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20 Ways to Yawn - It's contagious and we bet that we can make you! - May 08, 2012


This fun gallery is inspired by a workplace prank played between myself and fellow photo editor (who is now my boss) Taras Slawnych.  We would often taunt each other by leaving a "yawning" image on our screen when we would leave the remaining night editor on duty to wrap up the shift into the wee hours.  Here are a few classics from our files.

Feel free to share this gallery to taunt your friends and co-workers!



 REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A Siberian tiger yawns at the St-Felicien Wildlife zoo.




Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama yawns while at the Central school for Tibetans in Kalimpong.


AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

US pop star Madonna, left, and her daughter Lourdes attend the ground breaking ceremony for her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in Malawi.



 Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Michelle Wie of USA yawns on the 18th hole during day one of the LPGA Thailand.



AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall

Warbie, a seven-week-old ring-tailed lemur is pictured yawning at Bristol Zoo.



REUTERS/Shaun Best 

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Cleo Lemon yawns during his team's practice for the CFL Eastern Division football final at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.



REUTERS/John Vizcaino

A boy in a police uniform yawns during a promotion ceremony at a police school in Bogota.




Stephen Ames had a late night and an early morning finnishing his first round. Ames is seen hear yawning on the tenth tee as he starts Round 2 Friday at the RBC Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.



Mark Wilson/Getty Images

U.S. Rep. Pete King (R-NY) sits with his grandson during a roll call vote on the election of the next Speaker of the House.




A Chinese paramilitary policeman yawns during heavy snowfall at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing.



REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

A girl yawns as she waits with other children to greet Poland's President Komorowski during his meeting with the Polish community in Maisiagala.



 AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

India's Yuvraj Singh yawns as he arrives for a practice session ahead of their Cricket World Cup Group B match with Kenya in Chennai, India.



REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A policewoman yawns as she watches protesters take part in a march in Mbabane.




A money dealer yawns under a foreign exchange rate board at a Tokyo foreign exchange market.



REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh

A German Shorthaired Pointer yawns while waiting for judging on the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham.



Tony Saxon/Guelph Mercury

Guelph Storm forward Zack Mitchell yawns during practice.


LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images

Bo Xilai, Communist Party secretary of Chongqing yawns during the closing session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing



AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw yawns while trying to stay awake as the Dodgers' baseball game against the San Diego Padres.



 AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Portugal's caretaker Prime Minister Jose Socrates, right, yawns as he leaves an EU summit in Brussels.



Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Briny Baird yawns as he waits on the 17th hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic on The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort.


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Didn't get me. Think of the expressions as someone singing or yelling and not as a yawn. I can see this working if you are working the night shift .

Awesome prank.

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