There are a lot of different ways to look at the world, let alone experience the world. Sometimes two things or two people can have so much in common but be so incredibly different. Even the startling sensation we may experience looking at something as simple as a before and after photo is the sort of thing that can stick to you like glue.
The world is an incredible place and sometimes you've had your fill of trending news and politics, the perfect way to take a break from all the buzz and chaos is definitely to just kick back and look at something genuinely cool. These comparison photos will perfectly satiate that need.
"Chinese Explorer Zheng He's ship compared to Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria. They both lived in the same era." - pumpychowdown
Clearly, you can never leave home, ever again. How could you leave that pupper so sad?
My, how the times have changed.
BIG and SMOL
I've never seen an angrier cat.
EW. Ew. EWWWW.
War changes a lot.
I, for one, am ready to welcome our dolphin overlords.
Wow, that's spooky.
In the eastern part there are sodium vapour lamps with a yellower colour. And in the western parts there are fluorescent lamps... which produce a whiter colour.
We love corgis so much.
Ouchies. So much ouchies.
Salty as heck.
The graphics didn't make it any less fun back then though, did they?
Now, this is a well-designed city.
Well, you can't say Japan doesn't have a sense of humor.
"We have two skinny cats and one fat cat."
Reddit user inefekt says:
This photo was taken at the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia, the moon had just set below the horizon and the core of the Milky Way was rising towards the east and was at about 40 degrees. This obviously isn't a perfect representation but it's pretty close. You won't see any color as our eyes can't determine color very well in low light.
The photo you see on the left is directly out of the camera, no post processing has been done at all and you can see quite a bit of green towards the horizon and some orange and magenta hues in the core. My camera's white balance was set to auto and this is a 30 second exposure. ISO was set at 3200 and aperture was f2.8.
edit Ok it seems some people are able to distinguish color in the Milky Way and some aren't. Though it's more common to not see any color. I did quite a bit of research and almost every time this question was posed, people had varying views on what they could and couldn't see. No color - some color - lots of color. So I came to the conclusion that there are just too many variables to accurately depict what you can see, you can only approximate what the average person can see. Yes, some will see it more vividly, some will see it less vividly but the average person will see it similarly to what I showed in my photo. Oh and of course the location plays a large factor.........not everybody is able to sail 100 miles off shore to get the absolute best view possible so it's a bit pointless to use that as the standard bearer :) One other factor you should bear in mind is the technology we choose to portray these images on. Computer monitors. Again there are way too many variables at play here, especially when it comes to contrast and brightness. What I see on my computer monitor is most likely to be different to what another person sees.
"A friend on Facebook shared this slide from her class. The difference between urban, suburban, and rural." - jrpolenik
Well, there's no questioning the inspiration on the B2, is there?
What a wild age.
This ought to leave you bug-eyed.
A lot can happen in a small amount of time.
Pet adoption is such a beautiful thing.
The animal kingdom is incredible!
Fascinating differences and equally fascinating similarities.
Kitties! Main Coon cats are so large compared to the average cat. Both are awesome, though!
They actually did a great job casting this.
Don't mess with mother nature.
I don't know why you'd do this but the photo is cool.
Happiness, pure happiness.