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.

#1

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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Giovanna
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5 months ago

I'm glad you're feeling better now!

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#2

From 2.5 Months To Nearly 2 Years

From 2.5 Months To Nearly 2 Years

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Miss Cris
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5 months ago

I see a puppi, I upvote.

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#3

First Day Of Chemo vs. Last

First Day Of Chemo vs. Last

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Miss Cris
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5 months ago

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.

#4

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. 360 Lbs vs. 160 Lbs

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. 360 Lbs vs. 160 Lbs

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Mary Rose Kent
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5 months ago

DUDE!!

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#5

Age 12 vs. 16 - My Drawing Progress

Age 12 vs. 16 - My Drawing Progress

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River Webb
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5 months ago

both are better than anything I can do

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#6

Before And After Being Told She's A Good Girl

Before And After Being Told She's A Good Girl

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Konpat
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5 months ago

Awww馃槏

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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.

#7

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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Miss Cris
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful women!!!

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#8

Becoming Mothers Together

Becoming Mothers Together

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
5 months ago

oh my. the cutest buns ever <3

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#9

Same Waterfall, 3 Seasons. Sk贸gafoss, Iceland

Same Waterfall, 3 Seasons. Sk贸gafoss, Iceland

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
5 months ago

I could fall for this

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#10

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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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

gangster granny

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#11

I Bought My First Bike One Year Ago Today

I Bought My First Bike One Year Ago Today

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ElenaK
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah! Go girl!

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#12

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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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

The handbag industrial complex says no

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#13

Tiny Cute Rabbit Compared To A Palm

Tiny Cute Rabbit Compared To A Palm

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Katy
Community Member
5 months ago

Straight out of a fairytale

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#14

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

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

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TmKhr
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder what happened in the first place

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#15

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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qwerty
Community Member
5 months ago

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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#16

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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TJay
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! You look like twins

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#17

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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Laurie
Community Member
5 months ago

I see that tail wagging

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#18

I鈥檝e Finally Recreated It

I鈥檝e Finally Recreated It

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Remi
Community Member
5 months ago

Almost, they're switched!

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#19

Perspective Size Of The Humpback Whale

Perspective Size Of The Humpback Whale

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DancingPig
Community Member
5 months ago

It's huge 馃槃

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#20

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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Ozacoter
Community Member
5 months ago

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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#21

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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Remi
Community Member
5 months ago

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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Billy The Kid
Community Member
5 months ago

That is brilliant. I want one but i cant as i am not Canadian : (

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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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Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

Such a beautiful dog, but he / she doesn鈥檛 need their ears cropped :(

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#24

Adorable Meetings

Adorable Meetings

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
5 months ago

That's cute. Love the Mini mouse outfit.

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#25

1930鈥檚 Parquet Flooring Restored Today. Before And After Comparison

1930鈥檚 Parquet Flooring Restored Today. Before And After Comparison

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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

Gorgeous floor.

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#26

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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TmKhr
Community Member
5 months ago

Must've been hell of an operation

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#27

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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Katy
Community Member
5 months ago

Awesome job-that looks amazing!

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#28

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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Meike H
Community Member
5 months ago

Doesn't seem like he's been wearing enough sunscreen :S

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#29

Size Of Orangutan Compared To A Human

Size Of Orangutan Compared To A Human

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Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

Get my good side, hooman!

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#30

8 Weeks vs. 8 Months

8 Weeks vs. 8 Months

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NoodleBear
Community Member
5 months ago

Cutie pie

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#31

Example Of Class Disparity In South Africa

Example Of Class Disparity In South Africa

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DancingPig
Community Member
5 months ago

That's just so unfair

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#32

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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Aski Markup
Community Member
5 months ago

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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TomBomdabillo
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5 months ago

I wish I had that sort of dedication

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#34

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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Ozacoter
Community Member
5 months ago

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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#35

Hummingbird Eggs And Nest. Key For Scale

Hummingbird Eggs And Nest. Key For Scale

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Konpat
Community Member
5 months ago

Super cute. Now remove that key and leave them alone!

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#36

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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MJ B
Community Member
5 months ago

Proud of you

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#37

Chimpanzee Fingertip vs. Human Fingertip

Chimpanzee Fingertip vs. Human Fingertip

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Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Koalas have fingerprints :)

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#38

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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NoodleBear
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5 months ago

That鈥檚 satisfying

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#39

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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N G
Community Member
5 months ago

before and after a shave

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#40

How Titanium Gets Color With Different Voltages

How Titanium Gets Color With Different Voltages

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L谩膹a Durch谩nek
Community Member
5 months ago

What is your favourite color? 100 Volts.

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#41

The Weather In The Netherlands Today

The Weather In The Netherlands Today

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

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

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#42

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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Meike H
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5 months ago

Kudo's for your skills!

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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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TmKhr
Community Member
5 months ago

Alien carrot I say

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#44

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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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

if I were you i'd have crawled into a ball and cried halfway through

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#45

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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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

the Nokia has 85% Battery charge left

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#46

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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Meike H
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like a purse!

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#47

Biggest Pizza That Can Be Ordered In US

Biggest Pizza That Can Be Ordered In US

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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

lol imagine living alone and eating this in one sitting

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#48

Anime vs. Reality

Anime vs. Reality

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DancingPig
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't even see the difference 馃槄

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#49

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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Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

So this is where all you lovely pandas come from!

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#50

Lara Croft Progression - 1996 To 2018

Lara Croft Progression - 1996 To 2018

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If I could I would live under water
Community Member
5 months ago

Man, where the first three really that bad? I remember it differently lol

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