They’re secretly unicycling jugglers!

Turns out you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do it, though — just a climate scientist.

At least that’s the case for NASA climate modeler Gavin Schmidt, who, after he’s done juggling data to pin down atmospheric changes, likes to space out by tossing pins and balls into the atmosphere. How’d he get started? Back in high school, Schmidt decided he Goddard pick up juggling to pick up the ladies.

How’d that work out for him? You can see he’s still clowning around:

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Get more on the Secret Life of Scientists over at PBS.org.