If you pause for a moment and look around, you’ll see the signs of life long-lived everywhere. From faded wooden floors to sofa marks, and your beloved doggo’s face, things are constantly changing and surrendering to time.

Call it getting worn down, aging, or acquiring a story to tell, you cannot escape the passage of time. So Bored Panda has compiled a collection full of the most intriguing and incredible examples of things being marked by time, whether it’s the wear and tear of gravity, friction, or repeated use. It’s beautiful how philosophical we get when looking at things from such an existential perspective!

Psst! More incredible things that got worn out with time can be found in our previous posts here, here, and here.

#1

My Great Grandfather's British Army Issue Pocket Watch Along With The German Bullet That It Stopped In France 1914

My Great Grandfather's British Army Issue Pocket Watch Along With The German Bullet That It Stopped In France 1914

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Friday
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4 months ago

That’s incredible!

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#2

One Of The Oldest ‘Beware Of The Dog’ Signs In The World, Found In Pompeii Ruins, Italy

One Of The Oldest ‘Beware Of The Dog’ Signs In The World, Found In Pompeii Ruins, Italy

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There Is No Planet B
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4 months ago

Cave canem!

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#3

This Sculpture Of Jesus At Abandoned Cemetery In Poland Gets Slowly Absorbed By A Tree. Pictures Taken 12 Years In Between

This Sculpture Of Jesus At Abandoned Cemetery In Poland Gets Slowly Absorbed By A Tree. Pictures Taken 12 Years In Between

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Rick
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4 months ago

Nailed to a cross, absorbed by a tree...Jesus!

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The phenomenon of wear and tear reflects the second law of thermodynamics, in which objects stray from their original form and function over time unless energy from an external force is used to maintain them. If restoration is impossible, an object is regarded as consumable.

But not all goods get worn out with time. For example, automobiles, heavy machinery, mainframe computers, musical instruments, and water heaters are all designed with wear parts that are maintained generally by replacement of parts.

#4

The Walls In This Old Coffeehouse Have Shadows Where People Used To Sit

The Walls In This Old Coffeehouse Have Shadows Where People Used To Sit

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K Witmer
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4 months ago

Looks like a scene from the twilight zone after a nuclear war

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#5

Stairs On The Great Wall Of China. How Many People Do You Think Have Walked On Them?

Stairs On The Great Wall Of China. How Many People Do You Think Have Walked On Them?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Doesn't this make it a bit dangerous?

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#6

Berlin Wall: Graffiti Spray Paint Layers On A Broken Piece

Berlin Wall: Graffiti Spray Paint Layers On A Broken Piece

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Navin Kumar
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4 months ago

seems like people have expressed themselves quite vehemently over the years

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One way to determine if a good is durable or not is whether a service technician or repairman would typically attempt repairs on it. A specialist may need to be consulted, such as an auto mechanic, a computer technician, a luthier, a gunsmith, or a plumber.

But not only goods get worn out with time. Time leaves marks on living beings too, from animals to human beings. At the same time, it makes us more self-confident, empathic, and wise, and the signs of aging come at that price.

#7

Planting 90,000ish Trees Take A Few Inches Of A Shovel

Planting 90,000ish Trees Take A Few Inches Of A Shovel

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AdoptALLtheKitties
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4 months ago

I planted 4,000 by hand... I need to check my shovel, or is it a hoe now?

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#8

This Piece Of Wall That Got Rounded By The Sea

This Piece Of Wall That Got Rounded By The Sea

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Friday
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4 months ago

I thought it was hot cross buns at first. That looks so cool!

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#9

100 Years Ago Someone Lost Their Coin Purse

100 Years Ago Someone Lost Their Coin Purse

Found in the woods of Southwestern Vermont with my metal detector:
1899 Barber Dime;
1897 Indian Head Cent;
1904 Indian Head Cent.

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Navin Kumar
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4 months ago

how cool is that!

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#10

A Cemetery Of Telephone Booths In The UK

A Cemetery Of Telephone Booths In The UK

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K Witmer
Community Member
4 months ago

Grave of the tardis wannabes

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#11

Cubic Crystals Growing In Old Play-Doh

Cubic Crystals Growing In Old Play-Doh

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

That's pretty cool.

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#12

This Truck In A Tree I Found While Driving Through The Woods

This Truck In A Tree I Found While Driving Through The Woods

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Friday
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4 months ago

The branches lifted the vehicle as the tree grew?

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#13

Can Someone Give Me A Jump Start? Haven't Driven This Thing In A While

Can Someone Give Me A Jump Start? Haven't Driven This Thing In A While

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Catlady6000
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4 months ago

This would be amazing in black and white on an overcast day

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#14

Years Of Boops Have Taken Their Toll On Oden's Nose

Years Of Boops Have Taken Their Toll On Oden's Nose

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
4 months ago

The sun darkens a dogs nose. It's much more obvious if you live in a climate with Winter (nose becomes lighter over Winter). Darkest at the end of summer.

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#15

My Dogs' Nerf Frisbee. Still Their Favorite

My Dogs' Nerf Frisbee. Still Their Favorite

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Some Cool Guy
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4 months ago

They're ready for another throw

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#16

My Rotting Goomba Pumpkin Looks More Like Goomba Now Than It Did When It Was Freshly Carved

My Rotting Goomba Pumpkin Looks More Like Goomba Now Than It Did When It Was Freshly Carved

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James016
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4 months ago

Grandpa Goomba forgot to put his teeth in this morning

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#17

My Grandfather's Liberty Dollar He Carried For 50+ Years Because "A Man's Always Gotta Have A Dollar In His Pocket"

My Grandfather's Liberty Dollar He Carried For 50+ Years Because "A Man's Always Gotta Have A Dollar In His Pocket"

Took a few attempts to get it, but you can still make out Lady Liberty.

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Vasha
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4 months ago

compare Screen-Sho...a6-png.jpg Screen-Shot-2021-06-08-at-33042-AM-60bf46fcc6ca6-png.jpg

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#18

A Road On My Work Commute Is Eroding And Starting To Expose The Old Cobblestone Street. London

A Road On My Work Commute Is Eroding And Starting To Expose The Old Cobblestone Street. London

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

and under the cobblestones you' ll find the roman pavement

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#19

Mom Surprised Me With The Brand New Version Of My 27-Year-Old Childhood Stuffed Animal

Mom Surprised Me With The Brand New Version Of My 27-Year-Old Childhood Stuffed Animal

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I I
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4 months ago

like me at 27 , dirty and naked , probably drunk or high too

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#20

My Mask Filters After One Day Firefighting

My Mask Filters After One Day Firefighting

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Whoa, thank you for what you do.

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#21

This Display In Ashmolean Museum Shows How Touching Artwork Affects Material

This Display In Ashmolean Museum Shows How Touching Artwork Affects Material

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Navin Kumar
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4 months ago

it's sad how we have to relegate things to storerooms simply coz we cannot keep our hands off stuff

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#22

Tree Consuming Children... Sign

Tree Consuming Children... Sign

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Sonja_kitty
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4 months ago

The tree it has a hunger for children

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#23

My ID Left An Impression Of My ID Pic On My Badge Holder

My ID Left An Impression Of My ID Pic On My Badge Holder

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K Witmer
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4 months ago

That's what she'd look like as a ghost

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#24

The Border Of My Tattoo Turned Into A Stretch Mark During My First Pregnancy, Now It Looks 3D

The Border Of My Tattoo Turned Into A Stretch Mark During My First Pregnancy, Now It Looks 3D

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K Witmer
Community Member
4 months ago

Two tattoos for the price of one pretty cool

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#25

A Coin Taped In My Father's Baby Book Stayed Clean Under The Tape Only

A Coin Taped In My Father's Baby Book Stayed Clean Under The Tape Only

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Cip IESAN
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4 months ago

There was no oxygene under the tape.

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#26

This Old Color Pencil Box After Termites Ate All The Wood

This Old Color Pencil Box After Termites Ate All The Wood

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Sheri DeMaio
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4 months ago

Whaaaat???!!! So cool!

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#27

This Deteriorating Combination Lock I Found At The Beach

This Deteriorating Combination Lock I Found At The Beach

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

Try '123'?

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#28

Leaf Has Been Sitting On A Fountain For A Long Time

Leaf Has Been Sitting On A Fountain For A Long Time

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago (edited)

That is sooo cool.

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#29

I'm A Mailman And I Walk Around 11 Miles A Day. My Old Boots Are From Mid March

I'm A Mailman And I Walk Around 11 Miles A Day. My Old Boots Are From Mid March

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Erihapeti Swampwitch
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4 months ago

I hope you get a shoe allowance!

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#30

This Old Copper Crayon Turned Green

This Old Copper Crayon Turned Green

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Hallo y’all
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4 months ago

They must have put real copper in it. I wonder if they still do that today?

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#31

Burned Out Microwave Bulb Left This Smoke Pattern Inside

Burned Out Microwave Bulb Left This Smoke Pattern Inside

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Catlady6000
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4 months ago

Make a pendant

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#32

The Way This Tree Grew Over The Railing

The Way This Tree Grew Over The Railing

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Tess the ferret
Community Member
4 months ago

Something's hungry...

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#33

"Biodegradable" Cups That Were Buried In A Composter For 15 Years. Everything Else Turned To Dirt Except These

"Biodegradable" Cups That Were Buried In A Composter For 15 Years. Everything Else Turned To Dirt Except These

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Ozacoter
Community Member
4 months ago

Most biodegradable products are not compostable (they require a very specific process to degrade). Look always for items labeled as compostable

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#34

Holes Worn Into A Tree By Shaolin Monks Over Centuries Of Pressing Their Fingers Into The Bark To Train Their Finger Strength

Holes Worn Into A Tree By Shaolin Monks Over Centuries Of Pressing Their Fingers Into The Bark To Train Their Finger Strength

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
4 months ago

Cool!

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#35

They Served Me Well For 6 Years But It Was Time. $220 Plus A $60 Resole A Couple Years Ago From The Local Cobbler. Looking Forward To Another 6 Years

They Served Me Well For 6 Years But It Was Time. $220 Plus A $60 Resole A Couple Years Ago From The Local Cobbler. Looking Forward To Another 6 Years

I’ve blown through $200+ Red Wings and Timberlands in months but these never failed me (the holes happened a few months ago).

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
4 months ago

Love them

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#36

This Perfect Semicircular Mark In The Garden Is Made By A Dog That Has Followed This Path For Years

This Perfect Semicircular Mark In The Garden Is Made By A Dog That Has Followed This Path For Years

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Friday
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4 months ago

I think running circles / laps around the property that is a sign of boredom or anxiety in dogs.

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#37

An Old Well In A Village In Permet. It Must Have Taken A Long Time For The Grooves To Appear

An Old Well In A Village In Permet. It Must Have Taken A Long Time For The Grooves To Appear

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
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4 months ago

This aged well...

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#38

My Sister Has Kept The Same Koosh Ball Chain On Her Keys Since The Early 90s. What It Is Meant To Look Like vs. What It Actually Looks Like Now

My Sister Has Kept The Same Koosh Ball Chain On Her Keys Since The Early 90s. What It Is Meant To Look Like vs. What It Actually Looks Like Now

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Clearly sunny
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4 months ago

Ew.

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#39

When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look As Good You Will Not

When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look As Good You Will Not

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Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

smile gone it is

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#40

Years Of Paint Build Up I Chipped Of An Old Trestle At Work

Years Of Paint Build Up I Chipped Of An Old Trestle At Work

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Catlady6000
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4 months ago

I so wanna carve that

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#41

This Tree Growing Through An Old Truck

This Tree Growing Through An Old Truck

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Billy The Kid
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4 months ago

Now that is bad parking

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#42

My Grandpa’s Old Hammer

My Grandpa’s Old Hammer

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Marette
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4 months ago

From the generation that never threw anything away.

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#43

An Office Computer Mouse That's Been Clicked To A Mirror Finish

An Office Computer Mouse That's Been Clicked To A Mirror Finish

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Navin Kumar
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4 months ago

gotta appreciate its durability though

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#44

Over The Years Shaggy Has Slowly Turned Grey On My Scooby-Doo Mug

Over The Years Shaggy Has Slowly Turned Grey On My Scooby-Doo Mug

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Friday
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4 months ago

Zoinks!

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#45

Knife At My Work That's Halfway Gone From Sharpening

Knife At My Work That's Halfway Gone From Sharpening

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Luther von Wolfen
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4 months ago

My grandmother left a collection of knives like this.

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#46

Skateboard Wheels

Skateboard Wheels

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dia patil
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4 months ago (edited)

this aged well.

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#47

David Blaine’s Hands After Spending 7 Days Underwater

David Blaine’s Hands After Spending 7 Days Underwater

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Ewww, curious to know why he stayed under water for 7 days. Google here I come.

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#48

A Vending Machine That Time Forgot

A Vending Machine That Time Forgot

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Now this is podracing!

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#49

Oman Clay Tile With Footprint Left By A Toddler As It Dried 2000 Years Ago, Vaison-La-Romaine (Ancient Vasio Vocontiorum)

Oman Clay Tile With Footprint Left By A Toddler As It Dried 2000 Years Ago, Vaison-La-Romaine (Ancient Vasio Vocontiorum)

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Catlady6000
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4 months ago (edited)

does anyone else think it would be cool to find some viable DNA and trace their progeny?

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#50

These Bendy Trees I Saw On My Walk This Afternoon

These Bendy Trees I Saw On My Walk This Afternoon

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I I
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4 months ago

there's a whole forest thats like that in Poland , Google " forest of bent tree's"

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