What we see isn’t always what we get. Come to think of it, what we believe isn’t always what’s true, either. The moment you put on your detective hat and start investigating what things are made of, you might be in for a surprise. For mysterious things lie just beneath the surface of other things. Things that might shock and astonish you! Things that will astound and amaze you! [Queue fireworks]

Bored Panda has compiled a list of strange, weird, and unexpected things found inside common and seemingly ordinary objects. Scroll down, upvote your favorite photos, and let us know in the comments whether you’ve seen anything like this with your own eyes!

We’re willing to bet that we’ve got your curiosity and your attention. So when you’re done looking through this post, check out our articles about the unseen side of objects being revealed once they’re cut in half and our list of rare photos that reveal the unseen side of things. These photos changed how we understand the world; we hope they’ll change yours, too.

#1

My Dog Destroyed Her Toy Cactus, And There Was Another Sad Cactus Inside

My Dog Destroyed Her Toy Cactus, And There Was Another Sad Cactus Inside

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HorrorWeirdo
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6 days ago

This makes me feel sad ;(

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#2

Good Guy Die Manufacturer. Puts Die In Your Die So When Your Die Dies You Have A New Die

Good Guy Die Manufacturer. Puts Die In Your Die So When Your Die Dies You Have A New Die

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I'm.in.wonderland
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6 days ago

Upvote for the title

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#3

My Orange Had A Little Mini Orange Growing Inside Of It

My Orange Had A Little Mini Orange Growing Inside Of It

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

How did you removed the skin on the second one? Impressive!

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Some of the photos that blew our collective Panda hive mind included the crab inside the mussel, the sad cactus inside the happy cactus, as well as the teeny-tiny mandarin orange inside of its bigger sibling. Oh, and the rock inside of another rock was simply genius: great sense of humor, O Great Flying Spaghetti Monster.

#4

CT Scan Of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside

CT Scan Of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside

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Boebabazz
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5 days ago

The researchers did not expect a real person in the statue, the results of the CT scan were a total surprise for them. Based on scrolls in the bottom of the statue they discoverd the name of the buddhist monk; Liuquan who may have practiced "self-mummification" to prepare for life after death. The process of self-mummification is a known tradition in countries like Japan, China and Thailand, and was practiced more than a thousand years ago. The elaborate and arduous process includes eating a special diet and drinking a poisonous tea so the body would be too toxic to be eaten by maggots. The few monks that were able to successfully complete the process were highly revered. At this moment two Chinese villages claim to be the owner of the statue, and claim it was stolen. But there are no strong facts to support this claim. Since then the statue has been in hiding.

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#5

Welo Opal Inside Ammonite, I Can Now Die Happy After Seeing This

Welo Opal Inside Ammonite, I Can Now Die Happy After Seeing This

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Lady Phoenixx
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6 days ago (edited)

That is really pretty 😍

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#6

I Broke A Yard Decoration That Had 2 Frogs And Found A Pig Playing Guitar Inside

I Broke A Yard Decoration That Had 2 Frogs And Found A Pig Playing Guitar Inside

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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6 days ago

Well that’s random.

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When we think of things inside of other things, our minds usually wander to one thing. Don’t deny it, you probably had the same thought, too. That’s right! Matryoshka dolls, also known as Babushka or nesting dolls!

According to the Nesting Dolls website, the very first set of Russian nesting dolls was crafted by woodworker Vasilii Zvyozdochkin and painted by artist Sergei Malyutin in 1890. They named their creation “matryoshka” which means “little matron” but also known as the Rooster Girl because of the traditionally depicted black rooster she holds in her arms.

#7

My Dog Tore Open His Yoda Plush Toy And The Squeaker Inside Is A Heart

My Dog Tore Open His Yoda Plush Toy And The Squeaker Inside Is A Heart

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Ripley
Community Member
6 days ago

Beautiful pupper! Although not from the perspective of the murdered squeaky toy, I guess.

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#8

The Inside Of My Jeans Contain The Periodic Table Of Elements

The Inside Of My Jeans Contain The Periodic Table Of Elements

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

cheating pants!

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#9

I Found This Golf Ball Inside A Log

 I Found This Golf Ball Inside A Log

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

It even look like a hand is grabbing it

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Matryoshka dolls became widely popular in 1900 after they won a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France. Their rise to stardom meant that they started to be exported all over the world. They continue to be popular to this day.

#10

This Rock Inside A Rock

This Rock Inside A Rock

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
6 days ago

How does this happen?! Looks cool, anyway

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#11

I Had An Egg Inside My Egg

I Had An Egg Inside My Egg

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

That's a first. Not sure it's a good thing. Usually, you can have double yoke; but not a second skin.

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#12

Bullets Found In An Old Log I Was Splitting. You Can See Their Trail Marks

Bullets Found In An Old Log I Was Splitting. You Can See Their Trail Marks

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Erin
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6 days ago

Cool!!

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#13

This Bocce Ball Is Full Of Little Balls

This Bocce Ball Is Full Of Little Balls

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Erin
Community Member
6 days ago

It was pregnant! Heartless of you to destroy it like that!

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#14

My Book Has A Chapter From Another Book Printed Inside

My Book Has A Chapter From Another Book Printed Inside

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
6 days ago

Stephen King!!! Now that’s a keep.

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#15

I Cut This Super Glue Out Of Its Plastic Container (US) And Found A Russian Variety

I Cut This Super Glue Out Of Its Plastic Container (US) And Found A Russian Variety

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 days ago

In Russia, Loctite glues you

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#16

My Dog's Fitness Pig Toy Had A Buff Pig Inside

My Dog's Fitness Pig Toy Had A Buff Pig Inside

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Raluca Neacsu
Community Member
6 days ago

ok thats AWESOME!

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#17

My Aunt Found An Orange Inside Of Her Orange This Morning, Complete With Peel

My Aunt Found An Orange Inside Of Her Orange This Morning, Complete With Peel

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Luna Lovegood
Community Member
5 days ago

orangeception

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#18

My Mom's Boyfriend Cut Down A Dead Tree And Found Another Tree Inside

My Mom's Boyfriend Cut Down A Dead Tree And Found Another Tree Inside

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Belinda_Vikingheart_🇧🇻
Community Member
6 days ago

Beautiful 🌳

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#19

I Cut An Apple In Half This Morning And Found The Seeds Had Started Sprouting Inside The Apple

I Cut An Apple In Half This Morning And Found The Seeds Had Started Sprouting Inside The Apple

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boredpanDaman
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5 days ago

oh! life! : )!

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#20

My New Jeans Have A Hidden Inside Pocket For A Condom

My New Jeans Have A Hidden Inside Pocket For A Condom

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Seabeast
Community Member
6 days ago

Too bad your girlfriend is wearing her Periodic Table of The Elements jeans from a prior post.

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#21

Found A Tiny Crab In One Of My Mussels (Actually Inside The Mussel Itself, Not Just The Shell)

Found A Tiny Crab In One Of My Mussels (Actually Inside The Mussel Itself, Not Just The Shell)

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Jonas Grinevičius
BoredPanda Staff
6 days ago

Amazing!

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#22

The Inside Of My Daughter's Snap Bracelet Is From A Tape Measure

The Inside Of My Daughter's Snap Bracelet Is From A Tape Measure

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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6 days ago

I thought they were all made from tape measures.

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#23

This 2 Pound Bass I Caught Had A Full Crawdad In Its Mouth

This 2 Pound Bass I Caught Had A Full Crawdad In Its Mouth

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I'm.in.wonderland
Community Member
6 days ago

Lol that scared me

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#24

Pawn Inside Of A Queen

Pawn Inside Of A Queen

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Lady Phoenixx
Community Member
6 days ago

Nudge nudge wink wink say no more 🤣

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#25

The Inside Of My iPad Case Is Made Of Old Toothpaste Boxes

The Inside Of My iPad Case Is Made Of Old Toothpaste Boxes

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
6 days ago

to remind you

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#26

This Pool Has A Pool Inside

This Pool Has A Pool Inside

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RadicalPebble
Community Member
6 days ago

Best pool ever!

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#27

I Ripped Up My Old Phone Case To Discover It’s Made Of A Macau Beer Mat

I Ripped Up My Old Phone Case To Discover It’s Made Of A Macau Beer Mat

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
6 days ago

I love all of these clever ways to recycle!

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#28

Beer Felt Odd When Opening, Discovered A Can Within A Can

Beer Felt Odd When Opening, Discovered A Can Within A Can

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TheDerpyDude
Community Member
6 days ago

I can-t believe it! Put it tin a trophy case, that's a treasure.

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#29

Piece Of My Knife Broke Off The Handle And It Shows A Family On The Back

Piece Of My Knife Broke Off The Handle And It Shows A Family On The Back

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Daniel Lewis
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6 days ago

They were all stabbed to death.

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#30

The Face Plate Fell Off My Car Charger To Reveal An Extra USB Port

The Face Plate Fell Off My Car Charger To Reveal An Extra USB Port

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Hans
Community Member
5 days ago

All the years living with the lie!

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#31

Found A Green Bell Pepper Growing Inside A Red One

Found A Green Bell Pepper Growing Inside A Red One

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Belinda_Vikingheart_🇧🇻
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6 days ago

I often find this, but usually not this big

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#32

Found A Newt In A Mushroom Today

Found A Newt In A Mushroom Today

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
6 days ago

What beautiful vibrant colours.

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#33

Boring Rock Has A Little Surprise Inside

Boring Rock Has A Little Surprise Inside

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 days ago

Not so boring anymore.

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#34

Dropped A Frog Lawn Decoration Only To Discover 2 Snowmen Inside

Dropped A Frog Lawn Decoration Only To Discover 2 Snowmen Inside

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Megan McEwan
Community Member
6 days ago

It looks like they are doing rude things! :)

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#35

Ceramic Santa Head Broke Off And Found This Inside

Ceramic Santa Head Broke Off And Found This Inside

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Ceredwyn Ealanta
Community Member
6 days ago

Santa, the anagram of Satan!

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#36

Our Punching Bag Finally Ripped Apart Only To Reveal It's Filled With Old Clothes

Our Punching Bag Finally Ripped Apart Only To Reveal It's Filled With Old Clothes

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Emerald Joanna
Community Member
6 days ago

Finally ripped apart? Is there some kind of achievement when you rip your punching bag?!

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#37

The Tank Inside Of This BIC Lighter Was Just A Smaller BIC Lighter

The Tank Inside Of This BIC Lighter Was Just A Smaller BIC Lighter

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

Multipurpose!

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#38

My Dad's Coffee Grinder Was Acting Up. So He Took It Apart. This Is What Was Inside

My Dad's Coffee Grinder Was Acting Up. So He Took It Apart. This Is What Was Inside

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RadicalPebble
Community Member
6 days ago

The look on his face...

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#39

There Was A Heart Inside This Stuffed Cookie Monster My Dog Was Destroying

There Was A Heart Inside This Stuffed Cookie Monster My Dog Was Destroying

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
6 days ago

well, yes. there is a heart inside each of us monsters... stop your dogs from destroying us

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#40

So, The Wrist Pad On My Mouse Pad At Work Is Filled With Anime Material

So, The Wrist Pad On My Mouse Pad At Work Is Filled With Anime Material

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Lady Phoenixx
Community Member
6 days ago

More mouse pads for you 😁

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#41

This Fly Inside This Roll Of Tape We Received At Work

This Fly Inside This Roll Of Tape We Received At Work

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

Time for Jurassic park experiment!

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#42

The Inside Of This Broken Concrete Table Is Full Of Styrofoam

The Inside Of This Broken Concrete Table Is Full Of Styrofoam

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Ripley
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6 days ago

That's probably why it broke . . .

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#43

The Core Of This Rope Is Reused Diaper Rejects

The Core Of This Rope Is Reused Diaper Rejects

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
6 days ago

You HOPE they were just rejects and not old used ones.

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#44

This Is The Inside Of A Can Of Shaving Cream

This Is The Inside Of A Can Of Shaving Cream

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Belinda_Vikingheart_🇧🇻
Community Member
6 days ago

Wow. Is this common?

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#45

My Pill Is Filled With Little Pills

My Pill Is Filled With Little Pills

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

Classic, The skin dissolve in your body and the pills get delivered at the right location.

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#46

Found Out That This "One Time Use" iPhone Charger Has Replacable AAA Bateries Inside

Found Out That This "One Time Use" iPhone Charger Has Replacable AAA Bateries Inside

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Ripley
Community Member
6 days ago

I can't believe there's a market for a single-use phone charger. This is just so, so wasteful.

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#47

My Dog's Toy Had A Recycled Water Bottle Inside It

My Dog's Toy Had A Recycled Water Bottle Inside It

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
6 days ago

My dog had one of these and it was one of his favourite toys.

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#48

Broke A Ball Playing Bocce. There Are Pool Balls Inside It

Broke A Ball Playing Bocce. There Are Pool Balls Inside It

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Perpetual Peripheral Persons
Community Member
6 days ago

How do People keep breaking these? :D

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#49

I Broke The Balcony Railing By Leaning Against It And Found A Wasp Nest Inside

I Broke The Balcony Railing By Leaning Against It And Found A Wasp Nest Inside

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Peter Kelly
Community Member
6 days ago

So, as you fall to your death from the broken balcony, would you be thinking, " Wow, a wasps' nest!"?

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#50

Ever Wondered What’s Inside A 6-Volt Battery?

Ever Wondered What’s Inside A 6-Volt Battery?

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
6 days ago

No

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#51

Buddhas Inside Owl

Buddhas Inside Owl

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DforDorothy
Community Member
6 days ago

The owl had the zen inside him.

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#52

My Pencil Broke And Revealed Chinese (I Think) Writing Inside

My Pencil Broke And Revealed Chinese (I Think) Writing Inside

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Stimpy
Community Member
5 days ago

of course there's writing inside! that's how pens work! they are prefilled with all possible words symbols and numbers, and they flow out of the pen onto the paper when you use them! the fact that there are only Chinese letters left in the pen shows that you already used up all the American words in it. probably it broke because you tried to write American with an almost empty pen that had no American words left...

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#53

This Horse Trailer Had A Dinosaur In It

This Horse Trailer Had A Dinosaur In It

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Perpetual Peripheral Persons
Community Member
6 days ago

Security for Jurassic Park has really gone Downhill recently...

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#54

Today I Found A Baby Shark Inside A Calamari

Today I Found A Baby Shark Inside A Calamari

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RadicalPebble
Community Member
6 days ago

do do, do do do, do do do!

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#55

The Binding Of My Journal Broke To Reveal Chinese Sheet Music

The Binding Of My Journal Broke To Reveal Chinese Sheet Music

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
5 days ago

sweet

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#56

My Pepper Had A Pepper In It

My Pepper Had A Pepper In It

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Roald Andresen
Community Member
5 days ago

The really amazing thing would be to find a pepper with a tomato inside.

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#57

This Pill Broke In My Purse And Revealed A Smaller Pill Inside It

This Pill Broke In My Purse And Revealed A Smaller Pill Inside It

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Anne
Community Member
5 days ago

It's the time release system. The outer pill protects the inner pill so the inner pill gets absorbed later.

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#58

My Grape Had Another, Smaller Grape Inside Of It

My Grape Had Another, Smaller Grape Inside Of It

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Noah Griffin
Community Member
5 days ago

who doesn't eat the entire grape whole though??

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#59

My Son Broke This Chess Piece Decor I Bought From "Ross" 5 Years Ago. This Was Inside

My Son Broke This Chess Piece Decor I Bought From "Ross" 5 Years Ago. This Was Inside

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DforDorothy
Community Member
6 days ago

That's disgusting.😕

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#60

One Of My Dice Cracked And Revealed Another One Hidden Inside It

One Of My Dice Cracked And Revealed Another One Hidden Inside It

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

You should keep scratching the second one! More surprise

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#61

A Full Cornetto In Another Cornetto

A Full Cornetto In Another Cornetto

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HorrorWeirdo
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6 days ago

Is that a good thing or a bad thing

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#62

Human Head Inside Of Frankenstein Halloween Decoration

Human Head Inside Of Frankenstein Halloween Decoration

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Madelief Van Kuyk
Community Member
6 days ago

its not frankenstein, its frankensteins monster :)

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#63

Cracked Cue Ball Reveals Another Ball Hidden Inside

Cracked Cue Ball Reveals Another Ball Hidden Inside

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 days ago

Keep digging...

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#64

Cut This Log And Found Bullet Inside

Cut This Log And Found Bullet Inside

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Spikey Bunny
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5 days ago

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Now, this bullet/tree thing I believe! The other one looked fake.

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#65

An Onion, Inside Of An Onion

An Onion, Inside Of An Onion

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Peter Kelly
Community Member
6 days ago

What about parfait? Everyone loves parfait...

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#66

Accidentally Broke A Pill And It Had 12 Tiny Tablets Inside

Accidentally Broke A Pill And It Had 12 Tiny Tablets Inside

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