20 Jokes About How 'Nature Is Healing' Thanks to the Quarantine

Robin Zlotnick - Author

Apr. 24 2020, Updated 2:05 p.m. ET

With most people around the country on lockdown, there have been stories of water clearing up, air pollution lessening, and wildlife being spotted in the streets. People keep saying that without humans, "nature is healing." They're lamenting that "humans are the virus," when in fact, it's our policies and processes that need to change. 

As quick as people were to say "natural wildlife has returned," others were there with the jokes. And they're pretty great.

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1. 'Cats' cats all over London

The only thing scarier than the Cats movie would be if these nightmare creatures were real and roaming the streets of London right now. The bright side would be that it would definitely keep people from leaving their homes. 

2. Wild pizza pies

Everyone knows that Italy is where pizzas used to roam free before people arrived, built cities, and started baking fake ones in brick ovens across the work. Now, the wild pizzas are back. And boy, are they gorgeous.

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3. Minion mayhem

If this happened, I would 100 percent take it as a sign of the coming apocalypse. I would not be able to handle it. That minion has the look of the devil in its eyes. And you know it. 

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4. Toilet bowl aquarium

There is a lot of fake "nature is healing" news out there, a lot of Photoshopped pranks and fake news, but this one is clearly real. Ocean creatures are returning to toilet bowls — their natural habitats — all over the world!

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5. Big, dapper mice

Wow. Not only have animals returned to nature, but they've gotten gigantic and learned how to make clothes! We as human beings must step back to let the mice grow to their full potential.

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6. Zoo animals on the loose

This looks like the stampede in the original Jumanji movie, so I think now is a good time to talk about how the remakes might be fun but will never hold a candle to the Robin Williams / Bonnie Hunt / Kirsten Dunst original.

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7. Rubber ducky, in the Thames!

Rubber ducky, you're the one. You make rivers lots of fun. Rubber ducky, I'm awfully scared of you because wow, that's big. Is it just me or is this rubber duck serving some seriously terrifying Minion vibes?

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8. Ducks are back

Shh, shh. Don't scare them. They want to take that bread, but if you spook them, they might accidentally spit and clean your floor. I guess that wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, now that I think about it.

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9. The King (Kong) of New York

Could you even imagine if today, all of a sudden, newscasters had to come on TV and say, "Well, folks, in addition to sheltering in place due to the global pandemic, there is a giant gorilla on top of the Empire State Building, so, yeah, stay inside."

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10. Subway boot bird

Ah yes, the famed New York subway boot bird. They're very rare, much rarer than pigeons. And you have to be careful when you spot one. If you make any sudden movements, they'll do nothing because it's just an abandoned pair of boots.

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11. Wild Volvos in the woods

If you listen carefully at night, you can hear the wild hordes of Volvos revving their engines and beeping their horns at night. No one knows what they're doing out there because no one wants to risk getting run over in a Volvo stampede. What a way to go.

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12. Floating sharks

OK, but real story: There are those shark balloons you can buy that have a little motor