The Three-Eyed Nerd

photo via Getty, via BI

photo via Getty, via BI

Everyone is a nerd nowadays. At least anyone who is thought to be ‘smart,’ or enjoys things that aren’t Real Housewives bullshit.

Like Game of Thrones for example. People like us, who love the shit out of that show are ‘nerds.’ Also, some of the actors on the show are ‘nerds’ too.

Turns out Isaac Hempstead Wright — the young actor who plays Bran Stark on “Game of Thrones” — is a huge nerd. Who knew?

In a New York Comic Con panel promoting StarTalk Radio, celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a never-before-seen clip from an interview with “Game of Thrones” star Isaac Hempstead Wright.

In the video, Tyson basically asks Wright what is something so geeky about him that it is embarrassing. To which Wright responds he can recite Pi to like, 60 digits.

“Well I can recite Pi to quite a few decimal places,” he said. “It used to be 60 but I think it’s down to about 40 now.”

DeGrasse Tyson was impressed, but just barely. “Just so you know — 40, 50, 60 … among Pi people? That’s barely entry level,” he told Wright. “But among actors, maybe you win.”

Tyson gave Wright a few seconds to gather steam, and said, “Go!”

The 17-year-old actor took a breath and then said “3.14159265358979323846264338327950.”

It only took him four seconds.

That’s… pretty nerdy, even if it is only 30 digits. Wright probably comes by this ability due to his education. See, he studies particle physics in his spare time.

Yeah, if you fill your spare time with particle physics, you’re probably a nerd. Likely, a Three-Eyed nerd. It is probably better to be an actor who can recite a good chunk of Pi, than one who doesn’t know what ‘chicken of the sea’ means.

[via: Business Insider]


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