Fun with science!

Randall Munroe answers the “hypothetical” question: What would happen if you were to gather a mole (unit of measurement) of moles (the small furry critter) in one place?

I can pick up a mole (animal) and throw it.[Citation needed] Anything I can throw weighs one pound. One pound is one kilogram. The number 602,214,129,000,000,000,000,000 looks about twice as long as a trillion, which means it’s about a trillion trillion. I happen to know that a trillion trillion kilograms is how much a planet weighs.

illustration showing that a trillion is visually approximately one half of one mole

… if anyone asks, I did not tell you it was ok to do math like this.

Read the whole thing at A Mole of Moles.

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