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139: Season's Eatings II



ARE YOU READY FOR HOLIDAY EATAPALOOZA?!?!??!! Let us whet your appetite with scrumptious facts and trivia about holiday foods and eating traditions. Why does fruitcake have the most pathetic loser rep? Chris drenches us with the colorful and pungent origins of the fruitcake, who knew this poop-looking brick had such a wonderful stamp in history? Take the Goose/Ham/Turkey challenge to find out who's the real MEAT HEAD. We all become envious of Japan after learning about their Christmas tradition, and it's finger-lickin' good. And of course, the international phenomenon of the cursed HANGOVER - find out what actually is happening to your body after a night of drinking and other boozy facts.

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 49 seconds


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um, actually... no correction here, just a heartfelt thank you. i love your podcast and wish you the best; except at the grand finale. i compete on a team at Redcoats in Pleasanton and we've been to the grand finale each of the last five seasons, but third place was the highest we achieved. hopefully, one day, we'll be on the brainstormer cup like you guys.
i with you continued success and all your wishes in the new year!

December 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterchico

Hi peoples!
My dad and I have naturally red hair, and as the product of 5 year long orthodontist work (-_-) and over 9 extractions, we do need more anesthetic (at least in my family of multiple redheads experience) for example, even as a child I would need the dosage of anesthetic given to much older people, as the effects of the drug wore off mich much faster. One time it actually wore off in the middle of an extraction! (That was a fun day). ~just my experience, I love your podcast!!:)

December 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Healy

Hangover thoughts - The Grand Slam was not available in rural BC in the 1970's but the concept was still around. My parents use to bring their friends to our house after the dances and have bacon and eggs and toast at 3-4 in the morning.
When I was in university you did not want to be late getting to breakfast before you were going to have to wait for juice glasses. People would take 6 - 8 glasses at a time so the later people had to wait for the dishwashers to catch up.

December 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Um, actually, Tiny Tim did not bring the turkey to Scrooge. Scrooge asked a beggar to fetch the turkey for him so he could give the turkey to tiny Tim, for he was trying to clear his name

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHarper

I grew up in Manitou Springs, CO and we have enjoyed the annual fruitcake toss. It is amazing (people build catapults). You should take a look!!

Love you all and the show!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Dale Lewis

Some more Japanese KFC trivia! (Because I used this stuff for a quiz night question here in Japan)

So KFC got their start at the Osaka world fair, but their first actual store was outside Nagoya, for two reasons: one, Nagoya was already associated with fried chicken wings (which are outstanding) and two, Nagoya is so close to the city of Toyoda (also known as Toyota) that there's actually a nonstop direct flight from Nagoya to Detroit owing to their sister city status due to being major hubs of car manufacturing.

The Colonel Sanders statues are also a giant thing — they dress them up as Santa for Christmas, and for other tie-ins (recently rather famously as Goku for a Dragon Ball tie-in).

Perhaps more interestingly, though, many years back, there was a player for the Hanshin Tigers (Osaka's favorite baseball team, despite Osaka having its own team and the Tigers being based in a different prefecture entirely, like if Yankee Stadium were in south Jersey) and, after they won a particularly big game, the fans in Osaka started jumping off a bridge in celebration into one of Osaka's many famous canals, with fans throwing other fans who resembled the players into the river. One of their players was American, though, and there weren't any fans around who looked like him, so they grabbed the next best thing: Colonel Sanders.

The statue vanished into the river for years (eventually being dredged up just a few years back), and the Tigers started choking at big games. Some combination of sports superstition and Japanese animist belief in statues in particular being home to spirits led to the "curse of the colonel," though, and regardless of whether you believe in any of that stuff, it did lead to one definite real-world change: Osaka's KFC stores started putting Colonel Sanders on locked chains.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Lescoe

Ummm actually! you guys got what indulgences are WRONG! As a catholic I find this error a little ofensive. What you said is that you pay to get absolved of the sin as if you didn't do it! And that's not what indulgences are, what they are is that by completing something delclared by the pope you receive these indulgences and these indulgences are, time off purgatory! Assuming you get there. Purgatory is the prepatory cleansing place before heaven. For example a recent indulgence was to make a pilgrimage and while doing so goto confession and mass at the place of pilgrimage. Martin Luther was not even alive at the time you where talking about, and also never said indulgences were bad just what he called selling them, this "selling"occurred when the church was strapped for cash and said to the people if you donate money up the church you On the declaration of the church recieve indulgences. People then I assume donated lots as an attempt to buy their way to heaven witch was never the intended purpose of declaring the donations as giving you indulgences.

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacob mezzacapa

Yeah guys the indulgence thing was really wrong.

Even today advent is a pentitential season in the Catholic Church. Today you are still encouraged to perform prayers, fasting and almsgiving. Although the Church does not bind Catholics in conscience these days. It does bind Catholics with regards to abstaining from meat however, even today. However the Church says that if you aren't going to abstain from meat for some reason, then you can perform some other penance. This is *exactly* what the popeople was saying about butter. He said ok well if you don't want to abstain from butter then you need to do some other kind of sacrifice. In this case, almsgiving.

Finally, an indulgence isn't saying you can now commit a sin and it isn't a sin, it's a promise by the Church that some punishment due to that sin will be removed based on some other action that you take. The same thing a parent might say: if you mow the lawn today, I'll take one day off your grounding.

Love the show guys! Hope this helps. Your friendly neighborhood Catholic.

December 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertim clark

Well lent is the penitential time not advent.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacob Mezzacapa

Advent is *also* a penitential season. Not as penitential as lent, but it is nonetheless. That's the point of the purple vestments, why there is no Gloria sung, etc. Don't take my word for it:

And Merry Christmas!

December 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertim clark

Regarding what's faster: Turkey, Goose, or Pig. It's only domestic turkeys that cannot fly, wild turkeys can fly. In flight the 2 birds are probably about the same in speed.

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames Green

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