5 Funny, Unique, and Unusual Calendars
Looking for Calendars That are Unusual, Unique, and a Little Weird?
Are you tired of the usual calendars with beautiful scenery, cute animals, and pretty flowers? Think "ho-hum" when you see another calendar of the newest popular movie? Do you yawn at the latest "inspirational quotes of the day" calendar? Are you looking for a calendar that's more fun -- something a little more unique and interesting, or just plain weird?
Here you'll find a variety of funny, strange, or unusual calendars that may be just what you're looking for. Or you might find an interesting calendar that will be the perfect gift for your hard-to-buy-for friend or family member.
There is no overlying theme for the selection of calendars here -- just that I thought they were interesting and unique or quirky in some way. They're not your ordinary run-of-the-mill calendars!
Steampunk Wall Calendar
Historical and futuristic elements
Are you a part of the "steampunk" community? Do you know what it is? Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction / alternate history fiction that uses steam power in its machinery such as what was used in the 19th century. The futuristic mechanical inventions are what might have been developed if we had never left the steam power age.
As the description for this calendar says, "The romance of the past meets the technology of the future" in a world full of "cogs and rivets, goggles and corsets".
The work of Jules Verne is an early form of this genre. Steampunk combines historical and futuristic elements with Victorian-aged mores that are intertwined with futuristic technology.
Painted Hands Wall Calendar
Creative and Colorful
This is one of my favorite calendars. Each month includes a delightful depiction of an intricately painted animal on a hand, or two hands.
If you check closely, you'll see that the image on the cover of this calendar isn't a real pink flamingo, but a hand positioned and painted to look like this bird. The thumb is tucked under the other fingers to form the beak, and the wrist is painted to look like feathers on the neck of this tropical wading bird.
The other pages of this calendar include more cleverly created mammals, fish, and birds
To see more of these realistic and intricately detailed painted hands by Guido Daniel, watch the video below.
Fractals Wall Calendar
If you have a math or science background, you've most likely heard of fractals. Otherwise, you may not know what this fascinating concept is. Basically, a fractal is a never-ending pattern that will look similar whether you magnify it many times, or look at it on a larger scale.
Many objects in nature have fractal patterns including clouds, trees, shore lines, rivers. Abstract fractals can be generated by a computer calculating the same simple equation over and over.
This fractal calendar has 12 beautiful representations of colorful fractal artwork. Shapes and colors are repeated on smaller and larger scales.
Learn More About Fractals
Fractals are fascinating!
Visit The Fractal Foundation to learn more about these fascinating math and science concepts.
This website has great resources for educators and parents who want to teach their kids more about fractals. It also has some great videos and images of fractals.
Also watch this YouTube video as it zooms into more and more detail on a Mandelbrot fractal set.
These funny photos by Seth Casteel are of dogs retrieving underwater balls with gusto.
Seth is a Lifestyle Pet Photographer, and has had his work featured in publications including National Geographic, the New York Times. He's even been on Duck Dynasty (although he looked rather bemused by the whole thing).
Seth Casteel Also Has a Best-Selling Book - Underwater Dogs, the book
This book has more than 80 underwater photos of dogs gleefully fetching balls in the water.
If you have had dogs that love water, undoubtedly you've seen how they jump in and fetch sticks or balls, and come out dripping wet and shake off the water exuberantly after they've retrieved their object. Seth shows what happens with the dogs below the surface of the water, with bubbles escaping, eyes large, and ears and fur streaming back in the water.
Awkward Family Photos
All of us have awkward moments with our families -- some more embarrassing than others. And some of these moments get captured in photos. This amusing calendar includes daily awkward family photos, from unhappy kids, to awkward poses, to silly fashions (which at the time of the photo may have been stylish....) I bet you'll love paging through these odd and silly family photos! You might even feel a sense of nostalgia for your own awkward family moments.
From the product description:
...these pictures of family bonding will keep you gasping, cringing, and laughing—all at the same time.
This calendar is based on the hilarious blog with the same name, Awkward Family Photos.
Unusual Calendars on eBay
eBay has a few unusual and funny calendars that you may want to take a look at.