This article was originally published on TheFunPost
There are certain moments in life when you come across something truly unexplainable, and you just have to share it with others. The following people saw something that left them in a curious state of both amusement and confusion, so they decided to snap a photo and let the internet weigh in. Prepare yourself, because the more you look at these photos, the weirder they get.
Behold, the Holy One Who Wants to Be Loved and Petted
Throughout history, cats have been loved by humans for a variety of reasons. In Egypt, they were even seen as magical creatures and mummified to be taken into the afterlife (presumably to steal chairs there, too). Later on, particularly in Europe, they were suspected of being familiars to those accused of witchcraft. Now, we don’t know the origin stories for why these mischievous fluffballs have gained such varied, fantastical reputations, but pictures like this may give some clue.
Yes, that cat is being cradled by none other than a statue of Jesus himself. Now, if you were from our ancient past, wouldn’t you think something otherworldly was happening at such a surreal sight?
Is That a Ginormous Snail or a Ridiculously Small Dog?
Looking at this picture, it’s hard to believe that dogs were once wolves. At some point in their history, they decided to become humanity’s best friend, but, in doing so, lost a little of their identity. Some even became so-called toy dogs, made popular by celebrities like Paris Hilton. These days, countless dogs even find themselves being carried around in purses. Sure, their wolf ancestors might look on in disbelief, but it must beat suffering in the cold wilderness!
Still, this size difference is striking. Just look at this little guy, it's the size of a snail! It’d make for the cutest Pokemon battle, though.
There’s Something Awfully Familiar About These Two
Ever have a weird sense of deja vu, or seen a face that you’re absolutely certain that you’ve come across before? Usually, this happens with humans, but it looks like even our canine friends can leave us firmly confused as well. It seems here that there has to have been a glitch in the matrix. How else would you explain two animated puppers from a 1950s Disney movie existing in the real world? And together, no less!
What’s more, they seem to be waiting for someone. Either they’re eager to get adopted, or someone hasn’t been quick enough with the spaghetti they ordered. If it’s the latter, get them some Italian takeout and romantic music, stat!
Not so Glamorous Now
As the old saying goes, if you can’t go to Hollywood, just bring Hollywood to you. Sure, it’s a giant mound of dirt and debris, but if you have the vibes, you can easily overlook those flaws. In fact, if you find enough celebrity impersonators, some shrubs, a palm tree or two, and draw a few stars on the ground with chalk, it might be hard to tell it apart from the original.
All you truly need is sunshine, a pair of big shades, and the mindset that you’re living it up. You just have to believe in the magic of Hollywood!
Did Doctor Strange Leave His Calling Card?
If you’ve ever seen the fantastical Marvel movie Doctor Strange, you'd probably remember the titular character using a Sling Ring to generate an Interdimensional portal to take him to endless places. Well, it looks like one of those destinations happened to be an otherwise unremarkable forest. Surely only he could produce such a flawless shape that would put any professional landscaper to shame. Yet, if it wasn’t Doctor Strange, then there is something much creepier going on on the edge of these trees.
We’d much prefer the Master of the Mystical Arts over, say, terrifying banshees or other mythical monsters. Although, if it’s Bigfoot, we're ok with it. He's pretty cool.
This Cat Is Obviously Planning His Revenge
Cats are notorious for their intelligence and their pathological hatred of mice. Often, when combined, it can make for chaotic results. Yet, this cat is watching Tom and Jerry, a cartoon that has never been one to showcase how brutal a feline’s fury really is. Perhaps that’s why this cat is so fixated on the animation. Thinking, waiting, biding their time to take revenge for the bitter and humiliated Tom.
Should that be the case, all we can hope for is that the television, and the entire house, survive their endless rage. For a cat wronged, is a cat to avoid.
No Mission Is Impossible for a Hungry Cat
We don’t know about you, but seeing this picture left the Mission Impossible theme song stuck in our head for hours! And, why not? This cat is putting Tom Cruise to shame with its amazing athleticism. We don’t think it’s to stare at the pretty blue water, the bubbles, or the calming lights. No, we think hunger is playing a role here, or perhaps jealousy that the fish get the cool digs.
Either way, whoever took this photo have probably been on their toes, ready to pounce like, well, a cat about to launch itself at a fish tank. Otherwise, this photograph shows a recipe for disaster.
Someone Get That Man a Medal for Improvisation
You may have seen objects like these in your town. Sadly, these aren’t art installations, nor are they strange architectural designs intended to make whoever views them uneasy. Rather, they’re meant to stop the homeless from sleeping in these areas or setting up tents. It goes without saying that this practice is widely unpopular, so it was only a matter of time before they became the architectural version of climbing the Himalayas.
This is far less scenic than the Himalayas for sure, and this guy is definitely utilizing it in the best way possible.
When You Have a Meeting at Three and a Battle at Four
Back in the 2000s, in the wake of the (literally) massive success of Gerard Butler’s film 300, it felt like everyone wanted to dress up as a Spartan soldier for Halloween. Yet, no matter how seemingly common the costume was, we could have never imagined that it was so popular that it would practically fill an entire train carriage. That is until we saw a picture that really is worth a 1000 words.
There are so many questions to ask, the first one being why? Are they on their way to a big battle? A frat party? Or is it bring your shield and sword to work day?
These Mannequins Feel Like a Personal Attack on Golfers
Look, no one ever claimed that golf is a sport in the traditional sense. Well, at least no one we know has ever expressed that opinion. Nevertheless, there is no one template for a golfer’s appearance. While we wouldn’t be surprised if many bear a striking resemblance to Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack, that doesn’t mean all golfers do. So, why did this department store make such a bold choice with their mannequins?
Did the manager notice a theme among those buying shirts like these? Or were these mannequins meant to be used to show off Thor costumes from Avengers: Endgame? It’s a mystery for the ages.
A Good Pupper Always Knows How to Support Their Owner
Throughout history, dogs have always been “The Good Boy.” Sure, they’re descended from wild wolves, but we doubt they’d ever want to go back to being undomesticated (even if that means they have to wear embarrassing costumes for Halloween or get their fur styled at pet salons). After all, they get regular meals, lots of cuddles and walks, and a warm place to live in. And, what would we do without their energy and unconditional love?
For starters, if we were this guy, we’d have to hold our own shower head. We’re not sure why this is happening, or why the human is washing their hair while clothed. It must’ve been a long day.
One Smooth Ride
If you’ve ever seen the classic 90s film, Hocus Pocus, you probably remember the hilarious scene where the villainous Sanderson sisters have to improvise when they lose their original brooms. Poor Mary gets the short end of the stick when she is saddled with a vacuum cleaner, with inevitably awkward results. You can only imagine the power Mary would have had, if she only had this broom instead - complete with a convenient seat for total comfort.
Who knows? Maybe things would have turned out differently for the witches had they had this in their home. Or, at the least, Mary could have had some dignity in her final moments.
The Yearly Hedgehog Club Get Together
Thanks to Sonic, it might be hard to imagine hedgehogs as anything other than a speeding, blue blur obsessed with gold rings and hunted by weird villains. Yet, in reality, your typical hedgehog is a relaxed, gentle, completely adorable creature that doesn’t have to worry about such excitement. When they’re not hibernating, they spend their time going about their lives in peace, sniffing around for food in gardens and forests. Sounds totally magical, right?
The context only makes this picture look even more like an enchanting summoning circle. In fact, we already want to join the club, but we’re not hedging our bets on getting our application approved.
This Would Have Probably Worked Better on a Lamborghini
Unless this car happens to run on whatever engine powered the A-Team’s iconic ride, it’s hard to see how it could ever do Sonic the Hedgehog justice. We’re talking about an incredibly speedy animal that would break countless land-speed records after all. On the side of this car, he’s more likely to be going at a comfortable pace, much slower than we would like.
It's a cute idea, but we truly wish the driver had the opportunity to give Sonic the speed he deserves.
We Wish We Had the Level of Self-Confidence
This photo truly shows the ferocity that cats sometimes have. No matter if they're big or small, they don't seem to be afraid of much, do they? Sure, at first glance, those cute little tabbies seem to prefer lounging on comfortable cushions, moving only to get fed by their owner. But switch on a laser pointer, and you would usually discover a predator that would put the evil Scar from The Lion King to shame.
As this person found out, a cat, no matter how domesticated, is confident enough to think it could take on a snake. And, you know what? With this kind of attitude, we're pretty sure they could.
When There’s Only One Car Mechanic in Town
Fixing up a car can get pretty expensive, especially when major parts need to be replaced. So, what do you do when the parts aren’t exactly available? Improvise! That’s what these owners seemingly did when they had to fix up their vehicles. Now, we don’t know if their car mechanic happens to have a fondness for experimentation and splicing things together, but we wouldn’t be shocked if their name happened to be Frankenstein.
What has been created, after all, is a striking mishmash of different parts. Who knows? Maybe there was a mixup with the part orders, but we fear they just did it for the thrill that comes with being a “Mad Mechanic.”
Let Us Come Together and Pray for Daily Walks and Chew Toys
Praying is a deeply personal thing, one that is done for a variety of reasons. Often, observant families gather, join hands and pray together. While that might happen over dinner, this family did it in their living room. Unusually, their dog wanted to get involved. Though it’s incredibly cute, and could easily be the focus of an adorable animation, we have to ask what the pup could be praying for.
A fresh bone? Maybe a plushier blanket to keep the cold at bay? Or even a new season of the iconic 90s kids show Wishbone. Whatever the prayer, we hope it was answered.
Somewhere, Somehow, the Joker Is Cackling With Joy
No matter whether you’re a DC or Marvel fan, or not partial to either, most of us would agree that the Bat-Signal is cool and worth recreating at home. While there are actual handheld devices that do just that, they can be on the pricier side. Of course, that wouldn’t matter if you happened to have Bruce Wayne’s wealth, but, then again, billionaires could easily make their own to-scale version if they wanted to.
This person decided to improvise, but the results were bad. We think the blank effect was a result of the light acting as a diffuser, but it made for a hilarious fail that probably warmed the cold, cold hearts of Gotham’s villains.
The Iron Curtain Has Fallen
When it comes to style and looking pretty, sometimes you have to defy all reason and logic. Take these iron bars that were, presumably, meant to provide residents with a degree of protection from intruders. But now, they act like a pair of cute curtains, providing the window with an elegant, albeit utterly useless, accent. The question is: how did these bars end up like this in the first place?
Sure, the explanation is likely mundane, but we’d prefer to let our imagination run wild. Our two favorite possibilities are a visit by the Incredible Decorator Hulk or a surprising act of generosity from Futurama’s Bender.
That Sinking Feeling When Your Opponent Unleashes the Ultimate Piece: Chesstimus Prime
Chess is a complex game that demands patience, strategy, and discipline. You can play for hours on end, and the pieces on your board may barely move from their original positions. It’s definitely not a game for those who prefer a faster pace of entertainment, but that could easily change if you had the best chess piece: Chesstimus Prime! When they’re in the game, there’s no escape for your opponent.
Just look! Chesstimus has been positioned against a range of pieces, but knights and bishops are no match for a beast that plays every piece at once. They’re going to need help from Chesstatron!
Cthulhu Is Not Playing Around
We know so little about our oceans. Every year, new creatures are discovered in the darkest depths. A few are the very definition of nightmare fuel, but there’s nothing that comes close to the ancient fears of mariners about gigantic octopuses emerging from the deep to drag your ship to a watery grave. Sure, if you happened to be Jack Sparrow, you might manage to escape (after drinking a few barrels of rum), but most of us likely wouldn’t make it.
Here, we have a scuba diver who appears to have been confronted by a much smaller variety of octopus. Either they’re annoyed about being disturbed, or they’re a representative for the Great Old One, also known as Cthulhu.
We’re Going to Assume He Doesn’t Know What His Shirt Means
English-language shirts have become something of a trend all over the world. They can be hilarious, but, on occasion, they can get downright offensive. At times, they can simply be a combination of words that don’t have any meaning. However, even when a shirt is distasteful, it can still be worn without paying much attention. With this guy, we have to give the wearer the benefit of the doubt on account of a probable language barrier.
Yes, the phrase is seriously awkward, but that doesn’t mean the person wearing it chose it to be offensive.
Every Apartment Complex Needs That One Friendly Neighbor
Lots of sporting events are often put behind paywalls. It means that if you’re not subscribing to a specific service, you miss out on your favorite team, have to go to a bar, or spend cash to (maybe) watch one game every now and again. That just isn’t fair, so it’s not surprising that some people are sticking it to the man like they’re living their very own School of Rock fantasy.
This person projected a soccer match onto their apartment building’s wall, letting neighbors enjoy the game for free. If the whole world was as kind as them, the globe would be filled with rainbows and clouds made of candy.
Nice to See the Riddler Is Taking a Vacation in the Emerald Isle
Honestly, the Riddler has often been the least bad of all of Gotham’s villains. There’s no denying that he’s had his evil moments, but it’s often felt like all he’s ever wanted was some kind of recognition from Batman. While he’s definitely gone about it in the worst possible way, maybe all the outlandish antagonist really wanted was a break from the hectic day-to-day of living in a city filled with weird bad guys?
Perhaps all he needed was somewhere peaceful to unwind. What better place, then, than the Irish countryside (where, hopefully, he won’t try to take over the sheep rustling industry).
Hello Kitty Has a New, Wholesome Rival
You can have the cutest animations in the world (looking at you Studio Ghibli!), but nothing can beat a grandparent with such a bubbly personality. Who else would find a pair of shells on the beach and instantly know they’d make a perfect set of bunny ears? It’s like cotton candy in photographic form. Or a unicorn blowing rainbow bubbles in a forest filled with only the cutest cartoon characters.
How could you not smile from looking at this picture? His joy is pure, and it’s immediately apparent that his outlook on life is a positive one. The world needs more of this, pronto!
Spot the Rebel
Every class at school has at least one rebel. They’re usually the jokester, playful kids who are utterly unable to control their excitable impulses. Often, that made for the most awkward and uncomfortable school group photographs. Take this pupil as an example who showed up in a very shocking Prodigy t-shirt while everyone else is dressed bright and appropriate. Judging by a few of those around him, they seem to be experiencing a serious mixture of confusion and unease.
He may well be the class clown, but we have a suspicious feeling that he’d prefer to be seen as a firestarter rather than the next Jim Carrey.
Who Needs a Nice Cup of Tea When You Can Have Straight up Hard Liquor
Grandmothers in Eastern Europe don’t seem to be cut from the same cloth as those in the US. Can you imagine a scene like this happening in an apartment complex somewhere in Manhattan or Los Angeles? Sure, there are probably a few who wouldn’t say no to a tipple (or three), but drinking glasses of vodka while having a lovely get-together with a neighborly friend? It’s unlikely, outside of the Golden Girls, at least.
Yet these two ladies are showing the world that, sometimes, all you need is a drink, nice conversation, and a little bit of gardening to have a good time.
When You Need to Arrest Someone at Five But Have a Date at Six
Okay, so this type of footwear isn’t probably the best choice when you’re out on patrol. After all, they’re not designed for lots of running, or (as Starsky and Hutch taught us) leaping over fences and sliding across car hoods. But, she made a decision and may well have been enjoying a nice day out when she was called into work. At that point, you’ve just got to go with the flow and adapt as best as you can.
And, we don’t know about you, but those police pants look pretty snazzy. So much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if a designer brand is selling a stylized version for $1500.
Stay Six Feet Away or the Water Pistol Will Shoot
Living through a pandemic has meant a lot of adjustment and change, especially to comply with protective guidelines (like keeping a distance of six feet between two individuals). It’s led to some truly surreal scenes that a decade ago would have been as unbelievable as Elvis being discovered alive on the moon. Yet it quickly became an everyday part of our day-to-day lives, from taking the bus to shopping at our local store.
Even baptisms found themselves dealing with six feet guidelines, which is why this priest had hopefully been practicing with his aim lest he super-soak the father (or short-circuit all those electrics) with holy water.
A Pigeon Showing More Consideration Than Some Humans Do
Isn’t it sad that this pigeon is showing the sort of thoughtfulness that can be lacking at times? Social distancing was always a challenge, not the least when it came to close spaces and queues. That could lead to plenty of frustration, but this photograph is completely free of any issues. Indeed, the only problem we can see is that this pigeon likely doesn’t have a boarding pass. Sure, it does have wings, but we think this polite bird has earned a ticket to ride.
What we also love is that the human behind the pigeon is still respecting the bird’s boundaries, and is patiently waiting rather than leaping ahead. Kudos!
A Drunk Salute
Some people take their fermentation very seriously. After all, it’s a process that can easily go wrong, with dire results for taste and quality. Now, while you could just go down to the store and get a readily-made bottle, that wouldn’t be half as fun (at least we assume there has to be some fun doing this). While this is a noble-looking parade, those gloves aren’t ceremonial uniforms. Rather, they’re meant to give space for gases so the whole thing doesn’t blow up.
Whether or not that would qualify as a friendly-fire incident, you know what? We’re going to pass on something that could literally explode in our faces.
Riding the Bus With Style
Sure, this chair probably isn’t close to being up to spec for bus rides, but doesn’t it look more comfortable than the seats that are provided? This guy made a decision the morning he woke up and went with it no matter what. He must’ve dragged this chair all the way to the bus station, probably being stared at every step of the way like he was ET the Extraterrestrial taking a daylight bike ride.
Our only concern is what roads this bus is driving along. Just imagine the roller-coaster experience if it drove ove a couple of potholes! He’d likely find himself at the front of the bus by the end of the ride.
Jesus of the Tailgaters
It looks as if someone heard the phrase “Jesus take the wheel” and thought that that might be a tad extreme. So they settled for Jesus taking the taillight instead. In all honesty, it’s probably the safest option as there’s no telling what the consequences might be if the other phrase was taken literally. At the least, you’d have a lot of explaining to do if you got pulled over by the police.
One question we do have - did the car owner intentionally cut the section out or is this a result of an unfortunate accident that became a mobile shrine?
They're Not Playing Around With Their Social Distancing
Yet another case of social distancing needing some major changes to something that was once routine and ordinary. Showing this only five years ago would have been met with the sort of reaction more in keeping with one of David Blaine’s shock tricks. While we applaud the barber for their commitment to following guidelines, we have to say that it doesn’t look as if they thought it through. Is that glare simply from the camera or is the hairdresser operating with a very limited view?
All we can hope for is that they limit themselves to trimming hair, and don’t do anything even a little risky. Otherwise, they could easily become an accidental Sweeney Todd!
A Fully-Loaded Sombrero
What can we possibly say about this picture? We’re going to assume that this didn’t happen in the US as caricature outfits are seen as offensive these days. It may be that these two guys watched an old teen comedy like Animal House and thought this was how you lived the “American Dream.” Little do they know that the real American Dream is getting your takeout delivered on time while being happy that you have no commitments for the day.
Seriously, we’re so thankful that the practice of wearing questionable looks like this has fallen by the wayside. Those beer cans could make for an interesting modern art piece in Joshua Tree, though!
Taking Advantage of a Romantic Moment In the Most Uncomfortable Way
Let’s face it, nightclubs aren’t the most romantic of environments. Still, when you’re having a touching moment, you’d expect to at least be left to enjoy it without finding yourself being photobombed. Not satisfied with casually barging in on this couple, this guy felt it entirely reasonable to openly take a sip from someone else’s drink. But to actually do this in front of a poster of Britney Spears? Someone who’s sung about being toxic? It’s positively outrageous!
He could fix the situation by buying them another drink, but we suspect that he’d just repeat his actions. Time to start playing “Oops!… I Did It Again.”
Poor Gandalf Is Looking Rough
No one ever said it was easy being an ancient wizard. Besides fighting the dark forces of an an ancient, power-hungry villain, he’s still expected to entertain Hobbits with cool fireworks while throwing about helpful words of wisdom. And, that’s ignoring the fact that he has to work hard to make his “just got dressed” look be as perfect as possible. Sure, he made it look easy at times, and there were far too many moments where he simply vanished, but Gandalf went through a lot.
So, is it really any wonder that he might switch from 'Gandalf the Gray' to 'Gandalf the Lounger'? Give this wizard the break he deserves.
Are Three-Eyed Fish on the Menu?
As Homer Simpson has discovered, there’s not that much you can do when you live next to an ugly power plant. Oh, you could close the blinds, or cover the windows with a painting of a golden sun, but you still have to leave the house. The options certainly are limited, and it’s not like you can put your home on wheels and peace out of the neighborhood. So, what to do when faced with such a gloomy sight?
Well, this property wasn’t going to take things lightly and decided to spruce up the building with the brightest colors possible. It may not compensate for two-headed chickens, but it’s something.
The Game Is on the Other Side, Buddy
Most sporting events aren’t known for being glamorous. Indeed, when it comes to soccer, there’s more likelihood of seeing a bunch of heavily-intoxicated shirtless men than anything that could qualify for a bougie Instagram post. So, it might well have been unexpected to see a fan attending a match in head-turning style. But, it’s no excuse for being a first-rate creep, and that is the only way you could describe the guy in the background staring like he’s never seen a woman in his life.
How can you even call yourself a fan when your attention is diverted so readily when your team needs all the support it can get.
Frosty the Snowman Appears to Have Bulked Up a Little
Usually, snowmen are built to a traditional design, topped off with a carrot and some button eyes. It’s a mold that has been followed by countless generations and brought joy to so many. So, we have to admit to being skeptical about this drastic change in looks for ol’ Frosty. The whole appearance is uncomfortable to look at, particularly as his head looks a lot like a balaclava (and the bag doesn’t help, either).
This snowman genuinely looks like it’s about to walk up to a bank clerk and demand they hand over cash. Not exactly in keeping with a festive spirit. You don’t need to do this, Frosty!