That car rendered from what looks like vector graphics from an old-school arcade game is a wire-frame sculpture by artist Benedict Radcliffe. And we mean an actual frame made of wires.
Reportedly, it received a ticket for being illegally parked, though if we had been there we’d have quickly gotten another ticket for climbing inside, picking it up and running down the street making engine sounds.
What appears to be the background for a cheesy 80s album cover is actually an untouched photo from Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the largest salt flat in the world.
It frequently floods with a shallow layer of water, allowing that dude pull off the Jesus move in the picture. Apparently it’s a popular tourist site for the natural beauty, leading to construction of a salt hotel, which we suppose makes it the worst vacation destination in the world if you’re a slug.
Take the people out of this photo, and it looks like a bad painting. It’s the wave rock formation in Arizona, formed out of ancient sand dunes and creating that crazy depth perception-destroying optical illusion.
We’re not kidding, every damned picture of this thing looks fake. Including some that look like freaking finger paint.
There are marketing geniuses, and then there are the kind of visionaries who look at the ugly security fence on their storefront and decide it sort of looks like a guitar amp. Thus the Guitar Store in Southampton just went all the way with that idea, complete with big-ass knobs and everything. We want to hire that guy to decorate our adult book store.
The lady whose midsection appears to be in the process of getting sucked into a black hole is Cathie Jung, who, as you can see, has an entire website based around the fact that her body is terrifying to look at.
Thanks to a lifetime of wearing increasingly smaller and more ridiculous corsets, she has a 15-inch waist and presumably a liver that’s been flattened to the thickness of a Fruit Roll-up.
If you’re not clear what’s so remarkable about this triangle sculpture thing, look closer and follow the surfaces from one angle to the next. That’s right, it’s utterly impossible, with its MC Escher design that seems to break all laws of the known universe.
When this sculpture–located in Perth, Australia–is viewed from another angle you can see the complicated way it manipulates perspective to get the effect…
…but what we love about it is there’s no plaque explaining what the sculpture is all about either, so nobody knows what the fuck it’s supposed to be unless they’re standing in exactly the right spot.
OK, this one just looks like some joker practicing their reflection effects by cutting and pasting this ridiculous rubber ducky into a harbor full of boats. But, no, artist Florentijn Hofman did it the hard way, creating an actual 100-foot long rubber ducky and sticking it in the water like God’s bathtub.
Why? According to the artist, “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”
In other words, “To terrify children.”
This ridiculous photo has been bouncing around the internet for years, and simply looks like a semi-competent attempt to make a normal truckload of corn husks look ridiculous via Photoshop’s Clone Tool.
But unless Reuters got really, really bored one day, it’s a genuine pic from Somalia. They basically don’t have a government there so no traffic laws are enforced (you can seriously drive on whichever side of the road you want).
With the oppressive “limit how much corn you cram into your truck” regulations off the table, the locals cheered and said, “Yeah! Just cram all the corn on there! Keep going!”
Everyone’s reaction to this one can be summed up as, “What’s the big deal? It’s just two pics, one of a giant oil tanker and one of a peaceful little town–OH HOLY FUCK THOSE PEOPLE ARE ABOUT TO BE CRUSHED.”
That is in fact one photo, of the The Pasha Bulker, a ship that famously ran aground in 2007 within spitting distance of that little Australian community there. The accident was due to bad weather while the captain was “eating breakfast.” Apparently it became quite a tourist attraction, with people traveling from all over to see the massive stuck ship and perhaps hoping it was about to spill several million gallons of Fosters.
This spontaneous tornado photo looks like the kind of CGI you see in made-for-TV movies. But if it’s fake, then National Geographic is lying to us. They say it’s a 4,000-foot tall twister in Kansas. We think it looks like that bank of clouds ate a bit of bad Mexican last night. In which case, we’re really glad not to be that Weather Tracker guy. Cracked meteorology tip: When you’re within sighting distance of a bout of meteorological diarrhea, it’s good not to wear your Sunday Best.
This is one of those in the “not just fake but a bad fake” category, looking like something from some magazine ad selling … bear insurance or something. But in fact it’s one of several pics of Brutus the Bear and the family who’s keeping him as a pet.
Brutus was raised in captivity and serves as a pet/family friend to Casey Anderson, star of Expedition Grizzly. One of Casey’s major goals is to use Brutus to show that giant bears aren’t the dangerous man-eating monsters that we think they are. That’s a brave mission he’s on, considering the previous attempt to prove that resulted in the guy getting eaten.
While this picture looks like some harebrained lipstick ad, it’s actually the aptly-named “rosy-lipped batfish.” Though it would probably could have been even more aptly-named “the scowling old lady at the DMV.” Its expression is just perfect.
Also, it uses those legs/fins to crawl around on the sea floor, because it’s apparently too lazy to swim.
The Internet is lousy with mind bending images of street art that turns a few panels of sidewalk into a swimming hole, or a terrifying pedestrian hazard. But Edgar Mueller’s neighborhood swallowing painting makes that shit look like hopscotch.
With most sidewalk art, you can wrap your head around the illusion if you look at it long enough. But this one just gets more insane the longer you think about it. Especially when you take into account his contingency plan for rain is ” leave and paint a new picture tomorrow.” So while the dog perched precariously out on the ledge of the literal floating buttress might look like it’s in danger of starring in the Disney version of Drag Me to Hell, it could actually ruin the whole week long project with a territory marking stream of piss.
What looks like someone pasted the business end of a bazooka onto a handheld camera is an actual lens from manufacturer Sigma. For the low price of $29,000, wedding photographers no longer have to actually be at the wedding, and paparazzo can steal shots of celebrity vaginas from 30 blocks away.
While the guy in the above picture jokingly posed with the camera sans tripod, we have to think that anyone who actually owns this thing will mostly be pointing it down at their lap, finally able to offer photographic evidence of the tiny equipment they’re clearly compensating for.
Proving that global economic crises mean nothing to the Japanese, they’ve built a full scale Gundam statue, just for the hell of it.
Despite the fact that it looks like the poor guys would topple over the moment they tried to wag their tails, it is apparently possible for dogs to live normal lives this way, using their strong hind legs to perfectly straddle the line between cute and terrifying.