161 Times When People Failed At Being Smart (New Pics)

161 Times When People Failed At Being Smart (New Pics)

Everyone likes to think that they’re pretty smart and at the top of their game all the time, but the truth is, we all do and say some pretty dumb things sometimes. Like eating an entire bucket of KFC or looking everywhere for our glasses while we’re wearing them (true story). However, sometimes people mess up so badly that they end up on the internet when it looks like brain.exe stopped working for them.


Most of us know that embarrassing memories of dumb stuff that we did back in school/work/last Monday tend to resurface at the worst possible moments. So to make you feel better about yourself, Bored Panda has collected a list of some awesomely dumb things that people have said and done.


There’s nothing like other people messing up to make us forget all of our mistakes for a moment, right, dear Pandas? Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and if you feel brave, let us know what the stupidest things you’ve ever done were! You can check out our earlier articles about stupid people doing stupid stuff here and here. Oh, and here's the coronavirus edition of dumb people acting dumb.


#1 That's Not How That.... Nevermind


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#2 She Doesn’t Speak English And I’m 90% Sure That The Last Line Is A Google Translation Of Sugar Daddy And I Can’t Stop Laughing


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#3 Anti-Vaxxer Accidentally Advocates For Vaccines


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There are two kinds of stupidity. The kind where we don’t know that we’re being stupid. And the type where we definitely know but don’t want to stop. No matter how important and wise we might be, we’ll still make mistakes.


But there are reasons why human beings do stupid things, even if we’re aware that what we’re doing is wrong.


There are two kinds of pleasure. The first one that some call ‘liking’ is happy satisfaction that we get from eating a good meal, having a drink of water after a fun game of basketball, or getting a hug from a friend you haven’t seen in ages. Simple, wholesome things that make life wonderful.


#4 A Guy Purchased A Watermelon During A Train Stop And Didn’t Realize It Didn’t Fit Through The Bars


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#5 Student Uses Light On Phone To Charge A Portable Solar Battery So That He Can Charge His Phone


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#6 Elementary School Dropouts Ahead


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The second kind of pleasure, ‘wanting,’ is associated with thrills and desire. It’s the second kind of pleasure that makes us do stupid things that can have lots of negative consequences.


Sometimes, we say, “Damn the consequences” and do something small that’s stupid; no real harm done, right? Wrong. This can have a snowball effect and we’ll start doing dumber and dumber things. The next thing you know, we might end up on the internet before our brain.exe could reboot and save the day.


#7 Idiotic Landlord


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#8 To Be Fair, It Is A Family Guy


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#9 To Ask For A Mysterious Service


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#10 He's Figuring It Out, Slowly


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#11 Sometimes You Wonder


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#12 Vehicular Social Distancing


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#13 My Wife Said Measure The Door, I Told Her All Doors Are The Same Size


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#14 I Wish This Was Fake. Meet Jenn


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#15 Why Korean Man Make Korean Movie


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#16 How Stupid Soap Opera Can Be


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#17 Pickle Problems


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#18 I Read It On The Internet, It Must Be True


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#19 Throwback To When The White House Secretary Posted His Password Publicly 2 Days In A Row


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#20 We Should Stop Teaching Cursive Too So Kids Don't Learn Swearing


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#21 Tried To Hang A Curtain Over My Front Door, But Didn’t Realize What I Did Until I Stepped Back


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#22 CB At Wally World Thinks They Deserve A Discount Because The Kayak Got Wet


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#23 The First Ingredient Is Honey, So It Probably Mostly Is


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#24 She Has Bigger Issues


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#25 Mystery Solved


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#26 Sir, Do You Know How Wrong Numbers Work


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#27 This Man Trying To Smuggle A Kilo Of Cocaine Under A Wig At The Barcelona Airport


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#28 I Am Speechless


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#29 Just What


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#30 Few Biology Classes Would Help


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#31 Halloween Couple Of The Year


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#32 Is It So Hard To Get Just A Little Proof?


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#33 Umm Ok


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#34 When The Bakers Make The Mix Wrong And Don’t Realize Yeast Doesn’t Just Stop Working Because It’s In A Dumpster


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#35 Do They Actually Think Trump Is Using His Own Money


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#36 Okay, 1 Star Then


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#37 Just Realized My Soap Wasn’t Working Because It’s Literally A Block Of Cheese


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#38 It's A Funny Facepalm Though


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#39 Trust No One, Not Even Yourself


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#40 And Passports Too


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#41 Who’s Gonna Tell Her


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#42 Bye, America See You - Never


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#43 Nailed It


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#44 Fake ID Fail


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#45 Popular Google Searches Are Making Me Question My Existence


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#46 Me Neither


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#47 Facebook Gem


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#48 Oh My


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#49 "I Thought This Was Common Sense"


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#50 Welp, Better Throw This iPhone Out Then


#51 What A Time To Be Alive


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#52 Hmmm


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#53 Because Math


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#54 You’ve Never Seen A Pink Lion?


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#55 Woman Cuts A Hole In The Face Mask So That It’s Easier To Breathe


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#56 Do These People Have Brains?


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#57 My Mother-In-Law Keeps Complaining That Her Kindle Wouldn’t Charge


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#58 Math Be Hard


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#59 To Do Math


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#60 Maybe Not The Best Choice For A Sign


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#61 Male Or Female


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#62 Ghost Baby


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#63 Get This Idea Patented


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#64 No, It Does Not Have A 2nd Part


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#65 A Guy At My Wife's Job Still Thinks That His New Plant Is A Cactus. It's Actually A Pickle That Is Replaced By A New One Each 2 Days


It's been like that for 2 weeks now


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#66 The Look On His Face Is Priceless


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#67 Mother Knew I Wanted A Roomba But Didn't Want To Waste That Much Money On One. So She Found One For A Bargain. Note, It Has Zero Vacuuming Ability


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#68 She Thought She Was Getting A Deal


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#69 Damn, If Bike Gears Scare The Kid Then Car Engines Are Gonna Traumatize Them


#70 We Have Ourselves A Genius


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#71 This Is Stupid


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#72 Blind People Can’t Draw


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#73 Actually, That's Exactly What You Voted For


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#74 How Is This Even Possible


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#75 You Ever Wanted To Fight Your Past Self


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#76 Your Address, Mark


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#77 Don’t Tell Them About Nigeria


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#78 I Wonder Why


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#79 One Of My Coworkers Was Eager To Unpack Her New Mouse


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#80 Well, Obviously, You Have To Have Blue Eyes For It To Work


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#81 Some People Aren’t Even Trying


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#82 Old Man Smoking While Pumping Gas. When The Attendant Told Him He Couldn’t Smoke While Pumping Gas, He Replied “It’s Diesel, Not Gas”


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#83 Cooking Skills Out Of This World


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#84 If Only Someone Had Thought Of That


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#85 Ahm, Who Wants To Tell Her


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#86 Baby Smoothie


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#87 There Are No Koalas In The Amazon


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#88 Hold Up


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#89 Ah Yes, This Will Help The Blind


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#90 It's About Time To Learn What The Real Italian Cuisine Is


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#91 Verizon Coverage Map


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#92 He Did Do It, Technically


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#93 I'm An Idiot. Just Painted The Stairs To My Basement Now I'm Trapped


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#94 I Bought A Used Car And Have Been Waiting For My License Plates, Even After Receiving My Registration With License Plate Number. I'm An Idiot


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#95 I'm An Idiot


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#96 Oh No


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#97 Welcome To Calculus 101


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#98 Socialism


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#99 You're Standing Right In Front Of The Best Example In The Whole World That Proves That Walls Don't Work


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#100 Just Awkward


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#101 Maybe He Should Hire Someone For That


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#102 Thinking That Everyone In Chernobyl Is Called Conrad


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#103 Jeez, NASA Just Take A Picture


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#104 My Sister Drove Her Entire Way To Work Like This, And She Had To Call Our Dad To Find Out What Was Wrong With Her Car


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#105 Geography Is Not His Strongest Side


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#106 It Will Never Happen Again I Guess


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#107 He Exposed Himself


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#108 America Is The Reason You Have Cars. Nope


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#109 Bluetooth Hose


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#110 Can't Even Be Mad, That Edit Was Perfect


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#111 I Can't Show You Proof Vaccines Are Dangerous Because The Government Controls The Internet


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#112 It’s Not A Real Fire


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#113 You Can’t Make It Up


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#114 The “Boat” Scene


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#115 Hello There


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#116 He Didn't Want His Xbox To Get A Virus


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#117 Yesterday, I Asked My Coworker To Send Me A Description Of The Investors I’ll Be Meeting Today. This Is What He Sent Me


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#118 Wearing Glasses Defines Your Sexuality


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#119 Very Smart


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#120 Do I Really Have To Tell Them Or Should I Let Them Figure It Out


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#121 My Neighbor Is So Bright


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#122 Voldemort Was An Aborted Fetus Guys


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#123 There's Some Dumb People In This World


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#124 I Should Walk A Mile In This Guy’s Shoes


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#125 Fixing A Toilet Leak. I'm An Idiot


I took 2 trips to Home Depot, worked with a hernia, had a load of time putting the wax ring, and screws on... Only to install the toilet and forgetting about the door. 


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#126 Theo Is Very Confused


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#127 "Why Would I Need To Learn About Chemistry?"


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#128 Stupidius Maximus


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#129 She Didn't Think It Through


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#130 Experts Bad


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#131 Do You Have Stupid?


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#132 At Least He Realized His Mistake


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#133 Vaccines = Tide Pods


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#134 God Dammit People


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#135 A Woody Is A Woody I Guess


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#136 “Please Stop Using It”


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#137 Always Gotta Be Inclusive


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#138 Hello Georgie


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#139 Without A


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#140 Umm That’s Not How Percentages Work


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#141 Columbia Professor Accidentally Poisons Self Rather Than Get Flu Shot


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#142 How


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#143 My Coworker Returned The Front Desk Stapler Like This. Told Me It Ran Out Of Staples


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#144 Good Thing They Have Windshield Visor


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#145 So This Happened


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#146 Aww Yes A Genius


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#147 Those Canadians


#148 Fool Me Once


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#149 Well That's An Interesting Conspiracy Theory


#150 “Read A Book”


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#151 "Romanians Should Have Yt On English Because Yes, That's Why"


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#152 Actually, It Is Pretty Funny


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#153 Waterproof Level At 100


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#154 Confused


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#155 Welp


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#156 Pretty Sure It’s A Pringle’s Holder


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#157 Idiot Detected


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#158 Today, My Mother Was The Idiot


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#159 How On Earth Is This Possible


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#160 Brilliant


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#161 10 Hours Later


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