Have you ever been having a bad day, and then you see somebody slipping on the ice, their legs scrambling for traction like they’re an anthropomorphic cartoon animal? You start laughing, and suddenly you feel better. Your whole day has brightened. What the heck is going on? What you saw was not, by definition, funny. There are no punch lines, and for the guy slipping it’s pretty tragic. But we can’t help ourselves. It’s totally hilarious.
The world is filled with these moments in which we shouldn’t be laughing but we do anyway, and it always improves our mood. Let’s take a closer look at 20 of our favorites things that we all find secretly hilarious. Don’t worry, you can laugh—we won’t tell anybody. And when you’re ready for more humor, check out the 50 Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Actually Funny.
People on Segways
Someone once described the Google Glass as the “Segway for your face.” But we don’t think that comparison does the true badness of a Segway any real justice. Riding one is the least cool thing that someone can do—and also one of the most hilarious.
It’s as if a higher being squeezed all of the goofiness that exists in the world—from fanny packs to pocket protectors—and jammed them all into one piece of technology. And for more things you should avoid at all costs, check out the 40 Things No Man Over 40 Should Say.
Animals Dressed Like Humans
Your dog does not need a hat or a fur coat or his own tuxedo. But if you insist on dressing him that way, rest assured we will be giggling. And speaking of dogs: If you want yours to live forever, check out The Former Model Who Wants to Save Your Dog’s Life.
Actors Who Can’t Hold It Together During a Performance
Always funny. Period. Case and point: Remember when Ryan Gosling flat-out lost it on SNL? And then lost it again? And again? All in the same show? Well, it was funny every single time. At the end of the day, there’s something about the release of these honest emotions and the breaking of the “fourth wall” that makes such moments priceless. And for more silly humor, check out the 40 Facts So Funny They’re Hard to Believe.
I’m sorry. But who knew that poor grammar was so undeniably funny?
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Cops on Bicycles
You should never laugh at a policeman. That’s why we always wait until they’re peddled adorably past us.
Babies don’t censor their joy. When they laugh, it’s with their whole body. Spit goes flying, their eyes roll back, their noses leak. It’s the best thing to watch.
Yes, yes, we know it’s a real sport, but we can’t help ourselves. It just looks like somebody trying to get to a bathroom before their bladder explodes.
High Fives That Aren’t Returned
The glorious tension as an open palm hangs in the air, waiting for a high five, and then the slow, awkward lowering of their arm when they realize there will be no high five today. It’s priceless!
Cakes That Are Not Nice
It never gets old to see someone take their animosity to all-new levels. And for more silly fun, here are the 50 Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Just Might Work.
A Satisfying Meltdown
In 2010, one flight attendant named Steven Slater had had enough. With everything. So he got on the plane’s intercom while on the tarmac and let fly several obscenities. He then raided the beverage cart for a beer and pulled the planes emergency-evacuation chute and departed. We’d like to thank him for bringing a smile to our faces all these years later. And for more on your flight attendants, here are 20 Secrets They’re Not Telling You.
People Who Take Photos with iPads
Sorry guys, but this is a total #dad or #mom move. Just use your phone! And for more on aging gracefully, here are the 40 Words That Will Instantly Reveal Your True Age.
To this day, there is still no better way to kill 1.5 seconds than a good silly meme. And for more on memes, here are the 15 Ones That Perfectly Captured Last Year.
Image courtesy of Twitter user @WhatTheHess
Dick Van Dyke’s Horrible Accent in Mary Poppins
The legendary actor has since apologized for “the most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema.” No apology necessary, Mr. Dyke. We love it! And for more fun celebrity news, here are the 20 Craziest Celeb Rumors of All Time.
What is it about being in a public bathroom stall that turns everybody into Mark Twain? We never tire of graffiti like “Say perhaps to drugs” and “I love your crocs, said Nobody.”
The word “wiener”
In any context—sexual, culinary, canine—wiener is just a funny thing to say. Try it. Say to a room full of people: “Anybody want some weiners for lunch?” There won’t be a dry eye in the house. You’ll confirm that we’re all twelve years-old at heart.
Children Behaving Like Adults
If it’s our own kids, it’s not funny at all. But other people’s kids dropping big words, or using words they clearly learned from their parents, it’s the funniest thing you’ll see all day.
So nobody finds him funny and yet he has hit TV shows in reruns and prime time, and all of his comedy movies are blockbusters? Suuuuuure you hate him.
Simmons in his prime managed to be both completely earnest and over-the-top ridiculous. Who wears short-shorts and screams at people to “party off the pounds” without being at least a little ironic? But no, Simmons meant every word.
I don’t know about you, but I could waste hours looking at Kookslams, an Instagram account filled with videos of people trying something simple and failing spectacularly. It’s so wrong, and so very, very funny.
Anyone Doing Something When They Think They’re Alone
Whether it’s singing in the shower or talking to their pet, walking with a John Travolta strut or yelling at a door that won’t open the right way, when people think they’re alone, they can behave in deliciously awkward and silly ways.
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