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20 Cool X-Rays of People, Animals & Objects Explained

 The pictures we are about to share with you taught us one lesson: if an object seems boring, just X-ray it! We’re kidding, of course, as an X-ray scanner is no toy. Still, seeing how various animals, objects, and even human body parts look in a scan reveals extra details about them. X-rays really help visualize what can go wrong with the human body, they show the anatomical structure of odd-looking animals like a hammerhead shark or stingray and can even reveal the hidden details in paintings!

1. A hammerhead shark's skull structure

X-Rays  hammerhead shark
Image Source: Twitter

2. A before and after photo of scoliosis surgery

X-Rays scoliosis surgery
Image Source: BoredPanda

3. A X-rayed bouquet of flowers

X-Rays  A X-rayed bouquet of flowers
Image Source: Reddit
Related Article: Mind-Blowing X-Ray Scan Photos

4. This scan makes the bone changes in advanced rheumatoid arthritis apparent

X-Rays advanced rheumatoid arthritis
Image Source: BoredPanda

5. Radiography revealed that this wooden cat statue from Ancient Egypt is, in fact, a cat's sarcophagus

X-Rays cat sarcophagus
Image Source: BoredPanda

6. This person has a rare disorder called Cleidocranial Dysostosis, which often delays the loss of baby teeth and can make a person develop a lot of extra teeth as well

X-Rays Cleidocranial Dysostosis
Image Source: Reddit
Related Article: These X-ray Photos of Pregnant Animals Will Intrigue You

7. An X-ray of a seahorse

X-Rays seahorse
Image Source: Reddit

8. X-Ray helped identify contraband in this truck

X-Rays contraband in a truck
Image Source: BoredPanda

9. This X-ray shows how wearing stilettos shifts the weight of the entire foot on the ball of the foot, which increases the risk of injuries and foot problems

X-Rays wearing stilettos
Image Source: BoredPanda

10. An X-ray of a pregnant cat

X-Rays  pregnant cat
Image Source: Reddit

11. This man has a bone growth device for cervical pain

X-Rays bone growth device for cervical pain
Image Source: Reddit

12. A stingray's X-ray scan

X-Rays  stingray
Image Source: Reddit

13. RNS devices like this one prevent epileptic seizures. The leads run to the location in the brain where this person's seizures originate, and the brackets are holding the skull together after a craniotomy.

X-Rays RNS device
Image Source: Imgur

14. A flamingo's X-ray

X-Rays flamingo's X-ray
Image Source: Imgur

15. An X-ray of a ballerina's foot while on pointe

X-Rays  a ballerina's foot while on pointe
Image Source: Reddit
Related Article: Life in X-Ray - Beautiful!

16. A kiwi bird and its egg through an X-ray

X-Rays A kiwi bird and its egg
Image Source: Reddit

17. NASA X-rayed every astronaut's gear pre-flight to verify that there were no sharp objects that could puncture the pressure suit. These are Neil Armstrong's famous moon boots.

X-Rays Neil Armstrong's famous moon boots
Image Source: BoredPanda

18. An X-ray of this portrait of Charles II of Spain (left) revealed that the artist simply painted over another painting of a younger Charles from a few years earlier

X-Rays portrait of Charles II of Spain
Image Source: Twitter

19. A scan of a snake with a kidney tumor

X-Rays snake with a kidney tumor
Image Source: Reddit

20. This man had a spoon lodged in his esophagus for a year. Reportedly, the half-swallowed spoon only caused minor discomfort.

X-Rays spoon lodged in esophagus
Image Source: BoredPanda
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