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27 Examples Of Really Terrible Instructions That Help No One

Updated November 27, 2019 17.4k votes 2.3k voters 86.7k views27 items

Some processes are so complex you need to rely on step-by-step instructions. But going off the instructions see on the subreddit r/restofthef*ckingowl, some people could use instruction on how to write instructions. From baffling recipes to nonsensical coding directions, here are some examples that make IKEA look verbose.

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    Retire At 38 By Being Already Rich

    Retire At 38 By Being Already Rich
    Photo: u/Snapped_Marathon / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?
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    If Yours Doesn't Look Like This You Have Failed

    If Yours Doesn't Look Like This You Have Failed
    Photo: u/KierBear18 / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?
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    M.C. Escher Wrote These Instructions

    M.C. Escher Wrote These Instructions
    Photo: u/Zarking716 / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?
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    Very Helpful Shadow Of Mordor Hint

    Very Helpful Shadow Of Mordor Hint
    Photo: u/SunkenLoki / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?