, the video game industry, is taking over the entertainment world. The global games market is estimated to generate $152.1 billion from 2.5 billion gamers. By comparison, the worldwide box office industry was worth $41.7 billion, while global music revenues reached $19.1 billion in 2018. ejinsight.com/eji/article…
Tolkein's Lord of The Rings trilogy has a word count of 481,103 words. In comparison, book 3 of another popular fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin called A Storm of Swords alone has a word count of 424,000 words. blog.fostergrant.co.uk/20…
If sound could travel through empty space, we'd be able to hear the sun at 125 decibels from Earth's surface. In comparison, 120 decibels is a train horn about one meter away from you. spaceanswers.com/deep-spa…
When Car & Driver included the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS in the Lightning Lap performance car comparison, it not only managed to do the fastest lap in the sub-$30k class, but also beat several cars in the $30-60k class and held the front-wheel-drive Lightning Lap laptime record until 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Bill Russell played only 13 seasons in the NBA and won a championship 11 of those years. For comparison, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons and won 6 championships, Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons and won 5 championships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Dragonflies are among nature's most efficient predators, capturing 95% of their intended prey. By comparison, sharks and lions capture only 50% and 25%, respectively, of the prey animals they pursue. dragonflywebsite.com/drag…
There are whales over 250 years old. For comparison, β€œMoby Dick” is 168 years old. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Citizens of Monaco are a small minority of its population, with only 21%. In comparison, French citizens are 28% of the population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned about the β€œsverdrup” (Sv), a measurement of flow equal to 1,000,000 cubic meters or 260,000,000 gallons per second. The largest ocean current, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, is 125 Sv. As a comparison, all the rivers of the world flowing into the oceans is only about 1.25 Sv. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sve…
A biological phenomenon (Island Gigantism) in which the size of an animal species isolated on an island increases dramatically in comparison to its mainland relatives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
When Consumer Reports tested a Renault 12 in 1972, the car had 34 defects, including a connecting rod breaking through the engine block, loosened flywheel bolts and the windshield wiper motor burning. The best car in the comparison, Toyota Corolla, had only 9 defects. curbsideclassic.com/blog/…
Although our Moon is the largest in comparison to its planet, it's only the 5th-largest moon in the Solar System. Both Jupiter and Saturn have moons (Ganymede and Titan) that are larger than the planet Mercury. worldatlas.com/articles/i…
The Great Depression was an international event. Between 1929 and 1932, worldwide GDP fell by an estimated 15%. By comparison, worldwide GDP fell by less than 1% from 2008 to 2009 during the Great Recession. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, while in some countries it rose as high as 33%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
During the Great Depression international trade fell by 50%, unemployment rose to 25% in the US and 33% in some countries, & worldwide GDP fell by an estimated 15% from 1929-1932. For comparison, worldwide GDP fell by less than 1% during the 2008 recession. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Douglas Adams notes the comparison between his Hitchhikers books and Pilgrim's Progress, which by co-incidence was written after author John Bunyan had read The Plaine Mans Path-way to Heauen by Arthur Dent. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00f…
After the Ford Sierra managed to beat a VW Passat in a 1982 Auto, Motor und Sport comparison test, no other Ford would beat a Volkswagen in such a test for over three decades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Napoleon was of average or slightly above average height for a man of his era at 5'7", and was called the "little General" in comparison to other General officers of the age. As height was considered an essential quality of leadership a taller man was more likely to advance to the rank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
Ice is a mineral just as much as Quartz is. Ice is a naturally occurring compound with a defined chemical formula and crystal structure, thus making it a legitimate mineral. Its only limitation, in comparison to all other minerals, is that it is not stable at room temperature. geology.com/articles/wate…
The star "Kepler 11145123" is the roundest naturally formed object in the universe. The difference between its equatorial and polar radii is only 3 km, which in comparison to its mean radius which is 1.5 million km, makes it extraordinarily spherical. astronomynow.com/2016/11/…
"League of Legends" World Championship finals β€” held in South Korea and also hosted by the game's publisher, Riot Games β€” showed that almost 100 million unique viewers tuned in to the event online. For comparison, last year's Super Bowl had just over 98 million viewers. finance.yahoo.com/news/es…
While the Grand Canyon ranks as the largest canyon in the US and the Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon as the largest on Earth, they both pale in comparison to Valles Marineris on Mars, the largest in the solar system, which measures 2,500 miles long, 120 miles wide and over 4 miles deep. esa.int/Science_Explorati…
Today I learned that the upper bound of Extremely low frequency(ELF) radiation(mostly long radio waves) wavelengths is about 100,000 km, or 62, 000 miles. For comparison, the diameter of Saturn is around 75,000 miles. nasa.gov/directorates/heo…
It’s hypothesized that warm-bloodedness evolved in mammals and birds because it provided defense against fungal infections. Very few fungi can survive the body temperatures of warm-blooded animals. By comparison, insects, reptiles, and amphibians are plagued by fungal infections. wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm-b…
Hurricane Mitch in 1998 killed upwards of 11,000 people in Central America with some estimates as high as 20,000. This makes Mitch the deadliest Atlantic Hurricane of the last 200 years. For Comparison, Katrina had a death toll of around 1500. history.com/topics/natura…
Westminster Abbey has been rebuilt 4 times, the original structure was built in 960 and finally rebuilt in 1517, for comparison the original predates Machu Picchu built C. 1450 by nearly 500 years, yet the final build was completed less than 60 years after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Sigmund Freud wrote that there are only seven jokes or wit that have ever been written: Absurdity, allusion, comparison, exaggeration, faulty thinking, word-play and reproach gigcity.ca/2016/10/02/sig…
Fallacy of Relative Privation - is when you complain about a problem and the listener points out that there are people with way worse problems than you, therefore your problems are no big deal in comparison. logicallyfallacious.com/t…
Gorilla penises are quite small in comparison to other primates; despite their size, the penis of a silverback is approximately 3-6 cm in length. berggorilla.org/en/gorill…
The biggest confirmed great white ever caught was, 21' long & weighed 7,328 lbs, with unconfirmed reports of sharks as long as 37'. (For comparison, the shark from JAWS was suppsed to be 25' & 6,000lbs) owlcation.com/stem/The--B…
The two winners of the 1980 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Paul Siderman and Joe Baldini, only ate 9 hot dogs each. By comparison, Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs to win the 2018 contest. nathansfamous.com/hot-dog…
The Soviets made "monkey models", simplified versions of their tanks, airplanes and ammunition produced exclusively for export to third-world countries. Despite being sold with the same or similar designations as the originals, export variants had greatly reduced capabilities in comparison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
During WWII, Soviet POWs in Germany faced far worse treatment than any other nation with 60% chance of dying. In comparison, British POWs held by Japanese and German had respectively 25% and 3% chance of dying. wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison…
The James Webb telescope will operate over a million miles (1.5 million km) away from Earth. By comparison, the distance to the Hubble telesope is 375 miles (600km), and moon 238.000 miles (384.000km). jwst.nasa.gov/content/abo…
, of Israel Bissel who on April 19th, 1775, reportedly rode 4+ days and ~350 miles to bring news of the British attack on Lexington and Concord to the American Colonists. (by comparison, Paul Revere only rode 20 miles) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isr…
One chapter of Memory of Light, the last book in the Wheel of Time series, contained 81,200 words. By comparison, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone was about 78,000 words in its entirety. barnesandnoble.com/blog/s…
There is an estimated 6.05 trillion barrels of shale oil in the world, with the largest resource deposits in the United States accounting for more than 80% of the world total resource. For comparison, at the same time the world's proven oil reserves are estimated to be 1.6976 trillion barrels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
In a review/comparison for the video games "Infamous" and "Prototype", Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation ruled a tie for quality and jokingly said that a tiebreaker would involve the developers dressing up the competing game's protagonist in drag. Both development teams complied. kotaku.com/infamous-defea…
The record for the fastest marathon run is an average speed of 12,93 miles per hour or 20,68 km per hour. (For comparison looking at the treadmill at the gym, it is limited to max speed about 12 mph or 19 km/h) runnersworld.com/races-pl…
Today I learned about Spider Fingers - Medically known as arachnodactyly or achromachia, β€œSpider Fingers” is a condition in which the fingers and toes are abnormally long and slender, in comparison to the palm of the hand and arch of the foot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara…
Godwins law is an internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
Prince hated comparisons to Jimi Hendrix saying the only thing in common they had was being black. diffuser.fm/prince-purple…
People have played Call of Duty for a total of 25 billion hours (2.85 million years). For comparison, humans have existed on this planet for 200,000 years. pcgamesn.com/callofduty/c…
The price of vanilla has hit a record high of $600 (Β£445) per kilogram for the second time since 2017 when a cyclone damaged many of the plantations in Madagascar, where three quarters of the world’s vanilla is grown. Silver by comparison currently costs $538/kg. bbc.com/capital/story/201…
In 1995, Blockbuster sued rival company Hollywood Video for $10 million after hiring five former Blockbuster employees. Hollywood Video had only 117 stores nationwide, in comparison to Blockbuster's 2,800. newspapers.com/clip/91253…
France's longest border is with Brazil. French Guiana has a 730 km long border with Brazil. In comparison to France's second longest border is with Belgium and is 659 km long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
A 2018 study found being wealthy β€” past the point required for daily comfort and purchasing power, at least β€” can lead to unhealthy social comparisons and unfulfilling material pursuits. time.com/money/5157625/id…
Court dwarfs were often placed next to the king or queen during public appearances and ceremonies. The king or queen appeared larger in comparison, visually enhancing their powerful position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Today I learned of Godwin's Law which asserts: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin…
The Gros Michael banana nearly went extinct in the 1950s due to Panama Disease wilt, causing it to be replaced in grocery stores by the hardier Cavendish bananas. Higher concentrations of isoamyl acetate make it taste "artificial" in comparison to the Cavendish variety we are now used to. britannica.com/plant/bana…
American dialects are more homogeneous than British accents, with an estimated 6-25 distinct dialects in comparison to a different dialect every 15-25 miles in the UK blog.esl-languages.com/bl…
Bird brains are often superiorly designed in comparison to mammalian brains and that the smartest mammals are intelligent simply because they have larger ones. arstechnica.com/science/2…
The Singaporean Prime Minister is the highest paid Head of Government in the world ($1,631,000). Lowest paid include the President of Cuba ($360) and the Pope ($0). For comparison, the President of the United States receives $400,000 and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom receives $215,980. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Nile crocodile has the strongest bite in the animal world: 5000psi. In comparison, a human's average bite scores around 162psi. sciencefocus.com/a/top-10…
According to declassified Soviet archives, during Stalin’s great purge of 1937/1938 over 1.5 million people were detained, of whom 681,692 were shot (an average of 1,000 executions a day). In comparison, the Tsarists executed 3,932 persons for political crimes from 1825 to 1910. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In the first Rambo movie "First Blood", Rambo kills one person. In fact, the only death in the whole movie is an accident. In comparison, Rambo kills 76 in "First Blood II", 132 in "Rambo III", and 236 in "Rambo". rambo.wikia.com/wiki/On-S…
You need 10^94 books to print all the zeros of a googolplex (1 followed by 10^100 zeroes) and if each book had a mass of 100 grams, all of them would have a total mass of 10^93 kilograms. In comparison, thats more of the mass of the Milkey Way Galaxy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The phenomenon of "island gigantism", in which the size of animals isolated on an island increases dramatically in comparison to their mainland counterparts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have published their Mythbusters results in peer reviewed journals. Specifically the comparison between wood and stone tipped arrow penetration. journals.cambridge.org/ac…
Godwin's law states that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
Charlie Chaplin's youngest child, Christopher Chaplin, is only 55. By comparison, his oldest child, Norman Chaplin, would have been 98 this year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
The entire population of the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1860 was only 31.4 million people. In comparison, the current population of Texas alone is 28.3 million. census.gov/history/www/th…
A medical research team in the United States attempted to set up extensive research into the effects of steroids on weightlifters and throwers, only to discover that there were so few who weren't taking them that they couldn't establish any worthwhile comparisons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dop…
After accounting for calories burned when pedalling, a person riding a bicycle has an equivalent energy use of 732 mpg. For comparison, electric cars only have around 100 mpg equivalent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ene…
A 2003 comparison of twin psychological studies by the Lancet and Rand corporations discovered that the average child in South Los Angeles exhibits greater levels of post-traumatic stress disorder than children of a similar age in war-torn Baghdad, Iraq. rand.org/pubs/research_br…
A honeybee has the same amount of hairs as a squirrel: 3 million. Whereas the human head, as a comparison, has just 100,000 hairs. news.gatech.edu/2015/11/0…
Alabama has most fast food restaurants per capita @ 6.1 per 10k people (New York by comparison only has 2.1 fast food restaurants per 10k people) rd.com/food/fun/state-mos…
People used the title Pharaoh for over three thousand years. In comparison, Rome was founded in 753 BC, 2800 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The largest battle during the American War of Independence happened at Gibraltar. Despite having less than a third of the soldiers Spain had, it was a decisive British victory. They had 333 people killed in comparison to Spain's 6000+ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
; That China's President Xi Jinping censored Winnie the Pooh after he was made aware of his online comparison to Pooh bear. cbsnews.com/amp/news/winn…
Walking is by far the most common form of leisure-time physical activity among US adults, engaged in by 41%. . By comparison, golf is played by less than 4% arch.mcgill.ca/prof/luka/…
22% of the working population in Japan works an average of 50+ hours (or more) per week. In comparison, only 11% of the working US population works this many hours/week. finance.yahoo.com/news/wo…
"e" is the most frequently used letter in English and many other languages. By comparison, "q" has a usage frequency of less than 1% in many major modern languages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
From the year the NFL was founded (1920) to 1943, there have been 73 final scores of 0-0. It's still the 47th most common final score ever, despite not happening for 75 years. For comparison, it's happened more in those 23 years than the final scores 28-21, 21-20, and 28-17 have in 98 years. pro-football-reference.co…
Godwin's Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
The Dark Knight (2008) sold at least 22 million physical copies on home video in the USA - in comparison, the best selling music album in the USA - Thriller (1982) sold 31 million copies. the-numbers.com/movie/Dar…
PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE WAS SUPER EXPENSIVE In 1986, when the show first hit the air, the average cost of a half an hour of Saturday morning TV was $250,000 an episode. In comparison, Pee-wee’s Playhouse ran up to $515,00 for a half hour. ifc.com/2013/10/10-things…
In 1999, Bill Gates made 15 bold predictions in his book Business @ the Speed of Thought. Among them: social media, smartphones, price comparison sights, online payment systems, smart advertising, online discussion boards, online recruiting like LinkedIn, and online home monitoring. amp.businessinsider.com/b…
The Russian archipelago Novaya Zemlya hosted 224 nuclear detonations with a total explosive energy equivalent to 265 megatons of TNT. For comparison, all explosives used in World War II, including the detonations of two US nuclear bombs, amounted to only two megatons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
Men and women have different odors of sweat. Women have more sulfur in their sweat in comparison to men and where female sweat smells more onion-y, male sweat smells more like old cheese. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Japan is the most anti-Chinese country, with 89% of Japanese having an unfavorable view of China. By comparison, only 54% of Americans have an unfavorable view of China. pewglobal.org/2015/06/23/…
32 men from the single Kenyan Kalenjin tribe ran under 2:10 in the marathon in October 2011 alone; by comparison only 17 American men had done so in all of history to that point npr.org/sections/parallel…
A teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh 100 million tons due to its immense density. For comparison, the Empire State Building is purported to tip the scales at a mere 350,000 tons. Also, the highest mountain a neutron star can support is only about 4 inches, making it a near-perfect sphere. space.com/6682-neutron-st…
A Chinese tycoon has developed plans for a Nicaraguan Canal, which would reduce fuel consumption by 6%, be 1,300 nautical miles shorter, and include fewer water locks in comparison to the Panama Canal. nytimes.com/2016/04/04/wo…
Solar system is only .0032% of milky way in size.For comparison, if milky way were the size of US,solar system would be the size of a penny brighthub.com/science/spa…
The East German secret police, the Stasi, had at least one spy watching every 66 citizens. For comparison, the KGB had one agent per 5,830 citizens, and the Gestapo had one officer for 2,000 people. nytimes.com/books/first/k…
When John D. Rockefeller was at his peak, his net worth was estimated at $336 billion (inflation-adjusted). By comparison, Bill Gates has a net work of about $85 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Thrills, a Canadian brand of chewing gum, has a floral rosewater flavour. There were so many comparisons of its flavour to soap that the packaging states "IT STILL TASTES LIKE SOAP!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
According to studies, millennials enjoy being noticed more than ever before. For comparison, only a quarter of Baby Boomers and Generation X-ers said they enjoyed being the center of attention. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Elephants' gestation period is 640-660 days on average, the longest of any animal. By comparison, humans are only pregnant for ~280 days on average. bbc.com/news/health-18507…
A NOOK is a small corner formed by two walls; an alcove or recess, forming a hidden or secluded spot. A CRANNY, by comparison, is small, narrow opening, fissure, or crevice in a wall, or other substance. wikidiff.com/nook/cranny
At the height of its power, now bankrupt Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. In comparison, when Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. books.google.com/books?id…
In 2010, there were 3,622 murders in Juarez, Mexico. Less than a mile away, El Paso, Texas was voted the safest city in America with only 5 murders. (more comparison stats in comments) m.insightcrime.org/pages/…
Colombia has the highest amount of banks per capita, with 256.8 branches per 100k people. The US for comparison has 32.7 branches and Switzerland, which is renowned for its banking, has 42.5. The world average is 12.5. data.worldbank.org/indica…
The hottest sauce in the world is 16 million Scoville units (Tabasco, in comparison, is 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In 2004, Lego changed the color of their grey bricks from brey (higher red content) to bley (higher blue content) in order to appear 'newer' in comparison to Megabloks bricks.stackexchange.com/…
Because a cocoon is defined as an external structure constructed by larvae to protect themselves during the pupal stage in comparison to a chrysalis which is the hardened body, butterfly caterpillars do not make cocoons animals.mom.me/difference…
Einstein was an early proponent of the civil rights movement. He drew comparisons between Jewish people in Germany and Black people in America, and stated "in the last analysis, everyone is a human being." amnh.org/exhibitions/eins…
The image of a burned Buchenwald victim which was used for the cover of Ministry's third album was only favored by the label in comparison to the alternative: a deer head which the lead singer decapitated himself and threw on the studio's desk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"Mongrel complex" is an expression used to refer to a collective inferiority complex felt by some Brazilian people in comparison to Europe or the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…

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