25+ Rare Photos That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things (New Pics)
We live in a wondrous world filled with marvels all around us, but sometimes we forget. Getting caught up in our daily lives most people barely stop to smell the roses, much less open the roses to look inside. Well, it turns out that there are beautiful secrets hidden underneath and inside things you would never even think to take a closer look at.
A lions fur is gorgeous on the outside but have you ever seen the intricate pattern that sits beneath? or how about the quarry where they mine the marble for your counter tops? The following list is another collection of rare photos that show the unseen side of things that are all around us. If something catches your eye don’t forget to upvote your favorite! (H/T: Bored Panda)
01. This Is What A Cleaned Heart Looks Like
02. The Giant Heads Of Easter Island Do Have Bodies
03. Grains Of Salt Under Electron Microscope
04. This Is What A Baby Flamingo Looks Like
05. This Is An Intact Human Nervous System
06. Large Ice Crystals In Switzerland
07. Aurora Of Different Planets
08. This Is What A Tiger’s Skin Looks Like When It’s Shaved
“Interestingly, the skin of the tiger is also striped beneath the patterned fur,” say Tigers.org. “The darkness of the pigmentation of the skin seems to be directly related to the darkness of the fur.”
09. You Can See Every Organ In The Glass Frog
10. This Globe For Blind People
11. An Agate Shell. Minerals Have Grown In The Voids Of The Shell And Eventually Replaced The Shell Too
12. Here’s What An Albino Raccoon Looks Like
13. The Dark Side Of The Moon Passing In Front Of The Earth, Captured From One Million Miles Away
14. Some 5-Pointed Starfish Can Be Squared Due To Birth Defects
15. What Thousands Of Years Look Like In One Photo (Dun Briste Sea Stack, Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo, Ireland)
16. Snow Covered Net Roof Of The Aviary In The Zoo
17. Microbes Left Behind From The Handprint Of An 8-Year-Old Boy After Playing Outside
18. Giant Amethyst Geode
19. What’s Under A Reporter’s Back: “Our Job Is So Glamorous”
20. Processed Image Of An Actual Virus Via Electron Microscope
21. This Is What An Empty Boeing 787 Looks Like
While Boeing isn’t having a great time right now, with grave safety concerns over it’s new 737 max 8, the dreamliner has been a commercial success. Still, it wasn’t all plain sailing; the aircraft suffered from several in-service problems related to its lithium-ion batteries, including fires on board during commercial service. This resulted in the FAA grounding all 787s in the US in 2013, with other civil aviation authorities following suit. The battery design was revised, and the Dreamliner was back in the skies within a few weeks.
22. This Is What An Elephant’s Tail Looks Like Up Close
Baby elephants sometimes hold on to the tail of older animals while they are walking, for guidance and security on long walks. The tail full of hair also works as a flyswatter, to help keep away those annoying and biting flies.
23. What A Salt Mine Looks Like From The Inside
In Roman times, salt on the table was a mark of wealth; so valuable was this resource that soldier’s pay was originally in salt. This is where the word ‘salary’ comes from.
24. The Inside Of A Space Suit
1. A spacesuit weighs approximately 280 pounds on the ground – without the astronaut in it. In the microgravity environment of space, a spacesuit weighs nothing.
2. Putting on a spacesuit takes 45 minutes, including the time it takes to put on the special undergarments that help keep astronauts cool. After putting on the spacesuit, to adapt to the lower pressure maintained in the suit, the astronaut must spend a little more than an hour breathing pure oxygen before going outside the pressurized module.
3. The reason that spacesuits are white is because white reflects heat in space the same as it does here on Earth. Temperatures in direct sunlight in space can be more than 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. No difference exists in a male’s or female’s suit, though the female astronaut usually requires a smaller size.
5. The shuttle spacesuit was designed to be made of many interchangeable parts, to accommodate the large number of astronauts with widely varying body sizes. These parts (upper and lower torsos, arms, etc.) are made in different sizes.
6. The body measurements of each shuttle astronaut are taken and recorded. Then the measurements are plotted against the size ranges available for each spacesuit component. The suit components are then assembled. Training suits are usually assembled nine months prior to flight, and flight suits are usually assembled four months prior to flight.
25. ‘Baby Driver’ Behind The Scenes: While Actors Are Busy Performing, The Real Driver Is On Top Of The Car
26. What An Eclipse Looks Like From Space
“Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse – others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon,” APOD explained. “This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir space station. The two bright spots that appear on the upper left are possibly Jupiter and Saturn, although this has yet to be proven. Mir was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001.”
27. The Way This Dead Cactus Decomposed, Leaving Only The Spines Behind
28. Sperm Whales (The Largest Toothed Predators On Earth) Do Not Have Teeth In Their Upper Jaw But Sockets That Their Lower Teeth Fit Into
29. Strawberry’s Surface
30. This Fossilized Dinosaur Foot Print I Saw In Utah
31. Picture Of A Single Atom That Won Science Photo Contest
32. My Scar Doesn’t Get Dirty When I’m At Work
33. A Vinyl Puck Before It Is Pressed To Become A Record
“First, the vinyl is melted down into what is called the biscuit. This is the center of the record, the round part with no grooves and the little hole. To this is added the label, which is pressed onto the biscuit, a step that doesn’t require any adhesive. Rather, the biscuit is so hot from the vinyl being melted down that the label sticks right on.”
“Then, the biscuit is placed in the middle of a machine and then it is joined together with a fresh supply of vinyl, and together they are smashed between a plate and the stamper. A blade then shears off the excess vinyl, and voila! A brand new record slides out of the machine and onto a rack.”
34. What The Verdun Battlefield Looks Like Now
35. Sniper’s Nest At The Super Bowl
These guys are here to make sure that if someone does go beserk and undertakes a terrorist attack, they are in a position to stop it as quickly as possible. Sadly, this is just the world we live in.
36. This 50 Pound Lead Container That Held A Radioactive Pill My Mom Had To Take To Fight Off What’s Left Of Her Thyroid Cancer
37. These Biscuit Presses
These presses are just that, they roll over the dough to create yummy biscuits. The front roller appears to be the classic digestives, a staple of any biscuit tin. “The digestive was first developed in 1839 by two Scottish doctors to aid digestion,” says Wikipedia. “The term “digestive” is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the use of sodium bicarbonate when they were first developed.” Delicious.
38. This Is How Chinese Soldiers Keep Their Posture
39. This Is What A Potato Storage Looks Like. Shovel Is Roughly 5 Feet Tall For Reference
The potato originated in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It was there, in 1537 that the Spanish conquistadors discovered the potato. From there it traveled to Europe, then back to the United States. Peru’s Inca Indians first cultivated the potato in about 200 B.C. This vegetable had many uses to the Incas. Raw slices were placed on broken bones, carried to prevent rheumatism, and eaten with other foods to prevent indigestion. The ancient Inca Indians valued the potato not only as a food, but as a measure of time. Units of time were correlated to how long it took a potato to cook.
The Potato Museum is located in Washington D.C. contains over 2,000 potato artifacts, including antique harvesting tools, a 1893 potato flask (a mold for making ice cream potatoes), potato ties and a 1903 Parker Brothers game called “The Potato Race.”
Potatoes are definitely America’s favorite vegetable. Did you know that every year we consume about 110 pounds of potatoes per person? Europeans have us beat, though. They consume twice as many spuds as American potato lovers!