Pictures are worth a thousand words. But every story comes with a little something going on in the background of the picture. You should always check what's going on behind you before you pose for a photo. Otherwise, you might end up on Judge Judy with a celebrity sitting right behind you or someone planking in your sister's wedding photo. These funny photos are exactly why you need to be careful out there.
Leaning Tower Of Butts
A typical day at the Leaning Tower. The guy in the back is the hero we need but don't deserve. He's just there for the support so the lady doesn't fall flat on her butt. Not all heroes need to wear capes in the real world.
What is it with tourists all doing this same exact pose when visiting this site, by the way? Not only did the man in the background save the woman from falling but he made the photo a lot less boring.
You Had One Job
It looks like this is a big day for this young man. Prom, the best night of any high schooler's life, right? Probably not. But still, this guy looks all dressed up and ready to pick up his hot date in the limo but not without dad taking a picture first. Clearly, he never learned anything about camera angles.
Or maybe he knew exactly what he was doing. Way to go, dad.
Family Portrait Fail
Now this is exactly what it's like to be a teenager, encapsulated in one absolutely epic photo. Every family has that one child who will go out of their way to be silly for five seconds. Think about it, would you rather have this photo to laugh at or have a photo where he's making silly faces?
There's no way this one didn't end up on the Christmas cards. Or at least a permanent spot on the fridge.
Just Take The Picture, Grandma!
Nothing says being a man more than showing off your muscles. What's even manlier is living with your grandma and having her take pictures of your muscles. I'm sure she's as proud as any other grandma would be of her grandson's ability to lift heavy objects.
Which explains why she'd want to be right there in the mirror's reflection, taking credit for her buff grandson's "hot body." She knows he has the right stuff.
Prom Photo 101
Ah, the time-honored tradition of the pre-prom photo. Here's how you do it: you get all dressed up in your special gown and pose for a portrait before your date picks you up. And then your dad takes off his shirt and lurks in the window behind you with a weird look on his face.
All you need to do now is put the photo in a frame and you're all set!
There's No "I" In Team
This kid is really dedicated to his team. Even though he seems to have a case of food poisoning or a stomach bug, he got dressed in his uniform and headed down to the hockey rink for a group portrait. Just gotta say that everyone around him is lucky that his aim is so good.
And gotta say that he's not so lucky that this photo has been passed around the internet so many times. Hope he has a sense of humor.
It's not entirely clear what this couple is doing in this photo. But whatever it is, they're standing in front of a storefront and seem completely unaware that there's a strange little girl staring at them with a totally creepy look on her face.
We hope this is one of those situations where they didn't notice the image until much later. And maybe that they were in a dark room when they first saw her face looking out at them.
At least this isn't like the horror movie. Just three dogs sniffing butts, because that's all they do when their comrades are at the beach. A Neopolitan of butt sniffers, the dog not in the line is missing out on all the fun. Please Tom Six, don't make this into a movie.
We would like to know where this bizarre dog beach is located, though. We're just curious whether this activity happens every day or just randomly.
Years from now, this couple and the guy planking in the back will have to explain to the kids what exactly planking is all about. It's really outdated but you don't have many options when you're at a church. It would have been funny if all the groomsmen did it with him.
Actually, it's been long enough that this is already really weird to look at. We think it's time for planking to make a comeback.
Paris And Kangaroo Jack
How long do you think it took Paris Hilton to notice what was going on in the background? It's no surprise to travel to Australia and seeing two kangaroos getting it on. That's the funny thing about animals: they'll do whatever they want, whenever they want. Especially when Paris is in town.
Apparently, even the kangaroos in Australia have heard what an animal lover the heiress is! She has like a gazillion pets.
Oh Hey, Amy
Oh, hey. Amy Schumer appearing randomly as an extra on Judge Judy is awesome. Seeing this happen is something that has been on my bucket list for a really long time. Are they allowed to bring popcorn for the entertainment?
It's not every day you see a major celebrity on a courtroom TV show, but when a popular book character shows up, all hell breaks loose, as we're about to see soon.
Pretty, Pretty Ballerinas
Here we have a troupe of ballerinas, all decked out in their tutus. But who is that behind them? It appears to be a naked man jumping into the air, poised to attack. Maybe he's just a fellow dancer (which would explain him being shirtless), but either way, this guy pulled off an epic photobomb here.
Anytime you can photobomb such a large group at once, you know you're a pro at it.
Don't Worry, The Beer Is Okay
The guy who's being pinned by security kind of looks like Sylvester Stallone when you wake him up too early in the morning. However, take a closer look at the man in the background. The only thing that matters to him is that his expensive tasty beer is safe.
Actually, he just looks way too relaxed to be in the middle of this otherwise chaotic scene. That beer must really be doing the trick and calming his nerves.
Playing With Children Gone Wrong
If you believe in the laws of gravity, it looks like saving that child in the background is past the point of no return. We don't care how strong you are, this looks like that "throw your kid in the air and catch them" gone south. I hope these parents are ready to explain what happened to the doctor.
Actually, that game sounds kind of familiar. We think out parents tried it with us when we were kids.
Rich Uncle Penny Bags? Present!
It's great to see a woman dress up as Rich Uncle Penny Bags. It's the ultimate troll during the Equifax Senate Hearing and a creative way to protest.
This story was actually in the news a lot because people were super impressed by this woman's bold move. Her name is Amanda Werner and she's a campaign manager at the nonprofit advocacy groups Americans for Financial Reform and Public Citizen. Kudos, Ms. Werner!
Here Comes The Boom
Baseball fans, here are two things you should know. First, don't EVER jump onto the field the second your team is headed to the World Series. Secondly, security will be all over you. In fairness, the fan is just psyched about the Astros playoff run after all the city went through.
Professional sports should basically issue instruction manuals to all fans who decide to attend games. And injury disclaimers because people are gonna get hurt.
Is it just me or is this really random? Maybe the kid eating the bag of Doritos is trolling his sister's promo photo or he's got a mad case of the munchies. There is a lot of happiness in one photo, the kid doesn't even care that he's in his pajamas eating a tasty snack.
Also, the caption is such a diss at all the pretty ladies decked out in their prom gear!
News reporter Mustafa Barghouti appears on live TV with the same program playing right behind him. Talk about double vision, this is very funny. But why does he look so annoyed in the photo but in the back he looks like he's explaining something?
We have so many unanswered questions, and nowhere to turn to get them answered. We'll just have to keep admiring the photo and wondering about it.
We're not sure if this is one of that guy's pre-race traditions, but maybe it has worked in the past so we'll cool it on the judgments. Not just one hand, but two, it must really be cold out there or he's having a hard time finding something.
At least someone had the common courtesy to blur his face. Really, in this day and age that seems pretty rare for someone to do.
Senior Photos With A Big Twist
Thanks to a photobomber, one young lady in Oregon had her senior photos ruined... in a very hilarious way. After Jillian Henry posted the pics, they quickly got 24,000 retweets!
The reason they took off so fast because unbeknownst to Jillian, there was a nude dude and his pet pup in the background of some of them. Luckily she had a sense of humor about the whole thing. "We were taking some in the water when we realized he was a few spots down, naked, and we started laughing so hard," she said in an interview.
Take That, Future Baby
Usually, people take maternity pictures to remember a simpler time before they actually had kids to worry about but could still call themselves soon-to-be parents. This dog, however, is having none of it and knows exactly what his baby is going to change his life too, so he's letting his owners know how he feels.
Get it out while you can, pooch. We have a feeling you're going to be pretty busy helping with the new baby soon.
DUI Waiting To Happen
Isn't golf supposed to be a relaxing and quiet sport? An opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and work on your short game in peace? Apparently, not for these guys. For them, it's an opportunity to drink 13 Miller High Life tall boyss and flip their golf cart on what seems to be flat ground.
But to each their own. If this is how they like to relax, that's fine with us.
So That's How They Do It
It looks like this little girl's trip to the zoo with her grandma took a turn for the worse. Either nobody actually realized what was happening when the picture was taken, or somebody with a sick mind took advantage of this girl's innocence and snapped this picture as a joke.
We gotta admit that it's kind of funny either way. And at the very least, it's a unique photo opportunity.
Ready For Tonight!
We thought that cats were supposed to be sanitary creatures! This is a job for the dog, not a feline. Does that cat have enough water in their bowl, or is this their last resort in order to stay alive.
Next time give your cat water before you take the time to snap a mirror selfie in that clown costume. Unless this was planned as a joke? In which case it's kind of funny if it weren't for the filthy water.
Where's Waldo? Waiting for his half-priced appetizer from what we can see. Honestly, he's not even trying anymore, like Jay Cutler with the Miami Dolphins.
Actually, the Waldo look really isn't all that bad. Plus, the striped shirt can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We can't blame the guy for going out to a restaurant dressed like this if we're going to be honest about it.
Voldemort Trying To Get A Tan
Speaking of popular book characters, this guy has come a long way since his line of books. Yes, that's right, it's Harry Potter's ultimate arch-rival! You might notice he's picked up a new hobby.
Wait, I thought Voldemort was dead? Nope, apparently, he came back from the dead just so he could go hit up the park to get some much-needed color on his pasty white skin. He'll look so different with a tan.
Tears Of Fear
Try to figure which one will give you the giggles. The girl in the back who's crying because she doesn't want to go home, or the ostrich eating a snack or the llama just chilling in the back.
Altogether, there's more than one thing to laugh about in this picture. Our favorite part is the goofy look on the ostrich's messy face as he intimidates the people in the car.
Make A Sound. I Dare You
This nice family was just trying to take a picture to commemorate their trip at what looks like Mount Rushmore. Apparently, some other family members in the back weren't having such a good time.
That little boy in the back, off to the right, must have really done something wrong for his sister to take it to this extreme. We can't help but wonder what it is that he did.
Weights Before Dates
Hey, the guy with the New York Jets hat looks like Will Smith's long-lost brother! Better yet, the shirt that says 'Weights Before Dates' is a marketing genius. Maybe he's wearing it because he's got a hot date or it's just another dinner at the local Wendy's.
Since it appears that the guy is all alone, we're guessing he might be dining solo again tonight. Unless he's found someone who shares his sense of humor!
Talk about perfect timing. This guy was walking down the beach at just the right time and was exactly the right distance to make it appear that a toddler was picking him up by the head with his giant hand.
You really couldn't have planned this if you tried. So you shouldn't. These things are just way funnier when they happen naturally. Planning trick photos out is so last year, didn't you know?
A Truck In Game Of Thrones?
The photo of the truck in the background of an episode of Game Of Thrones went viral. Believe it or not, that screenshot is from a behind-the-scenes video for Beyond The Wall. While the Snapchat caption is hilarious, it's rather bizarre to see that in the background.
By now we're all familiar with the water bottle that made its way onto the Game of Thrones editing table. These things just happen, man.
Originally, it's safe to assume that all these four girls thought they just took the perfect picture to all share on their individual Instagrams. They're all smiling, nobody's eyes are closed, and it's clear they're at a sporting event.
That's until they noticed the little jokester in the back that stole their thunder, looking all devilish as he grins into the camera. Nice one, little dude. You'll go far in life.
Ronald, Is That You?
Here we see a group of teenagers hanging out at their favorite local fast food restaurant, minding their own business. Looks like a car just went through the drive-thru behind them. Holy crap, what is that?!! It looks like an evil Ronald McDonald leering at the camera.
We hope this is Halloween or something, because otherwise there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be out in public dressed like this.
It's not every day that we see the exact moment when a Disney princess is stepping out of the public bathroom. And the walls match the dress pretty well!
It happens sometimes, but it's pretty rare when somebody catches you in the act with a camera ready to go. Let's just hope the door stayed shut while they were actually using the restroom, or that's just more than we need to know about anyone else.
Parenting For Dummies
We guess that there's nothing wrong with using what you got. In this case, it means lowering your small child down to retrieve the game ball that you can pass down from father to son for generations. The problem is, there doesn't seem to be a ball anywhere in sight.
In that case, maybe they're just practicing for the next time a ball does come along. So this is pretty much genius-level planning that we're looking at here.
If you stare at it long enough, the lady's hair looks like a Chewbacca mask. Maybe it's his sister, Drewbacca. It kind of makes you wonder if the four people in the photo took it because of her or they're just out for a nice meal.
Either way, she'll be on Ellen in no time! Or maybe she'll get her own show, hosting it backward so we can see her cool hair from its best angle.
Every parent lives for events like these, when they get to see their kids successfully growing up. Here's one family's photo from the first day of school... such a proud moment. Apparently, the household pet was so overcome with pride that he decided to celebrate in his own way.
We think that any kind of congrats is something to be appreciated, so there's nothing at all wrong with the doggy celebration going on!
Would you look at that, it's Bill Clinton in the bottom right corner! Look how confused he looks like "Hey, uh, what's going on there?".
Perhaps there's a saxophone up on stage and he's trying to get a better look! That's probably exactly what's going on here. You know that Bill just loves him some saxophone, and he's a pretty good player too. It's just random that he ended up in this odd picture!
Here, Kitty Kitty
At first glance it looks like this is just a cute snapshot of a baby, all dressed up in a snuggly knit outfit. But if you peer closer, you'll see that the family's cat makes a brief appearance in the photo. It looks like the child has a tail!
This is yet another photo that you COULD try and plan out, but shouldn't. Cats and babies are going to make some of the coolest candid snapshots anyway, so just let them do their thing and be ready with a camera.
"Hey Jenny, let's have a sleepover and take selfies!" That probably sounded like a really fun idea at first, until they realized that one of the girls' dog is aiming his rear end directly in the camera behind their heads. And he's even staring into the camera. Haha. Good one, Fido.
The best part of this one is that these girls look like they have a good sense of humor, so they probably loved the "end" result here.
Don't Believe The News
Well, here’s absolute proof that the news is fake. This reporter is trying to con us into believing that the party is over, when there’s clearly a party still raging all around him. Looks like a fun one too. Wish I had gotten an invite before it was too late.
We wonder what kind of stories the guy is reporting on these days. Probably wet blanket sales or something like that.
Eye Am Watching
It takes a minute to spot it, but when you do... lol. The person sharing the photo even admitted that they had it hanging on their fridge for years before they noticed the sneaky addition.
This is like Where's Waldo but with more variety. It gets old searching for that same red-and-white-striped shirt after about 700 times, but spotting people and animals in the background of photos is something we could do forever.
My, What A Big Smile You Have
While these two cops probably knew they were posing for a selfie with a police horse, they couldn't have known that the animal was going to ham it up in the background like this! Look at that giant, toothy grin.
When Redditor OceanGoingSoul posted this, one person had an important question that many of us probably didn't notice. "Why is the focus point on the back of the saddle? How did the camera determine that?" It's almost like they weren't impressed by the amazing horsey photobomb.
When Life Imitates Art
Judging by her Slash t-shirt, this older person obviously likes to rock out to some Guns N' Roses, so we'd say that makes them pretty darn cool. Not everyone's grandparent is a fan of hard rock music, after all.
Also, not everyone's grandparent has been photobombed by GNR's legendary guitarist (especially not while they were actually wearing a t-shirt with his face on it). We love this one and wish we got to see the reaction when Slash revealed himself.
Elmo Is Shocked!
Oh no! As one Redditor commented, "Elmo looks like he just caught his husband cheating." The way he's standing there just holding his stocking like that, it really does appear that the beloved character is shocked that someone would leave him out of a selfie.
Well, we've all heard the stories and rumors about those costumed Times Square characters. Hopefully, this is just part of Elmo's ruse to increase photo sales.
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
Well, this person might just have the privilege of being the parent of the two vainest children around. It's bad enough that the daughter is hugging a photo frame she found at the store because she thought it was a picture of herself.
As Trampolice wrote, "My daughter thought this was her. Bonus: My son in the background." And there he is, just admiring and smooching his own reflection in a full-length mirror.
Might Need A Little More Practice
If that's a cheerleading practice session going on in the background, then we think they might need to start out working on a softer surface and with a helmet. This looks like a stunt gone wrong... very wrong.
One commentator had a guess as to what's really going on back there. "Shovel Simulator 2014," they wrote. It kind of does look like he's using her as a garden tool. We just hope no one was hurt in this bizarre and hilarious scene!
Most have us have been there. You're sitting in a class that seems to go on forever, with the teacher just droning away. Your eyelids start to get heavy and you catch yourself dozing off a few times before you just give in to that sweet, sweet sleep.
In this case, there are two people who were bored enough to nap during class. Even better, the person who posted the photo of the cozy culprits wrote, "I'm pretty sure they don't even know each other."
Don't Look Now...
By the expression on this little fishy face, it seems that our orange friend has indeed seen the giant figure looming just over his bowl. He appears terrified, and rightly so.
That cat is wearing one of the most sinister looks that we've ever seen on a kitty. Hopefully, it was just a weird moment captured on camera and the cat doesn't actually have any malicious intentions toward the goldfish.
In A Few Years...
This is one of the sweetest entries on our list. When Redditor Philchil23 posted the photo, they shared this background info. "Took a picture of a man and daughter at a coffee shop to show them what they would look like in 10 years."
One father-daughter duo saw another, younger, father-daughter duo out in a Starbucks and decided to recreate their positions. We don't know about you, but this is pretty cool and we hope the people in the foreground were pleasantly surprised by the funny and thoughtful photobomb.