1. The difference between $5,000 in gold and $5,000 in silver is very, very noticeable: 2. Earth will be home to 8 billion people by the middle of November: 3. This is how big Ukraine is compared with the United States: 4. This is what the homepage of Amazon.com looked like in 1995: 5. The Great Sphinx of Giza...has a tail!!! Janek / Getty Images/iStockphoto 6. This is what the iceberg that sank the Titanic looked like after being hit: Bettmann / Bettmann Archive 7. This is how thick one of the cables holding up the Golden Gate Bridge is: Valerie Loiseleux / Getty Images/iStockphoto 8. This is what a peeled lime looks like: 9. This lil' fella here is a baby flamingo: Picture Alliance / Picture Alliance via Getty Images 10. This is what a dollar bill looked like in 1917: 11. Hammerhead sharks look absolutely terrifying in X-ray form: 12. Speaking of terrifying, this is what an X-ray of a pregnant dog looks like: Agency-animal-picture / Getty Images 13. This is what the US–Canada border looks like in Idaho: 14. And this is what it looks like in Washington state: 15. This man, Paul Karason, had his skin turn permanently blue after spending years ingesting colloidal silver:
He claimed that it cured many of his health
problems, including arthritis and acid reflux. NBC Newswire / NBC Newswire / NBCUniversal via Getty Images 16. This right here is Vincent van Gogh's painting palette: Photo Josse / Corbis via Getty Images 17. This is what olive oil looks like after it's pressed from olives:
And before it looks like the delicious oil we all know and love.
Rudolph Kelly / Getty Images/EyeEm 18. This is what a living sand dollar looks like compared with a dead one: 19. French fries, my boy, well, french fries can be very, very long: 20. And bananas, my boy, well, bananas can be very tiny: 21. This right here is a vaquita, one of the most endangered animals in the world: 22. Bottles of soda look adorable before they get blown up with compressed air: 23. Marisa Tomei's name can do amazing things: 24. This is what first class on a plane in 1960 looked like: Marka / Touring Club Italiano / Marka / Universal Images Group via Getty Images 25. The inside of a pine cone makes me somewhat uncomfortable: 26. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is shrinking:
NASA, "Some unknown activity in the planet's atmosphere may be draining energy and weakening the storm, causing it to shrink." NASA 27. This is what the steering wheel of an F1 race car looks like: 28. The Mars rovers are way, way bigger than you thought they were:
This is the
Perseverance rover. It's not a little RC car! Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images 29. This is what Albert Einstein's desk looked like the day he died: New York Daily News Archive / New York Daily News via Getty Images 30. And this is what a 3-year-old Albert Einstein looked like: Apic / Getty Images 31. This right here is a 70 million–year–old imprint of dinosaur skin:
Specifically, a duck-billed dinosaur.
Bernard Weil / Toronto Star via Getty Images 32. The barcode was apparently invented in North Carolina: 33. This is how big a blue whale's heart is compared with a human being:
That right there is a real-deal, plastinated whale heart, too. Not a model.
Picture Alliance / Picture Alliance via Getty Images 34. This is what it looks like when you take the metal top off a gas stove: 35. CGI has come a long, long way: Disney / Pixar 36. The presidents on Mount Rushmore were originally planned to look like this: Vintage Images / Getty Images 37. This is what a polar bear's paw print looks like compared with a human handprint: US Fish and Wildlife Service / Via blm.gov 38. This is how giant Galápagos tortoises sleep:
That's a lot of tortoise.
u/twilling8 / Via reddit.com 39. In 1907, world-class swimmer Annette Kellerman was arrested for indecency after she wore a bathing suit like this one to Revere Beach in Massachusetts: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division 40. South Korea and Ireland are almost the same size, although South Korea has 10 times Ireland's population:
Just thought it was interesting!
u/aaronhereee / Via reddit.com 41. McDonald's restaurants in France serve something called the McBaguette:
It's basically two hamburger patties and all the classic toppings you'd expect on a
baguette. What a world. u/_ImpersonalJesus_ / Via reddit.com 42. Some vegan chicken wings have little wooden "bones" in them: 43. This is what a typhoon looks like from space:
Specifically, Super Typhoon Maysak in 2015.
ESA / NASA / Samantha Cristoforetti 44. Pay phones still exist...and they take cards: 45. This beauty is Britain's oldest door, constructed almost 1,000 years ago, in the 1050s:
It's located in Westminster Abbey.
Prisma by Dukas / Universal Images Group via Getty Images 46. This is what a clear shot of the planet Mercury looks like:
Although, to be clear, the colors shown here "are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface," according to
NASA. NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Carnegie Institution of Washington 47. This is what the inside of a wasp's nest looks like: 48. The Babybel cheese in France is GIGANTIC: 49. This is what the skeleton of a python looks like:
Very chill. Not terrifying at all.
Lbrix / Getty Images/iStockphoto 50. A lot of soda cans in Hawaii still have ridges at the top:
This is because of the
plant they're made in. u/Radio_Hawk / Via reddit.com 51. Los Angeles County is big. Really big: 52. These big fellas are Hercules beetles, one of the largest types of beetles in the world. They can also fly! 53. After enough time, some gold crayons will turn green: 54. This 3,000-pound absolute unit is Lubber, the world's largest horse back in 1930: Bettmann / Bettmann Archive 55. In 1962, three men escaped Alcatraz Island prison after fooling guards with papier-mâché decoy heads that looked like this: San Francisco Chronicle / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images 56. This is what's in your toothpaste: 57. The top of a UPS truck isn't the same color as the rest of the truck: 58. This man won a costume competition in 1894 while dressed as a piece of bacon: 59. Telephone linemen go to a special training school that looks like this: 60. And finally, you know what the Germans call a Quarter Pounder With Cheese? A Royal Käse:
Looks like a tasty burger.
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