Favorite Food Origins You Never Knew & Why The Internet Creates So Much Outrage In People
Everyone has loose batteries somewhere in the house. And if you keep those batteries in your junk drawer, that could be dangerous. Listen as I explain why and a better way to store batteries. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/612670/never-store-batteries-your-junk-drawer
Did French fries really originate in France? Why do we call them hot dogs? Why is there no cream in cream soda? And what’s the deal with chicken fingers? Joining me with the fun origins of some of your favorite foods is Kim Zachman author of There's No Cream in Cream Soda: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Drinks (https://amzn.to/3QA1bay) and There's No Ham in Hamburgers (https://amzn.to/47pasrQ). Listen and you will discover things about the foods you eat that you probably never knew.
Have you ever seen something on social media and felt outraged? It happens a lot. Is that by design? What is it about social media posts that often trigger very emotional reactions? That turns out to be a fascinating topic and one that affects us all in some surprising ways. Tobias Rose Stockwell is a writer and researcher who looked into this important topic and joins me to reveal what he discovered. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, WIRED, NPR, the BBC and he is author of the book Outrage Machine: How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracy―And What We Can Do About It (https://amzn.to/3QxXLVs).
Getting your groceries from the store to your kitchen on a hot summer day is a race against time. Listen as I reveal how much time you have and a way to buy yourself more time to keep your food from spoiling. https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/keep-groceries-food-safe-in-hot-car/
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