20 Mind-boggling Photos That Need An Explanation Right Now

Context is everything. Don’t believe us? Just take a look through these absolutely mind-boggling photos. Indeed, the stories behind every single one of these pictures must be incredible. It’s just a shame that we’ll never know them – but the thought of what might have happened is almost as good.

Look, we get it. After all, we also feel unreasonably excited when our skin looks great. Still, we don’t go hopping straight into the bath, fully clothed. Sure, the lighting there might be amazing. But why fill the bath up first? The mind truly boggles.

Clearly, someone’s been out swimming on the lake enough times to warrant installing a toilet in the middle of it. Quite where it goes when you flush, we don’t really want to think about. Let’s just be grateful that whoever’s using this isn’t just going directly in the lake…

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We’ve all seen those crazy pet costumes. But we’re not quite sure that whoever’s behind this has quite grasped the concept. Why is the dog wearing a pizza? Is the pizza still warm? Is that why the dog looks so unhappy? So many questions, so few answers.

Never mind that this baffling behavior is a regular occurrence – how did it even begin? Who goes around thinking about throwing bread in the toilet? Or did it just – somehow – fall in accidentally one day, and clearly annoyed Vince so much that the perpetrator kept up the gag? Sadly, we’ll never know.

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Who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to punch a llama? There must be a reason for that very specific sign, after all. And the only one we can think of is that this petting zoo has past experience of such a horrific incident.

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How? Why? When? Where? We could throw every question opener in the book at this picture and still never be satisfied with the answers. And that’s because there aren’t any. It’s just a goat hanging from a telephone wire, and we all have to accept it.

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We’re presuming that this guy was just trying to replicate something that he’d seen in a movie or on TV. All while under the influence, of course. Because nobody could really end up in this ridiculous a situation while sober, could they?

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We’d love to know the story behind this sign. For starters, why write “and/or”? Is this a generic message that gets put out to cover all bases? Because both those situations seem pretty specific anyway. And if it’s the former, who even raised that concern? So, so many questions.

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Introducing The Fisherman, Batman’s new arch-nemesis. Or at least, a new addition to Batman’s Rogues Gallery. Okay, so this guy with a fish tank for a helmet looks more like a z-list Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that still doesn’t answer what on earth is going on here.

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Ever needed somewhere to put your shoe while driving, but also wanted to keep both hands on the wheel? While anyone else’s first answer would probably be their foot, this guy decided to put it in his mouth. Because, well, who knows. But we’d sure like to.

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The longer you stare at this photo, the weirder it gets. Indeed, just wait until you realize that the guy is holding a sewing machine. Suddenly, the beaming pride on his face makes even less sense. And we’re not even going to get started on what’s going on behind him.

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Alright, so if you can’t afford a new window for your car, then this is a vaguely reasonable solution. But what the heck is going on with that doll’s head? Indeed, if we pulled up next to this vehicle we’d probably jump out of ours.

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Is this a sneak preview of Bananaman’s gritty new origin story? Or just a disturbingly invulnerable fruit? Either way, we probably wouldn’t risk eating it. But we could be tempted to keep it, just to see how long it lasts. For scientific purposes, obviously.

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We’ve heard of the stairway to heaven, but this appears to be a stairway to nowhere. Maybe there used to be a door in that wall? Or perhaps it’s a secret entrance to a hidden lair – albeit one that’s signposted by a massive staircase?

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What could possibly have gone so badly wrong in this library to cause the banning of Oreos? We’re not just talking a carpet ban on all snacks, cookies and other foodstuffs here. No, we’re talking a specific ban on just Oreos. That’s one weird librarian vendetta.

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Of all the pictures in this list, this is perhaps the one that most urgently needs explaining. Who in their right mind thought that this would make for a good statue? Why did nobody question it at the planning stage? And have the locals really just accepted this deranged creation?

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It doesn’t matter which way you look at it – there’s basically no way this car could have ended up in this situation without first defying the laws of physics. Unless, of course, someone parked it outside the shop doors, and only afterwards were the barriers erected. But nobody would do anything that farcical… right?

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Is that guy walking his pet tortoise, or is this just a wild tortoise out for an afternoon stroll? It doesn’t really matter – neither explanation seems to make any sense, after all. Then again, both seem pretty hilarious, so they’ll just have to do.

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The best part about this ridiculous image is how pleased the dog seems to be. Well, it’s not every day that you scale such incredible heights, human or animal. But the mystery of exactly how he managed it is another question altogether.

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Somehow, this driver was riding without a tire for at least a mile, if not more. You’ve got to wonder if they didn’t know, or if they knew and just didn’t care. Although let’s be honest, neither of those explanations is really satisfying when it comes to the absurdity of the situation.

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