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6 Design Flaws That Annoy You Every Day (And Why They Exist)

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By: Chris Bucholz
March 26, 2013 217,842 views

The world’s a frustrating place sometimes, made all the more frustrating by the fact that so many of the annoyances we deal with every day don’t have to be that way. We’ve talked before about scientific reasons behind everyday nuisances, and that’s all well and good. But what happens when the unthinkable happens, and science fails us? What happens when the world is Complete Bullshit, and the only reason for it is human stupidity and selfishness?

Why, Cracked makes a list of it, of course! Below we’ve documented six everyday annoyances that exist for wholly legitimate yet completely infuriating business reasons.

#6. Wrap Rage
Here’s an example of clamshell packaging: You hate it. Everyone hates it. It’s impossible to open by hand, and even with a pair of scissors, massive, hand-shredding chunks of plastic are left sticking out of it at odd angles. It’s the war crime of product packaging, and there’s even a term used to describe the frustration lightbulb wrapped - 173723people experience when opening it: Wrap Rage.

So why, you shout, shaking your bleeding hands at the sky, would anyone in the world design packaging that’s impossible to open?

The Reason: Package Pilferage

To make it impossible to open.

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-design-flaws-that-annoy-you-every-day-and-why-they-exist/#ixzz2OfMDuh2f

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Cracked Columnist: Chris Bucholz

FYI: I will be participating in the April 2013 A to Z Challenge – my theme will be (what else!) #F.R.A.C.T.A.L.S, #fractalart #artbookpublished #digitalart
Watch for the first post to publish 04/01/2013 (no foolin’)!

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So, does that phrase ring a bell for anyone? I know of at least one person my dear friend lizzie, after all, she is the person who has said that about herself!!  And guess what!?!?!? TODAY is our lizzie’s birthday!! So in honor of the woman who is delightfully (CRACKED 4/7), not broken, I’ve got here a post for a mid-afternoon mental moment. And it is all to honor that terrific artist, lizzie, who brought Mantra to life for Red‘s book “Mantra for a Muse”.

So, Lizzie… it time to grab hands and dance around and sing our happy birthday tunes to you and your lovely CRACKED (4/7) self… happy birthday for you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday DEAR lizzie, happy BIRTHDAY to you… (and many moooooorrreee).

Red at M3

El Guapo

Ginger Snaap

Linda Vernon

Ginger Fight Back

Writer Wannabe 763

And me, always late

Buddhakat

So, to find lizzie’s secret birthday list there are clues sparsed around the blogosphere… if you look real hard, lizzie, you might just find some more clues at the preceding bloggers’ Monday posts (I know I’m bringing up the rear)…

Now, I want to talk about lizzie’s birthday gift. It is not CRACKED (4/7) it is FRACTURED. Actually could one of the first “big” words I learned. FRACTURED. CRACKED (4/7). Not broken, just cracked (4/7). Then, when I got older, I realized that a hairline fracture was a crack in my bone, not actually a broken, exactly. Just cracked. And let me tell you – that teeny weeny cracked bone HURT!!!
Anyhow, where was I… Oh yes, this very special FRACTURED FEATURE …

So, my dear lizzie, I have brought for your birthday something CRACKED (4/7), that is something  FRACTURED… I bet you are waaaayy too young to remember these, lizzie, but I hope more than a few of us grew up on these ever loving treasures…

These are really creative but cracked looks at some of the fairy tales we all knew and loved. A. J. Jacobs actually took over, cracked, fractured and rewrote 91 fairy tales. Ranging from “Jack and the Beanstalk” to “The Flying Carpet”. “Son of Snow White”, “Jack Be Nimble”, “Cutie and the Beast”, “The Prince and the Popper” The list goes on and on.

H is for        HAPPY

B is for         BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

LOVE YOU, LIZZIE!!!!!

Just in case you are totally lost and can’t find your way out of this mess,

just follow the yellow brick link

BIG LOVE AND HUGZ!!!

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