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Continuing the traditions of Caustic Soda, Acid Pop explores the fascinating and horrible aspects of everyday life.

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Continuing the traditions of Caustic Soda, Acid Pop explores the fascinating and horrible aspects of everyday life.

    Super Blooper Cut

    Super Blooper Cut

    And so we go out showing you all the times we flubbed, fell, and farted. Thanks for again for joining us. Stay safe out there.

    • 46 min
    What About Part 6: Our Farewell Episode

    What About Part 6: Our Farewell Episode

    It's been fun, but it's time to say goodbye. Join us as we discuss supersonic propeller planes, beaver butt ice cream, heat records, and why we're saying farewell.
    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_XF-84H_Thunderscreech
    https://www.engadget.com/2007-08-21-arcade-arm-wrestling-game-pulled-for-arm-wrecking.html
    https://www.engadget.com/2007-08-21-arm-wrestling-arcade-game-recalled-due-to-penchant-for-arm-break.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Dead_Men
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/revealed-leader-group-peddling-bleach-cure-lobbied-trump-coronavirus
    https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-bleach-salesman-church-leader-mark-grenon-charged-with-conspiracy-11664158
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52407177
    https://time.com/5835244/accidental-poisonings-trump/
    https://www.fooddive.com/news/chocolate-leads-the-way-as-candy-purchases-spike-during-pandemic/584309/
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53788018
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/life-on-venus-breakthrough-initiatives-funds-study-of-possible-biosignature/
    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/france-fighter-jet-ejection-scli-intl/index.html

    • 39 min
    Guns and More Guns

    Guns and More Guns

    In our second to last episode we're tackling a topic that's been on the to-do list since day 1: Guns. We'll talk about how to increase your risk of being shot, justice minded toddlers, and trigger happy dogs.
    Sources:
    https://cdn0.wideopenspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/16602880_385093748517820_4035165616085928796_n.jpg
    https://giffords.org/blog/2020/03/every-incident-of-mishandled-guns-in-schools-blog/
    https://www.etymonline.com/word/gun
    https://phobia.wikia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia#:~:text=Hoplophobia%20(from%20Greek%20hoplo%2C%20meaning,phobia%20as%20weapons%20are%20deadly.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
    https://injury.research.chop.edu/violence-prevention-initiative/types-violence-involving-youth/gun-violence/gun-violence-facts-and#.X0clgOhKiiN
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_of_civilian_guns_per_capita_by_country
    https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/S4RCv_HcDeQiQg1C4BvvwbaQlcE=/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost/public/5X2ZKNMFTE2QDNCZDDGRXGZTJA.png
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Kleck
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_gun_use
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5002a1.htm#:~:text=Sex%2C%20and%20Disposition-,During%201993%2D%2D1998%2C%20an%20estimated%20average%20of%20115%2C000%20firearm,were%20fatal%20(Figure%201).
    https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(15)01030-X/fulltext
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/peru-travel-advisory.html
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uruguay.html
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211201.pdf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquaintance_rape#:~:text=In%20the%20U.S.%2C%20acquaintance%20rape,of%20those%20knew%20their%20attacker.
    https://www.infoplease.com/us/crime/timeline-of-worldwide-school-and-mass-shootings
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-guns-do-not-stop-more-crimes-evidence-shows/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3487308/Pro-gun-mom-shot-four-year-old-son-STOLE-500-children-s-clothes-using-boy-s-stroller-Florida-store.html
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dog-shoots-man-brigham-ci_n_1121998
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/26/dog-trigger-shoots-owner-hunt-indiana
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5950304/ns/health-pet_health/t/puppy-shoots-florida-man-deputies-say/#.X0nK5-hKiiN
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-506809/Dog-shoots-kills-man-freak-hunting-accident.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_United_States
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/
    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/06/05/policekillings/
    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/teen-shoots-himself-in-leg-while-trying-to-scare-ex-girlfriend-new-boyfriend-police-say/
    https://www.rawstory.com/2014/01/florida-man-mistakenly-shoots-himself-during-road-rage-incident/
    https://www.wideopenspaces.com/graphic-stupid-guy-thought-steel-toed-boot-would-stop-a-45-bullet/
    https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/means-matter/case-fatality/
    https://www.sprc.org/scope/means-suicide
    https://giffords.org/blog/2020/03/every-incident-of-mishandled-guns-in-schools-blog/
    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/marietta-woman-accused-shooting-into-kfc-after-not-receiving-fork-napkins/qR7C8QmzQ8Ek1ZzpsMx54L/

    • 41 min
    Man Eaters

    Man Eaters

    This week we're chewing the fat talking about animals what chew the fat. Join us as we discuss some of the most deadly anthrophages like lions, bears, and the most heinous of all, the mosquito.

    • 50 min
    Crustaceans

    Crustaceans

    This week it's under water spiders as we talk about crustaceans. Join us as we discuss America's most dangerous job, how to kill someone with a shrimp, and why it's a bad idea to keep critters inside your eye.
    Sources:
    https://www.etymonline.com/word/crustacea
    https://common-phobias.com/Ostraconophobia.htm
    https://clinicalanatomy.com/mtd1/873-kabourophobia
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2113824-coconut-crabs-bone-crushing-grip-is-10-times-stronger-than-ours/
    http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/blogs/andrew-hosie/creature-feature-toxic-crabs
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/54168/meet-worlds-only-known-venomous-crustacean
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab
    https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-crustaceans/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_giant_crab
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stygotantulus
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_(lobster)
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/27/the-10-most-dangerous-jobs-in-america-according-to-bls-data.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_king_crab_fishing
    https://money.cnn.com/2012/07/27/pf/jobs/crab-fishing-dangerous-jobs/index.htm
    https://bugbustersusa.com/2017/09/18/gribbles-are-the-termites-of-the-sea/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Way_Seawall
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gribble
    https://www.google.com/search?q=benthic&oq=benthic&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.2688j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/crustaceans/glossary/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/coconut-crab
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentastomida
    https://www.earthlife.net/inverts/pentastoma.html#:~:text=The%20Phylum%20Pentastomida,Bilaterally%20symmetrical%20and%20vermiform.
    https://naturespoisons.com/2015/03/26/cerberin-death-by-coconut-crab/
    https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/01/everybody-was-trying-to-get-out-alaska-crab-boat-sinking-survivor-describes-fatal-night.html
    https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2006/02/13/65299.htm

    • 35 min
    The Postal Service

    The Postal Service

    This week we're sorting through the mail to talk about the postal service. Join us as we discuss the literal tons of junk mail, going postal, and how to mail various parts of people through the mail.
    Sources:
    https://www.nps.gov/poex/faqs.htm
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_Express
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/53334/6-bizarre-items-mailed-through-us-postal-system
    https://www.ssipkg.com/news/the-7-weirdest-things-people-have-sent-through-the-mail
    https://www.pri.org/stories/2012-05-30/severed-hand-foot-mail-came-headless-torso
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_postal_killings
    http://wasteawaygroup.blogspot.com/2018/01/junk-mail-facts-and-statistics.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/
    https://pe.usps.com/businessmail101?ViewName=MinMax#:~:text=The%20maximum%20size%20for%20most,any%20mailpiece%20is%2070%20pounds
    https://listverse.com/2018/01/26/10-weirdest-things-sent-through-the-post/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jun_Lin#Murder_and_investigation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service
    https://www.nps.gov/poex/faqs.htm#:~:text=7.-,How%20many%20Pony%20Express%20riders%20died%20on%20the%20job%3F,and%20two%20froze%20to%20death
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Box_Brown

    • 39 min

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