A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

November 3, 2022

Animals with Superpowers

Super strength, super hearing, the ability to fly; many of the standard superpowers from comic books are commonplace in the animal kingdom. But those abilities barely scratch the surface when it comes to the awesome potential of evolutionary adaptation. In this latest episode, Shane schools Duncan on the most unique and powerful critters in the animal kingdom.


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In this episode:  

  • The Ninja Slug (Ibycus rachelae)
  • Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus)
  • Mimic Octopus and Wunderpus photogenicus
  • Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
  • Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
  • Flea (Siphonaptera)
  • Frog Hopper (Cercopoidea)
  • Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)
  • Immortal Jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii)
  • Electric Eel (Electrophorus Electricus)

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