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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!

Feb 18, 2020

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if you thought the men got swept under the rug, history has been even less kind to these innovative women.

1:15 Alice Parker

4:30 Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner

9:55 Gratitude

11:40 Dr. Shirley Jackson

16:10 Patreon special offer

17:50 Marie Van Brittan Brown

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Feb 11, 2020

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Sure you know Edison, but do you know Latimer, Drew, West, or the other men of color who made the tech you use every day?

 Lewis Latimer

 James West

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 Garrett Morgan

 Charles Drew

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Feb 4, 2020

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If you think animal mating habits get weird, wait until you hear about these gestations/incubations and births.

01:18 Gestation periods

03:45 Pregnant pauses

07:28 Got milk?

12:04 Male birth

15:11 Gratitude

18:41 Big mouths

23:08 Parthenogenesis

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Jan 28, 2020

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The greatest hits of broadcast signal hijacking.

Cold War era

Southern Television (video)

Zombies (video)

Naughty fun

Gratitude

Max Headroom (video)

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Jan 21, 2020

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While history is full of stolen ideas and missed opportunities, hear why some inventors *chose* not to profit from their ideas.

02:17 friction matches

04:56 polio vaccines

08:42 McNuggets

13:32 gratitude

15:35 LEDs

19:16 ballpoints

23:15 WWW

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