Some say all you need in order to change the way you think about the world is a different perspective. Comparing the size of something to another object, for example, will help you appreciate just how big or small it really is.
Before and afters are the same way – that transformation can help us see the beauty (or ugliness) that was lurking in something all along. And two pictures might say something very different about the very same person.
We’ve gathered 50 examples of photos that will raise your eyebrows, make you think, surprise you, or even just make you say “hm, well look at that.”
From adorable to historical, disturbing to otherwise uncanny, you’re bound to gain a new perspective on something by clicking through these 50 slides.
1. Between The Rock and a hard place
Who knew The Rock could look so…petite?!
We know Charles Barkley is a solid guy and Shaq is really tall, but they make The Rock – who is 6’4″ tall and 260 pounds – look like an action figure.
Think this is Photoshopped? It came from the man in the middle himself, who posted it on Twitter for perspective.
2. Girl’s vs. Boy’s Life
Even with their genetic and hormonal differences, girl’s and boy’s lives don’t need to be so different. What makes them so is the way we raise them.
Props to all the girls who overcame the low expectations that implied their hair, weight, fashion sense, etc. should be their defining features instead of their intelligence and ambition.
3. Real-life vs. Photoshop
You can argue that the beautiful Faith Hill already has a lot more help than the rest of us given that she has a hair and makeup team.
This Photoshopped magazine cover – which went viral years ago – just goes to show that even the rich, famous, and gorgeous aren’t “perfect” enough for our glossy ideals of what a woman should look like.
(And, of course, men get Photoshopped into unrealistic versions of themselves too.)
4. The Beatles, Jr.
You’re supposed to inherit only 50% of your genes from your father, but each member of The Beatles looks like he managed to flat-out clone himself.
They’d sure make a heck of a cover band!
5. Polar bear vs. human hands
We’re going to trust the photo and never, ever try this at home.
And we have to admit – we’ve never really thought of polar bears as quite so big. But we’re definitely going to skip the high five.
6. Two popes, two papal thrones
We’re not judging, we’re merely pointing out (or, rather, a Redditor is) how very different the papal thrones of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis were styled.
Choose your own interpretation of what this says about their worldviews.
7. Two bedrooms in the same house at the same time of day
Two siblings bedrooms, side by side, taken at the same time show just how much difference an extra window and a north-facing view can make.
We wonder how much their personalities differ as a result of such different conditions.
8. Smoking vs. non-smoking sections
The ceiling tiles in the Da Nang Airport in Vietnam look significantly different on the right.
That’s because on the left you have the smoking section.
That’s a lot of dirty air particles!
9. Two very different Valentine’s Days
Depending on your mood, the Valentine’s Day purchase on the left might look just as – if not more – appealing than the pink, stereotypical version on the right.
And no one ever said you couldn’t romantically split a bottle of Jack Daniels and some fried chicken.
To each their own.
10. “Normal” vs. natural disaster-affected waterfall
This is Rainbow Falls, located on Big Island in Hawaii. The photo on the left is what you’ll see if you visit when the weather is good.
But you’ll want to stay back a lot farther if you visit after a hurricane drops a ton of rain on the area.
11. Women’s vs. men’s bathrooms…and the men’s line is longer
Where on Earth can you see a line for the men’s room this long and no one in line for the ladies room?
Sadly, at a tech conference.
This Redditor took the photo at an IT conference.
12. Two chickens, two eggs
Normally, a photo like this would tell you one egg is fresh and free-range while the other is store-bought.
But it just so happens that the chicken that laid the egg on the left is a lot more experienced. She’s been laying eggs for years. The egg on the right is from a chicken that just started laying eggs.
13. Heirloom vs. “selectively bred” tomato
You can get heirloom tomatoes at the grocery store or grow them in your garden. They taste great and beautiful to boot (at least once you cut into them).
Of course, most of us just get the tomatoes we now consider to be “regular” ones at the store. These have been bred to look a certain way and be largely uniform in size and color.
What a difference some genes make!
14. 2018 phone vs. 1998 phone
A Redditor fouond his mom’s old mobile phone and no doubt got a kick out of the comparison.
How did we ever lug those things around?
15. Same photo, same place, different lighting
Have you ever wondered why you just can’t capture the moment in a photo sometimes? A lot of it has to do with lighting.
This photographer caught someone else’s camera flash when taking this photo of snow falling at Ginzan Onsen, which illuminated the snow for him.
If you had seen an entire photo that looked like the left-hand side, you’d have a much different idea of what the town looked like at night.
16. 1990 vs. 2018
Another blast from the past comparison.
Think of all the things you would have needed to carry around a couple of decades ago to get all the functions that one little smartphone has now.
17. Three Game of Thrones novels in paperback vs. braille
If you don’t know someone with vision issues, you may not have thought about the sheer volume of paper needed for just one braille book.
This is what just 3 of the many Game of Thrones books looks like in braille.
18. The Arctic 103 years ago vs. 2018
It seems like we can’t escape news of the glaciers in the Arctic melting. That’s because it has some serious ramifications for all of us.
This photo is more powerful than any aerial view.
We kind of needed that ice.
19. Anemic vs. healthy
A young woman with anemia – a condition in which a person lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues – posted a photo at the height of her condition and again when she had it under control.
Now we know why grandma was always telling us how to get the color back in our cheeks!
20. Weedkiller vs. no weedkiller
Most weed killers are toxic and we simply use them to make our lawns look a certain way that we’ve decided is “good.”
But many people appreciated the au naturel look of the lawn on the right, especially since it probably wasn’t harming the local ecosystem in the process.
What a difference some poison makes.
21. Minnesota, mere days apart
You gotta love Minnesota – indeed, the whole snow belt!
They really know how to pack all their seasons into one week.
22. Husband vs. wife jeans
Have you ever compared your pants to those of your significant other?
Not everyone has a size difference, but since women tend to be shorter and smaller, the jeans comparison often seems comical, even if there’s not that big a difference when you’re looking at a couple.
In this case, the husband is 6’ 3” and the wife is 5’ 2”.
So why are men’s jeans still cheaper even though they need all that extra fabric?!
23. Adoptee vs. pet
This pup’s name is Asher and he was adopted in 2012. Since then, it looks like he’s grown into being a beloved pet.
Just look at the difference in his posture and eyes!
24. Summer vs. winter
Not every place gets this much snow, but Steamboat Springs, Colorado is known for its white fluffy stuff and that’s why people flock there to ski.
But we had no idea there were THAT many inches on those mountains!
25. Tornado vs. wind turbines
While Redditors love to argue about where the tornado is in relation to the wind turbines (in front or behind, skewing the perspective), the truth is that tornados can measure a mile across or more whereas your average wind turbine is just over 100 feet wide.
Either way, it goes to show how nature can easily dwarf most human efforts.
26. 1.5 year old phone case vs. brand new case
Our first response was “eww.”
This is the same type of phone case, only one has been used for over a year.
And that’s likely more than dirty – that type of plastic can be permeable and absorb all sorts of stuff – like cigarette smoke and other pollutants.
27. Norwegian soldiers, 75 years ago and today
If you compare any soldier from three-quarters of a century ago with one today there would be striking differences.
But do better weapons and protective gear make war safer? Or just easier to justify?
28. Post-Hurricane neighborhood
Say what you want about people who build on our shorelines, but no one deserves to have their home devastated.
The bottom photo – post-Hurricane Florence – was taken in Surf City, North Carolina. That disaster resulted in 53 fatalities.
29. Lighting up the sky
We know California wildfires have been devastating these past few years as winds and drought have led to widespread damage and air pollution.
Even those who live outside the evacuation areas have to be careful because that air travels. Just take a look at this photo snapped in San Francisco for proof.
30. Pluto vs. Australia
Well, Pluto wins if you just drop it on Australia, but the continent is slightly bigger.
Whether or not you’re Team Pluto Is A Planet, it’s striking to see just how small it is compared to our own.
31. Ken 1985 vs. Ken 2018
And we thought Barbie was encouraging some toxic expectations.
It looks like Ken managed to find the fountain of youth in the last 30+ years (though he didn’t manage to find nipples).
32. Mother and daughter
This mom knew she and her daughter looked alike, but had no idea just how much until she pasted their photos side-by-side.
It’s always nice to get a heads up on how you might age!
This one is pretty incredible – it just looks like the same person in summer vs. winter!
33. Moms and dads
Sure, it’s a stereotype that moms are more careful or dads are more “fun.” But this photo made us laugh at the two different experiences the same child had when sliding down with each of his parents.
34. Shark brain vs. dolphin brain
To be fair, sharks are fish and dolphins are mammals, so we expect to see a big difference.
But this explains a lot about why we consider dolphins pretty intelligent creatures and sharks just violent eating machines. Oversimplifications of both, to be sure, but shark brains are only capable of so much, as you can see.
35. Resting vs. sleep
We would probably all be horrified to know what we look like in full sleep mode. It usually isn’t pretty.
36. Dubai, then and now
Dubai started developing in the 1960s, but as you can see, the vast majority of construction took place in the 90s.
It’s gone from a group of settlements to a prosperous, glamorous city funded by the oil discovered there decades ago.
37. Cosmetic enhancement
Russian makeup artist Vadim Andreev can transform someone into a whole new person with just a few tools.
Don’t think of this as trying to hide behind makeup, just appreciate the artistry.
Do you think you’d recognize her if you had only seen her one way?
38. LED vs. traditional street lamps
Both types of lights cause a certain amount of light pollution, but it’s incredible to see just how different the illumination is with newer bulbs.
While the LEDs seem to provide better visibility, there are always other effects to consider, such as how they interfere with the circadian rhythms of humans and animals.
39. The exact same photo, the same angle
Don’t believe us? Here’s a gif to prove it.
We’re not sure why this bugs us so much.
40. What a difference a week makes
Ah, the beauty of Fall.
We just love to see the leaves turn – especially the climbing ivy, which is like a temporary new paint job for your home.
41. 98% Wolf Vs. 40% Wolf
According to the poster, Indigo is a lower content wolfdog and Lycan is a high content wolfdog.
If you think your dog looks wolflike, just try comparing him or her to the one on the left!
42. Cruise ship vs. Titanic
The Titanic might have been the largest passenger ship ever to sail in its time, but we’re making them roughly 5 times larger these days.
That’s a rendering of the Titanic in the front – and behind you can see Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, current the largest class of cruise ship on Earth.
43. Michelin’s biggest tire vs their smallest
Well, Michelin certainly has this tire thing down, no matter what your vehicle.
In case you were wondering, the big one is for those giant earth mover trucks (which are large enough to easily run over your average large pickup truck).
44. Blue Whale and 75ft boat
To be fair, the blue whale is the largest known creature ever to have existed on the planet.
If you recognize just how majestic this creature is, you might want to consider how much waste you produce every year that ends up in its oceans.
45. Diane Keaton IRL vs. in L’Oreal ad
Diane Keaton is stunning – not just for her age, but in general.
Still, we don’t believe for a second that L’Oreal managed to smooth her face that much with its products alone.
Here she is at the Golden Globes compared to the L’Oreal commercial that aired during that show.
46. First day of freshman year vs. last
The first year of college is enough to turn anyone’s smile upside down.
We just hope summer came soon after this photo was taken and she got some good rest!
47. The same street, 71 years apart
Granted, any street will probably look pretty different after 71 years, but it’s hard to imagine just how much has taken place in one spot.
The incredible part is that most of those foundations are still the same.
48. Flame on Earth vs. flame in space
Don’t try this in space – no one needs you setting things on fire up there (or down here, for that matter).
Just take NASA’s word for it when they say a flame in a low-gravity environment will be less buoyant. However, they are able to spread in any direction, which is why there are some high-tech fire extinguishers on the International Space Station.
49. 4 children, one flower
This mom proudly displays paintings of a sunflower done by each of her four children when they were 5 years old.
We wonder how these different visions correspond to their personalities.
50. Beginning of school, end of school
Not much has changed (in terms of enthusiasm and posture) for this guy from his first day of primary school to his last day of teacher training.
We hope his future students are just as excited to go to school each day!
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50 + Tattoos You Wouldn’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry At
Tattoos aren’t for everyone. But for those that choose to get them, they’re a beautiful way to show off your love or passion about something or simply a way to use your body to display art. However, some people seem to forget that tattoos are forever.
Here are 55 tattoos that are so cringe-worthy it almost hurts.
At first you want to laugh…then you want to cry…and then you’re laughing again.
1) Jon Sand?
We don’t know if this person is an actual ‘Game of Thrones’ fan or not but they certainly have a sense of humor about the cult-like program.
2) Permanent argyle socks
This guy clearly likes rocking his tattoos in public for all to see – even though they’re absolutely hideous. Permanent argyle socks? Why though?
3) This is why you don’t plagiarize
“Some guy tried to copy my tattoo artist’s work, nipple included!” said one Reddit user. Now he gets to live his life knowing that his nipple is on some other man’s arm. And that guy knows that he has some other guy’s nipple tattooed on him. Wow – what a circle.
4) It’s actually really quite good…
Even though this M&M Eminem tattoo is absolutely ridiculous, the artist actually did a really great job. We’re sure whoever has this tattoo gets some laughs at parties.
5) Don’t just live luxury…become luxury.
This guy is apparently a big fan of Louis Vuitton. So much so that he tattooed the iconic print all over his entire skull.
60 Brides Who Look Like They Could Really Use A Hug
Weddings are stressful and sometimes they bring out the worst in people. They can also be full of mishaps.
After all the planning and worrying, it feels like there’s so much at stake on your wedding day that it’s hard to relax.
And let’s face it, sometimes those bad things happen and you can either laugh them off or let them ruin your day.
Most of the brides you see here have recovered since their wedding snafus, although we hope there was someone there to comfort them and tell them that it was all going to be ok.
We sure want to give them a hug after looking at these photos.
1. White on white
This photo went viral to the point that the bride was forced to explain that her mother-in-law was actually a really nice person who had just bought the most budget-conscious dress she could find, not realizing her faux pas.
We still can’t believe someone would do this and not realize their mistake though.
2. Falling for you
These two fell not only once but TWICE during their first dance!
Talk about going head over heels!
A bruised bride is that last thing you want.
3. Welcome to the family
This dog knew exactly what was going on and wanted to make sure his new dad realized that mom was still bulldog territory.
So he peed on her dress during the vows.
If rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, then is falling in a lake EXTRA good luck?
We just really hope this didn’t happen before the ceremony.
5. There goes the bride
Speaking of wedding day water fails, maybe we should just all agree to stay off docks for photos.
This would have been a nice photo had everyone not almost drowned.
We just hope the dresses dried out in time.
70 Random Acts Of Clever Vandalism
When you think of vandalism you might think about random graffiti spraypainted on the side of a building or overpass. Or perhaps something more serious like breaking windows or damaging property.
Even though there are those types of negative instances of vandalism that happen all the time – there are actually some pretty clever ones out there too that really…aren’t so bad.
These 70 vandals were thinking outside the box when they took to the streets.
Should this type of vandalism be illegal? You be the judge.
1) A teeny tiny Ant–Man versus Yellow Jacket on this smashed pole.
2) Can you really be upset at a Cookie Monster trash bin though?
3) Too adorable to be considered vandalism
4) Now you can’t unsee it.
5) Everybody was kung-fu fighting
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