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Photos That Make Us Start To Question The World Around Us


Our planet is a wonderful thing. There are so many great things for us to do and to see on Earth. It’s quite overwhelming to think that we have been blessed to live here for thousands of years. But, not everything on our planet is necessarily amazing, and we’re lucky to have cameras that can capture the crazy stuff that goes on around this place. Some things that happen in this world are so insane that sometimes, we question ourselves: what do some humans actually have going on in their minds? Because it’s kind of hard to believe that they have brains! In this article, we decided to bring some of these “what the heck” moments. Here are 45 photos that will make you question the world that we live in!

How is that even possible?

If you have myopia, you know how annoying it is to have to wear glasses and spend money to do something as basic as seeing. Some people despise the idea of wearing glasses and, luckily for them, contact lenses are a thing.

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Imagine going to bed and not removing your contact lenses? That’s what happened to this woman, but to make matters worse, she often forgot she was wearing lenses and would put on fresh lenses on top of the ones already in her eyes. This was the result of this story — she went to the doctor, and they found 27 contact lenses inside her eyes!

There must be other places to do this!

Do you love going on adventures? Camping is a great way to connect to nature and spending quality time with friends away from civilization and technology. However, these campers took camping to a whole new level! Check this out…

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There are so many questions we have about this photo. We understand not spending the weekend at a hotel when you can be in nature, but there surely must be better places to set up a tent. While we do wonder what goes on in these people’s minds, the fact they’re from Florida already gives us some clarity!

Why would you take that?

Have you ever broken up with someone? Divorce and breakups are quite common nowadays, and the thing about going through these processes is that, more often than not, they’re not exclusively emotional processes. Sometimes, breaking up with someone means splitting material possessions.

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This girl used to share a home with her boyfriend. Things started going downhill for them, and they ultimately broke up. She left the place while he was packing his stuff to leave, and she had one awful surprise when she got back home. In his process of packing his belongings, he removed the entire toilet from the bathroom and took it with him!

Want a glass of spidey water?

Australia is one of the unique places on the Earth when it comes to diverse insects and animals. This country is usually warm, and that makes for a perfect ecosystem for these creatures to thrive. Spiders, specifically, can be found all over Australia.

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It’s not unusual to see pictures of giant spiders in Australia or even just regular-sized spiders in the most random locations. This guy, for instance, found a spider inside his glass of water. Luckily for him, he caught sight of it before he downed the liquid — and the spider!

Who is going to spend hours like that?

Flying first class is most people’s dream, especially if you’re someone who’s often inside a plane. However, that usually stays a dream unless you’re willing to pay thousands of dollars for a seat in that luxurious part of the plane.

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While flying in business class is not that bad, it’s also not the most comfortable way to be traveling, especially if you’re taking a long flight. However, people in the aviation industry want to make things worse for business class customers. Someone designed these seats to fit more passengers, but they surely ignored the comfort aspect of flying completely!

Yes, that will certainly do it!

There are so many things that happen to us that make us rethink our life choices. But then, we look around us and find that plenty of people are making even worse choices than we are, like this next guy, who decided that using duct tape would fix his car issues.

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This picture reminds us of memes that we see on social media all the time — are you familiar with that meme where someone puts a band-aid over a deep, open wound and pretends that all their problems are solved? Yes, this is probably what the owner of this car was thinking.

What about my privacy?

Moving to Alaska seems kind of radical, but many adventure lovers move to this beautiful state seeking new places to explore. Alaska is huge, so it is the perfect spot for those who love hiking, camping, climbing mountains, and other similar activities.

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However, living in Alaska also means dealing with what you see in the image above. Can you imagine waking up in the morning and finding yourself almost face to face with a polar bear? Well, we probably would just put up a curtain and keep it closed so this nosy bear wouldn’t invade our privacy anymore!

Oh, that’s just a hole.

If you’re scared of deep holes, you’ll probably want to skip this next slide. This picture features an enormous sinkhole that opened overnight in the backyard of a house in the United Kingdom. But that’s not any sinkhole. It’s a hole that leads straight into a mineshaft!

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Imagine waking up to find that a 300-foot deep hole opened in your backyard? Apparently, there are countless mineshafts in this region of England, and you have to be careful not to fall inside one of these giant sinkholes.

Maybe you’ve been reading too much!

Stephen King is considered by many as the King of Horror. The author has published several famous works, including Carrie, The Shining, and It. These books were turned into movies, the last one becoming a huge box-office success upon its release in 2017.

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The book, It, and its antagonist, Pennywise, are incredibly well-known in pop culture, and there was a time when people started pulling pranks on innocent people while dressed as clowns. The guy who took this picture, for instance, decided to put a clown mannequin inside a drainage pipe to scare other people. We do wonder what he’s getting out of this, though.

Kitties should not be answering the door!

Living in Florida or Australia means that some daily occurrences in your life are actually quite scary to outsiders. Like coming home to find a giant spider in the living room. But, many can calmly deal with that. Or hearing a knock and finding an alligator on your front porch!

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Can you imagine how scared that homeowner must have been when they saw an alligator knocking on their door? Well, the cat looks unfazed, though. Thankfully, it was a good kitty and didn’t open the door for his gator friend to make an entrance!

How many of these are there, then?

If we start talking about mummies and the mummification processes, you’ll probably think about Ancient Egypt. After all, most references in modern culture talk exclusively about those mummies in African or Middle Eastern regions. But did you know that other societies also practiced mummification?

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This statue in the picture is an old Chinese statue that was on display in a museum. Scholars already knew about monks using self-mummification processes — but they had never done a CT scan on one of these statues. Apparently, the mummy was a monk who was highly regarded and worshipped as a Buddha back in his day. Now, this is something incredible to think about!

Run for your life!

If you watch shows like Property Brothers and Flip or Flop, we have something to tell you: that’s not what house flipping looks like in real life! Most times, house flippers have to deal with destroyed houses that look like they haven’t been inhabited in over a century!

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Because some houses are in such poor conditions, you never know what you’re going to find in them. Maybe you’ll find weird insects…or maybe you’ll find a face and tufts of hair inside a toilet. If we were in his shoes, we would have run to the hills!

You don’t want to mess with her!

If you’re the kind of person who stays up to date with reports on different cities, you know that crime rates are rising all over the world, especially in major cities. Depending on where you live, you have to always be mindful of your surroundings.

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This grandma never lets her guard down. While you may think that she’s just another regular lady riding the subway, she’s far from that. Zoom in on her hand, and you’ll see what we’re talking about — she’s wearing brass knuckles! One thing is for sure: no one is going to mess with this grandma!

Exclusive parking spot!

If there’s one place where weird stuff is always happening, that place has got to be the parking lot. Sometimes, you’ll see cars parked in the craziest way possible, or maybe you’ll see a wheelchair in a parking spot (and yes, this has happened). But this is a whole new level of weirdness.

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An exclusive parking spot for squids? That is not something you’ll see every day. And do you know what is funny about this photo? The squid is perfectly parked between the lines, unlike some drivers you’ve probably witnessed in your life — if you haven’t seen them, that’s because you’re that driver!

Imagine if one of those jumped on you!

As fearless as one may try to be, we all have something that scares us to death. Some people are scared of spiders. Others are scared of dogs — we can’t always control what we fear! Now, imagine you’re scared of frogs, and you find this…

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It would have been the scare of your life, wouldn’t it? When customers complained about weird noises in the bathroom, this restaurant’s staff decided to check the noise source. What they found was a bunch of tiny frogs hiding in the toilet paper holder!

We have priorities!

The human mind is one of the most amazing things in the world. Our survival instincts are quite strong for some of us, and we go into flight mode at the slightest threat of danger. However, some people always act as if they don’t have a care in the world.

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Can you imagine calmly playing golf while the world is literally burning in front of you? We can’t — but, apparently, these guys can. They see the forest on fire, but that’s not stopping them from playing their round. Now, that’s what we call being competitive!

When did they hire a new technician?

When you work in IT, you go to work and start your shift, never knowing what will happen. Technology is unpredictable, and your skills may be needed at any given moment. Because of that, you also never know what you may have to deal with on shift.

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This guy came into work expecting to fix some cables, but he got so much more than that. Instead of seeing cables, he found a giant snake hiding inside the cable box! We guess he wasn’t aware they hired a new technician to fix the cables!

A new type of tennis ball?

Depending on where you live, you may or may not experience natural occurrences frequently. Some places deal with hurricanes, while other places deal with storms and floods. And then there are those places that deal with events like hailstorms.

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Have you ever seen a hailstorm? We are pretty certain that, even if you have, you have probably never seen a hailstone this big. This thing is the same size as a tennis ball — so can you imagine the damage it’s capable of? It’s scary to even think about it!

How did it end up here?

Imagine that you and your friends took some time off work to explore the world. You got on a plane to South America and traveled to the Amazon rainforest. It’s a beautiful day, so you go hiking with your friends. And then, you see this on your hike.

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A humpback whale on land! Can you imagine how surprised you would have been? At the same time, you can’t believe that a baby humpback whale on land is an amazing sight. It’s also sad to think of how in the world did it get there.

Zombie spider, is that you?

If you’re not an invertebrate connoisseur, you probably have never heard about a so-called zombie fungus. This fungus infects its host and slowly kills them. However, some creatures, like spiders, don’t die immediately and carry on living like zombies for a while, hence the name of the fungus.

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This man was cleaning the attic of his home when he came across a weird-looking shape on the ceiling. Upon closer inspection, he noticed that the thing looked like a spider. He took a picture, uploaded it on an online forum, and was told that this was a spider infected by the zombie fungus! Nature is mind-boggling, isn’t it?

At least he’s staying safe, right?

If we’re talking about things that make us question the world we live in, we certainly have to talk about the pandemic. None of us had ever experienced that before, so we started questioning everything. This next guy, for instance, was so concerned about his safety that he went out like this…

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His entire face is covered in what looks like toilet paper, though if we had to guess, we would say that that’s some type of thin fabric. And then he added two empty toilet paper rolls and used them to protect his eyes! He looks quite peculiar, but at least he’s staying safe.

An all-natural pipe!

Have you ever heard of hard water? People use this terminology in reference to water with high minerals, such as magnesium or potassium. The other mineral people often find in water is calcium — and if there’s too much calcium in the water, your drain pipes can end up like this…

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This is what your drain pipe looks like if you have a calcium buildup issue. The water contained so much calcium that it literally started building a whole new pipe out of the mineral. This is obviously quite dangerous to our health, and we’re glad this person found out about this problem and repurposed their pipes!

Peek-a-boo!

Vacuum cleaners are easily one of the top 10 best inventions ever created. If you have a vacuum cleaner at home, you’ll certainly agree with us. But, if you have a robotic vacuum cleaner, you’ll agree even more! These inventions are a blessing to any house owner.

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Well, kind of. If your vacuum cleaner stops working, you’ll certainly be upset about it. We suppose you would be even more upset if, just like this lady, you found out that your vacuum cleaner was not working because a snake decided to hide inside it.

Dorothy!

Who doesn’t remember the iconic tornado scene from the Wizard of Oz?  Yes, that one scene in which Dorothy is stuck inside her family’s home and the house is spinning out of control inside a tornado. Apparently, that’s not something that happens only in the movies!

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When a tornado hit this small American town, this family’s home was ripped from its foundation and thrown in the middle of the street because of a tornado. Luckily, the family had already found safe shelter at this point, and no one was harmed. We guess that life does imitate art, after all!

How is this building still standing?

Some of the stuff we’ve shown you in this article probably got you questioning what building means or at least the way that some people operate. But, some things also make us quite mad because of how absurd they are.

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This concrete column, for instance, was supposed to be supporting the weight of this building, which we guess is a company’s storage deposit. As we can see, it’s obvious that this column does not support the structure and could cause an accident at any time. To think that the employer is allowing their employees to continue working in this location is absurd!

Poor chick!

We’re never too sure what genetics has in store for us, and things are not that different for animals. Lots of animals are born with genetic deformities, some of which are simply mind-boggling. This family was more than surprised when this adorable chick was born.

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If you only look at its upper body, you won’t see anything different. But, if you take a look at its bottom half, you’ll see what we’re talking about. This chick was born with an extra bottom and an extra pair of feet. Hopefully, it doesn’t feel any discomfort or pain because of it!

Excuse me, sir, I’m vegan!

If you stop to think about it, we have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes of the food industry. Sure, it’s easy to find information on this industry’s basic processes and procedures, but who’s to say that our food is being handled properly before it is canned and sold to grocery stores?

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When this woman visited the grocery store, she just wanted to get some raspberries. Never in a million years would she have thought there would be a lizard inside the pack of raspberries she picked out. This just proves that sometimes, we’re safer if we grow our own fruits!

Wait, is that really safe?

Do you know what pets and children have in common? They all need to play and leave the house for at least a few minutes a day. If we want children to grow up healthily, we need to take them to the park and let them play with other kids.

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Taking the kids to the playground is one way to get your child to interact with other children their age. However, some toys in playgrounds can be quite dangerous, like this bear slide. Do you see how far its end is from the floor? This is certainly not suited for young children, and we wonder who had this not-so-brilliant idea.

How long did it take to make this?

Crochet is now a huge phenomenon among young adults. Yes, you read that right. Young people are now doing crochet! If you watched the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you probably saw that British athlete Tom Daley went viral when he was caught on camera while knitting a sweater.

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Do you understand what’s going on in this picture? It’s kind of sensory overload with lots of colors and details all over the place. Well, what happened here was that someone had the idea of decorating trees by making this gigantic crochet cover. The only thing we can think about is how much time and work they put into making this!

Have you ever heard of privacy?

When we come home after a hard day’s work, we just want to relax. Taking a long shower is one of the best ways to wash the stress away, but sometimes, things don’t go as planned. This woman, for instance, had a big surprise once she stepped inside her bathroom.

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The minute she reached for the bottle of shampoo, the woman realized that there was something wrong. When she looked down, she saw a wet bat chilling on the shampoo shelf. Judging by the picture, it looks like the bat was just as surprised as she was!

Why Would You Want Too, though?

Architecture is a brilliant thing. If you’ve ever been to a major city, you were probably mesmerized by all the tall buildings and sculptures and probably wondered how the architects managed to bring their designs to life so perfectly. But at the same time, you can totally tell when there were no architects involved in the house planning process.

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We can tell two things about this apartment: it was not designed by a professional, and the rent probably costs more than $2000 per month. We wonder if the person who built this place has any notion of the important thing called hygiene. This certainly makes you question what is wrong with people, doesn’t it?

Is that even legal?

We all have our hobbies and passions. For some people, their great passion is growing a beautiful garden in their backyard, while others are passionate about art, technology, or culture. And then, there are the people who love automobiles and tuning their cars.

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The owner of this car is obviously passionate about adding extravagant parts to his car. When he saw this gigantic star-shaped exhaust, he couldn’t miss the opportunity to add to his car. While we do wonder if that’s legal, we can only look at this photo in wonder!

Oh, the population density!

If you live in a small town, you know that privacy is not something you get often. Neighbors are always watching your every move, and gossip seems to be the only thing some people know how to do. Now, imagine how much worse it would be if you lived here…

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What you see in the picture is not photoshopped. This is a real island, and it’s called Migingo Island. This African location only has 22,000 square feet, houses, a little over 130 people. This means that the population density is 169600 people per square mile. Imagine trying to get some privacy there!

Maybe Jurassic Park isn’t that far fetched!

One of the topics that humans still discuss to this day is whether we would have been able to coexist with dinosaurs back when they were still alive. It’s kind of hard to imagine how that would’ve worked, but many people believe we would have been just fine.

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Looking at this picture, we would beg to differ. Look at the size of that thing! How would we be able to coexist peacefully if these giant creatures were roaming the planet? They probably would mistake humans for food and eat some of us in a second!

How in the world did this happen?

There’s always something weird happening in the world every second that goes by. Maybe it’s not happening to you or anywhere near you, but somewhere in the world, someone is experiencing a weird event like the person who took this next photo.

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This person was on the way to heat their meal using the microwave, but they were in for a surprise. When they looked at the microwave clock, the person found a lizard inside the clock! How did this happen? There’s no way we can explain what we don’t understand!

Are you really going to eat that much?

If we were to judge them by what we see in movies, we would say that carnivorous plants are scary and mean. It’s not rare to see a giant carnivorous plant being depicted as capable of eating an entire adult in fiction works.

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However, that’s far from reality. Venus flytraps only eat bugs and other insects when they need nutrients. They don’t eat humans, nor do they cause any harm to us. We mean, look at the plant in the photo. Does it look like it could eat you?

I did feel like I was being watched!

Who doesn’t love spending the day at the beach? The beach is one of the best places to spend some quality time with the family or by yourself. Because many people visit the beach every day, we never know what we’re going to find there.

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This guy, for instance, was merely chilling at the beach, taking a walk on the shore, and capturing the beauty of the place on camera. Imagine his surprise when he found a big blue eye staring at him from the floor! Luckily, this is a glass eye, not a real one — but we still wonder how it ended there!

Way ahead of its time!

Fiat is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. While it is not as popular in the US, it has a considerably large market in its home country, Italy, and also in South America. Many people don’t know that Fiat was way ahead of its time back when it was first founded.

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In addition to cars, this Italian company also produced aircraft, diesel engines, and other products. However, what really gets our attention is that Fiat’s original factory in Torino, Italy, had a test track on the rooftop — which was way ahead of its time. This track is open for visitation, though you can’t drive on it anymore.

An ancient object?

If you’re a Millennial, you probably remember the first cellphones people used back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. You know, the phones we used before iPhones, and other smartphones were a thing? While people make fun of those old phones, they have no clue that they were more durable than the phones we have today.

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So durable that they can withstand the trials and tribulations of time! Those thick and heavy phones were almost as heavy as a brick, and maybe that’s why someone decided to cement it on the wall. Imagine what the people from the future will think when they find this ancient item from our society!

Are you sure it was accidental?

If you work in hospitals, you certainly must have quite a lot of stories to tell. Doctors and nurses are often faced with bizarre situations, such as the case of the Brazilian man who arrived at the ER with a steel rod through his head.

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What you see in this X-Ray is the skull of a man who ended up at the hospital after a domestic accident. Those tiny dots are actually metal pellets stuck inside his head — they got there after the man’s wife accidentally shot him with a BB gun while chasing a raccoon!

This was a miracle!

Have you ever heard the word thalassophobia? Thalassophobia is the fear of the ocean, and it is a condition that affects thousands of people across the globe. To be honest, it’s quite understandable that people are scared of the ocean, considering everything (animals and objects) that resides in its depth.

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You’ve probably seen pictures of weird animals that live in the ocean, so you know what we’re talking about. And if we stop to think about it, people have been dropping things in the ocean since the beginning of time, and it’s nearly impossible to retrieve all that stuff. The crew of this ship had just raised the anchor when they noticed that something was stuck on it. To their surprise, it was a torpedo! Hopefully, nothing happened to the crew.

This truly happened!

Global warming is real, and we can already see its devastating effects. Floods, wildfires, extreme weather — these are all consequences of what we’re doing to our planet. This next picture may look incredible, but the story behind it is quite sad.

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While you may think that this is a crimson filter, this photo is 100% unedited. This is a volunteer firefighter who was helping when wildfires started consuming parts of Australia in 2020. It’s pretty crazy to think that this red color is caused by the wildfires that destroyed millions of acres!

Never visiting this clinic!

When it’s Halloween season, we decorate our homes and front yards. However, homeowners are not the only ones interested in putting up scary decorations during this time of the year — businesses also do that. It’s a great way of getting new customers’ attention.

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Well, what’s peculiar about this photo is that this is a clinic! We personally have never seen a clinic decorated for Halloween, but we guess there’s a first time for everything. Imagine the jumpscares this evil-looking clown must have given to the patients!

Am I hallucinating?

Going out to parks is a good way to spend our free time. There’s nothing like taking a walk and connecting with nature after a long week. For families, going to the park is a great option to entertain the children. And they will surely be entertained by these sculptures there, too.

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Yes, that’s exactly what you see — a creature that is half-duck and half-banana! How in the world did the artist come up with this idea? We would love to know the thought process behind this creation. Maybe we’ll travel all the way to Nigeria just to see this park in person!

Imagine looking out the window at this exact time!

Some things are just so insane that it is kind of hard to explain them or even try to come up with a context for them. This next picture is the perfect example of that, and it’s a great way to close this article.

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If this picture doesn’t make you question the world we live in, we don’t know what will. Imagine looking out the window of your home and seeing 5 young boys covered in metallic paint from head to toe. To be honest, we don’t even know how we would react!