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Tuesday
Apr022013

56: Your Body is a Wonderland

 

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The human body is truly amazing! We HEAD up the discussion about body gunk, and the mysterious and wonderful world *inside* your belly button. Colin blesses us with tales of mysterious sneezing phenomenon, and Karen ponders why your pee smells weird after eating asparagus. Learn the origin behind the saying "5 o'clock shadow" and just what to watch for if you're a lifeguard.

ALSO: Capital Capitals Quiz Part II!

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FYI, there are other parts of body called frenulum ...

April 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersub

yep, good point, sub! it's really any flap of skin connected to something that moves. for example, we have them on the insides of our upper and lower lips as well. i only had time to mention the most noticeable one on our tongues.

April 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColin

just figured i'd post some other crossword clues for world capitals that i came up with:

Pacino or Gore derides (Al jeers - Algiers, Algeria)
To ensnare one's father (Bag dad - Baghdad, Iraq)
A path around a large cove (Bay route - Beirut, Lebanon)
To bake or sear (Burn - Bern, Swizterland)
If 'Cleopatra' star Taylor dated 'Argo' star Affleck, Brangelina-style (LizBen - Lisbon, Portugal)
Extremely wide shoe size (Triple E - Tripoli, Libya)
State fair attraction _______ Round (Merry Go - Marigot, Saint Martin (French territory))

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Yogi is a bear but the national capital of Australia is not. ;-)
Canberra is pronounced something like "canbUrra" (but say it all quickly) or maybe even better "canbra".
I say this after learning the hard way since I'm a transplant from the US, living in Sydney. There are a lot of place names in Australia that look unfamiliar to an American as they have Aboriginal roots - but just the same, there are plenty of Native American based place names that look unfamiliar to an Australian.
Other examples: it's Brisbn (no long or short 'a' to be heard and don't let the 'e' fool you); also it's Melburn (not 'bourne' as in Jason)

Great podcast. Thx.

April 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhoops4nic

The first time my husband had a sneezing fit after a big meal, I couldn't stop laughing...I had no idea what was going on! Thanks for the answers -- now I can diagnose him with snatiation. Although I'm pretty sure I have a disorder of laughing uncontrollably after observance of snatiation.

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy M

Okay, so i am a little behind on episodes, but i am catching up. Love the show. I thought i would share a tidbit of information about odd colored waste from the body. Has anybody out there had Romulan Ale? If you have, then you know. No joke, there is a great Star Trek bar, restaurant, museum, ride, downstairs in the Hilton Vegas. They sell Klingon Blood Wine, Romulan Ale, etc... If you are a nerd like me, you know that afore mentioned ale is bright neon blue. Welllllll, heh,heh, when you poo, it will be nearly the exact same color. Seirously, like a very bright blue, best joke ever when i lived there to play on visiting friends. At any rate, good job brains, looking forward to every show. -G Munny.

November 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterg munny

Zima is alive and well in Japan...http://zima.jp/

December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjen

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