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What's Bigger?

A simple quiz, but devilishly difficult. We give you two things - you tell us which one is bigger.
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Last updated: January 18, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 18, 2021
Times taken84,360
Average score73.3%
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1. Earth or Mars
Earth
Mars
The mass of Earth is nearly 10 times the mass of Mars
2. Africa or South America
Africa
South America
Africa is bigger by area and population
3. The Old Testament or the New Testament, by length
Old Testament
New Testament
4. The heaviest human ever or the heaviest pumpkin ever
Human
Pumpkin
Human: 635 kg. Pumpkin: 1190 kg.
5. The annual budget of the French government or the annual revenue of Google
France
Google
The French budget is about 10x as large
6. The number of people on Earth or the number of trees
People
Trees
There are about 8 billion people - but 3 TRILLION trees
7. An atom of Nitrogen or an atom of Uranium
Nitrogen
Uranium
8. The tallest building or the tallest tree
Building
Tree
Building: 830 meters. Tree: 116m.
9. A gigabyte or a terabyte
Gigabyte
Terabyte
10. The population of Arizona or the population of Estonia
Arizona
Estonia
Arizona: 7.4 million. Estonia: 1.3 million.
11. Buckingham Palace or the White House, by number of bedrooms
Buckingham Palace
The White House
Buckingham Palace: 241. White House: a handful.
12. A violin or a viola
Violin
Viola
13. A chromosome or a gene
Chromosome
Gene
14. Your pancreas or your pituitary gland
Pancreas
Pituitary gland
Pancreas: ≈70g. Pituitary gland: ≈0.5g.
15. A division or a regiment
Division
Regiment
A division is composed of several regiments (also known as brigades)
73 Comments
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Level 69
Jan 19, 2021
Awesome Quiz!! I aced it!!
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Level 84
Jan 19, 2021
I'm really glad that the answer was France.
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Level 86
Jan 19, 2021
I hesitated, but finally chose the right answer. Google is huge, but of course a major country like France is still much bigger.
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2021
I thought about it for a second then realized it was probably just a trick question, of course it's France
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Level 20
Jan 31, 2021
Same i got France but i was doubting myself
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2021
For me that question was one of those things that seemed so absurd that it could be true... and so I got it wrong :P
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Level 59
Sep 28, 2022
me too
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Level 15
Feb 16, 2023
me too
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
I assumed that Google was just THAT massive that it would rake in more currency than all of France, but I'm glad that isn't the case. Countries should always be more powerful than companies.
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Level 79
Jan 19, 2021
Did not know there has been a 1 tonne pumpkin, learn something every day on this site!
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Level 66
Feb 15, 2023
Wow it's worth looking up, it was in Italy in 2021 and it's ginormous and ugly!
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Level 90
Jan 20, 2021
I really liked the use of number of bedrooms as a unit of measurement. For future quizzes I propose the question 'What's bigger: the Waldorf Astoria or the planet Jupiter?'
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Level 20
Feb 5, 2021
How much for the name XD
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2021
Maybe it's time to plant humans on the Mississippi river.
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Level ∞
Jan 31, 2021
We're planting trees in Africa nowadays, not along the Mississippi. Get with the program!
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Level 70
Jan 31, 2021
Quizmaster

How I wish you can create quizzes like this for countries?The one which you just have to choose the correct answer from the given options and the questions would be difficult, especially small countries.

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Level 15
Jan 20, 2021
I feel sorry for the 18% of people that thought mars was bigger
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
Although the mass of Earth is nearly 10x Mars, the diameter (another perfectly reasonable measure of 'big') is less than 2x so the answer is still right, but people thinking about diameter are not massively out.
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Level 40
Feb 15, 2023
Very good point. And the question is "Which is bigger ?", not "Which is heavier ?"
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2023
Technically weight wouldn't apply here at all since weight requires gravity in order to measure, and we are talking about the size of a planet. Mass and weight are two different things.
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
It would be "which is more massive", but I get your point.
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Level 81
Oct 16, 2022
Why?
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Level 40
Feb 15, 2023
We'll pull through...
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Level 51
Jan 27, 2021
Check out ThatOneGuy25's opposite quiz next! https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1299960/which-is-smaller
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Level 71
Jan 29, 2021
I want to know how long the heaviest pumpkin could feed the heaviest human
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2021
The heaviest pumpkin is 1,190kg which equates to 1,190,000 grams. The average meal according to Google is around 150 to 200 grams, but the heaviest person it's safe to say didn't get to be the heaviest by skimping on his food, so lets say his(or her) average meal was 300g. That gives us 3967 meals, so 3 meals a day gives us 1322 days or around 3.5 years. And I can't believe I've just spent a few minutes working that out at 0730 on a Sunday morning, what am I doing with my life !
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Level 65
Jan 31, 2021
That's a very poor metric. 100 grams of pumpkin contains 26 calories, so you just assigned our hypothetical guy a 234 calorie a day diet. That guy is going to starve.

Assuming you won't starve from eating just pumpkin, which I think is also a poor assumption, as I don't think pumpkin truly ahs enough varied nutrition to stop a human from starving. But say our guy eats 1500 calories a day, he'd need 5.7 kilos of pumpkin a day (that's a lot of pumpkin to eat!), which means it would only last him 208 days

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Level 68
Jan 31, 2021
yeah, but the heaviest human ever could probably live for quite some time on a low calorie diet as their body would consume excess fat and muscle in order to keep them alive (not for 3.5 years, of course, I believe it is possible to starve to death and still be obese if you're not getting the right balance of nutrition.) What I want to know is: would he turn orange? =)
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Level ∞
Jan 31, 2021
@determinedtobeatthis asking the real questions.

But, yes, it has been proven possible for obese people to live for extremely long times with very few calories. One person lived for more a year with essentially no food.

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Level 68
Nov 26, 2021
At that point the pumpkin is irrelevant though which seems to miss the original point of the question.
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
Not all heroes wear capes. We salute you. But, and it hurts to tell you this, the CURRENT heaviest man, not the heaviest one ever, ate far far more than 300g a day. We're talking feeding 50 families of 5 or this guy. And, you didn't take into account nutrients. He would die of malnutrition.

The man who ate "essentially" nothing for a year was on a few supplements. He didn't eat any solid or liquid food, technically but he did eat sugar and vitamins to stay alive.

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Level 53
Jan 31, 2021
noo i got everything correct except the france or google question
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Level 65
Jan 31, 2021
Interesting that the France/Google question is well adrift at the bottom as least answered correctly. It would be interesting to compare how USA based vs Europe based respondents answer that one.
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2021
I got them all except the testament thing
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Level 38
Jan 31, 2021
how
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2021
Not everybody has read the bible bro
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
FYI, it's 39 Old Testament books to 27 New testament books, totaling 66 books in the modern, standard, protestant Bible.
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2021
same for me
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Level 62
Feb 15, 2023
I only got it by logical deduction. The Old Testament is covering everything between the beginning of the Universe 13,787,000,000 years ago and the birth of Jesus at the confluence of the BC/AD periods. This is clearly a much larger period than the 2023 years the New Testament would have at its disposal even if it were written today.
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
Good use of logic, although the Old Testament does not cover 13.7 billion years(BBT Universe Age).
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Level 45
Jan 31, 2021
sous estimez pas la france non mais oh
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Level 38
Jan 31, 2021
i only got the France one correct because i know that France has high taxes XD
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2023
Other than the fact that France is one of the most developed countries?
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2021
I just chose Pancreas as a joke lol
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2021
42% of people (EDIT: 42% of people who use Jetpunk, a subset that is almost certainly smarter than average) think a gene is larger than a chromosome? Oy, we need to improve our science education...
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Level 57
May 21, 2021
If you think that I'm smarter than most people, you seriously need to improve your educaion.
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
I love how intelligent, polite, mannered, and knowledgeable people are on this amazing site! Jetpunkers are the best!
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2024
This shocked me too. it is even lower now. Basically half of the people got it wrong, which is what you would expect when people guess something no one knows the answer to... half click A half click B... still shocked.

I do think the jetpunk crowd is smarter than average... Sometimes you see clips where people get asked to point to their country on the map, or how many letters the alphabet has, or even simpler questions but can't think of any atm and they get it wrong.

It doesn't mean extremely smart though, just the bottom half gets filtered out and people have knowledge on specific subjects. Mainly geography.

But even asking this on the street I would have expected a much higher percentage. (Doesn't everyone get taught this? so unless you dropped out after elementary school or never went to school at all, people should know this right?)

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Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
One wrong

Arizona / Estonia

Who would honestly know that? and why?

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Level 70
Feb 5, 2021
Because one is over 5 times the size of the other, so even a little knowledge of, say, the population of the combined Baltic states, or the population of Phoenix alone, is enough.
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2023
It's hard, but it's not impossible. Arizona has more than 5x the population of Estonia, so it's not like the difference is tiny.
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2023
I've heard the population of Tallinn was less than half a million, so I assumed that the country as a whole had less than two million. The population of Phoenix on its own has about 1.5 million, so I found it an easy enough guess. Plus Arizona is huge.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2023
Exactly.

Definitely one of the easier questions.

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Level 28
Feb 23, 2021
3:01

Scoring

You scored 10/15 = 67%

This beats or equals 34.3% of test takers

The average score is 11

Your high score is 10

Missed 1,5,8,14, and 15

:(

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Level 54
Mar 29, 2021
So I learned that the heaviest human ever weights 1400 lbs. That's disturbing. How does someone even live at that point?
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Level 64
Jun 27, 2021
They get drip-fed pumpkin juice
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Level 34
Mar 17, 2024
Sadly, life becomes a nightmare. It's never worth it, especially not to get your name written in some record book.
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2024
my rough estimate was (did not deliberately think about it, but what roughly and vaguely came to mind in a split second before answering) about 400kg for the human and 600kg for the pumpkin. So both bigger than my initial gutfeeling.
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Level 56
Feb 4, 2022
Great quiz. Minor correction, a Brigade and a Regiment aren't necessarily the same thing. A regiment is a pretty ambigious term which doesn't have a fixed military definition. For example, the household cavalry mounted regiment is smaller than a battalion, but the US Marine regiments are Brigade size.

More recognised taxonomy is section - platoon - battalion - brigade - corps - field army

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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2023
We didn't say they are always the same thing.
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Level 27
Feb 15, 2023
Now we need a “What’s Smaller?”.
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Level 34
Feb 15, 2023
It helps that im a Violist. ;)
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2023
How on Earth did so many people get the Earth/Mars question wrong‽
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Level 81
Feb 15, 2023
Probably because most people picture the outer planets to be much larger than Earth. As a kid, I always pictured the planets to generally get larger as you move away from the sun.
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2024
You mean, "how on mars"
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Level 42
Feb 15, 2023
10/15 isn't too bad here.
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2023
Arizona reference!!!
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2023
Not only has France a large economy - nearly 3 T€ per year - but a very large share of it goes through the State.
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2023
Violin < Viola < Cello
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Level 19
Feb 17, 2023
Nice Quiz!!! I totally failed it (with 47% first try), but still, nice job.
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Level 40
Feb 18, 2023
I'm sorry to that 9% of people who thought that South America was bigger than Africa.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2023
I can not fathom that 73% of quiz takers believed Google to have more value than France's budget. One of the top 10 biggest economies in the world. 20%? Ok. 35%? Questionable. 50%? Well, they are guessing a 50/50. BUT 3 FOURTHS?!?Google would have to be everybody's employer if these numbers were true.
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Level 54
Mar 18, 2024
10/15