The Most Exciting Book about Pluto You will Ever Read in Your Life

You want me to do what? Watch an interview with an astrophysicist?! Simmer down; and just hear me out.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the coolest cats in the universe. For one, he knows all about the universe. A Harvard grad, Tyson is a best selling author of works such as Death by Black Hole in addition to being the host of PBS’s educational television show NOVA scienceNOW.In the video above, he drops mad knowledge on Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and promotes his latest page turner, The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of American’s Favorite Planet.Spoiler alert: He damaged Pluto’s reputation despite efforts from the state of New Mexico and the Disney character to save it. Third graders sent him hate mail because of it.Fast forward to 04:20 if you want to know when a giant asteroid might hit Earth. Like I said, the man knows everything.I can totally imagine him in a barbershop quartet with Clarence Thomas, Dr. Julius Hibbert from The Simpsons and Bill Cosby.This man fascinates me.*Tyson was voted the “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.* An asteroid, 13123 Tyson, is named in his honor.* He is a wine enthusiast whose collection has been featured by Wine Spectator and The World of Fine Wine.* He was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2007.* He received the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest honor awarded by NASA to a non-government civilian, in 2004.* In 1985, he won a gold medal with the University of Texas dance team at a national tournament in the International Latin Ballroom style.* Jon Stewart calls him “f-ing insane,” in a loving way.A darling of the Colbert Report and The Daily Show, Tyson has appeared a record five times on the former and three times on latter, plus two appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.In an inspiring final “sermon” at the 2006 Beyond Belief lecture series, Tyson ponders his mission on Earth.





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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