What is the biggest mindfuck ever?

What is the biggest mindfuck ever? by Onkar Ashtaputre

Answer by Onkar Ashtaputre:

You have never ever touched anything in your life.

If you're reading this, you're probably holding a cellphone right now, or the mouse of your computer, or your laptop is resting on your lap (serving its life purpose). You're probably sitting on a chair, in front of a desk, or on a toilet seat, or relaxing on your bed. Or hundred other things.

I am sorry to shatter your concepts, but you have never touched any of it.

As we all know everything, including humankind, is made up of atoms – the smallest constituent parts of matter. It has a nucleus at the center, around which the negatively charged electrons continuously revolve. And …

Likes repel.

So technically whenever an object is seemingly touching another object, the repulsive force between the electrons of the two objects prevents the direct contact between them.

Our brain perceives this repulsive electromagnetic force as a sensation of touching.

So whenever you sit on a chair or throw yourself on the bed, mind it that you are not touching it. You are hovering over it (by infinitesimal distance)!

Also, you can say that you have never touched yourself.


Image credits and information source: Why Physics Says You Can Never Actually Touch Anything


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What is the biggest mindfuck ever?

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