Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

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The KKK: Loathsome Cosplay Rednecks

The history of the KKK is rooted in hatred and racism, and it still is today. Learn all about...

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SYSK Selects: How Blimps Work

After newsreels captured the Hindenburg erupting in fire in 1937, the promising development of...

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Finding the Fenn Treasure

In 2010 an eccentric art dealer hid a treasure chest with $2 million in valuables somewhere in...

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Short Stuff: Necco

If you think Necco Wafers are the most disgusting candy on the planet, you are not alone. But it...

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What does a tire company know about food?

The Michelin Guide is an institution. But why does the famous tire manufacturer even put this...

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SYSK Selects: What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?

It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is...

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The Science of Cute

If you took our advice and looked up baby beavers a few episodes back, you probably found them...

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Short Stuff: Silverfish

Should you be afraid of these creepy little creatures you find in your basement? Only one way to...

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Hell! Hell! Hell!

What is Hell? It's complicated and depends on which religion you're talking about. We dive into...

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SYSK Selects: How Skateboarding Works

Skateboarding started out as something bored surfers did when the waves weren't breaking, but...

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The Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright were not trained professionals, but they were rigorous experimenters...

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Short Stuff: Is It Theater or Theatre?

Have you ever noticed sometimes theaters – we mean, theatres – oh, forget it –...

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Space Weather - What's That?!

Did you know space has weather? It’s true! In our solar system, tons – literal tons...

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SYSK Selects: How Auto-Tune Works

What began as a challenge to an oil engineer to make a terrible singer into a pitch-perfect one,...

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One Of Our Favorite Episodes of 2020 - 'How Peanut Butter Works'

No food is more all-American than peanut butter – 80 percent of homes in the country have a...

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La Dame de Fer (Eiffel Tower)

The Eiffel Tower is one of the top destinations on Planet Earth. It turns out to be a pretty cool...

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Short Stuff: Ig-pay Atin-lay (Sorry)

Turns out we have little kids from the 19th century, the Three Stooges, and an odd musical...

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Theremins: World's First Electronic Music

In 1919 a brilliant Russian scientist accidentally stumbled onto the first electronic musical...

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SYSK Selects: Sugar: It Powers the Earth

Since sugar spread from Polynesia a few thousand years ago, the world has been crazy for it....

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The SYSK 2020 Holly Jolly Extravaganza!

It's here again! Our annual ad-free holiday spectacular. So pour up a hot toddy, throw a log on...

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