Episode 186 - Specific Gravity
00:00:00 - New planets may be starting to seem like old hat, but this time we're using Ben's favorite fundamental force, gravity, to find them! Charlie also enlightens us on the BEER method for detecting planets.
00:14:55 - Speaking of BEER... Ben has a grass jelly drink, which brings up the topic of hippos spraying their poop somehow. Ryan is enjoying a Cerahopsian IPA given to him by Paloeposse member extraordinaire, Danielle. N. Thanks, Danielle! And Charlie is having an appropriately titled Stark Raving Red wine.
00:20:28 - Revelations as surprising as those made in the story itself are discussed alongside the trailer for the controversialEnder's Game.
00:36:43 - Given the right circumstances, you can turn your own digestive system into a very tiny brewery, which is exactly what has happened to one man in Texas.
00:49:44 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like breweries, they smell like bread and are lots of fun. Ben has a question from Luke J. about the mechanics surrounding Krypton's distance from Earth, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson's contribution to that mythos. Ryan presents a new iTunes review AND a recurring donation from Dave M. Thanks for being a double-threat, Dave! Charlie answers a question from Amy H. about tidal locking, with some contribution from Ben.
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Music for this week's show:
Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
Driving Me Mad - Neil Finn
Instant Karma - John Lennon
Brewer Fever - Former Milwaukee Brewers Theme Song
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