21 Times A Proper Comparison Revealed How Big Things Really Are

No matter how much we read about something in a textbook or see it on pictures, sometimes we have no idea how big something is until we see them in real life. However, there are many things that most of us will never get to see up close. The following pictures show big things compared to people or smaller, more common versions of it. 

21. This picture shows the largest tree in the world. It's located in the Sequoia National Park in California. They call it General Sherman in honor of the American Civil War general.

Image credits: Reddit/SilverTPGG

Image credits: Reddit/SilverTPGG

20. Here we have a comparison of a Gorilla's hand and a human hand. The size difference is staggering. These creatures are to be respected, and no one should mess with them.

Image credits: Reddit/Gallowboob

Image credits: Reddit/Gallowboob

19. This picture shows one of the rings used as a prop for 'The Lord of the Rings' movies. They needed one so big to get the close-up shots right. 

Image credits: Reddit/cusulhuman

Image credits: Reddit/cusulhuman

18. We have seen Michelangelo's David in pictures almost our entire lives, but this is the real size of that impressive piece of art. Did you know it was that big?

Image credits: Pikabu/arthik

Image credits: Pikabu/arthik

17. Now, this picture is just scary. This is a Salt Water Crocodile compared to a woman. We congratulate her on her bravery because we would never be able to be that close to that animal. 

Image credits: Reddit/Elite_Gummybear

Image credits: Reddit/Elite_Gummybear

16. This picture shows the true size of a traffic light. We can't believe it's that huge, though. It's another thing that looks so small while we're safely tucked inside our cars. 

Image credits: Reddit/sverdrupian

Image credits: Reddit/sverdrupian

15. Here we have what our sky would like if the moon was replaced by Saturn. It would be a beautiful view, but the Earth would probably have all kinds of other problems. 

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Image credits: Twitter/Quasar_17_

14. This picture looks like perspective is playing a trick on our eyes but it's real. Two cement trucks are ten times bigger than a normal school bus. Crazy!

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Image credits: Reddit/kokywiter

13. This picture really blew our minds. Apparently, this is the normal size for most road signs. It's weird because they seem so small when we're in our cars.

Image credits: Twitter/kaitlynhelkey

Image credits: Twitter/kaitlynhelkey

12. This picture shows a rare moment in time of a humpback whale giving a handshake. Looking at the size of that thing, we wouldn't want to be that diver.

Image credits: Reddit/RyanSmith

Image credits: Reddit/RyanSmith

11. Before seeing this picture, we had no idea that coyotes and wolves were different sizes, but that black wolf is huge. The coyotes look like normal dogs.  

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Image credits: Imgur/DodderingCommandant97

10. This picture shows a real moose in comparison to cars. They look so cute on cartoons and television, but we don't want to face them in real life. Look at those antlers!

Image credits: Imgur/caligali1969

Image credits: Imgur/caligali1969

9. Here we have the Great Pyramid of Giza in comparison to a woman. People are still wondering how these impressive structures were created without modern tools. 

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Image credits: Instagram/intrepidguide

8. Here we have a model of the Quetzalcoatlus Northropi, which is the largest flying creature ever to exist on our planet. It is known more commonly as a pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous period. 

Image credits: Reddit/TortoiseJockey

Image credits: Reddit/TortoiseJockey

7. This picture shows the talons of an Eagle. I think we can understand now why they are able to carry huge things easily, and also why instructors have to wear gloves to handle them. 

Image credits: Reddit/BiandHappy

Image credits: Reddit/BiandHappy

6. This picture shows a comparison between The Titanic and a modern cruise ship. Remember that, at the time, Titanic was the biggest ship ever made. Now, it seems like nothing.

Image credits: Youtube/David Silva

Image credits: Youtube/David Silva

5. We normally don't stop to think about a billion. Now, we have to wonder about it in money terms. 

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Image credits: Twitter/Paul_Franz

4. This picture shows a glass ball with many little blue balls inside it. It's a representation of how many Earths would fit inside the sun. Honestly, it's mind-blowing. 

Image credits: Twitter/mikewhitmore

Image credits: Twitter/mikewhitmore

3. This picture shows a Giant African Land Snail. When we think of snails, we mostly imagine them like Spongebob's pet, and this one looks like a real-life Gary. 

Image credits: Reddit/sverdrupian

Image credits: Reddit/sverdrupian

2. Here we have a Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle. It is so majestic that we can't believe it's real. We hope that the people taking pictures didn't do any harm to it. 

Image credits: Facebook/iinature

Image credits: Facebook/iinature

1. This picture shows a wombat in full size. On other pictures, they look so cute, but this big fellow looks a little scary, to be honest. Have you seen them in real life before?

Image credits: Facebook/Neverovali ILI DA

Image credits: Facebook/Neverovali ILI DA

These photos were definitely eye-opening. We found them incredibly fascinating and instructional because getting to know more about the world we live in can be a wondrous experience. Did you know some of these things were that big?

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