Every Liar Who Got Called out Online Since 2010
While I don't like lying, there are at least plenty of situations where I can understand why someone might lie. If you get pulled over, I know why you'd tell the cop you didn't see the speed limit sign, even if you totally saw the sign and just wanted to see how fast your brand new 2015 Kia Sorento can go. But sometimes, people lie for no reason, and that I just can't wrap my brain around. And that includes literally everyone who lies on social media — think about the people who say they're in Paris but just photoshop themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower; the people who snap selfies of themselves "in traffic" but the reflection in their glasses shows clear roads ahead; the people who casually claim to have run a 5k in 10 minutes (even though that might be physically impossible). There's literally nothing to be gained from lying on the internet. These people are only opening themselves up to be slaughtered by the defenders of truth who comment on their internet lies with snarky comments like "uhh okay dude..." Let's pay tribute to those heroes here, with these hilarious images of internet liars getting called out.
Liars especially should proofread their lies before they post.
Here’s the thing about this picture — the guy selling his couch clearly has some shame about his cat hair-covered sofa. You’re not thinking about pets if it’s actually clean of pet hair. I’m guessing this couch is white now.
Pretty incredible, my man.
I don’t remember how DC Comics hero The Flash got his powers, but I have to assume the first thing he did was post about his marathon time on Facebook.
The real victim here is this dog, and their reputation.
Not only was this person so thirsty for internet points that they faked this photo, but they’re also going to have to sweep up and re-stuff that pillow afterward! Who has this kind of time on their hands?
"Mommmmm, quit blowing up my lies!"
A comment on Reddit: I am a married man and my wife has stopped all interest in sex. Instead she has now become my hookup manager who manages my Facebook and Tinder page and gives me advice on how to get sex dates and get laid. Ask me anything. And the response: This is [that poster]’s mom, I’m sorry but he is not a married man, just a 16-year-old boy with a vivid imagination. Also please stop with the private messages, especially the explicit ones.
You know what happens when you assume...
A comment left on a picture of this incredible sculpture: Is there an example of a female sculptor who committed herself to the same level of detail that a male does with a woman? A reply: None that come to mind. That sculpture is an act of worship before Heaven, and it shows. And then, the knockout reply: The sculptor is a Chinese woman you dork-a*** losers.
Well, we don't know who their mom is.
The original post headline: I told my mom that I am a part of the biggest art Reddit and she was very proud. She wanted me to share her art with you all, hope you all enjoy :) The reply: That’s a Bob Ross painting but okay. – Edgar_The_Pug_Bot
No moon has ever looked like that.
A bruh moment on my local community group. – HaidaIsMyName
I don't know if I believe them...
The original post to a local Facebook page: Hello! Found in [location]. PM if it’s yours. A reply: Hi, thanks for picking up. I dropped this when walking this morning. Then, the original poster got back to them: Hello, I found it yesterday. Good to find the original owner…
What happens the first time someone calls and tries to book Jared Padalecki?
And then Jared Padalecki himself responded, saying: this is incorrect. I am not represented by Alliance Agency and cannot be booked through them.
Really throwing this "grandma" under the bus.
After this original poster saw someone link to the original version of this image (that their cousins clearly didn’t post), they responded with: Wait what?! My grandma recently visited my cousins in Canada and when she got back my grandma got an email from them with these pics attached.
This cat also tolerates his lies in a way he never thought possible.
The original post: My son has loved my cat since the day he was born. She tolerates that love in a way I never thought possible. The reply: This isn’t your photo.
Maybe he was sick that day?
The response: The US military forces you to get every single vaccine. Marine my ass.
Jeremy Lin is such a nice guy.
After Kenyon Martin spoke about Jeremy Lin’s dreadlocks in an interview, saying, “Somebody need to tell him, like, ‘alright bro, we get it. You wanna be black.’ Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin,” without noting that he himself has Chinese tattoos, Jeremy Lin himself responded: Hey man, it’s all good. You don’t have to like my hair and are definitely entitled to your opinion. At the end of the day I appreciate that I have dreads and you have Chinese tattoos because I think it’s a sign of respect. And I think that, as minorities, the more we appreciate each other’s cultures, the more we influence mainstream society. Thanks for everything you did for the Nets and hoops… had your poster up on my wall growin’ up.
This would have been a nice sentiment without the laughing face emoji.
No one called you ugly, we went to the same school. Just post your pic and go.
How deep does this go?
Believe it or not, I’ve actually been on a plane that got so low, it touched the ground. Actually, come to think of it, every single airplane I’ve ever ridden on has performed one of these crazy sky-to-ground maneuvers, usually right at the very end.
Is this the same uncle who works at Nintendo and knows when the next Zelda game is coming out?
Production of the Cybertruck doesn’t begin until 2021. I’m not congratulating you on something that didn’t happen.
"Hey Starbucks, instead of doing one thing, how about you do another thing that you're already doing?"
Back in 2017, radio host Mark Simone tweeted: Hey @Starbucks, instead of hiring 10,000 refugees, how about hiring 10,000 veterans? To which Starbucks replied: We’re very committed to hiring veterans, Mark. We set a goal to hire 10,000 by 2018 and we’ve already hired 8,800.
What about the empty seat right behind you?
For our non-British readers, "chips" means "fries."
And the owner responded: Our chips aren’t soggy but when you have a cigarette and wait in your car for half an hour they will get soggy. Our turn over on orders is five minutes and our customers know how quick we are. We were happy to make you a new one but you refused and ate most of the chips in your car and threw the rest on the floor outside out shop. talk to me first to rectify a problem before you have a tantrum.
Who steals a grandpa's life for internet points?
And then, the guy’s actual grandkid chimed in: It’s my Grandpa. The original poster stole my pic. He’s alive and well. – c_h_u_c_k
Put in their place!
And a bunch of their former classmates hopped in and replied: – You bullied. – You were a piece of sh*t lol
It doesn't even fit in that Three Musketeer.
This post, which was from april, garnered this reply: This was my post. I’m not surprised someone reposted it, but you couldn’t have even waited until Halloween to put it back up?
This is... easily checked.
No it’s not. Swans have orange beaks and mallards are green, purple, and blue with yellow beaks. Not to mention that humans don’t have grey hands.
Thou shalt not sully the name of King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
The best Twitterer out there, @ChrissyTeigan, hopped in to say: Not true and the photo on the right has been pulled from another recipe. How DARE you.
As if Elon Musk wouldn't catch this. He is incredibly online.
And as he is wont to do, Elon Musk replied: This depressingly misleading and misanthropic article came from a very brief discussion at an AI conference, not from an interview with Wired as is falsely implied. This is why I stopped following Wired long ago. There are way better tech pubs out there.
Save space in your emergency preparedness kit by replacing water purifiers with crystals!
Are you sure it’s legal to claim a crystal “naturally purifies water”? It’ll be tragic and hilarious when you get sued because someone gets Giardia drinking crystal-purified pond water.
So articulate for his age!
Girl, a two-year-old ain’t said no sh*t like that.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: fun's greatest enemy.
And then the actual, honest-to-god dictionary — @MerriamWebster — replied with a simple: Neil. Sorry bud, but they’re the authority on words. Go back to trying to make people feel bad for liking Star Wars robots because they couldn’t actually roll on sand.
Thou shalt not sully the name of Kroger pizzas either.
That’s pretty strange. I’ve gotten those Kroger pizzas many times and not once had a piece missing like that. Also, I see your pizza cutter is already out…
Daughter's friend's gotta learn.
You punched my daughter’s friend in the face when you thought she was videoing you.
Sounds like Kevin's lead quite the life...
And then, the forum’s moderator popped in to put this guy (named Kevin) in his place. Ahh Kevin… you’re still posting questions… but not answering any I notice! Fortunately, Kevin’s account has now been BANNED!
The caption might as well have read, "Pity me, please."
Her brother replied: You literally got a phone… A new iPhone to be specific.
To be fair, it is fun to whine.
Society doesn’t say that. You just want society to say that so you have something to whine about.
I'm about to ruin this man's entire career.
He’s not pissing in the trash? His hands are in his pockets? And that trash is the kind you have to hold open? You just saw a guy in short shorts reading a flyer and decided to lie and try to get internet points.
Who are you trying to convince here?
I took the picture. The fawn didn’t lose its mother. If you look at the original post, from which you took this picture, it explains that moments after the picture was taken, the mother returned to its fawn and they went off into the woods.
This is what they call "The Liar's Hat Trick."
All three statements here are a lie: these sunglasses are not in a box; he is, as the commentor pointed out, wearing them in his profile pic; and they are his shape because he looks fabulous in them.
So cool that that hedge and outfit have been in the family for generations.
The caption: “Wow look a picture of me and my grandma side-by-side.” The reply: LMFAOOOOO WHO the f–– YOU THINK YOU FOOLINGS?
Rappers do not fly coach.
In Lil’ Bow Wow’s defense, he never indicated that he was on that private plane. He could have simply been describing his travel plans and posting arbitrary pictures.
Well someone had to draw it!
Here’s what I really don’t get about this post — where did they come up with the “12 hours” number? Is that how long someone assumes who can’t draw assumes it takes someone to make a drawing? Because most artists would never spend 12 hours on a drawing. They’ve got stuff to do.
Grandma was ready to believe all the bad stuff they say about marijuana.
The caption: This is the lungs of a marijuana user. It’s really sad what this dope can do to your body. Please be smart, put down the dope and pick up the hope. The reply: Nana, this is a picture of a walnut.
Why were they cracking eggs into muffin tins?
The headline: My two dozen pack of eggs from Costco was 100 percent double yolks. The reply: Wow and they all had tow eggs worth of whites too, what are the chances
He likes the HBO show better.
What I cannot understand, for the life of me, is why anyone would think this article would draw in readers. Does the Watchmen movie have a lot of supporters who would feel validated by this article? Has Mark Hamill jealously guarded the secret of his favorite movie for decades? Are there forums obsessed with finding that out?
When you're online, you can pretend to be anyone.
A question ask on the /r/Advice subreddit: I’m 15 and I just dropped out of school because my 18-year-old boyfriend to me to do. What can I do? The reply: Considering your post history includes a post titled “I got two girls pregnant. I’m 17 what should I do?” I’m going to suggest you stop lying for attention?
He'd know better than anyone.
All right, my new goal is to be famous enough to own people who lie about me with a single tweet.
I like the lie version of the story better.
The original poster’s comment: These chairs were laid out for a wedding in 1939 in Poland. The wedding was abandoned, and so were the chairs due to the German invasion. They were found again after the war with the trees growing through them. Every year they are repainted. The reply: Yeah this is actually an art piece in Belgium.
Sometimes, you just get angry at restaurants you've never been to.
A review of a new restaurant, The Original Bierkeller Cardiff, on Facebook: The worst place I’ve ever been and the biggest rip-off. The Original Bierkeller Cardiff’s response: We haven’t even opened yet.
No way would that have made it past the banana inspectors.
After the above picture was posted, this response went up: The original poster wrote this. The banana would have bruises around the letters if it came straight from the plantation. These letters look freshly-written. Also, these bananas are from Ecuador.
Were they just hoping he'd never see the article?
I don’t necessarily want to call this a lie — a dark wizard could have enchanted Lance Armstrong’s body to hold up a phone and scoff to throw everyone off the scent of their plan that somehow involves Lance Armstrong.
For now, let's just take it as read that pills do not cause weight loss on their own and if they suddenly did, it would be the biggest story in the world.
Kevin Smith’s response on Twitter: This is pure bullsh-t. I never did Keto: I went Vegan and then joined Weight Watchers to lose my weight. That quote doesn’t sound like me either, as I’ve never jogged and the only pills I take are heart-related, I’m pretty sure they made it up. I feel like Homer when he found Mr. Sparkle!
With anti-vaxxers, everything is about vaccines, including puzzle-putting together skills.
The original post on this picture: My two-and-a-half-year-old unvaxxed little one can finish a 25 piece puzzle all by himself. What have your unvaxxed babies done that has surprised you? The response: Notice how the puzzle pieces have never been separated.
Erm, that is someone's baby.
After this tweet was posted, that baby’s actual mom replied: So you’re just gonna steal a picture of my son? Weird-ass b*tch.
I can't believe you've done this.
What are you trying to pull here, sugar manufacturers? Not only is sugar the only product I don’t want to be sugar-free, but this calls into question the credibility of every other product labeled “sugar-free.”
Wow, you saw a famous painting? You must be the coolest!
Someone on Facebook posted this picture and wrote: Last week I almost bought a Joan Miro painting worth $65,000 at an estate sale for $75. The guy had no clue what it was. On the real, invest in ART. Sure, it may look like a five-year-old did it, but in this game you learn a little bit about everything. But as a kind responder on Facebook pointed out, this painting is in the Guggenheim. That means it prrrrrobably couldn’t have been in an estate sale.
But if Dr. Stuart is dead, then who did I give a ride home to when I left the graveyard…?
At least he ended up with some great content.
This lie is refreshing because if so many of these lies make me scratch my head because there would be no reason to lie about something so inconsequential, I can at least see that this dude was trying to make some sweet, sweet content.
She's in the endgame now.
If this texter really did reach Chris Evans, he might say his name was “The First Avenger” or something. Captain America never went by “America’s Ass.”
Minimum wage makes people act fake?
If you’re going to get murdered by words, you at least want your friend and loyal Jimmy Johns cow-worker to do it.
Nature is so beautiful.
Not to excuse this sister’s blatant attempt to make her Insta followers think she’s something she’s not, but isn’t a backyard technically in nature?
Santa got bodied.
Maybe all these liars should get together, have a weekly meetup maybe, where they run their lies by each other. They can ask if their lie makes sense, if anyone could possibly believe it, etcetera. Just an idea.
Learn the crop tool, my man.
Okay, yes, the lie is frustrating, but he could have so easily gotten away with his catfish with just a second pass over his first draft!
Those in the past, sadly, had to go without electrolytes.
A Tumblr user posted this picture and wrote the caption: Grocery store after midnight, 1979 But a commentor replied: There is literally a stand of Powerade right there. They did not have Powerade in 1979. Why y’all always lying?
Reddit makes it so easy to lie.
The fact that there are so many sub-communities on Reddit means you can so easily take someone else’s idea, label it your own, post it in another subreddit, and rake in those sweet, tasty internet points.
I would've guessed ketchup, but either way, gross.
This guy texted that photo to a girl he liked, along with the message: Some guys were sh–talking about you so I tried to beat ’em up. Got f–ed up pretty bad, will you come over and take care of me? *sad emoji* And she said what we were all thinking: That’s strawberry jam…
A brutal attack on the character of SoftSoap-brand soap.
This photo got some replies, including one commentor saying: That’s a refill bottle. I don’t think it is meant to have a pump. And: I’m assuming the original poster put another softsoap pump onto the refill bottle. And finally: I have literally the same soap and for me it has a clear pump so ya.
Way to make an assumption, HuffPo.
I like the idea that the Huffington Post was left devastated by Kimmel’s tweet, not just because he sucker-punched them so good, but because they’re just learning that talk show appearances aren’t made up on the spot. It’s like learning Santa isn’t real, you know?
Pictures from the past are notoriously more valuable on the internet than pictures of today.
As was pointed out by a Reddit user, you’ll want to look at the wrist of this “’70s woman.” She is, er, wearing a FitBit. Were those things invented in the ’70s?
A "jab" is an injection. I had to look that up.
The actual scientist behind this study actually responded to this tweet, saying: I am the principal scientist responsible for this study. This is a serious misinterpretation of our findings. We DID NOT develop a new drug, we studied a protein already present in the brain and described how it regulates feeding in mice.
Figure out those Facebook privacy setting before you lie.
One bonkers thing liars do is put up lies where the people who know and experienced the truth can see it. Another dude at this party replied to this Facebook post, writing: Wouldn’t brag about it dude, considering that’s me, Eddie, and Bryan’s empty beer cans. We gave you a Mike’s Hard Lemonade which you sipped on all night and you acted like you were wasted, and then told us all you were allergic to beer. Why even post this obvious lie when you have us all on Facebook? Come on man.
Were they hoping someone thought they'd get credit for the photo?
Someone posted this image with the headline: Her dad was leaving on a two-year deployment. She was crying, and wouldn’t let go of her dad’s hand, even when he stood in line. But the first comment pointed out: This is a screen grab from season four, episode 13 of the show Army Wives. This particular shot is from somewhere in about the last five minutes of the show.
They call this "kitty entrapment."
But if you didn’t want your cat to eat your yogurt, wouldn’t you, you know, not put yogurt on the floor? As one commentor pointed out: Oops. Shouldn’t forget your opened yogurt on the floor next time.
Humans have been cooped up inside since COVID-19 brought our world to a standstill.
Thousands have now died from the virus and the spread of it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Lockdowns have been implemented all around the world...
Including Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and many parts of the United States.
It's safe to say that things are now deadly serious.
People all around the world are certainly feeling the strain and staying confined in their homes isn’t as easy as they imagined.
But staying indoors is potentially saving lives...
And it is also saving our planet.
The empty streets have made a staggering impact on the environment...
And this truly goes to show how the human race has severely damaged Planet Earth over the centuries.
Pollution levels are at an all-time low...
Since January, many parts of the world have seen a drastic drop in pollution levels since lockdowns were implemented.
Wuhan in China now has almost unrecognizable stats...
Wuhan is where the coronavirus initially started, and since the city’s lockdown back in January, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped drastically.
And thanks to these drastic drops in pollution...
Mother Nature is thriving more than ever, with plants flourishing and wildlife making appearances in the most unlikely of places – including bottlenose dolphins recently swimming in the crystal clear canals of Venice in Italy that are usually overridden with tourists.
This is truly incredible to see...
And it goes to show how without us humans taking over the streets, the planet is slowly beginning to heal itself.
Endangered animals are also benefiting from these global lockdowns...
And nature has been allowed to take its course without any interruptions.
And now, something remarkable has happened.
Last week on March the 22nd, a shoreline in Paulista, a town in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil, experienced the births of many endangered turtles.
This particular beach is a very popular tourist spot...
But in recent weeks, the beach has been left completely deserted after the state governor Paulo Câmara ordered a partial shutdown in the area, urging residents to stay indoors and restricting them from gathering on beaches.
The absence of tourists has made a wonderful difference...
Ninety-seven hawksbill sea turtles broke free from their shells and took their first cautious steps towards the Atlantic ocean, with almost no one around to witness the scene.
Hawksbill sea turtles are considered a critically endangered species.
The WWF explained how this species of turtle helps maintain the health of coral reefs as they remove prey such as sponges from the reef’s surface and they also provide better access for reef fish to feed.
It was a truly special moment.
The only people there were government workers, who managed to snap pictures of the baby turtles as they made their way down the beach.
The turtles had a little nudge, of course...
A statement from City Hall of Paulista says the hatching of the eggs and the first contact of the animals with the water was only possible thanks to monitoring work carried out by technicians of the Urban Sustainability Center.
Aside from being snatched by birds...
One of the biggest risks that face a baby turtle is being crushed by an unaware beachgoer, so these babies already have a stronger chance of thriving.
It's time to have a serious think about the way we treat our planet...
And these baby turtles are a prime example of how we need to be stepping back and letting Mother Nature take her toll. Make sure to keep scrolling to learn about the pollution decline in Italy since the country went into lockdown…
Jure Tovrljan has an impressive portfolio of logos.
He can take something simple and create an iconic graphic out of it. Those crumbs are an especially nice touch.
This logo is for a company called UM, which is a microbiology lab.
Which basically makes this the coolest logo ever: it’s just a spiral but it’s also the name of the company.
Tovrljan is particularly skilled at using unexpected shapes as letters.
For example in this logo you might just see a mustache and a dot, but when you learn the company is called Mo it becomes a full word. That kind of sideways thinking helped Tovrljan create his reimagined logos.
It's not just words either.
This logo features an image that is both a kiwi and a diamond. Appropriate for a company called Kiwi Diamond.
Ok bear with me, this seems like a copout of a logo.
But it’s for a company called Qat! It’s a cat that’s a Q! And it’s adorable!
I don't think it ever occurred to me how many shapes you could make out of letters.
But Jure Tovrljan has opened my eyes. What a letter genius.
But we're not here for his normal logos (even though those are very cool).
Tovrljan has created something unique to this moment in history: classic logos that are just right for today’s society. Like this MasterCard logo, practicing appropriate social distancing.
Some of these logos are a little bit sassy.
Like this NBA logo which illustrates what all the players are up to these days: Netflix and chilling.
Others are more informative.
See how Starbucks mermaid is demonstrating proper mask technique? Be like Starbucks mermaid. Don’t spread germs.
Or this newly imagine Nike logo.
Sure, you could go outside, but just don’t. Just stay at home and don’t do anything. It’s the safest.
In normal life, Mobil is a gas company.
Remember the good old days when we drove places and had to get gas to fill our cars? That was exciting.
These days, it's more like iMobil.
Do everything online! Go nowhere! Get no gas! These are the rules of the staying-indoors club.
Just in case you don't recognize this one, it's the Olympic rings.
But they are staying a safe 6 feet away from each other, to make sure no one gets infected. Tovrljan may have chosen this logo to do because the Olympics are being postponed.
This one could be a bit painful: LinkedIn.
As lots of us are looking for new jobs we might be spending a lot of time on LinkedIn, which is why it makes sense that it’s feeling a bit more like LockedIn.
Speaking of things we all do, spending way too much time at Target is basically a universal.
These days it’s easy to attack Target as a place where we all go to get infected.
I'm sorry Goodyear, but you've got some rebranding to do.
The phrase “good year” is banned for all of 2020. Get back to us in a couple of months and you might have to change to “worst year”.
Tovrljan even managed to bring some less well known logos into the mix.
This is the logo for the US Open tennis tournament. But now everything is closed. Even the open.
Ah, and here we are with the peak meme of the season.
The beverage company has two options at this point: completely rename or lean into the weirdness with a logo just like this.
some of Tovrljan's logos were simple and clear.
We are all fed up and we would all like to go home. Wait, that’s not right, we all want to leave home.
United might have to change up their messaging too.
We’re united in being divided. Or something like that, all we know is that we’re not around other people.
Here's one that's more subtle than you might realize at first.
Take a look at the button in the logo: usually it’s a play button, but Tovrljan captured the feeling most of us are having by changing it to pause.
Ah, Match.com a great way to meet someone on the internet.
And only on the internet. Do not meet in person. Only internet chats for the foreseeable future.
But enough of logos! What could be more relevant than TV shows?
And Tovrljan also took a leap into redesigning TV posters. Game of Thrones would have a bit of a different feel if they were all stuck indoors.
And can you imagine if The Office was all working from home?
No Michael this does not need to be a Zoom meeting. No we do not all need cute backgrounds in our Zoom meetings.
If dating indoors is challenging imagine a sitcom about dating.
How did I meet your mother? By swiping left a lot of times. It is not an interesting story and no one should watch it.
Some shows lend themselves perfectly to a societal joke.
You know the whole Simpsons family would be breaking the social distancing rules. Hilarity would ensure, but someone would probably die.
On the other hand, Friends could be fascinating as an extended chat.
What kind of shenanigans would Joey get up to if he were alone for a week? You know we’d watch that.
Prison Break has taken on a whole new meaning.
Every house is a prison. None of us are allowed to break. Seriously, don’t even think about it.
I would kill to watch a version of Breaking Bad where he just bakes bread all day.
Wholesome content is what we all want from Walter White. Nothing is more wholesome than bread.
Hats off to Jure Tovrljan.
Few of us have been able to turn this time into something beautiful, but he’s stepped it up. Truly impressive.
When you think of cute animals...
The first thing that springs to mind is a dog, kitten or perhaps a fluffy rabbit.
But a fox?
Well, they aren’t always the first thing that springs to mind… Although, it seems they actually have a very underappreciated sweetness to them.
And a sighting this week has proven this.
A couple has been well and truly cheered up during this pandemic after spotting an adorable fox taking a snooze in an unlikely place.
A photographer has captured pictures of so-called “zen” foxes – aka foxes thoroughly enjoying themselves. So, before we get onto this week’s adorable sighting, scroll on for some of the cutest pictures you’ll have laid eyes on.
"The most beautiful animals are happy animals."
Roeselien Raimond is a Dutch photographer with an unusual muse: “Zen foxes.” Ans she is absolutely fascinated by these wild animals.
She believes foxes "live in the moment."
“It’s almost as if they invested mindfulness themselves.”
They do look pretty peaceful, don't they?
These majestic creatures know how to take some time out to center themselves.
"I love them best when they’re totally at ease: free from pain, fear, cold, hunger or any other discomfort."
She claims it’s the state humans would describe as “happiness.”
"Foxes master this comfortable state of being like no other."
I mean, it seems as if we should all take a leaf out of their books.
No more stressing!
We should all take mindfulness into consideration more.
"Of course, they have their duties calling as well."
“But once that rabbit is consumed, the territory defined and taken care of important things like procreation and upbringing, it’s time to relax.”
"...And relax some more."
This fox looks like it’s really mastered the art of meditation.
Roeselien likes to describe them as "foxy teachers."
What an interesting name…
"Foxes are always 'in the moment'."
Look at that smile!
" No need for yoga classes..."
This fox has got it all down.
"No need for mediation courses..."
Look at that adorable smile!
They can even choose to zone out while they're on their feet.
There is no better time to relax then after a day spent hunting.
"They feel the warmth of the sun on their fur..."
I see this fox is really enjoying its time.
"They close their eyes and then it’s a matter of just being there."
I mean, Roeselein feels pretty passionately about the issue.
Here are a few wise words for you:
“But if you manage to take things as they come, by just enjoying the beautiful nature around you, who knows what might happen.”
This is such an amazing shot...
Imagine being able to capture a photo like this!
A little background information on the photographer...
Roeselien has “always been a bit of a thrill-seeker and used to get easily bored.”
"Through the years, I learned that an overly fanatical attitude can kill your pleasure."
I mean, it’s better not to expect a lot or you’ll be left disappointed, right? This is a rule she lives by.
This shot is one of my favorites!
What a fascinating creature!
So, now you're nicely warmed up...
Let’s get onto this week’s adorable story.
This little cutie was spotted by a couple currently in self-isolation...
And, given how sweet it is, their daughter, Sara, decided to upload the snaps to Twitter. “Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the sweetest lil fox sleeping on a tree stump in my parent’s backyard,” she wrote.
And it's safe to say, the internet loved it.
“My parents had seen her in the yard several times this winter,” Sara told Bored Panda. “In fact, she found one of my sister’s dog’s toys in the yard and was moving it around in the snow a few nights. The tree got cut down in late October, but they never saw her up there until the day I posted the picture. They were really surprised to see her in the daylight, let alone sleeping on top of the stump.”
Of course, the shots immediately went viral.
“Foxes are nocturnal. She leaves at night to hunt,” Sara added. “My parents did see her running down the main street by their house, but since everyone is indoors, for the most part, she wasn’t in any danger from cars. Otherwise, she hangs out on the stump when it’s sunny – sometimes she’s there and sometimes she’s not!”
This is hands down the sweetest thing we've seen.
Just what we needed to cheer ourselves up!
It's safe to say that dogs are one of the world's most popular pets.
These lovable and loyal companions make the perfect household pets, and it also helps that they’re so damn cute.
They are truly man's best friend.
Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.
In fact, it's basically what unites the internet.
There’s one thing it seems we can all agree on – our canine pals are too good for this world.
Their soft and gentle natures capture hearts all around the world...
And one little pup is now the centre of attention on Instagram because of her need to nap.
Brianna Gottfried, who lives in Michigan, is the proud owner to her own pack of pups...
And her most recent addition is little Edna.
Edna is only young...
And ever since she was a little pup, she has been attending doggy daycare.
Doggy daycare is a great way to help puppies socialize with other dogs...
And it also helps with their growing obedience and behaviors.
Edna has been attending daycare for quite some time now.
In the first hour, she will run around and burn off a lot of energy… meaning she is usually left in urgent need of a nap afterward.
But Edna doesn't take any ordinary nap...
She enjoys napping on or against the fluffiest dog that she can find.
Edna isn't fussy over what type of dog she picks...
As long as they are warm and fluffy, she is happy.
The other dogs don't seem to mind Edna using them as a make-shift bed either!
All of the dogs at the daycare lay placidly while the little pup grabs them essential few minutes of sleep.
It is the cutest sight to see...
“All the dogs seem to enjoy the snuggling company,” Brianna told The Dodo. “Even the tiny wiener dogs.”
When Edna was a puppy...
It was a lot easier for her to take naps on the other dogs.
But now that she is growing to be a lot bigger...
It has been made slightly more difficult… but this hasn’t stopped the little pup!
She seems perfectly content...
Which, at the end of the day, is all that matters!
If you think this is cute...
Keep scrolling have a look at the beautiful “Fox Dogs” – a Pomeranian-Husky mix breed…
In 1918, the world was brought to its knees.
101 years before the current pandemic, the notorious Spanish flu ripped across the world, infecting and killing millions of people.
It became the most severe pandemic in modern history.
The origins of this deadly strain of influenza are still uncertain but, much like coronavirus, it was notoriously quick to spread across the globe.
An estimated 500 million fell ill to the virus.
And roughly one-fifth of those died, with some indigenous communities even being pushed to the brink of full extinction.
It was a dark, dark time for the world.
And, here in the United States, we were hit particularly hard, with around 675,000 deaths been recorded in our country alone.
Age played a huge role in survival chances.
The 1918 pandemic was unusual in that it killed many healthy twenty to forty-year-olds, including millions of World War I soldiers. In contrast, people who die of the flu are usually under 5 years old or over seventy-five.
Both medical research and resources were limited back in 1918...
So the virus was quick to rampage out of control, with prevention efforts being limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as quarantine, good personal hygiene, and limitations of public gatherings… It all sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it?
And now, fast forward to 2020, a new pandemic has brought the world to a standstill.
Since December 2019, the coronavirus has been spreading across the world like wildfire and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Much like the Spanish flu, the pandemic has caused a global panic.
According to statistics, over a million people have now been infected with the virus, and a further 53,292 have died.
The majority of people around the world have been left confined to their homes...
And, unlike the 1918 pandemic, it is this time the elderly who are most vulnerable to the virus.
Older people are in one of the higher-risk demographics...
And the majority of deaths so far have been people over the age of sixty.
All people over the age of seventy have been told to self-isolate...
And even though this is in their best interest, self-isolation isn’t all fun and games.
A lot of elderly people have been isolated from their loved ones and carers.
Which is certainly not ideal for those who struggle to care for themselves and do their day-to-day tasks.
And not only is this self-isolation difficult for the vulnerable...
It is difficult for a person’s mental health.
Many elderly people have been left unable to see their families and grandchildren...
And it is truly beginning to take its toll.
However, there is one elderly man staying positive amid this pandemic...
Second World War veteran, Bill Lapschies, from Oregon, lived through the Spanish flu pandemic, the Great Depression and his time in the US Army during the Second World War… So he certainly isn’t going to let this one get him down.
Twenty-five days ago, Bill first presented symptoms of the virus...
But it has now been nineteen days since he last had a fever, meaning he could well be the oldest person to ever recover.
And, shortly after making a remarkable recovery from coronavirus, Bill celebrated his 104th birthday.
Socially distanced family, friends, and television crews came together to gather outside the Allworth Veterans’ Home in order to wish Bill a very happy birthday.
It is a true achievement for the veteran.
And, when asked by his granddaughter just how he had survived the virus, he simply replied: “I don’t know. It just went away. Sit out here and you can get rid of anything.”
Staff at the carehome are overjoyed with Bill's recovery...
And, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dr. Rob Richardson, who oversees the care at the home, explained how differently this could have turned out. “This could have easily gone another way. There’s not a lot of interventions that can be done.”
You can watch a clip from Bill's celebrations here.
For more on the pandemic, keep scrolling to hear what a Holocaust survivor had to say on the matter…
If you've been in quarantine with your family then you may be ready to go back to work.
I don’t have a job but I will apply for something.
Your summer body goals are nonexistent now.
If you’re going to be stuck at home, may as well try to live your best life.
We get it now, dogs. We get it.
This is also why the grocery stores are low in snacks.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Maybe having a new family will help us get through quarantine with our family.
Anything to stay sane at this time.
I’ve done this and can say with confidence that it’s helpful.
Parents are incredibly understanding of nature right now.
Being in quarantine with kids is a whole other mess that needs it’s own hashtag.
Cats are done with us too.
We’re invading their home, cats have a right to be upset.
This person is willing to risk it all to get away from their family.
Sacrifices have to be made.
We just want to make it stop.
Sleeping for months straight sounds really nice.
We can all relate to this look right now.
And we’ll probably look like this for the next few months.
This person has found a way to cope.
Thank goodness there is no shortage of wine.
Everything is closed so we're in survival mode.
I hope everyone in my family appreciates the hair cuts I’m going to have to give them.
Sacrificies had to be made.
Being in a jail cell may be the only way to get a peaceful quarantine nap.
Being in quarantine with family is tough for introverts.
Introverts are going to need a social purge after this.
This person has the right idea.
Something we all need to do every day while the lockdown is going on.
Please tell me if this works.
I would do anything for an invisible cloak at this very moment.
This person just lost their wifi.
Good luck with surviving the quarantine without wifi.
What is time anyway?
And to think we have so much more to go in quarantine.
Marie Kondo would be proud.
It might be a good time to tidy up everything in your home.
I think we're all feeling this way.
Not every balcony is having a party or symphony. A lot of them are of people doing this.
This person has a new appreciation for The Simpsons.
The Simpsons is next on my list to binge.
This person has discovered an area of their home to be alone in.
No one ever goes down to the basement.
And we've only just started.
We seriously need a 2020 do over.
We're all in this together.
And together we’ll end up crazier than ever.
Someone wants to move in with another family.
Perhaps that neighbor has a pool and if that’s the case then I’m in.
Family game night is more fierce than ever.
Some of us have decided it's OK to give up.
If that means that I’ll get a bit of alone time then I give up to.
This sounds so pleasant.
Just turn on some nature sounds and it’s the real thing.
Some people are finding the joy in all of this.
And we should be happy for them.
For others, quarantine with family has no end.
Let’s flatten the curve so we can be free again. Enjoyed these? Well, stay tuned for some parenting quarantine hacks. Recently, Jimmy Fallon asked the internet for their quarantine parenting hacks, and boy, did they deliver…
Acknowledge their disappointment.
It’s important to remember that teenagers will likely be missing many rites of passage because of the self-quarantine. Proms, performances, competitions, and other school-related activities are being canceled, and it’s natural for teens to be upset about the loss.
Find ways to control your anxiety.
Self-quarantine may prevent the spread of COVID-19, but anxiety spreads too. So, if you’re cooped up with your kids and unable to hide your nerves, they’ll spread. Thankfully, there are ways to keep the nerves in check.
Get credible information.
Make sure you (and by extent, your kids) aren’t absorbing misleading information on social media. Make sure the things you’re taking to heart are purely fact-based and actually helpful.
Stay up to date.
Make sure you’re also following all notices from your kid’s school, plus your town and state. You’ll be less stressed if you’re properly aware of all protective measures being taken in this time, and by association, your kids should be less stressed too.
If your teen comes to you and asks if you’re worried, now isn’t the time to lie and say “no.” They’ll be able to tell, and it’s not helpful for controlling their own stress. Instead, be honest. Admit you’re worried, but also acknowledge that there are ways to protect yourself and them.
Take care of yourself.
And make sure your kids are doing the same. There are many ways to attend to your physical health that also help stress levels: exercise, yoga, meditation, or even just relaxing and watching a favorite TV show.
Make sure everyone gets a good nights' sleep.
Getting enough sleep is key to reducing anxiety, since it’s just good for your basic health as well.
Have someone else who can support you.
Make sure there’s another adult who you can trust, confide in, and vice versa. This will help control your stress, and thus help you better deal with it around your kids.
Talk to your teens.
It’s pointless–and even harmful–to try and keep bad news about COVID-19 from your teen. They’ve heard about it, and perhaps overheard other people talking about it, so cutting off their source of information will only stress them out. Have an open discussion and find out what they know about coronavirus, and what they still want to know.
Be open to questions.
One conversation probably isn’t going to cover it, not when this quarantine is likely to last for a long time. So just let your kids know that they’re free to come to you with questions and concerns.
Respond to their concerns.
If your kids get worried (which would be totally normal) about themselves, you, another family member or friend’s safety, it’s important to pay attention to.
Validate your kids' feelings.
Similarly, their concerns are valid and should be recognized as such. Make sure they know their fears are heard, while also offering them what (factually accurate) consolation that you can.
Model good behavior.
Neither you or your teen want to get sick, and the best way to teach them good safety precautions is to model them yourself and let them pick up habits by example.
There are plenty of things to model.
Hand-washing, coughing into your sleeves, keeping your hands away from your face, and not shaking hands or making physical contact with others are all examples of things you could do to show them in turn how to stay safe.
Don't shift around blame.
When bad things happen and people begin to feel helpless, they tend to want someone to blame for their fears. However, in the case of COVID-19, that can’t be done. There isn’t any single person to point out as responsible for spreading the disease, and singling out an entire group of people is extremely harmful.
Yet some people are doing it.
There’s been a tendency in the US to blame people of Asian descent especially–since COVID-19 hit hard in Asia before other places. But we definitely don’t want our kids to pick up on that kind of thinking, so make sure they know that perpetuating negative stereotypes and unfounded accusations isn’t okay.
Catch up on the news with them.
Since we’re talking about teens were in particular, they’re definitely old enough to watch or read the news for themselves if they so choose. If they want to watch while you are, let them.
Let them help.
You also don’t have to do all the work when quarantined with your teens. They can help shop for supplies or babysit younger siblings. Not everyone may want to do this, but generally, taking an empowered role in things can help to lessen anxiety.
And treat teenagers as partners in problem-solving.
Sure, you’re ultimately the adult and have the final say, but teens are mature enough and perfectly capable of helping. So, when making plans or coming up with solutions, include them in the process.
Everyone needs structure to some degree, and if your teens are going to keep up with schooling, then they need a schedule. So, organize the day almost like it’s a typical day of school, with time set aside for study, lunch and snacks, and et cetera.
How to facilitate the routines:
Lounging around in pajamas is fun, but it actually does help the brain get in gear when you change into day-clothes. Also, set up space in the house specially designated for schoolwork to further improve the transition.
And while you're at it, anticipate roadblocks.
Naturally, this whole thing is an adjustment. So, things will go wrong sometimes. And kids will have bad days, especially when their lives have been upended so drastically. As long as you can anticipate and deal with those bad days (see above), you’ll get past those days easily enough.
Plan for conflict.
You’re cooped up in a home with your teenage kids–there’s going to be conflict. It’s inevitable on normal days, and doubly so in this strange time. So, know there will be days like that and make sure you and your teen are able to hash out your differences together.
And plan for resolution.
Just knowing that you’re inevitably gonna get on each other’s nerves is a start, but also go into it knowing that you and your teen can resolve things for the best.
Give them some privacy.
Teenagers forced into quarantine are going to need some time alone, and it’s important to give it to them. So, make it clear that your teen is absolutely welcome to hang with you, but it’s also okay for them to want some private space.
To do that, give them leeway with their rooms specifically.
Bedrooms especially are something that will be especially sacred to a teenager when they’re locked in with the entire family. So long as there’s nothing actually hazardous about it and it doesn’t disrupt the rest of the house, now probably isn’t the time to get on them about cleaning it and whatnot. Just let them have their rooms and their space.
Approach some tasks with extra consideration.
You can also still have requirements for your teens–chores or babysitting younger siblings or such–but do so with more consideration for the teenager’s needs as well during this time.
Pick your battles.
Basically, it’s always good to know when to pick your battles. Now isn’t the time to let everyone run wild, obviously, but it’s also not the time to try and micromanage. Everyone is stressed–you, and your kids. So, if their room has clothes on the floor, that’s probably not worth fighting about.
Remain firm on issues of safety.
Teens may also get a little resentful if they have friends who are still allowed to go and hang at each other’s houses. Not everyone takes social distancing as seriously as they maybe should, just because your teen’s friends are doing something doesn’t mean they should too.
Remember where you all are.
It’s not the time to fight every day. Being cooped up is hard, and it’s in everyone’s best interest to learn ways to live as peacefully and normally as possible despite the circumstances. If you enjoyed this list stayed tuned for tips from staying sane while working from home…