Size Matters After All

The tired old saw about size matters, size doesn’t matter can bring a tired yawn to most people. But I’m here to tell you in some relevant ways that it does. As it turns out, the amount of personal space a person needs is directly tied to the character of people around that person.

And I mean “personal space” as in a circumference around a person measured using distance and time.

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-people-affect-interpersonal-space.html

In a paper written by an unknown author by Anglia Ruskin University, published by the journal PLOS ONE, they discovered that what a person hears affects the size of their personal space required to feel comfortable. Basically if someone hears an argument, or aggressive conversation, their personal space requirements become larger.

Compared against a neutral conversation, people’s personal space bubble becomes smaller. speaking of smaller…

Here’s a picture of the worlds smallest house.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-built-worlds-smallest-house-180969149/

They used tiny robots to build this house that is 20 micrometers wide. Brigit Katz wrote about it over at Smithsonianmag.com. So yeah size actually does matter right?

 

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