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Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.

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Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.

    1010 - GMO's

    1010 - GMO's

    For the 100th official episode of Rumor Flies, we return to where it all began: GMO’s! We explore the history, rumors, controversies, and benefits of genetically modified organisms. Thank you all for listening to the season 10 finale - we look forward to season 11!
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    Sources
    https://www.fda.gov/food/agricultural-biotechnology/science-and-history-gmos-and-other-food-modification-processes
    https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/from-corgis-to-corn-a-brief-look-at-the-long-history-of-gmo-technology/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism
    https://www.greenamerica.org/blog/gmo-timeline-history-genetically-modified-foods
    https://livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe70s/crops_10.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food_controversies
    https://www.agdaily.com/crops/top-gmo-myths-truth-information-youre-fed/
    https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/10-myths-about-gmos/
    https://www.agdaily.com/crops/top-gmo-myths-truth-information-youre-fed/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food_controversies
    https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/how-to-make-a-gmo/
    https://www.nature.com/articles/news.2010.242
    https://www.fda.gov/food/agricultural-biotechnology/gmo-crops-animal-food-and-beyond
    https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2015/01/learn-about-how-public-sector-scientists-saved-papaya/
    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2014/768038/
    https://www.aatf-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/TELA-Project-FAQ.pdf
    https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/10-myths-about-gmos/
    https://ag.purdue.edu/GMOs/Pages/GMOsandInsects.aspx#:~:text=GM%20crops%20don't%20harm,protein%20that%20usually%20kills%20them.
    https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/10-things-everyone-should-know-about-gmos-in-africa/
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-people-oppose-gmos-even-though-science-says-they-are-safe/
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07388551.2013.823595?journalCode=ibty20
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309133312457109
    https://geneticliteracyproject.org/gmo-faq/does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-patented-seeds-or-mistakenly-grow-gmos/
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/gene-gun#:~:text=The%20principle%20of%20gene%20gun,high%2Dvoltage%20electronic%20discharge).
    https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/how-to-make-a-gmo/
    https://mostlyscience.com/2019/03/arguments-for-and-against-gmo-patents/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zx6g87h/revision/2#:~:text=GM%20insulin,for%20insulin%20inserted%20into%20them.
    https://ccr.ucdavis.edu/biotechnology/starlink-corn-what-happened#:~:text=The%20controversy%20began%20when%20traces,only%20approved%20for%20animal%20feed.
    https://gutpathogens.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13099-020-00370-9#:~:text=Horizontal%20Gene%20Transfer%20(HGT)%20is,insights%20into%20understanding%20the%20microbiota.
    https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/genetically-modified-organisms-gmos-transgenic-crops-and-732/
    https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2013/10/08/with-2000-global-studies-confirming-safety-gm-foods-among-most-analyzed-subject-in-science/#:~:text=When%20merged%2C%20there%20should%20be,studied%20scientific%20subjects%20in%20history.
    https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/05/06/no-robyn-obrien-trace-toxins-food-gmos-not-causing-allergies/
    https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt0106-2.epdf?referrer_access_token=CLk4PbhMOPT_drWC_8TgLdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MlU_9QTCA7YxprjqKtposx8k3NGlldxV83eS7pRFTz6Ep48b8LWM7hkwZI_wbrJw8p-awK9Gn1pws-F42KmToXSUk6qd

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bonus: The Mandela Effect ft. Jake Rocktansky of QAA

    Bonus: The Mandela Effect ft. Jake Rocktansky of QAA

    Bonus episode! Jake Rockatansy of QAnon Anonymous joins us again for a little extra exploration of The Mandela Effect, which we explored last episode. Enjoy!
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    Sources
    History of the concept of “Mandela Effect”
    https://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/cmabridge/
    https://now.tufts.edu/articles/meaningful-assumptions
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/i-developed-what-appears-to-be-a-ph/
    Berenstain bears
    https://heavy.com/news/2016/08/berenstein-bears-proof-reddit-prove-mandela-effect-vhs-photo-berenstain-evidence-pictures/
    https://www.metabunk.org/threads/berenstain-vhs-says-berenstein.7822/
    Shazaam starring Sinbad
    https://mandelaeffect.fandom.com/wiki/Sinbad%27s_Shazaam 
    https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2016/12/movie-doesn-t-exist-and-redditors-who-think-it-does 
    https://ew.com/movies/2016/12/23/sinbad-genie-movie-shazaam/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU&t=3s
    Monopoly Monocle
    https://www.monopolyland.com/monopoly-man-monocle/
    https://www.facebook.com/monopoly/posts/im-not-above-accessorizing-with-my-mighty-monocle/10153545232881517/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5rmaNlpxVk
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112281/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm
    Risky Business
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2UVsyVLLcE
    Curious George Tail
    https://www.reference.com/world-view/curious-george-tail-6f3180fea18b68ec
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/09/30/curious-george-turns-75-but-is-he-a-monkey-or-an-ape/?sh=4078334e17d3

    • 35 min
    1009 - The Mandela Effect: We did it, Reddit!

    1009 - The Mandela Effect: We did it, Reddit!

    What happened to Shazaam? Berenstain or Berenstein? Does Rich Uncle Pennybags sport a monocle? Come explore the power - and faults - of collective memory with Rumor Flies!
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    Sources
    History of the concept of “Mandela Effect”
    https://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/cmabridge/
    https://now.tufts.edu/articles/meaningful-assumptions
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/i-developed-what-appears-to-be-a-ph/
    Berenstain bears
    https://heavy.com/news/2016/08/berenstein-bears-proof-reddit-prove-mandela-effect-vhs-photo-berenstain-evidence-pictures/
    https://www.metabunk.org/threads/berenstain-vhs-says-berenstein.7822/
    Shazaam starring Sinbad
    https://mandelaeffect.fandom.com/wiki/Sinbad%27s_Shazaam 
    https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2016/12/movie-doesn-t-exist-and-redditors-who-think-it-does 
    https://ew.com/movies/2016/12/23/sinbad-genie-movie-shazaam/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0rchvuoMU&t=3s
    Monopoly Monocle
    https://www.monopolyland.com/monopoly-man-monocle/
    https://www.facebook.com/monopoly/posts/im-not-above-accessorizing-with-my-mighty-monocle/10153545232881517/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5rmaNlpxVk
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112281/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm
    Risky Business
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2UVsyVLLcE
    Curious George Tail
    https://www.reference.com/world-view/curious-george-tail-6f3180fea18b68ec
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/09/30/curious-george-turns-75-but-is-he-a-monkey-or-an-ape/?sh=4078334e17d3

    • 1 hr 9 min
    1008 - Detox: Don't Flush

    1008 - Detox: Don't Flush

    Should you do that juice cleanse? Are there supplements that can help your liver and colon along? What exactly ARE toxins? Find out these answers and more on this tasty after-dinner digestif of Rumor Flies!
    *We are not doctors. Please consult a medical professional for all matters pertaining to your health.
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    Sources:
    Liver Detoxes
    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/detoxing-your-liver-fact-versus-fiction
    https://www.insider.com/detox-diet-liver-detoxification-cleanse-doesnt-work-2019-1
    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/alcoholinduced-liver-disease
    Juice AKA “Master” Cleanses
    https://www.businessinsider.com/why-detox-diets-juice-cleanses-dont-work-2015-1
    https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna18595886
    https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/lemonade-master-cleanse-diet
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-dubious-practice-of-detox
    https://www.eonline.com/news/828118/beyonce-s-lemonade-diet-the-dark-side-of-the-master-cleanse
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghrelin
    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/83/2/211/4649849
    Colon Cleanses
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/colon-cleansing/faq-20058435
    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/colon-cleansing-is-it-safe/amp/
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/hydrotherapy-of-the-colon#supposed-benefits

    • 56 min
    1007 - Weather Myths: Hurricane Formation and Prep

    1007 - Weather Myths: Hurricane Formation and Prep

    What is the “eye” of the storm? Does a hurricane have a more dangerous side? Does running tape along your windows secure them against these powerful forces of nature? Find out these answers and more on this gusty episode of Rumor Flies!
    *We are not meteorologists though Josh would probably be good one
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    Sources:
    https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/10-pieces-of-disaster-safety-advice-you-should-ignore.htm
    https://www.fox13news.com/weather/shattering-a-myth-dont-tape-your-windows-before-a-hurricane
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HurricaneTape
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2ajfzSR3o
    https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd-faq/
    https://www.sunherald.com/news/weather-news/article245177605.html
    https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/data/NGCS/lobjects/chp/structure/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-1600_Atlantic_hurricane_seasons#cite_note-Urquhart2009-5
    https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Paleoecological-record-of-hurricane-disturbance-and-Urquhart/3d1537096b362003c8c8edc910bbc3f4cc8db899#paper-header
    https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210318/hurricane-preparedness-apartment-dwellers
    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/hazards.php
    https://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints3/749/#:~:text=Going%20up%20in%20altitude%2C%20the,cold%20air%20increases%20with%20height.&text=The%20influence%20of%20this%20friction,is%20due%20to%20air%20density

    • 1 hr 10 min
    1006 - Massive Widespread Panic Attack

    1006 - Massive Widespread Panic Attack

    Did the Pokémon cartoon trigger widespread epileptic seizures? Did coca-cola poison dozens of children in Belgium? Why did over a dozen teenagers spontaneously experience tourettes-like symptoms in New York? Join us as we explore incidents of “mass sociogenic illness” on another special episode of Rumor Flies!
    *We are not doctors/licensed medical professionals
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    Sources:
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/1999/jul/06/healthandwellbeing.health
    https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/155/2/140/108003
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0278691502001357
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12176091/
    https://www.onthisday.com/events/date/1997/december
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon:_Indigo_League
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denn%C5%8D_Senshi_Porygon
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/59mnax/did-pokemon-actually-give-kids-seizures-in-the-90s
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9712/17/video.seizures.update/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_episodes_removed_from_rotation
    https://web.archive.org/web/20051107010228/http://angkor.com/cityrain/pokemon.shtml
    https://www.npr.org/2012/03/10/148372536/the-curious-case-of-teen-tics-in-le-roy-n-y
    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/magazine/teenage-girls-twitching-le-roy.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_hysteria_cases
    https://theweek.com/articles/477146/conversion-disorder-epidemic-spread-by-sight
    https://slate.com/human-interest/2012/01/mass-hysteria-in-upstate-new-york-why-lori-brownell-and-13-other-teenage-girls-are-showing-tourettes-like-symptoms.html
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3536509/

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Kittykatz_Rule ,

Good job

Very good podcast. Very interesting. Good setup. Good job josh and Greg.

bluemonker ,

Thoroughly Entertaining and Informative

These guys are amazing. Their topics are very interesting and they smack some truth into some beliefs that I've been fed all my life. I downloaded all episodes a couple weeks ago and flew through all of them. You can tell that they have known each other for a very long time, and they just seem so natural and genuine when speaking with eachother.
Josh's laugh is absolutley contagious, and gets me every time! They have great taste in music as well, and have introduced me to some fantastic bands that I never would have heard of otherwise.
Keep following this path guys. You are all wonderful!

Auroramoon ,

So much fun!

Great fun with the hosts! Fells like you're right there with them. More than once each episode I've laughed out loud.

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