* Informing Creator/JonStewart that the Earth in his intro spins the wrong way, when he was a guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow''
** And points it out again in a subsequent appearance... as he strolls out with a finished Rubik's Cube that Jon later claims he'd been given about thirty seconds before.
* Yet another ''Daily Show'' appearance involved a huge cloud of smog over China. Neil wanders in wearing a bathrobe (he's evidently been crashing on the couch) and when Jon informs him that the cloud is visible from space, he exclaims, "''[[LargeHam Space?!]]''" He then goes on to say that the cloud will interfere with [[KillSat the space laser]]... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial that he doesn't have.]]
* Tyson frequently tells stories during his public appearances. To make a point about the fallibility of human perception and memory, he recounts a story where a police officer was chasing a bright object in the sky that appeared to be swerving back and forth, assuming it was some manner of alien spacecraft. [[WhatAnIdiot The officer was apparently driving towards Venus, on a snaking road.]]
* Once, when talking about how bogus Intelligent Design is, he mentioned the reproductive system: "It's an entertainment complex in the middle of a sewage system!"