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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you always wanted to know about - in a mini podcast

Aug 16, 2019

When flights get cancelled because of heavy winds, why is it only a proportion of flights and not 100% that stop? Isn’t it a binary decision of: 'safe' or 'too dangerous'? After weather cancels thousands of flights and lots of people are displaced, how to they all get back on schedule when presumably flights for...


Aug 9, 2019

Did you know that the word Jeans comes from Genoa Italy? Where does the word Denim come from? Is true what that you don't have to wash jeans, just put them in the freezer? Did the CEO of Levi's really say that?

 

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Aug 2, 2019

What is white noise? What about the other colored noises? What do these noises do the brain? Why do some people use brown noise as a way to focus?

 

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Jul 26, 2019

Why have remote controlled drones or RC quadcopters become so popular in recent years? If they are a superior design to regular helicopters, why aren't we starting to see full scale quadcopters being built?

 

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Jul 19, 2019

How does Bitcoin it work? How do I get it? What is the blockchain? What is mining? Why are ASIC and GPU or video cards used instead of a more general purpose CPU?

 

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This episode mentions a shout out to the Unchained Podcast which you can find here: