The 50 Most Popular All That’s Interesting Pictures

Published September 13, 2013
Updated December 1, 2020

These interesting pictures — from history's strangest moments to nature's greatest wonders — will remind you that the world we share is even more astounding than you knew.

For over three years, we’ve published our favorite photographs and pictures from around the world on a daily basis. We crunched the numbers to determine the most-viewed pictures and the results were fascinating given their breadth and depth in subjects.

From the frightening to the humorous to the bizarre and enlightening, we present the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures:

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A Little Calvin In Every Child

Interesting Pictures Calvin

A Little Calvin In Every Child was one of the first images on All That Is Interesting when we launched in 2010 and has remained one of the most popular. And it’s easy to see why: the hilarious mimicry of Calvin reminds us exactly why it’s great to be a kid.

Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

Asperatus Clouds

This fascinatingly bizarre photograph garnered an even weirder amount of online attention, where it was featured in several conspiracy-oriented websites that claimed it was evidence of government manipulation of the weather.

The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask

Interesting Pictures Gas Mask Town

One of our favorite articles in the archives, The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask details life in Miyakejima, Japan, where an active volcano had spewed poisonous gas for the last two decades. Rather than leave, the 3,000 inhabitants decided to wear gas masks 24/7 so they could remain on the island.

The Casting Call For Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana Casting Call

This delightful gem needs little explanation: it’s the casting call for the music video for Smells Like Teen Spirit.

McDonalds In America Heatmap

McDonalds In America Map

McDonalds: it’s everywhere and anywhere — this beautiful visualization of every location in America proves it.

Behind A Frozen Waterfall

Frozen Waterfall

Who knew that a) you could get behind a frozen waterfall and b) they would have such magnificent colors?

The End Of The Earth

End Of The Earth

The Nullarbor Cliffs literally feel like the end of the earth, though they are really just the end of Australia.

Afghanistan In The 1960s

1960s Afghanistan Interesting Pictures

Our most popular gallery of 2013, Afghanistan in the 1960s is a staggering photo essay on what life was once like in Afghanistan.

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Alec
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Alexander is a cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Baldwin, Alexander. "The 50 Most Popular All That’s Interesting Pictures." AllThatsInteresting.com, September 13, 2013, https://allthatsinteresting.com/popular-interesting-pictures. Accessed May 19, 2024.