18 Rare Phenomena As Reminders That Everything Amazing Exists Right In Front Of Us

Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. We’ve seen the most extraordinary things throughout history but sometimes even the smallest stuff conceal the most non-ordinary things in them. Here is to a world full of surprises and rare phenomena.

We have prepared 18 unique photos of non-ordinary things happening in our surrounding world to remind you to be more attentive and notice all the amazing stuff that exists very close to us. Scroll down to see the collection and feel free to share with us the things you think are special and unique. Let’s go!

#1. Parisians crossing the flooded street, 1924

Photo: © DuwapDoDat

#2. A cool art installation. This is actually just a handrail

Photo: © 9999monkeys

#3. Women were arrested in Chicago because their swimsuits were too short in 1922

Photo: © /DuwapDoDat

#4. Sound finders were used in World War I to figure out which way enemy planes were coming from

Photo: © DuwapDoDat




#5. In AD 1200, the Italian city of Bologna had about 180 towers. The tallest at 97m (320 feet) high, still stands today

Photo: © Stotallytob3r

#6. The “Tilt Test” helped prove that London’s Double-Decker buses were safe and not a tipping hazard, circa 1933

Photo: © umberto_pagano

#7. What do you see, a giant hand?

Photo: © asilvertintedrose

#8. George Washington at Presidents Head Park, Va

Photo: © JCPhotography_mi




#9. The shadows being cast from these water bottles look as if they might be saying, “Come and play with us, Danny. Forever…and ever…and ever.”

Photo: © /WhileFalseRepeat

#10. Marina Park Aquaronde – Lemmer, Netherlands

Photo: © rockystl

#11. Corviale, Rome. The building was created to be a self-sufficient social housing experiment with stores, services, medical clinics, etc.

Photo: © umberto_pagano

#12. Firefighters at Sequoia National Park wrapping “General Sherman” (believed to be 2200-2700 y/o) in fire-proof material to protect it from a nearby fire.

Photo: © TheBrownMamba8




#13. An operating room of the VC in the Vietnam War

Photo: © intheskyes

#14. Is this a miracle or what?

Photo: © hotpepperman

#15. This is what a water tornado looks like. Incredible

Photo: © eatdeath4

#16. Horse diving was a popular attraction in the mid-1880s

Photo: © DuwapDoDat




#17. This photo shows visible satellite passes over northern Michigan

Photo: © MrJackDog

18. The green skies today in South Dakota, US

Photo: © iamnotdrake