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Podcast Episode #199: The Most Famous Scream of All Time

Podcast Episode #199: The Most Famous Scream of All Time

Simon Whistler August 1, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what the song the “Purple People Eater” and arguably the most famous scream of all time, used in over 200 major motion pictures (the Wilhelm Scream), have

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Podcast Episode #198: Stone Babies

Podcast Episode #198: Stone Babies

Simon Whistler July 31, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn about the curious phenomenon known as “stone babies,” and particularly a woman who carried one of this in her body for over six decades.

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Podcast Episode #197: Smiling in Photographs

Podcast Episode #197: Smiling in Photographs

Simon Whistler July 30, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn when people started smiling in photographs and the truth about why they didn’t before. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here:

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Podcast Episode #196: What Happened to the Library of Alexandria

Podcast Episode #196: What Happened to the Library of Alexandria

Simon Whistler July 29, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what actually happened to the famed library of Alexandria. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more

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Podcast Episode #195: The Cause of the Great Chicago Fire

Podcast Episode #195: The Cause of the Great Chicago Fire

Simon Whistler July 28, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether or not a cow really had anything to do with the cause of the Great Chicago Fire.  You’re also going to learn some interesting tidbits about

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Podcast Episode #194: Piggyback

Podcast Episode #194: Piggyback

Simon Whistler July 27, 2014 0

In this Weekend Why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why we call it “piggyback” when we carry someone on our back. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here:

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Podcast Episode #193: How Four Common Nicknames for Women Came to Be

Podcast Episode #193: How Four Common Nicknames for Women Came to Be

Simon Whistler July 26, 2014 0

In this Weekend Why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why women have the nicknames “chicks,” “dames,” and “broads,” as well as the decidedly family friendly origin of the word “slut.” [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #192: Will-O’-The-Wisps

Podcast Episode #192: Will-O’-The-Wisps

Simon Whistler July 25, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what causes Will-O’-The-Wisps, those random eerie lights often spotted in swampland. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also

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Podcast Episode #191: Walking in Space

Podcast Episode #191: Walking in Space

Simon Whistler July 24, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn who was the first to walk in space, how he came very close to getting stuck out there, and the many complications that happened

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Podcast Episode #190: Walking the Plank

Podcast Episode #190: Walking the Plank

Simon Whistler July 23, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether pirates actually did have people walk the plank and other interesting pirate facts. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML

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Podcast Episode #189: The Truth About Big Ben

Podcast Episode #189: The Truth About Big Ben

Simon Whistler July 22, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn the story behind London’s famous “Big Ben,” and why what most people think of as “Big Ben” isn’t actually what holds that name. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #188: Storks and Babies

Podcast Episode #188: Storks and Babies

Simon Whistler July 21, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn how storks came to be associated with newborn babies. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more

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Podcast Episode #187: Turn and Cough

Podcast Episode #187: Turn and Cough

Simon Whistler July 20, 2014 0

In this weekend why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why it is that doctors have men turn their heads and cough during physicals, and just what exactly they are checking for

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Podcast Episode #186: The Fascinating Origin of the “Grandfather” Clock Name

Podcast Episode #186: The Fascinating Origin of the “Grandfather” Clock Name

Simon Whistler July 19, 2014 0

In this weekend why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn the fascinating story behind why Grandfather Clocks are called that. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes |

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Podcast Episode #185: Ice Cream and Seaweed

Podcast Episode #185: Ice Cream and Seaweed

Simon Whistler July 18, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why seaweed is an essential ingredient of most types of ice cream.  You’re also going to learn about a lot of other common household

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Podcast Episode #184: Humpty Dumpty

Podcast Episode #184: Humpty Dumpty

Simon Whistler July 17, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the origin of the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme and whether there is any truth to the rumors that it was based on a real king. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t

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Podcast Episode #183: A Whale of a Tale

Podcast Episode #183: A Whale of a Tale

Simon Whistler July 16, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn a variety of fascinating facts about whales that are often contrary to what you’ll see depicted in TV and movies, such as Seinfeld and Finding Nemo. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #182: The Pharmaceutical Company Bayer and the Invention of the “Non-Addictive” Drug Heroin

Podcast Episode #182: The Pharmaceutical Company Bayer and the Invention of the “Non-Addictive” Drug Heroin

Simon Whistler July 15, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn about the invention of Heroin, which was initially picked by Bayer over Aspirin as their flagship product, how they marketed it as non-addictive, and

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