February 16, 2020

US Presidents Day

It's Presidents' Day in the US, so we decided to talk about what strange people some of our past Presidents have been. Join us as we discuss White House quiet time, marrying a woman who the man had practically raised, and of course, assassinations.

Sources:

https://www.etymonline.com/word/president

https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/education/three-branches/three-branches-of-government

https://www.businessinsider.com/10-interesting-facts-about-the-us-presidency-2012-10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_who_died_in_office

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Gardiner_Tyler

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_affiliations_of_presidents_of_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Cleveland

https://theweek.com/articles/611976/true-origin-stories-11-memorable-presidential-words

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushism

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/these-are-the-american-presidents-who-were-actually-weird-people-and-how-donald-trump-compares.html/

https://www.grunge.com/11730/u-s-presidents-pretty-weird-people/

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-most-vulgar-american-president-ever-it-sure-as-isnt-donald-trump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_William_McKinley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_James_A._Garfield

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/49694/45-odd-facts-about-us-presidents

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39157420/ns/politics/t/nixon-plot-against-newspaper-columnist-detailed/#.Xi_ToMhKiiM

January 26, 2020

The Eye

This week we blink in terror over the awful things that can happen to your peepers. Join us as we discuss eyes filled with contacts, hairy eye tumors, the unfortunate side effect of cat eyes, and several eye parasites.

Images we squirmed about:

19:40 https://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/slideshow/eye_diseases_and_cond_s8_uveitis.jpg

23:35 https://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/d3110487-be15-4fd3-8e78-7682c43f6113.png

25:57 https://www.livescience.com/25933-hairy-eyeball-rare-tumor.html

29:27 https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/548c8698e4b0d8f79a361776/1528240360104-TFD2JUHM9I1G1IGA3RQJ/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kMfmDRYjq1DZOEzXkNqalv5Zw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWQUxwkmyExglNqGp0IvTJZamWLI2zvYWH8K3-s_4yszcp2ryTI0HqTOaaUohrI8PIRIOrN9Lwzue3jE9EJrEKbcm05EfEhgk2e9tLgFnY20YKMshLAGzx4R3EDFOm1kBS/1387289668.jpg?format=300w

Links:

https://www.etymonline.com/word/eye

https://phobia.wikia.org/wiki/Ommetaphobia

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/563242/parts-of-the-eye-facts

https://www.light-for-the-world.org/causes-blindness

https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-herpes#recovery

https://www.nature.com/articles/eye2017226

https://whatdewhat.com/10-animals-two-eyes/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

https://www.healthline.com/health/ophthalmoplegia#symptoms

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tennessee-man-michael-spann-cries-tears-of-blood-says-report/

https://theconversation.com/inside-the-colourful-world-of-animal-vision-30878

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/farthest-milk-squirting-distance

https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2017/07/14/uk-surgeon-finds-27-missing-contact-lenses-in-womans-eye

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-a-woman-whose-eyes-have-a-whole-new-type-of-colour-receptor

https://www.livescience.com/25933-hairy-eyeball-rare-tumor.html

https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/26/cat-eye-syndrome

https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20180212/ick-us-woman-has-first-case-of-human-eye-worm#1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelazia

https://www.emedicinehealth.com/image-gallery/blepharitis_picture/images.htm

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166410.php#complications

https://www.lighthouseguild.org/vision-health/biettis-crystalline-dystrophy/

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a19179723/kaylee-muthart-eye-gouge-crystal-meth/

January 19, 2020

Counterfeiting

This week's podcast is just as good as previous ones but half the cost! Join us as we discuss fake eggs, suing ones self for plagiarism, and how to destroy a government with counterfeit money.

Sources:

https://www.etymonline.com/word/counterfeit

https://www.etymonline.com/word/forge

https://blog.redpoints.com/en/five-surprising-facts-about-the-global-counterfeiting-market

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/supreme-italia-legal-fake/index.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/art-forgeries-2011-6#actor-steve-martin-was-one-of-the-people-involved-in-a-49-million-art-scam-in-germany-7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bernhard

https://mashable.com/2014/05/11/woman-counterfeit-printer/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothar_Malskat

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/61714/astounding-counterfeit-nazi-invasion-map-youve-never-heard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alves_dos_Reis

https://www.gq.com/story/the-great-paper-caper

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-fatal-consequences-of-counterfeit-drugs-139422027/

https://abcnews.go.com/International/counterfeit-prescription-pills-made-fentanyl-killing-americans-dea/story?id=66740190

https://www.themodernrogue.com/counterfeit_products

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roomykhan/2019/05/10/counterfeits-amazon-etsy-ebay-instagram-and-others-duping-consumers-and-damaging-innovation/#2cec85d16002

https://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/quick-facts/Quick_Facts_Counterfeiting_FY14.pdf

January 12, 2020

Getting High

This week things get groovy as we discuss all the strange ways people get high. Join us as we discuss toads, nutmeg, reindeer pee, and human feces.

Sources:

https://www.alternet.org/2013/03/10-craziest-ways-people-have-tried-get-high/

https://family-intervention.com/blog/17-unusual-drugs-people-use-to-get-high/

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/ss/slideshow-crazy-things-teens-use-to-get-high

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-deodorant-fatal-sniffing/death-of-a-teen-shows-dangers-of-sniffing-huffing-to-get-high-idUSKCN1NK37B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_cannibal_attack

https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/consequences/true-stories/david-manlove-16-inhalants

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=1&contentid=2617

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem

https://www.dailygrail.com/2012/09/taking-the-pss-did-shamans-really-drink-reindeer-urine/

http://www.drugdiscoverytoday.com/view/14778/why-reindeer-love-magic-mushrooms/

https://www.healthline.com/health/high-on-nutmeg#warnings

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15563650500514590

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1296282/I-dosing-How-teenagers-getting-digitally-high-music-download-internet.html

https://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/prescription/motion-sickness-pills.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River_toad

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/bath-salts

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/synthetic-cathinones-bath-salts

December 29, 2019

Archaeology

Nothing like looking back at the past to make you feel better about the here and now. Join us as we discuss some pitfalls of archeology such as telling the Queen of England about your artifact before checking it thoroughly, making up languages to sound cool, and assuming everything is about sex.

Sources:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/04/mass-child-human-animal-sacrifice-peru-chimu-science/

https://www.livescience.com/61989-famed-archaeologist-created-fakes.html

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00224/mazur-getting-to-the-bottom-of-the-dorak-affair.htm

http://www.georgia-archaeology.org/EarlyGA/may2001/EarlyGeorgia_29_1_10.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runamo

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/written-rock-of-gelt-06984.html

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/dealing-past-how-did-ancient-egyptians-get-nicotine-and-cocaine-009223

https://steemit.com/science/@deeallen/self-portraits-of-fertility-symbols-venus-figurines-of-upper-paleolithic-eurasia-nudity

https://www.livescience.com/25510-terracotta-warriors.html

https://knowledgenuts.com/2013/11/11/the-mysterious-tomb-of-qin-shi-huang/

https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/15/europe/ireland-bog-butter/index.html

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-feb-19-me-hoax19-story.html

https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2018/03/francis-drakes-golden-plate-hoax-backfired/

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-mummy-hoax-might-be-wrapped-up-in-a-modern-murder

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