If we clumped together all the constituents of every single human, they would fit into just a sugar cube; but how?
Humans are made of organ systems – organ systems are made of organs – organs are made of cells – cells are made of molecules – molecules are made of elements – elements are made of atoms.
Atoms also have constituents. Each atom is comprised of:
A nucleus which contains a number of protons and neutrons
Electrons “orbiting” this nucleus
In fact, there is so much empty space in an atom, that 99.9999999999999% of it is complete empty space. To put this into perspective; if the atom was the Earth – its nucleus would be the size of a football stadium. Fascinating stuff.
Now if we removed all of this empty space, and clumped up the constituents of every single human’s atoms; it would fit in a sugar cube.
Just when you thought it doesn’t get much crazier than that – the weight of this sugar cube would result to 5 billion tonnes.
That is roughly 10 times the weight of the human race combined!
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