If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, watch this star size comparison video. It starts with our Moon and then sizes up to planets in our solar system in a line up while also looping in other rocky planets and…
The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. Here's how they work and what these new tents mean for your next camping trip.
Here's a neat, simple video that clearly explains the dimensions of the Moon in relation to other things.
It's a little unfair that giant states with tiny populations get so much room for such few people. I mean, especially since states on the east coast are living on top of each other in cramped borders. So let's change that with a fun little thought exercise and a spin on how to look at the map of United States: what if…
Here's a fun way to look at the world. What if every country's population actually matched its size? So more populous places like Japan and Vietnam that are cramped in tiny specks of land now get to stretch their feet a bit while uselessly big countries like Canada and Australia get their population booted to smaller…
If you've ever wondered how much of the Earths surface actually sits directly beneath the Sun at any given moment, then you probably also gave up on the math pretty quickly. Luckily, Randall Munroe didn't.
If you've always wondered how big, say, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is relative to the Sydney Opera House, then this is the visualization for you: a size comparison of (almost) everything.
725.35 meters. A whoppumental 2,379.75 feet. That's how big the new super-sized Enterprise is. Here you can see it compared against the Galactica, the good old Enterprise, the Blockade Runner, and the ISS.
The greatest distance between two points within the contiguous U.S. is 2,892 miles, stretching from Point Arena, CA to West Quoddy Head, ME*. The circumference of the Moon is 6,784. To help put the scale of each into perspective, redditor boredboarder8 decided to overlay one on top of the other, giving rise to the…
Compare their size: the old MacBook Pro on the left vs. the next generation MacBook Pro on the right. It's stunning! The entire new laptop is much thinner than the old one's main body. It's really insane.
America is a nation of fat-heads. But hey, don't shoot the messenger; we're just passing on the news from a recent study, which suggests that the heads of white Americans are growing in volume, year-on-year.
Noted penis blogger John Herrman has dug up a deeply disturbing fact: At the rate we're going, cellphone screens will outgrow the average human penis length before the end of the year. October 2nd, 2012. This is happening, people.
Well, it's finally here, Apple's new hotness. But how does it compare to the new hotness from Asus, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, or heck, the iPad 2? We've got you covered with this head-to-head spec sheet.
Just 11,500 years ago, coyotes were about 1.5 times as big as they are today. By 10,000 years ago, they had shrunk to their current proportions. What could have made these predators get so much smaller, so quickly?
Phone-size.com is a useful little website that compares the size of phones against each other. Can your weeny hands handle a gargantuan Galaxy Nexus? Are your skinny jeans too tight for a Nokia Lumia 800? You'll find out!.
The Milky Way is huge compared to our Sun, just one more speck of dust of the 400 billion stars in it. But, at 100,000 light years across, it's tiny compared to other galaxies in the Universe.