The modern world is a bizarre place. Almost all of the information in the world is available at our fingertips, and, generally speaking, us humans are thriving as a species. Thanks to medical developments, we also have the potential to live longer and healthier lives.
But sometimes living in a fast-paced world of plenty can have very bizarre and, quite frankly, absurd results. People have always been weird, but nowadays they have gone completely batsh** crazy, and there are always on cameras on hand to capture their absurdity.
Here are 19 photographs that prove that we are living in a truly absurd time...
1. There's no such thing as too much of a good thing
Actually, there is. You know your ice cream obsession has gone too far when you're dressed like an ice cream buying ice cream from a giant ice cream cone.
2. Gravestones and memorial plaques are officially out
And flat screen memorial TVs are in. I wonder what this person's family decided to play?!
3. Now that's one way to prank the cops
Although, admittedly, I'm not sure the time it would take to make a car out of snow would be worth it.
4. Happy New Year!
Oh, wait. Someone in India's New Year took longer to arrive than expected. Who knew that December 32nd was a thing?
While we are on the subject of the absurdity of the modern world, it's worth noting that it's resulted in some extremely bizarre facts too.
In the United States, you are statistically more likely to get bitten by another American than a rat. To put the scale of people biting each other into context, in 2012, there were more than 40,000 visits to emergency rooms across the US for human bite wounds.