Episode #633

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Apprehension instrument

Question #1: Farts

  • Clearly farting makes you have less mass, but does it make you weigh more, or less? Figured this would be a good question for the show, since farts are always funny. Always. Here is a forum post with some interesting discussion points. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=550760 Conrad Fargo, ND

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    NASA is predicting that in November there will be 15 days of complete darkness. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/08/23/no-nasa-is-not-predicting-15-days-of-complete-darkness-in-november/amp/

  • Item #2 Science

    The LA Police Department plans to spend $1 billion on jet packs for their officers. http://www.cracked.com/article_19789_5-clearly-fake-news-stories-that-fooled-media.html

  • Item #3 Fiction

    A killer goose the size of an ostrich menaced visitors to Isle Royale national park in Michigan, killing 3 people, and has yet to be captured.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.’ Hypatia of Alexandrea