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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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 ^^

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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
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1 year 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
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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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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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Withnail
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
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

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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.

Sammiche
Community Member
1 year ago

What are you talking about? Mice already run this planet.

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HC
Community Member
1 year ago

Author Doug Adams referred to a dolphin takeover in "So long and thanks for all the fish."

Ann Gullberg
Community Member
1 year ago

Fist thing I thought of! So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish!

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Yet that mini brain has served sharks very well over the millennia.

Keessie
Community Member
1 year ago

Fish vs mammal.

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Dolphin ; 'Why did you bite the human? Now they are going to hunt you down!' Shark ; 'I thought it was a seal...' Dolphin ; ' you dumbass, use your brain for once will jàh?' Shark: ...... :/

Naureen Sultan
Community Member
1 year ago

I think we should hand over the world to dolphins

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

But dolphins are super rapey 😳

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morgan jeffries
Community Member
1 year ago

Shark brain looks like a moldy potato

Not Quite Infinity
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! I think I know where this is. The Churumi Aquarium in Okinawa Japan. I ised to go there all the time as a kid until we moved :(

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

You see I knew it. There is no difference between a shark and a politician!!!

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

The Shark and a politician have the same size brain!! Remarkable!

Katrin Faridani
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah stop eating them (both)!!

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

So I guess there's a reason that sharks only have 2 music notes, but Flipper got his own theme song. It all makes sense now!

James Floyd
Community Member
1 year ago

And look, it's written in Japanese. More of them should see this, realize the majesty of dolphins and their brains, and stand up against hunting them.

Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a shark brain i think

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg this is amazing!

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
1 year ago

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

Yay Dolphins! I heard that sharks are just an eating machine anyway. Now Dolphins, they sing, dance, blow bubbles, jump and play. Plus I suspect they have Dolphin cities down there somewhere.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

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comboplush
Community Member
1 year ago

So shark brains are duck puppets flipped upside down, ok. *takes note

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks a lot like a human brain does the dolphin. Looks like my brain feels does the shark.

Azar Attura
Community Member
1 year ago

Sharks brain looks like a brain with earbuds

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 year ago

Left: eateatbiteeat rightly eat, swim, frolic, hey what's that? eat, ride the waves...

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Well they are known to be smarter than humans ( not hard with many people) but they are also intune to humans and they have senses we do not possess let alone know how to use.

Marie Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

This doesn’t surprise me! From the things I have seen over the years, dolphins are crazy smart!!

Lori Rutherford
Community Member
1 year ago

Sakora loved your comment! Soo darn true

Serena Larsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, this explains why sharks mistake humans for seals and bite their leg off.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Shark = eat Dolphin = philosophy

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

There is nothing going on behind a sharks eye's besides the prehistoric instinct to feed and occasionally reproduce. They are an ancient species that hasn't evolved in hundreds of millions of years. That amount of time is mind blowing to really think about.

Willem Oostdyck
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks for all the fish

Florence Hastings
Community Member
1 year ago

Ther’s a reason the dolfin brain looks a lot like a human brain.

Some Dude
Community Member
1 year ago

THE SHARK BRAIN LOOKS SO FREAKY

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Talk about intelligence? Look at be humble!

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
1 year ago

Part of the reason for the large dolphin brain is that it's needed to process that sonar thing they have. Sharks have all the brain they need for what they do.

Jenny Bryl
Community Member
1 year ago

wow. I had no idea.

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is a dolphin's brain so big?? BIG???

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Because they are sentient beings.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the sharks brain has earphones attatched to it. It’s amazing how different the brains are. I would understand the sizes being different but they look vastly different in all aspects.

HC
Community Member
1 year ago

Fish brain vs. Mammal brain?

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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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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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

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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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Foxxy
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1 year 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
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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Rahul Eluri
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1 year 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
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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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Kimberly Young
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1 year 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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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

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Natters
Community Member
1 year 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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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

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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
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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
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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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Miklós Nagy
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1 year 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
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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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
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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