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My Dumb Little Brain Is Completely And Totally Blown After Seeing These 23 Absolutely Fascinating Pictures For The First Time This Week

Just incredibly fascinating stuff all around.

1. Traffic lights are absolutely gigantic:

A construction worker holding a traffic light that's as tall as he is

2. This is what the toilet on a submarine looks like:

A toilet bowl surrounded by pipes and chains and cords and valves and knobs, with a sign with lots of text labeled, "Directions for operating: before and after using"

3. This is the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity:

A statue of a man atop a building

4. This is the world's most isolated lighthouse, Thridrangar Lighthouse, located in Iceland:

Overhead shot of a lighthouse on a small island

5. Speaking of isolated things, this is a house also located in Iceland that some have called the most isolated house in the world:

A lone house on a rocky, hilly landscape

6. This is Ralph Lincoln, the 11th-generation cousin of Abraham Lincoln:

Close-up of Ralph Lincoln, with a beard and light mustache and thick eyebrows

7. In this picture, you can see both Europe and Africa:

The view from a plane, with two sections of land and lots of ocean

8. Sperm whales sleep vertically:

Two whales in the water lying vertically next to each other

9. You're probably familiar with the "Face on Mars," an image of a formation on Mars from the 1970s that launched a million conspiracy theories...

An apparent face on the surface of Mars

10. ...well, this is what a much less blurry, much more recent photograph of that same "face" looks like:

A craggly, raised surface that looks nothing like a face

11. Speaking of Mars, this is what a sunset looks like on that there planet:

A misty, foggy view of the sun just visible over slightly hilly land

12. This is what a polar bear's paw print looks like compared with a human hand:

A polar bear paw print next to a much smaller handprint

13. This is what the US-Canada border looks like in Idaho:

A forest with a thin gap between two sections

14. This is what a peeled lime looks like:

A hand holding a perfectly peeled lime

15. This is Simone Origone — the man who set the world record for fastest speed traveled on skis — traveling, well, fast:

A person crouched over skis going downhill and wearing a latex-looking red outfit

16. This very, very, very tiny rectangle is $57 in gold:

A tiny rectangular dot in the middle of a person's palm

17. Lots of US presidents have spoken multiple languages — here's a list of every multilingual president:

Many early presidents were fluent in Latin and/or ancient Greek, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Buchanan; Teddy Roosevelt and FDR were fluent in French and German; Martin Van Buren was a native Dutch speaker

18. Some grocery carts have special little holders for your phone:

A grocery cart with a small slot at the top and front with a cellphone in it

19. Some people have extra lines on their pinkies:

Close-up of a person's hands showing five ridges on their pinkies

20. These are the fill-in-the-blank predictions on the special year 2000 edition of Cheerios called "Millenios":

The long list of predictions includes "The Red Sox will win the World Series in ___," "Scientists will find human life on another planet in ___," and "The first woman will be elected President in ___"

21. Reese's orange is a trademarked color:

Close-up of the Reese's candy wrapper saying, "The orange color is a registered trademark"

22. This is what one of the world's oldest pairs of Levi's jeans looks like:

A torn, slightly faded, and dirty pair of jeans

23. And finally, just for fun, check out the optical illusion these laptop keys make:

Close-up of a keyboard where gray dots appear between the keys but then disappear when you look directly at them