Dr Karl on triplej
Time paradoxes, the 10 second rule, ant farts01/28/15
Is the 10-second rule legit? Would a human vegan's feces be as good a fertilizer as chicken poo? Is it true that ants can't release gasses so they die from a build up of farts they can't release?
Nails on the chalkboard, drinking urine, was the brontosauruses real?
Did the brontosauruses ever exist? Why do I sneeze when I get an erection? Is there difference between frozen and fresh breast milk? Is ADD a form of evolution?
Shrinkage, popping champagne below sea level, snooze sneezing
Why does security beeper at the supermarket you work at goes off only when you're hungover? Why don't we sneeze when we're asleep? Is there a correlation between pregnancy and hiccups?
'Blue balls', 3D printed organs, chili overdose
Is 'blue 'balls' real? What came first the orange or the colour? Can we 3D print human organs? Can you charge solar panels with lightning? Can your shoulder blades hold your bodyweight?
Shower farts, tickle genetics, penguin's feet
Why don't penguin's feet freeze? Why do farts smell worse in the shower? Is being ticklish genetic? Can animals develop culture? When is it safe to open a shaken champagne bottle?
Being hangry, headaches, dream meanings
Special guest Dr Steve novella joins Dr Karl to answer your Science Questions! What causes pain in a headache at a cellular level? Is there a proven connection between getting hungry and angry? After drinking alchohol why do we forget things?
Dog love, ozone hole, scuba peeing
Do dogs feel love? How big is the hole in the ozone now? Why can't I hear myself snore? Why does Scuba diving increase the urge to urinate?
Green salt, ceiling flies, eating like a bear
Why does salt turns green on hot chips? Why does the sun never run out of energy? How do flies land on the ceiling?How can you train yourself to eat like a bear?
CD lifespan, gasping for air, quick years
How long do CDs last for? How do targeted pain tablets work? Why does our concept of time change?
Brain training, cold sores, epilepsy, tickling yourself and sneezing...
Can you train your brain NOT to dream? Are some people immune to cold sores? Why can't you tickle yourself? Why does eating chocolate cause you to sneeze?
Ebola, viruses, infectious diseases and a missing $10 note.
Zan and Dr Karl were joined by Ebola expert Dr. Grant Hill-Cawthorne who is a Medical Virologist and Public Health expert at Sydney University.
Wet dog smell, synchronicity and getting struck by lightning
Why do wet dogs smell the same? What is synchronicity? Why don't you get crushed in a swimming pool? How do you get struck by lightning?
Scratches, burps, runny noses and car beeper brain
Why are scratches satisfying? Why do we burp? Plus runny noses at full moon, car beeper brain and what is fire?
Brain capacity, alcohol rashes, black holes, vacuum cleaners in space
Can we ever use 100% of our brain capacity? Why do we get a spine shiver when we hear a good song? Getting rashes from drinking alcohol? Where does the black hole go?
Belly drops, rainbow smileys, phantom spider limbs
Why are rainbows shaped like a sad face, not a smiley face? Can spiders get phantom limb syndrome? Why does your belly 'drop' when going down a roller coaster?
Japanese milk, smokey beards, whistling the shower
Why do we get goosebumps? Why can't you whistle when you're in the shower? Why can't you see clearly underwater?
Rogue hairs, dinosaur size, taste buds
Does sound travel faster towards the gravitational pull of Earth? Are there any new elements being formed at the earth's core? How do our taste buds develop over time?
Sinking urine, plucking hair, tattoo ink
Can humans evolve into fish?
Farts in a box, bubble baths, ginger beard patches
If you put 10 farts in 10 boxes, could you pick your own?
Flying backwards in time, animal adrenaline, intestine transplant
Is it possible to fly fast enough that you move backwards in time?
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