Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Igloos Work

Dodany: 15 grudnia 2018

Igloos were traditionally used by Inuit Indians as temporary shelter while on hunting and fishing trips. In this episode, Josh and Chuck look at the design of igloos, from their impressive...

Are good samaritan laws effective?

Dodany: 13 grudnia 2018

Good samaritan laws have been around for many years, helping to provide legal protections for people who try to help other people. But do they work? Decide for yourself today!Learn more about...

Short Stuff: Laughing Buddha

Dodany: 12 grudnia 2018

Did you know that the friendly, smiling Buddha we all know from bars and restaurants isn't really Buddha?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

How Ayahuasca Works

Dodany: 11 grudnia 2018

One day in the Amazon Basin, a shaman put together a plant containing DMT with a vine that allows the body to absorb DMT. The combination, a foul-tasting, wildly hallucinogenic brew called...

SYSK Selects: That Dang-old Goat Fell Over

Dodany: 8 grudnia 2018

Due to a condition known as Thomsen's disease, the muscles of fainting goats tense up whenever the animal is startled. In this episode, Josh and Chuck break down the science behind this bizarre...

Was the PMRC censorship in disguise?

Dodany: 6 grudnia 2018

The Parents Music Resource Center in the 1980s was really just censorship in disguise. But it kind of backfired. Learn all about Tipper Gore's crusade in today's episode. Learn more about...

Short Stuff: Dolphin Detectors

Dodany: 5 grudnia 2018

They don’t actually disarm mines, but navies around the world use dolphins to find and tag sea mines so humans can disarm the mines themselves. But even if it’s safe, is it ethical?Learn more about...

How Search and Rescue Dogs Work

Dodany: 4 grudnia 2018

All dogs are great, but some dogs work harder than others. Or play harder, depending on your view. Learn all about the good boys and girls who find lost people and recover bodies to bring humans...

Introducing Alchemy This

Dodany: 3 grudnia 2018

Award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously...

SYSK Selects: Can Your Grandfather's Diet Shorten Your Life?

Dodany: 1 grudnia 2018

Epigenetics is a fascinating field of genetics that studies how the epigenome and environmental, nutritional and social factors affect gene expression. Josh and Chuck explain how epigenetics works...

Adidas v. Puma: A Sibling Rivalry

Dodany: 29 listopada 2018

Join Josh and Chuck today as they go down the sport shoe rabbit hole, detailing the strange tail of the brothers who brought Puma and Adidas to the world. Sibling rivalry, Nazis, shoes - there's a...

Short Stuff: iSmell

Dodany: 28 listopada 2018

Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to...

How the Navajo Code Talkers Worked

Dodany: 27 listopada 2018

In WWII the US Marines devised an unbreakable code-within-a-code made from Navajo, one of the most linguistically difficult languages in the world. A handful of Navajos sent messages on the...

SYSK Selects: How Black Friday Works

Dodany: 24 listopada 2018

On the day after Thanksgiving, Americans go kind of crazy for the deep discount sales that kick off the holiday shopping season in stores. So crazy, in fact, at least four people have lost their...

Fire twucks! Fire twucks! (sic)

Dodany: 22 listopada 2018

Who doesn't love fire engines? We certainly do. So much that we geeked out on this one in a big way. Enjoy!Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Short Stuff: Safety Pins

Dodany: 21 listopada 2018

Safety pins are so ubiquitous, we take them for granted. But that’s the genius of their design – they work so intuitively they might as well have come from nature. Instead, they were invented by a...

Finders Keepers: Real Law

Dodany: 20 listopada 2018

You know that heartbreak of the schoolyard – finders keepers, losers weepers? That’s actual law in a great many grown up places. Enter the murky legal world of finding something that belongs to...

SYSK Selects: How Kleptomania Works

Dodany: 17 listopada 2018

In this episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck discuss kleptomania, a disorder in which people have an overwhelming impulse to steal unnecessary items.Learn more about advertising on the...

Olive Oil: Mother Nature's Gift

Dodany: 15 listopada 2018

Olive oil is one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts to humanity. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the NUMBER ONE OIL, right here, right now. Learn more about advertising on the...

Short Stuff: Lemonade

Dodany: 14 listopada 2018

Ever wonder where lemonade came from? Let’s up the stakes a little, what about pink lemonade? Well wonder no more! Join Josh and Chuck as they (briefly) cover the history of putting lemons together...