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  • Macabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made
    by Daven Hiskey on September 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the parents of Ferris Bueller on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We then move on to discussing the show’s sponsor, Dashlane, which is a great free password management service. You can also get a free month of their premium version and then 10% off [...] The post Macabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Does Diplomatic Immunity Really Make It So You Can Get Away with Murder?
    by Karl Smallwood on September 18, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Mark H. asks: Is it true diplomats can get away with murder because of diplomatic immunity? While the idea of some form of diplomatic immunity has existed seemingly as long as there have been humans banding together in some form, the modern rules surrounding this were originally laid out in 1961 at the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, with to [...] The post Does Diplomatic Immunity Really Make It So You Can Get Away with Murder? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s
    by Kathy Padden on September 18, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Today in History: September 18, 1923 On September 18, 1923, Princess Anne Antoinette Francois Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris, France. Like most European royalty she was relatively closely related to many reining or former monarchs, but more directly she was the second child of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma and princess Margrethe of Demark. She spent her early years [...] The post The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • The Greatest Year in Gaming History
    by Karl Smallwood on September 15, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    If you were to ask a group of experts in various entertainment segments to point to a single year as the greatest in medium’s history, you’d likely get a slew of different answers with different rational. For example, when it comes to film, there’s no clear agreement between critics and film buffs about a particular year you can point to [...] The post The Greatest Year in Gaming History appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Peanuts Became the Defining Comic Strip of Our Time
    by Matt Blitz on September 15, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Today, Snoopy can be found on coffee mugs, greeting cards and blimps, and even has his own amusement park. But Charlie Brown’s lovable black and white spotted dog wasn’t always mainstream. In fact, when the comic strip first appeared in the 1950s, the dog and his Peanut friends were considered, to quote Time Magazine’s David Michaels, “the fault-line of a [...] The post How Peanuts Became the Defining Comic Strip of Our Time appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Macabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare
    by Daven Hiskey on September 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the curious old practice of mailing children. We then move on to discussing the show’s first sponsor, RXBar. For 25% off your first order, visit https://rxbar.com/brainfood and enter the promo code: brainfood Next we move into the main content for today’s episode which [...] The post Macabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Did Rickrolling Start?
    by Karl Smallwood on September 11, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Kerri G. asks: Is it true that Rick Astley only made like $10 from Rickrolling? To begin with, for anyone who’s somehow managed to avoid the more than a decade old phenomenon of Rickrolling, in a nutshell this involves tricking someone into clicking on a link that takes them to the video for the relentlessly upbeat and infinitely cheesy 1980s [...] The post How Did Rickrolling Start? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Can You Really Just Go Online and Order a Wife from Some Other Country?
    by Karl Smallwood on September 9, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Scott L. asks: Can you really just go online and order a bride/wife from some other country? Seems like this can’t really be a thing because of immigration laws, right? While people have been sending messages back and forth to arrange marriages sight-unseen throughout history, the slightly more modern concept of mail-order brides is generally considered to have originated during [...] The post Can You Really Just Go Online and Order a Wife from Some Other Country? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Many Hamsters Would it Take to Power Your Home and Would This Be Cheaper Than Coal Power?
    by Karl Smallwood on September 6, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Jeremy A. asks: How many hamsters running on electricity generating wheels would it take to provide enough energy for an average American household?  Would this be cheaper than coal electricity? While the question of hamsters powering homes may seem a bit farcical, it should be noted that at one point humans did specifically breed a certain type of dog for [...] The post How Many Hamsters Would it Take to Power Your Home and Would This Be Cheaper Than Coal Power? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • The Final Final Frontier (Part 6): The Real Color of the Sun, How Many Nuclear Bomb Powered Rockets It Would Take to Stop the Earth Orbiting the Sun and Much, Much More
    by Daven Hiskey on September 5, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the clandestine way Niel Armstrong managed to get his application to the astronaut program in despite submitting it past the deadline. We then look at why he got to be first to walk on the moon when precedent should have had it been Buzz Aldrin.  Next up we [...] The post The Final Final Frontier (Part 6): The Real Color of the Sun, How Many Nuclear Bomb Powered Rockets It Would Take to Stop the Earth Orbiting the Sun and Much, Much More appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]