Episode 160 - Giving Thanks III, Thank Harder
It’s time for the annual Thanksgiving Science… sort of special! Each year the Paleopals pick an extra-long PaleoPOW and cover it in a little more detail than usual. Just like the pilgrims did.
00:00:00 - Patrick has an e-mail from Mike S. to start the show. Mike is in Rochester, and the people in Rochester are doing good work concerning cancer in blind mole rats. How do they compare to our official unofficial animal the naked mole rat? Tune in to find out!
00:13:35 - Drinks are a thing definitely worth giving thanks for. Patrick reaches for a Sofie from Goose Island, Ryan's knowledge of the brewery prompts Jacob to call him a snob. Jacob heads back to the old country to try and earn Ryan's respect with a Ayinger Ur-Weisse, but questions the descriptions posted on a certain beer website. Ryan is having a beer with few IBUs and the addition of fennel in the Spring 2012 Biere de Mars from Almanac Beer Co. It may have been a mistake. And Charlie enjoys Ninkasi winter seasonal Slayer to celebrate pagan traditions.
00:26:36 - Jacob brings us an e-mail from a serviceperson offering us some coin. We suggest that those serving in our armed forces instead donate to the USO or Cup of Joe for a Joe. Regardless, Jaimie K. wants to know about DNA replication buffers, which Patrick identifies as telomeres, and the morality of life imprisonment in a world without death, which no one has a good answer for.
00:42:24 - Trailer Trash Talk leaves everyone feeling nostalgic for power gloves yet ironically jaded towards movie previews thanks to the snippet from the upcoming disappointment Noobz.
00:58:09 - Ernie wants to know if birds suffer the same sleep deprivation that they force upon him. Ryan actually looks up real science to give him the answer. It's like the show is going legit or something. Until...
01:114:02 - Charlie ventures into the terrifying wilderness of our Facebook page to bring us a story from Clayton F. concerning the Oklohma Wildlife Department's stance concerning the existence of puma farms and bigfoot. Patrick points out the potential for bigfoot DNA from a wholly unreliable source.
Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!
Music for this week's show provided by:
Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton) - The Lonely Island
Till The Bitter End - The Magnetic Fields
Forever And A Day - Ian Brown
I'm Not Sleeping - Counting Crows
Image Credit: Numista