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‘Buzzkill’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Ruins Your Zombie Fantasies Forever on The Daily Show

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a very popular scientist in the late night comedy circuit, and on Thursday night, Jon Stewart finally gave him his very own Daily Show segment: “Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Buzzkill of Science.” Tyson has deflated some of the most popular pieces of pop culture with things like “facts” and “scientific accuracy.” And Thursday night, he ruined all hope that a zombie outbreak like on The Walking Dead could actually happen in real life.

Tyson attempted to talk about real scientific issues, but all Stewart cared about was whether zombies could actually exist. Tyson sighed and explained zombie-ism… zombism?… “can’t spread through mastication” and it is physically impossible for you to turn into the thing that bites you.

Not that he doesn’t think zombies don’t exist, because as Tyson said, there could very well be another planet out there somewhere in which zombie life could exist.

In other words… SPACE ZOMBIES!

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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