When it became clear that after China, the rest of the world was also affected by the coronavirus, I started posting photos matching the subject on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It didn't take long before a plethora of funny memes appeared on the internet. I decided to link these to photos from my archive. After all, I was no longer able to take new photos.

All borders of our neighboring countries are closed. Usually, I travel abroad with my bull terrier Claire almost weekly to take photographs in abandoned buildings and at deserted places. We have been exploring together for almost 7 years. I invented the name "furbex" for this―urbex with a furry twist. In 2018, our adventures were published in a book called "Furbex." I have previously shared our photos here and here

For as long as this pandemic lasts, I will keep posting a daily COVID-19 fact by Claire just for fun. I want to cheer people up during this crazy time.

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When Bill Gates Said "The World Needs To Prepare For Pandemics," I Believed Him. This Guy Has Been Dealing With Viruses Since Windows 95

When Bill Gates Said "The World Needs To Prepare For Pandemics," I Believed Him. This Guy Has Been Dealing With Viruses Since Windows 95

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Noez 🇸🇪
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6 months ago

Lol 😅😅😅

#2

87% Of Gym Members Don't Even Know Their Gym Is Closed

87% Of Gym Members Don't Even Know Their Gym Is Closed

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Mark
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6 months ago (edited)

Gym memberships, one of the worlds biggest waste of money. Most people just don't bother to cancel cause they go a few times or just don't want the hassle of trying to cancel it.

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#3

Coronavirus Is The First Thing Made In China That Lasts Longer Than A Month

Coronavirus Is The First Thing Made In China That Lasts Longer Than A Month

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Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
6 months ago

oof.

Colin L
Community Member
6 months ago

Honestly, I really dislike the China bashing. A virus doesn't have boundaries, have national allegiance, doesn't care where you live. All this does is make people distrust each other more.

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe the governmental responses to the pandemic. We all suffer if we don’t stop and contain viral infections, no matter where it originated and who suffers. It’s not an us or them problem.

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Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

With comments from people whose phone was probably made in China!

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
6 months ago

When you exploit people and resources for cheap labor, you can hardly expect quality and durability. Change includes consumer mindset and policy/regulations so that companies don’t evade taxes and make working conditions and wages actually livable.

O Jackson
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor horse...

jevais
Community Member
6 months ago

So True. It's extremely hard to find anything not made in China here in Europe. Hope after the Covid 19,industry will pickup here in Europe instead of having so many companies that have dislocated to China.

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
6 months ago

Ever heard of the Great Wall of China?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

In all fairness, if there were no customers for cheap-cheaper-the cheapest products there would be no production of them. Hands up, everyone who has ever bought something through Wish!, or Amazon, or H&M, Zara, or any other of the so-called fast fashion brands! We can all vote with our wallets when we buy something, spending more money for good, lasting quality or buying the cheap stuff that wont last. Second-hand clothing is great. You know that it won't shrink/stretch/lose colour/lose shape in the first wash, and it is a very economical way to buy excellent quality.

Karen Fernley
Community Member
6 months ago

Truth

Aleksey Elfstrom
Community Member
6 months ago

have you never turned an action figure over and read the little label. I have plastic dinosaurs older than you are and they're still as solid as a brick

Anthony O'hara
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, casual racism! That’s always funny.

umutgklp
Community Member
6 months ago

that was harsh...

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
6 months ago

Very inappropriate caption. Shame on you

Sandra Godfrey
Community Member
6 months ago

Love this one :)

R L
Community Member
6 months ago

True. Made in China is not made to last.

Faith Akpan
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6 months ago

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#4

6 Feet Apart Today Is Better Than 6 Feet Under Tomorrow

6 Feet Apart Today Is Better Than 6 Feet Under Tomorrow

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SoozeeQ
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6 months ago

Aww, Baby looks so sad - as if she's personally missing the person buried there.

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#5

Every Disaster Movie Starts With The Government Ignoring A Scientist

Every Disaster Movie Starts With The Government Ignoring A Scientist

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umutgklp
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6 months ago

ahahha , it is funny but it is true.

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#6

I Survived The Great Toilet Paper Scare Of 2020

I Survived The Great Toilet Paper Scare Of 2020

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Bored Silly
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6 months ago

Where r these photos taken and what broken down hell are you dragging your dog to

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#7

Divorce Lawyers Have Been Waiting For This―Married Couples Quarantined With Each Other For Weeks

Divorce Lawyers Have Been Waiting For This―Married Couples Quarantined With Each Other For Weeks

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

The sad and terrible side of this is that there are very many women who are now having to spend 24/7 with their abusive husbands or partners. Femicide should maybe be added to coronavirus deaths. This is worldwide. "Domestic abuse killings appear to double during UK's lockdown" (The Independent)

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#8

If You Need 120 Rolls Of Toilet Paper For A Two-Week Quarantine You Probably Should Have Been Seeing A Doctor Long Before

If You Need 120 Rolls Of Toilet Paper For A Two-Week Quarantine You Probably Should Have Been Seeing A Doctor Long Before

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Colin L
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6 months ago

Those people were full of crap to begin with.

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#9

We Keep Exploring, Even During The Corona Crisis!!! Today We Visit The Kitchen Again―The Capital Of Our House

We Keep Exploring, Even During The Corona Crisis!!! Today We Visit The Kitchen Again―The Capital Of Our House

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
6 months ago

I already reached my NY’s resolution of learning to make 20 new (to me) recipes, and I’m good without needing to bake bread. Last week, I wore a crop top and a long, pleated skirt to virtually visit Italy. Drank my wine and enjoyed my pizza, all to myself.

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#10

Coronavirus Got Here So Quickly From China Before We Realized It. It Had Already Arrived While Orders From Aliexpress And Wish Take Months To Get Here

Coronavirus Got Here So Quickly From China Before We Realized It. It Had Already Arrived While Orders From Aliexpress And Wish Take Months To Get Here

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CORLEONE
Community Member
6 months ago

It is sadly and very funny at the same time.

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#11

In 20 Years Our Country Will Be Run By People Home-Schooled By Day Drinkers

In 20 Years Our Country Will Be Run By People Home-Schooled By Day Drinkers

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jevais
Community Member
6 months ago

This one is so hilarious and sad at the same time.

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#12

My Mum Got So Fat While #stayathome That When She Walked By The TV, I Missed Three Episodes

My Mum Got So Fat While #stayathome That When She Walked By The TV, I Missed Three Episodes

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Sydney Preston
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6 months ago

Funniest one so far.

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#13

9 Months From Now, There Will Be A Baby Boom... And They Will Be Called The Coronials

9 Months From Now, There Will Be A Baby Boom... And They Will Be Called The Coronials

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Janine Hunt-Jackson
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6 months ago

Better than "The ViRALS!"

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#14

Congratulations, You've Completed Netflix

Congratulations, You've Completed Netflix

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CORLEONE
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6 months ago

All Seasons of Netflix are completed!!! Game over LOL

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#15

Self-Isolation... Day 4

Self-Isolation... Day 4

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

I bet that room was beautiful before. Now it's hauntingly beautiful.

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#16

As Virus Cases Rise, So Does Snitching

As Virus Cases Rise, So Does Snitching

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Bored Silly
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a good doggy. The perfect model

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#17

Never Go To A Doctor Whose Office Plants Have Died

Never Go To A Doctor Whose Office Plants Have Died

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Colin L
Community Member
6 months ago

ICU ward won't allow plants or flowers...

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#18

I'm Way Too Classy To Hoard Toilet Paper So I Bought Myself A Toilet Brush... Long Story Short, I'm Going Back To Toilet Paper

I'm Way Too Classy To Hoard Toilet Paper So I Bought Myself A Toilet Brush... Long Story Short, I'm Going Back To Toilet Paper

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

The son is around 16 months old and there is a toilet brush in the bathroom at the hotel and nowhere to hide it out of sight, so I carefully and with lots of eww, gah, blah make him understand that under no circumstance is he to touch it. So far so good. You know that feeling when there is too! much! quiet! when you have a small child. I found him in the bathroom, happily being very, very good. He was cleaning the toilet. With the brush I brought for the sole purpose of cleaning his bottle...

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#19

He Hoarded Loads Of Toilet Paper At The Start Of The Corona Crisis, So At Least When He Died His Butt Was Clean

He Hoarded Loads Of Toilet Paper At The Start Of The Corona Crisis, So At Least When He Died His Butt Was Clean

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
6 months ago

Ha! Love the dolls in the caskets, and the "widow's veil" on the dog! *Props* to the OP for all your props.

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#20

Wash Your Hands As If You're Washing Marilyn Monroe

Wash Your Hands As If You're Washing Marilyn Monroe

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REDNEKNATION
Community Member
6 months ago

that dresser though...

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#21

Wear The Clothes That Matter, Fashion Trend Summer 2020

Wear The Clothes That Matter, Fashion Trend Summer 2020

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

The dog appears to admire the doll's sense of fashion. Great.

#22

If You Can't Go To The Hairdresser To Get A Haircut, Your Hair Gets Longer

If You Can't Go To The Hairdresser To Get A Haircut, Your Hair Gets Longer

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togcrewsc
Community Member
6 months ago

hmmmm... i wonder why....

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#23

You Can't Die Of Coronavirus If You're Killed In A Prison Riot

You Can't Die Of Coronavirus If You're Killed In A Prison Riot

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umutgklp
Community Member
6 months ago

that makes sense.

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