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Sir Andrew

I just saw a pic of the crowd gathered in Mecca for this year's hadj. The caption said it was the largest gathering of humanity ever in the world. Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of people. I was stunned. Looking at the picture I began to understand what I was really seeing. It was the Million Man March, the foolish Glenn Beck rally, the last thirty Superbowl crowds and all the guys I've ever slept with all in one group. Pretty humbling. And not a little bit scary. I had another story of something really big, but it would've been censored, so I'll stick with the hadj.

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robertdothan

The pot pie at the Cheesecake Factory! Jeez that thing is huge. When it came out of the kitchen evrybody in the place was pointing and talking about it. And where did it land? Right on the big guy's table. Me being the big guy. I remember thinking, please don't let that be the pot pie, please don't let that be the pot pie. If you don't believe me, order that joker. We're talking spare tire.

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bomob

Today I got a Package in the mail and I didn't know what it was. It turned out to be an iPhone 4 case that griffin sent me for free to review! I was pretty pumped up!

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mtorok

while in alaska, I humpback whale decided to breach right in front of our boat. It landed only a few feet away. Let me tell you they are really big when they are in the air. They also have really bad breath. It was the most amazing things that I ever saw.

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wraith1

I know the first thing that people are going to think is wow did he really use that as an comment but hear me out first before you do. I grew up in NYC so seeing buildings was not such a big deal because we see such things everyday of our lives. So being that i am from the infamous city i never really got to go out on my own when i was young unless I had company with me, kind of a short leash if you now what i mean until i got older to do so. As my life span got older the leash got shorter. So I decided one day to really get out an explore the city on my own and that's when it struck me, I never seen the twin towers up front on my own only on TV as crazy as that sounds !! So when i Finally
took the trip it would be come the biggest and memorable thing I've ever seen up close and personal, standing right in front of one building was just something i would never forget just to look up and beyond and not been able to see the top of the building was incredible. It's a shame that something like that was brought down but i would never forget the day when i stood in front of something that big.

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SideshowDustin

The "Tower Guy" incident occurred at the television station I work at in Tulsa, OK. That would be the "biggest" tower I ever saw a guy climb and hang out on for 6 solid days in the mid-90 degree weather.
He had been sneaking into the building and sleeping in the basement and one day got caught and was running and managed to find the ladder to the tower (access is from within the building). He ran up there and taunted the police and firemen for 6 full days till a negotiator managed to talk him into getting into the firetruck bucket to come down. He was in ridiculously great shape (he seriously looked like a gymnast when he would climb up and down to the different parts of the tower), and EMSA said that's the only reason he survived for so long in the heat with no food or water. They say he wouldn't have survived much longer, but were still surprised he did as long as he did! Craziest 6 days I've ever seen up there. There were crowds day and night!
I have lots of pics if you'd like to see them. I even have pics of him from our tower cam looking down on him while he was trying to sleep on one of the beams holding up the Cellular antennas. :)

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boandkim

In Mar, 1991, I looked out across the Saudi Arabian desert as our multinational coalition of Christian and Muslim nations charged north into Kuwait and Iraq against a common foe. Our armada was greater than anything I had ever seen before, in the movies or real life. As far as the eye could see (which was FAR - we're talking flat desert here, people!), left, right, front or rear, there were armored vehicles ready to destroy Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Republican Guard. It was the largest and most amazing thing I have ever seen. Like many that day, I looked out and around in amazement, thinking that those who stood in front of us, had no idea what they were about to face.

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marks4java

Just recently I was in my kitchen and heard this loud crash in the back yard. I looked outside and didn't hear or see anything to provoke concern. A short time later, I noticed a car on the street that had been in a car accident. Only then did I realize what I heard was a car hitting another parked car on the street.

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daspixl

When I was living at home with my parents in Newfoundland the military ran war games one year and there were a team of fighter jets that flew over my house a couple of times everyday. One High pass and one low pass. One day on their low pass one of the pilots decided to "punch it", when he did this he actually broke the sound barrier directly over my house. It was the loudest thing that I had ever heard up to that point. The shock wave actually rattled the living room window and the house felt like it was being compressed.

It was by far the coolest thing I have ever experienced.

I hope this story is "Big" enough. I could really use a great set of headphones for listening to my trance music as I develop sites and write code.

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ckrider

After recently running into one of my music heroes, Garth Brooks, in his hometown, I was blown away by how down to earth and normal he is. His phenomenal success hasn't changed who is as a person and his genuine interest in other people. Such a fantastic thing to experience. Now I need these headphones to enjoy his music even more!

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Geoduck

A couple of years ago I was on a huge cruise ship in the middle of the Pacific. The sky was mostly covered with puffy cumulus clouds, except for a ten mile wide hole right over the ship. We were sailing eastbound when the shadow of the moon came at us from behind at around a thousand miles per hour. For six and a half minutes we got to watch the dance between the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth that is a total solar eclipse.

Don't get much bigger than that.

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DavidFell

I thought the biggest sound I ever heard was DEVO, whilst I was standing right in front of the PA system.
Then I saw the final Space Shuttle launch. WOWZERS.

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rustybaum

Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. 5th row center... ears were ringing for days... worth it.

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rustybaum

Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. 5th row center... ears were ringing for days... worth it.

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johntheeditor

Once in the fine print of an online contest, I saw "All entries must be received no later than Nov 31, 2011." A date that doesn't exist: that's a really big mistake!

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ohiodemon

I heard UPS delivering my new headphones from the MacLife contest - oh, wait. Hasn't happened yet.

It's going to be really big when it DOES happen!

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tinman215

While I was in the Air Force, I worked on the SR-71 Blackbirds. 106 feet long on the ground, at Mach 3+ 107 feel long. Amazing piece of technology considering they were designed and built in the 60's using slide rules and hand made drawings. No computers or CAD.

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solafide

We live in a city where the tallest building is 5 stories high. Several years ago, when my daughter was 2, we were preparing to travel to Toronto, and I was trying to prepare my daughter for how big the buildings were. We would be traveling around our city, and she would point to a building or a large tree and say "as big as that, Daddy?", and I would answer, "no, much bigger than that."

When we arrived at Union Station in downtown Toronto, we came outside onto the sidewalk to put our jackets on, and, as I helped my daughter with her jacket, I watched as her eyes went to the building across the street, and then began to follow it up and up the building until she was almost looking straight up - at which point, as a new comprehension of how big "big" is dawned on her face, she simply said, "Whoa!".

It is not often you get to see someone's concept of "big" change by an order of magnitude in a matter of a few seconds.

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adcockcole

Once saw and heard an Aston Martin DBS...actually it was just a few yards from my Apple Store.

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GabrielSyme

I was recently at IPL3 held in Atlantic City. They had some of the best StarCraft games I have ever seen there, but one game in particular between Stephano and Kiwikaki stands out. Massive forces with back and forth battles that lasted over an hour. I don't know what was bigger, the epic game or the mass of fans cheering it on.

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BillS2rt

Seeing Mount Rushmore for the first time and marveling at the vision of the sculptor who created it.

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Birdzeye

Rolling stones at dodger stadium. Big show and big sound.

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Theyayarealiving

I heard a Bugatti engine sound traveling 800mph!!!

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Lazirae

Lightning bolt struck a transformer only a couple blocks from my house as I was running from my car across the yard. I was mid-air, leaping across a puddle, when a blast that sounded like a hundred shotguns all going off at the same time rang throughout the neighborhood. Scared the bejeezus outta me. It was AWESOME!

PS. All we lost was our modem, router, and a pair of creative speakers.

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Bazinga

Humpback whales in Maui. Getting to see them is a BIG deal and they are HUGE. Got to be in a kayak one time and have one come up about 50 feet from me. That was awesome and a bit of a BIG scare for a moment.

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AdriaticBlue

I saw AND heard something big when I watched Daedelus online doing his 50 min mix at the Boiler Room in London. Unlike anything I've ever seen...and heard. :-)

boilerroom.tv/daedelus-50-min-mix/

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sunbears

Whale shark! (Georgia aquarium)

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IMFSHN

ear buds + exterior house paint (two coats of course)+ garden soil + getting caught out in the rain while mowing = some lame audio later in the evening when siting down to read my favorite apple news sites while whaching some Hulu.

Thank you for the opportunity.

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myztero

On my way to Vegas I saw the worlds biggest thermometer in Baker, CA.

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thatdharmaguy

The biggest thing i have ever seen:

The list of emails saying "password recovery". seriously i'm a huge airhead *:)

PS. Another huge thing is the Maclife page. Seriously. It's huge. (Jeez! those guys write like they are MAD!)

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Robgrffs

EOD exploded a very large ammo cache that had been seized from the Iraqis back in 03. Since we were there and not home to enjoy the 4th of July; this was our fireworks celebration. It was huge, bright and the loudest thing I have ever heard.

The smallest but yet loudest thing I have ever heard was a round from an AK-47 that went straight past my ear. It was loud and very high pitched.

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mafiajesus

I still remember the BIGGEST day of my life, it was my birthday, and I wore a giant Hot Dog costume the day after Halloween, and I had over 50 teeth marks on my costume. Me and a bunch of my friends went to the mall later that day. We got stuck in the middle of a flash mob and we're part of it suddenly. That same day I got my iPhone 4S after reserving it in store and a got a bunch of cool picture with some apple geniuses after we danced together to some awesome songs. Then that night I went to Hard Rock and met Austin Powers and saw the BIGGEST DJ headphones, which of course were the KNS-8400's.

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Engelsstaub

1993: Lollapalooza 3 in New Orleans. Alice In Chains hits the stage and blows the place away. The crowd response to both their entrance and their final encore was BIG. It was as if all who had ever rocked upon this earth were standing there and were yelling in unison at the top of their lungs.

(Lemme get those cans, please.)

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zosocat

Banana slugs in the coast redwood forests of northern California, now those are big. Coil one around each ear to make your own great big yellow slimy headphones. :-) Oh wait, duh, the coast redwood trees themselves. Tallest trees in the world. Now that's jaw-dropping BIG!

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jchrisdurand

I was in St. Thomas this past Feb. As I traveled on a water taxi between Frenchmens Reef and Charlotte Amalie, we passed by the cruise ships, they were extremely BIG and towering over the water.

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magritte

Visiting JPL and witnessing BIG telescopes! I was at awe

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omaharon

When I was three, I remember having to crane my neck to see my father's face. He was 6'3" and stood as tall as a giant to me.

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UnderTree

A time I saw or heard something big... would be when i was 10 years old and rode a American Airline plane. I was traveling from Texas to our new now home Virginia. I was terrified at such a small event that I look back to now. After baggage checked and boarding the plane, I remember holding on my older brother hand like a mother to child crossing a street light. I closed my eyes when the plane was lifting off because of those big noisy engines running . After all, I now love flighting on planes.

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sjohgart

Ah, this contest is pretty easy. Back in 1974 or so I had a chance to go to a Grateful Dead show in Chicago, featuring their Wall of Sound. The Wall of Sound was one BIG bank of speakers, entirely dwarfing the band onstage. It had monster sound to match, and unusual for a rock and roll sound system of that magnitude, the sound was clean and clear. Great fun.

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GTRacer347

BIG sound coming from my 2011 Charger R/T! Hot damn! Big sound coming from my sound system too!

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cgbdrummer

Nike BOOM!

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MavenMackyD

At a local high school football game, my alma mater faced our big time rival. They were 2 in the city, and we were 3. The game was back and forth. Everyone from both sides was going crazy. Finally, in the fourth quarter, my alma mater scored making the score 20-17. We held on the the lead and won. I have NEVER heard such a roar in my life! Even college games couldn't rival the 13,000 or so fans in the stadium. The band played, the adults cheered, and the student section and players screamed and yelled with jubilance.
This game was HUGE. TV crews were there and it created a big buzz. We ended up becoming 1st in the region. I hailed my BLUE and GOLD that night in what was the biggest game of my life!

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polythenepam

big LIGHTS in NYC !!!

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iChris_Pensacola

This past year at Pensacola Beach, FL for the Blue Angels air show. They were flying low and really fast...they were both huge and loud!

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draccy

My first car was an old 1963 Buick Electra 225. It was 1986 then, and my car dwarved all the newer ones. I had trouble fitting in most parking spaces in that luxury cruiser. It was also a BIG gas guzzler, so I gave it up for a little Toyota after not too long!

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eejay30

One late afternoon, when the kids and I were home, there was a loud sonic boom that shook our house. Not even 10 seconds later there was another one. It sounded like a couple bombs just went off in the neighborhood. We all ran outside to see if everyone was ok. Needless to say, the neighborhood was safe. I turned on the news to see if there was anything related to what we heard. It turns out there were a couple fighter planes flying up from a base in Oregon coming in to intercept a plane that flew into Seattle airspace. Apparently President Obama was in town and no planes were allowed to fly in while Airforce One was leaving. Awesome!

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benjaed

I remember walking onto my first aircraft carrier, and was just amazed ay how huge it was on there...that was one big ship.

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hotrattz

THIS ONE TIME THIS ONE SUMMER I SAW A VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY FART VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY big tree.

:)

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snazzman

The loudest thing i have ever heard is our marching band! Its the reason we were picked to go to Hawaii for the Pearl Harbor memorial parade! Look for South Kitsap High School! :)

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HarmonicHealer

My favorite tree is the Grizzly Giant in Yosemite NP. It's bigger than big.