I Have A Brain The Size Of A Literal Peanut, So My Mind Was Totally Blown After Seeing These 35 Absolutely Fascinating Pictures For The Very First Time Last Month

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1.This is Daniel Lambert, a British man who was known as the world's heaviest person in the 18th century:

Portrait of Daniel Lambert

2.This is the first ever ticket sold for Disneyland:

Disneyland ticket

It's from 1955, when the park opened. $1 for a trip to Walt's domicile! How about that.

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3.This is a loaf of sourdough bread that was miraculously preserved after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE:

Black bread

4.Once upon a time, beer vending machines were a thing:

A woman using a beer vending machine
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Whiskey vending machines, too:

A whiskey vending machine
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Not to mention gin and tonic vending machines:

A gin and tonic vending machine
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And, saints preserve us, potato vending machines:

A potato vending machine

We have to go back.

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5.This is a picture of Pluto and its moons taken in 2006...

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And this is a much, much clearer picture of Pluto taken only a decade later, in 2015:


By NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from 476,000 miles out.

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6.Speaking of which, this is one of the first photographs ever taken of the Earth from space...

The earth
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And this is a picture of Earth that was taken 20 minutes before this article was published:

The earth

7.Over 2,000 years ago, a child living in ancient Rome made this footprint in a clay tile while it was drying:

A baby footprint

8.This is what a fish getting a CT scan looks like:

A fish getting a CT scan

9.This is what Bruce Lee's workout routine was in 1965:

Shoutout Bruce Lee.

Shoutout Bruce Lee.


10.This is Apo Whang-Od, a 106-year-old woman who is quite possibly the oldest tattoo artist on the planet:

Apo Whang-Od

11.This is a hammer-headed bat, an absolutely enormous fruit bat with an average wingspan of over three feet:

A giant bat

Look, buddy, I love you...but you gotta stay away from me.

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12.Speaking of gigantic animals, check out the size of this here lobster claw:

A hand next to a big lobster claw

Say it with me, folks: That's a big claw.

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13.And dandelions, my friend...dandelions can be huge:

A hand holding a dandelion

14.Squids have hard, sharp beaks:

Closeup of a squid

And this is what a giant squid's beak looks like:

A giant squid's beak

Not terrifying at all.

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15.This is what one part of the border between Belgium and the Netherlands looks like:

The borderline between Belgium and the Netherlands

Would love to hop back and forth all day long:

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16.This is how big an average-sized comet is compared to Paris:

Comparison of a comet to Paris

Specifically the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. Very chill, though.


17.This is the executioner robe and axe of Giovanni Battista Bugatti, the official executioner of the Papal States in the 1800s:

Executioner garb

18.One of the largest, if not the largest, commercially available bed is the Alaska king, an absolute BEHEMOTH:

Mattress dimensions and bed sizes
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This is what it looks like in person:

An alaskan king bed

19.According to astronomers, this is the average color of the universe:

"cosmic latte"

20.This is Stephan Bibrowski, otherwise known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man. Stephan had a condition known as hypertrichosis that caused hair to grow up to eight inches long all over his body including, obviously, his face:

Stephan Bibrowski

21.The Nebraska women's volleyball team just set a world record for the most attended women's sporting event of all time, a match against Omaha that was attended by over 92,000 people:

Aerial view of people at a volleyball match

And yeah, they won.

Twitter: @huskervb

22.This is what a cross-section of a Boeing 747 looks like:

A model of a 747

Not much between you and the great wide-open sky.

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23.Because they don't allow artificial coloring, American Froot Loops and European Froot Loops are totally different:

Comparison of Hungarian and American Froot Loops

24.Speaking of which, this is what Fanta orange looks like in Europe:

Fanta in Europe

Again, no dyes.

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25.This is what a cow molar looks like compared to a human molar:

Comparison of a cow tooth vs. a human tooth

Cow dentists must make a killing.

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26.This is the top hat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated:

Abe Lincoln's top hat

RIP Abe.

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27.This is what the cockpit of the now retired supersonic passenger airliner the Concorde looked like:

Concorde cockpit

28.This is the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe, the most expensive car ever sold:

1955 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

29.There's a place called Ooh Aah Point at the Grand Canyon:

"Ooh Aah Point"

I just think that's neat.

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30.This is what a banana looks like after a year of being left out:

Rotted bananas

Juuuuust how I like 'em.

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31.Watermelons...watermelons can be very, very tiny:

A hand holding a tiny watermelon

Look at that little fellah.

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32.This is what the start of a river looks like:

the start of a river

33.This is what a python's skeleton looks like:

A snake skeleton

Chill, chill, chill.


34.This is a display of ancient Egyptian furniture, from sometime around 1,500 BCE:

Ancient furniture

Who knew that humanity perfected furniture so long ago?


35.And, finally, America is very, very young:

"This is deeply disturbing for me I don't know why"