Just For Fun / Orders of Magnitude

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Can you name the item with a greater order of magnitude in each pair?

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A) The mass of all humans on Earth - OR - B) The mass of all bacteria on Earth ?
A) Capacity in bytes of a standard 3.5 inch floppy disk - OR - B) The RAM capacity of a Nintendo Entertainment System console ?
A) Cross-sectional area of a human hair - OR - B) Surface area of an average bacterium ?
A) Sound amplitude of a loud rock concert - OR - B) Sound amplitude of a typical gunshot ?
A) The combined total attendance of Major League Baseball games since 1900 - OR - B) The current population of the United States ?
A) Total humans presently living on Earth - OR - B) Number of chickens born in the past 24 months ?
A) Estimated net worth of Bill Gates - OR - B) The GDP of Moldova ?
A) Annual deaths caused by pigs - OR - B) Annual deaths caused by sharks ?
A) Stars in the Universe - OR - B) Grains of sand on Earth ?
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A) Chemical energy in one chicken McNugget - OR - B) Kinetic energy of ten average people jumping as high as they can ?
A) Tablespoons of water on Earth - OR - B) Number of water molecules in a tablespoon of water ?
A) Muzzle velocity of a high speed sniper round - OR - B) Velocity of the International Space Station relative to Earth's surface ?
A) The quantity of atoms in the Universe - OR - B) The number 10 to the power of 100, also called 'googol' ?
A) Avg. kilometers from the Sun to Earth - OR - B) Avg. kilometers from Saturn to Uranus ?
A) Volume of a typical virus particle - OR - B) Volume of a red blood cell ?
A) Mass of an eyebrow hair - OR - B) Mass of the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin B12 ?
A) People now living in Namibia - OR - B) People now living in Uzbekistan ?
A) Percent of Americans serving time in prison, probation, or parole - OR - B) Percent of Chinese serving time in prison, probation, or parole ?

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