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Skillful Creations of Questionable Taste

Craftsmanship and taste are two different things, and sometimes one gets the better of the other. Sure, you can make high quality shoes out of teeth, but you should also be asking yourself if anyone wants to look at them. It's very possible to make a thing that's impressive but also of highly questionable taste.

Skillfully made but very weird creations | realistic human face made out of meat with olives for eyes | Chernobyl nuclear disaster snow globe
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What better symbol for a neighborly dispute than an ugly fence? It started with a misunderstanding about fence height, and boy these people must not have been able to talk it out, because the "resolution" they ended up going with is stellar example of extreme pettiness. And you can tell, she's serious.

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This BBC Science piece on how Neanderthals must have sounded comes with the beats, timing and physicality of some of the greatest British humor we've seen to date. Who knows how they managed to film this completely straight-faced, but the fact that they did just makes it so much better.

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Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
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Kevin Miller went and made a musical mashup that combined the musical leanings of the Beach Boys and the lyrical stylings of the Beastie Boys. And of course it's called the Beachstie Boys. Whatever you think of either band, it's true to form.

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Tumblr Thread: The Still On-Patrol Submarines

There's a tradition in the U.S. navy that no submarine is lost at sea, and every Christmas a broadcast is sent out to all the crews of those subs still on duty. Naturally, tumblr took it and made it into a whole ghost ship thing, which is somehow macabre but also heartwarming. Why not, people see some unexplained stuff at sea. For a totally classic navy story, here's a Navy operations officer who pulled the laziest move ever.

Tumblr Thread on Patrol Ghost Ship Submarines | pipistrellus STILL ON PATROL learned something new and horrifying today which is no submarine is ever considered "lost there is apparently tradition U.S. Navy no submarine is ever lost. Those go sea and do not return are considered be "still on patrol There is monument about this along canal near here its worst thing have ever seen says "STILL ON PATROL huge letters and then goes on specify exactly many WWII submarine ghosts are STILL OUT THERE
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Un-Self-Aware and Freaky Old Album Covers

You can't blame an artist for putting their heart and soul out there and doing their best. But you can totally laugh at weird and awkward album covers that use extremely tacky imagery or have become a straight up double entendre over time. There's no way of knowing if your band name is gonna become a synonym for a sex act, but hey, it happens.

weird and funny album covers | CROWN JOY AFTERNOON TEA-BAGGERS MALE QUARTET | STEREO Sound Track MIKE Guitarist Preacher GOD'S POWER
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Honestly, most of us would see a ball in a canal like that and just chalk it up as a loss. But not these guys. These guys went through hell and low water to get that thing back. It may not have been the perfect plan, but hell, you can't fault them for all the effort.

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Now, for a moment, just imagine if someone 100 years later were to discover the beautiful mini sword, and proceed to turn it into a rusty nail. 

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80s Fashion Statements That Show Why We Moved On

While the 80s technically started 40 years ago, it's probably best to not think about that part. The 80s did some things with hair that many people are still just now recovering from. And while it was a time of loud pants filled with questionable butts, there are still things to miss. Here's some powerful nostalgia for the 80s and 90s kids.

Funny 80s nostalgia fashion pics | family portrait of three dad with a mullet mom in a fringe jacket and daughter in a denim vest | man in a pink suit posing by a car
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You've gotta hand it to Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning for putting together whatever on God's green earth this thing is. We're totally blind regarding their acumen at putting a toilet back together, but they seem pretty damn good at putting a toilet-themed sci-fi parody together. It's got that local-business-vibe. It's got lasers. It's got everything, man.

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Teachers' "That's Amazing But Please Stop" Stories

Students are curious and motivated individuals especially when it comes to breaking the rules or mocking each other. They'll go to impressive lengths in order to tastefully vandalize restrooms or expertly cheat the system. You can't tell them it's the right thing to do, but it's at least impressive. To give the kids some credit, here's a Tumblr thread on a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Students who broke rules in impressive ways teacher stories | mgraunk 3.1k points 3 hours ago My coworker and discovered one our students running an underground crime syndicate selling individual Icebreaker mints 50 cents pop agreed not punish him or inform administration, but did confront him privately and told him he needed stop before got him trouble. He had about half dozen employees and selling at every grade level by time put an end Kid C student at best, but he's definitely going places.
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VP Pulls Rank and Screws Employee, Gets Canned by Cool CEO

It seems like a rare moment when a higher up at the company doesn't get rewarded for going over the little guy's head and absolutely messing everything up. For pretty much the opposite side of things, here's a satisfying story of an incompetent boss who fired the employee ant the beginning of a meeting, then learned a lesson.

cool CEO fires bad VP work story | Posted by u/PJExpat 5 hours ago "No one is above rules, and mean no one call if he pulls rank" oc L used work marketing company serviced small and medium-sized businesses across America multi-billion dollar revenue company CEO true rags riches story. He joined company right after he got out jail his early 20s small drug charge and worked his way up over 20 years eventually become CEO company CEO strongly believed success company did not come brilliant and
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If everyone put as much effort and dedication into their passion as this guy has put into mastering this dance arcade, the world would be a completely perfect place. No hunger, no conflict, just perfectly executed spins and poses set to high pitched, catchy choruses.

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Rude Karen Honks for Spot, Driver Has All Day

If there's ever a real and visceral display of power in every day life, it's the politics and leverage of parking spaces. This proud citizen did absolutely everything except let this Karen use her own rudeness to get her way. It seems like she would be on the losing end of the shopping cart theory of morality. Here are some more unfortunate times people went full Karen.

Karen throws fit for parking spot, doesn't get it | r/pettyrevenge Posted by u/luridfox 19 hours ago throw fit my spot have all day TLDR lady followed my parking spot and impatiently waited, honking and yelling sat there waiting her until she gave up then gave left and somebody else got spot. This is few years back, but still delight at memory leaving grocery store and walked my car noticed car slowly driving down, almost following Now had pretty good spot, so figured they wanted my spot
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Inventions That Work Too Well to be Improved Upon

Sometimes someone comes up with a design so simple, elegant and effective that it becomes the de facto item for that use in perpetuity. It must feel good to have created something that does something the best. In the other direction, here are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose.

Inventions so good they don't need to be improved | SaltyChickenDip 58.8k points 16 hours ago Paper clip. Last major patent 1880's
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