Check out this really cool science fact about classic Christmas film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

1946 film based on 1943 story ‘The Greatest Gift’ by Philip Van Doren Stern

If, like many people, you’ll be watching It’s a Wonderful Life tonight on NBC, there’s a super-cool science angle early in the movie that you need to know about! Check out Paul Gross’ explanation -- this is so neat!

DETROIT – An annual NBC tradition is airing “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve -- but there’s something you might not know.

There’s a super cool science angle early in the movie that you might want to know about!

It happens near the beginning, in the scene where the angels in heaven choose an angel named Clarence to head to Earth to save George Bailey.

Watch the video above to see Paul Gross’ explanation.

About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.