Episode #740

News Items

  • 20-Year Batteries
  • NDE Study
  • CRISPR Trials
  • Holy Water Trial
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Electric eels are not true eels, but knifefish, a group closely related to catfish, that contains 220 species that all have electricity producing organs. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/electric-eel

                • Item #2 Science

                  Electric eels are obligate air-breathers, coming to the surface for air, and can drown if they get stuck underwater.

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  The electric organ of an electric eel is entirely located under its chin, which it places on animals it wishes to deliver a maximal shock.

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation.’ Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley, A Vindication of the Rights of Women