Article Neil deGrasse Tyson Can't Stop Blowing Everyone's Minds on Twitter

By Staff / April 8, 2014

The universe is infinite, and so is Neil deGrasse Tyson's ability to edutain us in 140 characters.

 

 

20 More Times Neil deGrasse Tyson Blew Everyones Minds

 

 

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Article 20 Times Neil deGrasse Tyson Blew Everyone's Mind On Twitter

By Staff / March 10, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson - the internet's favorite science guy (who isn't Bill Nye, that is). And he's hosting the reboot of Carl Sagan's science series Cosmos (airing Sundays at 9 PM on Fox, FX, FXX, and National Geographic). But instead of waiting around to watch him blow your mind on TV, you could just follow him on Twitter, where he's blowing people's minds ALL THE TIME.

 

The Best Tweets From Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Now here's 19 more tweets that will make you think of this .GIF:

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Article Star Trek's Uhura Was Convinced To Stay On The Show...By Martin Luther King Jr.

By Andrew Bridgman / January 20, 2014

  

 

While Star Trek is often dismissed as a weird subsection of nerd culture, it's hard to downplay how hugely important it was to society (outside of the convention world) - the series, the brainchild of creator Gene Roddenberry, presented a vision of the future that was almost unheard of at the time (near the height of the Cold War): it was a future that was bright, where the possibilities were endless. It was a future where people of all beliefs, nationalities, creeds, races, and species worked together to achieve great things. It was a future of tolerance and peace. While the rest of the world was expecting the future to be one of burnt skies and atomic fallout, Star Trek said we'd be traveling through space (granted - to 1920's gangster planets and also wrestling with lizard people, but still).

Also, it contained the first scripted interracial on-screen kiss in television history, between Nichelle Nichols' Lieutenant Uhura and William Shatner's Captain Kirk (granted - while both were being controlled by faux-Greek aliens using telekinesis, but still).

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Calculates the Weight of Thor's Hammer

Picture Neil deGrasse Tyson Calculates the Weight of Thor's Hammer

February 11, 2013

Idea to make the next Thor movie 1000x better: replace Thor's hammer with 300 billion elephants.