It’s hard to get a handle on the sheer size of things if they’re not right in front of you.
For example, we might know how big a redwood is, and even see a photo of it, but without seeing it for ourselves or having something to compare it to, it’s impossible to get an idea of its true majesty.
From animals to architecture, these 50 photos give you a much better idea of just how HUGE some things really are. And while that might not seem like a big deal (no pun intended), it really is important to recognize that we’re just a small part of the world.
Take a look and tell us what you’re truly surprised by.
1. A bull moose
Not many of us get to see a bull moose stroll through a parking lot, so this might be your one chance to compare them to the size of a car.
And WOW are they big! In fact, male bull moose can grow to be 10 feet long and 1,500 pounds!
They’re the largest member of the deer family and you don’t want to know what happens when they decide they don’t like your car.
2. Saltwater crocodiles
We were pretty stunned to see the size of this crocodile.
But warm, saltwater environments with few cold periods can breed some pretty big creatures!
Australia’s “salties” can grow to be 2000 pounds or more!
3. Road signs
Those road signs on the highway have to be pretty big for us to read them. But we never realized just how big some of them are until we saw this photo.
Just imagine all the labor it takes to get that out of the facility and into place – not to mention securing it tightly
That’s a big job!
4. Mining trucks
Chances are you aren’t going to see a truck this big outside of a very large worksite.
But mining vehicles are generally pretty huge because of the size and weight of what they have to haul. Just look how big it is compared to that bus!
We can’t imagine driving one of these things, much less paying for its fuel.
5. The sun
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the sun is big – but did you know it’s over 1 million times bigger than the Earth?
About 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside the giant fireball, which is over 800,000 miles across and 333,000 times heavier than our home planet.
6. A humpback whale
Weighing in at around 60-80,000 lbs, humpback whales can also grow to be about 60 feet long.
They can also live into their 80s and 90s if given the chance.
And while we knew they were majestic creatures, we didn’t appreciate just how enormous they were until we saw this photo.
7. Eagle talons
We’ve heard about birds of prey being able to carry away dogs, but those look deadlier than we thought.
No wonder there’s a car named after these big boys!
They are sharp too, which comes in handy when grabbing those slippery fish they like so much.
If you’re not very outdoorsy and you’re wondering whether you’ve spotted a wolf or a coyote, just keep in mind that if it looks like it’s the size of your average dog, then it’s probably a coyote.
Coyotes top out at about 50 pounds while wolves can weigh up to 150 pounds!
And while a wolf could easily eat a coyote, that’s not their preferred meal. They will, however, kill them if competition for food becomes fierce.
9. Wild boars
Wolves are big, but boars are bigger.
A wild boar weighing 780 pounds is many times the size of a wolf. The only advantage the smaller creature has is that they hunt in packs.
There’s strength in numbers, and that’s the only way you’re taking down a wild boar!
10. Bear claw
It’s unclear what kind of bear this is, but one swipe and it’ll be the last thing you ever see.
The more we intrude into their territory and the hungrier they get when we destroy their habitats and food sources, the more likely we are to see one in the flesh.
Frankly, we prefer comparing the bones. We’ll skip the live lesson.
11. Cruise ship
Modern cruise ships are floating cities (and floating germ factories, as we’ve recently learned).
The Titanic was the biggest passenger ship ever built in 1912, but it seems pretty tiny in terms of length and width when it’s floating next to a modern monster. (It’s a replica, of course.)
No wonder it lost to the iceberg.
12. Pyramids of Giza
We’ve been told how big the ancient Egyptian pyramids are and asked to marvel at the amount of slave power used to create them.
They’re so impossibly large to some conspiracy theorists that they insist only aliens could have created such a thing.
Once you see them compared to a relatively tiny human, it really is amazing that they were built by hand between 2575–c. 2465 B.C.
The moon is far smaller than the Earth, but it looks even dinkier compared to Saturn!
If the big planet weren’t so far away and was positioned where the moon is, this is what it wouldn’t look like in the sky.
Pretty cool, if you ask us.
14. The heart of a blue whale
This is obviously a replica, but my what a big heart these animals have!
At around 6 feet tall and over 400 pounds, blue whale hearts are roughly the size of a car.
Since the marine mammoths can grow up to 100 feet in length, they have an awful lot of blood to pump through their bodies.
Blue whale hearts can pump about 58 gallons of blood per beat!
15. One billion anything
There’s not much of a chance of you seeing a billion anything, which is why huge numbers just seem theoretical.
But no matter what you’re comparing, a billion is an insanely large number compared to a million.
The time example is one of the best we’ve seen.
16. Giant African Land Snail
Well, they certainly don’t call them giant for nothing.
We’ve only seen tiny snails before, never one the size of a cat.
These guys are nocturnal, so you won’t be surprised by one sneaking up on you during the day (although you’d see it coming from a distance and have plenty of time to steer clear since they still move at a snail’s pace).
In some parts of the world, they’re even eaten as a delicacy.
17. Michelangelo’s David
Michelangelo’s greatest work, The David was sculpted between 1501 and 1504 – and now we see why it took so long.
It was huge even for its time, weighing more than 5 tons.
He stands at 17 feet tall, so we hope Michelangelo had a sturdy ladder!
If you don’t live up there, you might not think about Alaska very often.
And while it’s not all inhabited, it is absolutely enormous. In fact, it’s far larger than we imagined.
Just look at how many other U.S. states could fit inside of it.
19. The General Sherman
General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California.
It’s the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth by volume.
Standing at 275 feet tall, it has a diameter of 25 feet and a trunk volume of 52,500 cubic feet.
20. Comet 67P (Churyumov–Gerasimenko)
Mark your calendar for November 2, 2021, when this massive comet will be the closest to the sun.
It’s so large that we’ve landed a spacecraft on it (the Rosetta mission) and know quite a bit about its composition as a result.
There’s no need to worry though, this photo just depicts its mammoth 2.7 x 2.5 mile size compared to the city of Los Angeles.
21. Horse lungs
Whoa, talk about huge!
Whereas humans have a 6-liter lung capacity, horses have 55.
It’s pretty incredible to think these fit inside a horse’s body.
22. Battleship guns
The damage these can do is pretty horrifying when you think about it.
Launched in 1925, the HMS Rodney was a British ship that helped sink the German battleship Bismarck in 1941.
But it took heavy fire too and was turned into scrap in 1948.
23. The Abraj Al-Bait clocktower
Towering over Big Ben, the clock on the Abraj Al-Bait – a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia – stands at 1971 feet tall.
It’s unclear if this picture is Photoshopped since there’s no news story about this kind of event, but it’s amazing to see just how enormous it is compared to a human.
24. Giant leatherback sea turtle
This species of turtle is the largest of all living turtles. It’s also the fourth-heaviest modern reptile.
They can reach 1500 pounds and can swim at a surprising 22mph!
The largest specimen ever found was an 8.5-foot-long male weighing 2,020 pounds.
25. The GE9X turbofan
You probably haven’t given much thought to the size of General Electric’s GE9X high-bypass turbofan.
GE Aviation made it exclusively for the Boeing 777X and its first flight was March 13, 2018.
While the COVID pandemic has grounded most flights, this baby is set to power the 777-9s.
26. Joshua Tree boulders
We think of Joshua Tree National Park as all about the trees, but the rock formations are breathtaking as well.
We just didn’t realize they were so humbling in terms of size!
Now there’s even more reason to visit.
27. Statue of Ramesses II
Can you believe this enormous statue is 3,200 years old?
It weighs roughly 20 tons and was built for Ramesses II’s mortuary temple so people could pray to him as a god.
Even when he was living, people saw him as a deity on earth.
28. Parade balloon
A little less regal than an Egyptian statue, this parade balloon of Garfield is surprisingly enormous as well.
We’ve seen them on TV, but have never really looked at the size of them compared to the humans holding them in place.
We wonder how much storage room the deflated version takes up.
29. Cave of the Crystals
This giant crystal cave is located in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.
And its main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, which are larger than we ever could have imagined.
In fact, they’re some of the largest natural crystals ever found.
30. Polar bear paws
If you think regular bear paws are intimidating, never give a high-five to a polar bear.
Their paws are basically giant, foot-long snowshoes.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not deadly.
31. Coconut crabs
Brb, we’re moving to another planet so we never come across one of these.
Yes, they bite if threatened, and yes, it would hurt – a lot. It may even snap a bone.
At 3 feet in length and up to 9 pounds though, it would be hard for one to sneak up on you.
32. A tornado
They’re not all this big, but just knowing that’s the kind of force Nature can create is pretty humbling.
And if you’ve ever seen a wind turbine, you know they’re huge. So take a look in the bottom right corner to see them get dwarfed by this twister.
33. Whale flipper
Talk about getting flipped off! Whales could swat away scuba divers like flies if it wanted to.
At 80+ feet in length and over 100 tons in weight, fin whales are pretty intimidating creatures.
34. An Argentinosaurus foot
It’s a good thing these guys haven’t been around for about 90,000 years because at roughly 150,000 pounds there would be a lot of humans smashed like ants underneath their feet.
The Argentinosauras lived during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now…you guessed it, Argentina.
35. Rhino beetle
We wouldn’t blame you if you freaked out after meeting a rhino beetle, but they’re pretty harmless.
They eat plants, have no venom, and are pretty docile.
We still don’t want one on our shoulder though.
36. A redwood tree
It’s one thing to stand next to a tall tree, but quite another to be able to use one as a full-on bridge.
Do you think if this tree fell in the forest and no one was around to hear it it would make a sound?
We sure do.
37. The Quetzalcoatlus
This is one of the biggest known flying animals of all time.
Long-extinct, it would have had to gulp you up anyway, since the creature was toothless.
Fun fact: In 1985, DARPA used the Quetzalcoatlus northropi as the basis for an experimental UAV design.
38. The Costa Smeralda
This beauty has a weight of 185,010 gross tonnage.
It was the fifth-largest cruise ship in the world, as of 2019.
We just wonder when it’s going to be safe to get on a cruise ship again.
39. This walrus
This walrus fell asleep on a submarine and we’re not sure if we’re more impressed by the size of the animal or the vessel.
But for some reason, we thought walruses were smaller.
And we wouldn’t want to be that close if it woke up in surprise.
Sure, it’s another redwood, but for some reason each photo seems more impressive than the last.
The General Sherman is a sequoia, so Hyperion is in a class of it’s own at 380 feet tall.
Scaling it looks a lot like climbing a mountain.
41. King Alfred’s Tower
This Somerset landmark was completed all the way back in 1772.
The 161-foot high triangular tower might not seem like a big deal, but that’s because you probably haven’t climbed its spiral staircase all the way to the top.
42. Mount Bromo
We’re not sure we’d have the guts to prance around the edge of a volcano even if it was inactive.
But we have to admit that’s quite a view.
Located on the island of Java, it’s a popular tourist attraction despite being active.
43. USS enterprise anchor
The real ship, not the starship, of course.
Weighing 32 tons, the anchor was built in 1957 and kept this massive ship in place until it was decommissioned in 2016.
We’re not sure how big we expected an anchor to be, but we’re still surprised.
44. The Wedding Feast at Cana
We’ve seen photographs of Paolo Veronese’s painting The Wedding Feast at Cana, depicting the biblical story in which Jesus converts water to wine.
But we didn’t know it was 22’x32′! That’s a heck of an accomplishment for the 16th century!
45. Wolly mammoth tusk
There’s a reason they call them “mammoths.”
While the creature itself is roughly the size of a modern African elephant, its tusks were enormous compared to any creature still living.
The largest tusk anyone has found is a whopping 14 feet long!
46. Spanish battleship flag
It’s important to let people know who’s coming when fighting at sea.
Ships flags are much bigger than we might imagine.
This flag was on the 74-gun Spanish warship, San Ildefonso, and measures about 32 x 47 feet.
47. Grey whales
You have to be pretty comfortable with marine life to reach over and pet a 60,000-pound grey whale.
Their tails alone are 10-11 feet across!
Just imagine coming face to face with one like this guy!
48. A Russian submarine
It’s just another day at the beach in Russia when a submarine goes by.
This is the Akula, or “Typhoon” Class sub, which is one of the very biggest.
They’ve all been retired now.
Petra, in southern Jordan, is a famous archaeological site. Much of the infrastructure dates back to the second century B.C., making us wonder why we can’t just build things the way they used to.
Pictured here is Petra’s Ad Deir, its monastery, which was carved out of the rock.
It’s 157 by 154 feet, which makes for A LOT of chiseling.
50. Traffic lights
If you think about it, a traffic light needs to be large for us to see it.
But we didn’t realize they were quite this large.
Pretty cool, right?
Is there anything on the list that is bigger than you thought?
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Every day, we go through small internal battles. We argue with ourselves over doing things right or doing things fast. The 40 people ahead all opted to do things fast. And the consequences came even faster as a result!
It’s as good as new.
If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that some of the column uses new wood. Thanks to this restoration, the roof that the column’s holding up should stay in place for weeks. Warning: Do not play Jenga with this!
For once, the sockets are making the right expression
Drilling metal screws into the plugs? What could possibly go wrong? The weird thing about this one is that it actually took some effort to do something so stupid.
Calm down, there’s some plastic tape. No one could possibly walk over the gap with that tape in place. Right?
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These 30 people have powerful stories, and their transformations are absolutely amazing. Their messages are so inspiring.
“I lost 100 lbs, and I feel great.”
“It took me 2 years and 3 months to get in shape. It sounds like a lot of time, but it was well worth it.”
“I made true friends, and they helped me to have a more active lifestyle. That’s how I managed to lose weight. Now I can communicate with any person.”
“The difference between these 2 photos is 4 years. And I was even used to not enjoying what I looked like.”
“Me when I was 19 and 21.”
“I was depressed because of the way I looked. I didn’t even want to live. But I decided that I was able to change everything, so I started losing weight… I feel great, and I’m enjoying my life!”
“I didn’t use to be really fat. I had a hard time choosing the right hairstyle.”
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“3 years between these photos. Some people don’t believe that it’s me.”
“So much has changed in 3 years! Before, I didn’t get out much. I was very shy. Now we live in a time when changing your appearance is very easy.”
“Just 4 years, and this is what I’ve become (I’m on the right).”
“I didn’t do anything special, but I’m not ugly anymore.”
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“I lost 100 lb, and I keep working on my body.”
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“As the pounds started to come off, I noticed a change, but others didn’t — until the day I appeared outside of my office standing up.”
“My goal is to train and inspire people to show them that the weight loss is possible.”
“My dad pushed me and motivated me to start working out. He would tell me he wanted me to be around for a long time.”
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Not all of us are fashion experts. This is why we try to experiment and mix and match clothes to see if we can look more stylish. Unfortunately, the more we try to look more fashionable, the more we end up failing. The risky fashion choice we make often leaves us looking ridiculous and weird in other people’s eyes.
Fortunately, fashion disasters aren’t always bad. In fact, they can be transformed into little entertainment and also a warning for others to never try to copy them.
Here are the most cringe-worthy fashion fails you need to see this year:
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In theory, putting a brown logo on a white background will make a product look classy. In reality, a brown logo on white shoes just looks like bird poo from afar.
2. A not-so-comfortable evening dress
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