12 Unique Photos That Shows How Strange Our World Is

A picture paints a thousand words. There’s more to say when we a photo; it speaks something more than between the lines- the pain, struggle, joy and the whole story. Our world has countless pictures to reveal and when we find time to understand its every meaning, we can surely understand how strange it is.

To reveal some of the world’s amazing stories, here are 12 of the most mesmerizing pictures taken from our real life which will open your eyes and believe with life’s greatness.

1. The mysterious settlement of Easter Island

How and why the Polynesians created and placed these statues is unknown, but it is believed that they were created to honor ancestors, leaders, or deities.

 

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2. A Buddha statue that has been incorporated into a tree

This beautiful statue is located in the temple of Wat Mahathat, located in Thailand.

 

 

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3. A Vanuatu land diver.

In Vanuatu, land diving is a rite of passage for men. They climb a 40 foot tower and use grape vines for the dive. The vines must be the right length so that the man’s head hits the earth but his neck does not break.

 

 

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4. This detailed image taken using General Electric’s new CT scanner

The scanner is capable of 3D imaging not only soft tissues, veins, arteries, and organs, but also bone.

 

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5. A dust storm rolling in during the 1930s Dust Bowl.

The Dust Bowl was the result of a tragic agricultural problem. After pulling up native grasses to the land and planting wheat, followed by a drought, farmers discovered that the soil was too dry and dusty to grow anything in.

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6. The mysterious settlement of Easter Island.

How and why the Polynesians created and placed these statues is unknown, but it is believed that they were created to honor ancestors, leaders, or deities.

 

 

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7. Flooding in New York due to Hurricane Sandy

The 2012 hurricane claimed the lives of 53 New Yorkers and caused incredible flooding.

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8. The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.

In 2010, the normally low-activity volcano had much larger eruptions and created disruptions in flights.

 

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9. The Temple of Ta Prohm, part of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Over time, the temples have been taken over by nature, creating a beautiful sacred space.

 

 

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10. The barren city of Petra, Jordan

The city sat empty and crumbling for centuries before being discovered by a European traveler. Petra is named as a World Heritage Site and as one of the new seven wonders of the world.

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11. Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace.

Built from stones collected by one man, this palace is truly breathtaking. It was completed over 33 years and is located in France.

 

 

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12. The Freedom Riders after being firebombed

In 1961, 13 civil rights activists known as The Freedom Riders were attacked by members of the KKK.

 

Freedom Riders Near Burning Bus

 

(h/t): Diply

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