With all the weird things found online, it can start to feel like we’ve already seen everything that’s worth seeing. You may think that there’s no way for things to get any crazier…but think again!
There’s no limit to the wild things to be found around the world, and this series of jaw-dropping photos proves beyond a doubt. Just wait until you see the last one!
In 1914, Hitler volunteered to fight in the Bavarian Army. According to a report by the Bavarian authorities written in 1924, allowing Hitler to serve was an administrative error because he was an Austrian citizen. Nevertheless, he was posted to the Bavarian Reserve Infantry 16 and acted as a dispatch runner on the Western Front in France and Belgium.
He spent most of the war at the regimental headquarters in Fournes-en-Weppes, though he fought in multiple battles and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme. Hitler received the Iron Cross for bravery and a Black Wound Badge.
At the time that Brando was cast in The Godfather, he was considered to be past his prime as an actor. It was the early 1970s, and Brando had not appeared in a box office hit since The Young Lions in 1958, which was also the year of his last Academy Award nomination for the film Sayonara.
However, Brando’s performance as Vito Corleone or “The Don” in The Godfather was considered a huge turning point for him, placing him back in the top ten box office stars of his time. He also earned his second Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather.
Soda bottles are some of the most commonly made plastic items in the world. The plastic is lightweight and its technical name is polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The process by which soda bottles specifically are produced is called stretch blow molding or orientation blow molding. PET pellets are heated and put into a mold called a parison.
The parison is cooled and cut to the correct length before being reheated and placed into a second mold. Highly pressurized air is shot through a steel rod and into the parison, pressing it against the inside walls. The pressure stretches the plastic into its intended shape.
Loren Stump is a Sacramento-born artist who specializes in glasswork. He melds rods of glass together and then slice them to reveal elaborate patterns and images. Over the past 35 years, Stump has created his own technique so that he can layer entire portraits and paintings in the glass before slicing them.
His most complex piece is an interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks. Stump’s version involves hundreds of glass components melted into a final piece. He also creates face portraits, which can be cut into small pieces and used as necklace ornaments and other jewelry.
It may seem like a magic trick, but there is actually a viable way to create this illusion. First stack ten coins in a column and then create a triad with three coins on top. Two of these coins should be placed with their edges moving away from the center of the pillar, and a third coin centered on top of those two.
Repeat this triangular formation until you achieve your desired height. Build a separate column with the repeating triads on top, and slowly connect the two by adding one coin at a time on each end until they meet in a bridge.
An eclipse takes place when one moon or planet moves into the shadow of another. On Earth, eclipses can occur involving the moon or the sun. When the Earth moves between the sun and the moon the earth blocks the sunlight that normally reflects off the moon, so instead of hitting the moon’s surface, Earth casts a shadow on it, which forms a lunar eclipse.
When the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching Earth, a solar eclipse is formed. Sometimes the sun, Earth and moon move into a direct line, which is called a total solar eclipse.
Pyrite is often known as fool’s gold. It’s metallic luster and brass-yellow pale hue gives it a superficial resemblance to gold. Pyrite can be found in coal, and some call it brazzle. The most common of the sulfide minerals, the name pyrite derives from a Greek word meaning “of fire” or “in fire”. If you strike it against stone, pyrite will spark.
In addition to being found in coal, pyrite is in quartz veins, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock and fossils. At times it is even found alongside real gold. In the 16th and 17th centuries, pyrite was used as a source of ignition for early firearms.
Baby teeth develop during the embryonic stage of fetal development. By the time an embryo is eight weeks old, teeth appear as ten buds on the upper and lower arches of the jaw. They do not fully appear until a child is six months old.
There are twenty baby teeth in all and they are essential to the development of the oral cavity. the muscles and formation of the jaw also depend on the primary teeth.
A brick laying machine will set a first layer on the surface that is to be covered and crushed sand can be used to seal the gaps between the blocks. They are usually laid out in a zigzag formation. The ends of roads will have a concrete layer to act as a boundary and to prevent the bricks from loosening. It can brick about four hundred yards of road per day–four times faster than laying brick by hand.
Cats have a high concentration of what are called rod receptors and a low concentration of cone receptors. Cone receptors perceive color. Humans have the opposite–high cone receptors and low rod receptors, which is why humans can see colors better than cats, but cats can see in the nighttime much better than humans.
Because cats can’t see fine detail or saturated color, they are more sensitive to dim light, whereas humans see much better with bright light.
This meteorite is called the Fukang meteorite, and was located by a dealer in Xinjiang Province, but the meteorite itself was found near the mountains by Fukang, China in the year 2000. It is a pallasite, which is a type of ironstone with olivine crystals. It is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.
This cast is called the Osteoid and was created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin. It incorporates 3D printings and ultrasonic technology, and heals bones 40-80 percent faster than a normal cast. It uses ultrasonic healing vibrations, a method that has been around for some time but never worked with plaster casts.
A lenticular cloud is a stationary, lens-shaped cloud formed in the troposphere. It is normally perpendicular to the wind direction and can be seperated into altocululus or cirrocumulus clouds. The lenticular cloud is formed because of man-made mechanical disruption to wind flow and is often mistaken for UFOs.
This image was created by photographer Bela Borsodi, who created a mosaic illusion by arranging items through the viewfinder of his camera. It is the same arrangement of items, photographed from multiple angles. items are stacked in what seems like the frames of four separate images with separate quadrants of color.
Black swallower fish is a species belonging to the deep sea fish, technically called Chiasmodontidae. It lives in tropical and subtropical waters and is very common in many areas of the world, but mostly resides in the North Atlantic. Its maximum length is 25 centimeters and swallows bony fish whole.
When Henry Hudson arrived at what is now Manhattan in 1609, it had a diverse landscape. There were hills, valleys, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, beaches and springs. Animals that lived here included bears, wolves, salamanders and songbirds, along with whales in the harbor. Plains of blackhaw shrubs and panicgrass housed rabbits and deer.
Patek Philippe & Co’s manufacturing of watches began in 1851. Founded by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe, the company started in Geneva. They popularized the perpetual calendar as well as split-second hands in watches. They were brought to American consumers in 1935 by the New-York based Henri Stern Watch Agency.
The Mexican border did not become defined until the Mexican colony became independent from Spain. Mexico attempted to create a buffer zone to prevent Northern invasion, and the Mexican government encouraged people to live in this area, which is now known as Texas. Despite these efforts, Texas became part of the United States in 1845.
After a six-month clinical trial at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Florida, the new GE Revolution CT scanner was able to diagnose challenging patients with cardiac and erratic heartbeats. It was able to reduce the radiation dosage for pediatric patients and allows doctors to see bones and organs in astounding detail.
Cabbage was most likely domesticated in Europe before 1000 BC. It was a prominent part of European cuisine by the Middle Ages. Cabbage is generally picked during the first year of its life and it is prone to nutrient deficiencies, different kinds of pests, bacterial and fungal disease. Almost half of all cabbage today is grown in China.
In order to see color efficiently, our eyes use what’s called opponent process. The eye’s primary light receptors are called cones, and these have certain overlaps in the light wavelengths they can perceive. In order to save energy, our eyes measure differences between the responses of various cones instead of responding individually.
A communications cable is laid on the seafloor to carry communication signals across stretches of ocean. The first submarine cables were laid in the 1850s and carried telegraph messages. In 1842, Samuel Morse created a wire make of hemp and India rubber, which he submerged into New York Harbor.
The International Space Station was first launched into its low Earth orbit in 1998. It consists of pressurized modules, solar arrays, external trusses and other components. The space station’s components have been launched by both American and Russian space shuttles. The station serves as a microgravity and space environment research library.
Bowling is a ton of fun, especially these days, since bowling alleys are automated and high-tech. Back in the day, however, pinsetting was a job for young boys. Can you imagine bowling into a wall of young men, who are waiting to jump and reset your pins?
Once might expect this Carribbean beach, with its white sand and clear water, to stay as peaceful as it looks. But with its close proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, there’s a big chance that beachgoers will experience low flying planes while they work on their tans.
Tropical storm Agatha created quite the sight—in the form of a giant sinkhole—in the northern part of Guatemala City’s capital. Larger than the space of an intersection, it claimed the lives of 120 people, left more than 50 missing, and was responsible for taking a three-story building and a house down with it.
This amazing photo was snapped in 2013. Storms like these are known as low-precipitation supercells, but storm chasers call them motherships. They have a persistent rotation that moves updraft, creating tornadoes, large hail, and rainstorms. Still, they look like UFOs, or at least as though they came straight out of a horror film.
Believe it or not, the lion, Leo, from the opening montage of MGM films was actually a real animal. This is a photograph of the set the day the famous clip of Leo’s roar was recorded. This pair of filmmakers seemed calm, but we’re willing to bet they were praying for Leo’s takes to finish quickly!
It’s hard to imagine that the international juggernaut corporation that is Walmart wasn’t always as successful as it has become. A look at their humble beginnings as Walton’s, however, shows that their business was much more simple in its beginning stages.
The Golden Gate bridge has become a staple of any photograph depicting the San Francisco skyline. So much so, that it’s pretty hard to imagine it not ever being there. Well, here you have it: the bridge in all its glory, unfinished and in its early stages of construction.
[extra]This photograph shows what grains of sand look like when placed under a microscope. You’d never guess from a walk on the beach, but sand is actually made up of billions of microscopic fragments of inland rocks. Up close, you can get an idea of how different these objects actually are!
If you’ve ever taken a photograph of fireworks on the Fourth of July, then you know how difficult it is to get your camera to focus. The image either comes out blurry or you get the classic fuzzy look, because, naturally, explosions aren’t still. This photograph depicts what it’s like to capture fireworks completely in focus!
We truly live in an amazing world. The best part? There’s still more amazing discoveries out there, just waiting to be found!