Alt News August 20, 2012
VIDEO OF THE DAY: What If Everyone On Earth Jumped At The Same Time?

Very important question: what would happen if every single person on the planet jumped at the same time? Okay, maybe it's not THAT important. But it's definitely interesting, and it gives the geeks at Vsauce the opportunity to delve into some other related questions, like "if Earth's whole human population lived together at the density of downtown New York, how much space would we take up?" Answer: we could fit inside Texas.

The subject also gives Michael Stevens, the vid's narrator, the opportunity to get into some fascinating facts about numbers, seismic activity, gravity and social networks. But none of that answers the question: what would actually happen if we all jumped at once? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

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