Episode #616

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Comet

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Socrates left behind no writings. We know of him only from the accounts of others. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

  • Item #2 Fiction

    The ancient Greeks greatly revered large penis size, which they believed was a source of strength and courage. http://www.howtotalkaboutarthistory.com/reader-questions/why-do-all-old-statues-have-such-small-penises/

  • Item #3 Science

    There were proctologists in ancient Egypt who were called, neru phuyt, which literally translates to ‘shepherd of the anus’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_medicine

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘The power to tell real from fake doesn’t come from being a world expert or mistrusting every single thing you see. It comes from an honest willingness to change your opinions and beliefs based on new facts. So, learn to enjoy being wrong. The world might start making more sense, you won’t feel quite as out of step with the rest of humanity, your words won’t cause needless pain to people who suffered real tragedies, and the words of others won’t sway you into believing myths over truth.’ - Captain Disillusion