20 informative photos that will answer the question: "What will happen if ..."
Throughout our lives, we often ask ourselves various questions and one of the most burning questions is: "What will happen if ...". Some do certain things to satisfy their curiosity and still answer it, while others simply become casual witnesses of amazing discoveries.
David Blaine's hands after spending 7 days underwaterDavid Blaine's hands after spending 7 days underwater
What happens if tomato seeds sprout right inside the fruit
What happens if someone with Raynaud's syndrome is outdoors in cold weather without gloves
Here's What You See When You Cut a Golf Ball
What happens if you store garlic in a vacuum package
What will happen if you play the game "Snake" on your phone to the end
This is what happens if you drop your earphone on the beach - it will magnetise iron from the sand.
"My foot after wearing a wet boot with a hole for 10 hours."
"I accidentally left sparkling mineral water in the freezer and it happened."
This is what happens if you don't comb your hair for years.
"I accidentally forgot that I have a whole bag of grass seeds."
What happens if you forget about cream cheese for a couple of weeks
What happens to flowers after an ice storm
A pattern that lightning can leave if it strikes the sidewalk
What will you see if you remove a plant that should have been transplanted for a long time from a pot
What happens if you use the same wooden chef's spoon for over 30 years
"What the fluff roller looked like after I cleaned the blanket with it."
An interesting effect of smoke hitting a sunbeam
"I forgot about cooking sweet potatoes with marshmallows and it turned into this."
20 times people stumbled upon something that they knew nothing about, but they were enlightened on the Internet
While some are trying in every possible way to escape from knowledge, others are only looking for an excuse to learn something new. Since you are reading this, it means that you are definitely one of the latter. Sometimes, to find something interesting, you don't have to go far, just look around your grandmother's closet or the basement of your house. All the curious gizmos that can be found there have only one problem - sometimes it is difficult to understand what it is. With such questions, users often contact the “What is this thing” community on Reddit, where other users, whenever possible, try to tell about the origin of a particular find. We have again put together a collection of fascinating questions and answers for our beloved inquisitive readers, and we hope you miss your new knowledge 💖
Question: “What are these liquid vests worn by Olympic sailing athletes for? They featured Dutch athletes Annemik Beckering and Annette Duez during a post-race interview. "
Answer: "These are cooling vests." These vests were
first talked about in 2020, when they were worn by nurses who were forced to wear poorly ventilated clothes during the pandemic, suffering from the heat. These same vests allow athletes to carry the Summer Olympics more comfortably and not overheat 🦺
Question: “What is this thing on the bar at my work? Made of metal, hollow inside "
Answer: “This is an old-fashioned bottle opener on the bar. I saw a lot of these in old pubs. ”
There is a special part behind the metal contraption, which is intended for opening bottles. Usually, after opening, the cork falls into a special container, although there may be an ordinary trash can below 🧺
Question: “A small curly spoon with a hole in the bottom. I think this is some kind of kitchen utensil, but I have no idea what it is. Help!"
Answer: "This is a fancy melon"
scoop.Works like an ice cream spoon.
Q: “My partner went to a yard sale and came back with an old can full of these things. Hard metal, measuring spoon for scale "
Answer: "This is a fastener for curtains that do not have special slots or loops" The
sharp part goes through the curtain fabric, like a safety pin, and the other clings to the rings 🧷
Question: “There is a microchip in my new bra, which I bought on the Internet. In my opinion, it is fake, but I cannot determine exactly what it is and why it was inside. "
Answer: “This is something of the" healing "things of the modern world. From the category of magnetic bracelets "
Now some Chinese lingerie manufacturers sew in such magnets. They are designed to improve blood circulation, and most often they can be found in underwear for "weight loss" 🏃♀️
Question: “I just bought a house by the lake and found three of these in the water next to the pier. Cross stack of corrugated tubing, wrapped in plastic mesh, with weights attached "
Answer: “This is the so-called fish nursery. They help the fry hide from predatory fish. They also improve fishing, as predatory fish will swim around these things in the hope that some babies will emerge from there. "
Question: “I just moved to a new house. The former tenant left it in the freezer. One-piece stainless steel cylinder, just over 15 cm long, rounded at one end and internally threaded at the other. Anchovies for scale. What is this thing? "
Answer: “This is a wine cooling stick with a lost second part. Freeze it in the freezer, then put it in a bottle of wine. "
Question: “What is this small camera or some kind of detector on the ceiling? I noticed waxing in the salon "
Answer: "This is an indicator that the ceiling lamp has an emergency backup battery and is fully charged."
Question: “This thing with a lot of handles. Mainly made of wood, has been in a thrift store in Mossel Bay, South Africa for years and no one ever knew what it was. Google doesn't know either "
Answer: “This is the control panel of the electrical slimming device. Something like an EKG machine, with the help of it an electric current was passed through certain points, and this was supposed to stimulate the muscles and give the same results as the exercises. "
Question: “A small metal object (about 10 cm) with various mechanical parts on one side. There is a spare gear inside the lined case. Age unknown, but possibly antiques. "
Answer: "This is a drawing tool for drawing dotted lines"
Typewriter part dipped in the ink, then the device had to be news along the lines that it has abandoned the dotted line or, as in this case, point.
Question: “A large cubic object attached to some channel near the dam. Usually found underwater. It looks like it's made of a translucent material? "
Answer: "This is a filter for the intake of water, which is drawn into a reservoir."
At this point, the filter is visible because the water level has dropped. Most likely, there are more such underwater.
Question: “Metal pins with round heads and rotating tubes in a wooden board. Most likely antiques. What?"
Answer: "This is a vintage tie hanger."
Question: "Heavy ball and flimsy wire ... Some kind of holder?"
Answer: "This is a holder for napkins, moreover, from IKEA"
Question: “Two rubber cups at the ends of the plastic arms that do not touch. What it is?"
Answer: "This is a shock massager for the back."
During a blow to the back, they hit the ball against another, adding additional vibration.
Question: “What is this thing that I found at a thrift store? It looks like a ceramic tray that stands on the table and holds something. "
Answer: "A flower vase, also known as a flower frog"
Often used to hold artificial flowers.
Question: “Small round clip with thumbs up. Stretches, but maintains a round shape "
Answer: "This is a phone holder"
Everyone understands perfectly well that without history humanity, and indeed the entire world as a whole, cannot exist. But without photographs confirming certain events, hardly anyone will believe in them. Fortunately, we have rare, entertaining, and simply interesting historical snapshots to help you take a different look at this area of knowledge. Bemorepanda collected some interesting pictures from all around the world, Russia, USA, Italy etc.
"Honor board" of the Pyatigorsk sobering-up center, 1995-98.
Mikhail Vorobyov (later Mikhail Krug) in the army. Lebedin city, Sumy region, Ukrainian SSR, early 1980s
Collector of empty packs of Marlboro cigarettes, Russia, 1990s
Andrei Tarkovsky with his mother Maria Ivanovna Vishnyakova, 1935
Hamburger bed, 1972
Kate Moss, 1991
Jesse Tarbox's first female photojournalist. New York, 1900s
The tricycle of a deceased Japanese boy, one and a half kilometers from the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, 1945
Cotton picking point, USSR, 1987
Sigourney Weaver on the set of the movie "Alien 3", 1991
The way home, Moscow, USSR, 1977
Marilyn Monroe with her dog Hugo, 1957
Moscow couple, USSR, 1966
The beauty of a Soviet poster, 1986
Employee of the State West Siberian Regional Museum A.P. Levashova on a walk with a wolf from the Museum Zoo, Omsk, USSR, 1928
Hair straightening, 1960s
Manta (the largest of the rays) caught by Captain L. Kahn, August 26, 1933
Black box office, 1927, USSR
The British crush German helmets with tanks for use in road construction. 1918 year
Deceased shark in the aquarium of an abandoned Wildlife Park in Melbourne, 2019
Henry Behrens, smallest man in 1956, dances with his cat on the front porch
Charlotte Greenwood demonstrates stretching at MGM Studios. USA, 1928
Morning does not start with coffee, Sverdlovsk, USSR, 1984
Stephen Hawking in Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), 1981
Mount Etna eruption, Italy, February 2021
If you had the opportunity to travel back in time, what century would you go? Of course, it is difficult to immediately answer this question, because in each era there was something exciting and interesting. Today we will be your time machine and will try to cover different eras and centuries, so that you feel like you've been in the past.
Beer bottle melted by an atomic bomb, Nagasaki, 1945
"Pulp Fiction" at the Cannes Film Festival, France, 1994
Kiev, USSR, hot summer 1958
18-year-old Brigitte Bardot dancing on the roof, 1952
Marilyn Monroe, 1950s
Metal stamps with embedded needles used by Nazi soldiers to tattoo Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz, 1941
Installation for the Day of Beer in Moscow at the Luzhniki stadium in 1998
Sandra Bullock, 1995
Ice Skating Dress, 1896
At an exhibition of beauty salon owners in New York, Ruth Scott modeled a mask that warms up the face and tones the skin. The onlays on her fingers were brass thimbles that protected the nail polish until it dries, March 1940
On October 6, 1889, the Ball Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris on Montmartre. In the photo - his main asset
Oldest known wine: An ancient Roman 1.5-liter jar of wine found in the tomb of a Roman nobleman, dating back to the 4th century
Participants of the contest "Miss Universe" 1951
Soviet store, Ukrainian SSR, Zaporozhye, 1970s
Exquisite pocket watch, 1645
In the very first film of 1913, Fantômas looked like this
Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Benevento, Italy, 1995
Niagara Falls, 1885
Demonstration of the reliability and safety of London double-decker buses, 1933
Captain John "Wild Bill" Crump and his coyote Jeep, 1944
One of the most famous among the oldest civilizations is the Mayan tribe. Until now, scientists in questions of the existence of the Maya civilization have left for themselves a lot of unknown. The researchers managed to determine that the Mayan civilization appeared in the 1st millennium BC. Their legacy lies in unusual writing and beautiful architectural structures, in advanced mathematics and astronomy, in art objects and in the famous incredibly accurate calendar.
Despite the huge amount of unknown facts, the most secret for historians was the question of what led to the fall of the highly developed Mayan civilization. At the same time, the first prerequisites for such a decay, according to scientists, appeared around the 9th century AD. Not only the decline of the Mayan civilization, but also many other mysterious moments from the life of this tribe to this day haunt scientists. The last place where such tribes were recorded was the north of Guatemala. Only archaeological excavations tell about the history and culture of the Maya.
1. Many people mistakenly assume that the Mayan tribe is extinct and the entire civilization is in the past, but this is not so. Maya to this day live in North America. Their number has decreased and today amounts to about 6 million.
2. The Maya never predicted the end of the world. This people had not 1, but 3 calendars. Each of them was not a harbinger of the apocalypse. The point was that the cycle of the longest Mayan calendar could reset to zero approximately every 2,880,000 days. One of these updates was planned for 2012.
3. The huge Mayan tribe lived in the vast territory of present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, in the west of Honduras and El Salvador. The development center of such a civilization was in the North.
4. Apart from the Babylonian systems, the Maya were the first to use the number "0". Indian mathematicians later began to use zero as a mathematical value in calculations.
5. Some linguists managed to prove that the word "shark" came to us from the language of the Mayan tribe.
6. The pre-Colombian Maya wanted to "improve" the physical characteristics of their own children. For this, mothers tied the boards to the child's forehead so that over time the forehead became flat.
7. Aristocrats from the Mayan tribes were hunchbacked, and their teeth were inlaid with jade.
8. In the ancient Maya tribes, all children were named according to the day they were born.
9. Some members of the Maya tribe to this day practice bloody sacrifices. Fortunately, chickens are now being sacrificed, not people.
10. All major cities of the Mayan civilization had stadiums. Their type of "football" involved decapitation. In this case, the team of losers was the victim. The severed heads, as historians suggest, were used as balls. The modern version of this game is called "ulama", but decapitation is no longer used.
11. Like the Aztecs, the Maya never used steel or iron in their construction. Their main weapon was obsidian or volcanic rocks.
12. They could create incredible constructions with geometric precision. Smooth corners and walls coupled with perfect computation is something that is difficult to achieve now. But in the Mayan civilization there were many such structures.
13. The main dish of the Maya in the diet was corn, and therefore it is not surprising that, according to Mayan mythology, the creator god Hunab created mankind precisely from the cob of corn.
14. The Maya played football, but their game was to use a rubber ball. It had to be hammered into a round hoop.
15. Baths and saunas played a large role in the Mayan civilization. This tribe believed that with the release of sweat, they got rid of not only dirt, but also from perfect sins.
16. Archaeologists have been able to find evidence that the Mayan tribes used human hair to sew up a wound. Representatives of this civilization treated unsurpassed not only bone fractures, but were also considered skilled dentists.
17. In the Maya tribe, prisoners, slaves, and other people who were to be sacrificed were painted blue and sometimes tortured. After that, they were brought to the top of one of the pyramids, where they were shot from a bow or their still beating heart was cut out from their chest. Sometimes the priests' assistants then removed the skin of the victim, which the high priest put on. Then a ritual dance was performed.
18. The Maya tribes had one of the most advanced writing systems among all the ancient civilizations. They wrote on everything that came to hand, especially on structures.
19. It was also possible to prove that the Maya used means of pain relief. So for various religious rituals, hallucinogenic drugs were used. They used them in everyday life quite widely. Such a hallucinogen was made from a specific mushroom, peyote, bindweed, and also from tobacco.
20. The Mayan pyramids were included in the list of 7 wonders of the world. Until now, many structures are hidden under a thick layer of earth, and their excavation has become difficult due to the impassability of the rainforest. Those constructions that have already been restored impress with their own extraordinary layering.
There are many ways to preserve memories, but photography is probably one of the most common and accessible of all. With the help of photography, you can stop time and capture a moment that, after years and centuries, descendants will be able to admire. However, very old photographs are only black and white and do not fully convey the beauty of the moment. But in this case, a digital artist comes to the rescue, Sebastian de Oliveira, who uses Photoshop to color old photographs and bring them back to life.
Happy couple, 1948
Circus Girls in Sarasota, Florida, 1949
Wartime beach on the English coast, 1941
Audrey Hepburn, 1956
French women at the fair, Paris, 1935
A car and a girl, 1942
People resting on the beach, France, 1967
Actress Rita Hayworth, 1947
Marilyn Monroe resting on the set of the movie "The Misfits", 1960
Family Picnic by the River, Louisiana, July 4, 1940
Spectators at the horse races in Worthington, Maryland, 1941
On the set of the film "Casablanca" 1939
Waiting for the bus, 1943
Father and son, 1946
Ava Gardner, 1944
Photo taken by photographer Georges Dambier, 1948
French soldier in a trench, 1916