Top 10 Awkward Stock Photos

Nothing beats a good laugh over a truly ridiculous photo. You know the ones. Family portraits gone horribly awry. An epic photo bomb. Those photos you never, ever want tagged of yourself on Facebook. They're those happy mistakes that have enlivened and shaped viral Internet culture (and that make passing time in your cubicle a hell of a lot more enjoyable).

Mark Hauge, a graphic designer from Chicago-land, Illinois, is the man behind AwkwardStockPhotos.com, a photo blog started in January 2010 that delivers a daily dose of WTF gems handpicked from various stock photography sites around the world. We caught up with Mark to chat about the blog, what truly defines an awkward stock photograph, and why there's always some girl in a bikini who pops up no matter what you're trying to research on the Internet.

Below is our interview and Mark's picks for his top ten awkward stock photographs of all time (including an Evil Conan O'Brien sabotaging Jay Leno's favorite ride with a maniacal, yet gentle, placement of a banana into the exhaust pipe). Enjoy. And try not to spit out your coffee in front of your boss.

10. This definitely helps the argument that red heads enjoy the company of post-office party shenanigans with people in parrot costumes.

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9. Because we all know that dog owners look like their dogs.

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8. Who wants baby nuggets?

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7. The exact opposite of an appropriate photo for a cereal ad.

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6. Evil Conan O'Brien sabotaging Jay Leno's favorite ride with a maniacal, yet gentle, placement of a banana into the exhaust pipe.

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