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148: Take Out the Trash



It's time for spring cleaning so get ready to sweep up factoids about garbage: Oscar the Grouch, the 5-Second Rule, and the surprisingly recent invention of the Trash feature in computers. Learn the tale of the Mobro 4000 - how the legendary floating island of New York City trash sailed up and down the coast of the Atlantic. You talking smack? Take the trash talk quiz! ...And find out exactly how should you poop in the woods.

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Why is the gingerbread man stinky?
Because, as they say, "you can't wash a cookie!"
(Saje, age 29, Roselle, IL)

April 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSajetheGirl

You guys blew my mind when you busted out the Atari E.T. game from the landfill in New Mexico. I just watched that documentary this last weekend, and was surprisingly semi-emotional when Howard Scott Warshaw gave his teary interview about him getting a little closure to the death of his career as a video game designer. I remember getting that game for Christmas and being horribly disappointed by it ....but then again I remember being horrible disappointed with a lot of Atari 2600 games. Pacman ring a bell?

April 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve B

Love your show! Hearing about the 1987 NY garbage barge was fascinating... and also strangely made me feel like I'd heard the story before. I'm about the same age as you guys, so I was just a small kid when it happened. But I realized that I had read a children's story to my kids that was based on this news story: "Here Comes the Garbage Barge!" by Jonah Winter and Red Nose Studio was published in 2010 and has a funny approach -- much like your "set sail the garbage ship!" :)

April 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

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