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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Episodes

How the US Interstate System Works

9/19/2019
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Wait! This is actually a good episode! It turns out that America’s 48,000 miles of superhighways – possibly the largest civil works project in the history of humanity – may have also ruined what made America a cool place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:59

Short Stuff: Scurvy

9/18/2019
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Scurvy seems like a terrible way to go: Your gums swell so you can’t eat, your teeth fall out and your brain and/or heart hemorrhages. Fortunately, all you need is an orange to cure you. Or some – blech – broccoli. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:30

The Skinny on Lyme Disease

9/17/2019
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If you live in the Northeastern U.S. then you may know someone who has had Lyme disease. But it's spreading all over the country and parts of the world. Learn all about this tick-borne disease today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:45

SYSK Selects: How Wills Work

9/14/2019
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Whether it's oral, scrawled in blood or signed on a deathbed everyone should have a will. But how do they actually work? Join Chuck and Josh as they explain that "of sound mind" thing in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:04

Special Effects: A Short History

9/12/2019
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Special effects have been around since the first movies. In fact, the techniques the earliest filmmakers created are still around today, we just use computers to do them faster and cheaper. Put on your beret and get ready for SYSK film class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:07

Short Stuff: Papasan Chairs

9/11/2019
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Oh, the papasan. What a chair! But where did it come from? And what does the name mean? The answers lie within. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:11

How Government Shutdowns Work

9/10/2019
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Every year Congress decides how the federal government will spend money. Simple enough, but in practice politics tend to mess it up. Sometimes it gets so messy the budget doesn’t get passed and parts of the government shut down. Then the hurting begins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:41

SYSK Selects: How Ouija Boards Work

9/7/2019
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Although most people who've used Ouija boards don't think they're communicating with the beyond, there is something mysterious about how it works. Learn the ins and outs of the popular parlor game that sprang directly from the 19th-century spiritualism movement in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:44

What's the deal with MSG?

9/5/2019
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MSG got a bad rap in the 70s and 80s. But what is it exactly and how bad is it for you? The answers to those questions lie within. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:59:16

Short Stuff: Barbed Wire

9/4/2019
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Barbed wire changed the Western US as much as the railroad and the six-shooter. Before barbed wire arrived, the West was free and open; after, the West became concentrated in the hands of a few big ranchers. No wonder it was called “devil’s rope.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:09

Ed Gein: The Serial Killer's Serial Killer

9/3/2019
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Any movie featuring a deranged killer who’s perversely devoted to his mother and makes things out of human skin has a real-life person named Ed Gein to thank for inspiration. He was Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates, and Leatherface all rolled into one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:40

SYSK Selects: How Icebergs Work

8/31/2019
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Icebergs: floating chunks of ice. True, but whoa there. Scientists are learning that there's a lot more to icebergs. Appropriately enough, we've only come to understand the tip of the iceberg and recent research shows there's plenty more to uncover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:54

The Rubik's Cube Episode

8/29/2019
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Rubik's Cubes. Ronald Reagan. Jerry Falwell. Just Say No. One of these things was awesome. Take a guess and hop on board the 80s train. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:53

Short Stuff: Dead Bodies and Airline Codes

8/28/2019
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Did you know there are airline codes for pilots and flight attendants? And some of them have to do with dead bodies on board? Learn all about it today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:15:03

A Brief Overview of Punk Rock

8/27/2019
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Punk rock really needs about 10 episodes to do it justice, but we'll try and tackle anyway. Learn all about this movement right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:46

SYSK Selects: How Sleepwalking Works

8/24/2019
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Sleep behaviors are pretty fascinating. Some people snore, some grind their teeth -- and some take a little stroll, or perhaps a drive. In this classic episode, Josh and Chuck investigate how sleepwalking, or somnambulism, works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:29:38

How Ventriloquism Works

8/22/2019
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Ventriloquism – where a skilled performer “throws” their voice, making it seem like a dummy on their knee is talking – has taken a long, circuitous road from early prophets, to witches, then finally to the stage. Get to the bottom of this uncanny trick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:26

Short Stuff: Horseshoe Crab Blood

8/21/2019
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Perhaps the most expensive liquid on the planet is the blue blood that comes from horseshoe crabs. Researchers realized that horseshoe crab blood could indicate the presence of pathogens and the massive, ongoing horseshoe crab harvest began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:49

Nuclear Semiotics: How to Talk to Future Humans

8/20/2019
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The nuclear waste we produce will be dangerous for a very long time. We’ve figured out how to safely store it in the earth until it’s no longer a biohazard. Now we just have to figure out how to warn humans 10,000 years in the future to stay away from it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:38

SYSK Selects: Are We in a Cyberwar?

8/17/2019
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There's a secret war going on around us, and it's happening on a daily basis. The Air Force has a unit specifically designed to carry out and defend against cyberwar. Go deep into this alarming type of war in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:31:35