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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.

    "Fake" Banana Flavor

    "Fake" Banana Flavor

    Actually, that weird not-quite-banana flavor isn't fake!


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    • 4 min
    Laundromats

    Laundromats

    Why did we stop calling laundromats "washaterias?!"


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    • 7 min
    England's Biracial Queen

    England's Biracial Queen

    Before Meghan Markle, Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz shook up the ultra-white House of Windsor. 


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    • 14 min
    Disqualifying the Positive

    Disqualifying the Positive

    *Disqualifying the positive* is a kind of cognitive distortion where you explain away good things that happen because they don't fit into your *grand unified theory of negativity* — but it's a little more nuanced than that. (NOTE: This episode was originally recorded in 2018!)


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    • 17 min
    A Tiny History of Confetti

    A Tiny History of Confetti

    "There was malice in the thrust," — NYT report c. 1906 on aggressive confetti throwing.


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    • 5 min
    Santa's Evil Twin

    Santa's Evil Twin

    The Christmas devil! A yuletide bastard if there ever was on! It's KRAMPUS.


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    • 5 min

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