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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Creator Of A Soapy Cosmos

Soap bubbles are created by human beings.

Free-floating soap bubbles are practically perfect spheres.

Every last one of them.

Each soap bubble is made of millions of molecules.

The next time you watch a little kid blow a soap bubble, ask yourself:

How does the creator arrange all those millions of molecules so perfectly to ensure that they will always form a sphere?