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Macabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare

9/12/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the curious old practice of mailing children. We then move on to discussing the show’s first sponsor, RXBar. For 25% off your first order, visit https://rxbar.com/brainfood and enter the promo code: brainfood Next we move into the main content for today’s episode which [...] The post Macabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:20:50

The Final Final Frontier (Part 6): The Real Color of the Sun, How Many Nuclear Bomb Powered Rockets It Would Take to Stop the Earth Orbiting the Sun and Much, Much More

9/5/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the clandestine way Niel Armstrong managed to get his application to the astronaut program in despite submitting it past the deadline. We then look at why he got to be first to walk on the moon when precedent should have had it been Buzz Aldrin. Next up we [...] The post The Final Final Frontier (Part 6): The Real Color of the Sun, How Many Nuclear Bomb Powered Rockets It Would Take to Stop the Earth Orbiting the Sun and Much,...

Duration:00:59:49

The Final Frontier Part 5: Are the Odds of Successfully Navigating an Asteroid Field Really Approximately 3,720 to 1?

9/4/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the real origin of Tang and what that has to do with Pop Rocks and how they work. We then move on to the interesting story behind the invention of Velcro and how it works. Next up we look at whether NASA really spent many millions of dollars [...] The post The Final Frontier Part 5: Are the Odds of Successfully Navigating an Asteroid Field Really Approximately 3,720 to 1? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:59:45

The Final Frontier Part 4: The U.S. Plan to Nuke the Moon, Why People Thought the Moon was Made of Cheese and Much More

8/23/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the first space walk in which the cosmonaut in question very nearly got stuck out there and his adventures thereafter. We then move on to discussing how the idea that the moon is made of green cheese got started. Next up we discuss the late 1950s plan the [...] The post The Final Frontier Part 4: The U.S. Plan to Nuke the Moon, Why People Thought the Moon was Made of Cheese and Much More appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:19:44

The Final Frontier Part 3: How to Scratch an Itch in Space, the Surprisingly Long Time You Can Survive in Space Without a Spacesuit, Why the Apollo 13 Astronauts Got Cold, and Much, Much More

8/11/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by following up on a previous discussion on Daimler and what exactly a little girl named Mercedes had to do with things. We then jump into the surprisingly oft’ requested follow up on Simon’s first ranch dressing experience. Next up we move into the meat of the episode, discussing how [...] The post The Final Frontier Part 3: How to Scratch an Itch in Space, the Surprisingly Long Time You Can Survive in Space Without a Spacesuit, Why the...

Duration:01:16:25

The Final Frontier Part 2: How Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space and How Women Can Safely Pee Standing Up

8/2/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by following up on a previous discussion on what the first good movie based on a computer game was. We then jump right into the various ways in which astronauts have managed their necessary expulsions over the years and some hilarious stories and interesting related facts that go along with [...] The post The Final Frontier Part 2: How Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space and How Women Can Safely Pee Standing Up appeared first on Today I...

Duration:01:10:57

The Final Frontier Part 1: Real Life Space DJs and the Pillownaughts

7/30/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we kick off a series on space related facts. Before we get started in that, however, we do some follow up answering the question of whether the Allies in WWII used prisoners of war as slave labor. We then jump into the topic of the real life job of Space DJ, then [...] The post The Final Frontier Part 1: Real Life Space DJs and the Pillownaughts appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:04:02

The War Bear

7/12/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, which is partially a continuation of the last, we discuss the bear that was officially a member of the Polish army, how he came to be such and what became of him after WWII ended. We follow this up by discussing the interesting origin of the Live Long and Prosper Vulcan salute. [...] The post The War Bear appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:37:15

The Prisoner (+Contest Winners)

7/10/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by announcing our current contest winners as well as launch a new contest. Next up we get into the meat of the episode discussing the remarkable individual who volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz, why he wanted to go, and what happened next. We finish off by discussing an interesting [...] The post The Prisoner (+Contest Winners) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:03:17

The First Road Trip Part 2: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related

6/27/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the interesting story of who came up with the unit of measurement called horsepower and why it got applied to engines. We also discuss the late 19th century dominance of the electric car and why and when that changed. Next up we look at the mildly humorous story of who [...] The post The First Road Trip Part 2: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:43

The First Road Trip Part 1: The Gumption of the Bertha Benz

6/22/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the surprisingly long history of the automobile, then move on to discussing what is generally considered the first “modern” car, the Model 3, made by Karl Benz, and how is amazing wife ultimately saved him and the vehicle from obscurity through her extreme audacity and faith in his invention. On [...] The post The First Road Trip Part 1: The Gumption of the Bertha Benz appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:46:18

Could the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Not See You If You Didn’t Move?

6/14/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out with a follow up to a previous episode in which we mentioned Teddy Roosevelt likely helped delay the start of WWI, but then never actually said in that episode how. Next up we discuss whether the Tyrannosaurus Rex could really not see you if you didn’t move as depicted [...] The post Could the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Not See You If You Didn’t Move? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:01:14

Caesar Part 4: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related

6/7/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fascinating story about how the statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, New York, got there, what John Wilkes Booth’s Brother did for Abraham Lincoln’s son, the real story about why Caesar dressing is called that, and a bunch of other interesting stuff! This is part 4 [...] The post Caesar Part 4: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:51

Caesar Part 3: The Real Story of the Ides of March

6/4/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing in more detail the events surrounding Caesar’s momentous decision to cross the Rubicon, then jump into the real story of what happened on the Ides of March which isn’t exactly the one popular history remembers largely thanks to the notable play by Shakespeare. Over the course of [...] The post Caesar Part 3: The Real Story of the Ides of March appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:11:42

Caesar Part 2: Julius Caesar’s Pirate Adventure and the Long Lost Location of the Rubicon

5/30/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing how a teenage Julius Caesar became the head of his rather prominent family. We then move on to his little month-long or so pirate adventure and finally discuss where exactly the Rubicon was, which interestingly enough is only something that has been relatively recently discovered. This is [...] The post Caesar Part 2: Julius Caesar’s Pirate Adventure and the Long Lost Location of the Rubicon appeared first on Today I Found...

Duration:00:29:41

Caesar Part 1: Caesarean and the Fascinating Story of Dr. James Barry (a.k.a. Margaret Bulkley)

5/23/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fact that, contrary to what we speculated in a previous episode, World’s Fairs are actually still a thing. We then jump into the meat of the show, discussing whether Julius Caesar was actually born via a Caesarean operation and then look at the remarkable story of [...] The post Caesar Part 1: Caesarean and the Fascinating Story of Dr. James Barry (a.k.a. Margaret Bulkley) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:11

An Interview with Audio Production Guru Mike Russell

5/18/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we talk to audio production expert and head of Music Radio Creative, Mike Russell. During the interview, we discuss basic audio gear needed to relatively cheaply get started podcasting, doing voice overs, etc., as well as touch on why YouTubers should really be looking into expanding their repertoire beyond YouTube and into [...] The post An Interview with Audio Production Guru Mike Russell appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:40:08

The Bull Moose Part 2

5/14/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we wrap up our discussion (for now) on one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at the truth about how and why the Teddy Bear was named after him and a boatload of fascinating Teddy Roosevelt facts conclusively demonstrating he was more awesome [...] The post The Bull Moose Part 2 appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:52:00

Growing a YouTube Channel

5/9/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we cover a myriad of tips and tricks to help grow a YouTube channel and maximize the odds of being successful in that space, including covering elements of the YouTube algorithm, thumbnail design, etc. Much of this talk was gleaned from interesting things we learned at VidCon Amsterdam, and particularly from the [...] The post Growing a YouTube Channel appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:12:27

The Bull Moose Part 1

5/2/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at that time he risked life and limb on what amounted to a “principal of the thing” matter, and another time he quite literally shrugged off a bullet to the chest to immediately after [...] The post The Bull Moose Part 1 appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:53:45