We’re about to blow your minds. Time… it changes everything! And different things are, well, they’re different! [Gasp.] “No way!” you’re probably thinking sarcastically while rolling your eyes and snorting with laughter. Here’s the thing, though—we’re not fully aware of how much time changes people, things, and technology while we’re stuck in our daily routines. And even though we theoretically know that some things are far bigger than others, it’s not the same as seeing it with your own two eyes. It takes a great comparison photo to highlight the immense differences.
If you’ve ever wondered, “Gee whiz, I wonder how Abraham Lincoln looked before and after the American Civil War” or, “I wonder how big a wombat really is,” then this is the list for you, our dear Pandas. If, however, you’ve never entertained thoughts like that, well, this list is perfect for you, too, because you’re about to see some amazing stuff!
Bored Panda has collected some of the most interesting comparisons to show you, so scroll on down, enjoy, and upvote your fave pics. From before-and-after pics of how time changes things to incredibly cool side-by-side comparisons of small and huge things, you’re gonna wanna share ‘em with your friends. Meanwhile, you’ll find our other recent interesting comparison posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part4.
Two Different Doctors Once Told Me I Wouldn’t Live To See My 40th. I Was 500 Pounds At The Time. Today Is My 40th. During That Time I Lost 350lbs
In 2006 My Boyfriend Asked Me For An Epic Painting For His Birthday. I've Tried Again Over The Years. 2006, 2016 And 2020
Bored Panda spoke about aging and what has the biggest impact on how people’s looks change over time with redditor Zbf, founder and moderator of the ‘13 or 30’ Reddit community. Zbf has become a real expert on aging and looking young because of the content the subreddit focuses on.
Zbf explained to us all about how our lifestyle impacts how young or old we look. “Drugs, alcohol, and smoking have the largest impact on making someone look older than they are. Getting enough sleep is beneficial in keeping a youthful appearance,” the subreddit founder pointed out that it’s not just what we avoid but also what we do that helps contribute to looking like the years have barely touched us.
This Is The Largest Mural I’ve Ever Painted. Me For Scale
We've Grown Up Together. Though I've Stopped, He Has Not. 1996 To 2013
However, looking young doesn’t just depend on our actions. Genetics plays an important role, too. “Some people are born with features that make them look older or younger than they are when they get to a certain age. We’ve all heard the term ‘babyface.’ At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of perspective,” Zbf said.
In other words, some people are bound to look young no matter how much time passes. Meanwhile, others have more mature features or they appear to age more rapidly. The same genes, passed down along generations, can make someone look just like their great-great-grandmother, for instance.
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Capital Of The Philippines Before And After The Quarantine
According to Zbf, having a so-called ‘babyface’ can have some unintentionally hilarious and embarrassing consequences. They recounted a story about a guy and his girlfriend who were both in their 20s. The woman looked extremely young and kept getting embarrassed at restaurants because she’d always get the kids’ menus.
Be sure to drop us a comment or two to let us know which photos you loved the most and why. And if you’ve got any interesting comparison pics of your own, post them in the comment section waaay down at the very bottom of this post.
Wooden Chair, Before And After
My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually You Will Improve
I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference
Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly
This Wombat, Human For Scale
Patrick the Wombat! This 29-year-old wombat is the world's oldest living wombat. Given that Patrick has never had children or any partners in general, probably makes him the oldest living wombat virgin as well. Congrats mate.
The Scale Of This Beautiful Place Is Much Smaller When You Compare It To A Man
I’ve Gone From A Craniotomy To Ninja Warrior In The Span Of A Year
My Oil Painting Of A Jar Of Honey Next To A Jar Of Honey Itself
My Painting Progress In Over 4 Months
I am definitely using the Bob Ross method. I am by no means an artist. I can't even draw a good stick figure. I started watching him a few months ago and figured I'll give it a shot. I didn't do too well in the beginning so I just kept practicing.
We Adopted Nova 12 Weeks Ago Today And I Wanted To Share With You All How Much He Has Changed Since He Arrived
Caught The Smoke As It Was Spreading Over Our Suburb In Australia
Restored My Dad's 50 Year Old Hammer As A Christmas Present. Old vs. Restored
Just Realized I Took Nearly The Same Photo On My Honeymoon Today That My Mom Took 43 Years Ago On Hers
This Is What Really Got To Me. 5 Lbs Of Fat Compared To 5 Lbs Of Muscle
In Northwest China, The Mu-Us Desert, An Area Of 42,200 Square Kilometers, Has Disappeared
93.24% of its territory has been turned into an oasis as a result of years of efforts to combat desertification.