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.

#1

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

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

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Congratulations on the stunning transformation.

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#2

Four Generations In Comparison Next To Each Other

Four Generations In Comparison Next To Each Other

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Fred
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6 months ago

That old man look so sweet!

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#3

In 2006 My Boyfriend Asked Me For An Epic Painting For His Birthday. I've Tried Again Over The Years. 2006, 2016 And 2020

In 2006 My Boyfriend Asked Me For An Epic Painting For His Birthday. I've Tried Again Over The Years. 2006, 2016 And 2020

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
6 months ago

You dedicated 14 years to perfecting your craft to make a glorious piece of art for your boyfriend. He needs to put a ring on it.

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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.

#4

This Is The Largest Mural I’ve Ever Painted. Me For Scale

This Is The Largest Mural I’ve Ever Painted. Me For Scale

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Jessica Shookhoff
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6 months ago

I'm in awe! That's gorgeous!!

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#5

We've Grown Up Together. Though I've Stopped, He Has Not. 1996 To 2013

We've Grown Up Together. Though I've Stopped, He Has Not. 1996 To 2013

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Looks like the tortoise is smiling in the second picture.

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#6

Strawberry Cycle That My Dad (A Berry Farmer) Sent Me

Strawberry Cycle That My Dad (A Berry Farmer) Sent Me

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haha laser go brrr
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5 months ago

OMG! I had absolutely no idea strawberry bushes flowered!

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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.

#7

What Changes In 122 Years? Found A Photo Of My Great Great Grandmother. Thought She Looked Familiar

What Changes In 122 Years? Found A Photo Of My Great Great Grandmother. Thought She Looked Familiar

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Verena
Community Member
6 months ago

Genetics rock

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#8

Same Cat's Eyes: Day vs. Night

Same Cat's Eyes: Day vs. Night

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troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Devil by day, angel by night! ^.^

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#9

Capital Of The Philippines Before And After The Quarantine

Capital Of The Philippines Before And After The Quarantine

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

I can see clearly now the smog has gone.🎵

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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.

#10

Wooden Chair, Before And After

Wooden Chair, Before And After

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LC Greenwood
Community Member
6 months ago

Stunning work!!

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#11

My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually You Will Improve

My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually You Will Improve

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow! I can't believe the second one is a drawing. It's so life-like.

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#12

My Dad Is A Veteran! 18-Years-Old vs. 77-Years-Old

My Dad Is A Veteran! 18-Years-Old vs. 77-Years-Old

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
6 months ago

77? He could pass for 47 or even less.

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#13

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

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Zlaxcat Youtube
Community Member
6 months ago

Beautiful Tail.

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#14

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

A bad-ass looking caterpillar transforms into the most stunning butterfly.

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#15

2015 vs. 2020. Pencil Sketch Journey Progress

2015 vs. 2020. Pencil Sketch Journey Progress

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
Community Member
6 months ago

At first I thought the one on the right was a photograph, and was confused as to how this is a comparison at all, but then I read the title.

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#16

This Wombat, Human For Scale

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.

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Euna Magbitang
Community Member
6 months ago

I really wanna hug him!

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#17

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

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Lys Chen
Community Member
6 months ago

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#18

The Scale Of This Beautiful Place Is Much Smaller When You Compare It To A Man

The Scale Of This Beautiful Place Is Much Smaller When You Compare It To A Man

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

Did not expect that.

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#19

One, Five And Seven Months Together

One, Five And Seven Months Together

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vesna antonic
Community Member
5 months ago

Gorgeous pup

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#20

I’ve Gone From A Craniotomy To Ninja Warrior In The Span Of A Year

I’ve Gone From A Craniotomy To Ninja Warrior In The Span Of A Year

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

Congrats man.

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#21

My Dad Sent Over The Blueberry Cycle

My Dad Sent Over The Blueberry Cycle

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Lys Chen
Community Member
6 months ago

Berry Farmer Father (BFF) strikes again B-)

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#22

Ladies, Hear Me Out

Ladies, Hear Me Out

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

See bigger doesn’t always mean better. It ain’t the size, it’s the way you use it.

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#23

My Oil Painting Of A Jar Of Honey Next To A Jar Of Honey Itself

My Oil Painting Of A Jar Of Honey Next To A Jar Of Honey Itself

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Lys Chen
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow, I love it!

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#24

The Dog I'm Dogsitting Looks Exactly Like Her Food

The Dog I'm Dogsitting Looks Exactly Like Her Food

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Verena
Community Member
6 months ago

They are the same breed after all - weimaraner

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#25

My Painting Progress In Over 4 Months

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.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This is lovely. I enjoy watching Bob Ross because he has such a calming effect on me.

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#26

We Adopted Nova 12 Weeks Ago Today And I Wanted To Share With You All How Much He Has Changed Since He Arrived

We Adopted Nova 12 Weeks Ago Today And I Wanted To Share With You All How Much He Has Changed Since He Arrived

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Firefoxy3121
Community Member
6 months ago

The floof grew!

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#27

Caught The Smoke As It Was Spreading Over Our Suburb In Australia

Caught The Smoke As It Was Spreading Over Our Suburb In Australia

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

Even though this is a cool photo, it is sad at the same time once you realize which smoke it is.

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#28

Restored My Dad's 50 Year Old Hammer As A Christmas Present. Old vs. Restored

Restored My Dad's 50 Year Old Hammer As A Christmas Present. Old vs. Restored

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Pernille Dyre
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a gift!!!

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#29

Just Realized I Took Nearly The Same Photo On My Honeymoon Today That My Mom Took 43 Years Ago On Hers

Just Realized I Took Nearly The Same Photo On My Honeymoon Today That My Mom Took 43 Years Ago On Hers

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Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

Acadia National Park in Maine

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#30

This Is What Really Got To Me. 5 Lbs Of Fat Compared To 5 Lbs Of Muscle

This Is What Really Got To Me. 5 Lbs Of Fat Compared To 5 Lbs Of Muscle

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

As the saying goes muscle weighs more than fat. That is one reason why it is recommended not to just focus on what the scales say but also focus on how your clothes fit, your energy levels etc.

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#31

In Northwest China, The Mu-Us Desert, An Area Of ​​42,200 Square Kilometers, Has Disappeared

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.

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Kuroka
Community Member
5 months ago

Wonderful!

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#32

Abraham Lincoln Before And After The Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Before And After The Civil War

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

That office ages you... did you see what it did to Obama

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#33

Two Paintings Based On The Same Photo, But With 2 Years Of Practice In Between

Two Paintings Based On The Same Photo, But With 2 Years Of Practice In Between

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
6 months ago

I like the first more

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#34

June (2-Months-Old) To February (10-Months-Old)

June (2-Months-Old) To February (10-Months-Old)

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Pernille Dyre
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

What did he get to eat?!!!!!

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#35

Mom Compares What Food She Can Buy For £30 vs. What The “£30-Worth” Government Food Package Looks Like

Mom Compares What Food She Can Buy For £30 vs. What The “£30-Worth” Government Food Package Looks Like

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

And that is why I have a huge problem with government funded/contracted private companies like that.

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#36

My Lockdown Backyard Project. Before And After Comparison

My Lockdown Backyard Project. Before And After Comparison

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Doggo
Community Member
5 months ago

i love the chairs!

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#37

Before And After "Adoption" - 5 Days After I Found It In The Trash This Beauty Is Thriving

Before And After "Adoption" - 5 Days After I Found It In The Trash This Beauty Is Thriving

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ultravioletmaglite
Community Member
5 months ago

Bricks means cat.

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#38

Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami Making A Difference In Just 6 Years

Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami Making A Difference In Just 6 Years

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a shame because we share the planet... one part of the planet is trying to save it and the other is deforesting

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#39

Before And After Of My Very Own Living Room

Before And After Of My Very Own Living Room

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

You've made the space very charming.

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#40

First Pic 21 February, Second Pic 23 October

First Pic 21 February, Second Pic 23 October

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Jaclyn
Community Member
6 months ago

Must have been painful but they look great!

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#41

My Prosthetics. All Designed For Different Purposes And Fit The Same Sockets

My Prosthetics. All Designed For Different Purposes And Fit The Same Sockets

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
5 months ago

One for walking, one for running and one for kicking ass

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#42

Mindhunter (2017) The Real Killers vs. Actors Who Play Them

Mindhunter (2017) The Real Killers vs. Actors Who Play Them

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

'Mindhunter' is a superb show. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in criminal profiling.

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#43

Size Of A Blue Whale's Heart Compared To A Human Height

Size Of A Blue Whale's Heart Compared To A Human Height

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

Apparently the aorta is big enough for a small child to swim through.

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#44

The Ring Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Reflects Differently Off My Glasses Since Each Eye Has Its Own Prescription

The Ring Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Reflects Differently Off My Glasses Since Each Eye Has Its Own Prescription

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm sure he doesn't look scary without the ring light but in that picture he sure looks scary.

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#45

2019 vs. 2020 Costume

2019 vs. 2020 Costume

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KrabbyGramps666
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5 months ago

He has mastered the technique of smiling and frowning at the same time.

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#46

Before And After I Wear My Fake Eye

Before And After I Wear My Fake Eye

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Lys Chen
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow, I wouldn´t have noticed, this is awesome!

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#47

My Great-Aunt Uses Her Old Television As A Stand For Her New One. Works As A Comparison Between Them Two

My Great-Aunt Uses Her Old Television As A Stand For Her New One. Works As A Comparison Between Them Two

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

I do the same with my televisions too. It saves me from having to buy new shelving.

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#48

I Got My Huge Pet Snail A Small Pet Snail

I Got My Huge Pet Snail A Small Pet Snail

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

They're cute! Are these African snails?

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#49

World's Largest Dragline Bucket. Moved 650,000 Lbs Per Scoop. Dog For Scale

World's Largest Dragline Bucket. Moved 650,000 Lbs Per Scoop. Dog For Scale

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ravina nimje
Community Member
6 months ago

I didn't even saw that dog in 1st gaze.

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#50

The Same Wooden Cover On The Building, But One Part Is Under The Balcony. 10 Years Of Weather

The Same Wooden Cover On The Building, But One Part Is Under The Balcony. 10 Years Of Weather

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Dave In MD
Community Member
5 months ago

Unless light and weather never hits those boards I'd say this is where they stopped pressure washing.

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