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95%VideoNov 2011

World's biggest firework let off in Japan

(0:42) So intense yet so short, just like an orgasm. Huge 48 inch shell firework is the world's biggest firework according to the Guinness Book of Records.


95%PictureDec 2005

Big tree

Touch wood


93%AnimationJul 2011

From Earth to the largest known star, VY Canis Majoris

(3:02) You've probably seen videos trying to communicate the sheer mind-blowing scale of the universe. This one compares Earth with the largest known star, VY Canis Majoris.


92%VideoJun 2008

Air conditioned mega-city of ants

(6:38) Excavators uncover a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers.


92%VideoNov 2011

Jahre Viking, the largest moving man-made object

(3:24) Jeremy Clarkson onboard the Jahre Viking, the largest moving man-made object on the planet, as it rounds the Cape of Good Hope off the coast of South Africa.


91%AnimationFeb 2012

The scale of the universe

(6:25) Prepare to be mind-blown. You are probably aware that the universe is unimaginably big, but did you know that going in the opposite direction, it is as small as it is big?


91%VideoNov 2010

How big is the nearest star, our sun?

(2:48) A million Earths would fit into our sun, by most measures that's big.


90%AnimationFeb 2011

What if other planets orbited our world at the same distance as the moon?

(1:18) Big is relative and as humans beings on Earth, the planet itself is about the biggest thing we are ever likely to encounter. Leave the planet and Earth starts looking very small. And this is just compared to other planets in our own solar system.


89%PictureJun 2007

Mighty Servant III

Huge ship transports oil rig


88%AnimationAug 2010

Serco, probably the biggest company you've never heard of

Who are Serco? According to The Guardian, they are 'probably the biggest company you've never heard of'. Serco is a British business services company with fingers in every pie.