Episode #756

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      When LA was founded the city’s full name was, ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula.’

    • Item #2 Science

      In 1923 LA produced one quarter of the world’s oil, it still sits atop the third largest oil field in the country.

    • Item #3 Science

      In 1973 pranksters changed the landmark sign to read, ‘Hollyweed.’

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    “Let us hope that Lysenko’s success in Russia will serve for many generations to come as another reminder to the world of how quickly and easily a science can be corrupted when ignorant political leaders deem themselves competent to arbitrate scientific disputes.” - Martin Gardner