If the name Hank Green sounds familiar, it probably should! He may have taught you biology through his education platform Crash Course or maybe you’ve attended VidCon, the YouTube convention he founded.
But to much of Gen Z and TikTok users…he’s the guy who told everyone they can’t eat grass:
Please just don’t do it.
#stitch with @howdyhowdyyall1 SYDNEY!!!
As for why you can’t eat grass, Hank also had the answers…sort of. After having some fun teasing TikTok users about the question, he rattled off some interesting facts about grass.
And for those wondering, we can’t eat grass because we can’t digest it and it would also ruin our teeth.
Reply to @vitty.with.2.ts WHAT IS GRASS EVEN??
Since becoming invested in TikTok earlier this year, Hank has done more than just throw everyone into a state of total chaos because of grass…He’s also answered all the questions I didn’t know I had, like why can’t we microwave metal if the microwave itself is metal?
#stitch with @sean_hunter_ DON’T PUT METAL IN THE MICROWAVE #askhank
Or how does the fuel pump know when your gas tank is full?
#stitch with @tycarlin11 Stop asking about Harry.
And what exactly is the indentation above our upper lip?
#stitch with @youthpastorryan
He’s also been sharing useless (but incredibly interesting) facts! Like did you know cumulonimbus clouds can weigh millions of pounds?
I even understand the basics of how this works and my brain is still like, “No, big cloud go down, duh!”
He’s even explained the science behind TikTok trends, like how a candle can be lit without the flame touching the wick:
#stitch with @westleyje23 WE LEARN SO MUCH TOGETHER!!
And debunked a few viral videos, like the one where a TikTok user tried to convince people he’d found a meteorite:
#stitch with @joemama4688 And I really thought I could trust joemama4688, too!
And while Hank seems to be an endless wealth of information, there are some questions that are unable to be answered.
We don’t know way more than we know, but most of the things we don’t know, we don’t know that we don’t know them.
So while no one may ever know why moths fly towards the light, I thank you, Hank Green, for bringing a little more clarity to 2020!
2020 is finally (almost) over, and we’re looking back on the year. Check out even more from the year here!