So particles...are fleshy rubber bands?
Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku Explains String Theory In 60-Seconds

This is a video of theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explaining string theory in just 60 seconds, which is unfortunately still 40-50 seconds longer than most people’s attention span. Did I learn something? Yes, but am I more confused now as a result? Also yes. That’s the price you pay for knowledge — the more you know, the more you realize you don’t now. Thankfully, I know very little in general so I feel like a real genius like the rest of the idiots.

Keep going for the video, as well as one of professor Kaku explaining how black holes distort time and space in case you want the rest of your mind blown.