9 BONKERS Stock Photos That Are…Supposed to Inspire Travel (!?)

The lockdown is putting quite a few things in perspective, these images not included.

Photos are important. Generally speaking, yes, but specifically to us here at Fodor’s as we rely on striking, quality images that’ll inspire you to see the world every time you gaze upon them. Our standards are high, and because of this, we peruse photography stock websites for beautiful images of people, places, and things to help bring our work to life. With that said, there have been more than a few occasions where we have encountered photographs on the aforementioned websites that, well…don’t really make sense. And to be honest, the nonsensicalness is at times so overpowering that it needs a place of its own. A place to call home. And what better home for such mystifying imagery than a dedicated article? In addition to looking at bizarre photos, we have added a few questions, answers, and observations that might help both you, reader, and us, try to make sense of the chaos.

The 10 Goofiest Looking Dinosaurs That Actually Wandered This World

Not everyone can have those T-Rex, leading-man good looks.

We all feel a reflexive awww when we think about the dinosaurs who roamed the earth millions of years before human beings came in from stage left. Their majestic size and impossible anatomy sets our imagination alight, wondering how it must feel to see a brachiosaurus reaching up to eat the leaves of a tree or a carnosaur brutally dispatching its quarry. But not all dinosaurs were lucky enough to get the Spielberg treatment. These evolutionary mulligans had great ideas, like huge arms and fringed bones, but they ultimately didn’t work out. While I salute their adventurous experimental spirit, I’m still going to roast them in a listicle.

Inside the World’s 10 Most Notorious Plagues and Pandemics

You think we have it bad…

COVID-19 may be the first pandemic that we’ve personally experienced, but global outbreaks of disease have been around since the beginning of time. While they’ve devastated populations, they’ve also altered world history, spawned management techniques (hello, social distancing), and even provided lessons—most importantly that life does go on. Here’s a look at some of the world’s most infamous plagues and pandemics, and how each one finally got out of the mess.

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