Smartphone cameras are advancing and taking wonderful photos, but of course – they aren’t perfect and make mistakes. One such mistake occurred when Mitchell Flann and Erika Gomos were taking a selfie, and its result made me laugh for fifteen minutes.
The couple was trying to take a panorama selfie with Samsung Galaxy S7, for which you need to stand still for a while. But Erika sneezed and ended up with two heads in the photo. The couple laughed really hard to this, and decided to share the photo with the rest of us and make our day.
Mitchell and Erica are Canadians, but they’ve been backpacking through Europe for a month and a half now. Mitchell told me they have been taking these wide selfies during the trip, to document the cities they’ve visited. The phone had some glitches before, but never like this.
This photo was taken in front of the Hungarian parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. They hugged, stood still and let the phone make the panorama selfie, when Erika sneezed and ended up looking like her good and evil side each has their own head.
They were in tears laughing, and Mitchell admits it was inappropriate because they were standing in front of a memorial to the Hungarian Jews who died there in WW2. Still, they managed to collect themselves and go on with their day.
Mitchell wanted to share the photo on Instagram, and he says Erica supported him due to her sense of humor and self-confidence. However, when he wanted to post it on Reddit, she got a bit concerned because she was afraid the photo might turn into a meme. Still, she accepted, and the photo broke 150K upvotes on Reddit.
Although phone glitches can be annoying, sometimes they can result in something like this and improve your day. I hope you had a good laugh at this photo, just like I did. If you’d like to follow Mitchell and Erika further, you can find them on their Instagram profiles here and here.