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Perspective changes everything. Take a particular object, put it in a specific time and place, and you see how it differs compared with an almost identical one. And since such an experiment would probably be slightly too elaborate for real life, Bored Panda has compiled this entertaining collection of the most surprising comparisons.

From comparing a chimpanzee fingertip with a human fingertip to photos of a man before and after walking across China for the whole year, these are side-by-side shots that show the weird and the wonderful side of the world we live in. So pull your chair closer, get your popcorn ready and tune in for the list that puts a spin on the good old “spot the difference” game.

After you’re done, make sure to check out our previous posts with incredible comparisons here, here, and here.

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1st Picture Was The Peak Of My Depression. 2nd Is A Recent One After Almost An Year Of Medication And Self Care

1st Picture Was The Peak Of My Depression. 2nd Is A Recent One After Almost An Year Of Medication And Self Care

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    First Day Of Chemo vs. Last

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The smile of hope versus the smile of the fuking queen of everything that got to beat illness and become free.

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    Perspective is a beautiful power to subject things to. Not only do we start seeing their beauty, as in the cases of these comparisons, it can also make us feel better. You see, while putting things in perspective, we are selecting a particular mode of seeing them, and it doesn't just feel like it, our brain actually does it.

    Scientists say that changing perspective is a healthy exercise if we want to be empathetic, rational and compassionate. However, changing perspective is not merely about seeing things from the point of view of another. It's just as much about gaining perspective.

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    Age 12 vs. 16 - My Drawing Progress

    Age 12 vs. 16 - My Drawing Progress

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    Before And After Being Told She's A Good Girl

    Before And After Being Told She's A Good Girl

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    Changing one’s perspective has to do with the point of view in which you stand. By stepping outside of our usual perspectives, it can become possible to frame arguments in ways that motivate others instead of leaving them feeling rejected, for example. In a similar way, you can start seeing things not as simply black or white, good or bad, but in a more complex light. This will get us out of the loop of negativity, prejudice and other negative emotions.

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    On The Left Is My Grandmother Holding My Dad And The Right Is Me Holding My Son, Taken Exactly 63 Years Apart

    On The Left Is My Grandmother Holding My Dad And The Right Is Me Holding My Son, Taken Exactly 63 Years Apart

    Genetics is so cool, my parents always told me I looked like my dad's mom but I never got to meet her before she passed away. 

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    #9

    Same Waterfall, 3 Seasons. Skógafoss, Iceland

    Same Waterfall, 3 Seasons. Skógafoss, Iceland

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    Yesterday I Took My Grandmother On Her First Bike Ride In 59 Years, I Need A New Word For Awesome

    Yesterday I Took My Grandmother On Her First Bike Ride In 59 Years, I Need A New Word For Awesome

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    I Bought My First Bike One Year Ago Today

    I Bought My First Bike One Year Ago Today

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    I Just Want A Bigger Pocket Please, Is That Too Much To Ask For? Sincerely, Women Everywhere

    I Just Want A Bigger Pocket Please, Is That Too Much To Ask For? Sincerely, Women Everywhere

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    #13

    Tiny Cute Rabbit Compared To A Palm

    Tiny Cute Rabbit Compared To A Palm

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    Never Thought I’d Be Able To Use My Hand Again. Shout Out To The Surgeon And Therapist

    Never Thought I’d Be Able To Use My Hand Again. Shout Out To The Surgeon And Therapist

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    This Is What 6 Years Of Practice Looks Like - My Art In 2015 vs. 2021

    This Is What 6 Years Of Practice Looks Like - My Art In 2015 vs. 2021

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I like them both. The first one is good, just a little bit more abstract, and the second one is more realistic.

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    Me And My Dad. 1982 And 2021. Both Age 20, 39 Years Apart

    Me And My Dad. 1982 And 2021. Both Age 20, 39 Years Apart

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    Before And After I Asked Her If She Knew How Cute She Was

    Before And After I Asked Her If She Knew How Cute She Was

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    Cheers To 2 Years Of Health! 100 Lbs Lost And Maintained For A Year

    Cheers To 2 Years Of Health! 100 Lbs Lost And Maintained For A Year

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    How many calories would you need to eat to lose that much weight in only 2y? Anybody knows? I have been eating 1400kcal a day on average for the last five months and I lost three kgs... :( I am aiming for 1200 now but its difficult to be able to cook nice meals at the same time.

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    Before And After Of My 8-Year Project (1972 Datsun 240z Restomod)

    Before And After Of My 8-Year Project (1972 Datsun 240z Restomod)

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That is one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen!

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    #22

    Canadian Passport vs. Canadian Passport Under A Black Light

    Canadian Passport vs. Canadian Passport Under A Black Light

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    #23

    Head Size Difference Between A Man And An Adult Cane Corso

    Head Size Difference Between A Man And An Adult Cane Corso

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Such a beautiful dog, but he / she doesn’t need their ears cropped :(

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    #25

    1930’s Parquet Flooring Restored Today. Before And After Comparison

    1930’s Parquet Flooring Restored Today. Before And After Comparison

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    6 Years Ago Today I Had A Surgery To Straighten Up My Spine, This Is The Before/After Result. I Gained 5cm With The Process

    6 Years Ago Today I Had A Surgery To Straighten Up My Spine, This Is The Before/After Result. I Gained 5cm With The Process

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    Before And After Of My DIY Driveway. I Made The Paving Stones And The Driveway

    Before And After Of My DIY Driveway. I Made The Paving Stones And The Driveway

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    Before And After Of A Man Who Walked Across China For A Year

    Before And After Of A Man Who Walked Across China For A Year

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    #29

    Size Of Orangutan Compared To A Human

    Size Of Orangutan Compared To A Human

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    #31

    Example Of Class Disparity In South Africa

    Example Of Class Disparity In South Africa

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    Me And My Girlfriend When We First Met vs. Now. The Regretful Emo Phase

    Me And My Girlfriend When We First Met vs. Now. The Regretful Emo Phase

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Lol, atleast you both looked liked the model definition of "emo".

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    #33

    My First-Ever House Plant Just Turned 5

    My First-Ever House Plant Just Turned 5

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    The Difference In Me And My Twin's Skin Color. He Goes Outside, I Don't

    The Difference In Me And My Twin's Skin Color. He Goes Outside, I Don't

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    One reason more to see why "race" is a ridiculous concept. I bet that a lot of people wouldnt say that the person in the right is "white" when they see both together. Same if you see me (extremely pale and more "north european" looking) and my sister (very tan and more "mediterranean" looking)

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    Hummingbird Eggs And Nest. Key For Scale

    Hummingbird Eggs And Nest. Key For Scale

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    1st Picture Was The Peak Of My Opiate Addiction. 2nd Is A Recent Of One Of Me Healthy And Sober

    1st Picture Was The Peak Of My Opiate Addiction. 2nd Is A Recent Of One Of Me Healthy And Sober

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    Chimpanzee Fingertip vs. Human Fingertip

    Chimpanzee Fingertip vs. Human Fingertip

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    I Found A Bunch Of Rocks On A Beach And Organized Them By Color

    I Found A Bunch Of Rocks On A Beach And Organized Them By Color

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    Chichen Itza When It Was Discovered In 1892 vs. Present-Day

    Chichen Itza When It Was Discovered In 1892 vs. Present-Day

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    How Titanium Gets Color With Different Voltages

    How Titanium Gets Color With Different Voltages

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    The Weather In The Netherlands Today

    The Weather In The Netherlands Today

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    3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I thought the UK only had weather like this. Yeah lets have a BBQ - not.

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    My 16-Years-Old vs. 24-Years-Old SFX Makeup Growth

    My 16-Years-Old vs. 24-Years-Old SFX Makeup Growth

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    #43

    This Weird Lemon That Grew On Our Lemon Tree. Normal Lemon For Comparison

    This Weird Lemon That Grew On Our Lemon Tree. Normal Lemon For Comparison

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    My Sister: "You Can Do The Half-Marathon With Me! Trust Me, It's Not That Bad." My Sister vs. Me

    My Sister: "You Can Do The Half-Marathon With Me! Trust Me, It's Not That Bad." My Sister vs. Me

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    My Parents Have The Evolution Of Cellphones In Their Kitchen Drawer

    My Parents Have The Evolution Of Cellphones In Their Kitchen Drawer

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    This Comically Huge Strawberry That I Purchased From The Grocery Store Today vs. Hand

    This Comically Huge Strawberry That I Purchased From The Grocery Store Today vs. Hand

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    Biggest Pizza That Can Be Ordered In US

    Biggest Pizza That Can Be Ordered In US

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    The Size Of A Fiber Optic Wire Capable Of Supplying A Home With High Speed Internet. Hand For Scale

    The Size Of A Fiber Optic Wire Capable Of Supplying A Home With High Speed Internet. Hand For Scale

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    Lara Croft Progression - 1996 To 2018

    Lara Croft Progression - 1996 To 2018

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