You’re not saying this the same as everyone else

It’s one of the beauties of the English language that different regions have their own vocabularies, but sometimes the differences warrant a “Huh?” You may have no idea what your friend from Louisiana is trying to tell you she ate for lunch, and you may be too embarrassed to ask, but it’s also possible that you ate the exact same thing. You just have a different word for it. When it comes to the American lexicon, variety is key, which is why we’ve put together a list of different words that mean the same thing across the country. English is confusing. 

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Scale of the universe

Scroll to your hearts content from the Plank length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.

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"Read. It makes you more intelligent. It’s that simple. We all see the universe through the tiny keyhole of our own eyes, and every book is another keyhole from which you can gaze."

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