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156 Interesting X-Rays Which Is Something You Don’t See Every Day

In 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen produced and discovered X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes and began studying them. In his initial report, the first paper written on X-rays, Röntgen referred to the radiation as "X", to indicate that it was an unknown type of radiation. The post...

In 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen produced and discovered X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes and began studying them. In his initial report, the first paper written on X-rays, Röntgen referred to the radiation as “X”, to indicate that it was an unknown type of radiation.

The name stuck, although many of his colleagues suggested calling them Röntgen rays (over his great objections). Interestingly, they are still referred to as such in many languages. In 1901, Röntgen received the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery.

Today, X-rays are essential in various sectors such as health care and transportation security. People even use them to detect art forgeries!

To show you just how deeply they have penetrated our lives, Bored Panda put together a list of some of the most interesting X-ray images we could find on the Internet. From an Egyptian sarcophagus to a metal arm, let’s take a closer look, shall we?

#1 Roommate Is A Radiology Major And Today They X-Rayed Flowers. Thought You Guys Might Enjoy

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#2 X-Rays Of Children’s’ Mouths Between The Ages Of 6-12 Years Still Hold Wonder For Me, Even After Being A Dentist For 10+ Years

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#3 X-Ray Of A Foot In Stilettos

#4 X-Ray Of A Stingray

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#5 An X-Ray Of An Egyptian Sarcophagus Revealed A Kitten Inside

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#6 I Have A Rare Disorder Called Cleidocranial Dysotosis. Got My First Dental X-Ray Today And I Have A Lot Of Extra Teeth

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#7 X-Ray Of A Kiwi Bird With Its Egg

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#8 X-Ray Of A Pregnant Dog

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#9 X-Ray Of A Hammerhead Shark

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#10 Pregnant Cat X-Ray

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#11 My Wife’s A Ballerina, This Is Her X-Ray While En Pointe

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#12 Scoliosis Surgery, Before And After

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#13 X-Ray Scans Of A Painting Of The Young Charles II Of Spain Reveal That The Artist Painted Over An Earlier Painting When Charles Was A Few Years Younger

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#14 The Radiology Waiting Room In Local Hospital Has The Usual Naff Floral Decor, Except… They’re X-Rays

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#15 This Is An X-Ray Of The Device Doctors Put In My Dad’s Neck, Containing Undeveloped Bone Cells And Stem Cells To Regrow Parts Of His Spine. Science

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#16 Ineffective Gold Thread Acupuncture Treatment For Osteoarthritis Of The Left Knee

Image credits: Han-Gyul Yoo, B.S., and Wan-Hee Yoo, M.D.

#17 A Tiger’s Paw

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#18 I Got A Panoramic X-Ray Of My Teeth The Other Day. The Dentist Forgot To Have Me Remove My Glasses

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#19 Pre-Flight X-Ray Image Of Neil Armstrong’s Moon Boots Taken On July 7, 1969

NASA x-rayed everything the astronauts wore in order to verify that there were no sharp objects embedded in the cloth that could puncture the pressure suit

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#20 X-Ray Of My Metal Arm

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#21 Snake Has A Kidney Tumor. Wanted To Share His X-Ray. Wish Him Luck In Surgery

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#22 Gravid Ball Python X-Ray

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#23 I Love How Sinister These Cute, Innocent Dolls Look Under X-Ray. It Shows Their True Colours

This peek-a-boo doll shrieks that over and over again even with just one squeeze. It also covers its eyes. If only it would cover my ears

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#24 Backscatter X-Ray Identifying Contraband In A Truck. An Operator Noticed Anomalies In The Right-Side Z Backscatter View, And Flagged This Vehicle For Further Inspection

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#25 X-Ray Of A Panda Hand vs. A Human Hand; Pandas Have An Extra “Thumb” To Help Grip Bamboo Stalks

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#26 Panoramic X-Ray Of A Child (Adult Teeth Growing In)

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#27 X-Ray Of A Seahorse

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#28 Missing Dentures Found In Man’s Throat 8 Days After Surgery

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#29 Well, That Sucks A Lot

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#30 X-Ray Of A Plant As A Decoration At My Local Hospital

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#31 X-Ray Of A LED Bulb From Philips

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#32 Steel Boned Corset. I Can’t Believe This Is Clothing

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#33 A Man In China Had A Steel Spoon Lodged In His Esophagus For A Year, But Surprisingly, The Half-Swallowed Utensil Didn’t Cause Too Much Discomfort

Image credits: Xinjiang Meikuang General Hospital

#34 Bullet In Knee After 14 Years. A 46-Year-Old Man With A Prior Gunshot Wound To The Left Knee Presented With Worsening Knee Pain

Radiographs showed fragmentation of the bullet into innumerable metallic particles

Image credits: Jose I. Marquez, M.D., and Michael A. Schindlbeck, M.D.

#35 Just Received My X-Rays From Saturday’s Debacle. They Had To Cut My Ring Off Before Returning My Bones To Their Full Upright And Locked Position

My fingers are still sore/stiff/swollen but mostly functional

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#36 An X-Ray Of My Cat’s Intestines, Kinda Looks Like Santa In A Sleigh

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#37 X-Ray Of A Cat With Scoliosis, Causing Her To Be Round

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#38 Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis

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#39 My Son Got Shot In The Face By A BB Gun Two Years Ago (Accidentally). Found The BB Today

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#40 This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

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#41 Snake X-Ray

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#42 Cheese!

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#43 5-Day Progression Of Covid Pneumonia

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#44 X-Ray Of A Flamingo

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#45 Daughter Demanded Peppa Pig Get X-Ray With Her

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#46 Polydactyl Claw X-Ray

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#47 Chest X-Ray Of Attempted Suicide By Injecting Elemental Mercury (Quicksilver) Intravenously

Image credits: Francisco Gutiérrez, M.D., and Lucio Leon, M.D.

#48 Nikola Tesla’s Foot In A Shoe, By Himself. Tesla Obtained The Image In 1896 With X-Rays Generated By His Own Vacuum Tube, Similar To Lenard’s Tube, At A Distance Of 8 Feet

Image credits: The Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

#49 Just A Bunch Of Grapes. Green Ones To Be Slightly More Specific

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#50 A Wooden Adjustable Doll. Some Interesting Bits In The Inside

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#51 Anne Geddes Baby Bear Toy. I Hope You Saw This In The Morning And Not Right Before Bed

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#52 Wasp X-Ray

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#53 X-Rays Before And After Spinal Fusion Surgery For Scoliosis. I Had Surgery At 12 After The Curvature Continued Getting Worse Despite Interventions Being Taken

15 years since surgery and I have no back-related issues. The only issues are caused by the scar tissue from the auto-bone graft from my hip

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#54 X-Ray Techs Were Amazed At My Cervical Spine Imaging Given Extreme Hyper Mobility

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#55 X-Ray Of A Coconut

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#56 My X-Rays Before Braces In August 2018 To Now August 2020

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#57 X-Ray Of My Arm After Amputation, Thanks To Driver Who Fell Asleep At The Wheel

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#58 X-Ray Of A Pregnant Dog

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#59 X-Ray Of A Hedgehog With Balloon Syndrome

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#60 I Dislocated My Jaw… While Eating Cereal

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#61 Patient Went To Take Vitamins She Had In Her Pocket, Scooped Up The Ring In There As Well

Fun fact, the reason the ring was in her pocket in the first place was because the center stone fell out and she was going to take it to the jewelers.

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#62 Digestion In The Process – X-Ray Of A Diamond Python

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#63 My Chest X-Ray After 3 Pacemaker Surgeries, A Median Sternotomy And Valve Repair

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#64 The Little Girl Swallowed A Coin

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#65 My Newborn Son’s X-Ray At 1 Day Old

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#66 Hedgehog (Dark Spot Is Gas In The Stomach)

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#67 When You Accidentally X-Ray Anubis. Dog Moved At Just The Right Time During An X-Ray

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#68 Miss Correct Posture, 1956. At A Chiropractic Convention In Chicago, The Contest Winners Were Picked For The Beauty Of Their X-Rays And Their Standing Posture

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#69 6 Years Ago Today I Had A Surgery To Straighten Up My Spine, This Is The Before And After Result. I Gained 5 Cm With The Process

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#70 I Went For A Sinus X-Ray And They Said I Didn’t Need To Takes Out All My Piercings, This Is What It Looked Like

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#71 A Nice Clear X-Ray Showing My RNS Device, The Leads That Run To The Point Where My Seizures Originate

And also the brackets holding my skull together after my craniotomy (and the staples holding my scalp together).

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#72 I Finally Got X-Rays Of My Leg After Amputation

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#73 My (Nearly 60-Years-Old) Father’s Arm After Being Thwomped By A Cow This Morning

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#74 Thought I Had Jammed My Pinky. At The Doc’s Office The Next Day, She Told Me To Come With Her To The X-Ray Room And To Bring My Camera

She said it was a ‘spiral fracture’ and that she doesn’t get to see many of those (she’s my PCP). I was quickly referred over to ortho

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#75 A Well Loved Pair Of Capezio Tap Shoes

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#76 I Took An X-Ray Today And They Told Me That My Wisdom Teeth Are Pretty Strange

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#77 This X-Ray Of A Male Veiled Chameleon Shows The Internal Structure Of Its Casque (Structure On The Head) Which Is Used To Collect Dew, Funneling It Towards The Mouth

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#78 This Person Broke This On Sunday And Came In On Thursday

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#79 An X-Ray Of A Ghost Bat

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#80 My Daughter’s X-Ray Last Year When She Was 5 Years Old. I Was Amazed At Seeing This

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#81 Here’s What A Canine Skull X-Ray Looks Like

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#82 This Is An Xray Of My Old Cochlear Implant. Unfortunately It Didn’t Work, So It Was Removed. But It Is Pretty Wild To See All Of The Parts That Were In My Head

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#83 X-Ray Of A Turtle With Eggs

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#84 My Friends X-Ray After Being Shot With A Shotgun

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#85 I Have 5 Wisdom Teeth

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#86 How Fat My Cat Looks In His X-Ray

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#87 Since We’re Posting Cool X-Rays (Possibly A Gila Monster)

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#88 The Worst Case Of Rheumatoid Arthritis I’ve Ever Seen

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#89 Not Every Day You See A Prosthetic Breaking

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#90 Winnie Jungbluth, At 5 Years Old “She’s Exhibiting Nesting Behavior But Hasn’t Laid Any Eggs And We Are Worried About Her”

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#91 This Is My X-Ray After I Ate A Quarter After Stealing It From My Brother When I Was 5

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#92 Went Through 21 Years Thinking I Never Broke A Bone Until An X-Ray For A Shoulder Problem Revealed This Atrocity, It Broke And Healed Without Me Knowing, Was Nice Knowing You

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#93 Doctor’s Office Christmas Card Is An X-Ray Made To Look Like Rudolph

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#94 Swamy X-Ray From When I Was 3 And Swallowed An AA Battery

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#95 My Wife Took Our Cat To The Vet And My Son Told The Vet His Toy Dinosaur Was Feeling Poorly So The Vet Gave It An X-Ray

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#96 I Went To The Dentist For Tooth Pain, I Got My X-Rays Taken And The Dental Assistant Said My Wisdom Teeth Were “Like Something Out Of A Textbook”

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#97 This X-Ray Of My Hedgehog

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#98 A Bike Going Through The Security X-Ray At The Malaga Airport

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#99 So My Patient Wouldn’t Let Me X-Ray Her Unless I Promised To X-Ray Her Pony After

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#100 Black & Decker Coffee Maker

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#101 80’s Video Monitor/TV Screen. I Found One Small Enough To X-Ray. This One Brought Me Joy. I Hope It Does For You Too

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#102 Godzilla, King Of The Monsters

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#103 Moon Snail Shell. This Was Collected By A Friend Off Of Savary Island B.C.

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#104 My Little Pony Collection. They’re My Daughter’s Newer Ones. We Blew Up My Sister’s Original Ones Back In The Day

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#105 Sunbeam Heating Blanket

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#106 Lipsticks! I Love That They Added Some Weight To A Couple To Make Them Feel Expensive

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#107 A Friend Of Mine Asked Me To X-Ray Products To See If We Were Getting Ripped Off. So Far The Biggest Rip Off Has Been This Extinguisher

Somebody is probably going to chime in and say it’s filled only 75% for a reason, but they’re likely just a shill for big fire extinguisher

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#108 A Baseball

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#109 My Cat Louis Ate A Key. Don’t Worry, He Is Okay Post-Enterotomy

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#110 Father In Law Is A Radiologist. Put This In His X-Ray Stack For My Hand

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#111 X-Ray From The Dentist Shows A BB From When I Got Shot In The Face About 15 Years Ago

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#112 My Heart Rat Had To Have X-Rays. This One’s The Most Humorous. She Gave 2 Poops

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#113 X-Ray Of Blow Dart In My Hand

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#114 Finally Cropped Out All My Personal Info So, Enjoy This X-Ray

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#115 My Nipple Piercing On My Chest X-Ray

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#116 An X-Ray Of My Dog’s (Naturally) Bent Tail

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#117 My (33 Year Old) X Rays Showing My Remaining Baby Teeth

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#118 Had My Septum Ring Flipped Up Inside My Nose During An Xray And This Is How The X Rays Came Out

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#119 You Can See My Smart Watch In The X-Ray Of My Broken Arm

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#120 My 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Dental X-Ray Image

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#121 Had A BB Removed From My Arm After 20-ish Years, Here’s The X-Ray And Post Op Culprit

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#122 My Snake Is Full Of Eggs

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#123 X-Ray Of My Bunion. I Thought It Was Interesting

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#124 Girl Was Nervous The X-Ray Machine Would Hurt So I Took A Quick Shot Of Her Stuffed Fox To Show It Was Fine

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#125 X-Rayed A Turtle

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#126 I Give This Post Two Thumbs Up

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#127 The Vet Forgot To Take Off My Pug’s (Fake) Pearl Necklace Before An X-Ray

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#128 Fat-Tailed Gecko

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#129 X-Ray Of A Photographer And Camera

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#130 An Old X Ray Of My Pacemaker/Defibrillator. I’ve Since Gotten A New Heart And Don’t Need It Anymore

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#131 I Took This X-Ray On A Covid+ Patient Hours After My Friend Tried To Tell Me Covid Isn’t That Bad

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#132 X-Rays Of My Spinal Fusion Surgery Before And After

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#133 X-Ray Of A Nintendo Switch I Took, Thought Some Of You Might Find It Interesting

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#134 A Bunch Of Random Pens. My Favourite Is Third From The Left, You Can See The Little Crystals Really Well On The X-Ray

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#135 It Would Be Pointless For A Guessing Game, So Here’s A Twix

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#136 As I Am No Botanist, Here Is An X-Ray Of A Random House Plant

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#137 Saxophone

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#138 A Nespresso Machine

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#139 The Extra Row Of Teeth In The X-Ray Of My 7-Year-Old Kid

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#140 Dental 3D X-Ray On A Child

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#141 Cat Pooping During An Xray

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#142 This Xray I Have Of A Pregnant Woman

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#143 Dads Leg Xray

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#144 Xray Of My Little Finger Dislocated

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#145 An X-Ray Of My Parrot

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#146 Got Bored At Work And X-Rayed My Flash Drive

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#147 Someone Took “The Key To The Heart Is Through The Stomach” A Bit Too Literally

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#148 ED Patient From A While Ago Who Stabbed Himself In The Leg – AP Showed The Knife Sitting Around 2 cm Medially To The Femur

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#149 Today I Took A Dental X-Ray For A Child. This Is How The Milk Teeth Change Permanently. The Picture Clearly Shows How The Premolar Comes Out

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#150 Dwarf Mongoose

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#151 Screech Owl

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#152 Flamingo’s Legs

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#153 Forgot To Take Out My Bars Before A Chest X-Ray Today

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#154 My Gecko Got X-Rays The Other Day And Thought You Guys Might Like To See

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#155 Don’t Punch Things Folks

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#156 A Woman I Work With Had An X-Ray Done To Her Foot For Her Arthritis… Found This Surprise. Apparently It’s Been There For Over 30 Years

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