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Atomic

Two amazing facts that you may not know about atoms:

  1. There are more atoms in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the world’s oceans
  2. If you were to remove all the empty space from all the atoms that make up the six billion+ people in the world, then the whole of humanity would occupy less volume than an apple:

A picture of a Granny Smith apple

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  • avatar John Conners
    06 August 2007 at 21:07

    It's an amazing universe in which we live. So big that you can't even imagine the scale, and even when you go down to the small, subatomic level, it's so big that you can't even imagine the scale. As a coping mechanism most people just never give it a second thought - shame really as it's an amazing universe in which we live!


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