35 episodes

Join Alex, Mike, and Pat for a weekly Fact Off ~ a (mostly) friendly competition in which the three elaborate on different facts and then debate on what fact is the best.

Fact Off Fact Off!

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join Alex, Mike, and Pat for a weekly Fact Off ~ a (mostly) friendly competition in which the three elaborate on different facts and then debate on what fact is the best.

    Fireworks, Cat Litter, and Hot Dogs

    Fireworks, Cat Litter, and Hot Dogs

    Tap to Vote: Pat tells the explosive history of the firework. Mike shares how the invention of kitty litter made house cats in vogue. Alex explains why the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest is synonymous with America’s Independence Day celebrations.
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    • 36 min
    The Mercy Brown Vampire Incident, Guinness World Records, and the Empire State Building Airship Dock

    The Mercy Brown Vampire Incident, Guinness World Records, and the Empire State Building Airship Dock

    Tap to Vote: Pat tells the horrifying tale of a Rhode Island vampire incident. Mike shares the strange method the Empire State Building used to steal the world’s tallest building moniker from the Chrysler Building. Alex explains the origin of the Guinness Book of World Records.
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    • 39 min
    Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, Crossword Puzzles, and Night Games

    Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, Crossword Puzzles, and Night Games

    Vote: Alex shares how the crossword puzzle became a New York Times staple. Pat tells the story of the MLB’s slow adoption of night games. Mike reveals that there are historical books that were found to be bound in human skin.
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    • 38 min
    Pinball Prohibition, Cracker Jacks, and Top Gun

    Pinball Prohibition, Cracker Jacks, and Top Gun

    Vote: Pat shares the strange history behind outlawing Pinball machines. Alex tells the origin story of a beloved game time snack, the cracker jack. Mike reveals that Top Gun is a real-life naval training program. 
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    • 43 min
    The Rubber Ducky, Domesticated Fox, and the Infinite Shuffle

    The Rubber Ducky, Domesticated Fox, and the Infinite Shuffle

    Vote: Pat explains how you could shuffle a 52-card deck for eternity and still get different combinations. Alex shares the origin story of everyone’s favorite bath toy, the rubber ducky. Mike tells the tale of the Russian’ domesticated fox program.
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    • 33 min
    Black Olives, Mercedes-Benz, and John Carter

    Black Olives, Mercedes-Benz, and John Carter

    Vote: Mike tells the tragic story of why black olives are not available in jars. Alex shares the tale of the first cross country road trip. Pat covers the story of one of Hollywood’s largest blockbuster bombs.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

T.Revere's Wife ,

Fact: This podcast is the best!

To this podcast I add my own fact & that is that it is the best! I love listening weekly to Pat, Alex, & Mike joke around while sharing fun & interesting facts. Also being able to vote weekly keeps me coming back for more fact battles! Thanks for being awesome!

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