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

83: Two Truths and a Lie (Animal Facts Edition)

83: Two Truths and a Lie (Animal Facts Edition)

 
 
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Trace and Amy try to stump each other with the wildest, weirdest, most outrageous animal facts they could find. There’s chemical warfare snails, bird arsonists, toads with babies bursting out of their backs and MORE. Listen in and play along.…