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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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
731 Ratings

731 Ratings

amylayla ,

Delightful

I just finished the last episode from the first season, meaning I’m officially caught up. I feel both (a) sad and empty and (b) stoked to delight and horrify people at cocktail parties. But I might have to re-listen to a few highlights before my next get together so I don’t accidentally tell a story about a woman whose head exploded in the Parthenon while giving birth to rabbits. My memory isn’t the best - must be all the cocktails!

Plambrop ,

Funny and interesting rolled into one.

Put this into your regular rotation now. This podcast is funny, interesting and yes even educational in a one package. So many weird factoids and stories.

NicolePharmD ,

Entertaining and educational!

I love this podcast. It’s a perfect combo of entertainment while still learning some amazing random facts PLUS the science behind them. This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts.

Side note: I’m 30 weeks pregnant and one of my facts for the week on The Bump is about my feet growing a size due to relaxin loosening ligaments. Just listened to that episode yesterday. One of the first facts I actually knew before the podcast. Like your mom, I actually thought this was common knowledge too!

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