Here at Buzz Hoot Roar, we love how humans measure everything and hand out superlatives. Today, we see how many of the biggest, longest, or tallest animals in their class (or order or family!) it would take stacked end-to-end to reach the top of some of our favorite landmarks. (It’s probably pretty important to know how many of the largest known bacteria it would take to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower.)
How many of the tallest dinosaur versus the biggest bacteria does it take to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower?
…and how many of the longest jellyfish versus the longest tapeworm does it take to stretch to the top of the Grand Canyon?
…and how many of the biggest mammal versus the tallest bird does it take to reach the top of the Statue of Liberty?
…and how many of the tallest marsupial and biggest ant does it take to reach the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
…and how many of the tallest land mammal and longest snake does it take to stretch to the tip of the Great Sphinx?
Meet our Contenders!
By Roar and Christine Fleming, Buzz Hoot Roar’s Artist in Residence. Follow Christine at @might_could and check out more of her work here.
Ummm, sorry to sound like such a scientist (I’m not), but Christine’s whale, though very blue, would appear to be a humpback. Blue whales don’t have those big knobbly pectoral flippers.
I’m not crazy, I swear! She must have fixed it!
Good eye, Karl! I’ve now updated the Blue Whale illustration to make him more blue-whale-ish. Thanks for reading the post, and for your comment about the flippers!
33 ostriches balanced on top of each would be a great act. Just saying.