Any time a sci-fi show runs into a problem there is usually some manipulation of the known world which solves the problem. Typically, the solution is a completely wrong extrapolation of something we learned in high school science with jargon flying left and right to misdirect and make it sound creditable (I’m looking at you, Eureka). When this occurs geeks and nerds across the Internet get on forums and discuss the unrealistic minutiae while being content with the Moon actually being blown off its orbit instead of being blown apart.
I digress, a writer of Futurama decided to make a mathematical proof of the plot point so as to not remove its viewers from a suspension of belief. You can read more about it here. You can also get a clear view and explanation of the therom here.
I crave useless information like an obese person with no self esteem craves Oreos. There are over 31,000 McDonalds in the world so obese people can always eat their feelings, but before there was Wikipedia, Mental_Floss, and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, retrieving useless information in more than Snapple cap sized portions was difficult.
Thankfully, VH1 recognized the need for more substantial bits of information and created Pop Up Video in 1996. Not only can you watch recorded episodes on YouTube, but one of the production companies, Spin The Bottle, also hosts a decent playlist on their website.
The one issue I have with Pop Up Video is that I cannot find how to cite it in APA format.