165 Times People Spotted Something ‘Mildly Interesting’ And Documented It For The Internet To See (New Pics)

Can I get a drumroll, please? It’s time for (in my humble opinion) one of the best recurring features on Bored Panda—a round-up of the best latest photos from the ‘Mildly Interesting’ subreddit. A community with nearly 18.8 million members, r/mildlyinteresting is a haven for original photos of, well, mildly interesting stuff. We’ve been mildly impressed by how friendly and genuinely creative the community is time and time again. And we hope that you’ve been, too, dear Pandas.

Check out their latest top posts below and remember to upvote your fave ones as you’re scrolling down. Oh, and when you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s recent posts about the subreddit over here, right here, as well as here. It’s cool. It’s witty. And it’ll improve your week. Mildly.

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Photographer Dominic Sberna from Ohio shared his perspective on taking quality pictures and composition with Bored Panda. You’ll find his insights into the world of photography below. You’ll also find our interview with Cowbeller1, one of the moderators curating the ‘Mildly Interesting’ subreddit, below.

#1 The Way My Windscreen Froze

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#2 An Old TV Repurposed Into A Cat Bed For My Cat’s Birthday

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#3 The Melting Snow On This Chair Looks Like A Tree

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Redditor Cowbeller1, one of the moderators at r/mildlyinteresting gave us a glance into how some of the most popular posts on the subreddit gain their fame. “A lot of it has to do with luck,” they said that fortune plays an important role in photos going viral.

“Maybe you come across something interesting in your day-to-day life and remember to take a picture, maybe you’re just lucky enough that something is interesting to the community. No real rhyme or reason aside from that,” they shared their opinion.

As for the future, the subreddit plans to do what it does best: remain a stable and unchanging source of entertainment, as well as a cornerstone of Reddit “We will just continue doing the same thing. We’ve found that being boringly consistent is the best way to remain fair to the community. There haven’t been any major changes in a while,” moderator Cowbeller1 said.

#4 1930’s Parquet Flooring Restored Today!

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#5 The Way The Snow Melted On My Walkway

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#6 Live Power Line Fell, It Was So Hot That It Melted Through The Sidewalk And Turned The Sand Underneath To Glass

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Photographer Dominic shared that over the past year he’s expanded his network and gotten to know even more professional photographers. “Seeing the amount of time and planning some of them do is astounding,” he praised his peers. “One such person I know made a 48 hour round trip (driving) to photograph a specific location recently.”

According to the photographer, whether a professional relies more on their intuition or plans everything out with regard to the composition of a photo depends on each individual’s style of photography. “But for the most part, planning is everything. This means different things to different people, but planning is important. Being instinctive comes down to an individual preference, I suppose, and is a different facet to the plan of attack,” Dominic shared that thinking things through is vital to success.

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#7 My Dog Had A Paw Print On His Paw

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#8 The Shadow On The Stairs Looks Like Another Set Of Stairs

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#9 This Old Color Pencil Box After Termites Ate All The Wood

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As for whether or not a photo will be successful, Dominic is open that even the greatest professionals can’t say for certain if a project will get the popularity it deserves. “We’ve all taken photos that we know are aesthetically sound, but they don’t get the feedback we feel they deserve. Then, we’ll take a photo that we like, but think is just another ‘good, not great’ photo, and it takes social media by storm. I’ve seen it happen,” he said.

“Unfortunately, some of this has to do with algorithms, time of day being posted, and paid ads,” the photographer explained that in the modern world, we have to be aware of the technical aspects that come with sharing photos online.

“A quality photo will not always get the praise it deserves. It’s the truth of art. At the end of the day, one has to like their own work that they’re putting out there. If others like it too, that’s just an added bonus. Photographing what you want is extremely important to not lose artistic integrity and drive and it’s also equally as difficult to tune out the noise,” Dominic said.

#10 One Of The Eggs I Poached This Morning Came Out Looking Like A Human Heart

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#11 This Photo I Took That Looks Like It’s On The Moon

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#12 Dopped My Headphone At The Beach And It Pulled Iron Out Of The Sand.

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The r/mildlyinteresting subreddit celebrated a whopping 9 years of activity this February and there’s no stopping the community from growing larger and larger still. However much it expands, the moderators are doing what they can to make sure it doesn’t change too much. “We’ve been working hard to keep it that way,” redditor RedSquaree, one of the moderators of r/mildlyinteresting, told me in an earlier interview.

“The mildly interesting feel of the subreddit is maintained probably due to its rule about titles which weeds out all clickbait which is common in other subreddits. On our side, submissions have massively increased and the moderation team has been forced to expand,” moderator RedSquaree earlier told Bored Panda that the mod team is very active and interested in maintaining the high quality of the content.

#13 The Same Color Liquid In Different Colored Buckets Makes For An Interesting Comparison/Contrast.

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#14 Australian Flood Waters Meet The Ocean

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#15 My Friend’s Shoes Look Like They Are Screaming.

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Rule-breaking isn’t tolerated and transgressors are quickly sanctioned. “We’re removing more rule-breaking content than ever before; often the content is OC [original content] and can be resubmitted which is great,” RedSquaree explained the ins and outs of how the community and the mods interact.

“There haven’t been any massive changes in how we do things recently, although over the past few years we have used bots to automate a lot of our moderation practices. We haven’t changed the rules in years despite some temptations caused by fads. In my honest opinion, it has been for the best. The sub feels pretty much the way it always has.”

RedSquaree earlier explained to us how the inspiration to create r/mildlyinteresting first came about back in 2012. The mod told Bored Panda how one thread led user Doginabathtub to create the community but who has been “missing in action for years, and left the mod team years after becoming inactive as a moderator,” RedSquaree explained.

#16 My Cat Looking Like He Flushed Himself Down The Drain

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#17 The Size Of A Fiber Optic Wire Capable Of Supplying A Home With High Speed Internet

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#18 Every $1 Bill I’ve Collected From Tips Over 2 Years (Roughly 1600)

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“So, I suppose Woggietree named the sub he did not found! A few years ago we were featured in a h3h3 Productions video (linked in our sidebar) which was a great compliment and is perhaps a good marker of success,” the mod said.

#19 My Dad Put Food Coloring On Icicles

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#20 There Is A House Near Me That Looks Like It’s Out Of A Fairytale

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#21 My Giant Mini Penne

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The main draw of the community is the original content. Only original photos can be posted, nothing else! It’s OC or the high road. “Our content is generated by our community and given that titles cannot be clickbait, there is a unique feeling of people seeing something mildly interesting, whipping their phone out of their pocket, capturing, and posting,” the mod shared how proud they are of their fellow redditors.

#22 The People Who Made My Guitar Pick Couldn’t Be Bothered To Buy The Stock Photo

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#23 My Flatmate And I Took Nearly The Same Photo Walking Home At Different Times

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#24 Wood Splinters That Look Like A City

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“The community feels very interactive (the content creators are all here) and laid back. This is probably why our comments sections are almost always nice and relaxed and, themselves, mildly interesting,” the mod said.

#25 My Teacher Made Pokémon Animal Type Of Cards For Science.

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#26 My Body Wash Tells You What Each Ingredient Is

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#27 Locals In Puerto Rico Painted This Mural. They Made Sure To Include The Dog That Chills There Often.

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#28 While Hiking An Isolated Jungle Trail In The Amazon, We Came Across This Post Marking The Equator.

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#29 My Lawn Made A Natural Yin Yang Symbol After A Pool Stood There

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#30 A 300-Year-Old Brick With A Paw Print In It

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#31 This Sofa Set Made Out Of Red Bricks.

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#32 A Small River Going Over Another

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#33 My Local Supermarket Is Selling Airplane Food Because Nobody Is Flying

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#34 A Street Lamp Fell Over Into The Snow Outside My Apartment. Turns Out They’re Massive- My Hand For Scale

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#35 Found A Chip Almost As Big As My Hand

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#36 My Discount Grocery Store Sells Bulk M&ms Separated By Color

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#37 I Dropped Some Coffee And It Looks Like A Bird

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#38 My GF’s Chair Looks Like A Duck With Hair.

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#39 My Beer 4-Pack Came With Paperboard Rings, Instead Of Plastic

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#40 The Reflection From My Window Decal Makes My Toilet Look Like A Quest Item In A Video Game

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#41 These Cupcake Papers Match My Sister

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#42 I Have A Coin From When Hadrian Was Emperor Of Rome Thats Almost 2000 Years Old

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#43 The Fuzz On My Sock Looks Like A Flamingo

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#44 The Petals Of This Camellia Flower

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#45 My Odometer Says 1234567890

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#46 The Right Joint Of My Thumb Never Developed. I Can’t Bend It.

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#47 This Hotel I’m Staying At Has The Shower Shelf Accessible From Both Inside As Well As Outside

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#48 Bubbly Clouds

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#49 I Made A Circle Out Of LEGO Bricks

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#50 My Newly Acquired Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Fore-Edge Painted Book! Featuring A Secret Platform 9 3/4 Scene On The Edges Of The Pages.

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#51 This ‘Mini’ Evolution I Saw In London

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#52 The Lighting From My Keyboard Formed A Little Heart On My Glass.

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#53 Silly Walk Clock

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#54 This Sign At A Local Nature Preserve Has The Words Inverted So You Can Read It In The Water.

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#55 I Was Born Without Finger Or Toe Prints.

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#56 Snowman Totoro.

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#57 A Reminder For Parents To Not Be Assholes

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#58 I Made A Serotonin Molecule Shelf.

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#59 I Stood In The Reflection Of The Backyard Glass Window Opposite My Thongs And It Looks Like My Ghost Is Wearing Them!

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#60 I Photographed A Squirrel So Close That The Reflection In Its Eye Shows My Phone And My Hand With The Pine Nuts.

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#61 I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

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#62 These Dinosaurs Wearing Masks At The Indianapolis Children’s Museum

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#63 Both Of My Lights Burnt Out – One Turned White While The Other Turned Black

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#64 My Redneck Grandpa’s Four-Wheeler.

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#65 I Built A Magnetic Marble Run For My Fridge.

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#66 Found Original Homeowner In The Walls Of A Teardown

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#67 A Little Crab Pen Holder I Found In Tokyo

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#68 Saw This Awesome Metallica Plate On The Freeway Today

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#69 The Wine I Ordered Online Came With A Tiny Set Of Dice Packaged Inside A Hollow Cork

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#70 This Coconut Oil Turned Into Honeycomb

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#71 My Dog Yawned At The Exact Moment I Took A Photo Of Him In Front Of The Graffiti That Looks Like Him.

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#72 I Was Waiting At The Red Light And Realized That I Was Surrounded With All White Cars

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#73 The Shadow Of My Chimney Makes Me Look Like Lord Farquad

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#74 None Of My Fingers Have A Middle Joint

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#75 This Sign Telling Me To “ Duck “…

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#76 Chopsticks I Got In Tokyo (2019) For The 2020 Olympics That Never Happened.

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#77 Picasso Pebble

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#78 Mold On Cream Cheese.

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#79 Anatomy In Marble

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#80 My Car Tire Balancing On Only A Tiny Patch Of Snow, Somehow Not Collapsing, After All The Snow Around It Melted

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#81 My Neighbors Decorated Their Plant To Look Like Exeggutor

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#82 The Ice In My Old Fashioned Is So Clear You Can See Through The Glass

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#83 This Water Spill On My Sink Looks Like A Dancing Lady In A Dress And Top Hat.

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#84 A Vertical Chessboard

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#85 Found An Edgepiece In My Bag Of Goldfish

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#86 IKEA Display Toilets Have Directions To The Real Toilets.

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#87 My Neighbor Made These Skull Adirondack Chairs And A Matching Table

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#88 Molar In Moss Outside My Dentists’ Office

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#89 The Results Of My Allergy Test Today. I Am Allergic To Everything They Tested For.

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#90 The Windows Xp Wallpaper Is Now A Vineyard

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#91 Shadows Of Birds Perched Atop A Tent

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#92 This Tomato Looks Like A Rubber Duckie

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#93 Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Perfect Strawberry

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#94 Local Plant Nursery Has A Guide To Their Pets That Roam Around Greeting Customers

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#95 Neighbors Tree Was Struck By Lightning, It Now Blooms In Different Stages

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#96 La Croix Froze Mid Explosion In The Back Of Our Refrigerator.

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#97 Cleaned My Copper Sink With Vinegar And Sea Salt. A Few Hours Later These Salt Crystals Grew On The Rag I Used To Dry It.

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#98 This KFC In Japan Has Colonel Sanders Dressed In A Samurai Attire (And A Matching Mask)

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#99 The Countertop Of This Home Was Made By Prisoners.

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#100 Great Notion Used Their Best By Date To Commemorate Mf Doom

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#101 1977 McDonald’s Christmas Trash Found In The Wall Of Our House.

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#102 The Amount Of Hair My Daughter Had At 2 Months Old!

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#103 My Mailman Looks Exactly Like Seth Rogen

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#104 3.5 Bottles Of Maple Syrup I Just Finished Making.

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#105 My Extra Finger.

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#106 These Tinted Windows Make It Look Like We’re In The Ocean.

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#107 My Peeler Gives Pixelated Looking Peels

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#108 This Tiny Star In A New Train In Stockholm.

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#109 A Hand Drill From The Early 1900s That I Fully Restored

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#110 This Zigzag Pattern Appears When Her Fur Is Raised!

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#111 Learning To Waltz While Waiting For My Covid Vaccine

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#112 In My Shoprite, When The Price Of Pies Gets Reduced, It Gets Reduced To Pi.

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#113 So Cold Outside My Doorknob Frosted.

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#114 I Passed “The Nut Mobile” Today While Driving

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#115 This Kitkat Bench

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#116 Mini Pallet Coasters

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#117 My Teacup Is Hollow So It Doesn’t Get Too Hot To Hold.

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#118 An Empty Vile Of The Covid-19 Vaccine I Was Allowed To Keep As A Souvenir After Volunteering At A Vaccination Hub

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#119 Minimalist Uno

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#120 You Can See The Evolution Of My Knitting Skills On My First Ever Project

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#121 This Gate That Allows Horses But Not Vehicles

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#122 I’m Redoing My Kitchen And The Old Owners Put A Wall Over An Exterior Door.

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#123 This 129 Year Old Penny Came Out Of A Roll Today

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#124 This Subway Has A Subway Underneath It.

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#125 This Bookshelf In Tallinn Airport

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#126 My Debit Card Blends Into This Old Cabinet

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#127 This Palm Tree Growing Out Of The Middle Of An Oak Tree.

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#128 Found A Hot Tub And Steam Room Behind A Basement Wall

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#129 I Got A Mosquito Bite On Top Of A Bruise And It Drained The Blood From The Impact Site.

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#130 The Pattern Of Bite Marks On My Dog’s Frisbee After Thousands Of Fetches

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#131 This Deflated Balloon That Looks Like Mozart

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#132 This Home Depot Has Little Mini Bathtubs For Display Purposes

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#133 Old Serving Dish Looks Like The Google Chrome Icon.

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#134 My Shirt Has A Microfiber Sewn On The Inside To Clean Glasses

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#135 Accidentally Cross Sectioned A Screw In Wood.

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#136 My Dog Knocked Over A Bottle Of Bleach Cleaner Near My Laundry Pile And I Got A Sick New Shirt Out Of It.

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#137 I Made Tiny Pizzas The Size Of Pepperonis.

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#138 My WiFi Extender Makes My Outlet Look Like A Pissed Off Robot

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#139 Biggest Fry I’ve Seen In My Life

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#140 Someone Has Drawn Cartoon Faces On All The Cars In This Snowy Lot.

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#141 The Way My Pasta Spilled

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#142 I Made A Sideways Pencil To Mark Something In An Area I Could Not Reach

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#143 The Way The Lines Match Up

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#144 When I Got My Covid Vaccine, They Gave Me Some Candy In A Pill Package.

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#145 Girl Scouts Posted Up Outside My Local Dispensary To Sell Cookies.

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#146 The Olympic Jacket I Got At A Thrift Store Had The Original Owners I.d Badge (As Well As Tickets For The Opening Ceremony, Plane Tickets And Stickers) Inside One Of The Pockets.

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#147 My Mom And Uncle Found A Usaf Target Drone On The Beach

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#148 Finishing Pens Without Losing Them

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#149 As I Do Not Have A Surname, Bank Decided To Give Me One

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#150 The Most Teal I’ll Ever See In One Room

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#151 Amazon Has Reflective Panels In The Top Of Their Lockers So You Don’t Have To Jump Around Like A Maniac To Make Sure You Got All Your Stuff

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#152 This Is What 5oz (Standard Wine Glass Size) Looks Like In Different Wine Glasses

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#153 Snowpile In The Corner Of A Building That Refuses To Melt

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#154 Am A Mail Carrier. These Are The Pennies I’ve Picked Up On My Route In The Past Six Months.

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#155 Our Scanner At Work Looks Like A Xenomorph

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#156 There Were (Literally) Whole Grains In My Son’s Cheerios.

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#157 This Glove Looks Like A Sphinx

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#158 The NYC Model That Some Guy Spent Years Building By Hand That Is Now Sitting In My Empty Local Mall ..

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#159 This Mini Greenhouse From The Turtle Shell Lid To My Son’s Sandbox

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#160 Surprisingly Voluminous Trash Cans In Amsterdam

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#161 I Have An Official Mcdonalds Sign.

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#162 These Gender Neutral Bathroom Doors

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#163 Some Guy In My Town Bought A Billboard For His Wife Celebrating Their Wedding Anniversary.

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#164 My Calendar Has The 20th Of April Marked As 420 Day

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#165 This Print My Dusty Jeans Made On The Chair Whilst I Ate My Lunch.

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