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25 Utterly Baffling WikiHow Illustrations 

Alex Furlin
Updated November 6, 2017 3.7k votes 602 voters 40.7k views 25 items

WikiHow is one of the more noble websites out there - all it does is seek to help people with an impressively far-reaching scope of ultra-specific problems and situations. A lot of these problems are too embarrassing to actually ask someone for help, so WikiHow is always there for you.

Unfortunately, many of the illustrations that accompany its helpful articles are anything but: they're bafflingly surreal, poorly drawn, confusing as hell, and above all, absolutely hilarious. Due to WikiHow's open-ended submission process, anyone can write an article, and anyone can upload their own illustrations. The result? Some of the Internet's finest, weirdest, and flat-out funniest drawings.

Upvote the funniest and most baffling WikiHow pictures and illustrations below, and maybe learn something about what hockey has to do with being a good friend in the process.
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Slobber Over an Ice Cube with Your Lover
Slobber Over an Ice Cube... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Utterly Baffling WikiHow Illustrations
Photo: Metaweb/GNU Free Documentation License

If anyone has actually shared an ice cube with their partner as they made out, please let me know what it felt like, because that looks absolutely terrifying. It looks like they're Homer Simpson-level drooling all over one another, and there's a certain point where a wet kiss goes from hot, to actually needing a bath towel to clean up. 

WikiHow: "How to Spice Up Kissing"
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Time to Make a Lizard-Rat Hybrid Creature from Hell
Time to Make a Lizard-Ra... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Utterly Baffling WikiHow Illustrations
Photo: Metaweb/CC-BY

The explanation for this image might be more baffling than any jokey explanation we could come up with: apparently you're supposed to rub a live lizard all over a dead mouse in order to get your pet snake to eat the dead mouse, since it's covered in the lizard's delicious scent. 

Long story short: don't own a pet snake. 

WikiHow: "How to Feed a Snake"
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Nope, That's Not Poop
Nope, That's Not Poop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Utterly Baffling WikiHow Illustrations
Photo: flickr/CC0

This illustration is for the article "How to Help a Cat Give Birth," but the actual step that this drawing is demonstrating is "Wash Your Hands." The step makes no reference to the birth actually starting, and it's unclear why there's a giant red arrow pointing to what we can only assume is the top of the newborn kitten's head. We would have probably noticed it anyway.

But then again, since it isn't labeled, and it really doesn't look like any part of a newborn kitten, it's entirely possible that someone drew a picture of a cat pooping for no reason, put it into this article without context, and nobody noticed. Kudos, mystery illustrator.
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Lazy-Eye Dan Can't Get That Porcupine Out of His Mind
Lazy-Eye Dan Can't Get T... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Utterly Baffling WikiHow Illustrations
Photo: Metaweb/CC-BY

The explanation for this one is as close to reasonable as they come on this list: it's for a step-by-step guide on how to remove porcupine quills, should you ever find yourself attacked by a porcupine. So in this picture, the guy is calling a professional quill remover, which, yes, is a real job. 

The gem is this guy's completely unfocused eyes, though I guess if you were pricked by a porcupine, you'd be going nuts too. 

WikiHow: "How to Remove Porcupine Quills"
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