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Life would be so boring without art. Even mother nature occasionally likes to express herself by creating something odd and unusual, which catches our attention by being extraordinary. Artistic expression always finds a way to surprise us, and today we would like to introduce you to a very unique collection of art pics.

The Instagram account called lostfoundartny shares various antique finds or just the most unusual art-associated pics found on the internet. They might seem all random at first, but all of them share a common characteristic of uniqueness.

So without further ado, here is a list of the most interesting art pics you might have ever seen.

#1

“The Veiled Lady” By Raffaele Monti 1860

“The Veiled Lady” By Raffaele Monti 1860

I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the skill that was required to execute this marble masterpiece. To create the illusion of transparency with the veil in this medium is unbelievable. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Largest Intact Mosaic. Antakya Turkey. Sixth Century

The Largest Intact Mosaic. Antakya Turkey. Sixth Century

Spanning over 1200 sq meters and made up of geometric shapes and non-repeating figures. Was probably created as a public space at the time. One of the most fascinating aspects of this mosaic is curved rug like surface which grew curved as a result of earthquakes in 526 and 528 AD. Despite the earthquakes the mosaic never broke and survived to the present date intact and unbroken. It took 9 years to unearth.

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Absolutely Amazing Spray Paint Art

Absolutely Amazing Spray Paint Art

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same thing with tattoos, it's just not enough to have nice details but rather the whole thing should look good -also from a distance. From distance or first glance this would look like mold.

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I am sure here, at Bored Panda, there is no need to argue that art is essential. So I would like to take this post as an opportunity to remind us all why that is. First and foremost, it is a powerful means of self-expression. Through art, in any shape or form, anyone can convey their thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it is too difficult to express what you feel in a logical sense, and that is where poetry, drawing, or even sculpting comes in to help. The same goes for the receiver, who is observing the artwork; you can start feeling something you have never felt before. That can be a very powerful and enriching experience.

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A Tree Saved By A Tree

A Tree Saved By A Tree

When branches or roots from different trees are in prolonged intimate contact, they often abrade each other exposing their inner tissues, which may eventually fuse. This process is called inosculation, a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. It is biologically similar to grafting. Such trees are referred to in forestry as gemels, from the Latin word meaning “a pair”.

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Burial Monument Masterpiece In Bronze Of The Calcagno Family. Created By Adolpho Appolini 1904. It Resides At The Staglieno Cemetery In Genoa Italy

Burial Monument Masterpiece In Bronze Of The Calcagno Family. Created By Adolpho Appolini 1904. It Resides At The Staglieno Cemetery In Genoa Italy

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Jason
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is crazy good I can't stop looking at it. The fabric on the steps is superb

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#6

Lead Pencil Carvings

Lead Pencil Carvings

Always amazed at this skill, required patience and delicate hand needed to create these sculptures. I can barely see what I’m writing let alone even attempt something like this.

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That leads us to communication. From feelings to cultural, historical, or societal experiences, art transcends language barriers and can communicate complex ideas and narratives very effectively. Historical and cultural art serves as a record of history, capturing the essence of different periods and societies and teaching us about the past. Art allows our future generations to learn from the past.

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#7

Amazing Mosaic Street Patches

Amazing Mosaic Street Patches

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this idea! It turns sad chipped away sidewalks into something people will appreciate!

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#8

Carved Stone Chain Link Column Dating Back To 1106. Found On The Facade Of The Collegial Saint-Lazare D’avallon In France

Carved Stone Chain Link Column Dating Back To 1106. Found On The Facade Of The Collegial Saint-Lazare D’avallon In France

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Branch Sculptures By Bob Verschueren

Branch Sculptures By Bob Verschueren

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Obviously, in most cases, art goes hand in hand with aesthetic appreciation and finding beauty in the world. That can even raise the question of why some things are beautiful while others are not as pleasing to the eye. By evoking philosophical and critical thinking, art has the power to challenge societal norms, question authority, and provoke change.

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#10

Antique Iron Bat Shaped Lantern. Said To Have Hung In Front Of A Cabaret In France Late 1800’s

Antique Iron Bat Shaped Lantern. Said To Have Hung In Front Of A Cabaret In France Late 1800’s

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was made during the Belle Époque period of art, which was the precursor to art nouveau. Bats, insects (especially dragonflies), and snakes were among the decorative motifs drawn from the natural world. The jewelry from the Belle Époque is stunning. It's one of my favorite periods in the history of decorative art.

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#11

Now That’s Creative Snow Art!

Now That’s Creative Snow Art!

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Snake Bridge On Macclesfield Canal On Atsbury. England

Snake Bridge On Macclesfield Canal On Atsbury. England

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so the tow horse can change sides without having to come out the harness

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And lastly, art helps us to self-reflect. If we analyze why we like specific art, may it be music or anything at all, it can teach us a lot about ourselves and at what stage of life we are as individuals. So, yeah, I think art is pretty important, and as the old saying goes, earth without art is just ‘eh’.

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#13

1400 Year Old Ginkgo Tree Located In Xi’an China That Draws Thousands Of People Each Year From All Over China

1400 Year Old Ginkgo Tree Located In Xi’an China That Draws Thousands Of People Each Year From All Over China

The golden leaves start falling around mid November, turning the temples ground into a yellow ocean. This particular tree grows next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist temple in the Zhongnan Mountains. The ginkgo tree, also known as the maidenhair, is sometimes referred to as a living fossil because despite all the climate changes, it remains unchanged for 200 million years. It’s a living link to the times dinosaurs ruled the planet.

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#14

This Is What Happens When You Mix Star Wars With Alcohol

This Is What Happens When You Mix Star Wars With Alcohol

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Detail Of The “Green Man” 1200’s Ad. Early Gothic. Bamberg Cathedral. Germany

Detail Of The “Green Man” 1200’s Ad. Early Gothic. Bamberg Cathedral. Germany

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland has many Green Men, it's probably the most pagan church in the world. Was built by the Templars to (allegedly) hide loads of their plunder.

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Water Current Directing Drain In A Steep Slope In Taiwan. Almost Like Intentional Street Sculpture

Water Current Directing Drain In A Steep Slope In Taiwan. Almost Like Intentional Street Sculpture

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#17

There Are 950 Species Of Sea Urchins That Inhabit A Wide Range Of Depth Zones In All Climates Across The Worlds Oceans

There Are 950 Species Of Sea Urchins That Inhabit A Wide Range Of Depth Zones In All Climates Across The Worlds Oceans

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#18

Fidele The Most Famous Dog In Bruges. Fidele Was A Famous Dog And Tourist Attraction In Bruges, Belgium

Fidele The Most Famous Dog In Bruges. Fidele Was A Famous Dog And Tourist Attraction In Bruges, Belgium

The yellow Labrador Retriever lived at the Cote Canal bed and breakfast with his owner Caroline Van Langeraet. He could usually could be seen lounging half-asleep on a windowsill facing the Groenerei canal.

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#19

Giant Cactus In Oaxaca Mexico

Giant Cactus In Oaxaca Mexico

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Super Cool Design. Famed Motorcycle Builder Dirk Oehlerking Of Kingston Custom Crafted This Bike Called Good Ghost

Super Cool Design. Famed Motorcycle Builder Dirk Oehlerking Of Kingston Custom Crafted This Bike Called Good Ghost

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#21

Worlds Largest Diameter Tree In The World. El Arbol Del Tule

Worlds Largest Diameter Tree In The World. El Arbol Del Tule

(Spanish for The Tree of Tule) located on the church grounds in the town of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It was originally believed to be several trees but DNA tests have proven it’s one tree. The age of the tree is unknown but is believed to be 1200 to 3000 years old.

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#22

No. Not Demons Being Cast Into An Inferno. What These Photos Show Are Masses Of Different Lava Flows That Have Dripped Into A Lava Skylight

No. Not Demons Being Cast Into An Inferno. What These Photos Show Are Masses Of Different Lava Flows That Have Dripped Into A Lava Skylight

They have formed a crust around the skylight likely due to a loss of heat around the area. What’s a Lava skylight? Molten lava can flow through underground channels called lava tubes. These tubes become visible when part of the roof collapse, causing a lava skylight.

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#23

Dinosaur Being Delivered To The Museum Of Science. Boston Massachusetts 1984

Dinosaur Being Delivered To The Museum Of Science. Boston Massachusetts 1984

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine just being on your way to work and all of the sudden a dinosaur flies over you

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#25

Traveling In Style. Machine Age Automotive Looking Strollers

Traveling In Style. Machine Age Automotive Looking Strollers

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Like A Herd Of Cattle Or A Flock Of Geese Or A Pack Of Wolves, A Swarm Of Ladybugs Are Referred To As A “Loveliness”

Like A Herd Of Cattle Or A Flock Of Geese Or A Pack Of Wolves, A Swarm Of Ladybugs Are Referred To As A “Loveliness”

In the Middle Ages after farmers found out that ladybugs helped wipe out swarms of aphids that were destroying their crops, they thanked the Virgin Mary and referred to them as the “beetle of our lady”. This was eventually shortened to “lady beetle” then to “ladybug” which stuck. In the UK they are referred to as “ladybirds”.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In French they're "bête a Bon Dieu" ( Good Lord's beast) as well as their more mundane name of "coccinelle". But as à swarm they ARE somewhat scary. Doesn't happen often, though.

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#27

All Of Use Who Grew Up Using Pink Pearl Erasers In School Remember Drawing, Mutilating, Stabbing, Pulling On, Breaking Throwing And Shredding These Erasers In Class. A Great Stress Reliever. Great For Everything Except Erasing. And The Smell…

All Of Use Who Grew Up Using Pink Pearl Erasers In School Remember Drawing, Mutilating, Stabbing, Pulling On, Breaking Throwing And Shredding These Erasers In Class. A Great Stress Reliever. Great For Everything Except Erasing. And The Smell…

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember drawing little tanks on them and pretending to play video games with my friends during class

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Trees Struck By Lightning. The Temperature Of A Lightning Strike Is 5 Times Hotter Than The Sun, Causing An Internal Pressure That Can Cause The Tree To Explode From Within

Trees Struck By Lightning. The Temperature Of A Lightning Strike Is 5 Times Hotter Than The Sun, Causing An Internal Pressure That Can Cause The Tree To Explode From Within

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This Streamlined Dymaxion Car Was Designed By The American Inventor Buckminster Fuller During The Great Depression And Was Featured Prominently At The Chicago Worlds Fair In 1933-1934

This Streamlined Dymaxion Car Was Designed By The American Inventor Buckminster Fuller During The Great Depression And Was Featured Prominently At The Chicago Worlds Fair In 1933-1934

Fuller built three experimental prototypes with naval architect Starling Burgess using donated money as well as an inheritance. Not as an automobile per say but as a vehicle that one day might be designed to fly, land and drive.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Little known fact: The Dymaxion was heavily inspired by the ALFA "Aerodinamica", a special chassis built by coachmaker Castagna on the chassis of a Alfa 40-60 HP (a racing model) in 1914 for the Count Marco Ricotti of Milan. The shape -the very first instance of the "Droplet" aerodynamic concept in cars- was inspired by dirigibles, and it was built by hand by skilled metalworkers. At tests, it reached 139 km/h, 10 km/h more than the standard model in racing setup. The car is at the Alfa Romeo museum. https://www.museoalfaromeo.com/en-us/collezione/Pages/A-L-F-A--4060-HP-Aerodinamica.aspx

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Tortoise Shaped Bar In The Desert. Bayanzag, Mongolia

Tortoise Shaped Bar In The Desert. Bayanzag, Mongolia

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once stayed in a hotel shaped like a crocodile! It's eyes light up at night!

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Circa 1950’s Bumper Cars At The Height Of Their Style

Circa 1950’s Bumper Cars At The Height Of Their Style

With massive over-pronounced chromed out grills. Note only the top right one has a padded steering wheel protector. So if you got slammed straight on your whacked your noggin pretty against the steering wheel.

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Dunmore Pineapple House. Built In 1761 In Sterlingshire Scotland By The Earl John Murray For His Wife Charolettte

Dunmore Pineapple House. Built In 1761 In Sterlingshire Scotland By The Earl John Murray For His Wife Charolettte

Attributed to the architect Sir William Chambers. It is considered one of the most bizarre buildings in the country. Pineapples were first brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus from the Caribbean island of Guadalupe in 1493. Pineapples became a rare delicacy in Europe with associations of power, wealth and hospitality. The pineapple structure is 46 ft high and constitutes a stunning example of the stonemason’s craft, being a remarkable depiction of the fruit. The pineapple became a universal symbol of welcome and hospitality.

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Pierre Passebon Paris Apartment. Jacques Grange Design

Pierre Passebon Paris Apartment. Jacques Grange Design

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Delivery For Bugs Bunny

Delivery For Bugs Bunny

Before the 16th-17th century almost all cultivated carrots were purple with mutated versions in yellow and white. Orange carrots are believed to have been cultivated by Dutch growers who took mutant strains of the purple carrot and developed them into the modern day orange variety. The Dutch are also credited with selling the seeds to the British who then brought them to early America. Orange carrots get their bright orange color from beta-carotene. The origins of the cultivated carrot is rooted in the purple carrot in the region around modern day Afghanistan.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very impressed with the skill in loading this truck - work of art. Two thumbs up to the farmer.

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19 Year Old German Actress Brigette Helm On The Set Of Metropolis In 1927

19 Year Old German Actress Brigette Helm On The Set Of Metropolis In 1927

The costume was made of what was referred to as a new form of malleable “plastic wood”. The costume was extremely uncomfortable and sitting in it was difficult. At the time it was the most expensive movie ever made which at the time was aprox $1.2 million dollars. Brigette complained about the many retakes Fritz Lang was known to request saying “no one will even know it me in the costume”. To which he replied. “I’ll know”

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Slope Point Is The Southern Most Point Of New Zealand’s South Island

Slope Point Is The Southern Most Point Of New Zealand’s South Island

The wind is so intense and relentless that the trees are bent, warped and twisted forever along the direction the wind blows. That is because the region is constantly being hit with fierce cold winds that blow up from Antarctica. Slope Point is predominantly used for sheep farming. Aside from a few sheep, no humans or other animals live on that part of the island. In photos 2 and 3 you can see abandoned shacks that built under the protection of the windswept trees. But even those could not stand up to the wind.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the farmers have to turn the sheep around every so often so their fleeces don't grow like this ;-)

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When Your Donkey Has Dreams Of Being A Pegasus

When Your Donkey Has Dreams Of Being A Pegasus

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The Organic Twig And Sapling Sculptures Of Patrick Dougherty

The Organic Twig And Sapling Sculptures Of Patrick Dougherty

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Picture Of One Of The Most Beautiful Manhole Covers I’ve Ever Seen. It’s Great That Whatever City Commissioned These Gave The Designer Such Artistic Freedom

Picture Of One Of The Most Beautiful Manhole Covers I’ve Ever Seen. It’s Great That Whatever City Commissioned These Gave The Designer Such Artistic Freedom

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was very young our city painted all the fire hydrants to resemble different historical figures from the American Revolution in honor of the Bicentennial. I think our street got Betsy Ross. The world needs more whimsy nowadays.

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Researchers Believe This To Be One Of The Oldest Prosthetic Devices

Researchers Believe This To Be One Of The Oldest Prosthetic Devices

A 3000 year old wooden toe prosthetic discovered on an Egyptian mummy. The wooden toe was refitted several times. Based on the meticulous construction of this ancient prosthetic. It was determined that the wearer, a priest’s daughter wanted the toe to look natural and be as comfortable as possible.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been hard to walk with, though. Your toes bend when you walk normally. It looks like it's made of wood. She would have had to kind of "clomp" around with it, seems like.

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Donetsk, Ukraine By Viktor Macha. Love The Way The Piping Looks So Figural. As If It’s Embracing The Structure

Donetsk, Ukraine By Viktor Macha. Love The Way The Piping Looks So Figural. As If It’s Embracing The Structure

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Grasshoppers Dream Cafe. Jeongseon South Korea

Grasshoppers Dream Cafe. Jeongseon South Korea

Constructed of two converted train cars, the upper level serves pasta while the lower level houses a coffee shop.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if its like howle's moving castle, will it hop away with people inside?

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#47

Italian Lifestyle In The Post War Years. A Vespa Acma 51 With Steib Sidecar

Italian Lifestyle In The Post War Years. A Vespa Acma 51 With Steib Sidecar

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Open Wide. Production Designer Joe Alves Making Repairs To The Mechanical Shark In “Jaws”

Open Wide. Production Designer Joe Alves Making Repairs To The Mechanical Shark In “Jaws”

Affectionately named Bruce on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974. Interestingly the shark in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” name is Bruce. Another fun fact someone just added in the comments. Seems Spielberg named the shark after his lawyer Bruce. Hence the joke: Why don’t sharks eat lawyers: Professional courtesy.

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I’m Stuck On You Babe! Love Is In The Air. Or Is It In The Trees?

I’m Stuck On You Babe! Love Is In The Air. Or Is It In The Trees?

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Sue Denham
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Spooky! i just finished reading a book that mentioned a tree that had grown around a bike.

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Strangely Colorful And Beautiful Molds Grown In Petri Dishes Using An Agar Base And Adding Pigments

Strangely Colorful And Beautiful Molds Grown In Petri Dishes Using An Agar Base And Adding Pigments

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