Our mind is a complex and fascinating mechanism . It allows us to move towards imaginative perspectives, deep reasoning, calculations and articulated operations.
What we see, and therefore perceive, is however almost entirely filtered by our brain, which finds useful mechanisms to make us understand what we have around us. But these filters that our gray matter puts in place don’t always reflect the true extent of the things we see, touch, or simply imagine every day.
Is it a question of perspective, “visual bias” or simply a lack of knowledge of the true extent of things ? A bit of everything together. The 15 photos we’ve collected below show how sometimes more or less “abstract” objects, animals, or concepts can actually be much, much larger than we are led to believe . Let yourself be surprised by these images!
1.The Mars Rover is not exactly the little robot we imagine…
2.The actual size of a traffic light!
3.This ammonite fossil definitely doesn’t look like a “normal” shell…
4.A bamboo plant that grew well!
5.Two cats in comparison…
6.We wonder what this tire is intended for!
7.When a strawberry is bigger than an apple…
8.Have you ever noticed those circular objects on electrical cables? They are not as small as they look!
9.We know the Egyptian pyramids are big, but when you’re down there, they still wow you!
10.A giant cactus!
11.He’s definitely not a quiet little turtle…
12.Moose in all its glory
13.Close encounter with a road sign… Impressive!
14.This basketball player’s shoes are bigger than the ball!
15.Here is a fascinating representation of the size of the Sun: it can contain all these Earths!
One million Earths: A visual representation of how many Earths could fit inside the sun pic.twitter.com/Eq3qpl7Log— Mike Whitmore (@mikewhitmore) January 29, 2015