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Could high-end digital auto systems such as blind-spot detection and collision prevention overcome the errors of human drivers? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the death-proof cars of the future.

How Oil Shale Works

Oil shale is a term for oil trapped in rock, rather than existing in liquid form. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the nature of oil shale.

How Swearing at Work Works

Swear words are usually considered workplace taboos -- yet the debate continues over whether these words are inappropriate, or examples of free speech. Learn more about using swear words at work in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Manufacturing Water Works

The United Nations has found that 22% of the world's population does not have access to clean drinking water. Could we fix the water shortage by manufacturing water? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about manufacturing water.

What's the most expensive toilet in the world?

The most expensive toilet in the world is made of solid gold and can be found in Hong Kong. Learn more about the world's most expensive toilet in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Could salt water fuel cars?

Salt water fuel could be the next viable alternative to foreign oil. Learn about the ongoing research behind the concept of salt water fuel in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How The Eye of a Tornado Works

In recorded history, only two people have entered the eye of a tornado and returned to tell the tale. Learn more about the inside of tornadoes in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Contagious Yawning Works

Yawning is contagious, but why? Check out the leading theories on contagious yawning and empathy in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Can People Really Get Hysterical Strength?

During times of emergency, people have been known to preform feats of great strength. Learn more about going from the dull stare of the dairy cow to the eye of the tiger in seconds flat.

How Antibacterial Soap Works

Could the routine use of antibacterial soap increase the presence of drug-resistant bacteria in your home? Learn more about the disadvantages of anti-bacterial soap in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Does Gum Stay in your Stomach for Seven Years?

Does gum really stay in your stomach for Seven Years? Josh and Chuck take on the parental myth of gum swollowing.

Are Dogs Really Man's Best Friend?

Check out the story of Hachiko, a loyal Akita who waited for over ten years for his master to return. Learn more about Hachiko and loyalty in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Evolution in Isolation Works

How does isolation spur evolution? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about speciation and evolution.

Why Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad?

Why does toothpaste make orange juice taste bad? Chuck recounts his first-hand experience, and how it works.

How Trolley Problems Work

The trolley problem is an ethical dilemma that proposes a difficult decision about choosing whether a group of strangers lives or dies. Learn more about ethics and the nature of sacrifice in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Can I feel pregnant when my wife is?

Sympathy pregnancy is the condition where a man feels pregnant while his wife actually is. Learn more about the symptoms for sympathy pregnancy in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Are Nazi War Criminals Still At Large?

After the close of World War II, Nazi war criminals fled Europe and attempted to hide under assumed identities. Some may still be at large. Learn more about Nazi war criminals in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Altruism Works

Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about the nature of altruism.

How Lame Ducks Work

In U.S. politics, a lame duck is a president who will not be re-elected because he or she has been passed over for election, or already served the maximum two terms. Learn more about the origin of lame duck presidents in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Grassoline Works

Could switch grass become the car fuel of the future? Learn more about alternative fuel in this HowStuffWorks podcast.