60 photos with interesting stories that tell about things that you have not seen before
Do not crowd, there will be enough interesting things for everyone! Who ordered a cat that has two "Eyes of Sauron" at once? What about a white moth with a chicken on its back? And this is just the tip of the iceberg, because we have prepared for you a lot of interesting photos with stories that will tell you about something that you have not seen yet. Some people are constantly striving to learn something new, while others are keen to share their experiences. Fortunately, there is a thread on Reddit that caters to the needs of both. We hope you are also from inquisitive minds who are eager to learn something new and interesting.
Make a coffee, sit back, we're getting started!
This piece of foam floated in the ocean for so long it looked like a stone.
"This tree that I met in Tokyo has grown over a fence and it looks like it put its elbows on it to lean back and relax."
"A friend of mine found a green stem growing out of a shell. It was a grain of popcorn."
"I just finished this puzzle that has no picture."
"It rained at night and washed away all my child's chalk drawings, except for the one under the sheet."
"The disappearing stain on my thumb looks like the development of a deadly virus."
Beets with a flawless heart shape
"The alarm clock at this hotel has three displays so you can see the time while lying on any bed in the room."
"I just landed in Berlin and the plane lights are colored."
Traffic light showing how long you have to wait
"Alien DJ on my coffee cup"
"Green bread with the addition of pandanus leaves is sold in Malaysia"
Perfectly trimmed tree in Seville, Spain
"Found a set of round playing cards"
"My grandparents measure time on the dial with one week instead of 24 hours."
Clear hot sauce
"My friend looks like a giant"
A cat with two "Eyes of Sauron"
A boat that has a part for underwater views
Single egg tray
"Bumped into a Danish door leading to a field"
Someone crocheted a cover for this tree
Butterfly with transparent wings
This is a building that looks like a huge open cardboard box.
Fleet of delivery robots at work
The leaves of this tree grow in such a way that it feels like it was blurred in Photoshop.
White moth with a picture of a chicken on the back
"The color of my red pen is exactly the same shade as the margins in the notebook."
Babies sleep on the street in the courtyard of a hospital to strengthen the immune system, Moscow, USSR, 1958
Raindrops only cling to the colored areas of this poster.
National Geographic's door handles are shaped like the brand's logo
"My oatmeal became smooth and egg-shaped after I ran to work."
There is a miniature copy of it near this temple so that blind people can get acquainted with its architecture.
Pizza box opening from the center
Smoke from the fire painted the cobweb black
"Gradient colors on eggs that I collected from my chickens"
The photographs on the walls of this pub curve along with the walls
These chairs have a recess so you can hang your bag
"My coffee with milk came out the same color as my mug."
"This cactus has been growing from the metal roof of my friends for 4 years now."
Tiny seashell in sea salt
It says "Closed"
Funny patterns on ventilation grilles in new Swedish trains
A bench and a table made of rails. Vandalism level: 100
Toilet paper that helps you learn English
Stone before and after polishing
This is what bags of potato chips look like in a store located at an altitude of 2250 meters.
Here's what $ 1 million looks like in 10 dollar bills.
Plain 2D graffiti, but it looks like it's three-dimensional
From the inside, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is hollow
Wolves can be very large
At a time when there were still no clocks, people used candles with marks, each of which marked 1 hour. If it was necessary to set an alarm, then people simply stuck nails into the candle and put it on a metal surface.
Another alternative to the alarm clock was special people who were paid to spit frozen peas at windows to wake people up for work.
How much Shanghai (China) has changed in just 20 years
Jupiter and Saturn's Northern Lights compared to Earth
These two photos are exactly the same - they were taken from the same angle, they have the same crop and contain the same pixels, but the second one looks different
There is a truck on the left in this photo.
Inside the fire alarm is the usual small toggle switch.
There are a lot of interesting things on the Internet, but how do you think it all gets there? Professor? Artificial Intelligence? This is the merit of ordinary people who want to share with the world interesting things that they have encountered in their lives. We have collected just such photos with interesting stories for you, and they are waiting for you further to show what you most likely have never seen.
Largest dicotyledonous leaf ever found on the Amazon
An electrician's eye after being hit by 14,000 volts at work
These Buenos Aires street benches are made of cement
"My trash can made an ice cube in the shape of a trash can."
The same people, the only difference is in the height of those who filmed them. Left photo - 157.5 cm, right - 188 cm
Fork with small fork
"Today I met the sheriff who had pink handcuffs."
Garland under the snow
"In a German restaurant I went to, there is a pot-bellied pig walking on the patio."
Eye after corneal transplant
Inside a salt mine
The reporter is almost a cyborg
If the video says "shot on iPhone", then most likely it was done like this
Janitor's Secret Door at Cinderella Castle, Disneyland
Everyone has seen pictures of the famous Hollywood sign, here is a photo of what the letters "see"
Sesame Street Big Bird Costume Arrangement
Tamascan is a breed of dog that looks like a wolf, but has nothing of the wolf.
No terriers were eaten during the creation of this photo.
Milky Way, Queenstown, New Zealand
Wolfdog - the result of crossing a German shepherd and a wolf
Unusual rain near the beach
High quality smoky Himalayan quartz found in Taos, New Mexico
If you add all the British coins together, you get a shield
Cranberry harvest in Canada
Usually, this or that thing has a purpose, and it was created for a specific purpose. A spoon is needed in order to eat soup or porridge, we cut something with scissors, and season our dishes with salt. But all these and many other products can be used not only for their intended purpose. The Reddit user with the nickname Secondhandsisters apparently thought about it and went to Reddit to ask people, "What alternative uses for everyday things do you know?" and people responded by giving a lot of helpful advice to those around them.
How to cut a pizza if you don't have a knife at hand
"Scissors make a great pizza knife."
Affordable Hand Cleanser
"Add salt to liquid hand soap to get rid of the gasoline odor."
Advice for parents of toddlers
“I carry a garlic press in my purse. So when I go to a restaurant, I can make a small amount of baby food from any steamed vegetables. "
How to stop bleeding with the available means
"Cornstarch is a good clotting agent that will help stop bleeding."
Approx. Ed .: it is necessary to sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the wound, being careful not to rub it into the cut. When the blood stops flowing, wash off the starch with running water.
Diverse Uses of Coffee Grounds
“Coffee grounds are quite versatile. You can use it for:
☆ Soil fertilization;
☆ Neutralization of odors in the refrigerator;
☆ Cleaning pots and pans;
☆ Scaring off ants;
☆ Exfoliate your skin. "
When there is no shaving cream
“You can use your hair conditioner as a shaving cream. I buy the cheapest conditioner and use it exclusively for shaving. I only shave my legs and armpits with it, but I know others have successfully used it to shave their face and head. ”
Purpose"Buy the cheapest vodka and pour it into a spray bottle to use as a glass cleaner, mirrors, and bathroom mold."
Vinegar is amazing!
"Vinegar can be used as a cheap household cleaner to freshen up the coffee maker, treat fungus on the feet, and relieve itching."
Not just for making coffee
“If you have a French press for coffee, you can also whip milk in it. Pour in hot milk and raise and lower the plunger until the milk is about doubled in volume. "
Peroxide - friend and helper
"Hydrogen peroxide removes blood stains."
Approx. Ed .: Apply hydrogen peroxide to a cotton swab and press it to the place of contamination. Under the influence of oxygen, peroxide releases active oxygen molecules - they lighten the blood pigment.
Helpful Hint for Home Hair Coloring
“If you color your hair at home, apply a thick layer of Vaseline to the skin around the hairline, ears and neck. If paint accidentally gets on the skin, it can be easily wiped off. "
Wipes that remove more than just make-upMake-up
"remover wipes are really good at removing grease from the bike chain."
In case you have a loupe lying around at home
“Jewelry loupe can be used as a macro lens for a mobile phone”.
Sometimes, in order to surprise us, it is enough just to photograph a thing that has long been familiar to us from an unusual angle. And sometimes things familiar to us take on an unusual look, in which we never expected to see them. Both cases are very interesting, but where can you see them? Of course here! How about natural blue bread, black eggs, or the sudden comparison of the foot of an elephant and a human? Already interested? It's only the beginning! Unusual views of natural sites and world sights await you, as well as things that we hope you will find unexpected.
This bread was dyed with the pulp of the American genipa, a South American fruit that the locals often used to paint their skin.
This fruit contains the organic compound genipin, which, upon contact with proteins (such as from skin or milk), oxidizes and turns from colorless to dark blue.
Summit of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Pyramid of Cheops from an unusual and very rare angle.
Black Eggs from Sulfur Valley Owakudani, Japan
These are ordinary hard-boiled chicken eggs in natural hot water pools. The sulfur in the water makes the egg shells black and also gives it a specific smell.
Many have seen a photograph of a group of construction workers eating lunch at a high altitude, sitting on a beam. On the left, you can see photographer Charles Ebbets taking this picture.
One of the most famous photographs in the world, "Lunch on a Skyscraper" was taken in 1932.
Compare the structure of the bones of the foot of a person and the foot of an elephant
The bones of the foot of an elephant and a man look almost identical!
Sunset on Mars
Yes, the same Sun shines on Mars as we do.
This is what a newborn (live) alpaca looks like.
You can see the adult version of the alpaca just above its skinny body.
What do beetles see crawling under a dandelion
Dandelion, which is somewhat similar to the Sun.
The illusion of an underwater cliff at Le Morne Braban, Mauritius
Le Morne Braban is a peninsula on the southwestern tip of the island of Mauritius.
If you stand under the Eiffel Tower and look up, then it resembles a kaleidoscope
Such a spectacle can only be seen in the evening, when the tower burns like a Christmas tree.
On May 18, 1980, an earthquake caused by volcanic activity caused the largest recorded landslide on Mount St. Helens, followed by an eruption that claimed 57 lives. Photos of St. Helens before and after the disaster
Mount St. Helens, located in Scamania County, Washington, USA, is a stratovolcano that is still active today.
Margrethe Zimmermann walking on a tightrope above the ruins of Cologne, Germany, 1946
Looking at the photo, the illusion is created that the other end of the rope is not tied to anything.
Abandoned hotel on the road in Switzerland
The Belvédère began to languish in the 1960s with the development of cars that became much faster and more powerful. The hotel was designed for rest on the road, but if earlier the trip through the pass took 2-3 days, then later it turned into a 1-day trip there and back. People stopped staying at the hotel and had to close it.
Extremely rare view of the Statue of Liberty from the balcony located on its torch
Access to the viewing platform of the torch has been closed since 1916.
Cloudy days are rare on Mars. Here is a photo of a cloudy day on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover.
Isn't it amazing that we can get such clear images from another planet?
A look at the Richat structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara
These are the ancient remains of a mega-mud volcano, which have acquired a symmetrical shape as a result of erosion and weathering. This geological formation is visible even from space.
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.
Today, wherever we go, we take our smartphone with us everywhere and can take a picture at any time. But this was not always the case, and most of the story passed without cameras and video filming. That is why historical photographs are so valuable, especially if they were taken in ancient times. Today we want to plunge with you into the times of the past and look at the life of people of those years, as well as see rare pictures of stars that few have seen.
David Bowie and Mick Jagger were very close friends, and according to some stories even more, 1970
Australian professional swimmer, actress and writer Annette Kellerman has fought for women's right to wear tight-fitting swimwear. She was arrested for indecent behavior, 1907
Frank Sinatra and his fans, 1940s
Sigourney Weaver on the set of the movie "Alien 3", 1991
Correctional colony of strict regime, Kovrov, 1993
Marilyn Monroe in 1957
Kylie Minogue, 1993
California Bikini Contest 1986
Reaction of a boy watching television for the first time, 1948
Perfume machine, 1952
"The health of workers is the work of the workers themselves." Psychiatric hospital, USSR, 1930s
This item was used to play the bottle game, Europe, 17th century
Gillian Anderson, 1996
Female sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front, Germany, May 1945
Albert Einstein, 1933
Tasting room "Nectar" in Leningrad, 1985
Nikita Khrushchev during a visit to India, 1956
Visiting quarantined relatives and friends at Ullewol Hospital, Oslo, 1905
Robert De Niro in Moscow, 1980s
Sellers of skullcaps, UzSSR, 1930
Former spouses Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, 1996
Madonna, Versace ad campaign, 1995
Victorian photographer's birdie, 1900s
In the 1920s, resourceful photographers attracted the attention of children with a brass bird placed near the lens. An interesting fact: not only was the toy shiny, it also emitted a whistle similar to the singing of real birds.