14 Times We Erred In Estimating The Actual Dimension Until We Actually Compared It
Although not the best in the animal world, human sight is sharp enough to allow us to see everything around us in detail. But be careful not to be fooled by our eyes too much! Things may not be what they seem until we compare them. For example, there are objects whose size we take for granted and then realize how much bigger or smaller they were. Here is a gallery that proves it!
#1. The size of the “wall” built on the border between the United States and Mexico
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#2. Garmsar Salt Mine, Iran
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#3. The iconic Queen Mary 2 liner with her captain at her feet
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#4. One of the facades of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The archaeological site is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world
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#5. A representation of how many times the Sun could contain the Earth: the volume of the star is 1,330,000 times that of our planet!
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#6. Reinforced concrete tetrapods, used to build breakwaters which are also effective against tsunamis
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#7. Giant African snails can reach 20 centimeters in height
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#8. Darius is the name of the largest rabbit in the world: he is 1.3 meters tall and weighs 22 kilos
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#9. Tacko Fall is the 2.26-meter tall Senegalese basketball player for the Boston Celtics
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#10. The Clydesdale is one of the larger horse breeds; males can measure 1.73 meters at the withers
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#11. The head of a humpback whale compared to the size of a human
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#12. An idea of what it might be like to meet a bear face to face
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#13. The size of the Spanish banner floating on the ship San Ildefonso, used in the Battle of Trafalgar
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#14. The bulb of a street lamp: you never imagined it could be this big, did you?
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Here’s how things change when you compare them with objects whose dimensions you know well Isn’t that amazing?