Do you know which of these is bigger?

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John Miller

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Which of the following is the biggest?

The sun is by far the largest object in our solar system. It's nearly 865,000 miles across, about 110 times the diameter of Earth. The moon is only about one-quarter the size of Earth.

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Which of these creatures is the biggest?

The blue whale can measure more than 80 feet in length and weigh up to almost 300,000 pounds! That's 20 full-grown elephants or over 700 African lions of weight.

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Which bear is biggest?

Polar bears are enormous and can weigh up to around 1,500 pounds, with a length of more than nine feet. In short, there's a reason that experienced outdoors people take guns while hiking in polar bear territory.

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Which huge movie star is bigger: Dwayne Johnson or Tom Cruise?

Tom Cruise is a gigantic movie star, but he's only 5 feet 7 inches and 170 pounds. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a giant by comparison. He's 6 feet 5 inches and tips the scales at 260 pounds.

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Mount Everest or Mount Rushmore?

Nothing can tower over the four legends carved into Mount Rushmore, which is a whopping 60 feet tall. Mount Everest is more than 29,000 feet tall. Are you really in shape to climb either one of them?

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Which fast-food company has more stores in America?

There are more than 14,000 McDonald's locations jammed into the United States -- and there are about half as many Burger Kings. Either way, you won't have any problem finding a place to stuff your craw with greasy food.

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Which of these North America animals is the biggest?

The moose is an ungainly looking creature that can weigh as much as 1,600 pounds, making it one of the biggest mammals in North America. They sometimes exhibit suicidal behavior, charging the headlights of cars.

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Alaska or Texas?

Alaska is easily America's biggest state. Texas likes to brag about its size, but you could jam two of Texas into Alaska's land area.

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Which creature has the biggest eyeballs?

The giant squid has the biggest eyeballs of any creature. Their eyes may be as big as 10 inches in diameter, a fact that may help them see a bit better in the blackness of the ocean's depths.

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What was taller: the world's tallest flagpole or the tallest bonfire in history?

A flagpole is obviously a lot easier to build than a gigantic bonfire. The tallest flagpole in history is 561 feet tall and was erected in Saudia Arabia in 2014. A Norwegian team built the world's tallest bonfire in 2016, and it was more than 155 feet tall.

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Which American state boasts the largest amount of water surface area?

By its pure overall size alone, you know that Alaska must have a lot of water. It does, with more than 91,000 square miles of water surface area. With about 40,000 square miles of water surface, Michigan is a distant second.

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What's the heaviest animal on the planet?

The blue whale is enormous, at up to 300,000 pounds. Full-grown adults can measure more than 80 feet long, and they can live for well over a century.

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Which YouTube video is a bigger hit?

Since 2012, "Gangham Style," by Psy, has been the most-watched video ever on YouTube. As of mid-2017, it's been viewed nearly 3 billion times, or about 5,000 times on repeat by every 15-year-old on the planet.

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What's taller, the biggest ball of twine or the world's tallest Buddha statue?

The biggest ball of twine is perhaps 11 feet tall and located in Kansas. The tallest Buddha? At about 420 feet tall, a Buddha statue in China takes the cake. Located in Henan Province, it took more than 12 years to complete the big guy.

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What's bigger, the gross domestic product of California or Mexico?

California, with its huge GDP of roughly $2.5 trillion, could be a country unto itself. Mexico's GDP is just over $1 trillion, but who's counting, right?

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Which North American animal is the biggest on the entire continent?

The wood bison is the biggest North American animal. Bulls can weigh more than 2,000 pounds, meaning that you do not want to crash into them in the middle of a deserted highway.

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Which of these American states is the biggest?

Montana is a truly huge state, and perhaps its remoteness and low population are why so many people don't appreciate its size. It is the fourth biggest state in the U.S.

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Which pizza chain has more stores in the United States?

Domino's has nearly 5,100 stores in America alone. Little Caesar's, on the other hand, has about 3,600 locations.

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Which is bigger, the world's tallest living man or the biggest bird wingspan?

The biggest bird wingspan in the world (12 feet) belongs to the wandering albatross, which can glide effortlessly on even the gentlest breezes. The tallest living man in the world is 8 feet three inches tall. He's a Turkish man named Sultan Kosen, and he's so tall that he needs crutches in order to walk.

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Who was taller: Adolf Hitler or Winston Churchill?

Churchill was a huge icon of history but he measured only about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Hitler was 5 feet 8 inches. But American President Franklin Roosevelt towered over both. He was 6 feet 2 inches.

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Two symbols of enduring freedom: the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Which one is taller?

This one's not even close. The Eiffel Tower is about 984 feet tall. Lady Liberty may as well be Baby Liberty -- she's "only" 305 feet tall.

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Where would you find the biggest desert on Earth?

At more than 5.5 million square miles, Maudlandia Desert in Antarctica is the world's biggest desert. By comparison, the Mojave Desert in the southwestern United States is only 48,000 square miles.

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Which natural event caused the biggest disruption ever to air travel?

In 2010 Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, causing snags in air travel that affected the entire world. More than 100,000 flights were canceled.

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The United States...or Russia?

When you consider land area, Russia is the world's biggest country. It is nearly twice the size of the United States.

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Which human-made dam is the tallest?

Completed in 2013, China's Jinping-I Dam is more than 1,000 feet tall. America's famous Hoover Dam, on the other hand, is only about 726 feet tall.

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What is the longest mountain range?

The Andes range of South America is by far the longest mountain range in the world. It stretches more than 4,300 miles. At 3,000 miles, the Rocky Mountain range comes in third.

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Who is bigger, Barack Obama or Taylor Swift?

Barack Obama is right at 6 feet 1 inch. Taylor Swift is no shorty -- she's 5 feet 10 inches. Obama is about 175 pounds ... Swift, closer to 120 pounds.

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Which is bigger, the Empire State Building or the Sears Tower?

The Empire State Building in New York City was the world's tallest building for about four decades. In 1973, the Sears Tower took the title, which it has since reliquished. The Sears Tower is 1,729 feet tall; the Empire State Building, 1,454 feet tall.

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Which is bigger, Earth or Mars?

Earth has a diameter of nearly 13,000 kilometers; Mars, about 7,000 kilometers. Mars might be smaller than Earth, but some scientists consider the Red Planet to be one of our best options for future colonization.

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Which organization is the biggest employer?

The U.S. Department of Defense has more employees than any other entity on Earth. About 3.2 million people work for the D.o.D. Bombs away!

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We live in a world filled with things of all sizes. Some things are super-sized -- other things are simply teeny. Can you pick which of the following is bigger?

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