I have no doubt that every one of us has seen something odd in our textbooks—a name, an illustration or a graph that looks just a bit too odd or completely bizarre for it to be in a textbook.

Of course, to us as kids that was comedy gold and we’d go around showing everyone this unique and hilarious discovery. But now… well, yeah, it’s still super funny, but now it also begs the question “what were they thinking!?”

Believe it or not, there’s an entire Facebook group dedicated to sharing with the world the most ridiculous, yet scientifically accurate and true, illustrations and diagrams that people find hard to believe that they managed to make it into a textbook.

Bored Panda has collected some of the best examples for you to enjoy below. And while you’re down there, why not vote and comment on the ones you’ve liked the most!

#1

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Javier Martínez‎ Report

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

"Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman."

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#2

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Troy Chambers‎ Report

La Petite Morte
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2 months ago

So owls are vultures in drag?

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#3

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Fiki Towfiq Report

littlesaresare
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2 months ago

This is actually a very cool phonology diagram!

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The Facebook group in question is called Science diagrams that look like s**tposts and is dedicated to sharing proper science illustrations, figures, and graphs from textbooks and other publications whose editors obviously never bothered to check the end product before printing, thus ending in results that are reminiscent of s**tposting—internet slang for creating content of no value.

The group was created by an internaut named Luke who found these diagrams really funny, while admitting he has no idea why—it just was, and we all understand it, though can’t entirely explain it.

#4

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Tim Brade Report

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
2 months ago

He went straight through the pole? Oh my... not even a splinter.

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#5

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Tobin Hale Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Last pic: I hate it when that happens

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#6

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Sam Remnant‎ Report

Little Dino
Community Member
2 months ago

important information, i'd say

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It has over 448,000 members as of this article and even has its own Twitter account with over 500,000 followers. There’s an influx of hundreds of posts each month with members constantly sharing some of the most ridiculous, yet accurate, depictions of all things science.

Shared imagery often involves animals and the natural world, but it’s not just how they depict it, but also what they write. Besides disfigured animals and humans, illustrations that raise more questions than they actually answer, and crappy design in general, there’s also the occasional mislabeling (whether deliberate or not, nobody is truly sure) of illustrations that raise eyebrows at the very least.

#7

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Zick Soh‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

Also known as childhood.

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#8

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Eymen Üçışık-Keser‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

What the hell!!!!

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#9

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Asif Mohammed Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Tis indeed

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More often than not, these diagrams are taken out of their academic and scientific contexts, making it raise even more eyebrows, though others, even within context, would still look odd making people think how is this scientific because of how they are visually depicted.

It is interesting to think that s**tposting is, in some shape or form, present in the actual scientific community, especially in physics. There is this metaphor of the spherical cow which is a highly simplified model of a complex real-life phenomenon where a problem is reduced to its simplest form so that brainy people could make the calculations more feasible, despite it being no longer applicable in reality. So, some scientists are used to this.

#10

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Francisco Salgado Suarez‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

So.... brother+sister = dog? Right then!

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#11

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Josepha Philippa‎ Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

We should use this for the US presidential debates.

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#12

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Mike Moore Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Me neither, Figure 6 Man.

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For more hilarious scientific oddities presented in image form on the internet, you can check out the Facebook group or follow their Twitter. Or just keep scrolling! But before you go, let us know what you thought of this. Do you have any stories to share about your textbooks? Leave us a comment below!

#13

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Michaela Nocke Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!! She looks so bored!!!

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#14

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Amanda Church Report

Jasmine
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm uncomfortable.

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#15

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Eva Murphy Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm no orthopedist, but I reckon you're gonna need a bigger brace.

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#16

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Clancy Xanecrest‎ Report

Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

This concept can really only be taught in a hands-on lab setting. Let's investigate with a large sample size. And several jams for variables.

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#17

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Marina Klemm Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor Mark.

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#18

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Pedro Waffle Fajardo Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

So.... angry about being happy, disgustingly happy, inconsolably happy, afraid of his own happiness, surprised that he's happy, and happy that he feels nothing.

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#19

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Noah Adams‎ Report

Darwinist
Community Member
2 months ago

How to perform suicide when your nurse isn't looking.

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#20

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Eoin Maloney Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

His Indian name is Dances With Cats.

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#21

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Justus Bradshaw‎ Report

ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
Community Member
2 months ago

covid 19 right there

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#22

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Jón Ragnarsson Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Two people with syphilis kissing.

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#23

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Tom Chalmers Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

Can I have a trampoline printed with Munch's The Scream?

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#24

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Jade Watson Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

But, she looks so happy! She's on her way to her own fruit viking costume!

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#25

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Sophie Barimo‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

The orange peel beetle is a fetishist.

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#26

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Sarah Deuel Baldwin Report

Jasmine
Community Member
2 months ago

When you do leg day too much and neglect your upper body.

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#27

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Sarah Kashdan‎ Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

oh dear lol

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#28

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Kyle Burnett‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

I really want to know the context on this one. So many questions!

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#29

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Mark Ordonio‎ Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

The little white baby becomes a small black child who grows into a dancing teen girl who matures into 1980's yuppie man. Women spring fully formed from the ether, merge with the 80's yuppie to form a small white baby. Got it.

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#30

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Zick Soh‎ Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Did we actually need an illustration for this information?

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#31

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Alexander Tamo‎ Report

Darwinist
Community Member
2 months ago

Let me explain the big chill is when all stars die and there is no more heat. The big crunch is when gravity collapses the universe into a black hole. Big rip is when the universe expands so much the fabric of spacetime unravels. Big snap is like big rip but the mini-dimesions unravel too and make a new universe. Death bubble are black holes that turn into strange matter holes that consume the whole universe.

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#32

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Tomás Lamar González‎ Report

Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

"I need to talk to you about CrossFit, bro..."

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#33

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Olivia Fitzsalmonsteinbertine‎ Report

Leanne Reilly
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1 month ago

The one in the right is Irish

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#34

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Soumyadeep Naskar Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

NOooooooooooooooo!!!

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#35

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Ann Taylor‎ Report

N G
Community Member
2 months ago

.. .and that your honour...... that's why i bit his finger

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#36

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Mauricio Jaramillo‎ Report

Darwinist
Community Member
2 months ago

Illuminati confirmed but t has too many eyes.

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#37

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Ethan Smoller Report

La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

You could literally say that about any mammal... and if you don't ignore the mouth and internal organs most mammals are doughnuts.

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#38

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‎Shristi Dutt‎ Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

I saw this guy on the X-files.

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#39

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Julia Brown‎ Report

Sasha Kuleshov
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2 months ago

But we have children :D

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#40

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Dylan Vogel Report

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
2 months ago

Depends on how much you like "Dancing Queen".

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