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Almost a quarter of all wild west cowboys were African-American, and they were an indispensable part of building the American West. So linked to the work, the term "cow boy" was cr...

Garbage management has been, and always will be something the human race needs to address. How did (or didn't) they do it in the past? This week we take a dumpster dive into the hi...

How do you go about building underwater? Whether it's a dam, a bridge, or a Chunnel (not a C.H.U.D., you have to figure out how to remove water from where water wants to be. So how...

We all know how the story ends, but how did it begin, and how did it all culminate in one fateful 30-second explosion? And can I get the Hindenburg radio guy to read all my news st...

#162 - Holograms

This week we dive into the strange world of holograms. How do they work? How do you create them? And how do they differ from regular photography or filmmaking? Well, the short answ...

Sometimes the conspiracy theories are true. Sort of. MKULTRA was a real CIA operation meant to study the effects of different kinds of drugs and psychological interferences that co...

#160 - Never Forget

This week we walk down memory lane, as we find out the tips, tricks, and techniques of people who compete in the World Memory Championships. We also learn how Todd shouldn't place ...

#159: War of Wikipedia 4!

War of Wikipedia™ is back! Join Mark and Todd as they go head-to-head to find our who has the most fascinating and entertaining short Wikipedia entries in 7 different categories, a...

#158 - Random Programming

How do you program something to be random? Doesn't that take the randomness out? This week we take a look at some different ways machines and computers are able to produce random r...

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