50 Interesting Comparison Images To Give You A New Perspective On Things (New Pics)

We’re about to blow your minds. Time… it changes everything! And different things are, well, they’re different! [Gasp.] “No way!” you’re probably thinking sarcastically while rolling your eyes and snorting with laughter. Here’s the thing, though—we’re not fully aware of how much time changes people, things, and technology while we’re stuck in our daily routines. And even though we theoretically know that some things are far bigger than others, it’s not the same as seeing it with your own two eyes. It takes a great comparison photo to highlight the immense differences.

If you’ve ever wondered, “Gee whiz, I wonder how Abraham Lincoln looked before and after the American Civil War” or, “I wonder how big a wombat really is,” then this is the list for you, our dear Pandas. If, however, you’ve never entertained thoughts like that, well, this list is perfect for you, too, because you’re about to see some amazing stuff!

Bored Panda has collected some of the most interesting comparisons to show you, so scroll on down, enjoy, and upvote your fave pics. From before-and-after pics of how time changes things to incredibly cool side-by-side comparisons of small and huge things, you’re gonna wanna share ‘em with your friends. Meanwhile, you’ll find our other recent interesting comparison posts here: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part4.#1 

Two Different Doctors Once Told Me I Wouldn’t Live To See My 40th. I Was 500 Pounds At The Time. Today Is My 40th. During That Time I Lost 350lbs

Two Different Doctors Once Told Me I Wouldn’t Live To See My 40th. I Was 500 Pounds At The Time. Today Is My 40th. During That Time I Lost 350lbs

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Raine Soo2 months ago

Congratulations on the stunning transformation.160ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Four Generations In Comparison Next To Each Other

Four Generations In Comparison Next To Each Other

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

Oh god, that’s so sweet, I’m actually tearing up…17ReplyView more comments#3 

In 2006 My Boyfriend Asked Me For An Epic Painting For His Birthday. I’ve Tried Again Over The Years. 2006, 2016 And 2020

In 2006 My Boyfriend Asked Me For An Epic Painting For His Birthday. I've Tried Again Over The Years. 2006, 2016 And 2020

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

Wow, that’s some serious talent!9ReplyView more comments

Bored Panda spoke about aging and what has the biggest impact on how people’s looks change over time with redditor Zbf, founder and moderator of the ‘13 or 30’ Reddit community. Zbf has become a real expert on aging and looking young because of the content the subreddit focuses on.

Zbf explained to us all about how our lifestyle impacts how young or old we look. “Drugs, alcohol, and smoking have the largest impact on making someone look older than they are. Getting enough sleep is beneficial in keeping a youthful appearance,” the subreddit founder pointed out that it’s not just what we avoid but also what we do that helps contribute to looking like the years have barely touched us.#4 

This Is The Largest Mural I’ve Ever Painted. Me For Scale

This Is The Largest Mural I’ve Ever Painted. Me For Scale

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

I’m in awe! That’s gorgeous!!123ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://28b96cbb2490631c3d8860b16f0877ad.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#5 

We’ve Grown Up Together. Though I’ve Stopped, He Has Not. 1996 To 2013

We've Grown Up Together. Though I've Stopped, He Has Not. 1996 To 2013

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Sandy Kavanaugh2 months ago

Sulcatta?1ReplyView more comments#6 

Strawberry Cycle That My Dad (A Berry Farmer) Sent Me

Strawberry Cycle That My Dad (A Berry Farmer) Sent Me

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haha laser go brrr2 months ago

OMG! I had absolutely no idea strawberry bushes flowered!38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

However, looking young doesn’t just depend on our actions. Genetics plays an important role, too. “Some people are born with features that make them look older or younger than they are when they get to a certain age. We’ve all heard the term ‘babyface.’ At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of perspective,” Zbf said.

In other words, some people are bound to look young no matter how much time passes. Meanwhile, others have more mature features or they appear to age more rapidly. The same genes, passed down along generations, can make someone look just like their great-great-grandmother, for instance.#7 

What Changes In 122 Years? Found A Photo Of My Great Great Grandmother. Thought She Looked Familiar

What Changes In 122 Years? Found A Photo Of My Great Great Grandmother. Thought She Looked Familiar

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

Strong genes.12ReplyView more comments#8 

Same Cat’s Eyes: Day vs. Night

Same Cat's Eyes: Day vs. Night

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troufaki132 months ago

Devil by day, angel by night! ^.^104ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

Capital Of The Philippines Before And After The Quarantine

Capital Of The Philippines Before And After The Quarantine

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Verena2 months ago

Much better without all the smog5ReplyView more comments

According to Zbf, having a so-called ‘babyface’ can have some unintentionally hilarious and embarrassing consequences. They recounted a story about a guy and his girlfriend who were both in their 20s. The woman looked extremely young and kept getting embarrassed at restaurants because she’d always get the kids’ menus.

Be sure to drop us a comment or two to let us know which photos you loved the most and why. And if you’ve got any interesting comparison pics of your own, post them in the comment section waaay down at the very bottom of this post.#10 

Wooden Chair, Before And After

Wooden Chair, Before And After

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LC Greenwood2 months ago

Stunning work!!87ReplyView more comments#11 

My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually You Will Improve

My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually You Will Improve

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Raine Soo2 months ago

Wow! I can’t believe the second one is a drawing. It’s so life-like.190ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

My Dad Is A Veteran! 18-Years-Old vs. 77-Years-Old

My Dad Is A Veteran! 18-Years-Old vs. 77-Years-Old

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

Rock on, Dad!9ReplyView more comments#13 

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

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Zlaxcat Youtube2 months ago

Beautiful Tail.72ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

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troufaki132 months ago

Gorgeous!!3ReplyView more comments#15 

2015 vs. 2020. Pencil Sketch Journey Progress

2015 vs. 2020. Pencil Sketch Journey Progress

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

Wait, the one on the right is a pencil sketch? It looks like a photograph to me. Blown away!6ReplyView more comments#16 

This Wombat, Human For Scale

This Wombat, Human For Scale

Patrick the Wombat! This 29-year-old wombat is the world’s oldest living wombat. Given that Patrick has never had children or any partners in general, probably makes him the oldest living wombat virgin as well. Congrats mate.

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Raine Soo2 months ago(edited)

Patrick is a big ‘un! And, he’s adorable.2ReplyView more comments#17 

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

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Full of Giggles2 months ago

Perfect for an outdoor rave.6ReplyView more comments#18 

The Scale Of This Beautiful Place Is Much Smaller When You Compare It To A Man

The Scale Of This Beautiful Place Is Much Smaller When You Compare It To A Man

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

Did not expect that.180ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

One, Five And Seven Months Together

One, Five And Seven Months Together

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Kirsten Kerkhof2 months ago

Still a cuddle dog at heart though12ReplyView more comments#20 

I’ve Gone From A Craniotomy To Ninja Warrior In The Span Of A Year

I’ve Gone From A Craniotomy To Ninja Warrior In The Span Of A Year

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engineer_nope.avi2 months ago

Congrats man.76ReplyView more comments#21 

My Dad Sent Over The Blueberry Cycle

My Dad Sent Over The Blueberry Cycle

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Lys Chen2 months ago

Berry Farmer Father (BFF) strikes again B-)120ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

Ladies, Hear Me Out

Ladies, Hear Me Out

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

See bigger doesn’t always mean better. It ain’t the size, it’s the way you use it.199ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

My Oil Painting Of A Jar Of Honey Next To A Jar Of Honey Itself

My Oil Painting Of A Jar Of Honey Next To A Jar Of Honey Itself

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Lys Chen2 months ago

Wow, I love it!62ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

The Dog I’m Dogsitting Looks Exactly Like Her Food

The Dog I'm Dogsitting Looks Exactly Like Her Food

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Verena2 months ago

They are the same breed after all – weimaraner56ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

My Painting Progress In Over 4 Months

My Painting Progress In Over 4 Months

I am definitely using the Bob Ross method. I am by no means an artist. I can’t even draw a good stick figure. I started watching him a few months ago and figured I’ll give it a shot. I didn’t do too well in the beginning so I just kept practicing.

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Jessica Shookhoff2 months ago

Well damn, practice definitely made perfect!3ReplyView more comments#26 

We Adopted Nova 12 Weeks Ago Today And I Wanted To Share With You All How Much He Has Changed Since He Arrived

We Adopted Nova 12 Weeks Ago Today And I Wanted To Share With You All How Much He Has Changed Since He Arrived

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Firefoxy31212 months ago

The floof grew!70ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

Caught The Smoke As It Was Spreading Over Our Suburb In Australia

Caught The Smoke As It Was Spreading Over Our Suburb In Australia

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engineer_nope.avi2 months ago

Even though this is a cool photo, it is sad at the same time once you realize which smoke it is.135ReplyView more comments#28 

Restored My Dad’s 50 Year Old Hammer As A Christmas Present. Old vs. Restored

Restored My Dad's 50 Year Old Hammer As A Christmas Present. Old vs. Restored

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Pernille Dyre2 months ago

That’s a gift!!!77ReplyView more comments#29 

Just Realized I Took Nearly The Same Photo On My Honeymoon Today That My Mom Took 43 Years Ago On Hers

Just Realized I Took Nearly The Same Photo On My Honeymoon Today That My Mom Took 43 Years Ago On Hers

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Stacy S.2 months ago

US North coast ?1ReplyView more comments#30 

This Is What Really Got To Me. 5 Lbs Of Fat Compared To 5 Lbs Of Muscle

This Is What Really Got To Me. 5 Lbs Of Fat Compared To 5 Lbs Of Muscle

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

As the saying goes muscle weighs more than fat. That is one reason why it is recommended not to just focus on what the scales say but also focus on how your clothes fit, your energy levels etc.130ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

In Northwest China, The Mu-Us Desert, An Area Of ​​42,200 Square Kilometers, Has Disappeared

In Northwest China, The Mu-Us Desert, An Area Of ​​42,200 Square Kilometers, Has Disappeared

93.24% of its territory has been turned into an oasis as a result of years of efforts to combat desertification.

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Kuroka2 months ago

Wonderful!62ReplyView more comments#32 

Abraham Lincoln Before And After The Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Before And After The Civil War

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

That seemed to have aged him quite a bit.3ReplyView more comments#33 

Two Paintings Based On The Same Photo, But With 2 Years Of Practice In Between

Two Paintings Based On The Same Photo, But With 2 Years Of Practice In Between

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Verena Gitterle2 months ago

I like the first more90ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

June (2-Months-Old) To February (10-Months-Old)

June (2-Months-Old) To February (10-Months-Old)

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Steffen Beth2 months ago

Also the beard…4ReplyView more comments#35 

Mom Compares What Food She Can Buy For £30 vs. What The “£30-Worth” Government Food Package Looks Like

Mom Compares What Food She Can Buy For £30 vs. What The “£30-Worth” Government Food Package Looks Like

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago(edited)

And that is why I have a huge problem with government funded/contracted private companies like that.142ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

My Lockdown Backyard Project. Before And After Comparison

My Lockdown Backyard Project. Before And After Comparison

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Verena2 months ago

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Before And After “Adoption” – 5 Days After I Found It In The Trash This Beauty Is Thriving

Before And After "Adoption" - 5 Days After I Found It In The Trash This Beauty Is Thriving

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ultravioletmaglite2 months ago

Bricks means cat.81ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#38 

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami Making A Difference In Just 6 Years

Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami Making A Difference In Just 6 Years

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago

Looks so much better.3ReplyView more comments#39 

Before And After Of My Very Own Living Room

Before And After Of My Very Own Living Room

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Raine Soo2 months ago

You’ve made the space very charming.76ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#40 

First Pic 21 February, Second Pic 23 October

First Pic 21 February, Second Pic 23 October

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Jaclyn2 months ago

Must have been painful but they look great!107ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

My Prosthetics. All Designed For Different Purposes And Fit The Same Sockets

My Prosthetics. All Designed For Different Purposes And Fit The Same Sockets

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Sum Guy2 months ago

Bladerunner12ReplyView more comments#42 

Mindhunter (2017) The Real Killers vs. Actors Who Play Them

Mindhunter (2017) The Real Killers vs. Actors Who Play Them

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Raine Soo2 months ago

‘Mindhunter’ is a superb show. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in criminal profiling.124ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#43 

Size Of A Blue Whale’s Heart Compared To A Human Height

Size Of A Blue Whale's Heart Compared To A Human Height

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Foxxy (The Original)2 months ago(edited)

Apparently the aorta is big enough for a small child to swim through.89ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#44 

The Ring Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Reflects Differently Off My Glasses Since Each Eye Has Its Own Prescription

The Ring Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Reflects Differently Off My Glasses Since Each Eye Has Its Own Prescription

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Tiredpossum2 months ago

I’m sure he doesn’t look scary without the ring light but in that picture he sure looks scary.47ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

2019 vs. 2020 Costume

2019 vs. 2020 Costume

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name2 months ago

So accurate!3ReplyView more comments#46 

Before And After I Wear My Fake Eye

Before And After I Wear My Fake Eye

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Lys Chen2 months ago

Wow, I wouldn´t have noticed, this is awesome!67ReplyView more comments#47 

My Great-Aunt Uses Her Old Television As A Stand For Her New One. Works As A Comparison Between Them Two

My Great-Aunt Uses Her Old Television As A Stand For Her New One. Works As A Comparison Between Them Two

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Raine Soo2 months ago

I do the same with my televisions too. It saves me from having to buy new shelving.37ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#48 

I Got My Huge Pet Snail A Small Pet Snail

I Got My Huge Pet Snail A Small Pet Snail

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Raine Soo2 months ago

They’re cute! Are these African snails?57ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#49 

World’s Largest Dragline Bucket. Moved 650,000 Lbs Per Scoop. Dog For Scale

World's Largest Dragline Bucket. Moved 650,000 Lbs Per Scoop. Dog For Scale

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Kristof De Smet2 months ago

Didn’t even notice the dog…9ReplyView more comments#50 

The Same Wooden Cover On The Building, But One Part Is Under The Balcony. 10 Years Of Weather

The Same Wooden Cover On The Building, But One Part Is Under The Balcony. 10 Years Of Weather

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Dave In MD2 months ago

Unless light and weather never hits those boards I’d say this is where they stopped pressure washing.107ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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