Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Has Anyone Ever Actually Tied a Damsel in Distress to a...

Dan P asks: We see in the old movies and cartoons that the villain ties their victim to the railroad tracks to kill him...

Animal Facts Part 1: The Blowhole, Cow Tipping and Much, Much...

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a rather fascinating fact about dogs and cats that you probably...

A Disturbing Tale and the “Trial of the Century” That Led...

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start with a Simon rant, then look at what the M’s stand for in M&Ms. Next...

How Exactly Do You Prove You’re Alive if You’re Accidentally Declared...

Asa K. asks: What happens when people are accidentally declared dead, and how do they prove that they’re alive? As with most legal matters, answering...

Do Scientists Ever Name Creatures After People They Dislike Out of...

Philip R. asks: Has any scientist ever named a newly discovered creature after someone they dislike out of spite? Naming a newly discovered species is...

The Ridiculous Way British Sailors Were Ordered to Stop German U-boats...

In the opening days of WW1, Unterseeboots, better known simply as U-boats, proved to be a potent and constant threat to Allied ships, with...

What’s the Deal with Chess Boxing?

Pitched as the “ultimate sport”, chess boxing is – depending on who you ask – either a seamless blend of the cerebral and the...

That Time a Heineken Distributor Convinced the Masses That Corona Contained...

For many beer aficionados “tastes like warm piss” is perhaps the most withering insult one can hurl in the general direction of a given...

How to Spot a Fake Trend

Graphic: Elena Scotti/Gizmodo Media Group Ankle scarves! What a ridiculous trend! Twitter users are asking each other how something as dumb as “ankle scarves’ could...

That Time a Guy Tried to Build a Utopia for Mice...

In 1968, an expert on animal behaviour and population control called John B. Calhoun built what was essentially a utopia for mice that was...

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