18 Photos for People Who Love Learning Something New Every Day

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Internet users often post photos that can give answers to even the most absurd questions. For example, what happens to a wooden post if it’s been licked by cattle for over 50 years? What happens to 4 liters of milk if you boil it over a low flame for 8 hours?

This hair that got caught in a zipper

An insect got stuck between the printer and the pillowcase.

Did you know that scorpions glow under UV light?

“Our cattle licked this post for the better part of 50 years.”

The person who took this picture doesn’t know why his cattle love licking this post, but he thinks they do it out of boredom.

“My dad has had the same wallet for so long his driver’s license photo is imprinted on the plastic.”

“The spot on the driver’s side where my heel rests”

“My girlfriend’s signet ring that belonged to her great-great-grandmother. You can see how it’s always been worn on the pinky of the left hand, because of how the gold on the inside is worn.”

“I used to have a really impressive watch tan.”

“My jeans: I always carry my phone in my right pocket.”

“My super glue tipped over on my desk today.”

This nut and bolt that got cleanly sliced in half during demolition work...

This is what a gallon of milk looks like after being slowly boiled for 8 hours.

This old screen has Pac-Man burnt into it.

The photo above shows a screen burn-in. Old tube televisions had a cathode ray gun shooting electrons at the screen to excite the phosphorous on the surface and make an image, in this case, Pac-Man.

This pencil was stuck in a flower pot for a year. The outer wood was eaten away by dirt, leaving just the graphite.

This is what happens when you go 84,000 miles without an oil change.

The owner of this car drove 84,000 miles without an oil change. By the way, you are supposed to have the oil changed about every 8,000 miles. Otherwise, the engine is bound to break down.

An Xbox One controller box that sat in the sun for 4+ years

Floor cleaner that got spilled here at some point

“I extracted mine and my husband’s brains from MRI images and he 3D printed them.”

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit elizabutnothamilton / reddit


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