Let Me Google That-logo

Let Me Google That

Anchor FM

Endlessly curious author Abby Norman shares daily fascinating factoids to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. Visit anchor.fm/letmegooglethat for more.

Endlessly curious author Abby Norman shares daily fascinating factoids to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. Visit anchor.fm/letmegooglethat for more.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Anchor FM

Description:

Endlessly curious author Abby Norman shares daily fascinating factoids to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. Visit anchor.fm/letmegooglethat for more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Can robots get depressed?

10/17/2018
More
Using AI to model human brain processes could help us better understand conditions like depression — but does that mean robots can get depressed? And if they can't. . .should we program them to? For SCIENCE? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:10:28

The Butcher of Paris

10/15/2018
More
Marcel Petiot is one of history's most prolific serial killers. You've probably never heard of him — and after today's episode, you'll wish you never had. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:16:44

The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

10/12/2018
More
The MBTI personality test wasn't designed to measure aptitude — it actually measures *preference.* You might *prefer* introversion to experience the world, but that doesn't mean you're *incapable* or *lacking* extraverted qualities. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:20:28

The Woman Who Died for Chemistry

10/11/2018
More
Karen Wetterhahn's untimely death in the 1990s gave science invaluable insight into mercury poisoning. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:10:45

”We are all deserving of traveling mercies.”

10/7/2018
More
An update on. . .things. ❤︎ Instagram: @letmegooglethat/@abbymnorman Twitter: @letmeglglthat/@abbymnorman GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/love-for-abby-norman-amp-whimsy Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:20:30

Sputnik in Wisconsin

10/5/2018
More
In 1962 a hunk of Russian space junk landed in the middle of a street in Wisconsin. What was the U.S. to do? This was Cold War-era Space Race time, so they weren't gonna call up the Soviet Union like: "It's 10 PM do you know where your Sputnik is?" Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:14:33

A Brief History of the Nobel Prize

10/1/2018
More
Why do we award them? And what about that time some medals were hidden from the Nazis in an acid bath? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:13:32

The Stanford Prison Experiment

9/30/2018
More
You'll find the Stanford Prison Experiment in any Psych 101 textbook — but don't believe everything you're taught. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:27:26

What do you say when someone sneezes?

9/28/2018
More
Whatever the reason for ya sneezin' (which may or may not sound like "AH-CHOO") there are also many ways to respond when someone sneezes: "bless you," "Gesundheit," or "SORRY" (in case it's not ragweed, but rather, a sign of your impending death) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:11:42

The Milwaukee Protocol

9/28/2018
More
Did an experimental treatment really save a teenage girl from rabies - or was it just a coincidence? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:09:32

The Year Without a Summer

9/27/2018
More
The summer of 1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer in the northeast U.S. because even though it would be ~95°F during the day, at night temperatures dropped so low that Maine got A FOOT OF SNOW IN JUNE. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:06:24

Can donor hearts transplant memories?

9/25/2018
More
In 1988 Claire Sylvia received New England's first heart-lung transplant. And the personality of the teenage boy whose heart she got. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:18:34

Indelible Pencils

9/23/2018
More
"Indelible pencils" or copying pencils were popular for a time in the 1870s because they made it possible to easily make copies of handwritten documents. Which would have been great — except they turned out to be poisonous. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:25

Defeating Hackers With a Wall of Lava Lamps

9/21/2018
More
A company in California has devised truly random encryption for cybersecurity using. . .Lava Lamps. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:10:31

An Itsy-Bitsy History of the Bikini

9/19/2018
More
The first bikini debuted in 1946 — just a few days after the U.S. had begun testing the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, for which the suit had been named. How's that for ~SEO strategy? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:16:05

Ben Franklin's Sky Electricity

9/17/2018
More
Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment took place sometime between June 10th - 15th, 1752. But you probably learned many misconceptions about it in school: 1. Franklin didn't discover electricity. 2. His kite did not get struck by lightning. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:12:27

Why do dogs sniff each other's butts?

9/15/2018
More
The unique scent each dog leaves behind (heh) is sort of like a Tinder bio: it conveys to other dogs in the neighborhood how old they are, what their emotional state is, and whether or not they're DTF. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:50

Heat Lightning: Not Real

9/13/2018
More
ヽHEAT`、`LIGHTNINGヽ`ヽヽ IS ヽヽFAKEヽ`ヽ`、`NEWSヽ` Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:39

A Cool History of Popsicles®

9/11/2018
More
Since we spent all summer seeing that same sponsored post by Popsicle® in our feeds, here's the history of the "frozen confection of attractive appearance" which was *accidentally* invented by an 11-year-old boy in 1905. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:11:41

Sexy Moths

9/9/2018
More
Put on some slow, sexy, saxophone riffs and leave your porch light on tonight to help Hot Single Poplar Hawk Moths in your area get it on. It's literally their reason for living. #TagUrMothPorn Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:48