Scientist Bill Nye Goes Viral Made Two TikTok Videos To Demonstrate Importance Of Face Masks

The 64-year-old Science Guy, Bill Nye, has shared a series of two TikTok videos, where he can be seen explaining the importance of wearing a face mask during the corona pandemic. Nye has 6.4 million followers on TikTok.

In the videos, he is demonstrating why people should use face masks. Also, he is urged people to wear one when they’re out in public and proved the effectiveness of such coverings with a simple experiment.

Nye tested out several different types of face covering, ranging from a chunky knit scarf through to a double-layer homemade mask; he explained TikTok users about the effectiveness of each in preventing the spread of particles in the air.

With a lit candle placed in front of him, he went through each material and tried to blow the flame out, thereby creating a robust visual explanation about how our breath – and germs – can travel.

Nye said: “Face masks… prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the air and getting into your respiratory system.”