Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Universe While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

  • Published on May 11, 2017
  • Star Talk host, Hayden Planetarium director, and astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson has a brilliant knack for breaking down big scientific ideas to the masses. But can he keep his facts straight while battling the heat of Zombie Apocalypse and Mad Dog 357? Find out as NDT takes on some hot questions and even hotter wings with Sean Evans, tackling everything from Obama selfies to Kanye West lyrics along the way.
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  • Scott Baxendale
    Scott Baxendale Hour ago

    He wasn’t fazed until liquid rage!

  • Scott Baxendale
    Scott Baxendale Hour ago

    I took two bites, bitch! My hero!

  • Vlajs Vlajs
    Vlajs Vlajs 2 hours ago

    Neil can take heat 8) two bites bitch :D

  • HyperMonkey Gaming
    HyperMonkey Gaming 4 hours ago

    “That is OUR bootprint.”
    Sooo, Neil is communist? Cool.

  • jmp868
    jmp868 6 hours ago

    16:22 wtf?? 😂😂😂

  • Luke George
    Luke George 7 hours ago

    I agree with Andrew below, those are great choices.

  • Luke George
    Luke George 7 hours ago

    I've seen this one Twice , And still Awesome.

  • John Thomas
    John Thomas 8 hours ago

    Neil "I took two bite's Bitch"

  • John Thomas
    John Thomas 8 hours ago

    "Thunder is so striking"
    I see what you did Neil haha

  • EmilianoRockacrack
    EmilianoRockacrack 9 hours ago

    slavok Zizeck and Keanu reeves XD I would love to watch them get spicy wings

  • Vince Evans
    Vince Evans 9 hours ago

    First get your facts right; then distort them to you leisure

  • Carlos Guevara
    Carlos Guevara 11 hours ago

    wait, so technically you can calculate the 'henge' of any given street on any given city???

  • Gavin Goins
    Gavin Goins 12 hours ago

    "My task is not to debunk the crazy ideas of adults, but to establish and education system that is incapable of producing those types of adults in the first place" god I wish he would run for president

  • Elias Niwert
    Elias Niwert 13 hours ago

    Get elon on this show!!!

  • Danny Farenheit
    Danny Farenheit 13 hours ago

    Don't get him started on water towers, Sean...

  • Tom Jenkins
    Tom Jenkins 16 hours ago

    10:07 That was something

  • Synchronicity is real.
    Synchronicity is real. 18 hours ago

    6:45 when he says "onto something" the captions say autism lmao

  • Pryderie
    Pryderie 19 hours ago

    You look like an egg. A very handsome egg.

  • IceCregon
    IceCregon 19 hours ago

    This is so wholesome. Thank you, NDT.

  • jollyman423
    jollyman423 21 hour ago

    17:36 He tryna speak in a language us mortals don’t understand

  • Snarfsnarf
    Snarfsnarf 22 hours ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson- "I'm a little slow...... I'm just gunna put pretty photos on my Instagram."

  • Anthony had a stroke

    I wan't to see keanu reeves

  • Jt R
    Jt R Day ago

    I must be the only person that thinks this dude is severely overrated.

  • Cons29
    Cons29 Day ago

    was he the one who said the earth is shape like a pear?

  • Nischal Timalsina

    The people who disliked this video are the ones who feel they're the only special ones and Neil said,
    "The top 4 elements in our body:
    Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen.
    The top 4 elements of the Universe:
    Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen.
    So upon learning that you're not special,cause you do not contain special ingredients is the same fact that includes the idea that while we live in this Universe, the Universe lives within us.
    We are special because we are the same."

  • Afong
    Afong Day ago +1

    Switching boards is such a stroke of genius! 25:40

  • Enceladus Jet
    Enceladus Jet Day ago

    I just love him. He gives me so much life.

  • pokerworld
    pokerworld Day ago +1

    The more it affects the guest, the better their palate is. I think the people that perform the best have less taste buds. The ones that aren’t affected don’t feel the spice as much as others.

  • Austin Reans
    Austin Reans Day ago

    Maybe I should tutor math instead 😂

  • Sam antonio
    Sam antonio Day ago +3


    literally no one:
    Neil deGrasse tyson: The universe lives in us

  • Robert Hernandez

    THIS my favorite episode

  • Liam_supreme 1
    Liam_supreme 1 Day ago

    And then bill nye whipped it

  • Christian Hurt
    Christian Hurt Day ago

    Have Albert Hammond Jr. on the show!

  • Notsure
    Notsure Day ago

    my friends and i have a joke about how one of our friends “only listens to megadeath” so when i hear megadeath, thats what it means to me

  • Michal Otten
    Michal Otten Day ago

    Honestly one of the best interviews I’ve seen on this show. He is a brilliant and fascinating man.

  • Humanity
    Humanity 2 days ago

    What a champ

  • City Bus Muzik
    City Bus Muzik 2 days ago

    Wow!! How many people are fooled by this actor.. He is am actor!! Look it up!

  • Stewart Anderson
    Stewart Anderson 2 days ago

    Ya got Neil and that was amazing!! Now, you need Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill!!!!

  • Maxwell Duran
    Maxwell Duran 2 days ago +3

    PLOTWIST: He knew Neil would want to switch wings so he swapped them in advanced.

    • Baytoven
      Baytoven 19 hours ago

      Maxwell Duran 💯

  • Curtis William
    Curtis William 2 days ago

    He has (maybe) the #1 most #BOSS #REACTIONS! of all #HOTones! he #DOUBLEDABBED the last 1

  • Lucy jacobo
    Lucy jacobo 2 days ago +4

    Pluto is my favorite plant BITCHESSSSS! Wow this was fascinating and legendary 🤣 #SCORPIOGANG

  • Lucy jacobo
    Lucy jacobo 2 days ago +1

    This was fascinating 😍🧡🔥 #Legendary

  • Daniel DiFeo
    Daniel DiFeo 2 days ago

    I have now become one with knowledge

  • musashi939
    musashi939 2 days ago

    I think there is a KFC joke hidden somewhere. 🤣

  • Derek Washburn
    Derek Washburn 2 days ago

    I don’t know why but he just rubs me the wrong way. He seems just blah. So cringeworthy, like when he talked to Katy Perry.

  • nenamichelle
    nenamichelle 2 days ago

    I have to respectfully disagree that being vaporized is scarier than facing radiation! If you are vaporized, you’re gone instantly. Those who aren’t vaporized but are exposed to radiation are in for a lifetime of sickness and pain generally. Not only that, but if they have children they face problems as well. So, yes, I think radioactive has a worse connotation....

  • Otto Green, Jr.
    Otto Green, Jr. 2 days ago

    Doc on the RZA..."we good"...put some respek on the doc's name!!! Two bites bitch!!! Lmaooooo

  • Tsuneeth !
    Tsuneeth ! 2 days ago

    I have been enlightened.

  • Para Dux
    Para Dux 2 days ago

    You ended it with a half mill sauce? You ended Gordon ramsey with a 2 mill plus sauce. What's up?

  • Timbir
    Timbir 2 days ago

    now we need bill nye

  • Para Dux
    Para Dux 2 days ago

    Bill nye probably had an android phone,...with additional memory (user added) and a user serviceable battery, and a headphone jack (stock :) :) annnnnd the ability to use a third-party app. #LRiallwayslearnsomething

  • Mike Elbow
    Mike Elbow 2 days ago

    This is one of the best so far. Thid man is able to tap into his own mind and stay on track.

  • ThePrairieAspect
    ThePrairieAspect 2 days ago +1

    Neil is a legend much wisdom much knowlege

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    Michele Mitchell 2 days ago

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  • Janom Saha
    Janom Saha 2 days ago

    this guy is an alumni of my school

    LXGAN 2 days ago

    It’s the Black Science Guy!

  • The_Bionic_Bunny
    The_Bionic_Bunny 2 days ago

    23:05. I think everyone needs to hear this

  • The_Bionic_Bunny
    The_Bionic_Bunny 2 days ago

    7:15, idk why this made me laugh so hard😂

  • Marta Reitmajer
    Marta Reitmajer 2 days ago

    NdT is the hottest man alive v

  • EliminateHumans
    EliminateHumans 3 days ago

    What he said..... Boommmm! Mind Fucked!!!

  • Corrupted Hangout
    Corrupted Hangout 3 days ago

    Mr Tyson is such a specimen.

  • B00ST10
    B00ST10 3 days ago

    Concept: eat hot wings
    Actual video: my asshole is about to orbit your toilet

  • AnAnD babu
    AnAnD babu 3 days ago


  • Daniel Levesque
    Daniel Levesque 3 days ago

    "I took 2 bites bitch!" Lol

  • Savage D
    Savage D 3 days ago

    He did that like a Boss

  • Naman Saxena
    Naman Saxena 3 days ago

    24:05 i could hear him say this the whole day smh. love NDT.

  • The Count
    The Count 3 days ago

    2 bites BITCH

  • Dommy The Commy
    Dommy The Commy 3 days ago +12

    Neil: Gives giant speech about how we are the universe
    Also Neil: Deep throats an ice cube

  • ColdMoonlight
    ColdMoonlight 3 days ago

    That was the best way to end that interview. We are special... *Because* we're the same.

  • Fred The Unicorn
    Fred The Unicorn 3 days ago

    "I took two bites bitch"😭😂

  • p c
    p c 3 days ago

    we good

  • Duncan Van Ooyen
    Duncan Van Ooyen 3 days ago +3

    Sean and the crew giggling so authentically when he said "I took two bites, bitch!" Is so good, what a perfect guest.

  • Lonely Driver
    Lonely Driver 3 days ago

    So i've been watching these excellent past interviews and man, coming from that DJ Khaled video (who literally said he's smart), that fat ass wasn't that smart after all 🤣🤣

  • Paul Walsh
    Paul Walsh 3 days ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is simply the one person on Earth that I have a grudging love-hate feeling for... except that I don't hate him one iota, lol. I have such total respect for his hard work and scientific reason and love him for his enthusiasm, yet I find he can be a bit much in his enthusiasm... does that make sense ? It's like he tries too hard, when he's got the reality already on lock-down.
    I hated that Pluto was demoted by the IAU, but when NDT explained it... I just had to accept reality. Facts don't care about your feelings, reality doesn't have to conform to your desires.
    ... and he eats hot wings like a BOSS !
    ... "I took two bites, BITCH !"

    • Paul Walsh
      Paul Walsh 3 days ago

      Boy-oh-Boy I wish I had waited just another minute before I commented (a bad habit of mine), but ...
      "I am a servant of your cosmic curiosity"
      ... THAT gave me chills ! That's why we need more NDT's and Bill Nye's and Carl Sagan's ! THESE are the people we should revere...

  • Oxatolla
    Oxatolla 3 days ago

    Love your show, thank you. Can you get John Cleese and perhaps Caroline Kennedy?

  • Michael Sears
    Michael Sears 3 days ago

    do i have to be rich and famous to get on this show?

  • Carl Ryder
    Carl Ryder 4 days ago

    ah ,man I could listen to him for hours. I think a big shout should be given to the guy asking the questions. They are always interesting and well thought out.

  • Andrew Chrysafides
    Andrew Chrysafides 4 days ago +1

    We need Keanu Reeves on this, perhaps with his longterm friend Winona Ryder since Keanu is an introvert it would help him!

  • Gra Pagute
    Gra Pagute 4 days ago

    We have come to a significance that I am special everything else isn't. religions thinking they are special, cultures thinking they are special, individuals thinking they are special. The top 4 ingredients in life, in your body, top 4 atoms in order: hyrdrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen. Those 4 atoms. Do you know what the top ingredient in the universe? The top 4 chemically active atoms in the universe? Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon,nitrogen. So upon learning that you are not special because you do not contain special ingredients is the same fact that includes that the idea that while we live in this universe. The universe lives within us.
    -Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • Mind_Detergent
    Mind_Detergent 4 days ago

    What is the evidence that either of you are spicy wings?

  • Seprons
    Seprons 4 days ago +2

    Damn Neil, close your mouth when eating boi

  • James Fralic
    James Fralic 4 days ago +4

    Neil deGrasse Tyson must be one of the most interesting men to ever talk to, I enjoyed this so much I had to watch it twice. Wow blown away!!

  • zept tillian
    zept tillian 4 days ago

    15:50 thats hot 🔥

  • KooK
    KooK 4 days ago +1

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, how is this the first time I'm hearing of him? Love this guy!

  • elevro
    elevro 5 days ago

    "Thats a great strategy Neil." "Mmhm. Mmhm"

  • K. Daniel
    K. Daniel 5 days ago +5

    "The liquid now has ...cuz liquid...the liquid...the now you have the liquid"

  • Luca Meleleo
    Luca Meleleo 5 days ago

    What a man. The final speeches about the universe and us were simply brilliant! My favourite hot one videos so far.

  • Potatoe Jauregui
    Potatoe Jauregui 5 days ago +3

    Every time I watch Mr. Neil deGrasse Tyson I can literally feel my brain cells regenerating back or even multiplying.

  • Julio Arg
    Julio Arg 5 days ago +1

    I felt bad for him when he said oh it's not too bad lmao

  • Greg E
    Greg E 5 days ago

    Man Neil killed those wings without really wavering.

  • askapk
    askapk 5 days ago

    Switch boards. My man!

  • Kevin Geraldez
    Kevin Geraldez 5 days ago

    I love this show!

  • Alicia Adkins
    Alicia Adkins 5 days ago +1

    😂...his take on Kanye....LOL👍🏼

  • MirageEspejismo
    MirageEspejismo 6 days ago

    Neil Degrade Tyson is in #beastmode! Love this! Total #bosslevel right here.

  • Madfrazzer
    Madfrazzer 6 days ago

    The last thing he says is not that smart, but he says it like everyone is gonna say wow to every word he says. Why does life even exist? Or why does the universe exist, what is the porpoise of the universe.

  • Qewiu
    Qewiu 6 days ago

    23:00 the music made is way better

  • Mark Hendrix
    Mark Hendrix 6 days ago +2

    This is one of the THE best, 'First we feast' shows... He was SUCH a great guest... : ) his persona is like the density of a White Dwarf Star... LOVE IT!!!!

  • HypnoMan
    HypnoMan 6 days ago +2

    18:00 dude his eyes rolled back in flashbacks lmao he's been traumatized XD

  • HypnoMan
    HypnoMan 6 days ago

    16:14 :
    Neil: Maybe I should tutor math.

  • HypnoMan
    HypnoMan 6 days ago +1

    Jiza: *raps facts*
    Neil: We good.