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The time has finally arrived for us to ask JoAG’s resident boffin, Eileen Marks-Nelson, some of our listeners’ weirdest science questions! If you’ve ever wondered how vampires get it up, or how long you’re alive after decapitation, or whether it’s possible there’s a branch of human evolution that turned into merpeople, you’re in the right place!
[0:00] CoRri tells Mark about the infamous Australian “shark arm case.” Thanks to Jason Chodera for the tip!
[16:55] We briefly discuss some weird and probably not real legal loopholes to keep out of trouble, and Mark is unimpressed by the concept of the pot luck.
[27:00] We talk about what we watched this week
[52:50] Brief One Night in Soho spoiler
[54:30] Spoilers over! We discuss how supernatural horror movies are too often ruined by twist endings
[1hr4min] We bring Eileen on to answer our “science” questions
Stuff we referenced:
- When a Captive Shark Vomited Up a Human Arm—and Sparked a Murder Investigation – https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/648979/shark-arm-murder-case-australia
- Australia’s Weirdest Unsolved Murder Began With a Shark Coughing Up a Human Arm – https://www.vice.com/en/article/qv3eyw/australias-weirdest-unsolved-murder-case-began-with-a-shark-coughing-up-a-human-arm
- How severed arm regurgitated by tiger shark led to murder mystery – https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/how-severed-arm-regurgitated-by-tiger-shark-led-to-murder-mystery/news-story/183aa1246bdaa589cbc4b28965c04c1a
- Eileen had 30 pages of notes and references, so they will not be posted here. She tells us during the show where she got the info. 🙂