03/09/2015 09:16 BST | Updated 03/09/2015 09:59 BST

Neil deGrasse Tyson Describes The Horrific Demise You'd Experience Inside A Black Hole

Neil deGrasse Tyson is, it's fair to say, something of an expert when it comes to the universe. So when HuffPost live's Josh Zepps asked him about the funniest thing in the universe, the answer he got came as something of a shock.

According to Tyson, the funniest thing in the universe is the slow and utterly surreal death that comes from entering a black hole.


Turns out that entering a black hole results in some fairly odd things happening to your body. Things are rearranged, removed and downright evaporated in a manner that would bring tear to the eyes of even the steeliest resolve.

Don't panic though, our very own Professor Stephen Hawking has come to the rescue with a new theory which suggests there might (and this is a fairly massive might at that) be a way to escape a black hole.

The renowned scientists believes that black holes actually store the information of ourselves on the rim of the event horizon, potentially allowing information, and us, to escape.

Of course Hawking couldn't just give us all good news hypothesising that where we re-appear could be in an entirely different universe.