128 Photos That Will Annoy The Perfectionist In You (New Pics)

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Our brains just love symmetry! So much so that when we see a fine example of things just falling nicely into place just as they should, it satisfies us deep within our souls.

Of course, when we encounter the opposite – the wonky, the askew, the lop-sided – it triggers a vague feeling of discomfort. This reaction is stronger in some than in others, but even those of us who would consider themselves chill about imperfections can get fixated on certain mistakes.

Can’t understand what I mean? Well, as a follow up to previous efforts here and here, Bored Panda has collected another list of things that aren’t quite right and are sure to set the alarm bells ringing. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know how they made you feel in the comments!

#1 This Chandelier At A Restaurant I Ate At Bothers Me So Much

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So what lies behind this fascination with all things symmetrical? Well, according to an article in HowStuffWorks, it comes from the fact that most objects in the real world are symmetrical. “This is particularly true of nature: the radial symmetry of starfish or flower petals, the symmetrical efficiency of a hexagonal honeycomb, or the uniquely symmetrical crystal patterns of a snowflake,” they write. “In fact asymmetry is often a sign of illness or danger in the natural world.”

#2 How The **** Does This Happen?

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#3 This Stove

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“And, of course, human beings are symmetrical, at least on the outside (some internal organs like the heart and liver are off-center). Decades of research into sexual attraction have proven that both men and women find symmetrical faces sexier than asymmetrical ones. The leading explanation is that physical symmetry is an outward sign of good health, although large-scale studies have shown no significant health differences in people with symmetrical or asymmetrical faces.”

“The simple explanation for our attraction to symmetry is that it’s familiar. Symmetrical objects and images play by the rules that our brains are programmed to recognize easily.”

#4 Do I Even Have To Say Anything

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#5 At My Closest Train Station. I Think I Need To Move

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In an essay called The Symmetrical Universe, Alan Lightman, American physicist, writer, and author of The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, writes:

“Symmetry leads to economy, and nature, like human beings, seem to prefer economy. If we think of nature as a vast ongoing experiment, constantly trying out different possibilities of design, then those designs that cost the least energy or that require the fewest different parts to come together at the right time will take precedence, just as the principle of natural selection says that organisms with the best ability to survive will dominate over time.”

#6 The Two Ends Of The Red Line

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#7 Meanwhile In Supermarket

So try to relax whilst perusing this list – your sense of discomfort or even anger at the asymmetry of things is fully justified, and is an appropriate human reaction to these design outrages. Good symmetry is good organization and our brains are hardwired to appreciate that!

#8 This Neighborhood I Saw On Google Maps Really Hits Me Hard

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#9 Why Write The ‘S’ Like That? The More I Read It, The More It Mildly Infuriates Me

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#10 911 – I’d Like To Report A Crime

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#11 Okay What The Hell

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#12 I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

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#13 Why Not “Intense Raspberry”?

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#14 Silver Car Ruining Everything

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#15 On Is Red, Off Is Green

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#16 I Was High In The Road And Was Not Sure If It Was The Weed Or Not So I Took A Picture For Later

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#17 I Just Noticed Neither The Mirror, Nor The Lighting Fixture, Are Centered With The Sink Faucet In This Hotel Room

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#18 Someone Thought It Would Be Funny To Do This At The Corner Of Every Page Of This Notebook

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#19 My Grandfather Doesn’t Peel The Plastic Off Of Anything And Won’t Let Me Peel It Off. I’m About To Have A Heart Attack

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#20 Looked Down During My Shower Today. Can’t Unsee It Now

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#21 That. One. Pole.

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#22 Grandma’s Basket Lid’s Knob Was Off-Centered

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#23 Why?

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#24 How These Pipes Were Installed

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#25 Not Only Is The First Light Different, The Last Lights Fixture Is Upside Down

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#26 Iowa Has 99 Counties. It Could Have An Even 100 If Not For This Monstrosity

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#27 It’s Like They Want Me To Have An Aneurysm

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#28 You Had One Job

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#29 Why?

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#30 Why?!

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#31 Just Re-Pave The Damn Road At This Point

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#32 This Stripe On My Friend’s Car

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#33 I’m Just Gonna Leave That Here

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#34 This Building Where Nothing Lines Up

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#35 My Friend’s New Front Door

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#36 When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

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#37 I’m Literally Screaming Inside

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#38 I Really Can’t Wrap My Head Around This

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#39 The Door On This House

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#40 The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

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#41 This Building’s Towers

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#42 The Battery On This Notebook

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#43 This Teacher Doesn’t Erase The Board Fully And Continues To Use It

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#44 The Way This Pizza Has Been Cut

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#45 Noticed These Baseball Fields On A Flight Into Phoenix

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#46 If I Could Not See Them At The Same Time I Would Not Care

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#47 My Friend Just Finished A Kitchen Remodel

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#48 Horrible Cutout

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#49 Askew Angles

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#50 My Sister Cut A Cake And I’m About To Kill Her

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#51 The Way These Dice Are Packed Really Annoys Me

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#52 New Acoustic Foam Just Put Up In My School

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#53 These Lights

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#54 Just Saw This Monstrosity In My Car

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#55 An Otherwise Perfect Australian Cricket Team Photo Ruined By A Pair Of Black Shoes

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#56 Why Don’t They Just Cut Off The Little Corners?!

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#57 When The Robo Vacuum Ruins Its Perfect Track Lines Retuning To Base

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#58 Do I Need To Say Why

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#59 This Clear Window Amongst The Tinted Ones

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#60 This Apartment Building

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#61 The Man On The Bathroom Sign Has One Armpit That Is Higher Than The Other

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#62 My Fellow Office Workers

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#63 How My Step Dad Decided To Close A Box Of Cereal After Eating Edibles Last Night

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#64 People Whose Desktops Look Like This

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#65 When Teachers Do This

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#66 I Have Clearly Married A Monster

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#67 My Son’s New Dish Set

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#68 All Three Of My Purple Sharpies Have Completely Different Colors

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#69 This Tile Has Been Installed Wrong

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#70 Well You’re Not Wrong

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#71 The Way My Grandmother Eats Pizza

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#72 Why?

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#73 I Put The Manhole Cover Back, Boss

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#74 Loose Brick Replaced By A Different Colour, While The Original Is Right There At The Bottom

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#75 This Pizza Ad

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#76 The Tiles In My Hotel Bathroom

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#77 This Shirt

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#78 These Christmas Kit Kats. The Design Doesn’t Let You Break Them, I Had To Eat Them Like A Neanderthal

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#79 I Thought This Baseball Wall Art Was Cool Until I Noticed

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#80 Cut It Wrong. I Think They

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#81 But How?

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#82 This Football Field

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#83 Why Choc-O-Gator When It Could Be Choc-O-Dile?!

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#84 The Way That The Lights Are Placed On My Ceiling

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#85 Preth Any Button

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#86 This Scrabble Wrapping Paper

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#87 This Window And Roof

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#88 The Screen On My Calculator Is Slightly Tilted

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#89 My OCD Capsules

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#90 Found This In Louisiana

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#91 The Placement Of Her Fork

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#92 My Window Isn’t Centered On My Ceiling

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#93 Great Work

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#94 This Map’s Color Palette

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#95 They Presharpened The Wrong End Of My Red Pencil

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#96 This Font Hurts Me

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#97 Ended Up Putting Pepper In My Pasta… Why Is The Pepper White And The Salt Black?!

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#98 Eenie, Meenie, Miney… No

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#99 Why Must You Do This To Me?

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#100 Just.. Why? Isn’t This More Work To Install?

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#101 A Soccer Field I Spotted While Flying My Drone Around

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#102 “Aren’t These Suppose To Be All Caps Jim?” Nah

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#103 Filled Up The Smoke Generator For The Patrouille De France, Boss

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#104 Universal Orlando In The Main Entrance. Gets Me Every Time

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#105 Put That Sign In Windows, Boss

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#106 Replaced The Missing Tile Good As New

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#107 It’s Now An Icybelc Lane I Guess

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#108 Finished Laying The Bricks, Boss

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#109 This Bench Is Truly Amazing

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#110 Light’s Installed Boss

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#111 Why Aren’t You Symmetrical

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#112 The Lamps At The Evelyn Hotel Are Infuriating

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#113 Asked For 3” Off She Cut Off 5”. Come Home To Find Out It Isn’t Even Straight Or Even.

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#114 Thanks, I Hate It

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#115 This Is Where The Tile Meets The Carpet In My Apartment’s Clubhouse

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#116 Why? Why?

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#117 Why? Just… Why?

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#118 Why Would You Go Out Of Your Way To Do This? Why?

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#119 What The Actual Mother ******* **** Is This *******

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#120 How Can Someone [Screw] Up Like This?

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#121 [Screw] This One Locker In Particular

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#122 Well Done

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#123 Looks Like It Fits

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#124 When You Order A Pizza During Finals Week In A College Town

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#125 Sidewalk’s Done

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#126 This Hotel Kills Me Uuugggh

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#127 All Of The Lights Are Off

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#128 This Out Of Place M&m At The Store In Times Square

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