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The Cross-Section Of Golf Balls Look Like They're From Outer Space

What is this? A pint of dragon fire ice cream? An alien planet model? Speckled clay? Amazingly, it’s the cross section of a golf ball. Photographer, James Friedman, captured the innards of different golf balls and unexpectedly revealed a core that look more like they’re from outer space than anything in this world.


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A high-tech bong? A lava lamp? A blender from the future? Tell us!


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Looking like something out of the Matrix or some sci-fi horror movie, this stunning photo captures something rather impressive. But what the hell is it? A robotic surgeon, perhaps? Maybe the next generation of badass 3D printers? Or could it be a massive robotic eye?


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This bright, bobbly surface looks like something from another planet — but it’s actually a photograph of something that’s quite common on Earth. Can you work out what it is?


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These objects seems to vary from shapeless blob to chaotic scribble — but they are in fact short-lived structures that have been captured in fine 3D detail for the first time. Can you work out what they are?


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This ragged cloud of colour looks messy and unstructured — but in fact it’s a rare and unusual view of one of the most fundamental things in science. Can you work out what it is?


Can You Work Out What This Thing Was Used For?

This thing looks like a cross between a gun, some weird cooking utensil and an elaborate medical instrument. It is of course none of those things: but can you work out what it was used for?


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The grain gives away that it’s obviously made of wood, but what is this tshirt-shaped slab of lumber supposed to be? The latest in eco-friendly fashion? An alternative to undershirts that’s easy to clean with a sanding block? Not even close.


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Garth Britzman‘s “Pop Culture” is an environmentally green art project, comprised of 1,500 recycled plastic beverage bottles. Each bottle is filled with coloured water and hands from a string of varied length.


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The British artist David Marsh has devised a clever way to combine his two favourite things — Adobe design software Pantone colour swatches and album cover art — with a nod to Pointillism. Each finished piece uses 1369 Pantone swatches to recreate a pixelated version of some of the most famous album artwork of the past half-century.