Daily Knowledge Podcast

Daily Knowledge Podcast

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TodayIFoundOut.com’s Daily Knowledge podcast bringing you new interesting facts every weekday for you to feed your brain with.

Episodes

Podcast Episode #404: Hobbs and His Locks, and the End  

In this episode, you're going to learn about a fascinating time in history when England had its security world shattered when a man waltzed into town and promptly easily picked the previously unpickable type of lock securing most of the valuables in the country. This is the story of the "Great Lock Controversy of 1851" [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #403: Dark Circles  

In this episode, you're going to learn why people get dark circles under their eyes when they get tired. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #402: The Continental  

In this episode, you're going to learn why a certain type of breakfast in the U.S. is called a "Continental breakfast." [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #401: Caps and Gowns  

In this episode, you're going to learn why it is that graduates wear caps and gowns at graduation ceremonies. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #400: Brown Apples  

In this episode, you're going to learn why the insides of apples turn brown when exposed to air and what this has to do with why most human's skin browns when exposed to the Sun. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #399: ACHOO  

In this episode, you're going to learn why some people sneeze when going from a dark room to being exposed to sunlight. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #398: A Second Capital  

In this episode, you're going to learn why some names, like McDonald, have a second capital, along with a lot of other interesting facts about where these sorts of common names came from. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #397: 911  

In this episode, you're going to learn how "9-1-1" was chosen for the emergency phone number in the U.S., as well as how the system was developed and continues to adapt to new technologies such as VoIP, cell phones, and texting. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #396: 57  

In this episode, you're going to learn about how Heinz got their "57" attached to their products as well as a lot of interesting stuff about the origin of the company and the Long Depression, which was previously known as the Great Depression before its name was usurped by a later, more famous depression. You're also going to learn exactly how to get ketchup to flow best out of Heinz bottles, among other interesting facts. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #395: Wrong to Be Right  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the origin of a very interesting "law" on the internet about the humorous best way to get an answer on the web, as well as what this has to do with Wikipedia. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #394: The Whistling Language  

In this episode, you're going to learn of a rather unique language made up entirely of whistles, and why the people who came up with this language are thought to have started using it in the first place over more traditional verbal communication. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #393: The Story Behind the Legend  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the fascinating origin of one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #392: The Milky Way  

In this episode, you're going to learn about why we call our galaxy the Milky Way and what it's called in other languages around the world. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #391: Saving Basketball  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the tiny tweak to the game of basketball that saw it go from a dying sport, to one of the most popular professional sports in the world. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #390: Shiny Foil  

In this episode, you're going to learn why aluminum foil is shiny on one side and not the other. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #389: The Pony Express  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the surprisingly short history of The Pony Express and how surprisingly inconsequential it was given the way it's often presented today. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #388: The Tags  

In this episode, you're going to learn about why mattress and pillow tags state that it is illegal to remove them [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #387: Creating the Internet  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the surprisingly old origin of the internet and just who created it and why. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #386: A Monumentally Successful Failure- The Story of Pixar  

In this episode, you're going to learn about the remarkable failure that was Pixar and how after losing over $50 million and almost being closed down numerous times, it finally struck it big making something quite different than what it had started out producing. [TRANSCRIPT]

And as mentioned in the episode: The Pixar Universe Theory

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Podcast Episode #385: Pyke and His Crazy Ideas  

In this episode, you're going to learn about a rather unique scientist by the name of Geoffrey Pyke and the steady stream of decidedly "interesting" ideas and inventions he churned out over the years. [TRANSCRIPT]

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