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How Food Tasters Work

 How Food Tasters Work

Some people might think that tasting food for a living is the best job in the whole wide world. But think again! The reality is, it can be a tedious, grueling job that destroys your very love of food. See more »

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: Ongoing Human Evolution & Unauthorized Merit Badges

 Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: Ongoing Human Evolution & Unauthorized Merit Badges

A self-proclaimed Harvard 'genoeconomist' has discovered evidence of evolution in modern humans - and for some reason it favors the slightly less educated. Plus, some awesome unauthorized scout merit badges. See more »

This Custom of Customs

 This Custom of Customs

Customs may be a pain when you're traveling, but it's a necessary instrument the government uses to regulate trade. Your passport please? See more »

Jellyfish: Even Cooler than Octopi?

 Jellyfish: Even Cooler than Octopi?

Jellyfish are among the most adaptable, competitive organisms on the planet. They can grow back into their juvenile stage when resources are scarce, reproduce in massive groups and kill an adult human, among lots of other neat stuff. Learn all about em! See more »

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: DNA Clothing & An Unearthed Coffin

 Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: DNA Clothing & An Unearthed Coffin

A designer plans a fashion collection using human skin grown from another designer's DNA. Plus, a child's coffin from 150 years ago is unearthed in San Francisco, and reburied. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Why Do We Love Bad Singing?Breunig vs American Family Insurance CompanyBlue-Blocking Sunglasses May Help Treat Bipolar Disorder, Help Promote SleepThe Mystery Behind a Kazakh Town's Sleeping SicknessHollywood Has Ruined Method ActingHow to ... See more »

The Delightful History of Steam Technology

 The Delightful History of Steam Technology

One of the coolest things humans have ever figured out is how to use steam as power. It made the Industrial Revolution possible and even today, 88% of America's electricity comes from steam turbines. See more »

How Woolly Mammoths Worked

 How Woolly Mammoths Worked

It was only 11,000 years ago that the last true woolly mammoths died out, close enough to the modern age that humans lived alongside them. But were humans the cause of mammoths’ sudden extinction or was climate change to blame? See more »

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: The Atomic Hard Drive & Horrific Workplace Safety Videos

 Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: The Atomic Hard Drive & Horrific Workplace Safety Videos

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a hard drive that writes data at the atomic level. Plus, we look at a hilariously horrific workplace safety video. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on mummies, skeletons, British movies and a kissing bandit. See more »

Evel Knievel Part II

 Evel Knievel Part II

In today's episode, we cover part two of our Evel Knievel suite. The man, the myth, the legend. Check in and listen to the latter stages of Evel's career as the world's most legendary daredevil. See more »

Evel Knievel Part I

 Evel Knievel Part I

Evel Knievel was perhaps the world's most legendary daredevil. He came along at a time when the world ate up this kind of entertainment, partially in hopes that he crashed. And crash he did. A lot. Learn all about this icon in this special two part episode. See more »

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: The Ugliest Color & A Beer/Whiskey Blend

 Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: The Ugliest Color & A Beer/Whiskey Blend

British health officials are hoping the world's so-called ugliest color - Pantone 448C, aka 'opaque couché' - will be unpleasant enough to deter smokers. Plus, a brewery in San Francisco has been making whiskey out of beer. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on Bigfoot, the Brexit, Krakatoa, scientific experiments on uninformed orphans, hidden treasure and more neat stuff. See more »

Mermaids: Not a real thing

 Mermaids: Not a real thing

Mermaids aren't real. That much we know. But the history and lore of these magical and sometimes menacing creatures of the sea is pretty interesting stuff. Learn all about these half women/half fish today. See more »

How Night Terrors Work

 How Night Terrors Work

Night terrors, an uncommon sleep disorder, happen when the brain doesn’t transition correctly to deep sleep. The result is terrifying, with the sufferer genuinely terrified, swatting at invisible attackers, and screaming for help – all while sound asleep. See more »

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: Bog Butter & Exploring Jupiter

 Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: Bog Butter & Exploring Jupiter

Bog butter from a couple thousand years ago has been discovered in Ireland. Plus, NASA explores Jupiter as a way to understand the formation of our solar system. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on ball lightning, legendary TV shows that actually stink, MH370 and more stuff. See more »

What is exploding head syndrome?

 What is exploding head syndrome?

Exploding head syndrome isn't nearly as weird as it sounds, and there are no brain parts being damaged. But if you suffer from it, you will definitely be freaked out. The good news is, despite its name, it's not dangerous at all. See more »

How Triage Works

 How Triage Works

Triage is a system that provides immediate attention and categorization for medical emergencies that hopefully will never be a big part of your life. Unless you work in an ER. Learn all about the interesting history and current methods for this life saving system today. See more »