Outer space. The depths of the ocean. Sub-sub-sub-sub-atomic particles. These and more amazing topics are what most of us consider THE FRONTIER OF SCIENCE. But here's one way being alive is more interesting than people think it is: many of the most surprising scientific discoveries of recent times involve human anatomy! The human body! A thing you would think science already mapped out pretty good!
On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt sits down with comedians/podcasters Caitlin Durante and Andy Wood for a rollicking trip through shocking new discoveries about the human body. Throw on your headphones for an amazing journey through the muscles you might be missing, the light your body is emitting, and the festival of surprises everywhere from your bellybutton to your face.
UPDATE: the initial version of this episode cited this BBC report covering a published study that found heavy cell phone use causes external occipital protuberances in the human skull. However, many scientists have pushed back on this study's claims.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
Giant Megacolon (MÃÂ¼tter Museum) (approx. eight feet long)
Gain historical perspective that'll make 2020 tolerable.
Some hustles are stranger than fiction (and horse-based).
Deadspin was a good website.
Watch out fictional ladies: your number of boobs might be telegraphing your morality.
Yee-ha! Giddyup! Westerns used to feature singing cowboys and Soviet uranium!