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How the Octopus Became Chuck's Favorite

Move over, meerkats. Chuck has a new favorite animal: the octopus. Listen in as he explains why the octopus has captured his heart.


Move over, meerkats. Chuck has a new favorite animal: the octopus. Listen in as he explains why the octopus has captured his heart.
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How the Octopus Became Chuck's Favorite

Iridescence is in everything from soap bubbles to butterfly wings, but what exactly is it? Join the guys as they unravel the mysteries of iridescence.
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Iridescence is So Cool

Although well-documented when they do occur, feats of hysterical strength are not recognized by medical science. Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know talk about this interesting phenomenon.
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Can Danger Give You Super Strength?

Creating an earthquake is more than just a great weekend for a Bond villain. In fact, studies indicate that human beings may potentially be able to create genuine earthquakes. Tune in to learn how.
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Can Humans Create Earthquakes?

It might sound like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but an inventor has figured out how to invent a genuine hoverboard. Listen in to learn how it works.
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Let's Build A Hoverboard

In movies and stories, zombies are undead menaces that lurch around mindlessly, in search of flesh. Join Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know as they investigate if zombies exist outside of fiction.
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Josh on Real-life Zombies

It's true: someone really has made an invisibility cloak. So how does it work? Listen in as Josh and Chuck explain the nuts and bolts of a real-life invisibility cloak.
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Is There a Real-Life Invisibility Cloak?

It turns out that Chuck has been known to sleepwalk. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Listen in as Josh and Chuck explore the strange world of sleepwaking.
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Chuck Bryant: Sleepwalker

The idea for Personal Rapid Transport goes as far back as 1953, with the thought of combining taxicabs with subways. Join Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know as they ponder the feasibility of this idea.
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Will We All Have On-Call Cars in the Future?

Japanese stragglers were loyal to a war that, unbeknownst to them, had ended. Join Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know as they explain how it is possible for a solider to be ignorant of a war's end.
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Who Were the Japanese Stragglers?

In the future, Mars could be a downright homey place for new generations of human beings -- but there's a catch. We'll have to build an atmosphere first. Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the future of terraforming.
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Can We Live on Mars?

Fossils can tell us about how life on Earth has evolved over time and also how the climate has changed. Find out what fossils are and how fossils formed in this video from Stuff You Should Know.
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Will We Be Fossils One Day?

In many films, hapless characters meet their untimely demise in a lethal pit of quicksand. It's a gruesome, undignified end -- but is it realistic? Josh and Chuck tackle the properties of quicksand (and how to escape it) in this exclusive video.
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How Can You Survive Quicksand?

People with mirror-touch synesthesia literally feel the pain of others -- but why? Tune in as Josh and Chuck explain the fascinating mechanics of mirror neurons in this exclusive video from HowStuffWorks.com and the Science Channel.
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Can Chuck Feel Josh's Pain?

Ever since the wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago, people have been inventing new ways to travel faster from one point to another. Join Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know as they investigate teleportation.
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Teleportation

Built by CERN, the Large Hadron Collider is supposed to search for the elusive Higgs boson -- but why? Tune in as Josh and Chuck catch you up to speed on the Higgs boson in this exclusive video from HowStuffWorks.com and the Science Channel.
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Will the Large Hadron Collider Destroy the Universe?

The Doomsday Ark is a lunar vault planned by the European Space Agency to preserve humanity in the event of an earthly apocalypse. Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know discuss.
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Are Josh and Chuck Ready for the Apocalypse?

For many of us, the thought of totem poles conjures up images of sacred rituals and mysterious ceremonies. Join Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know as they uncover the real truths behind totem poles.
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Is Chuck a Low Man on the Totem Pole?

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