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34 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY INTEREST YOU –

 

1. Pestalotiopsis microspora is a species of endophytic fungus capable of breaking down and digesting polyurethane.

2. A meteorite lights up the night sky in Costa Rica.

3. Recycling machine in Turkey that dispenses food for stray dogs when you recycle plastic bottles.

4. An abandoned boat wreckage teeming with new life at is is reclaimed by nature.

5. A photoshoot of car crash survivors for a New Zealand road safety campaign to demonstrate how seatbelts saved their lives.

6. Hairless guinea pigs look like little baby hippos.

7. Maurice Tillet, a French wrestler was supposedly the inspiration for the character Shrek. As a child he had a completely normal appearance and Tillet was nicknamed “The Angel” due to his angelic face. When Tillet was 20, he noticed swelling in his feet, hands, and head, and after visiting a doctor was diagnosed with acromegaly—a condition usually caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland, resulting in bone overgrowth and thickening.

8. Incredible Hyperrealistic Painting by Italian artist Marco Grassi.

9. Life finds a way as a young tree sapling is seen growing in the hostile waters of the Dead Sea

10. Crested myrtillocactus geometrizans, a cacti this size will be expensive. You can find little ones for sale online. It will take at least a decade to get anywhere close to this size.

11. An excellent example of why wearing a full face helmet is a good idea.

12. Horses take flight while being transported in this customized airplane.

13. This toilet’s serial number perfectly spells “for you to pee in to”

14. A Excavator Operator in Germany digging at a jobsite in South Korea.

15. Sơn Đoòng Cave – The largest cave in the world is in Vietnam and it is so big that it has an own river, jungle and a climate. At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long.

16. Trippy effect when the wind hits the ceiling of this beachside bar.

17. Pupper Restoration – This is Jake. He was rescued from a burning shed at three weeks old. The same fireman who saved his life adopted him just days later. Jake has since been sworn in as an honorary firefighter and to this day he helps teach fire safety at local schools.

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18. Leviathan, Ark of the Apocalypse – Measuring over 7 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and standing at a whopping 8 feet tall and 200 pounds, this ghostly ship sculpture is brimming with detail. The artist, Jason Stieva, took over 14 months to complete this masterpiece.

19. From Mr. Peanut to Freddie Mercury

20. Greater Cat Ears, Cyanotis tuberosa, native to India.The root is ground into a paste and eaten to treat diabetes, and also as a vegetable. It is also supposed to relieve coughs.

21. Indian Bullfrog – This frog turns completely yellow for mating except for the vocal sacs which turn blue.

22. There are over 400 of such sculptures underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres in Cancún, Mexico. Each sculpture and figure was molded from actual people from Cancún. Part of a collective art piece called “The Silent Evolution”, this one-of-a-kind art endeavour is part of the protected Cancún National Marine Park.

23. The incredible staircase of knowledge is located at the University of Balamland, Lebanon. t aims to show that knowledge is acquired by reading books. The more you know, the higher are your chances to succeed. Also, it’s a great way to introduce world-famous books to students!

24. Indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. The new Jewel Changi airport features a 6-acre indoor forest, walking trails, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 7 stories tall.

25. If you’re 25, single and Danish you get “cinnamoned” as a birthday present. A tradition dating back to the 16th century, when Danish salesman would be too busy selling spices to woo a mate.

26. Your summer chill spot too sunny? Grow your own shade.

27. The pathways at Ohio State University were paved based on the routes students took before there were paved paths.

28. Amazing balance and muscle control during unicycle routine practice for the circus.

29. An awesome whale sculpture that doubles as a faux aquarium with a ship wreckage inside.

30. Quad bike suspension applies a camber torque to all four wheels through center mass c.g.( center of gravity) shift.

31. Ancient wasp found in amber dating back 100 million years has been named Dracula, because it’s long sharp teeth resemble vampires.

32. Wax scraped off an apple. It’s for aesthetics, preservation, and protection. Apples have a natural wax but it’s removed when the apples are washed to remove dirt, chemicals, and other foreign objects.Thus the apple needs a new coating of wax or else it’ll dry out fast and won’t last long enough to reach a market. Food grade wax is harmless.

33. No, this isn’t an ancient fleshlight but rather a carved ivory and horn model of an eye from the 1800s. This model can be unscrewed from its base to show the different parts of the eye, including the cornea (the clear outer covering of the eyeball), the pupil and the iris. Glass represents the jelly-like vitreous humour that fills the eyeball behind the lens. Veins have also been painted on to the eyeball to give it a life-like appearance. The eye is completed with a pair of eye lids.

34. This picture is designed to give the viewer the simulated experience of having a stroke (particularly in the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex, where visual perception occurs.) Everything looks hauntingly familiar but you just can’t quite recognize anything.

 

 

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