Adorable Abominable Snow Monster
If you live for Christmas nostalgia, odds are you watch the old Christmas claymation movies from the ‘60s and ‘70s every year. One such classic is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, where we meet the cutest abominable snow monster ever.
We totally understand the look of excitement on this guy’s face, because being compared to the abominable snow monster is a huge compliment. This earns a rating of 8 out of 10 on the “fans thrilled with the comparison” scale.
King Henry VIII Reincarnated
You don’t have to be British to know who King Henry VIII is. Surely you’ve seen one of the millions of movies and TV shows made about his wild life with his six wives who all met unfortunate ends.
We’re not sure if he’s making that face because he’s displeased, or because he’s trying to look like the portrait, but it just makes the comparison that much better. This earns a 9 out of 10 on the “I’m a grumpy guy” scale.
The Real Santa Clause
Speaking of classic, nostalgic Christmas movies, the 1994 hit The Santa Clause is one of the most magical Christmas movies you could watch. Everyone loves seeing Scott Calvin’s crazy transformation.
This man looks absolutely thrilled to be compared to Scott Calvin, but we’ve got to give it a 3 out of 10 on the lookalike scale. Now, if they had put a photo of the actual Santa Claus, this comparison would’ve earned a 9. Because… look at him!
This Is the Way
Some TV characters turn into massive pop culture phenomena. The most recent one is Baby Yoda. That’s not even his name, yet pretty much everyone knows who he is whether they’ve watched The Mandolorian or not.
This was Star Wars fan day at the stadium, and the only thing cuter than Baby Yoda is this little kid’s face. We’ve got to give this a 10 out of 10 on the “can’t help but smile when you see it” scale.
No Clean Like Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean is one of those characters that most people recognize, but they don’t necessarily know why. He’s the mascot for cleaning products, particularly the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, which can tackle just about any dirty surface.
We’re not sure who looks tougher- Mr. Clean, or the guy being compared to him. We’ll give this comparison a 6 out of 10 on the “looks like he could kick some butt” scale.
A Cheap Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso is a TV show about an American football coach who goes to manage a British soccer team. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry, neither have we. But someone thought this fan looked a bit like him.
A mustache does not a lookalike make, so we’re going to have to give this one a 2 out of 10 on the lookalike scale. At least the fan doesn’t look upset over the comparison. There’s always a bright side!
Somewhat Like Tom Holland
After Tom Holland became the new Spider-Man in the movie franchise, he gained quite a lot of new fans, particularly among the ladies. So it’s no surprise that someone being compared to him would be very flattered.
This guy looks straight-up thrilled, and we can’t blame him. We’re not so sure how much he looks like Tom beyond the glasses and a somewhat similar haircut, though, so we’ll give this one a 4 out of 10.
A New Simba
Hakuna Matata means no worries for the rest of your days, and worries are the last thing sports fans at hockey matches have on their minds, especially when they’re getting compared to Simba.
Can you feel the love tonight? We sure can, just by looking at this guy’s face. Simba is pretty awesome, and there’s nothing a man likes more than people noticing his beard. This earns an 8 out of 10 on the “absolutely thrilled” scale.
A Very Malcontent Ralphie
If you’ve ever flipped through the TV guide on Christmas day, odds are you’ve noticed that there’s always a channel playing A Christmas Story over and over. That’s because it’s a Christmas classic for many families.
This Ralphie lookalike has got the grumpy Ralphie face down pat. His glasses are too narrow and he’s not fluffy enough, though, so we’ll rate this one a 4 out of 10.
Hermey the Misfit Elf
The claymation Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer graces this list again, but this time it’s Hermey the Elf who dreams of being a dentist and is also apparently a big hockey fan.
They’re a couple of misfits, these two, but they’re adorable misfits. We’re not sure that the lookalike looks much like Hermey physically, but we give the comparison a 10 out of 10 on the “perfect hair swoop” scale.
Zendaya’s Hair Twin
More and more men these days are growing their hair out. It’s great that they’re getting to experience the fun of having long hair in the same way women do, especially women like Zendaya, who’s rarely caught with the same hairstyle twice.
He may not be too happy to be compared to a woman, but he should be because Zendaya is a goddess and we’re all just living in her world. This gets a 10 out of 10 on the “fan’s not pleased” scale.
Planes, Trains and Del Griffith
When it comes to lookalikes, sometimes the staff searching the crowd finds someone who’s absolutely perfect. That’s what happened with this photo of Del Griffith from Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
This comparison deserves a 10 out of 10 on the lookalike scale, and also a 10 out of 10 on the “absolutely thrilled” scale. This guy couldn’t be happier to appear on the big screen, and that happiness has rubbed off on us.
Kurt Cobain Reincarnated
The world lost a great musician when it lost Kurt Cobain. The lead singer of Nirvana had a massive fan base, and for good reason, since Nirvana released loads of hit songs. Cobain’s long blonde hair was pretty iconic too.
We can see how someone spotted this kid’s hair and thought, “That’s giving serious Kurt vibes.” Unfortunately, we have to give it a 2 out of 10 on the “lacking the appropriate facial hair” scale.
Lil Nas X the Second
Lil Nas X is a rapper who has made huge waves in the music industry over the last few years. Whether you’re a fan or not, odds are you’d recognize him if you saw a picture of him.
This fan took his horse to the hockey stadium instead of the old town road, and we’re not so sure he’s happy to be compared to the rapper. Maybe that’s because he doesn’t look much like him, which is why we’ll rate this a 2 out of 10.
Chewbacca’s Human Counterpart
Chewbacca is one of those characters that everyone knows and loves, even if they aren’t fans of the Star Wars franchise. It’s hard not to love something that looks like a combination of Sasquatch and a Yorkie.
That’s why this guy is so happy to see his luscious locks compared to Chewbacca’s. Chewie may not have a soul patch like this guy, but this comparison earns a 10 out of 10 on the awesomeness scale anyway.
Someone Like Marv
The lookalike crew decided to throw some villains into the mix, and since a lot of the lookalikes revolve around Christmas characters, they looked for someone who looks like Marv from Home Alone.
We’re not so sure they were successful in their search, though. Aside from poofy hair, these two don’t have much in common. We’ll give them a 6 out of 10 on the “at least you tried” scale.
A 4D Whitey Duvall
Most popular winter holiday movies revolve around Christmas. People know that there are other celebrations around this time, like Hanukkah, but rarely do you see movies about them. At least, that was until Eight Crazy Nights came out.
Whitey Duvall is a beloved character from the film, and this man definitely seems to embody the spirit of Whitey. If Whitey weren’t animated we’re pretty sure he’d be this man, so we give this a 10 out of 10.
Silver, Gold, and Burl
The third character from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer appears in the form of Sam the Snowman, which means that either the movie is extremely popular, or those in charge of the lookalike cam just really love it.
Either way, this beloved character is voiced by Burl Ives, and this man’s smile definitely reminds us of Burl. We’ll give this lookalike a 7 out of 10 because we haven’t heard him sing.
Alan Garner’s Wolf Pack
The Hangover was a huge comedy hit when it came out in 2009, and one of the best parts was the weird quotes from Zach Galifianakis’ character, Alan Garner. He was definitely one of the funniest parts of the film.
As far as being an all-around lookalike, we’re not so sure we’d give it to this guy. However, his beard is spot on, and for that, he earns a 10 out of 10 on the “epic facial hair” scale.
The Old School Obi-Wan
When most people think of Obi-Wan Kenobi, they probably think of Ewan McGregor, especially now that the TV series of the same name and starring McGregor has come out on Disney+. But before him, came Alec Guinness.
Honestly, aside from the white hair, we don’t see a comparison here at all. It seems the lookalike team was really reaching on this one. Maybe all the fans in the crowd that day just looked too generic. This gets a 2 out of 10.
A Less Surprised Kevin McCallister
Even if you haven’t seen Home Alone, you probably know that the main character, played by Macaulay Culkin, was a clever kid who got left- shockingly- home alone and had to ward off burglars.
Sure, appearance-wise this kid looks a bit like good ol’ Kevin, but what makes it a more accurate comparison is the fact that he appears to be sitting alone, just like poor Kevin was left home alone. For that, it earns a 9 out of 10.
Jason’s Younger Self
Jason is the creepy killer from the Friday the 13th movie franchise. It’s doubtful that anyone would enjoy being considered his lookalike unless they were attending a Halloween costume party.
Considering Jason’s mask is actually a hockey mask, it’s not that surprising to see a kid at a hockey match wearing one. But since the movie has basically ruined hockey masks, we give this an 8 out of 10 on the creepiness scale.
Fake Deepfake Tom Cruise
Deepfakes are doppelgangers that are made by AI who look and sound like other people; in this case, like actor Tom Cruise. A lookalike actor went viral for some TikTok videos pretending to be the real Cruise.
This hockey fan isn’t even getting compared to the real Tom, he’s getting compared to the deepfake Tom, which is pretty funny and feels pretty meta. This gets an 8 out of 10 on the “Tomception” scale.
Surprised Yukon Cornelius
Yet another iconic character from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer claymation film is the arctic prospector by the name of Yukon Cornelius. He’s one of many characters who help Rudolph along his journey.
While this guy is just as cute and cuddly as Yukon is, he lacks that tough guy appeal that Yukon has. He’s nailed the excited Yukon face, though, and for that, we give him a 6 out of 10.
A Turbotastic King Candy
Anyone who’s a fan of video game nostalgia should definitely watch Wreck-It Ralph. The movie is full of video game references and nods to arcade culture. One major character in the film is King Candy.
This man has got the eyebrows and hair for King Candy, but we’d need to see his nose after being stung by a bee to know for sure whether the comparison is legit. Due to that, we give it a 5 out of 10.
A Rotten Scut Farkus
Movies featuring children are nothing without an over-the-top bully or two, and in A Christmas Story, that bully takes the form of Scott “Scut” Farkus. He’s a creepy kid who likes to bully Ralphie and his friends any chance he gets.
This kid looks pretty embarrassed to be told he looks like Scut, and we can’t blame him. We’d be embarrassed too to be compared to bad characters just because you’re a ginger. Without the fur hat, this earns a 4 out of 10.
Doug Heffernan of Queens
The King of Queens is one of many sitcoms that people watched in the early 2000s when there was nothing else on TV. The main character in the show was Doug Heffernan, played by Kevin James.
The best part of this comparison is the pout on the hockey fan’s face, which perfectly embodies the pout on Doug’s face in the comparison photo. It earns this lookalike a 7 out of 10 on the “spot-on facial expressions” scale.
Bran the Broken’s Brother
It’s been long enough since Game of Thrones ended that we can all admit that we never expected Bran Stark to end up king of the seven kingdoms. We also never expected him to attend a hockey match.
This kid definitely gives off Stark vibes, but we’re not sure if we could call him Bran’s lookalike. He could be a fraternal twin brother or something, though. We’ll give him a 7 out of 10 on the “they could be related” scale.
Grumpy Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is, quite frankly, filthy freakin’ rich. As the founder of Amazon and knowing Amazon’s success nowadays, you can imagine why he’s the billionaire that he is. That smug look on his face just proves it.
The look on this guy’s face says, “Sure, my head may be shaped like Jeff’s, but my bank account looks nothing like his!” He’s also lacking Jeff’s eyebrows, so we’ll give this one a 4 out of 10.
It’s-ah Me, Mario
If Nintendo has done anything right, it’s creating absolutely iconic characters. Game franchises like Animal Crossing, Pokémon, and Mario are well-known by people around the world. That little red hat has got to be one of the most recognizable symbols ever.
We aren’t surprised that this guy looks happy to be compared to the likes of Mario since Mario is adorable and well-loved. But where they both really shine is in the mustache department, which earns this lookalike a 5 out of 10.
Carrie, Not Bradshaw
Stephen King is well known for his creepy, scary, horror books and movies. One of those is Carrie, a story about a girl who’s bullied at school over and over until she finally snaps.
Where this comparison works is in the long, luscious hair with a middle part. She also looks like she could do the Carrie smile pretty well. We’ll give it a 6 out of 10 on the “we guess they look somewhat alike” scale.
Doge as a Human
If you still don’t really GET cryptocurrency, then don’t worry, because neither do we. Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that was started in order to make fun of Bitcoin but it became so much more, thanks to Reddit.
We suppose they chose this lookalike due to his fluffy hair and killer side eye, which does make him look a tad like the Dogecoin Shiba Inu. We’ll give this a 7 out of 10 on the “it’s a stretch, but it’s creative” scale.
Carly From the Reboot
The early 2000s were all about Disney Channel and Nickelodeon for kids and tweens. Series like Zoey 101 and iCarly appealed to independent young girls everywhere for their sassy female leads.
iCarly is clearly on people’s minds since the reboot in 2021, hence this comparison. She’s got similar eyes, eyebrows, and long silky hair to Miranda Cosgrove, so this lookalike earns an 8 out of 10.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
It’s hard not to have a crush on Scarlett Johansson. She’s a great actress, she’s gorgeous, and she pulls off just about any hair color well. She even joined the MCU as Black Widow.
We don’t see this one at all, honestly. She doesn’t have red or long hair, her face shape is completely different, and even her eyes look different. The girl is beautiful, but as far as lookalikes, this gets a 0 out of 10.
Comeback Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser was Hollywood’s sweetheart in the 1990s and early 2000s, until his sudden disappearance. He’s making a huge, well-supported comeback now, and getting more love from fans than ever before.
That’s probably why this guy looks so flattered to be compared to him. We wonder if the people in his life love him as much as fans love Brendan. We have to rate this a 10 out of 10 on the “makes your heart happy” scale.
Tiger Queen Carole Baskin
During 2020, most people were desperately looking for ways to entertain themselves, which led to several massive cultural phenomena. One of those phenomena was the swift rise (and fall) of Tiger King.
This lady is nothing like Carole Baskin unless she has some secret obsession with big cats that we just don’t know about. We’ll give this a 1 out of 10 on the lookalike scale, only because she looks so happy.
Rich Man Elon Musk
Maybe you know Elon Musk because he’s rich. Maybe you really admire Tesla. Maybe you’ve been following what’s going on with Twitter. Or maybe you’re still trying to pronounce his kids’ names.
Did the lookalike cam crew go home at this point and just put the photos on random? Because the comparison here is pretty weak. Maybe there’s a tiny similarity in the eyes. This earns an 8 out of 10 on the “pretty boring” scale.
Louis “King of Swing” Prima
Louis Leo Prima was known as The King of Swing. He was a hugely popular musician in the mid-1900s. He even voiced King Louie in the animated The Jungle Book.
This guy’s definitely got a winning smile similar to Prima’s, and his face shape and hair are similar, too. This was a solid 9 out of 10 lookalike, even though most people in the crowd probably didn’t know who it was!
Norman “Psycho” Bates
Robert Bloch created the character Norman Bates in his novel Psycho in 1959. Since then, we’ve seen many versions of the character, the more famous being from the 1960 film of the same name.
It’s hard to imagine him as Norman Bates when there’s such a creepy, serious picture of Norman, and then the guy is just grinning like crazy. Because of this, we’ll give it a 6 out of 10 on the “has potential” scale.
Microsoft’s Bill Gates
Bill Gates, like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, is famous for being an entrepreneur who’s filthy stinkin’ rich. He’s the co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, but he’s also known for being a big philanthropist.
This comparison isn’t totally off, but it gives more “Bill Gates in 10 years” vibes than “right now” vibes. So we’ll give it an 8 out of 10 on the “older lookalike” scale and check back with this guy in 10 years.
Ben Affleck, Maybe?
Maybe you know Ben Affleck as a fairly successful actor. Or, if you’re like us, you know him for having dated two different Jennifers, earning the pet name Bennifer not once, but twice.
Maybe this guy is also dating a woman named Jennifer, but that’s where the similarities stop. We’re not sure what it was about this guy that earned him a comparison to Ben Affleck, but he gets a 5 out of 10 on the “ladies will like this comparison” scale.
Joe Exotic the Tiger King
Speaking of Tiger King, the most memorable person from the show was definitely Joe Exotic, and not for good reasons. His quirky personality and appearance made him a bit of a cult fan favorite, though.
This guy has long hair and a similar mustache, so we can kind of see it. Quick, someone take him to get his hair bleached and then bring him back! Then we’ll really know if he’s a true lookalike. He earns a 6 out of 10 for potential.
Curly Carrot Top
You may really only know who Carrot Top is due to his iconic poofy, curly red hair. But it turns out he’s one of the highest-paid comedians, ever, to do a residency in Las Vegas.
This kid looks a little embarrassed to be compared to Carrot Top based on his hair, and we can’t really blame him. We do, however, see similarities in the shape, so it earns a 7 out of 10 on the “hair poof” scale.
A Happy Rick Harrison
Next on our list is a reality TV icon. It’s Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars, which has a whopping 21 seasons. Who knew people would enjoy following the day-to-day of a small pawn shop so much?
This is a pretty solid lookalike, although we’d love to see him without the baseball cap, and also hear a recording of him doing the TV show’s intro voiceover. He earns a 10 out of 10 on the “I’m just happy to be here” scale.
Dave Grohl’s “Pretender”
Being compared to Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl most certainly isn’t a bad thing! That being said, we don’t think this fan has the musician’s scowl down, just yet.
While this sports fan’s luscious locks are most definitely comparable to Grohl’s, he seems to be simply too smiley of a person to pass for grumpy Dave. We’ll have to give this one a 5 out of 10 on the lookalike scale. But we’ll give it a 9 out of 10 on the “I’m incredibly flattered” scale.
40 Times People Cheated the System by Acting Like They Belonged
There are many ways to cheat the system. If you can just blend in with the people around you, you can get into highly restricted areas and do some very questionable things.
But Why Though?
To be fair, there’s not an active person in this scenario who is trying to belong in a place they shouldn’t be. Perhaps it wasn’t a mistake at all. Maybe they really felt that the character, Walter White from Breaking Bad, would be a hilarious person to have on this wall with all of these other scientists.
A Case of Mistaken Identity
To be fair, there’s not an active person in this scenario who’s trying to belong in a place they shouldn’t be. However, this is still a pretty funny example of what we’re talking about. Clearly, someone here made a pretty big mistake.
Perhaps it wasn’t a mistake at all. Maybe they really felt that Walter White from Breaking Bad would be a hilarious person to have on this wall with all of these other scientists. We agree, it is pretty funny.
Spoof the Tag
A lot of establishments require you to have some sort of ink stamped on your hand, especially bars and clubs. Of course, if you have the right equipment, you can easily put such a mark on your own body.
Once you’re inked, it’s really not all that hard to act as though you belong there. It’s not like anyone is really going to question you, so long as the ink in question looks mostly like what it’s supposed to.
Stats and Press
What’s amazing about this guy is the fact that he just grabbed a pen and paper and waltzed right into the press box. Apparently, he got cold standing outside, and a pen and paper was all he needed to look as though he belonged there as a member of the press.
Seriously, it’s kind of crazy how little you actually need to pass security checks these days. Apparently, this budding sports journalist had no problem sailing through security.
Follow Me … to Jail
Most people prefer to forget about their time spent in high school, not this woman. Four years of school wasn’t enough for Audrey Nicole Francisquini, who was caught trespassing at a Miami high school.
Francisquini tried to pass herself off as a student, and was almost able to get away with blending in until she began confronting students. The woman then started passing out flyers with her social media username in order to gain “followers.” Seems like even adults want to be the “cool kids” in high school.
While some graduates worry about their future, this con man was just worried about getting caught. Comedian Jason Myers decided to throw on a store-bought cap and gown and take part in this graduation ceremony.
The prankster snapped this picture of himself at the Missouri State University graduation ceremony. Not only did he get into the ceremony, but his name was actually called when he submitted a fake graduation name card. While he didn’t receive a real diploma that day, he definitely has a degree in pranking.
Just a Mannequin
We’re not sure why this kid wanted to stand next to these mannequins, but who are we to mock his dreams? He does look pretty fitting standing there next to them. We can’t help but feel this is part of some prank where he is going to pop out at some unsuspecting soul.
Does his mother know he’s there? That would actually be a remarkably great place to hide from her, though she would probably notice based on his clothes eventually.
The Power of DIY
You know those little passes that staff tends to wear when they are at big events? If you know what they are going to look like, it’s really not that hard to create a pretty convincing copy. It seems that they don’t even have to look identical, they just have to look somewhat similar.
The daughter in question here obviously knew that, which is why she made this fake pass that would make it seem as though she belonged at whatever event she had in mind.
Quick and Efficient
Clearly, we don’t recommend that anyone commit crimes. But theoretically, if you were going to do it, it would be best to do so by acting as if you belonged. This is especially true since such strategies often prevent anyone from getting hurt unnecessarily.
This story just goes to show that you can convince a lot of people of your professional status so long as you have an outfit that looks the part!
Clever, But Illegal
Here’s another example of people doing something illegal by acting as if they belonged somewhere. Needless to say, this is also something we don’t recommend doing.
However, we do have to give these teenagers props for their amazing costume-making skills. It’s not easy to pull off a convincing disguise like this, unless the people selling the beverages just weren’t paying attention at all.
Who Are You Again?
School picture day isn’t typically a big event that requires high-level security. Still, it’s really funny that a total stranger can just waltz right into a photo session. Even more incredible is that they can get into the yearbook as if they belonged there!
Of course, a few students did notice that he was a stranger. They must have apparently thought the whole thing was pretty funny, since they covered for him.
You’d be surprised how often something like this happens: there’s a person who just lives at an establishment or company for an extended period of time, just by acting as if they belonged there. It’s all about confidence.
If you look out of place, people will know you are out of place. If you look like you belong in that place, no one will think twice about it. Or at the least, they’ll take a bit longer to realize something is amiss.
Food and Board
What’s being described in this story really isn’t as easy to accomplish today as it was back then. As the person in question states, there was a lot less security back then, so just looking the part made it seem as though you belonged in many circumstances.
Of course, being able to act also probably helps a great deal. Though, we assume that it wouldn’t be too hard to pretend you know what you’re doing if you actually speak to the people who are involved.
Walk Right In
A lot of music festivals take place outdoors, and security tends to be less than perfect. In fact, this right here is another prime example of how you just need to look the part. A vest, like the ones these guys are wearing, often does the trick.
We’re sure the water also helps a bit, since it looks like you are bringing supplies somewhere important. Perhaps people will let them stay considering that they are bringing much-needed refreshments!
Not Very Convincing
Most children are taught not to play close to the road, these tricksters apparently never learned that lesson. Dressing up as a bus and getting onto a major roadway might be funny, but it’s also incredibly dangerous.
Not to mention, we don’t know if anyone could look as though they belonged somewhere with a disguise like that being taken into consideration. Simply looking like a vehicle doesn’t mean you belong on the road!
Your Own Biggest Fan
So, the story here is pretty funny: System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian pretended to be an everyday fan and got interviewed by a magazine. As you can imagine, he praised his own band to high heaven.
Which, let’s be honest, isn’t a bad strategy. His over-the-top praise would probably get him some dirty looks if someone were to find out about his little ploy. Or maybe they took it in good humor? Who really knows?
Who Can Blame Him?
Imagine being able to walk into a restaurant and convince the people who work there that you are some sort of inspector who can get free food. That’s the trick of the century right there! Of course, we imagine that some restaurants are warier of things like this than others.
After seeing the short-lived success of this ploy, it seems that there’s always a chance that it could work. It seems like you’ll never know until you try! Now, we’re curious to try this trick too!
He’ll Never Know
It may be strange to imagine a cemetery being a place you would want to be in. For this quick-thinking con artist, the graveyard was the perfect hiding spot to evade the police. We suppose the cop felt like it would be low to fine or arrest him for whatever was wrong at that point.
And you know, this isn’t actually a bad strategy. It’s not like anyone can confirm or deny whether or not someone in the cemetery is your passed friend or not.
Who Is Missing?
To be fair, in this case, there was no one purposely acting as though they belonged anywhere. Still, this was an instance of someone blending in so well with the people around them, that no one realized there was anything amiss.
We can’t help but wonder how silly she must have felt after realizing the grievous mistake that had taken place. Surely everyone was a little irritated, considering their wasted time.
Cheating the System
It’s unfortunate that something like gender still prevents people from doing what they want in certain parts of the world, but at least there are ways to get around if you are really clever. If you have good makeup and costume design skills, it’s pretty simple to act as though you belonged in those stands.
Still, we’d prefer if women didn’t have to play dress-up just to watch a sporting event. We’re happy that these female sports fans were allowed to watch the game, even if it meant some creative planning.
A Dangerous Game
This is possibly one of the most ridiculous war stories ever told. We can’t help but wonder why the story of this particular event hasn’t been turned into a movie of its own yet. Seriously, the Japanese Navy must have been pretty embarrassed to learn the truth about this mysterious “island.”
It’s pretty amazing that the Dutch sailors managed to disguise their ship like that. It’s a good thing that nobody noticed them while they were in the act of camouflaging the vessel!
Quickest Theft Ever
If the security is bad enough, and you look as though you belong there, you could apparently steal some very valuable things from a museum with relatively little effort. Just take a look at this amusing story.
If it’s that easy for someone to steal something of such great value, the person in charge should probably do something about their security measures. We’re sure the security staff got a stern lecture after that embarrassing moment.
Nothing to See Here
Admittedly, there’s no system being cheated here, since this mom is acting as though she belonged in a father-son day at school. In fact, we doubt that anyone was convinced by the mustache. However, we’re also sure that no one was going to tell her no.
After all, the whole sentiment on display here is remarkably sweet. We hope that the school allows this loving mother to join her son at any future event, without the need for a fake mustache.
The Cooler Dad
Yearbook shenanigans are always a treat. Apparently, it’s not really all that hard to carry them out since schools usually do not have security guards on picture day. But, seriously, how could nobody notice the dad was doing this back to back?
Seriously, the pictures are right next to each other. Seems nearly impossible to miss at that point. Considering how many students were probably photographed on that day, it would have been easy for a photographer to make a mistake… or two.
The Prime Minister
Apparently, some restaurants don’t check Google to verify the identities of famous figures. The dad in this picture was unable to get a reservation at a restaurant, so he called back pretending to be the Prime Minister of Morocco. A long shot, but it worked!
He got the best available seats, and even got to shake the chef’s hand. We guess all you have to do is act as if you belong in a scenario, and just be really good at playing pretend.
At Least He Did His Homework
Acting as though you belong in a medical setting is a very dangerous thing to do. After all, people’s lives could be at risk. If you are going to pretend to be a medical professional, at least do it right. Do it like Ferdinand Demara.
While Demara’s amazing memory helped him successfully pull off this ploy, it could have ended in tragedy. It’s surprising how far he got in his make-believe medical career.
The story here is pretty funny. The man on the left of the photograph was translating Gallagher’s comedy show for his deaf son using sign language. Gallagher assumed that guy was actually there to officially translate the show, and so the comedian pulled him up on stage.
Instead of telling Gallagher that he was not the guy he thought he was, the dad ended up translating the whole show into sign language for the audience. Talk about an experience!
Talk About Dedication
War is a terrible and often tragic thing. Generally speaking, people don’t act as if they belong in a war zone when they don’t. Some people, however, are just super loyal. This guy’s story is a perfect example of how far one man would go for his buddies on the front line.
Imagine sneaking into a war zone just to get your friends some refreshments. It takes a special type of crazy for someone to do that! Talk about having friends you can count on.
We don’t recommend that you try to bluff your way through a job interview, but this story is a good example of how you don’t actually have to know what you’re doing to successfully land a job. In fact, it seems that showing enthusiasm is enough to get hired.
This guy pretended to be so interested, that he managed to land a job that required a particular skill set. Normally, he would also have needed some experience but apparently, he was able to fake that too.
Working for It
If you want to rob a store, the best way to do that is probably to act as though you belonged there. This criminal did exactly that — he impersonated an employee, even doing an employee’s job for a bit, before taking what he wanted and getting away.
While we don’t condone crime, this is a pretty smart way to go about it if you are determined to do so. At least no one was hurt during this clever con, which is what really matters.
An Old Classic
We all remember the scam about a Nigerian Prince who wants your money. Well, this story isn’t quite the same, but it is very similar. This Nigerian man ended up selling a fake airport to a bank for millions of dollars — which is honestly an even better scam if you ask us.
Acting as though he belonged in the high circles of the airport market allowed him to make some serious cash through fake real estate sales. It’s incredible to think that he got so far into this real estate deal before he was caught.
Works Both Ways
Sometimes, it’s not that someone is acting as though they belong, so much as just looking like they belong. The people in this story didn’t actually try to trick anyone, but they managed to do so by accident. Whoops!
We’re sure that they weren’t complaining. Remember, folks, confidence is the most important part of convincing other people you belong somewhere. Look the part, act the part, get the part. That’s why accidents like this can sometimes work in your favor.
Check the Paperwork
Turns out you can just send random bills to big companies, and if those companies are big enough, they don’t even bother to check the validity of those bills. That seems pretty wild to us! Technically, this guy’s scam didn’t involve any acting, but it still fits.
Just act like what you’re doing is not strange in any way, and it’s a simple matter to scam those at the top. Almost too simple, really.
Work the Angles
If you need to arrest a criminal, the easiest way to go about doing that is by having them come to you. These creative cops decided to create dozens of opportunities for the purse-snatcher to show their face, when the squad dressed up like his victims.
These officers took it to the next level, by dressing up as women in order to attract the attention of a purse snatcher. We imagine that they caught the guy they were hunting pretty soon after that.
Act Like a Professional
If you find yourself dressed similarly to a professional in an area, then you might find it pretty easy to act as though you belonged in their role. After all, if you look like them, it wouldn’t be particularly difficult to impersonate them.
Of course, you probably wouldn’t know what to do if you were pretending to take the place of a professional, so the jig would be up pretty quickly. But, like the person in this story, it would be fine if you owned up to it before anything got too serious.
This story is particularly interesting because of how it plays out. However, the story leaves readers with many questions. Who were these men? What was their goal? Why were they acting as though they belonged to a Sri Lankan sports team?
The thing is, no one appears to know. They seem to have just disappeared. Maybe they were just looking to make a new life for themselves in a different country. Still, why would they not have been allowed to leave Sri Lanka the legal way?
Here’s another story of someone acting as though he belonged in a store, and using that cover to get free food. Although apparently, this guy just wanted to eat Slim Jims. Not a great use of his infiltration, but the term ‘regional Jimspector’ is pretty funny.
We can’t help but wonder how many Slim Jims he ended up eating in one month. We assume he couldn’t eat more than a dozen a day or people would get suspicious. Still, we wonder how much his meat jerky-binge cost the store.
The thing about confidence is that you often exude it when you don’t know you are doing anything wrong. Case in point, you may walk into someone’s house with great confidence even if you didn’t know it was the wrong house.
That said, we see this as a valuable lesson in why you should always lock your door. Sure, it was a harmless stranger this time, but you never know when it won’t be!
New Face of the Company
Have you ever seen some empty space on a wall at a restaurant? Wish your face belonged up there? Apparently, you can just put up a poster and achieve that fairly easily. That said, we’re curious how this duo achieved this without anyone noticing.
Maybe the employees did actually notice but just didn’t care. Either way, the scenario is pretty darn funny if you ask us. That photo is also pretty professional!
Lots of people have lost track of their parents while in a store. Generally speaking, you usually don’t find them trying to blend in with the employees. We don’t know what this dad was actually doing.
Maybe he just felt like the plants in question needed more attention than what they were getting. It’s not like he actually ended up causing any problems, so maybe the employees didn’t mind the extra help.
Easy Free Access
There are times in which we want to go to an event or concert but don’t have tickets to get in. This guy here has just the perfect solution for it.
In the photo, you can see a t-shirt that has “Event Staff” written on it. This is how you get into an event/conference that you don’t have access to. Someone in the comment had better suggestions for the guy, though. Nonetheless, we don’t think we’ll go to that extent to get access to an event.
Nobody Would Know
We would probably never think of doing it, but we indeed find it amusing that comedian Hannibal Buress did this. Not only did he take the time to find a look-alike, but he also paid him $500 to pose as him at the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie premiere.
On top of that, nobody noticed that it wasn’t him. We can’t help but wonder if Hannibal was amused or upset by the fact that no one noticed.
How to Look Younger
Meet “Her Royal Highness Qiao Biluo,” who posed as a young female with the help of facial filters, despite being aged 58. This Chinese woman went so far as to gain followers and fans on social media until it was revealed that she used facial filters to look younger.
She was living this big lie until a technical glitch occurred while she was live streaming. She must have been desperate to look younger! We’re wondering how she pulled it off for so long without getting caught.
The next one on our list is famous YouTuber Logan Paul. He posted a video on YouTube about the fact that he’s supposedly colorblind, but got his hands on a pair of special sunglasses that enables colorblind people to see color.
Turns out, though, he was never colorblind! When confronted, he defended himself by saying that he just wanted to make great content. Well, Logan Paul, we hate to break it to you but there’s a difference between great content and lies!
From Imposter to Artist
Now, we’ll talk about a person who cheated the system by acting as though he belonged. He ended up impressing the Kaiser (emperor)! Wilhelm Voigt impressed everyone by dressing up as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and using this ploy to enlist the help of a group of troops, then looting Köpenick’s coffers under the guise of investigating tax evasion.
The emperor was so embarrassed by his military’s ineptness that he pardoned Voigt. Afterwards, he earned a living re-enacting the adventure on the American stage.
The Curious Case of Sarah McDaniel
This person here went the extra mile to pretend as though they deserved special attention. Her name is Sarah McDaniel and she’s an Instagram influencer who claimed to have heterochromia when she really doesn’t.
Meaning, she supposedly had two different colored irises. Soon people started to realize that she was lying, and even her father came forward to talk about. This lie helped Sarah get a lot of brand deals, so when the truth was revealed, her career definitely took a hit.
So Many Versions
Have you heard of anyone who cheated the system so many times that they’re now referred to as the “Versatile Imposter”? Stephen Weinberg was an expert in this field, so much so that he earned this special title.
He posed as the U.S Consul Delegate to Morocco, a Serbian Militia attaché, an American navy lieutenant, an army air corps lieutenant, a doctor, and even a prison expert. We have to admit — he was pro at cheating the system by pretending as though he belongs.
Professor in China
This British college student was surprised when he found out that he was invited to China to give a series of lectures in economics.
To our surprise and his, he accepted the offer and gave the lectures based on some books he read on his flights. The funny thing is, he wasn’t even a student of economics but rather an engineering student. Apparently, there was a New York University Professor by the same name, and they mistook this dude for the professor!
Here we have yet another incident in which someone went so far as to pretend that they belong somewhere. In this case, a woman named Mary Baker faked being an exotic girl by inventing a fictitious language.
She made up an interesting story about how she was a princess from an island in the Indian Ocean. People were so immersed in her stories that she even made headlines in newspapers — that is, until people found out that she was just a servant girl who made this whole story up based on the movie Princess Caraboo.
Painting a Mural
This guy here did his best to cheat the system to make something beautiful. When he saw a blank black wall, he immediately thought of painting it, but you can’t just paint a mural anywhere.
So, he wore a vest and acted like he belonged to paint the whole thing. Fortunately, nobody was able to catch his bluff, and he could finish the mural without any disruptions. Now, every time people walk by the mural, they will be able to enjoy its beauty.
Spargo Is a Legend
Can you imagine that someone edited a Wikipedia page to get into a show? This guy did it so smoothly that we can’t help but be impressed by his stunt. Forget about us — even the people that he tricked were impressed, so much so that they declared him a legend.
What happened is a guy named Spargo edited the Wikipedia page of a musical band named Peking Duk to pose as their family and even hang out with them. Peking Duk took it well, though!
Don’t Mind Me
Acting as though you belonged on someone else’s property is hard to do, unless you have an easy excuse ready to go. This guy had a pretty good one that allowed him to avoid any sort of issue pretty easily.
While it’s a shame about his dog, at least Casey is still helping his owner out from the great beyond. This just proves that he really was the best boy around.
Posing as a Panda
There are times when humans need to blend in with nature. Sometimes, they have to go really far with it, as in this case with these pandas. We’re not sure why they needed to do it, but we assume there was some scientific reason here.
On the other hand, it’s also just pretty funny to look at overall. Maybe they need to make sure the pandas don’t become too accustomed to humans, or maybe they are trying to teach them how to be a panda in the first place? Either way, the whole situation is pretty funny.
It goes without saying that many tragic things happened during the time period of this story, and many people were mistreated based on things like religion or ethnicity. That said, we have to applaud the stories like this one, where the bad guys get what they deserved.
Talk about being able to act as though you belonged! Then again, the guy in question was actually a trained actor. We suppose that makes a fair deal of sense, doesn’t it?
Speaking of the things you need to get into restricted areas, wristbands are also a pretty common choice. Of course, getting past that is also pretty easy. All you need is to have something around your wrist that looks similar and hope that no one inspects you too closely.
Still, it’s kind of crazy how these people convinced others that they belonged: they just used strips of the plastic from their water bottles. Resourceful!
Due to issues concerning copyright, you’re not supposed to stream pay-per-view television to non-subscribers. This interesting fellow found a way to get around the regulations by pretending to play a UFC video game while actually live-streaming the event.
We’re not sure how he was able to stream the game to other video game users, but we have to admire his creativity. Let’s hope the copyright lawyers also appreciate his talent!
Have you ever been walking down the street and had someone stop you to tell you that you look just like Brad Pitt or Reese Witherspoon? While not all of us can be so lucky, many have famous doppelgangers out there in the world, and this sports team took advantage of that during their hockey matches. Have a look through these lookalikes caught on camera!