Some 190 million years ago the Paria Wilderness was a sandy desert devoid of vegetation, very similar to the Sahara today. Vast dunes accumulated and turned into stone over the course of the earth’s history. Aerial photo by Bernhard Edmaier. #patterns #desert
All things have a purpose and function. However, some objects are so peculiar, so strange, and so weird that it takes amateur detectives and internet occultists to decipher their meaning. The ‘What Is This Thing’ subreddit is a treasure trove of everyday artifacts whose purpose was lost to the world… until Reddit’s resident Sherlock Holmeses took a look at them and explained exactly what people were looking at.