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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »