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    3 Aug 2015

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has Perfectly Summed Up What Makes Australia Different

    Watch out, we've got a badass over here.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has been spending some time in Australia lately, appearing on Q&A and touring the country as part of his An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson tour.


    He spent some time ~science-ing~ up the country and the ways it's described.

    The only “down" on Earth is towards its center. So Aussies are Down Under only to Northern chauvinists ( ¡ ɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ ʎɐp,פ )

    Then explained why he thought the Southern Cross wasn't quite what it was cracked up to be.

    The Southern Cross is a tad over-rated: It’s the smallest of all 88 — a fist at arm’s length covers it entirely.

    FYI, this is the Southern Cross (tattooed on someone's leg).

    He talked about the variety of wildlife our great nation has...

    After Koalas, Australian animals seem to come in only three varieties: those who want to eat you, inject venom in you, or hop

    And then hit the nail on the head with this description of our electricity outlets, confirming they're one of the scary things in Australia people ~don't~ talk about.

    Maybe I just have an active imagination, but I’m still a bit spooked by the wall outlets in Australia:

    It's been quite a journey for the World's Sexiest Astrophysicist so far, that's for damn sure.

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