Imagine a student saying they look just like their grandpa. Sounds cute. But what if they provided you with an old photograph where someone is so similar to them, you’d say it’s their clone? Or what if a person, instead of saying they found a giant skull, sends you a pic where they’re laying near the humongous thing?
Perspective is everything, as they say. Most of the time, you can only truly appreciate something by checking how that particular object fits within your existing knowledge. Comparing it with slightly altered parameters like location, age or time. And that’s what we’re about to do. Bored Panda has compiled a list of side-by-side comparison pictures that should put things into context for you. So get ready to broaden your own worldview and scroll down to check out the images!
Same Tree, Different Seasons
Jozef Morgoš has photographed the same cherry tree in Žabokreky, Slovakia throughout the whole year. The changing seasons highlight its perseverance and the breathtaking beauty of the area. Žabokreky nad Nitrou is a village and municipality in Partizánske District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia and was first mentioned all the way back in 1291.
4 Weeks vs. Full Grown, With His Favorite Toy
Meet Elliott, the Great Dane and Elliot the Dragon, who the doggo is named after. The first pic was taken when Elliott was about four weeks and the other a couple of months shy of 2 years.
As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs—and when standing on their hind legs, they are even taller than most humans. The American Kennel Club describes these majestic giants as the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen.
Despite their gentle hearts, Danes are also good home guardians. And why wouldn’t they be? Just the mere sight of these huge dogs is usually enough to make intruders think twice before attempting something stupid. Danes are very devoted to their families; patient with kids and natural people-pleasers, they can easily make friends.
What A Difference One Day Can Make. Meet Spokey
Summer Floof vs. Winter Floof
This is Myrcella, a Ragdoll cat born on the 25th of August, 2015. It’s easy to drown in the depths of a Ragdoll cat’s glowing eyes, but their real enchantment is their silky coat. It’s short on the face, blossoms around the neck, then shortens again on the shoulder blades, and, finally, lengthens toward the tail.
Ragdolls come in six different colors: red, seal, chocolate and the corresponding “dilutes”, including blue, lilac, and cream. Naturally, they need regular grooming to keep their striking coat in good condition. Daily attention prevents a build-up of knots and the fight that comes with removing tangles and mats from a neglected coat. If you need any advice on that, ask Taylor Swift. Her third cat (Benjamin Button) is a ragdoll.
The Youth Have Been Cleaning The Mithi River (Mumbai, India) For Over A Year Now. Then vs. Now
Lawyer Afroz Shah, who spearheaded the beach clean-up project at Versova to become a UN Champion of the Earth in 2016, has been focusing on the Mithi river since November 2018. In an interview with the Indian Express, he sayid the biggest challenge to clean the 17.8 km-long (11 miles) river, which runs through the city, is to train a large number of people living along its banks to keep it clean.
Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep-Deprived)
It’s not just facial features and character quirks that get passed down from generation to generation. Studies show that the same thing happens with values
In order for one generation to pass on its values to the next, two things are important. First of all, strong interactions between family members: the more time you spend with your family members, the more similar you will tend to be in your manner of thinking. The second important thing for “value transmission” was the social-cultural context. In other words, the type of society we live in tends to shape our beliefs.
The Largest Animal To Ever Exist, The Blue Whale Compared To A Diver
My Son At One Month Old And His 97-Year-Old Korean Great Grandmother
This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia
In 2019, the Australian government once again hiked tobacco excise, taking the average packet to a world record of $35. It expected to reach $40 sometime in 2020, and one health official reportedly said the habit will cost an average smoker about $10,000 a year.
Are these measures effective? Well, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of adults in Australia who smoke daily plunged from 23.8 percent in 1995 to 13.8 percent in 2017-18.
A Grandmother And Her Granddaughter. 61-Years-Old vs. 12-Years-Old
Some very obvious physical features get passed down generation after generation. That’s why when you look at family photos, you can see that you might have your aunt’s eyebrows, your grandpa’s nose, your great-uncle’s elbows, or your greatgreatgreatgrandpa’s charming smile.
Traits that get passed on nearly every generation (or resurface after skipping a generation or two) mean that they are most likely linked to dominant alleles, as opposed to recessive ones. An example of a dominant allele would be a widow’s peak. So if you’re worried about having one in the future, have a look at your family tree to spot where you’re most likely headed.
Did You Guys Know How Big Cactus Can Get? That’s Me At The Bottom
Cactuses, a member of the Cactaceae family with 1750 different species, are known to be one of the most resilient plants that can easily outlive humans. Two of the longest-living species are the Saguaro, at 200 years, and the Mexican Giant Cardon, at 300 years. The Saguaro can reach up to 60 feet and weigh anything from 3200 to 4800 pounds when fully hydrated. Meanwhile, the tallest Cardon recorded in the Guinness World Records was 63 feet.
William Utermohlen Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease. He Drew Self-Portraits Until He Could Barely Recognize His Own Face
Tiny Baby Hummingbird Compared To A Size Of A Raspberry
Hummingbirds are incredibly interesting (any some of us have loved them since we were kids!). There are over 330 species of hummingbirds, so they’re very diverse. They also put most other birds to shame with how much they eat: they feed every 10 to 15 minutes and visit between a thousand and 2 thousand flowers each and every day. That sounds like a lot of work just to fill your belly! How hummingbirds find the time for leisure activities is beyond us.
But don’t be deceived that hummingbirds only drink nectar. They also eat small insects, including ants, mosquitoes, wasps, and beetles.
Humans Compared To Majestic Sequoias In The Winter
Two Tanks Were Set Up With Water From A Virginia Stream For 24 Hours. The One On The Right Had Mussels In It, The One On The Left Didn’t
Without And With A Flash Photo Comparison Of An Anti-Paparazzi Scarf
This so-called paparazzi scarf has been taking the celebrity world by storm. Hollywood heavyweights like Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz, and Nick Jonas were all spotted wearing one. It turns out that the ISHU scarf is infused with thousands of nano-spherical crystals that reflect the light from a camera’s flash back into the camera. As a result, the wearer is turned into a shadow while the scarf quite literally takes the spotlight!
Earth Healing Itself
A forest fire isn’t the end of the forest. In fact, it’s a brand new beginning and a chance for new vegetation and greenery to spread in the blackened areas.
For instance, there are many seeds stored in the forest floor and they germinate after a fire. While new branches sprout from the basal buds of dead trees.
What’s more, some plant species actually need blazes in order to grow. For example, the seeds of plants like jack pines and lodgepole pines are sealed tightly with a resin that can only be broken at very high temperatures.
My Daughter’s Boyfriend And My Peruvian Guinea Pig Share A Similar Hairdo
Beauty and gorgeous hair don’t come without a price. Peruvian guinea pigs look absolutely stunning thanks to their shiny coats which can grow to be 2 feet long. However, they are some high maintenance pets, so you ought to make sure you’ve got serious reserves of patience before getting one these animals as a pet.
You need to maintain a Peruvian guinea pig’s coat every single day, making sure it’s tangle-free and clean. That also involves trimming the coat so that your cutie pie doesn’t carry around every bit of dust of trash it runs into! Sure, we can enjoy brushing a guinea pig for a few days in a row, but how many of us can keep it up for several years?
Shirts Before And After Losing 400 Lbs
Everyone’s beautiful as they are. However, we all want to get the most out of life. And certain behaviors like moving lots and eating well allow us to experience a higher quality of life than if we’re always ill and have serious health issues.
If you’re thinking of losing weight, it’s very important that you talk to your doctor beforehand because losing too much weight too quickly can be dangerous for your health. Your doctor will help you come up with a program and tell you how to avoid major pitfalls.
Losing weight provides numerous health benefits, including lower blood pressure, decreased joint pain, better mobility, improved blood sugar levels, and reduced back pain. What’s more, if you lose weight, you have a decreased chance of contracting diabetes, getting heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Lion’s Head Compared To Man’s Head. Absolute Unit
This big boy, also known as the King of Jungle, can grow up to 9-10 feet long and weigh around 550 pounds. When taking down prey, the muscled cat can run up to 50mph and leap as far as 36 feet, almost the length of a school bus. He is a pretty good singer, too—an adult male’s roar can be heard as far as 5 miles away.
1 Exposure vs. 120 Exposures Stacked Together
Reddit user u/vpsj, who is pictured in the image, said in a r/space thread: “I had never actually seen the Milky Way with my own eyes, living in central India all my life in a very light-polluted city of over 2 million people.” As a result, “one night I took my camera out to the roof, clicked 120+ shots, and this was the result.”
Tried On My Old Clothes After Losing 220 Lbs (2018 vs. 2019 Comparison)
The second big challenge after losing a great amount of weight is keeping it off, and that requires healthy changes to your lifestyle and food choices. Apparently, mindful eating, which is all about being present in the moment while you’re eating, is one of the trending ways to keep yourself in shape.
Since our attention spans are narrowing at an alarming rate due to an excess of information, it may be hard to concentrate on chewing the food. Harvard Medical School suggests a couple of tricks: begin with a shopping list, eat when hungry, opt for a small portion, and take small bites. Most importantly, bring all your senses to the meal and enjoy every minute of it!
The Different Colors Of The Honey I Harvested This Year: Spring, Summer And Fall
The color and flavor of this natural delight depend on the nectar that bees extract from a variety of blossoms. There are more than 300 unique honey types in the US alone that come from different flowers and plants. According to the National Honey Board, “as a general rule, light-colored honey is milder in taste and dark-colored honey is stronger.”
Mountain St Helens Before And After Its 1980 Eruption
May 18, 1980, was a horrible day. An earthquake triggered the largest landslide ever recorded on Mount St. Helens in Washington State. It was followed by a volcanic eruption that took 57 lives.
US President Jimmy Carter surveyed the damage and said, “Someone said this area looked like a moonscape. But the moon looks more like a golf course compared to what’s up there.” The land resembled a scene from the apocalypse—hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland, and the damage was valued over a billion US dollars.
A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale
Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on our planet, and they can reach mind-boggling dimensions. Some of these marine mammals can be up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their skeletons can weigh 18 tons, with their skull alone coming in at almost a fourth of the whole weight.
The Natural History Museum in London houses a proud specimen of a blue whale skeleton that spans 25 meters. How did conservators get the enormous skull through the Victorian doors? The team went on a mission to remove the front doors altogether. Head of Conservation Lorraine Cornish said that “everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief once it was safely delivered.”
Starfish With 6, 5 And 4 Arms
If you think starfish with 4 or 6 arms are weird, wait til you realize that there are species with 10, 20 and even 40 arms! Out of the 2k starfish species, the most common variety is the one with 5 arms. Which is why they’re what you most often see in cartoons (remember Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants?), drawings, movies, and photos.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, some scientists are pushing to rename starfish as sea stars because they’re, well, not fish!
The Canberra Transport Photo Was Taken To Illustrate The Road Space Required To Move 69 People Using Public Transport, Bicyles And Private Motor Vehicles
The idea that cars take up way too much space compared to bicycles and public transport is nothing new. A similar bus promotion poster circulated in London in the 1960s.
What’s more, somebody created a chart to help you better visualize just how much space is saved when you go on foot or choose a bus over a car. According to the data, a cyclist uses just 7% of the space that a car owner does. While someone going on foot uses only 2% of the space a car takes up.
Left: A Painting From 1892, Right: The Same Spot In 2020
Reddit user u/phelyan shared the images and noted that they depict the city of Porvoo in southern Finland. Apparently, Porvoo is the second-oldest city in the country, with its origins dating back to a solid 800 years ago. For centuries, the city has been a source of inspiration for many Finish artists. The red shore houses visible in the painting above were used to store merchandise from exotic countries, and today are one of the city’s main tourist attractions.
Quetzalcoatlus Northropi Model Next To A 1.8m Man. The Largest Known Flying Animal Ever Exist
I Got A New Purse Today. Top Is Without Flash, Bottom Is With Flash
Home Telescope vs. The Hubble Space Telescope. This Is The Pillars Of Creation
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is known for the iconic photo called the “Pillars of Creation” taken in 1995. NASA has stated that this mind-blowing infrared image shows “the very ends of the pillars that are dense knots of dust and gas” that were found in a cluster of young, yet massive stars in an area of the Eagle Nebula.
According to Felicia Chou, the Public Affairs Officer for Astrophysics, “NASA seeks to unravel the secrets of our universe, its origins, evolution, and search for life among the stars.” What if Bowie was right about “a starman waiting in the sky” who’s reluctant to meet us because he’d blow our minds?
Australia On Fire. Pictures Taken From Charles Hamey Lookout Dunbogan / Camden Head Near Port Macquarie 1 Week Apart
My Painting Looks Way Different Sitting In Front Of A Window
Landscapes as an art form started gaining popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe as they were increasingly embraced by Romantic painters. They saw landscapes as allegories full of “mythic significance” and as a reaction to the scientific advances of the era.
Meanwhile, in the United States, landscapes gained popularity in the early part of the 19th century. They represented idealized versions of unspoiled nature and embodied the belief that America was full of opportunities and prospects.
Comparison Of The Tip Of A Hypodermic Needle, A Viper’s Fang, A Spider’s Fang And The Stinger Of A Scorpion
It’s not the first time that nature has served as a source of inspiration for human inventions. High-speed trains are said to be designed with the kingfisher’s beak structure in mind in order to avoid the loud noise of early bullet trains. Meanwhile, it’s been speculated that geckos’ unique ability to stick to surfaces might be related to the invention of Scotch tape in 1992. What’s more, some believe that LED light bulbs could have been based on fireflies. According to Business Insider, these tiny insects “had a unique exoskeleton that prevented reflection and let most of the light out.”