Sometimes, you don't notice a change until it has already happened, or maybe you won't even notice it until someone points it out to you. Like how much you mature between the ages of 20 and 30.
Then there are other times when you think you know how big something is, but you don't really understand it until you see it next to something else. Or how far we've come technologically until we look back on what we used to use. No matter what it is, seeing comparisons is good for the brain, and it can be really interesting.
A Little Hard Work Goes A Long Way
It took this person almost two years to transform their backyard because it was literally a teardown.
They had to dig a lot of it up and redo the whole yard to get the results they wanted, but it looks great!
Look How Far We've Come
The top picture is a bunch of devices from the 1990s.
The bottom picture is an iPhone from 2018 that can do all the things that the devices pictured above it are responsible for.
He Looks Ready To Be Done
The first picture was taken on his very first day of primary school, and the second picture was taken on his last day of teacher's training.
It was a long journey, but worth it.
Time Changes Everything
The stairs on the left were built in 1829, and the stairs on the right were built in 2005.
It's one of those things that make you feel connected to people from different times.
Who Doesn't Love Fall?
This person wanted to document the changes in their tree through the seasons. Amazingly, these pictures were taken 11 days apart!
It didn't take long for fall to come in change all those leaves.
This Puts It All Into Perspective
Japan's highest bridge has a plaque on it that shows you how tall it is compared to other things, like Godzilla, for example.
It really helps put it into perspective how high up you are.
OK, This Is Crazy
Look at the differences in the size and shape of the shark brain and the dolphin brain. The dolphin's looks so much like a human brain, it's crazy.
Nature and adaptation are amazing.
This Is Mindblowning
In this picture, you see the world's smallest computer next to a grain of rice! Think of how small that means that computer is.
I wonder what it is they'd use it for.
Her Smile Says It All
Imagine you look back on your wedding photos and seeing that your wife was so much happier meeting Rob Lowe than she was in your wedding pictures?
I'm not saying I would do the same, but it makes sense.
That Is One Giant Creature
It will never cease to amaze me how huge whales are.
They're one of those creatures that we think we understand how big they are, but in reality, we have literally no clue.
Mount St. Helens Changed So Much After Erupting
The photo on the left was taken a few years before the infamous eruption of Mount St.
Helens in 1980 which completely altered the shape of the volcano in Washington State.
Snow Tells All
One of those tracks were left by a very fat cat, and the other tracks were left by a cat that is significantly smaller.
At least they'll wear down a path eventually.
There Are Two Kinds Of Men
It's Valentine's Day. You can either bring your partner some flowers and cupcakes or some Jack Daniel's and fried chicken.
Which Valentine's Day would you want to be a part of? Who are we to judge what people find romantic?
Oh, To Be Young Again
This right here is the difference between being 31 and 21.
At 31, you know your limits and therefore can take cute bathroom selfies. That's not the case when you're 21, case in point: the girl puking in the toilet stall.
They Even Look Alike
This is a pair of pictures of someone and their grandfather, and they were taken 70 years apart.
They're both in medical school working hard at their studies, and probably sleep deprived.
What A Little Cutie
This baby hummingbird needed some care before it could be released back into the wild, so this person let it drink some juice from a raspberry.
They're almost the same size!
A Lighthouse Before And After A Storm
This lighthouse found itself in the middle of an intense ice storm in the winter of 2013 and ended up looking like something straight out of a fantasy film set.
It's time for an adventure!
That Is A Lot Of Snow
We knew that Colorado got a lot of snow, but this much snow?!
No wonder they stuck the sign up so high. It would have been buried under all that snow.
Puberty Is A Cruel Mistress
Both of the boys in this picture are 13-year-olds.
That age is so tough as it is, now you've got to have a best friend who is twice your height? Life isn't always fair.
That's How They Get You
This right here is the price difference between buying plain white chalk at a Target and buying the same chalk from a college book store.
Pretty much a bummer, isn't it?
Did You Know About This?
That tiny thing at the base of the cactus is a person! I had no idea that a cactus could grow to be this big.
They're almost like trees in that sense, where it happens slowly over time.
Can You Believe This Is The Same Person?
They need to let their feet see the light of day so that their tan on their feet can catch up to the rest of their body.
Those are some pale, pale feet.
They Still Like To Cuddle
We've all had a stuffed animal that we loved and held onto way past childhood.
Turns out it's the same for some dogs, too. Like this one who can't part with their dragon.
Do You Think They Taste Different?
This is honey from the same hive but harvested at different times of the year.
They go from spring, to summer, to fall. Do you think that they taste different or just look different?
A Tale As Old As Time
The same magazine, just one is for girls and one is for boys.
Good to know that girls should worry about fashion and boys get to worry about their future.
That's A Big Difference
This is the difference between the color of the Fruit Loops in the United States and in Europe.
You wouldn't think that they would be different, but here we are.
He Needs All The Love
This is what this sweet little boy looks like when his people come home from work and what he looks like when they leave for work.
How could you ever say bye to that face?
Must Be Nap Time
Here you can see the size difference between a full-grown Maine coon and full-grown American short hair.
I hope the big one cuddles the little one sometimes when they're scared.
Wow, That's Huge
The fact that this tornado is pictured next to wind turbines, which are massive, is breathtaking.
Tornados are terrifying, and we should all have a healthy respect for nature and its power.
Someone Is Not Impressed
I've got to say, though, that CGI cat is pretty spot on, minus the scowl that the real cat seems to be wearing.
They probably got tired of this joke a long time ago.
If You're Thirsty, You're Thirsty
This is a glass of two types of water sitting on top of one another.
The bottom is heavier tap water and the top is lighter carbonated water. Kind of neat, right?
Isn't This Pretty?
The person who owned this blueberry patch thought that they would keep track of the growth cycle of your average blueberry.
It's beautiful to see it all lined up like that, isn't it?
We're More Similar Than We Think
This is a human skeleton standing next to the skeleton of a gorilla. It's pretty incredible to see how similar we are side-by-side like that.
We have more in common than we think.
Before And After A Puppy Playdate
While this dog's gorgeous, fluffy coat is a sight to admire, the dog is more concerned with having a good time running around with his other furry pals, no matter how muddy.
And that's perfectly okay.
Meal Prepping Is No Joke
While many people use "meal-prepping" as a way to get cooking out of the way for the week, this person seems to take it to the next level.
It's amazing how many ingredients go into a week's worth of meals.
This Organization Transformation Is Inspiring
This teacher inherited the old art instructor's room upon starting a job at a new school.
She took it upon herself to reorganize all the craft paper into neat stacks.
She Looks So Much Healthier!
The left photo is of this fluffy cat when she was found as a stray on the streets, starving.
The right photo is of her after she lived in a home for a month. The difference is incredible.
These Are Pre And Post-Op X-Rays
This person went in for surgery to help correct their spine, which was crooked from scoliosis.
The surgery took 14 hours, but the right side shows how much the surgery helped straighten their spine.
He Survived The Concentration Camps
A Reddit user shared these photos of his Polish grandfather before and after WWII.
He is a concentration camp survivor and even though there were only 7 years between the two pictures, he looks like he aged much more during those years.
A Whole Mountainside Turned Into A Mural
The city of Pachua, Mexico was looking to revamp their look so the local government commissioned this enormous piece of graffiti artwork.
It covers almost all of the buildings on the mountainside.
She Really Is The Goodest Girl
The left photo is before she was told she was a good girl and the second photo is her moments after.
I officially would like to make it a law that she must be called a good girl often.
Are Those Tall Girls Or Short Girls?
This picture here of these wonderful young ladies is the difference between the women who play on the basketball team and the women who are part of the cheerleading team.
Guess which is which!
The Ocean Is An Incredible Thing
This is the same dock, hours apart, with the tide at different levels. Isn't the amount of water that slowly creeps in and out like that throughout the day just incredible?
There is something powerful about it.
William & Kate's Wedding...
What a beautiful day! William and Kate's wedding was definitely one for the history books, if not for her gorgeous dress alone.
A lot of people noticed that something changed when Harry and Meghan walked to the altar...
Something Was Missing at Meghan & Harry's Wedding
Do you see it? They're not holding the same papers William and Kate were.
No worries though, this was likely a wedding program that the first couple opted to keep in their hands.
The Reds Are Quite Different
These are seeds from the same type of tomato, only the one seed is 150 years old.
The way that produce has changed and been engineered over time is shocking and maybe a bummer? I want a tomato that big!
Congrats To This Person!
These two shirts are the difference between a lot of hard work and a weight-loss of 400 pounds!
Imagine how good it must feel to see your hard work pay off like that.
Something About This Is Very Upsetting
All that food on the right is what you can get at the grocery store for the same amount of money as you would spend on a pack of cigarettes in Australia.
Still want to smoke?
Who Knew Mussels Made Such A Difference?
These two tanks are full of water from the same very dirty river.
The one on the right has mussels in it that are cleaning the water and doing it quite well!
There Is So Much Love In This Picture
This beautiful picture is a great-grandma lying down and playing with their great-grandchild. There is a 97-year age gap separating the two of them.
They'll learn so much from one another.
That's A Lot Of Trash
Thank goodness there are people in the world who see something like a beach full of garbage and decide to do something about it.
We need more people like that in the world.
Look At That Beautiful Smile
The difference that one day of love can make is outstanding.
This sweet boy was so sad in the shelter but immediately so thrilled to have a new place to call home.