If you’re a Science aficionado, you probably know Neil deGrasse Tyson already. If not, then you may want to catch up on the reboot of Cosmos, the series which originally featured noted Scientist, Carl Sagan. Besides pointing out mistakes in Sci-fi movies, Tyson also tweets about science and its impact on our culture. And if you’re wondering why we’ve picked 42 as the number of his most notable tweets, then we can only point you to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
1. Birthdays on Pluto
On Pluto, with its 248-year orbit around the Sun, birthdays are incompatible with human physiology.
This is the most re-tweeted tweet from Tyson’s account. It raked up a bit of controversy, too, before people went back to their calmer selves. He explained the success of this tweet in a Facebook post. More than 140 characters were needed, see.
31. Poor February!
Average cycle of Lunar phases is 29.5 days. So everybody except February can get a 2nd Full Moon. Happens every 2.5yrs, or so