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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, beloved astrophysicist/TV host/planetarium director/viral god Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted one of his trademark rhetorical observations about life, science, and the universe. This time, the topic was human intelligence (or lack thereof).

Cheery. Meanwhile, a Twitter user named Mike thought of the perfect question to test Dr. Tyson's willingness to acknowledge his own brain's limitations.

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He should have known NdGT wasn't that easy to stump.

The reaction from Twitter was basically a supernova.

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As it turns out, Tyson had fallen prey to the old "thought it was a DM" trap.

Of course, it was too late.

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Here's hoping Dr. Tyson never changes (his pants).

Sources: h/t Twitter Moments