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Tech History Part 3: FIRST!!! + Many, Many Bonus Facts and Contest Winners

11/14/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a rather interesting fact about Pulp Fiction and Samuel L Jackson’s character’s most famous lines in the film. We then move on to briefly mentioning our sponsor for today- Wix.com, where you can go to create awesome looking, exceptionally easy/fast to create websites for free, as we [...] The post Tech History Part 3: FIRST!!! + Many, Many Bonus Facts and Contest Winners appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:21:49

The Dude Who Burned Down the Greatest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Because of Reasons

11/6/2018
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*Note: This is still a little out of order, as we are needing to further delay publishing of the Tech History Part 3 owing to, ironically enough, technical difficulties. We’ll have it up within the week most likely though. In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at what literal battleships had to do with the [...] The post The Dude Who Burned Down the Greatest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Because of Reasons appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:51:14

Macabre Part 4: The Vampire of Cinkota and a Truly Horrific Love Story

10/31/2018
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*Note: This is a little out of order, but we had to delay publishing of the Tech History Part 3 owing to, ironically enough, technical difficulties. We’ll have it up soon enough. But for now, in this Halloween special of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at whether it’s actually safer to use a crosswalk instead of a [...] The post Macabre Part 4: The Vampire of Cinkota and a Truly Horrific Love Story appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:46:25

Tech History Part 2: Who Invented the Internet, Email, and the Web?

10/16/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a the absolutely bizarre way bedbugs mate. Next up, we jump into the main part of the show on who invented the Internet and how it works. We also look at who invented email and the web, and what Al Gore had to do with all this. [...] The post Tech History Part 2: Who Invented the Internet, Email, and the Web? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:33:02

Tech History Part 1: A QWERTY Story and Whether the Dvorak Layout is Actually Superior

9/30/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a quick fact surrounding what Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Genesis had to do with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Next we discuss our sponsor for this episode, Backblaze. Seriously, one of Simon and I’s favorite services and is ridiculously cheap and easy to [...] The post Tech History Part 1: A QWERTY Story and Whether the Dvorak Layout is Actually Superior appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:22:30

Macabre Part 3: The Nightmare Nurse

9/26/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we’re looking at the story of an intelligent, sweet little girl who was given up to an orphanage and then grew up to have a rather successful career as a nurse… and just so happens to be one of the most notorious female serial killers in history. On another note, if you [...] The post Macabre Part 3: The Nightmare Nurse appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:23:16

Macabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made

9/19/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the parents of Ferris Bueller on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We then move on to discussing the show’s sponsor, Dashlane, which is a great free password management service. You can also get a free month of their premium version and then 10% off [...] The post Macabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:13:54

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 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 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