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

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
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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
Courtesy Bob Ross Inc.

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

The photo is 230 miles across, to put things into perspective.

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

Kong Kong

I count at LEAST two new buildings.

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

The Titanic

It sunk three days later.

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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

It's a replica, obviously.

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13.Michelangelo's "David" is gigantic:

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

It had Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase on it. We all know who that is, right?

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History

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
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

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
Dan Fleet

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

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

Chuck was out there looking like the most annoying guy in your Intro to Philosophy class.

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

Charlie with a bowler hat and thin mustache
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23.And just for good measure, here's what an eightysomething Charlie Chaplin looked like:

Close-up of Charlie in a tie
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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
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Well, this is what the back looks like:

Colorful spirals for the back of the head
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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

Not sure what I expected.

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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
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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

My man.

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

Andrew Jackson
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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

Fortunately, that is not the case anymore.

Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

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

Both legends in their own right, Muggsy played for 14 years, while Yao played for eight seasons.

Noah Graham / NBAE via Getty Images

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

Albert Einstein's desk

This was at Princeton University. And, no, I don't want any "netverk has gone kaputt" jokes in the comments.

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

Mount Rushmore on a sunny day
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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

And, actually, they're not a couple. It's the artist's sister and his dentist.

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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
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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
Abbie Rowe / National Park Service

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

Tell me, folks. Do we stan Big Daddy? Please advise.

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

Al Capone's prison cell

And free, too.

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

Gandhi's items

A couple hats, a couple bowls, and some sandals.

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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
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Here's a totally not frightening closeup:

Mickey Mouse gas mask

Ain't that cute?

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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
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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

And probably a whole lot of pigeon experience.

Hulton Deutsch / Corbis via Getty Images

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