If you’ve spent any time lurking on Reddit’s mildlyinteresting, interestingasf*ck, or damnthatsinteresting subreddits, you’ve seen them: those pictures that make you slap your forehead and go, “So that’s how they do that!” They’re pictures that give you a behind the scenes peek at how common things function, are assembled, or are maintained.
Below are just some of the most interesting pictures of this kind, from Reddit and beyond. Vote up the ones that blew your mind at least a little.
The Inside of a Bowling BallPhoto: flickr / CC022,8276,312Is this fascinating?
Noodles in TaiwanPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY20,0795,553Is this fascinating?
Harvesting CarrotsPhoto: Unknown / The Kids Should See This18,2066,049Is this fascinating?
Strips of Bark with Corks Punched OutPhoto: via Wine Anorak16,2665,457Is this fascinating?