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18 Photos That Will Blow Your Damn Mind

"Wow!" —You, in a few minutes.

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1. Except for the astronaut behind the camera, this photo contains every single human being who was alive at that moment.

The photo was taken by the astronaut Michael Collins while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were returning to the command module for the journey home after having landed on the moon. With the Earth in the background, it's a photo of everyone who was alive at the time. (Except for Michael Collins, of course.)

2. When scientists examined this 1,000-year-old Buddah statue in 2014, they discovered a mummified monk inside, much to their surprise.

Chinese claim #buddha #monk statue with skeleton inside to be stolen: Dutch owner wants proof

3. This is what salt looks like when you look at it through an electron microscope.

4. This is what it looks like when glacial water from land meets ocean water.

Where freshwater meets saltwater in the Gulf of Alaska.

5. Here's the size of the Titanic compared to a modern cruise ship.

100 years - MS Allure of the Seas vs RMS Titanic. (via @AntoineVanner, via @RickSpilman)

The cruise ship behind the Titanic is the MS Allure of the Seas, an oasis-class cruise ship.

6. Cups that protected a man's mustache from getting wet while drinking were once popular. Logically enough, they were called "mustache cups."

Ever heard of a mustache tea cup?!! You can drink tea AND keep your mustache dry!! Lol

7. This is actually mummified, fossilized dinosaur skin:

Fossilized dinosaur skin! How cool is that?

It was found in Montana, and it's thought to be from the upper limbs of an Edmontosaurus.

8. Here's Antarctica in full:

The lighter area in the middle is permanent ice, and the darker area on the outside is seasonal ice.

9. This friendly-looking creature lived 100 million years ago and is half spider (in the front) and half scorpion (in the back).

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber

It's called Chimerarachne yingi, and it's an absolute nightmare.

10. This is what an actor sees from the stage.

Martin Kraft / CC BY-SA 3.0 / / Via

11. This bridge in Canada slices drifting ice into strips:

Confederation Bridge Canada showing bridge piers slicing up the ice in westerly wind because of cone shaped pier tops. This was the design solution we came up with to reduce ice forces.

The Confederation Bridge is 12 kilometers long and connects Prince Edward Island with the Canadian mainland.

12. The bones in an elephant's foot look just like the bones in a human's foot:

An elephant's foot compared with a human's... Genuinely thought elephants had giant flat bones in their feet 😂

13. This section of brick wall has been worn down and rounded by water over the course of time:

Entire brick wall smoothed out by the ocean

14. Did you know that crocodiles could get this huge?

The sheer size of this saltwater crocodile.

15. The dune this tree originally grew on was blown away during Hurricane Irma, so now just the tree and its roots remain:

Hurricane Irma eroded away the dune this pine tree was growing on. Talbot Island State Park, Nassau Co., Florida.

16. A Japanese 1 yen coin is so light that it doesn't just float, but actually doesn't even break the surface tension of water.

When the Yen was born in 1871, it was 24 grams of silver or 1.5 grams of gold. Now it's a 1 gram aluminum coin, so light it doesn't even break water tension.

17. Here's where the Great Wall of China finally reaches the ocean:

S. flaischlen / CC BY-SA 4.0 / / Via

It's called Old Dragon's Head and it's located on the Pacific Ocean at the Shanhai Pass.

18. Off the coast of Mauritius, there's an underwater waterfall where the sand cascades down to the ocean floor.

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This post was translated from German.

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