20 Ordinary Things That Turned Out To Be Unexpectedly Large

We love things that exceed our expectations in size. From the tallest person to the largest pizza, giants never fail to impress us. But everyday objects can also surprise us, like a giant rubber duck or colossal guitar. These photos capture our imagination and remind us that sometimes, bigger really is better.

1. Hot air balloon drying out after getting drenched by a cloudburst at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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2. This wisdom tooth’s root

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3. 23ft Star Trek Voyager model

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4. This Mongolian giant sunflower

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5. Dendrocalamus Giganteus is the Latin name for one of the biggest giant bamboo species, also known as Dragon Bamboo. It’s a very tall, giant culmed, grayish green bamboo that grows in clumps consisting of a large number of closely growing culms and reaches a height of 30-40m

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6. Amanita muscaria mushroom

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7. A broken fire hydrant in Los Angeles

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8. Freshwater Amazon Pirarucu – Arapaima Gigas

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9. This 122-foot (37 m) snow woman built by locals in Bethel, Maine, USA, had 27-foot (8.2 m) evergreen trees for arms and skis for eyelashes, and holds the Guinness world record for being the tallest snow person

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10. Jeep for scale?

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11. Front yard agave was seen on our morning walk. 5’8” girlfriend for scale

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12. 70-ton propeller

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13. A typical scene every winter – clearing the road to Mala Crna Gora, one of the remotest villages in Montenegro

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14. Massive swords of Hungarian origin dating back to the 14th century, are now on display at the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul

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15. David of Michelangelo

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16. These feet are in front of my local mall (I’m about 6′)

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17. This is a dog with a myostatin deficiency, which allows for unrestricted muscle growth

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18. Making The Titanic’s Anchor Chain at Hingley & Sons, 1909

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19. Military drones are bigger than I thought

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20. This pumpkin man

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