The idea of falling into a black hole may not sound very funny, but if you’ve got an astrophysicist’s sense of humor it’s hilarious.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, said if a person fell into a black hole, they’d die from a process that scientists have thought about enough to name: “spaghettification.”
Tyson told HuffPost Live that “if you knew you had to die, that’s the way to die,” calling it “morbidly funny.”
What would happen in such an admittedly unlikely event is, you’d get stretch out and squeezed, like toothpaste out of a tube, Tyson told HuffPo.
“The gravity stretches you,” he said. Eventually you’d snap in two, then four, then eight pieces, and so on. Because space funnels down to a point, “you are stretched head-to-toe and squeezed much the way tooth paste comes out through a tube.”
Watch Tyson explain “spaghettification” to HuffPost Live here:
‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis
Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.
Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.
It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020
BUSTED: Videos document NYPD mowing down protesters with police cruisers
New York Police Department cruisers drove through a crowd of protesters -- and it was all captured on video.
Video shows protesters blocking a NYPD SUV with a barricade.
A second cruiser then comes up to the right of the first car -- and then the both violently accelerate through the pedestrians.
Video of the Brooklyn event was captured from both the street level and above.
‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police
Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.
The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.
"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.
Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.
Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt