Contrary to the belief that boredom is not a silent killer, a study conducted in the late 1980s in London proved that people who often get bored are 2.5 percent more likely to die from heart problems than those who rarely feel boredom. That is probably why we have managed to compile such a colorful and entertaining list of funny people trying to escape from the grips of the yawn.

It seems that being stuck in a never-ending queue, at work without having anything to do, or trying to watch a movie with a stubbornly asleep significant other, wake up the deepest and most creative parts of human imagination. You really don't have to endure being bored witless, but instead, spend your time recreating famous classical paintings with things you found at home, or you can count and separate your gummy bears by color or even make furniture for ants. The possibilities for fun things to do are limitless!

One thing is true when talking about dullness, though - only boring people get bored, and these guys and gals proved to be fruitful imaginarians when it comes to spending their spare time. Check out our funny picture list of the shenanigans these brave people did to save themselves from the increased 2.5 percent risk of future heart problems. Hopefully, you'll find some great hints on what to do when bored! Don’t forget to vote for the most creative ideas.

#1

I Got Bored With The Drab Walls At My Office, So I Decided To Spruce Them Up A Bit

I Got Bored With The Drab Walls At My Office, So I Decided To Spruce Them Up A Bit

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Withnail 4 months ago (edited)

Wow, that's super! :)

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#2

A Girl I Know Got Bored In Class And Drew This Guy's Shirt

A Girl I Know Got Bored In Class And Drew This Guy's Shirt

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Withnail 4 months ago

The sketch is better!

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#3

It Was A Slow Day In The ER

It Was A Slow Day In The ER

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Withnail 4 months ago

I didn't know slow days in the ER existed. Hospital is always full and crazy when I go there.

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#4

I Hate Philosophy Class, Here Are My Handwritten Notes For Eight Boring Hours

I Hate Philosophy Class, Here Are My Handwritten Notes For Eight Boring Hours

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Candice S 4 months ago

Can you read your notes?

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#5

Bored At Office? Got An Idea For You

Bored At Office? Got An Idea For You

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Kimberly Young 4 months ago

brb, googling rat origami

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#6

So I Was Bored In Chemistry Class

So I Was Bored In Chemistry Class

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MJ 3 months ago

Impressive!!!

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#7

Berry Bored

Berry Bored

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Withnail 4 months ago (edited)

The naked berries make me uncomfortable. Please give them back their clothes. :)

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#8

29,249 Smiles Is What It Takes To Drain A Standard Ballpoint Pen

29,249 Smiles Is What It Takes To Drain A Standard Ballpoint Pen

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MJ 3 months ago

Is it boredom, or dedication?!?...

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#9

Dad Said He Was Bored

Dad Said He Was Bored

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SupriyaG 4 months ago

Cool!

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#10

Got Bored At Lunch So Made Tiny Hats For The Tiny Fosters

Got Bored At Lunch So Made Tiny Hats For The Tiny Fosters

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Withnail 4 months ago

You will pay for this insolence, hooman.

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#11

I Have Too Much Time On My Hands

I Have Too Much Time On My Hands

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Night Owl 4 months ago

The cutest and most beautiful flower

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#12

Sometimes When I Get Bored I Balance Things On My Wife's Head

Sometimes When I Get Bored I Balance Things On My Wife's Head

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Night Owl 4 months ago

That's one very patient wife

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#13

My Dad Got Bored At Work Today And Sent Me These

My Dad Got Bored At Work Today And Sent Me These

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Night Owl 4 months ago

The new coworker is a good boy

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#14

Someone Was Bored In A Toilet In Japan

Someone Was Bored In A Toilet In Japan

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Carolina Ren 3 months ago

Feels like that doll will ask if you want red or blue toilet paper.

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#15

This Man Working Outside My House Right Now

This Man Working Outside My House Right Now

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Dawn Soehren 3 months ago

LOL

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#16

Was Bored At The Vets

Was Bored At The Vets

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Trius Namowicz 2 months ago

looks like one of those panorama fails

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#17

A Few Of My Buddies Got Bored While Waiting To Check Out Today

A Few Of My Buddies Got Bored While Waiting To Check Out Today

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Night Owl 4 months ago

This cracks me up

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#18

I Got Bored Waiting For The Bill So I Drew With Teriyaki Sauce And A Fork

I Got Bored Waiting For The Bill So I Drew With Teriyaki Sauce And A Fork

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Night Owl 4 months ago

I wonder what the waiters reaction was

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#19

We Got Bored At Work

We Got Bored At Work

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Night Owl 4 months ago (edited)

It looks more like murder to me

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#20

Me And My Coworkers Got Bored At Work So We Made A Tea Set Out Of Champagne Tops

Me And My Coworkers Got Bored At Work So We Made A Tea Set Out Of Champagne Tops

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MJ 3 months ago

The black and gold chair looks awsome. It would even look great full size...

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#21

My Girlfriend Was Bored At The Office So She Made The Ultimate Office Crossbow

My Girlfriend Was Bored At The Office So She Made The Ultimate Office Crossbow

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Night Owl 4 months ago (edited)

Wow. Did she try it out? Did it work?

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#22

Bored Kids Organized A Ball Pit By Color

Bored Kids Organized A Ball Pit By Color

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Night Owl 4 months ago

I have the urge to fix it so it looks perfect. On the other hand, jumping into it and messing it all up would be fun too

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#23

Somebody Got Bored At Work

Somebody Got Bored At Work

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Gobitha Thavarajah 4 months ago

Patrick is that you?

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#24

I Get Bored And Try To Balance Things So I Ended Up Selling My Soul To Be Able To Do This

I Get Bored And Try To Balance Things So I Ended Up Selling My Soul To Be Able To Do This

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MJ 3 months ago

If you see how some people naturally can find the center of gravity of rocks and even washing machines, this is totally plausible...

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#25

Someone Was Bored At Work

Someone Was Bored At Work

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Night Owl 4 months ago

So that's why roadworks last (too) long

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#26

Looks Like Somebody Got Bored While On The Toilet

Looks Like Somebody Got Bored While On The Toilet

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Hans 2 months ago

I really want to know what the philosophical meaning of "favorite poo" is.

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#27

As A Stay At Home Dad, I Get Bored

As A Stay At Home Dad, I Get Bored

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N 3 months ago

It’s a bird guys chill

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#28

My Friend Was Bored In Class

My Friend Was Bored In Class

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Nice :D

#29

After Crushing And Fracturing His Finger, This Is How My Boyfriend Passed Time While Waiting In The ER

After Crushing And Fracturing His Finger, This Is How My Boyfriend Passed Time While Waiting In The ER

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Night Owl 4 months ago (edited)

"See? I can still make art!" Nice fingerpainting

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#30

Bored On The Night Shift

Bored On The Night Shift

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Nia Loves Art 3 months ago

Fun fact: they only do this with stuff marked “fragile.”

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#31

Bored In Line, These Construction Workers Tried To See What They Could Reach With Their Measuring Tape

Bored In Line, These Construction Workers Tried To See What They Could Reach With Their Measuring Tape

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Paul Hutton 4 months ago

that's a damn good tape measure

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#32

We Were Unpacking Boxes During My Night Shift At Work And I Got Bored

We Were Unpacking Boxes During My Night Shift At Work And I Got Bored

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Night Owl 4 months ago

A nice cat throne

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#33

I Bet You've Never Been This Bored

I Bet You've Never Been This Bored

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Dysania 2 months ago

Which dimension is this? Who is eating cereals with a freaking fork?

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#34

If You're Ever Bored At Work Try Taping An Onion Or Jalapeño On Your Coworker

If You're Ever Bored At Work Try Taping An Onion Or Jalapeño On Your Coworker

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Pseudo Puppy 4 months ago

we used to do this, but with pegs / butterfly clips.... the aim was to attach it to a coworker, without them realising it. The "winner" was the one who pegged the most, and was rewarded with drinks bought for them at the end of shift. Or.... the "loser" was the one who got pegged the most, and had to buy everyone else a round. Ah, the joys of working in retail...

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#35

When I'm Bored At Work I Make Fountains Out Of The Blenders

When I'm Bored At Work I Make Fountains Out Of The Blenders

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Shoto Todoroki 2 months ago

Boost Juice?

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#36

When You're Bored At Work And The M&M's Aren't Color Coordinated

When You're Bored At Work And The M&M's Aren't Color Coordinated

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yikes 3 months ago

now just mix some skittles into it and change your name tag to "Satan"

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#37

The Guy In Front Of Me Must Have Been Bored In Class

The Guy In Front Of Me Must Have Been Bored In Class

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yikes 3 months ago

you, also, must have been bored in class

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#38

Went To McDonald's And Ordered An "Ice-Cream Sandwich" Out Of Boredom

Went To McDonald's And Ordered An "Ice-Cream Sandwich" Out Of Boredom

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SupriyaG 4 months ago

Want to know how it tastes?

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#39

This Is What Happens When I Get Bored At Work

This Is What Happens When I Get Bored At Work

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Night Owl 4 months ago

The clones took over

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#40

When I Get Bored At Work I Organize Strawberries By Size

When I Get Bored At Work I Organize Strawberries By Size

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Night Owl 4 months ago

I hope you wash them up afterwards

#41

At Work We Had Some Free Time, A Lot Of Cardboard And Packing Tape

At Work We Had Some Free Time, A Lot Of Cardboard And Packing Tape

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Needs some more and a little bigger openings and would make a nice cat castle

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#42

You Ever Been So Bored At Work That You Taped Your Hand Into A Claw?

You Ever Been So Bored At Work That You Taped Your Hand Into A Claw?

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SupriyaG 4 months ago

Never, I am a designer so chances are my boss will cut my hands if I ever try that :/

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#43

It Was A Slow Day At Work

It Was A Slow Day At Work

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安娜貝拉李 3 months ago

AMAZINGNESS.

#44

Went To The Bank Today To Cash A Check, Needless To Say My Boyfriend Got Bored

Went To The Bank Today To Cash A Check, Needless To Say My Boyfriend Got Bored

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Paul Hutton 4 months ago

Never in the past 31 years have I passed up a chance to play with those

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#45

Sometimes I Get A Little Bored

Sometimes I Get A Little Bored

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yikes 3 months ago

just a wee bit bored, huh? XD

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#46

Bored At Work Counting Lanyards

Bored At Work Counting Lanyards

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MJ 3 months ago

That's alot of lanyards...

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#47

My Girlfriend Fell Asleep While Watching A Movie And Refused To Wake Back Up. Got Bored And Decided To Have Some Fun

My Girlfriend Fell Asleep While Watching A Movie And Refused To Wake Back Up. Got Bored And Decided To Have Some Fun

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Poor woman

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#48

14 Scoops Of Custard. Bored At Work

14 Scoops Of Custard. Bored At Work

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Nia Loves Art 3 months ago

Unless you eat 100% of this you are a terrible custard wasting human being.

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#49

Sometimes When Waiting The Nurse To Take Care Of The Patient Can Take A Long Time. Time For Counter Strike

Sometimes When Waiting The Nurse To Take Care Of The Patient Can Take A Long Time. Time For Counter Strike

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Debbie Andersson 3 months ago

Totally not photoshopped at all...

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#50

Can You Imagine Yourself Being This Bored That You Would Start Putting Random Plants On Random Cars? Well, Me Neither

Can You Imagine Yourself Being This Bored That You Would Start Putting Random Plants On Random Cars? Well, Me Neither

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MJ 3 months ago

Ripping out plants and putting them on cars, is vandalism, not being bored...

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