30 Hilarious Comics With A Clever Twist By Tango Gao (New Pics)

A couple of years ago, we shared a publication with you about a talented Chinese artist Tango Gao (also known as Shanghai Tango) who creates thought-provoking yet still light and fun illustrations without using words. 

If you fancy visual and intellectual humor, you don’t need to look anywhere further because you are up for a treat! Tango, whose real name is Gao Youjun, did not stop creating witty illustrations since the last time we wrote about them here on Bored Panda. No, Tango is back with a sequel to his art which is both simple and minimalistic, yet profound in the message it sends.

Tango began creating these illustrations back in 2010 when prompted by a friend, he decided to develop a habit of drawing daily (that’s an excellent habit to pick up). Now, he delights his 108,000 followers on Instagram with light-hearted and sometimes challenging illustrations on daily basis.

Scroll down the page and see for yourself!

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Pets are always there for us, especially when it comes to putting smiles on our faces.

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You can become whatever you want in life.

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“Excuse me, may I see your baby?”

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New Year’s resolution for 2019: let’s ditch the bra.

#6

Possibly, a new idea for a SnapChat filter?

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Up Next: The Secret Life Of Toiletries – Behind The Scenes.

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A love letter written in hundreds of heartbeats.

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#10

Mood rings are so last year. Meet mood mustache. Perfectly edible as well.

#11

That moment when someones tries to insult you, but you have achieved an excellent ability to deflect all things negative.

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Despite the friendly smile that this polar bear wears, we would say the illustration definitely falls outside of the light-heartedness spectrum. Time’s ticking, what are your thoughts?

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New Year’s resolution #584.

#18

Who knew that music played by accordion could be so tear-jerking?

#19

All that matters is perspective!

#20

No one wants to be the third wheel. Certainly not on Valentine’s day…

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This leaf will definitely go places.

#24

“Get a tattoo that means something to you” doesn’t quite have the same ring here…

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One cigarette a day keeps the doctor away. Or how does that saying go?

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“In the beginning, God created the sky and the land.”

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Pareidolia: seeing faces in unusual places.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-comics-shanghai-tango-part-two/

Guy Notices Something Odd On Top Of Zeus Temple In 1858 Photo, Discovers What They Dont Teach At School

Being a history researcher means endless hours of poring over books, paintings, photos and manuscripts, looking for clues from the past to create an accurate picture of what things were really like.

Naturally, when following a lead it can be easy to be led down all kind of interesting ‘rabbit holes,’ and that’s exactly what happened to author and PhD student Paul Cooper, from Norwich, England, while researching the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece.

Paul came across an incredible photo of the temple’s ruin, taken way back in 1858. “I was researching the forgotten histories of different ruined sites around the world for my PhD, which looks at how our attitudes and artistic representations of ruins has changed over history,” Paul told Bored Panda. “As a novelist and a writer of historical fiction, ruins are important in my work.”

This particular photo intrigued him, as there was something weird perched atop the temple pillars. What on earth could it be? The strange little hut-like appendage is nowhere to be found on the ruins as they stand today. It was also absent on an identical photo, that he had unearthed after further research.

Digging deeper, he found a painting of the temple ruins and more photos from a similar period. The little stone hut was there, sitting proudly atop the great temple again! The intrigue intensified, and so did Paul’s curiosity. Could there have been people living up there, perched precariously on top of one of ancient history’s great temples? Why was the hut included in some photos, but not others? And why isn’t it there anymore?

Paul loves exploring the stories behind the many ancient ruins scattered across the world, from North Africa to Cambodia and beyond. He spent time exploring the incredible ruins of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka whilst writing his first novel ‘River of Ink.’ “Many ruined sites have hidden or erased histories that take place after the building has been ruined,” he told us. “For instance, the ruins of the Acropolis in Athens were once the site of an Ottoman mosque, and the Colosseum held a Christian hermitage. The ruins of Palmyra in Syria were once home to a thriving town before it was demolished by French archaeologists in the 1920s.”

So what hidden secrets does the Temple of Olympian Zeus hold? Scroll down below to find out for yourself, as Paul uncovers the mystery in a viral Twitter thread. Let us know what you think about it in the comments!

This old photo of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the weird thing perched on top, sparked a fascinating discovery

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-ruins-mystery-temple-olympian-zeus-athens/