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Tuesday
Nov122013

86: The Life Aquatic

 

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Strap on your floaties because we're going out to sea. Marinate on these marvelous marine morsels of trivia: the history of the first ever submarine and its very silly name, what exactly made Disney's The Little Mermaid a complete hit and turning point for the studio, handy/horrible mnemonics for memorizing bodies of water, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Anchors aweigh in a nautical term quiz, and find out what happens to aquariums when abandoned.

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 42 seconds

 

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"Beyond the sea" by Kevin Spacey (as Bobby Darin)  Amazon | iTunes 

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Hey guys! I love this weeks podcast but I think I may have some difficulty finding the book, 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea...because the title is TWENTY-THOUSAND Leagues Under the Sea...

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYour Pal Alex

In your list of largest lakes it may be worth working in Lake Baikal. It is the deepest lake in the world and the most voluminous. It holds 20% of the world's unfrozen surface freshwater.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_baikal

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRipley

Actually the largest Lake should be the Caspian Sea. Despite its name, it is a body of freshwater and looks to be 5 time larger than Superior.

November 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Dunn

Also, a Nautical Mile is the length that one arcminute (1/60 degree) subtends at the equator which just happen to be somewhat longer than our normal Statute Mile.

November 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Dunn

Love your podcast! I listen to it every week. You do such a great job and seem to have such fun!

November 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Dunn

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