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It's happened to almost every driver at some point: a tire goes flat, a belt goes bad, or mysterious smoke wafts through the hood. But what do you do next? In this episode, Scott and Ben cover some of the most common roadside mishaps, and how to fix them.
Serial killers are notorious for their grisly crimes and disturbing behavior, but what makes a serial killer a serial killer? Josh and Chuck ponder the history, psychology and methodology of serial killing and serial killers in this episode.
Archimedes' death ray is one of history's most fabled legendary weapons -- but what was it? Was it even real? Listen in as Candace and Jane sift through the legends and find the facts behind the ancient death ray in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
Like any other form of pollution, loud noises can seriously affect your health over time -- and that's just the beginning. As Robert and Allison break down the science behind noise, they also explain how noise pollution affects the natural world.
People from different cultures often interpret gestures and etiquette differently, and this can lead to serious misunderstandings. So how should humans interact with extraterrestrials? Tune in as Julie and Robert explore the nuances of alien etiquette.
When you hear the word 'genius,' names like Einstein and Hawking probably spring to mind. Defining exactly what makes them geniuses, however, is much more complicated. Josh and Chuck discuss the many theories about genius in this episode.
Have you heard the one about the hook-handed killer stalking kids on lover's lane? What about the guy who strapped a jet engine to his car? In this podcast, Scott and Ben examine the fact -- and fiction -- behind urban legends.
Legend has it that tea was discovered by a curious Chinese emperor after leaves blew into his boiled water. Now tea is the second only to water in popularity worldwide. And despite the varieties of tea, they all come from a single species of plant.
Rainbows seem to defy nature, but they're really pretty simple when it comes down to it. Turns out it's just light reacting to water droplets in the air. But they sure do look cool. Learn all about how rainbows are formed in today's episode.
Brainwashing is an extreme form of "thought reform," but does it actually work? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out.