The world sure is a mysterious place, isn’t it? And so much of what happens here on our planet is determined by chance or pure randomness.

Just when you think you have it all figured out, you get blindsided by something that seems so random but that reminds you that the world is so complicated and so many random factors are at play that we’re really just spectators here on Earth.

And we’re about to see some really cool photos that people shared that get to the heart of the question “what happens if…” about all kinds of interesting stuff.

Are you ready to check these out? Let’s go!

1. The frozen spinning wheel.

I would not want to be in that place right now.

What happens when water freezes on a spinning wheel. from mildlyinteresting

2. You’re turning into a monster!

Oh wait, it’s only the dye.

I didn’t notice that my glove broke while dying my friend’s hair and now my hands are stained from mildlyinteresting

3. Maple syrup crystals.

Did you eat them?

I found these crystals at the bottom of a bottle of maple syrup that sat in the back of my refrigerator for a few years from mildlyinteresting

4. A crazy lightning strike.

Look what happened!

When lightning strikes asphalt from pics

5. You gotta be crazy to do this.

I really hope that the water is warm.

This is what happens when you go swimming in an outdoor pool at -40°C from pics

6. It’s growing on its own.

Just let it go. It’ll figure it out.

What happens when you leave a bag of grass seed out from mildlyinteresting

7. Wow. That looks like a mess.

I wonder if this Audi broke down.

Audi TT with 84,000 miles without an oil change. from Justrolledintotheshop

8. Why are you crying?

Oh wait, never mind.

Spray tan tears won’t go away from funny

9. Those wildfires sure are scary.

Everybody be careful out there.

Furnace filter vs. two weeks of wildfire smoke from mildlyinteresting

10. Can I help you?

That’s kind of rude.

WCGW if my neighbour uses the longest possible drill out there? from Whatcouldgowrong

11. Well, now you have a cool decoration.

Hang it up on the wall!

Melted Record (left in hot car) from mildlyinteresting

12. How long was this there for?

A day? A week?

I accidentally left a bowl of beet juice on the counter and the top layer rippled from mildlyinteresting

Okay, now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, share some of your own “What happens if…” examples that you might have.

We want descriptions AND photos, please! Thanks in advance!