As most of you know, the internet is full of some really bizarre stuff. There are pictures of cats with their face stuck in bread, some strange Tumblr posts, Slenderman, a woman with a wookie mask laughing at herself and the moderately offensive flying spaghetti monster. You may think you've seen it all. I'm here to tell you something: you haven't. Not even close.
Today, I'm going to take you on a tour of some of the weirdest parts of the internet...
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This video begins as what seems to be a fun children's song with goofy characters. Oh, how wrong you are to assume that. It starts to get creepy at about 1:30, and just gets more scarring as it progresses. There's just something blatantly eerie about these videos. What do I mean "these?" There are actually 6 "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared" videos currently on the internet.
This is easily the most obnoxious, most catchy video I have ever seen. I first saw it in an art club meeting when we were just hanging out watching strange videos. Leave it to art kids to find stuff like this.
3) Shoes (Caution: Profanity)
This video is actually 10 years old. I remember watching it when I was younger, as I'm sure some of you do as well. I feel like you have to be the right kind of sleepy to find this funny (as in, that special moment of sleep deprivation where everything on the internet suddenly becomes the funniest thing you've ever seen).
4) Salad Fingers (Warning: this video is hardcore creepy)
This series truly exemplifies the strangest of the strange on the internet. Some of my closest friends showed me this particular episode this past year, and I was thoroughly disturbed after even just the intro music. I can't even put into words how creepy this video is. Enjoy.
This is an actual ice cream company's actual advertisement. I'm not making this up. If you ask me, this video is both effective and ineffective in the sense that it's super gross looking (and therefore does not seem appealing), but it's insanely memorable because the image is forever burned into your mind. I eat Little Babies...ice cream.
The internet not only has bizarre videos, but also bizarre websites. Check out this random one of a squirrel with a laser gun. Pew pew pew.
There just something oddly amusing about this website. It has words from "Alice in Wonderland" that you can essentially just doodle with if you're feeling creative. This one isn't the craziest thing on the internet, but I found it rather quirky and figured I'd share.
This is a simple game/website with a large, older looking woman sitting at a table eating apples. There's creepy music in the background, and if your apple is out of reach, a leg with fishnet stockings kicks it back out so you can reach it. Keep eating apples and the woman will grow larger. Eventually, something else happens to her, but I won't spoil the surprise. You won't expect it.
9) Eel Slap
This is an interactive website where you slap a man with an eel. That isn't some gross euphemism or anything. It's completely literal. If you'd like, however, you can gently caress his face with the eel. It's up to you.
10) Prime Number ******** Bear (Caution: Profanity)
If only I knew about this back in the day when I was learning prime numbers. The internet: making learning fun. For full effect, turn up your volume.
11) Staggering Beauty (Caution: flashing lights)
I love this website. I don't know why. I just do. Move your cursor over the little worm guy to make him move. Then try wiggling the cursor super fast-- you won't regret it.
I've only just scraped the surface of the "hidden gems" of the internet, but I hope this has been an interesting learning experience for you.
Human creativity never fails to surprise me.