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Few substances have changed the world more than stainless steel, yet its magical properties often go uncelebrated. This week we change that, as we look in to the history (and futur...

#180 - The Wilhelm Teapot

Hello, world! This week we take a look at a handful of hidden-in-plain-sight "phenomenons" that appear in films, music, and even computer programs. That's all I feel like writing.

This week we take a look at one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World - the Colossus of Rhodes. How much do we actually know about it? How was it built and how long was it there? F...

This week we take a look at some things we all thought we had figured out...that we still don't have figured out. Namely, how does a bike self-correct to keep itself upright when m...

Triangulating a location on a perfectly round globe is relatively easy, but how do you do it on a globe that's squished in the middle -- an "oblate spheroid"? This week we take a l...

#176 - Not NotNerd

Mark is out this week, which means Todd is joined by a very special guest: Nate Heath of the NotNerd podcast! This episode we do a news roundup of the stories that have been piling...

Company towns are nothing new. But company towns trying to replicated the Michigan suburbs in the Amazon rainforest are not. And when you hear about the calamities of Henry Ford's ...

In 1902, the biggest meteorite ever found in North America was found.....in West Linn?  Through thievery and lawsuits, the meteorite made its way through various owners and now res...

Sure, 2020 will go down as a hot mess of a year. But was it really so bad in the grand scheme of things? This week we'll check out the year 536 A.D., which has a scientific consens...

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