Stuff You Should Know

How the Globe of Death Works

Dodany: 14 grudnia 2017

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The Globe of Death – el Globo de la Muerte to our Spanish-speaking friends – is perhaps the greatest of all the circus arts. It requires no smoke, no mirrors, only motorcycles, a giant sphere and...

The Deal With Doulas

Dodany: 12 grudnia 2017

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Doulas aren't midwives or nurses, but they can provide an invaluable service as advocates. Learn about the deal with doulas right now!

SYSK Selects: How much money is there in the world?​

Dodany: 9 grudnia 2017

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There are few things more futile than trying to count all of the money in the world. Even many governments have no idea how much currency they have issued. But that won't stop Chuck and Josh from...

How Flight Attendants Work

Dodany: 7 grudnia 2017

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Flight attendants have come a long way. From having to put up with rampant sexism, to the current incarnation as your first line of defense in case of an incident, they are valued airline...

How Vomit Phobia Works

Dodany: 5 grudnia 2017

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No one - no one - likes to vomit, but there are some people who would prefer to die rather than vomit, people who spend their days worrying they will vomit at any moment and become so obsessed they...

SYSK Selects: How Crime Scene Cleanup Works

Dodany: 2 grudnia 2017

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Cleaning up crime scenes is a niche industry that's both lucrative and messy. In this episode, Josh and Chuck take a look at how crime-scene clean-up works.

Cake: So Great. So, So Great

Dodany: 30 listopada 2017

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Cake has been around for a long time, but mostly less than great forms. It took the Industrial Revolution, the advent of plentiful sugar, and some good old American know-how to come together to...

How Toy Testing Works

Dodany: 28 listopada 2017

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It's every kid's dream - a job playing with toys that pays in toys. It's a real thing and has been around for a long time. Then there's the other side of the testing process, companies who ensure...

SYSK Selects: How Organ Donation Works

Dodany: 25 listopada 2017

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In this week's SYSK Select episode, tune in as Josh and Chuck take a detailed look at organ donation -- from the earliest organ transplants to the organ black market.

What is nuclear forensics?

Dodany: 23 listopada 2017

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Nuclear forensics is a lot of things - from UN sponsored inspections to tasks more on the down low. But either way, the job of these men and women is to root out possible nuclear weapon threats....

SYSK Selects: How Daylight Saving Time Works

Dodany: 18 listopada 2017

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In this week's SYSK Select episode, Benjamin Franklin first came up with daylight saving time in 1748, and people still practice it today. But how does it work? What are the pros and cons? Join...

Can movies be cursed?

Dodany: 16 listopada 2017

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First of all, movies can't be cursed because curses aren't real. However, that can't stop Josh and Chuck from taking a look at some movies throughout history that have had a disturbing number of...

How the Flu Works

Dodany: 14 listopada 2017

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Every year the flu virus makes the rounds, laying up young and old alike for days before moving on to another hapless victim. But flu viruses can mutate and once in awhile they turn into something...

SYSK Selects: How Silly Putty Works

Dodany: 11 listopada 2017

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In this week's SYSK Select episode, when the Japanese invaded Southeast Asia in World War II, they cut off America's rubber supply. Luckily, American can-do created a synthetic rubber and saved the...

What's permaculture all about?

Dodany: 9 listopada 2017

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Permaculture is a growing trend in the world of farming and home landscaping. It's basically a design principle that emphasizes sustainability and the would-be, natural ecosystem of an area. Simple...

How Restaurant Health Inspections Work

Dodany: 7 listopada 2017

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If you've ever worked in a restaurant, you know the feeling that occurs when the health inspector pays a visit. While nerve wracking, it's the best insurance patrons have that their food will be...

SYSK Selects: How Exorcism Works

Dodany: 4 listopada 2017

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In this week's SYSK Select episode, is the idea of possession a misunderstanding of physiological and psychological conditions, or has science failed to account for unknown, legitimate factors?...

Movie Crush: Tig Notaro on Mask

Dodany: 3 listopada 2017

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Episode two of Movie Crush is a very special one. Comedian Tig Notaro dropped in minutes after a very important, life changing phone call to chat with Chuck about the movie Mask. Have a listen!

Movie Crush: Tig Notaro on Mask

Dodany: 3 listopada 2017

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Episode two of Movie Crush is a very special one. Comedian Tig Notaro dropped in minutes after a very important, life changing phone call to chat with Chuck about the movie Mask. Have a listen!

Movie Crush: Janet Varney on Tron

Dodany: 3 listopada 2017

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This week Movie Crush launches with two great episodes. Up first, actress Janet Varney talks with Chuck about the movie Tron and how much it means to her.