The term “redhead” has been in use since at least 1510, but red-haired people have been around much, much longer. Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans, which has resulted in both prejudice and idolatry across many different cultures and eras. But what makes red hair red, and where does it come from?
What Causes Red Hair?
Red hair most commonly occurs when individuals have a recessive allele on chromosome 16 in both of their DNA lines, which produces an altered natural protein. Although the origins are still theoretical and surrounded by some mystery, it’s largely believed that a powerful tribe of red-dominant hair originating from the Middle East and Northern Caucasus once existed. During the Bronze Age, they are believed to have invaded the Balkans followed by Central and Western Europe, where they were able to thrive, while remaining rare in other directions of migration.
This is thought to be because red hair is most often paired with fair skin, which – because it has a harder time tanning and an easier time absorbing sunlight for energy – would help them thrive in those far-northern climates where sunlight is scarce. Over time, they became more associated with these areas and their cultures, specifically British and Celtic.
Where Are They Today?
Natural red hair occurs in 1-2% percent of the current human population, with the highest concentration among people of Northern and Northwestern European ancestry by far. Although Ireland has the highest number of redheads per capita of all the countries in the world (almost 10% of their total population), its neighbor Scotland’s own city Edinburgh has the most within one city – making it the redhead capital of the world.
45 Times Puns Were Created by Life Itself
Life is all about ups and downs. Still, when you’re down in the dumps but able to find the silver lining or positive side, things tend to get better. We have found some hilarious incidents that people have turned into puns. Without further ado, let’s have a look at those.
That’s Gotta Hurt
Somebody finally has a picture of this pun. A very popular pun since smartphones came into existence, a ‘screenshot’ both refers to capturing a picture of your phone screen — and in this case, the fact that this screen is totally shattered and shot.
And while we all know how devastating can be to shatter the screen of your phone, we couldn’t help but laugh at this pun. Good one!
We’re Going Down
Even though it sounds like a dream at this point, can you move forward in life without laughing at this pun? Even if the price of gas may never fall but the numbers where the gas prices were hung, fell down.
So, it looks like the gas prices are falling. Even if the gas price never falls, we can at least tell our kids that we saw the gas price falling one day.
Just in case you are wondering how these pizza bikes fell, it was just a “Dominos effect.” There’s something oddly satisfying about building up dominos and watching the whole line topple down one by one — but when a whole line of Domino’s delivery bikes fell over, the irony hit hard.
This cannot just be a coincidence and shout out to Domino’s marketing team for coming up with this.
If you’re looking for a relationship, then what kind of relationship are you looking for? If you’re looking for a stable relationship and cannot find one, then we have the best pun to describe your situation here.
Have a look at these two horses kissing each other from two different sections of a stable. This is a relationship inside a stable, so what do you call it? A stable relationship. Ha!
We love animals and we love puns. This particular one is our favorite on the list so far. Here one huge pickup cat is carrying another one that’s way smaller than its size. So, metaphorically speaking, it looks like one cat is carrying another cat here.
That’s what the pun says, at least. Puns referring to actual cats are the best and there’s no doubt about that. Still, the fact that someone cracked a cat pun without an actual cat present is even more hilarious.
You Had One Job, Mr. Cow
Here is a picture of a cow that’s stuck in a tire. Before getting into the pun, who did this whole scenario happen exactly? You had one job, Mr. Cow — and that was not to get tired. Now, look at what you did to yourself.
In all honesty, we might lose a little sleep over this. We just need to know how this cow became one with a car tire. Let’s just hope that someone rescued this poor cow.
Holier Than Thou
We’ve all seen this ray of light in cinematic films in which the director is attempting to show the setting of a holy place or subject. Now, look at the irony in this photo — the ray of light landed right on the toilet.
Does that mean that this is another kind of Holy Seat? Perhaps you don’t pray exactly the same way that you would at a Roman Catholic Church, but the toilet certainly looks holy.
To Be Continued…
What do you call a movie or TV show that ends with a climax? A cliffhanger. Here, this Clif protein bar got stuck on one of the rings inside the vending machine. So, it looks like a cliffhanger but technically it’s not what a cliffhanger is.
Let’s just hope the person who actually chose this treat from the vending machine actually got it in the end. Otherwise, that’s one cliffhanger with absolutely no delivery — and we all know how annoying that is.
Science jokes are always the best. Here we’ve found a hilarious science pun referring to gravity — the force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center. However, as you can see in the picture, gravity is on the floor.
In reality, we’re actually referring to the poster for the 2013 film, Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Anyway, we think this pun master deserves a few gold stars for this one.
Layover at the Airport
Let’s be real — this is one of, if not the, cutest photos to make the list. After all, we’re a huge fan of dogs. Now, a layover or connection is usually defined as a stop between flights. And let us tell you, these doggos are taking their layover pretty seriously.
As you can see, they’re sprawled out across the airport floor. So, not only do they have a layover in which they have to wait for their next flight, but they’re also physically laying over. Cute and punny!
Office-ally the Best
These three office allies took the whole thing a notch higher and we’re here for it. As it turns out, your colleagues don’t necessarily have to be mean twisted people who are just waiting for you to make one wrong move. Instead, they can be your allies and even friends!
If you were under the impression that the office is not really the place to make friends, well then, this wholesome text exchange is office-ally here to prove you wrong!
The Root of the Problem
What is a square root? You must be thinking it’s a mathematical term. Is it really, though? If you want a sarcastic answer, then have a look at the root of this tree. It’s shaped exactly like a square.
Is that even physically possible? No matter what happened to the tree, we have finally found the answer to the square root. So, if anyone asks for the square of any number, we’ll just show them this photo.
Save Money. Live Better.
Yes, Walmart did raise its prices both physically and technically. If you don’t believe us, then have a look at this photo. We’re still debating whether or not Walmart did this on purpose — because if you look closely, the placement of the ‘Low Price’ logo is now a bit higher than it used to be. Can you peep the shadow from which the letters were placed before?
If you can, then you’ll understand just exactly how Walmart raised its low prices. Let’s just hope that the actual cost of Walmart products has stayed the same.
The Chance of a Lifetime
Have you ever met Christian Bale in person? We haven’t either but the amount of love we have for him is unmeasurable. Now, if think that you’ll never have the chance to meet Christian Bale in person, then take notes from this fan here!
This guy is clearly a pun master, having put a cross on a roll of bale. He then posed for a picture he sent to his friends to show off that he has just met Christian Bale. Honestly, if we don’t get to meet the actor in person, then we’d like to at least meet this clever dude.
Making Sacrifices for the Pun
What do you do when you’re already running late for work but you spot something so hilariously punny on the way? You stop, of course. Take the photo and throw your pun out there for the world to see!
In this picture, there’s a snow pea on the ground. Still not getting the pun? Fine, we’ll just tell you. It looks like someone pead (peed) on the ground! Ha!
Is spring just around the corner? Wait, what spring — the season, or the metal object? Usually, when we say that spring is around the corner, we’re referring to the season.
In this case, however, someone decided to turn that little saying into a pun. And we’re not complaining, because it is quite clever. So much so that we couldn’t help but let out a chuckle when we first saw the photo.
Did it Hurt When You Fell From Heaven?
Pickup lines are considered to be another form of puns and in most cases, they’re very cheesy. Some of those lines may even make you roll your eyes. Of course, though, this is a very different kind of pickup line — these cars are far from cheesy or lame. In reality, they make up the coolest pickup line to ever exist!
Perhaps people that use actual pickup lines should take a few notes from this snap. After all, no one wants to be asked whether or not it hurt when they fell from heaven. Why? Because they’re not an angel; they are human and want to be treated as such.
This floor mat should be put in a glass frame with an inscription of this pun. The letters on this ‘Welcome’ mat are faded in such a way that guests have begun making hilarious puns out of them.
If we were there, we would have thought of something similar to this for sure! So, next time if you stay somewhere for too long, make sure that you don’t overwear your welcome!
Suppose you meet someone and you’re not a big fan of them. What do you do? Just hand them this small fan and whilst saying, “I’m not a big fan of yours.” Of course, that might be seen as rude so you might want to play this little game with your friends.
Nonetheless, this pun here is so on point. So much so we think it might take the crown today! Also, how cute is this miniature fan?! Where can we get one?!
Did this guy just risk his whole life? We went completely speechless after seeing just how creative this guy got while risking his relationship at the same time. We’re still laughing on the floor just imagining what his girlfriend’s reaction was after she spotted this “plain” tie.
Then again, she never specified what kind of plain she meant! So, perhaps he can save himself with an innocent explanation that “plain” and “plane” sound exactly the same. Good luck to you, dude!
Oh, How the Turn Tables
Finally! Oh, wait. We got all excited to hear that the tides of 2020 have finally turned — only to realize what’s actually going on here. If you look closely, you’ll see that the Tide detergent containers in the front are turned in the opposite direction. Someone saw the humor in this situation and decided to have some punny fun!
And we have to admit that although it may be a little cheesy, this snap did give us a good laugh. Let’s just hope that the tides do actually turn, and we can officially leave 2020 behind us.
It’s a Me, Mario!
Look! That’s Mario and he’s riding a car turned kart — a cart! Well, he’s dressed like Mario and that’s something no one can deny. And although he’s truly pulling off this look, we can’t help but wonder the reason for this costume.
Still, we’re huge Mario Kart fans so we wouldn’t mind getting a picture with this dude. Also, we’ve finally decided what we’re going to dress up as for Halloween this year!
Are you a big fan of the F1 series? It’s one of the most fascinating racing competitions ever. Usually, F1 accidents are horrible and the situation gets really tense when a crash occurs. We can see another kind of F1 accident here that took place on a keyboard.
We feel very sorry for the keyboard, as it has just gone through a pretty critical accident in which the F1 button popped off. All joking aside, though, we’re glad that this F1 accident is only referring to the keyboard as the button can simply be popped back into place.
Two Tired to Move
Do you ever feel like laying on the grass and doing nothing? These tires were doing something similar until someone visualized what was exactly going on here. So, as there were two tires laying on the grass, it looked like two tires were “too tired.”
Did you see what we did here? The question is who left two tires like this laying on the grass. Or, was it intentional?
Drive-thrus make our lives so much easier but at the same time, the name itself can get confusing. Drive-thru what exactly? Although we know what a drive-thru is, it looks like someone got a little confused and decided to drive through the wall.
We hope those who were in the car are alright! No offense but this cracked us up. It was hilarious on another level!
Yo, Yo, Yo — Ho, Ho, Ho
We believe when it comes to wrapping gifts, people can get very creative with them. You can get tons of creative ideas from Pinterest to bring your A-game in wrapping. What we just saw here tops all the ideas we’ve pinned on Pinterest so far.
This poster’s sister wrapped a Christmas gift with wrapping paper that features our favorite rappers — and she called it rapping paper. Genius.
When it comes to the holiday season, there’s no denying that everyone brings the festive cheer — and so did this property owner in this image. Is it even Christmas if you don’t listen to “Feliz Navidad” during Christmas?
The answer is no. Anyway, we wish that all ‘For Lease’ signs looked like this one. Is anyone else singing the song in their heads now?
If Sony saw this, they would have given this person a huge shout out because this pun is absolutely hilarious. Next time we play Control on our PlayStation, we’ll think of this pun and hopefully, make everyone laugh as hard as we did just now.
Just look at the irony of this game named Control getting stuck in a remote place. If this isn’t a remote control, then what is?
Snow Angels or Angles?
We have seen tons of angles vs. angels jokes and we’ll admit, they never get old. Just by placing the ‘E’ in one place instead of the other, you can get an entirely different word with a completely different meaning. So, are you making snow angles or snow angels? The choice is yours.
This particular pun master decided to draw a 90° angle in the snow, rather than making a snow angel. Ten points to this person for their level of creativity.
Good Thyme of the Year
The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just seeing this picture, with its Christmasy vibe, makes us happy. Of course, what we’re really looking at isn’t a Christmas tree but rather, a cute thyme plant. Mmm, who doesn’t love the smell of thyme?
Let’s just hope that we all get something special for Christmas next year, so we too can have an amazing “thyme.” If you’re looking for Christmas puns, then you should definitely go for this one!
He Herd That Right
The expression of this dog is what we live for! Looks like our furry friend here heard something that spooked him. We mean, his expression says it all. And while he may look a little terrified, we can’t help but laugh.
Not only is the look on his face completely priceless, but his owner got pretty creative with the Snapchat caption — “he herd something.” Ya get it? Because he’s a herding dog! Ha!
You know how people say ‘that’s nuts’ when something is truly crazy or unbelievable? What are we supposed to say if we see a floor with a pile of nuts? That’s nuts, right? This isn’t even grammatically incorrect or anything.
This pun is so simple yet so funny. Perhaps the next time we find something to be super outrageous, we’ll just take a handful of nuts and throw them on the floor whilst exclaiming, “THAT IS NUTS!”
Hay, What Are Those?
We took several minutes to gather ourselves to understand exactly what was going on in this picture. Who’s supposed to wear these shoes? A normal person with human feet or a horse? Have you looked at the heels of these shoes?
We just don’t understand any of it. Still, it would have been more appropriate had this poster wrote “hay, hay instead of he he.”
Nicest Authoritree Ever
If we didn’t know any better, we’d say that Eric Cartman from South Park had the honor of writing this notice to “respect my authoritah!!!” In all seriousness, the person that wrote up this flyer deserves a lot of praise. Not only did they make a pun using the words “authority” and “tree,” but they also made a huge pop culture reference that could make anyone laugh.
Hopefully, this note will teach people to be nicer to their surroundings. After all, who would throw trash or ash on a tree?! Come on, people. Respect my authoritree.
It’s not every day that you bump into two literal feet made of snow. While you’d expect to leave the house only to be met with snow that’s knee-high, that hardly means what we see in this picture.
So, naturally, when someone bumped into two giant feet made of snow, they obviously saw the irony. This, too, is two feet of snow. Ya know, just literal feet.
We’re in a huge dilemma right now as to whether we should laugh at the entire scenario or gag in disgust. However, the fact that someone actually thought of this completely negates how gross the whole thing is. It’s just too clever!
Still, we’re not entirely sure if someone actually peed on the pavement and this poster was just trying to cover it up, or if it’s all a silly joke. We guess we’ll never know…
Big Metal Fans
Have you ever asked yourself what music fans like? No, of course not and why would you? Well, someone started thinking about this and came up with the most delightfully humorous answer ever — turbine fans are metal fans.
Do they listen to metal or are they made of metal? How about both? We’re going to play some Iron Maiden for these fans to see what they do…
Best Teacher Ever
Parents can cross miles to help their children learn something. Here, a parent on Reddit took it to the next level. They were teaching their child how to pronounce “abominable” and drew a bomb inside an animal.
If this is not the craziest pun ever, then we don’t know what is. The efforts of this parent are totally admirable.
Did someone just ruin our childhood in the most hilarious way ever? Movie crossovers are the best and you cannot deny that. However, this one here took it to the next level. Someone combined Toy Story with Troy.
We don’t know how to react to it at this point. Who would have thought, “Hm, send the toys from Troy Story to war and see how it goes!”
Want Some Barbecue, Too
There’s no denying that barbeque puns have completely flooded the internet, and of course, we can understand why! So, here’s an incident that took place in a department store.
There was a huge queue in the department store. When one customer heard that the line was to get the new Barbie, he stood in the queue too. That made it a barbie-queue or barbeque! Is anyone else feeling hungry after explaining that pun?
Best Gingerbread House Goes To…
What are festivals without a gingerbread house? It’s one of the best things to do during the holidays. People get so creative with their ideas when it comes to constructing these festive homes for their little ginger friends.
Someone took their creativity to a whole new level and made the best gingerbread house ever without any hassle. They made a house with sliced bread, topped with a clump of raw ginger. Good one. We’re going to make one as well.
Can’t Help Falling Out of Age
The internet is a crazy place. Check out how someone turned Elvis Presley into a 12-year-old kid by swapping faces. We’re a huge fan of Elvis, so we’re not sure whether or not it would be a sin to laugh at this pun in which they changed the King’s name to Twelvish.
Then again, it’s pretty hard not to crack a smile. It’s all in good fun, after all!
What would you call a tree if it knew chemistry? A chemis-tree. Even though we’ve heard this pun so many times before, this tree took it to a whole new level — to the point that its branches started to form like chemical bonds, which take place in chemical reactions.
If you don’t call this tree a decent chemis-tree, then we need to take you to the real chemist to see what exactly went wrong with you.
I’m a BBQ, From the Aussie Land
If you happen to be an Aussie, the four barbies standing in a queue will remind you of something else. In Australia, people prefer to shorten barbeque to barbie. Moreover, in the picture above, barbies are standing in line — or a queue.
So, we don’t blame you if this picture reminds you of some stacked up BBQ. Aussies are funny, that’s for sure!
When it comes to husbands, they always know how to get under your skin. We’re just wondering what this wife’s reaction was when her husband handed her a can of pop and a can of corn. Because one thing’s for sure — she wasn’t amused after seeing how funny her husband thought this pun was.
So, she asked for popcorn and this is what her husband decided to bring. We can’t even be that mad because he did bring what she asked. It just wasn’t exactly what this wife had in mind.