The Absolute Weirdest Activities People Have Done While in Lockdown

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Most of us have been in lockdown for over a week now, and it’s becoming more and more clear that this is not how humans were meant to live. We’re getting weird. Truly, seriously weird.  It turns out that staying at home is boring. We’re all turning to some odd behaviors to keep ourselves entertained. And don’t even start on how irritating family members are. When I told my husband “in sickness and in health” I did not mean “24/7 for multiple weeks in a pandemic.”

But if there’s one person who knows how to make us smile no matter what’s going down, it’s our boy Jimmy Fallon. He asked the Internet what they’re doing with all this boredom. And in true Internet fashion, people delivered. If you’re looking for ideas of how to stay entertained (or what not to do) check out these amazing examples of #ImSoBored to get some inspiration.

He’s been making home versions of his show to keep the world entertained, and with this hashtag, he truly hit a gold mine. A simple ask: “Tell us a funny thing you’ve done to pass the time in quarantine, and tag it with #ImSoBoredI.” But the results are amazing.

Weirdly many people decided to start organization projects that were 100% purpose-free. You will never use this!

Anything involving cool mustaches should go to the top of your quarantine list. Right now.

It is impossible to count all the grains of rice. You must release your desire to count the grains of rice in order to become truly enlightened.

You could learn a musical instrument! Or at least enough of one to ensure that your child doesn’t fail at school. That’s fun right?

Many of which will end with WTF? Why is she holding an alligator? Wait, that’s not normal?

And there’s only one weapon in the war against children: memes. They must be deployed with care.

It must be like a hostage situation. You have to take your joy wherever you can find it, even if that means using precious cookie resources to build towers on your child’s head.

Like opening a can. It’s truly a doozy of a riddle. No one in a million years has solved it.

Take a wildlife documentary. Narrate it in the style of David Attenborough. Opine the bad habits of this beast.

On the plus side, the kid did spell everything correctly, and appears to have capitalized the “I.” So, that’s something!

In that case, the only way to move forward in the face of boredom is to embarrass your students. The best method? TikTok.

Like this beautiful exhibit of someone playing ping pong with themself. Sad or funny? Both.

See how you can transform your home, like this genius who made a faux music festival. Honestly it sounds better than an actual music festival because at this one water doesn’t cost $20 and you can just go to bed whenever you want.

Get out a bike. Create incredibly unsafe obstacles. Add fire. Now go!

It can come with a toilet instead. All the toilet paper hoarding is making more sense now that I know people are pooping long enough to get in a full Rock Band set.

Nothing says “I’ve lost it” like taping food to your face. On the other hand, those eyebrows are on fleek.

If you aren’t a full master of Ikea you could be by the end of your quarantine. All you have to do is take apart all your furniture and hope it goes back together. Please. Please don’t be broken.

You can teach your pet something new! Yes, that includes cats. You may not think they’re trainable, but with unlimited time and immense boredom, they are.

Just be careful what you teach them. It might have unexpected consequences. Definitely don’t give them any skills that increase their mobility.

With all this time you can seriously improve the value of your place. All you need is 50 rolls of toilet paper.

Create a new friend for yourself. The best version of this project is done with your own blood. For authenticity.

From six feet away. You do not want to spread germs while you’re spreading joy, no siree.

Like “what can I put in my hair straightener?” The answers may shock you. But I will definitely use this to pop popcorn in the future. Because it’s practical.

In that case you could get some photography practice. Weird art is the perfect thing to do in a pandemic.

Do you just take it down once you’ve gotten one clean shot? I don’t know if I could bring myself to destroy that much work.

Especially when it produces results as gorgeous as this. I personally like frosted tip Jimmy.

Even if it means sending your pet in your place. They’ve been slacking off their whole life. It’s your turn.

Even if it’s covering yourself in duct tape. We have no explanation for this one, it’s completely incomprehensible.

Especially if it involves the cute things your pets do, because they are the only thing around that provides novel stimulus.

Irritating the s*** out of your cats is a popular quarantine choice. This cat looks particularly evil with his whisker twirls.

This cat mom has taken “harass the cat” to a completely new level. Weirdly, they just look kind of bored.

Like these parents, who decided their kids needed a fully designed intro page to their new homeschool teachers.

Use a taste of their own medicine against them. Get it? Taste?

They have to make their own friends. Like this sad orange boy, who will do nothing but smile.

Maybe it’s in creating your own fun, like this lovely spoof video.

This toilet man is actually kind of cute. Look at his little cigar. Would anyone else feel like they can’t use the toilet for fear of disturbing him?

I hear evil laughing is very in. You’ll need to practice to make sure you find your own style.

Make it extra valuable by including a little bit of toilet paper. You’d think the ink would deter people from using it, but it won’t.

This kid actually did their homework. Get ready for the Apocalypse y’all, it’s over.

These dogs with eyebrows are everything I need. Try it on your pet.

What’s more fun than sitting very still for as long as possible while staring at a door?

Even if that means introducing the pain of the bra just so you get the freedom of removing the bra.

Try watching whatever they’re watching. See if it gets interesting. It probably won’t, but you never know.

This cat looks so happy with his new hat. How utterly adorable.

Plus you can be as creative as you want with the fabric choice. Express your personality.

Imagination is an important ingredient in surviving lockdown. Even if you’re using that imagination to create your own reality TV show in the toy room.

Read the sentence backwards. Does it hurt your brain yet? Also how long did this person have to stare at the sentence before realizing that?

Did you know that your laundry pile actually isn’t infinite? It seems unlikely, but this person has discovered the Chair beneath the Laundry.

Like the pile of bushes you hide the walkie talkie in to terrify your neighbors. This is brilliant.

Staying sane is all about your approach. Renaming all the rooms in your house lets you feel like you’re going new places and trying new things!

But this might be taking it too far. Sure, you could actually do your job, but reading the terms and conditions? Absolutely not.

Absolutely do not talk to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Or if you do, then stay at least six feet away from them.

COSTUME DANCE PARTY! It does double duty because you have the fun of finding a costume and the fun of the dance party.

But make sure you’ve got some production value happening or no one will watch. It’s time for Cribs: Quarantine Edition.

I wonder if they felt guilt while eating Split Peter? Does naming it give it a personality?

A toga transforms Fido into a Roman senator! Et tu Fido?

Who decided that they needed this kind of jello? Why? Please no.

No one knows why this person needed to take a video of bacon sizzling, but we’re grateful they did.

A care cleaning package for your neighbors is a great idea. We should all try it.