Now and then, it's good for us all to shake up our perspective. We each have our own unique lenses formed through various experiences - but this list of side-by-side comparison photos might make you look at the world differently.

Sure we have all seen before-and-after pictures, maybe between old and young or weight loss, but these aren't the only awe-inspiring cool photos. What about different locations during different seasons? Or size comparisons of creatures and their anatomy? Or even some good stories with rough starts and the best possible outcomes? This Bored Panda interesting things round-up will include all of these and more, and it is sure to challenge your perspective. Don't forget to upvote your favorites!

#1

Then And Now: Cancer Patient vs. Cancer Survivor

Then And Now: Cancer Patient vs. Cancer Survivor

Batson Children's hospital Report

Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

While am very happy for this young man and that he survived cancer, what we see here is an often used trick in media. The image on the left is desaturated, while the one on the right is having more colors and contrast. Again, it doesn't matter. It's more important that Noah is healthy and hopefully will remain cancer free!

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#2

The Day After Asher Was Adopted In 2012 vs. Today

The Day After Asher Was Adopted In 2012 vs. Today

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for adopting and saving a life.

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#3

A Friend On Facebook Shared This Slide From Her Class. The Difference Between Urban, Suburban, And Rural

A Friend On Facebook Shared This Slide From Her Class. The Difference Between Urban, Suburban, And Rural

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SprinkleDrop
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol okay then

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#4

Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship Compared To Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria. They Both Lived In The Same Era

Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship Compared To Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria. They Both Lived In The Same Era

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A dose of reality...
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1 year ago

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Columbus' - no s after s

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#5

Ski Trail Sign In Summer vs. In Winter

Ski Trail Sign In Summer vs. In Winter

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Raluca Neacsu
Community Member
1 year ago

WOAH!

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#6

We Have Two Skinny Cats, And One Fat One

We Have Two Skinny Cats, And One Fat One

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

two elf-cats and a dwarf-cat ^^

Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

"... and my axe!"

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Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Won't be fat for long if plowing through the snow is this big of an effort for Fat Cat ;)

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, we can tell who rules the food bowls, amirite?

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen this picture before, it always makes me chuckle.

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

And the shadow tells me you have a hangman's tree,too!

Laana
Community Member
1 year ago

You mean a tiger?

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

Burst out loughing

Kevin Mullane
Community Member
1 year ago

The photo alone speaks volume.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Tubby needs to go on a diet!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes he does. LOL

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Care
Community Member
1 year ago

Me

Mary Montejo
Community Member
1 year ago

He was being a good samaritan and clearing a pathway!! Don't you judge!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Jennifer Foster
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha

Alexandra Elena
Community Member
7 months ago

Now I wanna see the cats.

Catherine Brady
Community Member
9 months ago

I love this!

Omar
Community Member
1 year ago

Show us the cats!!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like a crocodile came through.

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cold tummy one of them has!!!

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha. We have three skinny cats and two fat ones.

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

I just inhaled my drink!!

Carol Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

That's at our house also! :D But no snow.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my gosh! How cute is that?!?

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

That's like our house, 8kg v 4.5 kg, we call them little & large !!

Victoria Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen a picture like this before..

MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you on a farm? Pet cats must never go outside.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm from MN - this is how we learned to track animals. :-)

Pamula Furness
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm dying! Lol!

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, poor fat cat drug around its belly!

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
1 year ago

2 skinny cats, or maybe kittens ;). reminds me of our cats.

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#7

The Difference 11 Days Can Make For This Maple Tree

The Difference 11 Days Can Make For This Maple Tree

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Skure
Community Member
1 year ago

They are both beautiful

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#8

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

icookcode Report

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, things are shaped like that for a reason 😋

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#9

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol!

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#10

Movie vs. Real Life

Movie vs. Real Life

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL. But please don't do this to your little house cat. It does hurt their backs. In an older cat it may hurt a LOT.

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#11

Size Comparison Of My Maine Coon To My American Shorthair

Size Comparison Of My Maine Coon To My American Shorthair

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

It's so fluffy! But I also love the small one. All cats are perfect!

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#12

My Brother And His Friend, Both Age 13. We Loved The Difference In Height

My Brother And His Friend, Both Age 13. We Loved The Difference In Height

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow... The one on the left does look younger than 13 and the one on the right older. I guess soon the house will be too small for the right one.

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#13

The Size Of A Tornado Compared To The Size Of Wind Turbines

The Size Of A Tornado Compared To The Size Of Wind Turbines

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

WHOA

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#14

At The Beach vs. Cleaning Feet After

At The Beach vs. Cleaning Feet After

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Awww his/her lil ears are pointed down so saddd

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#15

Coming Home vs. Leaving

Coming Home vs. Leaving

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Get your poor dog a pet. He is lonely when you are out.

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#16

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

So nasty... That is the reason smokers on our house are only allowed to smoke outside.

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#17

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

HDphoto Report

Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

Really cool that the whole city is comprised of squares

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#18

Graphics Then vs. Graphics Now

Graphics Then vs. Graphics Now

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Still had hours of fun with these pixel graphics!

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#19

Nearly 25 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, The Difference In Types Of Light Bulbs Can Still Be Seen From Space

Nearly 25 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, The Difference In Types Of Light Bulbs Can Still Be Seen From Space

TheOtherS1de Report

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually the ones which don't emit blue light are healthier.

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#20

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

PaviliaBay Report

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg this is amazing!

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#21

World's Smallest Computer Compared To A Grain Of Rice

World's Smallest Computer Compared To A Grain Of Rice

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

How much can that computer do ?

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#22

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

Shippo & Koga Corgis Report

Jill
Community Member
1 year ago

Both are extremely huggable. Squee!

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#23

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

Sapientiam Report

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

They have thumbs on their feet :-O. I didn't know that.

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#24

We Live Next To The Ocean, Here's The Comparison Between The Outside And Inside Doorknob

We Live Next To The Ocean, Here's The Comparison Between The Outside And Inside Doorknob

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

The outside doorknob can double as a salt lick for any passing deer or cows.

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#25

Eagle Claws Are Pretty Big Even In Comparison With Mammalian Predators

Eagle Claws Are Pretty Big Even In Comparison With Mammalian Predators

Palana Report

Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

If someone told me that a Harpy Eagle's talons are longer than a Siberian Tiger or an African Lion's claws, I would not have believed them. I've found a new pub bet!

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#26

Microscopic Look At Bee Stinger vs. Needle

Microscopic Look At Bee Stinger vs. Needle

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Giraffes Inc.
Community Member
1 year ago

Ow!!

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#27

You Can See The Difference Between The Tap Water And The Sparkling Water That I Poured Over It

You Can See The Difference Between The Tap Water And The Sparkling Water That I Poured Over It

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

How?! :O

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#28

The Difference Between A Norwegian Soldier 75 Years Ago And Today

The Difference Between A Norwegian Soldier 75 Years Ago And Today

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Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s like some super-Norwegian soldier 😉

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#29

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

He could just walk right under it

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#30

Before And After Comparison Pics Of A Street In Surf City, NC After Florence

Before And After Comparison Pics Of A Street In Surf City, NC After Florence

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Mother nature got back what's hers. People shouldn't build that close to the sea. Not only because of floods, but also because of rising sea level. We will see a lot of those images over the next decade and it'll get only worse from here.

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#31

My Jeans vs. My Wife’s Jeans. I’m 6’ 3”and She’s 5’ 2”

My Jeans vs. My Wife’s Jeans. I’m 6’ 3”and She’s 5’ 2”

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Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes sense then....

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#32

Whenever Somebody Posts A Photo Of The Milky Way, People Invariably Ask "Is That How You See It With The Naked Eye?". Here's A Representation Of What You Do See Compared To What Comes Out Of The Camera

Whenever Somebody Posts A Photo Of The Milky Way, People Invariably Ask "Is That How You See It With The Naked Eye?". Here's A Representation Of What You Do See Compared To What Comes Out Of The Camera

This photo was taken at the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia, the moon had just set below the horizon and the core of the Milky Way was rising towards the east and was at about 40 degrees. This obviously isn't a perfect representation but it's pretty close. You won't see any color as our eyes can't determine color very well in low light.
The photo you see on the left is directly out of the camera, no post processing has been done at all and you can see quite a bit of green towards the horizon and some orange and magenta hues in the core. My camera's white balance was set to auto and this is a 30 second exposure. ISO was set at 3200 and aperture was f2.8.
edit Ok it seems some people are able to distinguish color in the Milky Way and some aren't. Though it's more common to not see any color. I did quite a bit of research and almost every time this question was posed, people had varying views on what they could and couldn't see. No color - some color - lots of color. So I came to the conclusion that there are just too many variables to accurately depict what you can see, you can only approximate what the average person can see. Yes, some will see it more vividly, some will see it less vividly but the average person will see it similarly to what I showed in my photo. Oh and of course the location plays a large factor.........not everybody is able to sail 100 miles off shore to get the absolute best view possible so it's a bit pointless to use that as the standard bearer :) One other factor you should bear in mind is the technology we choose to portray these images on. Computer monitors. Again there are way too many variables at play here, especially when it comes to contrast and brightness. What I see on my computer monitor is most likely to be different to what another person sees.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

Still awesome either way.

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#33

Earth Compared To Its Water And Air

Earth Compared To Its Water And Air

ourplnt Report

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't quite work out the text. Is this accurate ?

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#34

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

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Super Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Come on guys, its rude to stair.

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#35

View From My House Of California Normal vs. California With Fires

View From My House Of California Normal vs. California With Fires

sklein9 Report

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks a lot like my place, during fires. Hello from Australia.

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#36

My Mom’s Phone From 1998 vs. My Phone From 2018

My Mom’s Phone From 1998 vs. My Phone From 2018

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Jill
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep and Im sure both still work. The only difference is which one takes more damage when you drop it (or use it as a hammer).

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#37

'Chernobyl' Actors vs. The Real-Life People They Played

'Chernobyl' Actors vs. The Real-Life People They Played

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

I didn't like the last lady. She annoyed me because (slight spoilers ahead) she not only ignored the nurses instructions when they didn't even have to let her in to see her husband, but also she put her baby's life in danger and ultimately killed it. It didn't even have a chance at life because of her ignorance and stupidity. That's f'ed up.

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#38

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

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TEE KAY
Community Member
1 year ago

I open doors with both hand depending on which way I approach the door

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#39

$10 vs. $400 Lightsaber

$10 vs. $400 Lightsaber

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SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, it looks awesome but 400 dollars...

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#40

Shoe That Is On The Longboard vs. The Shoe That Does All The Pushing

Shoe That Is On The Longboard vs. The Shoe That Does All The Pushing

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Federico C
Community Member
1 year ago

I can definitely relate to that

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#41

Ken 1985 vs. Ken 2018

Ken 1985 vs. Ken 2018

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Hmm, is it just me, or does the one on the right look more... metrosexual? Not judging here, but you can clearly see that the image of (barbie) men changed over time.

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#42

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

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SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

That seems unhealthy...

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#43

My Mood Every Day During 2018 Compared To 2017

My Mood Every Day During 2018 Compared To 2017

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Krishna Vishwas
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1 year ago

Which app?

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#44

Size Of The Moon Compared To USA

Size Of The Moon Compared To USA

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Not sure if this is accurate, as the moon image is 3D, while the one of the USA is flat. And even the image of the USA might be wrong, because of the mercator projection. This would be more accurate: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mercator-map-true-size-of-countries/

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