A weekly fun chat on an eclectic selection of topics
Scarves - Short
Scarves - Short

Winter got you all chilly? Warm up your neck with a scarf, and warm up your ears with this week's short episode on scarves!


Wigs
Wigs

Wigs

Let your hair down! It’s time for Encyclopedia Brunch. Oh wait, do you not have hair? Don’t sweat it, this week we’re talking about wigs.

  • An oblique reference to Gardenstate was made, can you find it Listeners at home? … Very good! It was the screaming into the pit!
  • Beware the meet cute.
  • The best thing about Sophia Coppola’s Lost in Translation? That pink wig (Not, as this article suggests, SJ’s butt.)


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

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