My husband is always eager to share the latest things he's learned with his not-so-science-y wife (the only C I ever got in college was in a mandatory science class I took freshman year--and what's pathetic is that I was actually trying!). But even though science isn't at all my forte, I try to be a good listener, and he's taught me some amazing things. If it weren't for my husband, I would have never known that there is a type of ant out there that builds their entire colony inside of an acorn. Or that there is a mission in the works to try to send humans within the next ten or so years to live permanently on Mars. Or that a company in France is developing Kevlar-toed socks that would presumably never wear out.
I can admit that most of the factoids he shares with me are interesting, and some of them really stick with me. But it's not often that I'm completely stopped in my tracks, as I was when he sent me the video I'm about to share. When science, and nature, and the mysteries of our world combine with visual beauty and majesty and sound, then I understand. Then I'm fascinated and transfixed and moved, in awe of this world we call home, amazed by the power of it all.
When science and art collide, I get it.