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Scale-comparison composites by college student Kevin Wisbith.

Above: the prehistoric Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis or (Breathing Scorpion); a B-2 bomber; the Titanic (on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan); NASA’s 1950s M-1 rocket engine; the Mir mine in Russia (with the Sears Tower inside) and the Seawise Giant, the largest ship ever built (sunk during the Iran-Iraq war).


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Apparently, you’d need 700 million table tennis balls to cover the surface of the golf course in Rio.

Now for yeh.

A scrolling graphic of fascinating, if useless, data by the Washington Post

EXPLORE: Sizing Up The Olympics (Washington Post)