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Life, The Universe, And Everything

It’s really rather amazing how small the earth is in comparison to the gas giants of our solar system. It’s even more amazing how small the gas giants are to other celestial objects.

This website offers a chart explaining the size differences.

Now just think for a second. Some of those stars like Antares are mind boggling giant. Yet they aren’t much brighter to our eyes than most the other stars in the sky. Think about that. Try to grasp how far away those stars would have to be to give off the same amount of light as the rest in the universe.

It’s amazing.

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Life

A tip for conversing

A friend told me this remarkably simple tip for conversing at events.

Always enter a conversations with a drink you are about to finish.

If things don’t go well, all you need to do is take one last gulp from your drink and excuse yourself to get another, never to return.

If the conversation is going well, finish your drink and ask the other person if you can get them anything when you go to get another. They will appreciate the gesture even if they decline, and it implies that you’ll be returning for a longer conversation.