Kickstarting a growth chart that instills an appreciation of the awesome magnitude of the universe


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/08/giga-peta-exa.html


#2

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”


#3

You want to answer a toddler’s questions? You do not understand at all. Toddlers do not ask questions because they seek answers. They ask questions because they want you to talk to them.

Until they turn twelve and the questions abruptly stop.


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The Total Perspective Vortex is a device built as a practical application of the theory of atomic interactivity. The idea is that, if every atom of the universe is affected by every other atom of the universe, then it is theoretically possible to extrapolate a model of the entire universe using any single piece of matter as a starting point. The Vortex does this employing a piece of fairy cake as its extrapolatory base.

Originally created by its inventor Trin Tragula as a way to get back at his wife (who was always telling him to get a “sense of proportion”), the Vortex is now used as a torture and (in effect) killing device on the planet Frogstar B. The prospective victim of the TPV is placed within a small chamber wherein is displayed a model of the entire universe - together with a microscopic dot bearing the legend “you are here”. The sense of perspective thereby conveyed destroys the victim’s mind; it was stated that the TPV is the only known means of crushing a man’s soul.

The only person to survive the Vortex is former President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox.


#5

normalized log^2 chart with fine art detail or Get The Fine Oubille.


#6

LOL. Funny way to say 1.36017m.

Fun fact: an inch is defined as precisely 2.54cm.


#7

Us 'mericans are independent. We don’t want no more foreign rulers.:slightly_smiling_face:


#8

Yeah I was interested until they started talking imperial units ffs.


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