Indulge in the beauty of these stunning photos that will captivate your imagination and leave you completely spellbound.
This is what a .22 caliber bullet looks like next to a .50 caliber bullet:
You’re probably familiar with the gold funerary mask of King Tut — but did you know that another pharaoh’s gold death mask was found a few years later? This is the mask of the pharaoh Psusennes I:
His completely intact tomb was found in 1940. However, because of its swampy location in Egypt’s Nile delta, a lot of what was stored in the tomb was destroyed over the years.
This is Louise Joy Brown, the first baby ever born after IVF, or in vitro fertilisation:
Born in 1978, she was known at the time as the world’s first “test-tube baby.”
Here’s what Louise looks like today:
There’s a city in Russia located next to an absolutely gigantic diamond mine:
The mine is apparently “the world’s second-largest excavated hole.”
This is what the inside of a 1970s spacesuit looked like:
This is what the world’s largest gold nugget, named the Welcome Stranger nugget, looked like. It was found in Australia in 1869:
This is actually a model of the nugget. It weighed almost 160 pounds and was sold pretty much immediately for £9,534, which is about £970,000 today.
Square fire extinguishers exist:
The head of an ant is absolutely terrifying up close:
And, finally, if you win a car on The Price Is Right you get a special little license plate cover:
This is Eugene Cernan, who is, as of 2023, the last man to ever walk on the moon:
He did it way back in 1972. It’s been that long, folks!
You might recognize Eugene from this iconic picture of his moon walk:
This is a picture of one of the last Tasmanian tigers, an animal that went extinct in 1936:
This is what a real executioner’s mask looked like:
This is Albert Woolson, the last surviving Civil War veteran:
Albert fought for the Union army and died in 1956 at the age of 106.
This is what a real-deal, true-to-life muffin man looked like in 1930s London:
So now when someone asks you if you know the muffin man, well, you have your answer.
One dollar in 1913 is worth $30.22 today:
This is what a tiger’s tongue looks like:
It is apparently so rough, it can “lick paint off a building.”
This is the Willamette meteorite, the largest meteorite that’s ever been found in the United States:
It is the sixth largest in the world and weighs 15.5 tons.
And this is what a small chunk of a random meteorite looks like:
This is what the FBI’s fingerprint files looked like in 1942:
The world’s oldest diving suit is absolutely terrifying:
This is what the throne of King Charlemagne looked like:
Over the course of almost 600 years, more than 30 leaders of the Holy Roman Empire were officially coronated on this throne.
On Sept. 3, 1967, Sweden made a shift from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right. This is a picture from the first day after the big change:
McDonald’s restaurants in Italy sell mini calzones:
It’s apparently filled with tomatoes and mozzarella.
Some libraries let you know exactly how much you’re saving by using them:
This is a model of what ancient Egyptian dental work may have looked like:
It was actually crafted by Dr. Vincenzo Guerini during the early 1900s.
This is the Pamir, one of the last commercial sailing ships in the world:
It sank in 1957.
The names for Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce in some countries are “salsa inglesa” and “salsa China,” literally “English sauce” and “Chinese sauce”:
This photo, taken by Louis Botan in 1899, is one of the first photos ever taken underwater:
The very first picture taken underwater was done some years earlier, but that was done by attaching a camera to a pole and lowering it into the water. This is the first taken by a diver also submerged.
This is one of only two remaining pirate Jolly Roger flags in existence:
It was captured in 1790. According to the BBC, the flag’s red color “signified the pirates intended to spare no life if a battle broke out during a ship’s capture.”
This is the world’s longest limo, the American Dream limo:
It was equipped with both a hot tub and a helicopter landing pad. Just the essentials.
This is one of two remaining Northern white rhinoceros left on Earth:
The two rhinos, both female, live in Kenya and are guarded 24/7.
There’s a road in Japan that connects the Toyama and Nagano prefectures that are surrounded by giant snow walls that reach up to 65 feet high:
This 17th-century painting by Giovanni Stanchi shows what the inside of a watermelon looked like in the 1600s, before selective breeding:
This is what the inside of Big Ben looks like behind one of its clock faces:
When Hurricane Floyd hit Florida in 1999, flamingos from the Miami-Metro zoo took refuge in a bathroom to protect themselves from the storm: