137 Of The Worst And Funniest Kitchen Fails (New Pics)

137 Of The Worst And Funniest Kitchen Fails (New Pics)

Cooking—it’s that optional thing that we do when we don’t want to look like lazy good-for-nothings eating cheese and salami straight out of the pack and munching on raw vegetables instead of making a salad. Even cavemen and barbarians were able to cook things well. But even with the help of modern technology, we sometimes end up absolutely butchering our meals and making mega cooking fails.


Prepare your stomachs, dear Readers, for Bored Panda has baked up a feast of the most incredible cooking fails for you to enjoy. Upvote your fave pics and leave a comment about the times you messed up while cooking. Psst. We’ve got more epic cooking fails for you to taste right here, here, and here. Remember to chew well and take your time.


Patience and focus have a lot to do with success in the kitchen (and in life, but that’s another story). If you’re distracted or running around like a headless chicken then odds are, you’ll make a ton of mistakes. Before you know it, your spaghetti’s on fire. Or worse—it’s fallen straight inside your shoes. Don’t believe us? Scroll on down.


#1 Sausage Rolls


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#2 We Tried To Make "Ladybug Rolls"


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#3 Friend Sent Me This. Composition: "Dad Tried To Make Wine"


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Fortunately, we can all become better cooks. And the internet’s full of great advice. All it takes is some time to sift through the tips and find the common threads.


Katie Workman from the Associated Press writes that we should all read through recipes all the way through ahead of time so that we can get all the ingredients that we need. What’s more, we’ll be well prepared for any time-consuming surprises in advance.


#4 Apparently Using A Syringe To Inject The Filling Of A Jelly Bun Doesn't Work That Well


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#5 I'll Never Be Someone's Bride


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#6 My Night After Work


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You should also get all of your ingredients ready before you start cooking. After all, if you’re supposed to be sauteing your veggies but you’re still chopping your bell peppers while your mushrooms are already frying, you might end up with a weird mix of under and over-cooked food.


Finally, keep in mind that seasoning makes all the difference to the taste of the dish. So add a pinch of salt and pepper here and there from time to time. During prep. In the middle of cooking. Right before serving. Try to find the balance between overseasoning and utter blandness. Oh, and remember to sharpen your knives!


#7 Found The Spoon, Honey


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#8 My Sister Made Some French Fries


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#9 I Tried To Make A Cake With A Lobster Shaped Dish


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#10 I Baked Some Strawberry Cakes In Cat-Shaped Pans, Then Iced Them. They Came Out Looking Like Burn Victims


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#11 My Friend Made A “Hedgehog” For Her 14-Year-Old Son’s Birthday


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#12 I Was Making Home Made Chicken Stock. After Simmering For Hours, The Recipe Said To Pour It Through A Strainer. God Damn It


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#13 When All I Want To Do Is Make Spaghetti, But All Signs Point To It Not Happening


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#14 Go To Make Pasta, The First Pot Slips And I Pour It All On The Ground. Make A Second Pot And The Handle Straight Up Breaks And My Pasta Goes Everywhere. Didn't Eat; Had A Lil Cry


Not to mention that firstly I came home late from work and drop my open sandwich in the parking lot. 


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#15 Boiled An Egg This Morning And I Think Something Went Horribly Wrong


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#16 Making Some Spaghetti


#17 Over The Holidays My Sister Tried To Make A Peppermint Candy Platter On A Perforated Pizza Pan


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#18 I Tried To Bake


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#19 Creepy Pancake


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#20 Well I Tried


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#21 I Forgot To Take The Old Coffee Pod Out Of The Coffee Maker Before Making Cup Noodles


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#22 Asked My Boyfriend To Bake The Croissants For Our Dinner


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#23 I Made A Lasagna For Lunch. Here's The Result


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#24 Tried Cooking A Sweet Potato In My New Air Fryer Today


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#25 5 Minutes Before Closing After A 12-Hour Shift


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#26 My Own Invention: Eggplant With A Side Of Melted Knife


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#27 Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend


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#28 Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sister's First Ever Turkey


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#29 Ffs


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#30 So My Wife Grilled Corn Tonight. For 2 1/2 Hours


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#31 Just Wanted To Be Romantic, Ended Up With Lumpy Romance


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#32 There Was An Attempt By My Dad To Make My Brother A Patrick Star Birthday Cake


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#33 A Beast Cheesecake


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#34 Just Makin' Smoothies


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#35 My GF Wanted To Cook For Me


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#36 My Apple Broke The Apple Cutter And Now I Have A Weapon


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#37 This Sums Up My Day. Why Isn't My Stock Simmering... It's Been Over An Hour


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#38 My Mom Wanted A Cherry Pie. After Making One From Scratch I Dropped It On My Way To Deliver To Her Porch


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#39 The Cook At Applebee's Forgot To Take The Plastic Off The Slice Of Cheese Before He Added It To My Wife's Sandwich


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#40 My Submission For Dumbest Way To Injure Yourself: I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me


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#41 How's Your Day Going?


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#42 Making A Smoothie


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#43 Bake Bread They Said. An Overnight Rise Will Taste So Good They Said. Put In The Fridge They Said. It's So A Rewarding Hobby They Said


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#44 My Coffee Cup Managed To Fall Out Of The Cupboard On Top Of My Bowl Of Cereal This Morning


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#45 First Night In The New House And My Wife Cooks A Plastic Bag On The Brand New Stove


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#46 My Daughter Used A Plastic Cutting Board For A Pizza Pan


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#47 When Your Husband Says He’ll Take Care Of Lunch


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#48 I Hope This Sink Is Clean


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#49 Tried To Make Brownies


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#50 I Tried To Make Cupcakes... And They Look Like Poop. Literally


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#51 Guess I Cut It A Little Too Hard


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#52 I Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate This. Made A Pie Today. Dropped A Pie Today


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#53 Breaking News: Local Idiot Spills Spaghetti On Her Bed


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#54 Didn’t Think To See If There Might Be A Cutting Board In The Oven Before Preheating To 400 Degrees


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#55 Black Bean "Burrito" My Roommate Made With Rice Paper. He Was Out Of Tortillas And Said "I Didn't Think It Would Look Like That"


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#56 Still Looking For An Answer On How This Happens


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#57 Tonight Was Foreign Culture Night In My House So I Decided To Cook A Traditional Dish From Pompeii


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#58 Meal Prepping Gone Wrong


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#59 A Bee Stung My Foot When I Put Them On. 40 Mins Later


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#60 Broiled Sids


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#61 I Way Over-Estimated My Abilities


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#62 Forgetting About Your Pizza For 8 Hours. Burnt So Bad It Looks Like A Double-Chocolate Brownie


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#63 Husband Tried To Make A Dolphin For My Cocktail. It's The Cutest Eel I've Ever Seen


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#64 This Attempt At A Rainbow Crepe Cake


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#65 Dropped My Pizzaghetti


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#66 My Mom Accidently Cooked My Sister Farrah's Glove. This Is Where I Get My Cooking Skills


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#67 My Dad Got Mad At A Pizza He Was Making And Threw It At Our Fence


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#68 I Was Making Thai Basil Chicken Then I Turned Around For A Minute And My Brother Put Blue Food Dye In It. He’s 19


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#69 My Girlfriend Made Vegetarian Hotdogs


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#70 Yesterday’s Bread vs. Today’s Bread After Realising The Yeast Was Out Of Date


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#71 To The Person Whose Pepper Grinder Is Broken, The Lid Of My Pepper Shaker Fell Off


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#72 I Just Wanted A Midnight Snack


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#73 140 Booked In My Restaurant Tonight. My Only Oven


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#74 I Thought I Smelled Something


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#75 Forgot To Set A Timer Boiling Eggs. The Sound Of Them Exploding Reminded Me


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#76 My Boyfriend Fell Asleep Making Pizza, It Cooked For Nine Hours


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#77 The Apple Your Parents Warn You About At Halloween


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#78 I Think I've Got Macarons Down Pretty Well Guys, Any Suggestions On How To Start A Home Bakery?


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#79 Baking A Cake In A Rice Cooker


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#80 Birthday Cake I Made For My Husband. He’s So Lucky To Have Me


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#81 Made Croissants. Didn't Know I Was Supposed To Roll Them


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#82 Good Morning. I’m Never Switching From Morton’s Again


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#83 Sliced Homemade Sourdough Bread Topped With Creamy Light Brie Cheese. Preheat Oven To 350 And Bake For 11 Hours. Enjoy


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#84 Yikes


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#85 My Sister Tried To Make Matzah But Ended Up Summoning The Necronomicon


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#86 Someone Left A Bread Pudding In The Back Of The Oven For 5 Days. So Here Is My New Pet Rock, Charlie


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#87 Cute Dots On My Cheesecake Ended Up Looking Like A Skin Disease


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#88 Hedgehog Cake Apparently


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#89 My Sister Made My Brother A Birthday Cake


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#90 Cooking Skills Out Of This World


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#91 First Time For My Sister In Law Cooking. I Think It’s A Little Bit Too Well Done


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#92 I Tried Cooking One Time


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#93 Overheated


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#94 French Baguettes, Nailed It


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#95 What My Brother Was Trying To Make vs. What He Actually Made


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#96 Professional Bakers Tasked With Baking An Alpaca Cake


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#97 How Is This Even Possible?


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#98 Tried Creating A New Pasta Shape And Ended Pasta Suitable For A Halloween Party


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#99 This Cake


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#100 My Mom Set The Microwave For 75 Mins. And Not 75 Secs


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#101 One Of Those Days


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#102 I Forgot My Pepper Grinder Was Broken, This Is The Second Time I've Done This


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#103 When You Slice A Bread And Can't Make The Sandwich


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#104 So Excited To Use My Pizza Cutter For The First Time


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#105 Bad Case Of Pizzaria


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#106 Me: This Tin Should Be Big Enough. Banana Bread: Freedom


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#107 This Failed Attempt At Baking A Cake


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#108 It Finally Happened To Me


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#109 Just Wanted Some Balsamic Vinegar On My Salad


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#110 Someone Cut Me Up While Transporting Chilli For My Sister In Laws Birthday Dinner


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#111 Attempted One Of Those Microwave Mug Cakes. Looks, Uh, Less Than Appetizing


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#112 Spaghetti Anyone?


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#113 Spring Rolls A La Coal


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#114 Wife’s Attempt At Banana Bread


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#115 Attempted To Make Flower Pancakes For My Wife As A Mother's Day Surprise But They Ended Up Looking Like Corona Cakes


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#116 Poached Egg


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#117 Sugar Syrup


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#118 Thought You Guys Might Like This Pie I Baked


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#119 Steve Harvey Cake


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#120 I Thought I'd Make My Own Birthday Cake This Year


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#121 When You Let Your 3-Year-Old Kid Make Graham Balls


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#122 My First Try At A Blancmange Didn’t Go Quite As Well As I’d Hoped


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#123 While In Quarantine, My GF Did Her Best To Bake Me A Hedgehog-Shaped Cake. Turned Out To Be An Evil Voodoo Mask


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#124 Just Six Hungry People Waiting On A Casserole At 8:00pm


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#125 There Was An Attempt To Cook Rice


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#126 Brother Cooked, The Brother's Wife Decided Not To Taste. Cocoa Curd Pancakes, Not Cut In Pieces. I Just Leave It Here


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#127 One Day My Sous Was Consolidating The Walk In And Went Looking For Him And Found This


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#128 Our Boy’s Fifth Birthday Cake. Wife Tried Her Best


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#129 So... My Dad Just Attempted To Make A Grilled Cheese


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#130 How To Not Make Nachos


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#131 My Roommate's Cheese Toast


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#132 Who's Ready For Christmas Morning Waffles?


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#133 Baking My First Bread


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#134 This Is What Defeat Looks Like


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#135 Great Way To Start The Day This Morning


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#136 My Sister's "Candy Cane" Shaped Sugar Cookie Turned Into The Christmas Chode In The Oven


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#137 My First Attempt At Making Lemon Tea


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