We often hear about the biggest animals that would easily tower over humans twice, thrice, and some even ten times. But how big, exactly, are they?

Let’s take the blue whale, which is known as one of the largest animals ever to exist. Imagine: the largest ever measured 110 feet long. If that doesn’t ring a bell just yet, think of it as longer than 2 packed school buses that seat 40 people each. It’s also longer than 18 grown men of 6 feet laid head to toe with each other.

If your head is spinning, right down below is a collection of animal photos that put their size into perspective and do the "just imagine" part for us. From very large Maine coons to gigantic Siberian tigers, these are the big boys and girls of the animal kingdom.

#1

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

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Daria Z
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4 months ago

Wow, soo handsome! 😍

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Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

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Guy MacGregor
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4 months ago

Approx. 1360 kgs

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#3

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

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Lilli Stanard
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4 months ago

Awwww the wittle baby weeeee guys😍😍😍😍

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We usually imagine felines as cute little furballs who, no matter how fast they grow up, still fit into our lap just fine. But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. In comparison, the average size of an adult domestic cat comes in at as little as 8 to 10 inches.

In order to find out more about the scale of these massive felines, Bored Panda reached out to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder based in the United Kingdom from RudyCats.co.uk. Jess told us that Maine coons are referred to “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities, but also because of their size.”

They’re the biggest domestic cats and can range from 11 to 33 pounds when fully grown. Two of Jess’s “young neutered boys currently hit the scales at around 21 pounds.” Meanwhile, the largest Maine coon is named Barivel and he measures a whopping 3 feet and 11.2 inches from head to tail tip. That makes him longer than a baseball bat.

However impressive the scale of Maine coons may be, it’s not the most important feature when it comes to exhibitions. Jess said that “good bone structure, features, and the ‘not too extreme’ look is best, as well as temperament and health, of course,” are more important for winning a title in the big game.

#4

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

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Agfox
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4 months ago

Except Patrick died 3 years ago - he was much mourned by staff & local Ballarat residents

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#5

Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snail

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Rissie
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4 months ago

Is he posing for the picture?

Anne Lundsmark
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4 months ago

Hes being a god boy

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Janine B.
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4 months ago

Gary?

b l a n c
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4 months ago

gary's the size of a normal snail, because spongebob squarepants is the size of a sponge

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BabyCharmander
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4 months ago

This photo is a little misleading--note how big the person's hand is compared to her body. It's a weird camera angle that makes the hand (and therefore the snail) appear much larger than it actually is. However, that's STILL a snail that's the size of your hand. Hold out your hand and imagine a snail that size sitting in it!

Gale Vester
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4 months ago

Well pointed out, but still: more than a handful of snail! :-0

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Sancho Cruz
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4 months ago

OMG he is adorable in a fluffy bunny way.

Kimberly Greenock
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a slimy bunny.

Ms.M.
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa, that fella must leave a huuuuge trail wherever he goes

glowworm2
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4 months ago

Oh my gosh, the snail is adorable though! Looks like a bunny!

SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

I thought that too, Glowworm2!

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PjandBolt
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4 months ago

That's a weird rabbit

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

What a photogenic snail

Bobthemess
Community Member
4 months ago

I just imagined herds of these things moving across the grasslands. "it's a stampede!!!"

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
4 months ago

The Giant African Snail was introduced into the Ryukyu Islands in the late 1930s to be used as food for humans. These snails are still commonly seen on the islands. Unfortunately, these snails sometimes carry a parasite which can potentially cause a parasitic infection in a person who touches the snail. In June 2000, a 7-year-old American girl on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Island became the first known person in the region to die from this type of infection.

NMN
Community Member
3 months ago

No only there. Don't know when but someone had the same "bright" idea to introduce them in Brazil. Everytime I'd visit my grandma I would help remove them from her yard. Nasty big things with nasty parasites.

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Nora H.
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4 months ago

He's so cute!

Raine Soo
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4 months ago

It almost looks like a bunny!

Viki Banaszak
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4 months ago

Is that a bunny in a snail costume???

SF Angel
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4 months ago

EscarNO

Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

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Linda HS
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4 months ago

He looks...adorable

KT Pinto
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3 weeks ago

Looks like he's part bunny rabbit!

Larry Dahle
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4 months ago

Looks that way.

Adrienne Wallage-Benson
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks kind of cute...

Latoya Graham
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4 months ago

He kinda looks like a rabbit.

Ellen Little
Community Member
4 months ago

Is it weird to say that he’s adorable? Super cute!

gracefullikeagazelle
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4 months ago

"Food for humans". Geez. Do we ever stop killing defenseless beings. Who mean us no harm.

Pamela Scott
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4 months ago

It looks like a rabbit with a shell!

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
4 months ago

the shape of his ....face? it looks a bit like a rabbit in a costume...

BusLady
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4 months ago

Beautiful shell.

shinshige
Community Member
4 months ago

Are they cuddling?

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
4 months ago

That is a gastropod of 'ginormous' proportions!

Elaine Dodge
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4 months ago

If you don't live in Africa DO NOT try to get one as they will take over and your local snails will be doomed.

fancy yet idiotic alien
Community Member
4 months ago

I want it

sploof
Community Member
4 months ago

why does he appear to have a limb (ik it's just a flap of skin, but it sure looks like it o_o)

Sandra Wolf
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3 months ago

It has the face of a bunny, kinda O.o

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
3 months ago

I've held one of those before, at some kind of zoo when I was about seven. I can't remember much of it now.

Bacony
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3 months ago

It has a little arm...

Sue Sanders
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like some humans I've seen, but a tad better looking overall.

*˚tacocat˚*
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3 months ago

Idk y but I rly like snails...

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

what a poser!

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd name him Shelly Cuddles.

Patzpie
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a bunny🤯

Penelope Heilman
Community Member
4 months ago

Ewww

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
4 months ago

yeuw 😲

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
4 months ago

a friend just happened to notice this .. and he just had to say " Wow " that's a lot of es car go !!

Fran Morasco
Community Member
4 months ago

yikes

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
4 months ago

Rabbit face

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh gawd!!! He's huge!!

Rikke Hackner
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG, he is something out of a star wars movie! I saw some of these in Seychelles but not as big as this guy

Sandra Eckelhöfer
Community Member
4 months ago

lovely <3

Ellen Little
Community Member
4 months ago

Is it weird to think that he’s adorable? So cute!

Gail Watkins
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4 months ago

Beautiful pic of both

Elaine Mattingly
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4 months ago

He's so cute.

Raffaella S
Community Member
4 months ago

😲

Candy Chitty
Community Member
4 months ago

And this snail is being held in front, not right next to the person.

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
4 months ago

I would love a pet snail, especially one I could put on a leash and walk.

Nunya Beezness
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine if that thing crawled on your head? It will suck your brain out through your ear!

Eli McDufford
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4 months ago

Now imagine the size of those Snail Trails

Paizleypie
Community Member
4 months ago

I think I want one?

David Wong
Community Member
4 months ago

Those eyes are 'far' beautiful.

Shelby P
Community Member
4 months ago

Gary!

Martti Laurson
Community Member
4 months ago

That is a rabbit and snail hybrid

Jenn C
Community Member
4 months ago

Silly, that's a rabbit in disguise.

Lisa
Community Member
4 months ago

They are so cute!!! A friend of mine has these as pets and they have such cute "faces" and are so soothing to watch :D

Nunya Beezness
Community Member
4 months ago

😳

Nunya Beezness
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine if that thing crawled on your head? It will suck out your brain through your ear

Rok Brečko
Community Member
4 months ago

is it me or does it look like a rabbit with a seashell?

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
4 months ago

He is almost cat sized!

Jessica Muñoz
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks like a hybrid animal.

LaGERIS UNDERWOOD BELL
Community Member
4 months ago

But why, God? Just why?

Woltax
Community Member
4 months ago

Baby racing snail from Never Ending Story.

BabyCharmander
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4 months ago

Man, why did this get downvoted? It's a great comment

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MRS FLASHMAN
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4 months ago

What a nice shell!

Mimi M
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh. Hell. No.

Vivi
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4 months ago

Whaaaat?

Reagan J
Community Member
4 months ago

Idk why but it reminds me of a dog

Colin L
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4 months ago

I cannot describe how uncomfortable this makes me.... *shudder*

CR Harvey
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4 months ago

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Got escargot?

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This big boy who resembles an oversized guinea pig is, in fact, a nocturnal marsupial known as a wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Patrick has stolen people's hearts by being both incredibly cute and gigantic. Weighing 84 pounds, he is one of the largest (and oldest) wombats ever to have lived.

Only quite recently, a new, wombat-like species was discovered in Australia called Makupirna nambensis, which literally translates to “big bones” in the aboriginal language. The creature’s remains are now one of the oldest fossils found in the area, thought to date back to 25 million years ago.This boy could have weighed 330 pounds, which is more than five adult wombats living today.

Yet, Makupirna is still not the biggest. The absolute record-breaking wombat-like creature was called Diprotodon and it weighed over two tons. This powerful beast could have lived until 11,700 years ago.

#6

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

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Kirk Helfrich
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4 months ago

That's not a dog. It's a rare breed of minature horse.

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#7

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

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Mohammad Ammar
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4 months ago

Yeah they're more similar to camels than deer.

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#8

Complete Unit

Complete Unit

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Wendy Franck
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4 months ago

Flemish giant! They are so sweet!

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#9

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

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Maryam Siddiqui
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4 months ago

wow, well u know what they say cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes

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#10

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

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Ms.M.
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4 months ago

Awww :( lolrus-5f2...78d743.jpg lolrus-5f2000278d743.jpg

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#11

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

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Lilli Stanard
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4 months ago

i wanna boop him

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#12

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

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Anne
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4 months ago

holy shit.. that can take of a leg

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#13

Salt Water Crocodile

Salt Water Crocodile

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N G
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4 months ago

Hmmm, my favourite.. a can of human...nom nom nom..

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#14

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

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wild lover
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4 months ago

wisit www.outbaaz.com to know more information about wildlife

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#15

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

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Maryam Siddiqui
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4 months ago

danggg that should be on that one post in which people reimagined what aliens would remake animals based on their skull.

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#16

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

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Steve Barnett
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4 months ago

Yep, Huntsman spider, harmless. But if I came across it I'd shit myself eleven months of sundays.

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#17

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

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Pusfarm
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4 months ago

I guess Bullwinkle wasn't a particularly accurate portrayal.

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#18

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

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Pete H
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4 months ago

I'm hoping this is a vets picture, not a photo of the aftermath of shooting it..

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#19

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

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John Otruba
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4 months ago

Middle ages gargoyle model

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#20

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

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Debster
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4 months ago

Awww he's getting his bottle.

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#21

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

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Danger Noodle
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4 months ago

I wish people would leave turtles alone to lay their eggs. Where this picture was taken, 50 eggs were stolen.

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#22

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

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martin734
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4 months ago

Biiiig beans!

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#23

The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size

The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size

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My O My
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4 months ago

Uggly cute

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#24

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

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eli yete
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4 months ago

the face says it all

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#25

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

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sploof
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4 months ago

where did they get that human skeleton

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#26

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF? I don't remember taking any hallucinogens this morning. If I did though, would I? Hmmn

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#27

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

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Ray Heap
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4 months ago

lost a leg, poor thing.

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#28

Siberian Tigers Are Big

Siberian Tigers Are Big

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Tiny little person

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#29

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

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Sk8_boy
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4 months ago

I couldn’t bear to see one get hurt

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#30

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Great Danes are real gentle giants.. they are fun!

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#31

Bella vs. Mini

Bella vs. Mini

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
4 months ago

So let me get it right. Bella is the name of the car and Mini is the name of the dog?

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#32

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

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Peter's wife
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4 months ago

Angry bunny rabbit 🐰

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#33

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

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Maryam Siddiqui
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4 months ago

wow birds really did descend from dinosaurs

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#34

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

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Lilli Stanard
Community Member
4 months ago

he looks like he needs a hug

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#35

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

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T Simmons
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4 months ago

Those stings! thats absolutely terrifying

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#36

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

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CR Harvey
Community Member
4 months ago

The strength in that hand...

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#37

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

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Pete H
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf?? That is NOT an ant, that's an inbred tarantula surely..

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#38

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Put Bruce Wayne down, right this instance, young lady!

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#39

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

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Monday
Community Member
4 months ago

NOPE

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#40

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

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Natalie Bohrteller
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4 months ago

Can't deny the relationship.

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#41

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

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Tiggy Darling
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4 months ago

I wonder if the horse was OK afterwards?

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#42

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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4 months ago

They get bigger then this..

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#43

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

He not bald! He has more head hair than me!!

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#44

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

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Princess Procrastination
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4 months ago

I thought it was an Avocado

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#45

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

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Jenn C
Community Member
4 months ago

Australia had a war with emus- the emus won.

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#46

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

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Danger Noodle
Community Member
4 months ago

That's just sad... poor Manta Ray

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#47

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

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Electric Ed
Community Member
4 months ago

Beaver? Predator? I thought beavers eat ... trees. Now that I think about it, that doesn't really make sense.

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#48

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

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CR Harvey
Community Member
4 months ago

That's real nice. Now put it down.

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#49

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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4 months ago

Sad

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