Rumor Flies

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

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704 - Space: Black Holes Singin'

703 - Snapple Fact Check 3: The Checkening

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1263: The only thing that can scratch a diamond is a diamond
https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/graphite-soft-diamond-structure-properties-hard-carbon-allotrope-tetrahedral-layers.html
https://interestingengineering.com/two-layered-graphene-becomes-harder-than-diamond-upon-impact

1375: There have been three Olympic games held in countries that no longer exist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games#List_of_Summer_Olympic_Games
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games#List_of_Winter_Olympic_Game

270: Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1muwy1vQ5Q
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_psychology
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666311006957
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4383146/

677: a full grown tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of 4
https://www.thoughtco.com/how-much-oxygen-does-one-tree-produce-606785
https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/how-many-trees-does-it-take-to-produce-oxygen-for-one-person/

679: A tiger’s night vision is six times better than a human’s
https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/tiger-facts.aspx
https://futurism.com/uk-woman-extra-cone-cell-her-eyes-can-see-more-colors

744: Polar bears can smell a seal from 20 miles away
http://zooologist.com/how-far-can-a-polar-bear-smell-polar-bear-smell/
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/polar-bear

819: Children grow faster in Springtime
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/childs-growth.html

993: powerful earthquakes can make the earth spin faster
https://www.space.com/11115-japan-earthquake-shortened-earth-days.html
http://mpe.dimacs.rutgers.edu/2013/05/04/why-do-earthquakes-change-the-speed-of-rotation-of-the-earth/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110316-japan-earthquake-shortened-days-earth-axis-spin-nasa-science/

610 - Holidays: Soccer at Verdun

609 - Disney: Ashes Suck

607 - History: I am a Generous Oscar

605 - Death: Half Ham Sandwich

604 - Weather: NOAA's Ark

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"Lightning never strikes twice"
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/empire-state-building-lightning_us_5796c452e4b02d5d5ed2ab59
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq/
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2003/0107lightning.html
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/does-lightning-never-strike-same-spot-twice.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_strike

"No two snowflakes are alike"
https://sciencenotes.org/no-two-snowflakes-alike/
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/science/who-ever-said-no-two-snowflakes-were-alike.html
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/no-two-snowflakes-alike/
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/no-two-snowflakes-alike-video_n_4569491.html
https://prezi.com/krnmfvyxdx1i/snowflake-project/

Heat lightning is a phenomenon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_lightning
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq/

“Swamp gas” existence
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2005/08/swamp-gas-mystery-solved
http://www.actforlibraries.org/how-and-why-swamp-gas-is-formed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEV1i_stD4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_gas

Opening your windows during a tornado/green clouds mean a tornado incoming
https://www.wunderground.com/resources/severe/tornado_myths.asp
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/top-five-tornado-myths-debunke/61918
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/resources/askjack/watorsaf.htm 
https://news.wisc.edu/curiosities-why-does-the-sky-turn-green-before-a-tornado-2/

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601 - Facebook Roundup!

510 - Remedies: The Old Fashioned Way

509 - Survival:

508 - Animals: Bad to the Bone

410 - Body: Baldy Finale

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Color of Mucous Indicates what's up
https://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/the-truth-about-mucus#1
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/dont-judge-your-mucus-by-its-color-201602089129

"The Triangle of Death" Pimple Popping
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavernous_sinus_thrombosis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meninges
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_triangle_of_the_face#cite_note-9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavernous_sinus

90% of Body Heat Leaves Through your Head
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2008/dec/17/medicalresearch-humanbehaviour
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130708-is-most-heat-lost-from-your-head

"No Fap Challenge" Results in more Testosterone.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375873/
https://www.livestrong.com/article/270042-how-is-the-level-of-testosterone-in-the-blood-controlled/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/women-who-stray/201307/your-brain-porn-its-not-addictive
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12659241?dopt=Abstract
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ya67aLaaCc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU
http://www.livescience.com/32445-why-do-guys-get-sleepy-after-sex.html
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/blog/women-who-stray/201503/the-nofap-phenomenon%3famp
https://psychcentral.com/lib/does-masturbation-cause-blindness/

Mother's Father Determines Baldness
https://www.hairsciencescenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/norwood011.gif
https://www.hairsciencescenter.com/baldness-gene-come-mother-father/
 

407 - Gross Myths: "Dreaded" Spiders

404 - History: Taft Tub and Jumbo

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Napoleon was short.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexuality_of_Adolf_Hitler
https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1075950/adolf-hitler-had-a-bizarre-sexual-fetish-and-it-is-truly-disgusting/

Hitler's "Sexual Preferences"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexuality_of_Adolf_Hitler
https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1075950/adolf-hitler-had-a-bizarre-sexual-fetish-and-it-is-truly-disgusting/

The Pope's Fish Farm
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/04/05/150061991/lust-lies-and-empire-the-fishy-tale-behind-eating-fish-on-friday
http://www.thecowshow.com/2010/02/real-reason-catholics-dont-eat-meat-on.html?m=1

"Taft Tub"
https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/why-william-howard-taft-was-probably-never-stuck-in-his-bathtub/
http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/did-william-howard-taft-really-get-stuck-in-a-bathtub
https://triviahappy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/taftsbathtub.jpg

LBJ's MANY Character Eccentricities
http://www.cracked.com/article_18945_6-presidential-secrets-your-history-teacher-didnt-mention.html
http://gawker.com/lbj-was-obsessed-with-his-dick-1694599317
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/03/ldb-white-house-shower
https://newrepublic.com/article/131117/presidential-penis-short-history
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/lyndon-johnson-penis-caro-colbert_n_3231131.html
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/presidential-campaigns-sexual-innuendo-history-213716
http://time.com/4342019/drunk-president-history/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/18463/lbj-president-who-marked-his-territory

 

402 - Forensics ft. The Mad Scientist Podcast!

308 - Animals: Elephant Bookies

307 - Aphrodisiacs: Cosmo Edition

Introductory Material
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731873/

Chili Peppers
http://susanamayer.com/

Asparagus/Avocados
http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/10-edible-aphrodisiacs/

https://www.eatsomethingsexy.com/aphrodisiac-foods/avocado/

Bananas
Yeah...there's really nothing. Except Cosmo. 

Chocolate
http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/10-edible-aphrodisiacs/
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/18/health/18real.html

Oysters
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8875519

Natural Aphrodisiacs: Myth or Reality by Ravis K. Puri, Ph.D. Page 311

Red Wine
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18164568

Salmon/Walnuts
https://www.healthambition.com/omega-3-fish-oil-benefits/

Vanilla
Natural Aphrodisiacs: Myth or Reality by Ravis K. Puri, Ph.D.

Watermelon:
http://www.womenfitness.net/watermelon_saffron.html

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306 - Survival: Cactus if you can

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