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
2. A before and after photo of scoliosis surgery
3. A X-rayed bouquet of flowers
5. Radiography revealed that this wooden cat statue from Ancient Egypt is, in fact, a cat's sarcophagus
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
8. X-Ray helped identify contraband in this truck
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
10. An X-ray of a pregnant cat
11. This man has a bone growth device for cervical pain
12. A stingray's X-ray scan
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.
14. A flamingo's X-ray
15. An X-ray of a ballerina's foot while on pointe
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.
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
19. A scan of a snake with a kidney tumor
20. This man had a spoon lodged in his esophagus for a year. Reportedly, the half-swallowed spoon only caused minor discomfort.
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