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    Cary Huang: The Scale of the Universe 2

Miscellaneous: Fun and learning in one! Get stuck in to The Scale of the Universe 2

Posted by Liv Siddall,

I would apologise in advance for linking you to something that may well eat up a good few hours of your afternoon, but this is too good not to share. Simple concept: an easy-to-use online app that allows the user to zoom in and out of the history of the world in order to get to grips with the scale of things. Compare the size of planets to the Grand Canyon, check out how big Japanese spider crabs are, and see just how teeny tiny us silly old humans look in comparison to the infinite, sprawling universe. Keep the sound effects on, and make sure you click on the items you don’t recognise, I’ve learnt more than I have in the last hour than I did in my entire time at school.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.