A very clever bloke has determined swirliness of space by detecting polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Ripples in the space-time continuum caused by the merging of black holes, happened in a trillion trillioneth of a second resulting in an expansion of 20 orders of magnitude. The frequency power of the gravity waves had an energy of about 10x16thpower gigaelectronvolts compared to the Large Hadron Collider that might only reach a peak of 13 gigaelectronvolts.
All this lark meant that we are all sitting here today fiddling about with computers that keep crashing and wondering if WWIII is about to break out.
Another supposedly clever bloke on the TV said that before the big bang there was absolutely sod all, not even a bit of grit, an amoeba, a plankton or a neutrino. Then suddenly there was an enormous explosion resulting in a universe 14 billion light years wide full of stars, planets, asteroids, meteors and lots of other stuff. Who is he kidding, he should be locked up, and they get paid lots for making all this stuff up. Good imagination I grant you, but while our roads are full of potholes, he could be doing something more useful.