UCLA Physics Professor Bet a YouTuber $10K That His Video Was Wrong
And Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson were present to witness the signing of the wager.
YouTuber Veritasium prides himself on bringing the truth of science to the masses. That's why when a UCLA physics professor approached him about one of his videos being wrong, he paid close attention.
This led to a bet between the professor and the YouTuber of $10,000 dollars. What was the bet about?
Veritasium did a clip about a car that had no motor just a wind turbine. He claimed in his video that the vehicle could go faster than the wind that was pushing it, something the professor quickly took issue with.
To make the bet even more interesting Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Sean Carroll all were present to witness the signing of the wager. Yes, indeed, the two scientists were both so convinced of their points of view that they signed a wager.
The professor and Veritasium wanted the wager and debate to be public in order to get the truth out. Veritasium even went so far as to claim he would be happy if he was wrong because he would find out the truth.
The question then becomes: who was right? Both the professor and Veritasium argue their point of views eloquently but only one person can be right. Watch the video to find out who wins.