Don’t be so skeptical! Although we live in a world of fake things, the following 16 amazing pictures are real.
We might not have HD shots of Bigfoot or real-life unicorns, but we do have something that will detonate your mind.
1. Indoor cloud
Credit Berndnaut Smilde
We all like clouds and watching how clouds morph their appearance on a warm summer day is one of the most relaxing things imaginable. But we are used to seeing clouds outside and not in the comfort of our own houses.
Although water vapors can be produced let’s say when a room is cold, you need to have special conditions in order to maintain the phenomenon and give it bigger proportions.
Even though this picture might look fake, it is actually real and it represents a fine example of the works by artist Berndnaut Smilde, who experiments with humidity and temperatures in a room, in order to create indoor clouds. You can see more of his amazing work here. Yes, we also think this is a bit scary.
As we take more and more natural elements and become able to play with them, we assume inevitably a god-like position.
2. Jewel corn
via Facebook / Seeds Trust
This is not a Photoshop masterpiece or a set of shiny pearls carefully attached to an empty cob. However hard you might find the concept, this is a real type of corn, obtain by hybridization of several corn varieties. It is called Glass Gem corn, and the name makes justice to the appearance.
The story behind this special corn is fascinating and reached light only due to the efforts of one man, an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Corn colored differently than the one we are used to have existed on American soil for quite some time. Rendering lower rates of productivity, it was gradually replaced.
A lot of effort was put in finding seeds of each type. Once that was achieved, it was just a matter of putting to work the well-known secrets of agriculture. It is cool to know that seeds to grow your own rainbow colored corn also exist for sale, and the plant has no special requirements.
3. Incredibly Cool Grid Waves
via Wikipedia / Michel Griffon
Without the proper knowledge, you will most likely swear that this either the remains of Atlantis, or a trick achieved in Photoshop. In fact it is a natural phenomenon called cross sea, and it has a lot of chances to top your list of seen cool things.
We won’t go in too much technicalities, but this can be defined as two wave systems traveling at oblique angles. Sounds hard? Try imagining that you through a stone into a lake, and immediately after, another stone, somewhere nearby. The waves generated will eventually intersect under a certain angle.
The physics is similar, but a higher level, with winds playing the role of stones. The pattern is very dangerous for navigation as it creates unique combinations of actions on any sheep venturing in such waters. The photo was taken of French western coasts, near Ile de Re. The waters belong to the Atlantic Ocean