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Podcast Episode #351: Burnsides’ Sideburns

Podcast Episode #351: Burnsides’ Sideburns

Simon Whistler March 2, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn why we call the facial hair style “sideburns” by that name, along with a lot of other interesting facial hair related facts. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes

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Podcast Episode #350: The Queen of Baseball

Podcast Episode #350: The Queen of Baseball

Simon Whistler February 27, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a woman who was the first person, man or woman, to play for both the American League and National League baseball All Star teams, among her

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Podcast Episode #349: The First Blonde Bombshell

Podcast Episode #349: The First Blonde Bombshell

Simon Whistler February 26, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn a lot of interesting facts about the woman who inspired the moniker “blonde bombshell,” as well as the platinum blonde hair craze that led to many other

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Podcast Episode #348: The First African American to Play in the Major Leagues

Podcast Episode #348: The First African American to Play in the Major Leagues

Simon Whistler February 25, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn who the real first African American to play in Major League Baseball was. And even if you knew it wasn’t Jackie Robinson, it probably still isn’t the

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Podcast Episode #347: The Big Cheese in the Sky

Podcast Episode #347: The Big Cheese in the Sky

Simon Whistler February 24, 2015 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn the origin of the idea that the Moon is made of cheese.  You’re also going to learn a boatload of fascinating facts related to the Moon and

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Podcast Episode #346: Temporarily Insane

Podcast Episode #346: Temporarily Insane

Simon Whistler February 23, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the fascinating story behind how the “temporary insanity” defense became established in U.S. law, and what all this has to do with the creator of the Star

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Podcast Episode #345: Stone Baby

Podcast Episode #345: Stone Baby

Simon Whistler February 20, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the bizarre and very rare phenomenon of the “stone baby,” as well as about a woman who carried one of these fetuses in her body for

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Podcast Episode #344: Run Amok

Podcast Episode #344: Run Amok

Simon Whistler February 19, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the gruesome origin of the expression “run amok”. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more episodes

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Podcast Episode #343: Pencils and Scantrons

Podcast Episode #343: Pencils and Scantrons

Simon Whistler February 18, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about why you used to have to use #2 pencils on Scantron tests, as well as a boatload of fascinating facts about pencils and their surprisingly interesting

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Podcast Episode #342: The Megalodon

Podcast Episode #342: The Megalodon

Simon Whistler February 17, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about what was essentially the king of the ocean for many millions of years, the terrifying and gigantic Megalodon. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast,

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Podcast Episode #341: Ice Cream Headaches

Podcast Episode #341: Ice Cream Headaches

Simon Whistler February 16, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to find out what exactly is going on in your body when you get an ice cream headache. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes

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Podcast Episode #340: Going Grey

Podcast Episode #340: Going Grey

Simon Whistler February 13, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn why hair turns grey as you get older, why stress can cause your hair to turn grey sooner, and a lot of other interesting facts about hair.

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Podcast Episode #339: Faces

Podcast Episode #339: Faces

Simon Whistler February 12, 2015 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a bizarre medical condition where those who suffer from it have difficulty “seeing” faces, and in the extreme case, the individuals can’t even recognize their own

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Podcast Episode #338: Batting in High Heels and a Dress

Podcast Episode #338: Batting in High Heels and a Dress

Simon Whistler February 11, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the only woman to ever bat during an official Major League Baseball game. In the second half of the show, you’re also going to learn why

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Podcast Episode #337: Avoid the Noid

Podcast Episode #337: Avoid the Noid

Simon Whistler February 10, 2015 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about what funny thing 50% of the ownership of the company that would become Domino’s Pizza was sold for.  You’re also going to learn an equally humorous

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Podcast Episode #336: Doughnut for a Brain

Podcast Episode #336: Doughnut for a Brain

Simon Whistler February 9, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about how one of the largest creatures on Earth has a very tiny, doughnut shaped brain with their equally tiny esophagus running right through it, along with

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Podcast Episode #335: Welcoming the Overlords

Podcast Episode #335: Welcoming the Overlords

Simon Whistler February 6, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn where the expression “I, for one, welcome our new X overlords” came from.  In the Bonus section, you’re also going to learn why a week is 7

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Podcast Episode #334: Mentos, The Bubble Maker

Podcast Episode #334: Mentos, The Bubble Maker

Simon Whistler February 5, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the science behind why Mentos and certain beverages, like Diet Coke, react to produce a geyser of bubbles. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe

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