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8 Ordinary Photos With an Unexpected Story Behind Them

Nowadays, photographs are everywhere: 95 million pictures are posted daily on Instagram, and 350 million pictures appear every day on Facebook. Yet, some pictures, although they look quite ordinary, have unusual stories behind them, making them stand out from the crowd.

We at Bright Side invite you to have a look at these pictures and read their stories. Look through this list to find out which of these photos you have a chance of taking yourself.

1. A guy on a motorbike

“Meeting Keanu Reeves at a traffic light.”

2. Abstract art

“My Dad has saved this masterpiece I made using our first computer — 22 years ago — and turned it into a card for my 30th Bday!”

3. Twin toy cats, one of which didn’t age well...

“In 1995, my great-aunt gave me a stuffed cat. It was my absolute favorite, and slept with me every night throughout my childhood. When she passed, we found out she had bought an identical cat and kept it in pristine condition for two decades.”

4. A woman helping a man fix a tie

“This kid was desperately trying and failing to do it himself. A fellow passenger asked if he needed help.”

5. A creative Christmas present

“My friend is terrible at flirting. She asked this guy if he liked bread as an opener, and a year later they are together and he made this for her Christmas gift”.

6. 2018: 3 ties on the fence

“In 2009, on the last day of school, my friends and I put our ties on the outside fence, 2018 and they’re still here.”

7. The world’s most famous landscape, 20 years later

This could have been a normal hilly vineyard, but, in fact, this is the sight of “Bliss,” the default computer wallpaper of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. This is what it looks like now. The landscape is located in Sonoma County, California.

8. “My daytime cold medicine melted in my car and now looks like elf shoes.”

Which backstory did you like the most? Do you have some pictures with a special story behind them? Don’t hesitate to share your pictures and their stories in the comments.

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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