In a time of trouble and anxiety, humor and laughter can go a long way to help us feel better and make the situation a little more bearable.

Yes, the coronavirus is still ravaging the world. Yes, the number of cases has surpassed 4 million globally. But some people continue to fight the pandemic with jokes and the new ones are just as good as the ones they shared at the beginning of the outbreak.

From ridiculous conspiracy theories to canceled vacations, continue scrolling to see what everyone has come up with this week, and check out our previous compilations: part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5part 6part 7part 8, and part 9.

Ferne Pearlstein, the director of The Last Laugh, a documentary about the role of humor among Jews during, and after, the Holocaust, told The New York Times that while doing research for it she and her team “found that humor was not uncommon — and was used as a coping mechanism in a situation of almost unimaginable horror, as a means of self-defense, a counterattack for people who had few, if any, other ways of fighting back, and even as just simple diversion.”

One Auschwitz survivor, Renee Firestone, said in the film that she could not help but see the bleak irony after the infamous Nazi physician Josef Mengele told her during an examination: “if you survive this war, you better have your tonsils removed.”

“The instinct to laugh shows that we were still human beings while in the camps,” Ms. Firestone explained. “This inner sense of humor is what kept me alive.”

And it isn't anything new. If we were to go back even further and take a look at, for example, the bubonic plague of the 14th century (also known as the Black Death), we would discover that humor was important then as well. While the disease killed large parts of the population of Europe, it also spawned the pointed satire of the Church and other authorities in “Decameron,” by Boccaccio. The classic concerns a group of young people who flee pestilence-ridden Florence for a series of villas in the countryside.

So don't worry about releasing a chuckle when scrolling through these pics. It’s natural to be amused by some of them.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Walmart certainly seem to attract a lot of ummm interesting characters.

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We can relate. Come get some hugs, suitcase.

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fighting stupid conspiracy theories with even dumber ones? Excellent plan!

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This wasn't a response from an official Costco social media manager but from an impersonator, yet the main complaint is real

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Bill
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

sweat in peace so you don't bleed in war

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you’re in a position to, stay home and spread the word. My grandfather just came back from the hospital, everyone is rushing to his side while wearing face masks. I’ve been his caretaker and translator even as a teen, but I’m sitting this one out for myself and for him. This is literally the only time that your selflessness is be home and learning a new skill or just chilling.

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, she’s got the message wrong, but she looks great.

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now some YouTube recordings of the orchestra... You just saved a lot of money!

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the kids by now prefer the most annoying teacher.

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly. Instead of appreciation days and clapping (which are nice) we campaign for better working conditions and better pay.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Selfish assholes. I want to say serve themselves right but it doesn't just effect them.

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kitcats
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

at that point I would just turn the device off

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Henry Tuttle
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a hypochondriac, but I always thought that was gross. I had my kids blow out the candles on their own cupcake.

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MsM
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that got dark, didn't it.

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TheHerplover
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"The parachute has slowed our rate of descent. We can take it off now"

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Bill
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And they are screwing the US and Canada out of tax dollars

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Concentrate? Probably on tweeting, surely not on crisis management.

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Jean Hendrickson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me! I 've mentioned it several times. It was also a full moon. Seriously.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

COVID-19 made me realize that I made the right choice by being child-free.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How have you managed to save? We are spending more in isolation than before, especially on bloody groceries.

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Nawalio
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see people are spending their quarantine time wisely

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