The ability to triumph over adversity – it’s an admirable character trait.
And certainly one possessed by the people in these amusing snaps, rounded up from across the world.
One pictures a trio of hungry British tourists in America who got caught in a flood and used inflatable rubber rings to float their way to a fast food joint.
And whichever Canadian got snowed-in and responded not by digging themselves out but instead fashioning a beer cooler out of the white stuff surely deserves a medal.
Another example of a hero with a comic disregard for the severity of the situation includes a man posing in front of his wrecked house with a sign that reads: ‘For sale, price reduced, some assembly required.’
Because sometimes, the best thing to do when life gives you lemons is to laugh, lean back and enjoy the view.
Where there’s a will: The uploader of this image says it depicts his brother, who got caught in a flood while visiting America but found a relaxing way to get to a fast food jaunt nevertheless
When the flood comes: Perhaps these men had been eagerly awaiting the perfect opportunity to take this remote-control cruise ship on its maiden voyage for quite some time
Ingenious: His car may have taken a beating, but just as long as this driver can still smoke, everything is A-OK
Thumbs up: Say what you will about this very American homeowner, but he’s definitely seeing the funny side to his house being trashed
Booze prevails: The chap on the left has turned his cumbersome crutch into a mobile bar, and (right) the Canadian who got snowed-in and fashioned a beer cooler surely deserves a medal
No worries: This victim of a flood in Texas simply moved the contents of his living room onto the roof of his partially-submerged house and kicked back to admire the view
One man’s trash: Whoever came up with this Frankenstein of a vehicle is the king of re-purposing
He came prepared: The student who shared this image of someone taking a nap during a lecture captioned it ‘this guy in my class gave zero f***s today’
Smart: Morgan Freeman once gave a truly spectacular excuse when quizzed about falling asleep during an interview (left) and (right) – that’s one way to cover an ex’s name
This uploader explained: ‘My cousin’s girlfriend just went through a long divorce. At least there was this cake…’
‘Tis but a scratch: A bashed-in car with a touch of elegance, thanks to the Shakespeare line written across it
Flirt: This patient shared his snap with the caption ‘Hello ladies. May I interest you in some oxygen, or maybe some saline’
Artful: And this character turned his broken arm into an opportunity for an Iron Man cast
Cheers: Meanwhile this chap simply took advantage of the fact that having a sling enabled him to stow more beer bottles
When life gives you lemons: Make like an amphibian and don a set of flipper feet?
Stunt: This supermarket employee, pictured here posing as a murder victim, explained of it, ‘Only one good thing can come of spilling red wine’
You what? Little is known about the curious circumstances regarding this snap, but let’s assume he’s wearing flameproof gear