Our brains are naturally curious things. But no matter whether we like it or not, they usually crave finding out some really weird stuff. Instead of loving that lonely book you promised yourself to read in January, or enjoying the history paper for tomorrow’s class, they wander mysterious ways.
If it was their choice, trust me, our brains would love to find out what will happen to a spoon after years of stirring the same soup or if you put a marker in a hot oven, or if you leave a banana for months to sit on an office table before you leave for quarantine… Call it odd, random, irrelevant, but that doesn’t change the fact that we secretly love learning all the what ifs, especially the most absurd ones.
In order to save you from odd looks and the potential dangers some of these experiments could bring, Bored Panda has compiled a whole bunch of photos that perfectly illustrate our lives—full of what ifs and I told yous.
#1 What Happens When You Use The Same Shovel To Plant 90,000ish Trees
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#2 This Is What Happens If You Swing A String Of Glow Sticks With Burning Steel Wool At The End
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#3 This Is What Happens If Your Cell Phone Vibrates While Trying To Take A Picture Of The Chicago Skyline
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When you think of it, life is really just a big turn of the wheel. No matter how much we’d like to think we own it, things usually go totally at random. The same is true for accidents. Some are mildly interesting and make us go “wow,” like this blossoming purple head of artichoke which wasn’t eaten right away, or this forgotten bag of grass seeds that seeded out.
On very rare occasions, such unintentional and totally unexpected “accidents” become much more than amusing pics that end up on your camera roll. We owe a debt to some of the most important discoveries of our lives, like Teflon, nylon, x-rays, penicillin, safety glass, and many more.
#4 What Happens If My Black Shirt Gets Crammed In The Back Of My Car Under The Sun For Years
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#5 This Is What Happens If I Do Not Eat An Artichoke Right Away
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#6 What Happens If You Leave A Coconut In The Freezer
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When you think about life in this way, we all depend on random chance. No matter how much we feast on horoscopes, what a fortune teller would say, or how much we believe everything’s in our control, we’d like to think we make decisions about things.
In this article on the neuroscience of chance, writer Michael Shermer comes to the conclusion that extraordinary events do not always require extraordinary causes. “Given enough time, they can happen by chance.”
Even if such a claim demystifies the magic of human power, free will, and hard work, it can also alleviate our heartaches when things go against the plan. If something bad happens, we tend to blame our ill decisions, but realizing that chance plays a vital role in any accident too can be liberating.
#7 What Happens If Tourists Don’t Touch Bamboo During Quarantine And It Grows On Its Own
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#8 What Happens If You Blink Faster Than The Shutter On Your Camera
#9 This Is What Happens If The Roots Of A Tree In A Graveyard Find Their Way Into The Cavity Of A Decayed Skull
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Meanwhile, the physicist Leonard Mlodinow of the California Institute of Technology suggests that “We can improve our skill at decision making and tame some of the biases that lead us to make poor judgments and poor choices…”
If we judged decisions by their potential outcomes rather than the particular result, we’d see how different the decision would appear to be.
Interestingly, our inability to both recognize or produce randomness can be our weakness. But taming it can be key to a peaceful mind where life itself can bring you the good and the bad when the time comes.
#10 What Happens If I Open A Decade-Old Play-Doh Container (And Find Out It Had Grown Crystals)
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#11 What Happens If There’s A Storm So Intense It Literally Picks Up And Moves The Road
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#12 What Happens If An Insect Gets Stuck Between The Printer And The Pillowcase
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#13 What Happens If I Refill My Soap Container With Clear Soap
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#14 What Happens If A Bear Breaks Into My Car
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#15 What Happens When You Heat An Ordinary Marble Over A Flame Then Immediately Drop It Into Cold Water
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#16 What Happens If A Soggy Stump Goes Through A Hard Freeze
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#17 What Happens If Hair Gets Caught In A Zipper
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#18 What Happens If A Sphere Of Aluminum 1 Cm In Diameter Hits A Block Of Aluminum At ~15,000 Mph (Space Debris Impact Research Conducted By The ESA)
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#19 This Is What Happens If You Polish A Coconut
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#20 What Happens When You Throw Water On An Oil Fire
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#21 What Happens If Wood Is Burned With High Voltage
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#22 What Happens If You Spend A Lot Of Time In The Water And Your Index Finger Has A Severed Nerve
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#23 This Is What Happens If You Put Dish Soap In A Fountain
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#24 What Happens If The Fog Gets In The Way Of The Windmills
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#25 This Is What Happens When Lightning Strikes Dornoch Beach In Scotland
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#26 What Happens If You Leave An Apple And A Banana For 6 Months In An Office Locker Because Of Quarantine
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#27 What Happens If My Mom Microwaves Birdseed To Disinfect It Before Putting It In A Beanbag
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#28 This Is What Happens To A Basketball Court If The Pipes Burst
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#29 What Happens If You Put Blue Food Coloring In A White Rose’s Water
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#30 What Happens If My Grandma Uses The Same Spoon In Her Coffee For About 45 Years
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#31 This Is What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Flag On A Golf Course
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#32 This Is What Happens If No One Keeps An Ornamental Cabbage Trimmed
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#33 This Is What Happens If You Put Lemons And Limes In Water
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#34 What Happens If An 8-Year-Old Puts His Hand In A Petri Dish Of Agar
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#35 What Happens If I Leave The Maple Syrup Sitting In The Back Of My Refrigerator For A Few Years
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#36 What Happens If You’re Dyeing Hair With A Broken Glove
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#37 This Is What Happens If Lightning Strikes Asphalt
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#38 What Happens If The Water Flows Through The Cement For A Long Time
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#39 What Happens If You Leave A Bag Of Grass Seed Out
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#40 What Happens If Water Freezes On A Spinning Wheel
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#41 What Happens If The Beams Of 4 Light Bulbs Shine Through An Almost Closed Door
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#42 This Is What Happens If You Go 84,000 Miles Without An Oil Change
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#43 What Happens If You Put On A Spray Tan And Then Cry
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#44 What Happens If You Freeze-Dry Gummy Worms
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#45 This Is What Happens If I Go Swimming In An Outdoor Pool At -40°c
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#46 This Is What Happens If You Put A Highlighter In The Microwave In Case You Were Wondering
#47 What Happens If My Neighbour Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There
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#48 What Happens If I Accidentally Leave A Bowl Of Beet Juice On The Counter
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#49 What Happens To The Furnace Filter After Two Weeks Of Wildfire Smoke
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#50 What Happens If You Leave A Vinyl Record In A Hot Car
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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married
Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith. The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.
Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.
Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage. When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.
Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.
Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.
“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.
Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.
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