SGU Episode 530
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|SGU Episode 530|
|5th Sep 2015|
|SGU 529||SGU 531|
|S: Steven Novella|
|B: Bob Novella|
|C: Cara Santa Maria|
|J: Jay Novella|
|Quote of the Week|
|Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.|
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Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()
The first African American mechanical and electrical engineer after the civil war. He held over 50 patents including the Multiplex telegraph which allowed communication between moving trains and train stations.
Reproduction in Psychology ()
Brain Booster Drug ()
Defying the Standard Model ()
Rock Art Pterodactyl Debunked ()
In Memoriam – Oliver Sacks ()
Who's That Noisy? ()
Answer to last week - Logan's Run
Science or Fiction ()
Item #1: Canceled stamp: a shy girl, a wallflower. http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/59-quick-slang-phrases-from-the-1920s-we-should-start-using-again/ Item #2: Bluenose: someone who mooches off others in order to feign being wealthy themselves. http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/59-quick-slang-phrases-from-the-1920s-we-should-start-using-again/ Item #3: Jorum of skee: a swig of hard liquor https://marymiley.wordpress.com/tag/jorum-of-skee/ Item #4: The term “bimbo” dates back to 1919 and originally referred to a macho or brutish male, and only later came to refer to women. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bimbo
Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.
- Oliver Sacks
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