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Science... sort of

Jan 9, 2012

00:00:00 - Kelly tell us about the fascinating world of kleptoparasites, specifically silverfish that hide inside ant colonies with chemical mimicry. Patrick and Ryan interrupt.

00:14:55 - Drinks also use chemicals, and they hide inside your glass until attacking your mouth. Patrick picked Kona's Coffee Porter, he's been there before, and he'll go back again. Kelly also chooses an old favorite in Great Lake's Edmund Fitzgerald. And finally, Ryan has brought something back from the slopes of Park City with his glass of Bourye whiskey.

00:20:10 - The Paleopals bring aboard blogger and Tolkien scholar Juliana to help discuss this week's trailer: The Hobbit. It may be a long ways off, but the doesn't prevent excitement now.

00:36:08 - Botany on the high seas sounds hard enough, but try doing it as a woman dressed as a man aboard a ship full of men. And you have to share a room with the captain. What sounds like a potential comedy is actually the true history of Jeanne Baret, only recently recognized for the woman and scientist that she was. Check out the book, The Discovery of Jeanne Baret, for much more info on this interesting discovery.

00:45:11 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like cross-dressing. There's a time and a place for both. Ryan rings in the new year with an iTunes review from LA Stern. Kelly has a donation from Nena. THANKS, NENA! And Patrick promises Randy H. a hair update.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to check out the blog,, and see if it keeps to that resolution.

Music for this week's show:

Stolen Memories - Sweatshop Union

Hey Porter - Johnny Cash

Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy

Captain's Chair - Sanctus Real