HumanForScale

Giant Puffball Mushroom

Giant Puffball Mushroom

He looks like a guy who enjoys a good mushroom

Not a useful size comparison. For all we know, you're tiny like Vern Troyer, or huge like Shaq.

The dad harvest is almost upon us.

you're tiny like Vern Troyer

Now I'm sad.

Tulip field, The Netherlands.

Tulip field, The Netherlands.

I’m Dutch, live nowhere near where most tulip fields are located, but I do have some family in that area. In spring, the fields really are a sight to behold.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Hell_(album)

That would make a perfect album cover

That made the perfect album cover

Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, IL.

Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, IL.

Well, it seems apparent where not to stand.

That basin was filled with 3+ feet of water last time I was there. This is a nice pic!

I’ve had the privilege to visit over the summer. Me and mom didn’t get to hike to each canyon, but we have decided that Tonty Canyon is definitely our favorite.

Looks a lot like the lower emerald pools in Zion National park. Those rock formations are really amazing

Cranberry harvest, Massachusetts.

To harvest cranberries they flood the field and then knock the berries off the plants. Since the they float this is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

How deep do those cranberries go.

This video really makes me miss the ocean spray cranberry guys

Probably a few inches thick, they are very buoyant. The boom containing them is about a foot tall.

File storage system, Czechoslovakia, 1937.

File storage system, Czechoslovakia, 1937.

Reminds me of that Futurama episode at the bureaucratic headquarters

All that probably represents like 2GB of text data.

Let me Czech that for you

https://i.redd.it/7ek2amf1s0rz.png

Those papers hold less than the CD rom

Those papers hold less than the CD rom

Sossusvlei dunes, Namibia.

Sossusvlei dunes, Namibia.

I grew up in Namibia. I didn’t think much about it then but looking back it was a fantastic place. I honestly miss it.

/sub/farpeoplehate is going to have a field day here.

What an intriguing sub.

I feel it's the natural enemy of /sub/humanforscale.

It's only a matter of time before the meme war begins.

Two engineers inspecting the James Webb Space Telescope which is set to launch on March 30, 2021

Two engineers inspecting the James Webb Space Telescope which is set to launch on March 30, 2021

This is way cool. Can't wait to see some of the pictures.

I am going to be in a retirement home by the time this thing launches. Damn budget restraints.

How long will it have been in development when it launches? It seems like forever,

...if it doesn’t get pushed back again.

Early GPS receivers, 1978.

Early GPS receivers, 1978.

These early GPS receivers are from 1978.

Yes

You can get an approximate position with just 3, but it relies on assuming your altitude is at ground level. Early receivers could only do it by assuming sea level.

Detailed explanation here:

https://www.maptoaster.com/maptoaster-topo-nz/articles/how-gps-works/how-gps-works.html

Yes

Big Sweep by Claes Oldenburg, Denver Art Museum.

Big Sweep by Claes Oldenburg, Denver Art Museum.

I'm sorry. This is a cool picture but the sculpture really bugs me. Is the rubbish being swept out of the dustpan on purpose, or was the artist just not paying attention?

Damnit, I pass by this every day and never considered that. Now I'll never not notice!

SWEEP SWEEP SWEEP

It took me a minute and I figured that they may just be showing the dustpan being emptied into trash.. which they didn't include.

That or that weird-ass broom has some serious back-flick action!

Queen Mary 2: the last transatlantic ocean liner. Captain for scale.

Queen Mary 2: the last transatlantic ocean liner. Captain for scale.

How does he steer the boat from there

Easy, there's a guy on top he yells at. The reason he's down there is so he can see better.

I don't think that's correct. The Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Crown Princess both cross the Atlantic regularly as well IIRC.

I find the thought of falling overboard and being stuck in the water next to these sheer surfaces unable to get back up absolutely terrifying.

Try one of these subthreads