We often forget what a wondrous world we live in. While getting caught up in our hectic schedules makes us oblivious to things around us, today we're gonna zoom in on the unseen and unnoticed side of things.

So welcome to Bored Panda’s amusing collection of the most fascinating and rarely seen objects, beings, places, occurrences, and everything that will bring out that inner curious child we have inside.

From a macro shot revealing the density of penguin feathers to rainbow cloud spotting, this is something you only see in a video game. Or if you open your eyes and pay attention. Psst! More incredible photos of rarely seen things can be found in our previous posts here, here and here.

#1

When It’s Cold Enough To See The Melody

When It’s Cold Enough To See The Melody

Kathrin Swoboda Photography , Kathrin Swoboda Photography Report

Friday
Community Member
7 months ago

Lol it’s blowing little smoke rings in the second pic

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#2

Spotted A Rainbow Cloud From My Balcony. Not As Beautiful As Aurora But Pretty Rare To See Such Phenomena In India

Spotted A Rainbow Cloud From My Balcony. Not As Beautiful As Aurora But Pretty Rare To See Such Phenomena In India

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Miss Cris
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow, that's wonderful!!!!

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#3

This Is What Sunset Looks Like From Space

This Is What Sunset Looks Like From Space

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Friday
Community Member
7 months ago

So beautiful!

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Even in times of scientific and technological advancements, our beautiful planet remains full of mysteries. From the incredible bismuth crystal that looks like it came from some sort of sci-fi film to the enchanting glowing forest in Japan with its luminescent mushrooms scattered along the forest floor, there are so many exquisite finds on Earth. They make us question how much about the place we inhabit we don’t really know.

Some of the most standout mysteries that have been captivating the imagination of many throughout the years include Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The structure consists of a ring of standing stones, with each stone standing approximately thirteen feet high, seven feet wide and weighing 25 tons. It’s believed to have been built about 5000 years ago, but scholars still do not agree on what its purpose could have been.

Another mysterious object is the stone spheres found in Costa Rica, located on the Diquis Delta and on Isla del Cano. There are over three hundred petro spheres scattered throughout the country that are still considered a great, unsolved archaeological mystery. The heaviest of them weighs many tons, and they’re believed to be made of granodiorite.

#4

Here Are My Removed & Genetically Modified White Blood Cells, About To Be Put Back In To Hopefully Cure My Cancer

Here Are My Removed & Genetically Modified White Blood Cells, About To Be Put Back In To Hopefully Cure My Cancer

This Is T-Cell Immunotherapy

sarahjewel Report

Andrew Irish
Community Member
7 months ago

All my love to you. Good luck!

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#5

Not A Painting - Just An Iceberg Flipped Upside Down

Not A Painting - Just An Iceberg Flipped Upside Down

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Helen Haley
Community Member
7 months ago

My berg became flipped turned upside down, I'd like to take a minute just float right here. Big ol iceberg floating with its butt in the air.

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#6

This Albino Peacock I Saw In Malaysia

This Albino Peacock I Saw In Malaysia

PepeTheFRQG Report

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautiful. 🦚

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#7

Finally Got My Prosthetics In

Finally Got My Prosthetics In

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
7 months ago

Cool. You look like a real life Wolverine.

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#8

Bioluminescent Phytoplankton In The Persian Gulf

Bioluminescent Phytoplankton In The Persian Gulf

hayati.photography Report

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

💙

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#9

Ice Eggs - This Rare Phenomenon Occurs When Ice Is Rolled Over By Wind And Water (Northern Finland)

Ice Eggs - This Rare Phenomenon Occurs When Ice Is Rolled Over By Wind And Water (Northern Finland)

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Stimpy
Community Member
7 months ago

ICE EGG FIGHT!

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#10

Nappies In Sweden Have A Father On The Packaging

Nappies In Sweden Have A Father On The Packaging

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Miss Cris
Community Member
7 months ago

Is it rare because it's a man and not a woman? Where is it like this? In Spain there aren't women (mothers, aunts, granies) represented in this products, only babies.

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#11

The Forests Of Aspen, Colorado

The Forests Of Aspen, Colorado

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
7 months ago

So beautiful!

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#12

This Huge Tree In Cairo

This Huge Tree In Cairo

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Wood you like to hear a story about this tree? 🌳

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#13

Highway To Heaven. 30-Second Long Exposure Of Airliner Departing From Runway

Highway To Heaven. 30-Second Long Exposure Of Airliner Departing From Runway

Jimmy_Scrambles Report

Jonathan
Community Member
7 months ago

stunning photography, even better idea and location.

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#14

My Nails Pushing The Chemo Out Of My Fingertips

My Nails Pushing The Chemo Out Of My Fingertips

llowreyy Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
7 months ago

Yay!

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#15

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

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Natalia
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh I see... Elsa was around.

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#16

My Dad Got A Periodic Table With The Actual Elements In It

My Dad Got A Periodic Table With The Actual Elements In It

Thatssomefreakyshit Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
7 months ago

Goes without saying that not all the elements are actually there. Hence the Ionizing radiation hazard symbols.

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#17

A Pistachio Plant

A Pistachio Plant

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
7 months ago

Like a beautiful bunch of roses or tulips . I couldn’t cut them down , they’d stay 😁

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#18

The Sun Hit This Freshly-Paved Tarmac Just Right And Made A Real-Life Rainbow Road Through Polarized Lenses

The Sun Hit This Freshly-Paved Tarmac Just Right And Made A Real-Life Rainbow Road Through Polarized Lenses

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Miss Cris
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Now I'd like to wear polarized glasses wherever just to find hidden rainbows.

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#19

This Butterfly With Transparent Wings

This Butterfly With Transparent Wings

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow. 🦋

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#20

Amazing Jimbacrinus Crinoid Fossils

Amazing Jimbacrinus Crinoid Fossils

Tom Kapitany Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

They look like those machine things from the matrix.

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#21

What A Piece Of 10,000-Year-Old Glacial Ice Looks Like

What A Piece Of 10,000-Year-Old Glacial Ice Looks Like

landofice Report

Butternut DerpFarts
Community Member
7 months ago

Too bad they’re melting :(

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#22

This Close Up Shot Of A Dragonfly I Took With My Phone The Other Day

This Close Up Shot Of A Dragonfly I Took With My Phone The Other Day

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
7 months ago

Gorgeous- love dragonflies.

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#23

Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything - Here’s Snowball, An Extremely Rare Leucistic Alligator

Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything - Here’s Snowball, An Extremely Rare Leucistic Alligator

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Friday
Community Member
7 months ago

Eyeliner game on point!

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#24

My Hair Is Half Blonde Half Brunette. Including Eyebrows

My Hair Is Half Blonde Half Brunette. Including Eyebrows

Sunflowely Report

Meike H
Community Member
7 months ago

You're a chimera!

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#25

Horses On A Plane

Horses On A Plane

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
7 months ago

'The sequel to 'Snakes on a Plane' was not as successful.'

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#26

Certain Fish Skin Can Be Grafted Onto Burns And Diabetic Wounds. The Material Recruits The Body's Own Cells And Is Converted Eventually Into Living Tissue

Certain Fish Skin Can Be Grafted Onto Burns And Diabetic Wounds. The Material Recruits The Body's Own Cells And Is Converted Eventually Into Living Tissue

QueenMuda Report

Gin. No tonic
Community Member
7 months ago

It's tilapia skin. The very common, quite cheap white fish that you can find in the supermarket freezer (at least in Europe)

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#27

This Pencil Store In Tehran, Iran

This Pencil Store In Tehran, Iran

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Marky Mark
Community Member
7 months ago

This is like Ollivanders (from Harry Potter books) but for artists.

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#28

The Density Of Penguin Feathers

The Density Of Penguin Feathers

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Andrew Irish
Community Member
7 months ago

Uh. Where is the rest of the penguin...

Thomas Kanonym
Community Member
7 months ago

Sadly, the Penguin is dead. But he died peacefully of old age, surrounded by his loved ones. And donated his body to science, to which his whole family agreed. So it's all good :)

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lara
Community Member
7 months ago

Looked MUCH better on the Penguin.

Kat
Community Member
7 months ago

So thay are actually so much smaller just really puffy?

Jaime
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s how it is with most birds. Have you ever seen a featherless owl?

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Gretchen Esquilin
Community Member
7 months ago

I got to pet a couple of penguins from Sea World once & they were sooooo soft! The trainer said that they have about 1000 feathers per square centimeter which is why they're so soft. Also got to hold a sloth that same visit. Best time ever!!!!!!!! (I worked in a hotel & we were the only pet-friendly one in the area & the only one willing to take wild animals.)

imagae
Community Member
2 months ago

SeaWorld is where aquatic animals go to suffer and die. Promise yourself you’ll never go to SeaWorld again.

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Jonathan
Community Member
7 months ago

Two penguins walk into a bar...

Parmeisan
Community Member
7 months ago

And one walks out...

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Cookie
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow... this is stunning!

Sarah Grape
Community Member
7 months ago

i kinda want to touch it now

glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks so soft!

Nixxy
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor lil penguin.

Riva-Cherese Callender
Community Member
7 months ago

I went 40 years without seeing penguin skin without a penguin...and I was content with that

Mili Del Rio
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks amazing but seriously I'm sad it lost its life

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
7 months ago

No wonder they keep warm!

Christy Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

This makes me super sad & could have gone my whole life without seeing a piece of a penguin

Alya
Community Member
1 month ago

Why did I not realize penguins had feathers 💀 I straight up thought they were like seals/sea lions and were smooth Also I hate this picture so very much but it's cool to know

Myxomatosis
Community Member
2 months ago

Hello everyone!! This penguin is an Emperor Penguin who died over 100 years ago. This specimen is OWNED by The Trustees of The Natural History Museum, London. *It was easy for me to follow the tags back to the source but, I am a complete nerd freak for Ornithology and was once very lucky to see the PRIVATE collection at Cornell.

Emely Marquez Ventura
Community Member
2 months ago

yeah where is the rest of the penguin

Hailey B
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoever did this should be fed to penguins

Monday
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a museum piece...in all likelihood they just found a dead penguin years ago and studied it

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Michelle Albert
Community Member
7 months ago

I would rather have seen this on a LIVING penguin!!!!!!

Ксения Петровская
Community Member
7 months ago

Not sure the penguin enjoyed being skinned...

Sharon Chang
Community Member
7 months ago

Put them back! The penguin needs them!

Ксения Петровская
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, not anymore. Not this one.

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Renata Davies
Community Member
7 months ago

w-where did they get the feathers???? WHERE

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
7 months ago

Might be soundproof, too! " My office is soundproofed in Penguin fur!" Ewww.

Ксения Петровская
Community Member
4 months ago

How many penguins does it take to soundproof an office? Well, I don't wanna know, really.

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Mark Ramsay
Community Member
7 months ago

Legitimately didn't know they had feather's like this. I thought they were tiny and layered like scales for improved dynamics in water. Learnt something new today.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
7 months ago

I sure hope this was from a previously found penguin, and not one killed for research. (Fingers crossed)

Brihat A.
Community Member
7 months ago

thats thicc

d bradley
Community Member
7 months ago

that had to hurt, unless their skin just peels off in the summer sun like my skin

Linziaj
Community Member
7 months ago

Ewww that's creepy looking. I don't like

Lori
Community Member
6 hours ago

That's how they manage to stay somewhat warm.

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
2 days ago

WOW no wonder they don’t freeze to death.

Eizabella Womble
Community Member
2 days ago

ya where is the rest if it

Mercedes Wilde
Community Member
6 days ago

Wow!

Cynthia Alexander
Community Member
1 week ago

Why kill it .. but why

FreyaShips
Community Member
1 week ago

NOOOOO YOU MURDER A PENGUIN JUST FOR A PICTURE!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!

Samia Guled
Community Member
3 weeks ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Angela Turk
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly, I had no idea that penguins had feathers😳

Lp Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

So the actually BIRD is like, chicken sized in body build huh? Lol

ayden henderson
Community Member
1 month ago

No wonder why they can't fly

Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. Hope the penguin died of natural causes..not for this picture. Vut the density of feathers is truly astounding.

Nopal Hd
Community Member
1 month ago

rest and peace penguins ...

Chatgirl#1
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember confusion

Michelle Badieres
Community Member
1 month ago

Je savais pas qu'il avait des plumes

SF Angel
Community Member
1 month ago

How’s they acquire this picture? Hummm

Natalia Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

What i would give for a jacket like this ( if no penguins are harmed in the making of that jacket that is)

Aura 3
Community Member
1 month ago

why u kill the penguin just for this you meanie😭😭😭

Nightmare.wsmpf
Community Member
2 months ago

where pingwin

startup indias
Community Member
2 months ago

god will take care of everyone

Starlee87
Community Member
2 months ago

Please tell me they didn't kill the penguin to make a point. 😠 🗯 😡

Personindaworld
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow

Nour Slassi
Community Member
2 months ago

yeah :o

Melissa J
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor Penguin 🐧 😢

Ryan Pfeffer
Community Member
3 months ago

This is an ex-penguin!

Corgimations
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought it said "The Dentistry of Penguin Feathers" for a moment there LMFAOO

Seoulsummer
Community Member
3 months ago

wow

L
Community Member
3 months ago

:(

Mickie Shea
Community Member
3 months ago

So, they covered there little feather body with vinyl.

The Shark
Community Member
3 months ago

When I first read this without my glasses I thought this said "the destiny of penguin fathers" 😆 Me: ...They kill male penguins for their skins? *puts on glasses* ... Oh wait, nope. THAT'S not it! 😂

The Shark
Community Member
3 months ago

When I first read this without my glasses I thought this said "the destiny of penguin fathers" 😆 Me: ...They kill male penguins for their skins? *puts on glasses* ... Oh wait, THAT'S incorrect! 😂

Display name
Community Member
3 months ago

None of us want to see this bad enough for a penguin to have been killed. To me this picture is more sad than anything else.

Linda Uhram Laskey
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow

Aura the rain/seawing hybrid
Community Member
4 months ago

wa

Chxrm
Community Member
4 months ago

Just a joke: Mmm Penguin Stew anyone want some

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW

Emily Kaandorp
Community Member
4 months ago

Cool. Wheres the rest of the penguin?!

Robert Hebert
Community Member
4 months ago

Tastes Iike chicken

HorseMuse
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa, this is a new one!

Gail Nicholson
Community Member
4 months ago

When you op-p-p-p-pen a penguin...

kerry kerry
Community Member
5 months ago

My what lovely feathers

Thecoolbonnie
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow

Lou Herout
Community Member
6 months ago

And now i want to be a penguin.... Looks so cozy

Evie Grove
Community Member
7 months ago

😡 I don’t care how dense their feathers are!

Geri Taran
Community Member
7 months ago

Hard to tell which way is up.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
7 months ago

Natural insulation.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow!!! Impressive!!

Josephina Minutolo
Community Member
7 months ago

Thiiiiccccckkk

Josey Griffin
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow. Thanks for this photo. Never knew.

Michel Buzzell
Community Member
7 months ago

feathers

Michel Buzzell
Community Member
7 months ago

wow

Jeanie Roundy
Community Member
7 months ago

Fascinating.

Beatrice Multhaupt
Community Member
7 months ago

There's also a layer of blubber (not depicted).

Kübra Topcu
Community Member
7 months ago

looks like a carpet with a good quality

Kelley
Community Member
2 months ago

now i wanna see a penguin with no feathers

Jods
Community Member
7 months ago

Did the penguin give consent?

Samantha PandaNotBored
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7 months ago

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This is disgusting. Poor penguin 😡

ThatGuv
Community Member
7 months ago

Uhm...perhaps it was found after it got caught by a seal? or died of natural causes? maybe?!

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#29

Astronaut Bruce McCandless Floating Away From The Safety Of The Space Shuttle

Astronaut Bruce McCandless Floating Away From The Safety Of The Space Shuttle

He had nothing but his manned maneuvering unit keeping him from drifting into the unknown. First person in history to do something like this.

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Ranch Dressing
Community Member
7 months ago

Urgh this makes me nervous.

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#30

Sendai Daikannon, One Of The Tallest Statues In The World

Sendai Daikannon, One Of The Tallest Statues In The World

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M Calad
Community Member
7 months ago

I am fascinated by the optical effect of the design. The statue is not at full body length, it's around 3/4, missing the bottom 1/4. This makes the brain believe that the statue goes lower (like if the legs of the statue extended down), therefore it's perceived longer than it actually is. How cool!

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#31

The Color Of My Kitten's Foot Is Split Down The Middle

The Color Of My Kitten's Foot Is Split Down The Middle

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Friday
Community Member
7 months ago

Mixed beans

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#32

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Who stole the rest? 🌈

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#33

This Majestic Emerald Mallard

This Majestic Emerald Mallard

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Jade duck. 🦆

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#34

My Cactus Has Grown A Strange-Looking Flower

My Cactus Has Grown A Strange-Looking Flower

7-methyltheophylline Report

Karl Leaning
Community Member
7 months ago

ahh, a dead rubbish bin plant. my mother used to grow one of these in the bathroom when I was a child. the flower smelt like a unwashed rubbish bin that had been left in sun for a week...

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#35

In Case You Haven't Seen Spider Feet Up Close

In Case You Haven't Seen Spider Feet Up Close