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Podcast Episode #221: How Preserving Meat with Salt Works

Podcast Episode #221: How Preserving Meat with Salt Works

Simon Whistler September 2, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn why rubbing salt on raw meat has a preservative effect. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find

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Podcast Episode #220: Ears and Earwigs

Podcast Episode #220: Ears and Earwigs

Simon Whistler September 1, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether there is any truth to earwigs laying eggs in people’s ears and other interesting facts about this creepy little insect. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of

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Podcast Episode #219: Horses and Engines

Podcast Episode #219: Horses and Engines

Simon Whistler August 29, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn why it is that we commonly measure engine power in relation to horses, specifically horsepower.  You’re also going to learn who came up with this idea and

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Podcast Episode #218: Demystifying the 20-20 and 6-6 Vision Scales

Podcast Episode #218: Demystifying the 20-20 and 6-6 Vision Scales

Simon Whistler August 28, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn what exactly “20-20″ or “6-6″ vision means and how this scale is determined, as well as how it was originally thought up. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes

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Podcast Episode #217: Hitler’s “Loathsome Nephew”

Podcast Episode #217: Hitler’s “Loathsome Nephew”

Simon Whistler August 27, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about Adolf Hitler’s nephew who ultimately enlisted in the U.S. military to fight against his uncle during WWII. You’re also going to learn of an interesting pact

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Podcast Episode #216: The Billion Dollar Speech That Nearly Sank a Major Company

Podcast Episode #216: The Billion Dollar Speech That Nearly Sank a Major Company

Simon Whistler August 26, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a CEO of a major company who gave a speech that included a Q&A. In it, he uttered a couple sentences that ended up costing the

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Podcast Episode #215: The Fascinating Reason Why Lincoln Decided to Grow a Beard

Podcast Episode #215: The Fascinating Reason Why Lincoln Decided to Grow a Beard

Simon Whistler August 25, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn why a clean faced Lincoln suddenly decided to grow a bushy beard upon becoming President.  You’re also going to learn a lot of interesting Bonus Facts concerning

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Podcast Episode #214: From Runaway Slave to Bestselling Author and Adviser to Presidents

Podcast Episode #214: From Runaway Slave to Bestselling Author and Adviser to Presidents

Simon Whistler August 22, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a man who began life as a slave and finished it as one of the greatest orators of his era.  He was also instrumental in the

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Podcast Episode #213: The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

Podcast Episode #213: The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

Simon Whistler August 21, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a Catholic priest and mathematical physicists whose theory on the origin of the universe, which later evolved into what we know today as “The Big Bang

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Podcast Episode #212: Christmas Island and Its Crabs and Ants

Podcast Episode #212: Christmas Island and Its Crabs and Ants

Simon Whistler August 20, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the crab that for a brief period every year quite literally overruns Christmas Island with the crab to human ratio at approximately 20,000 to 1.  You’re

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Podcast Episode #211: Ahoy Hoy

Podcast Episode #211: Ahoy Hoy

Simon Whistler August 19, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a phrase that very nearly became the popular way to answer a telephone, where the term came from, as well as how we ended up with

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Podcast Episode #210: Hubble

Podcast Episode #210: Hubble

Simon Whistler August 18, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the man who ultimately lent his name to the Hubble Telescope and why he was given that honour. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast,

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Podcast Episode #209: Who Invented Duct Tape

Podcast Episode #209: Who Invented Duct Tape

Simon Whistler August 15, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn who invented duct tape and how they came up with it.  You’re also going to learn the original name of the tape before it was commonly touted

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Podcast Episode #208: What Causes Ulcers

Podcast Episode #208: What Causes Ulcers

Simon Whistler August 14, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the fascinating story of eventual Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barry Marshall and his lengthy fight against the general medical community who refused to accept his extensive research

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Podcast Episode #207: Scrabble and the Great Depression

Podcast Episode #207: Scrabble and the Great Depression

Simon Whistler August 13, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about how the Great Depression gave us one of the most popular board games in history, Scrabble. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here:

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Podcast Episode #206: The Meaning of SPF and What Causes Sunburns

Podcast Episode #206: The Meaning of SPF and What Causes Sunburns

Simon Whistler August 12, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what is actually going on in your skin when you get a sunburn, as well as why it often takes so long after you “burn” for the

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Podcast Episode #205: TMNT

Podcast Episode #205: TMNT

Simon Whistler August 11, 2014 0

In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to learn how a chance doodle ultimately resulted in a billion dollar franchise. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML

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Podcast Episode #204: Gadsby

Podcast Episode #204: Gadsby

Simon Whistler August 8, 2014 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a remarkable, yet little known, book titled Gadsby, and just what makes this book so incredibly unique. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe

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