* FanNickname: Astrophysics Black Guy.
* MemeticMutation: A pose from one of his videos resulted in the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/neil-degrasse-tyson-reaction “Watch out guys, we’re dealing with a badass over here”]] reaction face. Tyson reported in an interview later that [[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/275/292/b41.jpg he was initially uncomfortable about this sudden infamy]], but later found it funny and even recreated the pose during the interview and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/275213-neil-degrasse-tyson-reaction in a later .gif for his fans]].
-->"So yeah, it's completely out of context. Because that was a frame from an interview where I was praising IsaacNewton ...So I was saying, 'He's my man.' He's the smartest guy who ever lived. So then I gestured and said... 'This guy is good. You know, you can't argue with Isaac Newton!' And that becomes 'You got a badass over here.' I don't know how you get that!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSHNyppwS5w That interview slowed-down]] is [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a meme unto itself]]...