25 Discoveries That We Didn’t Come Across In Schoolbooks

The world around us is full of mystery and wonder, and even though we may think we have seen it all, there is always something new to discover. From the depths of the ocean to the furthest reaches of space, the world is filled with incredible sights that can leave us in awe.

One such example is the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. These dazzling displays of light in the night sky are caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s atmosphere. They can be seen in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and are a reminder of the vast and powerful forces at work in our world.

Another example is the Giant Sequoia tree, which can be found in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. These trees can reach heights of over 300 feet and are over 3,000 years old. They are a testament to the resilience and longevity of nature, and remind us of the importance of preserving our planet’s natural wonders. Even in our own backyard, there are things that can surprise us. Take for example, the insects. They are small, but they play a huge role in our ecosystem. They pollinate plants and serve as food for many animals. They also have incredible abilities such as camouflage, mimicry, and even social organization.

The world is full of surprises, and it is important to take the time to explore and learn about the things that make it so unique and special. Our team has put together 18 unique photos to showcase some of the amazing things that can be found in the world, and to remind us that there is always more to discover.

1. Following the volcanic activity on the Cumbre Vieja ridge on La Palma in the Canary Islands

Photo: © broomshed

2. Despite its appearance, this object is actually 54 million years old

Photo: © ThenThrash

3. 1947. A woman uses a new innovative crooked back brush, marketed by Los Angeles Brush Manufacture Inc., equipped with front and rear view mirrors so that she may see where she is scrubbing

Photo: © AliceInChains666_

4. The “Rat King of Altenburg” The terrifying jumble of rodents was discovered in a chimney in 1828. Rat kings are defined as a group of rats whose tails are entangled with the result that the individuals cannot free themselves anymore

Photo: © TheINTL

5. Breguet BR-1150 Atlantic Anti-submarine

Photo: © 4reddityo

6. An aerial photograph of a tribe in the Amazon that has had no contact with the outside world

Photo: © OurLeagueIsShit

7. A view of a news anchor from an alternative perspective

Photo: © mikihak

8. The Cavern of Lost Souls, located in Wales, used to be a mine. After it ran out and eventually closed in 1970 the mine was used as a landfill with 100 rusting cars now laying inside the cave

Photo: © preetygyal8
Photo: © preetygyal8

9. Doja Cat covered in 30,000 Swarovski crystals applied by hand at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture show

Photo: © evedayis

10. A bat covered in a layer of pollen, possibly collected while foraging for food

Photo: © HamboneBanjo

11. A photograph of England’s Princess Margaret, wearing her wedding tiara while relaxing in a bathtub, taken in 1962

Photo: © GaGator43

12. Astonishing mural

Photo: © i3lsh

13. A photo showing a man’s appearance before and after he received a liver transplant

Photo: © Orri

14. Blue Babe is the nickname given to a fully preserved Steppe Bison discovered in Alaska in 1979. The bison died 36,000 years ago, but its remains were so well-preserved that researchers were able to cook and consume a portion of its neck muscle. The meat was reported to be “tough” but with a taste described as “earthy and delicious.”

Photo: © Adam_Deveney

15. A group of Xolos, a breed of dog that is considered one of the oldest in the world, with a family

Photo: © Dysia133

16. This Cadillac paint job cost $383.00

Photo: © Sxzym

17. Hollywood Bowl venue in 1929, it celebrated the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles and can hold 17,000 people. Remaining strong in 2023 with upcoming performances of Willie Nelson, Game of Thrones, Ricky Gervais and Reba McEntire

Photo: © Youngstown_Mafia

18. The skies over Antarctica turned pink due to a volcanic eruption

Photo: © asilvertintedrose

19. Metros in Iran today

Photo: © here4noodes

20. Biglerville, Pennsylvania

Photo: © Bargas1111

21. Tree spirit in Devon, UK

Photo: © Bumpkin7

22. 1970s Downtown Houston was like 75% parking space!

Photo: © kurbi1010

23. A photograph of the world’s largest dog, named Zeus

Photo: © GreenAlina

24. An image of the first recorded instance of biofluorescence in Tasmanian devils, taken at the Toledo Zoo


25. A statue in Vilnius has been erected that serves as a “portal” to the Polish city of Lublin, enabling people in both locations to see each other in real-time

Photo: © verylateish