Image Cache: This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.
Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo’s Image Cache here.
It’s totally weird to see things in places where they’re not supposed to be but also pretty interesting since you get a better perspective on their scale. You can see more comparison that Wisbith makes, like the largest radio telescope on The Strip in Las Vegas and a NASA M1 rocket motor compared to a car, here.
Here’s the Willis Tower (née Sears Tower) inside the Mir Mine in Russia. The Willis Tower is 527m tall and the mine is 525m deep.
The B-2 Bomber looks ginormous on a football field because its wingspan is 3.6m wider than the width of the field.
Wisbith writes, “If the Titanic was placed on the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan the ship would have 210 feet [64m] of deck room left.”
Imagine the world’s largest oil tank inside the lake in Central Park. This is what it would look like.
Burj Khalifa clowns on New York City skyscrapers.
The prehistoric Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis scorpion was the size of cats. That ain’t right.