OK, I know "mildly interesting" doesn't sound as exciting as "nature is f**king lit" or "nature is metal" but this subreddit also features lit and metal pictures of Mother Earth.

Since its creation in 2012, r/MildlyInteresting has become one of the biggest communities on Reddit. It has over 18.7 million members, with thousands browsing the sub at any given moment.

As Bored Panda showed in our previous article, nature is one of the most popular themes in this colorful corner of the Internet—whether it's a random fact or a unique photo, the surprises keep on coming. Continue scrolling and check out the most recent ones.

#1

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

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Kira Okah
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3 months ago

Pretty and amazing.

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Spending some time in nature is really beneficial even if you come back without a cool photo to upload on r/MildlyInteresting. The fresh air, the sun on our skin; sometimes a short walk outside is all we need to feel refreshed and revived. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The University of Michigan, for example, conducted a study that revealed students who regularly went for a nature walk actually had a better time retaining information.

#2

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

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Jimi Laoshi
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3 months ago

I can hear the GoT intro music just by looking at it

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#3

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

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BrokenFlame
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3 months ago

Those birds are obviously paid actors!

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In a world where we are surrounded by screens, taking the time to unplug and go outside can do wonders for reducing stress as well. Nature has a calming effect on our brains, even if we are going outside for just five minutes each day. Plus, outdoor exercise, like going for a walk, hiking, and so forth, gets the blood flowing and heart pumping, another way to lower stress levels.

#4

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

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alwaysMispelled
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3 months ago

Fractals!!!!!! :-D

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#5

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

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Korrie Broos
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3 months ago

It is a woodpecker, the feet of a woodpecker is not made to sit or walk on, but to hold the bird in a vertical position against a tree trunk, So when on a flat surface it is very uncomfortable for the bird.

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Studies also show that getting between 15 to 20 minutes a day of sunshine will allow your body to produce vitamin D, which helps strengthen bones and reduce the risk of cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

Furthermore, research has shown that going outdoors can help boost the immune system.

#6

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

They look like glass marbles!

ERIN W.
Community Member
3 months ago

YES!And they looked like cracked glass too!

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Scarlett Fox
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3 months ago

They're called "persistent pupillary membranes". They're leftover from when mammals have a blood source directly feeding the lens while still a fetus. Usually it doesn't interfere with vision. Humans can get them too!

Simon Kwan
Community Member
3 months ago

Today I learned about persistent pupillary membranes... thanks!

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LesAnimaux
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3 months ago

Woooooow that looks like broken glass. Very unique! Glad it doesn't bother her.

Commander Rex
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like shattered glass, 10/10 on the cool scale

DogMom
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww she’s beautiful

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Star sapphires for eyes.

WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous little poppet.

MadamButterfly
Community Member
3 months ago

She's unique! She's beautiful!

Samtheperson
Community Member
3 months ago

Ngl looks like when someone shoots glass in movies

Vivian C
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful eyes!

Mingi Football
Community Member
3 months ago

Her eyes are beautiful!

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
3 months ago

So cool

Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
3 months ago

they look like they're glass, and they got cracked! adorable!

tinker bell
Community Member
3 months ago

so cute and floofy

Felicity Lemon
Community Member
2 months ago

Not weird, more like stunningly beautiful.

Amber Duhs
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like what happens when you take a marble and heat it up and then cool it down, gorgeous.

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
2 months ago

I personally think there gorgeous !!!

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
2 months ago

Stars in her eyes

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like my cracked phone case

Catherine Brady
Community Member
2 months ago

Unique beauty!

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
3 months ago

Like BROKEN glass marbles.,

Susie Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful Cat 🐈

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful 🧡

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

Fascinating

Mae Mosse
Community Member
2 months ago

Mystical planets as eyes

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

They look like camera apertures...

dev mehta
Community Member
2 months ago

She looks shattered

Morgan
Community Member
2 months ago

She had a runny nose

nala simba
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful eyes. Like marbles,.

starhunter64
Community Member
2 months ago

beautiful

Sandy Feuerbacher
Community Member
2 months ago

FREAKY, but I love it!!

DebJay
Community Member
2 months ago

That is so cool, her eyes look like fractured glass!

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

How do you know her sight is good? Did she tell you what's on line 4 or even 3? LOL

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like broken glass. Lovely cat.

Colleen Garland
Community Member
2 months ago

It's gorgeous.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
2 months ago

Delightful!

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
2 months ago

They look liked cracked glass.

Anita
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m in love! 😻.

Lian Adriana So
Community Member
2 months ago

Her eyes look like broken glass, and the rest is a copper brown

Zbenguet
Community Member
2 months ago

oh little booger... so cute baby cat

Rashid Patch
Community Member
2 months ago

Cat obviously must be named "Star-eyed Stella"

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!!

Doris Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!

Znaya
Community Member
2 months ago

Just her normal, weird for anyone else, she is still cute 😀

June Dominguez
Community Member
2 months ago

They actually look fractural, how cool!

Kat Hoth
Community Member
2 months ago

Incredible! They look like splintered glass.

Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
2 months ago

OwO

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
2 months ago

Is her name Crackle?

Yolande Labbé
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a look to make a spooky movie. Unique and beautiful at the same time

Natalia Shoemark
Community Member
2 months ago

Game of thrones! Night kings cat!

June Galloway
Community Member
2 months ago

Look into my eyes, you're getting sleepy, very sleepy...

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 months ago

Fantastic

Tim Skeens
Community Member
2 months ago

Stare into the universe

Jessica Shookhoff
Community Member
2 months ago

Coolest goth cat ever!

PandaCoco
Community Member
2 months ago

I think this cat is a pet from the uchiha clan~

MAKtheknife
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear. Her eyes look shattered.

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!😍

23AClark
Community Member
3 months ago

She has gorgeous eyes.

Alyssa Fiedler
Community Member
3 months ago

They are beautiful, not weird, how could you say that?!?!?!?!? JK

Julia B
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful girl!!

Christy Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

That's both creepy & cool AF

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
3 months ago

Awwww did you give her a perfect anime name to go with it? Perhaps Akari? Perhaps Mae? ;)

DanieLegz
Community Member
3 months ago

Use tempered glass next time

Joseph Karthic
Community Member
3 months ago

Nelly - Just a Dream!!

Suzy the observer
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!

I H
Community Member
3 months ago

What a beauty!

Louise Melliza
Community Member
3 months ago

Reminds me of Coraline!

Keri O'Donnell
Community Member
3 months ago

omg

laugh_till_u_pee
Community Member
3 months ago

looks like broken glass <3 so cooll

Thatonedancer
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok does this remind anyone else of the mirror realm in Dr. Strange?!

Elijah Marpel-Zarate
Community Member
3 months ago

cool

Corey Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Cool!!

Leona
Community Member
3 months ago

Just wow!

Queen Mab
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Beautiful

Vanessa Nunez
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like broken glass, that is beautiful.

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
3 months ago

it looks like broken glass or a spiders web

alf
Community Member
3 months ago

look like brokin glass

meowoui
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, glad no problem with kitty's eye sight

Thomas Sweda
Community Member
3 months ago

How do you know, did she tell you?

...
Community Member
3 months ago

:) vets can test eyesight from animals. It's a bit different from the human test where you're supposed to read the letters from the board though.

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Sam Mix
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks like a cat who has been electrocuted. That's what happens to their eyes.

Shawna Rachelle
Community Member
2 months ago

eyes look shattered, happy she can still see just fine. Too bad for the booger bubble tho LOL

TimesNewLogan
Community Member
2 months ago

Wipe her nose!

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
2 months ago

Aww-You know she can't see well despite having "perfect sight"- it would be like looking through a cracked window !

Dan Buczynski
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a time-traveling robot cat. Don't trust it.

Kakofonyx
Community Member
3 months ago

Diz cat haz zeen thingz.....

BG
Community Member
3 months ago

AFAIK

kexoy
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3 months ago

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#7

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Maybe the little owl did something wrong and the fairies turned him into a mushroom!

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Some of the health benefits of nature are due to people getting more active when they are outside.

But research shows that even sitting still in nature (as with Japanese “forest bathing”) can improve health.

Patricia H Hasbach, PhD, a licensed psychotherapist and ecotherapist in Eugene, Oregon, said nature also provides a break from hours of mentally tiring “directed attention” — time spent focused on our work, our computer screen, driving.

#8

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

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ShyFox Studios
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3 months ago

Pretty...

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#9

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

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Lily Lu
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3 months ago

Looks like the underside of another cat!

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“When people interrupt directed attention with even just brief times outdoors, they tend to allow for more involuntary attention,” Hasbach explained. “This becomes quite restorative for when people have to go back to directed attention.”

These benefits, however, only show up if you put down your smartphone and give nature your full attention, whether it’s a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon or a tree near your apartment.

#10

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

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AnimalsRuleHumansDrool
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3 months ago

Very cool looking cat

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#11

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

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ShyFox Studios
Community Member
3 months ago

This...is beautiful.

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#12

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

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Vic
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3 months ago

What a stunning bird! It's beautiful!!

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#13

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

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A.J Milne
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3 months ago

Sell it on eBay, you will become rich

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#14

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

I want it!

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#15

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Rose-phoenix!

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#16

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

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Vic
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3 months ago

He is from the olden days..

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#17

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

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Llewella
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3 months ago

And people still wonder why I love fall so much, look at all the colors.

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#18

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Well that's a trip

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#19

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

Hello, forest!

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#20

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

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Terje Nygård
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3 months ago

Beautiful !

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#21

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

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Kinga Złotkowska
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3 months ago

Showing its baby to the World.

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#22

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

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Commander Rex
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3 months ago

Check mate! *shatter*

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#23

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Woodland, Califorestia

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#24

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

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SongoftheStars
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3 months ago

That's just the spider trying to add a little winter festivity to his home.

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#25

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

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Vic
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! Beautiful kitty..

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#26

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

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Marianne
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3 months ago

What a cutie!

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#27

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

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Daphne
Community Member
3 months ago

Lovely green picture

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#28

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

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depressePANcake
Community Member
3 months ago

I see it!

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#29

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

You are the chosen one :-)

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#30

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

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Natalia
Community Member
3 months ago

Great picture!

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#31

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

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AeroHail
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3 months ago

Wow! Such a stylish looking butterfly!

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#32

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

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Debi Blackshaw
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3 months ago

gorgeous

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#33

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

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Vic
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a fossilized foot!

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#34

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

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Vic
Community Member
3 months ago

First it struck a pose .. then it stuck me.. aarrghh help..

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#35

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Looks like a senior citizen jack-o-lantern

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#36

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

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DogMom
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3 months ago

There’s a lesson in there for all of us

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#37

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

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Kira Okah
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor snake

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#38

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
3 months ago

It is!

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#39

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

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Linus Nilsson
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3 months ago

The red knot is shining. Blood has been spillt this night

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#40

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

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Emma_Aitana yay
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3 months ago

Sharp

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#41

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

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I'm a gay trans bitch
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3 months ago

AWWWWW

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#42

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

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Judy Steelman
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3 months ago

Hard to imagine a stream.

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#43

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

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Young Minami Kotaro
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3 months ago (edited)

Oh 😲

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#44

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

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Vic
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3 months ago

A T-Mex! Again?

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#45

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

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varwenea
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3 months ago

The tree must have thought it was a jawbreaker and consumed it as a snack. 😆

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#46

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

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Stitches
Community Member
3 months ago

luck level times 1000

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#47

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

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Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
3 months ago

poor thing. i bet she was cold and hungry the whole night.

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#48

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

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Natalia
Community Member
3 months ago

All fruitful trees produce twins and triplet fruits. That's why farmers select and leave on the tree only the good fruits and drop the others in an early stage, so they can have a good harvest.

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#49

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

nope nope nope

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#50

Forgot Spaghetti With Mushrooms In The Microwave For A Week. Now It's A Floofly Ball Of Mold

Forgot Spaghetti With Mushrooms In The Microwave For A Week. Now It's A Floofly Ball Of Mold

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LesAnimaux
Community Member
3 months ago

You're gonna have to catch it and name it first before you can throw it away!

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