To extend the 'singularity' metaphor past its breaking point, remember that the 'edge' of a black hole (a gravitational singularity) isn't something physical, it's the distance from the center of the black hole inside which light - and therefore information - can't get out. For smallish (i.e. star-sized) black holes, the event horizon is close enough to the black hole that the difference in gravitational force over the length of your body is enough to kill you. But for extremely big black holes, the event horizon could be far enough from the center of the black hole that you don't even notice you've passed it.
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