What If You Could Shrink to the Size of an Atom?



What if you could shrink yourself down to the size of 1 mm (0.04 in), about the size of a frog’s egg? Actually no, there too many creepy crawly predators, so let’s go smaller. What if you shrunk to 10 micrometers (0.0004 in), the size of an animal cell? That’s pretty cool, but I think we can go even smaller. How about 100 nanometers (0.000004 in), the size of a virus? That’s better, but we’re not in the mood to be swallowed by white blood cells. So let’s keep going. What if you shrunk to 1 angström, the size of the atom?

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  • Everything would be covered in serpinski carpets

    BlueCassio June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • U are transformed into black holes

    Sandra Souza June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • I was waiting for a Marvel clip and here i got tons

    Swaraj Jawane June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What about your atoms? What if someone shrunk to the size of your atoms when you are shrunk into an atom?

    Brandon Vue June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Your atoms would be even smaller

    Karabo Lefa June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Antman punching the air rn

    your local brand June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Oxygen molecule?

    edgar Gonzalez June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Antman:
    "FIRST TIME"

    Joann Bautista June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • 4:38
    my brain cant handle this

    GAMING FREAK June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • My Answer

    You Will Found New Universe

    Jody June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • In short: it's impossible

    Aman Singh June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What if everything is shrunk in the same ratio then you would be able to reduce to the size of atoms. So now atoms of the body are billion times smaller than surrounding atoms. Thats the only viable solution else its impossible by our current understanding of science.

    Salman Khan June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Consider a man shrunk to the size of an atom.
    Then how small would be that man's atoms😱😱

    UNITED FAN June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Not if.
    If I say we are already in an Antom of a thing and living on an electron(Earth) revolving around the nucleus (sun)

    ONE MAN ONE CAM June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Imagine you watch porn

    K.G.B xxp June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What happen if you touch an atom

    Muerkin & Rylee gaming June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Time will become slower and these problems will not arise.

    Ankit Kumar June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • You Could Shrink to the Size of an Atom?

    me: time travel

    스페이스 June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • if your skrink into atoms then what are you made of???

    BOOM -agar YT June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Only hank Pym can do that.🤷

    Srilatha Dr June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • You would become a black hole: The End

    Mr. Slay June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • You could always go down to protons, or ……even quarks

    Rajdeep Rajan June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • How can you breathe if you are smaller than oxygen molecule?

    pritam khapekar June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What if you shrunk to the size of a plank leangth

    Todd Justice June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • this sounds like a death row sentence

    Black Skateboarding June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • 5:55 I will just suside

    Dipanjoli Hazarika June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • MCU universe should see this vedio

    shahadath hossain June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Very scary situation…😱

    Santunu Bhaduri June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • So basically, just DON'T 🤣

    Joshua Peter June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • 3:07

    Alfie Ryan June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • A normal Pearson: what if I could shrink into the size of an atom? Ant man: OH PLEASE

    Guido Bonino June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • That's why you wear a armored suit that protects you🤷‍♂️

    Kimo _96792 June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • matt stonie

    pro noob June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • you know how everything gots atoms are atoms build up from smaller atoms and that's build up from smaller atoms so on

    Name June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • So if you shrink into the size of an atom, will that mean your atoms will also shrink as well? Those atoms then turn into the smallest thing in the universe? My brain hurts

    A normal and non-suspicious box June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • 3:15 wtf r u doing here Matt stonie

    XxDeleonxX June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • u will turn into a black hole like if ant man was even smaller he would be a black hole

    Ben10news11 June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • If you could shrink to the size of an atom what would happen to your atoms?.

    Om Om June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • But what makes a atom and what makes the thing that makes a atom does it keep going or no?

    Sub-Zero games June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What If You Could Shrink To The Size Of An Atom??

    Quick Answer: I Would Be Ant-Man

    Super-Bat Wayne June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Why did Matt stonie come 😂😂

    Rathna H.S June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • What if you shrunk to the size of the X button on the mobile ad?

    Alphon ML June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • if you shrink smaller than an atom then how small are your cells?

    It’s Your Boi John Wick June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • but all of that is assuming, your body is going to be reduced without a suit. Thats what the suit would be for, to provide oxygen, nutrients and a source of light for your new small body.

    fjf sjdnx June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Here's and Idea:

    "What if you could mutate your DNA to gain superhuman abilities?"

    Serpent Time June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • WHAT IF YOU CAN SHRINK THE SIZE OF THE QUARK

    wahnano June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • Before watching :Oolala i always wanted to do this

    After watching: nah that wont be very smart

    Aakash kashyap June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • How would atom sized human behave in double slit experiment?? Will it behave as a particle or a wave??

    abhishek tambewagh June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • ok u seriously don't need different clips for this vid just put the whole ant man movies🤣🤣🤣🌈🌈

    Anuruti bhatt June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply
  • ok u seriously don't need different clips for this vid just put the whole ant man movies🤣🤣🤣🌈🌈

    Anuruti bhatt June 16, 2020 12:53 am Reply

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