The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 3)

*Sorry the audio is a little funky on this one. But don’t skip it, it’s one of our best content-wise, in my opinion. 🙂 As to the audio, we had multiple technical issues that ended up resulting in us having to use the combined live, streamed audio (rather than our local recordings), which in turn had issues beyond the normal streaming audio across the world and then back across the world again to YouTube. 🙂 Will be all back to normal for the next episode. 😉

In any event, in this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at why rubber is typically colored black, even though the nature color of rubber is white, as well as what that has to do with barns stereotypically being red, the origin of crayons, and what all that has to do with Amelia Earhart.

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Moving on to the next section we look at who invented the rubber band and the surprisingly fascinating saga that led to its invention and popularity. We then follow that up with some Bonus Facts on the invention of Silly Putty, and what all of this has to do with the aforementioned Red barns.

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