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Oddments 22

This week, we’ll explore some Missing UFOs, Any Color (So Long as It’s Black), the Shellfish Conundrum, and Art-O-Mats. But first, it’s time for a Mother and Child Reunion, presented to you by one Paul Simon. REFERENCES MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION THE MISSING UFOS ANY COLOR SO LONG AS IT’S BLACK THE SHELLFISH CONUNDRUM ART-O-MAT […]

14 MIN2015 APR 9
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Oddments 22

Oddments 21

This week, we’ll takea look at drying hands, begging the questions, what it means to be a pirate, and how you can win the lottery. REFERENCES Restroom Evolution Begging the Question Pirates of the Prairie State How to Win the Lottery If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary […]

15 MIN2015 MAR 5
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Oddments 21

Oddments 20

This week, we’ll take some of the things the TSA finds, the “Man of the Year,” Guy Fawkes masks and a cup of tea. REFERENCES The TSA Man of the Year Why Guy Fawkes? Boston Tea If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary by Jeff Wagg Theme song […]

9 MIN2015 FEB 1
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Oddments 20

Oddments 19

This week, we’ll take a look at a mystery involving dead deer, learn the deadly truth behind the word “meromictic,” shun fresh cashews, smile at hook worms, and explorethe desert with some allergy sufferers. REFERENCES A Natural Death Meromictic Cashew Juice The Happy Hookworm! Arizona Therapy! If you have a question, comment or recipe, please […]

13 MIN2015 JAN 25
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Oddments 19

Oddments 18

In this episode, wevisit the familiar hills of Watership Down,the explosive genesis of a religion, a writer who wasn’t, and an alternative dictionary with added truth. REFERENCES The Fate of Watership Down The Unlikely Birth of a Religion The Mystery of Thomas James Bitter Bierce If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send […]

10 MIN2015 JAN 18
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Oddments 18

Oddments 17

In this episode, we explore an enduring mystery with plenty of clues, birds with unusual numbers of wings, the ingenuity of farmers, and a symbol that means “Good Existence.” REFERENCES The Somerton Man Wings on Things Farmer’s Folly? Good Existence If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary by […]

12 MIN2015 JAN 11
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Oddments 17

2-00. Season Two

Hello, and welcome to the Daily Curio Season 2. For the next 100 episodes, we’re changing the format a bit. New pieces will now feature more in-depth stories with enhanced sound production. For those that would like to listen or read in ten minute chunks, the week’s episodeswill be compiled into a singleepisode of Oddments, […]

1 MIN2015 JAN 5
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2-00. Season Two

Oddments 16

In this episode, we learn some secrets from the tail numbers on aircraft, discover the meaning of cabotage, and meet a man who’s always drunk. But first, let’s have a listen to some miserable people… REFERENCES Les Miserables Elephant Wikipedia:Elephant of the Bastille Art of the Film: The Elephant of Les Miserables N-Numbers FAA:N-Numbers Internet […]

15 MIN2014 JUL 23
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Oddments 16

Oddments 15

This time, we’ll answer the age old question Paper or Plastic, explore beneath the sea, try to tongue twist a computer, and learn the real reason that the Titanic Movie happened. But first, let’s see what’s on the road with us… REFERENCES Paper or Plastic? How Stuff Works:Which is more environmentally friendly: paper or plastic? […]

16 MIN2014 JUL 11
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Oddments 15

Oddments 14

NATO’s alphabet and number stations, the kidnapping game, flying from an old church, the odd invention of one-way streets, and dreamers of dreams. REFERENCES NATO Alphabet and Number Stations Wikipedia:NATO Alphabet Skeptoid: Spy Radio: Numbers Stations Amazon: Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Number Stations Geoguessr Geoguessr: Lets Explore the World! […]

17 MIN2014 JUL 2
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Oddments 14

Latest Episodes

Oddments 22

This week, we’ll explore some Missing UFOs, Any Color (So Long as It’s Black), the Shellfish Conundrum, and Art-O-Mats. But first, it’s time for a Mother and Child Reunion, presented to you by one Paul Simon. REFERENCES MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION THE MISSING UFOS ANY COLOR SO LONG AS IT’S BLACK THE SHELLFISH CONUNDRUM ART-O-MAT […]

14 MIN2015 APR 9
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Oddments 22

Oddments 21

This week, we’ll takea look at drying hands, begging the questions, what it means to be a pirate, and how you can win the lottery. REFERENCES Restroom Evolution Begging the Question Pirates of the Prairie State How to Win the Lottery If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary […]

15 MIN2015 MAR 5
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Oddments 21

Oddments 20

This week, we’ll take some of the things the TSA finds, the “Man of the Year,” Guy Fawkes masks and a cup of tea. REFERENCES The TSA Man of the Year Why Guy Fawkes? Boston Tea If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary by Jeff Wagg Theme song […]

9 MIN2015 FEB 1
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Oddments 20

Oddments 19

This week, we’ll take a look at a mystery involving dead deer, learn the deadly truth behind the word “meromictic,” shun fresh cashews, smile at hook worms, and explorethe desert with some allergy sufferers. REFERENCES A Natural Death Meromictic Cashew Juice The Happy Hookworm! Arizona Therapy! If you have a question, comment or recipe, please […]

13 MIN2015 JAN 25
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Oddments 19

Oddments 18

In this episode, wevisit the familiar hills of Watership Down,the explosive genesis of a religion, a writer who wasn’t, and an alternative dictionary with added truth. REFERENCES The Fate of Watership Down The Unlikely Birth of a Religion The Mystery of Thomas James Bitter Bierce If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send […]

10 MIN2015 JAN 18
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Oddments 18

Oddments 17

In this episode, we explore an enduring mystery with plenty of clues, birds with unusual numbers of wings, the ingenuity of farmers, and a symbol that means “Good Existence.” REFERENCES The Somerton Man Wings on Things Farmer’s Folly? Good Existence If you have a question, comment or recipe, please send them to jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com. Commentary by […]

12 MIN2015 JAN 11
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Oddments 17

2-00. Season Two

Hello, and welcome to the Daily Curio Season 2. For the next 100 episodes, we’re changing the format a bit. New pieces will now feature more in-depth stories with enhanced sound production. For those that would like to listen or read in ten minute chunks, the week’s episodeswill be compiled into a singleepisode of Oddments, […]

1 MIN2015 JAN 5
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2-00. Season Two

Oddments 16

In this episode, we learn some secrets from the tail numbers on aircraft, discover the meaning of cabotage, and meet a man who’s always drunk. But first, let’s have a listen to some miserable people… REFERENCES Les Miserables Elephant Wikipedia:Elephant of the Bastille Art of the Film: The Elephant of Les Miserables N-Numbers FAA:N-Numbers Internet […]

15 MIN2014 JUL 23
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Oddments 16

Oddments 15

This time, we’ll answer the age old question Paper or Plastic, explore beneath the sea, try to tongue twist a computer, and learn the real reason that the Titanic Movie happened. But first, let’s see what’s on the road with us… REFERENCES Paper or Plastic? How Stuff Works:Which is more environmentally friendly: paper or plastic? […]

16 MIN2014 JUL 11
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Oddments 15

Oddments 14

NATO’s alphabet and number stations, the kidnapping game, flying from an old church, the odd invention of one-way streets, and dreamers of dreams. REFERENCES NATO Alphabet and Number Stations Wikipedia:NATO Alphabet Skeptoid: Spy Radio: Numbers Stations Amazon: Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Number Stations Geoguessr Geoguessr: Lets Explore the World! […]

17 MIN2014 JUL 2
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