20 Quirkiest Photos from 2019 You Probably Missed
The year 2019 flew by, but not without some fun, quirky photos to document it.
The best photos of the year
We love seeing photos of all kinds, but these quirky photos really take the cake! Read on to see some of the silliest photos of the past year you might have missed.
October 1, 2019: Eye see you
A man stands in front of a picture of an optical illusion at the interactive exhibit, “Tricked! – The Spectacular Illusion Exhibition.” The show featured paintings by Mexican artist Yunuen Esparza and dealt with topics such as how the eye works and the connection of the eyes to the brain. Loving this photo? Test your senses with these optical illusions.
November 27, 2019: His head grew three sizes that day
Macy’s workers start filling the Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch balloon with air on the day before Macy’s 93rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. According to Macy’s, the sack the Grinch carries with him can fit up to 2.8 million Christmas ornaments! Find out some other facts about the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
December 9, 2019: Sweater weather
Have you ever seen a cow in a Christmas sweater? Ahead of Christmas Jumper Day in the United Kingdom, Becky Houzé decided to celebrate the season by dressing her herd of Jersey cows in matching “jumpers” to keep festively warm this winter.
November 20, 2019: Step by step
Giant footprints appeared in the sand on Whitby Bay Beach in North Yorkshire, England. The art, commissioned by an energy company in the United Kingdom, compares the “carbon footprint” of gas and diesel cars on U.K. roads to the footprint of electric vehicles. The larger footprint spans over 54 yards while the smaller one is less than 4 yards in length. Don’t miss these beautiful photos that stand the test of time.
October 27, 2019: Great catch!
This photo shows game five of the MLB 2019 World Series at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. At the top of the second inning, Houston Astros batter Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run home run. The ball flew into the stands and hit a Washington Nationals fan holding two beers. Whoops! The fan was later dubbed a “hero” by Bud Light.
July 8, 2019: Baby deer buffet
A crafty bird lands on the nose of a baby deer to feast on insects that are stuck to its body. The meeting between the deer and the bird took place in the early morning light at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in India. The bird had already tried the trick five minutes earlier but came back to try again. The deer raises its head in annoyance as the bird lands to hunt for breakfast. Add this photo to our collection of most beautiful animal photos you need to see.
October 1, 2019: Nature’s sense of humor
A sign reads, “This road floods,” as high tide covers roads (and this sign!) in the village of Bosham in West Sussex, England. Visitors and residents are warned to keep an eye on the tide as the water can flood the area very quickly. If you can’t read the rest of the sign, it’s too late.
September 15, 2019: One with nature
A picture taken by a drone shows French-Swiss artist Saype posing in his giant biodegradable land-art painting in Switzerland. The 246-foot long painting was made using biodegradable colors made out of charcoal, chalk, water, and milk proteins. The painting is part of a worldwide project to create the longest symbolic human chain around the world. You’ll love these snapshots from road trips across America, too.
September 8, 2019: A whale of a kite
A whale-shaped kite flies above Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia at the 41st Annual Festival of the Winds. The event is one of the largest kite festivals in the world and draws over 40,000 visitors each year. In addition to impressive kite flying, live performances, food booths, and other activities make the festival a fun day for all ages.
July 18, 2019: Think happy thoughts
This photo depicts day one of the San Diego Comic-Con. Daniel Humm of Alamogordo, New Mexico “doesn’t believe in fairies,” but dressed up as Robin Williams’ Peter Pan from the movie Hook. A “real-life” Tinkerbell pulls on his bowtie as she tries to get him to return to Neverland.
July 11, 2019: Spiderman screening Spider-Man
A man wearing a Spider-Man costume attends a screening of the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home at the QFX Cinemas Nepal. The movie’s distributor in Nepal brought in the Spider-Man performer for promotional purposes. It was also a nostalgic moment for the theater which first opened with another release from the Spider-Man franchise. Find out some surprising facts about your favorite superheroes.
June 20, 2019: Bringing the insides outside
Four-year-old Dexter looks up at a 20-foot tall sculpture of the human body. The sculpture by British artist Damien Hirst is on display for three months in Leeds, England as part of the free-to-see Yorkshire Sculpture International—the United Kingdom’s biggest sculpture festival of the year. Check out these candid photos you won’t find in history books.
June 8, 2019: Leaves on wheels
A man rides his bush-camouflaged bike during the annual Harley-Davidson Open Road Fest near Felsoors, Hungary. The festival offers a range of concerts and events all focused around a love of Harley-Davidsons and the open road. We’re not sure if the bush here compares to these photos of the world’s most beautiful trees.
May 31, 2019: At home on the road
Edd China, former co-host of the Discovery Channel show Wheeler Dealers from 2003-2017, takes his street-legal sofa for a ride through Henley on Thames, England. The famed mechanic/inventor holds many Guinness World Records titles including fastest toilet and mobile bed. Check out these other weird inventions and products of 2019.
May 14, 2019: For the love of Pokemon
Chen San-yuan, 70, uses 29 cellphones mounted on his bike and two handheld cellphones to catch Pokemon in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Chen’s grandson taught him how to play Pokemon Go in 2016. Now Chen spends all his spare time catching Pokemon on streets or in parks, sometimes staying outside until the wee hours of the morning!
May 9, 2019: All hail “The Hoff”
British backpacker Lee Smith worships at The David Hasselhoff Museum (yes, it’s a real thing!) in Berlin, Germany. The shrine dedicated to the life and works of “The Hoff” can be found in the basement of a hostel. The memorabilia can be seen 24 hours a day and is free to the public. Check out these funny stock photos you won’t be able to unsee.
May 4, 2019: Jumping rabbits
A woman takes her rabbit through a course of hurdles at a rabbit jumping show in Caslav, Czech Republic. If the time runs out before the course is finished, the rabbit is disqualified. Rabbit jumping began in Sweden in the early 1970s. The rules are based on horse jumping rules that have been adjusted for the smaller animals.
April 5, 2019: A coat of a different color
Farmer Gwenan Jones in Sussex, U.K. dresses her lambs in colorful sweaters. According to Jones, the bright coats and scent of detergent have discouraged foxes from preying on the baby animals. Who wore it better, the lamb or this baby goat?
March 28, 2019: Peek-a-balloon
A hot air balloon in the shape of a clown peeks up from behind a building during the 10th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Twenty hot air balloons from 14 countries participated to promote tourism and air sports in Malaysia. Next, take a peek at these gorgeous travel photos from around the world.