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Morse Code

May 21st, 2019

9:59

This week in 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first single-wire telegraph message using the machine and code he invented in the wake of his wife's death. The message he sent? 𝚆𝙷𝙰𝚃 𝙷𝙰𝚃𝙷 𝙶𝙾𝙳 𝚆𝚁𝙾𝚄𝙶𝙷𝚃

This …

Word Fossils

May 15th, 2019

4:31

"Word fossils" are words that we don't really use anymore, except as part of an idiom or expression: "What in 𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣?!" "Good 𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚!" & "Moral 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚." But how do words become …

Who Was Mother Goose?

May 12th, 2019

7:33

Is the character of Mother Goose based on a real person? (Or a real goose?)

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How We Beat Smallpox

May 8th, 2019

17:06

On May 8th 1980 the WHO announced smallpox had been eradicated. Here's how we did it — and why we haven't managed to eradicate any other disease in the decades since.

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Naming Your Kentucky Derby Racehorse

May 3rd, 2019

8:21

#KentuckyDerby racehorses are majestic & expensive beasts worthy of our admiration — and yet we give them names like "Tit'n Your Girdle." Here's how (not) to name your thoroughbred.

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Deepwater Horizon

April 30th, 2019

14:04

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, sinking 2 days later. Over the next 87 days, millions of barrels of oil leaked into the ocean — the economic & environmental impact of which many are still …

The *Other* DNA Structure 🧬

April 26th, 2019

4:53

It's #DNADay! Let's talk about a DNA structure that's *not* the classic double helix: the i-motif! Which kind of looks like a uterus. . .

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How Egg Hatching Works

April 21st, 2019

5:23

#EasterSunday is the perfect day to contemplate the nanostructure of eggshells, which baby chicks must violently peck their way out of in order to …

Origin of the High Five 🤚

April 18th, 2019

4:27

Happy #NationalHighFiveDay! Here's a neat little history of the high five & its many variations.

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Titanic: Part II

April 14th, 2019

5:29

Part 2 of this weekend's #Titanic episode is about one of the survivors: silent film star Dorothy Gibson who wrote (& starred in) the *first* movie about the Titanic a century before James Cameron's epic — and just …

Titanic: Part I

April 13th, 2019

20:18

This weekend marks the 106th anniversary of the #Titanic sinking. The disaster launched a thousand ships (if unanswered questions & conspiracy theories are ships) that still compel us over a century later.

This …

Why Do We Have Names?

April 9th, 2019

9:06

Why do humans have names & how long have we been naming each other? Also: dolphins have names, too! Researchers think baby dolphins actually name …

The 27 Club

April 6th, 2019

7:21

Why did so many famous musicians die at the age of 27? Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Cobain & Winehouse are among the most notable, but the "27 Club" has over ~60 members to date. 

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The Sign of the Penis

March 30th, 2019

5:17

For #NationalDoctorsDay, let's talk about the eponymous nature of medicine! Ever heard of "Throckmorton's sign?" Otherwise known as the *John Thomas* sign?

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The "Get Out and Push" Railroad

March 27th, 2019

4:51

If you wanted to go from Wilmington, California to Long Beach circa 1882, you could take a train. But be warned: its nickname was the "Get Out and …

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster

March 25th, 2019

11:31

The true legacy the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers left behind was an uprising of women who fought for worker's rights and a union in the year before the tragic fire claimed their lives.

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A Brief History of TIC TACS

March 22nd, 2019

3:21

TIC TACS: The all-sugar sugar-free mint. 

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Fritz Zwicky's Supernova

March 19th, 2019

3:35

#otd in 1937 Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky coined the term SUPERNOVA in a paper about neutron stars. He later coined the term NUCLEAR GOBLINS. 

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The Americanization of St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2019

4:53

In Ireland, #StPatricksDay was just a minor religious holiday for centuries — and not one that involved drinking. Then Americans appropriated it in …

Mercury Retrograde

March 15th, 2019

6:13

Is #MercuryRetrograde a thing or do we just want to believe it's a thing? 

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Barbie's Family Tree

March 11th, 2019

5:17

Barbie turns 60 this month! Since her debut in 1959 she's had many looks, careers, and amassed quite an impressive collection of friends and extended …

Does Daylight Saving Time Actually Help?

March 8th, 2019

6:50

We #springforward this weekend for Daylight Saving Time, but why? And does it actually help? 

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Blood Isn't Always Red

March 2nd, 2019

6:01

In fact, the #icefish appears to have no blood at all. 

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Ask Me Anything!

March 2nd, 2019

2:29

Hey friends! On Tuesday 03/05 at 11 am EST I'll be doing an Instagram Live Q+A and #bookgiveaway to celebrate the paperback release of That Book I wrote! #AMA about writing, endometriosis and my many other ills, DOGS, …

The Futurist Manifesto

February 21st, 2019

9:12

Marinetti's #futurist manifesto was published 100 years ago this month. It's an interesting read but, uh . . .a lil' heavy on the fascism & museum-hating. 

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Calvin COOLidge Sure Loved Vaseline

February 18th, 2019

11:03

For #PresidentsDay we're talking about the coolest president you forgot about, Calvin Coolidge. With a love of Vaseline and electric horses, "Silent …

"Roses are red. . ."

February 13th, 2019

3:24

 #HappyValentinesDay! So, who came up with that horticulturally-inaccurate "Roses are red, violets are blue. . ." ditty anyway? 

"Cold Sunday"

February 11th, 2019

2:26

On January 17th, 1982 hundreds of U.S. cities broke records for low temperatures — many of which still stand today. Near Tower, Minnesota, temps dropped to -52 °F (-47 °C).

Pronoia

February 8th, 2019

5:12

The opposite of paranoia puts a positive spin on the concept: you believe the universe is conspiring to *help* you rather than *harm* you. Oh, and it …

How does Narcan work?

February 8th, 2019

10:08

 In the context of America's opioid epidemic, you've probably been hearing a lot about Narcan. But the "miracle drug" isn't new. It's actually been around since the 1960s. So how does it work? And can anyone use it to …

Average Colin

February 8th, 2019

7:18

If you've ever Googled "normal brain MRI" you've seen Colin 27. So what happened to "Average Colin" IRL?

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PUBLIC ENEMY #1

February 8th, 2019

4:24

Only 4 people have been given the title of "PUBLIC ENEMY #1" by the FBI. The term actually originated as a scheme to publicly shame Al Capone (like he gave a fuck!!)

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What is wind chill?

February 8th, 2019

4:53

 Y'know how your weather app gives you the temperature outside but then warns you that it'll *feel like* a much colder temp, thus upping your risk of …

My Favorite Failure

February 6th, 2019

12:36

It's time for LMGT to go to the big podcast graveyard in the sky. In lieu of continuing with Listener Support for this podcast, support one of the many, many, many other deserving podcasts on Anchor. Don't worry, …

Throwback: Measles is Back!

February 3rd, 2019

6:07

Epidemiologists use statistics to track outbreaks. One important value to know is the R₀ — for measles, it's 12-18. Ebola is like ~1.5 


This …

Area Code: (321)

February 3rd, 2019

2:22

 Which county in the United States has area code 321? And why is that the case? 

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Jenny Everywhere

February 3rd, 2019

4:04

 Who is "Jenny Everywhere" — and why is she everywhere? Also: hi to Richard Belzer!!

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The Kentucky Meat Shower

February 3rd, 2019

5:51

 So, meat pieces fell from the sky in Kentucky once. 

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Why are jeans blue?

February 3rd, 2019

4:53

Denim jeans don't start out blue, but science gets them there.

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Silica Gel Packets

January 28th, 2019

4:51

Those little silica gel packets are actually not toxic and don't work the way you think they do!

Nellie Bly Did MANY THINGS

January 25th, 2019

19:08

In 1890, journalist Nellie Bly returned from her "around the world in LESS THAN 80 days" adventure. But you might remember her from her greatest hit: 10 Days in the Madhouse. 

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"Supermoons"

January 20th, 2019

4:47

If you're a cryptid now would be a great time to emerge from the woods and terrorize the locals. 

How Lifetime Warranties Work

January 17th, 2019

6:35

A product's "lifetime warranty" refers to its expected lifetime — not yours. 

How do chip cards work?

January 13th, 2019

5:27

Automated chip card technology has actually been around since the 1960s. Though many places are only getting the credit card readers *now*. 

Fast Radio Bursts

January 11th, 2019

4:46

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope has detected the second-ever mystery space sounds known as "fast radio bursts" or FBRs. The sounds were first heard back in 2007 and have puzzled …

Emily Post & The Rules of Etiquette

January 7th, 2019

15:16

Emily Post divorced her philandering husband, kept his name, & became the queen of etiquette. (see: How to Best Serve Revenge).

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Can peanut butter diagnose Alzheimer's?

January 3rd, 2019

9:01

It kind of sounds like a headline from The Onion, but the tasty & scientifically-sound hypothesis was tested by researchers several years ago.

Another year already?!

December 31st, 2018

13:50

"The years start coming and they don't stop coming." — Aristotle 

Gifts vs. Presents 🎁

December 26th, 2018

4:05

They're not the same thing but I'll gladly accept either.

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Swans

December 23rd, 2018

5:19

Ok but like...swans are elegant and mean. 🦢

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Ladies Dancing

December 23rd, 2018

8:08

And centuries of institutionalized misogyny!

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Silly Goose

December 20th, 2018

6:17

Okay, taking a little detour on this because fuck birds. Why do we call people a "silly goose?"

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Golden Rings

December 19th, 2018

6:42

OK NO BIRDS TODAY. Also: wedding bands.

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Calling Birds

December 18th, 2018

5:24

Well, I guess birds would have to call because they sure as hell can't text.

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Partridges/Pear Trees

December 15th, 2018

6:20

We've all been mishearing "pear trees" for like 10,000 years.

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS!

December 14th, 2018

7:43

Each day between now and December 25th we're unpacking a lyric to the 12 Days of Christmas! #MerryPodmas

Mrs. Röntgen's Skeleton Hand

December 10th, 2018

7:17

#OTD in 1901 Wilhelm Röntgen became the first person to win the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of X-rays. The famous image he captured was of his wife's hand. Upon seeing her skeletal fingers, she gasped: "I …

Undecember

December 7th, 2018

5:28

2018 has been pretty shitty so it's probably fine that we didn't end up making Undecember, the 13th month of the year, a thing.

The Man Cured of HIV

December 1st, 2018

11:39

Timothy Ray Brown was the first (and thus for only) person to be cured of HIV. We're still not exactly sure what happened. Or if we could do it …

Schrödinger's Cat

November 29th, 2018

5:44

Happy Schrödinger's cat day! ✨🐈 Everyone's favorite quantum mechanics thought experiment that was basically trolling Einstein. 🧠

Does silver really disinfect itself?

November 26th, 2018

7:56

Putting away Grandma's good sterling silver after Thanksgiving? Did you skimp out on cleaning it first? What if I told you that shit disinfects …

Black Friday's History of Violence

November 23rd, 2018

7:25

Here's why cops in Philadelphia in the 1960s started calling the day after Thansksgiving "Black Friday."

Scary Thanksgiving Parades

November 19th, 2018

12:57

Thanksgiving is upon us and you know what that means: "ragamuffin parades" and a giant, expensive, inflatable Snoopy.

Is it Fall or Autumn? 🍁

November 16th, 2018

4:42

Do you call this time of year FALL or AUTUMN? Here's why the season has 2 names.

The Life &Near-Deaths of Daredevil Kitty O'Neil

November 14th, 2018

14:10

How a deaf little girl from Texas grew up to continuously defy death, do Wonder Woman's stunts, and secure her legacy as "the fastest woman in the world."

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What's the deal with seeing 11:11?

November 11th, 2018

6:01

Why do we think it means something to catch the clock at exactly 11:11?

How Bigfoot Ruined a Man's Life

November 9th, 2018

9:53

In 1967 two men shot what became the iconic Bigfoot "footage". It ruined one of their lives forever.

Doomsday Seed Vault

November 7th, 2018

6:06

Svalbard is the world's arctic DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT in Norway.

Who is the Unicode Consortium?

November 5th, 2018

6:39

The latest iOS update gave us new emojis so let's discuss the Emoji Illuminati aka the Unicode Consortium!

What really happened to Laika?

November 3rd, 2018

8:43

The true fate of the canine cosmonaut, who died on November 3rd, 1957, was kept from the public for decades.

Ghost Stories

October 30th, 2018

10:03

As long as humans have been living we’ve been dying. And as long as we’ve been confronting our mortality, we’ve been asking: what happens when we die? Part of that is telling ghost stories. Here's one of mine.

A Brief History of IHOP (IHOB?)

October 24th, 2018

7:20

Here's a ROOTY TOOTY FRESH 'N FRUITY® history of IHOB — the eatery formerly known, and forever in my heart known, as IHOP.

How The Flu Kills You

October 19th, 2018

12:18

SPOILER: You don't technically die from the flu. ⚰️😷

Can robots get depressed?

October 17th, 2018

6:07

Using AI to model human brain processes could help us better understand conditions like depression — but does that mean robots can get depressed? And …

The Butcher of Paris

October 15th, 2018

12:23

Marcel Petiot is one of history's most prolific serial killers. You've probably never heard of him — and after today's episode, you'll wish you never …

The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

October 12th, 2018

15:49

The MBTI personality test wasn't designed to measure  aptitude — it actually measures *preference.* You might *prefer* introversion to experience the world, but that doesn't mean you're *incapable* or *lacking* …

The Woman Who Died for Chemistry

October 11th, 2018

9:10

Karen Wetterhahn's untimely death in the 1990s gave science invaluable insight into mercury poisoning.

”We are all deserving of traveling mercies.”

October 6th, 2018

15:14

An update on. . .things. ❤︎
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Sputnik in Wisconsin

October 5th, 2018

10:11

In 1962 a hunk of Russian space junk landed in the middle of a street in Wisconsin. What was the U.S. to do? This was Cold War-era Space Race time, …

A Brief History of the Nobel Prize

October 1st, 2018

9:11

Why do we award them? And what about that time some medals were hidden from the Nazis in an acid bath?

The Stanford Prison Experiment

September 30th, 2018

22:47

You'll find the Stanford Prison Experiment in any Psych 101 textbook — but don't believe everything you're taught.

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What do you say when someone sneezes?

September 28th, 2018

7:21

Whatever the reason for ya sneezin' (which may or may not sound like "AH-CHOO") there are also many ways to respond when someone sneezes: "bless you," "Gesundheit," or "SORRY" (in case it's not ragweed, but rather, a …

The Milwaukee Protocol

September 28th, 2018

7:23

Did an experimental treatment really save a teenage girl from rabies - or was it just a coincidence?

The Year Without a Summer

September 27th, 2018

4:15

The summer of 1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer in the northeast U.S. because even though it would be ~95°F during the day, at night …

Can donor hearts transplant memories?

September 25th, 2018

16:08

In 1988 Claire Sylvia received New England's first heart-lung transplant. And the personality of the teenage boy whose heart she got.

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Indelible Pencils

September 23rd, 2018

6:16

"Indelible pencils" or copying pencils were popular for a time in the 1870s because they made it possible to easily make copies of handwritten …

Defeating Hackers With a Wall of Lava Lamps

September 21st, 2018

8:23

A company in California has devised truly random encryption for cybersecurity using. . .Lava Lamps.

An Itsy-Bitsy History of the Bikini

September 19th, 2018

13:57

The first bikini debuted in 1946 — just a few days after the U.S. had begun testing the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, for which the suit had been …

Ben Franklin's Sky Electricity

September 17th, 2018

10:18

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment took place sometime between June 10th - 15th, 1752. But you probably learned many misconceptions about it in …

Why do dogs sniff each other's butts?

September 15th, 2018

6:42

The unique scent each dog leaves behind (heh) is sort of like a Tinder bio: it conveys to other dogs in the neighborhood how old they are, what their …

Heat Lightning: Not Real

September 13th, 2018

3:31

ヽHEAT`、`LIGHTNINGヽ`ヽヽ IS
ヽヽFAKEヽ`ヽ`、`NEWSヽ`

A Cool History of Popsicles®

September 11th, 2018

9:33

Since we spent all summer seeing that same sponsored post by Popsicle® in our feeds, here's the history of the "frozen confection of attractive …

Sexy Moths

September 9th, 2018

6:40

Put on some slow, sexy, saxophone riffs and leave your porch light on tonight to help Hot Single Poplar Hawk Moths in your area get it on. It's literally their reason for living. #TagUrMothPorn

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

September 7th, 2018

7:59

Throwback to the episode we did about Jocelyn Bell Burnell who has AT LONG LAST finally been rewarded for her incredible contributions to science. In true GOAT fashion she's donating the money she's been awarded to a …

Statelessness

September 6th, 2018

5:55

Technically, you can turn in your social security card and renounce your U.S. citizenship just because you want to (but maybe don't).

A Brief History of 7-Elevens

September 5th, 2018

10:27

(This is, obviously, a throwback to 7/11) If there's not one in your neighborhood, just wait: it's said that a new store opens somewhere in the world every 2 hours. While you wait, grab a Slurpee and listen to today's …

The Pinnacles

September 4th, 2018

6:12

LISTENER CALL-IN! How were the weird and beautiful Pinnacles of the Western Australian desert formed?

A Brief History of Social Media

September 3rd, 2018

11:36

From BBS chatrooms and Compuserv to Geocities, AOL, and Myspace — when it comes to social media, how did we get to. . .whatever it is we're doing now?

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SHAPESHIFTING RIVER DOLPHINS

September 2nd, 2018

3:38

Am I the only person who didn't know there are DOLPHINS in the Amazon River?

Sweden's Spooky Ghost Train

September 1st, 2018

9:26

Legend has it that once you board Stockholm's "Silver Arrow" you're doomed to ride it for eternity – and not due to train traffic up ahead or a track …

Living Wills

August 31st, 2018

9:29

According to a 2016 study, even though we've been promoting advance directives & living wills for over 50 years, only about a third of U.S. …

The Basel Papyrus

August 30th, 2018

6:39

The mysterious Basel Papyrus contain 2,000 year old medical writings & the earliest known private letters between Christians. Incidentally, those …

Asymmetric Insight

August 29th, 2018

12:22

Thanks to a cognitive bias known as asymmetric insight, we tend to think we know other people better than they know us — or even that we know other people better than they know themselves.

Ball Lightning

August 29th, 2018

13:26

Turns out my best friend Rebecca is one of the ~5 % of people on Earth who have witnessed the phenomenon of BALL LIGHTING. Naturally I made her tell me all about it – and she even made a gif!

The Lost Franklin Expedition

August 28th, 2018

17:28

AKA: The true story behind AMC's "The Terror."

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The Internet's First Photo

August 27th, 2018

10:22

There's so much to love about Les Horribles Cernettes
1. A doo-wop parody girl group of CERN scientists
2. Songs had titles like "Collider" and …

The Dog Who Got Life in Prison for Murder

August 26th, 2018

3:17

In the 1920s, "Pep" was sent to the Eastern State Penitentiary. He even got a mug shot taken. But his life sentence was actually not what the media made it seem.

How Treason Works

August 26th, 2018

12:28

What's happened (or is happening or might happen) between Trump & Putin, between the U.S. & Russia, is unethical, illegal, and unprecedented — but here's the reason it's *not* treason.

Santamartamys rufodorsalis

August 25th, 2018

7:03

In 2011 researchers snapped these photos of a red-crested tree rat — which was pretty impressive considering the critter is EXTINCT. Now reclassified as critically endangered, we've only ever seen ~3. The last sighting …

The *Real* First Photo of Earth From the Moon

August 23rd, 2018

9:36

It wasn't Apollo 17's famous "Blue Marble" photo. Nor was the awe-inspiring "earthrise" shot taken by the Apollo 8 crew. No, our first glimpse of …

How Master Keys Work

August 23rd, 2018

12:54

"Master keys" are actually part of a much larger hierarchal system of keying. Master keys can be "Grand" or "Great Grand" (like grandpas) depending on how many lower key systems they can unlock.

Is sunscreen killing coral reefs?

August 22nd, 2018

9:17

Yes, Hawaii wants to ban some sunscreens that are hurting coral reefs. No, that does not mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Humans, coral — …

A Brief History of Car Washes

August 21st, 2018

10:06

Automated car washes are ubiquitous today but it wasn't long ago that so-called "car washes" were known simply as: YOUR BARE HANDS. Here's a brief history of how we mechanized the process.

The Poet Bandit

August 20th, 2018

12:42

In the wild west a "gentleman bandit" named Charles Boles was known for being polite, robbing stagecoaches on foot instead of horseback, never …

The Roswell Incident 🛸

August 19th, 2018

18:34

Whether you believe it was aliens or not, the story of the Roswell incident (which began 71 years ago this summer) is a great example of how …

Can you smoke a cigarette in space?

August 18th, 2018

9:21

Is it fact or an .·:urban space legend:·. that you can't be an astronaut if you've ever smoked menthol cigarettes because it'll make your lungs …

Margarita Burns

August 17th, 2018

9:32

Squeezing limes for margaritas? Beware phytophotodermatitis ("margarita burn"). Lime juice contains phytochemicals that make your skin hypersensitive to the sun's UV rays and have been known to cause second-degree …

Wobbegongs

August 16th, 2018

7:28

Wobbegong sharks ("wobbies") are also known as carpet sharks because they literally just chill on the ocean floor like a rug. A rug with an extremely …

The WOW! Signal

August 15th, 2018

4:31

On August 15th, 1977 the WOW! Signal was heard by the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University. . .aaaand everyone thought it was aliens.

Heat Exhaustion v. Heat Stroke ☀️

August 14th, 2018

17:46

Hey, it's fucking hot outside!! Heat-related illness can kill you. Or your kid. Or your pet. Or other mammals you know and love!!! On today's ep we're talking about heat exhaustion v. heat stroke — and what to do if it …

How paper mills work

August 14th, 2018

15:35

For centuries "paper mills" didn't describe enormous factories of mechanized paper production: rather, "mills" were groups of skilled workers sitting around crafting single sheets by hand.

The Shroud of Turin

August 13th, 2018

12:24

Some say the stained piece of linen is the burial cloth of Jesus, but even the modern science hasn't been able to definitively prove (or disprove) the shroud's story. And no, NASA didn't investigate it. Here's what …

Computers before computers with guest host Jonathan Blade

August 12th, 2018

5:28

Guest host Johnathan Blade is diving deep into "computers before computers." Find him on YouTube Johnathanblade1 where he makes videos about “commercial tech-related content and film reviews, with a focus on mostly …

Point(ing) of Interest with guest host Chris Thrasher

August 12th, 2018

6:09

Ever wondered why we point at things? Or how dogs *know* we're pointing at a thing? Guest host Chris Thrasher has answers.

Death by Watermelon with guest host Lydia Sigwarth

August 12th, 2018

7:47

Guest host Lydia Sigwarth is going to tell you about some of the most morbidly fascinating (ha — see what we did there?) deaths in history. SPOILER ALTER: Watermelons appear more than once.

Catatumbo Lightning with guest host Pedro Graterol

August 12th, 2018

5:50

Guest host Pedo Graterol is going to tell you about one of the coolest and strangest phenomena of his home country, Venezuela: Catatumbo lightning!

Jupiter's Weird New Moons with guest host Chelsea Gohd

August 12th, 2018

7:55

Guest host Chelsea Gohd (aka Foxanne) explains everything you wanted to know about Jupiter's weird AF new (to us, anyway) moons. Also, be sure to check out her EP & catch her on tour!

Cervical Mucus with guest host Amanda Laird

August 12th, 2018

7:08

Guest host Amanda Laird of the Heavy Flow Podcast made sure to include this image from “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” along with today’s a-rousing episode!

THE CRY CLOSET with guest hosts The RDR Show

August 12th, 2018

9:20

Today’s guest hosts Keven & Jofre of the Rant Debate and Repeat Show (The RDR Show on Anchor) are discussing Utah University's "cry closet" which you may not have realized is A THING THAT HAPPENED.

The Dewey Decimal System with guest host Lily Jenness

August 12th, 2018

7:07

Guest host Lily Jenness, a librarian-in-training, artist, and writer from southern Indiana is here to tell you all about the clusterfuck that is the Dewey Decimal System!

What is "Ki?" with guest host Jacquard Isaiah Wyze

August 12th, 2018

5:08

Guest host Jacquard Isaiah Wyze @OmegaOneYT is explaining the life force known as Ki. No, not “chi” — and if you remember Dragon Ball Z you already know this!

Guest episode: Moxie LaBouche from This Is Your Brain on Facts

August 12th, 2018

5:11

Explore a wealth of fun facts with guest host is Moxie LaBouche, former burlesque dancer who turned her creative powers toward podcasting as a way to vent the wealth of useless information that clogs up her brain, which …

HAVE SOME NATURE

August 12th, 2018

9:14

A few quick updates, a listener question about podcast editing, and some nature ASMR lololol

Mental Health, Maine, & Mastication

August 12th, 2018

18:04

The podcast equivalent of a vlog? Wherein I talk about my desperate need to chew, why I live in Maine, and how “getting through the day” turns into living your life.

Riding Armadillos

August 12th, 2018

7:28

. . .and more of the happiest/weirdest facts I know!

How Couponing Works

August 12th, 2018

11:58

Ever wondered how coupons work? The whole cycle — from when you hand your $1 coupon to the cashier to when the store gets reimbursed by the …

Where is everything!?

August 11th, 2018

6:09

Yes, all the old episodes are gone. But they’ll be back! Please stick with me - and now would be a great time to support the show because I need …

Perseids ☄️

August 11th, 2018

4:27

If you happen to catch the #perseidmeteorshower this weekend you have a specific and vaguely terrifying comet to thank!

Freelancing (and why I'm difficult)

August 10th, 2018

7:11

So, uh, we're experiencing some *technical difficulties* by which I mean that I am *technically difficult*

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