Welcome to the Caption Contest!

We happily give you a chance to attach your silly captions to some of our favorite silly IUPUI photos from our huge collection. The funniest caption (as judged by the expert judges in Special Collections and Archives) for each month will win a FABULOUS PRIZE! 

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October 2022


Indianapolis Zoo staffer with skunk at Explore IUPUI event October 12, 2002 Photo by Wendy Kaveney

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Teachable moment - run!

Submitted by mjhinsma on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 12:46

From the giggles and mischievous smile, it was apparent Mr. Stinky Stripe was not the only one able to drop a smelly bomb.

Submitted by andjsmit on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 15:27

The instructions said to keep the dangerous end pointed away from children, but they didn't say which end was which!

Submitted by matmull on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 16:10

The one who smelt it, dealt it!

Submitted by joppold on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:15

I need one of these for home!

Submitted by asidholl on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:31

When life gives you stink bombs, you turn your head away!

Submitted by sarsexto on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:33

No, seriously, this is a legitimate COVID test. Can you smell anything?

Submitted by pross1 on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:35

This'll teach'em to stay off my lawn!

Submitted by swatkins on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:38

Oh no, oh no, OH NO...I was told the scent gland was removed!

Submitted by houghj on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:39

Pictured above: Historical recreation of the first ever use of "pepper spray".

Submitted by fryjer on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:40

Oh no, that won't work for our mascot! Let's just keep The Metros.

Submitted by jschild on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:49

"Fee Fi Fo Fum".... I smell something scent-imental!

Submitted by jyanum on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:50

Wow, I'm recovered! I can smell again!!!!

Submitted by moelmasr on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:11

What, You Asked For It Buddy!

Submitted by kathlund on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:24

This one was supposed to be de-odorized!

Submitted by rahankin on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:21

Bill demonstrating the organic child repellent.

Submitted by hrbowlan on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:06

skunk: gee, this is the second time this week that I've been asked to provide a special aromatherapy session

Submitted by kkaneshi on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 14:59

Say it, don't spray it

Submitted by madsridh on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:49

"What's worse than a skunk?" started Zoo Staffer Zach.
"A child!" shouted Skunky the Skunk.

Submitted by kajoknig on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:10

Does this cat smell funny to you?

Submitted by kdmerrit on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 19:09

"Sucks being a redhead...even a skunk dislikes like me!" Redhead

Submitted by greinerb on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 21:03

Instead of a sweet greeting for her new furry friend, Sarah chirped, "Ewww, Mister! Which one of you stinks so bad?!"

Submitted by elkinsl on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:12

Somebody told me to take a fresh breeze today.

Submitted by jinkar on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:13

This seemed like such a good idea two minutes ago.

Submitted by anitate on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:26

Walking into the lecture hall bathrooms

Submitted by ntruett on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 14:10