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82: Body Hackin'



BODY MODIFICATIONS - ways to decorate and enhance the body! Plastic surgery tidbits and vocabulary quiz, outrageous/cool/eyeroll-inducing celebrity tattoos, and hacking your own body with....home electronics? The amazing body transformations of the mimic octopus, and breakthroughs in sports reconstructive surgery. And pee tattoo.

ALSO: Second Chance Pub Quiz, Brainiacs' Book Club

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 10 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Body Work" by Morgan Page ft. Teagan & Sara  Amazon | iTunes 


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Reader Comments (5)

For some reason, Stitcher only downloaded 24 minutes of this episode.

October 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I'd like to share an xkcd comic regarding Mimic Octopuses:

If you want to remember the connection between thistle and Scotland, just think of the movie Braveheart! There's even a track in its soundtrack called A Gift Of A Thistle.

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I just kept hearing 'octopi' being used but I need you guys need to know that the plural of octopus is octopodes or octopuses since the word is derived from Greek, not Latin.

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA linguist

Dear GJB Crew:

I love your show and listen to every podcast. The body modification episode peaked my interest, particularly the segment about the guy who inserted magnets into his ears so that he no longer needs to use headphones. Can you please post a link to the website with info about that? I have no interest in doingit myself but am curious to know how it works.


Nickinseattle, trivia nerd and GJB fan

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNickinseattle

Hello! I recently discovered your podcast and I enjoy it very much. I am catching up on the episodes as fast as I can,which is why I am writing almost 2 years after the broadcast of this one. One comment made in this episode made me decided to write: In the cosmetic surgery quiz, you were wondering why "rhytidectomy" means "facelift". Well, being Greek and a native greek language speaker, I have an advantage on most things medical (and almost all phobias!). "Rhytides" - "Ρυτίδες" is the greek word for face wrinkles specifically (not so common for clothes wrinkles). Therefore, a "rhytidectomy" is a procedure of cutting off wrinkles from greek "ρυτίδες"+"εκτομή" - "rhytides" (wrikinles) + "ectomy" (cutting out, like appendectomy, tonsillectomy) = Cutting out of face wrinkles. I hope you enjoyed that!

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