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Living in the country might seem like a boring idea to some people, but only until your first visit. It’s a versatile environment that may not have all the amenities and infrastructure of a big city hub, but it certainly has a lot more to offer than a bunch of cafes and huge shopping malls.
Country people really think out of the box when it comes to having fun and coming up with engineering marvels that no one has ever seen before. When they need a pool – they not simply go and buy it, they invent it themselves!
Here’s a collection of the most hilarious and truly hysterical country life photos that will change the way you see country people forever.
Redneck Engineering at Its Finest
Talking about pools… These gentlemen have certainly came up with a genius way to enjoy both cool water and a savory meal. We don’t know if it’s a great idea to eat while you swim, but why not?
Whether it is healthy or not, we can’t deny the fact that this pool with installed barbecue in it looks like a dream come true for many people. On a scalding hot summer day, many of us would give anything to enjoy this cool barbecue party!
The whole structure seems pretty sturdy, so we aren’t even worried that some hot charcoal might accidentally end up falling into water. And even if it does, it would probably just become cool the moment it hits the water, so no worries there.
Who Needs Car Rides, Anyway?
When your kid desperately wants to go on a car ride but your vehicle is not there or you simply don’t own one (for some mysterious reason), then what to do? Well, this father came up with a genius plan that might seem like the greatest invention of all time.
Still, blowing at your kid like that does seem a little bit dangerous, don’t you think? Even if it seems like they’re having fun in the process, afterwards some complications might arise.
We aren’t really sure whether this is a hit or a miss, but it’s definitely something we would not forget anytime soon. This is how people relax and have fun in the countryside!
Somewhere in the United States…
That moment when you open Street View Map and stumble upon this. Seriously, Google Map is famous for all kinds of ridiculous finds and you can never guess what you’ll see next once you open up a certain address.
This is so random and bizarre! We are having a hard time figuring out what type of vehicle this man is driving, but it’s definitely not something you see on the road every day.
Although, it does seem like he’s driving a lawn mower… Just another ordinary day in the countryside, no big deal. Still, we bet this man turned quite a few heads while he was driving down the road in this.
An Engineering Nightmare
Looking at these country life inventions we can’t really tell whether these people are joking or they are totally serious about using this state-of-the-art technology for their homes and other buildings.
But we won’t lie, these ideas are absolutely bonkers! Any sane person coming to visit from the city would probably not believe their eyes if they saw this house. Still, it’s the countryside we’re talking about, so everything is possible here.
We’ve got to give it to the unknown engineer – he did make it work! When you don’t have money to build an actual terrace for your home then you need to improvise. If that was the case, well, this idea isn’t all that bad. It looks weird, but it definitely works.
The Most Awkward Family Photo
We all have seen our fair share of awkward family photos and have probably taken part in some of them as well (yeah, growing up was real fun in the ‘80s and ‘90s). They just don’t do hilarious family photos like this anymore!
This couple was probably tapping into their wild side when they decided to make this Flintstones-inspired photo. The cavemen vibe is definitely there!
Their hunting gear is much more modern, of course, but the wild side theme is definitely showing through. Looking at this photo we can tell that they really loved hunting. Fond memories, huh?
Rooftop Slip ‘n’ Slide
Seriously, these country life inventions are top-notch! We could never even imagine people doing something like this, not in the city, that’s for sure. And probably not in the suburbs as well.
Is it safe? Nope, not even close. Is it fun? You bet it is! Judging by the crowd on the rooftop of this house they’ve been doing it for quite some time now, so it must have worked for them.
Well, when there’s no water slide in the nearest vicinity you might as well create your own water attraction. We don’t think we’d risk sliding on this one, but kudos to the inventors behind this crazy rooftop idea.
The Country Festival
If you think country life is boring then we have big news for you! It’s far from that, in fact, people like to have as much fun in the countryside as they do everywhere else in the world, maybe even more.
There aren’t that many attractions around, so you really have to be inventive when it comes to gathering with other people and finding ways to entertain each other.
Well, a country festival is definitely one of those events no one wants to miss because it’s huge! Everyone gets to dress up, dance, have some delicious drinks, and have the most fun in the world.
No Animal Was Hurt in the Process… Oh, Wait
If you think that kids riding sheep is a bad idea, then yes, we get where you’re coming from. Even looking at this photo we can tell that it’s the least safe thing for a child to do.
But you’ll be surprised to find out that it’s considered to be a fun pastime among the country people! Yep, we kid you not.
Sheep riding is a popular sport enjoyed both by kids and grown-ups. Well, the latter are only watching their kids ride the sheep and occasionally fall into the dirt and get all kinds of bruises. It’s a different world out there in the country!
Things You See Only in the South
What kind of dreams do people in the countryside have? Do they dream of moving to the city and leaving all their worries behind? No, definitely not.
You’ve probably seen quite a few dream catchers before – usually they consist of a net with some colourful stones, ribbons, and feathers all woven into one beautiful art piece. But that is definitely not the case here!
Some people may say that country life is much simpler than the one in the city and they actually might be onto something. What can we say, this ‘dream catcher’ is not something we see every day!
You Go, Girl!
Bull riding is one of the most dangerous sports in the world, so not all people would want to mount an actual bull and try their luck. You could get seriously injured!
That’s why country folks have invented this amazing mechanical bull riding. Of course, it’s not the same as riding a live and kicking bucking bull, but it’s the next best thing or so we’ve been told.
Well, judging by this girl’s face this ride is real fun! They’re also recording her every move, so she’ll not only have some fun memories of the whole thing, but an entertaining video as well.
A Bikini You Don’t See Every Day
Ah, so many wonderful things can be said about country fashion, but no words can make it justice – you have to see everything with your own eyes!
This guy must have been very bored with his usual masculine chest hair, so he decided to spice things up a little bit and did a chest hair makeover.
This is definitely that case when one picture is worth a thousand words. Now we are wondering who came up with this genius fashion design – they man himself or his wife? Judging by the mischievous look on her face, she might be the one behind this bikini style.
Dumb or Genius?
When it comes to water sports it’s hard to invent something new – it just seems that we’ve already seen and tried everything!
Propelling out of the water and flying over it using a powerful water engine? Done. Water skiing? Done. Water gliding? Done. There’s literally nothing humanity hasn’t tried doing on water!
Well, it seems that in the country people are more creative than in the rest of the world. Just look at these guys riding an inflated mattress! This doesn’t look like that much fun, but it’s definitely a new type of water sport right there.
Girls Hunt, Too!
In case you didn’t know, women like hunting just as much as men and some people believe they are actually better at it! While we can’t present you with any statistics that would support such a claim, looking at this smiling woman we can easily pretend that’s true!
Hunting down a gator, seriously? Well, we aren’t sure whether she’s hunted the creature down or simply grabbed it for a photo, but it still looks incredible.
Even holding a gator like that to pose for a social media pic takes some guts. We would definitely not come anywhere near this creature, let alone hold it in our hands!
The Redneck Games
If you’ve never heard of mud pit belly flops before then, well, we aren’t surprised. This is not one of those sports that gets a lot of contestants, but it is incredibly popular among the viewers.
It’s so bizarre that people stay glued to the whole event until it’s over! And yes, this type of sport does involve jumping into a pit of mud to produce the biggest wave of mud imaginable.
But that’s not the only thing the judges are looking at – the ‘beauty of form’ also matters! It might look like jumping into a huge pool of mud, but it’s actually an art form. Well, kinda sorta.
Not Your Regular Barbecue
Barbecue in the countryside sounds so romantic, but what is it really like? Well, generally it’s the same like everywhere else and you will see people cooking some delicious patties and burgers, but it is country life we are talking about, so things sometimes get a little bit wild.
Here, for example, we see some people went hunting and brought back with a pretty unusual specimen. We actually think that it might have crawled into someone's backyard and the owners simply picked it up for a quick barbecue meal!
It does look scary and not that tasty at all. That frog popping out of the croc’s mouth just makes it so much worse! Who would even want to eat this creature?
Being a Cowboy is Tough
When we see cowboys riding horses we rarely think just how much training they go through before being able to ride properly. For some people it comes naturally, but others spend years perfecting their riding skills.
Rodeos require even more horse-riding prowess – one wrong move and you’re down! This poor fella went flying off his stud as if he was light as a feather!
We don’t even want to think about what happened as soon as this cowboy finally landed. This moment just seems too dangerous! We hope he was alright after this deadly-looking incident.
The Art of Mud Racing
We’ve all heard about dirt racing, but things are a little bit different in the country. The vehicles aren’t exactly racing cars and the dirt looks more like mud. Well, the drivers are more good-looking, so there’s also that!
We don’t know whether riding in the mud like that is fun, but at least one of the ladies seems properly entertained (yes, the one who’s not trying to get the vehicle out of the mud).
Well, what can we say, this type of sport seems quite impressive! It also seems that that the dress-code is pretty much the same wherever you go in the countryside – a bikini works just fine!
Country Calamari Be Like…
We can’t say that country food is exquisite, but this doesn’t mean people living in the countryside don’t like to experiment with their dishes from time to time.
And what to do if you desperately need some calamari, but the nearest supermarket is hundreds of miles away? Well, then you get innovative and use whatever you can in a creative way. That’s how this cute little meal was born!
If you think these calamari look somehow familiar, then you are probably right, because the Japanese have invented this cute dish long before anyone in the U.S. Great minds think alike!
Not Your Ordinary Tree Swing
Seriously, how hard is it to build a tree swing? Usually you’d need just a few pieces of plank wood (or any wood for that matter) and a few nails. You can actually even make it without nails, we’re pretty sure of that.
No matter how you look at it, making a swing out of a couch is a lot harder than creating a new one! It’s so impractical we can’t even look at it without flinching.
Just imagine what will happen to this couch swing when it rains… On the other hand, it looks so surreal that it could easily become the local landmark! Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on how popular the people living inside this how want to be.
Guns are... Fun?
Southern girls are so tough they take guns even to the forest trips. But seriously, women who live in the countryside deal with guns more than most men in the cities!
Sometimes it’s for hunting, other times it’s just for ‘fun’ – some girls like to pose for selfies while holding a pretty purse, while country girls would rather choose a cool-looking gun for their new social media pic. It’s just how things roll in the countryside!
Apparently, when going out hunting all the gear you need is a big gun and some water-proof boots. Otherwise, clothes are optional.
When it comes to the wedding we all want this day to be exceptional and memorable for all the people involved, especially for the bride and the groom. Well, in the countryside people have their very own definition of a beautiful wedding and a perfect setting for the ceremony.
Usually, people would go to the church or some picturesque location with a beautiful view, but that is not the case with this powerful couple. They decided it would be cool to have their wedding ceremony in the midst of a mud pool!
Well, this might very well be the muddiest wedding we’ve ever seen so far. Country people are so rad! It pains us to even think about what would happen to that beautiful white gown if something went wrong along the way…
Something needs to be said about the way people dress in the countryside. It just seems that it’s always warm in there! Whenever we see a photo of country women, they are wearing bikinis in all kinds of environments.
If it’s some sport – bikini is the perfect garment, and if it’s a mud race – once again, let’s put on some bikinis (well, they actually have a point there, bikinis are much easier to wash after all that muddy fun). Still, it just makes us wonder whether the shops out there are selling some actual clothing…
Don’t get us wrong, we love this style just as much as everyone else! Besides, when it’s hot outside, a bikini top is the best possible solution.
Don’t have a grill? That’s definitely not a problem when you live in the country. Actually, the bigger the challenge, the better! Who needs all those boring things when you can always make a spare out of something unusual?
In this case, the family didn’t have a BBQ grill, but they didn’t despair – someone came up with a brilliant idea to use a rake instead. And you know what? It actually works!
Well, we aren’t sure that’s very hygienic if you want our opinion, but if they made the effort to thoroughly clean the rake first, then it’s as good as a grill! It may look a bit weird, but it works nonetheless.
Barbie Jeep Racing
In case you didn’t know, Barbie Jeep Racing is a thing! Well, no actual Barbie dolls are involved, of course, on the contrary – this new ridiculous type of sport has grown-ups riding in minuscule toy vehicles that were originally meant for toddlers.
Sounds a bit crazy? Well, because it is! And it’s definitely not something people could have come up with in the city – you need to live in the country to have your mind work like that.
So, if you head out hiking and stumble upon a bunch of grown-up dudes riding a dangerous terrain in small plastic vehicles – don’t worry, it’s just one of those sportspeople enjoying in the countryside! Who knows, maybe you’ll want to try this yourself?
Mud is Fun, Right?
Looking at this woman we can’t believe just how delighted she seems. Seriously, she has so much dirt on her that it’s impossible to look at her without flinching. Of course, one quick shower would fix everything, but it seems she’s not going to have one any time soon.
We’ve already seen so many pictures of women going riding on muddy terrain that we can’t ignore it anymore – is this really the definition of fun in the south?
Well, she is riding a cool little vehicle, so it probably wasn’t a boring ride through the jungle, but the aftermath just seems so hard to wash off.
Not Your Average Doorbell
People in the country might be different from the ones living in the city, but they like to have just as much fun as everyone else. And we must admit their sense of humour is top-notch!
This doorbell might seem a little bit too harsh, but only if a person is stupid enough to put their finger onto this ‘bell’. Otherwise, it’s a perfectly safe and hilarious prank.
On a side note, we do believe they should have added at least a small piece of cheese to make this prank more wholesome. At least, if you do press the button, you’ll get some reward afterwards!
The Ultimate Beach Party
People who live in the countryside have an answer for everything. You want to go to the beach but the nearest beach is a few hundred miles away and you’ll probably need to take a plane to reach it? No worries, they have a solution for you!
Just arrange your own beach party in the backyard and forget all about that sand that keeps getting everywhere. Beaches are incredibly overrated! And you can always get a great suntan being sprawled on the back of a car.
After all, who cares where you got that suntan from if it looks cool? This gorgeous lady also has a kind of swimming pool situation going on! This is one of the best backyard pool solutions we’ve seen so far.
Fishing Like a Boss
When we think about fishing most of you probably imagine a calm and relaxing experience somewhere on the bank of a river or inside a boat in a peaceful and calm environment. But that’s a totally different thing for country people!
They probably have enough peace and quiet in their daily life, so when they go fishing they want to have as much fun as possible. That’s probably why the Redneck Fishing Derby was born – a chaotic and incredibly fun experience that has nothing to do with sitting on a bank of a lake.
During this derby, people get into speedy boats and head out to catch some fish with nothing but a fishing net. Surprisingly, it actually works!
The Style Icon
There’s a reason mullets went out of style decades ago and that reason is, well, exactly this – they look awful. No matter how you style it or what variations you create, mullets simply don’t look good.
Of course, there are some very rare exceptions to that rule, but for the rest of 99.9% of people, mullets are a style disaster. But does this guy care about all that nonsense? Nope, not at all.
We have to admit that this county fella has a very cool vibe, but that still doesn’t change the fact that his hair is a stylist’s worst nightmare. No one would dare wearing something this hideous in the city!
The Muddy Paradise
So, we’ve already established that country people love all things muddy. It seems that their very definition of fun involves a good amount of dirt – and the more, the better!
Looking at this smiling woman we can’t believe just how happy she is covered in mud from head to toe. But that broad smile says it all! This isn’t just a random mud experience she’s having – taking mud baths is a part of the Annual Redneck Games.
Going head down into a pit filled with mud is one of the most favourite games during this hilarious redneck festival. And the bigger belly flop you make, the higher the score! But of course, the way you jump into the pit also matters.
The Best Time of His Life
We’ve seen our fair share of women enjoying the mud games and all kinds of muddy situations, but guys are no different! They simply don’t like to pose for the photos as much.
Well, as you can see, during the Annual Redneck Games, men enjoy a good mud flop as often as women (and maybe even more). This guy’s face says it all!
Is he happy, is he excited, or both? It doesn’t really matter because that’s the face of a man who’s going to jump into a huge mud pit in a few seconds and have the best time of his life while doing so.
How Much Dirt Can You Handle?
Living in the countryside is no easy task – many people are involved in farming and if you know anything about it then you realize just how much effort it takes to grow your own crops.
Looking at this tractor stuck deep in mud we can all agree that farming can be a hectic experience. Can you imagine what it takes to get it out of the dirt?
Frankly speaking, we have no idea how much horsepower (or car power) it will require to take this tractor back to the surface, but it certainly won’t be an easy task. Still, we are wondering, how on Earth did those country folks manage to bury their tractor so deep in the ground?
Southern Girl Style
So you know how women like to dress fancily in the city? Not all of them, of course, but the styles are different and vary from chic and high fashion to street style and baggy clothing.
Things are a bit different when you live out in the country – the styles there aren’t as versatile and you probably won’t find so many fashionable boutiques while working out in the field. But what you will find is incredibly healthy people who like to dress however they want!
It’s quite liberating to see women sport casual style and look amazing while doing so. And check out those cool boots! That’s country fashion at its finest, folks.
Best Invention Ever?
We all know the hardships of camping out in the wild – even with beautiful nature all around us we still need to think about bare necessities like a place to sleep, somewhere cook our food, and of course, a water closet.
Usually, people don’t think much about it and just go into the woods (it’s also nice to take a spade with you to cover the ‘tracks’), but things are a little bit different when country folks go camping.
Not only do they know everything about wilderness and how to build the best fire and organize a cool camping ground, but they also revolutionize all their camping experiences – like this toilet, for example. We aren’t sure whether it’s genius or just yucky, but it definitely works! And you don’t need to go to the bushes anymore.
Life is Better on the Farm
In the city, there is simply no way to enjoy wildlife like you can do it in the countryside. Big cities house animals either as small pets or in zoos that, frankly speaking, look quite depressing most of the time.
But things are different in the country! Wherever you go you’ll see some farm animals roaming around and just living their lives along with the ordinary cats and dogs we are all so used to. It’s like living in the zoo! But much better for the animals, in general.
Still, you should keep in mind that all those cute cows, goats, and little piggies are accompanied by some heavy smells, so if you aren’t used to those, you might want to stay away from country life.
That Cowboy Style is Here to Stay
The cowboy allure has been around for decades and it seems that it’s not going anywhere. There are always people who are crazy about fringe, ponchos, overalls, and, of course, the staple fashion piece of any cowboy look - the cowboy hat.
Cowboy style has always been worn at least by some celebrity – all those cool-looking boots and high hats are definitely not going anywhere!
And of course, we all remember Dolly Parton and her signature cowboy (or, rather, cowgirl) style. That hat just looks amazing on her!
It doesn’t matter where we live – we all like games and spending time having fun with other people. That’s just our human nature!
Naturally, country people like to have fun just as much as anyone else, but there’s one twist – they have a number of their very own games that aren’t necessarily popular outside of the country area.
You’ve all probably played or at least seen a game of horseshoes, but this variation is something we don’t see every day! We don’t know whether these people ran out of horseshoes or simply wanted to have even more fun with the game, but it looks absolutely ridiculous. And yes, kind of fun, too.
Worst Father of the Year
So you know how duct tape can fix anything whether it’s a torn car seat or the wing of a plane? You’ve probably seen a gazillion of such images on the web, but we must admit, we’ve never seen duct tape used as a diaper.
And not to fix a diaper, but INSTEAD of a diaper! That’s a disaster in the making and we can’t even think about what will happen underneath all that duct tape with no airflow, especially if the toddler decides to go to the toilet.
With a can of beer in the baby’s hands, this father might actually deserve the Worst Father of the Year Award!
The Best Catch Ever
When it comes to hobbies, women love fishing as much as men do – at least in the country! In general, country folks are more active than people living in the cities as they spend a lot of time outdoors. Sometimes it’s work and sometimes it’s for play.
In the countryside all fun pastimes involve either going into the wilderness or some hectic hilarious games. And women enjoy them fully! Whether it’s a hunting party or a fishing derby, you will see women having fun there along with everyone else.
And you know what? Girls are incredibly good at catching fish! Just look at this huge specimen – no wonder this young lady decided to pose for a photo, it’s definitely worthy of a new Facebook profile picture.