Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals the Nerdiest Things He's Ever Done
If Neil deGrasse Tyson wasn't already everyone's favorite nerd, this might send him skyrocketing to first place. In a great video by Business Insider, the snarky astrophysicist revealed the nerdiest things he's ever done. And, predictably, they're both hilarious and mind-blowingly mathy.
Here are a few of the best ones:
- He fantasized about becoming "Geek Man," a superhero who was "the defender of the geek honor." "This was at a time before geeks were cherished in society."
-"I once wrote down every single number I remembered. All the numbers that had meaning... I looked at it and said, 'Why did I do that?'"
-"I happened to know the fifth root of 100 to 12 decimal places. Don't tell anybody that, because that's just too weird."