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How Big Is It? Use A Human For Scale (21 Size Comparisons)

I grew up in San Francisco. Right across the Golden Gate Bridge is a magical place called Muir Woods. I went there for the first time on a school field trip when I was 10. On the bus ride, our teacher told us about how enormous the ancient redwood trees were and I thought I could wrap my young mind around it but I was wrong. If you’ve never seen one in person, you probably can’t either. These trees are thousands of years old. I stood at the foot of one and realized just how small I was. Sometimes you need a human for scale.


1. African Land Snail

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2. I knew it was big but Jesus!

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3. Tsunami tetrapod barriers.

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4. Size of an Orangutan

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5. Shaq holding a regular sheet of paper.

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6. The size of a Gorilla’s hand compared to a human.

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7. Mos Espa Grand Arena (Phantom Menace)

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8. Giant walrus having a nap on a Russian submarine.

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9. Marble floor of the Florence Cathedral.

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10. An Easter Island head fully excavated.

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11. A sinkhole in Turkey.

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12. Found this old photo of me and my friends next to this giant pizza.

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13. A Zubr class hovercraft, one of the largest in the world.

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14. This French flag that was captured in Malta in 1800

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15. College basketball players and the cheerleaders, both are humans for scale.

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16. Human next to a redwood tree.

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17. Look at the size of the divers compared to this underwater oil rig.

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18. Titanoboa, an extinct snake that lived in South America 58 to 60 million years ago / replica created for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

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19. Troll in the woods.

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20. The wonders in our world. 150 ft. Iceberg passing through Iceberg Alley near Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada 🇨🇦

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21. This door was 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, nearly 12 ft (3.7 m) wide, and weighed 97,000 lbs (44,000 Kg)

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