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As kids, we’re told a whole manner of things by adults. The old wives tale is front-and-centre to the trough. But how much of these hokey assumptions are actually gospel?
Sometimes, knowledge comes through the power of assumption, and not looking it up. Repeat something often enough, and it slowly becomes the truth.
Old wives tales are systemic of this thinking. This week, the Shaggy and Scooby of Sci-gasm pop the hood on the mystery mobile to decipher the truth behind stories your mum told you that you believed. For instance, does your head fall in if you pick your nose too much?
Is there any truth to these fabrications? Or are they merely just a baby boomer in a scary mask, merely looking to castigate we meddling kids?
The Sci-gasm podcast promotes scepticism, science and critical thinking, all through the ancient art of dick jokes. Whether it’s climate change or vaccines, or from GMOs to black holes, there’s nothing they’re not willing to discuss.
The Big Smoke will proudly be giving a platform to these two every fortnight (Science-God, help us), but if you need a sci-gasm in the meantime, find them on Facebook or if you love them so much, prove it by giving them money on Patreon. It’s what they treasure above everything else. Except for peer-viewed graph smut.