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The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

By Popular Science

At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support

  1. 1.
    Moon Allergies, Singing Statues, Secrets of Famous Movie Sounds11/25/2020
    40:43
  2. 2.
    Meat Rain, Medicinal Sword Swallowing, a Nuclear Kodak Moment11/11/2020
    42:55
  3. 3.
    Dog Mayors, Zombie Presidents, Death By Voter Fraud10/28/2020
    58:26
  4. 4.
    Toxic Animal Boyfriends, Birding for Freedom, Egg Yolks Explained10/14/2020
    43:37
  5. 5.
    Exploding Underwater Mountains, Boar Sex and Celery, Hidden History of Vaccination09/30/2020
    50:36
  6. 6.
    Hot Dog Sports, Sexy Pseudoscience, Intestinal Power Walking09/16/2020
    40:01
  7. 7.
    Catch our live show TONIGHT!09/15/2020
    0:44
  8. 8.
    Your Car is Full of Spiders, the Cloud Whisperer, She Who Invented N95 Masks and Bugles09/02/2020
    41:35
  1. 9.
    We're Back! Season 4 & Live Show Updates08/31/2020
    2:28
  2. 10.
    Boning Baseball Bats, Rolling Cheese, Playing With Wallpaper Cleaner05/20/2020
    49:45
  3. 11.
    Evasive Genital Maneuvers, A Nazi Carrot Hoax, Eternal Daytime05/06/2020
    42:01
  4. 12.
    Sailing Boulders, Mom-Eating Worms, the Most Humongous Fungus04/22/2020
    47:30
  5. 13.
    Bonus: Sprained Teeth, Pina Coladas, Flying Snakes04/16/2020
    47:00
  6. 14.
    Getting Green Blood, Animal Crossing's Rarest Fish, Bird-Like Plague Masks04/08/2020
    38:48
  7. 15.
    Join us for a special livestream on March 3003/27/2020
    2:01
  8. 16.
    Terrifying Tumbleweeds, Coffee Poops, Three Peters Who Changed Childbirth03/25/2020
    44:08
  9. 17.
    A Weirdest Thing Update03/23/2020
    1:13
  10. 18.
    Chicken Hypnotism, The One and Only Ferris Wheel, Interspecies BFFs03/11/2020
    38:59
  11. 19.
    Syphilis But Make It Fashion, Cilantro Haters, Quarantine: From Typhoid to Coronavirus02/26/2020
    46:17
  12. 20.
    Serial Poopers, Elephants on LSD, Whiskey Business02/12/2020
    41:24
  13. 21.
    Fletcherize Your Life, Wawa Origins, Who's Your Zaddy?01/29/2020
    44:48
  14. 22.
    Chainsaws for Childbirth, A Poop-Weighing Hero, Pregnancy on Command01/15/2020
    38:20
  15. 23.
    A Very Weird Christmas Special12/25/2019
    47:59
  16. 24.
    The Science of ASMR (And People Who Hate It)12/18/2019
    36:30
  17. 25.
    When Death Was Sexy, The Knuckle-Cracking King, The Pouch You Never Knew You Had12/11/2019
    44:26
  18. 26.
    Tying Up Penises, Dimple-Making Machines, Exotic Poop For Sale12/04/2019
    38:49
  19. 27.
    A Marathon Catastrophe, Dangerously Spooky Tunes, Confused Cannibals11/27/2019
    38:10
  20. 28.
    Coffee or Death, Radioactive Slippers, Literally Blinding Beauty11/20/2019
    41:27
  21. 29.
    Harry Styles’ Nipple Count, Frankenstein’s Mom-ster, Madame Tussaud’s Macabre Origins11/13/2019
    37:19
  22. 30.
    A special Q&A with Rachel and Jess11/06/2019
    36:49
  23. 31.
    Blood Gourds, Tiny Taffeta Frog Pants, Dying for Weather Data10/30/2019
    32:40
  24. 32.
    Bisexual Situations, Limey Sailors With Scurvy, Origin of Morons10/23/2019
    43:53
  25. 33.
    Death By Rainbow, Face Blindness, Watermelon Snow10/16/2019
    38:42
  26. 34.
    Pooping Magic Rocks, How We Ruined Bison, Common Cold Lies10/09/2019
    48:42
  27. 35.
    Debunking Hymen Myths, Moving Corpses, Birth Control to Please the Pope10/02/2019
    40:02
  28. 36.
    10k Steps is a Lie, a Secret Poop Factory, Eleanor Roosevelt's Mysterious Death09/25/2019
    44:32
  29. 37.
    Spiny Female Penises, Goth Girl Summer, Hardcore Flamingoes09/13/2019
    46:10
  30. 38.
    Calling All Weirdos For A Very Important Announcement08/21/2019
    3:48
  31. 39.
    Feminist Butter Art, The First Celebrity Athletes, The Secret Lives of Algae07/31/2019
    49:37
  32. 40.
    The Hungriest Boy, Eyeglasses for Cannibal Chickens, Champion Guppy Gulpers07/24/2019
    46:53
  33. 41.
    Victorian Sex Drugs, Milk in Your Veins, Radioactive Dishes07/17/2019
    44:29
  34. 42.
    Nazis Eating $@#!, The First Pregnancy Test, Permanently Swollen Feet07/10/2019
    41:05
  35. 43.
    Running Naked Through 24 Time Zones, Virgin Births, Corpse Compost07/03/2019
    43:09
  36. 44.
    The Secret to Perfect Sleep, Naked Mole Rat Royalty, Baby Shark (do do do do do do) Puke06/26/2019
    33:37
  37. 45.
    Magical Pee, a Feline Telephone, an Infuriating Math Problem06/19/2019
    43:20
  38. 46.
    Labor-Inducing Salad, White Hair Overnight, Coyotes Vs. Cats06/12/2019
    35:05
  39. 47.
    Wendy Zukerman talks werewolf tomatoes, overdosing on placebos, and snapping necks06/05/2019
    41:24
  40. 48.
    Bill Nye talks killer clowns, mermaids, pigeon poo, and deadly bicycles05/29/2019
    51:55
  41. 49.
    A very weird guest host is coming to Weirdest Thing!05/24/2019
    2:03
  42. 50.
    Historical Sex Toys, Killer Trains, Charles Fricken Dickens05/10/2019
    18:38
  43. 51.
    Here's your chance to be on Weirdest Thing!05/02/2019
    1:10
  44. 52.
    Fetish Origins, the Big Oyster, the Most Luxurious Fruit04/24/2019
    34:56
  45. 53.
    Animal Prostitution, Pavlovian Pee Responses, Painful Ginger Genes04/17/2019
    32:50
  46. 54.
    Man-Eating Deer, History’s Top Counterfeiters, a 12-Foot-Tall Bird04/10/2019
    37:23
  47. 55.
    Falcon Sex Hats, #HumanBones, Sleepy Muscle Twitches04/03/2019
    33:31
  48. 56.
    Disney’s Military Tech, DIY Mummies, Forgotten Female Scientists03/27/2019
    36:23
  49. 57.
    Asses on Trial, The Brown Dog Riots, An Apple a Day…03/20/2019
    35:09
  50. 58.
    Poodle Science, The Great Pigeon Race Disaster, Artificial Hips03/13/2019
    31:09
  51. 59.
    Astronaut Farts, Deadly Dancing Plagues, A Shocking Art Scam03/06/2019
    28:22
  52. 60.
    Naked Founding Fathers, Jalapeño Thumb, Counting Vampires02/27/2019
    36:41
  53. 61.
    The Most Man-Eating Tiger, Historical Balloon Riots, Baseball’s Curses02/20/2019
    28:51
  54. 62.
    Sideshow Babies, Strange Sneezes, Rust for the Rust God02/13/2019
    32:02
  55. 63.
    Biting Cow Lips, Death by Molasses, Shopping for a New Finger02/06/2019
    28:38
  56. 64.
    Ladies Dueling Topless, Eating Every Animal, Birth via Pseudopenis01/30/2019
    31:54
  57. 65.
    The Sweetest Butts, Flaming Birds, The U.S. vs. 40 Barrels and 20 Kegs of Coca-Cola01/23/2019
    32:29
  58. 66.
    The Deadliest Surgery Ever, Severed Foot Epidemic, Toe-Touching Athletes01/16/2019
    33:34
  59. 67.
    Torturous Treadmills, Champagne and Balls, History's Calendars12/25/2018
    32:06
  60. 68.
    The Weirdest Things We Learned in Season 112/05/2018
    34:10
  61. 69.
    Halloween Spooktacular 2018 (Season 1 Finale)10/31/2018
    40:22
  62. 70.
    Glowing Civil War Wounds, Bubble Wrap's Origins, Historic Font Disputes10/24/2018
    28:41
  63. 71.
    Taxidermy's Dark Secret, Woman "Births" Rabbits, The Parthenon's Optical Illusion10/17/2018
    33:43
  64. 72.
    Vanishing Twins, The Poison Squad, Levitating Frogs10/10/2018
    39:38
  65. 73.
    The Economy of "Frozen," Hopping Space Robots, Animals on Drugs10/03/2018
    39:55
  66. 74.
    Illegal Cheese, The Worst Dairy Disaster, Holes in People (and Cows)09/26/2018
    33:37
  67. 75.
    Two Facts and a Lie with PopSci Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown09/19/2018
    5:55
  68. 76.
    Sucked into a Bottle, the Ultimate Exercise Hack, the Statue of Liberty’s Big Secret09/12/2018
    38:50
  69. 77.
    Fatal Insomnia, Astounding Poops, NYPD Bees09/05/2018
    39:17
  70. 78.
    The Beauty of Corpses, Zombie George Washington, Solar-Powered Telegraphs08/29/2018
    40:26
  71. 79.
    Organ Meats, Fitness and Sweating, The World's Largest Dog Ban08/22/2018
    40:28
  72. 80.
    Laughing Gas Parties, Human Femur Flutes, Domesticating Zebras08/15/2018
    39:55
  73. 81.
    Skin-Peeling Soup, Chlorinating the Ocean, Secret Drug Toilets08/08/2018
    37:40
  74. 82.
    Detachable Sex Organs, Human Skin Artwork, 17th Century Thought Experiment Solved08/01/2018
    40:14
  75. 83.
    Bears in Ejector Seats, Nobel Prize for Giving Patients Malaria, The Secret Origins of Beer Yeast07/25/2018
    40:22
  76. 84.
    Le Pétomane (The Fartiste), Tesla Loved a Pigeon, Meat Lozenges07/18/2018
    40:08
  77. 85.
    Poisonous Wallpaper, Cruise Ship Poop, The Best Ultramarathon Runners07/11/2018
    40:21
  78. 86.
    Sex Magick, The Oldest Mac and Cheese, Contagious Writer's Block06/27/2018
    39:37
  79. 87.
    Corpses Doing Yoga, The Loneliest Island, Biblical Quail Rhabdo06/20/2018
    39:36
  80. 88.
    Ketchup Consistency Standards, Implanting Memories, People Inside of Sperm06/13/2018
    40:13
  81. 89.
    The First Underwater Video, Ballooning Over the North Pole, The Call of the Void06/06/2018
    40:31
  82. 90.
    Medical Cannibalism, Hildegard of Bingen, Predicting the Weather05/30/2018
    40:28
  83. 91.
    The Best Dog, Carnivorous Mushrooms, Naming Groups of Animals05/23/2018
    38:58
  84. 92.
    Smoke Enemas, Secret Acoustic Engineering, Volcano Traps Lighthouse05/16/2018
    40:21
  85. 93.
    The First Celebrity Diet, Animals Adopting Animals, Believing You Are Dead05/09/2018
    31:02
  86. 94.
    Giant Sloths, Caged Babies, Spicy Horse Butts05/02/2018
    38:06
  87. 95.
    What is The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week?04/27/2018
    1:22

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