Humans are weird, aren't they?

From taking selfies at the gym to the way we hang out with people we actively dislike during festive periods - the quirks of human nature are all but normal -even to us. But what would aliens make of our modern world if they ended up renting an apartment here?

This was the thought process that led me to create a new Instagram webcomic exploring that very concept.

'Lessons in Humanity' comic strips follow the day-to-day life of Will as he attempts to help his roommate, an alien named Armstrong, unravel the mysteries of human society.

A mix of satirical and silly humor, this funny comic ultimately aims to showcase how mind-boggling human behavior and how bad the problems with society really are if you think about it hard enough. Below is a selection of topics the funny drawings have already touched upon, find more on the comic's official Instagram page.

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#1

Homophobia

Homophobia

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Faith Donovan
Community Member
1 year ago

Another significant factor in homophobia is that straight men are afraid of gay men treating them the way they treat women....

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#2

Bad Attitude

Bad Attitude

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seauf
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1 year ago

ghehe

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#3

Wifi

Wifi

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Stolen from someone else. I've seen that ages ago.

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#4

Food Production

Food Production

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
1 year ago

The guys have to spread the whole field, though. The amount of chemicals they'd get directly on them would be much higher than what they're spraying on each plant, which will also be less than what we'll actually ingest.

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#5

January

January

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Relatable

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#6

Foreign Aid

Foreign Aid

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

Or sharing a picture of a starving child that says " 1 like= 1 prayer "

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#7

Homelessness

Homelessness

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HANS
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1 year ago

Priorities.

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#8

Body Image

Body Image

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair, lost of people aren't overweight because they overeat, but because they eat poorly. Heavily processed meals full of calories and sugars are cheaper and easier.

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#9

Generally Good

Generally Good

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

... why you gotta make me cry, alien dude? :(

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

To help make you think. Apparently alien dude succeeded. It's good to think about where your food comes from. Helps with proper choices.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Denial...the human party game

Matt Howell
Community Member
1 year ago

What was the torture part?

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

It's emotional abuse when baby animals are taken from their mothers. Torture for both parties, just as it would be if someone took a baby from its mother without needing to.

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Living_Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

When you stand back at look at it, humans are some of the worst creatures ever x_x

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe, but humans are also only creatures here, who saving another species, helping retarded or old ones, trying save this planet, etc. ...its kind of paradox, you know :)

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Mario Purisic
Community Member
1 year ago

Torture?? Please...

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

They're tortured?

Jimin Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously what was the torture part?

Mittens
Community Member
1 year ago

In my country and i assume we are not alone in this, every easter if you go in "farmer's market" you see hundreds of farmers selling lambs. Some are already dead and cut, some are alive but with their legs tied up, and crying. And if you buy the lamb, they will sacrifice it. I think that is torture for the animal. Also, taking a lamb or any other baby animal from its mother is torture for both the baby and the mother. The time between taking the baby from the mother and the animal being sacrificed is horrible for the animal... They are transported in huge trucks with barely no space and they are scared and cry and then are sacrificed... i think this is all torture for the poor animals...

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Tanner Adams
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1 year ago (edited)

Please avoid making comments that are incorrect. There is absolutely no torture in these animals unless for a small percentage that is not indicative of the other 99% of the industry. Lambs are weaned from their mothers at an age when they can eat enough to sustain themselves (just like humans). They are then either taken into the breeding stock to live out their lives or to a feed lot to be fed and cared for. They are not abused and are medicated if they become ill. At a certain age they are then taken to a slaughter facility in which they are humanely stunned (they have no idea it is happening). It is against the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter for any sort of mistreatment. https://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/humane-methods-slaughter-act

Mittens
Community Member
1 year ago

You are right!!! I forgot all of us live in the USA where every animal is humanely slaughtered!

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Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

no, it's because we need to eat

HANS
Community Member
1 year ago

… but Alf eats cats.

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Pics or it didn't happen.

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David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

We dont have to be perfect, just better than yesterday. Enough with the drama please.

Антон Христов(Anton Hristoff)
Community Member
1 year ago

So if humans have to be "generally good" we all need to starve or to become plant eaters, but then we won't be "generally good", because we are eating away the nature and all the plants, which give us air and help us not burn away by uv light. Double standard... sheesh.

A Very Very Bored Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

We would at least be better than we are now. The animals we keep for meet eat many times more plants than we do. I'm just making up numbers now, but this is the principle: a cow eats 100kg food before it's slaughtered. That meat only feeds 10 people. Then 10kg of crops that could've fed many people now only feeds one. So you see if everyone went vegan there would also be more food, and therefore less starvation. Also being vegan is not about being perfect, it's about being as good as we can.

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Alexandros Fragkos
Community Member
1 year ago

We dont just like the taste of them. WE LOVE IT!!!

Vicki Gallmeyer
Community Member
1 year ago

oh, yeah and then there's abortion

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

lamb is delicious... makes my mouth water just thinking about it. as a matter of fact, all meat are delicious. Off to the steak house after work.

Bill
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1 year ago

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But the cruelty adds to the flavor

Danielle Rux
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1 year ago

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true

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Jimin Lee
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1 year ago

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Their not tortured over there in America are they?

Meowton Mewsk
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1 year ago

Definitely tortured here. And anywhere where animals are kept captive.

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MacDudu
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1 year ago

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That reminds me, I haven't had succulent grilled lamb chops in an age 😜

Meowton Mewsk
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1 year ago

-Immoral sack of shit

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Damien T
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1 year ago

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It's called a food chain, or should all meat eating species be destoyed?

Captain Marvel
Community Member
1 year ago

Humans, unlike other animals such as lions and sharks, do not need meat to survive. I learnt that in kindergarten, surely you know that too. We are perfectly capable of surviving on vegetables. Humans just like the taste of meat so they kill innocent creatures, babies, mothers, for their own enjoyment. If you think about it it's extremely wrong. As someone who feels intense love for all animals, including the "useless pests" like ants and mice, I find it very hard to believe that someone can call themselves an animal lover whilst frying bacon for their morning slice of toast.

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#10

Festive Get-Togethers

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

That sweater. It looks like a snowduck.

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#11

Beer

Beer

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Jimin Lee
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1 year ago

Alcohol brings out the worst even in the best of people

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#12

Sheep

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My O My
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1 year ago

You mean, bahahars?

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#13

Gift Giving

Gift Giving

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Just another bot
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1 year ago

Nope, Christmas is about the excitement of searching for presents for my family, wrap them up in the awesomest wrapping paper, decorating the cutest tree and the excitement of watching them open their gift. The happiness that someone loves you, of reliving your childhood memories 😉

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#14

Clubbing

Clubbing

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HANS
Community Member
1 year ago

It's the accent.

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#15

Ratings

Ratings

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Aileen
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1 year ago

Uber drivers are not robots.

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#16

Emotional Honesty

Emotional Honesty

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Just another bot
Community Member
1 year ago

People are not ready (or willing) to talk to you at a deeper level so you stay in the shallows

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#17

Costumes

Costumes

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The Girl on Fire
Community Member
1 year ago

My culture is not your goddamn prom dress

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#18

Breakups

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MacDudu
Community Member
1 year ago

It's often the one doing the stabbing who's then got the audacity to ask about still being 'friends'

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#19

Approaching Women

Approaching Women

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Ah, so that's what he had to lose

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#20

The Gym

The Gym

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Person2638
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1 year ago

Yeah but if you see his arms you can see that he also works on his strength.

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