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Racist Passport Machine Rejects Photo Because “Subject’s Eyes Are Closed”

If you think your passport renewal process is bad, this guy’s experience is way worse!


No one likes their passport photo. No matter how well you dress up or fix your hair or do your makeup, you’ll always look just a little bit awkward with a poker face, ears out, and facing the camera head-on.

Well one man looked nice enough in his passport photo, and yet his photo was still rejected!

It was because the passport scanner made a “racist” error when it rejected his photo because it said:

The photo you want to upload does not meet our criteria because: Subject eyes are closed.

As you can see, he has "9 attempts left" to submit a photo where his eyes aren't "closed."

Source: Richard Lee

Richard Lee of New Zealand got his passport renewal blocked when he submitted his photo to an online passport photo checker at New Zealand’s Internal Affairs. And it promptly rejected his photo because the scanner thought his eyes were closed.

It’s obviously a tech error in this case. But considering Richard Lee’s eyes are more or less the average for people of East Asian descent, just imagine how many people have had their passport photo rejected because the machine thought their eyes were closed!

The New Zealand Department of Immigration released a statement regarding the issue:

“Up to 20 percent of photos submitted on line are rejected for a large variety of reasons.

“We provide customers with helpful online resources to make it easier for them to take suitable passport photos and note that in this case a second photo was submitted on the same day and the individual was issued with a NZ passport.”

Either way, Richard Lee seems to have been a pretty good sport about it as he posted a different photo on his Facebook page.

Source: Richard Lee

Let’s all hope New Zealand’s Department of Immigration addresses this issue as it will be a huge hassle to be told that your eyes aren’t big enough to qualify as “open!”


15 Genius Ways to Answer Exam Questions When You Haven’t Studied

Couldn’t pull an all nighter to study? This post has you covered!

How many of you can relate to showing up completely empty handed (minded?) to an exam? Maybe you just forget that there was a test on that day. Or maybe you were out partying all night. Or, as is the case with many of us, you've spent way too many hours online to realize that you didn't have enough hours to study.

For those of you who never seem to find the time or the motivation to study, here are a few hacks on how you can answer you exam questions to get a chance at a +1 for your effort.

WARNING: This post is intended for humor. If you actually intend to pass your exams through these devious means, then school just might not be for you. If you can't find the motivation to take your education seriously, rethink your priorities and come back when you're ready, 'kay?

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Twitter Users Share Their Most Cringeworthy #OfficePartyFails Ever

So… What’s your worse #OfficePartyFail?

Whether you are a fan or not (some people apparently hate his “’fake’ laughter), there is absolutely no denying that Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter hashtag games are the most hilarious.

Case in point, the late night talk show host recently came up with #OfficePartyFails and it definitely broke the internet. Many netizens took it to Twitter to share their most embarrassing and awkward experiences that happened during their office parties.

Many of the posts are comedic gold and we surely couldn’t stop laughing - while doing some facepalm along the way, that is.

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30 Funny Farewell Cakes For Employees Who Quit Their Jobs

“You’re dead to us now!”

Saying goodbye to your workmates can be a bittersweet experience. You might hate your job but you'd always miss associating with people you've become best of buddies with. It would, of course, make leaving a little easier, and a hell lot funnier, if they gave you one of these hilarious farewell cakes.

Most of their messages are plain and simple - Go ahead and leave! See if we care!

Go check out the photos below and have a good laugh.

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