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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

    Art Crime Doesn't Pay, Canines Cooking Meat, Eggs Gone Wrong

    Art Crime Doesn't Pay, Canines Cooking Meat, Eggs Gone Wrong

    Comedian and writer Josh Gondelman joins the show! The weirdest things we learned this week range from dogs cooking in kitchens to chickens laying eggs inside of themselves. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

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    • 54 min
    Radioactive Horses, Sipping on Pee, Sleeping With One Eye Open

    Radioactive Horses, Sipping on Pee, Sleeping With One Eye Open

    The weirdest things we learned this week range from vertically sleeping whales to fake motion sickness cures. 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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    • 53 min
    A Quick Weirdest Thing Update!

    A Quick Weirdest Thing Update!

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    Q&A: Cubed Poops, Forked Penises, Murderous Squirrels

    Q&A: Cubed Poops, Forked Penises, Murderous Squirrels

    Producer Jess Boddy joins Rachel for a listener voicemail Q&A episode! The weirdest things we learned this week range from wombat poop to possum penises.

    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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    • 47 min
    Radioactive Bananas, Self-Decapitating Sea Slugs, Maine's Jumping Frenchmen

    Radioactive Bananas, Self-Decapitating Sea Slugs, Maine's Jumping Frenchmen

    Theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joins the show! The weirdest things we learned this week range from non-trinary particles to kleptoplasty. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

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    Click here to check out Chanda's book!

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    • 46 min
    Get a Good Brainwash, Museum Tragedies, Scary Smart Cuttlefish

    Get a Good Brainwash, Museum Tragedies, Scary Smart Cuttlefish

    The weirdest things we learned this week range from literal brainwashing to the marshmallow test.  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! 

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Sara Kiley Watson: www.twitter.com/SaraKileyWatson

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    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci

    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

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


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    • 48 min

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