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Popular Science answers your most outlandish, mind-burning questions—from what the universe is made of to why not everyone can touch their toes. Join PopSci editors and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

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Popular Science answers your most outlandish, mind-burning questions—from what the universe is made of to why not everyone can touch their toes. Join PopSci editors and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

    Is the megalodon shark still alive?

    Is the megalodon shark still alive?

    Could the legendary megalodon shark still be lurking in our oceans? PopSci's Purbita Saha dishes out the details.
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    • 14 min
    Why do we get wisdom teeth?

    Why do we get wisdom teeth?

    Season 3 is HERE! First up, Lauren sinks her teeth into a real head-scratcher—why do we still get wisdom teeth if they're useless?
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    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
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    • 17 min
    Season 3: Premiering 6/21!

    Season 3: Premiering 6/21!

    Season 3 goes live on Tuesday, June 21st! We'll answer questions like why we still get wisdom teeth, are the bees still dying, and what is the scientifically best way to reheat pizza—all with a brand new group of hosts. Episodes publish twice a week. See you soon!

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    24. Did food taste better 50 years ago?

    24. Did food taste better 50 years ago?

    It's the season 2 finale! What did food taste like 50 years ago—and was it actually better than it is now? 
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    • 12 min
    23. What is a super car?

    23. What is a super car?

    There are regular cars, there are luxury cars, and then there are.... SUPER cars. But what even is a super car? As our host explains, it can often be more of a vibe than anything else—but there are some specific criteria to hit. 
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    • 12 min
    22. What would happen if the sun went out?

    22. What would happen if the sun went out?

    The sun is, to put it lightly, quite important to life on Earth. What would happen if it suddenly went poof?
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Mims_13 ,

Great podcast!!

I found this podcast because of Weirdest thing and love it! Even though it has short episodes, (which I don’t mind) they still fit tons of info into them. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Fluffin-A ,

Childish

Really simple questions with dumbed down answers. The main host has a valley girl voice with an upward inflection at the end of every sentence so statements sound like questions.

MABritt ,

Bite-sized info! Good stuff!

Sometimes you don’t feel like diving into a long-winded podcast episode. These are fun and short!

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