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Tuesday
Sep172013

79: Too Much of a Good Thing

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Overload on trivia about OVERLOADING! Find out what happens to your body when you eat too many carrots, and the very dangerous (and  poisonous!) nature of drinking way too much water. Ever feel weird about words when they are repeated over and over and over and over again? "Too Much" quiz, and learn about some odd names for nutty maladies from doing too much of specific activities.

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RUNTIME: 44 minutes 23 seconds

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Hello! I had a really important question to ask you which was, 'When you guys listen to this podcast back, do you guys ever think, OH MY GOD I SOUND SOOO WEIRD!!!!!' thank you so much and I love your podcast!

Freya Raja, England, 13

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFreya Raja

Um... actually... Plenty of Air Force pilots have corrected vision! (I can speak with authority on this - I've been an active AF pilot for over 5 years) Lasik is allowed to correct, and glasses/contact lenses are okay as well. (there's a narrow band where your vision is too bad for glasses but not bad enough for lasik, but other than that...) It's very common in pilot training for the guys to develop nearsightedness (something to do with the early twenties - apparently it's a common age to show up), so if someone's having difficulty in training one of the first things they do is send them to get their eyes tested. As a matter of fact, the aerospace physiologists warn us about similar problems to what you bring up in this episode - we focus close on instruments, but spend a lot of time staring at a distance (horizon/sky). Without an actual object to focus on, human eyes can't maintain distance focus for long, so we're trained to make sure we vary our focal distance throughout the flight in order to maintain our vision. Now you know!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

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