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

MacFrog
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3 months ago

Winter has come...

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Natalia Maciel
Community Member
3 months ago

Elsa or Jack Frost tried to rob your car!

Ara Noguera
Community Member
3 months ago

Into the unknown Into the unknown Into the UNKNAAAAAAAHHHH UUUUUUHHHHH

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

The frost made those lovely swirly designs?!

Christy Smith
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3 months ago

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I thought those designs were already on the handle, it would be way too far fetched to claim it designed itself from the frost.

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Chancey
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3 months ago

It's called fern frost and the Ice crystals form the patterns that look like ferns.

Lucas Crouch
Community Member
3 months ago

get it painted like that, just show the painters the picture

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Nature just likes to show off sometimes X3

Nerida D. Ortega
Community Member
3 months ago

mother nature is beautifully represented on the handle of this car

Terje Nygård
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey!.. a new business idea just appeared :)

Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!

kjorn
Community Member
3 months ago

one door handle to rules them all... and in the darkness bind them!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL! Would love to see Gollum try to haul this around..."Triskee Hobbitsez!"

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Laila Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

so beautiful...

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
3 months ago

Mother Nature's amazing grace

June Galloway
Community Member
3 months ago

NO WAY ! did the frost do this ?

columbokateUK
Community Member
3 months ago

So beautiful 😍

glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

That is so pretty.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

that's gorgeous

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 months ago

How beatiful.

SF Angel
Community Member
3 months ago

Glorious!

patricia matthews
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

Máyumi Kakizaki
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe that was the imprint of a person’s glove - and it made an imprint on the handle, before the frost...

Meike H
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks a bit like paisley

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks so pretty

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

God says , "Good morning", and you noticed.

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
2 months ago

No way

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

That was a very frosty morning!!

A Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

How?

Windbound
Community Member
2 months ago

*let it go music intesifies*

Autumn
Community Member
2 months ago

Jack Frost was here

Sandy Feuerbacher
Community Member
2 months ago

Already etched on the handle - nothing to see here!!

Janet Chaney
Community Member
3 months ago

God's handiwork is shown

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 months ago

Delicate door!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
3 months ago

Some tattooist and street painters could learn from nature

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
3 months ago

thats beautiful! Did Elsa visit?

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
3 months ago

Jack Frost Art

Darlene Turner
Community Member
3 months ago

I love frost art.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh wow. I would be sad when it melted.

Jaqueline Gillespie
Community Member
3 months ago

Cool

Luuta
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd take a photo and have an engraver reproduce it permanently.

Doris Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

Znaya
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect picture, no duplicates

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like the filigree in Edwardian jewelry. Cool...

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

wow

Sue Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

We don't give nature the credit it deserves. It truly is amazing.

Kat Hoth
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! I wonder if frost like this inspired the creation of lace.

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
3 months ago

wow how beautiful !

Diana Oram
Community Member
3 months ago

lovely the beauty beneath

Yolande Labbé
Community Member
3 months ago

Very Nice Thank You! For sharing

Андрей Кубанцев
Community Member
3 months ago

Very Russian thing if you ask me

Eunice Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

very pretty

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 months ago

Shiny

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah, a nice old Victorian truck handle. They don’t make ‘em like they used to.

James
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone posted “fractals!” here but it’s gone now. Are they not fractals? Amazing crystal pattern regardless!

Lois Arrowood
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful.

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh My Word- it looks like it has been engraved!

Batgirl Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like a mini tapestry of the song let it go.

MAKtheknife
Community Member
3 months ago

nature's Filigree

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks goodness they noticed it before opening the door and got this great photo!

23AClark
Community Member
3 months ago

Its beautiful!

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like lace

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

WOW!!""!

soni w
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like particles smashing together in the LHC. Big bang theory.(not the show!)

s. vitkovitsky
Community Member
3 months ago

Sometimes, these types of frost lines appear over cobwebs on a window. You don't know the webs are there until winter glazes them!

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
3 months ago

...Elsa? That you?

Tor Tor
Community Member
3 months ago

well thats one way to make art on truck door handles.

Little Ms. Quirky
Community Member
3 months ago

Did Elsa do that?

mph seti
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like an engraving! Cool!

Brandy Grote
Community Member
3 months ago

Jack Frost came by!

Kayla Albert
Community Member
3 months ago

How do you even notice that? Lol

zMajci
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing

Vanessa Nunez
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, that is amazing.

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my moons. That's beautiful.

Haley Brock
Community Member
3 months ago

elsa/jack frost stole your truck in the middle of the night...

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful

Manuel Delgado
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful.

Danielle Wigger
Community Member
3 months ago

wow!

Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought it was engraving

Amanita muscaria
Community Member
3 months ago

Let it go... Let it go..

Lydia Coy
Community Member
3 months ago

LET IT GOOOO

Chris Miller
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3 months ago

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This looks PS'd

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3 months ago

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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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