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You’ve got questions. Eric has answers. Dr. Eric Schulze answers your questions in a rapid-fire round. (Thinkstock)
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You asked us a lot of questions and now I'm going to try to answer as many as I possibly can in 45 seconds, so ready the timer, please, let's do this.
 
Dogs are not colorblind, although we've sometimes been told they are; it takes 8 minutes, 20 seconds for light to travel to Earth from the Sun, which is well, lightning fast!  It was a New Orleans dentist, Levi Spear Parmly, who invented dental floss back in 1815.  
 
We could be alone in the universe but this is a question that can't be answered today, and, the day is coming soon when you could have a robot butler.  In addition, the tallest person ever known was Robert Wadlow, who in 1940 measured 8 feet 11.1 inches, and 12 people have walked on the moon.
 
On the question of how did life begin, I will pass, and I'm also going to pass on what makes us human, but here are some more answers: A coin that falls from the Empire State Building could not kill you; it's pretty much true that no two snowflakes are alike; the first woman to win a Nobel Prize was Marie Curie, and she won two, in 1903 and 1911; my favorite science figure of all time is Carl Sagan.  And finally, I like long walks on the beach...Wait, what?
 
And that ends our lighting round, on a very weird note, but for more insightful videos like this, check us out every day at Smithsonian.com.

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
I can see sunlight. Why does it take so long for the sun's light to reach Earth?
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COMMENTS (67)
  • sebastianr-6-bar
    2/05/2016 - 10:15 a.m.

    It takes so long for the sun's light to reach Earth because the sun is 93,000,000 million miles away. This article was a very interesting article because it answered many different questions that I always had, like are dogs color blind?

  • oscarb-1-bar
    2/05/2016 - 10:15 a.m.

    You can see sunlight because the sun has been shining for a very long time so your are always seeing the light produce that was produced, "8 minutes, 20 seconds," ago. It takes that long for light to travel from the sun, all the way to our Earth. It takes this long because light travels at a certain speed, like a car, and to get to point a from point b it may take away. And even though light travels really fast, the Earth is a lot further than the sun.

  • jackw-4-bar
    2/05/2016 - 10:45 a.m.

    It take so long for the sun's light to reach the earth because it is so far away. The sun's rays need to travel all that distance. This article interested me because I did not know that robots could be this human.

  • batiar-3-bar
    2/05/2016 - 04:12 p.m.

    The light takes a very long time to reach Earth because the sun is billions of light years away from Earth. This causing the light to take a longer time to travel through the Solar System. This article is very cool because I enjoy how Tween Tribune does the "speed rounds" and takes the time to answer our questions. I hope to read more articles like this and find out more information that I don't know.

  • andrewa-ver
    2/08/2016 - 12:02 p.m.

    It takes so long because the sun is millions miles away. It takes the light 8 min and 30 seconds to reach earth.

  • dashiellg-3-bar
    2/08/2016 - 07:31 p.m.

    It takes exactly eight minutes and eleven second for the suns rays to reach earth because the sun is about 93 million miles a way from earth. I thought it was interesting that this guy could answer all those hard and obscure questions in less than 45 seconds. Also in the video explained some of them too.

  • tatumh.-tay
    2/09/2016 - 09:13 a.m.

    Because the sun is giant but it is very very vey far wwzy . that's why it takes so long for sunlight to reach earth.

  • meaganw.-tay
    2/09/2016 - 09:15 a.m.

    He knows allot of things. He sounds REALLY smart!!

  • tyshawng-wes
    2/09/2016 - 09:22 a.m.

    I can see sunlight. Why dose it take so long for the suns light to reach Earth¿

    Because light travels slow and a long way to travel. More than 90,000,000 miles to go. Light only travels under 200,000 miles Per hour so thats why it takes a while to come?

  • masons.-tay
    2/09/2016 - 09:22 a.m.

    The sunlight has 90,000,000 miles of space to travel on to get to earth. Its like running a mile at full sprint.

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