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• Hello there I'm Jake Roper brother, son, friend to no one.

• If you've been a DONG fan for a while you may remember a website we showed called scaleofuniverse.com.

• It's a very neat interactive experience that shows you just how tiny and just how

• enormous things can get.

• And for more tiny and enormous DONGs here are some things you can do online now guys.

• Let me ask you this.

• How many smoots tall are you?

• I am 1.07 smoots.

• WHOA JAKE WHAT EVEN IS A SMOOT.

• It's a hilarious measurement made up because of a man named Oliver R. Smoot.

• His fraternity pledge was to measure the length of the Harvard Bridge using his body which

• was 5 foot 7 inches or one smoot.

• That would make the Empire State building 260.4 smoots.

• This google mapped route from LA to New York City, well that's 2,645,044 smoots.

• The distance to the moon is 225,920,955 smoots.

• There are other strange measurements like a beard second, the length an average beard

• grows in a second.

• For example I am 365,760,000 beard seconds tall.

• The CN tower is 110,642,400,000 beard seconds.

• The great wall of China is 4,239,333,964,800,000 beard seconds.

• This website allows you to covert smoots or beard seconds into other measurements and vice versa.

• A beard second is 5 nanometers.

• World Science Festival has a great video that helps you gauge how tiny a nanometer is.

• There are other ridiculous measurements out there like one Warhol based off Andy Warhol's

• statement thateveryone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”

• So if you're famous for 1 kilowarhol you'd be famous for 15,000 minutes.

• Good job.

• But what is the smallest measurement?

• Well let's go back to Scale of Universe.

• In fact it is the smallest distance between two things before they are considered to be

• in the exact same location.

• An atom is about 48,261,724,457 planck lengths.

• Now let's se how long you have to zoom out just to get to the size of a carbon atom.

• Again, it's difficult to comprehend things on this minute of a scale since we can't see them with our naked

• eye or even a clothed eye which is I guess what glasses would be. So let's check out cell size and scale.

• We'll start off at a carbon atom, the smallest thing this site shows.

• Zooming out a bit we'll pass some viruses, a human egg, a sperm cell, a grain of salt,

• a sesame seed and now a coffee bean.

• Fun fact: a grain of salt is estimated to have around 1.2 quintillion

• atoms.

• That number looks like this by the way.

• Now let's go back to scale of the universe.

• Hey! hey hey hey! There we are!

• Now let's keep zooming out and we'll see a T-rex which is big compared to people but

• some dinosaurs sizes might surprise you.

• This chart shows a 5 foot 6 tall guy as compared to a bunch of them.

• What comes to mind when you hear velociraptor?

• For me it's those scary guys from Jurassic Park that can open doors and they eat Muldoon. MULDOON!

• But good news. They're roughly the size of a turkey. So what does that mean? Well you could kick them.

• Really far. How far? I don't know. Probably into orbit. Into the sun. Potentially.

• They also had feathers so if we saw one today we might just think it's a weird looking murderous bird.

• On the other hand when dinosaurs aren't busy being the size of turkeys they can be

• pretty behemoth.

• The brachiosaurus is the largest known dinosaur and could eat vegetation as high as 30 feet

• off the ground.

• It is to this day the largest known land animal ever.

• That's pretty big but the largest animal to have ever lived is actually alive today and do you know what it is?

• blue whale. Good work! You did it!

• This site lets you get up close and personal with a blue whale.

• Now blue whales it's hard to

• It's hard to fathom just how big they are but let me give you some facts

• that might blow your mind but they probably won't because your very smart and attractive.

• They can way up to 181,437 kg.

• That's close to half a million pounds, almost as much as I can bench, ladies.

• Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant.

• AN ELEPHANT!!!!!

• Their hearts unlike my black hole are around 204 kg, about the size of a car.

• The daily requirement of an adult blue whale is around 1.5 million calories.

• And now let's say you eat an average of 2,000 calories a day.

• It would take you over 2 years to eat what one blue whale eats in a single day.

• Challenge accepted.

• Now let's go back to scale of the universe and zoom out a bit further.

• Okay here we have Vatican City, the smallest country in the world.

• Still bigger than myself, a blue whale, or a Planck Length but as far as countries go, it's

• not very big.

• Thetruesize.com is a really neat site that shows you well, the true size of countries.

• When projecting a 3D globe onto a 2D map there's room for errors and distortion.

• The most popular map projection that you're probably familiar with is the Mercator projection

• and it distorts the sizes of countries close to the poles.

• For example, Africa and Greenland look to be about roughly the same size but in reality Africa

• is much much larger than Greenland. Sorry Greenland. You're still great and I love you.

• We are given three countries for comparison: The United States, India, and China.

• Look what happens when we drag the U.S. over Africa.

• It pales in comparison.

• But now drag it up here and it becomes very clear that Africa and Greenland are nowhere

• near the same size.

• Let's wrap that map back into a globe and here is our beautiful Earth.

• It seems big and beautiful because for the most part it's all we've ever experienced firsthand so

• it's hard to conceptualize just how tiny it really is in the scope of the universe.

• But let's at least try shall we.

• So this is Earth, larger than Mars, Mercury and Venus but zoom out a hohoho holy moly!

• it looks pretty small.

• Now let's say you wanted to drive around the whole Earth because why not.

• It would be close to a 40233.6 kilometer trek so all you have to do is not sleep or go to

• the bathroom or go insane from claustrophobia...

• I mean I guess you could sleep because we're not timing you on how fast you could go

• Anyways if you wanted to do it in one go you'd have to keep a pace of 80.47 kph and you should

• get there in a short 21 days with no breaks.

• But it would take you over 227 days of nonstop driving to get around all of Jupiter at the same speed.

• Other than a lack of patience I see no reason why you couldn't do it.

• And remember my dear child. No matter how many Warhols you are famous for, no matter how many smoots you are

• stay humble because in the grand scheme of things you are pretty tiny. Which is a beautiful thing!

• And as al...no.

• You know what I'm not gonna say and as always thanks for watching just yet. Oh no I just did it.

Hello there I'm Jake Roper brother, son, friend to no one.

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林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/30
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