89: Jiu Jitsu Suffragettes

89: Jiu Jitsu Suffragettes

 
 
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That’s right. Way back in the early 1900s, when women were protesting for the right to vote, there was a four-foot eleven-inch woman teaching the Suffragettes how to defend themselves. Make way for Edith Margaret Garrud.   Image Courtesy Mary…

87: Licorice or Liquorice?

87: Licorice or Liquorice?

 
 
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Either way you spell it, you either love that black candy or can’t get away fast enough. Amy dives into why. Image Credit: Pixaby -gate74 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode NCCIH Licorice HuffPost Licorice   Episode Transcript: Welcome to Brain Junk. I’m Trace Kerr,…

86: A Fungus Among Us

86: A Fungus Among Us

 
 
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Bad dad mushroom jokes, a “bleeding” mushroom, the world’s largest organism, and so many fungus facts! That little brown mushroom on your pizza has fungal cousins that are more unexpectedly interesting than you would have thought. Image: Hydnellum peckii –…

85: Two-Penny Hangover

85: Two-Penny Hangover

 
 
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In the late 19th century, London had the beginnings of homeless shelters. They weren’t always comfortable (try sleeping in a four-penny coffin), but it was better than being left drunk and alone out in the cold. Share this…TwitterPinterestFacebookLinkedinReddit