People Are Sharing Memes to Represent Where They Live And It’s Hilarious

It’s easy to poke fun at other countries, but thanks to a new trend going around the internet, people are poking fun at their own countries now. There’s also a lot of people specifically talking about Texas, but there are countries smaller than Texas, so it counts.

Honestly, who’s better to poke fun at the giant spiders with red fangs of Australia or the friendly deer of Japan than residents of those countries? There’s no one more qualified!

What Counts As Catastrophic?

fire risk in australia from low-moderate to catastrophic
Photo Credit: Reddit / Brinq
Photo Credit: Reddit / Brinq

When you live in Australia, you apparently need to just always be prepared for a potential fire. One Reddit user was kind enough to attempt to explain to all of us non-Australians why exactly a ‘high’ risk of fire is only the second danger rating, and why they range all the way up to ‘catastrophic.’

Basically, once you get into the last three categories it means a fire is definitely going to happen and you need to evacuate your area because rescue services won’t be able to stop the fires or save you. Seems like a fun place to live right?

Meanwhile in Bosnia

pig sticking out of tail light of car in bosnia
Photo Credit: Reddit / TomBradyGOAT
Photo Credit: Reddit / TomBradyGOAT

They say if you’ve been kidnapped and someone puts you in a truck you’re supposed to kick out the taillights, so can we assume this little guy has been … pignapped?

What is happening in Bosnia though, for real. Are people just out there kidnapping pigs? Or was this pig just going for a casual drive and needed some fresh air? Was the taillight already broken and was it broken by the pig/for the pig? This picture brings up a lot more questions than answers.

Talk About Rush Hour

chinese highway 50 lanes merging into 4
Photo Credit: Twitter / @J4ACKMULL
Photo Credit: Twitter / @J4ACKMULL

If you think your morning commute is stressful, take a look at this 50 lane section of a highway in China. The G4 highway connects Guangzhou to Beijing, but this particularly overwhelming section is only part of it — most of it is a normal 2 or 4 lane highway.

This part of the highway goes from 50 lanes to just four lanes, which seems like some sort of cruel joke from whoever designed this monstrosity.

See Ya Later Alligator

'no refunds on gator meat' sign outside of restaurant
Photo Credit: Reddit / DwightKSchnute
Photo Credit: Reddit / DwightKSchnute

Okay, so clearly this owner is sick of hearing customer comments about their gator cooking skills and want to put this out there as a preliminary warning.

The thing is though, if you’re getting enough people complaining and asking for refunds that you feel the need to put up a sign, maybe you’re not cooking it properly… Then again, the sign really gives us the feeling this owner really doesn’t care what you think.

Meanwhile In Japan

meanwhile in korea bird and bunny at the train
Photo Credit: Reddit / alekmude
Photo Credit: Reddit / alekmude

The best part of the photo is the evident shock on the face of the man standing next to him. There’s a real-life Disney prince standing there waiting for the train and this fellow commuter is shook.

And it’s not even just the bunny that he’s staring at while he’s waiting for the train. There’s also a bird on the man’s head. Did you notice that before? Because we sure didn’t until someone pointed it out.

Targetted Advertising

meanwhile in japan FAT PC reddit chitaroni
Photo Credit: Reddit / chitaroni
Photo Credit: Reddit / chitaroni

Whoever was designing these clothing labels in Japan apparently decided they wanted to be a savage and just offend everyone who tried to buy whatever clothing item this was.

Reddit users were quick to point out that there are different standards for sizing depending on what country you’re in, but it’s hard to talk your way out of this one. The message seems to be pretty clear — it’s even written in English!

Salesman Standoff

deer standoff in japan
Photo Credit: Reddit / NojayGames
Photo Credit: Reddit / NojayGames

What kind of conversation do we think is happening here? Is the owner saying “Sorry sir we’re not open yet” or is he saying “we can’t keep giving you free merchandise?”

Reddit users seem to think this picture was taken on the island of Miyajima, Japan, where an estimated 1,200 deer roam freely thanks to the Nara Park. The deer on the island are trained to bow for food, so maybe that’s what they’re looking for from the shop owner. “Hey buddy, we bowed, now you owe us some treats!”

Meanwhile in Canada

meanwhile in Montreal guns not flowers
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

Meanwhile, in Montreal, there’s a street sign that really shows what Canadians are about. It’s all sunshine and rainbows up there in the North.

Reddit’s biggest concern is how exactly did the dinosaur manage to pick up the flowers? He would’ve had to bend real low unless he had an accomplice that helped him by handing the plants to him. Maybe he’s never held flowers before because they were always too low to the ground, and that’s why he’s so happy.

Camouflage In Texas

fitting in in texas
Photo Credit: imgur
Photo Credit: imgur

They say everything’s bigger in Texas right? In this case, a woman posted this photo saying she was “Fitting in perfectly” after having just moved to Texas and noticing her car was a little out of place compared to others.

Other Reddit users were impressed with the parking skills being displayed here, pointing out how rare it is for truck owners to actually be able to park only in their parking space without taking up multiple.

Meanwhile In Alaska

moose on the loose in Alaska walking down the middle of the road
Photo Credit: Reddit / mntoak
Photo Credit: Reddit / mntoak

You know how they say that if a deer runs in front of you while you’re driving, you’re not supposed to swerve? If you come across a moose in the middle of the road while you’re driving, swerve.

An adult moose can weigh close to 1500 pounds and be over 7 feet tall, don’t play a game of chicken with your Prius vs. a moose, because you’re not going to win that fight. Just get out of the way and let the moose run his errands in peace.

The Wild West That Is Australia

meanwhile in australia giant spider for meter reader
Photo Credit: Reddit / Shady_Slim
Photo Credit: Reddit / Shady_Slim

We’re willing to bet you can guess what country this happened in. Did you guess Australia, land of so many giant, scary animals that can definitely kill you? If you did, you’re right.

No spider with red fangs can be friendly right? It should definitely be avoided at all costs, which is exactly what this smart meter reader did. At the bottom of the sheet, it says “please contact your electricity retailer to arrange access” and the implied statement is “get rid of the spider before we come back.”

Meanwhile In India

meanwhile in india tiger warning about danger and death
Photo Credit: imgur
Photo Credit: imgur

This is the kind of poster most people hope to never encounter in their lifetime, but also the kind of poster that if you’re visiting this area, you want to make sure you’ve seen.

What could this mean? If you enter this area (is it an area?) will you face death by tiger? Or will you be killed because you saw the tigers? Maybe your imminent death and the tigers are unrelated, they just wanted to put the picture up there…

Save Yourself

level 5 goose warning London Underground sign
Photo Credit: Reddit / Hello_Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Reddit / Hello_Wisconsin

Here’s the thing, geese are not an animal you want to mess around with. Whatever geese want, geese will get. The London Underground staff are not joking around when they say ‘please avoid.’

One thing Reddit users wanted to know is that if a ‘level 5 Goose Warning’ means a goose has taken over a platform and no one should go there, what would constitute a ‘Level 6’? If geese were to take over all of the London Underground would that count as a Level 6 or would that be a Level 10?

Meanwhile In Singapore…

'get out of the sun' warning sign about sunburn in Singapore
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

“This isn’t Jersey Shore.” Singapore coming in hot (just like your sunburn) with those pop culture references. But also, if your skin actually gets to the point where it’s the color of this sign -especially in the span of one day – please leave the beach immediately.

One Reddit user described this as ‘the color of an Oompa-Loompa’ and they’re not wrong. Another described it as the color of a certain political figure that we shall not name, but you catch our drift right?

Winter Is Coming

nebraska snow being used as a beer cooler
Photo Credit: Reddit / pluggemr
Photo Credit: Reddit / pluggemr

Oh, you think you’ve seen snow before? Think again, because unless you can make a cooler out the snow piled up at your door, you won’t impress anyone from Kearney, Nebraska.

We like to think Jon Snow himself would be impressed with this ingenuity. It’s like Bear Grylls says, “improvise, adapt, overcome.” They saw a problem and they tackled it head-on, and they came out a better person (with colder beer) on the other side.

Meanwhile In Texas

girls on horseback in starbucks drivethru
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Is there a certain age you have to be to ride a horse in Texas? Also, aren’t you supposed to wear a helmet? We have questions about this entire situation.

Do you think this was the first time that drive-thru attendant at Starbucks had served people on horseback or is this a typical Texas recurring event? Also, isn’t it kind of difficult to ride horseback while also drinking a frappuccino? That seems like it’s a talent in itself.

Precision And Elegance

Photo Credit: Reddit / BuffyASummers0717
Photo Credit: Reddit / BuffyASummers0717

The question everyone wants an answer to is where was this sign placed? What public place felt the need to put up this friendly reminder for their customers?

Was this sign due to an unfortunate incident at a restaurant that some minimum wage employee was forced to clean up? For all we know someone could’ve posted this sign in their actual house after one too many guests made a mess of their bathroom.

Meanwhile In The South

alligator emerging from storm drain in florida
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

You’re walking along the street, or maybe driving, minding your own business. You see something is coming out of the storm drain along the side of the road and you think you’re about to be in a real-life recreation of It.

Then you realize it’s not Pennywise coming out of the storm drain, it’s an alligator. Can you imagine? There are people out there living in a city or a state (we all know this was probably Florida) where alligators emerge from the sewers.

Strive To Be As Nice As Canadians

leaving cords out for the person who stole the GPS
Photo Credit: imgur
Photo Credit: imgur

How do you get a Canadian to apologize? Step on their foot. Canadians are just too nice for their own good… “Oh, you stole my GPS? Well, you’ll need the cords to charge it as well my friend. I’ll leave them out front for you, enjoy your road trip!”

One Reddit user described the interaction as “snarky, passive-aggressive…yet somewhat still nice and kinda funny.” It’s all about balance, and this Canadian seems to have achieved that balance.

Meanwhile In Sweden

trainy mctrainface meanwhile in Sweden train
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

It turns out the public in Sweden voted to name a train ‘Trainy McTrainface’ and the railway actually followed through. Imagine being the conductor of that train who has to announce that or communicate that to other trains. ‘Arriving now on line C, Trainy McTrainface pulling into the station.’

The train was named in honor of the British polar research vessel ‘Boaty McBoatface’ which, shockingly, was also left up to the public to name.