The subjects of this world, the people, places, objects, and the moments too, we can describe as things. Often mundane, the things of this world are what humans talk about. They are what we trade, what we buy, and what we sell. Sometimes, they are what we capture on film. But, sometimes rarer still, those things are like none other on the planet. Here are 25 of those rare things…
The first European settlers of New York were the Dutch. Back then, they called Manhattan “New Netherland”. Before the Dutch, the first sapiens to the island arrived about 9,000 years ago, but they didn’t build too many skyscrapers. Back then, the green initiative was a way of life. In this photo, we see the two versions side-by-side.
Most space debris doesn’t make it far enough through Earth’s atmosphere without burning up on entry. If there’s enough of whatever it was before entering our atmosphere, what’s left behind can be pretty cool. This meteorite, named after the mountains where humans found it, was a whopping 2,000 pounds of space material. It’s mostly iron and nickel, but those bright bits shining inside we’ve identified as olivine crystals.