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102: The Need For Speed



Turbo charge your ear-holes with our episode about things speedy, fast, and instant. Find out about the weird origin of FedEx (hint: it involved some Las Vegas craziness). And exactly fast are the fastest things in the world? Play our Price-Is-Right speed test, and can you hold on to this FAST word puzzle? Colin captivates us with the wacky and illegal world of coast-to-coast racing. And what actually makes instant noodles instant?

And you can be our wingman anytime.

ALSO: Carmin San Mateo, Lobetrotter

RUNTIME: 56 minutes 48 seconds

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    This episode is so much outstanding as the speed and video and everything was just perfect. I really like to watch this video and I want to watch more videos like this and I really loved it.

Reader Comments (7)

You are in love with me, you just dont know it yet :-)

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Johnston

Why would water not boil in space?

Also, you can totally cook ramen in less than boiling water - on earth or elsewhere.

March 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdave s

I'm pretty certain the actor's name is pronounced 'Kill-ee-un' not 'Sill-ee-un' Murphy.
Great episode guys :)

March 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRia Exworthy

Please do an episode about sausage. And please title it "The Best of the Wurst".

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTV's Mr. Neil

It wouldn't have made a difference whether JFK said "Ich bin Berliner" or "Ich bin ein Berliner," because Berliners call doughnuts Pfannkuchen.
(They're called Berliner elsewhere in Germany.)
For more information see this related Wikipedia article.

The whole jelly doughnut rumor was started by thriller writer Len Deighton who apparently never visited Berlin.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Second the above. The author made the claim in a book which then became one of those quasi-facts, but the book is fiction and the narrator unreliable. No one in Germany hearing the speech or afterwards thought Kennedy made a mistake.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdave

Regarding the transcontinental driving record, do you know if these continued record-breakers had a common path across the country? I'd imagine with the amount of preparation somebody somewhere had to have analyzed all the roads and determined the quickest path. Ergo, I'd imagine most of these people who set subsequent records were taking mostly the same paths as each other

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEric

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