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

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

Never stopped smiling!

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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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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw, Asher found its forever home!

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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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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

It makes sense to me

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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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ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow that is an impressive ship!

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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
2 years 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
2 years ago

two elf-cats and a dwarf-cat ^^

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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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kristy sickles
Community Member
2 years ago

11 more days and they will be dark purple! Love maples in the fall!

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#8

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 years 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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Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

Please don't judge me, but who is Rob?

Claire
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob Lowe

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Gro Sellevold
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob Lowe whit his own wife VS .... Uten-navn-...1a64f6.png Uten-navn-5d24cc41a64f6.png

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

ok, he must have picked the worst photo from their wedding for this comparison. She looks like someone just told her something horrible in the wedding photo

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
2 years ago

I would too! Its Rob freaking Lowe!!!

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
2 years ago

To be fair the guy's face isn't very enthusiastic either...

Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

To be fair, that’s Rob Lowe.

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, that’s funny but also a bit sad. I could not wipe the cheesy grin I had on my wedding day.

Nami Tantrum
Community Member
2 years ago

i bet she was pretty exhausted on your wedding

E FourOFour
Community Member
2 years ago

To be fair Rob Lowe is a beautiful human.

Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL, hilarious! That would be my face too. Rob is awesome and so funny!

Merry Miller Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

It's Rob freakin' Lowe, can you blame her?

Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol!

Jeri Cooley
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob Lowe..

Kerry Schulstad
Community Member
2 years ago

😂😂😂😂

Monilip
Community Member
2 years ago

I also had face like that on my wedding (and some photos). Because I was so overflown with feelings I was afraid that I start to cry if I lose pokerface.

Luke Bouley
Community Member
2 years ago

She's being elegant and dignified in her wedding pictures. and excited to meet a celeb in the other one. I don't think this live up to the implications.

WallFlowers
Community Member
2 years ago

Ouch

Mark Olewink
Community Member
2 years ago

that's rough

Faye Iser
Community Member
4 months ago

!!!!!!!!!

Mike Proco
Community Member
1 year ago

I could be a jerk and say "do you blame her" but I won't.

Janine Cremin
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah but she married you for your sense of humour, which lasts forever.

Rhonda Thurston
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL. I’d be the same!

Valen Alessi
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe she has that face because spent 43 weeks planning the wedding

Adam_C
Community Member
2 years ago

Who's Rob?

Heidi Browning
Community Member
2 years ago

Wedding days are exhausting. I don't blame her at all

John Farley Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at the woman’s hand on her new husband’s shoulder. This marriage had problems already.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

Chris Tregar!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
2 years ago

Heehee hee hee!

Brian Katcher
Community Member
2 years ago

My wife ran into Noah Wiley on our honeymoon. I don't want to talk about it.

Chloe Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

That doesn't look much like Rob Lowe to me.

Kip Vidrine
Community Member
2 years ago

that's just too funny, but too, I get it

Aeryn Atkins
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry but this is brilliant 😂

Muggle2480
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s hysterical!!!

Laura Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Rolling on the floor laughing!

Cindy Snow
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol that was me meeting my idol even though he was old at the time.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allison Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

🙄

Andrew Joseph
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao.......

Minnie-me
Community Member
2 years ago

Can you blame her?? Ha

William Wallner
Community Member
2 years ago

At least she married you.

Bridgette Blumenthal
Community Member
2 years ago

That's too funny!!

Laura G
Community Member
2 years ago

Her husband looks a bit like him...

Aneese
Community Member
2 years ago

Getting married to your beloved is serious business. Meeting Rob is not.

Huey89
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet she wasnt a bridezilla in the slightest

Michele Clarke
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHA!

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
2 years ago

Bahahaha 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 glad to see the guy has a great sense of humor.

Lovetta Carr
Community Member
2 years ago

O !🤦🏻‍♀️

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Id be smiling too if i met Rob Lowe

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

Ouch. A picture is worth a 1,000 words.

Irene Walton
Community Member
2 years ago

More happy to meet a celebrity . lol

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry but can you blame her?

Cindy Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

awww don't take it personal! He was on parks and Recs though!

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol

Brent Kaufman
Community Member
2 years ago

How many Lowes would Rob Lowe rob if Rob Lowe could rob Lowes?

Lily Bernhardt-De Deus
Community Member
2 years ago

Bwaaaah 😂

Victoria Duncan
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have a smile like that if I got my picture taken with a Celebrity!!! Once in a life time event..she doesn't love you any less ..you got to marry her,not Rob Lowe.

Kim Shannon
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, but she married Elijah Wood, so it's all good

Barry Nolan
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha!! Gizzasmile, love!

Sally Hudd
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob is his better looking brother.

Kitten
Community Member
2 years ago

That is LITERALLY... the funniest thing I’ve seen all day

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

That's hilarious! But I bet that guy's face would probably be the same if he was in a similar situation.

Kathy Valentine
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh oh.

Carlos Snt
Community Member
2 years ago

He better ask for divorce...

María B. Kaiser
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahhahaaaa

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob Lowe---from my home town. His Dad is a prominent attorney.

PAN-cake ;)
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats a big fat yikes

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah well even the man would make that face if he met Rob fucking Lowe

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, he COULD have casted a spell on her like he did to everyone in the Orville. Hahah

Nora H.
Community Member
2 years ago

Can't blame her really

Jūras Barauskas
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob has aged well!

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL! You both look a bit tight lipped in that photo. Must be tired.

dev mehta
Community Member
2 years ago

Let her marry this Rob guy

Noel Benavente
Community Member
2 years ago

he can steal your wife only by touching her Darulio-0-...d8004f.jpg Darulio-0-5d24d0fd8004f.jpg

Laurie Pattison
Community Member
2 years ago

Big oof

Word Weaver
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe she had braces?

Alice Laughs
Community Member
2 years ago

HA *cackles*

Leodavinci
Community Member
2 years ago

The smug face of conquest vs. that of girlish delight.

Keessie
Community Member
2 years ago

Rob seems pretty pleased too.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

This needs a better explanation. . .

Lululoohoo
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL - she shouldn't be THAT obvious about it!! lol

Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Photo on the left seems like a (ugh is the money really worth it)

Raoul L'artiste
Community Member
2 years ago

Who?

Ed Souza
Community Member
2 years ago

Soyboy on the left...

LSR
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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What a douche, what was the purpose of this, just to "Oh look at my wife she has not aged", or to flaunt your wife fucked Lowe? She looks OLD.

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#10

Movie vs. Real Life

Movie vs. Real Life

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years 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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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

It is my dream to retire to a cabin in the woods with a herd of Maine Coon's.

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Woah, that is a huge difference and a huge benefit 😉 You have a someone who can reach the tall stuff and someone who can crawl into tight spaces. Just hope the taller one isn’t afraid of heights and the shorter on isn’t claustrophobic 😛

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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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Niamh Edmunds
Community Member
2 years ago

For a second I couldn't see the wind turbines But wowwww

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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
2 years 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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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
2 years ago

I would stay home FOREVER!

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#16

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

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Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

And thatvis why, children, you shouldn't smoke.

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#17

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

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Annanana
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

I had to Google this: "In the eastern part there are sodium vapour lamps with a yellower colour. And in the western parts there are fluorescent lamps... which produce a whiter colour."

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#20

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

When humanity dies through its own greed and stupidity, and there will be at least a piece of the ocean, dolphins will take over this planet.

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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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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

This computer measures 0.33mm on each side! According to my pal Google: "Currently, the tiny computer serves as a precision temperature sensor. It uses electronic pulses to convert temperatures into timed intervals. The result, for example, is the ability to report temperatures in a cluster of cells within a tumor with an error rate of around 0.1 degrees Celsius. 'Since the temperature sensor is small and biocompatible, we can implant it into a mouse and cancer cells grow around it,' said Gary Luker, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering. 'We are using this temperature sensor to investigate variations in temperature within a tumor versus normal tissue and if we can use changes in temperature to determine success or failure of therapy.' https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/worlds-smallest-computer-dwarfed-by-rice-grain/

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#22

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

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Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

Both of them are looking great! I can see why the Queen loves them!

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#23

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The resemblances are remarkable and the differences fascinating. Massive rib cage and eye sockets and the comparatively small cranium on the gorilla.

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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
2 years 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

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years 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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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

I would rather the needle.

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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
2 years 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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Rahul Eluri
Community Member
2 years ago

Level 1 vs Level 50

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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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Kimberly Young
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably makes laundry sorting much easier!

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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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2 years 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

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Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm guessing the air is at sea level atmospheric pressure, if not air can be compressed

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#34

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

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Super Cat
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2 years 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

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

mexico filter: on

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

The phones from the late 90s to early 2000s were the best. Wish I could still buy the good old Nokia 3310 or 3315.

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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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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
2 years ago

That´s an impressive accurate cast :)

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
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2 years 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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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

He was happier in the 80s.

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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
2 years 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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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Hopefully 2019 is even better.

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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
2 years 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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