The 16 Funniest News Photos of 2019
BREAKING: these things made me giggle.
A Cat and Mouse Game
A black cat trots across the gridiron during the second quarter of an NFL game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The cat ran for a career-high 70 yards before the defense was finally able to stop her on the play call “pspspsps.” If this makes you laugh, check out some more of the funniest animal pictures you absolutely need in your life.
Dogs Give Newspapers Break, Shred Gnar Instead
A tag team carves up some waves at the 14th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California. All funds raised during the event go towards the Helen Woodward Animal Center. If you’re still catching up on 2018, here are the 23 weirdest news stories of 2018.
We Come in Peace
Earlier in 2019, a viral Facebook joke inspired millions to RSVP to a pre-planned raid on Area 51 under the pretense of “they can’t stop all of us,” allowing us to finally get some answers about the alleged extraterrestrial contents of the mysterious military base. Just a small handful of attendees actually showed up on the day of the raid, but only one came prepared with a plan to get her souvenir home.
Even without a chimney, Santa shan’t be deterred—and no, Donner and Blitzen are not on the other end of that rope. A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus rappels through a window to deliver presents to the children at Pál Heim Children’s Hospital in Budapest, Hungary. Check out these 6 outrageous news stories and the jokes they remind us of.
Surprised Baby Panda
Giant Panda cub Bao Di was born earlier this year, taking up residence at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium. His twin sister Bao Mei was delivered just two hours after him—surprise! Don’t look at him, how was he supposed to know?!
Caroline Kennedy’s Smashing Entrance
Daughter of President John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy smashes a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of a new aircraft carrier, christening the ship named after her father. Christening new vessels by smashing sparkling wine is a tradition dating back to 1981. Here are the 15 quirkiest news stories from 2018.
Kate Middleton Gets the Wooden Spoon
The Duchess of Cambridge participated in the Kings Cup Regatta, a sailboat race off the Isle of Wight, this year to raise funds for eight of the charities she and the Duke support. Kate’s team came in last place, so you know what that means. If this headline made you laugh, you’ll love our collection of the funniest headlines that take the seriousness out of the news.
Prince Charles Makes Friends in High Places
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited a few places in the UK this year, including the Festival of Food and Crafts in Tavistock, where they rose to their tip-toes to give their compliments to the chefs.
Tennis Can Be a Team Sport
Serena Williams sports a Disney Band-Aid during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, proving even the greatest appreciates a little help from Mickey and the gang sometimes. She’s won four gold medals and a record 23 Grand Slams. Sometimes it’s not all about the photo. Take a minute to laugh at the punniest newspaper headlines of 2019.
Santa Swims with the Fishes
Saint Nick is back—come sky or sea. This time, a diver dressed as Santa Claus jumps into the Sunshine Lagoon Tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, as part of an annual show to entertain visitors. Tuna may be the chicken of the sea, but it seems that stingrays are the reindeer of the sea.
These ladies are one of several teams who turned a bathtub into a bobsled for the 7th Bathtub race in Stoos, Switzerland. Over 100 teams compete in costume and soar down the Swiss slopes. If you think that’s out there, here are 40 hilarious photos that will make you laugh out loud.
An Interview You Just Can’t Miss
A man dons a giant yellow vest during 2019’s Paris Fashion Week. The “yellow vest” movement began in 2018 as an immediate response to President Emmanuel Macron’s green tax on fuel, and has now evolved into a demand for economic restructuring in France.
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Cake Knife
A baker at the 26th Dresden Stollen Festival in Germany cuts into the festival’s yummy creation. As if the 8,700lb Stollen isn’t already comical enough, the giant knife she uses to slice into it takes the cake.
Will You Kill Us if We Say This Was Bananas?
This banana duct-taped to the wall, titled “Comedian” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, made headlines in 2019 after selling for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel. The buyer promptly removed it from the wall and ate it. Keep laughing with the funniest stock photos you won’t be able to unsee.