Dr Karl on triplej
Reincarnation, snake bites, tea stains03/25/15
How does a video camera actually work? How do we have the innate sense when someone is looking at us? Where do birds go when it rains? Why does black tea stain mugs more than milky white tea?
Daylight savings, wee shivers, the muchines
Why is daylight savings necessary? Why do ants seem to have unlimited energy? Where do flies sleep during the night?
Mars flu, bending plastic, knuckle cracks
Where does the colour go when you bend plastic? What are we cracking when we crack our knuckles? Are mosquitoes allergic to me?
'The Dress', lightning in the ocean, bike riding on a treadmill
What colour is 'The Dress'? What would happen if you rode a bike on a treadmill? What happens when you're swimming and lighting strikes the ocean?
Changing the poo clock, bad nose breath, cool pillows
Are cats immune to the sting of onions? Is there a way to change the time of your poo clock? Why doesn't bad breath come out your nose too?
Baby yawns, moon welding, inhaling burps
Why does a breath mint make water feel colder to drink? Would an ant survive a fall from any height? Is it bad to burp into your mouth and then re-inhale it?
Igniting Jupiter, salt waters enemas, vitamin diets
Is it possible to ignite a giant gas planet like Jupiter? Does sea water work as an enema to survive while stranded at sea? Why do I get a certain taste of chicken chips when I sneeze?
Soapy pee, caffeine sensitivity, shared twin memories
Why is my urine soapy? Why are some people more sensitive to caffeine?Is it possible for identical twins to share memories, even if it only happened to one of them? Is out of date sunscreen worse for you than no sunscreen at all?
Time paradoxes, the 10 second rule, ant farts
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?
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