Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in every week for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged. 

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305 - Sleep: Eight Legged Dreams

General/Introduction
https://www.sleepassociation.org/patients-general-public/what-is-sleep/
www.howsleepworks.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_hag

Melatonin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melatonin#Sleep_disorders
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23691095
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melatonin-dosage-and-risks_us_56deff8ce4b03a40567a1e1e
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AwrXgCPCD75YNiIA1K1PmolQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEyZ210NGNrBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwM1BHZ0aWQDQjI1NTlfMQRzZWMDc3I-?qid=20141106194659AActxEO

"Never Wake a Sleep Walker"
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/health/the-claim-never-wake-a-sleepwalker.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/waking-a-sleepwalker-may-kill-them/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpIKX8VIaT

"Old People Need Less Sleep"
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/sleep-and-aging-133153.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/elderly-sleep-less-neurons_n_5692504.html

http://www.livescience.com/8075-older-adults-sleep.html

"People Consume Spiders in their Sleep"
http://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-you-swallow-spiders-your-sleep
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-people-swallow-8-spiders-a-year-while-they-sleep1/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50951/how-many-spiders-do-you-really-swallow-your-sleep

Russian Sleep Experiment
http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Russian_Sleep_Experiment

This week's musical guest/track: "Sait" - Morgan Greenwood
nsavides podcast: http://podcast.nsavides.com/
Special guest voiceover: Kristaps of The Eastern Border

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304 - Legal Myths: We're not Lawyers

303 - Food: Of Course, My Horse(meat)!

Lactose Intolerant People Can’t Eat Cheese
https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/lactose-intolerance-diet-the-best-cheeses-to-eat-if-youre-lactose-intolerant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance#History
http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/cheeses/how-cheese-is-made

Taco Bell uses dog food grade meat
http://images.gawker.com/18g5em3mcetgzjpg/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800.jpg
http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/badmeat.asp
http://gawker.com/5987836/taco-bells-beef-had-horse-meat-in-it-too
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/feb/09/aldi-100-percent-horsemeat-beef-products
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_carcass_classification
http://meat.tamu.edu/ansc-307-honors/meat-inspection/ 

Chocolate and greasy foods cause acne
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/chocolate-and-acne
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/diet-causes-pimples-5.html

Coke can clean a car battery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WnhUw7bRhw
http://familylifegoals.com/10-industrial-uses-for-coke-which-prove-its-not-fit-for-human-consumption/
http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp
http://www.kidsdentistdrwinn.com/clientuploads/PDFs/Acidity%20Sheet%20Sheet1.pdf

Fortune Cookies Are Chinese
http://www.snopes.com/food/origins/fortune.asp
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2010/07/origins-of-a-fortune-cookie.html
http://www.fancyfortunecookies.com/Articles.asp?ID=148

Raw or uncooked onions can make you ill
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/20/bus_393557.shtml#.WIftUbGZNsM
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs328/en/
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5247a5.htm


 

302 - Rome ft. Daniele Bolelli

301 - Disney: The Man, The Myth, The Popsicle

Bonus: Halloween Myths

210 - Dr. Oz and Infowars (ft. Blurry Photos)

209 - Alcohol: Breaking the Seal

208 - Sex and Pregnancy

207 - Drugs: Rehashed

205 - Animals: Sorry, Armadillos

204 - Cold War ft. "The Eastern Border"

Pencil/Pens in space race
1. Scientific American article
2. Mental Floss article

Measurement/Quota cheating
3. "My Time with Soviet Economics" - Roberts
4. Comic

5. “Tsar Bomba” video

Kennedy was peaceful/”I am a jelly doughnut” 
6. The Atlantic on "Ich bin ein Berliner"
7. The New York Times on "Ich bin ein Berliner"

“Winnie [Vinnie] Pooh”
8. Video

Kugel Panzer
8. Wikipedia article

Lost Cosmonaut
9. The Eastern Border episode on "The Lost Cosmonaut"

Gagarin’s “bumpy landing”
10. Russian Space Web piece on Gagarin's landing. 

Nixon’s alternative moon landing speech (failure/death of astronauts)
11. Speech

203 - Food: Salty over Coffee

1. "Best Food Facts" piece on apple wax.
2. Washington State University research on apple wax.
3. Peanuts comic about "Chubby Bunny."
4. Civil Trial over Chubby Bunny.
5. Woman dies playing Chubby Bunny.
6. McDonald's "pink goo" McNuggets.
7. "Kids' Health" article on myth of coffee stunting growth.
8. Smithsonian magazine piece on myth of coffee stunting growth.
9. 1933 ad by Smithsonian magazine claiming coffee stunted growth. 
10. FDA on letting food cool before putting in fridge. 
11. AARP on letting food cool before putting in fridge. 
12. Aspartame cancer/headaches.

 

202 - The Anarchist Cookbook

1. FBI documents/dispatches to Hoover about the book.
2. YouTube clip of attempt at napalm recipe.
3. Reference for Harvard Press publication on the history of Napalm.
4. "Napalm Girl" photo [NSFW].
5. How Stuff Work piece on napalm.
6. "Bananadine" recipe.
7. NYU Researchers call sheningans on bananadine.
8. Peanut drugs from an Angelfire site because we can.
9. 1952 UK Hypnotism Act.
10. William Powell's work Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher.
 

201 - Disney: Moral Fixation

Sources:
1. Court case by Christian pro life organization against Disney.
2. More on the court case in local newspapers.
3. Little Mermaid controversy covered in article in The Daily Beast.
4. Source video for priest/wedding scene claim.
5. Phallic tower claim investigated by Reel Rundown.
6. "SEX" in Lion King source video.
7. Topless woman in the The Rescuers source video. 
8. Snopes article about The Rescuers.
9. Snow White and the 7 stages of cocaine.
10. Jessica Rabbit wardrobe malfunction Snopes piece. 
11. Disney's blacklist 1 and 2.

Mythconceptions: Fan Theories with NOLAnerdcast

110 - Alcohol: Totally Scientific Experiments

109 - Remedies: How Carrots Won the War

108 - Body: Cracking Knuckles and Power Licking

107 - Drugs: "Butt Hash"

Weed overdose
http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.additional-resource.php?resourceID=191
https://weedpress.wordpress.com/science/studies/ld50-of-cannabis/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-denver-deaths-tied-to-recreational-marijuana-use/

Not your grandpa’s weed
http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.additional-resource.php?resourceID=191
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/03/23/pot-evolution-how-the-makeup-of-marijuana-has-changed-over-time/#36a916635579

Ecstasy holes in brain
http://www.drugscience.org.uk/drugs-info/mdma/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0006899388904519
http://thedea.org/technicalFAQ.html
Oprah Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-CI1Py-Gg
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22664303 - Seratonin and spinal fluid

LSD flashbacks and psychosis
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063972
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/fyi-can-acid-trip-really-give-you-flashbacks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P11OyNylbI NSFW AS FUUUUUUUUU

Toad licking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoactive_toad
http://www.vice.com/video/the-toad-prophet-464

Jenkem
2 TV stations in Jacksonville, Florida did a piece on Jenkem, referring to it as “Butt Hash”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UsNbsjpuLc (Butt hash)
2009, Bettendorf, Iowa amended city ordinance
http://qctimes.com/news/local/article_d3d96d82-9b5a-11de-81bb-001cc4c002e0.html
Zambia-Narcotics: 'Huffing and Puffing' to a new High". Inter Press Service. August 26, 1995.