“The First Man In Space” – a NASA Parody

This video was submitted to me a few days ago by one of Why? Because Science‘s enthusiasts, Lena Brooks. It’s a funny short by her sketch comedy group called Naptime Comedy and I thought it was so amusing (and well done) that it deserves a share…

Video Source: “The First Man In Space” by Naptime Comedy on YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2WJdjJfcNM&feature=youtu.be

Hilarious TED Talk: It’s Time For “The Talk”

What’s better than a biology lesson about frog reproduction? Just about everything… but here’s a version you won’t forget in a hurry! Comedian, Julia Sweeney, delivers a stand-up TED Talk performance!

Video Source:Julia Sweeney It’s time for The Talk” uploaded by tedstageHD to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJi3WMGwot0.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Cuts Rapper B.o.B’s Epic Brain Fart With Some Serious Febreeze!

If you’ve been on the fence with regards to your opinion of rap, be prepared to forever hate the genre. Rapper B.o.B. of “Airplanes” fame actually believes the world is flat and that we’ve all been lied to and deceived, in his very words. It started on January 24th, when B.o.B. posted the following tweet…

bob flat earth tweet 1

He followed up this grievously stupid Tweet with the following drivel:

“I’m going up against the greatest liars in history.”

“You’ve been tremendously deceived.”

Okay. WHAT?? I didn’t know people still believed the world was flat and the fact that more than 2,000 people LIKED his Tweet is seriously concerning! Unfortunately, today’s society is more influenced by people like rappers than they are by scientists, so our children (and the simple-minded) are at a real risk of buying into this prehistoric notion.

Enter the coolest guy alive: astrophysicist and curator of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this video, Neil presents the facts in pure poetry, calling B.o.B. out for the simple fool he is – but, you know, in a totally intellectual and non-offensive way. So if you were feeling a little slow today and struggling to get your brain into gear, take solace in the fact that there are people out there who are far more ignorant than you are. It just sucks that many of them are millionaires *coughdonaldtrumpcough*

Video Source: “The Nightly Show – Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Flat-Earth Theorist B.o.B” posted by Comedy Central to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBne5T8SQvg

 

Epic Rap Battles of History: Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters

I could quite happily watch Epic Rap Battles of History all day. If there was a job that involved doing this, I’d cut a bitch to be the first in line to get that job. However, reality dictates that I wade my way through work of a slightly less glamorous nature in order to pay my bills. I’ll just have to be happy posting the odd science-themed rap battle on this blog… and with the Ghostbusters team up against the Mythbusters nerds, this one’s a real doozy!

Video Source: Uploaded by ERB on YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0pnTm-KK9k

Sir David Attenborough Narrates Adele’s “Hello”

David Attenborough’s voice is the soundtrack to which we regard the natural world around us. With decades in the business of bringing us closer to nature, his voice is THE original iconic voice – more so than Morgan Freeman’s and dare I say Darth Vader’s. And now, because apparently he has a great sense of humour too, he’s lent his husky pipes to the narration of Adele’s new music video, which has made women (and the occasional man) everywhere flood their basements.

Video Source: BBC Radio 1 on YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/enu-qR0H_uk