A full, robust, well-rounded understanding of the world we live in probably isn't 100% possible. There's just too much to know about too many things. But it's fun to try, isn't it?
The world gets weird enough that we can't help wanting to know more and find out why it's being so strange.
That's how it worked with these fascinating pics — we just couldn't help looking into them to see what the heck was actually going on, and highlighting some the cooler, weirder, more wonderful parts of the planet.