AND!

Let me get this straight.

Right now, an invisible force is gluing me to the surface of this spherical object that has liquid rock on the inside and it’s hurtling through a vacuum called space.

AND!

This object called Earth is revolving around this giant orb of gas called a star where atoms get thrown at each other so fast that they fuse together and this causes this sphere of gas to produce almost all the light and heat that sustains life on this planet (with the exception of some funny bacterial colonies around thermal vents in the ocean), and heats its core to about 13 million degrees celsius.

AND!

There are more of these giant balls of gas, anywhere between 200 and 400 billion of these stars in our galaxy alone, but most of them are so far away that it takes light years to get from one star to another.

AND!

There are more of these monsterous, giant, collections of stars called galaxies which are even more far apart so that light from the Andromeda galaxy started hurtling towards us at a time before the Homo genus existed on this planet.

AND!

Nothing about this whole arrangement is perfectly stable. Every few billion years a star explodes. A star, just like that funny yellow cirlce thing that our planet spins to face everyday, just explodes and incinerates any planet it may have around it.

AND!

Sometimes those giant massive galaxy things that are a collection of hundreds of billions of stars also collide with each other.

AND!

All this is going on out there in the depths of the universe as you read this.

AND!

People at my school have nothing better to talk about than other people’s sex lives.

Wow.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Wow!

    That’s…

    wow.

  2. Posted by Jason Hanford-Smith on January 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I thought you were trying to make a profound point there, but in the end you just wanted to talk about other people sex lives.

    What a let-down.

    😛

  3. Posted by Bipedal Tetrapod on January 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    They have to, because they don’t have one of their own.

  4. Posted by Bipedal Tetrapod on January 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Darn, the fake [cheap shot]…[/cheap shot] tags didn’t show up in that last comment.

  5. “Sometimes those giant massive galaxy things that are a collection of hundreds of billions of stars also collide with each other.”

    Well, look at you talking about galactic sex lives. Hypocrite! 😛

  6. Okay, so I should have ended it with “And all people want to talk about is Twilight.”

    *eyeroll*

    😛

  7. “Well, look at you talking about galactic sex lives. Hypocrite! :P”

    I can see it now… “That 16,000,000,000’s show”

  8. “Well, look at you talking about galactic sex lives. Hypocrite!”

    “When correctly viewed, everything is lewd.” ~ my former astronomy professor

  9. Hehe. I’m lost.

  10. Very nice 🙂

  11. AND
    Don’t forget the virtual particles popping up at every moment in the vacuums, producing a very microscopic effect called Casimir effect when two objects are very close to each other, and which have been experimentally been proven. ^_^

    Also, the sun won’t explode, its outer layer will wisp away into planetary nebulae. Now, Sirius, I am sure THAT one will explode.

  12. Posted by Lucian on January 31, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    The depths of the microcosm are sometimes as impressive as the heights of the macrocosm, … if not even more.

  13. @Lucian

    Very true and eloquently said.

  14. Nothing wrong with talking about sex lives you prude.

  15. Posted by JCollum on February 5, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Great punchline.

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