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American Hippo Ranchers & Peacock Vasectomies | The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week S7E20

Sarah Gailey joins the show to talk about how hippo ranching almost became commonplace in the United States. Plus, Sandra talks about giving peacocks vasectomies, and Rachel gets into how Einstein’s brain was pilfered. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Follow Rachel: Follow Jess: Listen anywhere! Spotify: Apple…

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Sarah Gailey joins the show to talk about how hippo ranching almost became commonplace in the United States. Plus, Sandra talks about giving peacocks vasectomies, and Rachel gets into how Einstein’s brain was pilfered.

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Trees are Fake, Fortune-Telling Cheese, Sunscreen Secrets, Magical Misogyny | Weirdest Thing S7E24

In our live show from August of 2023, Rachel talks about magicians’ tricks and their hidden misogyny, Sara explains how trees aren’t real (and why we are all crabs), Claire details the history of sunscreen, and Jess dives into telling fortunes using cheese. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular…

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In our live show from August of 2023, Rachel talks about magicians’ tricks and their hidden misogyny, Sara explains how trees aren’t real (and why we are all crabs), Claire details the history of sunscreen, and Jess dives into telling fortunes using cheese.

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Eating the Rich & Darwin’s Taxidermy Teacher | The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week S7E23

Divya Anantharaman joins the show to talk about the history of taxidermy dating back to Charles Darwin! Plus, Rachel talks menopausal chimps, and Sara Kiley explains how one Dutch town once literally ate the rich. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Follow Rachel: Follow Jess: Listen anywhere! Spotify:…

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Divya Anantharaman joins the show to talk about the history of taxidermy dating back to Charles Darwin! Plus, Rachel talks menopausal chimps, and Sara Kiley explains how one Dutch town once literally ate the rich.

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The Truth About Quicksand & Release the Tea Kraken | The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week S7E22

Charlie McDonnell (aka coollike on Twitch) joins the show to talk about a very British energy scandal! Plus, producer Jess Boddy does a segment on if quicksand can really suck you down into the ground like it does in the movies, and Rachel explains how creatures can learn without brains. The Weirdest Thing I Learned…

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Charlie McDonnell (aka coollike on Twitch) joins the show to talk about a very British energy scandal! Plus, producer Jess Boddy does a segment on if quicksand can really suck you down into the ground like it does in the movies, and Rachel explains how creatures can learn without brains.

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