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My Tiny Little Brain Is Completely Blown After Seeing These 23 Incredibly Interesting Pictures For The Very First Time Last Week

I just find all of these so, so fascinating.

1. The United States once had a $10,000 bill, the largest denomination of US currency ever produced for public use:

Both sides of a $10,000 bill

2. This is what Bob Ross looked like before he had his iconic hairdo:

Bob Ross with a '50s pompadour

And here's what Bob looked like as a young kid, just for good measure:

Close-up of a typical smiling kid with freckles from the 1950s

3. This is a picture of the ice mountains of Pluto as seen from the New Horizons space probe:

Black-and-white image of raised surface

4. Also, while we're at it, this is how big Pluto (above its moon Charon) is compared with North America:

A small sphere in the middle of North America as seen from space

5. These bad boys are the oldest pair of pants ever discovered, dating back to over 3,000 years ago:

Torn and extremely frayed, dirty-looking pants

6. A school bus looks like a tiny little baby next to a haul truck:

A school bus looking tiny behind a huge truck on a highway

7. Here's a haul truck next to two normal-size humans:

Two people standing next to a haul truck and they're not even half as tall as a tire

8. There's a beer bottle 35,000 feet down into the deepest point of Earth, the Challenger Deep:

A beer bottle floating in the greenish water far down

9. You're probably familiar with the front of King Tut's iconic death mask:

King Tut colorful death mask from the front

10. Well, this is what the back looks like:

Colorful spirals for the back of the head

11. You're probably familiar with a blob fish, that lovable, kinda human-looking fish with the super-weird face:

Three blob fish on a counter

12. Well, this is what a blob fish looks like in its natural environment, before it's been subjected to immense changes in pressure:

A fish with a more normal, less bloated face and spikes on its skin

And, again, we all know Mount Rushmore:

Mount Rushmore on a sunny day

13. But have you seen the back? This is what Mount Rushmore looks like from behind:

A phallic rock formation among the other rocks

14. This isn't a distant sun or a faraway galaxy — it's a photo of a single atom's incredibly tiny shadow:

Pixelated orangey spirals with a small darker core

15. Changing gears to something of totally equal importance, you can spell "BILLIE EILISH" on a calculator:

An upside-down calculator with "Billie Eilish" sort of spelled out in all caps

16. This is what Buenos Aires looked like after Argentina won the 2022 World Cup:

A packed open thoroughfare of a city

17. Prescription cocaine is still used today in hospitals as a local anesthetic:

An injection of cocaine in ophthalmic solution

18. This totally safe device was known as a baby cage, a wire cage suspended out of an apartment window meant to give babies born in cities extra light and air:

A baby in a crib inside a cage hanging outside a tenement window as a woman looks on

19. Tourists used to be able to freely climb up the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt to sunbathe and have tea parties:

Black-and-white photo of people sitting in chairs around a small table on rocks with a pyramid behind them

20. Really tiny single-person benches exist:

A narrow bench next to a mailbox on a city street

21. This is what the inside of the White House looked like when it was being reconstructed in the late 1940s:

A construction/excavation area with mounds of dirt, a bulldozer, and scaffolding

22. This fella here is a Japanese spider crab (who, hand to God, is named Big Daddy), a species of crab that can grow to be 12 feet across:

A spider crab in a large hole with water, its legs extending the width of it, being held by a man

23. And finally, a billion is really, really, really, really big:

Note saying people don't understand how much bigger 1 billion is than 1 million and that 1 million seconds is about 11 days but 1 billion seconds is about 31 1/2 years