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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!

Jun 25, 2019

Einstein didn't flunk math, people in Columbus's time didn't think the earth was flat, and lemmings don't fling themselves off cliffs.

Why is it the false facts spread so quickly and dig in so deep?

02:10 Everything you think you know about pirates

08:00 Ellis Island name changes

13:05 Sharks don't get cancer

20:50 Alpha wolves 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod