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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The @UPS tracking uses 17 digits & one letter. Enough for 2.6 quintillion packages. That's 370 million per person on Earth.
When a coincidence seems amazing, that's because the human mind isn’t wired to naturally comprehend probability & statistics.
If @Comic_Con people ruled the world, the future would be invented daily & warfare would be bar-fights with toy light-sabers.
Space Aliens better not land in SanDiego this week. Nobody would take notice. They'd blend right in with @Comic_Con attendees
In cartoons, Lobsters & other Crustaceans that talk are typically drawn Red. But they’re that color only after you boil them
JUST POSTED: StarTalk Live!: “Big Brains at BAM" [Part 1] w/ @missmayim @heather_berlin. On iTunes & bit.ly/1jQ54E7 (link corrected)
JUST POSTED: StarTalk Live!: “Big Brains at BAM" [Part 1] w/ @missmayim @heather_berlin. On @iTunes & bit.ly/1mylG2Q
The more oddly shaped your City's buildings are, the more likely they will be featured In photos for Travel Brochures.
What I was doing & thinking, forty-five years ago today. [Video. 3 min] bit.ly/1wqtJiS
CosmicMystery: Why dogs can smell aromas from far away, yet are compelled to sniff each other’s butt at a fraction of an inch
Argue all you want about the physical world, but Nature is the ultimate arbiter: serving as judge, jury, & executioner.
JUST POSTED: @StarTalkRadio's Cosmic Queries: "Space Probes” with guest host @AmyMainzer. On @iTunes & bit.ly/1mylG2Q
(FYI: Chemical symbol for Silver is Ag. Typo in my earlier tweet gave Ar. Thanks to many eagle-eyed followers for the catch.)
Argentina gets the second place medal. FYI: Argentum (Ag) on the Periodic Table of Elements is more commonly known as Silver.
Argentina gets the second place medal. FYI: Argentum (Ar) on the Periodic Table of Elements is more commonly known as Silver.
Good thing Spanish fútbol sportscasters don’t announce basketball, they’d spend 1/3 of playing time saying “Goooooooooooool”
Learned from Sportscasters on @Univision network that the word “Goal” in Spanish requires a full ten seconds to say.
Maybe @TheTweetOfGod can invent for international sports a Swear Language - one he forgot to give us in the Tower of Babel.
Dear @TheTweetOfGod, after World Cup controversial calls, in what language do players&referees argue? Any lessons from Babel?
Laws of physics describing gravity & energy conspire to make spheres (like the soccer ball) a common shape in the Universe.
64 games, 32 countries, 1 month of distraction from the workday. I wonder how much the world’s GDP drops during the World Cup
I wonder what Rugby players think every time they see a Soccer player crying in pain from being grazed by another player.
.@Bob_at_BH: How about “faction’"? // I like the literary symmetry it offers: “Some write fiction. Others write faction."