Two Random References to the Earth’s Rotation (via the Nerdist and Phineas & Ferb)

Admittedly what I’m about to share will result in eye rolling. But there’s too much to squeeze into a tweet, and I couldn’t resist the urge to share.

Today I was listening to the Nerdist podcast episode 139. The guest was Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson). During the interview, they got onto the idea of stopping and reversing the rotation of the earth. Naturally, Superman was in context.

When I got home tonight, Phineas and Ferb was on television; the Rollercoaster: The Musical! episode. Dr. Doofenshmirtz had covered the Eastern Seaboard in tinfoil (again), and planned to use his giant magnet and his Magnetism-Magnifinator to pull the east in a westerly direction, thereby… and here it is…reversing the rotation of the earth!

Go back and re-read those last six words again, but slow down the rate of speech to experience my intended dramatic delivery.

Seriously, folks. What are the odds of hearing about the reversal of the earth’s rotation from two seemingly unconnected sources in one day?

Yup, eye rolling. It’s ok.

Two final thoughts:

  1. The Nerdist podcast is definitely worth checking out.
  2. If you’re not watching Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel, you’re missing out on a really great show.

You might want to go back and re-read those six words again. Really let the coincidence sink in. Just a thought.

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2 Responses to Two Random References to the Earth’s Rotation (via the Nerdist and Phineas & Ferb)

  1. Love the random connectedness. Top notch observations.

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