With the number of crazy-freaky-ridiculous images circulating the web, it makes sense not to believe everything we see. Except for these set of photos, that is. This listicle of jaw-dropping, eye-enlarging pics will make you wanna shout, ‘FAKE’, but they, in fact, are 100% real.
#17. Glitch in the matrix
This isn’t a car rendered from vector graphics. It’s actually a wire-frame sculpture by artist Benedict Radcliffe.
It once actually received a ticket for being illegally parked!
#16. The sixth season of Lost reveals that this island is actually an ocean
This is an untouched photo from Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the largest salt flat in the world. It frequently floods with a very shallow layer of water. This is a super popular tourist site, that led to the construction of a salt hotel.
#15. Sand art by God himself!
This wave rock formation in Arizona was formed out of ancient sand dunes.
Check out the crazy depth! Now this is one perception-destroying natural wonder.
#14. “This store goes to 11…”
This marketing visionary-slash-mastermind looked at the ugly security fence on the storefront and decided it resembled a guitar amp. And that’s the story of how this otherwise nondescript Guitar Store in Southampton became one of the most talked about stores in the world.
#13. Is it a human, is it a woman, is it a…Barbie?
Meet Cathie Jung, who has an entire website based around her tiny midsection. After wearing increasingly smaller corsets, she now has a waist that measures just 15 inches!
#12. Never understood Geometry!
Look closely at this image and follow the surfaces from one angle to the next. Yup, that’s right, it’s utterly impossible with its MC Escher design that seems to break all the laws of the universe.
This sculpture is located in Perth, Australia – and when it’s viewed from another angle, you can see the complex way it manipulates perspective to get the desired effect!
#11. The giant rubber ducky!
Artist Florentijn Hofman created an actual 100-foot long rubber ducky and dumped it into a harbor full of boats. Why?
According to the artist, “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”
#10. The one with the giant afro
This truck sporting a giant afro is actually a genuine picture from Somalia. No government means no traffic laws! Which is how this truck got to cart a load of corn husks, no questions asked.
#9. Mensa headquarters has an entrance exam
This building in Ukraine features a gigantic, 100-foot tall crossword puzzle on the side.
Every night, the answers are projected onto the sides of the building with lights. This was done in an attempt to get more visitors to come to Ukraine!
#8. It’s raining udders!
Mammatus clouds are called so, because of their uncanny resemblance to cow udders. And the meteorologists are still trying to crack the reason behind how they’re formed.
#7. The world’s largest dong
The Cerne Abbas giant, popularly known as the world’s largest penis has been around for eons. It’s formed out of a trench that uncovers chalk under the soil. Here’s a close-up.
Fornication at this very site is rumored to prevent infertility.
#6. The ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey
This is one of the first every pictures to be taken with an endoscope and is of a living fetus inside the uterus.
#5. ENT nursery
These tree-like men are made by using a technique called tree-shaping. The trees are bound and grafted as they grow. And here’s the guy behind the sculptures.
This is a cheerleader from the University of South Carolina, home of the gamecocks. The lady leads the crowd in the official school cheer of ‘GAME!-COCKS’ with each word printed on either side of the card.
#3. This looks like some kind of giant spider web…OMG! #NOPE
This is the work of a massive spider web created by millions of spiders working in ways that humans thought never possible. How’s that for teamwork?
2. Remember that scene in Independence Day…?
What looks like a cotton candy apocalypse is actually a real photo from Iraq, taken during a sandstorm in 2005. The photographer said it took about 3 minutes to engulf him completely, from the second he spotted it on the horizon.
#1. Pot of gold
This photograph did its rounds on the internet with the photographer claiming that he had found the exact spot the rainbow ‘landed’ on the highway.
Not to rain on his parade but since the rainbow exists only from the driver’s point of view, it gives off the illusion that it landed perfectly on the highway whereas you can actually see the arc continue down the payment.