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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

    Chimps Raised Like Humans, Blood Swapping, Polio & Candyland

    Chimps Raised Like Humans, Blood Swapping, Polio & Candyland

    This episode celebrates our latest digital issue going live! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a swapping blood with the Pope to the dramatic origins of the Monopoly board game. 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!

    Buy your Weirdest Thing virtual live show tickets here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-this-week-livestream-9-21-2021

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    • 57 min
    Spooky Rivers, Eyes Wide Shut, Pet Crocodiles

    Spooky Rivers, Eyes Wide Shut, Pet Crocodiles

    Producer Jess Boddy joins Rachel for a listener voicemail Q&A episode! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a killer creek to naked mole rat facts at breakfast. 

    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!

    Buy your Weirdest Thing virtual live show tickets here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-this-week-livestream-9-21-2021

    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

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    Follow our team on Twitter!

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci


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    • 35 min
    Ask Us Anything: Can you cure a hangover?

    Ask Us Anything: Can you cure a hangover?

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

    Buy your Weirdest Thing virtual live show tickets here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-this-week-livestream-9-21-2021

    The live show is Tuesday, September 21st, at 7pm EST.

    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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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci


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    • 12 min
    A very weird live event is in the works...

    A very weird live event is in the works...

    Buy your Weirdest Thing virtual live show tickets here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-this-week-livestream-9-21-2021
    The live show is Tuesday, September 21st, at 7pm EST.

    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! 

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

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    Follow our team on Twitter!

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci


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    • 2 min
    Skyscraper Death Ray, History of Hot Tubs, Our Sun's Death

    Skyscraper Death Ray, History of Hot Tubs, Our Sun's Death

    This episode celebrates our latest digital issue going live! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a skyscraper that can fry an egg to the Italian legacy of hot tubs. 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! 

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

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    Purbita Saha: www.twitter.com/hahabita

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci

    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ


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    • 47 min
    Q&A: Punkin Chunkin, Mysterious Shipwrecks, Midwestern Scorpions

    Q&A: Punkin Chunkin, Mysterious Shipwrecks, Midwestern Scorpions

    Producer Jess Boddy joins Rachel for a listener voicemail Q&A episode! The weirdest things we learned this week range from dangerous pumpkin launching to an Illinoisan scorpion. 

    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! 

    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 

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    Follow our team on Twitter!

    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ

    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci


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    • 42 min

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