Thanks to social networks, we can all enjoy the fascinating finds that people have snapped and shared.
The world is full of astonishing objects and phenomena that we may stumble across as we're walking down a street, not to mention the weird discoveries that lurk in our very own homes!
Here are 20 photos of extraordinary sights that were discovered completely by chance.
1. The glow around brown spots on bananas under an ultraviolet light
2. When an old CD looks like an amethyst
3. These ants dug out the almond and turned it into a kind of "flour"
4. A new vs 4 year-old sewing needle
5. When CCTV cameras are also pigeons
6. A hummingbird feather
7. Brits among you will love this!
8. You'd be forgiven for thinking this was cocunut flesh
9. A slug that can blend into its surroundings
10. A "flatscreen" building?
11. When the foam from simmering water looks like fish filets
12. A gadget to measure distances on a map
13. A levitating mailbox post
14. When a cloud morphs into a colorful feather
15. This bank was turned into a hotel - here's the business meeting room!
16. She collected almost 1,000 shark teeth in just a few weeks
17. Some torches have a piece of concrete inside to make them heavier
18. It wanted to find out more about itself?
19. Forks in an Eiffel Tower restaurant
20. Fossils found at the seaside