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Podcast Episode #99: Will Handling Baby Birds Really Cause the Parent Birds to Reject it, and Why One Bad Apple Spoils a Bunch

Podcast Episode #99: Will Handling Baby Birds Really Cause the Parent Birds to Reject it, and Why One Bad Apple Spoils a Bunch

Simon Whistler April 23, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether or not handling baby birds will really cause the parent birds to reject it.  You’re also going to learn just why one rotten apple can spoil

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Podcast Episode #98: The Bizarre Connection Between John Wilkes Booth’s Brother and Abraham Lincoln’s Son, and Why Pistachios Used to Be Died Red

Podcast Episode #98: The Bizarre Connection Between John Wilkes Booth’s Brother and Abraham Lincoln’s Son, and Why Pistachios Used to Be Died Red

Simon Whistler April 22, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about one of history’s more bizarre events involving the son of Abraham Lincoln and the brother of John Wilkes Booth.  You’re also going to learn why pistachios

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Podcast Episode #97: That Time Abraham Lincoln Established the Secret Service and was Killed the Same Day, Plus More

Podcast Episode #97: That Time Abraham Lincoln Established the Secret Service and was Killed the Same Day, Plus More

Simon Whistler April 21, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to find out about the day Abraham Lincoln established the Secret Service, as well as just where his incredibly inept body guard was when Lincoln was being shot.  You’re

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Podcast Episode #96: Why Police are Called “Pigs” and Why in England They are Called “Bobbies”

Podcast Episode #96: Why Police are Called “Pigs” and Why in England They are Called “Bobbies”

Simon Whistler April 20, 2014 1

In this Weekend Whys episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why members of law enforcement are sometimes called “pigs,” as well as why the police in England are often called “bobbies.” Don’t

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Podcast Episode #95: Why Ambulances are Called That

Podcast Episode #95: Why Ambulances are Called That

Simon Whistler April 19, 2014 1

In this Weekend Whys episode, you’re going to learn why ambulances are called that. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more episodes by going

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Podcast Episode #94: The Decidedly Non-French Origin of French Toast and Why Mustard is Yellow

Podcast Episode #94: The Decidedly Non-French Origin of French Toast and Why Mustard is Yellow

Simon Whistler April 18, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the origin of French toast, which funny enough is not French. You’re also going to learn why mustard is yellow, and it turns out it doesn’t

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Podcast Episode #93: Cats and Their Amazing Ability to Survive Falling From Any Height

Podcast Episode #93: Cats and Their Amazing Ability to Survive Falling From Any Height

Simon Whistler April 17, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about an incredible ability domestic house cats have- able to fall from any height with a remarkable survival rate. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe

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Podcast Episode #92: The “R” in Mrs.

Podcast Episode #92: The “R” in Mrs.

Simon Whistler April 16, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn just why there is an “r” in an abbreviation pronounced “misses,” as well as the evolution of that and other such titles for women. Don’t miss future

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Podcast Episode #91: Fruits vs. Vegetables

Podcast Episode #91: Fruits vs. Vegetables

Simon Whistler April 15, 2014 3

In this episode, you’re going to learn just what is the difference between fruits and vegetables, along with some interesting fruits and vegetables Bonus facts at the end. Don’t miss future episodes of this

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Podcast Episode #90: How Hot Dogs Got Their Name and Why Soft Drinks are Called That

Podcast Episode #90: How Hot Dogs Got Their Name and Why Soft Drinks are Called That

Simon Whistler April 14, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn how hot dogs got their name- and note, it has nothing to do with anything that happened at a baseball game, contrary to popular belief.  You’re also

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Podcast Episode #89: How America Got Its Name

Podcast Episode #89: How America Got Its Name

Simon Whistler April 13, 2014 1

In this “Weekend Why” episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why America is called that. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more

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Podcast Episode #88: Why Beans Cause Gas

Podcast Episode #88: Why Beans Cause Gas

Simon Whistler April 12, 2014 1

In this “Weekend Why” episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why eating beans may cause you to have gas. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You

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Podcast Episode #87: Vikings and Their Helmets and Medieval Bathing Habits (Or Lack Thereof)

Podcast Episode #87: Vikings and Their Helmets and Medieval Bathing Habits (Or Lack Thereof)

Simon Whistler April 11, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether Vikings really did wear elaborate head gear, as well as why during medieval times in certain parts of Europe bathing was fairly uncommon. This episode is

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Podcast Episode#86: The Origin of Caesar Salad and Why Salt Enhances Flavor

Podcast Episode#86: The Origin of Caesar Salad and Why Salt Enhances Flavor

Simon Whistler April 10, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn where Caesar Salad came from and why it’s called that.  You’re also going to learn why salt enhances flavor, as well as why salad is named that.

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Podcast Episode #85: The Odd [and Slightly Gross] Thing Worcestershire Sauce is Made Of and Why Cooked Red Meat Turns Brown

Podcast Episode #85: The Odd [and Slightly Gross] Thing Worcestershire Sauce is Made Of and Why Cooked Red Meat Turns Brown

Simon Whistler April 9, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to find out the somewhat stomach turning thing Worcestershire sauce is made of and when and how the sauce came about.  You’re also going to learn why red meat

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Podcast Episode #84: Eric Clapton’s Mother/Sister and Why Rock ‘n’ Roll is Called That

Podcast Episode #84: Eric Clapton’s Mother/Sister and Why Rock ‘n’ Roll is Called That

Simon Whistler April 8, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about Eric Clapton’s somewhat unique relationship with his mother and how the name for a certain genre of music came to be called “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” his

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Podcast Episode #83: How the Gun in Duck Hunt Worked and Why We Call Bowling Three Consecutive Strikes a Turkey

Podcast Episode #83: How the Gun in Duck Hunt Worked and Why We Call Bowling Three Consecutive Strikes a Turkey

Simon Whistler April 7, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn how the gun in the original Duck Hunt game worked and why when you bowl three consecutive strikes it is called a “Turkey”. This episode is brought

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Podcast Episode #82: Why Cats Love Catnip

Podcast Episode #82: Why Cats Love Catnip

Simon Whistler April 6, 2014 0

In this “Weekend Why” episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn just why it is that cats love catnip. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can

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