No doubt you’ve heard by now that Australia is in trouble. Fires are raging across almost the entire country, and both the inhabitants there and others all across the globe abroad are struggling to find a way to help the situation.
Most of us ordinary people are trapped watching the difficult footage through our televisions and computers – but this week, some extraordinary people with a special ability took the next step that the rest of us wish we could: getting into the heat of things and putting the fires out themselves. We’re talking about the wonderful firefighters from the United States and Canada who flew across the world to make a difference.
In the midst of this difficult time for Australia, there aren’t many people who can make a difference like hands-on firefighters can. But the work is not so simple.
Temperatures in the burning regions are stretching above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and hot winds blowing at up to 55 miles per hour are making matters a whole lot worse – by providing the worst conditions to fight in, and spreading the fire ever further all the while. While most civilians are being ushered out of the areas on fire, the firefighters are going in head- and hose-first.
On top of that, a second “mega-blaze” has formed in New South Wales from three smaller fires that combined together. It’s now stretching across 640,00 hectares in total. 27 people have already been killed, and more than 25.5 million acres of land burned as a result of these recent fires.
Although firefighters from the U.S. haven’t accepted missions in Australia since 2010, this is no doubt the time to make an exception. Around 100 firefighters from both the U.S. and Canada have already arrived, and another 140 are on their way as well. Upon landing at the Sydney International Airport this week, cheers raged through the airport to celebrate their arrival.
In the meantime, thousands of people are participating in climate protests across Australia’s major cities.
“If you can get out, you should get out, you shouldn’t be in the remote and forested parts of our State,” Andrew Crisp, Victoria’s emergency management commissioner, said according to NBC News. The emergency warning affects more than 240,000 people in the state of Victoria alone.
Soap operas can be pretty dramatic. However, drama in real life with real people who are just living their lives is something quite fun. They hit drama levels few written screenplays can match. Today, we’ve rounded up 40+ of the most dramatic photos.
So Many Things Going on Here
We do not know what’s funnier here. The cat sitting on the guy with not a care in the world. Or the guy, who seemingly seems to be explaining something to the police. Really, what happened here? And how does the cat fit into the equation?
A Bad Year for Everybody
Let’s be honest — this year has been full of drama. Seems like some of us are hit harder than others. This poor Big Bird looks like he has just been fired from Sesame Street. Still, what’s meant to be sad turned into a pretty hilarious photo.
Nonetheless, if Sesame Street taught us anything, positive and picking yourself up after a failure is the best way to live life. Do not worry Big Bird, things will get better.
What Could Have Happened Here
Ok, wow. Now, that’s what we call a mess. Either this was done by a very hungry pet or a food fight broke out. Either way, we feel sorry for the person who has to clean it up. There really isn’t much of a bright side to this mess — it’s sheer sadness.
We wonder what was left untouched. Everything is ruined. The oven/stovetop and pans on the wall look unscathed, though, so we guess that’s a good thing?
Oh, the Irony
Is there even anything to say here? This is just absolutely ironic and hilarious. Life just has its way of making you laugh, ya know? From the looks of it, we think it’s safe to say that this “No Chew Deterrent” really didn’t do its job, at least not well.
Well, maybe if dogs could read, the outcome might have been different. This owner is now going to think twice before buying anything that claims to discourage chewing. What can we say — dogs will just be dogs.
Sometimes Instructions Are Just Suggestions
Here we have a classic example proving that not all instructions are set in stone. This person simply wanted to follow ‘proper etiquette’ when it came time to dry his hands with a paper towel. Is there even a correct way to take the paper towel from this kind of dispenser?
Well, if there is, this way certainly does work. But, look at it this way — it could be worse. You could have run out of toilet paper but luckily, that’s not the case.
Why did the chicken cross the road? In this case, it was to poke this little dog in the butt. Well, that surely is something. How do you discipline chicken? No wait, let us ask a different question.
Can you train and discipline chickens? What’s even funnier is the fact that this person owns 10 chickens — and two of the chickens really enjoy this poke war. Maybe they have a personal vendetta against dogs. The chicken army shall rise again.
Look, it Fits
Some videos on the internet are just immensely satisfying to watch. When things fit into other things just perfectly without any hassle. Here, a tuna can fit perfectly in the drain.
While it may be satisfying for us to see, we’re sure this person is going to have a tough time getting it out of there. At least now, they know how to handle this type of situation.
We Will Just Be Here to Make Sure You Do Not Drown
Cat owners, speak up. Has this happened to you? Your furry friend loves you so much that it refuses to leave your side. Well, that’s cute and all, but sometimes we just need our privacy.
Tell that to this person. All four of her cats (peep the one standing on the sink) are just keeping a keen eye on her while she’s trying to enjoy her bubble bath. Maybe they’re just making sure their beloved owner doesn’t drown or something…
Who’s Cleaning That Up
When you go to a drive-through car wash, you expect an easy cruise the whole way through until you come out the other end with a squeaky clean and shiny car. This guy, however, had a quite different experience. A loud bang and then, BOOM!
A giant BMW sized hole in the concrete wall. This is a bad day for both the owner of the car and the owner of the car wash. On the bright side, BMWs are pretty well-built so hopefully, this guy didn’t have to spend too much money on repairs.
Don’t Pay for Something You Can Get for Free
This person has been buying bay leaves. Little did they know, though, that they had a bay tree right outside their home. As hilarious as this is, we’re quite concerned about this woman’s lack of awareness when it comes to her surroundings. We mean, this tree is literally right outside her front door.
This is why it’s important to live in the moment. Take in your surroundings, appreciate the things you have — especially when you get something for free. Lesson learned!
The Case Was Meant to Protect the Phone
In a surprising twist of events, the thing that is meant to keep your phone alive is the cause of a major inconvenience. A piece of the phone charger broke and got lodged inside the port itself.
Perhaps it’s time to change your charger for a different one — that is if you’re able to get this piece out of the charging port. Otherwise, it looks like it’s time to go phone shopping again. As bad as this is, though, you can’t help but find the humor in this situation.
A Hat Straight to the Face
When you are on a rollercoaster ride, you’re probably not expecting to have something hit you straight in the face — especially not a hat. This poor guy’s visit to the amusement park turned out to be less amusing than he thought. A hat came flying right towards his face.
Now, we have two people confused. This person who got hit and the other guy that just lost his hat. The timing of this picture is just perfect, though.
Guess You’ll Go Hungry Now
For anyone that cooks, there’s no doubt that you feel the pain in this picture. Foodies will know how much time and effort it goes into cooking a delicious meal. When you see an image as horrific as this, the pain is just too much.
It’s still a bit funny, though. We can only imagine the expression on this person’s face when they dropped the whole pan of fried rice on the floor. All that effort wasted in a matter of seconds just like that.
Fatherhood in a Picture
We’re not entirely sure if this is sad or just outright praiseworthy. This new father clearly enjoyed video games, but cannot seem to find the time to play since he has to take care of the baby. You know what? We made up our mind — this is totally praiseworthy.
Do not worry, our friend. Just look at the bright side. One day, you and your child can play together and bond over something you both love. Have no fear — the controller will be used again someday.
He Knew He Messed Up
This is the face you make when you realize you just messed up. This person got a tad bit carried away. He wanted to ride those things like rollerblades. Soon after trying it, he slid into a split — which, according to the guy himself, he’s never been able to do. Doesn’t it hurt just reading what happened?
We hope he’s okay but you can’t deny the fact that this is quality material. Never change, whoever you are. This is the spontaneous spirit we all need in our lives.
Portion Sizes Matter
This lady here apparently ordered a $12 salad. Notice something off? Yep, that simply does not look like a $12 salad. We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not just dining. It is a dining experience.”
Well, we’re sure she’s having quite a bad experience right now. A few tomato slices and a glob of mozzarella cheese? $12 for this? No, thanks. There are better and tastier places to eat at.
You Can’t Cage Affection
This just touches our hearts — equally dramatic, hilarious, and wholesome. These poor cats are locked in separate cages. Yet, that won’t stop them from showing affection and love towards each other.
This can be a scene from a movie with talking animals who fall in love with each other but can’t be together because they’re cages in an animal shelter. Okay, someone adopt these two already, please. How are these two little precious cats caged?
That Is My Bed
The look on this dog’s face says it all. He does not know what to do and so, he looks at the owner with sad eyes. Poor guy lost his bed to the cat. The cat, on the other hand, couldn’t care less.
Then again, we’re not surprised by this dynamic. Cats really are like this. Still, both are precious no matter what anyone says.
How to Ruin a Party
Another perfectly taken picture, moments before the major disaster. These poor souls were just laughing and having a grand old time, clueless of what was about to hit them…literally. The funniest thing about this whole photo is the expression of the person who’s spilling his drink.
He just realized what he had done. We are sure everyone will remember this for a long time to come. If they do forget, there will always be this picture to remind them of the moment.
Jealousy Can Be Funny
This pet owner is showing a little too much love to the dog. The cat, however, is not at all happy. You can feel the jealousy in this picture. The picture is still adorable to look at.
Jealousy might not be an attractive look for humans, but on cats, we cannot get enough of it. As for the dog, we’re sure he feels like he’s on top of the world right now.
How do you describe this to your insurance company? What do you even say? This teen experienced quite a surprise when tried drifting. Yeah, we’re pretty sure this guy’s car insurance company isn’t going to love this story.
It’s sad but also hilarious because that’s exactly what happened here. We wonder how they’re going to get home now. A tow truck it is then, we assume. Thankfully, there aren’t many cars on the road. It could have been a disaster.
The Retaliation Has Begun
Oh look, what a nice view. Wait, is that a turkey? Yes, it is. And it went all crazy in the apartment terrorizing the whole place. There are torn pillows and more. We’re sure you won’t see this every day.
We hope there were no pets in this house, or at least that they were safe during this terrifying turkey invasion. Maybe it wanted revenge for all the Thanksgivings we’ve celebrated throughout history.
Sometimes You Just Do Not Care
Some of us may have a king-sized bed in our homes. But we’re sure that this girl was still able to get the most blissful sleep right where she is. How did she get there? Does it matter? No, it does not.
Just looking at this picture makes us envious. This woman is confident and simply does not care what others think. Or perhaps, she partied too hard the night before and as a result, she doesn’t even know where she is.
The Cat’s Mistake
Who knew just a picture of someone’s hands can relay the panic that they’re feeling? This house cat found its way on a shelf full of showpieces and books — some are made of glass.
You can immediately tell that this feline owner is simply trying to make sure that her furry pal doesn’t knock anything over. Will she be successful in her attempt? We’ll never know. We’re sure the cat didn’t learn its lesson, though, and will likely (and happily) do it again.
Life Will Be Full of Distractions
Don’t you ever wish that a funny photo you’re looking at could be a video? This is one of those instances. This poor man is going to get the shock of his life in just a few seconds. Seeing a beautiful woman adjusting her shoes whilst he’s walking towards a banana peel on the ground, plus he’s carrying dozens upon dozens of eggs in his hands — bad combination.
And that’s why — as sucky as it might have been for the guy — we wish there was a video. This is a literal disaster waiting to happen. Things couldn’t have been good. That much is certain.
Driving isn’t hard. Parking your car where there are drawn lines isn’t difficult either. This photo is funny simply due to the fact that the person who painted on the parking lines clearly didn’t get the message.
People who love organization are absolutely going to hate this picture. Everything is wrong. This is the epitome of, “You had one job!”
It Won’t Fit
Cars and cats are pretty different. You know one major way they’re different? Cars cannot squeeze through every tight spot like a cat can. And although we all have a GPS — whether it’s in your car or on your phone — you shouldn’t follow it blindly everywhere.
Someone, please tell that to this guy. He certainly doesn’t know that. He seems to trust the GPS with this life and will follow to the end of the world. Perhaps not after this, though.
The Whole Family
A total of four generations in one single picture — as beautiful as is rare. We really don’t know what could beat a perfect moment like this one right here. It’s surely one of the greatest images we’ve ever come across.
As a cherry on top, the baby is named after the woman holding her. Living long enough to see this must be so special that you can’t even put a price on it. Not many things can be this wholesome.
Need to Keep the Mind Stimulated
This picture is wholesome and quite amusing all at the same time. These two old chaps are ultimate couple goals. Unfortunately, the lady lost her memory. Luckily, though, her husband hasn’t given up on her and is showing her just how supportive he really is.
He’s not only teaching her the alphabet, but he’s also teaching her how to read again. Kudos, grandpa! You do you. At the end of the day that is what matters the most. We bet many of us wish they still have the love and chemistry these two have.
Desperation You Can Feel
This poor fella just wants to go out and play some soccer. The picture makes such a powerful statement yet also manages to be funny. We wonder what’s going through the kid’s mind.
The balls are seemingly taunting him. Hope you get to play soccer soon little dude. Also, how did so many balls get up there, and why are most of them damaged? What kind of soccer match was this?
Love Summed Up in a Picture
If you wanted to see what love looked like, this picture is it. Even after his wife passed away, this man still keeps up with his routine — and part of that is having coffee with his wife. So, he took this picture to the coffee shop just so they can enjoy a cup of joe together.
If that isn’t the most romantic thing we’ve ever seen, we don’t know what it is. We wonder if he also has conversations with the picture as well…
Someone Is Not Happy
When you’re married, you want to be careful when it comes to talking about other relationships. But, what do you do if a cookie begins to tell you about your future relationships? In this absolutely hilarious picture, you see that’s exactly what happened.
Looks like someone isn’t happy at all. The husband probably slept on the couch that day even though he really didn’t do anything. Lesson learned — fortune cookies can be fun but not always.
You ever look at a picture and wonder how it even happened? That’s exactly how we felt when we first looked at this photo. This car is stuck and isn’t going anywhere.
What might the owner of the car be thinking right now? Probably how long the wait till spring is going to be this time. It’s unfortunate but you cannot help yourself from chuckling a bit.
Fragile Stickers Didn’t Help
We are sure almost all of us have had a bad delivery experience. Sometimes we wonder if ‘fragile’ stickers on packages are even helpful. Does the delivery person even read the stickers? This poor fella received a vinyl record all bent up and damaged.
We really do feel for the person. The sheer incompetence of the delivery person makes it quite hilarious, though. We’re sure that next time this person orders another record, he’ll set specific instructions for the delivery guy — DO NOT BEND!
He Must Really Like Her
Some pictures hurt when you look at them. This person has probably hit a new peak of friend-zoning. Why tie your own shoe when you can have your guy best friend do it?
Oh, poor guy. Look at the bright side — he’s internet famous now. Come to think of it, that’s not much of a bright side. Still, this whole scenario is pretty funny… and maybe a tad sad.
This is basically the Titanic — only ten times cuter. Everything about this photo is absolutely adorable, not to mention hilarious. It also managed to be just as dramatic as the movie itself. We cannot lie, though. If someone decided to remake Titanic with just cats, especially these two cats, we’re definitely going to watch it.
Maybe even more than once. The kitty hanging on for dear life looks terrified, although the patio ground is right below him. Now, that’s what we call good acting.
The Look Says it All
Just the sheer look of excitement on this man’s face says it all. When you score a great goal in competitive sports, sometimes you really cannot keep your cool. Nor should you! Celebrate it, you deserve it.
No one has to tell this guy, though. He’s already over the moon with joy. We sincerely hope his team ended up winning the game. If you look closely, that one guy on the phone is not too impressed, though.
PlayStation for Christmas
This kid had the best Christmas of his life the day he got a PlayStation. When you’re a kid on Christmas, what more can you ask for? The sheer look of joy on his face makes it so heartwarming and hilarious all at the same time.
We love how well this picture captures every emotion of the time and presents it so well. It’s safe to say PlayStation earned a fan for life.
The Joy of Accomplishment
When you put your mind to something, you can achieve whatever it is you want to do. That has never been truer than this man right here. He’s filled with excitement as he just finished the long Appalachian Trail.
The whole thing took him a solid four months and five days. That’s some serious dedication. His girlfriend is also very proud considering that she’s the one who posted this picture on Snapchat.
Sometimes Happiness Comes in a Big Glass
This size of his smile is perfectly in line with the size of the dessert he just received. This is probably the biggest dessert he has ever seen. It’s safe to say that this kid was a happy boy that day. Can you blame him, though?
That sundae looks absolutely delicious. If you have a sweet tooth, you know exactly what emotions he’s going through. Enjoy the dessert little boy — you deserve it.
Love You, Mom
Seeing your loved ones in bad health is never easy, especially when it’s your own mother. This person’s mom had already been admitted to the ICU for 24 days at the time that this photo was snapped.
After what probably has been the longest 24 days, the mama bear finally got to go outside for some much-deserved sunlight. The ear-to-ear smile on her face says it all. We hope she comes out healthier than ever and lives a long and fulfilling life.
Facing Your Fears Head On
Sometimes the best way to deal with your fears is to face them head-on. You probably might not want to take a picture at the moment, until you’re completely comfortable with what you’re doing. Otherwise, you’ll end up like this guy.
He’s afraid of heights, yet he conquered his fear and took the most courageous — albeit hilarious — photo ever. In an attempt to overcome his fear of heights, he took a selfie that truly says it all, thanks to his facial expression.
She Will Always Remember This Date
The great thing about this photo is that it was taken during a date in which this woman’s now-husband showed just how thoughtful he is. He pays attention to what she likes and actually puts some thought into planning a date. A truly wholesome and heartwarming picture.
This person’s girlfriend loves giraffes. So, naturally, he took her for a close-up experience with one. She’s sure to remember this date forever. Just look at the bliss on her face — priceless
This Gesture Speaks Volumes
In this picture, it is the thought and effort put into this gesture that counts the most. The husband dedicated a whole bench to his wife for their 30th anniversary. But, not just any bench — it’s on a bench located in a park where they love taking walks together and have been doing so for years.
This surely is a solid marriage that’ll last easily last forever. We wish this couple the best of times and all the happiness in the world. The picture just radiates so much emotion…
Corgis Are the Best Dogs
What is the best breed of dogs and why is it Corgis? Because they’re just adorable and full of joy. The look on his face when he got greeted with 12 Corgis says it all. They went to a Corgi farm to adopt a dog.
Needless to say, it was a very successful day indeed. These precious creatures just warm your heart. The look on his face says it all. It’s funny and absolutely full of utter joy.