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Ep 147: Science... sort of - Flash Fried Frog Legs

00:00:00 - Much like podcasters, frogs try to avoid talking over each other. It really screws with getting noticed by a mate. They do such a good job that tech nerds are trying to figure out how have networks work the same way. Ribbit.

00:21:05 - Frogs like to take a dip in the drink, whereas the Paleopals like to dip drinks into their mouths. This week Ryan begins with a Triple Digit Aftermath Scotch Ale, just because he can. Ben is very excited about his not too sweet Jamaican grapefruit pop Ting. Patrick has one of Ryan's favorite IPAs, a Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. And finally Jacob has some whipped-cream vodka and orange soda abomination that he calls a "creamsicle." 

00:29:10 - The Paleopals have fun making fun of the trailer for Hit & Run in this week's Trailer Trash Talk.

00:40:55 - The funny sounding lab of Picatinny have developed a FREAKING LIGHTNING GUN. Ben says he had the idea first, but didn't want to unleash such horrors upon the world. At least he can explain it to the rest of us.

00:59:31 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like lightning, random and deadly. Patrick has an excellent iTunes review from Zachary G. Ryan was sent a Triassic sellosaurs on an ice drift from Jesse G., which can be seen in our Art... sort of gallery. Ben finds a foreign iTunes review from UK listener Luke S. And finally, Jacob reads a website comment from Cecilia, left on Episode 142, about how best to exercise one's cheetahs.

 

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Music for this week's show provided by:

Froggie - The Presidents of the United States of America

I've Got a Gal in Kalamzoo - Glen Miller & His Orchestra

Run Right Back - The Black Keys

The Killing Lights - AFI

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00:00:00 - A theory is nice, but without the right tech it can sometimes be hard to test. Such was the case with the popular "selfish herd theory" and it took some very precise GPS and some perturbed sheep to finally prove it right.

00:17:12 - Drinks are more fun when you're in a herd. Charlie has mixed feelings towards his Hell or High Watermelon from 21st Amendment. Kelly is refreshed by a Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. And Ryan has to explain his B-Craft Black Double IPA by Arcadia Ales.

00:21:14 - Trailer Trash Talk laments the over-exposure of the American electorate, The Black Keys, and the comedy duo of Will Ferrel and Zach Galifianakis in the new comedy The Campaign.

00:32:10 - Decades ago we launched some probes into the far reaches of space. They're out there still chugging along, but the Pioneer probes were chugging a bit slower than they should have been. After converting some very old data, scientists think they've narrowed down the options for the cause of the anomaly.

00:56:02 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like untested theories, we're pretty sure it's a good idea but have no way of knowing yet. Kelly has a most excellent e-mail for Temporal Tony, who knows exactly how long it's going to take before he hears it. Ryan appreciates the kind words of Shlomo D.'s iTunes review. And Charlie makes a social network exception to read a Facebook message from Brian E.

 

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Music for this week's show provided by:

Black Sheep - Metric

Six-Pack Summer - Phil Vassar

Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys

Don't Slow Down - Matt & Kim

Direct download: Ep_146_Science..._sort_of_-_Relative_Position_Absolute_Precision.mp3
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