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funny photo websitesThere are quite a few of us here at MakeUseOf who are very keen on photography. I count myself as one of those people, though I do it purely for fun. I’m not even that good at it, but in an age when smartphones have made everyone capable photographers (as well as making life easier 10 Ways Your Smartphone Camera Can Make Life Easier 10 Ways Your Smartphone Camera Can Make Life Easier "Does your phone have a camera on it?" said no one since 2005. Nobody even asks how many megapixels your phone's camera has anymore. With the ubiquity of smartphones today, and the resolution of the... Read More ) the quantity of shots taken has somewhat taken over from the quality of shots taken.

However, although the quality of photographs has suffered of late, the fact that people can easily take photos anywhere and everywhere has provided content for the Web. What follows are seven websites which have photographs at their core. They’re also all funny and/or entertaining.

Pointer Pointer

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Pointer Pointer is a very simple concept, but one which is more than worthy of spending a few minutes exploring. You’re presented with a rectangular photograph-shaped space and told to place your cursor somewhere within it. A photograph will then load which shows someone pointing at your cursor, no matter where it is placed.

There’s something strangely addictive about seeking to beat the system, trying to place your cursor somewhere not covered by the photos on the server. It isn’t possible. Believe me, I’ve tried everywhere.

Eyebombing

websites with funny pictures

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Eyebombing is the act of placing eyes on inanimate objects in order to humanize them. Forget anthropomorphizing animals, this goes one further. The rules are simply that googly eyes need to be used, and all photos must be taken in the public space. But that’s it.

This site is the online home of eyebombing, with countless photographs posted of examples of the art. The aim is to bring some sunshine to the streets, with things such as fire hydrants and post boxes smiling to passers-by.

Awkward Family Photos

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Awkward Family Photos exists for one reason and one reason alone: to publicize those horrific shots of family members posing in weird and wonderful costumes or against strange backdrops. Why people would subject themselves and their kids to these ill-conceived photo-shoots is beyond me.

The photographs displayed on the site are submitted by readers, meaning you could feature on Awkward Family Photos yourself. Some of the stories behind the photos are as funny as the photos themselves.

People Of Walmart

websites with funny pictures

People Of Walmart has been around for several years (having already appeared in our list of things to do when bored at work 20 Fun Things to Do Online When You're Bored at Work 20 Fun Things to Do Online When You're Bored at Work We all love working, don't we? I'm sure none of you reading this would have it any other way than to sit at a desk for hours with little to show for it other than... Read More ), but age hasn’t dented its ability to entertain. Walmart is something of an American institution, and some of the people who shop there are, to put it mildly, slightly weird. This website catalogs those people to the point that non-Americans will be put off ever visiting the store, and perhaps the country as well.

As well as the photos, which can be viewed chronologically, by popularity, or by rating, there are videos and stories associated with Walmart. Some are funnier than others, while some are just downright scary.

Engrish

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Engrish is the slightly racist term for the mistakes made when people around the world try and use the English language. This website catalogs the best examples of these mistranslations, many of which are extremely funny. The best Engrish attempts are from Japan (the home of WTF music videos 10 Of The Weirdest Japanese Pop Videos That'll Make You Say WTF 10 Of The Weirdest Japanese Pop Videos That'll Make You Say WTF I know I explained last time that real life in Japan isn't all that mad, but music videos is one area that they really excel (?) at. If you've ever seen a really weird music... Read More ), where English words and phrases are used as a design element.

The slightly uncomfortable feeling you may experience when laughing at Engrish only makes this website more compelling. Embrace the awkwardness, and if you’re ever in Asia you may find your own examples to offer up for perusal.

Awkward Stock Photos

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Awkward Stock Photos is full of those frankly quite bizarre photographs offered up on stock photography websites. While many, or indeed most, of the stock photos offered by these sites have a use somewhere, those listed on Awkward Stock Photos would appear to be absolutely useless. Talk about appealing to a tiny niche.

Recent examples include a rhino trying to mount a tree stump, a woman with lobsters on her head, and someone holding a truck driver up at gunpoint. If you can think of any possible use for these scenarios then let us know below.

Rich Kids Of Instagram

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People use Instagram in lots of different ways, though many users do seem to have an obsession with posting pictures of their food. Rich Kids Of Instagram mostly ignores pictures of food, instead compiling the worst examples of excess by young people with too much money and a distinct lack of subtlety and style.

There isn’t all that much fun to be wrung from seeing endless photos of rich people living it up… unless everyone taking part (except those actually in the pictures) knows that we’re extracting the urine.

Conclusions

These seven websites have provided me with hours of entertainment already, and as most of them are updated on a daily basis they’re likely to provide me with many more hours from here on in. Do you have a favorite amongst those listed? Or your own offering to add to this choice selection?

As always we’d love to hear from you on the subject matter at hand, so please feel free to let us know your thoughts and views in the comments section below. All are read, many are replied to… even the offensive ones we suspect are written by trolls.

Image Credit: See-ming Lee

  1. yaara
    March 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Great list, Dave! I'm never going to be bored again. I spent way too much time on Pointer Pointer, how do they do that?!?!?!

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      I haven't got a clue. However they do it, It's strangely addictive!

  2. Junil Maharjan
    March 7, 2013 at 4:32 am

    great list, been using it and has been a lot of fun. thanks

  3. Michael Greene
    March 7, 2013 at 4:19 am

    [update] it lookes like they just move one picture around on some of the spots, so I'm not as impressed as I was five seconds ago. (try different spots near the upper right corner)

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Wow, you're spot on. I never noticed that before. They need to fix that or they lose awesome points.

  4. Michael Greene
    March 7, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Theres a spot in the upper right corner [pointer pointer] that i cant tell where the finger thats pointing to it is supposed to be. Theres a bottle of water and someones arm wearing a watch.

    [update] I found the pointing finger. System not beaten, yet.

  5. Kirby
    March 7, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Thanks. I'm excited to view these sites !!!

  6. Garris Rago
    March 7, 2013 at 12:26 am

    My three favourite ones are people of wallmart, engrish and awkward stock photos in that order. Although I didn't know about engrish till this article. (Y)

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Had you heard of them all apart from Engrish? If so you clearly spend as much time as I do trawling the Web for useless sites :)

      • Garris Rago
        March 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        Yeah I had haha, perhaps you know this one then by the sounds of it.
        It's a useless website of truly useless websites

  7. moaex
    March 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks! These look really funny!

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