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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602 - Survival: Nuclear Myths

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Air and water polluted/toxic
http://www.atomicarchive.com/Effects/effects14.shtml
http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p912.htm
https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/science-behind-atom-bomb
https://www.mirion.com/introduction-to-radiation-safety/types-of-ionizing-radiation/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nuclear-bombs-made-it-possible-to-carbon-date-human-tissue-20074710/

Nuclear Winter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_winter
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-winter2.htm

Alcohol protects from radiation poisoning
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512007508
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0027510705002848
http://www.ntanet.net/myth-or-fact-will-alcohol-help-protect-against-radiation

Twinkies never spoil
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/forever-twinkies/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/07/09/200465360/the-science-of-twinkies-how-do-they-last-so-long

Cockroaches & Cher
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/cockroaches-survive-nuclear-explosion/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49752/could-cockroaches-really-survive-nuclear-war

Mutated animals
https://chernobylguide.com/chernobyl_mutations/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INAlUGn0RYg

Ted Taylor lit a cigarette with a nuclear explosion
http://awesci.com/nuclear-bomb-cigarette-lighter/
https://books.google.com/books?id=xitabHpRPQEC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=ted+taylor+lit+cigarette+atomic+bomb&source=bl&ots=p0LU5_SGWD&sig=yKeUsAudRl_7vWN89N0cRSBhQZk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu2pjp4MLbAhUGHqwKHXzuAU4Q6AEIZDAM#v=onepage&q=ted%20taylor%20lit%20cigarette%20atomic%20bomb&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=-1KEClJx4EsC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=ted+taylor+lit+cigarette+atomic+bomb&source=bl&ots=7gjHKUNZDK&sig=Ti84Qj9o16DwfR5WXOn1_VDl1Ss&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu2pjp4MLbAhUGHqwKHXzuAU4Q6AEIZzAN#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/us/theodore-taylor-a-designer-of-abombs-who-turned-against-them-dies-at-79.html