MSNBC has worked hard to be the official TV channel of the "reality-based community" which so often lectures us skeptics on how we are all anti-science and stuff. (source)
The author of XKCD has a site now that answers odd science questions. Here is mine: If, at a mass of over 200 pounds, Felix Baumgartner was indeed be accelerated faster than light and pointed at the Earth, what would happen?
Isaac Asimov has a short story mystery something like this, with a pool ball accelerated to light speed.