Episode #763

News Items

  • The Broomstick Challenge
  • Hypoallergenic Cats
  • Betelgeuse, Supernova, and Neutrinos
  • Genetics of Dating
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  The name Sasquatch dervies from the First Nation name, Sasq’et, which did refer to a hairy wild man but by tradition was diminutive in size.

                • Item #2 Science

                  The Pacific Northwest contains rainforests with the highest biomass density on Earth.

                • Item #3 Science

                  Washington state has over 3,000 perennial ice and snow fields, including 186 named glaciers.

                • Item #4 Science

                  The seahawk is not a real bird, and the NFL team uses an African Augur Hawk as their live mascot.

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘The Seven Social Sins Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle.’ - Frederick Lewis Donaldson