30 Funny Examples of Irony In Real Life
The definition of irony: a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems the opposite of what you expected. When it comes to finding examples of irony, life proves stranger (and funnier) than fiction.
What’s ironic about the Bible?
The most shoplifted book in America is The Bible.
What’s ironic about Alcoholics Anonymous?
The founder of AA asked for whiskey on his deathbed. (The nurse refused.) These are the 51 funniest things to ever happen at a doctor’s office.
What’s ironic about McDonald’s?
In a hilarious example of irony, McDonalds’ employee health page, which is now shut down, once warned against eating McDonald’s burgers and fries.
What’s ironic about A Charlie Brown Christmas?
Every year ABC cuts down A Charlie Brown Christmas—a movie about the over-commercialization of the holidays—to make room for more commercials.
What’s ironic about Charlie Chaplin?
What’s ironic about the inventor of the stop sign?
“Father of Traffic Safety” William Eno invented the stop sign, crosswalk, traffic circle, one-way street, and taxi stand—but never learned how to drive. The example of irony: He never got the chance to benefit from his own invention. Don’t miss these anti-jokes that are so unfunny, they’re funny.
What’s ironic about the Church of Scientology?
The Cult Awareness Network (CAN), once a leading anti-cult hotline, is now owned by the Church of Scientology.
What’s ironic about Al Capone?
What’s ironic about the man who invented basketball?
The only losing basketball coach in University of Kansas history is James Naismith—the man who invented basketball in 1891. This hilarious example of irony proves that just because you thought of the idea doesn’t always mean you’ll be the best at executing it.