Whether we're talking about people's height, truck sizes, or even the health of our skin and the calmness of our neighborhood, context is king.

If we had nothing to juxtapose these things against, we simply wouldn't know how they "fit" into the world.

So in an attempt to broader your horizons, we at Bored Panda put together a new collection of the most interesting comparisons. Continue scrolling to check out the pictures and catch up on the series here, here, and here.

#1

One Year Of Good Care And Love

One Year Of Good Care And Love

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous! You who left him, may the fleas of a thousande camels infest your armpit (thanks BP post on funny signs)

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#2

With My Son's Autism There Is A Lot Of Repetition And Routine He Uses To Find Comfort. This Is One Of My Favorite. He Has Snuggled The Same Way For 19 Years

With My Son's Autism There Is A Lot Of Repetition And Routine He Uses To Find Comfort. This Is One Of My Favorite. He Has Snuggled The Same Way For 19 Years

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If these pictures make you experience awe, I have great news for you. It is associated with lower stress and inflammation levels, and a higher sense of meaning and connection.

According to researchers who study the emotion, awe has two fundamental components. It is a response to encountering something more vast, complex, or mind-blowing than we had conceived of either physically or conceptually.

And the experience also induces a change in how we see the world, producing “little earthquakes in the mind.”

#3

That Is A Wonderful Accomplishment And Much Harder To Achieve Staying At The Same Company

That Is A Wonderful Accomplishment And Much Harder To Achieve Staying At The Same Company

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#4

10-Year-Old Me vs. 25-Year-Old Me

10-Year-Old Me vs. 25-Year-Old Me

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#5

Man Shares Pictures Before And After A Liver Transplant

Man Shares Pictures Before And After A Liver Transplant

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so heartwarming to see, all the best to you, hope you make a full recovery ❤️

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To understand the concept, it helps to know how the brain responds to what we perceive as mundane.

Over the course of our lives, our brains learn and encode what normal is and predict what we think should happen next, based on our internal understanding of the world.

“That prediction of what happens next guides our behavior. It is crucial for being able to function in this incredibly complicated world,” said Michelle “Lani” Shiota, an associate professor of social psychology at Arizona State University. “But it does narrow our perspective, it narrows our vision. And it simply doesn’t account for everything.”

#6

How It Started vs. How It's Going

How It Started vs. How It's Going

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Paul C.
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gosh, I miss my little girl, give them cuddles from me , please.

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#7

Sometimes I Don’t Realize How Far I’ve I Come Until I Look Back

Sometimes I Don’t Realize How Far I’ve I Come Until I Look Back

I spent most of my adolescence in and out of hospitals and treatment centers, every day at war inside my own head and scared of my thoughts. I had to re-discover who I am, what made me happy, and what made life worth living for.

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Shayne Randlett
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's outstanding that you found whatever you needed to be healthy - keep it up!

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#8

First Portrait I Ever Did Back In 2011 vs. Most Recent Portrait From 2021, It's Been A Long Journey

First Portrait I Ever Did Back In 2011 vs. Most Recent Portrait From 2021, It's Been A Long Journey

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#9

Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever

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Research found that experiencing something extraordinary may make us (and our worries) feel small. And not in a bad way.

“You know, by adulthood, we move through the world pretty immersed in our own concerns, our own minutiae of the day-to-day, our own responsibilities, and it can be hard to keep a sense of perspective about how that fits into the grand scheme of things,” Shiota explained.

#10

From A Little Bean To A Majestic Queen

From A Little Bean To A Majestic Queen

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#11

A Pic I Took Of My Husband With All The Books He Wrote

A Pic I Took Of My Husband With All The Books He Wrote

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#12

My 10-Year Progress Pic To Becoming A Registered Nurse

My 10-Year Progress Pic To Becoming A Registered Nurse

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#13

My Grandma And Grandpa Dressed As Each Other For A Party. Early 1950s

My Grandma And Grandpa Dressed As Each Other For A Party. Early 1950s

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Kayjunmoon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like they know how to enjoy themselves.

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Experiencing more awe is associated with living healthier and more meaningful lives. A 2021 study discovered that feeling more awe is correlated with reporting feeling lowered levels of daily stress. Interestingly, people who feel more awe also tend to have lower levels of inflammatory cytokines.

Positive experiences of awe have also been linked to increased feelings of well-beinglife satisfaction, and a sense of meaning.

#14

My Client Asked To Make This Rug With Her Rats. Them vs. The Rug I Made

My Client Asked To Make This Rug With Her Rats. Them vs. The Rug I Made

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#15

Adding The Backstitches To My Cross-Stitch Embroidery

Adding The Backstitches To My Cross-Stitch Embroidery

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Amanda Rose
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have this pattern! I haven't stitched it yet though. May be the next one after I finish the huge one I'm doing now.

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#16

Stranger From The Internet Reached Out To Me And Offered To Restore The Only Known Photo Of My Uncle. They Asked Way Too Little Money. I Paid More Because Of This

Stranger From The Internet Reached Out To Me And Offered To Restore The Only Known Photo Of My Uncle. They Asked Way Too Little Money. I Paid More Because Of This

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#17

Me Suffering From Cancer Over The Spring vs. Me Happy And Healthy Spending Christmas With My Beautiful Family

Me Suffering From Cancer Over The Spring vs. Me Happy And Healthy Spending Christmas With My Beautiful Family

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Emerging research suggests that experiencing awe may make us more curious, creative and compassionate people.

In turn, recent studies have found that awe-prone people may be more prone to being curious, and people who experience more awe also tend to be more creative.

#18

Negative Drawings By Liam York That Come To Life When Colors Are Inverted

Negative Drawings By Liam York That Come To Life When Colors Are Inverted

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#20

This Afternoon's Plein Air Paintings

This Afternoon's Plein Air Paintings

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#21

My Uncle’s Husband Used To Be A Hairdresser And Turned My 93-Year-Old Grandma From Doc Brown To A Hollywood Starlet

My Uncle’s Husband Used To Be A Hairdresser And Turned My 93-Year-Old Grandma From Doc Brown To A Hollywood Starlet

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Awe leads people to feel more connected with others and identify with more universal categories such as “a person” or “inhabitant of earth,” as opposed to more individualistic, limited ones.

In different studies, when researchers induced awe in participants in laboratories, such as by showing panoramic clips of places on Earth, people behaved more prosocially, being more likely to help out, donate more money and volunteer more time for noble causes.

#22

Beautiful Christmas Tree Before And After

Beautiful Christmas Tree Before And After

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#23

From Broken Legs To Long Legs

From Broken Legs To Long Legs

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#24

2 Wars, Same People

2 Wars, Same People

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#25

Two Photographs Of My Nana, Taken 71 Years Apart

Two Photographs Of My Nana, Taken 71 Years Apart

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By transforming our sense of self and meaning, and enhancing our relationship with others and the wider world, awe has the power to improve our mental and physical health.

So if these pictures speak to you, keep scrolling!

#26

My First Cosplay vs. My Most Recent

My First Cosplay vs. My Most Recent

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#27

My Husband Transformed Our Backyard With His Own 2 Hands Over 9 Months

My Husband Transformed Our Backyard With His Own 2 Hands Over 9 Months

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#28

A Photo From 50 Years Ago vs. Same Photo Restored, Reframed, Enhanced And Colorized By Me

A Photo From 50 Years Ago vs. Same Photo Restored, Reframed, Enhanced And Colorized By Me

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#29

Wanted To Share My Swelling Progress Following My Facial Reconstruction

Wanted To Share My Swelling Progress Following My Facial Reconstruction

At the height of my insecurities, it would've been very relieving seeing something like this, so sharing it with those going through something similar. This is 2-months' progress.

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#30

Japan vs. Brazil

Japan vs. Brazil

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Lisa McKay
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess the Japanese team must be a lot more…bouncy.

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#31

They Don't Come Much Smaller. Hands For Scale

They Don't Come Much Smaller. Hands For Scale

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i mean i cant really be that sure of how small it is until i see a banana for scale, soo...

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#32

That Hurts. Before And After

That Hurts. Before And After

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Headless Roach
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It probably took a hundred years for the trunk to be this big.

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#33

Borodyanka, Ukraine – Pictures Of The Same Residential Area Before And After The Invasion

Borodyanka, Ukraine – Pictures Of The Same Residential Area Before And After The Invasion

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Lonneke de Goey
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an absolutely devastating picture. Prayers for Ukrain <3

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#34

Visited The Same Model Village 25 Years Apart

Visited The Same Model Village 25 Years Apart

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You seem to enjoy yourself both times!

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#35

Before And After Of Some Of My Favorite Murals

Before And After Of Some Of My Favorite Murals

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XenoMurph
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one which should have water in doesn't have any water in.

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#36

January vs. March

January vs. March

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Amanda Rose
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really shows how much stress can change a person.

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#37

Different Colors Of Eggs My Chickens Lay

Different Colors Of Eggs My Chickens Lay

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, mine did the same. Really miss my chickens, traded fertilized eggs with other chicklovers and had so many kinds. But fox, eagles and the notorious ferrets ended that, cant restart for the umpht time.

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#38

My Mom In 1966 And Today. Still Rocking The Same Shirt 55 Years Later

My Mom In 1966 And Today. Still Rocking The Same Shirt 55 Years Later

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#39

University Classroom vs. Same University's Football Locker Room

University Classroom vs. Same University's Football Locker Room

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Chich
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never saw the point in glorifying grown men playing school yard games. This makes even less sense.

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#40

They Grow Up So Fast

They Grow Up So Fast

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#41

Same Location, Two Different Times

Same Location, Two Different Times

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Sue Lynn Chan
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I haven’t read the title I would have thought he was flying

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#42

My Skin While On Chemo Last Year vs. Now

My Skin While On Chemo Last Year vs. Now

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#43

I Challenged Myself To Read More During Quarantine. Me vs. The Books I've Read

I Challenged Myself To Read More During Quarantine. Me vs. The Books I've Read

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DforDory
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did he just read the books the other guy wrote? :D

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#44

The Wife And I Went To The Grand Canyon This Weekend. Top Was Saturday, Bottom Was Sunday

The Wife And I Went To The Grand Canyon This Weekend. Top Was Saturday, Bottom Was Sunday

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I visited the Grand Canyon the same thing happened. In 6 hours it went from warm to snowing then back to warm.

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#45

My First Ever Crazy Candy Cake vs. One Of My Latest Ones

My First Ever Crazy Candy Cake vs. One Of My Latest Ones

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#46

Look At The Size Of This Banana (Banana For Scale)

Look At The Size Of This Banana (Banana For Scale)

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#47

Mariupol Before And After Russian Invasion

Mariupol Before And After Russian Invasion

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Chich
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sad thing is that it can happen anywhere. When are going to finally realize that letting fat, rich, power hungry clowns run things is not the way to go.

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#48

6-Weeks-Old vs. 6-Months-Old Noodle

6-Weeks-Old vs. 6-Months-Old Noodle

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#49

Beds With No People vs. People With No Beds

Beds With No People vs. People With No Beds

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#50

After 2 Years Of Dust, Noise, And More Dust Things Are Finally Starting To Look And Feel Like A Home

After 2 Years Of Dust, Noise, And More Dust Things Are Finally Starting To Look And Feel Like A Home

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