8 Massive Objects That Will Give You ‘Megalophobia’

If you are a person who is afraid of bulky objects or dizzy looking at something gigantic, you suffer from megalophobia. Megalophobia, or fear of bulky objects, is a type of phobia capable of invoking some of the deepest fears. For some, large planes or ships can make their hearts beat faster and for others, they can be gigantic buildings.

1. This gigantic mine called Mir mine in Russia.


The Mir Mine, also known as the Mirny Mine, looks like a giant pit but is actually an open-pit diamond mine. Located in Mirny, in the Sakha Republic, in the Siberian region of eastern Russia, the Mir Mine is one of the largest man-made holes in the world. Founded in 1955, the Soviet government built the mine less than three and a half years ago. In 1979, more than 30,000 people built houses and began their lives around the mine. Today, there are more than 37,000 people.

2. The Gordon Dam is the tallest dam in Tasmania, Australia.

Lode Lagrainge

3. Sitting on top of the Abraj Al Bait, the largest clock tower in the world. For reference, the second picture shows how tall the clock tower actually is.

4. The pale blue dot is actually Earth, as seen from a distance of more than 4 billion kilometers away

5. In case you forgot just how big the sun is and a gentle reminder as to how small we are.

Roberto Ziche

6. Gigantic driftwood that washed ashore in Washington.


If you go to the Pacific coast of the United States at La Push Beach, Washington, you will encounter a huge piece of driftwood. In April 2010, the massive piece of Sequoia Semper Virens, a coastal redwood that grows only in Monterey California, failed on the shoreline of Clallam County, Washington. According to The Telegraph, the tree had to travel hundreds of kilometers to reach its destination and it is not common to come across a huge piece of driftwood.

7. A comparison of Rosetta’s comet with Los Angeles

8. This great big circle is the event horizon of the third-biggest, supermassive black hole. That tiny thing at the center is our Solar System for comparison.

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