Who Gets to Name Continents?

America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, right? Maybe not. And who named Australia? Find out the unusually uncertain origins of the continents and other interesting stuff in this episode.

We are coming up on the 40th anniversary of one of the most incredible things a human being has ever done. Liberal democracy? Pfffft. The moon landing? That took a great many people working in conjunction and what with the moon poised to slam into Earth on March 19, we understand now that the moon landing would have only been an accomplishment if we'd gone ahead and blown it up. Penicillin? An accidental discovery; Alexander Fleming was a hack. Armour Brand Beef Stew? That is a close second.