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Each week we set out to solve one of the world's weirdest, wackiest, funniest and funkiest scientific puzzles. And along with the answer there's a brand new question to think about for next time...

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Each week we set out to solve one of the world's weirdest, wackiest, funniest and funkiest scientific puzzles. And along with the answer there's a brand new question to think about for next time...

    Why do I need to pee more nearer the loo?

    Why do I need to pee more nearer the loo?

    This week we're flushing out the answer to this question from Charlie: "Maybe this is just me, but it dawned on me that whenever I have to hold in a pee, the need to go increases exponentially when I know that relief is close. Why is this?" So to relieve Charlie of his question, I asked physiologist Bill Colledge from Cambridge University to expel the answer... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Why do particles gather in a bucket's centre?

    Why do particles gather in a bucket's centre?

    Six-year-old listener Jonathan asks: "when you stir a bucket of water, I know the water is pushed to the outside; however, why do any particles end up the centre after the water has finished spinning? I have asked my Dad, but he doesn't know." Phil Sansom found someone who does know - and it's fluid dynamics expert Dan Nickstroem... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Do our brains process sound or light faster?

    Do our brains process sound or light faster?

    Lionel got in touch to ask us about a curious phenomenon he's noticed since installing a new sensor, raising the question whether our brains process light or sound faster. Eva Higginbotham spoke with Brian Moore of the University of Cambridge who helped us unpick the answer... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Does burying paper sequester carbon?

    Does burying paper sequester carbon?

    Johnny asked us if burying paper counts towards carbon sequestration. To dig up an answer, Adam Murphy spoke to Shaun Fitzgerald, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, about how useful that really is... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Should you wash, rinse, and repeat?

    Should you wash, rinse, and repeat?

    Julie got in touch to ask whether there was any reason to wash, rinse and repeat, or if it was just marketing hype. Phil Sansom spoke to two hair specialists, Sally-Ann Tarver and Eva Proudman, about this hairy issue... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Why do hospitals need so much PPE?

    Why do hospitals need so much PPE?

    Carol got in touch to ask "The government has provided more than a billion items of PPE to hospitals. There have been 130,000 COVID cases in hospitals, about 10,000 items of PPE per patient. Can you find out why so much?" Eva Higginbotham put the question to medic Isabelle Cochrane... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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