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fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
The universe is very big.
Rule of thumb: The number of inches in a mile (63360) is remarkably close to the number of AUs in one light-year (63241.077).

In other words, if you perceived the distance from the earth to the sun as merely an inch, the closest star is a microscopic pinpoint of light over four miles away..

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tithonium From: tithonium Date: August 8th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Space it says is big. REALLY big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen...
mauser From: mauser Date: August 9th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a great big universe, and you are really puny
Just a tiny little spec, about the size of Mickey Rooney....


I think it's just further proof of the superiority of SAE units over SI. :-)
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: August 12th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Everybody lives on a street in a city
Or a village or a town for what it's worth.
And they're all inside a country which is part of a continent
That sits upon a planet known as Earth.
And the Earth is a ball full of oceans and some mountains
Which is out there spinning silently in space.
And living on that Earth are the plants and the animals
And also the entire human race.

It's a great big universe
And we're all really puny
We're just tiny little specks
About the size of Mickey Rooney.
It's big and black and inky
And we are small and dinky
It's a big universe and we're not.

And we're part of a vast interplanetary system
Stretching seven hundred billion miles long.
With nine planets and a sun; we think the Earth's the only one
That has life on it, although we could be wrong.
Across the interstellar voids are a billion asteroids
Including meteors and Halley's Comet too.
And there's over fifty moons floating out there like balloons
In a panoramic trillion-mile view.

And still it's all a speck amid a hundred billion stars
In a galaxy we call the Milky Way.
It's sixty thousand trillion miles from one end to the other
And still that's just a fraction of the way.
'Cause there's a hundred billion galaxies that stretch across the sky
Filled with constellations, planets, moons and stars.
And still the universe extends to a place that never ends
Which is maybe just inside a little jar!

It's a great big universe
And we're all really puny
We're just tiny little specks
About the size of Mickey Rooney.

Though we don't know how it got here
We're an important part here
It's a big universe and it's ours!

(alt version)
You might think that you're essential
Try inconsequential
It's a small world after all!
mauser From: mauser Date: August 12th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I did it from memory. I didn't look it up. I haven't heard it since the show was running.

I knew a guy who could sing the nations of the world from memory.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: August 12th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
My sister jatg can sing "The Nations of the World" from memory.
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