30/08/2015 4:41 AM AEST

Neil deGrasse Tyson Describes The 'Morbidly Funny' Death You'd Experience In A Black Hole

"If you knew you had to die, that's the way you die."

As an astrophysicist, cosmologist and celebrated science icon, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows a thing or two about the universe. He also happens to think that the universe is hilarious.

When Tyson appeared on HuffPost Live on Thursday, host Josh Zepps asked him what he thinks is the funniest thing about the universe. It turns out that Tyson is particularly tickled by the grotesque way in which falling into a black hole would literally rip you apart. Just check out Tyson describe the "morbidly funny" phenomenon in the video above, and catch his full HuffPost Live conversation here.

Previously: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Warning For Politicians Who 'Cherry-Pick' Science 

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