When you think of kidney stones, you practically cringe in mental agony that this condition represents.
Taking photos of everyday things seem to be common these days, especially since everyone has gone all amateur photographer thanks to social media. But in lieu of altering and perfecting profile pictures, some folks have decided to take and share some of the most unusual and interesting photos of things that you probably never even thought about. So if you have a few minutes, check out these photos and let us know what you think or how these images make you feel. Whether you're looking at strange moments or strange wonders, one thing's for sure, you'll never see the world in the same way ever again.Have you ever seen a kidney stone under a microscope? Who knew that beauty could be so painful?
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Have you ever wondered what a fish's anatomy would like if you actually had x-ray vision?
Cleared and stained fish have skin and organs that are transparent, and cartilage that looks blue.
Most of us look at a live lobster and we either get hungry or we simply want to split.
In this case, the split lobster is split into two colors, which occurs naturally in one in 50 million lobsters.
This is what a bicycle tire would look like if it had been riddled with bullet holes, except it wasn't.
These tubeless tires were actually designed this way so you wouldn't need air and they'd never go flat.
There are no crinkles or wrinkles in this ball made of aluminum foil and there's a reason for that.
After being balled and hammered, this 16-yard aluminum foil looks smooth and out of this world.
Scientists claim that Pluto isn't a planet and some would disagree after seeing this photo.
This is the latest photo of the former planet, which looks more like a moon with hues of red and blue.
The clear night sky in Norway looks just as white and wintery as the snowy surface below.
It's difficult to tell where the Earth ends and the night sky begins. Have you ever seen these many stars?
You always assumed that a gingerbread man was made up of gingerbread and nothing else.
You'll want to split the next time someone offers you a gingerbread man after seeing its anatomy.
In Istanbul, recycling doesn't just help out Mother Nature, it also lends a hand to felines too.
Proving they're cat-friendly, each bottle that you recycle here provides wayward kitties with food.
This man suffered from a heart ailment and needed a new heart right away, and he got one.
How many people who suffer from heart transplants can say they held their own heart in their hands?
Gazing at the Gate Arch, a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri, is cool when you're on the ground.
It's a whole different story when you're a climber-technician doing a seriously dangerous inspection.
Have you ever wondered if people really are big boned or just plus-sized? Well, wonder no more.
This x-ray of a 700-pound man shows that organs and bones remain the same when you gain weight.
In space, no one can hear you scream, and supposedly nothing survives beyond Earth's atmosphere.
This flower has proven everyone wrong as it was grown in outer space, but safely in the space station.
Mantas are considered enormous yet graceful creatures despite being dubbed the devil fish.
Using a crane to lift one up is such a huge task, and it's so large that it makes us feel like Hobbits.
There are two types of sharks, those that give birth and those that lay eggs.
The ones that lay eggs leave us with one of nature's marvels: eggs that are transparent.
Anacondas are scary all on their own, but even in death they can give you chills.
These are the 28-foot skeletal remains of an anaconda. No wonder they can choke the life out of you.
Do you ever wonder why eggplants are called eggplants when they don't even come from eggs?
You probably never saw eggplants in their infancy when they actually look like eggs growing from vines. Wow!
When the Titanic sank in the early 20th century, it took everything down with it.
Fortunately, someone recovered the lost cash and this is what currency used to look like back then.
Penguins look so adorable you almost wish that you lived somewhere cold enough to have one as a pet.
Then you see this terrifying image that will make your jaw drop, and then you'll run in sheer terror.
Despite what we look like on the outside, this is really what we truly are when you think about it.
This is the brain and spinal cord of a human, and it's not exactly the profile pic we'd like to take of ourselves.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been around for ages and this is what the steps inside look like.
500 years of walking up and down these steps have seriously worn out the marble on this iconic site.
This is what New York City's Grand Central Terminal looked like in 1929, and boy was it bright.
Sadly, the sun doesn't shine through the windows like this because the buildings block the light.
When you see Snapdragons in full bloom, you'll agree that they are actually quite pretty.
But when the flowers wither and die, they turn into these freaky looking mini-skulls that are just creepy.
If anyone ever asks you what color eyes you have, the answer might be more complicated.
So many shades! It's a lot easier to say you have blue, green, or brown instead of A40, C20, or T50.
To ensure that underwater cables don't short out, the cables need lots and lots of protection.
It might seem like an art piece, but all those layers are there to keep the juice running through the cords.