My Teeny Little Brain Is Completely Blown After Seeing These 60 Incredibly Interesting Pictures For The Very First Time Last Month

    I seriously cannot get over how cool all these pictures are.

    1. This is how horses fly on a plane:

    Horses on a plane

    2. This is one of the few known photos of Vincent van Gogh, shown here at age 20:

    A man in a suit and tie

    3. This is the 2.7mm Kolibri, the world's smallest pistol:

    A pistol fitting in the palm of a hand

    4. In a French deck of playing cards, instead of seeing J, Q, and K, you'll see V, D, and R:

    Face cards with different letters

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

    Bob Ross with a '50s pompadour

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. These were some of the job necessities for a TWA flight attendant in the 1940s:

    Air Hostess Qualifications: Age, 21 to 26; height, 5'2" to 5'6"; weight, 100 to 130 lbs; education, 1 year of college or a registered nurse; must be single and have good vision

    9. This is what Hong Kong looked like circa 1920...

    Hong Kong

    10. And here's what it looks like today:

    Kong Kong

    11. This is the last photograph ever taken of the Titanic:

    The Titanic

    12. And this, in all its 1912 glory, is what a first-class suite looked like on the ship:

    A modest room with a full-size bed, rug, and three not very comfy-looking chairs and a small table

    13. Michelangelo's "David" is gigantic:

    A person standing on tall scaffolding and working on David's face

    14. There's a device called a Vein Viewer that shows doctors and nurses where your veins are located:

    A person's hand veins highlighted in neon green

    15. This is what cigarette smoke does to a wall:

    A yellowed wall except for two white patches where pictures used to be

    16. 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

    17. Texas makes Europe look super small:

    Comparing the size of Texas to Europe

    18. And, for a little perspective, this is what the entire United States looks like compare to just a small part of the planet Saturn's north pole:

    Comparing the US to Saturn's north pole

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. This is what Charlie Chaplin looked like as a young man:

    Black-and-white close-up of a man with curly hair

    22. For reference, here's how you're probably used to remembering Charlie Chaplin:

    Charlie with a bowler hat and thin mustache

    23. And just for good measure, here's what an eightysomething Charlie Chaplin looked like:

    Close-up of Charlie in a tie

    24. This is how big a baby kangaroo is when it's born:

    A baby kangaroo

    25. This is what a 100-sided die looks like:

    A round die with numbers up to 100

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

    King Tut colorful death mask from the front

    Well, this is what the back looks like:

    Colorful spirals for the back of the head

    27. This is María Branyas, a 115-year-old woman who just became the oldest living person on Earth as of January 17, 2023:

    Maria Branyas

    28. 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

    29. This is the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in the night he was assassinated:

    Closeup of an old chair

    30. This is what the inside of the Leaning Tower of Pisa looks like:

    Inside of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    31. 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

    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

    32. This is one of the only pictures of President Andrew Jackson, taken shortly before his death in 1845:

    Andrew Jackson

    33. This is what a shark's brain looks like compared to a dolphin's brain:

    A shark's brain compared to a dolphin brain

    34. 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

    35. This is what a closeup of a line drawn with a red crayon on a piece of paper looks like under a microscope:

    A mesh-looking white surface with reddish sections

    36. The man on the left, Muggsy Bogues, played in the NBA almost twice as long as the man on the right, Yao Ming:

    Muggsy, 5 feet 3, in a loose suit and Yao, 7 feet 6, in a suit jacket and loose jeans, standing together in front of a window showing a city skyline

    37. This is what Albert Einstein's desk looked like on the day he died:

    Albert Einstein's desk

    38. And, again, we all know Mount Rushmore:

    Mount Rushmore on a sunny day

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

    A phallic rock formation among the other rocks

    39. The two people depicted in Grant Wood's "American Gothic" actually exist. This is what they looked like:

    The real people from the "American Gothic" painting

    40. 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

    41. This is what happens when you polish a coconut:

    A polished coconut

    42. This is what the Statue of Liberty looked like while it was under construction in France:

    The Statue of Liberty under construction

    43. Really tiny single-person benches exist:

    A narrow bench next to a mailbox on a city street

    44. 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

    45. 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

    46. Al Capone's Philadelphia prison cell was nicer than my apartment:

    Al Capone's prison cell

    47. This is a picture of some of Gandhi's only earthly possessions when he died:

    Gandhi's items

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

    An injection of cocaine in ophthalmic solution

    49. This is what a, uh, whale's you-know-what looks like:

    A sperm whale penis behind glass in a museum that's taller than a woman standing nearby

    50. During World War II, Walt Disney developed a Mickey Mouse gas mask, designed to help children get comfortable and relaxed while wearing the mask:

    Walt Disney and a design of a Mickey Mouse gas mask

    Here's a totally not frightening closeup:

    Mickey Mouse gas mask

    51. Garlic can be just one giant clove:

    A garlic bulb that's one big clove

    52. This right here is the Warner Bros. Studio Cafe menu from February 1941. It's a very "1941" menu:

    Warner Bros. Studio Cafe menu

    53. This is what a nuclear reactor looks like from above:

    A nuclear reactor

    54. This is how big a moose's tooth is:

    A hand holding a moose tooth

    55. In the 1950s, archeologists discovered the 13th-century doodles of a Russian boy named Onfim, some of the oldest drawings by a child ever discovered:

    Onfim's drawings

    56. Cement trucks and other giant trucks can have student drivers:

    "Please be patient, student driver" sign on the back of a huge truck

    57. Before production began on Bambi, live deer were brought into the studio to teach Disney artists how to properly draw them:

    Artists drawing a deer

    58. Blue stop signs exist:

    A blue stop sign

    59. 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

    60. 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