March 3/14/ 2016. --If you added 16 meters to the length of the Earth's great circle size (~ 40 ooo ooo m), or a rope around it, for example, could a mouse get under the crack? and, 2):-- if you added 5 meters to the "diameter" size of the universe, via expansion for example, would it's " outside circumference" really grow only by ~16 meters? PS: implication. percentage wise, is the expansion rate of the "outside circumference, area" of the universe actually slowing? or? bump it to irreverent cosmology.