Did Thomas Jefferson rewrite the Bible?

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Josh Clark: Hey and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark. With me as always is Charles W. Chucker Bryant and that makes this Stuff You Should Know.

Chuck Bryant: I'm always here for you, Josh.

Josh Clark: Yeah, hey, whatever. I'm glad you are, Chuck.

Chuck Bryant: Sure.

Josh Clark: This is day 2, episode 2, in the new studio.

Chuck Bryant: Yes.

Josh Clark: The walls are closing in on us.

Chuck Bryant: I kinda like it in here now. I'm already used to it.

Josh Clark: Chuck?

Chuck Bryant: Josh.

Josh Clark: So the Bible's been popping up in my life a lot lately.

Chuck Bryant: Really?

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: How so?

Josh Clark: You [inaudible] just started subscribing to Harper's Monthly, weekly, one of those two. It's like this magazine from like 1889.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, I know it.

Josh Clark: Okay. And in the first article of the first issue that we got, it's - there's, I guess, a notes section by a guy who says that the Old Testament is an allegory for the Neolithic Revolution. Remember where we went from hunting and gathering to agriculture?

Chuck Bryant: Sure.

Josh Clark: And he made some really cool points, right.

Chuck Bryant: Interesting.

Josh Clark: Like, for instance, Cain and Abel. Abel was a herdsman. Cain was a farmer. Cain murdered Abel, right.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, slew.

Josh Clark: So he slew him. First murder ever, as far as we know.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, really? Oh, that's right.

Josh Clark: Yes. I can't remember what he said about Adam and Eve but basically, like that's the beginning where we - it was actually kind of a cautionary tale.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, really?

Josh Clark: Yeah. Like be careful, there's all this other stuff associated with agriculture that you're not seeing.

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: So I found that intensely interesting. Then you suggested we do one on the Jefferson Bible, and I'm like what is going on here. Right?

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: Third one. This elderly woman - by all rights, she's in her 80s, 90s, spitfire lady still, though.

Chuck Bryant: Sure.

Josh Clark: Doesn't like to use a blinker when she stops suddenly in parking lots when I'm right behind her.

Chuck Bryant: They never do.

Josh Clark: So I went around her. I was a little irritated and I wanted her to know it. She lays on her horn and I stick my head out and I'm like, be quiet, and go and park.

Chuck Bryant: You did not?

Josh Clark: I go and park and I go into Publix.

Chuck Bryant: Be quiet.

Josh Clark: This woman comes and finds me.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, my goodness.

Josh Clark: And is like, are you - sir, are you the gentleman who went around me in traffic and blah, blah, blah, and she's like berating me loudly in the middle of Publix.

Chuck Bryant: You said I'm no gentleman.

Josh Clark: So finally, she ends it with, you need to get to church, and I was like -

Chuck Bryant: That's not true.

Josh Clark: I swear to God. I am not kidding you. M friend, Tom, my BFF, Tom, was on the phone with me. He can verify this.

Chuck Bryant: And you said, Betty White is coming after me in a Publix.

Josh Clark: I wish this was Betty White. This woman was terrifying. She was wearing like clam diggers with white socks pulled up, black SAS shoes. Her skin hung loose and she had fire in her eyes. She wanted to kill me.

Chuck Bryant: What did you say? Did you reply anything or did you just sheepishly -

Josh Clark: I'd rather - I wasn't sheepish.

Chuck Bryant: You're not gonna say what you said? You can tell me afterward, though, right.

Josh Clark: Sure.

Chuck Bryant: Okay.

Josh Clark: But I wasn't sheepish. I wasn't like entirely mean, but I didn't - frankly, as you know, I quit the Boy Scouts because I think that it's a bad idea to just give blanket respect to old people because they're old. I've met some old jerks in my time, and this woman was actually one of them. So -

Chuck Bryant: Yeah.

Josh Clark: Yeah. But just this week, man, three!

Chuck Bryant: That's an exciting week.

Josh Clark: I never talk about the Bible. It never comes up. Church never comes up. But here we are.

Chuck Bryant: All right.

Josh Clark: Chuck did Thomas Jefferson write or rewrite the Bible? Fact or fiction?

Chuck Bryant: Hey, that's old school. Josh, that is faction because he did not rewrite the Bible, but he did cobble together his own version of the Bible that he thought was valid and should be read.

Josh Clark: And fitting.

Chuck Bryant: I'll just say that.

Josh Clark: Which is actually, if you think about it, a really - a pretty pretentious and arrogant thing to do.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, this wouldn't go over well in today's president. If someone said, Obama put together different parts of the Bible and said that this was what I think the Bible should be, he wouldn't last too long.

Josh Clark: No. I don't think it would have ever gone over. If Taft had done it, he would have been like run out of town on a rail, like you can't do that -

Chuck Bryant: [Inaudible] early days, so he could get away with anything back then.

Josh Clark: I suspect that Thomas Jefferson had ass burgers from some of his demeanor, the way he carried himself, his incredibly high level of intellect. I suspect that he had something along those lines.

Chuck Bryant: He might have.

Josh Clark: You can also say that he could not have cared less what people thought of him.

Chuck Bryant: No.

Josh Clark: He did his own thing.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah.

Josh Clark: Highly intelligent guy, and like you said, if it had come out that a president had done that - a lot of people are unaware of this - that it wouldn't go over very well.

Chuck Bryant: Which is why he didn't let it out?

Josh Clark: I don't know that that's why he didn't let it out. I think he just was doing it for himself -

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: - genuinely.

Chuck Bryant: That's what he said.

Josh Clark: Well, I don't think he was trying to be secretive about it. But you were saying, like, it wouldn't go over well today. There is - it's kind of fashionable in certain quarters to point out that the founding fathers were bent on founding a Christian nation. It's a very contentious thing to say, although a lot of people, that's how they see the United States, right.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah.

Josh Clark: I think Thomas Jefferson cutting up the Bible and cutting out all the miracles and what he considered gobbley gook kind of undermines that argument a little bit, don't you think?

Chuck Bryant: Well, he was a deist - it's a good time to bring that up. George Washington was a deist.

Josh Clark: Benjamin Franklin.

Chuck Bryant: And a deist, Josh -

Josh Clark: These are what we call founders [inaudible].

Chuck Bryant: Right. They are - they differ from traditional Christians because they reject miracles basically, a lot of the prophecies, and they - it says here they embrace the notion of a well-ordered universe created by God, but God then withdrew into detached transcendence. So they believe like a lot of things Christians believe, but - a lot of the people at the time said this was a way for you to reconcile your Christianity with all these amazing new scientific findings that we're finding that kind of fly in the face of Christianity.

Josh Clark: Right, and Deism was the enlightenment religion, right, and basically the way it looked at God is - there's a creator God, but he's kind of like a clockmaker and he created this clock of a universe, wound it up, and just stood back to watch it go.

Chuck Bryant: That's a great way to say it.

Josh Clark: And do you remember like in the really uber paranoid late 90s right before the millennium, there was like kind of a concept that the universe is a - the result of an alien experiment.

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: That's kind of like in the same vein actually. There's some higher power that doesn't have a hand in our individual lives but -

Chuck Bryant: Was started.

Josh Clark: - created all this, yeah.

Chuck Bryant: Pretty interesting.

Josh Clark: It is. So -

Chuck Bryant: So that was T. J.?

Josh Clark: That was T. J., and B. F., and G. W.

Chuck Bryant: T. Jeff - that's - his nickname today would be T. Jeff.

Josh Clark: His nickname today is T. Jeff.

Chuck Bryant: As of now.

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: So he also was the - he penned the Declaration of Independence, we should say, which most people know.

Josh Clark: He was also the one who first elucidated the wall of separation between church and state.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. Not - it did not come from the Constitution!

Josh Clark: No, but he - so there's this Baptist convention of Danbury. Right?

Chuck Bryant: Yes, the Connecticut Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association.

Josh Clark: And they wrote to Jefferson saying, is this a Christian nation or not, basically?

Chuck Bryant: He went, eh, sort of.

Josh Clark: He basically pointed to - no, he said - he said -

Chuck Bryant: He said no.

Josh Clark: - I - I'm sure you agree with me that religion is between a man and his God and really eloquently said no. There's a first amendment - there's a clause in the first amendment that says that Congress won't establish a religion and so I, Thomas Jefferson, as President, and one of the guys who wrote that, see it as a wall of separation between church and state.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. He thought it was a very, very personal thing religion wise. Spirituality was a very personal thing and no one should step in and tell you what to think about it.

Josh Clark: Right. It's so personal that he decided to craft his own Bible.

Chuck Bryant: Yes, and one of the reasons he did this, because, like we said, he was a deist. Dayist or Deist, Deist.

Josh Clark: I think you can go either way.

Chuck Bryant: He's a Deist. And he was also very skeptical of who wrote the Bible. The gospels in particular, he thought they were "unlettered and ignorant."

Josh Clark: Yeah. Basically, how he saw the Bible writers -

Chuck Bryant: Evangelists - that's where the name comes from.

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: Those were the gospel writers.

Josh Clark: But they were also Platonics. They followed Plato and wrote around the time of Plato, and they - remember when we were talking about like Halloween, Christmas, Easter -

Chuck Bryant: Pagan holidays.

Josh Clark: Yeah, they're all pagan holidays that we've adopted and Christianized in an effort to -

Chuck Bryant: Easter's not though, right?

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, was it?

Josh Clark: Yes, spring harvest.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, right.

Josh Clark: Or spring equinox, vernal equinox, I think is what it's called, right?

Chuck Bryant: Yes.

Josh Clark: Vernal and autumnal.

Chuck Bryant: Yes.

Josh Clark: Vernal equinox. And Esotera was a pagan goddess.

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: Anyway, this is how he viewed the Bible being written, like there was a person named Jesus of Nazareth. He walked, awesome guy -

Chuck Bryant: Great philosopher.

Josh Clark: - incredible philosopher, had this amazing moral code -

Chuck Bryant: Great [inaudible].

Josh Clark: Right, and then espoused it to people who remembered it, passed it down orally, and then somebody finally wrote it down. But when they were trying to write it down, they were also trying to establish a church and so they added some magic so that they could bring the pagans into the fold.

Chuck Bryant: A.K.A. miracles.

Josh Clark: Yes.

Chuck Bryant: And he also believed - and this is where he really wouldn't jive with today's system as a politician, he did not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. He did not believe that he was the son of God. He thought that he was like Plato, essentially, like a spot on philosopher, but he thought a lot of him. He said - he wrote a letter to John Adams in 1813 and said that the book that he ended up putting together - which we'll get into the nuts and bolts of that - but he called it the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.

Josh Clark: Yeah, Jesus' philosophy.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. So he clearly thought a lot of Jesus' philosophy.

Josh Clark: And he thought a lot of the Greek philosophers and I imagine other religious philosophers as well, but what he was saying was that what Jesus had come up with was as good as it gets.

Chuck Bryant: He kind of bashed Plato, though. Did you see that?

Josh Clark: Yeah. He ribbed Plato in the original Greek and was like [inaudible].

Chuck Bryant: Exactly. He found it lackluster.

Josh Clark: Yeah, like oh. Oh well.

Chuck Bryant: Guess he's hard to please. He read the Bible and he cut it down to 46 pages.

Josh Clark: He did. Christopher Hitchens put it like this. You know Christopher Hitchens. He's not a big guy on religion. He kind of actively combats it but yeah, on - there's a 46 second clip on YouTube of Christopher Hitchens debating somebody and he describes the Jefferson Bible as what was left after Jefferson took a pair of scissors and cut out anything that could not, by any intelligent person, be believed, and makes for a slender, convenient read.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah.

Josh Clark: And I mean, if you hate Christopher Hitchens, this is no surprise to you. If you love Christopher Hitchens, this is no surprise.

Chuck Bryant: Yes, but he got one thing wrong. He apparently used a razor and not scissors, small detail.

Josh Clark: Right. Well, originally he went through and was scratching stuff out.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, really?

Josh Clark: And then I think he went back and started cutting stuff out.

Chuck Bryant: Well, he probably - he found himself scratching so much out, it got tiresome and he's like I should just cut out what I do like instead of scratching out what I don't like.

Josh Clark: Right. He's like, oh, yeah.

Chuck Bryant: Because like, all told, there are 31,103 Bible verses, numbered Bible verses.

Josh Clark: Right, but he was just doing the New Testament, so we're talking 7,957.

Chuck Bryant: Right and specifically, the gospels of Matthew and Luke, which - well, there was more than that, but he used a lot from Matthew and Luke, 2,222 in Matthew and Luke and, all told, he only had - the Jefferson Bible only had 990 verses.

Josh Clark: Right. So he definitely paired down quite a bit.

Chuck Bryant: Big time.

Josh Clark: He took out -

Chuck Bryant: [Inaudible] edition.

Josh Clark: - everything about - yeah, and he took out everything about Christ's birth, the virgin birth.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, that was gone.

Josh Clark: He left in the crucifixion but it ends at the burial. There's no resurrection.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, basically the last verse was John 19 and they ended it - his book ends with they rolled the stone in front of the sepulcher and -

Josh Clark: The end.

Chuck Bryant: - the end.

Josh Clark: He left a lot of the last supper in but kept the part of the Eucharist out.

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: The this is my body -

Chuck Bryant: Which was the sacrament?

Josh Clark: - and this is my blood and all that.

Chuck Bryant: Sure.

Josh Clark: Yeah. So basically he just kept in - basically the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth and his philosophy.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. They go - in the article; he left what they called - what he considered genuine events like the Sermon on the Mount, certain parables, the way to live your life. And see that's always been my deal. I don't wanna get too personal, but you know I was raised Baptist.

Josh Clark: I think after the last 200 episodes it's a little late for that.

Chuck Bryant: I was raised Southern Baptist and it wasn't the best experience for me, but I still say - I still maintain that the Bible has - is a great moral code and there's lots of great parables that teach you how you should act as a human and, apparently, I'm in Jefferson's camp because that's what he ended up using as - he ended up calling it initially The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth and then changed that title later to The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.

Josh Clark: Right, and then in the 1910 edition, there was a subtitle or How to Get By in Queens on a Dime a Day.

Chuck Bryant: How long have you been working on that one?

Josh Clark: Just now.

Chuck Bryant: Really? Shut up.

Josh Clark: No, seriously.

Chuck Bryant: So it clearly wasn't called How to Win Friends and Influence People because he - this probably wasn't a very popular thing to do even back then.

Josh Clark: No, I'm sure it would have the same effect as how to win friends and influence people though.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. But he did keep it quiet. He said it was for himself.

Josh Clark: Again, I don't think he kept it quiet. I think he was just keeping it for himself. I disagree with part A of the sentence you just said, but agree with part B.

Chuck Bryant: Thank you. I have a quote from him if you wanna hear from the man himself.

Josh Clark: I do.

Chuck Bryant: Josh is wrong - no, sorry. He said, I performed the operation for my own use by cutting verse by verse out of the printed book and arranging the matter, which is evidently his, and which is as easily distinguished as diamonds in a dunghill. That's kind of harsh.

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: But he's saying that the stuff that really came from Jesus' mouth is the gold, the diamonds in the dunghill. So he extracted all that, and that was what he believed in.

Josh Clark: Yeah, he thought the Platonics were sellouts that they should have just maybe not added quite so much.

Chuck Bryant: So what happened to it, Josh?

Josh Clark: What happened to it was, it basically - again, he did it for himself. I think - I read a reference that he did it kind of on a whim or in response to a question from a friend of his, Dr. Benjamin Rush, who had said, how would you characterize your view of Christianity, so he went about doing that. I think it's -

Chuck Bryant: So he got some scissors.

Josh Clark: - where he got the idea. Yeah, exactly! Got a razor, and it was in his private library which apparently somebody inherited and a Smithsonian librarian came across it. What I found -

Chuck Bryant: Cyrus Adler.

Josh Clark: What I found funny was Cyrus Adler is a government employee, came across this and was like, oh, I'm gonna sell this to the Library of Congress.

Chuck Bryant: Right, and they bought it.

Josh Clark: Yeah, they did, and they started putting it in print. Congress ordered it in print. Thomas Jefferson is considered the father of the Senate. He was the first vice president, so he - and he wrote the rules of the Senate -

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: - that are still in use today. He just did it because he was bored one day.

Chuck Bryant: Sure. Ass burgers! Same reason he cut up the Bible.

Josh Clark: Yeah, and so Congress started publishing - I think it published like 9,000 copies and even still today, it's a customary welcome gift -

Chuck Bryant: I know.

Josh Clark: - to new members of Congress.

Chuck Bryant: I find that interesting.

Josh Clark: Yeah. A lot of the same Congress who are like, this is a Christian nation.

Chuck Bryant: Right. But I mean, it's still in there. That's the diamond. But it is very interesting that they would give an altered version of the Bible as a gift.

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: I mean, it's not as odd as if they were to give like Aleister Crowley's memoirs.

Josh Clark: Right.

Chuck Bryant: But it was definitely a little odd. When I read that, I was slightly shocked.

Josh Clark: Yeah. Well, it kind of comes - it kind of reveals a certain disingenuousness, doesn't it?

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, little bit, possibly.

Josh Clark: Makes you think, at least.

Chuck Bryant: Well, and it lets you know what was in Thomas Jefferson's mind, and he's easily one of the most fascinating historical figures we have.

Josh Clark: Yeah.

Chuck Bryant: Got anything else?

Josh Clark: No. If you wanna know about the Jefferson Bible, you can read this pretty cool article by Jane McGrath.

Chuck Bryant: You can find that online, the whole Bible.

Josh Clark: You can do both. How about - let's give some people the site first, okay.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah, that's true.

Josh Clark: You just type in Jefferson Bible in the handy search bar at howstuffworks.com and then after that, you might as well just go read the Jefferson Bible. Right?

Chuck Bryant: Yes.

Josh Clark: Yes, which leads us to -

Chuck Bryant: Listener questions. So yeah, we put out a call on Facebook a couple weeks ago for questions and we got bombarded so we're actually having to do this in installments because there were a lot of good questions.

Josh Clark: These are the - really? We need new questions, man. These are so old.

Chuck Bryant: No, no, no. These are brand new.

Josh Clark: Oh, they are? You're lying.

Chuck Bryant: They're from two weeks ago but they're still new because we haven't used them. So we're gonna buzz through a lot of these pretty quickly. Chuck says who's taller between Josh, Chuckers, and Jeri? Josh is the tallest, a robust six feet or so.

Josh Clark: Uh-huh. Six feet on the nose!

Chuck Bryant: I'm about 5' 10". Jeri, how tall are you?

Josh Clark: 5' 8.

Chuck Bryant: She's 5' 8".

Josh Clark: Behind the curtain.

Chuck Bryant: So there you have it. Go ahead.

Josh Clark: I've got one from Colin. Who'd win in a fistfight, Ira Glass or Josh?

Chuck Bryant: I think it would be a - we can actually - we sized them up physically in person, though.

Josh Clark: I think it would be a humiliating slap fight for both guys.

Chuck Bryant: Right.

Josh Clark: I don't know that there would be a fight. It'd be more like - do you remember Adam Goldberg in Dazed and Confused?

Chuck Bryant: Yes.

Josh Clark: You remember when he's being pulled off, when Nicky Katz is being pulled off of him?

Chuck Bryant: Uh-huh. Yeah.

Josh Clark: I think it would be like that for the both of us. Both of us is Adam Goldberg.

Chuck Bryant: Right, yeah. Trip says, can you finally reveal the name of the big box appliance store that did not do Chuck right with his extended warranty? I don't think that that would be very smart.

Josh Clark: Do you know that even I don't know what it is?

Chuck Bryant: I don't think that would be very brand smart to do, Josh, so I'm not going to. Thank you, Trip, for the question.

Josh Clark: Wow, Chuck. I'm not reading this one so here's another one. From Natalie: Would you consider doing a six degrees of separation from your listeners? I go first. My sister, Kathleen, went to Redan High School with Chuck.

Chuck Bryant: Kathleen Eagan.

Josh Clark: Awesome. So that's not a question. It even ends in an exclamation point.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. Tom says: What's it like being so old, Chuck? Tom, it is awesome. Go ahead.

Josh Clark: Okay. Here's one from Hannah: Which is better, cake or pie? What do you call a soft drink? I call it soda, my hubby calls it pop. That's two questions.

Chuck Bryant: I call it coke.

Josh Clark: I call it coke as well. I grew up calling it pop. What's better, cake or pie? Actually, there's nothing better than a good cake pie.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. I like cake.

Josh Clark: Cake pie.

Chuck Bryant: I like pie, too. Brittany - oh, this is Brittany from New York.

Josh Clark: And actually, to answer that question, pie is better.

Chuck Bryant: Okay. Remember Brittany, Britt Britt?

Josh Clark: Yes.

Chuck Bryant: Brittany says: Does hippie Rob participate in the SYSK drinking game, which we don't sanction.

Josh Clark: No one knows where hippie Rob is.

Chuck Bryant: And if so, is he the all time record holder? I imagine -

Josh Clark: I don't even know that hippie Rob knows that SYSK exists.

Chuck Bryant: No, of course he doesn't.

Josh Clark: I don't think he does. So this one's from Bobby: What are your favorite bands of all times or your favorite songs? My favorite band of all time, clear winner, is the Pixies. Chuck?

Chuck Bryant: Really?

Josh Clark: Oh, yeah.

Chuck Bryant: I'd probably go with like The Who or Pavement, maybe Zeppelin. Brianna, our favorite fan, Brianna, says: What were your first impressions of each other? I thought Josh was like me when I first met him, and it turns out he sort of is and he's sort of not.

Josh Clark: That is not true at all.

Chuck Bryant: No, I knew we were like fellow -

Josh Clark: I thought you were a cool guy.

Chuck Bryant: - reformed bad boys.

Josh Clark: You had that pack of cigarettes rolled up in your sleeve. That was the dead giveaway. I've got one from Ebba: How does Jeri work? She doesn't.

Chuck Bryant: Oh, not true.

Josh Clark: Go ahead.

Chuck Bryant: Christopher: What's it like living in Hot Lanta, particularly now that the summer's starting? It is awful, and I grew up here and it's -

Josh Clark: Nasty.

Chuck Bryant: - still awful and it's not like you get used to it.

Josh Clark: No, it's gotten exponentially worse even since I moved down here in 1990.

Chuck Bryant: It's terrible.

Josh Clark: You can't breathe. It's like you're swimming outside. I got one more.

Chuck Bryant: Shoot.

Josh Clark: This one is from Mark: If you could have one super power, what would it be? Flying.

Chuck Bryant: Invisibility.

Josh Clark: Okay. Well, those are the questions. Thank you.

Chuck Bryant: Well, no, I'm not done yet. I got two more quick ones, Josh. Shawn says: Would you like cheese with that? Always. Of course is the answer to that question. And Joe says: What is the best, most unique piece of free swag anyone has sent you? And I think we just got it this week. I'm gonna have to go with the root suit.

Josh Clark: Are you?

Chuck Bryant: Yeah. The root suit, for those of you that are always sunny in Philadelphia fans, is the green man costume that Charlie wears, and so I requested a green man outfit -

Josh Clark: And you won't take it off.

Chuck Bryant: - and I got it and I wrote the guy today and said thank you so much for the green man thing, I'm really excited, and he said, your new life begins now.

Josh Clark: Your new life of leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination, Chuck.

Chuck Bryant: Yeah.

Josh Clark: It's disturbing.

Chuck Bryant: Nobody wants to see this.

Josh Clark: So if you have a question for us, go join our Facebook fan page, Jerk. It's facebook.com, yada, yada, stuffyoushouldknow. Follow us on Twitter, SYSK podcast, and as always, you can send us an email. We still like those. It's very late 90s but still, it's cute. You can send it to stuffpodcast@howstuffworks.com.

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