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Bill Nye explains the science behind ‘Stranger Things’

His science is sound.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Apr 28, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 4:12 pm CDT

Now that Bill Nye is back on our screens and using his scientific knowledge to save the world, he’s setting his sights on explaining other strange phenomena in his new home on Netflix.

Some shows might lend themselves to Nye’s expertise more than you’d think, like the nostalgia-laced sitcom Fuller House. For that, Nye focuses on just what makes us go “aww” over babies and pups. (Well, besides the fact that they’re just good dogs.)

He’s also got a theory on why Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls talk so fast. His math is a bit flawed but the logic is a good place to start.

He’s really able to put his skills to test when diving into Stranger Things’ multiverse theory, which is touched upon in the actual show. And infinite universes could, for one thing, mean infinite Bill Nyes.

While the debate over the existence of multiverses is ongoing, Nye knows exactly who he’s going to root for: El and her Eggo.

Same, Bill.

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*First Published: Apr 28, 2017, 8:00 am CDT