50 Incredible Examples Of Time Wearing Things Down

Published 5 years ago

From people and plants to cars and buildings, time eventually wears everything out. Sometimes it takes weeks or months, other times it can take years or decades, but eventually everything begins to crumble beneath the unstoppable pressure of time.

Check out this fascinating list to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the pictures below contain everything from marble floors worn down by feet to kitchen knives that have almost lost their blades due to years of constant use. Do you have a perfect example of time passage? Then share it in the comments!

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#1 When My Brother Was Born In 1985, My Mother Purchased Two Identical Teddy Bears. The One On The Left Has Been My Brother’s For 30 Years, The One On The Right Has Been Kept In Storage For My Brother’s First Child Who Was Born Today

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#2 Footprints Are Carved Into The Floorboards By Monk Who Has Prayed At The Same Spot For 20 Years

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#3 Before And After Power-Washing. New York Used To Be A Much Dirtier City Back When The Northeast Ran On Coal Plants

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#4 The Marble Floor Of This Bank Has Been Worn Down From Years Of People Standing

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#4 The Marble Floor Of This Bank Has Been Worn Down From Years Of People Standing

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#6 This Lamp Pole’s Posters Over The Years

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#7 Sun Damage After 28 Years Of Driving A Delivery Truck

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#8 Said Goodbye To By Best Friend After 13 Years. This Is Is Vaccination Tag All Worn Down After A Lifetime Of Tinking Against His Water Bowl. Rip Little Man

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#9 My Grandfather Has Carried This Silver Dollar In His Pocket Since 1952

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#10 My Radio Button Has Worn Out To Be A Victorian Portrait

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#10 My Radio Button Has Worn Out To Be A Victorian Portrait

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#12 The Worn Marble Steps That Lead To The Top Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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#13 The Floor In Front Of The Register Has Worn Through All The Floors Since This Restaurant Opened In 1924

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#14 The Way This Door Was Worn Down By Its Bell

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#15 The Markings On The Bottom Of My Coffee Cup From A Year Of Stirring

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#16 My Parents Moved A Rug For The First Time In Years. This Is What 16 Years Of Sunlight Does To Your Hardwood Floors

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#17 Remnants Of An Old Neighbor

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#18 Repetitive Human Action Over Time

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#19 15 Years Wear Of Kids Turning A Handle At A Science Museum

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#20 A Nicely Worn Staircase Into The Stone Wall Above A Creek

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#21 The Paint On This Chocolate Shop’s Door Is Worn Away Perfectly To Reveal All Of Its Previous Colours

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#22 The Wear Marks On This Tetherball Pole

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#23 Dad Ordered A Vintage, Unused Version Of The Same Shaving Brush He’s Been Using For The Past 30 Years. Here’s The Difference Between The Old And New One

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#24 My Carpet Is From The 70s And Has Never Been Replaced. This Is The Fastest Way To The Food

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#25 The Wind Has Blown These Plants Back And Forth So Much That It Has Worn The Wood Down

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#26 This Seldom-Used Center Seat On This Bench For Three

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#27 Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

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#27 Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time


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#29 New £500 Bundle Of £5 Notes Compared To Used Ones

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#30 I’ve Had This Burger King Collectible Cup For 20 Years. Today, I Found A New One In The Box At A Flea Market

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#31 This Is What 15 Years Of Rust Accumulation Looks Like In A 1″ Water Pipe

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#32 Diamond Steel Plate Worn Smooth By Shoes At Amusement Park

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#33 The Way This Branch Has Been Sanded Down By Years Of Rubbing Against The Top Of This Wall

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#34 I Grew Up Dating The Boy Next Door. This Is The Path That’s Been Worn Between Our Yards Over The Years

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#35 Pillar Of Toronto Has Been Worn To Near Ruin By The Hands Of Time And More Than A Century Of Touchy-feely Downtowners

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#36 The Floor Of This Subway Car Has Been Worn Down

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#37 Worn Out From Years Of Dominos

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#38 The Leather On My Glasses Case Has Worn Out. Now It Looks Like Bacon

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#39 My Grandfather’s Front Door Has About 50 Years Of Cat Damage

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#40 Grandpa Cut His Wedding Band Off After 55 Years Of Not Being Able To Remove It

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#41 Walkways Between Cubicles After An Office Is Dismantled

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#42 A Small Patch Of This Floor Has Been Worn Away By People Turning On The Spot

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#43 Desire Stairs

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#44 This Restaurant Knife After Being Routinely Sharpened For Years

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#45 The Sustain Pedal In This Piano Has Been Used So Much, There’s A Hole In It

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#46 This Swing Shackle Was Used For A Very Long Time

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#47 One Side Of This Doorknob At My School Has Been Flattened From Years Of Students Opening It And Letting It Hit The Wall

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#48 Guiding Tracks For Blind People On This Crosswalk Got Distorted Due To Cars Acceleration Forces Combined With Viscose Asphalt Over Time

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#49 Years Of People Walking Into The Women’s Bathroom At A Large University Library Have Worn The Decorative Speckles Off The Floor

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#50 A Once Whole Metal Grate That Covered A Bridge

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