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#9 “Printed All Over” And Deliberately Leaves The Pattern On The Outside Of The Package

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#10 This “Box” Of Beef Jerky

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#11 Is Anyone Else Bothered By Deceptive Packaging Like This?

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#12 Natural My Foot

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#13 Bought A Ball Pit For My Baby

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#14 Both Weigh 500g But The Green One Is In A 30% “Bigger Bag More To Share”

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#15 The Sticker Was A Lie

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#16 This Cashew Packaging. I Was Wondering Why My Hand Instantly Hit The Bottom When I Opened It

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#17 So Thankful For My Singular Candy Topping

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#18 This Box Of Mostly Sticks With Some Matches In It

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#19 Disappointment

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#20 New Means What’s Inside Is Not New

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#21 Ahh Yes, Reality Is Often Disappointing

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#22 Thought I’d Buy Some Colored Pens. Turns Out Every Single One Of Them Has Blue Ink

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#23 I Was Wondering Why This Watermelon Juice Tasted So Weird

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#24 My Mother Ordered 1000 Plastic Blocks For Her Nephews. Ended Up Receiving 523

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#25 Bought A Coloring Book And Pencils To Keep Myself Busy While I’m Off Work. Thought These Were Full-Size Pencils

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#26 How Can They Even Call This “Non-Dairy?”

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#27 New Packaging (Right), Same Quantity

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#28 Sales Genius

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#29 Tesco Is Selling “Flushable” Wet Wipes Which Are “Harmful To Aquatic Life”

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#30 Some Acrylic Paints I Bought

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#31 New Cereal Box Is 11% Taller With 1.6% Less Cereal

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#32 “Made In U.S.A”

#33 Package Of The Cheese vs. The Cheese Itself

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#34 Went To Poundland And Had The Choice Between These And After Eights, Got These Cause They We’re Bigger, I Paid For Air

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#35 Pain

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#36 This One Caught Me A Little Off Guard. We Always Buy These Same Ones And This Time I Pulled The Tube Out And It’s The Size Of Those Mini Ones

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#37 Pam’s Serving Size That Suggests There Are No Calories In Their Oil Spray

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#38 These Were Locked In A Glass Case Facing Forward So You Couldn’t Just Read The Back Before Purchase

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#39 No, It’s Not Bigger. It’s Of Same Size

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#40 Sneaky Packaging Cheating Us

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#41 Bought Some Eye Makeup, Just Realized One Of The Eyeshadows Isn’t Safe For Eyes. Found Out Via White Print On A White Background

“Not intended for use in the immediate eye area”

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#42 Free From No Added Sugar. Specifically Designed To Make A Lot Of Money And Keep You Addicted

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#43 Coloring Kit That Is 90% Empty And Counts Each Piece Of Paper As One Piece In 100 Pieces

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#44 This Pizza Tastes Like False Advertising

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#45 This “HD Webcam” Runs At 640x480p Resolution

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#46 Actual Size Is Not The Actual Size

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#47 Coloring Book For My Son

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#48 Thanks Jetstar For My Large Box Of Pencils

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#49 One Of The Blocks Isn’t One Of The Blocks

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#50 Normal Shower Gel Versus XXL Shower Gel

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#51 This Tub Of Fridge Magnets

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#52 Packaging Is Interesting But What Is Inside Is Not

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#53 Sugar Free = 16g Sugar

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#54 This Box Of Chocolates

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#55 Xtreme Jerks I’d Say

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#56 Bought A Four-Pack Of Frozen Pretzels. Only Got Two And About 17 Salt Packets

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#57 9 Sticker Rolls. One Mildly Infuriated 7-Year-Old

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#58 Almost Did It, Too

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#59 Chocolate Bars That Make It Look Like They Are For Dogs. But Are Not

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#60 Packaging Says 8 Slices, It’s Actually 4 Slices Cut In Half

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#61 Deceptive Packaging

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#62 A Yard Of Snickers. Sorry, But I Tore Out The Cardboard Flaps That Kept Them Centered

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#63 This Sour Batch Candy Bag Felt Oddly Light

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#64 Even Worse – It’s Stale

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#65 They Got Two

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#66 My Disappointment Is Immeasurable

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#67 This Math Constantly Being Used By Paper Towel Companies

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#68 My Chemistry Teacher Bought These Markers Thinking They’d Be The Full Rainbow. They Were All Black

It only says so in small print at the bottom right of the backside. Very misleading design even if it does save money for the company.

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#69 “2 Pack” Of The Office Face Masks

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#70 Off! Citronella Candle Not Intended To Repel Mosquitos

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#71 I Absolutely Hate Paper Towel Packaging! Just Tell Me The Actual Number Of Rolls Dammit

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#72 Powerade Is Using Shrinkflation By Replacing Their 32oz Drinks With 28oz And Stores Are Charging The Same Amount

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#73 My Disappointment Is Immeasurable And My Day Is Ruined. I Didn’t Even Get A Cotton Candy One

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#74 Bought This “Emoji” Cake. This Is Actually Worse Than Those Emoji Lollipops

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#75 Brand New Protein Powder, Not Even Filled Half Whey

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#76 Wondered Why My New Sheets Felt Like Garbage

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#77 The Struggle Is Real

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#78 “12 Days Of Hot Sauce” Advent Calendar Has Only Six Flavors

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#79 Bought This For My 3-Year-Old. “The Claw” Is A Printout

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#80 Deception By Dosa ™️

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#81 This Emoji Napkin

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#82 What A Nice Bucket Full Of. Nevermind

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#83 This Candy Burgers Bottom Bun Is Plastic Packaging Instead Of Candy, And It’s Hollow From The Inside

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#84 This Is Toothpaste. Why Pretend It’s Bigger Than It Is

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#85 Expected Half, But Ended Up With The Whole Pepperoni

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#86 Why Do You Have To Play Me Like That?

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#87 Some Super Glue I Bought. Classic

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#88 This Jumbo Tube Is Only Filled To The Letter E

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#89 2/5 Away

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#90 When You Tilt It To The Left

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#91 Making The Actual Number Of Items You’re Getting Almost The Same Color As The Packaging

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#92 Fun Fact They’re All Like That And I’m Mad

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#93 Ah Yes, White Chocolate

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#94 I Understand This Is A Fairly Common Trick, But Yikes

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#95 I’d Say The Contents Were About As Much As Those Little Bags Of Pretzels From The Airline

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#96 I Redeemed $100 Worth Of Reward Points For This Deceptively-Sized Makeup Sample

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#97 Thought It Would Be More Cheese

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#98 Bought Cheap Headphones. The Cable Advertised vs. The Cable Given

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#99 These Bluetooth Headphones Have To Be Permanently Plugged In To Provide Power

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#100 Wtf Am I Getting?

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#101 This Angry Bird Gummies Are Actually Gummy Bears

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#102 Crappy Design Indeed. The Depth Of It

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#103 I Got Lucky! Now In XL

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#104 Couldn’t Have Added 1 More Piece. Really

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#105 Just Wanted Oyster Sauce. Instead Accidentally Got Oyster Brand Fish Sauce With A Picture Of An Oyster On It

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#106 I’ve Said It Before And I’ll Say It Again: Quotation Marks Are Not For Emphasis

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#107 They Really Sold It With The Packaging

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#108 An Entire Tin Containing 8 Mini Snickers

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#109 You Can Probably Imagine My Daughter’s Disappointment When We Opened Up This Crayola “Super Art Tub”

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#110 Packaging Of These Chocolates

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#111 All That Plastic For 10 Eggs

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#112 Grampa Bought Some Paper Clips. To Their Credit, It Does Say “Contains 50 Paperclips” On The Back Of The Box, But

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#113 Lovingly Handmade. Only 2/3 Of My Wrap

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#114 What A Great Chocolate Bar. Oh Wait

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#115 Bowl Of Candy

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#116 I Paid Way Too Much To Be Bamboozled Like This

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#117 Misleading Lox Window. Sneaky Little Hobbitses

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#118 My Daughter Was So Confused. She Thought I Gave Her The Wrong Popsicle

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#119 Ah Gee, Thanks

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#120 Expected Cookie Dough. Got No Dough

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#121 The Most Stuff Is Barely Double Stuff

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#122 Outside Of Box vs. Inside Of Box. I Just Wanted What Was In The Picture. A Clear Bag

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#123 These Valentine’s Day Chocolates

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#124 Bought This “Large” Box Of Skittles At A Hockey Game. Had Fewer Skittles Than A Standard Bag

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#125 I Guess It’s Not Dishonest, But My Daughter’s Face Was Hilarious When She Pulled It Out Of The Packaging

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#126 $20 For 11 Chocolates. Happy Valentines

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#127 Pink Is My Favorite Flavor

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#128 Not One Single Chip

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#129 I Just Bought This. If You Are Going To Cheat On Product Quantity, Shouldn’t Have Used Clear Packaging

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#130 Got No Clue Wtf I Just Bought But It’s Not What’s Pictured

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#131 I Was Wondering Why It Was Feeling Smaller On The Inside Than On The Outside

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#132 The Package Hides The Fact That The Middle Cookie Is Missing

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#133 I Should Have Just Hung A Real Play-Doh Container. Penny For Scale

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#134 Found A Cheap Kitchen Scale. I Feel Like Something Is Missing

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#135 Almost Bought These Until I Realized That The Packaging Pushes The Cookies Toward The Top To Make It Look More Full

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#136 Pret Is Mocking Me And Now I’m Hungry

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#137 Well Ok Then

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#138 Brand New Pack Of Razors

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#139 Could’ve Picked Up A Sample And Got More Product

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#140 The Assembly Rating On Our New TV Stand

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#141 Why Have Empty Blister Packages At All

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#142 This Little Flap Covering What Could’ve Been Another 140 Balloons

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#143 Pack Of Three Could Have Easily Been Six, Or Half As Big

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#144 Totally Thought It Was A Three-Pack

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