The sky is blue. The ocean is deep. Yao Ming is tall.
None of this should be news to anyone.
But every once in a while you see something that stops you in your tracks and gives you a whole new appreciation for these facts.
Sometimes you walk outside and holy mother—the sky is bigger and bluer than you think you’ve ever seen it. Every once in a while you turn on National Geographic and get blinded with science, giant squids and shots of the Mariana Trench that remind you just how little we know about the ocean.
And sometimes you log onto the Internet and see a picture that makes you think Great Greasy Gottliebs! Yao Ming is huge!
So in the name of reminding us all of this easily forgettable, but elemental truth, we’ve put together a slideshow of 7'6" Yao Ming making tall people look like children.