Stuff You Should Know
How Stuff Works | Podcast, ±38 min episodes every 3 days
From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. This week, get a closer look at the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about the mob in this video podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
The wild kingdom is filled with examples of animals that can camouflage themselves into their environment, but the means and the methods are also wildly varied. Learn about the ins and outs of blending in through this episode.
How Extinction Works
Scientists believe that 99% of the estimated 50 billion species that have ever lived on Earth have disappeared through extinction. This is a natural process typically, but it can also be cataclysmic and it’s becoming clear we are amid a massive one.
How The Great Train Robbery Worked
In 1963, 15 men got together in England to pull off one of the most daring heists in history. The Great Train Robbery was the crime of the century, capturing the public's attention and leaving them torn on who to root for - the cops or the robbers. Learn all about England's greatest heist in today's episode.
How Skywriting Works
"Back in the 1920s, skywriting was invented to communicatewith troops, but it quickly found its footing as a popular way for companies to advertise. Learn all about the aerial acrobatics and mental skill it takes towrite mile-high letters backwards."
How Karate Works
Karate, meaning "open" and "hand", was developed in Okinawa before being exported to Japan and then the rest of the world. It is one of the most widely practiced martial arts and one of the most difficult to master. Learn about it in this episode.
How Panic Attacks Work
Almost three percent of Americans suffer from a debilitating disorder that causes them to suffer intense fear seemingly without reason and science hasn’t yet figured out what causes it. Join Josh and Chuck as they get to the bottom of panic attacks.
How Rogue Waves Work
Rogue waves come out of nowhere and tower as much as 100 feet over hapless ships they encounter, breaking across the boat and frequently breaking the boat and its inhabitants. Investigate the mystery of rouge waves in this episode.
How Animal Domestication Works
It's strange to hear, but the transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture, including the domestication of wild animals, is the single biggest thing to ever happen to humanity. You can thank it for everything from kingdoms to Ebola.
How Police Interrogation Works
Every year, police across the U.S. get thousands ofcriminals to confess to their crimes. The trouble is, the procedure that almostall departments use is grounded in bad science and can produce falseconfessions. Learn about ways of making you talk.
How Currency Works
Even if you entirely eschew the concept of money, we’ll bet you’d be hard pressed not to trade in some form of currency. Learn how everything from cows to cacao beans to tiny shells from Maldives have served as currency at some time or another.
How Socialism Works
In America it's virtually a dirty word, but after being dragged through the mud for a century, socialism is still a part of the U.S.’s national character. Learn about this foil and complement to capitalism and why it might not be so bad.