A weekly fun chat on an eclectic selection of topics
Carburetors
Carburetors

Is something wrong with your car? Tempted to blame the carburetor just so you can say a car thing? Find out how, this week on Encyclopedia Brunch!


Shopping Carts
Shopping Carts

This week we're talking about Shopping Carts! The retail innovation that moved the finish line on what it meant to shop till one dropped.


Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde

Look lively this week, because we're talking about preserving dead things! We're talkin' formaldehyde.

  • Fun fact: Formaldehyde comes from form- and -aldehyde
    • An aldehyde is what we call any carbon molecule with a double-bonded oxygen on its end
    • Form- is the prefix we often give to organic molecules with one carbon, because:
      • Formic acid has one carbon
        • We named formic acid that because ants make formic acid and
        • Formica is latin for "ant"
    • All of which serves as a neat reminder that chemistry naming is real dumb

Cash Registers
Cash Registers

Cash Registers

Cha-Ching! Hear that sweet sweet sound of this week’s topic: The Cash Register.


Body Switching
Body Switching

Body Switching

You got chocolate empathy in my understanding peanut butter! Well you got understanding peanut butter in my chocolate empathy! It’s body switching this week.

  • Some classic switch-'em-ups include:
  • This episode was really just to explain why we spent all week on TV Tropes.


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