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
Community Member
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!

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful !

Kathy Beard
Community Member
3 months ago

No, I have heterochromia in both eyes (my eyes have a gold ring, color #1 and a blue/gray iris- color #2) My vision is actually pretty good- no glasses needed.

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A.J Milne
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't that affect eye sight?

Call Me Mars
Community Member
3 months ago

No. It is just different colored eyes. I have green-brown heterochromia in both my eyes. But people can see just fine.

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Erin S
Community Member
3 months ago

I have it in my left eye! 10710275_1...7cb0fe.jpg 10710275_10154602485930262_5684227736609919845_o-1-6054c0e7cb0fe.jpg

Christy Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

That's insane looking. It stands out even more because your other eye is blue.

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Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
3 months ago

dud3 that is super frickin pretty. you rock those eyes girl. dont let anyone tell you different

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s a weird almost insulting thing to say. “Don’t let anyone tell you different,” is a lot like “You’re great, I don’t care what anyone says about you!” Dafuq. Nobody would tell her that her eyes look bad.

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
3 months ago

WOW! How gorgeous! It’s like she has the sky and the earth in her eyes

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
3 months ago

That's beautiful

*hippie*witchy*bitch*
Community Member
3 months ago

damn girl, you won the eye color lottery!

denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so freaking cool!

Haley Brock
Community Member
3 months ago

wow... imagine seeing that IRL

Eugenia
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!!

Gold roses
Community Member
3 months ago

My mom has partial heterochromia in one eye

Marky Mark
Community Member
3 months ago

pretty eyes

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg so prettyyyyy

Sue Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

They're amazing and gorgeous and a bit on the metaphysical side.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

The color of your irises does not cause pain and does not affect your vision.

Jaenette S
Community Member
3 months ago

Some of you might be a chimera. This happens when you absorb your twin tans become one person. You might carry two sets of DNA rather than one.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful eyes

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm curious what one puts down for eye color (for drivers license, etc).

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

Cool!!! That requires a double take!!!

A Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Your eyes are pretty.

Alie Cummings
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

nala simba
Community Member
3 months ago

So pretty.

Autumn
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay, that's goegeous

Jerry Phillips
Community Member
3 months ago

Very interesting and pretty.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful.

LMS
Community Member
3 months ago

Very unique and lovely!

suzanne werbiski
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Wow! gorgeous and unusual !

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
3 months ago

fabulous and interesting!

Brenda Savage
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 months ago

Very interesting effect!

Joel Emmett
Community Member
3 months ago

"A Very Groovy Mutation"

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful eyes, Bet lots of people stare. not to be rude but fascinated by them.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
3 months ago

I think they are gorgeous.

Luuta
Community Member
3 months ago

That's stunning. I'd have that condition any day. Unless it's unhealthy.

David Gripon
Community Member
3 months ago

That's so cool!!

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

Unique - beautiful

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!

Linda Robinett
Community Member
3 months ago

I have an acquaintance who is Finnish by heritage and she has those.

Elizabeth Gatti
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!!

Yolande Labbé
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful unique eye!

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow - how pretty!!

June Galloway
Community Member
3 months ago

very cool

Sheiyne Watkins
Community Member
3 months ago

still gorgeous

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Those are amazing and beautiful eyes.

Jessica Shookhoff
Community Member
3 months ago

So beautiful! Golden brown and icy blue-green!

Eve Hill
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
Community Member
3 months ago

Way cool!!!!!

Melanie Fitzpatrick
Community Member
3 months ago

lovely

Anne Sellwood
Community Member
3 months ago

How very beautiful xx

Marsha Peters
Community Member
3 months ago

All is Balanced .

23AClark
Community Member
3 months ago

You have the most beautiful eyes.

John Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow...!!!

ispeak catanese
Community Member
3 months ago

That seems like an unusual shade of blue. Very pretty eyes.

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!

Alfredo Bonky
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful eyes by the way

Kathy Long
Community Member
3 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!!

Jaana Kaurisalo
Community Member
3 months ago

I have this too. Personally hate it, but other people seem to like it. Doesn't affect my eye sight.

Emy Loves
Community Member
3 months ago

Those are stunning!

McSydney
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

Celeste Grant
Community Member
3 months ago

My grandmother and I both have this. I can confirm it causes no sight issues. The only tiny issue is that I never know how to describe my eye colour when asked.

Gabriel Gomez
Community Member
3 months ago

you go, girl! show off that beauty to the world!

Enamelcamel
Community Member
3 months ago

And the mutation is similar ... but flipped..., from one eye to the other. That's awesome!

Elijah Marpel-Zarate
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so cool and pretty!!! I wish i had Heterochromia.

Among Us
Community Member
3 months ago

It sometimes affects eyesight.

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Xenon
Community Member
3 months ago

I have the same but in only one eye.

Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

They are fab!

Vanessa Nunez
Community Member
3 months ago

That is amazing

Tor Tor
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm confused.. is that even a thing?

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

yea its a thing and pretty cool, at that...

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Ayanna Carranza
Community Member
3 months ago

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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