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Jade Small
Jade Small
March 31, 2024 ·  5 min read

The Most Ridiculous Things People Tried To Pass Off As Reality On The Internet

For the most part, the internet is a wonderful place. You can find almost any piece of information you need at your fingertips! Researching a school paper? Google it! Want to keep in touch with family and friends? Just log in to one of your social media accounts, and it’s possible! Want to listen to your favorite music album? It’s readily available online. There’s also the other side of the internet—one where you’ll find some of the most ridiculous things. Often, especially online, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. There is just so much fake news being passed off as real and satire being misunderstood as reality, yet, people often believe the most ridiculous things are real! However, this list shows some of the most ridiculous things online that people have tried to pass off as real. Honestly, we can only laugh![1,2]

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Legs so long she definitely won’t have trouble reaching the stars.

most ridiculous things fake long legs
Photo Credit: Reddit / Naniibananii

 Sometimes, a poorly photoshopped image is so intriguing that it blurs the line between mistake and trendsetting style. It begs the question: is this a fumble or a deliberate attempt to pioneer a new aesthetic?

You have to wonder why they didn’t just use a pregnant model for this stock image.

fake pregnancy
Photo Credit: Reddit / wanderlust1916

We all know that in the realm of Photoshop, the impossible becomes possible. But sometimes, it goes a step further and defies even the most fundamental laws of physics. Objects float where they shouldn’t, shadows play hopscotch, and proportions have a mind of their own, creating a new reality that’s a bit harder to believe.

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Is nothing in the world real anymore?

fake food
Credit: Unknown

It’s like a game of hide-and-seek where the ‘undo’ button decided to hide right when it was needed the most. Result? An image that seems to have undergone one too many alterations, leaving a trail of edits visible to the trained eye.

Who even “Kneeds” Knees, anyway?

most ridiculous things no knees
Photo Credit: Reddit / bel998

Sometimes, a poorly photoshopped image feels less like an editing mistake and more like a tear in the fabric of reality. It’s an anomaly that blurs the boundaries between intentional artistry and accidental chaos, prompting contemplation on the mysteries of the digital universe.

By far one of the most ridiculous things we’ve ever seen!

most ridiculous things fake arm
Photo Credit: Reddit / Unkown_Gamer944

 Ah, the magic wand tool—an enchanting feature that sometimes gets a little too enthusiastic, leaving behind a trail of unintended selections and edits that magically transform the image into something unrecognizable.

If only he paid attention to the water. Oh and, his warped face. He might have actually been able to pass this one off!

fake fish
Photo Credit: Reddit / Obliverate

Sometimes, the images that pop up seem to transcend reality itself. It’s like they’ve tapped into a whole new dimension where physics and logic take a back seat, and Photoshop becomes the vehicle to take us on these wild rides. From floating objects to skewed proportions, it’s a world where imagination reigns supreme, and reality takes a day off.

I want to know what toothpaste this guy is using because this is just the most ridiculous thing!

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most ridiculous white teeth
Photo Credit: Reddit / trich87

There are those rare occasions where a poorly photoshopped image resembles something out of a sci-fi movie—a strange, otherworldly composition that seems to defy not only the rules of Photoshop but also the norms of our reality. It’s an encounter that leaves you scratching your head, questioning what you’ve just witnessed.

Sunsets don’t happen behind trees, by the way.

most ridiculous things sunset
Photo Credit: Reddit / moclen

 It’s those moments when minor adjustments turn into major mishaps. What was meant to be subtle tweaking ends up drastically altering the image, leaving it in a state where the initial intent is lost in a whirlwind of unintended changes.

You forgot your chain, buddy!

no chain photoshop fail
Photo Credit: Reddit / xakmonster

Sometimes, the quest for perfection through the ‘enhance’ filter takes an unexpected turn. What was meant to bring out details ends up magnifying everything to an almost surreal level, making you wonder if you stumbled upon an image or a microscopic exploration.

Congratulations on your new iPhone! Most ridiculous thing is, the box has no shadow?

most ridiculous things iPhone shadow
Credit: Unknown

Ah, the simplicity of ‘cut’ and ‘paste’—until it isn’t. Sometimes, what was intended to seamlessly blend two elements results in a jarring disconnect that’s reminiscent of a patchwork quilt. It’s the digital equivalent of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, leaving a visible seam that disrupts the harmony of the image.

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Part human, part graphic. Perfect body, perfect advertisement!

most ridiculous things cartoon body
Photo Credit: Reddit / gritch_123

Every now and then, you stumble upon a photo that seems to have had a mutiny within its pixels. It’s as if the pixels decided to assert their independence and rebel against the laws of coherence. Perhaps they’re on strike, demanding better treatment or just exploring a new form of abstract expressionism.

The most ridiculous things we see online, are people’s attempts at beautifying themselves…

funny face
Photo Credit: Reddit / whitecat7890

There are moments when a poorly photoshopped image looks less like a mistake and more like a deliberate nod to avant-garde art. It’s as if the spirit of Picasso himself entered the realm of digital manipulation and decided to sprinkle some cubist charm into the mix.

This woman has the sun shining onto her back, yet, it’s it’s also breaking through the clouds ahead. Hmmm.

Photo Credit: Reddit / half-im-lost

There’s something fascinating about seeing individuals seamlessly photoshopped into breathtaking natural landscapes. It’s like having a front-row seat to witness someone’s digital adventure where they transcend physical boundaries to stand atop mountains, lounge by serene lakes, or casually stroll through dense forests—all without leaving the comfort of their own home.

How Ridiculous is it to actually airbrush an ankle?

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most ridiculous ankle airbrush
Photo Credit: Reddit / LaComtesse

It’s like watching an attempt to smooth out imperfections take a bizarre turn, resulting in a melted, distorted version of the original image. It’s a reminder that a gentle touch in Photoshop can be the difference between a polished finish and a surreal meltdown.

Yes, that sure is a lovely home you’ve photoshopped yourself in front of. Ha!

Photo Credit: Reddit / sharkbait1999

Every once in a while, an image surfaces that showcases a level of creativity that transcends conventional understanding. It’s not just a mistake; it’s an artistic expression in its own right. The kind that prompts you to question if it’s a genius experiment or a delightful accident.

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