Perspective is a wonderful thing. Sometimes you can only truly appreciate something by making comparisons with slightly altered parameters, for example of location, age or time.

This list, compiled by the helpful folk here at Bored Panda, gives the wonderful gift of perspective by doing precisely that. Side-By-Side comparisons of everything from a country's favorite tipple over the years to technological advances in street lighting, make for a fascinatingly fresh look at things you may have taken for granted. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and gain a newfound appreciation for the changes (or lack thereof) in our everyday lives!

#1 I Did A Half Face Comparison Of Myself And My Daughter Today, It's Kind Of Freaky

I Did A Half Face Comparison Of Myself And My Daughter Today, It's Kind Of Freaky

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#2 First Day Of Primary School Vs. Last Day Of Teacher Training

First Day Of Primary School Vs. Last Day Of Teacher Training

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Dilly Millandry 2 months ago

Are you mad?? Definitely brave. Good luck!

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#3 Last Week Vs. This Week

Last Week Vs. This Week

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Hans 2 months ago

Beautiful!

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#4 4 Paintings Of The Same Sunflower By Each Of My 4 Children, All Painted At The Same Age Of 5

4 Paintings Of The Same Sunflower By Each Of My 4 Children, All Painted At The Same Age Of 5

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Smackiex 2 months ago

This is adorable... They all have their own technique. :)

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#5 On The Way To The Lake Vs. On The Way Home From The Lake

On The Way To The Lake Vs. On The Way Home From The Lake

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Hans 2 months ago

It was a good day I believe!

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#6 The Arctic 103 Years Ago Compared To Today

The Arctic 103 Years Ago Compared To Today

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Hans 2 months ago

"Gloval warming is just an invention"...

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#7 Mums Vs. Dads

Mums Vs. Dads

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Hans 2 months ago

Dad enjoys it!

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#8 When I Was Looking Through My Photos, I Realized I Unknowingly Took Two Pictures Of The Same Bull, 5 Years Apart, At A Ranch I Visit In Texas

When I Was Looking Through My Photos, I Realized I Unknowingly Took Two Pictures Of The Same Bull, 5 Years Apart, At A Ranch I Visit In Texas

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Lios 2 months ago

Beautiful!

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#9 1990 Vs. 2018

1990 Vs. 2018

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Sora Lyra 2 months ago

So true.

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#10 Beginning Of Nap Vs. Full Sleep Mode

Beginning Of Nap Vs. Full Sleep Mode

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Dilly Millandry 2 months ago

Looks like a great sleep! Hope he remembered to take his glasses off - horrible waking up with them digging into your face.

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#11 Liquor Store Parking Lot Vs. Laser Eye Surgery Parking Lot

Liquor Store Parking Lot Vs. Laser Eye Surgery Parking Lot

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ZombieGirl5591 2 months ago

I feel bad for laughing at this lol

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#12 Caught Someone Else’s Camera Flash When Taking This Photo Of Snow Falling At Ginzan Onsen

Caught Someone Else’s Camera Flash When Taking This Photo Of Snow Falling At Ginzan Onsen

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Amy Smith 2 months ago

That is an incredible shot

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#13 A Candle Burning On Earth Compared To A Candle Burning In Microgravity On The International Space Station

A Candle Burning On Earth Compared To A Candle Burning In Microgravity On The International Space Station

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Sam Stamp 2 months ago

Wow, this is awesome!

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#14 The Ceiling Tiles In The Da Nang Airport Smoking Section Vs. Non-Smoking Section

The Ceiling Tiles In The Da Nang Airport Smoking Section Vs. Non-Smoking Section

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boredhuman 2 months ago

As well for your lungs. Quit like 5 years ago. One of the best decisions in my life.

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#15 Modern Tomato Vs. One Grown From 150-Year-Old Seeds

Modern Tomato Vs. One Grown From 150-Year-Old Seeds

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Chris Mugea 2 months ago

What? I grew up with tomatoes like the one on the right... Had them in our garden, year after year. Perks of being European I guess.

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#16 98% Wolf Vs. 40% Wolf

98% Wolf Vs. 40% Wolf

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Wina Jackson 2 months ago

Gorgeous...

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#17 Side By Side Comparison Of The Papal Thrones For Benedict XVI And Francis

Side By Side Comparison Of The Papal Thrones For Benedict XVI And Francis

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Lios 2 months ago

Yeah, they’re trying their best to appeal to young people. If only they would stop touching them...

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#18 The Same Street, 71 Years Apart

The Same Street, 71 Years Apart

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Rue Granger 2 months ago

This makes me sad and happy at the same time...

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#19 Bus For Comparison

Bus For Comparison

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Daria B 2 months ago

Who left their Micromachines lying around the road?

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#20 What Humans See Compared To What Birds See

What Humans See Compared To What Birds See

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glowworm2 2 months ago

I want to see what the bird sees!

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#21 The Price Of 12 Pieces Of Chalk At Target Vs My College Bookstore

The Price Of 12 Pieces Of Chalk At Target Vs My College Bookstore

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Steve 2 months ago

that is just plain criminal...

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#22 Nova Scotia Tides From The Same Deck 12 Hours Apart

Nova Scotia Tides From The Same Deck 12 Hours Apart

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Hans 2 months ago

For those interested: google Bay of Fundy. The tidal hub can be up to 17 metres (some 55 feet). This is impressive.

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#23 My Dad And I Are A Great Reminder That Genetics Aren’t An Exact Science

My Dad And I Are A Great Reminder That Genetics Aren’t An Exact Science

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Lios 2 months ago

Uhm. Define exact science? Because GENETICS can totally explain your difference, but we don’t know how every gene works yet, so WE can’t explain everything.

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#24 Women Basketball Players Vs. Cheerleaders

Women Basketball Players Vs. Cheerleaders

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Hans 2 months ago

This looks like a "Honey, we shrunk" movie...

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#25 Elephants Foot Compared To Humans Foot

Elephants Foot Compared To Humans Foot

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Bumble 2 months ago

It looks like there are humans inside elephants making them move.

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#26 The Difference Between 31 And 21

The Difference Between 31 And 21

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Ian Carter 2 months ago

21 drunk in a toilet,31 looking fabulous taking a selfy,41 at home with a cup of team and the cat or is that just me?

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#27 Easy To Forget How Big NBA Players Are - The Rock Is 6'5, 265 Pounds

Easy To Forget How Big NBA Players Are - The Rock Is 6'5, 265 Pounds

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Týna Ef 2 months ago

For those who don't know inches and pounds it is 195 cm and 120 kg ;)

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#28 Led Street Lamp Vs. Traditional Street Lamp

Led Street Lamp Vs. Traditional Street Lamp

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Hans 2 months ago

White light is not a good idea, though. There are modern LED street lights that are bright enough for driving as they give a sharp view but do not bother wildlife so much.

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#29 Michigan. The View At 9am Vs. 11am

Michigan. The View At 9am Vs. 11am

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Daria B 2 months ago

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#30 Life In Utah. Yesterday Vs. Today

Life In Utah. Yesterday Vs. Today

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Hunter Spencer 2 months ago

Same for Illinois

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#31 No Flash Vs. Flash

No Flash Vs. Flash

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Alusair Alustriel 2 months ago

Omg I had to look twice to see the actual difference haha :D

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#32 Girls' Life Vs. Boys' Life

Girls' Life Vs. Boys' Life

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Bumble 2 months ago

Yup...this is no surprise. "Girls, make sure your hair, face and clothes are perfect. Boys, you can do and be anything you want."

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#33 Two Very Different Valentine's Day Nights, 12 Piece Of Fried Chicken & Whiskey Versus 12 Pink Tulips & Cupcakes

Two Very Different Valentine's Day Nights, 12 Piece Of Fried Chicken & Whiskey Versus 12 Pink Tulips & Cupcakes

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Dave C 2 months ago

Plot Twist: The two shoppers are partners

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#34 Comparison Of T. Rex And Emu Feet

Comparison Of T. Rex And Emu Feet

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Louise Stange-Wahl 2 months ago

If you have any doubt that birds aren't related to dinos, just spend some time watching turkeys---the bronze kind, not the genetically engineered white ones. My pet turkeys come running when I call, and when they run to me they look like raptors from JURASSIC PARK !

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#35 Size Comparison: Titanic Vs. Modern Ship

Size Comparison: Titanic Vs. Modern Ship

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Chaz83 2 months ago

This is cool but Titanic was an ocean liner, not a cruise ship

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#36 Michelin's Biggest Tire Vs. Their Smallest Tire

Michelin's Biggest Tire Vs. Their Smallest Tire

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Misguided Ghosts 2 months ago

Use it for workout! Nope jk

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#37 The Difference Between A Small Vs. Medium Orange Juice At Mcdonald's

The Difference Between A Small Vs. Medium Orange Juice At Mcdonald's

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Γεώργιος Γιολδάσης 2 months ago

I guess that the price difference is not equally small in comparison, though.

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#38 Russia And Bangladesh’s Sizes Compared To Their Population

Russia And Bangladesh’s Sizes Compared To Their Population

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Daria B 2 months ago

Bangladesh is still huge! (Greetings from a Croatian born in Slovenia ♥)

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#39 Tiny Reporter Comparing Hands With NBA Player

Tiny Reporter Comparing Hands With NBA Player

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boredhuman 2 months ago

"It's not small, you just have big hands..."

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#40 Crazy Weather In Lumberton: 3rd Of September Vs. 8th Of December

Crazy Weather In Lumberton: 3rd Of September Vs. 8th Of December

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Kaisu Rei 2 months ago (edited)

As someone who lives in a place that never has floods, this seems insane to me!

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#41 Data Comparison 1995 138.24 MB Vs 2018 128 GB

Data Comparison 1995 138.24 MB Vs 2018 128 GB

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Kjorn 2 months ago

remember when we had to install games… insert disk 9 of 21... insert disk 10 of 21... and when you are at 20 of 21... error!!!!!!

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#42 Paying $10 Vs. Paying $25 For Headshots

Paying $10 Vs. Paying $25 For Headshots

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Sky_grimm 2 months ago

Omg u get a beard for just 25

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#43 Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

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Misguided Ghosts 2 months ago

Majestic yet scary

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#44 Seinnheiser Vs. Beats Headphones After Being Subjected To Comparable Activities And Length Of Use

Seinnheiser Vs. Beats Headphones After Being Subjected To Comparable Activities And Length Of Use

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Lios 2 months ago

Real leather vs fake. No surprise.

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#45 My Friend's First Day Of Freshman Year Vs. Last

My Friend's First Day Of Freshman Year Vs. Last

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Hans 2 months ago

Time to clean up :)

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#46 The Difference That Two Days Can Make In Minnesota

The Difference That Two Days Can Make In Minnesota

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Amanda Ford 2 months ago

The difference an hour can make anywhere in the snow belt.

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#47 First Three Game Of Thrones Books Vs. Same Books In Braille

First Three Game Of Thrones Books Vs. Same Books In Braille

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Kristy P 2 months ago

Can you imagine what a bookcase worth would look like?? If I were blind, I'd probably donate them after I was done rather than keeping the collection I have now!

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#48 Obama's First State Of The Union Compared To His Last, Without The Skin Smoothing On His First Picture Or A Mid-Blink Picture On His Last To Make Him Look More Tired Older Than He Really Is

Obama's First State Of The Union Compared To His Last, Without The Skin Smoothing On His First Picture Or A Mid-Blink Picture On His Last To Make Him Look More Tired Older Than He Really Is

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Grumble O'Pug 2 months ago

He took a lot of shit from people and still remains a class act. We miss you!

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#49 Berlin Vs. Berlin

Berlin Vs. Berlin

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Hans 2 months ago

The above slogan reads "Soldiers are murderers" and this is an occupied house.

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#50 The Difference In Lighting Between My Sister’s Room Vs. My Room At The Exact Same Time Of Day

The Difference In Lighting Between My Sister’s Room Vs. My Room At The Exact Same Time Of Day

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Adam Quinney 2 months ago

the room on the left has a light on inside though, you can tell by the shadow of the ceiling light. Either that or it has a second window.

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