Have you ever marveled at all the larger-than-life things this world has to offer? When you see a giant cargo ship, try to pick up a jackfruit the size of a toddler, or get up close and personal to a blue whale, its sheer size may humble you.
But, sometimes size can fool you! Without something there for comparison, say, a banana, there’s just no way of knowing how big or small the object really is.
You might be surprised to learn that the statue of David is anything but man-sized, some mining trucks are the size of large houses, and that wild boars are much scarier than the big bad wolf.
In fact, these 35 big wonders will show you why measuring things to scale is everything.
“This literally looks like one of the creatures from Avatar. I really wish I could just have a glimpse of the prehistoric period, if only for a moment lol.”
“Only for a moment. ‘Oh, look! That’s so cool! Wait’ll I tell my-‘ CHOMP!”
“His parents took him to live at a farm upstate, little buddy. He’s just fine.”
“I wonder how much unhealthy stuff the whale has to eat to clog those arteries.”
“Who knew they were that huge. Then again they can pick up deer so idk.”
“Who knew earth was such a choking hazard…”
“I would prefer to believe that the lady is 8 inches tall.”
Just so you know, the leatherback is the largest of all turtles, weighing in at a hefty 500 to 2000 pounds.
“It’s like a rolling apt building. Would make a nice roaming base in a post apocalyptic desert.”
“Ha, this is at a place called Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. It’s pretty expensive to get in the ‘cage of death’, some $170 AUD and I didn’t do it personally. Honestly it feels little bit tacky, but I would totally recommend it if you’re passing through Darwin and wanna see some seriously terrifyingly massive crocs.”
“As a Canadian, nope that’s a rather moose sized moose.”
“I have been fearing the wrong woodland creature.”
“Touch your tongue to it.”
“Tastes like pennies.”
“My middle school science teacher once said that it would take the astronauts only mere hours to a day to completely walk around the moon. I’m ashamed to have been a part of her class now.”
“They keep trying to get stoned, space is helping out.”
“I don’t want to brag but I was there. I’m the one standing between them.”
“This photo shows one of the three 135-ft blades of a turbine before installation. Although the blades of wind turbines appear to move quite slowly to the human eye, blade tips often move at speeds faster than 100 mph.”
If you’re planning to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza anytime soon, you might want to bring some extra sneakers with you. You’ll wear out the first pair before you get halfway up!
“The ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid “Ikhet“, meaning the “Glorious Light” for good reason. It’s been calculated, that the pyramid with its original limestone casing stones, acted like gigantic mirrors that reflected light so powerful that it was like a shining star, visible from the moon.”
“Is someone in charge of trimming those nails? Because that’s a manicurist that deserves some hazard pay.”
“At first glance, I thought it was some kind of magnifying device that clearly wasn’t working as his hands were the same size (close up). Then I realised I was a moron.”
“I love the effect of walking up to one of these. I know how big they are and it’s still hard to wrap my mind around it. Each light is bigger around than my head. It’s really cool.”
“So basically this is the exact opposite of seeing the Mona Lisa in person.”
“When I work at a humble bank but my manager is a powerful ogre warlock.”
“I rode a Clydesdale named Rambo. Rambo didn’t give a shit that I was on his back. Everyone else in the group of horses went left and Rambo (and I) went right so Rambo could eat some nice grass and some tasty flowers. The people on regular sized horse came and got Rambo (and rescued me) about 2 hours later. I couldn’t jump off Rambo because I was worried I’d break my ankle. I’m still not sure Rambo even knew I was there at all.”
If you’re wondering how to boil this sucker, here’s the short and simple answer from @Bind_Moggled:
“In the jacuzzi.”
And just how are you supposed to get to all that good meat? Go to Home Depot.
“Have to use a tree-trimmer as the shell cracker.”
“No matter how long I look at this picture, I can’t make my brain stop seeing a regular sized chain and tiny people.”