We knew noted smart dude-astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was capable of explaining everything under the sun. Now, we have it on good authority that he's able to explain literally everything in the universe -- and, in under 8 minutes, to boot.
In a recently uploaded video from MinutePhysics, Tyson attempts -- and largely succeeds at -- explaining how the universe came to be. It's no rushed job either. Remember John Oliver's Fourth of July web-exclusive in which he packed "15 shallow dives" into one minute? Yeah. It's nothing like that.
Tyson manages to offer up some pretty deep dives despite the time constraint -- going all the way back to the beginning of space when it "gurgled into a spongy, foam-like form." (#TBT!)
Wow. Time flies when you're watching a viral video!
Watch the clip courtesy of MinutePhysics below: