The world is full of intriguing things and you can never say that Planet Earth is boring. Like all of you curious Pandas, we love comparing things and looking at how things are different and why. That’s why Bored Panda brings you this list of intriguing comparisons that people have made for you to feast your eyes on and to get your brains amped up to learn more about the world.

From the differences in size between men and women’s pockets and some jaw-dropping scientific comparisons to how people, animals, and places change over time, you’re in for an awesome ride. So put your thinking caps on and upvote your fave pics as you scroll down.

Check out our earlier posts about interesting comparisons here, here, and here. And be sure to read on for a couple of insightful interviews about some of the less-than-pleasant differences we see in life.

#1

A Couple Decided To Rebuild Their Deserted Piece Of Land Of 600 Hectares In Aimorés, Brazil. They Planted More Than 2 Million Tree Saplings

A Couple Decided To Rebuild Their Deserted Piece Of Land Of 600 Hectares In Aimorés, Brazil. They Planted More Than 2 Million Tree Saplings

As a result, the site has 293 plant species, 172 bird species and 33 animal species, some of which were on the verge of extinction. Took 18 years.

Instituto Terra Report

Valentina Lattante
Community Member
2 months ago

"a couple" is actually photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his wife; they founded and Instituto Terra and reforested all this land!

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#2

My Grandpa And His Friend Who Was Born Across The Street From Him 2 Hours After Him. Navy Picture Around 1942/43 And When They Turned 93 A Couple Of Years Ago

My Grandpa And His Friend Who Was Born Across The Street From Him 2 Hours After Him. Navy Picture Around 1942/43 And When They Turned 93 A Couple Of Years Ago

squidreynolds Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Now that is what you call lifelong friends.

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#3

Five Generations. My Daughter Was Born The Same Year My Great Grandma Turned 100

Five Generations. My Daughter Was Born The Same Year My Great Grandma Turned 100

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful photo

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Finance expert Ryan Monsurate explained to Bored Panda that the reason why women’s clothes have small or no pockets is simply because that’s the choice that’s offered by most brands at the moment. “I think if larger pockets were offered, they would sell well. I don't believe this is market equilibrium,” he said. In other words, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem because for trends to change, trends need to change.

Monsurate added that purses aren’t as effective an alternative to pockets. Especially when it comes to one of the most ubiquitous tools we use all day long, our phones. “Phones in purses aren't as accessible as phones in pockets,” he said.

#4

Pretty Sure No One Switched My Baby At Birth. Progress From 3 Weeks Left Inside To 3 Weeks On The Outside

Pretty Sure No One Switched My Baby At Birth. Progress From 3 Weeks Left Inside To 3 Weeks On The Outside

borrow_a_feeling Report

Kayla J
Community Member
2 months ago

"wee see imaging" is an absolutely adorable name for this.

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#5

Same Boot, 3 Years Later

Same Boot, 3 Years Later

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

beautiful doggo <3

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#6

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

PBS Distribution , Ben Trivett Report

Pepper Pots
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful couple

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Unfortunately, not all differences are pleasant and fun. Bored Panda also reached out to writer and founder of Voice of Salam, Elizabeth Arif-Fear. One of the issues she’s interested in is the differences between men and women. Especially regarding the wage gap, gender inequality, and how to solve these problems.

“The facts speak for themselves. Less than 4% of CEOs in the world's 500 largest corporations are women, for every dollar men earn, women earn 70-90 cents and women spend 200-1000% more time than men caring for others (children, elderly family members, ill relatives). This has to change,” Arif-Fear told Bored Panda.

#7

The Progression Of Alzheimer's Through My Mom's Crocheting

The Progression Of Alzheimer's Through My Mom's Crocheting

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Sanet Schubert
Community Member
2 months ago

This is extremely sad. A very accurate visual though to easily explain the effects of Alzheimer's to a layman. Sorry about your mom :(

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#8

New Zealand Supermarkets Are Finally Trialing Less Plastic On Their Fruit And Veggies

New Zealand Supermarkets Are Finally Trialing Less Plastic On Their Fruit And Veggies

Photo on the left is what it's currently like buying fruit and vegetables from a supermarket. Even the 'odd bunch' ones down the bottom right are meant to be less wasteful because they're not the normal perfectly shaped/colored ones, but still come in plastic bags. Photo on the right is the current trial in a handful of supermarkets around the country. Here's hoping it's successful and they roll this out nationwide!

countdown.co.nz Report

nanashi
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope the trial will be successful so that my country can try to adapt to the same plan.

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#9

After 9 Years Of Work, I Finally Got My Braces Off! I Couldn't Stop Smiling

After 9 Years Of Work, I Finally Got My Braces Off! I Couldn't Stop Smiling

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Sofia Cohn
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous!

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According to Arif-Fear, the best way forward is for men and women to support each other. She advises women to openly share their stories of mistreatment in the workplace and to highlight the differences in how they and their male coworkers are treated.

She also advises men to avoid “mansplaining” and instead be allies to women. “Ensure there's a seat at your table, ensure you value the contribution of women. Let's all look out for each other and ensure that gender inequality becomes a thing of the past.” So while some differences in the world are intriguing to look at, others need to be tackled head-on.

#10

A Doctor Sneezed, Sang, Talked & Coughed Toward An Agar Culture Plate With And Without A Mask

A Doctor Sneezed, Sang, Talked & Coughed Toward An Agar Culture Plate With And Without A Mask

Dr. Richard Davis Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

And still people will doubt the efficiency of masks. It's a shame though that he didn't show what would have happened if the plates were also covered with a mask.

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#11

The World's Largest Ocean Sunfish Compared To How Small They Are At Birth

The World's Largest Ocean Sunfish Compared To How Small They Are At Birth

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Anna Te
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope they put the babies back.

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#12

Comparison Between Trash And Fabric. These Shirts Are Made From Plastic Bottles

Comparison Between Trash And Fabric. These Shirts Are Made From Plastic Bottles

AutumnBegins Report

Scyth
Community Member
2 months ago

Does that mean that the cloth will never decompose and still be considered plastic trash when thrown away?

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#13

Same Bike, Same Place, Same Girl. 71 Years Difference

Same Bike, Same Place, Same Girl. 71 Years Difference

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nanashi
Community Member
2 months ago

w-where is the dog???

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#14

Bamboo That Grew Up During The Pandemic Without The Effect Of Tourists' Touch

Bamboo That Grew Up During The Pandemic Without The Effect Of Tourists' Touch

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Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
2 months ago

WTF wrong with people..

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#15

Two-Hour Time Progression Of Getting My Hate Tattoo Removed Today

Two-Hour Time Progression Of Getting My Hate Tattoo Removed Today

MyExesStalkMyReddit Report

Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

Good on you for growing as a person

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#16

Same Whale Found After 35 Years In The West Coast Of Mexico

Same Whale Found After 35 Years In The West Coast Of Mexico

happywhale.com Report

Anna Te
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope they just left him/her alone

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#17

The Size Of This Flag Flown On A Spanish Ship At The Battle Of Trafalgar (1805) Compared To The Size Of People Around It

The Size Of This Flag Flown On A Spanish Ship At The Battle Of Trafalgar (1805) Compared To The Size Of People Around It

The National Maritime Museum Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh wow I thought that was on a desk until I saw the teeny people!

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#18

Fossils Found Of Car-Sized Turtles That Once Roamed South America. Human For Scale

Fossils Found Of Car-Sized Turtles That Once Roamed South America. Human For Scale

quince6 Report

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!!!

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#19

The "Mud Maid", A Living Sculpture Changing With The Seasons

The "Mud Maid", A Living Sculpture Changing With The Seasons

Created by artist Susan Hill, the giant goddess slept along the woodland walk in the lost gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

boredpanda.com Report

Sarcasm101
Community Member
2 months ago

Moana is quaking

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#20

My Daughter And My Kitten Lost Their Baby Tooth In The Same Day

My Daughter And My Kitten Lost Their Baby Tooth In The Same Day

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Soap
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it weird that I find that adorable? Like.... wow.

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#21

My Dad And I 38 Years Apart, Thought I Should Post It Here

My Dad And I 38 Years Apart, Thought I Should Post It Here

Nadname Report

Enalpria
Community Member
2 months ago

Aren't they just the same photos? 😉

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#22

My Cat Domino Has Heterochromia Which Has The Side-Effect That Light Reflects Differently Causing Him To Look Like The Terminator

My Cat Domino Has Heterochromia Which Has The Side-Effect That Light Reflects Differently Causing Him To Look Like The Terminator

SgtNene Report

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute cat!

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#23

Women’s Pockets Can Fit Less Than Half Of A Switch Lite, Whereas Men’s Pockets Can Fit A Whole Switch

Women’s Pockets Can Fit Less Than Half Of A Switch Lite, Whereas Men’s Pockets Can Fit A Whole Switch

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Women have complained about lack of or useless pockets for years and it is still like finding a needle in a haystack. So frustrating.

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#24

Same Wedding Outfits 60 Years Later

Same Wedding Outfits 60 Years Later

dskeezy05 Report

Mimi M
Community Member
2 months ago

In some ways they're even better looking in the current photo.

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#25

Three Years In Between

Three Years In Between

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t get this one, are they meant to be comparing how they aged coz 3 years isn’t actually that long.

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#26

The Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian' Rebuilding, They Date From About 115AD. Compared To A Human Height

The Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian' Rebuilding, They Date From About 115AD. Compared To A Human Height

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

the doors of the Senate, now used at the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran

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#27

I Found A Very Small Frog. A Penny For Scale

I Found A Very Small Frog. A Penny For Scale

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Neva Nevičica
Community Member
2 months ago

The tiny frog looks like it's made of copper :)

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#28

Son And Mother, 17-Year-Old Renaud And 41-Year-Old Madineg

Son And Mother, 17-Year-Old Renaud And 41-Year-Old Madineg

geneticportraits.ca Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Incredible! The same face in male and female form, what strong genetics!

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#29

The Color Change Between My Horse's Summer And Winter Coat Is Neat

The Color Change Between My Horse's Summer And Winter Coat Is Neat

PaperPonies Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh wow, I never knew horses coats change in seasons.

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#30

3 Months vs. 6 Months, Maine Coons Grow Super Fast

3 Months vs. 6 Months, Maine Coons Grow Super Fast

Unicornglitteryblood Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

most beautiful cat breed <3

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#31

My First Day Of Kindergarten 30 Years Apart

My First Day Of Kindergarten 30 Years Apart

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
2 months ago

How many times did you fail kindergarten? :D

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#32

These Pictures Are Of The Same Bird Taken Years Apart, Illustrating The Difference Between Juvenile And Sub-Adult Plumage

These Pictures Are Of The Same Bird Taken Years Apart, Illustrating The Difference Between Juvenile And Sub-Adult Plumage

It takes bald eagles about 5 years to obtain their white head

aefeagles Report

ML
Community Member
2 months ago

Is the bird waiting for someone? Still looking left

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#33

Moss vs. Hatchling

Moss vs. Hatchling

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Falcon
Community Member
2 months ago

Interesting. My guess is that they have adapted to their surroundings so that they are hard to spot from air. 🤔

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#34

Same Street, First Day Of Winter vs. First Day Of Summer. Canada

Same Street, First Day Of Winter vs. First Day Of Summer. Canada

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful either way

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#35

Night vs. Day In Barcelona

Night vs. Day In Barcelona

willcheyney Report

sivanphoenix
Community Member
2 months ago

Reminds me of coils in a pcb

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#36

Me And My Cousin. 2005 And 2020. It Was Much More Difficult To Take The Picture Now

Me And My Cousin. 2005 And 2020. It Was Much More Difficult To Take The Picture Now

Moosegang52 Report

Levi Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this! They are the closest of cousins it seems. I know a lot of people whose cousins are distant from them and they don't talk to their cousins! I want to be like these people!

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#37

A Human Brain On The Left, A Dolphin Brain On The Right

A Human Brain On The Left, A Dolphin Brain On The Right

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
2 months ago

Superiority

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#38

My Ankle Two Days Before Giving Birth (Left) And My Ankle Two Days After Giving Birth (Right)

My Ankle Two Days Before Giving Birth (Left) And My Ankle Two Days After Giving Birth (Right)

whateverandamen Report

nanashi
Community Member
2 months ago

lol I can't even see the ankle in the first pic

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#39

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4 Cm Shell To A 17 Cm Shell

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4 Cm Shell To A 17 Cm Shell

mossydeerbones Report

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
2 months ago

AWWWWWW HE'S SO CUTE <3

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#40

I Counted All Of The Times Each Candidate Interrupted In The Presidential Election. Here Are The Results

I Counted All Of The Times Each Candidate Interrupted In The Presidential Election. Here Are The Results

WhittleAbby Report

Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

We should ask the kindergarten teacher from above to record her kiddos so we can see how much more discipline a 5 year old has in comparison.

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#41

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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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
2 months ago

If a museum would accept it, I would want my skeleton to be used for a cool comparison with a whale or some apex predator.

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#42

My Dog's Receding Hairline. His Natural Mohawk 6 Years Apart

My Dog's Receding Hairline. His Natural Mohawk 6 Years Apart

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d bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

i think this means he has been a good boy... head pat

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#43

This Is A Side By Side Of Me And My Twin

This Is A Side By Side Of Me And My Twin

benbo82 Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Really special. Twins fascinate so many of us.

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#44

4 Bottles Of Water From 4 Different Houses From All 4 Sides Of Town (West/North/East/South) In Flint, Michigan

4 Bottles Of Water From 4 Different Houses From All 4 Sides Of Town (West/North/East/South) In Flint, Michigan

flintwaterstudy.org Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

That is awful, there is no way I would be drinking that. How has this been going on for so long. The government need to pull their fingers out of their arses and do something about it. It’s been long enough.

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#45

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

Lifewithmalamutes Report

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

Both look like good doggos

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#46

The Amorphophallus Titanium - One Of The Largest Plants In The World Compared To The Size Of A Human. It Only Blooms Once Every Forty Years For Four Days

The Amorphophallus Titanium - One Of The Largest Plants In The World Compared To The Size Of A Human. It Only Blooms Once Every Forty Years For Four Days

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

This flower is also known as The corpse flower due to the smell being like a rotting corpse.

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#47

Two Samples Of Meteorites That Came From The Moon And Mars. The Black One Is Martian And The Grey One Is Lunar

Two Samples Of Meteorites That Came From The Moon And Mars. The Black One Is Martian And The Grey One Is Lunar

PlanetDr Report

zims
Community Member
2 months ago

Congrats on touching two different planets and a moon at the same time.

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#48

Croissants. Before And After. Professional Baker Just Sharing A Nice Comparison

Croissants. Before And After. Professional Baker Just Sharing A Nice Comparison

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Lsai Aeon
Community Member
2 months ago

I miss croissants

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#49

Dentist Office Showing How Much Sugar Is In Regular Items

Dentist Office Showing How Much Sugar Is In Regular Items

mmaathiaas Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

I can’t believe there is more sugar in a fruit box than in an energy drink. I knew the fruit boxes and juices have a lot of sugar but not THAT much.

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#50

Age Progression Used By Forensic Artists To Estimate What Missing Children Would Look Like Years After They Went Missing

Age Progression Used By Forensic Artists To Estimate What Missing Children Would Look Like Years After They Went Missing

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BorPand8
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm so glad there's a "found" column!

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