20 GIFs in Reverse That’ll Seriously Mess With Your Mind

Some things just look better backwards. From crazy gravity-defying effects to hilarious twisted interpretations of events, it’s amazing how something so simple can have such brilliant results. For example, we half expected Ghost Rider to streak across this bridge, which has clearly been summoned from the depths of hell itself. Of course, the regular version actually shows a railway bridge in Texas collapsing under a fire, but that’s not nearly as satisfying to watch.

Who’d have thought that so many people would be so afraid of a little ball of cheese? Or maybe they’re just being pulled back on strings, like life-size puppets. Let’s hope they don’t get tangled up before the dreaded dairy produce catches up…

Did you know that the orange tree actually died out over 200 years ago, and every single orange produced since has been factory-made? Call us tinfoil hat-wearers all you like, this GIF is the proof.

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It may take you a while to wrap your head around this one. It’s not only been reversed, but also flipped 90 degrees. Instead of a guy succumbing to some kind of weird ocean portal, it’s actually just someone falling into the water – but this way looks so much cooler.

With traditional methods failing, the riot squad decided it was finally time to unveil their secret weapon: the automatic dumpster-mobile. Its effects were too horrifying to show here, so we had to cut the clip short for the sake of our younger readers. We’re sure you understand.

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Warning – the above GIF may freak you out slightly, particularly if you suffer from ophidiophobia. For those of you without a crippling fear of snakes, however, this reverse skin-shedding will be truly hypnotic.

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Remember kids – drugs are bad. This bird might never recover from whatever hallucinatory experience it’s experiencing from this clearly acidic (in all senses of the word) berry.

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We’re not sure what’s cooler about this GIF – that effortless throw, or the cool-as-a-cucumber catch. Either way, we sort of want to watch an entire baseball game in reverse now.

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The wild eyes really make this GIF. Who’d have thought something as simple as eating cotton candy backwards could be so hilariously mind-bending?

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The Room is widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time. Indeed, the regular version of this GIF features what is possibly the lamest trashing of a room ever committed to film. This is proof, then, that reversing can improve literally anything…

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Ah, the legendary boulder vacuum cleaner – hoovering up the mess, so you don’t have to. Let’s face it, we’ve all had a giant rock quarry standing in the way at one point or another. Who’s going to argue that they wouldn’t have liked having this little marvel on hand?

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Don’t let this magical GIF fool you – if you chop up your banana, there’s probably no getting it back together again, no matter how hard you try. We’ll just let you decide if we’re still talking about fruit…

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Remember a time when video games didn’t have climbing animations and characters seemingly glided straight up ladders? As it turns out, they were right on the money. Just press “B” to jump.

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Is this the easiest fishing trip ever? Or just the world’s laziest fisherman, who’s had to train a seal to do the hard work for him?

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This foolish scientist has apparently decided to try to blend the parts of a Nokia 3310, a.k.a. the Voldemort of the cell phone world. He must be unaware that you can never truly destroy the world’s sturdiest phone – no matter what you do to it, it’ll only come back stronger.

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After years of training, Dave finally graduated from Jedi college. Unfortunately, his tutors were all deeply disappointed with the way he applied his newfound knowledge of the Force.

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If only getting ready in the morning was really this easy; nobody would ever be late for anything ever again. Then again, this guy looks like he might as well be sleeping in the office anyway.

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Tragically, Jedi college was closed under special circumstances after governors discovered not a single one of its graduates had bothered to use the Force for anything constructive. Way to go, guys.

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Now this is a sport we’d like to see at the Olympics – a true feat of superhuman acrobatic strength. This is possible in real life, right? Just because it’s reversed doesn’t mean it isn’t true…

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A hundred years from now, when nanobots have taken over the world, this is what all construction will look like. The future is simultaneously amazing and terrifying. Just try not to think about it.

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