With all the cameras and smartphones out there, it’s no surprise that, once in a while, someone captures a truly bizarre once-in-a-lifetime photo. Whatever you want to call them – forced perspectives, optical illusions or pictures taken at just the right angle – these pictures are brilliant and hilarious because they totally twist your perception of what is real. They’ve captured just the right split-second moment and from just the right angle to fool your brain.
If cats, with their superior stealth, razor-sharp claws, keen night-vision and misanthropic temperament weren’t already terrifying, they will be now with this suit of black spiked battle-cat armor. Etsy artist schnabuble, ordinarily in the business of creating fantasy costumes and accessories for adults, created the fearsome suit of armor. It looks incredible, but we can’t help feeling that it was a bit irresponsible unleashing such a menace upon the world. What if it can’t be stopped?
What to do while your significant other shops is a question that Western men have had to deal with since the birth of the shopping mall. Enterprising husband Steve Venegas has come up with a creative and fun game to play that will make shopping fun again. The game is simple – dress up as a mannequin at the store you (or your significant other) is shopping at and take a picture. Venegas’ pictures are hilarious because, in most of them, he does his best to strike the same pose as the mannequin next to him.
The children on this list are true hide-and-seek champions. They are quick as the wind and as silent as shadows, capable of hiding in plain sight. Or at least that’s what they seem to think. Until around 7 years of age, most children are not yet sufficiently cognitively developed to be able to take another individual’s perspective into consideration. Therefore, when they close or block their eyes, not only can they not see anything, but they think that nobody else can see anything either.
Most of us start losing our wild childish imaginations when we grow up, but not Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. Since 2002, these two professional food photographers have been shooting a playful series of dioramas called MINIMIAM (“miam” is French for “yum”) that place miniature people in a world of over-sized food. In their dioramas, Javelle and Ida arrange miniature model train in everyday positions and situations that connect playfully with the fruits, vegetables, pastries and other foods that they use in the photographs.
Check out this excellent collection of adorable and beautiful animals – with mustaches. The vintage aesthetic is one of the biggest trends out there right now, so the mustache (and the beard along with it) is making a big comeback. Combining them with cute animals, then, is a sure-fire recipe for awesomeness. No one’s 100% sure why people have beards and mustaches, but there are plenty of fellas (and a few ladies) out there who enjoy wearing mustaches, and a few animals that do too.
Even though the last strip of “Calvin and Hobbes” was published on December 31, 1995, apparently Calvin’s crazy snowman ideas lived on! Forget the traditional carrots and pebbles – these snowman artists have pulled out all the stops. If there’s good snow on the ground where you are, get out there, make a snowman and share your pictures with us!
Anyone who has a cat knows they have the marvelous ability to sleep wherever they want, however they want. These pictures will show you just how funny or weird their sleep positions can get. Given how much they sleep, cats have plenty of time to try out some ridiculous positions and places to sleep.
Redditor mmsspp’s boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month they’ve been reenacting romance scenes from famous movies. It all started with a silly Titanic photo, but things escalated quickly..
Studio Total, a famous Swedish marketing agency, has come up with the perfect way to update the concept of sword into plowshares for the modern era. Their Flower Shell shotgun shells repurpose the 12-gauge shotgun from a destructive tool to a life-giving and creative one. The product’s message is about as strong as its blast – why destroy when you can just as easily create?
Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting The Simpsons TV-show. When her day job ends, however, she still has enough time, creative energy and inspiration to create adorable and witty comics that present various animals in amusing everyday interactions. The absurdity and humor that Liz meets in everyday interactions find their way into the simple and elegant illustrations that she shares with her fans.
Cancer is a thing no one would ever dare laugh about. However, with all the difficulties surrounding the illness, laughter can be the best medicine. The greatest example of this approach is The Tutu Project, a fun and simply endearing effort of a man who wanted to make things easier and funnier for his wife after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A man with a pink tutu might be all you need when things get dark.