Pigs beat dark energy 20:1

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 in Outreach

My friends at Catsnake tell me that their latest awesome video, about compassionate farming and the plight of pigs, got 4M views in a week.

The awesome video we made together about dark energy got about 200,000 views, which seemed a lot at the time (and enough to win it the Berlin Viral Video Award).

I must conclude that pigs are 20 times more interesting to humans than dark energy. One should perhaps take notice and re-arrange one’s research priorities accordingly.

But then again dark energy is about 20 times more abundant than normal matter (including pigs). Maybe there is a hint of something there, only I’m not sure of what, exactly.