You will find plenty of things that might seem ordinary at first until they are compared with something else. The following photos should change your perspective! When you look at a photo, it can be hard to understand something unless you have a familiar object for reference. Are you ready to be blown away? Trust us when we say that you did not expect to learn some of these things.
The Size of a Hail Stone
Hailstone might seem small until you actually get to hold it. You are wrong if you assumed that the pieces are actually tiny. Mind you; they are normally bigger than pebbles or small stones. This might be what you needed to figure out that they can indeed damage your vehicle. Hail is not common, but it can be terrible when it hits. You should think twice before you park your vehicles in the open when the forecast comes with hail in it. There are places where this phenomenon hardly ever occurs, if at all.
Walmart Strawberry vs. Garden Strawberry
There is an obvious difference between these two. The one from Walmart looks normal. This is the shape that instantly comes to mind when someone brings up the fruit. However, when you take a closer look at the photo, you will see that the right one looks very different. This garden strawberry is bigger, wider, and shaped differently. There are a couple of reasons behind the difference in size, shape, and color. They might have something to do with climate, soil type, and a bunch of other things! Which one do you prefer? Regardless of your answer, we bet you agree with us that this is a great comparison.
Shaquille O’Neal’s Shoe Size vs. Basketball
Shaq is an NBA legend who wears size 22 shoes. As you can imagine, his feet are huge! We could already figure that out on our own but wait until you hear that it is as large as a basketball. In our minds, these balls are huge and much bigger than our feet. Shaquille O’Neal is here to prove us wrong. When you consider his size, this makes a lot of sense. It is only natural for his foot size to be that big!
The Real Size Of A Kiwi Bird
Are you familiar with the Kiwi? The type of bird is rare, so not many people have any idea what it looks like. It can be hard to figure out its average or real size because of this. As you can see in this photo, a kiwi is much bigger than a lot of birds. This one is not just tall but also big! You can liken its shape to that of a hen. Aside from this, you might want to know that its beak can be as long as four to five inches.
A Moose vs. A Tree
You will find a ton of big animals in the wild. If you look at them from afar, the animals are not captured well. It is hard to get a good idea of their size when they are that far away. We want you to imagine a moose. Up close, a moose can be even bigger than your SUV. You probably had no idea that this was the case since they are almost always photographed from a distance. When you compare the moose and the vehicles, you will better understand just how massive these creatures really are.
How Big A Cactus Can Grow
If you live in a place with low water content, there is a good chance that cacti grow there. The plant thrives well when the water supply is not abundant. You might be surprised once you see just how big it can get! Common cactus can go up to the waist or a little above that. This image blows our mind since it is a couple of times bigger than the typical width and height. And yes, it is much taller than us. As a matter of fact, it looks more like a gigantic tree instead of a cactus! We had no idea this was possible.
The Length Of Acacia Erioloba Thorns
If you ask us, Acacia Erioloba is weird. There are many plants with thorns, but not many of them grow to be this big. The thorn is capable of piercing the palm lengthwise, so be careful. Every thorn that grows on this plant can have a length of up to four to five inches. It is neat to think that this is true since many types have thorns that are only a few centimeters long. You should be mindful when they are around.
A Traffic Light vs. An Average Human
When you stare at a traffic light from a distance, it is easy to spot the tall pole. However, we want to focus on the bit that shows the light. It is easy to think that traffic lights are small because they are so high up. The elevation is deceiving since the traffic light might even be taller than you! You would never have guessed it until you see a human right beside it. We know that this is quite shocking.
A Penny From The 1800’s vs. Today
Did you know that the penny from the 1800s was much bigger than what it is now? Maybe it was made in this size to give the holder the sense that the money is tangible. It seemed bold, big, and dark. In recent years, it has gotten smaller. This is not all that surprising as so many things have suffered the same fate. The recent one seems appealing, modern, and portable. Its value has likewise gone down.
1946 Calculator vs. 2020 Calculator
It depends on how old you are, but it can be astounding to see just how much devices have changed in recent years. In this day and age, you can easily grab a calculator with ease. In the past, they had to go to a certain room to use a similar device. In 1946, a calculator took up an entire room. This is no longer the case more than 70 years later. It is amazing to think that your mobile phone is now capable of doing the same thing that all this equipment could. We have truly come a long way since then.
The State Of The Arctic A Hundred Years Ago vs. Now
The arctic used to be super cold and brimming with ice. Above it, the sky tended to be gloomy and foggy. It goes without saying that the water body has always been this way. However, it might surprise you once you hear how much has changed. First of all, it is not quite as icy as it used to be. Much of the ice has dissolved over the years. On top of that, the sky has brightened, while the water body is no longer considered icy. This is proof that global warming has done a real number on our planet.
The Real Height Of The David By Michelangelo
We are sure that you have at least seen a photo of this statue in the past. This is the famous David! It has been featured in several movies and TV shows in the past. Did you have any idea that it is much bigger than any human? The piece by Michelangelo is around 17 feet high. This means that it is around three or so times taller than the average person. As you can see, you need some leverage if you want to access the top. Restorers have to use elevated mounts to get up close and personal with it.
A Candle On Earth vs. Space
Have you ever been to any candlelit area in the past? It is always lovely to look at the blue, red, and yellow mix that makes up a flame. There is a huge contrast when you compare the burning flame and microgravity. The space one burns pure blue, which is a lovely color. Aside from that, the shape is also pretty different. On a burning candle, the shape is often slim and tall. This is not the case in space, however. Over there, it assumes a dome shape instead.
What Humans See vs. What Birds See
If you are lucky, you should be able to see clearly. When you compare our vision to electronic devices, our eyes tend to have more megapixels. This is intriguing, but did you know that birds have eyes that are not just as sharp but can also take in more complex colors? In essence, you can say that their vision projects more colorful things than ours. Take a look at this image, which will make you want to swap vision with them. It must be incredible to observe the world from their literal point of view.
Titanic vs. Modern Day Cruise Ships
There was a time in our history when the Titanic was the biggest ship to roam the seas. At more than 800 feet long, the ship was massive. It was a true marvel on the waters. Sadly, we all know that things did not end well for most people aboard the ship. It is interesting to see how it holds up against modern cruise ships. The new vessels weigh around 200,000 tons and span over 1,200 feet long. We are glad to hear that naval engineers kept working hard to ensure that ships would sail across the globe.
The Hand Of An NBA Player vs. Average Hand
It is not a secret that a lot of NBA players are on the big side. They tend to have big hands, big bodies, and big statures. When you compare an average individual with average body size, you will be awed by the difference. It shows just how amazing their physiques truly are. The fingers seem long, while the palm appears wide. An average person does not have small hands. NBA players just have gigantic ones!
The True Size Of A Wombat
You might have seen wombats in zoological parks and gardens in the past. A lot of people are familiar with these animals, but what else do you know about them? For one thing, they share certain features with rodents. They have hairy bodies, as well as faces that look quite similar to those of mouses. Mind you; they are not as small as you have in mind. The wombat is a pretty sizeable creature that can take up your entire arm span. This animal can grow as tall as a meter high and weigh as much as 77 pounds.
Human Arm vs. Tyrannosaurus Tooth
Even though the human tooth is strong, it is not as long and big as the T-rex. The tooth of the dinosaur is long enough that it goes from the fingers to the upper arm. This creature is believed to have roamed the earth a long time ago. When you compare the teeth to ours, the difference is funny. We want you to imagine the extinct animal opening its mouth and chewing. The image, of course, does not show the real teeth. It is simply a way to show us just how big their teeth were a long time ago!
A Baby Monkey vs. Human Hand
It is always a great deal of fun to watch monkeys go from a tree branch to the next. This is an amazing way to pass the time! Monkeys that like to do this tend to be huge. When you look at their size, you would not think that they are tiny when they are born. As you can see in this photo, monkeys can be as small as the index finger. This makes them pretty similar to rats. If you ask us, it is hard to believe that they can go from this size to huge when they are adults. This is a great comparison in our books.
Polar Bear Paws vs. Human Hands
You can say that humans are the most intelligent animals out there, but we are surely not the biggest. Just take a look at the paw of the polar bear if you need to be humbled. They have wide paws and long nails that should terrify you. Our hands are tiny compared to theirs. But the best thing about this is that an average human will need both palms to get anywhere close to the size of a single bear paw.
Modern Tomato vs. A 150-Year-Old One
These days, the tomato is known as a reddish fruit of average size. Scientists conducted a test to see just how different a modern tomato is from the one grown around two centuries in the past. To pull this off, they took a seed from 150 years ago and planted it. After a little while, it grew into a tomato with the color wine or purple. It seemed bigger than the tomatoes of today as well. The old tomato is no longer common, except certain places in Europe still have access to these artifacts.
The Height Of Mushrooms
In case you did not know, mushrooms have been around for a long time. Many types are edible. The worst part is that even though they grow small and close to the ground, some of them can grow pretty tall. The species in this area can get so high that they grow a little higher than our ankles. It is not only their height that surprises us. The thickness and size are both noticeable at the same time!
The Tide In Novia Scotia Twelve Hours Apart
The deck below was used to show how tides work, such as how they appear in a place and leave after a while. It is so amazing that words fail to describe just how magical the tide can be. This image is apt as it shows us details in a way that renders words useless. The whole deck and surrounding areas filled up, but the water receded in a matter of twelve hours! Once this happens, they ultimately leave dry land in their place. We would not have thought this was possible if we did not know about this.
Video Making in the ’90s vs. Present Day
Where on earth would we be if it were not for inventions? A lot of them have changed life as we know it. But most importantly, it has made things so much easier than anyone would ever think. In the past, you had to use many devices if you wanted to record a video. You needed a cam recorder, a screen, tape, and a bunch of other things. These days, you only need a single device to go about it. Whoa.
Son vs. Dad
Science says that genetics are hereditary. This means that parents often determine the way their kids will look. In this case, it looks like the credit for the young man’s height does not go to his dad. After all, the young man is twice as tall and big as his own father! We are sure that some people do not believe that they are even related. There is no need to doubt his paternity. After all, it is also possible that he got his height from his mother instead.
The Biggest Tire vs. The Smallest One
Across the world, Michelin has made a name for itself with its automobile tires. This photo shows us the biggest thing they make, as well as the smallest one. What a large difference! It is hard for us to imagine any vehicle that requires a tire nearly thrice our height. It is both incredible and confusing at the same time. You might want to look it up if you are really curious! Anyway, all vehicles need tires no matter how big they are. Still, we really can’t think of any car, bus, or lorry that requires something that big.
Carrots Can Nourish the Skin
If you want to give your body a lot of nutrients for the eyes and skin, you should eat many carrots. As you can see in this photo, the big difference between a person who eats carrots daily and one who does not is evident. The carrot intake resulted in a yellowish glow to the skin. On the other hand, the other person had a dull skin tone. This shows us that you should always eat some carrots and fruits. After all, fruits improve the condition of your skin and keep your body in shape.
134 MB Storage in 1995 vs. 128 GB in 2019
This will show you just how far technology has come since the early days. In 1995, we had large storage devices that could hold no more than 134 megabytes of space. The memory box in this photo is a far cry from what we now have. Can you believe that there were only 20 years or so between these two photos? A small flash drive is now capable of holding around 128 gigabytes of space, which is a hundred times bigger when it comes to storage size. We wonder what technology has in store for us next.
Normal Game Of Thrones Books vs. Braille Versions
You might already know just how infamously long the book series A Song of Ice and Fire is. However, wait until you see what the books look like in braille. We are sure that blind people appreciate this format, but they have so much to go through! There are twelve boxes for the series, which is composed of only a couple of books. A netizen chimed in to say that blind people who can buy braille for books tend to lend them to other people. With the cost and number of boxes, this sounds like a good idea.
A Tablet vs. Hardcover Books
If you have a tablet, you can read and do a bunch of other stuff with ease. Kindle allows you to access as many as 1,500 books with a back cover and colored images when reading. It will be very similar to a physical book in most ways. However, you need a lot more space if you plan to keep the same number of physical books. When you have a reading tablet, you are pretty much carrying a portable shelf wherever you go. The best part is that it is not going too big or too heavy to lug around.
An Old Fast Car vs. A New Luxurious One
In the late ‘60s, a Chevy Camaro was one of the fastest cars around. It could go up to a speed of 60 mph in only 7.4 seconds. Back then, this was an impressive speed. If you look at the car, you will see why it had so many fans. Now, let us compare it to the 2014 Camry. Indeed, the new vehicle is not a sports car, but it can still go up to 60 mph in only 6.2 seconds. On top of that, it looks a lot better too.
NBA Players Are Really Big
If you look at Dwayne Johnson’s size, you might think that he is the biggest man on the planet. This is not the case, as other people in the NBA are taller and larger than him. At any rate, he stands at the height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 265 pounds. To most people, he has an imposing stature. He made a name for himself as a basketball player, so it is not shocking to hear that he is bigger than most people. Even so, other NBA stars are as tall as 6 feet 8 inches.
The Real Size Of A Wind Turbine
This is another case of things looking tiny from afar. You might think that wind turbines are tiny because they are always viewed from afar. When you get up close and personal with them, you will see just how wrong you are. A wind turbine is typically big and takes up a lot of space. It is capable of taking around 50 persons when lined inside. It would not be your fault if you did not know this. The mind plays weird games!
Icy Yesterday vs. Sunny Today
If you live in Illinois and Utah, you can always expect a sharp change in the weather. It might be snowy and cold one day and then clear and sunny the next. You would not think that it had been snowing the previous day unless you saw it with your own two eyes. These days, we can take photos every single day as proof without a care in the world. We do not know the exact science behind the changes, but it has become a norm in this part of the planet. While it can be difficult, people have gotten used to it.
Lakes Of Canada vs. The Rest Of The World
They do not call Canada the country of lakes for no good reason. You see, the lakes in the country are found in big numbers. It is actually the nation with the most lakes in the whole world! How cool is that? If you counted all the other lakes globally, the number would not even reach the number of those found in Canada! Yes, it has more lakes on the planet than the rest of the world combined.
The Population And Size Of Russia And Bangladesh
It is not a secret that Russia is huge. In fact, the country boasts the largest land area on the planet. When it comes to land area, the United States and Canada combined still take up less space. Even though it is a huge place, Russia only has a population of around 150 million. On the other hand, Bangladesh has a smaller landmass but a population of 170 million or so. It is quite interesting to see how these things work. Isn’t it mind-blowing to see how Bangladesh and Russia compare to each other?
Coffee In New York vs. The Rest Of The United States
There is nothing odd about having a cup of Joe in the morning. In fact, this is routine for a lot of people on the planet. The drink is known for its bitter taste and delicious aroma. Across the United States, New York City has the most people who drink coffee. In fact, the digit is higher than anywhere else in the nation. It is said that there are seven times more coffee drinkers there than in the rest of the country!
Aircraft That carrying Military Tanks
You probably had no idea that military tanks can go on planes. Isn’t it unbelievable to hear that there are aircraft capable of lifting those heavy vehicles? We would never have thought that it was even possible. This mostly has to do with how military tanks are among the heaviest and strongest vehicles on the planet. So that you know, a tank weighs around 50 tons on average. It is difficult to think of any aircraft that can carry that much, but it exists. A tank that big can often put out a speed of 70 mph.
The Tallest Country In The World
There are plenty of tall people in different parts of the world. In general, you can spot them without any difficulty in any crowd since they tend to stick out literally. Despite all of this, there is one country where they tend to be taller than most. In the Netherlands, the average man stands at more than 1.80 meters tall! This makes them the tallest group of people in the world. The European country has made a name for itself for the height of its locals.
His Big Toe vs. Her Big Toe
We all have a big toe, but the man’s first toe is the epitome of it. Doesn’t it seem considerably bigger than the rest of the toes? When you compared it to that of his wife, it is funny because hers will just be a regular toe on a different foot. There is a reason we use a descriptor when we talk about the big toe. It should be the biggest one among all five toes!
Take a look at this picture right here, in case you didn’t know, this is how computers used to look like back then. Compared to what modern computers look like, the early iterations of a computer are humongous compared to the ones that we have today.
What Your Dog Sees
Well, it seems like colorful stuff doesn’t really matter to your dogs because of what they can actually see. The image below shows the difference between what you can see compared to what your dog could see. Although we couldn’t ask our dogs if they could see colors, studies on their behaviors suggest that they could see shades of yellow and blue and lack the ability to see the range of colors from green to red.
In case you have no idea of how small microchips actually are, this picture right here could show you exactly just that. As you can see, they are tiny and can easily be placed anywhere. There is no doubt that without proper handling, they are very easy to misplace.
The World’s Smallest Movie
This picture here is a frame of the so-called “World’s Smallest Movie.” Why is it called as such? Well, the tiny balls you can see are actually atoms. Calling this impressive is definitely an understatement as being able to take videos of atoms is an amazing feat.
The Smallest Video Camera
Here is the world’s smallest video camera. It was developed by Medigus, and it has a diameter of just 0.039 inches (0.99 mm). A dedicated 0.66×0.66 mm CMOS sensor captures photographs at 45K resolution in the Israeli company’s second-generation model (a 1.2 mm / 0.047-inch diameter camera was unveiled in 2009).
No, these aren’t kitties. These cute furballs are called “sand cats” and despite their cute looks, they are actually adults! Regardless of their age, these amazing creatures never seem to age as they all look like kittens. They’re quite cute, aren’t they?
A Big Height Difference
In the picture, you can see the tallest man in the world standing beside the world’s shortest man. The huge difference regarding their height is astounding! Saying that there is a difference between the height is an understatement as you can clearly tell that the height difference is too big.
The Solar System
This image shows the massive differences between the different members of the solar system. As you can see, Earth looks like nothing but a speck of dust, which makes us realize just how small we really are compared to the rest of the universe.
Here is a baby hamster if you haven’t seen one! Seeing one in person must be amazing as they are so small, so small in fact, they are smaller than your fingers. It is amazing how small they are compared to other baby animals.
Les Paul’s First Electric Guitar
This right here is the first electric guitar that Les Paul has ever built. Compared to the electric guitars that we have now, this is a bit chunky and big compared to the light and small ones that we have nowadays. Did you know that his original design actually looked like a plank?
Back in the day, computer mouse used to look like this, and compared to our modern optical mouse, this mouse with a ball takes a little bit more work as you would need to regularly clean them. If you have used one of these before, then props to you!
This TV right here is definitely old! Compared to our modern, flat-screen TVs, these old TVs are actually very heavy, which is why a lot of people who have owned these types of TVs usually never gotten around to disposing of them.
This picture right here shows just how long Coke has been around. As you can see, our beloved beverage has been around for quite some time now, and it seems like it wouldn’t be gone any time soon! There is no doubt that it is a beloved drink by everyone around the world ever since it was made.
Audio Recording Of The Past
Compared to how easy audio recording is today, the people back then had to use this thing called “Phonograph.” It captures audio by engraving it onto a wax cylinder, which can then be played with the huge speaker that you can see in the image.
Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox
Your eyes aren’t fooling you right now, this is actually a real bat that is as big as a human child. It is called the “giant golden-crowned flying fox” and no, they don’t prey on humans like vampires as they are actually herbivores. So, in case you see one, you don’t have to be terrified of them.
Actual Size Of A Tarsier
Speaking of animals and sizes, this image right here shows how small a tarsier really is. It is quite fascinating to see just how small tarsiers actually are when you have something to compare them to. Makes you wonder just how amazing and cute these little animals are.
Cars Of The Past
It’s quite hard to imagine how our lives would be today without our modern cars, but have you ever thought of taking a pause and think of how different cars are back then? One look at a car like this, and it is quite amazing to think of how something like that later evolved to be the car that we know of today.
Cleopatra And The Pyramids Of Giza
We all know who Cleopatra is, and we certainly know how old the Pyramids of Giza is, but did you know that Cleopatra actually lived closer to the creation of the first iPhone than the creation of the pyramids? So, the time difference between the construction of the Pyramid and Cleopatra’s time is roughly 2500 years, whereas the time difference between the launch of the iPhone and the launch of the Pyramid is 2037 years. To summarize, she was born 2500 years after the Pyramid was built and 2037 years before the invention of the iPhone.
Playstation Consoles Throughout The Years
A lot of us are probably familiar with the different games that the Playstation consoles have to offer. Here you can see how much of a difference each console has from PS1 up to its latest iteration this day. There is no doubt that the games we have played on these consoles hold a special memory in our hearts.
League Of Legends World Championship
Esports has been around for quite some time, but it has only been until recently when it started to experience a rise in popularity. In the image on the top, you can see the first world championship of the famous game called League of Legends, while on the bottom, it is also a world championship of the same game! The only difference is that the bottom pic is held in a stadium, which goes to show how much has changed since then.
The Crowd At Live Aid
If you have trouble imagining how 70,000 people gathered in one place looks like, look no further. The crowd in this image is from Live Aid, one of the most legendary concerts that have ever happened. You can only imagine how it felt to be in there.
Ant And A Grain Of Rice
We are all familiar with how ants look like, as well as how small they are, but has it ever occurred to you how they compare against a single grain of rice? Well, the image perfectly shows just that! You can see that the grain of rice is a tad bit bigger than the ant but the ant could still carry it regardless of the size difference.
We all have blood cells, but have you ever taken a pause and tried to imagine just how small they actually are? The image below shows what they look like when viewed through a microscope. Makes you wonder just how small they really are.
The Size Of A Coconut Crab
When you think of crabs, you probably think of seafood and how small they are, but coconut crabs? They are very different compared to what we normally think of crabs. As you can see, they are quite terrifying as they could be as big as a trash bin.
A Gorilla’s Hand
We, humans, are quite similar to monkeys, which is why a lot of people think that gorillas aren’t that big compared to humans, but when you actually get to compare the difference between humans and gorillas, only then would you understand that the size difference is humongous. Just look at their hands, if that isn’t big, then I don’t know what is.