28 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
    • 4.7, 49 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.

    BONUS EPISODE: What Did Ancient People Use Instead of Toilet Paper?

    BONUS EPISODE: What Did Ancient People Use Instead of Toilet Paper?

    As the pandemic of the coronavirus has lead to frequent shortages of toilet paper, it got me wondering; what did people use before toilet paper? And why, considering its a respiratory disease, are people buying toilet paper in the first place? With a look back through history at a somewhat gross and taboo subject, this episode might just help you if you run out of TP

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

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    • 11 min
    The "Spanish Flu" killed more people than World War 1 ... How Does The Coronavirus Compare?

    The "Spanish Flu" killed more people than World War 1 ... How Does The Coronavirus Compare?

    The world was coming out of the devastation of war to find itself in the worst pandemic in centuries. And as its the misnamed Spanish Flu is the worst pandemic we have experienced in the last hundred years or so, its worth taking a look to compare and contrast it with our current situation. The greatest weapon against the disease (and panic) is information, so I hope this episode puts certain aspects of the disease into context.

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

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    • 19 min
    In 1992, 29,000 Bathtub Toys Fell Off a Container Ship and Taught Us All About Ocean Currents

    In 1992, 29,000 Bathtub Toys Fell Off a Container Ship and Taught Us All About Ocean Currents

    It started as an accident that happens hundreds of times a year; a shipping container fell overboard during rough weather, spilling its contents into the Pacific ocean. But this container was filled with 28,800 beavers, frogs, turtles and rubber duckies that have since then, made their way around the world. And tracking their journey has led oceanographers to discover new information about how interconnected the world's water ways really are.

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

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    • 24 min
    Scientists Have Crossbred Spiders With Goats To Create More Spider Webs

    Scientists Have Crossbred Spiders With Goats To Create More Spider Webs

    Spiders and goats go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? RIGHT?!? Well, according to some scientists they do, as genetic manipulation has led to a truly unusual hybrid. But why would a scientist do such a thing? Well it has to do with the remarkable qualities of spider silk. It's stronger than steel, tougher than kevlar, and if used in the right applications could save lives. And goats are going to help us get more of it.

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

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    • 16 min
    The Apollo 11 Astronauts Had To Go Through Customs To Declare Their Moon Rocks

    The Apollo 11 Astronauts Had To Go Through Customs To Declare Their Moon Rocks

    If you're occasionally annoyed by bureaucracy, I hope its a consolation to know that even astronauts have to deal with government forms. This mundane fact about the first mission to the moon cracks me up, but there are dozens of amazing facts and incredible stories leading up to that historic mission. Join me for a very brief dive into the history of space travel and how the Apollo program slowly came together to lead mankind to where they had never traveled before.

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

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    • 21 min
    Sunflowers Can Clean Up Nuclear Radiation After Disasters

    Sunflowers Can Clean Up Nuclear Radiation After Disasters

    Have you been watching Chernobyl? I have, it was a great show. And as per usual, it sent me down a research rabbit hole as I learned more about the debilitating effects of radiation exposure. But it also led me to a fascinating fact about using plants to combat nuclear waste. Join me for a brief lesson on nuclear power and how sunflowers helped clean up Chernobyl after the disaster.

    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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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

KimoKanu ,

Wow!

Now my favorite podcast!

Juli1899 ,

Wow got real interested real fast

I just listened to the one about nuclear power and sunflowers it’s was nice to listen to I have only listened to that one but I hope I can’t listen to all of them!!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

SJake057 ,

So Interesting

Super interesting facts told in an interesting way. It’s easy to listen to and you learn so much!

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