Ever notice that all big scientific discoveries (gravity is a thing, light travels pretty quickly, etc.) have cute little stories that go with them? Yeah, that could just be so that science teachers have tales to tell us in class. But more likely it’s because all big discoveries start with the simplest of ideas and observations.
Adam Savage (of Discovery Channel fame) gives the hands-down most engaging and enthusiastic talk we’ve ever seen about those very breakthroughs.