Each photograph tells a story, unveiling the unique and captivating moments captured through the lens. Let your imagination soar as you delve into this mesmerizing collection that will leave you in awe of the wonders that surround us.
This house, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is the thinnest house in the United States:
John Hollensbury had the 7-foot-wide house built in 1830 because he was fed up with horse-drawn carriages banging into the walls of his house next door.
This is what $700 worth of platinum looks like:
According to MoneyMetals.com, platinum is currently $34.79 per gram.
This is a rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world:
It’s found in Indonesia and can weigh up to 15 pounds. It also stinks something fierce.
This is how an offshore oil platform is transported to the location where it will be installed:
This is what the inside of a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine looks like:
The last McDonald’s in Iceland closed in 2009. Feast your eyes on the final cheeseburger sold in the country, which has been preserved and lying in state for the past decade:
Speaking of which, here are two new coins that feature the just-coronated King Charles:
This is what the inside of a quarter looks like:
This totally not terrifying ancient, 9,000-year-old mask is considered to be one of the earliest depictions of a human:
This is how thick one of the cables that holds up the Golden Gate Bridge is:
This is Henry Ford cruising around in the first car he designed, the Quadricycle:
You can see Queen Elizabeth get older and older through coins bearing her likeness:
This is Wojtek, a bear who was enlisted as a private in the Polish army during World War II:
Wojtek was found as a cub in Iran and became a sort of mascot for the soldiers he traveled with. He was eventually promoted to the rank of corporal because of his hard work “carrying ammo crates and used shells from the front lines back to the supply area” during the Battle of Monte Cassino. Wojtek passed away years after the war, in 1963, at the ripe old age of 21.
The Liberty Bell is super tiny in real life:
This is the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki compared to a human:
This is a replica inside the Atomic Bomb Museum located in Nagasaki.
The person wearing this survived.
Here’s Hannes de Jong, the 1970 Pole Sitting World Champion, well, sitting on a pole:
Yes, the World Pole Sitting Championship was a real thing. In fact, the 1972 winner sat on a pole for 92 hours straight.
This is what the first class bathroom on board a high-speed Japanese bullet train looks like:
And this is what a hummingbird egg looks like compared to an ostrich egg:
This right here is a once state-of-the-art piece of armor that used to be worn by golf course workers sent out to retrieve range balls:
This is what economy class on a commercial plane looked like in the 1960s:
Car seats for children were incredibly dangerous in the 1940s: