Thursday, December 20, 2012

Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (62 Pics)

Stockholm underground is often called the longest gallery in the world. Almost all stations of the underground (90) are decorated by artists. The stations are full of colorful paintings, graffiti, sculptures, mosaics and video installations. Over 100 artists made this happen. The underground here is more than just a means of transport. It’s a full-time exhibition of modern arts.

Abu Dhabi Oil Sheikh Writes His Name In The Sand, Two Miles Wide

Optical Illusion at Paris town hall

Flamingos in formation

Little Hulk

16-year-old Richard "Tiny Tarzan" Sandrak. He was born in Ukraine and moved to the USA to become a movie star starring in Little Hercules. He could bench press 210 pounds (95 kg) at the age of six.

Earthquake Unzips Japanese Road Down the Center Line

Impressive Storm Sewer System / Saitama, Japan

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, where they receive up to 20 meters of snow a year.

This spectral owl is reported to be an actual imprint left by a tawny owl that crashed into the glass window of an Englishwoman's home.

The stunning tulip fields that look like they have been created with a giant pack of crayons... and they're a tourist attraction too

The Mountain Range With the Dragon Tattoo
It's just a well framed photo of an actual lake in Portugal, which does in fact happen to very much resemble a giant blue dragon about to bite the hell out of that city.

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

What looks like a Lego building cropped into a nature photograph is actually a real building that sleeps four adults. Hovering in the middle of the forest just outside of the Arctic Circle, the bafflingly named "blue cone room" is part of the Treehotel. The hotel is located in Sweden.

The octopus who loves his Mr Potato Head
Louis the octopus clearly thinks two heads are better than one when it comes to toys.

The 1.8m-wide (6ft) creature is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he turns aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank.

The giant Pacific octopus was given the toy for Christmas and has even learned to dig out food hidden in a secret box at the back of it.

‘He’s fascinated by it,’ said Matt Slater, of the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. ‘He attacks the net we use to fish the toy out every time we try to take it away.’

Mr Slater added: ‘Octopuses are very intelligent and they like to be stimulated and busy.’

It's Not a Before/After Photo ..
This looks like one of those "look how much this area has changed in just 30 years!" split images, but it's actually a photo of the U.S.-Mexico border, the fence forming the black line down the middle (you can see the fence to the right in the foreground).

 Banana Mania – it’s not a fake

A Dutch design house actually designed a laser system to inscribe patterns in a variety of food to enhance their visual appeal. 

 So Beautiful, They Didn't Notice the UFO Lifting Them From the Water
But this is actually the Lagoa Verde in Brazil, and what you're seeing are waters so perfectly clear that the "reflection" of the boat is actually its shadow on the floor of the lagoon.

 Leaving Your Mark

No, this isn’t some fancy Photoshop trick, these are real human footprints ingrained in a hardwood floor.

70 year-old Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot at his temple in  Tongren, China for over 20 years. His footprints, which are up to 1.2 inches deep in some areas, are the result of performing his prayers up to 3000 times a day.

 So What, It's Just Some Rocks ...
 ... until you see the microscopic little spelunker standing there. And then it looks like bullshit.

That's Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam, which is thought to be the largest in the world.

Coach, It's Time to Call a Hook-and-Ladder

This photo of a raging fire directly behind an oblivious high school football game was taken in November of 1965 at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. The top floor of the science building caught fire during a football game, but it was decided that the game would go on.

The photo makes the building appear to be much closer to the football field than it actually was -- no one was in danger of burning debris falling on them (note that there was room for the fire trucks behind the stands).

Samus Pixelated Cosplay

This Samus costume was probably really simple to make, but it still plays tricks with our eyes seeing it up against the background of a convention hall. That's the work of Daniel Cattell.

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