Check out these hilarious textbook pictures that somehow slipped through the cracks. I have to say, it’s no wonder today’s kids aren’t too bright.
Daily Mail has the full story:
Textbooks are designed to inform rather than entertain – whether they’re guiding you through algebra or the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.
But these images prove they can also provide much-needed comic relief in the classroom when errors manage to slip through the net.
Eagle-eyed students have been sharing pictures of mistakes and hidden jokes they’ve discovered in the educational aides – some subtle and some not-so-subtle – which are guaranteed to raise a smile.
The images, submitted to Bored Panda, will have you wondering how some of the books even made it to press.
One, apparently taken from a French textbook, shows a dog-walker saying ‘Bonjour’ to a nude couple who appear to be frolicking in a bush.
While a diagram illustration showing vital first aid techniques has been sabotaged by a biro-wielding vandal who added some much-needed drama, writing: ‘You son of a b**** I told you I’d do it. You’re next!’
An eagle-eyed student wrote: ‘Found something odd in my engineering textbook,’ referring to an object that bears a striking resemblance to a human hand sticking out from the back of a truck.
It might take a while to recognise the error in Reddit user laurlaur21’s Spanish textbook. She pointed out:’So this kid calls a girl to ask her what her phone number is ??’
Similarly, an illustrated guide to counting in Chinese features a hand growing upt o nine fingers. ‘Textbook level: Chernobyl’ wrote Redditor ev1ltje.
An algebra textbook with a picture of five students – who are all holding the same textbook with their picture on it – went viral this year, with Twitter users struggling to get their heads around the image.
Commentators agreed that it makes no sense, questioning the mechanics of holding a picture of the exact moment of time they’re experiencing.
One person added the message: ‘Help! I’m trapped in a barcode factory’ to the back of a book
It reads: ‘The hypothalamus plays a major role in the regulation of basic biological drives related to survival, including the so-called “four Fs”: fighting, fleeing, feeding, and mating.’
Embarrassingly one would-be geographer incorrectly labelled a corner of Brazil as ‘Egypt’.
Other submissions, however, were clearly the deliberate work of page designers with a sense of humour.
One footnote reads: ‘This chapter might have been called “Introduction,” but nobody reads the introduction, and we wanted you to read this. We feel safe admitting this here, in the footnote, because nobody reads footnotes either.’