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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!

Aug 13, 2019

Remember that time you were stuck in traffic for more than an hour?  Imagine if that lasted a whole day.  Or two.  Or twelve!  Today we look at a biblical traffic jam, ships stranded for years, and flight delays like you wouldn't believe.

00:56 Beijing 12-day jam

10:32 8 years in the Suez canal

17:29 Our no-fly...


Aug 6, 2019

In our instantly-connected world, there are entire groups of people you may never have heard of, whether they have never had contact with others or they live alongside the better known population.  Learn about the Sami of Norway, Yali of New Guinea, Ladakhi of India, and more.

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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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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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