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Physics Student Makes Ingenious 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Parody

In a brilliant intersection of British rock music and theoretical physics, McGill University masters student Timothy Blaise produced this parody of Queen's classic hit "Bohemian Rhapsody." The lyrical spoof, titled "Bohemian Gravity," takes aim at string theory, a theoretical physics model that claims the universe is composed of one-dimensional strings.

"Is string theory right? Is it just fantasy? Caught in the landscape, out of touch with reality?" Blaise intones, accompanied by videos of himself singing in harmony.

At one point, an Einstein sock puppet makes an appearance. Blaise's rendition of the Queen hit is charmingly nerdy — entertaining even without a detailed knowledge of physics. Who knows? It might just inspire people to learn more.

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Tanya was a staff writer for Live Science from 2013 to 2015, covering a wide array of topics, ranging from neuroscience to robotics to strange/cute animals. She received a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University. She has previously written for Science News, Wired, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, the radio show Big Picture Science and other places. Tanya has lived on a tropical island, witnessed volcanic eruptions and flown in zero gravity (without losing her lunch!). To find out what her latest project is, you can visit her website.