Where Our Atoms Came From (Part II)

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Once they found their way to the Earth, your atoms began to cycle through the air, land, and water.

At this point, it’s hard to track exactly where your atoms went but we do know that they have been very well recycled.

The average person is made of seven octillion atoms, which is a number so great that it is almost impossible to conceptualise. Seven octillion is a seven followed by twenty-five zero’s. If you had seven octillion standard sized bricks, they’d fill the volume of the planet Jupiter… four times over…

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