Usually, the idea of an abandoned ladder in the middle of the woods would be creepy. But in the case of this ladder, found in France’s Jura mountains, we’re more curious than creeped out.
It seems that the ladder, left there about 150 years ago, has become calcified by decades of rainwater containing traces of calcium and magnesium. Over time, a thick layer of mineral deposits formed. While it may seem tempting to try to climb that ladder, we think it’s probably safer to look at it from afar.
What if a Metal Chain Was Left on Plastic on a Hot Day?
As anyone who has had the misfortune of accidentally touching a hot metal slide in a playground on a summer day knows — metal can get extremely hot when left in the sun for too long.
This person shared a startling image of just how hot metal can get. It seems that the metal chain wrapped around this plastic container got so hot it actually melted the plastic, leaving an indentation where the chain was. We can't imagine such hot weather. Let's just hope that whoever took this photo took it from an indoor location!
What if You Tried to Smile While Skydiving?
There are many reasons why people might smile, and while all of those are probably good reasons, not every situation is the best time to show off your pearly whites — like when you're flying through the sky at over 100mph after being launched out of a helicopter.
This person tried their best to "grin and bear it" through their skydiving experience with hilarious results. As the wind and gravity take effect, his smile (and face) have become extremely warped. We don't know how he was able to smile during such a scary event!
What If You Left a "Hatching Egg" Toy in Water for Two Weeks?
Growing up, many of us loved those magical "hatching egg" toys. These toys typically contained an egg with some sort of animal inside that, when exposed to warm water over a day or so, would "hatch" and grow.
While the directions on the box typically recommend a period of about 24 hours, this family accidentally let their dinosaur egg incubate for two weeks when they left for a vacation. It's a miracle that they didn't come home to a dinosaur the size of their house!
What if Cars Were Parked Near a Fire?
Like most fires, fires in residential buildings can happen suddenly and spread rapidly. Not only is the fire a threat to the building, but the high temperatures can also damage things that are nearby, like these cars.
While the metal frames of the car seemed okay, the plastic components, such as the covers for the lights and the car's bumper, have melted off completely! This damage to their cars may be inconvenient to deal with, but we're sure the people in this building are just happy to be safe!