Neil DeGrasse Tyson—the StarTalk host, Hayden Planetarium director, and astrophysicist extraordinaire—is often lauded as one of the brightest minds in the country, translating complex scientific theories into plain English for the common man.

So why did someone as smart as NDT agree to eat increasingly spicy chicken wings on the Internet with Sean Evans? Well, some questions in the universe are beyond our finite human intelligence.

While struggling through sauces like Mad Dog 357 and Zombie Apocalypse, Neil critiques the merits and faults of astrophysics-inspired rap lyrics, and gives the story behind one of the most legendary selfies in American history.

Watch the video above and unlock the secrets to the galaxy—or, you know, see another guy eat super spicy hot sauces.

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