Tuesday, March 15, 2011



This week, we have been mostly enjoying the "Wonders of the Universe" series on BBC2, in which Professor Brian Cox springs from mountain top to to mountain top telling us that space is "BRILLIANT!" and that we're all made of dead stars, which is BRILLIANT!

Despite being rendered almost entirely incapable by the Wonders of the Universe drinking game, there is one inescapable fact about the programme: Professor Brian Cox knows EVERYTHING. Everything about everything, including a load of stuff that you wouldn't think possible, like a Mancunian Chuck Norris:

Professor Brian Cox knows all the rules of Mornington Crescent AND Fight Club

Professor Brian Cox knows that if he gets angry, he turns into a huge, green rampaging Patrick Moore

Professor Brian Cox knows that Area 51 is a hoax. All the secret UFO shit happens next door at Area 53. Area 52 is, in fact, the creche

Professor Brian Cox didn't appear when D:Ream played "Things Can Only Get Better" on Top Of The Pops because of his strongly-held views on entropy

Professor Brian Cox knows that the actual answer is 42.0000000000001

Professor Brian Cox knows where they're hiding the real Nick Clegg

Professor Brian Cox knows what's love got to do, got to do with it

Professor Brian Cox knows who was on the grassy knoll

Professor Brain Cox knows who'd win a fight between a baboon and a badger

Professor Brian Cox knows the names and fighting capabilities of all 6,932 Pokemon. And he's caught them all, even the seven that are classed as infectious diseases

Professor Brian Cox knows the airspeed velocity of an unladen African AND European swallow , and that his favourite colour is blue. No… red…
That's enough Cox.

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