Bill Nye, The Science Guy, reads some mean tweets that have been written about him. Nye is helping to promote a Kickstarter project for The Bill Nye Film, a definative documentary being made about “his quest to change the world with science”
In case you’ve been out of the loop, there’s a kerfuffle brewing on Twitter right now and it’s getting pretty awesome.
It seems that over the weekend NPR ran one of their usual boring interviews which usually just serve as background noise while you’re doing something else. The interview in question was with Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astronomer who teaches astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. During the interview he was quoted by NPR as saying, “Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I call ‘boys with toys.” That stupid off-color comment set in motion an epic reaction from women in the science community who took to Twitter to remind everyone that women also play a role in these fields.
Using the hashtag #girlswithtoys, bad ass scientists from around the world shared dozens of images of women “playing” with microscopes, telescopes, Mars rovers, water pumps and more.
A few years ago we showed you a funny set of gifs by filmmaker Ryan McHenry titled “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal“. In it he tries multiple ways to get Gosling to eat cereal but he always turns away and refuses. The images quickly went viral and hit meme status. Gosling himself got a kick out of them but wanted to clarify with McHenry that he actually did like cereal. Sadly, McHenry the 27-year-old filmmaker died Sunday after a battle with osteosarcoma. Yesterday Gosling paid tribute with this vine showing that he finally ate his cereal
Gosling also tweeted this message:
This poor old guy got dragged to Victoria’s Secret with his wife. While standing around he took to Twitter to give other guys a heads up on the dos and don’ts of surviving this traumatic ordeal if you ever find yourself in the same situation: