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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!

July 22, 2021

Misattributed Quotes, Theories, Discoveries, and Inventions

Only a sucker would believe that P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." In the latest episode of MFFI, the boys once again undermine their own faith in humanity by exposing the inventors, scientists, authors, and orators who deserve none of the credit they've been given. 

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In this episode: 

  • Stigler's Law of Eponymy 
  • Mark Twain and Helen Keller
  • Halley's Comet
  • The Pythagorean Theorum
  • Hubble's Law (Edwin Hubble)
  • Alexander Friedmann
  • Georges Lemaitre and the Hubble Constant
  • Hubble and the Nobel Prize
  • Fermi Paradox Redux
  • The Invention of the Automobile
  • Henry Ford, William Klann, and the Assembly Line
  • Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz
  • Siegfried Marcus
  • The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
  • Carriages
  • The Telephone
  • Alexander Graham Bell vs. Elisha Gray
  • Johan Philip Reis and the Singing Station
  • Antonio Meucci and the Teletrophono
  • Mark Twain Misattribution
  • Albert Einstein Misattribution
  • QAnon Misattribution (White Squall)
  • Marie Antoinette Misattribution
  • PT Barnum Misattribution
  • Marilyn Monroe Misattribution 

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