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Ridiculous Tourist Photos That You Have to SEE to Believe!

Leslie Tander

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The continued modernization of handheld cameras has made it easier than ever to capture memories on vacation. Whether you fancy yourself the next great photographer or simply someone with a knack for selfies, we’ve all taken a bad photograph. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the funniest, cringiest, and most truly awful photos taken by tourists while on vacation.

If you are ready to laugh and cringe, keep on reading our list of the top 40 ridiculous and cringy tourist photos!

Truly Exotic Animals

One of the best things about traveling is getting to take in the local scenery and exotic wildlife. When you leave your flyover or coastal state behind, you can enjoy a look into a completely new world. Well, we wouldn’t quite trust this exotic animal for a ride. If you take a closer look, you might find something interesting going on with its snout!

The NSFW Pillow Walk

When was the last time that you carried a beige-colored pillow through an airport? If you haven’t done so lately, you will definitely want to be careful next time! This amazing tourist photo shows that, yes, optical illusions can absolutely get ya at any time in any place!

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a massive suspension bridge that spans across the strait connecting the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. One of the most fascinating tourist sights on the coast, this particular visitor didn’t quite get the selfie they were hoping for. Still, this is kind of cool?

Mornings on Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan citadel nestled in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Located above the Urubamba River Valley, this 15th-century structure is revered for its sophisticated engineering. Located almost 8,000 feet above sea level, you never know who you are going to run into on your walk to the historical site.

An Impressive Amount

We have all heard stories about tourists misbehaving when they leave home behind, but this is ridiculous! This impressive photograph makes us more than a little bit uncomfortable. Who made the pile? Where did it come from? Is that sand? Dirt? Or in the immortal words of Ian Malcolm, “That’s a large pile of…”

Visiting Hitler’s Eagles Nest

There is a fine line between glorifying history and learning about it. This family traveled to Bavaria in Germany to see the view from Hitler’s infamous Eagles Nest. Unfortunately, the environment had better ideas about their family trip. Instead, they get to walk away with this shrouded and slightly eerie photograph.

Look a Little Closer

We aren’t sure if this photograph is real or if it was photoshopped. In fact, we don’t even know where this photograph was taken. What we do know is that there seems to be a massive mushroom cloud blossoming to the left of the frame. Maybe we should skip photos for now and start running?

An Oceanic Selfie

It was roughly at this moment that Cheryl began to notice something different about her swimming companion. What we are seeing here is a friendly stingray leaping into action to pose with a family for a photograph. Maybe the stingray loves cameras. Maybe the stingray hates tourists. Either way, this makes for a photo to remember!

Totally Real Trip to Paris

One of our favorite things about traveling is sharing stories when we get back home. Whether these stories are in-person or via pictures on social media, its fun to reflect on our adventures. We are not so sure that this Stacie figure is being TOTALLY honest about her trip to Paris. Or her trips to Photoshop class.

Flipper But as a Horror Villain

Just when little Sammy thought it was safe to go back into the water, Flipper was there waiting for her. While dolphins aren’t typically known for being dangerous to humans, they definitely know how to freak out little kids that visit their aquarium. We’re sure this little girl calmed down for a nicer photo afterward… we hope.

Still Not Forgiven

Hey dad, remember that time you tried to feed me to a camel? That is the kind of story that you just can’t squirm your way out of. It may be hard to believe, but camels are NOT actually carnivorous. As it turns out, they are dromedary animals that like to eat shrubbery.

When Worlds Collide

You never know who you are going to run into while on vacation. This family ended up crashing a gathering with another different sort of group. As this image shows, whether you are a biker or a retiree you can always have some fun when you get away from home and onto the road.

Hello Mr. Elephant

If an elephant truly never forgets anything, we are wondering what this elephant will remember about this encounter! Elephants are majestic creatures that are as beautiful as they are sophisticated. As one of the smartest animals on the planet, we have no doubt that this creature knew exactly what it was doing!

The Best-Worst Grand Canyon Picture

The Grand Canyon is ten miles deep and wider than the eye can recognize. This tourist figured that they could get a sweeping shot of the Grand Canyon’s depth, though Mother Nature had other ideas. We still think this is a darn good picture, so we are sure that the photographer is still happy.

Welcome to Paris

Rest assured, mom’s first trip to Paris will likely be her last. The last we heard, Interpol and the FBI are hot on the tracks of this sunglasses-wearing tourist. We are joking, of course, but this is one heck of a shot! Mom got to see history made first hand as the iconic temple caught fire.

Friends Who Dress Together Travel Together

This photograph makes us smile because we have no idea what is going on. Did these tourists decide to dress in the same outfit? Did they show up wearing the same clothing? Is this a uniform for a local restaurant? We have no idea, but we are here for the peace sign and their enthusiasm.

Leaning Tower of PITA

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an ancient marvel of sophisticated engineering. The Tower of Pisa is also one of the most popular tourist sights in all of Italy. Of course, you will end up with pictures like this — why wouldn’t you? 

If you were visiting the Tower of Pisa, how would you pose for your picture?

120 Mile Solo Hike – Picture Request

The subject of this picture had been performing a 120-mile solo hike across the country when they ran into an elderly man. The Reddit user who shared this story had requested a photograph from the man. He didn’t know how to use the phone, so he let the man go after taking this picture. Whomp, whomp.

Mom’s Mount Rushmore Photograph

Let’s disregard the controversies surrounding Mt. Rushmore and the land belonging to Native Americans to focus on this wondrous photograph. After spending nearly ten hours in the backseat of a car, these two children proudly stood in front of Mt. Rushmore for their photograph… and this is what their mom captured.

Welcome Turist

We can’t explain why, but this photograph has us ugly laughing. There is nothing more comforting as a tourist than arriving at your destination. Only, stepping off of your plane to see a sign like this might make you think twice about your trip. Maybe you should have spent more time with Duolingo.

We All Fall Down

This family traveled from the United States of America all the way to China in order to see the Great Wall. Unfortunately, when they arrived, Todd here had a Great Fall. We are sure that the hungry koi in the pond were content with bread and not an extra side of tourist.

A World of Wonder

The Happiest Place on Earth sprang from the imagination of Walt Disney in 1965. Since then, the Magic Kingdom has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. You can definitely tell how psyched this family was to arrive at the World of Walt Disney. They probably just caught sight of the lines inside the park.

Not So Family Friendly Elephant Ride

Elephants are as majestic and intelligent as some animals come, but boy are they still animals! You can’t go for a ride with two elephants without expecting a little romance, right? Well, this group of tourists definitely seemed taken aback by the sudden, uh, action that was going on. Did they pay extra for this or get a discount?

Vincent Van Gogh in The National Gallery

Imagine saving up your entire life to fly across the ocean to visit The National Gallery located in London. You arrive ready to see your favorite work by Van Gogh, ‘Sunflowers’. Only, as you approach the photograph you start to notice something a little… different. The picture has been loaned to another museum! Drats!

Big Ben Looks… Different

Big Ben is located at the Palace of Westminster in London. Imagine taking a flight from America to come and see this wondrous feat of engineering and culture. Only when you arrive, they’ve put up the curtains to work on the ancient clock! Unfortunately, even 170+-year-old clocks need to be cleaned.

Crocs are Dangerous

Okay, so maybe they aren’t physically dangerous but that doesn’t change our overall point. We’ve always advocated for avoiding Crocs of all types (especially saltwater crocs!) but these shoes might be the most damning of all. Not only are they less-than-fashionable, but these crocs will also leave you with the WORST tan line.

Majesty of the Grand Canyon

If you have ever flown over the Grand Canyon, you know just how impressive the natural formation can be. Now imagine standing on the lip of the 277-mile long canyon that stretches more than ten miles deep! We’re not saying this fella was upset with his photograph, but we wouldn’t blame him. 

The Non-Leaning Tower of Pisa

This amazing photograph is a marked departure from the traditional shots you see of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As you can tell, the Tower of Pisa is actually standing quite erect in this photograph. We can still see the endless line to enter the building though, so it still feels realistic.

A Family Renaissance 

The world is filled with fascinating and unique people and this photograph is proof. Whether you love Renaissance Faires or simply like dressing up as a centaur, we bet that you would get along with the family in this photograph. Now let’s grab a mug of mead and start the swordplay!

Everybody Say Blarghghg

Posing for a picture with the family is part and parcel of the vacationing experience. Who wouldn’t want to get a fun family photo on the beach anyway? For this family, Mother Nature and Poseidon teamed up to make for the perfect moment. All we need is a dolphin jumping from the waves to complete the picture.

Tourism Stats Maxed Out

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from France. Now one of the most important landmarks in the country, the Statue of Liberty continues to be a haven for tourists. While we dig the Statue of Liberty, maybe we can consider skipping out on these tacky hats.

Welcome to Spooky South Dakota

There is nothing secretly hiding in the background of this photograph. This is merely a family standing before a sign welcoming them to the state of South Dakota. Okay, with that being said, why does it make us feel so uncomfortable? Is it the endless field behind them? 70s fashion? The lack of emotion on their faces?

Elephant Fight Club

Here we see an underground MMA organization featuring human and animal participants. As you can see, the elephant has already moved into quarter guard while the human underneath is working on a submission attempt. Or the elephant is just cuddling with a happy tourist. Honestly, we’ve listened to so much Joe Rogan that we can’t tell anymore.

Totally Original Ideas

We promise that we are not picking on the Tower of Pisa in Italy. Still, we have to point out just how absurd this picture is. How many people are taking the same photograph at this instant? How many pictures of this exact pose have been taken since the tower was erected? We have to know!

Mickey Has Had Enough

Mickey Mouse is one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. As a beloved and cuddly creature, the character of Mickey tends to be associated with laughter. This picture, well, tends to tell a different story. Maybe Mickey just had a bad day or perhaps that kid was talking smack about Minnie. Who knows!

Don’t Travel Coach

We always thought it was funny when celebrities or politicians demanded first-class traveling accommodations. They probably think of ‘coach’ in much the same way as we see this stunning photograph. Whether this was a posed photo or the newest form of transportation, we are going to pass on trying to replicate it during our journeys.

The Offbrand Beatles

There is nothing wrong with being a Beatles superfan. In fact, we highly suggest that everyone jam out to some of the best Beatles records. This photograph shows a group of superfans posing on the iconic Abbey Road crossing. The Adidas kind of pull us out of the photograph, if we are being honest.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest wall on the entire planet. This ancient wonder of the world began construction in the 7th Century B.C. by the esteemed Chu State. Construction lasted until the 1400s as the Ming Dynasty continued work on the project. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know any of that from looking at this foggy picture!

Mom Is The Main Attraction

Some people love posing for photographs while others will go out of their way to hide from them. This photograph clearly lays bare who the real star of the show is. When mom wants to get a picture of herself in the ocean, you had better form a line and start carrying her!

Roadtrip With Grandma

Road trips can be either exciting or absolutely boring, there is no in-between. This photograph shows grandma traveling with the family in what appears to be an old van or station wagon. Even with all of that extra room, nobody wanted to sit next to grandma while she sawed her way through some Zs.

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An In-depth Look At The Exciting And Inquisitive Bengal Cats

Lea Lomas

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Many people enjoy cats because they have a reputation for being independent and low maintenance compared to other types of animals. However, one possible exception to the rule is Bengal cats. Not only are Bengal cats known for their unique complexion, they also have an infectious personality that is basically unmatched in the domestic cat world. Bengal cats are considered a combination of Asian leopard cats and traditional house cats.

Origins

Bengals cats are hybrid breeds. Doctors at Loyola University created the hybrids because they wanted a cat with an exotic look but the energetic personality of a domestic cat. The doctors mixed African leopard cats with Egyptian cats. According to the International Cat Association, most Bengal cats are now bred from their own species. This wasn’t the case initially, as the first generation of male Bengal cats were unable to reproduce. Bengals are now recognized as an official breed by several organizations around the World, including the Canadian Cat Association and The Cat Fancier’s Association.

Appearance

Bengal cats are known for their striking appearance. They have spotted or marbled markings. Most of the patterns are black or silver. Bengal cats have multiple coat colors, including seal sepia, seal lynx, brown tabby, and black silver tabby. Most Bengal cats have white background fur on their chin, chest, legs, and abdomen.

Maintenance

Bengal cats are now seen as large house cats. If you would like to add one to your home, make sure that you groom your cat every week. That will remove excess hair and dead hair. Keep your cat’s nails trimmed and always ensure that your Bengal cat is using a clean litter box.

Initially, Bengal cats were seen as too wild potentially out of control to be good pets. However, the cats have learned to channel their energy. So it is important that they get plenty of exercise and physical stimulation throughout the day. Make sure that you have a scratching post nearby and a tree for them to climb.

Bengal cats are very intelligent and inquisitive, so try to find an area around your home for them to explore. Bengal cats love interactive and engaging toys. In general, it’s just important to spend as much quality time as possible. Bengal cats are very fond of water, so look out for them trying to jump in the bathtub with you. While Bengals primarily get along with most animals, you should try to keep them in confined spaces. Bengal cats have been known to prey on hamsters and gerbils.

Managing Their Health

Most Bengal cats have a life expectancy of 10-16 years. Make sure that your cat stays up to date on all of its treatments and immunizations to avoid catching diseases such as leukemia. In some cases, Bengal cats may suffer from blindness. They are especially at risk during their younger years. Try avoiding all foods that contain grains when preparing your Bengal cats’ diet.

If you would like to adopt a Bengal cat, you can try avenues such as Petfinder. You should have a lot of fun learning and growing with your Bengal cat.

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This is Just How Beautiful African Emerald Cuckoos Are

Sherry Rucherman

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Just a step above the brown birds is the beautiful green birds. I mean this in terms of my level of interest in birds. Green is a beautiful color but it is meant for birds to blend in easily and hide. This takes away from the beauty of the green bird. With that being said, please do not take this out of context because green is still one of my favorite colors.

Sometimes, however, I still come across a green bird that always proves me wrong. They are nothing near boring to sit there and observe. Every so often I may stumble across one. When I do, it is hard for me to take my eyes off of it.

One of them happens to be the African emerald cuckoo. I can bet you have probably never heard or seen this one before.

They have beautiful bright bellies that are yellow along with emerald bodies. Between these two characteristics, it makes it hard for these birds to come across as boring. They have mastered the skill of hiding from their predators even though they are extremely bright. Photographers even have a hard time trying to find them to capture any great pictures of them.

African emerald cuckoos are mostly found in Western and Sub-Saharan African. Their preferred habitat is moist forests of course.

They may go and visit urban areas sometimes. However, they can still be pretty difficult to find.

But there still seems to be some good news! If you really want to find one of these birds, the best thing to do is listen out for a very interesting four-note song that stands out from other birds. Follow their song to find out where they are hiding. This is usually the only way to be able to spot them.

One thing about cuckoos is that they do not raise their babies if you know anything about them. This may be hard to believe, yet it is very true.

They do not even make their own nests as other birds do.

They pretty much take the nests that are built by puff back shrikes, bee-eaters, olive bush shrikes, and others. In other words, they steal those nests and get rid of the eggs that are in them.  If this isn’t hard to believe, I don’t know what is.

Once a cuckoo has found a good nest, the female will lay her own eggs and leave them for another mama bird to raise. Yes, you heard me correctly. Another bird from an entirely different species will get stuck to raise a cuckoo’s babies! How rude can this be?

But it doesn’t end there! After hatching, cuckoo babies push other babies from other species away. This just goes to show you how rude these birds really are. Regardless, these birds still are a beautiful sight to see!

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Meet the Human-Faced Potato Poodle That’s Taking Over the Internet

Leslie Tander

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It can be hard to say what makes us humans, human. How are people separate from dogs, cats, monkeys, and more? For some people, you simply know a human when you see one. The many unique traits we offer can be difficult to describe but a lot of people think this cute pooch offers some of the same unique traits reminiscent of humans.

And you know what? They’re right. It’s hard to say way exactly makes this poodle so vaguely human, and yet a quick look in her eyes can be a bit unsettling at first. It feels a bit like you’re looking at a person in a Halloween costume. Of course, once your eyes are drawn away from her eyes, you quickly realize that you’re looking at a cute and fluffy poodle.

The pooch’s name, by the way, is Kokoro. This name may be unfamiliar to some, but it suits the pup quite well. In Japanese, Kokoro roughly means heart and feelings. And Kokoro certainly has a lot of heart and is melting a lot of hearts too.

While she may not know it, Kokoro has become an internet sensation and now has countless fans around the world. Many would love to give this poodle a well-deserved pet on the head. And given Kokoro’s round, bushy afro-like haircut, the pets are sure to feel good for both parties.

So far, Kokoro’s charming photos have garnered over one hundred and thirty thousand likes and thirty thousand shares on Twitter. One top of that, nearly a thousand people have commented. Some people argue that the pupper has an eerie similarity to famed painter and teacher Bob Ross. A few believe that she looks like an ewok. Others simply note that they want to give her a pat on the head or belly rub.

Kokoro is also extremely popular on the photo sharing site Instagram. She has over one hundred and sixty thousand followers. Follow her on Instagram and you can check out more than 3,500 photos. Many of them, of course, featured Kokoro herself.

By all accounts, she’s a smart, gentle, and kind dog. She seems to like exploring outside and overall appears to like chilling out with her buds the most. It also looks like Kokoro spends quite a bit of time traveling and on the road. So who knows, maybe you’ll get to meet her when you’re out on an adventure of your own.

It’s obvious that Kokoro’s human companions take a lot of time and put a lot of effort into her care. Besides her great hairdo, the rest of her coat is obviously well cared for. Poodle hair can be difficult to keep clean, especially if your poodle likes to dig around in the yard or snuggle under furniture. Yet Kokoro looks like she just stepped out of the hair salon.

Got your own pictures of an amazing puppy, cat, or other animal? Consider sharing them with the world. Many people have been cooped up, working from home, and avoiding public gatherings in recent months. Now is the perfect time to share a little light and warmth, and a few photos of amazing animals can go a long way.

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