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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

    Toxic Animal Boyfriends, Birding for Freedom, Egg Yolks Explained

    Toxic Animal Boyfriends, Birding for Freedom, Egg Yolks Explained

    The weirdest things we learned this week range from stage-five-clinger anglerfish to Harriet Tubman's birding expertise. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

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    Edited by Jessica Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

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    • 44 Min.
    Exploding Underwater Mountains, Boar Sex and Celery, Hidden History of Vaccination

    Exploding Underwater Mountains, Boar Sex and Celery, Hidden History of Vaccination

    Contributing editor Kat Eschner joins the weirdos as a guest host. The weirdest things we learned this week range from the surprising link between pig sex and celery to blowing up a mountain underwater. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

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    Edited by Jessica Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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    • 51 Min.
    Hot Dog Sports, Sexy Pseudoscience, Intestinal Power Walking

    Hot Dog Sports, Sexy Pseudoscience, Intestinal Power Walking

    The weirdest things we learned this week range from a beetle that can waltz through frog intestines unscathed, to the a man who thought he could capture sexual energy in a cage. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

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    Claire Maldarelli: www.twitter.com/camaldarelli

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    Edited by Jessica Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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    • 41 Min.
    Catch our live show TONIGHT!

    Catch our live show TONIGHT!

    Tonight, September 15th, we'll be doing an exclusive live-streamed show. It'll be all of the fun of a classic Weirdest Thing Live show—your favorite hosts (calling in remotely), weird facts, drinks, jokes, atmosphere—but delivered straight to your living room! Click here to grab tickets that give you access to the show link—there are even higher priced tiers that include merch discounts, handwritten postcards, and a live zoom happy hour with the Weirdest Thing crew. See you soon!

    Find tickets here: https://popularscience.regfox.com/weirdest-thing-live-show

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share more of your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

    Follow our team on Twitter

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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    Your Car is Full of Spiders, the Cloud Whisperer, She Who Invented N95 Masks and Bugles

    Your Car is Full of Spiders, the Cloud Whisperer, She Who Invented N95 Masks and Bugles

    Welcome to Season 4! For this first episode, Kendra Pierre-Louis, former Popsci editor and current reporter for the Gimlet podcast How To Save a Planet, joins the weirdos as a guest host. The weirdest things we learned this week range from thousands of cars being recalled due to spider infestations, to the story of a woman who invented N95 masks from bras. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

    Follow our team on Twitter

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Sara Chodosh: www.twitter.com/schodosh

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: www.twitter.com/billycadden

    Edited by Jessica Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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    • 42 Min.
    We're Back! Season 4 & Live Show Updates

    We're Back! Season 4 & Live Show Updates

    Hey weirdos! We have two very exciting pieces of news for you. First, Weirdest Thing is returning every other Wednesday starting September 2nd! Second, on Tuesday, September 15th, we'll be doing an exclusive live-streamed show. It'll be all of the fun of a classic Weirdest Thing Live show—your favorite hosts (calling in remotely), weird facts, drinks, jokes, atmosphere—but delivered straight to your living room! Click here to grab tickets that give you access to the show link—there are even higher priced tiers that include merch discounts, handwritten postcards, and a live zoom happy hour with the Weirdest Thing crew. See you soon!

    Find tickets here: https://popularscience.regfox.com/weirdest-thing-live-show

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share more of your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

    Follow our team on Twitter

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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