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25 Photos That Can Expand Your Knowledge of the World in Just a Few Minutes

We think we’re all well-educated and believe we’ve seen everything in this life. But in fact, we still have a lot of things to learn about this world — and we just love doing it! For example, we recently found out what curly pigeons and emus’ eggs look like.

Bright Side wants to show you some pictures that can easily serve as little encyclopedic discoveries. At the end of the article, you’ll find out why we shouldn’t put our fingers between a stag beetle’s antlers.

This is Ileodictyon cibarium, a fungus.

Galapagos tortoises are really huge.

A typewriter printing sheet music

An emu’s eggs, which by the way, weigh around 1 lb each!

Do you know there are microwaves that have outlets?

The way this lizard is being X-rayed:

The inside of this log rotted away except for in the places where there were once branches.

This is what happens to pizza after 8 hours in a 500-degree oven.

“This is what my mom’s fence post looks like 3 years after adopting 2 cats.”

This is a goldsmith’s toolbox from the Islamic Golden Age (sometime between the 8th and 13th centuries).

“My friend refused to ask for help with putting his sunscreen on and this was the result.”

A seesaw for 4 children

This mushroom looks exactly like a golf ball on a tee.

We’ve never seen curly pigeons. Have you?

A tree growing through a stone wall

Each ball weighs 2 lb (from left to right: magnesium, aluminum, titanium, copper, and tungsten).

A water bottle before being formed

Skyscrapers look insignificant from the world’s tallest building.

These clown-shaped power lines tower alongside a highway.

The skulls of a Triceratops and a Centrosaurus

“This white fern I found on my hike today”

The English Lop’s ears

This tree was shaped by the wind.

“Good morning, world!”

1 formula, 1 steering wheel

Bonus: Look how powerful this stag beetle’s antlers are! To be precise, these are his upper jaws.

Which of these items were you seeing for the very first time?

Preview photo credit fireysaje / reddit