What if we told you all of the objects you see around you have a hidden side you can’t normally see? Luckily for us, there are people out there that are determined on revealing their hidden sides – by cutting them in half.
Here is a compiled list of some interesting objects cut in half, revealing their hidden sides. From typewriters to meteorites, being cut in half only shows a new layer of beauty these objects hide. Check them out in the gallery below!
#1 Fukang meteorite
This meteorite was found near Fukang, China back in 2000 and is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old – almost as old as Earth itself!
#2 Cut banana tree trunks
Technically, the banana tree is not really a tree – it’s actually a huge herbaceous plant, with its leaves rolled over each other. Many South and Southeast Asian cuisines use the stems in meal preparation for their nutritional value.
#3 Rattlesnake rattle
Rattlesnakes are large venomous snakes, commonly found in North and South America. They are clearly identified by their distinctive rattling sound, created by a keratinous rattle on the snakes’ tails. The snakes use their muscles to erect their tails and cause individual segments to collide with each other and produce the sound.
Turns out pearls are not only beautiful from the outside. They usually form when a parasite works its way into a mollusk and the animal tries to fight it. The parasite is then coated in layers of fluid called ‘nacre’ that hardens, forming the beautiful pearls.
#5 Bloodwood tree (Pterocarpus angolensis)
The bloodwood tree is a deciduous tree native to southern Africa. What makes it unique (and gives it the name) is the bright crimson color of its sap.