Awesome Comparisons

Tsunami Height Comparison

Tsunami Height Comparison

We’ve never lived through a tsunami, but we know they can be terrifying and quite deadly. In this video from RED SIDE, they used CGI wave simulations to compare just how big the biggest tsunami waves can get relative to everyday surf. Can you even imagine a 1700-foot-tall wave?

Island Size Comparison

Island Size Comparison

There are thousands of islands around the globe in a plethora of shapes, terrains, and climates. MetaBallStudios takes a look at the relative sizes of these varied locations, all of which all have one thing in common – they’re surrounded on all sides by water. Raise your hand if you knew that Long Island was bigger than Manhattan.

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Fictional Planet Size Comparison

Fictional Planet Size Comparison

Ever wondered how big the planets are in science fiction? Well, wonder no longer. MetaBallStudios has you covered with this comparison video that lets you see the massive size differences between a planet like Dwarf Terrace-9 on Rick and Morty, and Reach from Halo. And then there’s Star Trek’s Dyson Sphere.

Byte Size Comparison

Byte Size Comparison

It’s estimated that the amount of data stored on the Internet as of 2020 was around 40 zettabytes. If you can’t count that high, MetaBallStudios is here to provide some perspective on the relative size of various data measurements, envisioning a single byte as a 1-millimeter cube, and scaling up from there.

Fictional Watercraft Comparison

Fictional Watercraft Comparison

For their latest comparison video, MetaBallStudios looks at the relative sizes of boats, submarines, and other watercraft from movies, video games, and TV shows. They kick things off with the microscopic Kraken II pod from Innerspace, and wrap up with the city-sized Pravda vessel from the anime Girls Und Panzer.

Pawn Stars Price Comparison

Pawn Stars Price Comparison

Over the course of its more than decade-long run, Pawn Stars has seen its share of unusual and sometimes valuable items come up for sale. Reigarw Comparisons looks back at some of the notable items to turn up at Las Vegas’ Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, along with their values as estimated by Rick Harrison and company.

City Size Comparison

City Size Comparison

MetaBallStudios is known for its numerous comparison videos. In their latest clip, they take a look at the relative sizes of various urban areas around the globe, along with their area and population numbers. It would have been interesting if they had included population density, but you’ll have to do your own math for that.

Car Horsepower Comparison

Car Horsepower Comparison

While most cars have less than 300 hp, there are some sports cars that can hit 1000 hp or more. In this collab between Reigarw Comparisons and MetaBallStudios, they look at the power produced by everything from a Toyota Corolla to the Thrust SSC rocket car. They also compared cars to airplanes, tanks, and rockets.

Concert Size Comparison

Concert Size Comparison

MetaBallStudios loves to compare the relative sizes of things, and in this clip, they explore the comparative audience sizes of some of the world’s largest concerts, from 1985’s Live Aid to the staggeringly-enormous Rod Stewart celebration on New Year’s Eve 1994 in Rio.

Starships Size Comparison 2.0

Starships Size Comparison 2.0

MetaBallStudios revisits their earlier starship size comparison with significantly more ships from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. Just about every imaginable class of ship is represented, from the teensy Hocotate ship flown by the Pikmin to the Planet Express ship from Futurama to the gargantuan Ringworld.

World’s Tallest Buildings: 1901 to 2022

World’s Tallest Buildings: 1901 to 2022

For hundreds of years, architects and construction teams have tried to one-up each other with the tallest buildings on the planet. FilmCore’s comparison video uses 3D models of famous structures to show just how far we’ve come, from the skinny tower atop Philadelphia’s City Hall to the sky-high Burj Khalifa and beyond.

The Biggest Numbers

The Biggest Numbers

Millions, billions, trillions, quadrillions, septillions… these kind of large numbers are really hard to wrap your mind around. The guys at Riddle attempt to put some of these numbers in perspective using real world examples of things that occur in such quantities.

Moon Size Comparison

Moon Size Comparison

If you thought that each of the moons in our solar system were similar in size, you’d be very wrong. Like they did before with stars, MetaBallStudios compares the relative sizes of the natural satellites orbiting around planets, from the tiny rocks zooming around Saturn, to Jupiter’s massive Titan and Ganymede.

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Game Number Comparisons

Game Number Comparisons

While the number of Pokémon and other collectible gaming items is always changing, Reigarw Comparisons still thought it would be fun to put some numbers into perspective, tallying up everything from the count of weapons in Call of Duty to the insane quantity of blocks it would take to fill the Minecraft universe.

Fictional Land Vehicle Comparison

Fictional Land Vehicle Comparison

Thanks to MetaBallStudios, we know how big starships and robots are relative to one another. Now, we can see how earthbound vehicles stack up in this comparison video, which looks at the sizes of everything from Ant-Man’s microscopic van to the wheeled city of London in Mortal Engines. We had no idea that an AT-AT was bigger than Gundam.

Gambling Probability Comparison

Gambling Probability Comparison

Reigarw Comparisons recently shared with us the probabilities of how we might perish. But before we shuffle off this mortal coil, let’s see if we can get lucky. So let’s learn about the chances of various gambling outcomes. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning numerous times than winning the Mega Millions lottery.

Asteroid Size Comparison

Asteroid Size Comparison

The earth gets pelted by small meteorites on a regular basis, but bigger bits of asteroids breaking through are far less common. MetaBallStudios does their best to give us a sense just how big some of these space rocks can be, standing them besides the skyscrapers of NYC for comparison.

Fictional Building Size Comparison

Fictional Building Size Comparison

If you’ve ever wondered just how much bigger the Avengers tower was relative to Ant-Man’s mobile lab, this video answers that question and many more. MetaBall Studios‘ compares structures from movies, TV, and video games and puts them into perspective. We always suspected the Tyrell Corporation was enormous.

Odds of Superpowers

Odds of Superpowers

Reigarw Comparisons already showed us the chances of winning big and how we might perish. Now they’re back to explore just how unlikely it is that you’d possess one of the many real-world “superpowers” that our genes can bestow us with. Now imagine how slim the odds are of having multiple mutations.

Death Probability Comparison

Death Probability Comparison

Every wonder how your time here on Earth might end? Well the guys at Reigarw Comparisons decided to put together a little chart to give us some idea of the likelihoods of some of the many ways in which we could each perish. We wish you each something quick and painless.

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How Many Cans Do We Use?

How Many Cans Do We Use?

Do you know how many aluminum cans are used every year? MetaBallStudios created a visual representation to put things into perspective, so they stacked up 200 Billion virtual cans alongside some other objects for comparison. At least aluminum is sustainable. Now think about the 182.5 Billion plastic straws we can’t recycle.

Video Game Map Size Comparison

Video Game Map Size Comparison

While we wish that MetaBallStudios had included The Legend of Zelda or Super Mario Bros. 3’s world maps for comparison, we still enjoyed watching this 2016 video which shows the relative sizes of world maps from video games from GTA III to Minecraft.

Robot Size Comparison

Robot Size Comparison

Since the robots in science fiction are just that, fictitious, MetaBallStudios’ could just have made up any measurements they wanted for their latest comparison video and we’d believe them. Regardless, it’s still cool too see just how much bigger Megazord is than R2-D2.

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