35 episodes

Random facts are only random because we don't know the context behind them. This podcast will fix all that by explaining the history, science, and cultural basis for every random fact you've ever wondered about.

Not So Random Facts Storyteller Entertainment

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 98 Ratings

Random facts are only random because we don't know the context behind them. This podcast will fix all that by explaining the history, science, and cultural basis for every random fact you've ever wondered about.

    All Human Beings Glow

    All Human Beings Glow

    Fireflies, sea jellies, and ... humans? Seriously, all of them can glow? It's true. But before you look down at your hands and say to yourself these aren't glowing so clearly this episode was made by a crazy person ... give his episode a listen. We take a deep dive into bioluminescence, the electromagnetic radiation spectrum, and free radicals to explain it all.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co

    • 21 min
    98.6 Fahrenheit (or 37 Celsius) Is NOT The Average Human Temperature

    98.6 Fahrenheit (or 37 Celsius) Is NOT The Average Human Temperature

    From an early age we're taught that 98.6 degrees Farhenheit (or 37 degrees Celsius if you live a country that uses a better measurement system) is the average body temperature for a human being. But it turns out that one of the most basic facts of human anatomy is wrong. Find out how a German physician with the greatest name first decided to figure out how hot humans are and why his conclusion no longer applies.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co

    • 16 min
    Adolf Hitler Was Convicted Of Treason, Then Released From Jail To Promote Unity

    Adolf Hitler Was Convicted Of Treason, Then Released From Jail To Promote Unity

    This is not a typical episode and deals with very heavy subject matter. This episodes discusses the common features of fascism, the riser of fascism in Europe and draws parallels to Trump's version of Conservativism in the United States today. It is not light-hearted and I take no offense to you deciding to skip this episode. Or disagreeing with some of the opinions I put forth. But this is an important conversation to have in the United States right now as nationalism and extremism are on the rise around the world, and this is my submission to the conversation.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co

    • 32 min
    Frankenstein Was Written As Part Of A Bet Between Bored Friends In Isolation

    Frankenstein Was Written As Part Of A Bet Between Bored Friends In Isolation

    It is such a series of strange events that lead to Mary Shelley and her friends being cooped up for a summer with nothing better to do than tell scary stories. No one could have predicted that a volcano eruption in the South Pacific would so drastically change the weather in Europe that no one could go out that summer due to the cold. But something about the story of friends who are stuck inside trying to come up with new ways to entertain each other certainly seems apropos at the moment, and I am one of those that consider the novel Frankenstein to be the birth of the science fiction genre. So let's take a deep dive into how his novel came to be.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co

    • 18 min
    Handshakes Were Once Used to Prove to Enemies You Were Unarmed

    Handshakes Were Once Used to Prove to Enemies You Were Unarmed

    How many hands have you shaken in your lifetime? Well after this episode, you might want to shake fewer hands in the future. From Ancient Babylon to Medieval Europe to rural America, we'll trace the history of this gesture and why its not a good idea during a pandemic.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co

    • 13 min
    Cats Chose To Domesticate Themselves ... And May Choose To Go Back

    Cats Chose To Domesticate Themselves ... And May Choose To Go Back

    If dogs are man's best friend, what are cats? Our begrudging roommates? Whatever they are, they hold a unique place in the genetic experiments we call domestication. While goats and sheep looked tasty and wolves were helpful on the hunt, cats were just kind of handy to have around. But they were free to come and go as they please for most of the historical interaction between homo sapiens and felis silvestris ... and that works just fine for cats.

    Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv

    To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co
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    • 16 min

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98 Ratings

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