Did You Know That 99.99999999% Of Our Body Is Empty?

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You probably didn't even read the number in the headline, but that's not important. According to scientific data, our body is almost completely empty. How? Let's take a look.

Let's learn a little about the structure of atoms.

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The nucleus can't be compared to the atom itself because it covers a really small space. Protons and neutrons are located in this nucleus. Electrons, on the other hand, turn around the nucleus very fast and create orbits.

A nucleus makes up 1 of 100,000 of an atom

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To understand this better, check out this example. If the nucleus was as big as a nut, an atom would be as big as a football stadium.

The most striking statistics happen here.

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Like all living and non-living things, we're made up of atoms and since our atoms aren't different that others atoms, our body is 99.9999999% empty.

Let's continue being enlightened. Interesting statistics don't end here.

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If we were able to destroy the empty spaces of the atoms inside our body, we could fit into a grain of sand. If we could do the same thing for the billions of people in the world, we all could fit in a single cube of sugar.

If we're empty so much, how come nothing passes through us? How come we can't pass through other objects?

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The answers lie within electrons. When electrons are spinning, they create an orbital cloud, and this almost empty cloud covers the majority of an atom. How? Let's take a look at an example.

Imagine a fan.

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When it's not working, it seems like there is a big empty space around its blades, right? You can pass your hand through it easily. How about trying this while the fan is on? Your answer is probably ''no'' because those spaces don't look so empty when the fan is moving.

Last but not least, we should say that we don't actually touch anything in a real sense.

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When the electrons in our body get closer to the electrons in the other objects, the chair you're sitting on for example, they push each other away because both electrons have the same charge. So whatever you do, you can't force these electrons to actually touch each other.

So, technically, you can't actually touch an object or a person and have never touched one!

Science is beautiful, isn't it?

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