Imagine a student saying they look just like their grandpa. Sounds cute. But what if they provided you with an old photograph where someone is so similar to them, you'd say it's their clone? Or what if a person, instead of saying they found a giant skull, sends you a pic where they're laying near the humongous thing?

Perspective is everything, as they say. Most of the time, you can only truly appreciate something by checking how that particular object fits within your existing knowledge. Comparing it with slightly altered parameters like location, age or time. And that's what we're about to do. Bored Panda has compiled a list of side-by-side comparison pictures that should put things into context for you. So get ready to broaden your own worldview and scroll down to check out the images!

#1

Same Tree, Different Seasons

Same Tree, Different Seasons

Jozef Morgoš has photographed the same cherry tree in Žabokreky, Slovakia throughout the whole year. The changing seasons highlight its perseverance and the breathtaking beauty of the area. Žabokreky nad Nitrou is a village and municipality in Partizánske District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia and was first mentioned all the way back in 1291.

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Nathan Parrish
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7 months ago

it would be a nice changing background

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#2

4 Weeks vs. Full Grown, With His Favorite Toy

4 Weeks vs. Full Grown, With His Favorite Toy

Meet Elliott, the Great Dane and Elliot the Dragon, who the doggo is named after. The first pic was taken when Elliott was about four weeks and the other a couple of months shy of 2 years.

As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs—and when standing on their hind legs, they are even taller than most humans. The American Kennel Club describes these majestic giants as the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen. 

Despite their gentle hearts, Danes are also good home guardians. And why wouldn't they be? Just the mere sight of these huge dogs is usually enough to make intruders think twice before attempting something stupid. Danes are very devoted to their families; patient with kids and natural people-pleasers, they can easily make friends.

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What does a Foxxy say?
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7 months ago

Beautiful doggy, I actually can't believe his cuddly toy hasn't been destroyed. My dog can't make his soft toys last 10 mins.

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#3

What A Difference One Day Can Make. Meet Spokey

What A Difference One Day Can Make. Meet Spokey

Reddit user goldie0702 got Spokey from the local SPCA. "They didn't know much about her, besides the fact that they found her in rural West Virginia and she has had puppies in the past," they said. "She is very calm-tempered, but is both mesmerized and terrified of vehicles as they drive past her. We are having some trouble getting her to eat and drink, but we are told that can be normal with rescue pups."

goldie0702 fell in love with Spokey the minute they saw her, and returned to the SPCA every day until she was available for adoption.

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
7 months ago

My heart!

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#4

The Youth Have Been Cleaning The Mithi River (Mumbai, India) For Over A Year Now. Then vs. Now

The Youth Have Been Cleaning The Mithi River (Mumbai, India) For Over A Year Now. Then vs. Now

Lawyer Afroz Shah, who spearheaded the beach clean-up project at Versova to become a UN Champion of the Earth in 2016, has been focusing on the Mithi river since November 2018. In an interview with the Indian Express, he sayid the biggest challenge to clean the 17.8 km-long (11 miles) river, which runs through the city, is to train a large number of people living along its banks to keep it clean.

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TUBLOVER3
Community Member
7 months ago

That' a lot of hard work - good for them!!

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#5

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep-Deprived)

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep-Deprived)

It's not just facial features and character quirks that get passed down from generation to generation. Studies show that the same thing happens with values

In order for one generation to pass on its values to the next, two things are important. First of all, strong interactions between family members: the more time you spend with your family members, the more similar you will tend to be in your manner of thinking. The second important thing for "value transmission" was the social-cultural context. In other words, the type of society we live in tends to shape our beliefs.

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

The genetics is strong with this one.

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#6

Summer Floof vs. Winter Floof

Summer Floof vs. Winter Floof

This is Myrcella, a Ragdoll cat born on the 25th of August, 2015. It's easy to drown in the depths of a Ragdoll cat's glowing eyes, but their real enchantment is their silky coat. It's short on the face, blossoms around the neck, then shortens again on the shoulder blades, and, finally, lengthens toward the tail.

Ragdolls come in six different colors: red, seal, chocolate and the corresponding "dilutes", including blue, lilac, and cream. Naturally, they need regular grooming to keep their striking coat in good condition. Daily attention prevents a build-up of knots and the fight that comes with removing tangles and mats from a neglected coat. If you need any advice on that, ask Taylor Swift. Her third cat (Benjamin Button) is a ragdoll.

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

wow, that's one majestic floof, 100% would pet

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#7

The Largest Animal To Ever Exist, The Blue Whale Compared To A Diver

The Largest Animal To Ever Exist, The Blue Whale Compared To A Diver

Blue whales are the biggest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These humongous marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30.5 meters) long and upwards of 400,000 pounds (200 tons). To put things into perspective, their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant and their hearts, as much as an automobile.

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What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

Okay this is even better perspective than the pic of the whale skull. Whales are such majestic animals.

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#8

My Son At One Month Old And His 97-Year-Old Korean Great Grandmother

My Son At One Month Old And His 97-Year-Old Korean Great Grandmother

When redditor Thermochopps shared the photo, they said that the older they get, the more important they feel it is to preserve our ancestors’ stories. "[My son's] great-grandmother was a farmer all her life and she lives with my mother-in-law on their small farm in rural Korea," they added. "Like many elderly Korean women who led physically hard lives, she's bent double like that permanently."

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
7 months ago

Good on her for laying down on the floor with the baby. She looks so happy too

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#9

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

In 2019, the Australian government once again hiked tobacco excise, taking the average packet to a world record of $35. It expected to reach $40 sometime in 2020, and one health official reportedly said the habit will cost an average smoker about $10,000 a year. 

Are these measures effective? Well, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of adults in Australia who smoke daily plunged from 23.8 percent in 1995 to 13.8 percent in 2017-18. 

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Jo Choto
Community Member
7 months ago

Cigarettes are really cheap in the US. In the UK they are about £9 or $13 a packet. In Australia, thanks to a tax hike, cigarettes have just gone up to $35 a packet. I'd like to see world prices go up to the point where kids never start smoking because it's just too expensive.

Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago

Saying "cigarettes are cheap in the US" is a generalization. Cigarettes are cheap in PARTS of US. Like Alabama ~$5 per pack. But in NYC it is ~$13 per pack.

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What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

So true, My hubby is a smoker and a pack of 40 cigarettes of one of the cheapest brands is approx $48 and every year the price is going up $2 a packet. He now smokes rollies which end up cheaper at about $42 a pouch which makes about 50-60 cigarettes. I can only imagine how much money we would save if he didn't smoke. Fortunately I quit smoking 2 and a half years ago.

Laura Pantazis
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow. I live in Virginia. A pack of cigarettes here averages about $5.25 (AUD $8). No wonder people try to smuggle cigarettes out of Virginia to sell elsewhere. Very illegal though and the authorities here are really good at catching people that do that.

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Chris Webb
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7 months ago

They are using smokers as a tax scheme, tobacco sales in my store have gone up not down year on year. People just switched to roll your own tobacco pouches or they are buying illegal tobacco (chop-chop) from dealers for a couple of dollars a pouch. All they are doing is increasing the rate of crime (holy shit the amount of armed holdups for tobacco has gone through the roof) and creating a new class of criminal. They also quote from 1995 it was 23.8% the excise started in 2014 the bureau of statistics reports our smoking rates at 15% in 2014 so we've gone down a whopping 1.2% at the cost of increased violent crime. This also is a tax on the poor because the lowest socioeconomic sectors are the most populated with smokers. This means that it's not mum and dad missing out on a smoke no, its the kids missing out on their vegetables, educations and doctors visits. It was a bad idea badly implemented and it will have generational effects.

Chris Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

But don't worry, they are lauding the pending legalisation of cannabis and have been driving educational reform around it since they launched the excise, with one state going legal for medical purposes in 2019 as a trial. So that's their next cash crop, get the smokers off tobacco and put them on weed and the government grows and collects all earnings from the grass.

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soni w
Community Member
7 months ago

Yep. And in Australia methodone and syringes are free. We have legalised heroin injecting rooms and police and government do NOTHING about the meth problem all our communities are being over run with. Meth is 1/4 Price if fuckn cigs! But they'll perpetuate the cycle of poverty by charging almost $40 a pack for smokes and $50 for a pack of nicotine patches.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
7 months ago

I guess I'm not one the same page but my first thought was how can I smuggle cigarettes to Australia?

BobbyMcD
Community Member
7 months ago

Let's do the same with bullets.

Justin Ryen
Community Member
7 months ago

here's an addictive substance let's put a high tax on it mhahahahaha

Jennifer Gralike
Community Member
7 months ago

That’s way more than $35 worth of food here. QLD AU.

Chris Lindsay
Community Member
7 months ago

I agree. I priced it out using Woolworths online shopping and it came to $58.35

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Megan Peniston-Bird
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7 months ago

I understand the rationale behind this excise but there is a danger as the price increases so will crime, we do know the illegal tobacco industry in Australia is on the rise. Another issue is addicts will forgo food rather than their nicotine addiction. For the record I’m not a smoker and dislike cigarettes but I do acknowledge it is an addiction.

Foregone Conclusion
Community Member
7 months ago

With these prices you drink during the day then go out on a Saturday night for a cigarette!

European other
Community Member
7 months ago

Very expensive in New Zealand. They are aiming for smoke free but I doubt we will get there to be honest

Dianna Siever
Community Member
7 months ago

But I wonder if high prices will make them a status symbol? Has that happened? Is weed an option there?

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

Weed is illegal in Aus so only an option if you want to do it illegally. I don’t know how much weed an average person goes through in a week but last time I heard an ounce is anywhere from $220-$280 in South Australia.

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Milan
Community Member
7 months ago

In Slovakia is a pack of cigarettes about $4 - $5. Unfortunately.

Nami Tantrum
Community Member
7 months ago

now much does a pack cost in australia? .. in germany it's somewhere between 5 and 10 euros.. as far as i remember.... and you maybe can by a third to half the stuff shown

Miri Lee
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm German. I thought cigarettes were expensive there. Now I live in New Zealand. Pack of 20 for $25 (cheapest brand).. about 14€

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
6 months ago

I didn't know there were that many millionaires in Australia!

JustRoz
Community Member
7 months ago

When states, cities, and counties complain about not having enough money for services to their people this is what they should do.. And also to alcoholic beverages !!!!

Leon King
Community Member
7 months ago

$50 for a 40 pack and $42.50 for a small pouch 25grams in Australia

SilverFoX
Community Member
7 months ago

Another reason not to smoke

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
7 months ago

Good example, Australia! Cigarettes are a bit expensive in Sweden too, not like in Australia, but they still cost a lot. I quit smoking last year and I still get surprised when I notice how much money I no longer spend on cigarettes. I'll never start smoking again, that's for sure!

Siobhan Roxburgh
Community Member
7 months ago

No wonder people put on weight when they give up smoking.

R L
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow. In SA a pack of cigarettes (20) costs abt R40, which is roughly US$2.6 and Aus$4.

Nicole Blomkamp
Community Member
7 months ago

I live in aus and this is Rubbish

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I guess it depends where in Aus you live coz I also live in Australia and that is pretty spot on.

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Susan L. Miller
Community Member
7 months ago

Good on them!

BusLady
Community Member
7 months ago

Let's make a choice here: Destroy your lungs or eat well. In the U. S. smokers bitch and complain about the taxes on cigs. I know it's hard to quit smoking (I did it), but it is so worth it. Be good to yourself.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
7 months ago

It was the price hike to make a 20's pack $2.00 that saw myself and hubby quit. we put what money we would normally spend on cigarettes away and bought ourselves scuba diving gear and lessons.

Robin Reid
Community Member
7 months ago

13.8% of aussies are a bit slow.

Celeste Townsend
Community Member
7 months ago

Well the tax pays for some of Medicare healthcare for the hefty burden smokers place on the system in Australia . I use to smoke and as a smoker you don’t realise how horrendous the smell and the impact on environment is. Now I can barely stand being next to a smoker.

Celeste Townsend
Community Member
7 months ago

When I went to the USA in the eighties , I was amazed by the cheap alcohol and cigs but then I saw what small government and low taxation did socially and I wasn’t so impressed. If you have ever stood in a queue for 4 hours for the one day free medical clinic surrounded by the elderly and people with crying children, then got inside to find guards with semiautomatic and the receptionist behind 3 inches of bulletproof glass like I did in LA, your perspective changes.

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Jigs Gabest
Community Member
7 months ago

WTF

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
7 months ago

...together with cancer.

Curious Cat
Community Member
7 months ago

yah but smoking is better than eating those weenies..

Mavia Kainaat
Community Member
7 months ago

Other nations must learn from this example! That much supply of food could go for atleast 1 week for one person!

1337
Community Member
7 months ago

Uhh what? In Sweden one pack of cigs costs like 4 USD..

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Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

For the smokes pictured it costs $56.95 AUD which is approx 355 kr which is about $37 USD.

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Richard Bower
Community Member
7 months ago

Adverse pricing really does lower rates of smoking. Warnings may fail but fiscal discipline can prevail.

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW!

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
7 months ago

This government is very needy. They take and do not give back.

Alan Richards
Community Member
7 months ago

The US just passed into law that you now must be 21 to buy cigarettes. I get that they will probably still be able to get access to them, but at least it will make it a tiny bit harder.

Alan Ma
Community Member
7 months ago

TAX is high on everything in Australia!! eg I bought a ceiling Track spot light with transformer in Hong Kong that at the time of AUD exchange was $5 AUD- Back in Australia same unit $50AUD...!! what does the Govt. do with all this TAX ….the Roads on the East Coast is rubbish every place is running out of Funding hospitals are understaffed ect ect!!!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
7 months ago

Well done, Australia!

Phillip Strydom
Community Member
7 months ago

In South Africa. depending on brand it's between $1.50 and $2.60 American. It's cheaper to buy cigarettes than food

Deanna Torres
Community Member
7 months ago

Try up to $60 for some packs and $100 for 50gram tobacco pouches. There are people not feeding their kids to bloody smoke, it's meant to deter people from smoking, it just takes food off tables and I am not a smoker, just sell smokes in my job.

Carol Barbour
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg

heps
Community Member
7 months ago

then quit smoking it' bad for you

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

It’s not that simple. It wouldn’t be an addictive substance if it was so easy to quit.

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Monique Kalter
Community Member
7 months ago

Those cigarettes cost $65

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

They cost $56.95 and the shopping came to $56.85.

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Paulina
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Even though I'm a smoker myself I kind of wish Poland would do the same with cigarette prices. Here, many people say they'll quit smoking when the prices reach certain point but the rise is too slow, too convenient to ignore. When I started smoking over 15 years ago, a pack was ~1€ (little over 1$), slowly they got more expensive and I heard pretty much everyone (including myself) say "I'm gonna quit if cigs go over 10 PLN" (~2,30€) yet we all didn't. Slow increase like 0,10-0,20 PLN at a time makes it easier to get used to and justify not doing anything. Which is what addiction feeds on and grows. Now a pack of cigarettes can cost anywhere between 3,50€ and 4,20€ and I bet if it would suddenly become 20€ lots of people would quit - at least out of necessity because they couldn't afford it anymore.

manon M
Community Member
7 months ago

10€ le paquet de 20 en France

Kjorn
Community Member
7 months ago

damn… how much cigarette cost and the food ? in canada i think it's around 10 buck a pack but we couldn't even get that much food for that. just a 4 L of milk it's around 6,5 $ here.

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

The pack of cigarettes pictured cost $56.95 AUD and the groceries came to $56.85. When my hubby buys a pack of smokes he gets one of the cheaper brands, for a pack of 40s he will pay $48+. He is smoking rollies now coz they work out cheaper at approx $42 a pouch that makes about 50-60 cigarettes.

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Luke Six
Community Member
7 months ago

in my country... its around USD4 a pack... but when i went to AU, i quit smoking. AUD25 a pack at that point. thats crazy.

miten sasmita
Community Member
7 months ago

This is great though! Here in indonesia a pack of cigarettes is only worth 2 meals from a cheap diner. And they are often sold per sticks as low as a few candies! Not surprising that approx 80% of adult males are active smoker, hell even middle schooler smokes. I really wish the govt would severely increase the cigarette prices

Jim Ellington
Community Member
7 months ago

The tax on gasoline should be at least as ridiculously high. Automotive exhaust is far more harmful to humans than tobacco smoke, and infinitely more harmful to the environment.

Miraculous Ladybug Fan Ladyblog lover
Community Member
7 months ago

That’s not the cheap pasta and sauce either!

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Community Member
7 months ago

That pasta sauce costs $1.70 so it’s actually pretty reasonable.

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Farid Red
Community Member
7 months ago

Higher price of tobacco has lead to cheap, tax-invade,illegally obtain to flooded the street.

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't mind seeing the high prices, I just really want to see more initiatives to help smokers quit. It's a hard habit to break- and patches and gum can cost more than just continuing.

Steve Payne
Community Member
7 months ago

Pack of forty of mainstream brand now $47.95

Hieden
Community Member
7 months ago

I live in Australia and my friend and his partner both smoke. They are both minimum wage earners. They literally stops eating to afford smokes. He was also recently diagnosed with emphysema and even this hasn't stopped him. I was a smoker for 20 years. I stopped due to rising prices. If I could get cigarettes for $5 a pack i would still be smoking

Full Name
Community Member
7 months ago

I knew people who swore when it hit $5 they'd quit. As for the decrease in smoking rates, that stat only matters in comparison to other countries who didn't do that much of an increase.

Willow
Community Member
7 months ago

This is great! The world doesn't need the tobacco industry.

Anne Louisa
Community Member
7 months ago

And if you think you can go on holidays and bring back a carton to get you through at a cheaper rate for a bit, think again! You're only allowed to bring in one unopened and one opened packet of 25 cigs, or 25g tobacco. Hahahahaha

Bridget Stanley
Community Member
7 months ago

30:pieces of single use plastic v one. :)

Sarah Kitsune
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow, that’s really expensive.

dev mehta
Community Member
7 months ago

Smokers would simply buy less of everything else to pay for smokes, addiction would do that to you.Most smokers would spent less on their kids, good food and save and invest less. Nicotine is as addictive as cocaine or heroin, Surgeon General's Report-Smoking & Nicotine Addiction once said.

Kenneth Loftis
Community Member
7 months ago

Why not raise it to $100 and your smokers will drop to .02%. While you're at it, why not hike the excise on gas powered vehicles to no less than $100,000 since that is killing our planet.

C
Community Member
7 months ago

Holy shit! Hopefully it curbs smoking

Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
7 months ago

Ha you could never get that much food for $45 in Australia!!

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

The packet of cigarettes shown cost approx $58 and the shopping pictured cost about 10c less than the smokes. I saw it in a news article a couple of weeks ago.

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Chris Lindsay
Community Member
7 months ago

I think the amount of food shown here is misleading. I’ve just priced all of these items, and some of them are on special this week at my local Woolworths store. The total value of these exact groceries is $58.35 - which is way more than the average stated of $35 per packet of cigarettes. I can’t enlarge the photo to actually see the details on the receipt in the photo (it blurs too much), but I’m guessing it may not be recent, so doesn’t give an accurate comparison. By the way, I am not, and never have been, a smoker. It just annoys me when details are inaccurate.

What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

This is recent. The pack of smokes pictured costs $56.95 and the groceries came to $56.85, so it ended up being 10c cheaper. A pack of 20 smokes cost around $35 whilst a pack of 40’s cost around $48. So this is actually pretty accurate.

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Ruth Vachon
Community Member
7 months ago

When I was in Germany and Italy 2015, a pack of cigarettes was $2 Euros. They were sold on every corner in vending machines

Stevie
Community Member
7 months ago

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article148403717/Wo-Zigaretten-in-Europa-am-billigsten-sind.html You might not be able to read the article but there is a picture that shows the cost of a pack of cigarettes in each European country in 2015

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Ben Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

Good!

Martti Laurson
Community Member
7 months ago

I think that is a good thing that the cigarettes cost so much. They also affect bystanders, not only the smoker.

Emil Ghimici
Community Member
7 months ago

They should do the same with any junk food, the least natural taxed through the roof, and natural, organic products, tax free

Lyn van Vuuren
Community Member
7 months ago

I have NO objection to smokers paying such high prices for cigarettes but it does annoy me that they still get cheap or free medical help for smoking related illnesses. The ailments are self inflicted so the smokers must pay for their issues

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
7 months ago

The tax made from smokes (at least in Aus and nz) far exceeds the increased cost of their smoking related illnesses on the healthcare system. So smokers have prepaid for that care several times over, and are still vilified. Why not suggest an increased tax on alcohol to compensate for emergency depts flooded every weekend with drunk ppl mildly to severely injured from drunk cooking, falling, fighting and drunk driving? Oh, that's right smoking is socially unacceptable but alcohol is sacrosanct

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#10

Tiny Baby Hummingbird Compared To A Size Of A Raspberry

Tiny Baby Hummingbird Compared To A Size Of A Raspberry

Hummingbirds are incredibly interesting (any some of us have loved them since we were kids!). There are over 330 species of hummingbirds, so they're very diverse. They also put most other birds to shame with how much they eat: they feed every 10 to 15 minutes and visit between a thousand and 2 thousand flowers each and every day. That sounds like a lot of work just to fill your belly! How hummingbirds find the time for leisure activities is beyond us.

But don't be deceived that hummingbirds only drink nectar. They also eat small insects, including ants, mosquitoes, wasps, and beetles.

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hispanic! at the disco
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7 months ago

omg its so cute ahhh

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#11

A Grandmother And Her Granddaughter. 61-Years-Old vs. 12-Years-Old

A Grandmother And Her Granddaughter. 61-Years-Old vs. 12-Years-Old

Some very obvious physical features get passed down generation after generation. That's why when you look at family photos, you can see that you might have your aunt's eyebrows, your grandpa's nose, your great-uncle's elbows, or your greatgreatgreatgrandpa's charming smile.

Traits that get passed on nearly every generation (or resurface after skipping a generation or two) mean that they are most likely linked to dominant alleles, as opposed to recessive ones. An example of a dominant allele would be a widow's peak. So if you're worried about having one in the future, have a look at your family tree to spot where you're most likely headed.

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Mimi
Community Member
7 months ago

Their resemblance is stunning! Twins in different times.

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#12

Humans Compared To Majestic Sequoias In The Winter

Humans Compared To Majestic Sequoias In The Winter

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply big tree) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron. Giant sequoias are the most massive individual trees in the world and grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) with trunk diameters ranging from 6–8 m (20–26 ft).

Interestingly, the name Sequoia was coined by the Austrian botanist Stephan Endlicher in 1847. However, he didn't specify any reasons for choosing this particular name, and there is no record of anyone else speaking to him about it.

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What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
7 months ago

We are so insignificant to so many things. Just think about it, the earth doesn't need us to survive but we need it survive, yet we destroy so much around us.

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#13

Two Tanks Were Set Up With Water From A Virginia Stream For 24 Hours. The One On The Right Had Mussels In It, The One On The Left Didn't

Two Tanks Were Set Up With Water From A Virginia Stream For 24 Hours. The One On The Right Had Mussels In It, The One On The Left Didn't

Mussel is the common name used for several families of bivalve mollusks, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. When sharing the picture, Redditor gangbangkang said that, "a single freshwater mussel can filter 5-10 gallons of water per day. By feeding on microscopic particles that cause turbidity, freshwater mussels remove vast quantities of algae, bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus and other chemical compounds in the river. What they don’t use is repackaged into little organic baskets of food for organisms like aquatic insects, which are valuable food items for fish, or aquatic fungi that facilitate decomposition processes in the river."

"Mussels may not look very exciting, but they sure are important within certain ecosystems."

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Jo Choto
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm glad there was a second picture, because I spent way too long trying to find differences in the first one.

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#14

Did You Guys Know How Big Cactus Can Get? That’s Me At The Bottom

Did You Guys Know How Big Cactus Can Get? That’s Me At The Bottom

Cactuses, a member of the Cactaceae family with 1750 different species, are known to be one of the most resilient plants that can easily outlive humans. Two of the longest-living species are the Saguaro, at 200 years, and the Mexican Giant Cardon, at 300 years. The Saguaro can reach up to 60 feet and weigh anything from 3200 to 4800 pounds when fully hydrated. Meanwhile, the tallest Cardon recorded in the Guinness World Records was 63 feet.

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Christopher Hughes
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7 months ago

Dope sauce, didn't know they invented a shrink ray! *points foot accusingly*

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William Utermohlen Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease. He Drew Self-Portraits Until He Could Barely Recognize His Own Face

William Utermohlen Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease. He Drew Self-Portraits Until He Could Barely Recognize His Own Face

U.K.-based American artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. This is a difficult diagnosis and illness for anyone, but before his death in 2007, Utermohlen created a heart-wrenching final series of self-portraits over the stages of Alzheimer’s, which lasted roughly 5 years. Documenting the gradual decay of his mind, he created incredibly stark drawings, which were even displayed to medical students as learning material.

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TUBLOVER3
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7 months ago

Sad, so sad...

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#16

Earth Healing Itself

Earth Healing Itself

A forest fire isn't the end of the forest. In fact, it's a brand new beginning and a chance for new vegetation and greenery to spread in the blackened areas.

For instance, there are many seeds stored in the forest floor and they germinate after a fire. While new branches sprout from the basal buds of dead trees.

What's more, some plant species actually need blazes in order to grow. For example, the seeds of plants like jack pines and lodgepole pines are sealed tightly with a resin that can only be broken at very high temperatures. 

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Pernille Dyre
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7 months ago

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#17

Without And With A Flash Photo Comparison Of An Anti-Paparazzi Scarf

Without And With A Flash Photo Comparison Of An Anti-Paparazzi Scarf

This so-called paparazzi scarf has been taking the celebrity world by storm. Hollywood heavyweights like Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz, and Nick Jonas were all spotted wearing one. It turns out that the ISHU scarf is infused with thousands of nano-spherical crystals that reflect the light from a camera's flash back into the camera. As a result, the wearer is turned into a shadow while the scarf quite literally takes the spotlight!

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Hello it Smee
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7 months ago (edited)

That a good way for celebrities to get some privacy.

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#18

First Day Of School vs. Second Day Of School

First Day Of School vs. Second Day Of School

Considering that the school year in the American public school system runs from around the end of August or early September, through to the end of May or early June, this kid will probably get used to his new everyday life. And holiday breaks are there to help him to adapt. Don't worry, he'll be fine!

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hispanic! at the disco
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7 months ago

really felt this one

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#19

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

This big boy, also known as the King of Jungle, can grow up to 9-10 feet long and weigh around 550 pounds. When taking down prey, the muscled cat can run up to 50mph and leap as far as 36 feet, almost the length of a school bus. He is a pretty good singer, too—an adult male’s roar can be heard as far as 5 miles away.

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JK Rowling
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7 months ago

I love how it looks like the lion is taking the selfie

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#20

My Daughter's Boyfriend And My Peruvian Guinea Pig Share A Similar Hairdo

My Daughter's Boyfriend And My Peruvian Guinea Pig Share A Similar Hairdo

Beauty and gorgeous hair don't come without a price. Peruvian guinea pigs look absolutely stunning thanks to their shiny coats which can grow to be 2 feet long. However, they are some high maintenance pets, so you ought to make sure you've got serious reserves of patience before getting one these animals as a pet.

You need to maintain a Peruvian guinea pig's coat every single day, making sure it's tangle-free and clean. That also involves trimming the coat so that your cutie pie doesn't carry around every bit of dust of trash it runs into! Sure, we can enjoy brushing a guinea pig for a few days in a row, but how many of us can keep it up for several years?

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7 months ago

I thought the guinea pig was a wig.

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#21

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

that's some big beans

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#22

1 Exposure vs. 120 Exposures Stacked Together

1 Exposure vs. 120 Exposures Stacked Together

Reddit user u/vpsj, who is pictured in the image, said in a r/space thread: “I had never actually seen the Milky Way with my own eyes, living in central India all my life in a very light-polluted city of over 2 million people.” As a result, “one night I took my camera out to the roof, clicked 120+ shots, and this was the result.”

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hispanic! at the disco
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7 months ago

the infinite expanse of the universe really is humbling... i think this picture does it justice wow

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#23

Vials Of Heroin, Fentanyl, And Carfentanil Side By Side, Each Containing A Lethal Dose Of The Drug

Vials Of Heroin, Fentanyl, And Carfentanil Side By Side, Each Containing A Lethal Dose Of The Drug

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Hello it Smee
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7 months ago

It is more alarming when you see it like that

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#24

Shirts Before And After Losing 400 Lbs

Shirts Before And After Losing 400 Lbs

Everyone's beautiful as they are. However, we all want to get the most out of life. And certain behaviors like moving lots and eating well allow us to experience a higher quality of life than if we're always ill and have serious health issues.

If you're thinking of losing weight, it's very important that you talk to your doctor beforehand because losing too much weight too quickly can be dangerous for your health. Your doctor will help you come up with a program and tell you how to avoid major pitfalls.

Losing weight provides numerous health benefits, including lower blood pressure, decreased joint pain, better mobility, improved blood sugar levels, and reduced back pain. What's more, if you lose weight, you have a decreased chance of contracting diabetes, getting heart disease and certain types of cancer.

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Jill Pulcifer
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7 months ago

Wow, I was like, "Where is the smaller shirt?" Then I realized the camo bedspread was in fact the larger shirt. This is an amazing accomplishment!

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#25

The Different Colors Of The Honey I Harvested This Year: Spring, Summer And Fall

The Different Colors Of The Honey I Harvested This Year: Spring, Summer And Fall

The color and flavor of this natural delight depend on the nectar that bees extract from a variety of blossoms. There are more than 300 unique honey types in the US alone that come from different flowers and plants. According to the National Honey Board, “as a general rule, light-colored honey is milder in taste and dark-colored honey is stronger."

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7 months ago

Is this because the hives get moved so the trees/plants nectar vary causing the different colours?

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#26

Tried On My Old Clothes After Losing 220 Lbs (2018 vs. 2019 Comparison)

Tried On My Old Clothes After Losing 220 Lbs (2018 vs. 2019 Comparison)

The second big challenge after losing a great amount of weight is keeping it off, and that requires healthy changes to your lifestyle and food choices. Apparently, mindful eating, which is all about being present in the moment while you’re eating, is one of the trending ways to keep yourself in shape.

Since our attention spans are narrowing at an alarming rate due to an excess of information, it may be hard to concentrate on chewing the food. Harvard Medical School suggests a couple of tricks: begin with a shopping list, eat when hungry, opt for a small portion, and take small bites. Most importantly, bring all your senses to the meal and enjoy every minute of it!

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7 months ago

Excellent effort, well done.

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#27

Mountain St Helens Before And After Its 1980 Eruption

Mountain St Helens Before And After Its 1980 Eruption

May 18, 1980, was a horrible day. An earthquake triggered the largest landslide ever recorded on Mount St. Helens in Washington State. It was followed by a volcanic eruption that took 57 lives.

US President Jimmy Carter surveyed the damage and said, "Someone said this area looked like a moonscape. But the moon looks more like a golf course compared to what's up there." The land resembled a scene from the apocalypse—hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland, and the damage was valued over a billion US dollars.

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K Miller
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7 months ago

Wow, I knew Mt. St Helens erupted but I never realized the entire mountain exploded!

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#28

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on our planet, and they can reach mind-boggling dimensions. Some of these marine mammals can be up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their skeletons can weigh 18 tons, with their skull alone coming in at almost a fourth of the whole weight.

The Natural History Museum in London houses a proud specimen of a blue whale skeleton that spans 25 meters. How did conservators get the enormous skull through the Victorian doors? The team went on a mission to remove the front doors altogether. Head of Conservation Lorraine Cornish said that “everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief once it was safely delivered.”

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

I'm still wondering how a whale skull got there.

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#29

The Canberra Transport Photo Was Taken To Illustrate The Road Space Required To Move 69 People Using Public Transport, Bicyles And Private Motor Vehicles

The Canberra Transport Photo Was Taken To Illustrate The Road Space Required To Move 69 People Using Public Transport, Bicyles And Private Motor Vehicles

The idea that cars take up way too much space compared to bicycles and public transport is nothing new. A similar bus promotion poster circulated in London in the 1960s.

What's more, somebody created a chart to help you better visualize just how much space is saved when you go on foot or choose a bus over a car. According to the data, a cyclist uses just 7% of the space that a car owner does. While someone going on foot uses only 2% of the space a car takes up.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

It's only a shame that in my country public transport is organised in a way that it only can bring you to places where you don't have to be at times that you don't need to be there. And bicycles are a one-way means of transportation, because you can cycle to your work but returning home means you'll have to walk because your bicycle is stolen.

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#30

Quetzalcoatlus Northropi Model Next To A 1.8m Man. The Largest Known Flying Animal Ever Exist

Quetzalcoatlus Northropi Model Next To A 1.8m Man. The Largest Known Flying Animal Ever Exist

Quetzalcoatlus northropi is a pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous of North America (Maastrichtian stage) and one of the biggest known flying animals of all time. It gets its name comes from the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl.

The very first Quetzalcoatlus fossils were discovered in Texas at Big Bend National Park (dated to around 68 million years ago) in 1971 by Douglas A. Lawson, a geology graduate student from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent estimates put the wingspan of Quetzalcoatlus between 33 and 36 feet (10 to 11 meters). It would have been at least 9.8 feet (3 meters) tall. Early on, scientists stated that its weight could have been as low 150 pounds (70 kilograms), but recent research shows that it probably weighed 440 to 550 pounds (200 to 250 kilograms).

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Christopher Hughes
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7 months ago

Awwwwww, he looks... disproportionate?

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#31

Starfish With 6, 5 And 4 Arms

Starfish With 6, 5 And 4 Arms

If you think starfish with 4 or 6 arms are weird, wait til you realize that there are species with 10, 20 and even 40 arms! Out of the 2k starfish species, the most common variety is the one with 5 arms. Which is why they're what you most often see in cartoons (remember Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants?), drawings, movies, and photos.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, some scientists are pushing to rename starfish as sea stars because they're, well, not fish!

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European other
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7 months ago (edited)

Love the colours like a postcard picture !

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#32

15 Minute Difference In Seattle Weather

15 Minute Difference In Seattle Weather

If you're thinking of visiting Seattle, there are a few things you should keep in mind concerning the weather. The summers in the city are short, warm, and dry, while the winters are very cold, wet, and cloudly. According to Weather Spark, the best time to visit Seattle if you're a tourist is from early July to late August.

We hope that you enjoy rain (like we do) because rain falls throughout the year in Seattle. You can expect the most rainfall during the 31 days centered around November 21; while the least rain falls around July 29. So pack a jacket and an umbrella. Just in case.

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Hello it Smee
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7 months ago

Yep, that is our lovely Washington weather. We can have 4 seasons in one day.

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#33

Left: A Painting From 1892, Right: The Same Spot In 2020

Left: A Painting From 1892, Right: The Same Spot In 2020

Reddit user u/phelyan shared the images and noted that they depict the city of Porvoo in southern Finland. Apparently, Porvoo is the second-oldest city in the country, with its origins dating back to a solid 800 years ago. For centuries, the city has been a source of inspiration for many Finish artists. The red shore houses visible in the painting above were used to store merchandise from exotic countries, and today are one of the city's main tourist attractions.

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Iris Engler
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7 months ago

I love to see the same old tree. And the new ones in the background

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#34

I Got A New Purse Today. Top Is Without Flash, Bottom Is With Flash

I Got A New Purse Today. Top Is Without Flash, Bottom Is With Flash

This purse seems to be made similarly to anti-paparazzi clothing that uses retro-reflective materials. These are textiles, plastics, or metal that reflect light back to its source. If you've ever driven a car and seen your headlights light up road signs that are very far away, then you've encountered retro-reflective materials.

Reflective materials reflect a lot more light back at the camera than your everyday fabrics. To get a bit technical, this tricks the camera, which sends out a "pre-flash" before the main flash, into thinking the scene's bright than it is, making it reduce the flash output. The camera exposes "correctly" for the reflective material, but "incorrectly" for everything else that you're taking a picture of.

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Aunt Messy
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7 months ago

That fabric is designed to fool cameras. Years ago, when it first came out, they made jackets with it that were very popular with celebrities. When cameras flashed, all that was visible in the photo were the jackets. Everything else read as black.

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#35

Home Telescope vs. The Hubble Space Telescope. This Is The Pillars Of Creation

Home Telescope vs. The Hubble Space Telescope. This Is The Pillars Of Creation

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is known for the iconic photo called the “Pillars of Creation” taken in 1995. NASA has stated that this mind-blowing infrared image shows “the very ends of the pillars that are dense knots of dust and gas” that were found in a cluster of young, yet massive stars in an area of the Eagle Nebula.

According to Felicia Chou, the Public Affairs Officer for Astrophysics, “NASA seeks to unravel the secrets of our universe, its origins, evolution, and search for life among the stars.” What if Bowie was right about “a starman waiting in the sky” who’s reluctant to meet us because he’d blow our minds?

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Lordfucktard
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7 months ago

There's definitely a dog along the bottom. Snout bottom right, tail bottom left.

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#36

Australia On Fire. Pictures Taken From Charles Hamey Lookout Dunbogan / Camden Head Near Port Macquarie 1 Week Apart

Australia On Fire. Pictures Taken From Charles Hamey Lookout Dunbogan / Camden Head Near Port Macquarie 1 Week Apart

The Australian state of New South Wales was ravaged by bushfires for more than 240 days in a row in 2019/2020.

The fires affected every state in the country, destroyed 3,000 homes, killed at least 28 people, and affected up to a billion animals. New South Wales was hit the hardest.

The bushfires in New South Wales were officially contained on 13 February 2020, in part due to the torrential rains that flooded the affected areas.

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TUBLOVER3
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7 months ago

I don't think we have any idea ...

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#37

The Watermark Face On This Counterfeit Us $50 Bill

The Watermark Face On This Counterfeit Us $50 Bill

If you're on the lookout for counterfeit bills, there are several things that you can do to spot them.

First of all, you ought to feel the texture of the bill. Even if you're not a cashier or a banker, you should be able to feel that something's different from good ol' regular bills.

Secondly, feel the ink on the bill and look at the quality of the printing. Genuine currency has slightly raised ink, while the printing quality is very high.

Third of all, compare the bill that you suspect to be counterfeit to another one of the same denomination, in the same series or date. That should give you clues as to what might be off.

You should also look closely at the serial numbers on the bill and check if you see red and blue fibers embedded in the paper, as well.

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lilly nyangweso
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7 months ago

I don't know why I laughed so hard at this

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#38

Comparison Of The Tip Of A Hypodermic Needle, A Viper's Fang, A Spider's Fang And The Stinger Of A Scorpion

Comparison Of The Tip Of A Hypodermic Needle, A Viper's Fang, A Spider's Fang And The Stinger Of A Scorpion

It’s not the first time that nature has served as a source of inspiration for human inventions. High-speed trains are said to be designed with the kingfisher’s beak structure in mind in order to avoid the loud noise of early bullet trains. Meanwhile, it’s been speculated that geckos' unique ability to stick to surfaces might be related to the invention of Scotch tape in 1992. What’s more, some believe that LED light bulbs could have been based on fireflies. According to Business Insider, these tiny insects “had a unique exoskeleton that prevented reflection and let most of the light out.”

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7 months ago

Us humans get many of our ideas from nature, just look at the plane, velcro, sonar etc.

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#39

My Painting Looks Way Different Sitting In Front Of A Window

My Painting Looks Way Different Sitting In Front Of A Window

Landscapes as an art form started gaining popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe as they were increasingly embraced by Romantic painters. They saw landscapes as allegories full of "mythic significance" and as a reaction to the scientific advances of the era.

Meanwhile, in the United States, landscapes gained popularity in the early part of the 19th century. They represented idealized versions of unspoiled nature and embodied the belief that America was full of opportunities and prospects.

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SacredPistachio
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7 months ago

Both look awesome!!!

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#40

The Difference Between Modern Corn And Corn Before It Was Domesticated

The Difference Between Modern Corn And Corn Before It Was Domesticated

Corn, also known as maize, was domesticated from the plant teosinte in Central America as early as 9,000 years ago! There are two main theories as to how this happened. The first one states that maize is a genetic mutation from teosinte and occurred in the lowlands of Guatemala. The second theory argues that corn originated in the Mexican highlands as a hybrid of teosinte and early-stage domesticated maize.

Some scientists believe that maize could have been domesticated by hunter-gatherers thousands of years before it became a staple food in people's diets. 

It's thought that maize (aka corn) spread out from Mexico via trade networks. It was used as a staple food in what's now the southwestern United States around 3,200 years ago and appeared in the eastern US around 2,100 years ago.

There are six types of corn: dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn (yes, that's what it's called), flour corn, and sweet corn.

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