Episode #947

News Items

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      Other than a few stray plants, Arizona is the only state in the US with the famous saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea).

    • Item #2 Fiction

      With 3,928 peaks and summits, Arizona is considered the most mountainous state of the 48 contiguous states.

    • Item #3 Science

      Arizona is the most venomous state in the US, with the only venomous lizard, the gila monster, 13 species of rattlesnake, scorpions, africanized bees, a venomous centipede, and the insect with the most painful bite, the tarantula hawk.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    “Among all the geographic areas of the United States, the Southwest in general and Arizona, in particular, is blessed with a panoramic beauty that almost defies description. Only a limited number of poets, painters, and photographers have been able to do justice to her splendor.” – Marshall Trimble