“Humans Doing Human Things”: 10 Photos That Show Just How Strange Our Species IsBy Vika https://pictolic.com/article/humans-doing-human-things-10-photos-that-show-just-how-strange-our-species-is.html
Of all of the nature documentaries David Attenborough has voiced over, there’s one species that we’ve yet to hear him discuss. So today we’ll be taking a deep dive into the weird world of Homo sapiens.
There are over 8.1 billion of us on the planet, and we’ve been around since about 190,000 B.C.E. And while we’ve made many brilliant discoveries and breakthroughs, we also have a knack for exhibiting downright strange behavior. Below, you’ll find some of the most fascinating and hilarious posts from Humans Doing Human Things on Facebook. This page perfectly encapsulates just how odd our species is, so enjoy scrolling through these photos that should probably be dissected by an anthropologist, and be sure to upvote your favorites!
As a human being, I’m sure you’re familiar with the idea that we’re a pretty bizarre species. Yes, we’re used to one another, and we accept the social norms that we’ve created. But we’re all individuals and plenty of us are just downright strange. That’s why we love the Humans Doing Human Things Facebook page. This account celebrates the absurdity and chaos of being a person. And clearly, it’s beloved by many, as it’s amassed over 139k followers since its creation in 2021.
From people wearing bikinis in the snow to getting hairstyles that look incredibly similar to pineapples, there is truly no limit to what human beings can do. And apparently, we have the creativity to keep innovating and coming up with even more bizarre and hilarious behavior to exhibit.
Now, we’re not the only species that does comically odd things. I’ve seen my cat make countless hilarious faces and sounds, and his behavior is not always predictable. But we humans are unique in the way that we have free will and an extremely complex communication system. As long as technology exists, anything that we can imagine, we can turn into a reality.
Robert Roy Britt wrote a piece for Live Science discussing why human beings are arguably the strangest species, and he brings attention to a variety of the bizarre things we tend to do. We lie, cheat, fall in love, kiss, and blush. We also have odd features such as fingernails, an appendix, an Adam’s apple, and curly pubic hair. Many of us even part our hair, crack our knuckles, get goosebumps, and shiver when we’re cold.
Humans can be tickled, but we can’t tickle ourselves. We can do gross things like burp, fart, itch, and smell terrible, and we often struggle to find a lover or life partner. We love telling stories, spreading urban legends, and discussing conspiracy theories. But we don’t completely understand our consciousness. We yawn, sleep, get hiccups, dream, snore, laugh, cry and procrastinate. And we often get drowsy after eating but then can’t fall asleep at night when we want to. We grind our teeth, experience stress and anxiety, choose to be monogamous in relationships, and work hard at our jobs, even if we aren’t being compensated well.