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17 Ridiculous Stock Photos About Flying

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Stock photo sites are an editor's best friend, offering HD images in oddly specific detail. Like, if you need a photo of a woman being crushed by giant cowboy boots or a kid with a mouthful of french fries holding a pistol to his head. Just imagine what the photographer was saying as he snapped those winners.

From that wealth of stock oddities, we've cherry-picked ones related to travel along with their actual captions. And just for fun, we're adding our own commentary. Here are 17 of the most absurd images about "flying."

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Window seat

What they call it: "Booking Vacation"
What we call it: "This is literally impossible"

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2. Ms. Fixit

What they call it: "Woman airplane mechanic"
What we call it: "I have no idea how to use this wrench, but I look good"

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3. Man in the box

What they call it: "An adult male in his 30's playing airplane in an old cardboard box"
What we call it: "What in the actual f***"

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4. Minor turbulence

What they call it: "Flying girl in an airplane"
What we call it: "I think the acid's kicking in"

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5. Larry Poppins

What they call it: "A young man flying on umbrellas"
What we call it: "Yep, the acid's definitely kicking in"

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6. Castaway

What they call it: "Beautiful young girl in fashionable dress and crashed plane"
What we call it: "Let's celebrate my survival with interpretive dance!"

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7. Maximum risk

What they call it: "Businessman flying on paper planes"
What we call it: "Van Damme meets Executive Decision"

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8. Safety not guaranteed

What they call it: "Businessman flying on paper plane"
What we call it: "Businessman standing in diaper plane"

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9. Air Bud 5,000

What they call it: "Basset hound flying between the clouds in the sky"
What we call it: "Holy #$@%, how am I flying?!"

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10. Ramming speed

What they call it: "A flying sheep outside a plane window"
What we call it: "Gettin' horny at altitude"

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11. Fatty afloat

What they call it: "Fat man flying in a balloon"
What we call it: "Nightmare fuel"

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12. (Wo)man in the mirror

What they call it: "Young captured woman with white dress in a birdcage looking herself flying freely in a painting"
What we call it: "Something something, Maya Angelou"

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13. Flight #2

What they call it: "Bags falling from a passenger airplane"
What we call it: "A watery brown luggage dump"

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14. Planespotting

What they call it: "Young man sitting on a suitcase and using binoculars at the airport"
What we call it: "Get off the tarmac, jackass!"

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15. Mayday sleigh day

What they call it: "Man flying on a sleigh"
What we call it: "Hipster Christmas"

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16. Look ma, no pants!

What they call it: "Funny pilot with goggles and helmet"
What we call it: "This man is a sex offender"

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17. Worst tattoo ever

What they call it: "Pregnant woman with pilot jacket and world map in her belly and a bomber as background"
What we call it: "That uniform can't be Air Force approved..."

Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist Travel, and he’s forever changed by these photos. Follow him down the rabbit hole on Twitter @gjaccoma.