Episode 001: Molestache of Flesh

Topics discussed: Crappy first episodes, journey through the center of the earth, antimatter and gravity, statues, videos made with atoms, and how we don’t know nearly as much about microscopes (and most other things) as we’d like to.

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SHOW NOTES

First Garfield strip: http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780619
Lyman: http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780807 (the moustache looked much creepier when the strip wasn’t in color)
Jon and Lyman eat Garfield: http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=756
Antipode map: http://www.freemaptools.com/tunnel-to-other-side-of-the-earth.htm
Jumping through the center of the Earth: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mechanics/earthole.html
– Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_train
What heats the Earth’s core: http://phys.org/news62952904.html
Does antimatter have anti-gravity? http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/04/30/is-antimatter-anti-gravity/
– in Nature Communications: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n4/full/ncomms2787.html
The God Particle (link to Kindle edition on Amazon; looks like the print version is not readily available): http://amzn.to/15DAR3h
The Superconducting Super Collider (RIP): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconducting_Super_Collider
The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test (da!): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmogorov-Smirnov_test
The Standard Model: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_model
Marion Barry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Barry
– also, who knew there was an actual berry called the Marionberry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marionberry
Mayor Jerry Springer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Springer#Political_career
1972 US Presidential election: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1972#Results_by_state
1984 US Presidential election: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1984#Results_by_state
Vikings stealing beautiful women: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1dqvyr/what_is_your_favorite_little_known_fact_about/c9t0j4v
– more discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1drkwc/
Waist to hip ratio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waist-hip_ratio#Measure_of_attractiveness
Painted Greek statues: http://gizmodo.com/5616498/ultraviolet-light-reveals-how-ancient-greek-statues-really-looked
Ivy League toe-rubbing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_statue
– and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Dwight_Woolsey
– and: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2008/02/01/to-woo-students-tour-guides-blur-fact-fiction-line/
Wearing an onion on your belt (low quality): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUj8dma0oo
A Boy and His Atom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSCX78-8-q0
– the making-of we didn’t bother to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4QWwaweWA
– the other related video we mentioned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ6Hv_du2Zo
Electron microscopes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_microscope
– scanning tunneling microscopes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanning_tunneling_microscope

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