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8 Things That Turned Out To Be Bigger Than We Imagined

The heart of a blue whale

The blue whale is considered to be largest animal on the planet and size of its heart doesn't surprise us. What’s surprising is the size of the arteries of a blue whale’s heart, which can easily fit in a full-size human in them. Additionally, a blue whale’s heart weighs about 180 kg.

An ostrich egg compared with a chicken egg

Amongst birds that are alive today, the ostrich lays the largest egg and its egg also holds the record for being the largest cell in the world, reaching 6 inches in length and 5 inches in diameter. An ostrich eggs can weigh 1.3 kg.

The size of a grown turtle

Giant leatherback sea turtles can actually grow very large, up to 7 feet in length, and they can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 910 kg. Once prevalent in every ocean except the Arctic and the Antarctic, currently their numbers are decreasing and their species are now considered vulnerable.

A bear-sized wild boar

Wild boars and other feral hogs can easily cross 200 to 250 pounds in weight ordinarily, but nature ends up showing that a few species can grow up to 1,000 pounds sometimes. This image above shows the skull of a 760-pound wild boar, as compared to the skull of a full-sized wolf.

The biggest plane has a wingspan of 385 feet

This plane is known as the Stratolaunch and it has the largest wingspan of flown planes, at 385 feet. It has been built to carry a 550,000-pound payload. You can see how small an 18-wheeler looks beside it, I hope this gives you an idea of its ginormous size.

Japanese Spider Crabs

This creature may start small at just 0.3 inches, but they are the world’s largest crustaceans with a leg span of 12.5 feet. They live for 100 years, and this creatures are actually the gentle giants of the sea. They are considered a delicacy, in Japan

A rabbit, the size of a dog

Actually, the rabbit looks bigger than the dog. The Giant Flemish Rabbit was once bred for fur and meat but its docile and sweet temperament have turned it into a popular pet. The world’s largest rabbit recorded was a giant Flemish that measured 4 feet 3 inches in length, weighed in at 22 kg.

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