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Ep 13: It's a Monster Mash!

Grrarr! We find possible scientific theories about the existence of popular monsters such as cyclops, unicorns, and the Loch Ness monster. We do some unnecessarily extensive research on how exactly would mermaids make merbabies, and sexy vampire lore.

This is our first backer-dictated topic show. Thanks to Nathan M. for suggesting the topic! Couldn't have done it without your support, dude.

ALSO: monster body part quiz, what "Godzilla" actually means, a mnemonic that will help you memorize all of the 12 labors of Hercules in order, and the "Black & Blue" quiz.

RUNTIME: 50 minutes 38 seconds 



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Reader Comments (4)

Additional vampire trivia: you talked about the traditional vampires as being killed by sunlight, but that is not from folklore or Brahm Stoker. It was an idea coined by the first vampire movie "Nos Feratu." FW Munau was running out of money to finish his movie and was also trying to avoid being sued by Brahm Stoker's estate for ripping off Dracula (which he totally was), so he changed the ending and tacked on the bit about sunlight killing the vampire.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermike

All your mermaid talk apparently inspired the internet and a tv show. Currently #7 trending search on Yahoo. And many articles like this one:

They even mention reproduction. How about that!

Good job Good Job Brain!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

You wanted to know what gender Godzilla was, well in the 1998 movie they worked out it could be both, because it layed eggs in the subway and they hatched and attacked more people trying to escape from the one above.

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Hansen

I am just now having the pleasure of listening to this podcast, so I know it is a little late, but a name for the friction-reducing lining could be "moviment" - "moving condiment". Just maybe... ;):)

May 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

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