Large Mass, Small Space

I was reading about black holes on wikipedia the other day:

“A black hole is a theoretical region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even electromagnetic radiation (e.g. visible light), can escape its pull after having fallen past its event horizon. […] Black holes, as currently understood, are described by the general theory of relativity. This theory predicts that when a large enough amount of mass is present in a sufficiently small region of space, all paths through space are warped inwards towards the center of the volume, preventing all matter and radiation within it from escaping.”

Hmm, a large enough amount of mass in a sufficiently small region of space…I think I’m on the cusp of understanding why people look slimmer when they wear black.

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