Some People Have All The Luck…Or Maybe It’s Just These 17 People

Luck is one of those weird things that just can’t be explained. Why is it that things always seem to go well for certain people? While we may not know the answer, these 17 images will show you just how lucky some people can be.

1. Even a throw that bad managed to hit the target.

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2. This sneaky bird blocked the police from identifying his license plate.

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3. “Found a safe in our floor during the house renovation.”

4. Two cones for the price of one (came in a package).

Photo Credit: Pikabu: Maratchurakov

5. “2 palindromic bus tickets for different buses on the same day!”

Photo Credit: Pikabu: mardwean

6. The nail went right between his toes.

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7. The shark took a “test bite” and decided against eating her.

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8. One inch…

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9. Whoa.

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10. Um, I think you just won.

Photo Credit: Pikabu: vasilkov07

11. If four-leaf clovers are good luck, then five-leaf clovers are luck for life.

Photo Credit: Pikabu: Vonabalab

12. That tree really wanted to park there, huh?

Photo Credit: Pikabu: warlock

13. Always take a look inside.

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14. Double banana.

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15. This student lucked out.

Photo Credit: Pikabu: Dual1ity

16. Close call.

Photo Credit: Pikabu: Nuclearoid

17. Ice cream and a half.

Photo Credit: Pikabu: kaban056

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12+ Strange and Wonderful Pictures to Satisfy Your Curious Side

The world is a big place, filled with many strange and exciting things. So, why not take a moment today to check out a side of the world you don’t often get to see?

We’ve compiled this list of strange, unique, and unusual pictures that we believe everyone should have the pleasure of seeing before they die. Enjoy!

1. “This local Mexican restaurant used to be a Chinese restaurant. Instead of painting over the mural, they just put sombreros on the pandas.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: Bombaskos

2. A biologist asked her young son to put his palm on a Petri dish. This was the result after a few days.

Photo Credit: Twitter: @tasturm1

3. A preserved tattoo.

Photo Credit: Reddit: ahaxi

4. Double the ad space.

Photo Credit: Reddit: aviatorlj

5. “This is an intact human nervous system that was dissected by medical students in 1925. It took them over 1,500 hours.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: DerekS428

6. A view of Venice from the sky.

Photo Credit: Reddit: Hogron555

7. “I have only 4 fingers on my left hand and an index finger instead of a thumb.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: evan4765

8. A space shuttle leaving the atmosphere.

Photo Credit: NASA

9. Salt and pepper under a magnifying glass.

Photo Credit: Reddit: XiphiasZ

10. “My girlfriend found a bottle in the forest, which turned into a natural terrarium.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: pwiwjemswpw

11. “Untouched 1800’s cemetery preserved in the basement of a tall building built over it.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: HierEncore

12. Viking ax pre- and post-restoration.

Photo Credit: Reddit: Petaaa

13. Stones on the shore of Lake Huron.

14. “I got a gummy beaver in my bag of gummy bears.”

Photo Credit: Reddit: cmalkus

15. “After having worked 15 years in the lobster industry, I got this one!”

Photo Credit: Reddit: Solomond420

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These 12 Coincidences Will Make Your Inner Perfectionist Happy

In this world, it’s rare that we get to witness something truly perfect.

So, take the time to enjoy the tiny perfections captured within these 12 photos.

1. Completes the pile.

2. Reflections.

Photo Credit: Instagram: sermota

3. Their similarities don’t end with the clothes.

Photo Credit: Instagram: topherbrophy

4. Where’d her legs go?

5. The color is exact.

6. “I’m Catman.”

Photo Credit: Imgur

7. It’s a match.

Photo Credit: Instagram: najha_agnes

8. How long do you think it too him to get this shot?

Photo Credit: Instagram: richinframes

9. Probably not as long as it took to get this one…

Photo Credit: Instagram: josiahwg

10. DIY mermaid.

11. Rainbow wings.

Photo Credit: Instagram: m0rch

12. Where’d you go?

Photo Credit: Reddit: iNeverQuiteWas

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These 15 Things Are Much Bigger Than You Probably Thought

It’s like they always say, “Go big, or go home.”

These 15 things won’t be going home anytime soon…

1. Humpback Whale

Photo Credit: Coolwater Photo

2. Giant African Land Snail

Photo Credit: Reddit

3. Scale model of a blue whale’s heart

Photo Credit: Reddit

4. An eagle’s talon

Photo Credit: Reddit

5. A model of Quetzalcoatlus Northropi. The largest known flying animal that ever existed

Photo Credit: Reddit

6. A human next to the Great Pyramid of Giza

Photo Credit: Instagram

7. A moose

Photo Credit: Imgur

8. Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle

Photo Credit: Facebook,INature

9. Traffic Light

Photo Credit: Reddit

10. Saltwater Crocodile

Photo Credit: Reddit

11. The comet that the European Rosetta Spacecraft sent a lander down to, compared to Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Flickr,anosmicovni

12. The largest tree in the world

Photo Credit: Reddit

13. Wind turbine blade

Photo Credit: USGS

14. Yao Ming next to a 7-foot tall man

Photo Credit: Twitter

15. A prop ring from The Lord of the Rings

Photo Credit: Reddit

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10 Problems Only Left-Handed People Have to Deal With

You don’t have to be a left-handed person to understand the struggles they go through on a daily basis. I mean, why do you think Ned Flanders opened The Leftorium on The Simpsons? BECAUSE HE KNEW.

Here are just 20 of the soul-crushing things the lefties among us have to deal with all the time.

1. Coffee mugs don’t care about you

Photo Credit: Reddit

2. Silver Surfer hand

Photo Credit: Reddit

3. What a shame

Photo Credit: Reddit

4. Can openers are evil

Photo Credit: Reddit

5. Torture devices

Photo Credit: All-Spec

6. Dealing with these desks

Photo Credit: Office Chairs

7. Painful

Photo Credit: Pixabay

8. This needs to be upside down

Photo Credit: Amazon

9. Video games are impossible

Photo Credit: Sony

10. The Great Zipper Conspiracy

Photo Credit: Pixabay

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How People with Bad Vision See the World Without Their Glasses, as Demonstrated by Oil Paintings

If you struggle with poor vision, then you are all too familiar with what it looks like to see the world through a blurry lens. But those of us with perfect vision might not realize just how different of a perspective it is.

And that’s why South African artist Philip Barlow took it upon himself to create beautiful oil paintings that depict what people with bad eyesight see every day when they remove their glasses.

Take some time to study these, they are fascinating.

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These 20 Photos Will Give You a Fresh New Perspective on Everyday Things

It’s always important to see things from a new perspective, even if just for a little while.

So, in the spirit of that attitude, take a look at these incredible photos and the accompanying captions and remind yourself to look at things with a fresh eye, to keep an open mind, and to look below the surface.

1. A peeled leaf of aloe vera

Photo Credit: Reddit

2. A firework shell cut in half

Photo Credit: Reddit

3. The inside of a guitar

Photo Credit: Reddit

4. The inside of a Redbox machine

Photo Credit: Reddit

5. A bowling ball cut in half

Photo Credit: Reddit

6. The underside of a lily pad

Photo Credit: Reddit

7. The inside of a cactus

Photo Credit: Reddit

8. The inside of a green wall

Photo Credit: Reddit

9. A nearly hollowed out turtle shell

Photo Credit: Imgur

10. Up close shot of marijuana

Photo Credit: Instagram

11. Extreme close up

Photo Credit: Instagram

12. Raindrops on a Toyota Prius

Photo Credit: Instagram

13. Shipping container cut in half

Photo Credit: Imgur

14. The skeleton of a 28-foot anaconda

Photo Credit: Imgur

15. This is what a whale’s blow hole looks like

Photo Credit: Imgur

16. Golf balls cut in half

Photo Credit: Imgur

17. Eyeball stitches after a cornea transplant

Photo Credit: Reddit

18. Tires from high in the sky

Photo Credit: Imgur

19. Toothpaste cut in half

Photo Credit: Tumblr

20. Pearls cut in half

Photo Credit: The Chive

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Meet the Woman Who Changed the Lives of World War I Veterans by ‘Restoring’ Their Faces

World War I changed the way wars would be fought for years to come. An onslaught of new weapons and technology made the battlefield more brutal than ever before. As a result, millions of men across Europe and America, if they were lucky enough to return home, came back with terrible injuries.

One person who attempted to right these wrongs was an American woman named Anna Coleman Ladd. She was a sculptor who moved to France with her husband in 1917 and founded the “Studio for Portrait-Masks”. Ladd created masks for men who had been horribly disfigured in battle to give them some semblance of normalcy for the rest of their lives.

Take a look at these photos of Ladd’s incredible work during World War I.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress

Take a look at this incredible video that showcases Ladd’s work.

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This Chart Shows How Your Lifestyle Can Affect Your Cancer Risk

We all know that the healthier our lifestyle, the more our likelihood of getting cancer goes down. But there is so much news about so many different cancer risk factors that it’s hard to block out the noise and get the facts.

How do cell phones, different foods, coffee, exercise, etc. affect our likelihood of getting cancer? The World Cancer Research Fund gathered all the latest research data and has provided all of us with an interactive chart that allows you to see how different lifestyle choices affect cancer. You can play around with the full version by clicking HERE.

Take some time to play around with the interactive chart and maybe you’ll be inspired to change some of the habits you have that could lead to a healthier lifestyle.

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What Causes Red Tide – And How Do We Stop It?

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you know that red tide has been particularly bad this year. The problem has been increasing in severity over the past several years, but this year it has led to the death of 267 tons of marine life along the Gulf Coast, according to The Guardian.

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But what is it that turns the ocean the color of blood and decimates marine populations in its path?

The simple answer is that it’s a particular kind of algae that multiplies and thrives in such large quantities it becomes visible to the naked eye. It’s color is because of the depth at which the algae lives and the fact that green and blue frequencies are absorbed while red is reflected.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia

Karenia brevis, which is the type of algae in red tide found on the Gulf Coast, produces toxic chemicals that cause symptoms in humans ranging from sneezing and eye irritation all the way to vomiting and difficulty breathing. For fish, shellfish, turtles, and other wildlife, coming into contact with too much of the toxin often results in death.

The worst red tide on record happened in 1946 and resulted in the deaths of more than 50 million fish, along with hundreds of dolphins and sea turtles. In bad years, tourism is also impacted, since people generally enjoy their strolls on the beach sans mass corpses, and the local fishing industries can also take a big hit – to the tune of an estimated $1 billion.

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Scientists are still working to determine what’s caused the latest bloom of red algae to explode and linger along the Gulf Coat, with leading culprits thought to be heavy rainfall, rising ocean temperatures and fertilizer runoff, all combined with wind patterns that are helping it stay put.

Florida is also dealing with a rise in a different type of blue-green algae that smells like raw sewage and has at times been bad enough to warrant the governor declaring a state of emergency. For this type of algae, scientists again blame warmer waters and fertilizer runoff from local farming communities.

So, while the red tide is “just” algae, it is still deadly – not only for the marine life directly affected, but for the people who live and work in the tourism and fishing industries that support many families on the coast.

And yes, there may be something we can do about it in the future…if we’re not too late to reverse the conditions that allow it to thrive in the first place.

h/t: Mental_Floss

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