In the midst of Hurricane Irma panic, before it made landfall in the US and those in its path were either hurriedly trying to evacuate or making preparations to brave the storm, it was one Fox News reporter’s job to gauge public reaction.
But things didn’t exactly go to plan when he approached one particular Florida resident live on air to ask for his thoughts on the impending storm.
“What do you think about the storm, the power, the ferocity and the risk to your own safety at this point?” the reporter asked a man who was walking along Miami Beach.
But, unbeknown to the reporter, he had just stumbled upon some kind of hurricane genius.
This guy wasn’t about to give some generic answer about his hurricane preparations or his safety concerns, like the reporter had probably hoped for, far from it in fact.
What came out of his mouth was a lot of numbers and geography stated in a very matter-of-fact way and it sure sounded like he knew what he was talking about even if others didn’t.
“Well at this point I am very relieved to discover that as we speak the eye of the storm is practically due south of us by 220 miles (354km) because it’s crossing the 80th meridian which is 80 degrees west longitude,” he said.
If that made no sense to you then don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Lucky for us he kindly summed it up his answer in a way that us regular folk could understand.
“So I am not so worried because it is so far away,” he added.
At this point the reporter must have realised that he had bitten off more than he could chew and tried to interject with some alternate information, but it didn’t do anything to stop this man’s display of hurricane knowledge.
“Well not just westbound, it was 275 degrees, that’s only one-fifteeth above due west toward true north. So this thing is moving and has been moving in a very westerly direction and because it is several hundred miles south the risks are less and less,” he stated.
“I am not worried, I don’t think it is going to get much worse than what we are seeing right here.”
At this point the reporter has clearly had enough of this man’s hurricane wisdom, he quickly thanks him and turns back to the camera before he has a chance to continue.
The clip was shared on Twitter by Barstool News, writing “Fox may have just interviewed the smartest man alive” and people have gone crazy for this unassuming hurricane prodigy.
Original article Source: News.com.au