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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!

Oct 23, 2018

George Carlin wasn't wrong with his list of 7 dirty words you can't say, but he missed a whole lot.  Everyday parts of our media and surprisingly innocuous things were banned from movies, TV, and radio for the better part of the twentieth century.  Lucille Ball was pregnant on "I Love Lucy," but they weren't allowed to say the word 'pregnant.'  Movies were forbidden from showing drugs, murder, silhouettes of nudity, "excessive kissing," and a lot more.  

 

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