Let's talk nerdy for a minute:
Mark Everett, lead dude for the Eels, a tremendous alt-rock 'n' soul band, has a daddy who pioneered the theory of parallel universes.
I know this because I watched "Nova" last night on UNC-TV. For the first time in my life, I was excited about watching science on television, and the episode did not disappoint. (Watch the entire thing on Nova's Web site).
Everett's dad died when the future rock star was only 19. The two were not close. So Everett, now in his 40s, traveled the country meeting his pop's old colleagues, and learning the trippy science behind this parallel-universe thing.
(If you're not familiar with the Eels, this clip will fix that:)