What If Every Single Person on Earth Jumped at the Same Time?

created at: 08/22/2012

Michael Stevens of VSauce explores the idea of what might happen if every person on earth – all seven billion plus of us – jumped into the air at the same time.   Turns out…not much at all. Even if everybody stood shoulder-to-shoulder (which, interestingly, would only take about 500 square miles), we’d only move the earth about 1/100th of the width of a single hydrogen atom. And then, it’d move right back when we landed.

But, do watch this video – it’s fascinating stuff:

 

[via Geek & Sundry]