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.’

                  • Item #4 Fiction

                    The LA area is the second most crowded metropolitan region in the United States.

                  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