Feeling Salty

Feeling Salty

    In the ancient Ghanian empire, a drum sounds in the distance.  Traders go to the appointed spot. The people they are trading with have already gone, leaving their goods behind them.  This is the silent trade. The commodity that wait for them unprotected...
For The Last Time…

For The Last Time…

  Thanks to the members of patreon.com/yourbrainonfacts for choosing today’s topic, an option available to members at all levels, and most of our members are also getting their 25th-of-every-month bonus episode, with another to come every 10th.  Bonus episodes...
Butter in the Bank 2

Butter in the Bank 2

Odd Dad Out promo Proper preparation prevent poor performance.  You’ve got a first aid kit in your car, a little box of tornado supplies in the closet, canned goods in the pantry, a few thousand rubber bullets.  You don’t have that one? The London Metropolitan police...
Well-traveled Bodies

Well-traveled Bodies

In the winter of 1976, the 6 Million Dollar Man tv show was filming in a haunted house in Long Beach, CA.  When a crew member went to move a garish-looking dummy to a different spot, the dummy’s arm broke off at the elbow.  It was then that the crew member noticed the...
Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: medical edition

Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: medical edition

When you think of world-saving heroes, obvious answers come to mind: Superman, Captain America, Randy Quaid’s character from Independence Day, the usual.  But there are real life people who have thousands, millions, and in one case a billion lives in the real world,...