Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: Is brain size related to intelligence?

Dodany: 19 maja 2018

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The idea that the larger the brain, the higher the intelligence is an old one, but it's pretty much utterly false. Modern investigation into how the brain works suggests there's a lot more to take...

The Collar Bomb Heist

Dodany: 18 maja 2018

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The collar bomb heist is the crime caper that keeps on giving. Every time the story seemed like it was figured out, another layer appeared. Tune in today to hear Josh and Chuck detail this very odd...

What's a quinceañera anyway?

Dodany: 15 maja 2018

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A quinceañera is the celebration of a girl of Hispanic heritage becoming a young woman on her 15th birthday. It involves family, friends, music and a lot of great food. Join Josh and Chuck as they...

SYSK Selects: How Cremation Works

Dodany: 12 maja 2018

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Cremation is a burial process practiced around the world, but how exactly does it work? Josh and Chuckers take a detailed look at cremation's history, practices and controversies in this...

How Drowning Works

Dodany: 10 maja 2018

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Hundreds of thousands of people drown around the world every year, and yet it can be easily prevented and is widely misunderstood – like how you can officially drown but live to tell the tale, or...

PT Barnum: More Complicated Than You've Heard

Dodany: 8 maja 2018

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When your life is as outsized as the World’s Greatest Showman PT Barnum it’s pretty easy to - you know - gloss over the grimmer aspects when you turn it into an uplifting musical movie. But the way...

SYSK Selects: Are there undiscovered people?

Dodany: 5 maja 2018

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In this classic episode, Josh and Chuck discuss whether there are any truly "undiscovered" groups of people left on the planet, the definition of undiscovered -- and why groups might want to avoid...

North Korea: What's the Deal?

Dodany: 3 maja 2018

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For almost 70 years, North Korea has been the bane of South Korea, Japan and the US or has stood as the sole defenders of the Korean homeland from the American hordes, depending on who you ask....

Nepotism: When Hiring the Best Just Won't Do

Dodany: 1 maja 2018

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Nepotism is something that is very hard to avoid, and very hard to resist, even if you know it may be the wrong thing to do. We all love helping out families get ahead, but you're also costing...

SYSK Selects: Who killed JFK?

Dodany: 28 kwietnia 2018

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For the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Josh and Chuck delve into the killing, the investigations and the conspiracy theories to get to the bottom of...

Does Pyromania Actually Exist?

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2018

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A fascination with fire is part of every kid’s childhood, but it’s meant to be passing. For some people, fire becomes the central focus of life, and the urge to set a fire becomes an irresistible...

Emojis: A New Language? Nah.

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2018

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Believe it or not, there's a lot more to Emojis than meets the eye. Turns out their history is pretty interesting stuff. Join Josh and Chuck today as they tell the tale of the little faces that we...

SYSK Selects: How Mirrors Work

Dodany: 21 kwietnia 2018

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Whether using polished metal surfaces or clear glass, human beings have enjoyed admiring their reflections for centuries. In this episode, Josh and Chuck reflect on the types, mind-melting physics,...

Two Times In the 70s When People Buried Ferraris

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2018

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Not once, but twice in the 1970s people buried amazingly valuable Ferraris, arguably the greatest sports cars ever built. One was dug up after being secretly buried; the other was put in the ground...

Two Times In the 70s When People Buried Ferraris

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2018

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Not once, but twice in the 1970s people buried amazingly valuable Ferraris, arguably the greatest sports cars ever built. One was dug up after being secretly buried; the other was put in the ground...

The Unabomber: Misguided to say the least

Dodany: 17 kwietnia 2018

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The Unabomber was one of the most notorious and longest lasting cases in the history of the FBI. Just because the manifesto reads like he was a fortune teller doesn't make his actions any less...

SYSK Selects: What happens in the brain during an orgasm?

Dodany: 14 kwietnia 2018

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In this classic episode, Chuck and Josh test the limits of their decorum as they explore the physiology of an orgasm. Learn all about this inexplicably taboo subject (including how even women who...

How Paramedics Work

Dodany: 12 kwietnia 2018

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Paramedics are not EMTs. Or fire fighters. Or cops. But they do ride around in ambulances (and drive) to help to save lives. It's a stressful job and we're here to shine a light on this noble...

Why Landmines Are The Deadliest Legacy Of War

Dodany: 10 kwietnia 2018

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One of the worst legacies of war are the millions of landmines left behind. They hide for decades after a conflict is over, exploding beneath unsuspecting civilians and children. To many, removing...

SYSK Selects: Sherpas: Warm, Friendly Living

Dodany: 7 kwietnia 2018

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Pop quiz: What word denotes a nation of people, a last name and an occupation? If you guessed 'Sherpa,' then congratulations: You're correct. But what exactly is a Sherpa? Tune in and learn more as...