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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

    Boning Baseball Bats, Rolling Cheese, Playing With Wallpaper Cleaner

    Boning Baseball Bats, Rolling Cheese, Playing With Wallpaper Cleaner

    It's the Season 3 Finale! The weirdest things we learned this week range from breaking bones chasing cheese down a cliff and rubbing baseball bats with cow femurs. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

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    • 50 min
    Evasive Genital Maneuvers, A Nazi Carrot Hoax, Eternal Daytime

    Evasive Genital Maneuvers, A Nazi Carrot Hoax, Eternal Daytime

    Rose Eveleth, host of the hit podcast Flash Forward, joins the weirdos as a guest host! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a Russian experiment that tried to make daytime last forever to moths jamming bat radar with their g******s. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

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    • 42 min
    Sailing Boulders, Mom-Eating Worms, the Most Humongous Fungus

    Sailing Boulders, Mom-Eating Worms, the Most Humongous Fungus

    Happy Earth Day! We're celebrating with facts about worms that eat their moms' skin, the fungus bigger than a blue whale, and rocks that sail across deserts all by themselves. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

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    • 48 min
    Bonus: Sprained Teeth, Pina Coladas, Flying Snakes

    Bonus: Sprained Teeth, Pina Coladas, Flying Snakes

    Surprise! It's Rachel and Jess, and we're popping in your feeds with a bonus episode. Join us as we listen to some voice messages submitted by you guys, and delve into facts about tooth ligaments, giant iguanas, sexy orangutans, and more. We'll be back on Wednesday, April 22nd with a regular (Earth Day-themed!) episode. Thanks for listening, weirdos!

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

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    • 47 min
    Getting Green Blood, Animal Crossing's Rarest Fish, Bird-Like Plague Masks

    Getting Green Blood, Animal Crossing's Rarest Fish, Bird-Like Plague Masks

    This week, we've got the first half of our remote live show! The weirdest things we learned this week range from Animal Crossing's most fascinating fish to a man with forest green blood. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"?

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

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    Jessica Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

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    Theme music by Billy Cadden: www.twitter.com/billycadden

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    • 39 min
    Join us for a special livestream on March 30

    Join us for a special livestream on March 30

    Hey weirdos! On Monday, March 30th, we'll be doing two livestreamed episodes in partnership with Caveat, our favorite New York City venue. It'll be all of the fun of a classic Weirdest Thing Live show—your favorite hosts (calling in remotely), weird facts, drinks, jokes, atmosphere—but delivered straight to your living room. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @Weirdest_Thing to get the live link on Monday. And until then, you can subscribe to PopSci and Caveat on YouTube, where the live show will be broadcast. Thanks for listening, weirdos, and we'll see you soon!

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share more of your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

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    • 2 min

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