The chance your backyard is being savaged by a mole is quite a high one. Unless we’re talking an albino mole, this little white dude with a congenital lack of melanin, which occurs 1:100,000. But there’s something inherently beautiful about the odd ones out in this world, where everything seems identical to one another.
And this time, we have prepared a real treat for anyone who loves rare sights, unusual color combinations, and anything out of the ordinary. Thanks to the subreddit “Real Life Shinies” created on the 16th of June, 2016, 247k members have gathered an incredible collection of “shinies but in the real world!”
From wild animals and pets to street signs and architecture, these shinies will change your perspective of the color of things we know very well, or rather, we think we know. Let’s make our heads spin a little, and then a little more.
Shiny Black Cockatoo
This Golden Mouse
To find out more about the community of “Real Life Shinies,” Bored Panda reached out to the moderator u/papa_goobs, who said that the subreddit was first created by the user u/IAlwaysLieAMA who has since quit social media. “He originally posted a comment and someone had done the whole "/r/fakesubhere" and ended up creating the subreddit and it just took off from that post.”
Today, the subreddit has around 1 to 3 posts daily, but the moderator assured us that they can receive up to 10 submissions per day if the subreddit gets featured anywhere.
When asked what the title refers to, u/papa_goobs explained that “Real Life Shinies refers to the Pokémon universe, in which you can obtain a specially colored version of a Pokémon by random chance. This translates into objects that aren't the natural color they are in a more mainstream light.”