There are numerous random objects which make people wonder what would it look in the inside if you cut them open. But there are people around the world who have already done it and took pictures of it to resolve people’s curiosities. Everything from bullets to hockey helmets, from pearls to baseballs people have cut them all. Scroll down below to see the photos for yourself.
#1 Fukang meteorite
This stunning piece of meteorite was found in the mountains near Fukang (hence the name), China back in 2000. The space rock is a pallasite – a type of stony-iron meteorite with olivine crystals. Fukang meteorite is estimated to be approximately 4.5 billion years old – almost the same age as our planet Earth.
#2 Cut banana tree trunks
Interestingly, the banana tree is not even a tree per se as the stem does not contain true woody tissue. It is actually a big herbaceous plant with leaves rolled up one over another. The tender core of the banana stems (the so-called banana tree trunk) is widely used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines and the local people there consider the trunk to be a nutritious vegetable.
#3 Rattle snake rattle
Native to North and South America, rattlesnakes are large venomous snakes, that are experts at hissing as well as their bone-chilling rattle. The rattle itself is hollow and is made of keratin (just like human’s fingernails) that is located at the end of the serpent’s tail. When the rattlesnake erects its tail and vibrates its muscles, these segments collide with each other, thus producing the rattling sound.
Throughout the centuries, people have deemed pearls as one of the finest materials for jewelry. Their beauty is undeniable and they have become the epitome of rarity and refinement. However, what many people may not know is that the inside of the pearl looks just as beautiful, if not prettier, as the outside of it. Essentially, a pearl is formed when an irritant (usually a parasite) works its way into some type of mollusk. The animal then defends itself by coating the irritant in a fluid. The coating is called ‘nacre’ and layer upon layer of this coating forms a lustrous, glistening pearl.
#5 Bloodwood tree (Pterocarpus angolensis)
Native to southern Africa, the bloodwood tree is a deciduous tree, meaning that it sheds its leaves seasonally. The sap of the bloodwood is bright red, which leaves no surprise in how the tree got its name in the English language. The Pterocarpus is much valued in Africa, as it provides a beautiful timber which is easy to work with. People use it for building furniture as well as canoes, as the wood does not shrink or swell that much.
#6 Adding machine
An essential part of almost every office up until the 1970s, an adding machine is a class of mechanical calculator and was usually used for bookkeeping calculations. As the 70s approached calculators became more widely used and by the early 90s, personal computers took over. Thus, the adding machines were phased out and left most American offices completely by the year 2000.
#7 ‘Mark Twain Tree’ sequoia section with historical notations from year 550 to 1891