Perspective is important.
For instance, you’ve probably seen a traffic light nearly every day of your life.
But did you know that they’re this big?
Pretty massive, right?
If you thought that was amazing, just wait until you see the rest of these photos.
These things are way bigger than you thought they were.
Sit back and get ready to have your mind blown.
The Pyramid of Giza:
You’ve seen plenty of pictures of the Great Pyramid of Giza, but unless you’ve seen it in person, this photo will probably surprise you.
I guess that’s why they call it the “Great” Pyramid, huh?
The flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner”:
Yep, this is the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem.
The reason it’s missing a star (and a bunch of pieces on the right side) is that they used to cut off pieces to give away as souvenirs. (Whoops.)
The Statue of Liberty’s torch:
Pieces of the Statue of Liberty were put on display before the entire structure was assembled.
And if you think the torch is impressive, just wait until you see this next item.
The Statue of Liberty’s Face:
She doesn’t look super thrilled, does she?
Still. That’s a mighty large face.
Kendrick Lamar’s bodyguard:
You know that a bodyguard is probably pretty big.
But THIS big??
The doors to the U.S. National Archives:
I’m not totally sure how one would go about opening these doors, but I certainly wouldn’t want one of them to hit me on the way out.
These never seem quite so gigantic when you’re driving by them.
Looking at that human standing there is making me kinda woozy, though!
An eagle’s talon:
It’s not like I was trying to fistbump an eagle before seeing this picture, but now I am definitely never going to try anything close to that ever in my whole life.
And speaking of animals with gigantic hands…
Note to self:
Do not fistbump gorillas, either.
Imagine trying to untangle these.
It’d just be completely impossible.
The crystals in the Cave of Swords:
No, this isn’t a still from the next Honey, I Shrunk the Cave Explorers movie.
It’s a real cave in Mexico.
This giant snail:
I don’t know why there are snails that are this big…
…But I’m kind of glad there are? It’s almost cute!
An agave plant:
This is an agave plant in full bloom. I didn’t know they bloomed or that they were this humongous!
This next picture is of another humongous plant.
General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in Sequoia National Park. It’s also the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth.
No big deal.
Big Lonely Doug (the Douglas fir):
Here’s another gigantic tree.
Don’t think it’s that large? Those tiny things at the bottom are adult humans. So…think again.
A lighthouse lens:
You knew they had to be pretty large in order to function, right?
Still, this picture is surprising! Illuminating, you might even say!
If a walrus ever decides to block the entrance to your submarine, I hope you have some activity to keep you busy.
‘Cause you’re definitely not getting in until he decides to leave.
A saltwater crocodile:
You could not pay me any amount of money to get into that viewing tank. No sir. No way.
Wanna see another giant saltwater creature? If so, read on!
The lion’s mane jellyfish:
Coooool, cool cool cool.
I’ll just hang out over here. On land.
Just in case you didn’t realize how difficult the task of “searching for a needle in a haystack” could be.
Wombats are adorable!
And much larger than I ever thought they’d be!
The Oroville Dam spillway:
To get an idea of the size of this spillway, just glance to the left, where a full-grown human is inspecting the damage. Makes sense why it was such a disaster, right?
A Japanese spider crab:
Whaddaya know? Another huge sea creature that further confirms my belief that I do not belong in or near water.
Although, this next picture has me a bit worried about staying on land, too…
I don’t know about you, but I pretty much assumed that wolves were about the size of an average dog.
I was very wrong.
The world’s largest clock:
The world’s largest clock face is located the central tower of the Abraj Al-Bait skyscraper complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
With a diameter of 141 feet, I’m pretty sure you could probably use it to tell the time from space.
It’s not like I assumed these things were matchbox-sized, but seeing humans walking next to the landing gear is still kinda blowing my mind.
A sea wall:
There’s just one word for this:
Sunflowers are basically flowers that decided to become trees. You could absolutely get lost in a sunflower forest.
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