The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

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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 TheRead more
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Dog Mayors, Zombie Presidents, Death By Voter Fraud

Oct 28, 2020

"One way to ease Election Day anxiety "

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In this special episode, the weirdest things we learned this week range from Edgar Allen Poe's peculiar death to how salamanders influenced the term Gerrymander. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by PopularRead more

Toxic Animal Boyfriends, Birding for Freedom, Egg Yolks Explained

Oct 14, 2020

"All orange cheese is dyed to look that way... But there IS natural precedent for that! "

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The weirdest things we learned this week range from stage-five-clinger anglerfish to Harriet Tubman's birding expertise. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and storiesRead more

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Immortal Jellyfish, Cocaine Hippos, Potato Chip Controversy

Dec 9, 2020

"What are Pablo Escobar’s hippos up to after his death?"

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This episode celebrates our latest print issue hitting newsstands! The weirdest things we learned this week range from a jellyfish that can live forever to invasive cocaine hippos. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is aRead more

Exploding Underwater Mountains, Boar Sex and Celery, Hidden History of Vaccination

Sep 30, 2020

"Logistics of an underwater explosion "

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Contributing editor Kat Eschner joins the weirdos as a guest host. The weirdest things we learned this week range from the surprising link between pig sex and celery to blowing up a mountain underwater. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I LearnedRead more

The Truth About Soy Boys, the Sexiest Number, the Potato King

Feb 17, 2021

"Who first realized potatoes are bae?"

The weirdest things we learned this week range from soy boy panic to a magic number found in peregrine falcon dives and Robert Pattinson's face.  Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share yourRead more
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