20 Pics Showing Things We All Know In A New Way

Every now and then, we'll find that it's possible to put something we see every day in the right circumstances to make it unrecognizable.

Indeed, anyone who's ever put a soda can in the freezer to make it get cold faster has quickly learned what happens when you leave it in there for long enough. And anyone who lets a potato go bad will eventually see it overtaken by spindly growths until it looks like there was no potato there to begin with.

But while these are certainly among the messier examples of how we can see everyday objects in a whole new light, we're about to see that they're far from the only ones.

Although it's technically true to say this person is holding a fruit, it's also a little bit misleading.

Although it would seem like they've got their hands on some obscure fruit that you might guess came from a tropical climate, this is really just an oddly round cucumber.

Yes, cucumbers are technically fruits.

Although many houses have been made out of wood, the building materials are usually a lot stronger than what we see here.

Not to worry, though. Nobody actually expects anyone to live inside this house made from woven-together tree branches.

It's really an art piece made by Patrick Dougherty.

By a similar token, this isn't normally what we mean by a flower bed.

This was apparently sitting in an antique shop and I imagine someone thought of it as a cute way to grow your flower garden rather than anything to actually sleep on.

Even if these memes are old hat to you, you'd never know because it's so hard to make them out.

And as we can see, that's because one student plastered them across his schoolbook with the help of a grainy Game Boy camera and an old printer attachment.

Someone went digging to find these old relics.

If you look closely, you can see that this mural is made entirely of books.

And the most amazing part is that the books themselves weren't altered in any way. It's just that somebody needed to find a whole bunch of them with black, white, and red covers.

If this piece of bread didn't give us such an obvious clue, would you have known that we're looking at a toaster?

As you might imagine, this was made before they had really perfected toaster technology.

Since sliced bread didn't hit the market until 1928, I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that the toaster would come from the same era.

The amount of Bentleys you see every day likely depends a lot on where you live but I can guarantee that none of them look like this.

That's partially because somebody had to seriously chop up the vehicle in a way that would make most Bentley owners cry to add the treads.

However, it's probably closer to the point to say that most people need tank treads on a luxury car even less than they need the fancy ride itself.

Thanks to its bizarre design, it can take a second glance to even recognize this as a bike.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything that definitively answers whether the light actually works or not.

If it did, I'd be lowkey convinced this was designed by Mr. Bean.

I wouldn't say this was the first time I've seen a tricked-out lawnmower, but it might be the first that you have to push.

You'd think that if they can afford to give this thing an underglow, they can also afford to upgrade to a riding mower.

Frankly, I'm just surprised that's not getting in the way of the blades.

I have to admit that I'm pretty happy to not have to use this elevator every day.

Not only would it take a few tries to figure out that you should hit 12 if you want to go to the first floor and 11 if you want to go to the eighth floor, but all of that confusion could start anew if your morning is rough enough.

Although it's not so unusual to end up with a small hole in the wall, it's a little less common for a draft to blow through it.

Also, if you feel a small gust going from a mysterious hole in your house, it's probably best not to put a lighter next to it as this person has.

If this turned out to be a gas leak, we'd be looking at a much different picture right now.

There can be some very different bike racks but this is probably the first that lets you lock your bike to an even bigger lock.

And appropriately, it seems that someone has chained the exact model of lock that inspired this design to it.

Although it's clear that Artist Motoi Yamamoto can create some intricate patterns, the most fascinating thing about his art is what he uses to make it.

We can see his materials in the back of this scene but they're a little hard to make out.

So I'll clear up the confusion as to what that white stuff is and tell you that Yamamoto specializes in creating art with salt.

I can't say that this is a sight I would have ever expected to see today.

It's not that I wouldn't have thought that ants could carry away shrimp like this but I'm not sure how they had the opportunity.

Who guards a picnic this badly?

Since you're not likely to find that many people in need of phone booths nowadays, folks are starting to find new uses for them.

For instance, here we see one situated in a tiny village in France that now serves as a free mini-library and book exchange.

If you're wondering what seems off about this apple, it might help to know that somebody already took a bite out of it.

Yes, it turns out that this apple somehow developed inner "flesh" that looks just as red as its skin. It apparently doesn't taste any different, though.

I know there aren't many places we can go without seeing a beer ad but that doesn't mean we normally expect them in the beer itself.

To be clear, it's not that the makers of Alexander Keith's have figured out how to write the Canadian beer's name in the foam.

It just turns out that the sun hit the label on the glass at just the right angle to cast this shadow.

If this woman weren't sitting on it, it's unlikely that we'd notice anything amiss about this park bench.

But as we can see, this bench in Monforte d’Alba, Italy is known for its unusually large size. And we can also see that whoever made it had a profound fondness for the village.

Once a phenomenon called vivipary starts to affect a strawberry, it gets harder and harder to recognize.

Vivipary occurs when the seeds in a plant start growing prematurely while they're still attached to it.

In the case of things like strawberries and tomatoes, this can mean the fruit itself is overtaken by seedlings.

As we can see from this series of photos, the default Windows 10 background isn't simply a CGI creation.

Instead, it appears that its designers went for a unique look by shining powerful blue lights into a physical window.

I never would've guessed that.

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