Thursday, January 28, 2016

Video Round-Up: January 28, 2016

“Listen, B.o.B, once and for all. The Earth looks flat because: 1) You’re not far enough away at your size, and 2) Your size isn’t large enough relative to Earth to notice any curvature at all.” -- Neil deGrasse Tyson ► Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to rapper B.o.B's claim that the Earth is flat:
Posted by The Nightly Show on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on the January 27, 2016 episode of The Nightly Show to respond to host Larry Wilmore's declaration of a “Code Red Science Emergency.”  Tyson used the time to publicly explain to rapper B.o.B. that the Earth is round, not flat as the rapper recently asserted in an extensive rant on Twitter and in a diss track titled “Flatline” aimed at Tyson.

9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Labyrinth! - We’ve all got David Bowie on our minds and what better way is there for us to honor his memory than to explore trivia for the film Labyrinth!

Can you push a spacecraft with light? - In this episode from Physics Girl, Dianna Cowern explains how space ships can use sunlight to travel the stars in the same way that boats use wind to move across the seas. While solar sail spacecraft design is a more ‘recent’ exploration (circa 1976), the concept dates back a few hundred years.

Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza - Andrej Ciesielski, an urban adventurer with a penchant for climbing, daringly (and illegally) scaled to the top of the Pyramid of Cheops – the Great Pyramid of Giza – and captured some amazing photos in the process. Ciesielski wrote about his crazy adventure on his blog.

The Coolest and Cutest Cosplaying Kids - Beat Down Boogie compiled this cute compilation of cosplaying kids stealing the show at various 2015 comic cons and conventions across the United States.

Dog and Horse Best Friends Playing in the Snow - Unlikely best friends, Rita, the horse, and Balu, the akita dog, have fun taking turns chasing each other around their human's snow-covered farm in Russia.

Guy Brilliantly Explains How Every Adam Sandler Film is Connected - Los Angeles-based comedian, Shawn Kohne, thoroughly breaks down how (almost) all the movies (and comedy albums) that Adam Sandler has either starred in, directed, or produced are connected in a single universe, aka "The Sandleverse."

If Video Game Characters Used Tinder - Los Angeles-based comedy group, The Warp Zone, imagines how things would go if Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros. used the Tinder dating app to find a new soulmate.

Lyle explains why he hates "The Big Bang Theory" - This perfectly encapsulates why I, along with many others, hate the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory."

Meet Otto, The Drawing Robot - Swiss technologist Jurg Lehni has created a wonderful wall-mounted directed drawing tool named Otto that can draw and color vector shapes that have been input into a computer. Otto is currently on display and in use at The Interval Bar and Café at The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.

Meet the Guy Who Makes Your Ex Show Up in Your Facebook Feed - In this new sketch from Mashable, meet the jerk responsible for making sure you can't log onto Facebook, and other social media sites, without seeing posts from your ex-significant other.

Simon’s Cat Logic: Crazy Time - In this new series from Simon Tofield, the creator of the popular animated series, Simon's Cat, Simon speaks with Cat Behavior Expert, Nicky Trevorrow, from Cats Protection, about why cats behave the silly way they do. In this episode, Nicky and Simon discuss feline "crazy time," when cats suddenly go berserk and run around the house and all over the furniture.

This Is Not a Rainbow - In the It’s Okay To Be Smart episode “This Is Not a Rainbow,” host Joe Hanson explains the science behind different atmospheric phenomena that may look like rainbows, but are not. Unlike rainbows, these colorful phenomena are caused by airborne ice crystals rather than water droplets

Tony Hawk Challenges Novice Skateboarder to Learn How toDo a Heelflip for Charity - After mastering a skateboard kickflip in 5 hours and 47 minutes, Scottish photographer, Mike Boyd, returns to accept a challenge from skateboarding icon, Tony Hawk, to learn the even more challenging heelflip trick.

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