SGU Episode 626

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SGU Episode 626
July 8th 2017
SGU 625 SGU 627
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria

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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

News Items[edit]

Glyphosate Update ()[edit]

Chimp vs Human Strength ()[edit]

Sub 2 Hour Marathon ()[edit]

NASA vs Goop ()[edit]

Special Segment: Skeptical Spoonerisms ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Mark Twain's first success as a writer was his 1865 short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. However, the story was not his own creation. An acquaintance in a bar told him the story and he adapted it into the famous short story. Item #2: Mark Twain kept both cats and dogs as pets. He loved cats, but he did not care much for dogs. At one point his family had three pet collies which he named Belzebub, Pestilence, and Blatherskite. Item #3: Mark Twain and his wife Olivia slepped in their bed in reverse with their heads and the foot of the bed and their feet at the head of the bed, and they slept in a propped up position because they believed it was healthier than sleeping lying down.

Live Questions ()[edit]

Question #1 ()[edit]

Do the cheap LED lights sold for pain and hair restoration do anything?

Question #2 ()[edit]

What is the distribution of e-mails that the SGU receives?

Question #3 ()[edit]

Is Snopes a legitimate source of information?

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