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28
Aug '11

What’s for dessert?

SUBMITTED BY: Tim Chapman   LOCATION: Hayward, Wisconsin (2009) These cute little anglers assume that this giant Sunfish will be satisfied with the worm and not go after the bigger treats at the end of the line. In addition to fulfilling fishing fantasies, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame also lets you crawl inside […]

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3
Aug '11

Gonna Fly Now… in Miniature!

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010) Everyone knows how to retrace the historical steps of Sylvester Stallone. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a lot more accessible to tourists than the snowbanks of Siberia — if you have your heart set on recreating Rocky IV. But did you know that you can run […]

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19
Mar '11

Leaning Tower of Goldfish

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos Goldfish have no arms, of course, and their cracker incarnations don’t even have any fins. So how did this enterprising photographer recreate the classic “Holding Up Pisa” photo-op? With the magic of Play-Doh, of course. Pepperidge Farm World Treasures crackers are a goldfish mine for snack-based tourism dioramas. Other photo-ops […]

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14
Nov '10

Jelly Bean Immortality

SUBMITTED BY: David C.    LOCATION: Fairfield, California (2010) Ronald Reagan took on the Soviet Union with a sweet tooth. We can’t wait to see the Jimmy Carter peanut mosaic, the Bill Clinton “Big Mac” montage and the Barack Obama cigarette sculpture! (The Jelly Belly Factory Tour also includes jelly bean portraits of Elvis, John Wayne, […]

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6
Oct '10

Archeologists uncover evidence of tacky photo-ops in the 1960s

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos     LOCATION: Washington, D.C.  (1965) Here’s compelling evidence that goofy vacation photo-ops were commonplace during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. See the fancy black photocorners, boys and girls?  Long ago, there was a thing called “film” that you would put in your camera to be “developed.”  And the photos would be […]

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10
Jul '10

Let’s see you do that with lava!

SUBMITTED BY: Keithy Ro  LOCATION: Albay Province, the Philippines (2010) OK, so this volcano’s ash may not have shut down a month’s worth of international air travel, but it still must not feel good in your lungs. It appears that Keithy has some sort of volcano immunity! Tens of thousands of Filipinos chose to build […]

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5
Jul '10

Sushi at Sea Level

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Z. LOCATION: Israel (2010) What do Israel and Uganda have in common? Both have slyly transformed invisible geographical concepts into tourist attractions. For Israel to brag about the Dead Sea being the “Lowest Place on Earth” (1378 feet below Sea Level), it set up Sea Level markers for comparison. You can see […]

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27
Jun '10

Camel Drool Shampoo

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin    LOCATION: Somewhere in Israel (2010) Eeeeeewwwwwww!  This photo goes out to all those animal lovers who kiss their dogs. Who knows where this camel’s mouth has been? Take a closer look at the drippage: (Ari Zackin is a frequent contributor to Tacky Tourist Photos, most recently serving up an unprecedented Spider-Man […]

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13
Jun '10

Shocking Role Reversal: Statue picks the nose of a tourist!

SUBMITTED BY: Mark and Ari Z. LOCATION: Florida (2010) For those of us who grew up with The Electric Company version of Spider-Man, this scene is particularly disturbing. Spider-Man is supposed to save the world and correct harmful spelling mistakes. He is not the classless kind of guy who violates the nasal passages of innocent […]

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17
Mar '10

I’ve got the whole world in my hands… NOT!

SUBMITTED BY: Ankura Singh, Andy Odgren, Debra Cohen LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2010) Some tourists make trick photography — in this case the “forced perspective” illusion of holding an object — look really easy.  Take a look at the amazing poise and finesse displayed by this casual cliffwalker in Zion National Park and these architecture buffs […]

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14
Mar '10

Is European bird poop any classier than American bird poop?

SUBMITTED BY: Douglas Mack    LOCATION: Venice, Italy (2009) The pigeons in New York and Boston are virtually flying rats, perhaps the filthiest birds in the urban biosphere. So what makes their brethren any more appealing in London’s Trafalgar Square or Venice’s Piazza San Marco? Why would anyone want to channel their inner St. Francis […]

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20
Jan '10

The cuddliest Bigfoot you’ll ever meet

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Mandich and Eliza Truitt LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada (2009) In all the mysterious Bigfoot sightings over the years, no one ever comes back with a sharp, vivid photo. Until now. Turns out that Sasquatch, or “Quatchi,” as his closest friends call him, has just been searching the wilderness for an old-fashioned hug. […]

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17
Jan '10

Meet the world’s first toilet ventriloquist!

SUBMITTED BY: Tara Seppa   LOCATION: Instanbul, Turkey (2009) Rest assured, she only performs with clean toilet seats! (Travel junkie and adventure blogger Tara Seppa is currently based in Prague).

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14
Dec '09

Holes-in-the-Head in the Holy Land

SUBMITTED BY: Rebecca & Steven Resnick     LOCATION: Israel (2008) Their family vacation was only a year ago, but Rebecca and her brother Steven can’t remember exactly where they took these precious “Hole-in-the-Head” shots of Moses and a Crusader. “We know it was somewhere in northern Israel, possibly in the Golan Heights area, but disagree on […]

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9
Dec '09

Sibling Torture: The Colonial Williamsburg Syndrome

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Mandich  LOCATION: Williamsburg, Virginia (1975) The Stockholm Syndrome is when a hostage starts to empathize with his or captors. The Colonial Williamsburg Syndrome is when a torture victim has no memory of being tortured. Five-year-old Steve Mandich is seen here lifelessly dangling from the stockades as sister Cheryl, 10, sticks out her […]