Because you can never get enough videos to remind you how tiny you are compared to the rest of the world. Catch the video below. And a good MLK day to you.
[Video link via Chart Porn]
Nice! In a similar vein, this visualisation takes the scale in both directions – universe and atom:
Don’t miss the bit about the surgical mask / virus.
The best video of this kind I know of is this one (by the American Museum of Natural History):
“This is the Universe. It’s really, really big…”
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