The world is full of weird creatures, objects, and people. Sometimes, people capture those weird things on camera. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a bunch of trippy pictures so you can have your mind blown over and over again in quick succession.
Keep reading to see some trees who are very serious about personal space, a fish who should be the Incredibles’ next pet, and a fruit that puts all other fruit to shame.
This Was Drawn With Colored Pencils
I mean, this effect could have been achieved way easier with some green paint, but that’s neither here nor there.
It’s way more impressive to make a thing look like another thing than to make a thing out of the thing that it’s supposed to look like. Remember that, boys.
Those Are Clouds, Not An Incoming Tsunami
If I saw this in real life, I’d think a giant wave was coming to end it all, and I’d be terrified.
I think if there really was a wave that big approaching you, it might be time to consider moving to another planet.
That’s Not A Filter, That’s Makeup
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. That is a real woman wearing some wavy makeup. No editing here. If you’re looking for editing, keep walking.
I would say try this out at home, but I don’t want to mess with your brains too much. Imagine looking into the mirror and seeing this.
Transparent Blue Tang
When faced with danger, Regal blue tangs can make themselves semi-transparent so they can escape predators. It’s like a built-in invisibility cloak.
Dory from Finding Nemo is a blue tang, but she never gets see-through. Maybe she forgot how to use this particular talent.
This Is A 2D Sketch
This incredibly cool piece of art was created using a pen, some paper, and photoshop.
Does it feel like you’re staring into the physical embodiment of emptiness? Can you feel that emptiness in your soul? No? Just me? Okay then.
Stranger Than Fiction
This looks like something straight out of Stranger Things. It looks like a portal just opened up to another dimension.
I know it’s just lightning, but I can’t help but think that somebody just tore a hole through the space-time continuum. It’s tripping me out.
A Drop Of Milk Hitting Coffee
This looks like the birth of a new species of jellyfish. I think we should call it Medusozoa Cafemocha. Medusozoa is the scientific Latin name for jellyfish, by the way, in case you didn’t know.
I didn’t know until I looked it up.
Great A’Tuin is a turtle from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. It has World Elephants and a disc-shaped world on top of its shell.
I think this turtle might be Great A’Tuin. We just can’t see the elephants from this angle. Either that or this is just a turtle with some moss on its shell.
Pluto In 8K Resolution
Pluto is the most distant “planet” in our solar system. I’m putting “planet” in quotes because back in my day, I learned that Pluto was, in fact, a planet.
It has since been demoted to dwarf planet. I don’t think that’s a very nice thing to do to Pluto, but that’s life, I guess.
Bosco Verticale in Italy
The Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest in English, is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan. The tallest one is 364 ft tall, and together they contain more than 900 trees.
The people who maintain the trees are actually climbing experts who drop from the roof with ropes.
The hala fruit is made up of 38–200 wedge-like sections, often referred to as keys or carpels. The carpels have an outer fibrous husk, so really you can only eat the orange part. The orange part can be pretty fibrous, though. Some Polynesians even used it as dental floss.
It tastes kind of like a mango, but it’s way chewier and stringier.
Processed Image Of An Actual Virus Via Electron Microscope
This is a bacteriophage, a kind of virus that infects bacteria. Bacteriophages inject their DNA into the bacteria, and eventually, the bacterial cell will explode with all the bacteriophage DNA.
That some sci-fi level stuff. It’s so weird to look at it up close like this.
A Conspiracy Revealed
So, let me get this straight. Neil Armstrong is really an alien sent from another planet to fool us into thinking that humans walked on the moon?
Humans never walked on the moon. That was a government conspiracy. This is the truth of our history. P.S. don’t believe anything I just said, please. This is a fun article that’s just for fun.
This Is A Flat Floor
This floor is in the Duomo in Florence, Italy. Apparently, Italy is full of cool architecture. Who knew?
Oh, everyone knew? Ok then. This building also has some pretty cool ceiling paintings. If you visit the Duomo, remember to take a moment to look down.
Angled Trees In Australia
This is a pruning practice called pleaching, and it is done to give the plants a formal, purposeful appearance. It looks better when the trees actually have leaves on them though.
Gardeners like to mess with people’s brains too. Keep reading to see a girl who used makeup to become a human chameleon.
They’re Called Skeleton Flowers For A Reason
The Skeleton Flower’s petals become transparent when it rains. When they dry, the petals turn white again. This flower is native to the eastern United States and eastern Asia.
This is probably the coolest flower I’ve ever seen. Anything that can become transparent is basically a superhero.
Paint The World
This is a small painting by Heidi Annalise. Heidi is a painter from Colorado. She didn’t study art in school— this is just the result of years of practice.
Check out her website or her Instagram for even more gorgeous tiny paintings of scenery.
A Face Paint Optical Illusion
This is impressive on multiple levels. Not only did she have to paint her own face to perfectly match that background, but she had to tilt her head at the exact perfect angle.
I think I would probably throw out my neck if I just tried the tilting part.
Stepping On Lava
Let me get this straight. You spend your whole childhood playing “avoid the lava” games. The floor is lava, the bed is lava, don’t step on the lava. Jump around, maybe get a mild injury, but don’t step on the pretend lava.
So what’s the first thing you do when you see real lava?
Can’t Touch This
This is an ecological phenomenon known as crown shyness. There are a lot of different kinds of trees that do this, and nobody really knows why.
Some scientists think it has to do with light reception, or with something called “reciprocal pruning.” I think these trees are just introverts.