Pure scrolling fun: 40 of the funniest pictures on the internet

Charlie Chaplin has been quoted as saying, “a day without laughter is a day wasted,” and we couldn’t agree more. Laughter is the best medicine, after all – unless the person is laughing without any reason whatsoever, which might indicate that they actually need medicine (and anyone who has watched 2019’s movie Joker will know what we’re talking about). But we digress.

Our point is that laughter is a fantastic natural stress reliever, and therefore we couldn’t think of a better list to prepare than one that has no other agenda than to make us laugh – we can agree we all need a break from the news of the day, right? The internet can be a treasure trove of hilarity if one knows where to look at, and luckily, this is our expertise. We have scoured the web to put together a selection of the funniest photos out there, and we hope they’ll put a smile on your face.

Just a warning

It isn’t very often that law enforcement officers have time to engage in a little humor. But this police officer found himself with some free time on his hands. So, when this kid drove by in her toy car, he couldn’t resist throwing on his lights and making a traffic stop.

Just a warning

She seems to be taking the experience seriously, and we hope that she just got a warning. Otherwise, she may need to ask her parents for a loan.

Church with a side of sass

We love the “church sign trend,” where people have been uploading funny signs seen outside of local churches. This Church Sign is simple, but it totally gets the church’s point across.

Church with a side of sass

In this instance, the Cornerstone Christian Church is trying to encourage their followers to practice Biblical principles to avoid the wrath of God. But they do so with humor, which completely makes their point without coming across as too heavy-handed or like a lecture.

One of these things

There doesn’t seem anything better than growing up in a home with lots of furry friends to spend time with. However, some kids have a hard time distinguishing themselves from their pets. We can’t help but wonder if the milk in this picture was spilled accidentally or if the kid just really wanted to share?

One of these things

No matter what the reason is for the spill, one of these things is certainly not like the others, but they all seem to be enjoying their shared meal.

More chips

Like this pooch, we also get very excited at the prospect of a snack! The person who snapped this picture had perfect timing capturing this pup’s joy in catching a potato chip mid-air.

More chips

The freeze-framed wide-eyed, ears back expression on the dog’s face shows how exciting of an occasion this is for him or her. The only question we have for the picture-taker is: would this canine be as happy for a carrot stick or an apple?

But the dog’s face

Even though many cats and dogs happily coexist, the natural chasing nature of dogs leaves cats as the dog’s enemy. This picture captures the relationships between dogs and cats well. However, unless this cat has hidden opposable thumbs, he must have had assistance taking advantage of this opportunity.

But the dog’s face

But even with the human staging, the dog may not quite believe he is safe, as his or her expression indicates that he or she is taking the danger seriously.

Have to taco ‘bout it

Some parents are so creative dressing their children up in all manner of cute costumes, while others have a sense of humor that leads to pictures like this. Due to the hilarity of it, this kid’s costume is one that we are sure everyone has been talking about.

Have to taco ‘bout it

Not only is a taco costume an adorable outfit for a crawling baby, but also this kid looks genuinely happy to be cruising around in their Mexican food inspired suit.

What is it called?

We don’t envy the grocery store clerks who must label each product that the store keeps in stock. While many items might require some descriptive labels and creative writing, it is hard to imagine what led to the employee responsible for this label, forgetting the word for banana.

What is it called?

Perhaps it was longer than a typical week, or the employee had a lot of things on their mind. Either way, today, we learned that in a pinch, “long yellow things” could be used as a synonym for banana.

Stuck in the restroom

When the parent taking this picture tells the story of the time their child got stuck in the bathroom, we highly doubt that anyone’s first thought would be this image. Yet, this poor child seems to have gotten themselves literally stuck in a toilet.

Stuck in the restroom

Most parents probably have some sympathetic feelings about this child and caregiver’s plight, as most adults who have spent any time with a toddler have likely also discovered their charges in equally confusing predicaments.

Homework

Sometimes teachers need a break from the seriousness of education just as much as their students. While we don’t know the circumstances leading to these assignment options, we bet that the students had many questions. Regardless of the motivation for creating the list, this teacher’s homework assignment options are both ambitious and silly, depending on the options his or her pupils choose.

Homework

Regardless of what option the kids choose to do, none of them seem like they would take too much time for this funny educator to grade.

Choices

There is nothing that would keep some fans away from cheering for their favorite team. When this man bought tickets for a game, we doubt he already had court. However, when his court date coincided with the match that he had tickets for, he had a decision to make.

Choices

While we can totally understand his desire to not miss out on the excitement, we do question the choice to brag about it with a sign that no one will miss.

Not sure if it works like that

Lately, with the news discussing illness on a near-constant basis, people are concerned about their furry family members. While we can understand the motivation to protect ones’ pets, this cat’s owner may have taken it a little too far.

Not sure if it works like that

When we look into this kitty’s eyes, it is not hard to imagine that he or she is just as surprised as we are to find a doctor’s mask used in this manner to keep him or her germ-free.

Pizza is hard

Despite instructions that say to place frozen pizzas directly on the middle oven rack, after seeing this pizza fail we question if that is the best way to cook a delicious dinner. Given the way this pizza cooked, it seems as if something went incredibly wrong.

Pizza is hard

If nothing else, we wish that the aspiring home cook had included more details as to how their pizza melted, so that we could prevent this from happening in our own ovens.

Dog on a boat

A relaxing day on the water seems to be what this dog’s owner had in mind when they brought their pup along for an adventure. We are not sure if the boat is going abnormally fast, or if the wind was particularly strong on this day.

Dog on a boat

Either way, we can’t help but laugh at this doggie’s slicked-back hair. We hope that he or she was secured in place, because any more wind might have been a bit too much.

Change my mind, teacher edition.

Dealing with students and parents alike can be stressful. We believe, therefore, that many teachers have developed a good sense of humor to cope with the daily frustrations of educating young minds. The teacher in this picture has had some help with his comedy, as he seems to have looked to comedian Steven Crowder’s “Change my Mind” for his inspiration.

Change my mind, teacher edition.

Like many of his colleagues, the professor pictured certainly has a great sense of humor, which leads us to wonder if his lectures are as funny as his office hours.

Love is enough

When this mom went to pack a lunch for her son or daughter, she was reminded that unfortunately — with the stress of a busy life — she had forgotten to pick up snacks. But instead of skipping out on packing something, she left a note, which we are sure we appreciated more than her kid.

Love is enough

Even better, rather than just leave a note in the lunchbox, this mom went the extra mile and packed it in a baggie.

To wait or repaint that is the question

The number one rule of painting a floor (or roof, in this case) is not to paint yourself into a corner. Or in other words, make sure you don’t paint in a way that leaves you trapped without a clear path out. It seems like this man missed that memo and has painted himself into quite the predicament.

To wait or repaint that is the question

We wonder if he chose to stand perched in position while the paint dried, or if he decided to ruin the fresh coat and repaint it later?

How many outtakes

It seems like every autumn, to celebrate the changing of seasons, countless pictures of cute babies sleeping or looking adorable in pumpkins appear in our social media feeds. When this child’s parents tried to recreate these sweet snaps, they didn’t consider how challenging it may be.

How many outtakes

Rather than falling asleep in her pumpkin cocoon as so many babies do, this little one seems utterly terrified. It makes us wonder for all the cute pics we see; how many outtakes are needed for each picture?

Not what the teacher meant

One of the social skills that kids learn in school is how to follow directions. However, a crucial part of following instructions, that this student seems to have missed, is understanding the question’s intent.

Not what the teacher meant

While the test taker is not technically wrong by simply circling x, and we certainly don’t fault him or her for wanting to skip the math, we don’t believe that they are going to earn any points for this “correct” answer.

Cat in the box

Cat owners know that nothing pleases a furry feline more than a box. In fact, cats are so enamored with boxes that they will squeeze themselves into even the tiniest one. The cat pictured in this box went to quite some extreme lengths to fit themselves into such a tight space.

Cat in the box

But, now that they have installed themselves into this box, it seems as if they have some regrets and may need a little assistance to get out.

Admits he threw a pinecone

For most people going to legal proceedings is anxiety-provoking. For young Brendon Chaney, we doubt he believed he would go viral over his testimony. Perhaps we are amused by Brendon’s admission because we are so used to seeing more serious issues addressed through the legal system, or maybe it is the way he is staring down the camera that leads us to laugh.

Admits he threw a pinecone

Regardless, we are glad that his day in court was preserved for us to enjoy.

Cake fail

It is easy to appreciate the challenges bakers have trying to replicate their customer’s decoration ideas with frosting. While we admire the effort this baker went to to make sure that they did not forget to place “Will you marry me?” underneath Wendy’s name, we don’t believe the person ordering the cake intended those instructions to be literally recreated with frosting.

Cake fail

We also wonder about the presence of “sprinkles” on each side, which leads us to believe that whoever placed the order didn’t intend frosted print, but rather the decorative sugar.

Literally

This man saw an opportunity too tempting to pass up, and we are glad he didn’t. While we are sure that the grocery store meant to label this freezer section as “Hispanic Food,” the omission of a keyword from the sign left room for some staged silliness.

Literally

Can you imagine him trying to convince his shopping partner to snap the photo? We think that conversation has the potential to have been as funny as the picture.

Where are my teeth?

Pet owners say that having a dog can be like having a small child. As a result, many animal lovers tend to keep essential medical supplies in places their pets can’t get to. But from time to time, everyone is bound to forget a step of puppy proofing.

Where are my teeth?

In this case, we are sure that the dentures that this pup got a hold of were quickly missed. Luckily for us, before taking back their teeth, the denture wearer snapped this pic.

Not happy

While it is common to see toddlers or newborns crying on Santa’s lap, it is rarer to see an angry child making his or her annual trip to see Jolly old Nick. But, in this case, the look on her face is just the epitome of annoyance.

Not happy

While her sister, sitting on St.Nick’s lap, smiles for the camera, the other girl simply glares. as if to make sure everyone knows exactly how upset she is feeling.

That’s a shark

We have heard that learning how to read music is like learning a second language. But we are not sure if “translating sheet music” typically is quite as literal as this image appears to be. We can’t blame the concerned musician asking for help on the internet for their confusion, as this certainly doesn’t look like any musical notation we have ever seen.

That’s a shark

But when asking for advice on the internet, as this person found out, it is always important to take any answer with a grain of (sea) salt.

But are you going to say yes?

Nothing seems more anxiety-provoking than asking one’s significant other if they want to spend the rest of their lives with you. We are sure, like other people popping the question, this man had some significant jitters before getting down on one knee to ask his significant other to marry him.

But are you going to say yes?

Luckily, he did not have to ask alone, as this hippo picked an absolutely perfect moment to check out what was going on outside his or her enclosure. But we all still need to know; did she say yes?

Had to look twice

This image has one realistic looking horse mask! At first glance, it looks like these homeowners have a very strange looking horse in their house. But upon careful examination, it is obvious someone put a mask on their canine companion.

Had to look twice

We must admit that in addition to giggling over the weird effect of a dog with a horse mask (that we chuckled way too hard over), imagine the perplexed expression the pup under the disguise must have had.

Not today

We have a lot of appreciation for those who take stock photos. For stock photographers, we imagine that when it comes to capturing animals, there are probably quite a few mishaps. In this case, the expression on the cat’s face must have been frustrating for the photographer.

Not today

Luckily, despite the lack of cooperation from their subject, they still decided to share it with the world -because this cat’s face is one anyone who’s ever thought “not today” can completely relate to.

Just living life

Sometimes the things that make us laugh the hardest are just photographs of wildlife just living their lives. In this picture, the photographer happened to catch this furry rodent mid-stride as it tries to get where it is going.

Just living life

With cheeks puffed out, we can only imagine that he or she is just trying to get home with his supper before something tries to stop them. But the angle of the camera makes it appear as if this enormous rodent head is perched precariously atop tiny little legs.

We wish we knew the entire story

While there may be many good reasons for an older person to stick their head in the mouth of an individual wearing a dinosaur costume, we can’t think of one. This picture is not only humorous to look at, but imagining all the reasons why circumstances arose that led to this moment has us laughing hysterically.

We wish we knew the entire story

Regardless of the context, the person who snapped the photo at this perfect moment deserves our thanks and kudos.

Huh

For people who live in residential areas, a locking gate can help to protect against theft. However, we are not sure if this homeowner was thinking it through when they installed a lock on this gate. Any passerby can easily reach through the wide bards and easily unlatch it.

Huh

Perhaps the landowner is counting on no one figuring it out. Regardless, we hope for the owner’s sake that this doesn’t go as wrong as it clearly should.

It’s all about the caption

Sometimes images by themselves are not nearly as funny as what people say about the picture. For example, some people might not find an image of a fit medical professional pushing death away as humorous. But, for those that may not see the picture as funny, this photo’s caption adds comedy to the bleak.

It’s all about the caption

When viewed with the caption, “this is the cockiest hospital I have ever seen,” the otherwise serious message becomes humorous as, like the captioner, we also have never seen a hospital claim to stop death literally.

Desperate times call for desperate measures

One of the benefits of the age of technology is the ability to record our favorite shows to enjoy later. But when your favorite program is “Games of Thrones,” and the episode you hope to enjoy later is the much-anticipated series finale, getting to enjoy the show before someone tells you about it requires creative thinking.

Desperate times call for desperate measures

For this man, his desperation to have the ending unspoiled led him to wear a sign warning his colleagues that if they ruined the ending, he would take decisive action against their technology.

Nailed it

Sometimes, an image is so sweet it cracks us up. In this photograph, we are not sure what is funnier – the placement of the carrots in the picture, or the innocent excitement of the toddler who arranged them? We can’t help but imagine the child happily arranging and balancing each carrot on the handles of the kitchen cabinets.

Nailed it

Like other athletes who pull off amazing feats of balance, this child has adopted a pose of victory that even gold-winning gymnasts would envy.

Animal photobombs

With some pictures, timing is everything. In this photo, the cow’s presence jumps right out. But, before the cow jumped into this photo to make us laugh and offer a distraction from the horse, the photographer already thought he had a funny image to capture. Somehow, the horse managed to get itself stuck in the fence.

Animal photobombs

If you missed the funny horse at first, we did too! As is the case with most photobombing, the cow completely stole the horse’s moment in the limelight.

Signs, signs, signs

It is critical to provide drivers with clear signs that indicate any road closure or other essential directions. Even though these signs are all quite clear, we highly doubt even the best driver would know how to navigate something like this. First, we learn you can turn left. Then immediately after learning no left turns are allowed, the next sign indicates that right turns are also prohibited.

Signs, signs, signs

At first, a person encountering the first two signs may think that “it’s okay, I will go straight.” But, as the third sign points out, going straight is also not an option.

Know your audience

When administrators consider signage and public notices, a critical piece of advice is to make sure the message is clear so that the signs will have the most benefit. In this case, it appears as if overlooked the fact that blind persons do not drive. Maybe those responsible for this sign’s creation intended the signage for those who drive people to the rehab.

Know your audience

If that is the case, some revisions to the sign are recommended, as we are sure that those responsible were not trying to miss-label their parking signs.

Staged silliness

When an opportunity to horse around comes up, it can be incredibly hard to resist. In this case, we are so glad this woman didn’t fight her natural silly impulses. We love how an otherwise standard statue of a football player becomes an excellent prop for this tourist’s amazing sense of humor.

Staged silliness

By placing her body just right, the woman in the picture appears as if she is a victim of the otherwise benign sculpture.

Cemented climbing cat

Cats are typically clever creatures. However, this cat might not be the most intelligent being. After climbing up and arranging himself in this precarious position, he somehow managed to find himself completely stuck between two trees. Without a clear way to keep climbing up or to turn around and climb back down, this chubby kitty has found himself needing some assistance to get unstuck.

Cemented climbing cat

Regardless of how it happened, we are glad his owner snapped this picture before helping him down.

Clever advertising

We must admit that when it comes to advertising, we thought we had seen it all. That is, until we came across this image. Is there a better way to advertise hair cutting services than with a picture of a customer and barber?

Clever advertising

The position of the driver is perfect with his seat position working with the advert, so he has become a living part of it. With advertising this creative, we bet his styles are phenomenal.

We got potholes!

In New England, the potholes are so deep that this man standing in one appears to have halfway disappeared. A lot is going on here that we must unpack. First, was he driving past the hole and decided he just had to know the extent of the pothole? Furthermore, what would inspire someone to stand in this massive rut?

We got potholes!

Our questions aside, that is one impressive pothole that we certainly hope the road crews are aware of and fixing.

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