16 Of The Most Interesting Images You’ll See All Day

It’s easy to get into a kind of routine as you go through life, but every now and then you’ll see something that makes you stop for a second and just look at it. Whether it’s big or small, loud or quiet doesn’t matter. In that moment, everything else becomes background noise as you focus on this one thing.

Whether you take five minutes or just five seconds, you’ve given this sight your undivided attention and it feels well spent.

With these 16 pictures, we hope to capture that same feeling. Some are nice to look at and some are quite serious, but they’re all the kind of oddities that make our world fascinating.

1. This is a Moon rock (lunar mare basalt) as seen under a microscope.

They tend to look dull and gray to the naked eye, but with a closer look, you can see them for the works of art they are.
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2. They may call it a “Swiss army knife,” but this one dates back to the Roman Empire.

Aside from the iron blade, which is rusted to the point of looking like tree bark, this silver utensil has managed to age fairly gracefully.
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3. Here we see a redwood growing out of the trunk of its giant relative.

When redwoods fall over, they return to the soil and, as you can see, provide rich nutrients for their descendants.
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4. Double rainbows are nice and all, but how about a circular rainbow?

Technically, when see a rainbow from the ground, we’re only seeing the top half. But if you take to the skies at just the right time, you can see the full circle.
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