In May 2018, a spectacular video from France went viral. The video showed a young boy dangling by just one arm from a fourth-story balcony. While onlookers stared up in disbelief, one man took action. His name is Mamoudou Gassama, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mali.
In spectacular and heroic fashion, Gassama climbed up four stories, leaping from balcony to balcony and reaching the child within a matter of seconds. “I climbed up to save him, voilà,” explained Gassama. “I did it because it was a kid. I love children very much. I didn’t think about the floors. I didn’t think about the risk.”
The wild rescue was captured on camera and spread via social media. For his miraculous efforts, Gassama was hailed as a hero and even earned himself the nickname “Spider-Man.”
Gassama, who has only been in France for six months, earned an invitation to the Élysée Palace to meet French President Emmanual Macron just a few days after the incident. He also met the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. “He explained to me that he arrived from Mali several months ago, dreaming of building his life here,” said Hidalgo via Twitter. “I told him that his heroic gesture is an example for all citizens.”
A petition quickly spread to offer Gassama French citizenship, and it didn’t take long before Gassama’s dream became a reality. Not only did Gassama receive a residency permit, but he was also offered an unexpected opportunity.
The Paris fire brigade offered Gassama a 10-month paid internship with the brigade, where he will receive about 600 euros a month. The head of the brigade stated that they are “welcoming Mamoudou Gassama so that he could discover what our job is like.”
“I am going to do everything I can [to become a firefighter]” said Gassama. Something tells us this young man has a very bright future!
Puff the Magic Car
Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to drive those cartoon cars on your screen? Well, apparently, somebody thought the same thing and actually designed them. Either that or there is something wrong with the car, and you should take it to the mechanic!
It is definitely a unique-looking vehicle and one that will have all the heads on the block turning. But is that a good thing?
Be Careful When You Peel
Art is subjective! So when you come across something like this, you have to wonder what exactly the subject is supposed to be. These wooden carvings of banana geese seem to be trying to say something.
What it is, well, that is your interpretation. But for us, it just seems that maybe the artist was hungry and thought peeled bananas wouldn’t be as appealing as these cute geese.
Use Your Synonyms
With so many new energy drinks on the market, it must be harder and harder to find a name that is not used. So this company decided to go with a pretty unique idea of using a description of the main ingredient… water.
After all, an energy drink called “Water” probably wouldn’t get as much attention as “Liquid Ice.” At least the design is captivating and cool, don’t you think?
There are so many things in this picture that makes us question things. Not only are these dogs doing downward dog position, but they are apparently in control of the military as well.
Otherwise, why would this soldier feel he had to stand at attention while watching them? This is truly a unique and confusing situation to find yourself in. Thank goodness we all have cameras in our pockets nowadays because this is worth documenting!
Save Your Ride
You don’t want to have to find a way home after a long hard day at school. So the last thing you want is for your ride to be stolen. This usually means locking it up to the bike rack or a pole.
Now no one says that that ride has to be a bike, right? Maybe this person lives somewhere where it floods regularly? Though we don’t see any water, do you?
Two for the Price of One
Sometimes nature does what it wants, and that is when you get to see interesting things like this. Strawberries growing inside a tomato seem like some sort of weird scientific experiment gone wrong.
We think we have it figured out, though. There must have been a breakdown in quality control at the seed factory, and the two seeds got mixed together. Do you think it tastes good?
The Tiger Inside
This is a bargain as you got too many stuffed tigers for the price of one. However, we are a little curious about how this happened. You would think that someone at the factory might catch this before it got to this point.
Maybe this explains why it’s so hard to win those tigers at carnival shows! You’re actually trying to win two prizes simultaneously… Now we understand why we’ve never been successful at it.
So why is this even a thing? Someone took the time to extend the deck’s capacity by one. Aren’t the 52 cards the deck comes with enough? On the other hand, maybe they are trying to create a new game, and this is a prototype to see if it works.
There are so many questions, and there seem to be no clear answers. It does look pretty legit, though, so good job on that! We guess it’s hard for us to adapt to new things.
Is Dinner Ready Yet/
This is quite a crew, and they seem to be fascinated with what is happening in that kitchen. We can only imagine that someone is cooking dinner, and the dog and cat are waiting to eat it. The chickens seem just to be trying to figure out if dinner is starring one of their late friends.
This crew is fun and could be a punchline in some sort of barnyard joke. You know, two chickens, a dog, and a cat walk into the kitchen kind of thing.
How do you honor your heritage and still have the stellar wedding of your dreams? This Scotsman seems to have figured it out. You simply put your stormtroopers in kilts and then get the party started.
This woman must be pretty understanding to let this kind of thing show up on her special day. Either that or she is a Star Wars nerd too. It makes for an interesting wedding album, that is for sure.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
This is too cute. A young kid loves polar bears so much that he wants to dress up as one to go to the zoo. Then the polar bear thinks it is a little cub and becomes enamored with the little guy.
We wonder how long this little staring contest went on before the parents had to pull the boy away from his new friend. We’re also super glad for the digital age because this moment deserved a Snapchat picture.
Something Is Not Right
When you are working on the packaging, you have to consider everything from the graphics to the fonts to the color palette. This company that ships bulk rice messed up on one of those for sure. Can you see what we are talking about?
That is right, why would the brown rice be packaged in white and the white in brown? That just makes no sense whatsoever. We understand that designers have creative reign to play around but logic and common sense should still be upheld.
Just in Case
There are some fashion trends that just seem really out there, but this one is perchance out of this world. Who has four arms? No one, so the only explanation is that this was a mishap, or the tee is meant for your four-legged friend.
We assume the last option is not it because why would this woman try on Fido’s new tee? Each to their own, we guess. The fashion designer responsible for this creation has some explaining to do.
“I see fields of green with tiny humans running around fetching sticks!” This dog must be a part cat because how in the world was he able to climb so high up this tree? And why would he want to?
Chihuahuas have a lot of energy. Maybe this pup’s humans wanted him to work off some of that so they could get some sleep. However, we are pretty sure they didn’t have this type of cardio in mind!
Beware of Cthulhu
There are so many stories about sea creatures, and now we have confirmation that one exists. If this sign is legit, then we hope everyone is careful when swimming in this lake because who knows what they will run into when frolicking in these waters…
It seems to us that maybe the parks and rec department should make things a little clearer. Are we worried about being abducted by some ancient water entity or something else?
This swim team looks like one that we would like to hang out with. They are quirky and maybe a little off. We are curious, though, what is this picture for? And why is this so elaborate?
Maybe it’s some sort of swim team “Where’s Waldo” tribute? This certainly took a lot of time to set up, so on that merit alone, this is a pretty awesome team picture.
No Waddle Room
Taking the tube at rush hour is usually pretty scary and a little frustrating, but this might make that trip a little more fun. Though we think we would have to ask one of these gentlemen dressed as penguins why this is all going on.
Hopefully, you haven’t just stumbled from the pub because this might make you worry about how safe it is for you to be wandering the streets of London.
This restroom door seems all standard until you get to that warning sign at the bottom. How intense is it in there that anybody under 17 has to wear a safety helmet?
If we saw this, we would seriously consider just how badly we had to go before opening that door. Maybe it would be worth it to hold it or send someone in first to scout the scene to see what is inside.
Making Traffic Fun
This is what happens when there are cutbacks. The construction workers have to get creative and find ways to make sure safety regulations are monitored. This is a very creative solution!
But how long did it take to create, and how much work was getting done while it was being built? No wonder highway works take so long! Finally, the long unanswered question has been answered.
Nothing to See Here
Firstly is this even safe? That’s the immediate question that comes to mind. The next one is why is this guy being so casual about the fact there is a busted window on the plane in front of him? Shouldn’t there be some panic!?
Really though, what happened, and why is this plane even getting ready to be in the air. It doesn’t seem safe to us, does it to you? There must be some very captivating story in that newspaper to explain why this man’s focus is compromised.
How fast was this car going to be able to jump that high and create this devastating but interesting situation? Thankfully, it looks like no one was injured in his accident. It seems like a miracle, and that is why we can take the time to ask how this came about.
It seems that everyone, including the first responders, is asking that same question. But what is the answer? We don’t know, but we certainly are curious! Time to become detectives and put our mystery-solving skills to the test!
It is very important to make sure your pets get enough exercise and fresh air. So having a set schedule to take them out for their walks is a vital step in this process. This person understands that more than others.
However, do pets with no legs really need to take a walk? Maybe he could just let them out to crawl around a bit? Though they do seem better behaved than some dogs! Let’s just hope this animal encounter here went smoothly.
When you live in a cold climate, you get used to it. This is why when it’s 50 degrees in Las Vegas – locals are bundled up like the big blizzard is coming.
In comparison, people from places like Canada or Minnesota are walking around in tees and shorts. So it is not surprising that ice tennis is a thing in the great white north. It does look kind of fun but cold as ice! Thick, long pants would make for more suitable attire.
Government at Work
Sometimes we all get frustrated when the road works run long or don’t start on time. It seems this country is trying to negate that. By giving these people a broad and uncertain start date, whenever they start, they will be on time.
On the other hand, it does make them seem a bit non-committal, and some taxpayers might find this unnerving. But it does give us something to chuckle at, right? Who knew the government had a sense of humor?
It Was a Rough Day!
Everybody has rough days, and apparently, this kitty finds solace at the local pub. It must be something that happens regularly because the bartender knows his order by heart. Plus, no one seems to be paying him any attention.
This is just too cute, and it looks like that cat has some things on his mind. It is good that he has found a place where everyone knows his name. While this is confusing to see, we kind of like it!
Out for a Walk
There are just times when you need to get out of the house. One of the best things to motivate you to do this is making sure your pet gets out of the house and gets a little sun and air.
Though this seems like quite the task in this situation… How much this fish gets from this activity is beyond us. But maybe the fish is this guy’s emotional support animal. Even with all the questions we have about this, we’re grateful for the entertainment.
Okay, we have heard of yarn bombing, and that almost makes some sort of wacky sense. But why would someone take that principle and use human hair as the source of material? This seems a little odd and maybe even unhygienic!
Maybe this woman is trying to support a cause like cancer research or something like that. Then perhaps we could see where this type of art project would make sense. If that’s the case, well done!
They Aren’t Going Anywhere!
Funerals and grief make people do some pretty strange stuff. This is new for us, though. We have never seen someone walking around with a portable casket.
But if we did, we would imagine you would want to make sure no one can steal it. A bike lock to a telephone pole might not be our first choice, but hey, you work with what you got, right?
Tarred and Feathered
There are two possibilities to this picture. One is that this person is trying to create a new auto trend. It seems like one that will not be here very long if you ask us for our opinion. But hey, what do we know, right?
The other option is that this is the final result of a tragic accident. But the feathers are too well placed. Somebody just tells us what is going on here. We are dying to know!
The things that people can drive with on one of those little moto scooters are pretty impressive. We guess it all has to do with the weight distribution. This guy has done a good job with these geese, and they are moving, which is even more impressive.
However, the question is, just what has this guy got in mind when they reach their destination? We want to believe he is just giving these geese a lift, but we have a sneaking suspicion it is something else.
This Is Pretty Foxy
No, this is not a zoo for fluffy chow babies; those are foxes. In some places, these beautiful animals are protected in sanctuaries. They are mad dogging this guy, though. They must be waiting for him to drop something.
Or maybe they are waiting for their five minutes of fame on the guy’s vlog? Whatever it is, they are really interested in this guy. Maybe they are mad that he isn’t paying attention to them!
It is always nice to have a dip in the pool during those warm summer months. But when some of those months correspond with storm season, you end up with things like this. Even still, it is clean water, so you can swim over and take a dip.
Clearly, this person forgot to take down the above ground pool before the storm caused the river to flood. Now they have a pretty cool setting for the next party.
There are a lot of fun little traditions in different places. Things like creating fairy doors and such, but you don’t often see them. After all, they are super small, but this person wanted everyone to see theirs.
This is so adorable and well crafted that it is clear they don’t want people just passing by on their way to their next destination. This is why you need to be alert when traveling, otherwise, you just might miss some unreal scenes.
Split the Difference
Logically we know this was probably two motorbikes driving alongside each other. But they are so perfectly spaced that unless you stop to really think about it, you begin to wonder how this car did that.
After all, unless you have a cartoon car that separates and pulls back together, this is simply unrealistic. Or maybe it is the result of some sort of rip in reality? We’re just going to keep guessing here!
A Tool for Everything
When you are used to using one type of utensil, switching to another can be uncomfortable. Even if it would be easier, this guy is sticking to what he is used to: using chopsticks. This actually might be a good idea because then your fingers won’t get all greasy.
That will also mean you won’t get any grease on your phone as you scroll through your social media. This guy just might be a genius!
Missed it by a Hair
This guy was going so fast that he snatched some woman’s wig right off her head. That is super awkward for the lady that is now running down the street bald. We hope there wasn’t anyone there that she was looking to impress.
There is really no other explanation for why there is a wig hanging off this person’s door. We thought about it being a Halloween prank. Any suggestions here are warmly welcomed!
It Will Fit
Why isn’t anyone helping the woman? There is no way this mattress is going to fit in the car, and so we assume she is trying to get it up on the roof. But without someone’s help, this is just not going to happen.
Maybe they have tried to tell her, and they are waiting for her to realize they were telling the truth. Her stance does look a little like she is trying to figure some stuff out! We hope it all got sorted out in the end.
Don’t Try This at Home
So we know this is probably photoshopped, but on the pure chance that this was real, we had to include it in pictures that make us question things.
Well, then you probably shouldn’t listen to the road sign in this case and maybe turn around and find another way around. Unless, of course, you’re a bit of a daredevil, but even then, we think this is a case of not trying this at home!
Playing With My Money
Have you ever wanted to make someone think you have money, so you go up to the ATM and pretend like you are withdrawing money? This ATM lets you play solitaire, which should help keep that rise up.
How did something like this even come to be thought of? No one wants to stand around the ATM for the time it would take to finish a game.
Looks Like Mickey D’s Is Hiring
If you are afraid of clowns, this might be a crazy day for you. We’re not sure why there are so many Ronald McDonald’s sitting outside this McDonald’s. Maybe they are looking for a new one for the store, but even with that, they should think about their business.
With so many people having a problem with clowns, they should maybe have these guys come out one at a time and enter through the back door. Otherwise, they might scare customers away!
That’s a Lot of Cats!
There are so many cats camped out here that the only explanation to explain this is that someone planted catnip. Otherwise, why are there so many, and why do they all look like they are from the same family? That’s a question all on its own.
The cats do look pretty relaxed, so maybe it is the catnip! We also think maybe they have been leaving food out for the cats for some time now. This probably started with one stray, and now they have a whole pride!
Keeping the Streets Safe
This guy seems to be attempting to ensure that the tire tracks of the cars stay clear for other drivers to find. But is this really necessary? It kind of seems like a never-ending job or some sort of torture.
You know, like that guy in Greek myths that pushes the boulder up the mountain in the underworld? This is the modern version of that. Don’t you agree? Go ahead and Google search if you’re unsure what we’re on about.
Get out of our way! We know that Chris Hemsworth is on the other end of that stream! Haven’t you seen the movies?! Seriously this is a super strange optical illusion. Is that sunlight or some sort of weird lightning?
One thing is for sure, this person had their camera up just at the right time. Now we can all wonder what exactly is going on here. It is a pretty cool mystery after all!
Humans Are So Strange
This cat’s face says it all… We would stare at our human too if we walked up and saw him sitting staring at a screen with funky socks on his ears. We think that he has been on his computer for so long that he has lost it.
We’re joking. The house is probably cold and he’s trying to keep his ears warm. Either that or maybe he is trying to drown out the sound of his buddies playing Xbox?
Potassium on Wheels
While we are a big fan of cool and different-looking vehicles, this banana car is a little too fruity for our liking. Okay, we know that pun was lame but we simply couldn’t resist it.
Who in their right mind would want to drive around a banana car? We’re all about making bold statements but the one this dude is making has us scratching our heads with curiosity. Can anyone explain to us why we need cars that look like fruit in the world?