Some Fascinating Facts That You Should Know


Unusual Uses For Everyday Things

April 18, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Wertheimer Editor and Chief at Reader’s Digest Books, which has put out a new book call Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I bet you never knew this about meat tenderizer…

 

Neil Wertheimer:
It's good at removing bloodstains because, well, meat tenderizer breaks down proteins - so, it actually gets out perspiration stains really well.

 


Neil Wertheimer

Getting Trust & Cooperation

April 8, 2014

 

Interview with Len Fisher, author of the book Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If two children want to split a piece of cake there is one way to make sure the two pieces are as equal as possible.

 

Len Fisher:
I cut and you choose because that gives you the fairest way of dividing it up.
 


Len Fisher

Our Anti-Male Culture

April 2, 2014

 

Interview with Kathleen Parker, author of the book Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you noticed in our society that…

 

Kathleen Parker:
The culture at large is extremely anti-male these days. This has been building for twenty or thirty years. And it's finally reached a point where guys can't do anything right.
 


Kathleen Parker

The Purpose Of Illness

March 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of the book Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our evolutionary past has left us with some interesting illnesses and conditions. For example many Asians can't drink alcohol because when they do…

 

Dr. Sharon Moalem:
It's an allergic reaction they appear drunk, their face becomes very red and it's all because they don't have a specific gene that allows them to break down alcohol effectively.
 


Dr. Sharon Moalem

Fascinating Human Traits

March 7, 2014

 

Interview with Hannah Holmes, author of the book The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We humans are fascinating creatures in ways you may not realize.


Hannah Holmes:

One of the fascinating things about the human animal is that unlike the vast majority of other mammals we try to mate for long periods of time.
 


Hannah Holmes

Health Benefits Of Chocolate

February 26, 2014

 

Interview with Will Clower, author of the book Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight: New Science Proves You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Chocolate is often considered a vice, an indulgence.

 

Will Clower:
But in fact all of this new information is showing that the opposite is the case. That chocolate is associated with a healthier heart, a healthier brain, better mood, and even better weight.
 


Will Clower

Interesting Odds In Everyday Life - Part 2

February 11, 2014

 

Interview with Amram Shapiro, author of the  Book of Odds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What are the odds you’ll live to be 100? Well the odds are getting better all the time.

 
Amram Shapiro:
The older you get the odds of your living to 100 get better and better and better. So that when you’re 90 your odds of living to 100 are better than when you’re 30.
 

Amram Shapiro

Interesting Odds In Everyday Life

February 10, 2014

 

Interview with Amram Shapiro, co-author of the  Book of Odds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What are the odds? Odds are fascinating for instance 1 out of 2 people are afraid of snakes.

 
Amram Shapiro:
But the real risk of in the United States that somebody will die of a venomous snake, a lizard bite are 1 in 37.4 million.

Amram Shapiro

The Illusion Of Time

February 7, 2014

 

Interview with George Lawrence-Ell, author of the book The Invisible Clock: A Practical Revolution in Finding Time for Everyone and Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems for many of us that time runs our lives. But what is time exactly?

 

George Lawrence-Ell :
Time is a perception and we don't experience time the way that we measure it, in fixed units of hours and days, months and years. Two hours spent in a dentist chair is not two hours spent on a honeymoon.
 

 

 


George Lawrence - Ell

Your Prescription Drugs

January 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?

 

Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.
 


Dr. Bill Thomas

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