1. Layers and layers and layers
You know when you get a piece of plywood or something out in public that people just stick event posters on? Well, this is what 30 years of that looks like.
2. I’m good for aspirin, thanks…
3. Pillow talk
One of these Star Wars pillowcases had been used every single day for 40 years, since the release of the first Star Wars movie back in the 70s. The other had been kept in a closet. I’m sure you can guess which is which.
4. Keep on truckin’
5. That’s dedication
Every day for the last 20 years, this buddhist monk has knelt to pray in the same spot. Since he walks around barefoot, his feet have now been imprinted into the floor.
6. Pipe down
7. This can had been sitting in a cup holder for two years.
This can had been in that drink holder for two years. It just goes to show that things like this don’t disintegrate for a long time. Always try to recycle if you can!
8. Not my bag
The metal on this bag clip finally disintegrated after being used for over 10 years. Must have been a really nice bag!
9. Yes, we have no bananas
Apparently, this dad found this banana in the pocket of a ski jacket that he hadn’t worn for about 10 years. If it was out in the open air, it would’ve disintegrated in days. I can’t imagine what that thing must smell like.
These are shoes that have been worn almost every day for the past 8 years, next to a brand new pair of the exact same shoes. It’s amazing how we don’t notice the gradual decline of our footwear.
11. Decade-old candy
This really is a cursed image. I’ve never been tempted to buy candy from one of these machines – it seems so unhygienic.
12. Lock and key
Apparently, this key had been left in a lock since 1982. But the person who uploaded it didn’t explain why, which was frustrating.
13. Giraffe two?
A toy giraffe that mom had for 29 years, next to a brand-new one that she bought for her little boy. It’s amazing how attached we get to these things, even when they become old and tatty.
14. The markings of boredom
This is a physical manifestation of bored college students throughout the years. Lord only knows how long that wall has been there!
15. You’re never alone with a phone
16. This deodorant was opened 3 years after it was purchased.
17. “We still have this small pumpkin my wife carved 3 years ago.”
To be fair, it does look much more spooky now, and I guess that’s the whole point of carving pumpkins.
18. Some things never change
In this London convenience store (or ‘corner shop’ as they say over there), the flooring has worn away from people standing there so much over the years. I guess it’s to be expected, given that London is one of the busiest cities in the world.
19. Cemented in place
These bags of cement were forgotten in the rain and hardened. They’ve now become honorary stones. No one’s going to move those things now.
20. Chin chin!
Each bottle in this row is the same whiskey matured in the cask for one more year than the last. Pretty amazing!
21. Ah yes, I remember it well
This picture was uploaded with the caption “Took my dad to see if his first car was still where he left it 40 years ago. It was.”
I absolutely love this picture! It’s always fascinating when nature reclaims something man-made. It’s also quite a poignant picture if you think about it – the dad looking back on his youth.