24 Things That Are Waaaaaay Bigger Than You Thought They Were

Perspective is a tricky thing – sometimes you just don’t have it because, well, why would you? I mean, I don’t know how big a camel is off the top of my head. But then again, I don’t ride that many camels. If I was a prolific camel-rider, I’m sure I’d have a better sense the general size of them.

On the other hand, I see a lot of traffic lights, and it turns out that they are WAY bigger than I thought. So I may be a less talented judge than I thought.

It’s good to sometimes get that little helping nudge, something to push us to reevaluate what we think is true. Cause I feel reasonably big, all in all, but I don’t have a single goddam thing on a silverback gorilla…

24. A silverback gorilla’s hands:

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23. Michaelangelo’s David:

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22. A blue whale’s heart (this is a life size model):

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21. A eagle’s talons:

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20. A Giant African Land Snail:

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19. A saltwater crocodile:

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18. A moose (who knew??):

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17. A horse’s inflated lungs:

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16. A modern cruise ship:

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15. The moon:

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14. General Sherman, the world’s largest tree:

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13. Patrick the wombat:

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12. The number of Earths that could fit in the sun:

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11. This truck:

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10. The Great Pyramid of Giza:

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9. A billion:

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8. A highway sign:

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7. Curiosity, the Mars rover:

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6. A comet, compared to Los Angeles

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5. A wolf, compared to coyotes:

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4. A traffic light:

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3. $10,000 in ones vs $10,000 in hundreds:

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2. A giant spider crab:

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1. Yao Ming – the guy next to him is 7 feet tall:

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