SGU Episode 221

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SGU Episode 221
October 14th 2009
SGU 220 SGU 222
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
'The universe doesn't give a f*** about you. You're a speck in this shit.'
Shit my dad says
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

News Items ()[edit]

NASA Shoots the Moon ()[edit]

Saturn's Rings ()[edit]

Hypno Cat ()[edit]

Good News for Simon Singh ()[edit]

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question # 1 - Plasma Rocket ()[edit] Okay, not exactly fasterthanlight travel but I thought this quite interesting nevertheless. Earth to Mars in 39 days!? Please, please, please let this be true. Given the rogues' (and my own) geekness concerning such subjects I thought this one might be an interesting point of discussion. Personally I suspect the devil will be in the detail and several years of proving lay ahead but every day the Red Planet is getting closer and cheaper. P.S. Keep up the good work, I'll keep my eye out for the Bostonian in London. David. Lingard London, England. (Guv'nor)

Question # 2 - This Man ()[edit]

I am sure by now you have all heard of This Man who has appeared in hundreds of people's dreams: Eric Weiss Austin, TX

Interview with Jack Horner ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Scientists discover the first recorded instance of a spider species that is predominantly herbivorous. Item # 2: Researchers have developed a new kind of battery for an all-electric car that can be recharged as quickly as filling a tank of gas. Item # 3: Scientists have discovered a plant species that grows exclusively in the flesh of live animals.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to Last Week: Kevin Trudeau

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'The universe doesn't give a f*** about you. You're a speck in this shit.' - Shit my dad says

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