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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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Podcast Episode #181: The Truth About Sushi

Podcast Episode #181: The Truth About Sushi

Simon Whistler July 14, 2014 1

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn just what sushi is and where it came from.  And note, if you thought sushi was raw sea-food, you might want to give this

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Podcast Episode #180: YKK and Zippers

Podcast Episode #180: YKK and Zippers

Simon Whistler July 13, 2014 0

In this Weekend Why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why it is that almost all zippers have “YKK” printed on them. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here:

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Podcast Episode #179: Why Stomachs Growl

Podcast Episode #179: Why Stomachs Growl

Simon Whistler July 12, 2014 0

In this Weekend Why episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn why stomachs growl when you’re hungry and simple and quick methods for preventing stomach growling when you feel one coming on at

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Podcast Episode #178: Who Really Invented Baseball

Podcast Episode #178: Who Really Invented Baseball

Simon Whistler July 11, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn the fascinating origin of baseball.  And note, contrary to popular belief and what you might have heard baseball commissioner Bud Selig say, Abner Doubleday

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Podcast Episode #177: The Emperor of the United States

Podcast Episode #177: The Emperor of the United States

Simon Whistler July 10, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn the fascinating tale of a penniless businessman who became the nationally recognized Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. This one’s one of my favorites

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Podcast Episode #176: The Cilician Pirates and Julius Caesar

Podcast Episode #176: The Cilician Pirates and Julius Caesar

Simon Whistler July 9, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a little talked about, but extremely fascinating period of Julius Caesar’s life in which he was kidnapped by pirates, held for ransom for over a month,

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Podcast Episode #175: When Women Started Wearing Bras

Podcast Episode #175: When Women Started Wearing Bras

Simon Whistler July 8, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn the surprisingly recent date that women started popularly wearing bras and how we can credit a major war for making this happen. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes

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