The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Richard Dawkins hat für seine Veranstaltung „The Poetry of Science: Discussions of the Beauty of Science“ den Astrophysiker Neil deGrasse Tyson eingeladen und die beiden reden auf der Bühne 60 Minuten lang über Wissenschaft, Aliens, den Hulk, den Geruch von Hunden und die Tatsache, dass der Blob der beste Außerirdische aller Zeiten ist, danach beantworten sie ein paar Fragen. Wenn Ihr 60 Minuten lang Zeit habt, dann schaut Euch dieses Video an, sehr, sehr großartig.

Der passende Soundtrack ist dieser Song hier, basierend diesem Reddit-Thread: What's the most mind-blowing fact you heard/read in your life?.


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Hier die Lyrics:

There are more atoms in a single glass of water
than glasses of water in the oceans of the Earth
A blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle
and you could swim through its arteries

An adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body

Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first moon landing
than to the building of the Great Pyramid
54 million people alive right now will
be dead within 12 months.

fold over a piece of paper 42 times and it will reach the moon

what a mad, mad world
what a wonderfully nutty universe
what a glorious space to dwell
what a blessing and what a curse

Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which,
given enough time thinks about itself.
The chances are high that 120 years from now, I will not be thought of daily.
Just another person who lived on Earth.

You see your nose at all times, your brain just chooses to ignore it.

Optimus Prime and Eeyore were the same guy.
Same with Megatron and Scooby Do
Duck Hunt is two player
A controller in port 2 controls the ducks.

Blue whale is more closely related to a cow, than a cow is to a horse.

what a mad, mad world
what a wonderfully nutty universe
what a glorious space to dwell
what a blessing and what a curse

The age of the observable universe is 13.7 billion years, but it's a sphere with a radius of 46.5 billion lightyears.

Each ejaculation has more sperm than there are people in the united states.
One in 5000 babies are born without an anus It's called Imperforate Anus.

Our concept of "reality" exists solely in our brain.