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Awesome Comparisons

Airplane Size Comparison

Airplane Size Comparison

The smallest plane we’ve flown on was a 4-seat Cessna, and the biggest was a Boeing 777. But there are much smaller and much larger airplanes out there. RED SIDE created this computer-generated clip of these flying machines ranging from a 12.8 feet long single-seater all the way up to a gigantic 275-foot-long cargo jet.

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

Nerdforge has impressed us with their amazing PC case builds and bookbinding. In this video, Martina ponders how to determine the optimal time to spend on a project by painting the same scene over three different periods. Is there a point of diminishing returns, or do things just keep getting better?

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3D Explosions Comparison

3D Explosions Comparison

RED SIDE used computer graphics generated in Unreal Engine 5 to simulate various human-made explosions. The video starts with the minimal impact of a small firecracker and culminates with the deadly force of Tsar Bomba, the most powerful atomic bomb ever detonated.

Asteroid Impact Comparison

Asteroid Impact Comparison

Earth gets hit by small meteorites all the time, but most full-size asteroids burn up into smaller pieces when they hit our atmosphere. Still, they do make it through now and then, causing serious damage. This video from MetaBallStudios estimates the relative destructive power of asteroids based on their size and mass.

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.

Mecha Size Comparison

Mecha Size Comparison

We keep thinking MetaBallStudios is going to run out of things to compare the sizes of. But as long as they keep coming up with new videos, we’ll keep posting them. This time, we’ve got a look at the relative sizes of piloted Mecha robots, from The LEGO Movie’s tiny Construct-o-Mech to the mighty Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

MetaBallStudios is known for its infographic-style comparison videos. This time they took a slightly different approach, showing off the relative heights of different cliffs by driving a simulated car off of each one and watching how long it takes to fall to the bottom of each one.

Leave No Wake

Leave No Wake

The wake that motorized boats leave behind can disrupt smaller craft as well as the marine ecosystem. This extremely efficient Candela hydrofoil electric boat leaves only the smallest wake as it cruises through the water. The boat floats above the water, minimizing drag and surface contact, and maximizing battery life.

Underground Depth Comparison

Underground Depth Comparison

After journeying to the bottom of the ocean, MetaBallStudio takes us beneath the surface on dry land. This comparison infographic shows the relative depths between underground locations, from sewers and subways to catacombs and bunkers. We had no idea that people worked that far down in gold mines.

Statue Height Comparison

Statue Height Comparison

Standing nearly 600 feet tall, the tallest statue on Earth is India’s Statue of Unity. To put its enormity in perspective, Real Data created a size comparison using 3D models, starting with the height of an average human, then a number of other iconic statues around the world.

World’s Tallest Buildings Compared

World’s Tallest Buildings Compared

In 1971, the 1,250 foot-tall Empire State Building was the tallest building on Earth. Today, the Burj Khalifa, is more than twice that height, at 2,717 feet. MetaBallStudios offers up a visual comparison of the tallest skyscrapers along with some planned and conceptual future projects which could tower over the Burj.

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.

Sea Creature Size Comparison

Sea Creature Size Comparison

If you’ve ever wondered how big a blue whale is compared to a human, check out Goji Center’s video, which compares the relative sizes of various marine life. What makes it more interesting is that the animated chart also includes extinct sea creatures. We had no idea that there was a 120-foot-long jellyfish out there.

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Ocean Depth Comparison

Ocean Depth Comparison

After following James Cameron’s epic journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, we knew Earth’s oceans were deep. But it wasn’t until MetaBallStudios put together this video infographic that illustrates relative depths that we realized just how far down the bottom is… like 7000 feet further than the top of Mt. Everest.

Relative Speed Comparison

Relative Speed Comparison

Ever wanted to know how slowly a sloth moves compared to a rocket sled? This infographic video answers that question and many more. MetaBallStudios used lines of varying lengths to illustrate the relative speeds and distances traveled by various things, first comparing things slower than a human walking, then faster.

Planetary Escape Velocities

Planetary Escape Velocities

Now that we know how slowly objects fall on various planets, learn how fast you’d need to be moving to escape those same planets in a rocket. Dr. James O’Donoghue’s animated infographic might seem counterintuitive at first, but you can escape planets with larger masses faster because your velocity would be higher.

Gravity on Different Planets

Gravity on Different Planets

Just how different are the gravitational forces on the planets in our solar system? Planetary scientist Dr. James O’Donoghue provides a great visual that compares the speed of a ball being dropped from 1 km onto each planet, as well as the sun, moon, and the asteroid Ceres where things take a really, really long time to fall.

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.

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.

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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.

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