The problem with some photos is that you never really get a sense of scale, especially when looking at photos of giant structures or objects without anything else surrounding it to give you perspective. A giant scorpion, building or ship doesn’t look all that impressive when you haven’t got anything to compare it to.
This is what makes the project “A Quick Perspective” from a college student named Kevin Wisbith so interesting as he compares pretty much anything, from the Titanic and the U.S.S Ronald Reagan to the Death Star and the size of Florida.
Suddenly we get a sense of scale that was once missing and it’s totally fascinating. You can see more of this awesome series on YouTube.
1. Prehistoric bugs were a lot bigger than the bugs we have to day, just take a look at the Pulmonoscorpius Kirktonensis (Breathing Scorpion) a species of scorpion that grew to a terrifying 24 inches long.
2. The world’s largest oil tanker, Seawise Giant, would fit inside Central Parks biggest lake. The oil tanker spans 1,504 feet!
3. Mir Mine located in Russia is one of the world’s deepest mines. If the Sears Tower, the third tallest building in the United States at 1,729 feet was placed inside it would only stick out 7 feet above ground level.
4. At the time The Titanic was one of the largest ships ever built. Here we see the 882 feet long vessel on top of the U.S.S Ronald Reagan which is 1,092 feet long.
5. Although not real the Death Star from Star Wars has to be one of the biggest manmade objects ever dreamt of. With an estimated width of 99 miles it would cover 1/4th of Florida.
6. Although built for stealth the B-2 Bomber is actually pretty big. So big that its 172 feet wing span is wider than an NFL football field.
7. Part of the Apollo asteroid belt the Dionysus asteroid is estimated to be worth a staggering $2.6 trillion thanks to the value of the resources inside it and yet it’s only 1.5km wide. Here it is next to the Golden Gate Bridge.
8. The Burj Khalifa is currently the world’s tallest building at 2,722 feet. When placed in New York it surpasses the One World Trade centre by 1,000 feet and the Empire State building by 1,300 feet.
9. Designed by NASA in the 1950’s the M1-Rocket Motor would have been the biggest ever built. At 14-feet wide you could have parked a smart car inside it and had 2-feet to spare each side.
10. As we continue to search for life beyond our own planet huge radio telescopes are needed. The largest of which can be found in the Chinese Guizhou province at an impressive 1,600 feet in diameter. Here it is placed in Downtown Las Vegas.