"Defender of the geek honor": Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the "nerdiest" things he's ever done

How many numbers do you know?

By Sarah Gray

Published February 4, 2015 9:45PM (EST)

Neil deGrasse Tyson                                    (AP/Richard Shotwell)
Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell)

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, creator of "StarTalk Radio" and host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," is a self-described nerd. As such, he told Business Insider the "nerdiest" things he's ever done. And I have to say the list is pretty impressive. Who doesn't dream of being a super hero? Watch below:


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