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Another side-by-side size comparison by Alvaro Gracia Montoya: In this case, elements of the Star Wars universe from a lightsaber handle to the planet Yavin Prime (in whose orbit the original Death Star was destroyed). Sez he:

Only movies from episode I to VIII, Rogue One and Solo. Obviously not everything appears, only the most representative.

Previously: Know Your Monsters


Australia is a continent, in fairness. The work of cartographer David Garcia.

Curse you, Mindanao. 

Explore it in detail here.

MORE: It’s Not Easy to Map the 100 Largest Islands in the World (Atlas Obscura)



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)