The Earth’s atmosphere is bearing under on every one of us with a press at sea level identical to around 10 tonnes of load per square metre. So simply standing upright way carrying the load of a tiny car.

The reason we can’t feel it is the the air in ~ our bodies (in our lungs and stomachs, because that example) is exerting the same pressure outwards, for this reason there’s no press difference and also no need for united state to exert any type of effort.




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