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<p><span>Be they big or small, purposeful or accidental, innocuous or potentially-planet-destroying, there is no question that humans are great at making messes and not so great at cleaning them up. </span><a href="https://www.pbs.org/show/hot-mess/"><span>Joe Hanson, host of the PBS channel Hot Mess</span></a><span>, joins us to talk about some of the more notable messes we’ve made, and what, if anything, we can do to be less messy in the future.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Molasses Disasters:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Boston Molasses Flood:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/01/09/the-great-molasses-flood-was-boston-strangest-disaster/VawySumFUf5vKCibM9PLtJ/story.html"><span>https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/01/09/the-great-molasses-flood-was-boston-strangest-disaster/VawySumFUf5vKCibM9PLtJ/story.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130917-molasses-oil-spill-hawaii-honolulu-cleanup/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130917-molasses-oil-spill-hawaii-honolulu-cleanup/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1814-beer-flood-killed-eight-people-180964256/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1814-beer-flood-killed-eight-people-180964256/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bourbon-and-smoke/"><span>https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bourbon-and-smoke/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2016/01/the-biggest-modern-whiskey-disasters-012516/"><span>https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2016/01/the-biggest-modern-whiskey-disasters-012516/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Project West Ford:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch8.htm"><span>https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch8.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2013/08/project-west-ford/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2013/08/project-west-ford/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fatbergs and flushable wipes:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-are-flushable-wet-wipes-really-flushable/1017594.article"><span>https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-are-flushable-wet-wipes-really-flushable/1017594.article</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/are-wet-wipes-wrecking-the-worlds-sewers/504098/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/are-wet-wipes-wrecking-the-worlds-sewers/504098/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Minerals: </span></p> <p><a href="https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-fossils-of-the-21st-century-1830693850"><span>https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-fossils-of-the-21st-century-1830693850</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/12/19/SP395.2"><span>https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/12/19/SP395.2</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fordite.com/history.html"><span>http://www.fordite.com/history.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://carnegiescience.edu/news/first-ever-catalog-208-human-caused-minerals-bolsters-argument-declare-anthropocene-epoch"><span>https://carnegiescience.edu/news/first-ever-catalog-208-human-caused-minerals-bolsters-argument-declare-anthropocene-epoch</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Plastiglomerate:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/6/article/i1052-5173-24-6-4.htm"><span>http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/6/article/i1052-5173-24-6-4.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/rocks-made-plastic-found-hawaiian-beach"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/rocks-made-plastic-found-hawaiian-beach</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Coccyx cuckoo: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.etymonline.com/word/coccyx"><span>https://www.etymonline.com/word/coccyx</span></a></p>