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2-48. Two Curiosities

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend traveling with my wife, and saw many wondrous things. But now that I’m home, I find my mind wandering to two distinct events. The first occurred in Galena, Illinois a town named for its historic lead mines […]

2-47. A Failure of Curiosity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Recently, there was an “unexplained” sighting at the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville. In their small library, a security camera caught a “glowing orb” floating around the room, as if under its own volition. This has happened twice, suggesting that the phenomenon […]

2-46. Not Alone

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s July 21, 1969. Two American men are on the surface of the moon, preparing to leave it. This is the first time in history that humans have landed on this satellite, and they’re hoping to make it back home, something that’s never been done before. […]

2-45. Song-O-Phone

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Remember the “Chinese Telephone Game?” Fortunately, an awareness of linguistic racism has changed this to just the “Telephone Game.” The idea is that one person tells another a sentence. That person tells the sentence to someone else, and so on. After a few people, a […]

2-44. Happy Fun Rock!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS We had travelled to the other side of the globe, and found ourselves on a fantastic beach on the Isle of Pines, part of New Caledonia. The beach was sandy, the sky was blue, and the water was comfy. Strange limestone structures rose out of […]

2-43. A Bold Book

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday’s Daily Curio is based on Mystery Object 265: Bold Book. We suggest you listen to if if you can. If you can’t, check out the link and see if you can solve the mystery.  

2-42. Rat Kings

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS When you hear the term “Rat King” the first time, your mind may go immediately to the villain from the Nutcracker Suite, or perhaps you’re just thinking of a very large rat that no other rat wishes to challenge. In fact, rat kings are something […]

2-41. Guru Meditation

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Long before the blue screen of death and the unhappy Mac face, there was the Guru Meditation. You’d normally see this when you were in the middle of one of the fantastic games that were available for the late Commodore Computer’s Amiga system. Seeing the […]

2-40. A Horse’s Ass

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS   It seems obvious that for railways to work, the distance between tracks must be standardized. In the United States, that standard is four feet, 8 1/2 inches, or about 144 centimeters. This seems an oddly precise measurement, so how did it come to be? […]

2-39. Obscura Day

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS For the past few months, I’ve been working with Atlas Obscura. If you haven’t heard of Atlas Obscura, I encourage you to head over to atlasobscura.com right now and take a look. We’ll wait. Ok, enough waiting. The Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to […]