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33 Hilarious Things You Can Find in Textbooks

It’s easy to correct your mistakes in a blog post or a website, but what if you’ve just published several thousand copies of a textbook with a ridiculous type-o or a factual mistake? This post presents you 33 examples of textbook fails were the editors clearly didn’t do their job.

Starting with such errors as placing Egypt on the map of South America, explaining the nature of a rhinoceros as being a hybrid of a unicorn and a dragon, and ending with Michael Phelps pictured as the winning spermatozoon in the race towards a female egg – these pictures will definitely make you laugh out loud.

Have you ever come across anything as ridiculous in your textbooks? Feel free to share your findings in the comment section!

Something Odd in the Engineering Textbook

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Image credits: imgur

Word ‘Trouble’ in a Racist German Dictionary

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Image credits: weknowmemes

Tom Who is About to Show Something Interesting

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Image credits: unknown

First Known Picture Of Michael Phelps

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Image credits: imgur

Typical PC From a Textbook Printed in 2010

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Expensive Textbook Using Watermarked Istock Photos

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Invisible Man

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Science Textbook in China

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Image credits: imgur

Hybridisation

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Egypt in South America

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Art History Textbook Without Any Art

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Cockfight

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American Nuclear Family

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Buttpaste

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This Cat That’s Seen Terrible Things

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Image credits: buzzfeed

Sexiest Rectangle in the Math Textbook

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Easy Way To Recognize Birds

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Drawing in the Psychoanalysis Textbook

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Something that AFC West Fans Would Enjoy

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Justin Bieber in Psychology Textbook

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“Who am I” in Psychology Textbook

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The History of North Korean For Use in Schools

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Statistics Textbook Making Fun of a Crippling, Destructive Disease

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Good Reason to Learn A Function

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Textbook Level: Chernobyl

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Weird Illustration from English Textbook in Korea

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Easy Way to Remember the Colors

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Experiences “That Might Not Be Advisable in Real Life”

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A Man Doing Drugs

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4 F’s

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Term-To-Term Rules

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Image credits: cheezburger

Lex Luthor

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Image credits: unknown

A Woman Saying “Hello” in French to a Couple in a Bush

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Image credits: buzzfeed

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  • Michal Karaba via Facebook

    thnaks a lot bored panda :)

  • Julia Rad via Facebook

    jajajajaaaa :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/honeyrubin Honey Judith Rubin via Facebook

    Some of these are TOO funny!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimitarrosenow Димитър Попов via Facebook

    Some of them are really hilarious .. my favorite one is with the X function and the dark alley :D :D

    • Mbahell

      that one sums all :))

  • Silvia Cornejo Infantas via Facebook

    WTF?!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.bowlus Michael Bowlus via Facebook

    Mr Harring is smiling somewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shahzadahmed78 Shahzad Ahmed via Facebook

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA…….needed a good laugh in the morning :D

  • Cindi

    The cat one is from my grade 10 civics book :p and the 4 f’s is from my grade 11 anthropology text book

    • LexisTexas

      that wasn’t a mistake, it was a joke.

  • Anonymous

    That is too funny :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorien1973 Johann Erickson

    The lex luthor one is from a coloring book; not really a text book.

    • Roy

      False. It is from “Super Dictionary”, a 1970s children’s dictionary using superheros to illustrate each word.

  • John

    I loved the 4 F’s one… it’s not a mistake btw, the text book just wouldn’t be allowed to print the alternative of mating that starts with an ‘F’. ^^

  • Anonymous

    Blasphemous in the resistor colour code one is in fact an improvement over the more traditional ‘Black’ version.

  • L. H. Petersen

    Regarding the German so-called “racist dictionary”, it is quite obvious that this is a glossary page from a text book, and it could easily be the case that the glossary is for a short story about race issues. So quite the contrary.

  • Psych Major

    I have that textbook with the cartoon about Michael Phelps. Funny!

  • serena blackcat

    Textbooks are getting awfully hipstery. And along with another societal trend, have a lot of mistakes because of people hiring incompetent people.

  • bob

    These are funny but, that one about Michael Phelps is a cartoon which was used in a book, and most cartoons are suposed to be funny intentionally!!

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