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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

Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident

1/22/2020
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In 1983, what may be the worst diving catastrophe in the history of deep sea oil exploration took place when a pressurized chamber was opened, instantly killing four divers inside. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:14

Why Postal Employees Go Postal

1/21/2020
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1993 was known as the peak of a disturbing trend in America: post office shootings, carried out by postal workers. A stunned country looked for answers and turned up a toxic workplace that seemed to be driving some workers past their breaking point. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:42

SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works

1/18/2020
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For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real – but that still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect was studied. Learn all about how an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a patient's recovery, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:39

The Tulsa 'Race Riots'

1/16/2020
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In reality, the Tulsa "race riots" of 1921 was more like a massacre. Yet it was almost lost to history until 1997, and still not widely known outside of Oklahoma until HBO's The Watchmen put it on the cultural map. Learn all about this dark chapter in American history today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:20

Short Stuff: The Mona Lisa

1/15/2020
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The Mona Lisa is a captivating work of art. But why? We'll try and figure it out in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:20

Transdermal Implants: Body Art or Nightmare Fuel?

1/14/2020
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Transdermal implants are just one in a number of procedures under the banner of extreme body modification. We don't like to yuk yums, so we'll offer a fairly straightforward look at this niche art form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:17

SYSK Selects: Jellyfish - Even Cooler Than Octopi?

1/11/2020
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Jellyfish are among the most adaptable, competitive organisms on the planet. They can grow back into their juvenile stage when resources are scarce, reproduce in massive groups and kill an adult human, among lots of other neat stuff. Learn all about em in this classic episode! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:49

The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part II

1/9/2020
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In the absence of an official explanation of why flight MH 370 disappeared in 2014, conjecture and conspiracy theories have filled the vacuum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:52

Short Stuff: Corduroy

1/8/2020
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Learn 12 minutes worth of stuff about corduroy today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:56

The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part I

1/7/2020
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In 2014, a Boeing 777 airliner disappeared. Despite two full years of searching an area of ocean covering more than 120,000 square kilometers, it has never been found. It is the only unexplained missing vessel in modern aviation history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:31

SYSK Selects: Will Computers Replace Doctors?

1/4/2020
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With savvy and health-conscious people taking control of their wellbeing through apps and sites, technology is meeting the desire for individuals' responsibility for their health. But is the day coming soon when doctors will be obsolete, replaced by computers that read our health-related data to treat us? We explore these questions and more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:00

How Safecracking Works

1/2/2020
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Burglars have come up with a whole range of ways to get into a safe. There’s lock manipulation – methodically testing the dial to coax the combination from it – and if that fails you can always blow it open with nitroglycerin. Both count as safecracking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:01:17

Short Stuff: Why Does Time Speed Up As You Age?

1/1/2020
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It’s not just you – time really does seem to pass faster for people as we age. But exactly why remains a mystery, though some of the theories for why life passes by so quickly are make a lot of sense. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:15:46

Are broken arrows a problem?

12/31/2019
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Are broken arrows are a problem? After all, they are incidents and accidents involving nuclear warheads. Like, sometimes they go missing. But it hasn't happened much since the 50s and 60s. OR HAS IT? Learn all about them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:45

SYSK Selects: How Wine Fraud Works

12/28/2019
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Wine fraud may be a case of rich con artists tricking wealthy people into parting with money, but it's still a crime. Learn all about this weird, widespread practice in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:31

SYSK Live: Andre the Giant

12/26/2019
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Andre the Giant was a giant both figuratively and literally. Sure he was a wrestler, but more than that he was a human being who left a great legacy behind. Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you can appreciate his story. Join us for this very special live edition of the story of Andre the Giant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:07:09

Short Stuff: The Santa Claus Association

12/25/2019
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If a con man manages to make needy Christmas wishes come true is he still a con man? (Also, Merry Christmas!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:29

The SYSK Holiday Spectacular

12/24/2019
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It's an annual treat, folks. Our holiday special is back and better than ever, and as always, brought to you ad-free. It's the least we can do. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:33

SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978

12/21/2019
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Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in a very special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:31

Cave Diving: Totally Nuts

12/19/2019
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There are extreme sports and then there is cave diving, the most extreme activity a person can engage in without leaving Earth. Cave divers stay underwater swimming miles into – that’s right – caves, where no human has ever been before. It’s pretty cool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:33