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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 31, 2018

Death doesn’t mean everything stop for you.  There are lots of ways we can live on after shuffling off the mortal coil.  From body parts taken from famous bodies, to cells that won't stop growing, to a taxidermied person on display in a museum, we look at bodies and body parts that don't let death slow them down.

Topics:

02:35 Henrietta Lacks

06:40 Operation Mincemeat

10:15 Abraham Lincoln

12:00 JFK

13:45 Albert Einstein

16:30 Joseph Haydn

17:20 Frederic Chopin

18:30 Napoleon

23:45 the Tswana warrior

Thanks to our special guests Dumb and Busted podcast.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod and YouTube music library.

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