Think You Are Sitting Still? Think Again!

Warning: this video may mess with your cognitive sense of balance. You might think you know where you are, yet defining "place" is more complicated than it seems. You can say the same about the terms "movement" and "direction." The "place" where you are is not absolute; it's all relative. You know that in your head, but Kurzgesagt is going to blow your mind with the many ways that you are moving through space that cannot be measured in any way but relative to something else. The further out you go, the more you are moving, even if you can't feel it. Which I guess is a good thing, or we would be permanently dizzy. By the time this video gets close to its conclusion, you feel like we all might be just on dot on some interstellar giant's wallpaper. Cosmic. The last minute of this video is an ad.  

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"Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving, and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour. That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power. The sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see, are moving at a million miles a day, in an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour, of this galaxy we call the Milky Way..."
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