40 Photos That Will Soothe Every Perfectionist’s Soul

It can be strangely satisfying to see or feel something that’s just perfect. These photos of symmetry and order are appealing to humans and animals alike. Both in society and in the wild, organisms that are “more symmetrical” have a better chance at finding a mate than those who don’t. Some speculate that this is one way of identifying a healthy partner.

In this perfectly imperfect world, we all crave order, symmetry, and evenness. Luckily, the r/OddlySatisfying subreddit is doing every perfectionist a public service by supplying some of the most oddly satisfying sightings that give us a fix of flawlessness. From a perfect stack of pancakes to cats lying like yin and yang, this is something I live for.

These photos are guaranteed to satisfy every perfectionist’s soul. So check them out below!

#1 Before & After Paint Job

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#2 My Neighbors Tree Has The Perfect Fall Gradient

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#3 Droplets On A Car Windshield During Sunset

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Oddly satisfying refers to any kind of sighting, either picture or video, that’s incredibly satisfying to look at. The concept has gained quite a cult following on the internet thanks to the r/OddlySatisfying subreddit, which has a whopping 5 million members. The group was created back in 2013, and it celebrates all the “little things that are inexplicably satisfying.”

According to Know Your Meme, “oddly satisfying” and similar phrases had been used online even earlier than that. It first occurred as early as June 4th, 2011 when a post was published on Jezebel titled “An Oddly Satisfying Montage Of ‘You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?’ Moments.”

Moreover, r/OddlySatisfying was inspired by another hugely popular subreddit community, r/mildlyinteresting, “which was born out of a discussion in r/WTF about the need for a clearer categorical distinction between images that are evocative of WTF and those that would be more aptly described as ‘mildly interesting.’”

#4 Tree’s Shadow

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#5 Perfectly Cozy, Curled Up Cats

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#6 Perfect Snowflake That Fell On My Coat Yesterday

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Fast forward to today, when oddly satisfying and mildly interesting videos are ruling the internet like never before. “We don’t need to be able to explain why we like something in order for it to exist,” Kevin Allocca, head of trends and culture at YouTube, told Wired.

The phenomenon of oddly satisfying pictures and videos, according to Kevin, has to do with the fact that we’ve never had a descriptor for this kind of stuff. “I think we’ve always had a desire to watch these types of things, but we just didn’t have the language for it. Now we do.”

#7 The Way This Cat Blends Into The Wood

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#8 This Welding Job

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#9 This Clean Ice

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#10 This Sauna In Finland

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#11 My Dad Laid New Decking Around An Old Tree!

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#12 These Leaves In This Tree

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#13 I Was Told On A Couple Of Art Subreddits You All Might Appreciate My Art

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#14 This Cake (Credit: Malizzi Cakes)

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#15 This Mystique Cosplay Mid Merge (By Magnetomystique)

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#16 Amazingly Well-Stacked Carrots On A Pickup

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#17 This Boulder With Stretched Bronze Does It For Me

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#18 A Single Fallen Tree Holding Back The Duckweed In The Wetlands Of Louisiana

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#19 These Rhubarb Pies

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#20 I’m An Art Teacher And I Moved To A New School This Past Summer. The Previous Teacher Did Not Share My Love Of Organization. Behold The Before And After Of My Paper Closet!

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#21 The Way The Veins Of The Leaf Align On The Creases Of The Hand

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#22 My Succulent’s Offshoot

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#23 This Scoop Of Peanut Butter

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#24 This Pic Of An Ending Day

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#25 A Flower I Found In Hawaii A Few Months Ago

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#26 Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

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#27 Perfect Coffee

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#28 Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

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#29 Perfect Match

#30 This Shelf, These Books

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#31 We Found Our Guide Book Cover On The Appalachian Trail

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#32 I Can’t Stop Looking At It

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#33 Camouflaged Shoes At The Discount Store

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#34 This Bundle Of Pencils At A Library

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#35 Landed A Job Where My OCD Fits Right In

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#36 Natural Spiral

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#37 Shadow Lines Up Perfectly With The Sidewalk

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#38 The Way This Grass Field Was Cut

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#39 The Arrangement Of These Tomatoes

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#40 The Perfect Apple

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Photographer “Time Travels” by Photoshopping Herself into Old Celebrity Photos

Have you ever imagined if you could go back in time and take a picture with famous people? If yes, you will probably enjoy a similar series in 2013, called “Time Travel” created by an artist, Flora. She is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation in order to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, and dreams. However, today we will mainly focus on how she discovers the possibilities of the well known “selfie” phenomenon with famous people. Let’s admit that it would be pretty difficult to explain the concept of a selfie to a person from the 20th century. But this fact makes these series even more interesting!

“After the first official picture of a black hole was released last week, I decided to look into the Theory of relativity and I’ve been wondering how cool it was, if I could travel faster than the speed of light, ergo I could travel back in time. While I’ve been making a “selfie” with Albert Einstein (photoshopping myself into a picture of him) I decided to celebrate this amazing discovery with a series of pictures, where I travel back in time. ” writes Flora in her website.

Check out the gallery below. Also, tell us in the comment section below; If you could go back in time who would you like to take a selfie with?

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#1 Marilyn Monroe

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#2 Mahatma Gandhi

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#3 John Lennon

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#4 Salvador Dali

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#5 Albert Einstein

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#6 Sigmund Freud

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#7 Audrey Hepburn

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