This is a side-by-side comparison of the speed of Olympic 100-meter freestyle swimmers in 1932 and 2016. Unsurprisingly, the 2016 swimmers are faster. How much faster? Almost eleven seconds, with first place finishes of 47.58 seconds in 2016 and 58.2 seconds in 1932. Obviously, there are a number of factors
This is a video from MetaBallStudio comparing the sizes of fictional starships. It’s actually an updated version of the very first comparison video the channel made all the way back in 2015, which feels like a lifetime ago, and may have actually been a lifetime ago if you’re a gerbil.
This is a side-by-side comparison created by Youtuber MajorTom1990 of an Airbus A320 landing at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in real life vs in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. In case you couldn’t tell, the flight simulator footage is on the left, and the real footage on the right.
This is a visualization created by MetaBallStudios comparing the sizes of the natural satellites that exist in our solar system, first using New York City as a size reference, then the entire earth. So — what moon is your favorite? “The Death Star.” That’s no moon! “LOL.” LOLOL. Hey let’s
This is a video of Youtuber Tom Scott comparing a million dollars to a billion dollars using two-dimensional distance instead of three-dimensional volume. Specifically, how far you’d need to travel to represent a million dollars in single $1 bills resting on their sides in one long stack, each bill being
This is a 3D visualization created by the folks at MetaBallStudios comparing the sizes of various fictional flying machines. It was fun enough to watch, but I’m more than a little upset they forgot to include my favorite fictional flyer of all time. “Rose from Titanic.” Ahahahahhaha, I showed this
This is a video from Reigarw Comparisons comparing various numbers from different video game franchises. Things like number of guns in Fortnite, champions in League Of Legends, number of Pokemon, number of different cosmetics available in Team Fortress 2, planets in No Man’s Sky, etc., etc. The numbers start at