20 Eye-Opening Photos We Wish We’d Seen in School Textbooks

When you finish school and learn the necessary skills at work, it seems that no further studying is necessary. But there are people who never stop learning and researching the world, in detail. Some people use thermal imaging to look at a cat or a plate of hot potatoes, some study bees using a microscope, and some can even find a frog that swallowed a firefly.

We at Bright Side are really happy to find these photos and want to share them with you.

Slime mold searching for food

“A man blew a small hole in his throat by holding his nose & closing his mouth while sneezing. He was in the hospital for 2 weeks.”

A spacesuit from the inside

Pollen on a bee, seen through a powerful microscope

And this is what the stinger looks like.

This is what a polar bear’s fur looks like: empty inside and full of air.

The reaction of aluminum and mercury

“A salt crystal I found at Salar de Uyuni”

“An image of the GPS tracking of multiple wolves in 6 different packs around Voyageurs National Park shows how carefully the wolf packs avoid each other’s territory.”

A sperm whale has a special spermaceti organ that is located on the bones of its skull. The organ has the ability to become liquid when the whale wants to get to the shore, and when a whale wants to go back underwater, the organ becomes solid again.

“The Mercator projection vs The true size of each country”

Inside the sword of The Motherland Calls

The atomic-force microscope allows you to see the structure of organic compounds, similar to how they’re drawn in books.

Interactive topography map in a kinetic sandbox

“Calcium buildup in a water pipe we had to replace”

It looks like a piece of rock but in fact, it’s just a snowflake under a microscope.

In case you’ve never seen this before:

Elysia chlorotica, the first animal that uses photosynthesis like plants.

When a frog eats a firefly:

This is what a beaver can do:

Bonus

When you own a thermal imaging camera:

“This is a cat.”

“Just fried some potatoes.”

“My foot.”

“An open window.”

“A person holding a cup of hot tea.”

“A person sat on the couch for a minute and then left.”

What other impressive facts have you read recently?

Preview photo credit Yang W / BMJ Case Report, pixabay.com

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