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The Hidden Side of Familiar Objects in 30 Amazing Photos

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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

Image source: SovreignTripod

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

Image source: RyanSmith

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

Image source: sverdrupian

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.


#4 Pearls

Image source: thegodofbigthings

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.


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