Life can be very depressing, but sometimes you learn of something that truly brightens your day. Such discoveries do not happen often enough, unfortunately, but they are glorious when they do. They will make you feel a lot better about living on this planet.
Here are fifteen fun discoveries that will put a smile on your face.
1. The Brushes on the Head
Shopping can be a truly dull experience. You can get some decently-priced furniture at IKEA, but shopping there generally is not the most exciting way to pass the day.
Regardless of how you feel about IKEA furniture, you do have to acknowledge that it is a pretty impressive brand. There are over 400 stores, and they can be found in about 50 countries. It sells about 12,000 products, and billions visit the website each and every year. In terms of the retail sector, it is one of the world’s largest users of wood.
2. The Rainbow and the Liquor Store
While I would never actually suggest people should drink more, you can sort of understand why the person who took this image views the rainbow as a sign from the heavens that he or she needs to drink more wine. That is a pretty impressive rainbow, and it is pointing directly at the liquor store. That has to be a sign, right?
Moderate drinking, as most of us know, can actually be a good thing. For example, in moderation, red wine can be good for the heart. It can also lower one’s blood pressure, as well as reduce the risk of diabetes and stroke.
3. The Homeowner and the Foil
Paranoia is not a healthy thing in most cases. However, it is also good to be prepared and protect yourself.
Covering your entire house with aluminum foil seems extreme, but at least you know that you are protected.
Conspiracy theorists believe that aluminum foil hats can be used to protect the brain from certain threats, including mind reading and electromagnetic fields. Nobody wants their mind controlled by the government or aliens.
That just sounds unpleasant.
4. The Guy Who Went Camping
This is not so much a discovery as it is a funny picture of a person who probably had a few too many before deciding to put up a tent. It is funny, though, so you can’t help but laugh a bit.
A lot of people consider camping a strange hobby. Humanity spent thousands of years trying to get away from nature, and then people willingly pay a lot of money to spend time in it. Camping gear isn’t exactly cheap.
Also, bears live in nature, and bears are scary. They are, for the most part, solitary animals; however, they will kill you if they consider you a threat.
Believe it or not, if you encounter a black bear or a brown bear while camping and it just happens to be confrontational, you should not run away. That is the worst thing you can do, as the bear will perceive you as prey.
You stand your ground, you raise your hands above your head in order to look large, and you scream at it.
If it does attack you, curl into the fetal position. You’ll appear non-threatening, and you’ll be protecting your vital organs.
If that doesn’t work, you just have to fight the bear and hope for the best. It is commonly said that you should not poke a bear, and that is generally good advice. However, if you are in a fight with a bear and have an instrument on you with which you can stab it, you should absolutely stab it. Bears fight dirty.
Please note that you should never go anywhere near a polar bear. They are completely carnivorous and they will kill you. You have no chance against a polar bear. They look cute, especially when they’re cubs—and they do advertise a popular brand of soda—but they are our enemies and they hate us.
5. The Person With the Little Letters On the Hand
Apparently little letters from common labels can and do rub off. This is amusing enough, but you really have to wonder why this guy decided to take a picture of his own hand. Then again, a lot of people take a lot of pictures of random stuff, so who am I to judge this decision?
6. The Mug With the Bell
If you are at a lame party, the last thing you want is to be without beer and in desperate need of a refill. This product, while sort of promoting alcoholism, does serve a legitimate function.
Let’s be honest here: there are the parties where you don’t feel the need to drink because everyone there is extremely interesting and you’re having a great time without alcohol—and then there are the parties most of us get invited to. A beer mug with a bell definitely comes in handy.
I’d definitely frequent a bar that served all of its beer in mugs like these. Having to get the attention of a bartender can be quite difficult at times. This is a true time saver.
7. The Person Who Released the Fart
Happily, I have never personally met the sort of person who tries to store his or her fart in a container of some sort. However, numerous sites on the internet suggest that people actually do, indeed, try to store their farts.
Obviously, most of those people do so in order to prank a roommate or significant other.
Pranks are funny and all, but it still a weird thing to do. If you’re over the age of 12 and you still find farts funny, you probably have a bit of growing up to do. Flatulence-related humor, however, is quite popular.
There are a number of foods that tend to make one fart more often than is considered typical. Beans, for example, tend to make people fart. Other foods include onions, dairy products, garlic, radishes, turnips, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.
8. The Person Who Did Not Read the Directions
When you are using a product, you should always read the label. Don’t be too proud to do so. Pride can be a bad thing.
9. The Person in the Pool and the Alcohol
If you want to unintentionally drown in a swimming pool, one of the best ways to accomplish that goal is to binge drink hard liquor while in the pool. The young women in this image are making terrible choices, and it does not even look like a very nice pool.
Even if the swimmers are not drunk, pools create a risk of drowning. Pool safety rules should always be followed.
In areas where there are a lot of swimming pools, drowning is actually one of the leading causes of death in small children. Those with heart and/or respiratory conditions are also at risk of drowning in swimming pools. Diving into shallow parts of pools can also cause neck and head injuries.
10. The Place Where the Students Get Harassed
Drawing on another person while he or she is asleep is weird enough; why would you sit or stand or climb on them?
That’s just weird. It is also borderline abusive, really, when you truly think about it. What sort of business is this, that students are routinely harassed in such bizarre fashions?
It is possible the establishment was trying to make a joke, sure, but it also does not seem likely. There was definitely a complaint or two.
11. Paul Giamatti
You should never take pictures of people without their permission, even if they happen to be famous. For one, while it isn’t a particularly nice thing to do, it is also hard to get away with. Generally, people notice if they are being photographed; you can be as sneaky as you want, but you’ll likely get caught.
Paul Giamatti, 51, is known for a variety of reasons. He first became famous due to his role in “Private Parts”, which came out in 1997. He also played a character in “The Truman Show”, “Safe Men”, and “Big Momma’s House”. His most critically acclaimed film roles include characters from “Sideways” and “Cinderella Man”.
He has acted on the small screen, as well. For example, he was the lead in “John Adams”, the HBO miniseries that came out in 2008. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of the 2nd President of the United States. Currently, he is on the show “Billions”, which airs on Showtime.
12. The Lord That Decides the Beverage
You couldn’t really go wrong with any of the beverages in this vending machine, honestly, so I’m not sure why anyone would need to pray on the matter. It would be interesting to study what beverage Jesus personally prefers based on this unusual vending machine. If I had to guess, the beverage of choice would be Mountain Dew, because Jesus and other Biblical figures seemed to like mountains a lot. However, I am no theologian, so I really can’t be sure.
If Jesus does like Mountain Dew, he has great taste, as it is a delicious beverage. The soft drink has been around since the 1940s and originated in Tennessee; it is quite popular in the United States.
13. The Five Guys and the One Cup
You probably get the reference. If you do not get the reference, you do not want to research it. That’s a thing that should just be left alone. The internet has done wonderful things for humanity. It has also done positively awful things to humanity.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a great business, though, and there are over a thousand of the casual restaurants in the United States and Canada. The first one opened in 1986.
The brand is best known in the US and Canada, but the restaurants can be found in numerous countries, including France, Kuwait, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
The company is headquartered in Virginia.
14. The Person Heating the Food
I can’t say I personally know anyone who has heated up their food with a hairdryer, but it honestly doesn’t seem like the worst idea in the world. Microwaves take up a lot of counter space, and they do break from time to time. You can’t always rush out to buy a new microwave whenever you want one.
Also, if you have both a hair dryer and leftover food sitting next to you, the laziest option is to heat up the food with the hair dryer. A lot of foods, when served at room temperature, taste awful.
However, I am definitely concerned that the person who did this got food poisoning. I am sure the food being heated was delicious at one point, but bacteria can grow fast, and not all bacteria can be killed by the sort of heat a hair dryer can provide. Rice, in particular, can be dangerous when not cooled and re-heated properly. You really do have to watch out.
Still, you have to admire this person’s creativity and his or her commitment to being as lazy as possible. The image is definitely worth a smile and quick laugh.