Episode #614

News Items

  • Short and Long Term Memory
  • Flat Earth
  • Cassini Grand Finale
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Blue whales are heavier than the ten largest known dinosaur species combined. https://www.seeker.com/top-10-largest-dinosaurs-1769041759.html

                • Item #2 Science

                  Jupiter has more mass and volume than all other objects in the solar system, except for the sun, combined. http://solarviews.com/eng/solarsys.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  The military budget of the US is greater than the military budgets of the next 7 largest combined. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jan/13/barack-obama/obama-us-spends-more-military-next-8-nations-combi/

                • Item #4 Science

                  The Amazon river has more discharge then the next 7 largest rivers combined. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_discharge

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity.” - Tim Minchin