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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Funny reCAPTCHAs

Every day we serve over 30 million randomly chosen pairs of words from scanned books and newspapers to users around the world. Although we heavily filter the words presented to avoid offensive combinations (there are over 1,000 words in our block list), some amusing pairs slip through. Below are some of our favorites. All are real examples emailed by users.

While obtaining tickets for a concert:

What can we say?

Made an unlucky user insult themselves:

Marital advice:

This is one of the all-time best:

The user emailed the site 20 minutes later complaining he had followed the instructions to wait, but nothing was happening.