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

1.This, from 1896, is what one of Pablo Picasso's first-ever self-portraits looks like:

Pablo Picasso self-portrait, with facial features
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2.And this, from 1972, is what one of Picasso's last self-portraits looks like:

Pablo Picasso self-portrait cubist-style line drawing, with no lifelike facial features
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3.This is what the "American Candy" section looks like in a UK store:

Candy section featuring Gobstoppers, Nerds, Mike and Ikes, Milk Duds, and Sweet Tarts

Folks, not sure about this one.

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4.Australia is really, really big:

Outline of Australia superimposed over Europe on a map

Like, huge.

5.This is what one of the prototype space suits developed for the Apollo program looked like:

A very boxy space suit that looks as if it's been inflated

It was made by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., which apparently should be getting some royalties from the folks who made Among Us.

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6.This is how big a wolf's paw print is compared with a human hand:

Human hand whose fingers extend above the paw print of similar width next to it

My goodness.

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7.This photo is one of only two photos in existence of the US Supreme Court in session:

The ccourt in session

The court has never allowed cameras. In 1937, photographer Erich Salomon pretended that his arm was broken and put the camera inside a sling he wore into the court and snapped this pic.

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8.Curved escalators exist:

A curved escalator

More impressive than the one on the Titanic, IMO.

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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
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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

I still want to believe.

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11.This isn't a circle — it's a 1 million–sided polygon called a megagon:

Megagon that looks like a huge circle

According to Naked Geometry, "even if drawn at the size of the Earth, a regular megagon would be very difficult to distinguish from a circle."

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12.This is what Michelangelo's statue "David" looks like from behind:

The rear view of David, with bare back and buttocks


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13.This is what the Rosetta stone looks like from the front...

The stone's inscription of hieroglyphics and other characters
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14.And this is what the back of the Rosetta stone looks like:

The huge stone's uneven, broken surface, behind glass, with people standing next to it

A big ol' rock.

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15.This is Herman the Cat, a cat who was given the title of expert mouser aboard a US Coast Guard ship during World War II:

An ID card, issued 1/12/43, for Herman the Cat, born in Baltimore, with a photo of the cat — described as 8 months old, 15 inches high, weighing 11 pounds, with green eyes and gray hair — and a paw print

Herman, in addition to other cats aboard ships, was there to catch pests. It was a thing. Folks, do we stan Herman the Cat?

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16.American Froot Loops and Canadian Froot Loops are totally different colors:

Canadian Froot Loops alongside American Froot Loops; Canadian variety is duller in color

This is due to regulations in Canada concerning food additives and coloring.

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17.This is what skin punctured by a needle looks like:

Pinkish, flaky surface with a large, raised hole in the middle

In this case, it's a tattoo needle. A tattoo is just a ton of these in your skin. Neat!

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18.This right here is a photo from Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration in 1861:

A large crowd outside the US Capitol

Can you spot Honest Abe?

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19.Highway signs are way bigger than your tiny little brain thought they were:

Highway signs traveling down a highway on a truck

And yet you still always make the wrong turn.

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20.This is what a stack of $1,000 worth of uncirculated $1 bills looks like next to a stack of $1,000 worth of used $1 bills:

The stack of used bills is much higher than the uncirculated stack

Strangely satisfying.

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21.In 1939, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Adolf Hitler pleading with him not to go to war:

In a 7/23/39 letter signed "Your sincere friend," Gandhi asks "Herr Hitler," "the one person in the world who can prevent a war," "Will you listen to the appeal of one who has [d]eliberately shunned the method of war not without considerable success?"

It reads:

"Dear friend,

"Friends have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity. But I have resisted their request, because of the feeling that any letter from me would be an impertinence. Something tells me that I must not calculate and that I must make my appeal for whatever it may be worth."It is quite clear that you are today the one person in the world who can prevent a war which may reduce humanity to the savage state. Must you pay the price for an object however worthy it may appear to you to be? Will you listen to the appeal of one who has [d]eliberately shunned the method of war not without considerable success? Any way I anticipate your forgiveness, if I have erred in writing to you."

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22.This right here is a giant earthworm that was found in Queensland, Australia:

Big old worm hanging from a large, rectangular digging tool

Very chill!

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23.And, finally, garlic cloves can be really, really big:

Two giant cloves of garlic each about the size of a palm of a hand

Wonderful stuff. Truly wonderful stuff.

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