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Starry Messenger: The Book that Will Make You a Cosmic Expert and Cubist Art Connoisseur

Well, well, well, look who's decided to become a cubist art aficionado after reading Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilisation".


But let's not forget the real star of the show - the book itself. Who knew that the universe was so full of interesting, funny, and shocking tidbits of information? Here are just 10 of the most mind-blowing revelations that Tyson has managed to unearth:

  1. Earth is basically a giant insect hotel, with 8.7 million species of animals and plants calling it home. It's like a never-ending episode of "Wild Kingdom" up in here.

  2. It is the circle of life - more than 99% of all species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct. Looks like we humans better watch our backs, huh?

  3. Turns out, Mother Nature is a real killer. She's taken out more of us than we have of ourselves. Who needs war and disease when you have natural disasters.

  4. Moonlight is just reflected sunlight. Light spectrum of the moon is identical to the suns.

  5. Maple syrup is basically tree blood.

  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been misgendered all this time.

  7. The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. And here we thought things couldn't get any crazier.

  8. Life on other planets is a real possibility, with the discovery of exoplanets and potential for microbial life within our own solar system.

  9. The universe has over 100 billion galaxies, each containing billions of stars. Yes, try wrapping your head around that one.

  10. Asteroids colliding with Earth could lead to catastrophic consequences. Looks like we better start investing in some good old asteroid insurance.

So here it is, just a small sampling of the mind-blowing facts that await you in "Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilisation". And who knows, maybe it'll even inspire you to create your own masterpiece of cubist art.



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