Bill Nye Quizzes TODAY Anchors About Science Myths And Facts | TODAY

0
55

>>> FOR FIVE YEARS, BILL NYE ENTERTAINED AND EDUCATED CHILDREN EVERYWHERE ON HIS EMMY-WINNING SHOW "BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY." HE WANTS TO EDUCATE US ADULTS ON HIS NEW SHOW, "BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD." >> A FOOD CALORIE IS THE ALT OF ENERGY IT TAKES TO RAISE ONE LITER OF WATER ONE DEGREE CELSIUS. IT'S A MEASURE OF HEAT ENERGY. IT DOESN'T TELL YOU WHETHER OR NOT THE FOOD IS HEALTHY, OR GOOD FOR YOU OR BAD FOR YOU. IT'S JUST A MEASURE OF HEAT ENERGY. AS ALWAYS, COME ON. IT'S NETFLIX. LET'S BURN SOMETHING. >> GOOD MORNING. NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. >> IT'S SO GOOD TO BE HAD.

>> YES. TELL US ABOUT THIS SHOW. >> IT'S, FIRST OF ALL, I THINK AFTER THE "TODAY" SHOW, AT 9:00, IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOW ON TELEVISION. IT'S NOT REALLY ON TELEVISION. IT'S ON THE ELECTRIC INTERNET THAT KIDS WATCH. AND CALLED ON THE SERVICE. THE WHOLE IDEA IS SCIENCE IS IMPORTANT TO OUR SOCIETY. IT'S HOW WE EAT. IT'S HOW WE COMMUNICATE. IT'S WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE ELECTRONIC CAMERA MACHINES THAT ARE A RESULT OF OUR DISCOVERIES MADE IN SCIENCE. WE WANT EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD TO BE AWARE OF FUNDAMENTALS IN SCIENCE.

WE'RE DOING A SHOW ABOUT IT. I'M EXCITED YOU GUYS. IT'S COOL. >> ALL RIGHT. YOU ARE GOING TO QUIZ US. >> YES, OF COURSE. >> WE HAVE REHEARSED AND REHEARSED THIS. BY THAT, I MEAN WE HAVE NEVER REHEARSED THIS. BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A QUIZ. >> I THINK IT WILL BECOME OBVIOUS SHORTLY. >> WHETHER SOMETHING IS MYTH OR A FACT. THESE ARE THINGS THAT SOUND FACTUAL AND MYTHICAL. IT IS UP TO YOU, THE ON-CAMERA PROFESSIONALS, TO COME UP WITH YOUR STRONG OPINION ABOUT THE TRUTH OR THE MYTH. >> YES. >> PUNCH IT. THERE ARE MORE VISITS TO EMERGENCY ROOMS DURING FULL MOONS THAN DURING ANY OTHER THREE-DAY PERIOD IN THE MONTH. >> I SAY FACT.

>> MYTH. >> I THINK MORE BABIES ARE BORN. >> PEOPLE ACT WEIRD. >> WHAT IS THE PHASE OF THE MOON RIGHT NOW? NOBODY KNOWS. >> IT'S DAYTIME. IT'S NOT UP. >> THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THERE WAS A — THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY KNEW THE PHASE OF THE MOON. THAT'S WHEN YOU COULD CONDUCT CERTAIN OPTIONS. BUT NOW, ELECTRIC LIGHTS, ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT, WE DON'T BOTHER. THE MOON IS WANING A LITTLE BIT. THERE'S MORE STARS IN THE SKY THAN GRAINS OF SAND ON A BEACH. >> FACT. >> TWO MYTHS. >> AL, OKAY — THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT. WHY DON'T YOU AGREE? >> WELL, IT SOUNDS SO RIDICULOUS THAT I FEEL LIKE WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY STARS THERE ARE IN THE SKY.

BUT WE COULD FIND OUT — >> I THINK DYLAN IS RIGHT. I'M SAYING MYTH BECAUSE IT'S RIDICULOUS. >> GET THIS. THERE ARE ABOUT 100-TIMES AS MANY STARS IN THE SKY THAN THERE ARE GRAINS OF SAND ON EARTH. >> WOW. >> THIS IS THE WHOLE THING — THIS — THE EXTENT OF CREATION, THE EXTENT OF THE COSMOS IS AMAZING. IT'S OVERWHELMING. >> TIME FOR ONE MORE. >> HEAVENS. THAT'S A PUN. WATER DRAINS THE OTHER WAY IN AUSTRALIA. >> MYTH. >> I THINK THAT'S A FACT.

>> IT'S FACT-ISH. YOU CAN COMPLETELY OVERWHELM IT WITH YOUR SWIRL OF YOUR HAND OR THE JETS OF YOUR TOILET BOWL. WHEN YOU GET A STORM — AL, WHEN YOU GET A STORM BIG ENOUGH, HUNDREDS OF MILES ACROSS, IT GOES CLOCKWISE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. WE CALL COUNTERCLOCKWISE, IS CALLED ANTI-CLOCKWISE. IT'S THE PRODUCT OF TWO INVESTIGATORS OF ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY AND — >> THAT SPIN OF THE EARTH. >> IT'S NOT MAGIC, PEOPLE. >> IT'S SCIENCE. BILL NYE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND OUR TIE AND .

NO COMMENTS