Episode #584

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    According to a recent study pornography use by married people has a greater negative impact on marriages of those considered more religious compared to less religious people.

  • Item #2 Science

    Infamous con-man Victor Lustig, most noted for being a master counterfeiter in the early 20th century, traveled to Paris in 1925 and sole the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers at a time when the tower was being seriously considered for demolition.

  • Item #3 Science

    The subtitle of the Movie Star Trek II was called, The Vengence of Kahn. Because Star Wars’ Episode VI working subtitle was The Revenge of the Jedi, out of deference the Star Trek producers changed the title to The Wrath of Kahn.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“Common sense is the best distributed commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.” Rene Descartes