Wyatt Cenac is a comedian and former correspondent for The Daily Show. He’s no scientist – but while completing a community service requirement in high school, he conducted a little experiment to answer one of modern science’s burning questions:
“I was like…how could Shaquille O’Neal drive on two beers? Or how could Shaquille drive on like three beers, and a couple shots of whiskey, and maybe some weed?”
His story was part of a live event hosted by Studio 360 and The Story Collider at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, where scientists and comedians told true stories about their encounters with science. You can hear Aparna Nancherla’s tale of cheating her way to science fair glory in our September 1, 2016 episode.
Tomorrow in the feed: how anthropologist Herman Pontzer ended up in the hot seat.
Produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.