16 Mind-Bending Photos That Are 100% Real

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Just like your mom always warned you, you can’t believe everything you see on TV or on the Internet. As a result of increased technology and things like Photoshop, most of us have developed a healthy amount of skepticism about photos and videos, especially those that seem to defy gravity or logic all together.

We promise you, the mind-bending photos on this list are completely real and unaltered by Photoshop or any other program. Instead, these photos appear so fantastically odd due to unique locations or pure coincidence. Also, some of these photos were intentionally taken to blow your mind by artists that aim to complicate reality with mind-bending art.

1. Lenticular Clouds

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2. Wondering What’s Going On Here? It’s A Pile Of Timber Reflecting Off Of A Water Puddle

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3. Utility Pole Is More Than A Little Charred

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4. Haussmannian Building Located In Paris On Georges V Avenue

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5. Salar De Uyuni, The World’s Largest Salt Flat In Bolivia

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6. Schonbrunn Park Has Some Unique Trees

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7. Viktor & Rolf Make Great Smelling Perfume… And Some Mind-Bending Dresses, This One In Particular Is From The 2010 Spring/Summer Show

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8. “The Eye Candy of Zhangye” Zhangye Danxia Landform In Gansu, China

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9. Alicia Martin’s Falling Book Sculpture

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10. Mammatus Clouds

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11. Mind-Bending Sculpture In New Zealand

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12. Frozen Pond In Switzerland

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13. Undulatus Asperatus Cloud Formation

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14. The Famous Floating Boat

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15. Trees After A Toxic Waste Spill In Western Hungary

Insert sad face.

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16. 3D Grass Globe Illusion Located At Paris City Hall

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