If you’ve seen Monty Python’s Flying Circus, you probably know where this is going.

If you’re not aware, then let me break it down to you: the surreal comedy troupe called Monty Python used to make absurd skits back in the late ‘60s through the early ‘80s with comebacks here and there.

One skit, in particular, is about the Ministry of Silly Walks, which is exactly what it sounds like. It talks about silly walks and how one person is attempting to acquire a grant to develop a silly walk.

Well, it seems that the legacy lives on in the form of silly standing. The link may or may not be relevant here, but the vibe is definitely the same. And there’s a whole Instagram account dedicated to this!

Bored Panda collected and featured the best of the best ways people stand in public as posted on the People Standing Instagram. So, check out the whole curated list below, and while you’re down there, leave a vote and a comment on the ones you liked the most!

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

And on high heels! Wow

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Future ballet dancer

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Elfalat Fanta
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4 months ago

My back hurts just by looking at this

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One of the most internet-sy things to happen is this Instagram page that features people standing. But it’s not just any old boring bit of standing, but silly standing—standing in ways that are either humorous, or ridiculous, or just begging the question “why?”

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

Im flexible on the waiting

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

I've done this before waiting to use the toilet

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Aww very nice of him

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Everything is weird about him!!!

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The page introduces people to all sorts of stances: everything from random squatting to one-leg yoga suspended over a bench to leaning so much it puts Neo dodging bullets in slow motion to shame. If you have no idea what any of this means, keep scrolling.

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

"Call for help. My legs have turned to jelly!"

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

This is yoga style

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ThePracticalSarcastic
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4 months ago

he's stretching...not standing.

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Just A Passing Parrot
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4 months ago

The lady in the background looking at him

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

I've done that! If you have back problems you cannot stand for long! Elevating one leg helps!

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People Standing has been around for years, and, throughout that time, has brought over 540 posts to its follower base of 137,000+.

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

Nice motor

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Amery
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4 months ago

Well it SAYS, 'STAY ON THE LINE' <<blah blah blah 'COVID!'

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Emma Byrne
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4 months ago

Yet more unrealistic body standards.

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

When there is a plexiglass and they speak through the hole i really want to slap them! The plexiglass is there for a reason you idiot!

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Me!
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4 months ago

Stabler...?

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

Please let me have an ice-cream

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You can check out more ridiculous stances (and even some ridiculous sitting positions—it’s honestly hard to decide where standing ends and sitting begins) on the official Instagram page, but before you go, why not let us know what you thought about this in the comment section below!

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

I find more weird the open shoes with socks next to him... is this in Germany?

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago (edited)

Start twerking now

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Tacocat
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4 months ago

When you misunderstand that "lunging at a 90 degree angle" was only one leg, not two

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denzoren
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4 months ago

That's a classic stance. The "deep hmmmmmm" stance. Lol

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Trying to be cool around your crush...

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Emma Byrne
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4 months ago

Indoor swimming class is going well.

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Adam Belaire
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4 months ago

That stretches your left foot calf muscle if you've been standing on it too long.

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

Some one has been sucking on the helium.

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McSydney
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4 months ago (edited)

Helps with low back problems, or causes them.

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

I've done this many times. It is quite comfortable.

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Verena Gitterle
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4 months ago

Stretching

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Well the guy is not weird! The position of the machine is! What were they thinking?

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huewrld
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4 months ago

pictures like this where one leg is up and the person is leaning mainly on whatever their leg is resting on- standing like that is actually really comfortable!! y'all should try it, but maybe not in public or else someone will take a picture of you.

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Doggo
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4 months ago

Keeping a healthy distance between his feet.

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Willem Hunse
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4 months ago

um

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

What else are tables for?

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

1..2..3 run and kick

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les
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4 months ago

they're just resting, they look tyred

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4 months ago

For whatever reason, whenever someone does this, I get nervous.😑

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

That makes me really uncomfortable

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Emma Byrne
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4 months ago

Moments before he throws the phone, jumps over the desk and runs out screaming while ripping off his shirt.

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

I'm really annoyed when people step with shoes on furniture

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Note: this post originally had 42 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.