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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.

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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.

    Self-Destructing Octomoms, Exoplanet Adventures, Why Rats Don't Vom

    Self-Destructing Octomoms, Exoplanet Adventures, Why Rats Don't Vom

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    Lice-Feeding Nazi Fighters, Bisexual Birds, EZ Pass Origins

    Lice-Feeding Nazi Fighters, Bisexual Birds, EZ Pass Origins

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    An Innovative Erection, Secret Oyster Rules, Nuking Hurricanes

    An Innovative Erection, Secret Oyster Rules, Nuking Hurricanes

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    • 54 min
    Human Echolocation, Extreme Pogo Sticking, Elephants Evading Poachers

    Human Echolocation, Extreme Pogo Sticking, Elephants Evading Poachers

    Welcome to Season 6, Weirdos!
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    • 58 min
    Season 6 is coming SOON!

    Season 6 is coming SOON!

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    You can buy Rachel's book here, and find out more on her website!
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    150 Years of Moon Crabs, Blowing Things Up, and Asbestos Obsession

    150 Years of Moon Crabs, Blowing Things Up, and Asbestos Obsession

    Enjoy this super special bonus episode celebrating Popular Science's 150th birthday!
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Tesla's pidgeon ,

New podcast for the absolute faves list

I love this podcast so much, I’ve been binging it nonstop! The hosts are super charming and I love learning about all the weird things they share with us. Very pleasing to listen to in the background of daily life too. Thanks guys ❤️

Flute artsy country tough girl ,

Love y’all!

I have been binging your show while walking between class and sharing them with my girlfriend and got them it to it as well! I’m converting to Judaism and my partner is Jewish, so I love it when y’all mention the Talmud and other parts of some of y’all’s Jewish culture!

But mainly I just really like being able to learn new stuff in my walks. I’m a engineer student so being able to try to have a moment of making sure to remind me learning things can till be fun helps me with keeping up with my work load!

I’m currently having been doing research in drones (specifically delivery drones), so I may try to share some facts with y’all when I figure out how. I have been listen in order from season 1 to 3 and I’m kind of ashame I haven’t figured it out yet.😅

GameCritict123 ,

Incredibly entertaining

Me and my family often take trips to places fairly far away and I listen to this podcast all the time. Also I love weird and random facts so this podcast is great for me. I always find myself looking forward to the next episode.

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