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Your Brain on Facts

Things you never knew and a few things you thought you did know.  Imagine a Venn diagram where the podcasts Lore and Good Job, Brain! overlap with the YouTube channel Today I Found Out and the countdown episodes on CineFix - that's Your Brain On Facts!

Jul 30, 2019

From toothpaste & OJ to a cat mayor, from B batteries to solar sneezes, how many different topics can fit in one episode?  Find out now! 

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Music by Chris Haugen


Jul 25, 2019

Lat week, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we celebrated how we went to space, but how do we go in space?

 

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Jul 16, 2019

The triumphs and tragedies of the tiny tots of Tinseltown.

02:55 Judy Garland

06:35 Shirley Temple

14:17 Coogan's Law

21:12 Twilight Zone

25:25 Babies

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Jul 9, 2019

We've been filming animals as long as we've been filming ourselves, but what goes into making an animal a star and, more importantly, keeping them safe on the job?

00:45 first animal protagonist

01:57 Rin Tin Tin

06:10 Lassie

08:53 harrowing horses and protecting animals on set

24:11 Roar

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Jul 2, 2019

You want it, you need it, but if you get too much, it could kill you. Salt is so much more than just a seasoning; it has changed the course of human history!

 

03:00 your body and salt

05:55 drinking saltwater

11:10 paying Roman soldiers in salt

14:50  how salt makes food taste good

17:40 salt mining and a big...