Why Is A Rainbow?

via jtotheizzoe:

New episode of It’s Okay To be Smart is up today! And this one is oh so happy.

Dorothy went over one. LeVar Burton read to us under one. In a song, Kermit the Frog connected us to one. Even Mork’s suspenders were made of them.

Our culture, and our skies, are full of rainbows, but do you know how they form? Do we all see the same rainbow? Could cyborg-enhanced mantis shrimp eyes ever see a bigger rainbow?

The answer to all these questions involves a little physics, and the number 42. Oh, and there’s a Lady Rainicorn reference in here, because of course there is.

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