Neil deGrasse Tyson makes shocking claim about E.T.: 'Steven Spielberg told me'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joined The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday, where he blew Colbert away with little known knowledge: Sort of like Groot and of course Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, E.T. is not an animal but a sentient plant.
"By the way," said deGrasse Tyson, "did you know E.T. was a sentient plant, not an animal?" "E.T. is a plant?” Colbert answered. "Turn on your heart. He's got a heart." "Well, okay," deGrasse Tyson replied, "so they gave him a heart just for you to relate to. But it was a plant.”
According to deGrasse Tyson, he got this information from a fairly reliable source.
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"How do you know it's a plant?" asked Colbert. "Do you remember that E.T. touched the plants and they grew back?” deGrasse asked Tyson. "It's not an accident." When asked how he knew, deGrasse Tyson replied, "Steven Spielberg told me in my office."
Viewers didn't know what to think.
What sparked the conversation about E.T. First up was a long and lively tirade by deGrasse Tyson about the possibility of extraterrestrials being in fact sentient plants and what they might think if they saw the vegetation consumed by humans on Earth. This left Colbert with only one question.
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"To get that idea of ​​sentient plants," said Colbert, "have you smoked any baby plants?"
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weekdays at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.
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After 50 years, contestant Martha Bath returned to Jeopardy! return. In 1972 the show was hosted by Art Fleming and the awards weren't quite as big. "I won $40 and a bunch of encyclopedias, and I still have them," Bath said. Which seems to be a consolation prize from that time. Martha got off to a flying start when she managed to find and answer two Daily Doubles correctly on her way to a massive Final Jeopardy! Bet. She bet her full $15,400 to win a total of $30,800. It's very rare for players to have multiple appearances, and the fact that their two were 50 years apart made it an even better story. "Martha Bath, this is much more than a series of encyclopedias," said host Ken Jennings. "You are a danger! Champion with $30,800. Or if we count 1972, $30,840.”
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