Episode #547

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: R2D2 translator

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    The lowest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowest_temperature_recorded_on_Earth

  • Item #2 Science

    Wok racing, invented in Germany, is a winter sport that involves racing down a hill on a cooking wok, while skijoring is the sport of skiing behind sled dogs or a horse. http://thefw.com/winter-activities-you-might-not-know-about/

  • Item #3 Fiction

    On January 12, 1888 a sudden Great plains blizzard killed over 5,000 people who were caught unprepared, the largest death toll from a blizzard on record. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blizzard_of_1888