20 Comparisons That Shook the World

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People tend to compare things all the time. According to science, human judgment is, by nature, comparative and we rely on this way of thinking to evaluate a wide set of situations and qualities. So, imagine a human hand next to a bear paw skeleton, a building before and after a mural, or a basketball player next to a gymnast. Visual comparisons can be truly mind-blowing, so here are some photos that confirm this statement to be true.

We at Bright Side would like to show you these 20 striking comparisons that can make you see the world from a surprising point of view.

1. The same purse with and without a flash

2. A basketball player next to a gymnast

3. A human hand next to a bear paw skeleton

4. What a difference 11 days can make for this maple tree!

5. Rafael Nadal: 2000 vs 2017

6. What a change in such a short period of time!

7. A tiny pickle next to a nickel for comparison

8. “I recreated my great-grandmother’s portrait from 1918.”

9. The difference between $10,000 in ones vs hundreds

10. Before and after a bath

11. “My grandfather, my dad, and I making 3 generations of wives worried sick”

12. A building before and after a mural was painted

13. “A tiny reporter comparing hands with an NBA player”

14. “A huge lemon from my mother’s lemon tree placed next to my 100-lb dog for comparison”

15. “I knew I was taking a gamble ordering from Wish....but still, I couldn’t stop laughing when my blanket finally arrived!”

16. Same place, different view after the fog had lifted

17. A PET (polyethylene terephthalate) in the initial form of a bottle (right) that will be molded into a typical 2-liter 7-up bottle (left)

18. A dog compared to its owner

19. “A 55-year difference between me and my paternal grandma”

20. “My aunt’s cat is HUGE.”

Which of these comparisons surprised you the most? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below and if you have a photo you could share with us, you know we’d love to see it!

Please note: This article was updated in March 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


Wish I could get a cat that big. Usually Maine coon cats are huge in size, but my cat despite being a maine coon isn’t that big!?

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