I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. I love his sweet style, his passion for science, and yes, even his good-natured pedantry. I actually laughed out loud when I saw today’s example:
The Leap Day is misnamed. We’re not leaping anywhere. The calendar is simply, and abruptly, catching up with Earth’s orbit
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 29, 2016
Obviously he’s stretching it at this point, which has only opened the door for a whole host of hilarious responses. Here are just a few that I’ve spotted thus far:
I would be extremely surprised to learn that anyone in the world ever thought that on "leap day" the Earth makes a scheduled hyperspace jump
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) February 29, 2016
"See you later, alligator."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "Just so we're clear, you're aware I'm not an American alligator and such an assumption wou
— Brandon ? (@bnowalk) February 29, 2016
[P] Also, Easter is no farther to the east than any other holiday. https://t.co/URCLnKLu6A
— Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm) February 29, 2016
@paulandstorm Christmass is abut 70 kilos.
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) February 29, 2016
— Rebecca Watson @SF Sketchfest (@rebeccawatson) February 29, 2016
On Groundhog Day, groundhogs take up no more space on the surface of the Earth than a comparably-sized animal. https://t.co/S6nQ8MtzuJ
— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) February 29, 2016
Did you know the sun appears every day, not just Sunday. Hi, I'm Neil deGrasse Tyson and
— YES…HA HA HA…Y?E?S?! (@NotFaulty) February 29, 2016
It's me, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Your childhood dog didn't go live on a farm, and your parents, partner, and children don't love you at all.
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) February 29, 2016