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Blow Your Mind: Invasion of the iPod People

Today's episode is something of a puzzle, and we need you guys to helps us piece it together. What happens when we plug into our electronic gadgets and tune out the rest of the world? What kind of world do we live in when everyone gets to pump their own continuous, custom soundtrack in and alter reality's emotional decor. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the so-called Walkman Effect and the manner in which our precious music and personal electronics alter the reality we live in.

4-foot Flying Turkeys Roamed Ancient Australia


The megapodes were supertall, but that didn't keep them from taking flight. Learn about the extinct brush turkey in this HowStuffWorks article.

Podcast Goodness: Pardon Me While I Remove This Tick

Greetings and salutations, people. Who's ready for a little podcast recap? Tuesday's show was about ticks. Yes, ticks. Sometimes the oddest subjects turn out to get the biggest responses and this one falls into that category for sure. We've received tons of fan mail about these crunchy little bloodsuckers. Who knew that ticks were so popular? We learned a lot about ticks, but my favorite bit was about questing.

How Mobile Web Pages Work


Mobile Web pages allow you to view the Internet better on your smartphone. Learn about mobile Web page technology at HowStuffWorks.

5 Worst Barbecue Blunders


Barbecue blunders include more than blackening your steak. See these five worst barbecue blunders that put your life at risk.

How the iRobot Looj Works


The iRobot Looj is a great solution to unclogging your gutters of leaves and debris. Learn about the iRobot Looj in this article.

Do smartphone covers really protect phones from damage?


Protecting a smartphone with a case is a no-brainer for a lot of phone owners. But do smartphone covers really protect phones from damage? Find out.

A New Theory of Human Evolution: Come and Get It

Who exactly was the first person to realize that one could pluck an unfertilized egg from beneath a hen, crack it and spill its contents into a hot pan and eat it? What was the context where the event took place? It wouldn't appear to be starvation, as one might imagine the person would have just eaten the chicken, unless of course it was a starving person with such tremendous foresight as to first test his curiosity before proceeding with the chicken slaughter.

The Most Stereotyped Female Profession

The fact that I even labeled this a "female" profession is a major indicator of how pigeonholed and stereotyped it has been, arguably for the duration of its existence. What, pray tell, is this most-stereotyped lady job? The secretary, or administrative assistant in today's office parlance.

Feuding Over a Flat Earth Is Nothing New


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and rapper B.o.B got in a flame war this week about … the shape of the planet. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now.

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