Powers of Ten

7 Nov

Ten doesn’t sound like that much.

And heck, multiplying by ten just adds one more zero to the end of your number. What’s the big deal?

Well, it turns into a big deal pretty quickly, as shown by this classic video from 1977: “Powers of Ten”

Don’t you just love these old films?

And if not, here is a more modern version of the same thing (though lacking any commentary):

It turns out that ten really is pretty powerful.

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