Like most science geeks, I have a slight obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson. I love him for many reasons and the video below showcases two of them, his sense of humor and his willingness to do silly math calculations just to find interesting facts.
In this particular video from 2011, Neil talks about how likely people are to pick up coins on the street and how much money has to be laying on the street for Bill Gates to consider it worth his time to pick up based on his $50 billion wealth in 2011 (which is $76 billion now so the amount would actually be higher). As a bonus, he also demonstrates how to pronounce the word ‘billion’ which I find kind of funny.
I hope you guys enjoy this funny video as much as I do! After you watch it, let me know in the comments below whether you usually pick up coins you find on the ground and if so, what is the smallest amount you will bother to pick up? Personally, I pretty much never mess with pennies on the ground, if I have nothing better to do, I will pick up a nickel and I will always pick up anything bigger than that.
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