This Instagram account collects funny things spotted on public transport

We all have our own favorite social media pages to follow online, and luckily for you, we think we may have found a new page for you to follow. On the account named ‘Humans of the Trolleybus’, you’ll find hilarious snaps of strange humans behaving in the most bizarre ways, just what you need to brighten up your day and remind you of just how weird we can all be sometimes…

Rough night

There’s nothing wrong with a night out on the town now and again when you deserve a celebration, but it seems this guy here may have taken it a little too far.

Rough night

Now it’s the next morning, his head is feeling a bit worse for wear… so much so that he’s decided the bus doorstep is the best place for a nap.

Balding coincidence

Unfortunately, for many men in the world, balding is a natural occurrence that you can’t escape. This, of course, means that there’s millions and millions of bald men out there rocking the shiny head look.

Balding coincidence

However, have you ever seen five balding men each sitting in front of one another on a bus? No, neither had we before this picture, but after seeing it, we can’t help but feel it’s a photo we should have always wanted to witness.

Oopsy daisy

Making a fool of yourself in public at some point is inevitable. Whether it’s tripping head over heels or accidentally dropping your mustard-drenched hot dog down yourself, a moment of public embarrassment is, in some ways, a rite of passage.

Oopsy daisy

However, this poor woman here wasn’t doing anything wrong when she stepped on this bus. Unfortunately for her, the door decided to fall off its hinges right at the worst moment. Ouch. That has to hurt!

A yellow kinda day

When we wake up in the morning, some of us wear anything clean hanging up in the closet, but for the fashionistas of the world, mixing and matching the pieces of your outfit is a big deal. Just look at this woman here.

A yellow kinda day

She was clearly feeling very bright and happy on this particular day, because her t-shirt, trousers, and handbag are all bright yellow. What’s more, she’s decided to rock the socks and sandals look!

Extra-long eyebrows

Coming across the juiciest pumped lips, the biggest curled eyelashes, and the thickest on-fleek eyebrows is pretty much a given when we scroll through social media these days.

Extra-long eyebrows

However, seeing extra-long eyebrows on the local bus is still rather unexpected – especially when they belong to a greying elderly man. What makes them even more impressive is the fact that they must have taken quite some time to get them to that length. Touche.

Lazy passenger

Sometimes, a touch of community spirit is all that’s needed to make the world go round faster and easier for us all. However, it seems the passenger sitting on the back of this bus isn’t really a fan of community spirit.

Lazy passenger

In fact, by remaining on her seat while the rest of the passengers try and push the broken-down vehicle off the road, they are only making the situation worse. What’s more, one of the pushers is wearing high heels!

An unknown species

Some of us are dog people, some of us are cat people, and others choose to have a rather unconventional pet, like a parrot, a tarantula, or a snake. However, it seems from this picture that some of us have pets that are hard to classify.

An unknown species

At first glance, this little guy looks like a dog, but then when we look again, we’re entirely unsure what species he or she may be. One thing’s for sure though – they’re absolutely rocking their retro shirt!

Never judge a book by its cover

One of the first lessons we are taught at a young age is to never judge a book by its cover. Physical appearance alone means nothing. It’s all about what’s underneath. However, this lady here is undeniably someone giving us mixed messages.

Never judge a book by its cover

At first, she seems like a sweet elderly lady – someone you’d be invited to share a cup of tea and a slice of cake with. Yet, as she pulls back her sleeves, her arms are as inked up as someone you wouldn’t want to mess with.

Just in case

Lugging your full and heavy store bags home from a shopping trip is never an enjoyable part of your day, but this lady here at the back of the bus seems to be having an even worse time. Sat upon her lap is a ceramic toilet bowl, which is undoubtedly very heavy.

Just in case

What’s more, everyone must be staring at her rather strangely. Then again, at least she’s got a backup plan just in case – you know what they say – when you gotta go, you gotta go.

Pre-exam study time

This student here looks as though she’s on her way to an early morning mathematics exam at college. After staying up all night learning the algebraic formulas she needs to get top marks, she’s also decided to make use of the condensation on the bus window.

Pre-exam study time

For her, it’s all starting to make sense. Yet, for her fellow bus passengers, the numbers, letters, and random symbols on the window just look like gibberish.

Self-grown six pack

Here’s another person who likes to take care of themselves by dressing to impress. However, just because you put in the effort to dress nicely doesn’t mean you’re any good at it.

Self-grown six pack

After putting on a shirt for the day, this man hasn’t quite come to terms with the few extra pounds he put on during the Christmas season a few months ago – hence why it almost looks as though he’s grown a six-pack attempting to bust through his shirt.

Daredevil

The bus timetable waits for nobody, not even the runners who try and catch up with the bus miles down the road. However, it seems this young man here has come up with a solution to being just a few seconds late – jumping on the back and holding on for dear life.

Daredevil

This solution isn’t exactly the best idea we’ve ever seen, so it’s probably better if you leave it to this guy here, who quite obviously sees himself as a bit of a daredevil. Or Spiderman…

For safekeeping

As we’ve already mentioned, when men get older, their hairline starts to disappear before their very eyes. Yet, if you get to the tender age of 80 and still have a fair bit of hair like this man here, in some ways, you should count yourself lucky.

For safekeeping

Your hair may get a bit messy at times, but it’s nothing that a comb can’t fix. This man has even found a place to store his comb for safekeeping too.

Pet pigeon

Somehow, pigeons often manage to ride the bus across town. They hop on in search of some food, then suddenly they’re on a different side of the city. However, this pigeon here is accompanied by its owner, who for some reason, identifies as some kind of pirate.

Pet pigeon

How? Well, he’s got his pigeon sat on his shoulder like a parrot does with a pirate. Either that or he has a kind face that pigeons are attracted to.

Safety precautions

Public transport isn’t exactly the most hygienic method of getting around town, but if you can’t afford your own car, then it’s something you’re forced to deal with. No one wants to catch a cold from the sniffly man coughing and sneezing sitting next to you…

Safety precautions

But it seems this man here has gone a little too far when trying to prevent himself from getting ill on his morning commute. For some strange reason, he thinks he’s time-traveled back to 14th century Europe during the time of the bubonic plague.

Snazzy driver

Becoming a bus driver has its perks, such as getting to meet some lovely and friendly people on your journeys. However, there’s no doubt it must get rather boring and tedious having to drive the same journey day in, day out.

Snazzy driver

That’s why this driver here has decided to personalize his steering wheel with a snazzy looking cover that would brighten up the day of even the grumpiest people. Perhaps the driver is a special fan of Scary Spice from the Spice Girls?

Lost her head

You get to see and meet people from all walks of life when traveling on public transport – from the youths on their way to school, to the elderly out doing their weekly shop.

Lost her head

You also get to see some rather eccentric people, just like this woman here who quite clearly takes pride in her appearance by wearing her very best hat and scarf when winter comes around. However, there’s one strange problem… has she even got a head? Does someone need to call 911?

The face of disgust

If you’re someone who puts a lot of time and effort into what outfit you’re going to wear every day, then you’ll know there’s nothing worse than when you see someone wearing the exact same thing as you.

The face of disgust

It takes away from everything you felt that morning when you had one last satisfied glance in the mirror before you headed out. Just look at the face of disgust on this woman here after she realized the lady in front of her is wearing the exact same coat as she is.

Cat man

Here in this photo, we witness yet another wannabe pirate who, this time, instead of a bird, has got a cat perched on his shoulder. Taking your dog on the bus is perfectly normal. Even having your cat sat on your lap is pretty standard.

Cat man

However, if your cat is perched on your shoulder for the whole journey, then you should expect to see some rather strange looks from the confused passengers around you.

Ghost train

If you ride the bus on Halloween, you’ll likely see some rather strange looking passengers with some impressive costumes on. Most of these will be funny, like a giant banana or your favorite TV character.

Ghost train

However, you should also remember that some people still like to dress up to do one thing – scare others! Just take a look at this guy here who has decided to scare the bejesus out of people by dressing up as the terrifying nun from the horror movie ‘The Conjuring’. Not cool man, not cool.

Lunchtime

Eating a snack on public transport is perfectly fine. However, there are, of course, some unwritten rules that everyone under all circumstances should obey. No ifs, no buts. The first rule is that the food being consumed should not be overwhelmingly smelly such as fish or eggs.

Lunchtime

The second rule is that it should not make a mess on the seat for the next person to sit on. Yet, despite these rules, this commuter has decided to bring an entire, smelly takeaway to enjoy on their journey.

Poor eyesight

Another inevitability of growing older is the fact that our eyesight will worsen. Before you know it, you’ll be wearing spectacles on a chain around your neck and squinting while reading the newspaper just a few centimeters in front of your face.

Poor eyesight

It seems this man here will not accept the fact that he needs a pair of spectacles to help him see better. Instead, he’s opted for a metal tube that doubles up as a makeshift telescope.

The same bad hair day

Here’s another optical illusion type photo, this time showing three passengers who strangely look exactly like each other. It’s almost like a set of triplets have been separated at birth and are about to finally bump into each other while riding the bus.

The same bad hair day

They have the exact same color hair, the exact same length and style hair, and what’s more, they’re all wearing the exact same outfit – dark blue jeans, black leather jacket, and white trainers. What a spooky coincidence!

Strange door

Trolleybuses are mostly comfy forms of transport. The legroom is perfectly fine, the seats are plush, and generally, they’re a lot better than a crammed train when you’re forced to stand. However, this particular trolleybus looks rather strange. Why?

Strange door

Well, the middle door looks like something from a horror movie. You know the one that you should never open because there’s always something sinister lurking on the other side? No thanks, we’ll catch the next one.

Mr. Flexible

However much we moan and groan about it, having to stand on public transport is often something we have to deal with whether we like it or not. The first five minutes are perfectly fine, but after a while, your feet start to hurt and your legs start to cramp.

Mr. Flexible

Then, you’re forced to stand in every position and posture possible to give your back and legs a break. Just look at this man here who somehow finds it most comfortable to stand with his feet turned outwards.

VIP trolleybus

If you live in a town or city that has had a trolleybus service running for decades, then the chances are you will have to jump on an old bus that needs a good service and some new seats. Yet, when a more modern bus comes along, you gladly notice the difference.

VIP trolleybus

However, have you ever had this type of trolleybus which has been spray-painted gold? Is it a special VIP bus? Is there any onboard food and drink service? We have to find out!

Chicken on a leash

Taking your dog for a walk is a lovely way to get some fresh air. As a result, you often see dog-owners taking their pooches for a stroll around the city streets or the local park. However, one sight you very rarely see is this here – a lady taking a raw chicken for a walk on a leash.

Chicken on a leash

That’s right. Your eyes are not fooling you. You are, in fact, seeing a raw chicken being taken for a walk. We repeat – a raw chicken on a leash.

Hitching a ride

Here’s another daredevil who chooses to ride the bus in the most unconventional way possible. The chances are that he has forgotten his wallet and cannot afford to pay the journey’s fare.

Hitching a ride

However, we think he’s playing a bit of a risky game by sitting on top of the bus. What if the driver has to slam on the brakes unexpectedly? What if they zoom through a short and narrow tunnel? Things could go badly wrong. Probably best if you just walk.

Matching on purpose

There’s nothing wrong with matching pieces of clothing when putting together a smart outfit. In fact, just like this lady here, it can actually look rather good. However, do you think she realizes that she blends in perfectly with the seats of the bus?

Matching on purpose

It’s almost like the designer of the dress used exactly the same material as the engineers of the bus. If she sat down on the seat, we imagine she’d almost camouflage away completely out of sight.

Questionable hairdo

Everyone has the right to express themselves in whatever way they feel is right, and perhaps the best way to create your own style is to get a hairdo that makes you feel good about yourself. By the looks of things, that’s what this bus passenger here has done.

Questionable hairdo

He’s got himself a huge blow-out style hairdo that almost looks like this photo has been taken just moments after he’s got a nasty electric shock. Either that or he’s used a whole tube of gel.

Satisfied passengers

Here’s another pet taking a ride on the bus, but this time they’re sat perfectly normally on the lap of their owner. In fact, the cat looks overwhelmingly satisfied perched on their owner’s lap. Just look at the happy grin on their cute little face.

Satisfied passengers

The owner is looking down at the cat with a happy smile on her face, too. We’re guessing the heating has been turned on full-power, making the bus all nice and cozy.

Teletubby madness

Here’s another photo taken on a Halloween night bus trip, but instead of a scary ghost costume, these passengers have bared witness to a group of Teletubbies. Of course, these costumes are far funnier than they are scary.

Teletubby madness

That is, of course, unless you’ve been scarred by a childhood trauma from watching an episode of Teletubbies. To be honest, they are rather creepy looking. They’re all there too – Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-laa, and Po!

Odd bag

As we’ve already mentioned, taking care of your appearance is something we should all be proud of, whether it’s having a new haircut or wearing your best outfit. However, it seems this bus passenger here didn’t quite understand the process of her custom-built bag she bought online recently.

Odd bag

For some reason, she didn’t understand that instead of the ‘sample text’ written on the bag, you could instead personalize the text to say whatever you wanted it to. Then again, perhaps she liked it this way?

Warm and cozy

Here’s yet another pet who looks very warm and cozy sat upon their owner’s lap. In fact, they look far warmer than any of the other passengers around them. Instead of opting for a doggy-coat, the owner has decided to dress the dog up in human clothing to ensure they’re kept extra warm.

Warm and cozy

Don’t forget the socks and gloves too! Actually, the more we look, we’re not sure it’s a dog after all. Is it a dog? Is it a very hairy baby? Who knows!

Rodent rider

If you live in a big city, the chances of running into a mouse or rat are pretty high. They’re everywhere. However, one place you wouldn’t expect to find a rat is in your jacket pocket. We have serious question – does this man know there is a rat lurking in his pocket?

Rodent rider

If not, we imagine he’s about to get the fright of his life. Then again, the rat could actually be his pet. Either way, it’s a pretty strange scenario. Only on the trolleybus would you see this!

Human bat

A long journey on a bus home at night can be very tiring. The more you try and stay awake, the more your eyes become tired. Before long, you’ve fallen asleep, and you simply cannot stay awake any longer.

Human bat

Take a look at this poor man here who is on the last leg of his long journey home from a night shift. He’s become so tired that he’s turned into a human bat by sleeping upside down. Someone just make sure he wakes up before his stop!

Morning routine

If you’re not necessarily a morning person, then the chances of being late for work are pretty high. All it takes is one snooze of the alarm for you to oversleep, and before you know it, you’re rushing around two hours late trying to find your keys.

Morning routine

This man here has overslept too, and before he had the chance to complete his morning routine by shaving his face, he was unfortunately forced to leave, unless he wanted to miss the last bus. Still, there’s nothing wrong with shaving on the bus, right?

Resting her feet

At the end of a long hard day, there’s no better feeling than when you put your feet up for a rest and allow the soothing emotions of relaxation to take over.

Resting her feet

However, it seems this passenger here likes to let it all hang out and relax even before she’s through the front door of her home. For some strange reason, she’s decided to bring an ice bucket onto the bus with her. We just hope the foot-juice water doesn’t spill anywhere.

See-through shirt

We in no way want to criticize any man or woman wanting to wear the clothes of the opposite gender. In fact, we pretty much encourage it. Hey, if you can pull it off, why not! If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

See-through shirt

However, this bus passenger has decided to wear female undergarments under his shirt, but one thing he didn’t realize is that his shirt is far more see-through than he thought. Perhaps it was a dare from his girlfriend gone terribly wrong?

The smart-casual look

Here’s another wardrobe mishap spotted on the bus, and if you ask us, it’s one of the worst crimes against fashion you could possibly witness. The outfit from the ankle up is perfectly fine – there’s nothing wrong with wearing an Adidas tracksuit and a flat cap if you want to go for a day to day casual look.

The smart-casual look

However, when the tracksuit is paired with smart leather shoes, that’s when the outfit goes from fine to downright criminal.

His celebrity look-alike

When you get told that you look like a famous person, you probably want to hear that you look like Ryan Reynolds or Scarlett Johannsen. After all, who doesn’t want to get compared to some of the most beautiful people on the planet?

His celebrity look-alike

This gentleman found his celebrity lookalike on the subway, but sadly, it wasn’t a supermodel. But you know what? Being compared to an advertising model isn’t exactly a bad thing, and this handsome gentleman at least had a little bit of fun with his pseudo-celebrity twin!

That’s a healthy-looking lunch

We’re pretty sure that eating on the bus is a big, fat no-no, but this man doesn’t seem perturbed by these rules. While most people who eat on public transit are fairly content to stealthily eat a bag of chips or something sneaky like some cookies, this man didn’t let a pesky thing like his commute come between him and his healthy meal.

That’s a healthy-looking lunch

Now, we’re not going to comment on how hygenic his setup is, but we do have to hand it to him. That looks like a pretty well-balanced meal to us.

The cat is the hat

It’s no secret: the internet loves cats, especially cute cats that are wearing human garments. Can you imagine how adorable your little Fluffy would be in a teeny-tiny little cat-sized hat? Heck, even Dr. Seuss wrote an entire novel about cats in hats. But this sweet looking grandma?

The cat is the hat

She left the house wearing her scarf…plus a bonus fur accessory. While we’re not going to comment on how practical this outfit is, nor discuss the ethics of wearing fur, we can admit that it’s downright adorable to see her little buddy perched on her head.

He blue it

When you first take a peek at this picture, what stands out to you the most? If you’re like us, it’s probably that massively fluffy and bright blue stole wrapped around this gentleman’s neck. He’s a pretty fashionable man, that’s for sure.

He blue it

But take another look. See his phone? Now, there are a wide variety of smartphone cases out there, ranging from glittery ones to cartoon character ones…but a blue spray bottle? That’s certainly unique, but this man at least rocks it with confidence!

The mid-knight bus

We’ve always been told to dress for the job that you want and not the job that you have. This man in his shining armor has certainly taken that adage to heart.

The mid-knight bus

We like to think that he’s some corporate lawyer, ready to fight for justice in the highest courts of law. While there’s no arguing that he does look pretty neat in his getup, we can’t help but wonder if he’s been challenged to a duel any time recently. Or maybe his valiant ensemble just helps him feel brave when he takes public transit?

Say it with pizza

When a person does something to wrong another human being, there are so many different ways that they can express their remorse and try to make amends.

Say it with pizza

For instance, flowers and chocolates go a long way in calming down a scorned love interest. But this gentleman here, with his yummy-looking pizza? We have no idea what he did wrong, but based on the message written in sharpie on the inside of the box, there’s no doubt that he’s truly sorry for what he did. Heck, we’d forgive him, too, for a slice of that cheesy goodness.

Taking a personal call

While there are no laws that dictate that you can’t use your cellphone on the bus, many people are admittedly shy about holding a phone conversation where other people can hear. They may try to be as subtle as possible about their chat and speak in low tones so their words won’t be overheard.

Taking a personal call

This woman, though? She had no such misgivings, and even took her chat one step further by using an old-fashioned phone attachment for her smartphone. While this is definitely a little odd, we’re also getting major nostalgia vibes from her setup!

Eyes in the back of their head

Remember when you were a kid and it felt like you were always getting into trouble? Even when you were trying to be sneaky about acting up, your mother always seemed to figure out what you were getting into.

Eyes in the back of their head

Then, when you asked her about how she knew, she said mysteriously, “I have eyes in the back of my head.” While that’s obviously just a figure of speech, this animal-print scarf now has us second guessing everything we thought we knew about this secret superpower.

Animals aren’t allowed

Most modes of public transit are pretty clear-cut about their rules about who is and who isn’t allowed to ride. You and your family? As long as you have the fare, you’re more than welcome to board. But what about animals, are they allowed to ride the bus?

Animals aren’t allowed

While the rules can be ambiguous about pets on the bus, someone decided to push the envelope by hanging balloon animals from the hand bars. While nobody is going to actually kick these brightly colored rubber animals off, we can’t help but wonder if they paid their fare.

Nice hat, buddy

In comedy, timing is arguably everything. After all, the delivery of a good punchline is largely dependent on how the jokester presents it, right? Well, timing was everything in this hilarious picture that someone shared to their social media.

Nice hat, buddy

Take a good look at this man and admire his hat for a moment. It’s a pretty sweet hat, isn’t it? As a matter of fact, he’s not even wearing a hat, but the framing of the candid picture sure had us fooled!

Cowabunga, dude

Public transportation is for people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Whether you’re a college student trying to get to and from classes or you’re a Fortune 500 CEO, you’re equally likely to brush elbows with one another on a subway or bus.

Cowabunga, dude

This gentleman looks like the scholarly, intellectual type and no doubt he’s studying something extremely important in his notes. Yet, his pristine and dapper suit is in jarring contract to his backpack, which strangely looks like something that a certain ninja turtle might wear.

He looks fur-ious

The majority of the passengers on public transit are just trying to get to their destination and back without incident, but sometimes it’s hard to keep a straight face when observing your fellow passengers.

He looks fur-ious

The man in this stealthy picture looks strangely ominous with his head-to-toe fur suit and curling horns, but the lady standing directly across from him? She seems amused by him, as evidenced by her barely-concealed smile. Now, we have no idea what they’re talking about, but we’re sure it’s a very intense conversation. Just, uh, keep us out of it.

A creative solution

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that desperate times call for desperate measures. The thing is, public transportation can get absolutely stifling in the summer heat.

A creative solution

Imagine all of those bodies packed together on a bus or a subway and combine it with poor air circulation? The man in this picture sounds like he already knows that he’s in for a hot and sweaty commute today, which is why he took matters into his own hands — or, erm, his armpits — to staunch his perspiration.

What does the chicken say?

So this box has us feeling a little bit suspicious, and we’re not sure it’s telling a single nugget of truth about its contents. Now, its passenger may have been asked what they were transporting, and they may have replied, “Ba-boook?” but we’re sort of doubtful.

What does the chicken say?

The problem is that we are too chicken to ask them for clarification. While this box may not actually contain any books, there was probably at least a colonel (Sanders) of truth to the inscription on the side of it.

The truth about penguins

Did you know that penguins migrate? It’s true. They start their arduous journey in Antarctica and may travel up to a hundred miles in search of love.

The truth about penguins

Now, while almost all species of birds migrate — whether it’s to lay their eggs or to escape the cold northern climates — they have the advantage of being birds of flight. Penguins have no such luck, which means that they can’t just take to the air to get to their destination. Instead, they need to find alternative forms of transit, hence this flock of birds crammed into this subway car.

An accidental tattoo

This young lady wasn’t thinking about doodling on her back and neck when she pinned her hair up on the bus this morning. She was merely thinking about how to get her hair off her neck, and she reached for the nearest thing she could find to do it.

An accidental tattoo

That happened to be her ink pen, but she forgot that it didn’t have a cap on it. Eventually she’s going to figure out that she’s accidentally drawn a masterpiece onto her own skin, but we can’t help but wonder why nobody has told her about her mishap?

That’s some fast food

Imagine spending your morning packing a healthy and delicious lunch for yourself, only to have it brutally yanked out of your hands by the closing door of the bus.

That’s some fast food

The poor person who lost their lunch on the bus probably had no idea that it was pinned in the door until it was too late, and by that point, they could only watch sadly as the bus drove away with their lunch on it. It’s a shame to see that food go to waste, but maybe someone eventually got to enjoy it?

Standing room only

During rush hour, it can be a real challenge trying to secure a seat on the bus. Nearly every available spot is always taken during the heavier commute times, making it so that some people are forced to stand during their trip.

Standing room only

This gentleman, though, planned ahead. He knew that there’d be no seats on the bus when he boarded, which is why he brought his own seat with him. We have to hand it to him, too; it actually looks like a pretty comfortable chair and a downright genius idea, too!

Who do? He didgeridoo…

Public transit is already stressful enough without factoring in the other passengers, but this young man doesn’t seem fazed by social norms. While listening to a little bit of music is totally normal and to be expected during your commute, it’s pretty well understood that you’re supposed to use headphones if you want to listen to your jams.

Who do? He didgeridoo…

After all, we don’t all share the same musical tastes. This man, though, decided to share his musical talent with his fellow passengers and break out into an impromptu drum-and-didgeridoo session.

Creative solutions to a problem

If you take the subway, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about the doors. The thing is, though? Those doors serve an extremely important purpose. At high speeds, the danger of someone getting yanked out of the subway can be quite high.

Creative solutions to a problem

The heavy-duty doors help prevent this risk. But when the door is broken and there’s no sign of any crews coming out to fix it, then engineers need to take matters into their own hands. Hence, this surprisingly efficient wall was born.