How High Can We Build? How Big Can a Person Get? 10 months ago   10:07

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What's the tallest THING we've ever built? How tall will we EVER be able to build?

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see two sunrises/sunsets and calculate the Earth's Radius: http://www.darylscience.com/downloads/DblSunset.pdf

also HERE: http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~dns/teachersguide/MeasECAct.html

Tallest Structures TIMELINE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_three_tallest_structures_in_the_world

Tallest list incorporating building/structure distinction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures_in_the_world

falling person and terminal velocity: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy00/phy00012.htm

KWTV, first radio mast taller than the Empire State Building: http://www.fybush.com/sites/2004/site-040129.html

radio mast collapse VIDEO: https://ufl.ae/videow/ln4a9wNQPUC

Dubai and Burj Khalifa in fog: https://ufl.ae/videow/le3fO_zcd2m

Pictures of Burj Khalifa: http://www.owips.com/burj-khalifa/

Burj Khalifa and Ramadan: http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/burj-khalifa-residents-must-fast-a-little-longer-2011-08-07-1.411516

Shuttle / ISS height: http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/activities/botec_orbit.html

Sunrise from orbit VIDEO: https://ufl.ae/videow/5dV5HNGnTX4

XKCD Date Idea" http://blog.xkcd.com/2009/04/06/a-date-idea-analyzed/

Space elevator: http://www.spaceward.org/ (be sure to enjoy the Conan Space Pirate Toy .gif)

http://www.spaceelevatorblog.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

Another possible way to make a super-tall structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fountain
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Intra
I love how he just casually debunks all of the flat earth movement
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Bryant Martell
Nice suicide example
The G’s
Space comma
Jared Conner
if the earth is flat, building too tall will tip us over. If it is round, it can alter our tilt. Actually, it would take A LOT off REALLY TALL buildings to do that.
Timlagor
Didn't answer its own question (how tall we could build).
Also didn't say what strength we'd need for a space elevator or how close we are.
Rick Campbell
The pyramids are tesla towers and were built after 1905.
Jake Kenth
The max build limit in Survival mode is 156 blocks before dyin bro
Same thing with them creative Bois
Everett Ray
Who’s here for he 256 jokes
John Kean
I think *VSauce* means: _veritable liquid_ a twist on: _vino veritas_ ie wine. (Sauced means _drunk._ ) In wine there is truth. Which means if you get anyone drunk the truth will out. You don't need _sodium pentothal_ OR wine just VSauce.🤣 l think Michael Stevens will agree with me! 🤔
Tacos. Are. Good.
Well of course we can only build 256 blocks high and then you reach the build limit
Red XIII
6:00 flat earth busted
S T
Flat earthers will be mad at this video.
joe fran
Don't have money for infrastructure yet your talking about a building 21,000 miles ha ha ha!
Ollied
I miss this Vsauce
Wayne Reynolds
the joke's on you, bruh......the earth is FLAT!
Aaron Furneaux
YouTubes algorithm:
2012: nah
2013: nah
2014: nah
2015: nah
2016: nah
2017: nah
2018: nah
2019: WATCH THIS NOW YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS
Ass ho
a bunch of mombo jombo. skip to 7:09
IL MOSTRO
None of the phenomenon described here and experienced first hand by people would be possible if the earth was flat. Suck on that dumb idiots. 🤣
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How Big Can a Person Get? How High Can We Build? 10 months ago   15:44

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Veritasium video on single photons and frog eyes: https://ufl.ae/videow/spjesrXyygG

British Pathe Robert Wadlow video: https://ufl.ae/videow/5CsMm03Hohi

Earth Unplugged channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV

AsapScience Moon Illusion video: https://ufl.ae/videow/49HpjD4Rgk0

interactive DNA model: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/dna/builddna/

Igor Vovkovinsky: http://www.thetallestman.com/igorvovkovinskiy.htm

Sultan Kösen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_K%C3%B6sen

Robert Wadlow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow

André the Giant:

http://twentytwowords.com/2012/01/26/andre-the-giant-holding-a-can-of-beer/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant

tallest woman: http://www.thetallestman.com/zengjinlian.htm

human height:

http://io9.com/5789332/in-search-of-the-worlds-tallest-human
http://erinjenne.blogspot.co.uk/2011_02_01_archive.html
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:lL-vNccMG8MJ:www.naturalheightgrowth.com/2012/09/20/what-is-the-tallest-theoretical-height-of-the-human-species/+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Genetic manipulation of height: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/11/1081621836499.html

Square-cube law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square-cube_law

Largest dinosaurs: http://www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com/news/editorial/biggest-dinosaurs-amphicoelias-bruhathkayosaurus/1/

Giraffatitan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffatitan

Bruhathkayosaurus:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruhathkayosaurus
http://smart-pustaka.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bruhathkayosaurus-matleyi.html

Blue Whale:

Mars and Earth comparrison: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Mars_Earth_Comparison_2.jpg

Mars-born people being taller: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1160-would-humans-born-on-mars-grow-taller-than-earthlings-.html

biology of body size and shape:

http://dinosaurtheory.com/scaling.html
http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/21701757/
http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/lectures/scaling.html
http://supersonicman.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/the-square-cube-law-all-animals-jump-the-same-height/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allometry

Guy Murche book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Seven-Mysteries-Life-Murchie/dp/0395957915

Sound calculator: http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-distancelaw.htm

How far away is the horizon?

http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/atmos_refr/horizon.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:How_far_away_is_the_horizon.png
http://www.howitworksdaily.com/environment/what-is-the-maximum-distance-the-human-eye-can-see-if-unobstructed/

Angular size:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter
http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/Academics/Astr221/Light/parallax.html

Anuglar size calculator: http://planetcalc.com/1897/

Smallest angular size naked eye can see: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994JBAA..104...86W

Animal olfaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfaction#Olfaction_in_plants_and_animals

Human body radiation emission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-body_radiation#Human_body_emission

Humans emitting light in visible spectrum: http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html

Final .gif: http://i.imgur.com/X8M5X.gif

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