Episode #665

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: stones

Interview with Mark Lynas

  • http://www.marklynas.org/

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    The pirarucu is a large carnivorous fish that grows up to 3 meters long and has teeth on its tongue. https://www.britannica.com/animal/pirarucu

  • Item #2 Science

    The Cyclosa spider is tiny, but it will build a large decoy spider replica in its web out of leaves, twigs, and dead insects. https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/161021-specials-tos-decoy-spiders

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Pink river dolphins get their pink color from the shrimp that is their primary food. http://dolphinspedia.com/dolphins-facts/why-are-pink-dolphins-pink/#.WsUpwejwY4c

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato (The Republic)