A "fun fact," urban legend, unknown history podcast where we dig into strange or forgotten stories. Our amazing artwork by: https://www.instagram.com/peachyemilie/. Theme Music from Music from https://filmmusic.io"Darkest Child" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Episode 64 - Khutulun & Cassie Chadwick
Two wild stories about two very different women. Brenton details the life of Khutulun, Genghis Khan's Great Great Granddaughter who was a warrior & undefeated wrestler. Then Emily recounts the twisty tale of con artist Elizabeth Bigley, who had 3 pseudonyms, conned banks out of their money and even was a clairvoyant.
Khutulun References: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/khutulun
Cassie Chadwick references: https://www.strangehistory.org/cms/index.php/popular/25-item-8
Episode 63 - NASA Voyager & Perseverance Missions
Join us for a space double feature! Emily discusses the Voyager missions, two probes sent out into space collecting data & carrying golden vinyl records filled with Earth sounds and greetings. Then Brenton details the current Perseverance missions to investigate Mars for ancient organisms.
Voyager References: https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-record/
Perseverance References: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
Episode 62 - I'm Lovin' It Credits & Suez Canal Community
Did you know the McDonalds jingle "I'm Lovin' It" was a full on Justin Timberlake song? And that there's controversy over song credits? Brenton details the full history behind the famous jingle. Then Emily dives into the news of the week, the Suez Canal stoppage, and recounts the tale of when it had been blocked before. Long live the Great Bitter Lake Association!
Mcdonalds References: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1227-the-contentious-tale-of-the-mcdonalds-im-lovin-it-jingle/
Suez Canal References: https://www.vice.com/en/article/akd5zg/the-last-time-the-suez-canal-was-blocked-a-utopian-communist-micronation-was-formed-at-sea?utm_content=1617112825&utm_medium=social&utm_source=VICE_facebook&fbclid=IwAR3I_NOXx74292yKikRsQ_2wStzORaePkb02FcB_UUk5EBbrlK2ASk8hSKM
Episode 61 - Planet X & Missing Channel 37
Join us for an exploration of space! Emily brings us tidings of a 9th (we see it as the 10th) potential planet in our solar system named Planet X & the theoretical science behind it. Then Brenton details why channel 37 on TV was only static & how the astronomical science community rallied to protect their studies.
Planet X References: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/hypothetical-planet-x/in-depth/
Channel 37 References: https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy8by7/why-channel-37-doesnt-exist-and-what-it-has-to-do-with-aliens?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Episode 60 - The Lost SF Tourist & The Inventor of the Cassette
We take a walk down memory lane and find we're not in the town we thought we were in. Brenton details the story of Erwin Kreuz, a German tourist who thought he landed in San Francisco but was actually in Maine. Then Emily discusses the history of Lou Ottens and his pioneering work on the cassette. We also segue into discussion of the famous seal Andre (we swear it's related to Erwin's story).
Lost SF Tourist: https://www.sfgate.com/local/editorspicks/article/lost-tourist-who-thought-Bangor-was-San-Francisco-15940512.php
Lou Ottens: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/10/975598869/lou-ottens-inventor-of-the-cassette-tape-has-died
Episode 59 - Astral Projecting & The 10% of Your Brain Myth
This week is all about the brain! Emily takes a real deep dive into the science of astral projecting recounting the results found from the CIAs research into the "Gateway Process." Then Brenton dispels the myth around humans using only 10% of their brain and a few other brain misconceptions.
Astral Projection reference: https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k9qag/how-to-escape-the-confines-of-time-and-space-according-to-the-cia
10% Myth: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-people-only-use-10-percent-of-their-brains/