Our universe is both nearly infinitely large and nearly infinitely small, which means that if you really think about the comparable size of various objects it can be a sure way to a headache. But as headaches go, the kind that comes from pondering the massive size of the universe is probably pretty pleasant, and it’s exactly what you’ll get from reading the new book The Scale of Things: Mind-Blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios and Extraordinary Facts. Speaking of facts, here’s the official dope on the book:
“Comparisons help us understand the world a little better. Our brains just work that way. Like, did you know that, since data has mass, the entire internet weighs about the same as an egg? This is exactly the type of fact nugget you’ll find in The Scale of Things: Mind-Blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios and Extraordinary Facts. The book presents a collection of these facts with eye-catching illustrations to both inform and entertain you. The 144-page hardcover will fill your cranium with bizarre knowledge you won’t soon forget.”
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