If you could take all the empty space out of your atoms, the entire human race would be sugar-cube sized!
Atoms have a ton of empty space in them. Many drawings of atoms are highly inaccurate because they don’t account for all the empty space in an atom. The empty space covers the majority of the size of an atom with just a small nucleus and some electrons moving around the mostly empty space.
If an atom is the whole solar system, the sun would be the nucleus and the planets would be the electrons. In between the planets and sun, there is a ton of empty space!
Here are some other crazy facts about the universe:
- If the sun were made up of bananas it wouldn’t be all that different. It would still be extremely hot! The reason for the heat of the sun has to do with its mass more so than its material. Therefore, the sun could be made up of many different substances, like, for example, bananas.
- 98% of the universe is invisible! What this means is that the majority of the universe is made up of dark matter, which we know exists because of the effect its gravity has on visible matter.
Slash has had his top hat since 1985, when he decided to shoplift it from a store. At the time, he was still extremely poor and didn’t have the money for it, so he just took it.
He needed an accessory for a show in Los Angeles, and wasn’t about to put the purchase off for later. A top hat is a pretty awkward shaped thing to steal, so Slash made no attempt to hide it as he left the store. He just put it on his head and walked out of the story.
Luckily for Slash, the hat didn’t have any sensor to set it off as he left. When he got home he decided the hat was a bit boring, and added one of his belts to it for a little flavor. It has been a trademark part of his look ever since.
A hat isn’t the only thing that Slash has stolen. He also has a stolen guitar. He had taken it from Hard Rock in Orlando and used it for years. No one had claimed it at the time, so Slash assumed it was as good as his.
Later, in 2007, Slash was being honored at Hard Rock for his career. He decided to return the guitar to Hard Rock as a present.
The creator and artist of Scooby Doo was Iwao Takamoto. Takamoto did a bit of research before creating the beloved character of children and adults alike. He spoke with a breeder of Great Danes who informed him of what a show-ready pedigree Great Dane would look like.
Takamoto, of course, took this information into consideration, but he probably used the information the opposite way of how the breeder might have expected him to use it. Instead of making Scooby, a perfect show dog, he gave Scooby several characteristics opposite of the show standards.
Scooby was given completely the wrong colorization as well as a humped back, bowed legs, and small chin. Since Scooby is a cartoon, he was also given some unrealistic characteristics. For example, Scooby’s tail has far more capabilities than any real dog’s tail would have.
He can use it to hang from or even press buttons. Scooby’s face is also “malleable,” which means that it could be adjusted in unnatural way to communicate emotion. He also has only one pad on the sole of his feet, which is inaccurate, but make Scooby easier to draw.
Roosevelt visited Hawaii in the summer of 1934. He visited what is called the Big Island, which is where Kilauea volcano is located. While he was there, he went to the Kilauea crater, where he sacrificed some ohelo berries out of respect to Hawaiian legend.
The legend calls for the berries to be given to Pele, the goddess of fire using the crater. Interestingly, the Kilauea volcano erupted shortly after Roosevelt’s visit in July. It erupted in September, just two months after the president’s visit. Violent eruptions are not extremely frequent for the volcano, which didn’t erupt again until 1952. The volcano is known as a “drive-in” volcano nowadays.
The action around the volcano is very mild. Visitors to the site can approach the volcano and walk the cooled lava rock in relative safety. Nevertheless, it has been slowly active since 1983. Although the volcano is calm now, at one point it was highly violent and dangerous. Back in 1959, there was a violent eruption that spewed magma up 1,900 feet in the air.
Ryugyong Hotel is a skyscraper located in North Korea. It is most notable for its distinct pyramid shape. It is also sometimes called the 105 building since it is 105 stories tall. It remained uncompleted for many years because the fall of communism had left resources for the project unable to be bought.
Its construction is very rooted in the Cold War, and it was actually build as a response to the completion of what was the tallest hotel at the time, Westin Stamford Hotel in Singapore. The Ryugyong Hotel surpassed the height of the Westin, but lack of resources left it uncompleted without windows or furniture.
The hotel was supposed to be open in the summer of 1989 for the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students, but it actually didn’t reach its full height until 1992, and it was at that point that the construction lacked resources.
Despite the building’s failings, it was finally finished in 2012. Now though, it has been surpassed in height by the Rose Tower. It really only ever was the tallest hotel if an unoccupied building counts as a hotel.