Friday, January 17, 2014


What do these two things have in common you might ask? Well I'll tell you.

All matter is composed of mostly empty space. Atoms are 99.9999999999999% empty space and the weight of all those quarks, nuclei, protons, and electrons makes up just 1-2% of its weight. That means that 98% of the weight of your body consists of the energy required to keep you from exploding basically.

So what does that mean really? Well if you were to remove all the empty space between atoms and the empty space between all that which makes up an atom you would be so small I couldn't even begin to make you understand. So let's just say this. If you removed all the space of the atoms of every single person that has ever lived on this earth, and I'm not talking about just living today, OF ALL TIME, then it would take up about the size of a sugar cube. All 110,000,000,000 of them that have ever lived. Now we could expand that. All the matter in of our solar system could fit inside a baseball. And all the matter of the entire gallaxy of the Milky Way could fit inside the city of London.

Of course if we were to remove all the space from the atoms of everything on earth then that would release such a ridiculous amount of energy all at once that the cosmic explosion of a star exploding would be a close proximity.

Friday, January 10, 2014

"A VOID" the E

I don't read much of anything. In fact I have just read one book by choice since I graduated college and in college I didn't read much either. But I LOOOOOVE knowledge. I am a visual learner and don't have the attention span to finish a book, let alone a paragraph usually. 

That said there is one book I absolutely want to read. It's called "A Void". It's a 300 page French noir novel written by Georges Perec in 1969 and it's written without using a single use of the letter E. The only time it is used in the entire novel is the authors name.

The plot revolves around a group of people looking for a missing person named Anton Vowl. There are several subplots within the story each one involving something lacking in their life.

Even writers who have critiqued this work have taken on the challenge of not using a single E.