Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The Size of a Human Rolled Into a Sphere

"If an average-sized human body were rolled into a sphere, how big would that sphere be?"

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deepomega (#1,720)

I assume it depends how much experience you have tightly rolling things.

Leon (#6,596)

@deepomega If you roll a person to tight, air can't pass through, and that's no good at all.

SeanP (#4,058)

@deepomega If you use one of those vacuum-sealer bags it works better.

davetar (#1,114)

@deepomega Wait a minute, these aren't Cubans… they're DOMINICANS!

Murgatroid (#2,904)

I don't need "fun" math facts to give me an excuse to curl up into a fetal ball.

Here's a neat science fact involving squishing people into new shapes!

The density of matter in a neutron star averages about 10^15 grams per cubic centimeter. That's about the same density you'd get if you took every person on Earth and squished them all into a single matchbox. AWESOME (and unverified; the math is left as an exercise for the reader).

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