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Downtown Atlanta, Saturday - Sundial Restaurant
"Welcome to dinner tonight. Atlanta stop being so wishy washy about where to go out to. Dinner can't decide where to go outside for you. I'm taking can you neighborhood by neighborhood week by week through the restaurants of Atlanta now reviews. No restaurants sponsorships just decisions on where. You're going to dinner tonight this week. We're going downtown Saturday night. Date night you're going to the Sundial restaurant at two ten peachtree street you're going to see the sights of Atlanta from seven seven hundred twenty three feet above the city. It's a rotating restaurant at the top floor of the Western. The sundial is a really cool experience with three hundred sixty degree reviews of the city. It's an upscale restaurant and cocktail lounge between local farm-to-table ingredients. This is Susan Cooper and I just decided headed where you're going to dinner tonight.
Humans will determine fate of Greenlands ice sheet
"I'm Dr Anthony Lewitt's and this is climate connections greenland an island more than three times. The size of Texas is largely covered by a massive sheet of ice. It's more than a mile thick in most places but as the climate warms the Greenland. Ice Sheet is starting to melt faster than it can be replenished by wintertime. Snow Twyla Moon is a research scientist at the Colorado based national snow and Ice Data Center. Where seeing more and more consistently years of very high ice loss something really that humanity has ever seen before and the trend could continue in a recent study researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studied. What will happen? If carbon pollution continues to increase over this century. They found that within a thousand years the entire is she would likely melt causing cease to rise between seventeen and twenty three feet but moon says the world can avoid that future the difference between following a very aggressive path of action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions bursts. What we're doing today is quite truly the difference between losing all of the Greenland ice sheet or keeping the vast majority of it. That's all just a matter of Human Action. What we do will be the primary determinant of what things look like in the future of climate connections is produced by the Center for Environmental Communication to hear more stories like this visit climate connections dot org.
119: Great Balls of Fire
"Welcome to the podcast but the vet gurus brandon get ready for the lightest veterinary news information and entertainment don't forget to visit us at the vet gurus website vet bureaus dot com now sit back relax it's up to the vet gurus brandon and bach we'll come to the vet gurus brendan here with mark as always it is episode one one hundred nine thousand nine friday january twenty fourth two thousand and twenty and hopefully is podcast for work back as we're talking here it's a little bit stormy stormy here and just as the record button the lights fleshed mecom those assigned from above or from below so hopefully things will hang in there and the recording we went hepatic to in tyke tray with this recording so jay and speaking of internet's markets to ah we can't do that but when we have clients come in and tom bring a wad of paper and talk about hail i've search something up on the internet i made it go into dazed my daughter now what you do i just not sagely at the client and listen to them yes i am a spouse brought in and point highlighted but it's gone one more step mark last week i just couldn't believe awesome it's not only the clients animals as well because i had missed the smithville kit the kit in the nine some anonymous in with her dog fidai last week and a uh little introduction about the history of what was happening with fidai she said he's been googling all day fighters googling all day and i said well we've got very smart dog they mrs smith very smart dog com what is being good clean and then she realized that he came in for guests stripe problems howard paid them good glynn history had been gurgling out either tommy so that's what he had very once not dogs they max i what have you been to this pinterest one we've had you know that whole thing with cases you get a series of the molenaar in a row we've had a series of guinea pigs the only case is all i get a series of marcus is is one cases of wine and i'm when that when that happens quite happy yeah sorry to address in these cases have all been they've been rabbits and guinea pigs with a think we're up to seven now who've had some sort of facial trauma and so i feel like i've been getting a bit you know confused about which x-ray belongs to which animal and which one we're going to deal with conservative inserted treatment on which one we're going to muck around with them some form of external fixation so it's been it's been rabbit males but not in the usual wife me day so what sort of injuries or headed these injuries occur maks rushing you talking about bony type injuries by lodge leah nia by largely also we m a variety of causes a they just did a full and with the animals in them so hatches that might be on a bench some of them have been sort of a bit confusing they've been in the art and people who've come home and and something's happened to they face ace and and of course whenever we have things like this we we as veterinarians do worry about the the the possibility that there's some form of unreasonable violence perpetrated upon these animals by maybe maybe some peripheral people involved in the family and dumb and of course we do worry about that because there is a strong correlation in an in between the people who have the mental findings that allow them to put you know perform bounce on animals and simile performed thighs people commonly the ones who do the same to other people so that these cases always that there's only one one of them that sort of plays on my mind a bit but but it does worry how people might have been involved yes and down the road during fantastically well with your fantastic orthopedics skills mock and i look forward to say it in a case series next conference on these facial fractious that you have you done i am an ex donald fix a tour on a rabbit the united those joel ones put a couple of we'll use screws in one and okay most of the rabbits that have the fractured mandible attend to trait trait fairly conservatives conservatively these days unless they're a complete mess in an often than i ended up recommend in use in asia with just fill them full lots of pine life and i think with depending on the fracture office flight with with all that sorta muscular true around the fracture site there at official number of them to heal quite well i'm just seven treatment certainly been my experience as well can you can leave most of them as long as aggressive with your analgesic and you you're probably going to be okay so the answer to your question because i didn't answer it always yes i have but not for very a long time macs iowa suddenly haven't done any recently so i'd love to say some of the peaks graphs that you've taken if these cases of course set me the the successful ones which will be all look for forgotten we haven't mentioned sponsors last couple of podcasts i we need to mention them and allies sponsors thank you very much that we got a girl is dot com and you'll say the list of 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talk about ah give us a couple of dollars to help support as well and it can be simple a one soft nation or can be a a regular monthly amount and it can be as little as one dollar so i just think cup of coffee once once a mental size give us four or five tellers support unless you standing up in venice market it's probably the equivalent of fifteen dollars strain of for coffee depending on where you are so yeah that would be great if you supported us yes thank you to sponsors i don't think we've got an reviews this week max i if you haven't perhaps you could jump into your new store the a new story i have forced brennan probably sits a little bit of tone hole it's this podcast it's certainly more serious tone i think i'm the the story of got is in the national geographic and it's the story of the chinese paddle fish one of the world's largest i fish and it's just recently been declared extinct in the wild it's a native of china's yahtzee let's see river they massive massive fish twenty three feet in length is not you know the the i quite regularly got to that size they a they've been evolutionary evolution narrowly stable for quite a long they've there's fossil evidence that takes them back well beyond the end of the souls and and back to two two hundred million so they you know their ancestors swam with the placebo souls and and other marine reptile so they they pretty special animals but the problem of course is share a riverine country with them with with one of the most populous countries on earth and tom and i well just didn't work count the relationship didn't work out they did well the las vegas in two thousand and three and there is much like the tasmanian it has many in tonga they're still occasional reports of giant fish in the yankee river but but i i would i would much much like the tasmanian tiger i'd be pretty certain those stories are more mythic than real it's an interesting story how you know the banality of a final end of species end of a special species one of the largest freshwater fish in the world it's amazing how something as simple as fishing i the last century there has been a bad 'bout twenty five tonnes give or take a little bit of the very rare fish harvested per year about finally the scientists concluded the the thing that pushed him over the edge was bloody big dam built on the yangtze and the dam which was built without any opportunity ready for the fish to bypass seoul any form of those fish ladders is very cool stretches meant that the m the few surviving pedal fish where what cattle from their spawning grounds upstream and so i'm a dam was built in non edi one affectively ending old reproductive activity and glock is often the case it's it reminds me of out black cockatoos the black cockatoos leave for a very long time like the fish and and there is a remarkable loss in the number of breeding sites for black cockatoos alcatraz paralleling the the paddle fish but because those adults will live for a long time the lag phase before the the major disturbance and the impact that it has on the population ken b. m. can be quite significant i think we'll find in you know ten twenty thirty years that l. various populations of blackhawks twos will will have a very similar story in that i probably would functionally these fish were probably functionally extinct in on ninety three and and the las waldron was was seen in two thousand and three so not a very pleasant story in a bit of a sad marker a bit of an end of an e poke as it were so i i am i i don't know what motorcycle at that brennan well all i can do is try and lift the town a little bit with my story the good news story engine now i'm trying to goodness stories and this was well it was and is a good news story market about about a birth of an endangered or the endangered black rhino baby which was born on christmas eve at michigan's act in in michigan lansing missing missing michigan in ad sorry at potter park sued j harry potter gets everywhere doesn't so i get around these the sponsorship deals on with some of these organizations although shorts to do with somebody probably the first caper of missile was probably cold potter you can perhaps look up the origin of the name porta pack so he might ramble on about the story but the baby boy who has not yet it may nine seems to be very healthy and the first time mother who had an interesting nighmare topsy was hanim gave birth at five thirty AM on christmas eve and the cavs father fears had paid non transported to zoe from texas in two thousand seventeen it is a good news story mac and mother and son abundant well off display behind the saint say and hopefully that will continue to help the black rhino population because according to us are you saying the numbers were once at eight hundred fifty thousand odd animals of the black ron species in the mark and the population has been estimated estimated at around i think iran five as highly left with them and there are fewer than sixty ron has currently live at i said i accredited american suicide credited so good on them for breeding the new calf and it'll be interesting to say what they what they call the calf mac maybe they have named it already but it is the offspring offspring him i think i've been drinking tonight but i'm i'm just a little tired ted tied from the mother dorsey and father phoenix is what i will call the little young stomack what would you call it what would you call it's jolla j. l. jolly autism the origin of that did they talk about what no i haven't they've searching for hotter that get smaller of potter i'm an account on that and i haven't found how the the m one for me as a researcher we need to send it to l. research department and get back to his next week so we have a very good research assistant or a senior research assistant time we mac apu helps us out with some of his stories around showed i'll be onto it and you know who you are yes so they got a good news story and there's some quite interesting link took on our website vigorous come for this episode i'm does a really good video they attack of the actual calf birth birth or lace the after birth so to speak and her job looking after her little newborn they sai i had little cameras in the din the issue giving good news they guy i'll have a little bit of good news this week a birth of a black rohnert kopf so it's good to be extinct fairly soon probably the next fifty years aside talent it's it's a little bit of good news for the mining town so yes so i think that let's jump into mine topic on the air as you sort of hinted that can't be i particularly really uplifting story but as we mentioned last week we did wanna chat about to our listeners about the bush fires here would i call them wildfire why fires in in the US science and different names in different regions of the world so the bushfires ivy two thousand nine hundred in twenty period here in stri amax i think you wanted to kick off a little bit of discussion about it and we just wanted to fill in listeners awesome we we do have a hell of a lot of listeners who would not like i did in the australasian region and knife certainly almost certainly sane media media reports not just on the news programs tv set trip it on the on the internet about the fires because it certainly made the coverage should was i think he wanted to make a comment about the some of the reports on the internet didn't she was pretty keen to have a the talk about tom i was gonna first of all was going to start with the fact that we've been doing a little bit of driving over the the loss it'll beaten hit out somewhat west of where i am way there has been some significant and down sort of towards the central wpro coast where there's been some fine but still lots of native vegetation that's pretty good and i suppose the thing that struck me is that is is this hal bloody big countries because as far as a you know a a as the the reports will no doubt cy unprecedented they are often intensity and they've covered an area in a timeframe that's never happened before and and there's been immeasurable human cost damage to people's times people have died in these guys and the cost to alum proper measure but it's surprising to me al i'm this still these pockets of a country and in parts of rating today about some of the tourist destinations in fan of queensland who a saying bookings drop-off rip-off from overseas because people worried about while pause when you know they probably the best part of eighteen hundred kilometers from the nearest major blaze so i think it's important emphasize that this tool great parts of the country going k. even though these these particularly significant areas that have devastated and when you go out to those areas brennan i'm it is i think it's fair to say that each one is a little bit different so they definitely ask some local there was one fire that was is just i have a christmas that came within about eight kilometers of the the the hospital at sugarloaf anthem and that fire was well oh controlled by our local rural fire service and they managed to keep it to not the exact area maybe something you know it was about twenty kilometers long and maybe about two or three kilometers wide and and that fire fire did not fortunately for its lodge pot rip the canopy of the the of the forest that went through it's certainly clear the growth but even just as i've gone out there over the last few days you starting to see green shoots from the most fire resistant plants this there's a lot of there's a lot of dead animals and and that's it's just heartbreaking to say but at least going to those places gives you a sense of vague hope that that those sorts of areas could be re returned to the former state within a number of years but further west based particularly up in the willamette national pack that gigantic era that the gospel mountain fought to cap this very very special sle habitat vast areas of special habitat that provides home and food for large numbers of endangered injured species that has been like raised that the fire is gone through the canopy that's destroyed the plants the plant side guy and i have to regenerate from seed they they are a century away from being what they were and it's it's hot raking to say that in some of those places says given climate change will never ever return to the former state that will be a new equillibrium a new basis in that environment i'm uh-huh that will not allow them to be the way they once were yes for love unfortunately satan something similar with the black saturday fires that the huge fis has ten years or so ago here where about one hundred ninety people died in melbourne region mark the one of the main areas king lake not not far from where i live visited several times i'm from shortly after the fis went through until fairly recently in the the does recover but but it's just amazing how much of the total underground obliterated how many in initial firestorm with the intensity of some of these fires and you just you just amaz how anything could survive let align them let alone even even borrowing their in animals like bats as cetera because it's just completely completely destroyed did you take any fight is mack i'm just interested i haven't i didn't take the cameras with me it could these my whip trips with a bit of a different purpose so i wish i had taken some pharaohs but we'll see what i can do for the you you know for your presentation it's been the other thing i was going to talk about and i know how you feel about this but i found the the the whole hole i i was very emotional at the time and and i know many people felt the same way a bit of a no there's a an ecological anxiety is is a term that some people use and um to see some of the like asians and some of the animals that i felt i knew personally really gone all permanently damaged it was it was really distressing but then the the why that the story flood and some of the misinformation that was spread around on social media i found that a really distressing aspect particularly particularly the juxtaposition that can the contrast between the absolute goodwill like just the outpouring of positivity TV and everyone trying to help and find a way to help and then the contrast with the way that social media was was actually spreading essentially misinformation to cloud the picture of what actually was going on on on i was a bit distressing enough him the the you know there were aspects of it that initially i probably foolishly i engaged with them may be a distant family members who took a particular point of view and you know got myself always up for a while there until i decided to disengage from that altogether so i think there are many aspects to the white house this affect people emotionally did you what did you think of the social media response to the flyers brandon yes well it it was pretty intense but i basically note a lot of because as you know i'm not quite as a not a bit tweet as much tissue and i'm not on the on the internet as much as you i try and try and keep away from it a little bit because i know that people tend to mail alphabet all sorts of things a great deal of well-wishes with those suddenly some interesting comments about what was happening and we're token off air a bad even some really nasty things come some people's gaming i'm trying to get some of the funding that's pain donated waited faquir for wildlife and side story with the with the recovery for the humans as well people trying to tighten that money and use is it for the wrong purpose they might say yes i'm a bit i'm pretty cynical old sorta stuff so i'm not surprised that the ad happens but it's just it said that it does happen that's that's all i'd i'd like to comment on it yeah i'd like you because you're sort of in in the now about these things mac has as most things talk about the response to the fis and i think it said a more or of the veterinary aspect tova it's sort of more directly to cast nets debts in a hail hell the veterinary industry and and response to this and the complexities of trying to respond to to such such devastation society on a chat a little it was it was certainly an one of the most uplifting parts of the of the whole process for me to see first of all the way that profession executed it's it's you know primary objective did all the things that that it needed to do turn to immediately care for the animals that they could and and the way that the other thing i really was pleased just with with the way that al proficient sort of looked out for each other as well they i know that all of that work in in circumstances like they say it's it's dirty gritty work that's not very pleasant and while the pitches in social media on the mainstream media seemed to be full of fluffy animals who are recovering from superficial burns and likely to be returned to the wild is of the exception and most of the animals table veterinarians will come across will unfortunately will need to be euthanized and and so that that gets relentless and and and and actually has an effect on the mental health of the people doing it so i'm so glad that the way that the veterinary professionals pool together to look after after each other and and tron and work in an ordered fashion to maximize the outcome of the efforts and are regarding one of the points she mentioned amac the cynical view with that is a new seat in the news stories here in australia and i'm set in the same happens i've assays the the focus tends to be on the koala with with with all the reports sarah and the thought that every single on the vision in these reports reports will be saved and i think it's probably more often than off thought to be the complete opposite with that and that perhaps sometimes some were diva's LS some of the spacey's the days are conic spacey's the papal thinker cowardly and a lot of time and effort by a sometimes be put into trying to save an individual that perhaps should opinion is at a at an earlier time with a tends to tends to happen uh think frequently with with kidney cuddly animals with any sort of crisis in in in walled mac as a as a save certainly saying that in the past compared with cypher was a not a cute and cuddly if it was a reptile for instance instances a sniper that was brought into the triage center i'm the chances are that it will be assist much more objectively mm-hmm and if a night she's an asian euthanasia would be done at a very early stage and for the veterinarians in the field they'll they'll they'll be precious and i'm sure that we'll be haven't been out there during this period but i have been in the past with with rescue efforts always precious pressure from the media but also cares and members of the public when you do have a spacey's like kuala ronin t- that you need to do everything to sites that could calculate but if it isn't a kitten cowardly then the have the same precious i'm an unfortunately that's the way of the world i think one of the good things to say about that from my more recent experiences that i think bond lodge at the i think there's a lot of new cares who've come to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation because of the events of the last month but i think there's an much my impression is there's a greatest sophistication amongst cares about those practicalities i think while i know from personal experience those episodes of i'm highly emotional this animal must make it taught behavior do still occur they're not nearly as much as as they as they want stayed in and i think most long term cares they they've been through it themselves and they paid for those those executive could have decisions that have to be made i think the the out being so impressed with the way the profession has through you professional organization and through the emergency response plan that greater strategic overview it would be very easy for money take an effort to be wasted just frantically trying to do everything every way but i know that overview has been exercised and and at release some organization in some rationing some triage so that the best you know the best use of the resources goes to where it's most needed real been really pleased to say that happen i'm an we've had contact with a couple of our international colleagues who've from who've come to help as well and it's an it's just you know it's so it makes us feel connected to see up people make such an effort for all of the things that we k- for so deeply yeah it's been uplifted it's been one of those experiences experiences that has you know like grief different stages where you feel down you feel despondent and then aspects of lead you pack to be hopeful for the world once again yes and i must admit probably the one word adot could si- about the response of on the head released some input personally with with sort of on a very small amount strategic klay with with with our group mark is bain proud of everybody you know off biden really happy with the response regardless of what my little monologue before bedtime the cowardly koala treatment which is good to hear that is AM things that much improved from the battle oh dyson and i'm sure they are that the response in the vets that are getting out there in the field and and the nurses the technicians of a very kate and very create your in very very experienced mice to the toe in this fantastic results sentence come together really well with ways with older departments it's and also these trained veterinary association has had a fantastic little and i'll put a link to it mark i think it's still on the mind way out the first pitch on the website taught i've e. dot com dot com the bushfire recovery resources and provided even a webinar that was was i think just in november december tom karen football in different spaces and resources for vets and other the links as well a little summary they vits beyond border i'm bill borders which is a a stream by stem i'd organization as well as has some really good results as well says this lots of good good links but one of the key trying to be positive but i'm going to be negative him i come that there it was a fantastic sort of plan developed tough to these black saturday bushfires here ten years ago in melvin mark and and the whole plan was introduced and it was i think the whole the infrastructure is sort of slightly dismantled after after two or three years due to lack of funding that the the government and i can't remember which sought of politics was in the top disorder that they didn't want to kate pum funding it in my usual communist would go to campaign with disaster when it happens but were complicit preventing it and they led to a lot of lessons from that black saturday saturday responses and the coordination regarding care for wildlife and the veterinary the rescue plan yes i decided not to cape cape it's flowing in the background for such eventualities what we need their book i think a a- and i it said a natural thing that people don't don't assume emergencies are going to happen and so those other things by the priorities take the money away particularly in this time when when there are so many demands on the government's resources but i- saints dance and look i could be just a silly old man who's who's more hopeful than life gives him reason to be but that i just feel that there's an opportunity at this time there is such a well of goodwill there's such a load of expertise tapis there is there is a trust in in science that that we may will understand stand why this is happening the way it is that i sense on multiple levels whether it's just with the animals with the habitats the rehabilitation as much as we can of the spots that we've got the the recovery of the animals that can get back there and trying to set them up in circumstances mm stances with i will be there for a long time whether it's at a governmental level possibly even at international level just fail that this is this has been an event that is a game changer that that it that there is a constellation of factors that have come together together at once and we've got to show we know about the unity to make real change in the world and crunchies i hope it happens that way and i hope it doesn't physio way four or five years down the track you know saying all the the goodwill and benefits that that come from people understanding what needs to be done whittled away to no avail yes incite lack for any of ellison's who want to help out or tonight whether it's financially or in any otherwise with their expertise probably the two thoughts point them to or the probably the one that that list i might have damaged batteries i shy should website which is just IV i dot com and we will link to that and the will has has has list of all the i i'd organizations and if a little click pipes you can click on there if you want to help volunteer a- and get involved on the grand as well they sai here that would be the base price to cow i think yeah so the listeners i've essays pep some of the die realized that these files the still ongoing probably what halfway through a five season him accurate would would that be true not quite than it be pretty reasonable estimate about halfway we've got a day tomorrow he that them them spin forecast for forty three degrees and and reasonable wins away with both this here we've got our fingers crossed that we don't have anything flare up so so yeah it's not it's not over yet not over at all so hopefully we won't have such a devastating far and that fire is still it's contained is back the my one that formed into two more continue the on the on the border there you south wiles of torah laura it's it's contained but still burning and what expected to still be burning for for many ways sink hits yes so well it hasn't been a particularly out lifting podcasts just wait mark but i think we thought it was important to at least chat a little bit about what was happening happening with the bush was here in australia and next week we make it back to normal program in and have some silly jokes and maybe it's time for a product freeview to which reminds me we haven't had a product review of suggestion for product review from now now listeners for awhile max l. a. malaise figure is at j. mao dot com style if you want to reveal something for us and does does that trump is a line there and too little review on roadway will radiate your view on the podcast mice blakely oh we could ignore but tom will say it couldn't get much worse than some of my reviews saw show will end up writing the mat on on AM so do you have anything else decide before we class for this way i just wanted to him you know big shout out to all the people who've from who've helped in one way or another no that you know there's been it's huge positive saints positively coming to australia from around the world and across australia as well thanks to everyone yes well said tokyo next week thanks for listening to the vet podcast by the vet gurus i don't forget to visit us at the website gurus dot com where you can subscribe view show nights listening to previous episodes and more you can contact us by e mile and vic gurus at g. mile dot com to ask the question or just say hi thanks again and see you next time
News in Brief 6 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the united nations in yemen. Lifesaving reproductive health care services for more than one million women are threatened. Thanks to severe funding shortages shortages the u._s. Population fund or u._n._f._p._a. said on friday according to the agency although donors made humanitarian pledges worth two point six billion dollars is in february less than half has been received every two hours a yemeni woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth and another twenty suffer preventable injuries juries infections or disabilities u._n._f._p._a. executive director dr talia canham said that unless more funds found immediately women and their babies could be at risk risk by the end of august one hundred of the more than two hundred and sixty hospitals u._n._f._p._a. supports had closed. It says that another seventy five will shut by the end of this month. The closures will directly affect some six hundred and fifty thousand women and more than one million would be at risk if all facilities close. The agency has warned as the u. u._n. And other aid partners respond to huge humanitarian needs in the hurricane struck bahamas latest reports indicate that the death toll is likely to rise considerably way to date thirty people are confirmed to have died after hurricane dorian hit the islands of avocado and grand bahama last weekend with maximum wind speeds of two hundred ninety anti seven kilometers per hour. That's one hundred and eighty five miles an hour but the government says that thousands are still missing after the category five storm bought with a storm surge of eighteen to twenty three feet high or five point five to seven meters. Here's dr in norton who heads the world health emergency medical teams initiative speaking in geneva. We certainly expect the death toll to rise. I can't tell you what that will be but we're really worried about it. What we've seen unfortunately this devastating storm surge especially with a stationary storm produces what you could see maybe after saddam and what we don't see in those cases injuries are such we see unfortunately a lot of people drowned round and losing their lives or surviving latest information suggests that some seventy six thousand people are homeless on the worst hit islands tamale finally where a trial project is underway to help aid workers get a better understanding for the needs of communities vulnerable to escalating violence and extremists the initiative is run by archer gotcha the u._n.'s aid coordination wing it relies on a local individual going into villages and asking people what they want most here's became agnew who's been a community community mobilizer for archer in timbuktu for four months so when i'm talking with the people i feel that people learn something from me like when i'm asking them get information from them about what they need and make monthly report and give it to the office of timbuktu which are office of timbuktu an there to give a better response youth they ask for training and dedication the project comes amid attacks by armed groups and militias against both both government forces and the u._n. Peacekeepers in the center and the north of the country according to archer the number of people displaced in mali has doubled in the last year to nearly one hundred and seventy thousand daniel johnson u._n. News.
CNN10 - 3/25/20
"For CNA it might not be the greatest game. We are embarking on a new series today to help you virtually get away from all this corona virus news and it's coming up in just a couple of minutes. The reason we're doing this is because an increasing number of people are under stay at home. Shelter in place or straight lockdown orders the government of India. The world's second most populated country has made it illegal for people to leave their homes more than one point. Three billion residents will be expected to stay put for twenty one days in the United. Kingdom's lockdown people are allowed to go outdoors but only to get groceries. Go to the doctor exercise or go to work if they can't do that from if they're caught breaking that law they'll be five thirty five bucks on the spot in the. Us There are now sixteen states whose residents are understand homeowners that impacts one hundred forty two million people or more than forty percent of America's population and looking at the world is a whole the AFP news agency estimates that more than two point. Six billion people. That's a third of the global population has been told to stay home. This is all being done to encourage social distancing keeping people apart from each other because corona virus spread so easily. How long will this last? No-one knows some experts. Say It could be weeks. Some say could last for months. There are some medications already in existence that could be useful in fighting cove in nineteen. But they're still being studied and doctors say people should not try to self medicate with them as some have already overdosed or doing that since we now have people who have recovered from the corona virus. Is it possible to develop some sort of treatment using the antibodies that they developed as a response to the disease as a matter of fact? That's exactly what we're doing gearing up for a study of both convalescent serum which is a big word to say taking the serum from someone who's completely recovered getting it in a way that you can reinfuse it somebody else or getting out the proteins. The Gamma Globulin. Antibodies from that Serem and use it as a way of both treatment and possibly prophylaxis but mostly treatment very good question. It's one of our top priorities. At what point would they ramp up testing to those who do not have symptoms so they can find out how the viruses spreading? I know right now. They do not have enough tests. But wouldn't it be prudent to get enough test to include young people without symptoms? The critical issue is to get the testing I to those areas where you have somebody who is in fact having symptoms that you want to see if there in fact in fact that the idea of doing a broad screening including symptomatic people is not a bad idea. I've been talking about that for a while but when you prioritize what you need to do we really need to get the testing to the people who are in a situation where you really need to know restaurant who is either ill with the virus or not aware that they have. The virus comes in contact with the food or the packaging is then possible that I can contract the virus through that food or the packaging. What about the so? It's interesting first of all. You're not going to get it from the food that you're eating. This isn't one of those types of viruses a respiratory virus the highest risk moment in getting food delivered to you actually the face to face interaction if you have one with the delivery person so ideally you would be able to pay them online to them online or whatever platform you're using ordering food and then have them leave it outside your door. Wait till they leave and then get the food. Are We being vice? Stay away from local state and national parks and beaches at this time as well I want to still be able to enjoy the outdoors but do so responsibly. Owning social distance thing and we heard this a lot. Asante. Yeah look I mean. There's no reason why can't go outside. That's it's one of those things where you talk about the social or physical distancing as I like to call it. You just gotTa maintain that when you're outside as well and if you're if you're exercising if you're riding a bike or something like that make sure you're you're wiping surfaces and still practicing good hygiene second trivia which of these events took place at eighteen ninety six. I bought an Olympics. Spanish-american WAR Chicago world's fair discovery of x-rays eighteen ninety six the first modern Olympics were held in Athens Greece. The site of the ancient games Olympians are among the growing number of people who won't be traveling in the weeks ahead least nut to Japan because the corona virus threat. This Summer Games in Tokyo have officially been postponed for about a year. That announcement was made Tuesday. Whether you call it a lot down cooped up or cut off we know. Many of you won't be traveling for spring break summer vacation plans have been put on. Hold so we're taking some virtual vacation starting right now at our first field trip for those three love. The tube of Hawaii just imagine about five hundred years ago lava flooding down through this tube. It's about a mile long. And for the celebration of the Centennial of the park. They're letting very small select groups take a tour through here. Let me introduce you to Ab AB is going to show us through. The tunnel is so delicate in here and is so fragile. This place is awesome and I feel like a guest in here every time. It's let's governor. Might which means all of this was scoured by the love and then the roof area was the top crusted over to be able to move this much. Increased to you cannot run. You can imagine. It's red red hot is here and the lava just welts upper surface and causes the sickles. These are coming from the ceiling of the lava tube and above his rainforest. You can call. It almost. Looks like some big earthmoving equipment came through here and dug up. The bottom of the this was Per surface and then this is all still not flowing underneath it until it all drained away. We're in the area. It's called the amphitheater because there's a big opening here in the absence of light than this space becomes totally in utterly black. This is the area where we need to coach. And when you get to the other side. Don't stand up to seventy. These are the standing lava waves and kind of evident flow so it came through it hard in to it. Hardly this is the only place that we know frozen standing of away for you know all the tubes. It looks like a Hollywood set. So at this point Active you see above exit. That's amazing this isn't just another way. Folks are staying in shape. While under lockdown it is probably a world record at least for this Frenchman's balcony because he's not just taking laps on it. He's running a marathon but car you might be saying his balconies only twenty three feet across. That's right. He says it took about three thousand laps and then he completed the feat in six hours and forty eight minutes. Keep in mind. He had to stop and turn around every twenty three feet which is itself feet or d for his feet because all the about faces it makes for harder races. As you're taking all these places without going any places he amazes as he pushes four always turning back and forth Reebok Nike sock and he should all spots where with these runners prod he takes it all in stride. All right a cordless. Who's from the state of Georgia shoutout to our viewers in the Republic of Georgia? We're happy to be part of your day at q s International School of Tbilisi.
In Oklahoma, Tulsa Braces For More Flooding, Big Test Of The City's Levees
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly Dulles dot com slash fast. People in Tulsa, Oklahoma are bracing. For more rain tonight and tomorrow and that means more flooding in a city that has already been drenched. It's lead to floods evacuations and a big test of the city's levees, Matt Trotter of member station. K W, G S in Tulsa, joins us now. Hi, Matt IRA how bad is it right now there until sir? So the Arkansas river that runs through Tulsa since last Monday. It's up from eleven feet, which is a little above average. But still pretty typical some more than twenty three feet its highest recorded level was back in nineteen Eighty-six at twenty five so it's still two feet below that all time high, but it's still really high here. And how is the city dealing with all of this water? Well, we have a Levy system, and that's keeping water out of a lot of areas. Right now as the US army corps of engineers, let's water out of keystone dam. That's the main dam for the reservoir upstream from us. But the US army corps of engineers is just trying to balance those releases with what comes into the reservoir as we get just a ton of rain. I mean some areas around us have had twenty inches in the past month. So it's, it's a lot of rain that we're trying to deal with yet. Tell us about what city leaders are saying right now. Sure. So earlier this afternoon, Tulsa, mayor GT bynum held a news conference to give an update. Here's what he had to say about the levees, the levies continued operate as they're designed. They do have a heavy load on them. They're being tested in a way that they never have been before we continue to encourage people. That live behind those two please proactively relocate and the mayor's calling this, a high risk situation right now, but not in emergency just yet not yet, but more rain is expected tonight and tomorrow. So what is the outlook for the future? Well, the army corps of engineers is in charge of the dam. And they're hoping things will improve in a few days, what they told us during the briefing. This afternoon was as long as what flows into the reservoir stays even or below what they're letting out, then things should be okay. They expect the level to start decreasing sometime this afternoon. And that'll make a little bit of room for any additional rain that falls in the area tonight. Now understand that today. City officials warned people to stay out of parks along the river. Have people actually been going there, where the river has flooded? Yeah. That's actually been sort of an interesting problem. That's happened. People wanna go look at the river. See what's basically a historic flood situation. They're taking photos and sell fees. I've seen pictures of people actually waiting into the river full-on bathing in the river. Is their own personal hot tub or something like that. So today. No absolutely not. There's a few risks. The obvious one is it's dangerous just to walk around in area, where the water's been eating away, at the, the ground sinkholes could open up. But there's also raw sewage in this floodwater. And there's also venomous snakes, there's water moccasins have washed down with the flood. All right. Matt Trotter of member station. K WGN S in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thank you for joining us in stay safe there. You're welcome.
A new sauropod that is smaller than an elephant
"This episode is brought to you by indiana university. Press their new book mark. Whitten's life through the ages to twenty-first-century visions of prehistory is available. Now wherever books are sold. Hello and welcome to i know dino i'm garrett and today in our three hundred fourteenth episode we have a bunch of news including two news or pods and one of them's a little cutie nice. They're all cute. We also have dinosaur of the day. Arkansas risk and in unusual turn of events. We have an interview with dinosaurs. But it's actually them interviewing us for the most part so it will be edited down a little bit from what the full version is. It's already youtube page if you wanna see the full version but we paired out of the less dinosaurs stuff and then we also asked them some questions to and they elaborated on some of the dinosaur stuff that they've seen around that wasn't in our first interview with y. Dinosaurs so we figured we throw it up here. Yeah we had a great time talking to them. And i'm really looking forward to the documentary. Coming out yes. So some very small snippet of this interview will hopefully make it into their documentary titled why dinosaurs but before we get into all that you'd like to thank some of our patrons for continuing their support of our show and keeping all the bit streaming this week. We have a brand new patron. Who's getting a shout out. And that's mico raptor. Which i think is a fantastic name. Obviously combining micro raptor with mike. So you get mica raptor. I just love it. I like the way that's outs. Then rounding out our shoutouts for the week. We've got kaelin the georgia's family ricky alberta source saurian brandy jared copeland. Scotty worksource and walter yup. Thank you so much for your support as you know. That's how we keep the show going. We really appreciate it and all that you do and being part of our community and if you want to join the community then check out our page at and dot com slash. I know dino got tons of rewards so jumping into the news we have two sources to talk about yes originally. I thought this was going to be one sewer pod in the paper surprise. Yeah there are two well. I mean from the title i could tell there were too but i thought one of them was already named actually to brand new dinosaurs week. The paper was written by e martine. Heck in leitner and others and publishing communications biology. Which means it's open access so anybody can see this pods in all their glory. Good like i said there are two of them to new ones. They're both titanic sores from argentina and in the la brea hop province which is north of patagonia. Where many of the titanic ores are found. That's usually when we're talking. About titanic doors but we have talked about lavrio ohio quite a bit before because there are a lot of fossils and dinosaur fossils known from there. But they're usually from the triassic and a lot of them are theropods and other things obviously in the triassic. We didn't have huge truce or plaza. Little own titanic hours so this is pretty unique and it helps fill in some gaps because we don't usually talk about it but the cretaceous of south america was also very flooded just like north america was with the western interior seaway which means lots of the groups probably got isolated and we're involving in different ways. There could be some complicated relationships going on in some weird looking dinosaurs. That always seems to happen when you have isolated groups. The group that these two towers are in is called rincon soya but unlike rincon sorace. Both of them are depicted in more of a horizontal posture. The little bit of art. I saw of rincon source has more brackets or upright sort of posture to it. So i'm not sure if they think it's different or maybe it's just that the scientists like to present all of the members of that group in a more horizontal posture. I'm not sure but to that. End the front limbs are shorter than the hind limbs. Which would you would assume might give it a little bit more of a posture whereas brackets ors has like famously huge front limbs. Which even in the most horizontal posture. You could come up with. Still a little bit of an inclined to its back so it's going to be a little bit higher off the ground no matter how you reconstruct it compared to something like these to the last little detail just has an overview of what these look like is a have long whip like tail sort of diplotic like but i think there's a lot of conjecture there because we don't have the ends of the tail at all so it sort of just projecting out what the detail might have been like. He's based on close relatives. Yeah i think so. The two dancers are named who n- titan and bravo sorace. The full name of poona titan is puna titan. Coughlan i am puna. Tightened comes from poona. Which is the local word for the quote. Oxygen depleted your typical of the high andes. So yeah if you're there and struggling to breathe. I use the word puna for that. And then tighten because you know. Titanic so puna titan and the coughlan i as after tim coughlin not about the fact that that that would be pretty clever. But apparently it's after tim coughlin and not coughing and tim. Coughlin reported the first dinosaurs from the area. So he gets the name cool. I like the idea of it. Being after coughing. This bravo sorace has the full name. Provice auras are era. Sorem and private sorace is after the local lake and park both named after laguna 'brava to where it was found. Yeah and then. Our gyros is the spanish name for mule tears. Apparently the english word. I didn't have never heard this english word before but it means a group of that. Use pack animals to sort of travel. So if you load up a mule or you load up some cattle with a whole bunch of gear and then you go for a long trek with them sort of pulling it behind you your immunity or or in spanish you're an arrow and there should be a rolling are in there but i am not capable of that so i'm sorry if you speak spanish in that her ears but the reason that they chose to name it are euros orem after the arrows is because there was a group of people who used pack animals to cross the andes during the nineteenth century. I assume in this area and they decided to honor them. By naming puna titan is the larger of the two so or pods. It's roughly fourteen meters or forty six feet long and four meters thirteen feet tall in sort of horizontal posture and they classify that as medium sized. Although i think that's pretty small for a tight hannah sewer i guess but if you think about when it lived i mean this is in the cretaceous so patio titan. Wasn't even thinking about where it lived because we're talking about. There's it's probably one of these isolated dinosaur groups right. Yeah but they did say that even though it was isolated it was likely sort of a large land space. Oh it's sort of like being isolated in montana Rice later from the eastern part of the us but you still might have plenty of resources rate. You intrigue down. Because you feel like you're living on an island. Yeah presumably although bravo. Sorace was only seven meters twenty three feet long and only about two meters of six feet tall with that same horizontal posture which they classify a small sized and they estimated at about three which is very small uh-huh or abroad they point out that under anything under ten tons is pretty rare so being three tonnes is quite small. I mean is basically face to face with a human. Yeah six feet tall in that horizontal posture. Obviously if it could crane its neck up. You know who knows maybe it might be twelve fifteen feet tall share but in typical posture. It's basically face to face with person which is not what you think of when you think of sore. That would be so great though. It'd be creepy. I don't wanna be face to face with any animals because they don't know they're intimidated. Don't wanna be like animals meeting. My i line. That's freaky define with meeting with a sore pod. I suppose there maybe not intimidating unless you startle them. Because you're at their face level they don't like it just be holding food like all will be well branches of leaves. What happens when you run out. Leaves though by then you've gained their trust. See i contact long like pedatzur. Something while you're feeding. It knows you can be a friend. You've got it all figured out when the dinosaurs go back even though bravo ours is only about three tonnes. It's not the smallest. Titanic sower or sower pottage say magyar soros is only about seven hundred fifty kilograms right. The dow one was an island orf yes but in terms of bravo. A quarter of this is basically But yeah since it was an island wharf it's got better excuse. I guess whereas bravo sores probably had more land area so it seems a bit stranger that brazos mall and even stranger still is that they're pretty confident. That processors was probably an adult because they have a good set of pretty well preserved vertebrae and they seem to be fused meeting the neural arches in the centrum and all that are fused together which is traditionally seen as an indicator that the animal is skeletal. E pretty mature. So that's probably the case with brought us or so twenty three feet long and six feet tall as maybe as big. It's probably filling some ecological niche. Yeah yeah one would presume although we always think about that long neck being advantageous because then you can sweep back and forth. You don't have to walk around as much. So what the advantages of being a small pod. I don't know seems weird. Guess as possible that maybe it evolved as an island somewhere else. Yeah made its way over here. Who knows cameras duckie for land before time where she stretched out her neck trying to be a long neck. Of course duckie's ahead resources. Everything comes back to lay before time for you. Yeah why not in terms of what they found. They found quite a bit more of bravo source than puna titan. So with browser they found actually a couple booms from the skull which is really cool. I think it was like quad rate. And maybe the quadrant of jiggle type areas of in the back sort of middle. Not anything around the is or the nose and nothing in the jaw either but still better than nothing better than we usually titanic wars. They also found many of the front leg and foot bones as well as most of the hind leg bones and most of the hips and in terms of vertebrae. I said there were some good preserved once. There was a series of vertebrae in the neck including the cervical ribs. That sort of run parallel to the vertebrae to strengthen it And a series of vertebrae in the back as well as a few vertebrae in the tail. So pretty good sampling vertebrae from around and they were relatively complete too. Which is really nice. They also found some ribs and a potential para type meaning another individual where they referred some material. I guess it may be could be the same individual too because it includes a tooth some more limb bones and ribs so pretty good yeah puna titan on the other hand they found a lot less of this is the bigger one but the best thing that they found was a good series of thirteen vertebrae all in a row from the tail. So it gives like. I said it wasn't near the end of the tail. It sort of middle to near the base of the tail actually might be more useful. Frankly for determining characteristics of like and sort of like how the tail interacted with the rest of the body but it still is a little bit hard to say how long the tail was. When you only have thirteen the vertebrae. They also found three vertebrae from the sacred. They're all from the sacred. One of them might technically be in the back. So that's the spot in between the hips. Which can be really important and useful as well as a pair of back vertebrae with their associated ribs because just like with us where ribs pretty much connected to our back in a weird way. That's kind of awkward to think about so we're pods of the same kind of thing going on and they also found one partial neck vertebra in the only thing they found in the whole skeleton. That wasn't a vertebra was a few partial hipbones so not nearly as useful but vertebrae can sometimes be pretty helpful with pods because we were talking about like that. A pissed the seal as and all the different like which part of it is convex versus. Concave how they interlock in and then all the different intricacies of the arches and the different pieces zygote prophecies that. Stick off the vertebrae and tell you a lot of information tax comically about or pods. So even though it's not very exciting to a dinosaur enthusiast to say is just a few vertebrae we want us. Yes scholar we wanna see like some big clause or something is still can be pretty useful in classifying it. It's still exciting. Because now we know about this new sorbonne. Yes as true and we can tell that it also was probably an adult. Which helps you to know that. What size some of these individuals were getting to file genetically. Both of them are very derived within colossal oria and the way that these authors do their filon janie. that's a sister tax to salta sorte. We talk about salta swords allot posit had like potentially osteo germs on them And cool yeah. I like him a lot but sometimes people will classify basically like all of these derived. Titanic sores asaulted swords. So i'm not sure who would agree with this colossal oria and like exactly how it plays out overall and then if you step down the family tree you get onto rincon soria and then finally hilo sewers. Which is the groups that they ultimately put these two individuals in and that includes gondwana titan. Which is another seven meters. Titanic or another little tiny one so as expected for some late. Cretaceous titanic sewers there either in salt as a or. They're in colossal oria but like very derived either way though no matter how you classify them puna titan and bravo sewers appear to be pretty distant relatives of salta source despite being physically close and pretty close in time so this is another one of these weird situations where the dinosaurs that were coexisting really close to each other. We're more related to stuff. That's farther away. And maybe in different time periods sameday were relatively new to the area. Yeah exactly somebody had to move and who moved from where what combination in might also help with filling different dishes. Because if they're really close relatives may be. They wouldn't have diversified as much might be eating similar foods and things like that. What were you doing. Small sore pods speaking of small sore pas. They also found a ton of titanic eggs in the area too. I don't think they found any embryos. Unfortunately the area is referred to as the d. nesting site. Which has been published on before partly by this lead author. So he's well acquainted with it but i don't think we've mentioned it before because we're usually talking about eggs from farther south in argentina. These nesting sites are spread across three kilometers of range in three different layers. So yeah it's a very large nesting site. They say it's one of the largest nesting sites ever found anywhere in the world period. Let alone for titanic hours or whatever other group you want to classify these in three different layers to that. Means they were doing that for many years. Yeah exactly so. It might indicate that the dinosaurs came back each year to nest in sort of a bird like behavior one might say And so far. They've found at least nineteen clutches. One of them has fifteen eggs and eggs are nearly spherical. Which is what we think. Titanic ores day thought. They had nearly spherical eggs. No they're probably titanic from our best. Guess maybe there from poona titan or bravo source or maybe both the eggs are also pretty similar to other late. Cretaceous titanic eggs specifically mostly the ones. I'm talking about are in alabama which is south. I think we recently talked about a couple of eggs that we're returns that they thought were smuggled from there so that was wave. Oh but the ones that were found in this new nesting site or newer nesting site are about thirteen to fourteen centimeters or five to five and a half inches in diameter which gives them a volume of about one point five leaders and that's actually pretty similar to an ostrich egg if not just a little bit smaller than an ostrich egg. Ostriches have crazy huge especially for animals of their size. Yeah have you think about a titanic and you know. Titanic was get way bigger than ostriches but their eggs or smaller. That's crazy. yeah it is pretty crazy and then if you you can find even weirder ones like kiwis mending those my fun fact. One time where the when they have the hagans either body. It feels like two thirds of their bodies harder. They even get around. It's pretty ridiculous but also no wonder they can't flay drew and these eggs to our little bit smaller than the ones in alabama wave. Oh and lavrio hough which are two other famous patagonian sites the appear to have been laid in a flood plain and that's probably the way that they were buried as well although they do appear to have been buried by the parents i so it's not like they were buried while they were sitting out in the open we've talked before about how he thinks sewer pods using their back claws probably to dig holes and then they would lay their eggs in the hole and then maybe shove some compost down there. Heat them warm exactly and moist and then bury them once. They're down in a pit because obviously sore pods cannot sit on their eggs to incubate them so they would have to come up with some other way to make sure there aren good conditions and the easiest way to do that. Apparently too barium was some garbage. That's going to compose carving. It depends on like what exact features of the area are. So if you're in like a loose sandy place that's really dry and really cold. You're gonna wanna try to have something incubating with them to add the moisture and add the warmth but if you're in something that's more moist dirt and it's near something that's like a hot spring or something that's keeping the ground really warm. You might not have to bury anything with it. You might just be able to rely on the moisture and the temperature of the land. Just bury them as is ec- that with modern birds too depending on what environment they are and they use different things to build their nests even and there are like mound turkeys. I think they're called is mound birds that still bear their eggs. And that's partly how we have a good analog to these dinosaurs because we can compare a modern bird that buries a tag to a monitor. The doesn't and then you can look at the shells and see like oh. The poor is different on the one that's buried so when we look at these we see like oh yeah. This looks like one of those burying. Eggs is pretty convenient. That there are over ten thousand species of birds today that i should say ten thousand species of dinosaurs that we can relate to their ancestors but hopefully we'll find more. I'm i'm still holding out. Hope that they find some embryos. They didn't mention it in this paper but a lot of times. That happens where they talk about a new exciting find and they leave out some details for future paper. So hopefully there's a paper waiting in the wings about these new embryos that they've found but even if they haven't found him yet there were tons of eggshells all over the place in this three kilometer area as well as lots of more complete eggs. So there's a good chance that someone can find them in the future. Sounds like there's a lot to study. Speaking of dinosaurs. nesting. So national geographic. Has this new a our experience filter on instagram. And you can bring three the dinosaurs from their reimagining. Dinosaurs issue kind of to life and one of them is dynacast tending to its aids. There's connection there. But there's also e e g which it looks like it's kinda getting ready to glide and then you've got spinosaurus. Witch is swimming underwater so that filter. Actually your whole screen turned blue like you're on with it and is really fun. We had some fun thanksgiving in the us taking some videos of these dinosaurs around our turkey carcass. After all the meat had been stripped off it. Yeah pretending basically like because those are all carnivorous dinosaurs. A little unclear on e. What it eight but for sure dynamic and spinosaurus ate meat and pretend like they helped us finish off this other dinosaur. We were eating dinosaurs eating dinosaurs as they do. And what's fun too as you can. Also flip it around. So it's like flipping the camera to the selfie camera. Basically yes and then you can have it look like it's talking or singing and dancing which we also made video of it fully mimics you like. It's a mirror when you were a dinosaur ride. Yes i had some trouble getting. Its hands to move. Maybe someone more skilled than do that. There's a lot of fun that's cool. And they look really cool. Yeah and they had like little snippets of audio that went with them to to teach people about dinosaurs and since it was national geographic. Good up to date information so that was nice. Yeah yeah right from their issue. Really fun filter if you're on instagram. I recommend checking it out unless we've got the dinosaur ida disney's animal kingdom recently broke down so people got to have this behind the scenes view with the lights on and apparently there's an extra head through the end of the ride and it's hidden in the dark when it is dark and the lights are out and it's an extra part in case there is a malfunction with one of the main antibiotics which makes sense. I feel like there's probably a lot of those but the probably not on display in enough that you'd see with the lights on like in some storeroom a can a hidden here but also what's interesting is. The ride apparently isn't as decorated as other rides with foliage and rocks a lot of blank walls. But when you're in the dark and your focus is on the dinosaurs that's all you notice. Dinosaurs didn't bother painting the things that were in pitch black in other words. I think so. It's hard to tell from the pictures so according to read it the ride was rebooted just ten minutes later and the people get to finish and it looks like everyone on the ride and never working on. The right was wearing masks. it's good now. A quick word from our sponsor every plate. You've probably heard from us before about every play play. They're really great meal prep service. They're cheap and tasty and all sorts of stuff they also offset one hundred percent of their carbon emissions. And if you checked before and they weren't shipping to your area you should check again because they're constantly expanding the region that they ship too so you can go in and enter a zip code on every play dot com and you'll be able to see if you can order meals and i definitely recommend you do if it's available in your area because it is by far sabrina. In my favorite meal prep service. We've tried a few of them. 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To if you haven't already heard about this book it is fantastic. It's full of tons of illustrations very modern paleo art of lots of dinosaurs and other animals. It has two of our favorite dinosaurs in it specifically and brontosaurus and zule mark went and did a really great job with the brontosaurus which is near and dear to my heart and it's really great because it's as modern take and you see two of them rearing up and they're probably fighting but i'd like to think that they're hugging and hits a really great juxtaposition if you think about charles knight's version where the sore pods are underwater. And they're depicted as these aquatic creatures. And now we know so much more and here they are. They're still in the water but they're doing something entirely different and even better in my opinion is the drawing of zule actually to zule. At least unless. I'm missing another one hiding in the background or the foreground somewhere and they're sort of in a lightning seen which is inspired by ghostbusters. Which of course is the namesake of and you can see them in their fully. Armored spiky glory and of course there are several other dinosaurs and tons of other prehistoric animals in the book as well. And if you're interested in picking it up you can get life through the ages to anywhere that books are sold. And now we're gonna go onto our interview with y. Dinosaurs but again. It's kind of an unusual interview because they are for the most part interviewing us although they do share quite a bit of information about themselves to which is why we're popping it in here. Yeah yeah. They've got a great story again. This is the father and son team making the documentary. And if you're interested in seeing the video version because they made it for us and they are fantastic at editing video so if you want to see like a lot of the things that we're talking about in this audio you can see it in the youtube video. So that's on our youtube channel. Which i think these way to get there is to go to youtube dot com and search for dinah without spaces and we'll pop up or you can get there through our website to an i don't dot com. You can also just go to youtube. Youtube dot com slash c. The letter c. slash. I know dino. That'll take you to our channel. I had no idea i've been using. They like crazy along alpha. Numeric this whole time. Oh that comes with it. I guess we know who set up this channel. Yeah it's a hot tip hanging gardens. Sabrina thanks for joining us on this video. Thanks for lavigne's you thank you and you guys are connected. Somehow we're married. We had a dinosaur themed wedding and then we sort of ran with that and turned our passionate into a podcast. Tell us about that. yeah We got married the santa barbara zoo because we met in santa barbara and the year we got married was the first year that they had dunkin the dinosaur. And it's a man in a t. Rex costume with an animatronic head is meant to be there to teach children but they knew we loved dinosaurs so much and we were doing other dinosaur decorations the centerpieces and cake topper and things like that and so they offered to have duncan at our wedding we of course and duncan was great. I'd say all the adults loved dunkin but all the children maybe ten and under cried when they saw duncan scary scary seeing a full full-sized dinosaur for the value. The phases pretty realistic. It turns out they had to do some work on dunkin it to make him look like he was smiling more because he was too scary. So even though on that particular dinosaur costume the legs are sticking out. Kids just sort of see right past that you think they just see the face i think. We'll when when duncan is interacting with you. There's a camera in his in his face. So the puppeteer is pretty far away like the legs are five six feet away. It's this big. Tt mouth you so. I think that's why it's terrifying kind of block your view from seeing the legs and other stuff happening because you just have this thing up in your face. it's great. how did you two. I meet in a very santa barbara. Way was at a party on dp. If you went to santa barbara that stands for isla vista yup ivy and i was living on dp and that's kind of the rule. Is you have a lot of parties at your apartment. And so we had a highlighter party where we changed all of the whites to Black light bulbs and then told everyone where a white t shirt and then we passed out highlighter and everybody took turns drawing on each other. So when i met sabrina she had highlighter glasses drawn on her face. And i don't know what kind of craziness on her shirt and what kind of craziness was on my shirt. It actually had nothing to do with dinosaurs. I don't think we talked about dinosaurs until maybe three years into dating get outta here. We moved to new jersey for she was going to. Nyu and i was working in new jersey. I was doing chemical engineering stuff. And we went to the american museum of natural history. Because of course you do if you live within a four hour drive of it. Yeah anytime anyone visited us. Let's take you to the museum of natural history. And i think the first time we went there we had a conversation. That was something. I loved dinosaurs and the other person i loved dinosaurs to really come up took a while. So how did it transition from that too. Yeah i'd say it started with We both loved. Dinosaurs is kids land before time. Drastic park all of that and then just sort of forgot about it for a little while. Or maybe we're embarrassed as teenagers or something like that and then But being able to rekindle this fascination and passion we we just decided to go for it. And so garrett started a. We started with a website where garrett wanted to map out all of the natural history specifically dinosaur focused museums around the world and then with the goal of folks. Maybe we'll get to most of them are at least some of them. Some of them were kind of hard to find so and we loved is where museums i mean. That was the thing that we connected over the american museum of natural history. And yes so. We had that website. And that's the name. I know dino came up because at domain available and related to dinosaurs y- yeah and then how many years later. Then we got married a year later and then a few months after getting married so january twenty fifteen. We started the podcast because at the time garrett had recently gotten into podcast so he was really familiar with the format. And that's when we realized that there was this gap there were some really great paleontology part gas out there but nothing that focused specifically on dinosaurs. Nobody was keeping up with all the discoveries that i wanted to hear about so well we. We learned that there was something new being discovered and written about almost every week which was amazing. It's a lot in the beginning we used to worry. What if there isn't enough to talk about in this episode. Now that is not a concern. It's always like what are we cut. We don't have time for every story would focus on. That sounds familiar. So three hundred episodes. That's roughly three hundred hours of content that you put out yeah. That's the right ballpark. Wow there are. Some episodes like sabrina reaches hardcore bone wars. Which is two hours and thirty eight minutes. I think the longest episodes some topics are too big to cover in. Just one hour turns out. Have you guys had a lot of life fan response or sort of. What is that interaction that like. Yeah yeah it's been very good. It's one of the things that i think keeps us going because this you know from doing the documentary. It's a lot of work and sometimes you just feel like oh this week. There's so much going on or just want to take a break and then we'll get a nice or email or sometimes video messages. Even from people were like really love listening to your podcast or you help me get through my day or or something. Like that. In one case actually Somebody said they changed their major to paleontology after listening to us for a few episodes which was amazing to hear. Has anybody ever interviewed you. Yeah we've done a couple of crossover is is the main way it happens. A few paleontology themed podcast. Okay it does does feel It's very different to be on the other side. I like it. I find the other way easier. I do too. Yeah i would rather be standing behind a camera and filming and letting james ask all the questions. He's ever wanted to ask these paleontologists nonstop for me to just questions indefinitely right all right. We'll give them more. So can you give a sort of a highlight reel out of all the guests that you've interviewed like a couple of of your favorite ones over the years so for me. It's always the most recent one of my favorite because it kind of builds over time. You know it's like science right so over time you learn. Oh there's this theory out there like one of my favorites was with alvarez swords and their little crazy short arms with the claws on them and like what are they using those claws for so i used to ask different paleontologist the answer to this until you eventually get to sort of consensus because one of the one of my favorite theories was whether using these clause to chest bump into eggs and break them open like egg specialists and that was that was a whole. There was a whole paper. That was a lot about that. So i would ask different. People who've worked with alvarez or what do you think of this hypothesis and most of them would answer. I'm pretty sure that there for breaking open termite mounds. So now that's where we go with spinosaurus to that's changed a lot over time t rex. You hear the differences between feathers lips and all that stuff so it's always it build. My favorite is usually the most recent one we've done is an at this point it's spinosaurus that's the most recent. There's also been people who are just really excited to be talking about their work and that it's contagious it fires us up to especially when it's an oddball topic like something you don't hear about that much in the mainstream like karen chin with copper light koper light. It's like not a lot of people. Talking about fossilized dinosaur poop but there's so much information there so when you get the first person who like a real expert on it explaining to you that's awesome How about you do you have any favorite episodes nervous have a favorite dinosaur which brontosaurus and that got brought back in twenty fifteen and we interviewed emmanuel shop for the episode was episode one hundred and it worked out really well and now every time i see him at svp tell him thank you so much. You're my favorite for burning. Brought a pack. Since you mentioned brontosaurus is should give a shout out to victoria harbour. Because she is the ankylosaur expert and named zule along with david evans and lots of other really amazing ankylosaurs and has done tons of great work on them. So since in kyle are my favorite group of dinosaurs. Yeah every time. We talked to victoria harbour. I'm pretty pumped. When i saw the notice order at the terrel. Wow like that that change that. It's my favorite fossil favorite dinosaur at this point. You know like that's really something special. So it's neat you just to different people and and everybody's got a different. You know favorite for one reason or another notice or is amazing. My favorite was in kyle for the longest time because it was like the biggest ankylosaur was the latest in the cretaceous. The big tail club and all the body armor more so than some of the earlier encounters but then they found zuelle and that notice. Or you're talking about which is Boreal delta and it's yeah. I don't i can't choose a favorite really anymore. It's just kyle sores. Do you think it's because you can you know. see it. You know more you know. It's it's not just bones. It actually looks like like a real dinosaurs laying there. Yeah yeah it is beautiful. My profile picture of several places like me sitting in front of it. I like squeezed over by was like sabrina. And take of me. Like it's a celebrity picture the notice it's mainly i think the tail and the clubs that you like. Yeah but i mean that's a notice so doesn't have on it and that prescott even preserved but the the armor is still amazing. And it's all in situ so you can see where all the bony plates were. You can even see the little vertebra sticking up through the back of it. And its contents publish the gut contents of it so they can tell it was eating in what was probably a recently burned down forest and then ferns have popped up in swooped into all the ferns. Lot of bits of charcoal. Yeah i love learning about gut contents the stories that the fossils tell are probably my favorite thing overall is just amazing. The things you can learn about these dinosaurs from one snapshot of mostly bone. Yeah for me. It's the the impact that dinosaurs have one of our earliest interviews with with anthony j martin and he had written a book recently at the time called dinosaurs without bones. And there's a chapter in there. About how i want to say it was in australia. Soro pods they migrated. And they're so big that they ended up shaping the landscape and you can still see how they shaped the landscape today just by walking like glaciers. Yeah gouging out canyons Is that's where this all trace. Evidence stuff is like pretty crazy. I mean anytime you see one of those big trackways and then we go to a couple recently and it's like this. There's such an immediacy to it. You know just like this is an individual more where you can see like. Oh here's a step and here's like another step in this one. They kind of slipped and like this one foot goal stuck in the mud or whatever looks like just happened. Yeah it does. It's hard to believe really how old it is when you see it and what you could tell for a to like was it. there's a piece of taranath remarks that you can tell that it some kind of mating dance or something marks. Yeah and then they built exhibits around this where you can dance alongside and animated t rex or something and see who does it better. There's no shortage of interest in dinosaurs. I mean that's that's what we keep discovering and and as you said three hundred episodes there's no shortage of information about dinosaurs. And i mean what is what does the future look like. Where do you guys want to take this podcast. You want to keep doing it the way it is or do you have some some other plans in mind. We've written some books. Have a background in book publishing so a very much like writing so Being able to write stories around these things. It's been great. I like doing video game streams. Because i like playing video games and whatnot three mint but yeah the podcast keeps us so busy that sometimes it's hard to think of what else i'd say we're open to whatever it's opened up a lot of really cool opportunities like we've gone into some Middle school classrooms answer questions. We're going to be a guest speaker at a college actually and last year because we go to every year we get to travel and meet a ton of people and last year. It worked out that we got to go to brisbane for us. We p in australia. And then we spent a month basically road tripping across the outback and we got to visit a bunch of the museums. That are in some of the most remote areas i've ever been. One town is a town of thirty people and they have an incredible museum. Because there's all these fossils that are A lot of interest is growing in these areas. And they're getting a lot of volunteers and they're finding so much and they're actually a think. Three of the museums we visited are all on track to build these new incredible spaces because they they're all expanding because they have so much to show and so much more than you to store to. Yeah yeah. I guess that's our dream. Dream is to one day open and data's museum because there isn't really one in the bay area that would be the ultimate thing but that is a lofty tree. At this point. We just need a nice big building to put some of that. Ucf stuff and yeah. That's true and it looks so nice. Every time i read a paper. And it's like this fossil and it has the number to go with it. I think like how come. I can't see this. Is it gonna collection. This is such an imports their just for people who don't know what you see is james. Will you give a quick little interest and then also tell them about campanile tower. I'm not sure if they know about. Okay really funny. Story is the The university of california museum of paleontology as uc berkeley's museum and was the essentially california museum of paleontology for for a couple decades. I think an la are the the major ones. And there's a bunch more than popped up over the years like san diego and and you know riverside and all that but at the u. c. There is a little display component. There's like two floors and a t rex in toronto but other than that. There's just this endless research whole. I think they're like just over a million or something like that with with the amount of pieces. They have their including in the big clock tower in the middle of campus. There's a like a couple of floors worth of early la brea tar pits fossils. That have been just sort of shoved in their from when they were originally taking stuff out in the nineteen tens and from about nineteen ten to nineteen nine thousand nine thirtyish whenever the the la museum opened They were just send up there. And it's you know we'll figure out what to do with it later. And then they didn't have enough collection space in the life sciences building so now a lot of its in this tower and bizarre that the tower at berkeley is basically a storage facility castles. I know i can't. I don't see it the same way every time i see it now just the thought of it. Being full of fossil's is really funny. Yeah that's really cool. We've been to the top of that tower on calle de. But i don't i don't remember seeing all this stuff didn't know all the dinosaurs. Yeah some of those excavations stories are crazy to or the stories about. This has been sitting on a shelf for one hundred twenty years. Yeah somebody decided to open it. And they found a new dinosaur inside which actually happens. Peggy mastic weirdest one for that for me. It was just like this wacko. Hetero dont'a disorder. I think from from africa and the whole thing just like this guy opened the box. One day that had been like for one hundred years the sitting somewhere like them and this looks different. And that's the paper new dinosaur brown a very interesting process as we kind of wrap up you know. We always like to go out and asking people like why dinosaurs. Why do you like them. Why do you do you think people like him. Why do you have so many listeners. Like what is it about dinosaurs to question. I think dinosaurs they lived so long. You've probably talked to people and heard one of my favorite fun facts. I like to tell people who aren't necessarily as familiar with dinosaurs is the time between winds. Doug a and t rex libs actually longer than the time between t rex us and during that time they had a lotta time to turn into such weird animals. A here is saying monitor. Any kind of their zita. Sorace amazingly strange. The fact that soar pause could get so giants and still be able to walk on land and just spend all day eating and a different feeding strategies. It's amazing and so. I think it's kind of like a dinosaur for everyone at different shapes sizes. How it lived behaved all that stuff. We see a lot of stories of dinosaurs bringing communities together in different ways whether it's like somebody made a dinosaur statue in a town and some bad weather kind of hurt it and then there was a town recently. Actually they spent an entire day to fix this dinosaur that somebody had installed as a prank ten years ago or in australia. Actually with the droughts and everything They had a lot of dinosaurs and being able to prepare the fossils at some of the museums. We talked about gave people work to do. And we're able to build these relationships while also learning about these amazing creatures regio garrett. Well as saying that i was reminded that you know the word. Dinosaur means terrific lizard and terrific like an awe inspiring way and. Yeah that's really. That's the main thing is that they're just such amazing creatures but on top of that really when you're talking about animals in general and what animals are exist and that are impressive and everything usually people are excited about mega-fauna you like the really big animals. Usually today it means mammals. They're the biggest things but if you go before the age of mammals the only other big terrestrial animals are dinosaurs. There's just there's the age of dinosaurs on land. Then there's the age of mammals and that's that's it it's just awesome and there's a lot of connections to between how mammals evolved and how dinosaurs involved and we filled all the same issues and everything so it's really fascinating to look at them and the same kind of people. I think that are interested in polar bears tigers and whales and dolphins and all that there are dinosaurs that are similar to most of these animals most cases in my opinion at least most of the dinosaurs are a lot cooler than some of the mammals are because they're they're just like another missed but they're another they're more extreme right because if you like crazy hyper predators. What could be more impressive than t rex. Something that can crunch through bone and has a skull. That's five feet long. And just massive the most hyper predator you can ever imagine if you like big herbivores like an elephant. Sore pot is just like ten elephants. So it's all like a favorite animal than there's a dinosaur. That's that thing you liked but even more of it. There's also so much we don't yet know about dinosaurs. And so it's just fun to think about hypothesized. What weird behaviors. Especially if you look at some of the crazy things that birds do and you can see you can see in the way that they walks or even just looking at their feet and stuff like you can see the dinosaur in them if you just extrapolate like a crow How hold grudges could non. Avian dinosaurs have held grudges. Maybe then scale crow up a thousand x ten thousand and size and it gives you a different kind of fear that yes. That's a lot. They don't need to roared be terrified. Well thank you very much like to find a little piece of that to fit into our project. Thanks again tony. And james for interviewing us. He has to say that was fun. I'm definitely more used to being the interviewer not the interview. I do prefer being the interviewee though. I prefer the interviewer so works out. But yeah thank you again for flipping the table on us and also for sharing more abou why dinosaurs which again we're very excited to see the now onto our dinosaur of the day arkansas which was a request from lax fear patriotic and discord. Thanks arkansas is was an infamous or theropod that in the early cretaceous in. What is now arkansas. On the us. Maybe you guessed that from its name. In the trinity group. Arkansas source is probably closely related to netco bertilla and earn infamous or found in utah. And it's estimated to be between six and fifteen feet or one point eight and four point six meters tall. Arkansas was bipedal at had a long neck and it was slender ahead a small head and it may have had teeth in the front part of its jaw an orange thermometer. I always think ostrich. Yes liaz turkey. It was probably a swift to that. Went after small animals and insects and eggs. So that's just ostriches of my nightmares. Not ostriches right but it may have also eaten fruit and leaves arkasas had a small skull for its body but it had a relatively large brain and our had long arms and probably three fingers on each hand. It could probably grasp with its hands. But we will. We'd need more fossils to know for sure we do know however that the foot claws had strong curvature which is unusual because usually it's flat with or nathan my doors. Yeah that's true because flat claws are the ones you expect if something's running around and that's how we always see your at the minus The curved claws are more for useful like grabbing things and has a weird move yes suppose hunting and using its feet. That might make sense. Yeah and so. I should say the only thing that's been found of arkansas is. It's nearly complete foot so we that's why we know for sure about the strong curvature but fortunately or the mima soares have some pretty unique feet so we could assign it to that group without finding any of the rest of the body right but this other description had come from the arkansas geological survey in terms of you know probably swift hunter the sorts of things kacha so arkansas was more primitive than asian or north america that lived around the same time in nineteen. Ninety-three jim kirkwood found the arms and legs of an unknown theropod. that lived in the early cretaceous. And what's now utah. And he thought that they were closely related to or a minus but the hands were too primitive and the ankle though was nearly identical to ornithologist then in one thousand nine hundred five. Jim kirkwood looked at the holiday type of arkansas which had been found in the nineteen seventies and he saw that it was similar to this other ankle but arkansas was larger because they were similar. It might mean that arkansas was more closely related to ornithological instead of or nisa mimas. And if that was the case arkansas may have been a carnivore with teeth. But we don't think the leg and arm. The jim kirkland found was from an arkansas as far as know that an unknown theropod okay. Arkansas is located along the shore. And at the time that arkansas has lived there was the western interior seaway that was dividing the continent so not much is known about other dinosaurs. That lived in the same area. Arkansas is the only dinosaur known so far from arkansas or nitham. I were tracks from around the same time that arkansas lived have been found near moab utah at the mill. Kenyan dinosaur track site. The type species of arkansas is arkansas's friday and the genus name means arkansas list. So jobe friday. The owner of a service station in locks bird saw some vultures circling in. This is becca. In august of nineteen seventy two and he went to check on his cows and he saw some exposed fossils near the road. Where some gravel. Move recently for reconstructing arkansas highway twenty four so he excavated the fossils the foot fossils and put them on display at his service station for months. No one realized they were dinosaur. Fossils eventually geology. Professor doors acri. Junior took the fossils to his colleague. James h quinn at the university of arkansas and queen realized that these were dinosaur fossils so he prepared them. He took the fossils to be examined in lincoln nebraska in nineteen seventy two and scientists. Their thought that it was related to you or nitham imus but now of course we're thinking maybe it was more closely related these so that would put it outside of ornithological soria but just slightly. Yes but i wonder if there's still debate over this because the last i could find was in the nineties so anyway. Quinn presented the fossils the next year nineteen seventy-three at the geological society of america. Meeting in little rock arkansas. And james quinn and benjamin clarity from the arkansas geological commission went to the site where the false were found. This is in march of nineteen seventy-three hoping to find more fossils because again we just have the foot fossils but the site was now a pit dug up for road construction so all they found was a toe bone little more of the foot. It's possible to bones were scattered. I either when it was buried or during the reu construction. So the fossils that have been found of arkansas are three metatarsal hs four flanges three clause and that makes a nearly complete right foot and the to- not too bad quinn. had meant to name. the dinosaur. Arkansas is friday. But then in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. He had a fatal fall. When looking for fossils in nebraska. No yes the name. Arkansas was used in a pop science book in nineteen eighty three but it was a no newton not officially described and it wasn't until twenty eighteen that it was officially named by rebecca hunt. Foster arkansas became the official state. Dinosaur of arkansas one year before it was officially named on twenty seventeen was approved by the governor february seventeenth and it was a high school student. Masonry who had the idea to make arkansas. The official state dinosaur partly because other states like oklahoma texas and missouri had stay dinosaurs. So you worked on this proposal for three years and drafted the legislation himself cool and in an inverse article mason. Ra say it's the only dinosaur that truly bleeds razorback read. Let's very arkansas. So forecasts a made. One was given to the friday family. One went to the university of arkansas. One went to the arkansas geological commission and one went to the arkansas museum of science and natural history. And you can see the cast in a classroom in ozark hall at the university of arkansas and you can see a cast and a statue of arkansas at the arkansas museum of science and natural history and the original fossils are now at the university of arkansas museum collections. It's nice when states get their first dinosaur discovered and named definitely and are fun fact. This week i hesitate to even call a fact. Because i'm going really far into the rabbit hole that i'm not super familiar with so i apologize if i go too far into conjecture land and if you know more about what i'm talking about please send me a message so we can talk more about it and learn more about this but this is the state of the science that i could find from a few hours of research into different peer review articles. So hopefully i don't embarrass myself too much. But basically what we're looking at is a look into dinosaur societies and what we can tell about how they interacted with each other and like what they did during their life cycles. And to that end if dinosaurs birds they were probably monogamous and the females probably ventured far from their home to find a mate so this is based on the studies of philo. Patrie and philo is for loving and patra is for fatherland so the full term basically means animals that love their fatherland. It's kind of a weird guns up but usually what. It refers to as animals the return to their birthplace in order to mate. So that's like those titanic stores. We're talking about whether several layers of nesting sites. We assume that they are philip. Patrick and they were coming back to their original nesting site and then laying more eggs later. Some animals do this every single year. But there are also some other uses of philo patrie that some people use so it can be used to describe other types of movement as well meaning like migration or parental care or gathering for protection. That's alive variety. Yeah you can basically think of it as the opposite of dispersal so if there's an animal that's dispersing all over the place that's the opposite of something. That's philo patrick. That's coming back to the same place or staying near where it's originally from so that i tend to think it's easier to just talk about dispersal and not dispersing but in any event it can be more complicated because sometimes philo patrie can take several generations and the best example of that. I think is monarch butterflies because they only live two months but they have to fly thousands of miles and actually takes four generations to make the full journey of philo patrie. Pretty impressive is crazy. And they're like. How do these butterflies even know where they're going to end up in the same places. Pretty amazing interestingly though and maybe most relevant to this discussion is that they're big sex differences with philip patrie. So the presumption is that it helps with genetic diversity if one sex disperses while the other one stays put or at least you know. There's more mixing between more genetically diverse individuals in mammals. Males tend to make farther away from where they were born. How you describe that so sort of like in humans like the rambling man. They're like all these songs about that in the fifties where like guys is like going out into the world and you know selling their oats thing. Yeah kind of like settling down somewhere far from where they're originally from a c. Yeah lots of people do today. Yes but in in humans. It's like really kind of a bad comparison to use with humans because we're really complicated and weird so we do all sorts of things that aren't strictly because of genetic pressures in birds is the exact opposite. There's a strong female biased. Philo patrie so the females tend to mate farther from where they were born in. The males tend to mate near where they were originally from. There is a really popular paper by greenwood from nineteen eighty. The found that this mammal bird dichotomy about ninety percent of his sample so in other words like ninety percent of the mammals had the male tend to disperse whereas ninety percent of the birds the females far from where they were originally born but to me the most interesting feature to this is what that sort of behaviour about being the one. That's dispersing imparts into the sort of societal or like social structure of these animals. It's pretty interesting. So one of the interesting correlations is whether or not animals are monogamous or polygamous so in mammals they're mostly polygamous but they have that male dispersal whereas in birds they're mostly monogamous but they have the female dispersal so maybe there's a relationship there between how they spread and whether or not they have multiple mates. There is an interesting complicating factor though and that's resource defense and it's usually defined as a male focusing on controlling territory and therefore a female has to venture out in order to find that mail because obviously the male can't wander around looking for a mate if he's focused on controlling territory. I'm not sure why they specified that is a male controlling the territory. I'm guessing it's because in a lot of modern animals. The males are the larger animals. So it makes me wonder in dinosaurs. if the females were larger than would they be the ones controlling the territory. And then maybe you'd have the males dispersing to find these females that are dominating the territory. Yeah maybe i happened with t rex. Yeah exactly and then to me. That made me wonder like well. Does that mean that. They're going to be monogamous or polygamous apparently resource defense strategists are often monogamous and. I guess that's because it's maybe more happenstance of them running into each other and it's kind of dangerous when you're dispersing so it's unlikely that a whole bunch of them are going to disperse to the same spot or something. I don't know but it might give us some indication of how different animals behaved another complication. Is something called mate defense and this usually what we see is with males where they compete for a whole group of mates rather than for territory. Obviously in this case. they're mainly polygamists. Because if you're competing to get a mate kind of an easy extension to compete. Get extra mates and this ends up being a situation. Where like lions or something where it's one may align with a bunch of female lions and in this case the males are the ones that have to disperse because you find these females and then they're not focused on the territory so it's they're not locked down to the one spot. A more recent papers showed philip. Patrick birds survived better than though as the disperse in other words female birds have a higher mortality rate because they have to explore out in trying to find their males to mate with which makes no sense in terms of sort of a social structure. An i should maybe not even call it a social structure. But it's sort of like a behavior of how things happen. Over generations monogamous animals correlate to a patrilineal structure and this means that the males may inherit the territory and the females usually leave their birthplace interesting. Yeah on the other hand. Polygamous animals correlate with a lineal social structure and the males usually leave their birthplace. And then i guess the females are the ones that control some other elements things or at least it's their genetic line that follows close to where they are located and then one final complication. Is that pair bonding fosters cooperation. As they describe it so animals that are monogamous. Tend to get along better guessing groups. At least that's according to some anthropologists. I couldn't find that so much in the animal kingdom. So i'm not sure if that would apply to like if you had paired off t rexes with they get along with each other or maybe not. I don't know so. What can we tease apart from. Fossils based on all of this. Unfortunately we still don't have any widely accepted sexual morphism meaning being able to tell the difference between a female and a male skeleton. So it's really hard to make these of connections between where the females and the males are but it seems that they are reusing nests like that group of titanic sores so there's probably some level of philo patrie but we don't know if it's the mails going back to their nesting site or it's the females going back to their original nesting site and it's obviously very hard to tease out apart. There are some animals that don't go back to the same nesting site and it could just be convenient place for titanic source to go so different ones end up there overtime or it could be a lot of the same. Sometimes i think with waterfowl there will be a lot of not so much spreading out like there's more overall philip patrie so it relies on just like individuals occasionally splitting off to other groups to get that genetic diversity we might be able to though i surmise. Be able to figure out if dinosaurs were monogamous. And that would be if you could find that there were males. We'd have to figure out which skeletons were males and if they were guarding the nest that might support that they were monogamous like modern birds. Because that's what we see with modern birds since they're monogamous. They have both the male and female around to guard the nest and usually if one animal is going to guard the nest. It's going to be the female. Because it's the one laying the eggs. Unless they're monogamous. Maybe the mail would be around penguins. Yeah exactly and so if we can find basically the best way to figure out how dinosaurs behave is if they're just like birds and a whole bunch of other ways so if they appear to be monogamous and appear to be like the male is really involved with this nesting behavior. Then maybe we could extrapolate that to some other behaviors that are similar to modern birds. Yeah that'd be really interesting. And that wraps up this episode of i know dino thanks for listening. Don't forget to subscribe in your favorite podcast apps. You don't miss out on any new episodes and join our community. Patriot dot com slash dino. Thanks again and until next time.
The Ultimate Go-Anywhere Tiny House Ambulance Conversion with Tom Roszko #136
"Maybe they are a little too big and a little bit too conspicuous right there. They're very limiting. This thing is twenty three feet long bumper-to-bumper and it's a little bigger than i even. But i don't i don't find it too much. I cannot it in a regular. Welcome to the tiny house. lifestyle podcasts. The show where you learn how to plan filled lived the tiny lifestyle. I'm your host an walden and mrs episode. One thirty six with. Tom roscoe hoping to move around. A lot of movable tiny home isn't always the best option while vans and school bus conversions. Take the spotlight my guest. Tom roscoe set his sights on a medium duty ambulance in this conversation will learn. Why used ambulances actually make a fantastic starting point for conversion how to find them and other tips for a diy super mobile tiny home plus tom shares details about his solar water and off grid living in his home. Stick around. but first. I'd like to tell you about the sponsor for today's episode. 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Tom has been in one camper or another for the last twenty five years ten years ago. He stepped out of the rat race and got serious about living small after multiple vehicles. That weren't just right. He decided to make his own. A year of labor and a pile of cash resulted in a tiny homemade from a medium duty ambulance formerly owned by yellowstone national park. This go anywhere tiny home now. It's the bill for a fulltime life of fun and adventure. Tom roscoe welcome to the show. Thank you reason. It's great to be here. Yeah it's great to have you. And i just want to say congratulations on such a beautiful conversion such a such a cool rag. I appreciate that. Thank you So i was hoping you could take me back to You know what you're talking about in your bio ten years ago getting serious about living small. What was your thought process. And it sounds like that's the ambulance. Wasn't your first kind of your first rodeo. So maybe take me back does and tell. Tell your story a little bit. Yeah no problem. I had a pretty big life. Change out a divorce and At first i was kinda just doing the normal go into work and doing the nine to five and then i got the house in the divorce. Tonight i realized that i started moving into the living room and then out of the bedroom and then i started using a smaller space in that house. That i That i would need. And i realized that i don't need much space and i need to make some changes so that i rented out the house moved into a smaller space. Always had campers and just gonna be in to me eventually moving into that camper and then i had several of them I've had a sports mobile and a chinook and and they're all really close but not right or one reason or another and so i ended up I like to say is i. I fixed him up. And then i sell them for a loss. Every time i did about every two or three years trying to figure out what. I wanted and After going through several of them Finally cited like you said it's time to make my own and And get the things. I wanted in their made a list of the things that i really wanted to have and then basically when i built one i Went down that list lender so on that. So is that list of things that you wanted to have. did they. Kind of make the ambulance an ideal starting point Sort of I i wasn't sure which platform i was going to use. I wanted something larger. I went over weight on my other. Campers i wanted a medium your platform to work with so that got me to to medium. You're looking at zone. Practically looked at the s Military truck as well said it was a rustic for me and what happened was i was with a friend Picked up in her sprinter van by token they showed up in this chassis kodiak. Forty five hundred in. We're writing in that truck back to house and i'm looking at is this is great. It's a it's a heavy duty truck but it's of like a pickup inside. It's both worlds. So then i started looking for those trucks and then stumbled across the fact that they have medium or a boxer building box in an ambulance. That goes chassis. So from that day on pretty much focused on the medium duty. And i wanted to four wheel drives to find this one so this thing is was our is four wheel drive see really can go on any roads and i mean looking at pictures of it. It looks like it's pretty high off the ground like it's it's a beast it is it's It gets a lot of attention and i wanted it to be a little bit smaller but So it came with do a wheels. It did come with four wheel drive. I didn't have to do any conversion or or anything like that. But i wanted to have the the single they call him super singles or better off road getting in the sand stuff like that and unfortunately these tires are forty inches tall and they are the smallest tires that i could get. That could handle the weight this truck weighs about. It's red at it's limit of seventeen thousand five hundred pounds. Wow yep so having those smallest tires that can take the weight. Does that make them more. Prone to blow out sir. What is the disadvantage there. So there's a his own ongoing debate it'll probably get people fired up but with the dual lease you can get rock stuck in between them in the back. Okay and if you pull out onto the highway one of those rocks can fly out and it could kill somebody so you. It doesn't happen very often. But i have had and so you have to get a strap or a hammer something yet. The knocked that rock out but mostly you just have to check every single time you go off road you have to stop and you have to check iraq's in your in your tires the other thing is you can't air down because usually those dooley's are made to be They're their roy tires. And you do find somewhere you can't you can't go too low because the insides will actually rub. The two tires will rub on each other and eventually where the out. Okay and then you get better Flotation and traction. I think especially upfront. A bigger meteor tire up there rather than a a little Single and you can get a better ride to because you can get You can let some air out and Air down for the rough roads and stuff. You can't do that so did you. Actually change switched to not duly in the back. You have singled tires in the back. Yes it's called doing. A super single conversion actually had to make had to have wheels made. And then you get the tires. I've actually I should also say. I've had some nightmare issues with these wheels and tires combination. It looks like After putting twenty five thousand miles on them and it can them off many times by myself and changing They're basically not around. And so i'm just of waiting slim to where it just makes for a little bit of a rough ride. I'll pat. i've had them balanced. Yeah so looking through your project page. I was immediately struck by the photos of the electrical panel and all the wiring. That was already in the ambulance. And it it kind of made my head spin Do you have a background in. Like electro engineering Or is it. Is it figure out. Because i just look at this tangled mass of wires. And i'm just like well. It's not really a tangled. Mess is actually an organized mass of wires. But still it's like. Oh my gosh. Where do you even begin like. I doubt this thing came with a user's manual to say like these wires. Control this thing and those wires control that thing right well it it is so you wanna be mechanical for sure and you wanna be patient for me. Was it was a big puzzle. They are marked and they You can't get documentation if the ambulance is newer. I got documentation in two different ways. I called the. It's a wheeled coach. That's you made the box. And i called them and they sent me the the electrical build sheet and so every single wire has a identifier code on it. And then you can't always tell exactly where it goes or what it does but you can find that why or somewhere else and then use it. I also when i was pulling the walls apart. I found another Wire code sheet buried in one of the walls. That was kinda cool. that's cool. Yes the wiring. It's it's kind of a good thing in a bad thing. It's it's good in fact that Wires are everywhere. And i didn't have to run any new wires. I still have a lot of the Old wires you and i left extra. Just i add things that i wanted to later but the bad part is just the panel the board that's in my electrical it there. I mean there must be fifty little. Led lights on there so the electrical systems can have a pretty good dose loader parasitic draw so and i have a good battery system to keep up with against and maybe you could take me through the systems in the ambulance because it looks like i definitely saw you put in fresh and gray water tanks but yeah. Why don't we start since we're talking wiring Do you have solar panels batteries. What he running there. Okay so I went with victory on energy. Really impressed with that company. It's higher end stuff. It's expensive but to me totally worth so. I have a trend energy controller in battery disconnect in the safety and i have the multi plus three thousand invert from them and then i have two two hundred amp hour lithium batteries I think. I need to get one more. I think it's a little bit low and then i have Thirteen hundred watts of solar on the roof might theory there is. I don't really need that much. But i don't wanna tilt panels and i don't want to take them off and drag him into the sun so my idea was just to basically put his minneap there as i could. Because they're they're relatively cheap especially compared to all the other components. Let's see i think that's about it just the The basic saturday miss. Anything is the I would. I'm imagining or i'm assuming that the ambulance is all wired wired for twelve volts. Yeah it is yes. Everything's twelve volt and so you have You know some one twenty available or you. Completely twelve volt. Oh no sorry of the multi. Plus invert her. Okay that's run. I had the one ten. There was some in the ambulance. Already think there. I have to Circuit breakers so each side has Fifty amp service. So i have outlets nice. You have a water heater. That is a as a backup. It runs on one. And then i have the mini split. Which is one ten so okay yeah and you. So you're able to be off grid in this thing all year round And you can run like the mini split. yes i'm running at right now. It's it's only about eighty degrees outside right now but Yeah just close it up so it quieter in here for this i. I have a instagram post. Where i ran all day. I think it was ninety. Five degrees in near boise and the batteries did keep well. The solar in the battery skept up. It works pretty well. Like i said i have four hundred hours of battery i six hundred would be better. Maybe even eight i. I will upgrade that here in the future. Are you able to charge the batteries off of the the alternator. Yes that's victor on has a little smart box where you bring in the wire from the or the The output of the alternator into the little box and then you hook up the batteries to the other side. then it's really quite clever. I noticed that. If i get a little bit of solar let some of the alternator power come through but if i have one hundred thousand watts going in it will. It won't kick on the altar at all and another good thing about the ambulance is. This loan came with a dual alternators. And i think they're hundred forty amp each so yet does quite well. If i don't have any drive in charge because i'm assuming that when it was an ambulance there was not solar so it needed to generate all the power needed to run whatever medical lifesaving systems and electronics were onboard correct. Yes they What they do with these well at least with one shouldn't say all that trouble before but What they did with this ambulance is just a couple batteries to standard car. Batteries and dan is just running the whole time anytime they're using it and so the alternators are are supplying everything. They need cannon. Well let's talk about other off grid systems How do you. How do you collect and store and use water in the ambulance so collection is i mean the standard ways. You know friend's house. I just got some at the gas station. The other day. I know nova secret faucet. Here in moab arc let that out but I also set up a system where the water can come through a uv filter like a standard house uv. So no worries about slow can bring it in pretty fast and then it goes through three stage filter system so i have a. I bought two pumps exactly the same. One of them is the main pump for the vehicle. I have a second pump. That i can take down to a stream and just run it on twelve volt and basically fill up my tanks from the stream or s. I wouldn't do it from upon but yeah good freshwater source and i've done that tanks and so it goes through the filter and then three three par particularly filters yes it goes through the uv and then it goes through a fifty micron and then it gets a five micron and then Just charcoal for drinking and so then after that it goes into some kind of holding tank. Yes everything gets cleaned before it goes into the fresh water tank. And because i'm full time. You know. I i use the freshwater enough to where it sits. It's i've heard that some people might get some mold or something like that in their tank but minds run through fast enough yeah And then i'm assuming you have a shower kitchen. Also plumbing in there would he would. He have for Fyodor inside okay. Keep going here. So yes. I have a two water tanks. Total of seventy gallons and then there's a water heater. It's an ice her. That runs the engine. Coolant that water. So anytime i drive i get our hot. That'll last a couple of days if you're mild and then there's a backup One ten bolt Switch i can flip to heat up that water sitting in a place for more than a couple of days so hot and cold water. I have a little tiny bathroom sink. And i have a kitchen sink with A separate little raking faucet. And let's see a composting toilet. And i think that about covers it. I get shower. There's a shower in the pass through so Wasted space there. Hopefully in that covers plumbing. What i miss. Oh great thank well yeah food. Where does the water go when you use it. So i have about thirty five gallon tank and yeah i just have rural. Oklahoma was up and send it to a tree down the road there. mary goal. now. I interviewed Someone i don't know that her episode has gone live yet but she's actually developed in her tiny house a system where she can filter back her gray water back into the freshwater. Tank a series of series of filters. Did you think about doing something like that I actually listened to the episode is really good. Appreciate that one And so it sounds great. My concern is cleaning those nightmares. About how the filters get gummed up fast and tough to clean if You know someone's got that worked out. I would be very interested because that would just be. I mean we last all year. Would you offer them. Yeah no it. It really piqued my interests. Also because you know for obvious reasons when travelling but a big challenge for movable tiny houses tiny houses on wheels is is oftentimes Water you know when you park in the city or somewhere like that. That's oftentimes a big barrier to doing it from the legal side. So if you could basically say. I'm bringing this thing. I'm going to park it here. It's not going to get hooked up to or discharge any grey water or sewage water. That's a it's a. It's a really cool idea and i. I'm glad you heard that episode the tomato box that nato box. Yeah no that sounds. That sounds wonderful. I know there was a guy. I think he was tiny. Solar was his company in. I think that he was doing it a couple years ago and he was talking a little bit about the filters getting pretty fucked up in a and snow. I don't know. I think that might be a youtube channel. Where they're doing it. But then the sky had a he had quite the Cleaning schedule or his mery water. So that's what concerns me if If there's a way around that i would. Yeah i'd be really curious those kind of things that i'd like to try. Yeah exactly. I'd like to tell you a little bit more about tiny house engage. Tiny house engaged members are also able to listen. Live as i record these podcasts and interviews and ask questions of our guests so if you're a big fan of the show it's a great way to get an inside. Look at the tiny house lifestyle podcast and get access to episodes weeks or even months before they go live on the feed to learn more and register for tiny house engage. Go to the tiny house dot net slash engage. Registration opens on tuesday november seventeenth and will remain open until we get twenty new members or for one week. Whichever comes first. So don't wait to learn more and register for tiny house engage. Visit the tiny house dot net slash engage again. That website is the tiny house dot net slash engage so we got power and water and and i guess the the mini split provides heat and cooling. You need it it does. It has a heater And then there are a couple other forms of heat. I just put in a twelve volt some heated floor mats which they don't use much power. They're all thermostat so they just come on. When it gets burst sixty degrees. I said it would ever want or So that's nice on the cold mornings. I'm barefoot. Most of the time. And then i have the little s are Set the d. Two s walker. I think it's called Air heater yet. Do any heating off of your engine like kind of like the way your water or No i i really don't have to start the engine at all with the little air heater. Things are amazing They're spending but they're crazy efficient and You know the heat dollhouse with though issues ball. That's amazing you usually think of like forced hot air as as a less efficient way to heat a space. Yeah these these have been out a while in the marine industry for sure and and a lot of people are putting them in there. Rv's now for a while you know. This is the size of a breadbox It's probably a thousand fifteen hundred bucks but All you do is put it inside. You have to put it. Your your exhaust out in your intake comes in from outside to burn and just recirculated air inside and the wonderful thing about them. Is that unlike. The old suburban earnest's that were in rv's and maybe still are. I hope not. They come on full blast they go for you know five minutes at the house up to eighty degrees and then they kick off and then house goes down to about sixty five and then they blast on. Read this little this little diesel air heaters what they do the fan slows way down. So you don't even know it's running but it just maintain really nice either nice. Yeah i i was actually. I'm glad you said diesel. I was like this couldn't be electric and efficient. Well many splits doing okay. Tread heat part of it too much yet. Yeah so that's that is such a big benefit of being in a vehicle. Where you have that you have the alternators you've got a tankful of diesel and you've got the coolant that you have so many ways you can pull heat off of the engine for your water. You can use the diesel for cabin heater. You can Charge your batteries I can see can really see the appeal of an ambulance or another kind of medium duty vehicle like that. I haven't really thought about that. I guess a tiny house You're you're missing out on a few of those options so it is. It is gather there are many options to yeah itchy. Dili's going and it seems so are you. Do you have propane at all or have you managed to kind of avoid propane propane at all. And what are you cooking with. Oh i have an induction cook talk so electric yeah worked. They worked great. I i read reviews before i got it. I was a little worried about it. Said that you couldn't you know similar soup or something like that. You couldn't turn it down. But i i see the opposite. It's works really well and it doesn't. It's not hot. You know you cook your lunch in the middle of the day in the summer and it doesn't stay hot or heat up the house you know right. Yeah those are those are cool. I you know there are so many things like that. That if i were to do another tiny house i would be all over i. I'm very reliant on propane in my tiny house. And i would like to not be relying on propane as much. It was like in with your background in the podcast. You'll be doing another tiny house here. Yeah you know we were talking before the show a little bit and and you know with cove it happening. I think everybody's into maybe travel a little bit and van or a school bus or ambulance or something like that. Just that's where my interests are right now in terms of my next bill but So that's it. It's good to have you on the show for for that. For that reason if anything gets an info this really cool buses out there that's for sure. Yep yep i think there are a little too necessarily too big but maybe they are a little too big and a little bit. Too conspicuous right. They're they're limiting. This thing is Twenty three feet long bumper to bumper. And it's a little bigger than i even wanted. I don't i don't find it too much of a problem. I cannot fit in a regular parking space though. yeah Okay eight feet wide. What kind of what kind of gas. Mileage d get so. It's funny that everybody asked that. And i've been tracking it since the day. I got this thing i've put. Oh twenty five thousand miles on it. And i'm averaging twelve miles per gallon and that's with At city that's four wheel drive low back in the hills dirt roads highway but then there's one caveat i would say i'm that guy who drives fifty five miles an hour down the road and everybody hates sorry about i saw the i saw that you have Like speed limit fifty five sign on the back. Yeah yeah and i have. The i left the The emergency stripes back there too. So i'm i'm hoping that everybody thinks. Oh they're taking grandma to the hospital. Let's give him some space. Yeah yeah yeah. I get some respect. So it's i mean. It's certainly not like a stealth camper though. So have you had any trouble. You know where. Where are you usually staying when you're in it. are you like going to. Rv parks and campgrounds. Are you like in the back country. Kind of doing the overlander staff or you know. Where are you staying in this thing. Yes i'm i'm ninety nine percent in the back country in fact last year i only paid for one campground and that was six dollars and that was because it was at the bottom of a really good bike trail it started and ended its oil and no one else was there because it was late in the season but Nice no. i couldn't afford to do the campgrounds. It's it's crazy expensive. And i just don't understand that. So you know with the composting toilet and the assistant They allow me to go where i want. And and that's the idea with the four wheel drive as well is. I find that you just find a little bit of an obstacle and get just a little bit further out than everybody else and in we can get some peace and quiet out there nice. Have you ever Ever gotten stuck. No i haven't and i'm terrified jew because You know armor. John in his pickup is not gonna pull me out. It's gonna be quite you're deal. Yeah you're gonna need firm. John and a tractor. Yes very big. Try a road grader. Maybe yeah yes some. I pushed it a little bit. When i have other big trucks with me and i live on the beaches in the sand and i've been places i shouldn't have been for the most part i try to be pretty conservative and drive is more to get a out of a bad situation and i use the ground clearance to an is low range a lot to get. You know to get back in there but i don't push it. I mean it's if i roll this thanksgiving day so yeah oh man. I wasn't even. I wasn't even going there. I was even thinking about the possibility of rolling it. Yikes i've i've had my other campers in some situations where i really shouldn't have been haven't ruled one. It seems like it's probably pretty bottom heavy with with the truck bed essentially down there. Yeah i think so. It should be an did try to you. Know the water tanks sitting on the floor. They're not underneath though wanted them inside. Yeah gray tanks. The only thing. That's really a pie. Is the fridge. Should be okay. I would hope so but you know as soon as you get just a little bit off camera. You start leaning over gets her. We a bad day. How big is the is the fuel tank. Like how much. How much diesel do you have to work with. That's kind of funny that there's actually a sticker on the outside of the tank that says fifty three gallons but i learned Two years ago that. It's really forty two because i ran dry and fortunately out here in the desert. I didn't think i was close. Obviously but Yeah it's about forty two gallons. I haven't been bishops plan to Get some more weight up fronts. I think i'm gonna build saddle tanks a front under my steps. That's where the batteries. Norman ago and then get rid of that route fuel tank and that way i can transfer some weight upfront. And i'll i'll get more capacity project list. How more capacity to put stuff in the in the camper itself. No more fuel capacity few capacity. Okay right and i wanna get a. I want to get some more weight on the front rather than the back of the truck again. I had a little bit better. Okay can you so with all these systems that you've you've talked about you know the dual dual freshwater tank's and the filtration system and just all these various appliances and things It seems like it's a bit of a jigsaw puzzle to kind of fit them all in elegantly. So could you take me through. Maybe what your design processes like when you're when you're working on one of these and like how much does that change as you build it or do you like plan it all out and then bill you know i mean well. That's such a hard question you can tell by my answer there So i did make a sketch up model. And i tried to do most of my moving around parts in that model. I guess there were a few things that i knew i wanted. And those kind of defined where other things had to go I wanted the raised bed in the back. So i have a a garage space for my bicycle underneath and then i wanted as much counter space as i could have. I would have my fridge to be up high and you know when you start getting these rules then now you start getting to where okay. Where am i gonna put this water tank. And so yeah i had. I had things that i wanted to make happen in. They didn't all work for instance. I had Composting toilet used to roll out from compartment into the shower area. And that was a really bad idea at a rebuild that when debt dumb for the most part i did design on sketch up and i did build it pretty much from that sketch up model. I didn't use the model for measurements or anything A lot of sitting inside the camper staring at walls. I mean a what it was kind of a fluid process. Let's just say that. yeah. I saw that. You saved a lot of the material that when you took it apart. Took the ambulance part of it. Apart that that was kind of almost like a sip material yes. And i was really surprised that it i thought it was going to be Was an md. Asked the oracle board stuff but it turns out. It is looking at it now. It is Fiberglass impregnated hard foam with of some sort of citing almost like a vinyl or like a countertop It's good stuff i did. I did save every bit of it and Most of it has gone right back in because it's light and strong and then the other primary building don't white starboard which is our get it wrong. I think it's polyethylene. It's from the marine industry. It's it's about three times more expensive than plywood and twice the weight. Which makes me wonder why i did it. Sometimes but well reason i did. It is because it's why i like that and it's You don't have to paint it and it's great to work with and you can't get any molded water damage or anything like that. So it's worked up pretty well. Actually that seems worth it just just in not having to paint it or finish it at all to install it in. That's done yeah. I love building stuff. I i do not like this inish work. I just don't like the sanding all that they to happen. Sometimes well i really appreciate. You've been super generous with with all this info. Is there anything that i haven't asked you about that you that you wanna tell me about or common questions that you get about it. You know i. I would I want to throw out numbers. Actually because everybody asks in a yeah. I mean and i don't mind talking about it so i've seen this ambulance for sale for an with more miles under fifty thousand miles on them. I've seen them for sale for as little as about twenty grand in to drive and then maybe twenty two well only two eighty four wheel drive betting on mileage so i bought this one it i. It came from yellowstone national park. I don't know why they got rid of it. they sold it to a broker in houston and He actually bought it for thirty eight thousand dollars. And then he marked up to forty four and i bought it for forty four and it had thirteen thousand eight hundred miles on it. So basically new sounder. Full yep And then i kept track of the money put in you know a ten thousand dollars for the electrical systems like that and i put in about sixty so i am. I'm between one hundred and five and ten thousand dollars for the and like i said people ask all the time or they're embarrassed s but they do anyway so just throw those numbers out there and then the other thing i get asked is where do i find an ambulance. And how did i find. The ambulance You know you just type in use ambulance on google there. I had about twenty sites and once identified what i wanted. I would just go through that list every day until the one popped up. Let's not that hard Yeah just. I've been used annual. There's ambulance traitor dot com. There's all kinds of out there. They're they're amazing platform or Especially starter you can get them as low as five thousand dollars and you know oftentimes. They're maintained very well especially at threat of firehouse. Sometimes if they are the places where they Attia say that they're just on contract. You know those might be pretty rough but you get the ambulance. That has the electrical system. Basically oftentimes they have a walk-through from the cab. It got the doors. They've got at least a couple of windows. Everybody makes bad out of the bench on the other side of the counter. It's real easy to put in a stove top in a fridge. I think people do very little work and have a really nice camper or it's not much money. I mean twenty grand ten that you really want to go to buy four budget. Yeah yeah and that's you know. I'm kind of thinking right now that that it seems like there's a bit of a rush on like sprinter vans 'cause people are buying them to convert them and you know there. Is that smaller size ambulance that you see like in cities and around that that isn't maybe it's a light duty ambulance. I don't know what you would call it but it's built on a smaller platform. Then what then what you've got I know what you call it. There's one called a mini. Maud has a single rear wheels. And it's It's a lighter duty. You wouldn't be able to put a lot of stuff in it. But i mean it's a tiny little thing you could you could zip around in that thing and parking Regular parking spots all day long right right and then probably get better. You know maybe a little bit better gas mileage. But you're probably not going to be off roading and going going overland Oh i mean they have four-wheel-drive ones as well so You can buy them right from Rick from the firehouse sometimes and will drive capable. Yeah yeah i just. Google searched the mini modern and. That is exactly what i'm thinking about. It's like a like a ford three fifty platform right. I think or maybe four. The i dunno. I shouldn't talk. I don't know what i'm talking about. The they quit doing the three fifty. So yeah now. it's something newer. But it's probably the oldies but you cannot. Yeah and along those. Have the good Seven point three liter diesel engine. And it's a real solid platform and the quality of the box in. These things is just absolutely incredible. I do know that but no you go ahead okay. I did find the original documentation on this ambulance Like i said in yellowstone national park paid two hundred and twenty grand for this thing so it is serious quality just the doors and stainless steel hardware. Just really well then. Also i mean one of the biggest challenges when you take like a you know a work van and converted is that you've got to insulate it. It's gonna be like a pressure cooker in the summer and of freezer in the winter and so on the ambulance. I'm assuming is already insulated. They do come. Some of them are insulated. Pretty well some of them. Not so much you do have. You can't have an issue while you will have an issue with thermal bridging. So for instance. My entry door is aluminum on the outside aluminum on the inside and they might have a couple. You know one itch. A couple sheets one one. She of one inch rigid foam in there. But honestly it doesn't do much. That door gets off when it's in the sun so if you really you know if you're gonna be serious about a camper or make it into a fulltime home you really need to rip all that out and yeah and but some insulation between a metal and the inside outside and this is your fulltime home cracked. Yes this is it. I've been in this one for a couple years now and Yep i do not have any other ill missile in. It sounds like you're not. Are you thinking about the next one or are you. You like your set on this one for a while. I'm i'm actually very set on this. And i'm really happy with it. There are things that You know if something bugs me. I'm more along the lines of I'm just going to be bill. That i'm just gonna rip that out. Do it different I'm very happy with us. I feel like i nailed the platform. This time and and and i have those goodies that i wanted. You know. I have my walks through and my shower will let my skylight above my bed. Just all these little things that i really wanted to have some very happy with it has been doing really well. That's awesome one thing that i like to ask. All my guests is Do you have any books or resources to recommend if they're interested in in going down the the ambulance path. Now as you know. I've listened to several of your podcast now so i was expecting this question but good for you. I i kind of want to throw a little wrench in. Though if you don't mind i'll just tell you what i wanna do. And then you you decided to let that fly so And i'm not going to get political. But i'm gonna talk a little bit about A political option adam. So i don't even know when this will come out. It might be after the election. But then there's a podcast about a thing called rakes choice voting. Yeah and i would love it. You've heard about it. I've heard all about ranked choice voting. I think it would be great. Okay okay so that's all. I want to say What's the pies asked. The link teeny radio lab. I think it's called tweak the vote yep and they basically go through how it works and why it works and how. it's bipartisan. good for everybody. It's good for everybody about the politicians to. Yeah so it's something that i would just like to know about so if you'd be so kind as a rank in your shenault be awesome for sure i will. I will do that and i. I think that this will probably come out after the election but I think that regardless of which election we're talking about in the future it would be great if more states switched over the ranked choice voting. I think they do it in maine. Actually come. I heard there are some counties. That are already doing it. And i know you'll hear on the podcast though ireland's used the campaign. The guys are nice because they get their vote from another person so they have to be nice to each other and then The last thing. Oh everybody's every vote counts you know. Yeah as you get to put you get to list by choice right. You can put a wild. You put a wildcard as your first choice at not not feel like your vote was wasted exactly because if that Wildcard gets dropped in your second choice goes in there so it's really cool and then i do have a book that i recommend About travel and and dan life. And it's called. Dr nacho drive by rod and sheena oh look gonna look at their. I wrote it down Brad and sheena van orden rod and sheena van orden. Okay cool walk. Dr nacho drive tribe nacho drive. It's just a really good travel book that they get in a volkswagen van and they go to south america and and There are there are a couple and it kind of gives you an idea of what this ban life would be like cool and living tiny and getting out there awesome. So i feel like i have to throw after. Throw to books back at you because there's a book okay good It's it's i. I believe it's a steinbeck novel called Travels with charley and okay. It's one of his later books. And it's he it's a you know it's not fiction. He actually converted a camper and and went out driving across the country With his dog and his dog's name is charlie. And it's a beautiful book and it will definitely make you're already living at but Of course it's beautifully written because it's steinbeck And then the other book is The title is actually a riff on that. One it's called travels with willie and it's written by this guy. Willie we're who's a famous bike. Touring guy so bicycle touring And it actually convinced me and my cousin to do a fifteen hundred mile bicycle tour ten years ago which precipitated are my whole tiny house build and all that stuff. So i'm definitely going to pick up that book because i love a good love. A good travel book. Okay excellent i will. I'll check out to sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing all right. Well tom roscoe thank you so much for being a guest on the show. This was really fun. There was grace and i appreciate it. Thanks for It me on here. Thank you so much to. Tom rosco for being a guest on the show today. You can find links to tom's website and instagram as well as a video tour and several awesome photos of the ambulance at the tiny house dot net slash one. Thirty six again. That's a tiny house dot net slash. One three six. I also wanna remind you to check out. Tiny house engage. Registration is only open for a limited time and it is a great place to meet other tiny house dwellers get support on your plans and build and interact with me. You can learn more at the tiny house dot net slash engage. Well that's all for this week. I'm your host ethan waldman. I'll be back next week with another episode of the house lifestyle podcast.
RV Podcast #321: Using Google Photos [FREE!]
"Welcome everybody episode number three twenty one coming your way. Welcome fellow travelers. it's time for another episode of the rv. Podcast saying you're vice. Tins sharing tips suggesting great trips and off the beaten path adventures and always stay on top of the rb lifestyle. News you need to know about with great interviews and insight industry information here's your host award-winning journalists. Might can jennifer linlin other episode of the rv. Podcast hey what do you do with all of those photos that you take on your rv adventures. We're gonna talk about that with an expert. She's such an expert chris. Gould known as mrs geek wrote a book about it dealing with google photos free app. That'll help you sort and organize and have fun with all photos. You talk about that. You've been taking on your vacations. Hey we also have a lot more got. Rv news of the week. We have the burqas with an off the beaten path report. We have your questions and we have by lifelong traveling. Companion and my bride jennifer. Hello my dear. Hello michael week away from thanksgiving. We are and we have pretty much decided that we're not going to have a podcast on the day before thanksgiving that wednesday is such a busy day for so many people now. I know this is a different year but we are Skip give ourselves that day off and you can spend it with your family as best you can wherever you are. Every state is different. And i'm not going to get into the politics of it but we all wanna be safe and all that stuff so no politics but Thanksgiving is a very special day and we do. A lot of people are very busy so we are going to take wednesday off no podcasts. Next week we'll be back the following wednesday. That sound right. Sounds good to me all right. We did put up our christmas tree latin. We never put it up this early. And you know i posted something on my facebook page about it and i was stunned to a whole lot of other people have done that this year. Too this is such a crazy year. I thought who knows what will be doing or where we'll be going. And if i go to all that work putting up the tree. I want to look at it for a little while in case we might go some place right after thanksgiving. We are planning to do some. Rv travel and But the tree. I think was even more than that. It's a sign of normality right. Yes a sign of happiness putting up all my own amounts are special to me. Because i read every one that i hang up. I think where i bought it or who gave it to me and every ornament has a story to tell they do on. I helped a little bit yesterday. And we have. I was just amazed. You tend to pick up an ornament at every national park. We visited every really cool place and we have ornaments that the kids made their sunday school classes and out years and years and years ago when they were just little munchkins and just lots of ornaments yeah and it was It was fun really putting up all of those Those gifts and i was pretty excited. they are gifts. You know each one of those memory is. That's what i try to pick up an ornament. So that's what we did. And we haven't done ben anywhere. We've had great response to the video. We did on our most recent trip which was visit to advance star v in Just east of where. We saw that brand new be box. Rv that they have a belt that was fun trip and a fun video. I am glad that we did that because we kept talking about it. And then we all put it off put it off and should we do it or not do it. Yup and a lot of people seem to be very interested in that video. Yes not everybody can go there the way we did. So that's what we've been up to put up the christmas tree and putting out content. Everybody always feel guilty like well. What did you do every day. I've got a new blog post out. We've been working on videos. And we've been working podcasts and We've got about three more to do from our travels before we hit the road again. But i think i'll be editing on the road. His we. We've got some trips that we wanted to do and i think it'll be kind of fun. Don't you all right. Hey this is part. Video is brought to you by camping world. You know camping world. They're all over the place. They're america's number one rv dealer and two hundred and twenty-five locations around the country. There's always one close by. We can use camping world For our shopping we do get most of our parts come from their most of the accessories. The little things that we buy to make the rv lifestyle a little more fun we. We usually pick up at a camping world. We go up and down the aisles and load up our carts. Every time we go camping world We have a complete page of all the rv. Camping supplies that Jennifer not use recommend. And you can get ten percent off any of your purchases through the online at campingworld through our little link for anything over ninety nine dollars. Give you ten percent off. Just go to rv lifestyle dot com slash camping world. That's rv lifestyle dot com slash camping world. Mike scott news us inside information and trends that shape. The rv lifestyle the yard use of the week. Aaa is projecting about fifty million. Americans will travel this thanksgiving but the organization says this is the biggest drop in travel seen since the recession of twenty eight. The decline is blamed on rising covid nineteen cases and an increase in in financial strain. The majority of those who do travel ninety five percent will do so in a vehicle and triple as urging all travelers to plan ahead. No the route and be sure to know the covid nineteen rules for any stops. That is what twelve years This is the lowest spending twelve years Because so many people are not traveling we just heard a few minutes ago more and more states are urging people not to have multifamily giving and i don't know i don't know how many people are gonna follow those laws. You know about thanksgiving. I haven't heard i've heard. Washington state cancelled thanksgiving. They can't cancel thanksgiving. I think what they're doing is limited. They're all trying to limit indoor gatherings. Because know that's where most of the cases For covert are picked up from indoor face to face conversations. And we're all indoors right now and that surges caused by it so it's a tough tough choice for all the states and i'm not gonna re judge any of them but i do hope that all of us can have a happy thanksgiving and stay safe and yeah and stay safe. That's that's the key thing Sad story out of north carolina. I don't know how many of you caught this. And all the confusion out there of everything else in the world these days but five people died including a one year old child and a teenager after floodwaters rushed through the hidden night family campground about fifty miles north of charlotte last week. Heavy rain accompanying flooding were. The result of tropical storm ava which was moving to the country for remember. Seven to ten inches of rain fell in that downpour. And emergency personnel. Were able to rescue more than thirty people. But five of them they could not save. That is just a horrible tragedy and our hearts go out to all those were impacted by that That terrible flood florida's snake hunters have caught a record number of burmese pythons. This year in the florida everglades great news for everyone who loves that part of the country. Burmese pythons aren't invasive species that pet owners illegally released in the everglades years ago and have now increased in numbers so rapidly they are causing massive damage to this unique ecosystem of the everglades. The florida governor has challenged to state agencies to take out more. The snakes and the result has been competition which is always a good thing and an increased effort by various snake hunters as of mid october about four thousand pythons have been caught and removed this year shattering previous previous records. Have you seen some of the pictures of how big those snakes and that's okay. I'm not missing anything literally. The they cross both lanes of alligator alley. And that's like what twenty two twenty three feet. Do you realize how much they eat. I know they're horrible. It's good they. Yeah i removed. I've wanted to do that story every year. Since i've heard about it now used to be that it was in january when they had the big python hunt and we were always tied up with Florida floor r v show. We never could get down. But it's that story seems to indicate that there all the time so yeah so when you can do it. Well we're going to be down in tampa for that show. Assuming that still goes on in january and i'm going to have to check phase down there any of our listeners. Know about holler mimi. We'll go catch. we'll watch. I just wanna go cover some. I don't want to catch one. I just wanna watch somebody else catch him. But i think it'll be would be a really fun story. Ressalat catch one no. I don't think so. We do love the blades and we just did a story of few months ago on the Flamingo campground in the everglades national park. So you haven't been to our lifestyle page go on over there. Rv lifestyle on youtube and look up. flamingo campground fortunate. When we were there the bugs bad there was a breeze. It was a little bit cooler. Yup and we saw crocodiles people ernie crocodiles crocodiles eastern part of the everglades. There were a lot of crocodiles we saw. Crocodiles is all out of alligators. And it's just such a unique area the everglades and we we visit there every year. Yep yep Speaking down south in kind of that part of the country louisiana is in the news this week. 'cause eight louisiana state parks are now offering camping experiences for those who don't own a camper or tent. They created sixty glamping sites in its park. System glamorous camping clamping each one featuring safari style hints on a raised floor with canvas sides and each of these tents will have a bed. Heat firepit chairs. These glamping sites are part of a state partnership with the private company called tenter and prices to rent one of these. Glamping tents in louisiana started eighty-five night rocky mountain. National park is continuing to open up. More parts of the popular park closed after wildfires surged through the area last month. Consuming hundreds of thousands of acres of forest including about thirty thousand acres or nine percent of the land inside the national park. besides forest fire destroyed many historic structures. In fact the fires are still burning but because of snow accompanying moisture are not considered as much of a threat. The park put a video on facebook page. So visitors could see for themselves. What the fire did it is a powerful video and we would urge anyone who cares about the park and is curious to know more about it to check out. The video will build a link to that video on the show notes for this episode at rv lifestyle dot com slash. Three twenty one. That's rv lifestyle dot com slash. Three twenty one. 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And by june of this year realized that i have a plan b. so i put in an order for a travel ban and i started watching you on youtube. And and reading your newsletters I've spent the next five months buying stuff for the van. I've gotten great advice from you Both but also the sense that although i've never r. v. This is something i can do. So i thank you for that Hope twenty twenty. One is a better year. i think it will be. thanks again. bye nice you know and saw you're talking about on the Our ask us anything show on youtube. The other night and is that is bad as this year has been There's always something when you live in the rivalry lifestyle that you can be thankful for and we were thankful for all those trips. We took just before everything closed down. We had a good january february. And because you know an rv is so self contained it is socially distant by its nature. So it's probably the safest thing you can do other than than stay completely locked down. You know everything is in there that you need and we were able to get some great trips in right and i hope many of you were to. There's always something thankful for again another call. It was interesting because we were talking about more and more. Young people millennials even younger that are jumping into the rv lifestyle. Got this really fun call. Hey guys my name is marley. I'm twenty three year old male solo full-timer. I have a two thousand fourteen chevy fifteen hundred truck and i saw a starcraft launch twenty-one butter so i heard you guys talking about seeing lots of younger guys on the road and i just wanted to call and say yes. We're out here. We're listening to the podcast. I get tips from you guys every week and hope you guys keep doing what you're doing right now. I'm currently talking outside of my grandparents house but this winter i will be going to colorado to do some snowboarding and have a good winter. Thanks guys i'll keep listening. See that is a great call. Thank you for calling this in. Then grandma and grandpa's. I bet they're pretty thrilled to help you. They're luck grandma grandpa and thanks for phone in that in on our Rv lifestyle voicemail. We that is very encouraging to us. Because we're all in this together matter. What age no matter you know. Whatever our circumstances are if we're in the rv we're all we're all kindred spirits or fellow travelers as we like to call everybody and we got this interesting No to this was sent to us by a listener named burt. Roy and he says Mike jen i just found out something interesting after getting my rv service. I have a twenty seventeen class. C with only five thousand miles on it and i was told that much to my surprise. The tires are old. I know that you have a big following with new and veteran our viewers after a lengthy conversation with the tire manufacturer. I found this to be true. There is a dot department of transportation stamp on the tire with the date that the tire was made. And if not paid attention to could lead to a blowout maybe you could pass this along on one of your tire safety segments. Thank you for roy. That is very good advice And he's absolutely right. St stamped on the Outer sidewall of every tire is it's birth date and it's it's a little different format so let me just walk you through this week in year format. So what you do. Is you kind of scan that the tire sidewall in go clockwise around and you'll see the letters. Dot when that is there because it signifies the tires compliance with us department of transportation laws and regulations and just to the right of dot. Going clockwise are a series of letters and numbers followed by an encircled group of four tightly spaced numbers and these are the numbers that you need. The first two numbers represent the week of manufacturer and the last two numbers indicate the year. So for example if you are on a tire and you come across it and you see two one one. Eight that indicates that the tire was manufactured in the twenty first week of the year and the number eighteen represents the year twenty eighteen. So this is important. Because it's a general rule of thumb that attire has a maximum life of about ten years and beginning at about five years. Tires should be annually inspected for condition. And you know. Signs of re related degradation and from michelin man tires from their website. If the tires haven't been replaced ten years after their date of manufacturer as a precaution michelin recommends replacing them with new tires. Even if they appear to be in usable condition and if not worn down to the tread wear indicator this applies to spare tires as well One of the problems with older tires is dry rotting. What bothers me about. This is bird the The guy who call that tip in had a twenty seventeen classy. He says he's only at five thousand miles on it and he said that he found that his tires are old so somebody put old tires on that new. Rv that he has not good. Yeah so anyway. We will put a link to some other resources that you can use to find that including a link to find that That dot number the date and all that if this went by fast you're driving but We'll put a link on determining the age of your tired and you can check it out yourself. So thanks to bert for. Call that in. And thanks to all of our callers. Who used our. Rv lifestyle podcasts voicemail travelers voice featured on the ark podcast questions or comments sending audio file to mike it. Rv lifestyle dot com or better yet. Use our rv podcast. Voicemail number five eight six three seven two six nine nine zero five eight six three seven two six nine nine zero we want to hear from you caught by eight six three seven to sixty nine ninety five. 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Your best bet is to go to their website and we put an easy link to him. Just go to rv lifestyle dot com slash lithium rv lifestyle dot com slash lithium. And when you are. They're telling you heard about them on the rv. Podcast time now for the rv podcast interview of the week interesting entertaining and helpful information about the rv lifestyle. Here's my with this week's interview. One of the things that i do all the time. Probably too much and you do too is take photographs. I love taking photographs. I know we have so many on. Her photograph are in our on our smartphones. Which i think many of you are prime in the same boat that Sometimes will gobble up the memory in the smartphones. And you have to go through and you have to in. Don't you hate it when you have to delete a picture that you've put on there. Yeah i do yeah. Well you don't have to do that if you have. Your photos sent over to google photos. Which is a free app. You can put on your smartphone. Whatever kind smartphone you have and you can just as a setting their that all the pictures. You take also. They'll they'll go on your regular photo library that used but they will also go into google photos. Sounds like a good thing and you can have unlimited well up to two terabytes of storage which is enough for years and years for most people and it is so neat that what you can do but not only that you can organize and make stuff with those photos and anyway. We thought that it would be a really smart thing to do. Is to get the expert on google photos onto the podcast And see such an expert that chris gould just wrote a Update to her. Learn google photos book and we'll talk about that. I'll put a link in the show notes for this episode that you can you can go to it and pick it up but chris. Gould is the better half of the geeks on tour chris. Her and her husband. Jim are known to many many of you who have attended rallies and inventions and rv shows around the country for the seminars that they do using technology While you're on the on the road and your rv They also have A popular youtube channel or two. And we'll talk about that as well. But chris is going to give us some great ideas. What do you do with all of those photos that you take while you're out there driving around chris. Gould is our inter view of the week in she and jim as we say our top influencers out there about the rv lifestyle on the v influencer community. Out there. jim and chris gould. You know them. As the geeks on tour. Or mr mrs geek guys. Great to see how are you oh great. How are you doing exceptionally well for the times that we are in. Yes these are. These are strange times. And one of the reasons i ask you on the show. This week is the kind of help people take advantage of a little extra time. They have because people are traveling as much as they used to and. That has to do with the stuff you chris just wrote about in your new book learn google photos. Hey i got one you got the at one. And we'll we'll put links audience in the description below so you can. You can find this book. And jim have been teaching as i said in the intro teaching photos in tech stuff to the rv community for years and this book is just a a a really handy resource for us. Look at those but right now as we approach the holidays. This episode is being aired. A lot of people are are thinking about holiday gifts or they're going back and thinking about all those photos they've got. They've taken over the last several years. Chris give us. I am ideas of what we can do with those photos. And how your book and use in google photos in particular can help. Thanks mike and it's great to see you again to we really miss running into you at the at the rv rallies and we haven't been to an rv rally in a long time so thanks thanks for having us on and photos has been my main focus for a long time. We take all those photos with our smartphones. Then what do you do with them. The first just in case there's anybody out there who does not know what google photos is. I need to say just a few words about that before. I talk about the things you can do with it. Google photos is from google. Obviously and it's an app on your phone. It's a website where you can store your lifetime of photos private to you. So you just upload all and you can upload photos that you take with your phone you can upload all the photos that were on your computer. You can upload photos from other cameras so is a collection in the cloud for all of your lifetime of photos. I have a hundred thousand photos in my google photos library and nobody know how can see them. Except for me. Unless i choose to share but since it's cloud based it's very easy to share so that's that's the first thing that you can do with your photos is jusque collect them all in one place and then with google mostly known for i mean just google as a brand search right so i can bring up my hundred thousand photos and in a split second. I can show you photos of kayaking in venice. We did kayak in venice. It was so cool. Or or mount. Rushmore you know or an elks lodge in idaho. I can just search for that and boom there are my photos. So that's the number one beauty and purpose of using photos. Our one thing we should ask can explain to. Everybody is that Google photos is free. It's a free app. Yes it is a free app. Some storage issues. If you get way up there. But we'll that's for practical purposes right. You will have to aid for some storage. If you have you know multiple hundreds of thousands of pictures you will have to pay for some storage buying a reasonable not nothing that people have to worry about it this for two dollars a month but idea is that it is it is still unlimited storage. You know you just may have to end up paying for it it's awesome. It's awesome that way so that we can put all your photos you talked about how you have yours organized and those are all tips. That will come. We'll talk a little bit about in the book but some ideas rate now that they can do with those photos. Well you can make albums and share albums does anybody you know. Have one of the little smart screen devices. Google home hub. Or or chromecast on your t. v. you know. Here's one thing that a lot of people do. They buy their their parents. A google home hub or no is called nest home of her right nest home hub and it's a screen and then they share. It's talking to us. They share our abundant. Hello google we'll stop. I'm going to mess with. Hey we can mess with you. Don't you. I do with the ones with the screens on them. Will show pictures and google photos has a way to say. Make me an album. An automatically put every photo of the grandkids in it. Whenever i take a photo of the kids put it into this album. I share you. Share that album with grandma. And it shows up on her nest hub so any anytime you take a picture within minutes. It's being shown at grandma's house now along the line you have to identify that photo do you. Not don't you have to you. Don't so how does how does it know. You're the grandkids and great. At at one. Point in time it will not really google has face recognition. So whenever you take a picture. Google photos can see if there's a face in that picture and if there is it recognizes that that's the same face in this picture and that picture and the other bigger and groups them together. All pictures with one face will be grouped together and you can say that's the face of the grandkids. Put that into an automatic album and then share that album with grandma. You could put that in the rv as well. Couldn't you do. Yeah added new smart tv very likely. This capability is built into it. If you don't have a fairly new smart tv then you can add on these tools that will allow that all of our screens in our house have collectively so we just have him running slide shows of our pictures all the time on all of our devices. We don't watch tv. There's nothing on now. But we have the tv's on because it's showing art photos so we'll go on a little today rv trip when we walked back in the door and turn the tv on. We're seeing our best photos from matt. Rv trip on the tv. That's a great idea are give us a couple more things. What else are we talking a couple more things and this is just just through google. If you see a picture you like you can say. Ooh i want a wall hanging of that and they will make a a canvas print so i love these and this was that are no thirty dollars and it comes already to hang. You know all you have to do is have a hook on the wall and you get your picture and you can rate google photos right right in google photos. You just open up the photos. Say make me print. Make me an an eight by eight or a eleven by fourteen or sixteen by twenty canvas sprint. You you pay it. You give your address and you get it in the mail. Were you could even have it. Sent somewhere else you can have. It sent as a gift somewhere else. Yeah and the other thing is the books i love i love yep there's my road don's out and and the quality is i think the quality is just really really nice so there we are rally. Were yeah you're only israel and this was. I don't know thirty dollars or something about one hundred pages route and once again. There's lots of ways that you can make a book using your photos. But they're all a lot of work. If you've ever gone to shudder fly or are one of those you know you can do it. But they tell you okay. Which picture do you on this page in. Where do you want position. And what text do you want on there all right now. Let's go to page to know. This book took me three clicks. I just said. I already made an album of my two thousand eighteen pictures. Send put them in a book and send it to me. That's that's all. I did Books prints and canvas awnings. I know a lot of people are paying a lot of attention to just right now and What they want to know is how to do it. And of course this is how to do it with learn google photos and we're gonna put a link to it Talk a little bit about that book. Chris so people can understand what they will learn from that and just how how it will help them do this okay. Well the link that you're gonna give them actually goes to where i wrote a summary so there's thirteen chapters. I think thirteen chapters and the link gives just a paragraph about each chapter. So you will see everything that's in it. This is my third edition and before google photos. I wrote a book on the casa. As you know we taught seminars at rv rallies all over the country and what to do with all. Those photos was a very popular seminar. And i had just little seminar handouts you know and after a while and then i answered questions and then i wrote a website and had all these articles i said. Wouldn't it be nice if there is just one place where it was all together and people could could go page by. There's still something valuable. Isn't there in having a physical in your hands that you can turn the pages take notes on so many of us grew up like this. You know with newspapers and things and just the tactile part of holding onto it and being able to it. Not have to click It's great it is great to that. But what's the problem with paper books these days. Google photos changes weekly. Tell observe the the minute that this was published and we did it self publishing at amazon by the way so you can get it at amazon. The minute that this was published there were pieces of it that were out of date so i have a companion web page and the the link is written in the book where you can go and like i just wrote in there something today and i wrote in there something yesterday and i specify which chapter is affected by whatever change just happened so so it's this book is alive is not just a book. It's a book and and a web page and whole website and a youtube channel. And the way into this is new for you guys right now. You now have put together. Youtube channel All about learning and working with photos so yeah so we we should put that up on the screen a little bit and show everybody with that. That website looks like but Talk through how about Rv channel the rv channel. The google photos for We've had our gigs on tour channel. For many years. We do a weekly well. It's gotten to be like every other week now. A show called. What does this button do where we deal with general issues of smartphones and technology. You know you've been you've been a guest of ours on baird couple times talking about how to manage passwords in just general technology stuff will but we've developed such specialty on google photos. We were it was recommended to us. I'm still not completely sure about this but it was recommended to us to start another youtube channel dedicated to google photos. So -at's so we've done that and to get some more traction on there we are gonna do Acute an open. Google photos q a kind of an ask us anything like you do on sunday afternoons. We're going to do it just once a month on monday afternoons so in your experience you've traveled around are what are the biggest mistakes are veers make when they take their photos what they do after. They're okay. I think the biggest mistake is thinking that it's a lot of work and therefore never going back and doing anything. I love my photos of our travels. There are such beautiful places and it is just such a shame when people hear people say. Oh yeah they take photos and you know maybe they'll scroll through them on their phone again but then they forget all about him and never never do anything no it. It's really easy with google photos. Anyway as after you take a picture if you say. Ooh that's a really good one. You just tap a button and make it a favorite and then you can put your favorites into a book or onto your tv or at least sherrit in an album to your friends and you can look at your albums again so that to me is the number one mistake that people make is just thinking that it's a lot of work and never getting around to doing it one of the things that We should point out in our last here. Together is the fact that this works really seamlessly with your smartphone whether it's an android device whether it is a apple device like my iphone here and it will work in conjunction with your regular apps for example. I take. I take a lot of video and a lot of audie in a lot of stills with on these that three camera lens on their credible phone now too. I'm getting my new iphone twelve. This is the eleven. I'm getting but what i have set so all of my photos are saved in my regular photo album from apple but also google so i almost think of it as having a cloud backup as well absolutely. I don't have to worry. And i i have to get better at which i'm going to follow in your book. Goal is how to organize my photos. Better i think that is probably the best tool that. There's altered organisms. Well the yeah. The first thing is that google does an awful lot of organization for you. I mean they are automatically organized by date. So all i have to do say gee i think it was summer of twenty seventeen that we were in the rockies and i just scroll down summers seventeen and they're they are however i'll looking at all my photos from summer of two thousand seventeen and i do not believe that you should delete. It's i took. I took twenty five pictures of this mountain and river scene. I like them all. I can't delete any of them. But i can mark one as my best and put it in the album. And then that's i share the album so so there is some. That's the only thing that you need to do for organizing is just pick your best ones in markham well. Our guest is been chris. Gould mrs geek. And right next to her and we'll see if instantly i can. We can bring him out. Mr gates kim ghoul and you guys always are just a such a wealth of information learn. Google photos is the book. Look down below in the description you'll see how to get it And we'll put a link to your Google photos of facebook or facebook. Or if i have a facebook great but we'll put a book to your linked to your your youtube channel and how you can learn more about it rates from youtube and we'll keep up with all your other leaks geeks on tour links. What is this button do. And how long has gyms mustache going to be. At least at least he let me cut his hair. His kobe hair was getting almost shoulder length. Reliving your youth. Mr gould's heights has just lazy. And i wasn't being seen by anyone but her a well. Listen i hope. We see in person tampa at the rv super show. I know going to be speaking there as a matter of fact that you know it's still on but who knows what this year holes but We will stay in touch with you. Is gigs on tour. Dot com is your main website and again all those links to the youtube channel in the book are below gem. Chris thank you guys so much for being on the show this week. Thank you to mike. Say i'd again for us. Jim in chris gould. Two of our favorite people. We've known them for many years now and haven't seen him in the past year because nobody's traveling right but we will put links to their geeks on tour website their youtube channels and Linked to chris's Updated new book about learning Google photos all that will be in the show notes for this episode. If you're driving you get to the show notes just by using the episode number and are then go to our rv lifestyle travel blog our lifestyle dot com slash three twenty. One is the episode number for this three hundred and twenty one so rv lifestyle dot com slash. Three twenty one. And you'll be able to scroll down. Click right on those lakes and those resources. That chris and jim do every week for the interview of the week brought to you by our friends at sunshine. State are these dot com in gainesville florida. Where every new motor home is delivered to the customer. Free anywhere in the country man. Have they been busy this past year. They have been delivering motorhomes to Folks who of you don't have been a socially distant and They'll actually do a tour of the of the motorhome that they're selling. They specialize in small motorhomes They'll do a video tour. Facebook or Director over you want to do it with zoom or whatever they'll take you out there and show it nick and craig the entire crew at sunshine state. Rv's specialize in small motor homes. And they have a full line of brand new motorhomes like the winnebago trovada winnebago era the coachman brand the american patriot fleetwood iraq. Those are all new. Rv's in stock. And if you're looking for older. Rv's their inventory is huge in stock previously owned rv's ranging from the early nineties to the current year. Everything in between all their motorhomes are checked. Very carefully they go through a very thorough. One hundred and seventy two point inspection jennifer and i have actually watched them go through parts of that inspection and they make sure that all the mechanical and manual systems are in top condition. Every rv road tested. Make sure it runs and drives away it. should i think over the interior. They turn on every component Even up on the roof and if they see something that needs to be done they even Look for cracks and replaced silicone caulking. So just go to a In you just tell me about him. On the rv lifestyle podcasts to go to sunshine state rv's dot com that's sunshine state rv's dot com time now for off the beaten path. Suggest you really Enjoy our off the beaten path reports that are submitted. Every week by tom and patty burkett they also appear by the way on our rv. Lifestyle travel blog. We put those on every week. And of course you hero here on the rv lifestyle podcast One of the things. I like about him. Is they find the story behind the story so to speak and and i remember doing an interview with tom and up around a campfire some years ago and i i asked him. You know what what makes you stop and they said basically. We stopped every time we go to and every town has the story now. I think the one that we're going to hear from today's one that particularly resonates with me because there are so many towns across the country like cairo illinois. Hey jennifer mike. We've heard a lot lately about droughts and wildfires and they caused massive destruction to be sure but there are some places in the usa that have just the opposite problem water water and more water. A lot of these are along. The missouri and mississippi rivers where flooding is a regular occurrence so much so that some towns have been relocated to higher ground others just keep flooding periodically and seem to take it in stride. One such places carrow illinois a city with a rich history both of culture and disaster. The most recent chapter was written about ten years ago with the spring flood of two thousand eleven after devastating floods earlier in the century. The army corps of engineer who tried to manage water levels on the nation's big rivers designed to floodway to protect the city. The floodway is a large tract of land just across the border in missouri a levee along the river protected the low lying land from lesser changes in river level and the landowners accepted a cash payment from the federal government to allow flooding of the area. If needed in the late days of april that year of flood was imminent here where the ohio meets the mississippi mississippi. There's so much water that there's very little place for an excess to go. Water began to flood the town and business and civic leaders pressed the army to blow the levy and activate the floodway city residents stood side by side along the levee stacking sandbags and holding them in place with their bodies. Meanwhile the army corps delayed in the intervening eighty years. The floodway had come some of the most productive farmland in missouri and was home to more than two hundred people. Carro like many river. Towns was on hard times poor and deteriorating missouri's us representative argued publicly that care oh wasn't worth saving ultimately levee was blown and the water went down but not before kiro and other surrounding that suffered millions of dollars worth of damage. Lewis and clark made one of their first stops in cairo in november eighteen. O three they took measurements and practice their surveying technique. One of the local shawnee lewis beaver pelts in exchange for his dog. Seaman but lewis declined. They even took a day off to paddle down the river and look at an abandoned fort. That clark's brother had built twenty five years earlier. By the time of the civil war kiro was boomtown handling trade from both rivers and shipping in and out from a railway hub that linked several lines ulysses s grant made the town a headquarters for the western army and it became an important destination on the underground railroad by the end of the war. Thousands of escaped slaves. Now free lived in the city in eight hundred eighty five when huckleberry finn and his friend. Jim set out for kiro and freedom. The city was important in shipment of cotton coal lumber and agricultural products then things began to go downhill segregation and racial strife created a toxic climate for business a race war lasted into the nineteen sixties and by last year the population was a tenth of what it was in nineteen twenty. There are grand things to see in cairo. Like the magnolia manor museum with its double walls. A sculptured call the hewer called by some the finest male nude in the usa and fort defiance park where two great rivers meet. Maybe the most valuable thing to do here though is to wander the streets of historic downtown cairo and ponder the decaying ruins of grand hotels stately homes and once thriving factories and businesses. It's important to remember that for every story of rebirth and renewal. There's another one about hard times. And tough luck out here off the beaten path at tom and patty burkes again. You can find all their reports In the rv podcast archives and also We have a fresh new report from an every week on the rv lifestyle travel blog as well off the beaten path. The story is out there in every single town that wraps up another episode of the rv. Podcast with mike and jennifer wetland new episodes are released every wednesday and the best way to stay connected to subscribe to the rv. Podcast we win all the popular podcast apps and you can also listen on the rv lifestyle dot com travel blog time happy trails travelers. We'll be looking for you down the road that doesn't fit this week. he just another reminder. We will not be back next week. We're going to take thanksgiving eve day. It's wednesday off. So no podcasts. The day before thanksgiving we will be back the following week. Thank you guys so much for listening. We hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving be save. This too shall pass and we will be on the road again and twenty twenty one. Thanks everybody we'll see you in two weeks.
Bahamas devastated by hurricane Dorian.
"Coming up on the news a Bahamas Commas slammed by category five Harkin Dorian general election discussions in number ten amid brexit battle and Berlin zoo celebrates red birth of panda twins. It's Monday September Timbuktu. I'm Anthony Davis Hurricane. Dorian has caused unprecedented unprecedented devastation in the Bahamas. The country's leader has said the storm the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record remains extremely dangerous said that Prime Minister Hubert menace some thirteen thousand houses of fear damaged or destroyed according to the International Red Cross pictures showed surging floodwaters what is upturned cars and snapped trees. Dorian is the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and will later move dangerously close is to the US East Coast according to forecasters it hit the Bahamas as a category five hurricane but it's now weakened to a category four with maximum sustained twins near one hundred and fifty five miles an hour says the US National Hurricane Center in its latest update Dorian will however remain a powerful hurricane during during the next couple of days. The storm is crawling over Grand Bahama with a population of around fifty thousand people and is only sixty miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida. Dorian is traveling west of just over one mile an hour. NHCD said it added that the hurricane would continue to pound Grand Bahama the island through much of Monday the winds at the core of the storm spinning so fast that the center is collapsing on itself stalling over the area and weakening the storms. I this is making it expand and caused damage over large area and could raise water levels by as much as twenty three feet in parts heart. Grand Bahama Island Donald Trump yesterday marveled over hurricane Dorian size incorrectly telling the public about its potential off off and suggesting he's never heard of a category five storm before Dorian in fact is the fourth category five storm to happen under his watch. speculation is mounting that Boris Johnson could call a snap general election in the UK if back bench rebels succeed in passing a bill to delay brexit today the UK Prime Minister has made a statement outside number ten urging politicians not to undermine his negotiations with the EU as opposition and Tory rebels MP's publish a bill designed to rule out a no deal brexit on thirty first of October Toba despite Mr Johnson claiming he didn't want to hold a general election polling day would most likely be before the thirty first of October though the date would ultimately talk be in the control of the government who could decide to change the date at the last minute allowing the UK to crash out of the E U by default without a deal real first minister of Scotland Nicholas Sturgeon tweeted plainly obvious from that statement that Johnson has no plan to get a deal if MP's blink blink tomorrow he will drive the UK off the no deal cliff on thirty first of October. He must not get away with it. Mr Johnson ended his speech h with MP should vote with the government against Corbin's pointless delay. I want everyone to know there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay allay. We are leaving on October thirty first. No IFS or buts we will not accept any attempts to go back on promises or scrub that referendum throughout the press conference protesters' could be heard outside Downing Street chanting stop. The coup Berlin Zoo said it's resident Pandang Mang has delivered twins the first time one of the endangered animals has given birth in the country. Mingming became a mom twice. We are so happy we are speechless. The zoo tweeted today posting video of mango guiding reading one of her pink cubs to feed pandas on notoriously difficult to breed making such births rab. The Panda delivered its first cub on Saturday evening running about an hour later. A second baby was born. The sexes have not been determined. The zoo said they weighed one hundred thirty six and one hundred eighty six six grams. The zoo pays fifteen million dollars a year in a fifteen year contract to host them with most of the money going towards the conservation and breeding research program Graham in China. The cubs born in Berlin must be returned to China within four years after they have been weaned about one thousand eight hundred sixty four pandas this remain in the wild in China up from around two thousand in the late nineteen seventies according to the environmental group. WWF just over four hundred pandas live in zoos around the world in conservation projects setup with Beijing you can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast. APP or ask Your Smart Speaker to play the news with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on. I tunes yes and follow us on twitter. At the news underscore podcast for daily updates. 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214 | The Outer Limits
"Welcomed Aaron monkeys cabinet of curiosities production of heart, radio and grim and mild. Our world is full of the unexplainable. And if history is an open book, all of these amazing tales right there on display, just waiting for us to explore. Welcome To the cabinet of curiosities. The Minister Norman Vincent Peel inspired millions with his famous book. The power of positive, thinking the religious self-help text encourage readers to visualize their success and recite daily affirmations peel famously said shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll fall among the stars. James certainly had his eyes pointed skyward on new. Year's Day of nineteen forty nine. He lived in Evergreen Park Illinois and was a bit of an eccentric on January. First he marched down to the Cook County Office for the recorder of Deeds titles with one simple request. He wanted to register his own country. James didn't own any vast plots of land, and he hadn't concord any neighboring towns. He wanted to colonize a place that had yet to be claimed by anyone else. He called his new country, the nation of Celestial Space Celestia for. Its borders extended into infinity. All anyone had to do was look up. His new micro nation was outer space itself. His official title would be founder and first representative of Celestia. Initial members were made of James's own family. He declared his wife the empress of celestial of course, and his brother Glenn was originally named the Earl of Mars but was eventually promoted to the marquee of the Red Planet. Naturally few people outside of his inner circle took his claim seriously. It's possible that his family was even just humoring him, but that didn't stop James from trying to prove CELESTICA's validity among more established countries. The ethnic groups said to inhabit celestial were bundled into one large category, called humanity, and it claimed English as its official language as for location well, the country could be found all over the universe except on earth of course. For Years James Work to increase celestial as recognition among the world's superpowers, he issued a statement in nineteen, forty nine two leaders of the United States United Kingdom Soviet Union and the United Nations that there would be no further atmospheric nuclear tests in Celestia. Most nations ignored him, but a few paid attention. They had no choice like when he unveiled the official flag of Celestia in nineteen, fifty eight, the blue flag featured a musical sharp symbol, said against a circle of white, and the event was aired on national television the day after the broadcast, the flag was officially raised outside the United Nations building in New York. But he didn't stop there Celestia. Had its own official stamps and currency to gold and silver coins were minted, featuring the image of James Daughter Ruth on one side, the gold coins amounted to one Celestin. While the silver coins were called jewels named after the scientific unit of energy. James even had plans to enter the real estate business by selling large swaths of space to eager buyers by May of nineteen, forty, nine four hundred applicants had signed up to each by one space lot the size of earth for the princely sum of one dollar. By the time, the space riot got into full swing between the United States and the Soviet. Union James started getting territorial penned. A letter is against both nations, claiming that they were on the verge of trespassing on his land. He eventually relented though and allow the US to send their satellites into orbit. James Thomas. Mangan did get to see a man walk on the moon, but sadly his dream of living among the stars would never be realized. He died in Nineteen, seventy at the age of seventy three Celestia sort of died with him to the flag, eventually came down outside the United Nations, the coins and stamps were bought up by collectors, and Celestia was all but forgotten. Except for Mankins children and grandchildren who continue to hold their royal titles today, his daughter Ruth is the princess of the nation of celestial space, and his three grandsons are the Duke of Celenia, the Duke of Mars and Duke of the Milky Way. It sure beats having a star named after them. After all their titles demonstrate the most important rule in real estate. Location location location. Today almost everyone on earth as a camera in their pockets, thanks to the UBIQUITY of smartphones in modern technology. We can't go a day without capturing a snapshot of Our daily lives, you know very important things like the food on our plates or a new pair of shoes and lots and lots of dogs. The idea of carrying a camera at all times is fairly modern construct. Though back in nineteen, eighty three, it probably would have been handed to have one at the ready especially if your name was in Burnham. Burnham was a young teen from Britain, visiting West Africa with his family, the fourteen year old was walking along the beach with his father's sister and brother one morning when he noticed a creature buried in the sand. It had washed ashore in the middle of the night and to locals were in the process of removing its head which they plan to sell to tourists. Burnham wanted to record his finding, but he didn't have a camera with him. Instead he took extensive written notes of creatures measurements. According to him, it was roughly sixteen feet long from end to end the tail alone measured five feet in length. Each flipper was about a foot, and a half long the top half of the body was a muddy brown colour, which faded away to white down closer to the tail, and inside its Jaws Burnham said he counted eighty razor sharp teeth. Locals assumed it was a dolphin due to its smooth skin, an elongated snout, but Burnham noticed several inconsistencies in its structure for one. The tail wasn't triangular like a dolphins. It was rounded on the end more like a rudder and creature also lacked the blowhole. Burnham continued to record as much about the thing as quickly as he could, there was. It's deep, red flesh, visible from the wound caused when it's rear flipper was ripped away from its body. It's reproductive. Organs were also to mangled to determine the animal sex. The beasts nostrils were located at the tip of its beak, and it had no trace of Dorsal Fin. By the time he finished writing everything down. The two African men who had been trying to remove the creature skull head finally succeeded Burnham, buying for himself as proof of his discovery, but he had no way to bring it back home to England. He stuck around on the beach. Though asking local fishermen what they thought, the creature was again. Dolphin was the common response, but Burnham was a convinced. Its size shape and general makeup didn't look like any dolphin he had ever seen before. Some biologists disagreed some said that it was a dolphin, but its flukes had worn off. Others claimed that it was actually a shepherd's beaked whale. The sizes lineup for sure shepherds beat. Wales were known to grow as long as twenty three feet, and the coloring was also similar to the animal he found, but according to Burnham's notes. The tribes of the Gambia didn't make up names for the new creatures they saw it looked enough like a dolphin. That's what they would call it even if it was a whale or something else entirely while. While everyone else, assumed that it was a Dolphin Burnham noticed striking similarity too much older animals such as the pilot sore and the Krona Soros. And crypto zoologists agreed they hypothesized that it could have been anything from a Mosasaurs to an atheist source or any other kind of ancient aquatic reptile with photographic evidence, though there's no way to know for sure what Burnham saw that morning if he saw anything at all his notes, after all could have been nothing more than a hoax something to keep a teenagers attention on a slow summer day. After, the head was removed, the rest of the body was buried in the sand. Scientists return to the beach in the nineteen nineties to dig up its carcass for confirmation, but nothing remained. It had either rotted away or been destroyed by the police station that had later been built right on top of it. Nobody knows the truth about the creature. They call the Gumbo. Nobody except Owen Burnham of course. And the tourist who bought the skull that day in nineteen eighty three. Now that's one skull I'd love to see. In a cabinet of curiosities. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of Cassidy's subscribe for free on apple podcasts or more about the show by visiting curiosities PODCAST DOT COM. The show was created by me. Aaron Minke in partnership with how stuff works I. Make Another award. Winning show called Lor which is a podcast book, series and Television Show and you can learn all about it over at the world of Lor Dot Com. And until next time. Stay curious.
Apollo Protection Agency - Episode 85: MetalRockalypse
"All right everybody something really cool has happened in our community recently that I wanted to take a minute to share. Not long ago I decided to mention on our discord that I'd gone for a run mostly on a whim after seeing a few of our members do the same. I had no idea that sharing my run would spark the beginning of an exercise club in our community and I couldn't be happier for it. This club has been incredible so far and its members of helped to keep each other encouraged with some. Awesome positively. Both Zach and Adam of joined in and started going for walks or runs pretty much daily as well as getting some good push ups squats and lunges in Zach is actually out there right now getting at it as I'm recording this. We're using the APP Strada to track and record our workouts and to cheer each other on. But here's the thing getting started is the single most difficult part of working out starting a single exercise doing that I push up that I squad or launch hell. Even just the idea of changing clothes or putting on running shoes has stopped me dead my tracks in the past I've had to force myself to simply. Start. If you can push through that initial starting hurdle though and make exercise routine. I have no doubt that it'll help to make your life so much better. Overall. Eventually things started feel weird when I didn't exercise. I know that for myself, it helps with my general mood self image and allows me to think more clearly also, I don't feel nearly as guilty after drinking a couple of beers or eating some pizza. We're all here to help you stay motivated and would love it if you do the same for us. Check out the fitness center channel we've made our discord server and connect with us on strata at STRAUB DOT com slash clubs, slash southern Tomfoolery. That link is actually pinned in the fitness center channel. I can't state this enough guys I absolutely love our community. You all are the absolute best and it's amazing seeing everyone come together to help better each other. Titanium. Mike would be damned proud. Now Here's episode eighty-five. Metal Rock Ellipse. He's Having a little trouble with your hair left. A start with an alley oop to shit on. Now. I mean we're just like we're higher level now. So we have a lot of stuff. So like I trying to calculate my bonus is something. Like. Four different sections on the here lab. I'M GONNA have to make a cheat sheet i. mean you guys are strong that that lasts fight really got to show off some of your eighth level abilities and skills, and I know that some of you are kind of. Taking some of those two for for later fights. But a guys are definitely you know. Heroes at this point, a d. feel like heroes. Objectively yes. Everything we do is morally upright. Standing. And correct and moral and right thing to do never going to convince. Thank you. Guys. About son. Ziva feels like hero esque. s I mean she did some pretty heroic shit last session. I was pretty proud of her so free proud of her slash myself. Felton fells not letting I mean yeah. It's gone. Does had completely. Fell particularly was one that was very reluctant to even step into this role. You know at the very beginning of on thrown. I mean he's here he is in some abandoned mind mine under. A resort was save people that as. It turns out playing. Conspiracy instead. I. WHAT'S THE FIRST FOLD Moving on John How do you feel about so Crop is kind of a mixed bag. I mean, at one point he stabbed recur up Sivy in the fucking neck. That was attacking Ziva? And then at the same time I mean being the closer to talk. Distract you with this question of morale. Now, I think he's more of kind of like anti hero right now. To be perfectly more asking like on a power level you know we're we're we're square in the middle of the. Of the game yeah. Yeah I mean this is from from just kind of like a Meta feeling of playing star Finder. You know this is I. Chance that we've really. Digging into the mid game so to speak, and so that's more of what I'm asking about. Do you feel? You like the operative class so far I'm loving. I am loving it. It's what I Wanted to always go into I'm glad I went with zero I mean zero I. But yeah, I'm really digging into Kuyper. Despite your your extensive. Here, lab she he's how how is Mike Coming along for you in in a mechanical sense oh he's great. I've been. Really looking forward to like this last level up and the next I'm putting a few things together. Dan It's a whole plan that's coming together. I guess this level the last in the one before out had planned out for a while. Cool. What about she's back non morality. Indeed damage in one. Talking about. Like. Is early level so Just just now getting fun just now just. Heard, here I. Semi levels yeah. We'll just trash. Or and finally liking it. Yes listen to fight rock today. And Brian old scratch makes he's like I love how we just reduced or into either locking it or not liking it. Well that's that's entirely my. I also thought it was hilarious that the only way that both heath and griff could play characters are either to say I don't like it. Or Mate as as. It like every every statement that the was like his. Trigger. Phrase. Catchphrase. Anchor. That's it. Yeah. Well. I think you guys are starting to strong and it's good because you you are still at the early stages of the of the mine here. And you just took out. Another gloom wing and to fully grown to never. and. A good fight I mean they we sketchy at times but overall I think he handled it quite well in a year at least seeing where these creatures are coming from. You know and I think now you've kind of at least solved that particular problem however. You still have a ways to go in the mind and. What we need to do now is we got some checks to make, and the first one is going to be that computers check to try to track. Romney's signal because if your member she was kind of painting to you her location, so you could meet her. Yeah. So I WANNA do that. But before I do I for the life of me and my memories terrible anima you said. For me to remind you the next time we played that You own an inspiration. Oh did I get What you can't even remember what was but I, I had my google home do it and it's just be duped and told me remind Adam got an inspiration. Google doesn't lie. Cousin. Known. I feel like that. This was the result of our conversation last week, it was out of game inspiration. Getaway was. Either way I give it to you because I do remember having set the reminder the so let's get it. You're going to Finagle your way out of that one somehow. Draw from personal. Boy Am do. SEE OVER DELHI BELLY. Offices now. This one is from. Eastern Maryland. Your eyes look like dark black holes but that's all right because I'm like astronomy. Tom That's kind of sweet. kind of sweet and and very appropriate for fail currently. No. That's the lights in his personal deck emily. Well, I mean with the I. Think it's almost like it's personalized. Okay. While law. Right. So that computer check. Yeah. Let's get that computer check. So to start you're trying to. Track. The signal in the mind. that's GONNA be a thirty one. Okay. Now. If you guys remember, there are three other checks that Each the only one person can make. So there's an engineering, check a perception check in physical science check. So he wants to make the engineering check not is said Ziva. Yes probably, I'll make the perception check. Physical Science right I can. I can do the engineer was get him. Start with the engineering. Let's start with the perception. Just told you is having to re stuff on my guaranteed. Dirty thirty dirty thirty okay. Let's go with the physical science. Okay, that is a sixteen. K and the engineering I also got dirty dirty. Both you Rondi Thirties again tonight. Yes. I switched lucidly. De Thirties athlete. It gives me a better chance. That level eight, right you just convert all twenties to thirties. Okay. So. Failure you are able to pick up. The. Signal. But. I WanNa talk about going through these minds a little bit and kind of give you guys a chance to. Talk. To each other if you want as you're going deeper into these minds as I've said before. It's colder. Deeper you go. and. Those of you that have manifestations as part of your corruption. Are Feeling. More and more. Excited anticipation. As you feel yourself drawing closer and closer to something. Something powerful that seems to reach out into you. Everybody role perception. On the died nineteen or twenty. Twenty two. Twenty Four Seventeen. I got a two. Guys. We're. Wasn't. Here. You can't tell if it's in front of you or behind you just here. And Keep going. There's there's all these different branches. In the passageway and talk to me about your marching order because it is only big enough to go. Single file Mike Upfront right. ziva would be much right behind Mike. Probably. Fell in the middle. Or now actually fell going to bring up the rear. So Mike Upfront. WHO's behind Mike? Stevens behind. Avon's ELAM. Put. Kuyper. Yup fell. Fell will still be able to shoot in the front if he wants because he's twenty three feet tall there steph. Curry. Believe, been waiting. For. This That is the. Line, on the wall, you know how kids grow we make lines. All of which we are going to retire this job. Twenty three feet Tall Tale. Oh to make that call. To you you. Debbie's now my Tom's. Real guys are marching. With. With my at the League. And and Mike. You know you I'm sure you have a lot on your mind. But you you are just feeling more and more. Agitated inside not really like annoyed just like kind of bubbling energy inside of where. You just know. The level of intimidation and fear that your presence can instill and you're just waiting. For. The next. Thing. To come in in into your. Path. That you can snarl it scream at whatever you wanna do but you are just chomping at the bit. For that, for the next chance to show how fearsome you are. Behind you ZIVA. You're relishing. In the pain. That you experienced. And truly seeing that the power. Pain gives you. Perhaps thinking about your your nightmares. The visitor. Or you're in the middle here. And yes, you're corrupted and you can kind of sense that there's something on right. Off the, you have not looking moved up to where you have a manifestation. However. You can continue to feel this. Apathy. Creeping in about. Giving about anybody's feelings in regards to what's going on here. It's The the truth is out there. And you know it. You know you know that the reality is. This place is fucked. His time to figure out what's going on and get the fuck Outta here. Behind you is. Of Lurking in, the, shadows. Enjoying. The buffer. Of Oregon between him? and. The captain and Mike, with their flashlights. Relishing in the darkness that seems to wrap around. If, finally fill. In the back. Seeming to enjoy the cold. Rather than be opposed to it. Everybody make one more perception. That is my second natural one in wrote. Thirty to. Twenty. Can Be at twenty six. Thirty one. Camper I, don't like you turn the show me up here talking about perception checks. Feel about that. Don't. Why don't you just kill him? Mike, you're the the last to hear it. However, you do hear it but. seemingly coming from behind you maybe from the side from below you. Start to hear some sounds. Sort of ghostly. laughing. Some demented. Catherine. As if it's coming through the very walls, a rocks of the. The mind. I need everybody. To make. Corruption safe. Sh. Which is GONNA will save. Yeah. You can start to hear words. She'll show you the way she'll show. She showed me. Twenty five. Five. At I just rolled my third natural one in a row for an. Oh Could this be the episode where Mike Kicks It? Ten on the die. So that is a nineteen. Okay let's take this one at a tournament. Would you get a twenty five? Mike with a natural one. That's going to be a failed. However, you can use a resolve point to turn it into a success. Yes, sure of eight of them. I said sure I've got eight on. All right. What isn't it? Like a resolve point? Number of corruptions or some. Two points. That's. Okay fell would you get? Get a dirty twenty. Okay. Ziva. Twelve. Ziva. To resolve points. To turn it into a success I will tell you this. That this is just a progression in stage, it would not give you another manifestation. Your is I mean. You GotTa make the call here. She's coming for you. I'm I'm just. GonNa. Let the the fail happen because I've only got five off and just our first bite. Ziva is now. At Stage three. Of Her corruption. Piper? Nineteen. Off The way and as you guys feel. This poll. Deeper down in, hear the laughter, hear the chatter of a ghostly voices speaking about some woman. Who Show you? Could eventually fades way. Back into silence. You guys aren't that right? What the fuck is going on. Yeah nothing. Good. Heard it but Guess notice appeals a little bit more cosy down here now. Ballots what the funky talking about. Feels good. Anyway let's press on. Okay. So you continue to use the beacon and use your understanding of tunneling in engineering and Zach. Orange continuing to use his. Guidance from era with the perception in you're able to. Pretty deathly navigate. Deeper into the mind and it opens up again but as it does. Need everybody to roll a reflect, save with a plus two circumstance box. you're getting plus two from successfully navigating line, which allows you to come in to the cell. NC just in time. Before the lights cut on a blinding flash. Of Just huge intense light. Quick question has it been an hour. Why? Muscle fatigue. are still fatigued. It's only been forty minutes. Oh Twenty, two on the reflects say for. Okay. Twenty three, four Zepa. Twenty eight for Kuyper. Dirty twenty. One hundred fell. Now a twenty. Twenty, one, twenty, one. You, all. Pass because you're able to see what's GonNa happen in your you cover your eyes preventing yourself from being blinded. you. Look back out what you see in front of you. Is a giant. Mining robot. Show you the picture this. Okay. in it is activated. Course, of course, it is. Picture this bad boy. Oh. It's like a for real for real. Does a mining robot need a sword so I will tell you what's going on here you halley. Rust colored four armed. Excavator robot. And It has to giant arms on the end of one is a large drill in on the other end is a magma plasma blade. That you would think would be used to cut through rock. Directly in its chest is a giant speaker. This whole thing sits on top of some tank treads and it is coming directly for you as we a roll for initiative. Let's get initiative. Eighteen. On the initiative. Mia Fifteen Zeba. I mean it's like the size of Mike's head. what are you? GonNa do hyper. Gosh. What is Kinda going to do against this adversary? So kuyper actually is going to. I. Well. I didn't actually announce this. So I'll just go ahead and just use move move action has for hide. And he's going and that's all he's GonNa do for his turn right now says, well, he can downgrade a standard action. So yes, I'm going to downgrade a standard action and actually come up behind. And head. West I'm GonNa just try to find a little alcove right here. Just a pitch a pitch my spot. Yes. You just kind of take advantage of the monning robot having their attention on Ziva and Mike, and also with your corruption ability. able to just kind of blend into the shadows and hide in a little other like feed to crevice and comes into this opening. It is the robots term. The robot is going to full attack. With its integrated L. D. screamer. So you see the speaker. In its chest just start going. and. Like this. Awful like. Brown. Note just emits from chest I attack is going to Ziva.
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"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences listener. Discretion is advised Is Full of stories. Stories of mysteries of curiosities Jew in an giang through Gilligan for the strange the boozers the unexpected as the mid and wash asleep. You're inside the box oddities. How's your Your week been You now you've been here. We've been in self imposed isolation now for a week and it's at a point now where I'm taking notes of little things I've learned or experiences that we've had for example. Let me see here. The other night cat was making some delicious Fried Chicken. Not Real Chicken. We use like the vegetarian chicken substitute but we run it a cornflakes in so you know to make things stretch to make ends meet. Cat Meat Fried Chicken Strips with with a bran flake coating it was half bran flakes. Half cornflakes I mean. It was actually at your suggestion and well done thank you. I think that It's times like these that we really learn how to be ingenuity and our delicious crispy. Chicken can then also make regular yes. It works on a couple of different Different points Cat said this the other day and crack me up just out of the blue. She looked up. She said sometimes I wake up and I think you could kill me in my sleep and there's nothing that I could do about it but you don't in that's nice. It is nice. Here's the thing I have a deep deep trust issues and so it occurs to me all the time the ways that you could be plotting to kill me or get out of this relationship and And then I have to kind of like talk myself out of it and now he's stuck around for a while now and also not murdered you. Yes so not even attempted not even a little bit and another thing I've learned is that cat cat hates the song. Buffalo stance by Nina. Cherry idea actually makes her angry. I love it. I'm a child of the eighties. What can I say not even a little bit accurate. Your child of the fifties in many ways. That's true another thing that I've really enjoyed about our time spent in the house together. Is that One we've been watching twin peaks which I've never watched before so I'm digging on it hoard but also is because we have this time and because I think we're going a little stir crazy You have now written lyrics to the twin peaks theme song. That's true the intros very very long. The music is haunting and now we have Lyrics to it written by J. It goes a little something like this is like this twin peaks twin peaks twin twin peaks. That's that's how much free time that we have. But at least we're using it for good sir. What's really benefiting mankind? All right. I'M GONNA go first today Yes please you. Don't mind since it's my turn and still to this day. I mean two hundred plus episodes later. I'm not able to keep track of that at all. I'm GonNa tell you a story about a guy named Akbar sallow bureau. He's a man from Indonesia who vanished one warm Spring Day at twenty five years old. Akbar worked as a palm oil harvester in a remote village on the island of West Sulawesi Indonesia. Now he would harvest the palm nut which they call a colonel. I don't know how if you know how this works. I do a little bit because I've learned a lot about how it's detrimental to our environment. We should stop buying things that Contain Palm Oil at the center of each piece of fruit is. There's what they call a colonel and the palm kernel oil is extracted from that that specific part of the plant palm oil can be harvested twelve months a year which is one of the reasons why it has become such a popular vegetable oil. In many many mass produced products and the harvesting of it is just destroys the land And any video that you'll see of Sarah tanks is obviously because of palm oil. I'm sorry I'm sure that palm oil being bad is not the point of your story. No no no palm. Oil provided Kabar and his family a meager but irregular wage so on on Sunday march twenty fifth twenty seventeen. He left for the palm groves as he did. Most days. That day was a little bit overcast. The forecast was calling for rain. He picked up his tools. He said goodbye to his family and ended up headed out to the palm grove which wasn't too far from his house. He did not return. They waited all night for him. Didn't show up the next day. They waited all morning. Nothing Akbar's family became concerned. Obviously he had not returned so they contacted the local police and police. They did it only a day so police didn't want to jump right out there. You know. Put a search party out in the field that quickly so they thought they'd give it one more day before sending out the search party for him so the morning after he was reported missing the search party set out the first place they searched was obviously the palm grove where he went to do his palm oil harvesting they branched out to the surrounding area. They had no lock not even a clue as to where he might have have gone at this point. They started fanning out in surging and ever-broadening perimeter. The search continued throughout the day. Meanwhile back at Akbar's home the portion. The family that wasn't involved in the search party waited for some word as to what happened to him. So they're they're sitting in their backyard and they noticed something very strange. There was a twenty three foot ridiculous python that it slithered into their backyard. was dying. They could see what appeared to be the outline of a pair of boots in the snakes belly now upon closer examination. They could see the outline of what appeared to be an adult. Human won't go. The snake was twenty three feet long and he. He was not well because he had eaten a person he was. He was dying so villagers cut open the snake and they found Akbar's body inside the Snake Creek question. Yeah see okay. He'd been in there for two days. Some no no no. Yeah well my first thought when I read the story was. This can't be real. Hey can I snake really eat? A human being pythons are found in the southeast in Southeast Asia and are among the longest in heaviest snakes of the world now with the snake dying because because he ate something too big because okay oh in his boots probably were sticking out anyway. Can a snake eat a human? Many snakes found across the islands of Indonesia can reach up to seven meters or twenty three feet. This is certainly. The snake was one of the largest snakes that they had Seen their their diets usually consist of small mammals and birds prey EST squeezed to death and then swallowed whole attacks on? Humans are rare. Some have occurred by wild Southeast Asian. Pythons others have been made by by captive snakes. Most of the attacks on humans by these snakes are children sure there are smaller in a little bit easier to you know but pythons rarely kill in humans although there have been stories of them thumbs swallowing young children animals. In this case though yes this is real. The process was videoed and documented by witnesses. This was the first fully confirmed case of ridiculous python. Killing and consuming adult human in the video can be found on Youtube. And and trust me. It's not pleasant. I just WanNa know how like how. How does he catch him? Like how do you catch an adult man? I did a little research on that that I'll get to that in just a minute. The Village Secretary Bureau Junaidy told The Jakarta Post quote people had heard cries coming from the Palm Grove. The night before Akbar was found in the snake stomach. Akbar's wife was away from home at the time that her husband disappeared and she found out through media reports on that her husband had been eaten by a twenty three foot python. That's terrible okay. So that's not a common occurrence clearly obviously but one year later on June fourteenth two thousand eighteen fifty four year old woman named Wa Tiba also of the same village as Akbar was eaten by a python slithered into her garden. Wow at her house. So they're coming right into the yard neaten. People sure. Well they don't have I mean it's not surprising that they're having to leave their habitat and come into people land because their habitats being destroyed by palm farming. They say that the palm groves themselves the way that they're planted and laid out make for a perfect hunting ground pythons. Because there's you know it's easier for them to get around. They can spot their prey. Now I don't know if you remember back in twenty thirteen there was a there. Were a couple of young boys in New Brunswick Canada that were crushed to death by a python. I don't remember that. They were staying at a friend's house and the House. The apartment was above a an exotic pet store. This snake was an African rock python. A type of constrictor that has known has been known to To kill humans. This is according to National Geographic. This snake was fourteen to six feet. Sixteen feet long and had got out of its enclosure in the pet store into the vents. When up into the bedroom were these two little boys were sleeping came down through the vent and suffocated them to death? So National Geographic asked Ian Ritchie. Who was the curator of reptiles amphibians at the Los Angeles Zoo about the feeding habits? And how does answering your question pretty much? They they kill again according to National Geographic. It's very rare for pythons to kill humans but not unheard of oftentimes. It's just kind of a perfect storm. You get a big Hungary snake. That's close to humans but they're not normally part of The snakes natural prey. Usually if they kill something it's because they're going to eat it. They don't do that if they just feel. Threatened what they'll do is they'll bite you and then scoot away or they'll just scoot away snakes scooting. It's a well known tactic according to this particular reptile expert at the Los Angeles Zoo if the snake is going to go to the trouble of killing you right because that expands a lot of energy. Then they're they're hungry right. That's you know they're not going to do that in just leave you there? A snake is made up primarily of bone and muscle. They're extraordinarily strong. It can be startling. Just holding a small or medium-sized constrictor. some people in the past who have had snakes or these pythons as pets were a couple of situations in Florida where they had them around their neck in the in the constrictors started constricting. Yup in choke the person out. It happens pretty quickly to a dozen take long. Some people have passed out and subsequently died from suffocation by pet pythons. Now here's how they kill when a python or a boa is killing a pray. They kind of ambush you or whatever. Their prey is it's technique they use which they jump out at you and strike it you and grab you with their teeth. They'll seize the prey item with their teeth and simultaneously wrapped their coils around in squeeze when the victim exhales. That's the time they squeeze a little bit harder right to the point where you can't breathe anymore. That makes perfect sense and then they will eat. You probably had I. Which is what happened to this guy. There have been cases where snakes have eaten entire adult. Antelopes horns all. That's it just doesn't seem smart. You want to avoid giant pokey things year intestinal track. I would imagine yeah when they do eat something like that. Normally the outcome is the snake dies. But they don't they don't discriminate between all this guy's got pointy antlers. They just think dinner right down you go so how terrifying must this have been for Akbar. He's out harvesting his palm. Nuts you know and the snake ambushes him grabs him with his with its teeth coils around him and they're Matha Yup pure muscle. This thing is twenty three feet long and every time he exhales. It gets a little tighter a little tighter and tighter until he blacks out and he knows what the end result is GONNA be. The snake brings him home. See that was. The weirdest part for me is that the snake ended up in the guy's backyard. That's bizarre and it wasn't that far from the Palm Grove. But it was weird. That's as far as the snake. Got Right. Yeah that's bizarre so there you go. Don't have snakes is my advice to you come on most. Snakes aren't going to eat. Your friendly neighborhood. Akbar will that may be true but why would an exotic pet store in New Brunswick have a thirteen foot African rock python for sale? That can't be safe you know. Maybe he doesn't mean to kill you but he's he's huge and his instinct is to squeeze you put them on your neck and you're like hey look at me. I've got a feather bill Well I think you could ask that about a lot of pets like. Why would you have that if it could kill you and you know? I suppose. Twin peaks twin P. C. Look at it. I have a snakeskin that I captured last year. That's true use use. You found a large snake in our yard now granted in Maine Darna poisonous. Snakes REALLY BIG SNAKE. No this one was. What about three feet? I'd say about three feet. There was one similar size. It may have been the same one. Because you found that since snakeskin in the same area but there was a About a three foot gardener snake or whatever they are and it was coiled up in its head was up like it was about to strike see. I would have run screaming into the woods about two. And what's catch response? She gets down and takes a Selfie with it you anyway and then I found his skin later. It's hanging on the wall in our studio and now that thing in the Middle East thing in the middle back to the freaks box of oddities group on facebook crystal ask. Does anyone have any useless superpowers? I have one. I FIND RANDOM BASEBALL CAPS LAKE everywhere. they go on to talk about how they don't keep them or pick them up because you And also because she'd have so many of them crystal says my husband didn't believe me when I I told him until I started pointing them out to him last night we went for a walk and I saw one up in a tree. I can't figure out if this is a power I could use for good or evil. It's just useless yours. She says she's found over one. Hundred fifty ball cabs. That's crazy. What are your superpowers. Aaron says my worthless superpowers are regardless of what time I go to bed. What time my alarm is set for? Always wake up just minutes before my alarm goes off. I have that superpower to number four Vicki says I always find bones in my meat and I'm invisible to bartenders number three Josh Rights. I know where my wife's phone is at all times. She could leave it somewhere and I will know exactly where the location is without even seeing it. Wow Wow wow. That's pretty impressive. That's handy am would be very helpful at times because I am constantly just randomly putting my phone down and then going now. Where the hell did I put my phone number. Two Dana writes. My superpowers are predicting pregnancies. And ever since I was a kid if I think or talk about some random old movie it'll be on. Tv within the next few days. Gerald Rights Ironclad Bladder here. I can go all day without PA and then let a mighty stream gopher minutes and or gallons great for writing in the snow ironclad bladder. That is A. That's a great superhero name. I wonder what is costume would look like. It'd be yellow. 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She says the exact same thing. Then you were talking about the Red Honeybee incident in New York and I was at that time learning about honeybees New York. So yeah the box of oddities effect. It's happening it's real. It's Real Hashtag T. B. O. E. TO BUOY. What do you got for me what you want you want you? What's a Ninja but like really? What is a Ninja my introduction to Ninjas was of course teenage mutant Ninja Turtles Later the movie three Ninjas and of course Beverly Hills Ninja starring Chris Farley Martin was Kung Fu Panda two that was your introduction to Ninjas never even seen kung-fu Panda. I guess that technically would become Fu right. Doesn't necessarily lead to Ninja. Is that Ninja them as the kids? Call it that's right. Ninja or should. Nobody was a secret agent or mercenary of Japan specializing in Unorthodox Arts of war. Especially what later became known as Naan Jitsu or the art of the Ninja so the functions of a Ninja included espionage deception and surprise attacks. Of course we we all picture like the sneaky. Ninjas and they're black jams making their way through Climbing up walls using knives and all that business though that should not be specially trained as spies mercenaries appeared in the fifteenth century. Antecedents may have existed as early as the twelfth century so versions of Ninjas have gone back for centuries and centuries shoulders like this Ninja evolution absolutely Ninja Versus Samurai so Samurai were the hereditary military nobility and officer cast of Medieval and early modern Japan from the twelfth century to the eighteen seventies and the differences Samurai were hereditary and a much higher class. Ninjas were very often lower class members of society and because they're covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed dishonorable and they were beneath the honor of the Samurai by C. because they were sneaky. It was dishonorable. That's right. Yeah well and because they they weren't noble members of citing Matt. Alt- is the author of a book called Ninja attack and this comes from cocoon dot com Ninja. Most certainly did exist in Japan but they were more about information and disinformation then assassination. So yes they were. Ninja assassins but Matt. Points out that you know that there are a ton of CIA agents but how many of them are trained. Assassins like you can be a part of this group without being that specialized. Sure part of that all right. So the whole point of Ninja was to blend in not where black jams and stand out inclined walls wig knives. Ninja often dressed as farmers so that they could do just that while being out in the country and collecting information and scouting enemies. So you wouldn't. If you saw farmer out in the field wearing a black Wednesay you'd be a little suspicious. So the the idea was to blend in but also in many cases being a Ninja didn't pay a lot so you might have to have a day job in which might be your farmer okay. Imagine says Alt- that the years sixteen hundred and two of your enemies are fighting a battle so you send a couple of guys dressed as farmers to that area to watch the battle and report back about what's happening that would be Ninja work. Okay I see so. Yeah so it was really more about espionage very much so okay. According to FASCINATE DOT COM. Ninjas did have a lot of tools that they used and depending on what your specialty was that can change. Sure EAKIN was Term used to describe any object or tool that a Ninja would throw so like throwing stars. Which kind of what we picture in our heads but it doesn't have to be throwing stars in fact there's a lot of Conflicting information about what throwing stars were actually used for. And if throwing was really one of those things it might have been used for slashing or poking or just fear that could've could've thrown garden hose exactly because they wanted to blend in and in fact there are reports of farm equipment being. What's the word multi-purpose? Yeah exactly or altered in such a way that could conceal weapon. Oh that's so cool. So maybe you have a five that should show Samurai Sword Samurai Sword. They're not Samurai right. You would have a Samarai Wannabe Sword Ninja sort or a Ninja sort. Could have that. Yeah and then. You had to learn about scouting and survival. They had to know how to scoot about unseen they had to know about poisons and explosives. Maybe they wanted to get in and out of a place without being known maybe poison as the best option for whatever Task they had at hand maybe they wanted created version so they had to have a cursory knowledge of a lot of things including regular old professions. Because if you're GONNA pretend to be a farmer to get information if someone asks you questions about farming you'd have to know the answers course is you'd be you'd be caught so they had to know a lot about a lot now. Since many Ninjas dressed as farmers the weapon of choice was very likely the Koussari Gama which was like a sickle with a chain attached to it and this is again according to Matt. this weapon was ideal because it could be disassembled into farmers tools and it blended in. That must have been a deadly weapon. Oh for real. Swing that thing around but as far as weapons go. There's really no evidence that shows that what we picture as being Ninja weapons quote unquote throwing stars wherever ever really used in combat. What about nunchucks? I don't have anything here specifically about nunchucks but I would imagine that. That's very similar idea to like the farm equipment. Be Right yeah. So because of the nature of what a Ninja was determining what was true and what was false is very difficult That's mostly because Ninjas encouraged rumors about their abilities in the fifteenth century people thought that they could read minds that they could literally disappear that they had supernatural powers and this was all about misdirection and instilling fear in their enemies so They told very tall tales about their abilities. So you never really knew what they could do and what they couldn't do and what they could do still pretty amazing so there. You don't know what to expect which I guess is true for the Ninjas and the Spanish Inquisition Ninjas did have floats. That allowed them to make their way across water go. I was thinking like parade floats. That's not blending in. These might have been what gave the impression that Ninjas could walk on water because they could stand on these floats and make their way across bodies of water and so probably. That was a little a little creepy. One thing that is thought to be true is that of all the tools that the Ninja used one of the most valuable were crickets. So crickets were used to aid the Ninja in their covert missions. They would be induced chirp with the use of chemicals. They had like a special mixture of chemicals that they could use that would make a cricket. Chirp and that sound would be used to disguise the Gentle footsteps of Ninja so that they would maneuver undetected. That's incredible so. There's an article in BBC Dot Com about the last remaining Ninjas and there are a few Janine Chico Amaki is thought to be Japan's last Ninja grandmaster. That's according to a Ninja Museum which has a name. I'm not going to try to pronounce. He was the twenty first head of the Ben Family. One of fifty three families that made up the Coca Ninja clan so he started learning new. Jitsu when he was six from his master. And a Lotta Times the Ninjas would learn at a very young age Ninja techniques by way of games. So they'd think they were just playing but they were really learning how to be super quiet how to evade detection How to break into homes? You Know Fun kid stuff so so oh I just looked at the clock. It's eleven eleven so even the training of a Ninja. A young Ninja in this case was secret. Yeah they didn't even know they were being trained up in Ninja. Damn that's exactly right. Callum ocoee inherited the clan's ancient scrolls when he was eighteen and so it became. It was very common for the skills to be passed down from father to son but many young men were adopted into the Ninja clans. There were minjah ladies two and one of their Special tools of the trade was. They had a metal nails that they would attach their fingertips kind of like cats claws. But I digress. There's also according to this article. Eighty year old Masaki has Zuma who is the leader of another surviving. Ninja clan. The D- Toga Kuri now Sumi as the of an international martial arts organization with more than three hundred thousand trainees worldwide in order for you to be a Ninja. That has to be passed on. You HAVE TO BE A. It's almost like you are a air. Yeah there has to be a formal. You're the one who's going to carry this on right. You can teach the skills to any number of people but for it to be Ninja. You have to pass it on. It has to be a like a ceremonial kind of yes and both of these last surviving. Ninjas have said that there is no place for True Ninja Ness in modern society. That will we decided so. Neither of them are passing it on. Well let's wait and see you know things could change in a hurry. So they're the last known of these clans. They've decided both of them that they are not passing on their Ninja dumb So they're like I said the the skills may still be there and out there and available and taught and learned but this may be the last of the Ninjas Real Ninja. Yeah that's fascinating and this goes back century. After Century after century. It's been passed on. Well that's that's an amazing story in Kana said. I don't WanNa see Ninjas go away you wouldn't see them anyway that's true you have a point. So any WHO's we we look forward to seeing you again in the near future probably within days. Oh we're just wrap over done now. I guess it's just that was very like oh done storytime by all right. It's I guess it's time to go have lunch anyway. Oh we have Heard your request for a Guinea pig weeks and the next time. We have a story that we feel. We will see what we can do in providing extreme. We'll see you soon until then keep flying that freak flag fly proudly a beautiful freak and so let it be known that the bucks auditees belongs to you and it's feed is in your hands therefore it's been requested by those to whom I report to beseech for assistance. 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How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean | Sebastien de Halleux
"This tedtalk feature is entrepreneurs Sebastian Jala recorded live at Ted San Francisco twenty seventeen. The right hire can make a huge impact on your business. That's why it's so important to find the right person. But where do you find that individual linked in Lincoln jobs matches people to your role based on more of who they really are there skills interests in even how open they are to new opportunities. That's why a new hire is made every ten seconds using Lincoln. Hurry to Lincoln dot com slash Ted daily for fifty dollars off your first job post. That's linked in dot com slash Ted daily. Terms and conditions apply. We know more about other planets than our own and today, I want to show you on YouTube of robot designed to help us better understand our own planet. It'd be two category known the ocean graphic community as an unmanned surface vehicle or USB and it uses no fuel. Instead, it relies on wind power for propulsion. And yet it can sail around the globe for months at a time. So I want to share with you why we bent it. And what it means for you? A few years ago. I wasn't a sailboats making its way across the Pacific for San Francisco to Hawaii. I just spent the past ten years working non-stop developing video games for hundreds of millions of users. And I wanted to take a step back and look at the big picture and get some much needed thinking time. I was the navigator on board and one evening after a long session, analyzing weather, data and plotting. Or course I came up on deck, and so this beautiful sunset and thought occurred to me how much do we really know about oceans? The Pacific was stretching all around me as far as the I could see and the ways we're rocking boat, forcefully, a sort of constant reminder of its untold power. How much do we really know about oceans I decided to find out? What I quickly learned is that we don't know very much. And the first reason is just a vast oceans are covering seventy percent of the planet. And yet, we know the drive complex planetary systems that global weather which affect all of us on a daily basis sometimes dramatically and yet those activties I mostly invisible to us. Ocean data is scarce by any standards like on land. I had grown used to accessing lots of sensors billions of them, actually. But at C institute data is scarce and expensive. Why because it relies on a small number of ships and booties how smaller number was actually a great surprise or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration better known as Noah only has sixteen ships, and there are less than two hundred days of shore globally. It is easy to understand. Why the oceans are an unforgiving place. And to collect institute data you need a big ship capable of carrying vast amount of fuel a lot cruise costing hundreds of millions of dollars each or big booties. Ted the to the ocean floor with a four my long cable. And where to down by a set of train wheels, which is both dangerous to deploy and expensive to maintain. What about satellite, you might ask? Well, satellites are fantastic. And they have taught us so much about the big picture over the past few decades. However, the problem with satellites is they can only see through one Micron of the surface of the ocean, the have relatively poor spatial temporal resolution, and their signal needs to be corrected for cloud, cover and land effect, and other factors. So what is going on in the oceans? And what are we trying to measure, and how could a robot be of any use? Let's zoom in in a small cube Indio Sion's one of the key thing we want to understand is the surface because the surface if you think about it is the nexus of all air sea interaction it is the interface through which all energy and gases must flow. I'll sun radiates energy, which is absorbed by ocean as heat and then partially released into the atmosphere. Gaseous atmosphere like CO to get dissolving into oceans actually about thirty percent of all blogosphere two gets absorbed plankton at micro organism released oxygen into the atmosphere so much so that every other breath, you take comes from the ocean. Some of that he generates operation which creates clouds, and then eventually leads to precipitation and pressure gradients. Create surface win which moved motion through the atmosphere. Some of the heat radiates down into the deep ocean and get stored in different layers, the ocean acting as some kind of planetary scale boiler to store that energy which later it might be released in shorter events like hurricanes or long-term phenomenon. Like, a Nino these layers can can get mixed up by vertical upwelling currents or horizontal currents. Which are keen transporting heat from the tropics to the polls. And of course, there is marine life occupying the largest ecosystem in volume on the planet for micro organism to fish to marine mammals like seals dolphins and Wales. But all of these are mostly invisible to us. The challenge in in studying those that ocean variables at scale is one of energy the energy that it takes to deploy sensors into the deep ocean. And of course, many solutions have been tried from wave actually the device to surface drifters to sunpower electrical drives each with their own compromises. All team breakthrough came from an unlikely source the pursuit of the world speed record in a wind power landlords. It took ten years of research and development to come up with a novel wing concept that only uses three watts of power to control, and yet can propel vehicle all around the globe with seemingly unlimited autonomy by adapting this wing concept into marine Vaco, we had the Genesis of an ocean drone now these are larger than they appear. There are about fifteen feet high twenty three feet long seven feet deep. Think of them as surface satellites the Ladan with an area of science grade sensors that measure old key variables both oceanographic and atmospheric and a live satellite link transmits this high resolution data back to shore in real time. Our team has been hard at work over the past few years conducting missions in some of the toughest ocean conditions on the planet from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific, we have sailed all the way to the polar ice shell of we have sailed into Atlantic hurricanes. We have rounded Cape Horn, and we have slammed between the oil rigs of the Gulf of Mexico. This is one tough robot. Let me share with you a recent work that we did around the privilege of islands. This is a small group of islands deep into call Bering Sea between the US and Russia now, the Bering Sea is the home of the walleye Pollack, which is a white fish. You might not recognize, but you might likely have tasted if you enjoy fish sticks or Sereni. Yes. Sereni looks like crab meat, but it's actually Pollock. And the Pollock fishery is the largest fishery in the nation both in terms of value and volume about three point one billion pounds of fish code every year. So over the past few years, a fleet of ocean drones has been hard at work in the Bering Sea with the goal to help us says the size of the Pollock fish talk. This helps improve the quota system that's used to manage the fishery and help prevent a collapse of the fish stock and protects this fragile ecosystem. Now, the Jones survey deficient deficient grown using. Sticks. I sown are this son sense a sound wave downwards, and then the reflection the echo from the sun from the seabed or schools, a fish gives us an idea, but what's happening below the surface ocean. Drones actually pretty good at this repetitive task. So there have been gritting the Bering Sea day in day out. Now, the privilege of islands are also the home of a large colony of first seals in the nineteen fifties. There were about two million individuals in that colony sadly, these days the population has rapidly declined, and there's less than fifty percent of that number left and the population continues to fall rapidly. So to understand why assigned spot ner at the national marine, mammal laboratory has fitted a GPS tag on some of the mothers cedars glued to their furs. And this tag measures location and depth and also has a really cool at a camera. That's triggered by. Outhern acceleration. Here is a movie taken by an autistic -ly inclined seal giving us unprecedented inside into an underwater hand deep in the Arctic and the shot of this Pollock fray just seconds before he gets divorced now doing work in the Arctic is very tough even for robots. They had to survive a snowstorm in August and interferences from bystanders that it has spotted seal enjoying a ride. Now, the SIV tags have recorded over two hundred thousand dives over the season and upon a closer. Look we get to see individuals seal tracks and the repetitive dives. We all know way to decode what is really happening over that foraging ground, and it's quite beautiful. Once you sit very impose the acoustic data collected by the Jones a picture starts to emerge as the seal leave the islands and swim from left to right. The observed to dive at a relatively shallow depth of about twenty meters. Which to join identifies is populated by small young Pollock with low calorie fic- content. The Sears then swim much greater distance and start to dive deeper to where a place where the drone identify larger adult Pollock which I'm Mona Tristesse as fish. And fortunately, the calories expanded by the mother. To swim this extra distance. Don't leave them with NF energy to lactate their pups back on the island leading to the population decline. Further the Jones identified that the water temperature around the island has significantly warmed. And might be one of the driving force. That's pushing the Pollock north and to spread in search of colder regions. So the data analysis is ongoing, but already we can see that some of the pieces of the puzzle from the first season mystery I coming into focus. Now, if we look back at the big picture, we are mammals too and actually the oceans provide up to twenty kilos of fish per human per year, and as we DP two fish stocks. What can we humans? Learn from the first story and beyond fish, the oceans affect all of us daily as they drive global weather systems, which affect things like group like cultural outputs or can lead to devastating destructions of lives and property through hurricanes extreme heat and floods oceans are pretty much unexplored and under sampled. And today, we still know more about other planets than our own. But if you divide this vast ocean in six by six degrees squares each about four hundred miles long, you'd get about a thousand such choirs so little by little working with partners. We are deploying one ocean. Drawn in each of those boxes the whole being that cheating. Planetary coverage will give us better insights into those planet. It systems that affects humanity. We have been using robots to study distant worrying in the solar system for a while. Now now it is time to quantify own planet. Because we cannot fix what we cannot measure, and we cannot prepare for what we don't know. Thank you. For more, TED talks, Ted dot com. Ex-?
Two Strikes: The Senates Economic Stimulus Bill
"It's Monday march twenty third. Welcome to skim. This where breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter today. The Senate is divided over a bill. That's supposed to help Americans deal with the economic fallout of cove in nineteen. We'll tell you the latest then. President trump appears anxious to send Americans back to the office. We'll tell you why and what other officials have to say about it and finally is staying at home messing up your workout. One distance runner came up with a solution sort of. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let's skin this. Today's episode is brought to you by Pinera's unlimited coffee subscription. Your Cup is always full. Okay the cove in nineteen pandemic is a rapidly changing story with lots of moving parts. And we're in helping sort out. What exactly you need to know starting with the three big developments of the day the first has to do with what's going on with that massive stimulus bill. The one that's supposed to help struggling industries in American households get through the economic pain of the pandemic remember. This is the bill that would impart give a lot of Americans checks for twelve hundred dollars and would cost the country nearly two trillion dollars for a while. The bills prospects politically divided Washington actually looked good. Then last night happened Senate. Democrats blocked the bill from advancing this afternoon. The Senate try it again. But strike to on this vote the yeas are forty-nine the nays are forty six three fifths of the senators duly chosen. Sworn not having voted in the affirmative upon reconsideration. The motion is not agreed to in other words. That's a long way from the sixty votes needed to get the bill closer to a final vote. Right after the tally came in Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell took to the floor to say this vote everyone thought was coming together so nicely might have to wait even longer. If any water the office choose to object. We can't deal with this until Friday or Saturday at the earliest. So why did Democrats blocked this bill twice? It's because they say it does more for American businesses than it does for American workers. They want more unemployment assistance and more controls on five hundred billion dollars worth of loans for hurting industries like the airlines right now. Democrats say Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has too much say over which companies get the loads over the weekend. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. His party also wants more money for hospitals and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers like medical gowns. So now what's next right now at least five. Us senators are currently in quarantine. Either because they have been nineteen or have been exposed to it in at least for the time. Being senators can't vote remotely that plus the fact that Democrats are pushing for these changes. Means this huge economic stimulus that promises checks to American households. Could still take a minute. The Senate's trillion dollar plus aid package isn't the only bill making headlines today that brings us to our second big development of the day. You've probably seen reports that health. Workers are concerned about running low on medical supplies. Everything from facemasks ventilators. Lawmakers are hoping that something called the defense production. Act might be able to help. What is that well? Let's take a trip back to the mid nineteen hundreds during the Second World War a section of the war powers act allowed the White House to tell manufacturers. You've got to help out with the war effort. That's how all the Rosie. The riveter is got to work then as the US was just entering the Korean War in Nineteen Fifty. The government decided to make those powers even more official. That's where the defense production act comes in. Basically the Defense Department can go to a private company and place an order for a certain product and the government also gets to jump the line as in the company has to stop. Whatever it's making to make the product the government wants. The law was originally meant to be used during times of war and last week president trump said were basically fighting a war against cove nineteen. I view it as a in a sense of wartime president. I'm that's what it's a very tough situation. So his administration said it would use the defense production act to help fill the shortage of medical supplies. Trump issued an executive order last Wednesday saying Yup. We've got this power but it's unclear if the trump administration has taken advantage of that power this morning on NBC's today show the US surgeon. General Jerome Adams explained. Why here's the thing that people don't understand you don't need to compel someone to do something they are already doing? And it's true companies like honeywell and three are already pitching in to make masks. Then there are companies like General Motors and Tesla which will start making ventilators which are really important since they helped patients breathe but without formal from the government companies. Aren't sure just how much supply they're supposed to be making or even what they should be making an effort to try to clear up. Some of that confusion to Democratic senators are reportedly introducing a bill today requiring the President to actually use more of his powers under the Defense Production Act. They want more medical equipment before it's too late. Think five hundred million and ninety five respirators which fit close to the face for nurses and doctors to wear millions of medical gloves and surgical gowns and two hundred thousand breathing machines. It's unclear when the bill could actually be put to a vote. But the bill's sponsors are at least hoping it will put some pressure on trump to act now. Speaking of the new messaging coming out of the White House is third big development of the day one week ago president trump announced strict guidelines about how to stop cove in nineteen. He urged people to work from home. And avoid social gatherings for fifteen days. And since then basically everyone in their mom has been repeating that stay at home message from New York to California Illinois to Louisiana States continue to intensify their restrictions on business as usual and business has been suffering for it as to how long this will last. Here's treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Fox News. Just yesterday I would say we're looking at this from anywhere to a ten to twelve weeks scenario until now the message from just about everyone was don't even think about leaving home but late last night. President trump appeared to kind of pull a one eighty on this tweeting that the US can't let the response to Kobe. Nineteen be worse than the Kobe. Nineteen problem itself and that quote. We will make a decision as to which way we want to go. After that fifteen day mark is up. He also re tweeted a handful of unverified twitter accounts with similar thoughts including one person who said we. The people are smart enough to keep away from others. If we know that we are sick or they are sick. We should point out. Health experts. Say people who have been one thousand nine hundred. Don't always look sick. Several new studies even suggest that people who don't have symptoms are partly responsible for keeping the Kobe. Nine hundred outbreak going so telling people to go back to work just because they feel well could be really risky. No states that put in place restrictions for businesses or told people to stay at home have ended their restrictions and so far the CDC is still telling people to keep taking social distancing seriously so then why trump hinting about dialing back. All this social distancing. According to news reports this shift in messaging is coming as more conservatives share concerns about the. Us economy last week. The Wall Street Journal published an editorial saying that while social distancing will save lives the economic costs of keeping the US economy. Shutdown will ruin a lot of lives to that article reportedly got shared around by trump's conservative allies and as trump ads of the cost of slowing economy. He's reportedly eager for things to go back to normal and for people to head back to work possibly as early as next week when those initial fifteen day. Social distancing measures expire other countries are also trying to balance the economic pain of social distancing against the health risks of Kobe. Nineteen the Chinese city of. Wuhan is starting to loosen its restrictions on everyday life but only after keeping them in place for two months and after seeing fewer new cases health officials think doing something similar in the US. After just two weeks could be too early. Both trump and his top health advisors will be on stage together tonight for their daily Code. Nineteen briefing. So we'll be watching to see if the advice we've been getting is about to change coming up. Staying indoors doesn't mean hitting pause on long distance running we'll tell you more after the break here at H. Q. R. Mornings Begin with coffee or afternoons are fueled by it and sometimes our nights to some days call for hot some call for ICED. But most call for the biggest is. That's why we love. Pinera's unlimited coffee subscription because we get unlimited coffee hot or iced every day of the week for only eight dollars and ninety nine cents a month so whether you need fuel for an hour or fuel for an overnight shift. Pinera's got you feel your day with payers unlimited coffee subscription learn more and sign up at panerabread DOT COM okay. We're pressing pause on the latest developing stories to talk about something that made us smile and also motivated us just a little as more and more people stay at home to stop the spread of Kobe. Nineteen getting to the gym isn't exactly possible. These days and one man in France is taking stay at home. Workouts to the next level Alicia Trauma. Bits was reportedly scheduled to run the Barcelona marathon earlier this month. After it was canceled. He decided to put his training to good use and run a marathon anyway at home so last week he went out on his balcony which is about twenty three feet long and started doing laps back and forth for almost seven hours until he logged twenty six point two miles which means he had to go back and forth just over three thousand times. Nujoma of its said he did it. Not only for the physical and mental challenge but also to show support to healthcare workers and he'd their instructions to stay at home so if you're looking for work at ideas aside from instagram live and youtube videos. Don't underestimate the miles you can put in around the house and that's all for Skim. This remember we want you to call us. And leave us a voicemail. Telling your loved one that it's really time to just stay home and give us a call and leave a voicemail at six four six four six one six three seven zero and you might hear your message on the show and if your aunt beatrice isn't a podcast listener. 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Episode #1674 The New Phil Hendrie Show
"Hey guys it's Phil Hendrie and I want to tell you. I never tire of telling you about the backstage pass to the world famous. Henry show you see we do a free podcast or if you will net cast or if you Willie whatever you WANNA call it every day and that is available on the homepage at fill Henry. Show DOT com. You can also access it podcast. One spotify soundcloud all kind of thing and of course itunes. Then we have our archives. These are old radio shows and podcasts. That we've done that. Go back well. Over twenty years the Classic Radio Show we did in Minnesota in Miami and Atlanta and into Los Angeles and then nationally on Premiere Radio and we have all of those archives there on our website. All those great shows are there and we've got home movies a lot of personal stuff a lot of stuff. You would probably feel as intrusive a lot of stuff you might say. She really don't want to see that. And I'd be bugging you in bothering you and and I'd be saying look look look. This is an apple eight when I was five anyway. Please do visit our website. It won't be that Creepy Phil Hendrie. Show DOT com. That's Phil Hendrie. Show DOT COM subscription for a month or four year. Or you can sort of create one for yourself I know. Subscribe for for a lifetime. Or something I don't know how you can do that. Just keep subscribing. I guarantee you this that I will forever be committed to your happiness and to your terminal you know salvation world. I don't know what I'm saying there. But take it for what you think. It means world-famous Phil Hendrie show at Fill Henry show dot com all right. Welcome to today's show. It is Monday. The twenty third. And this is an encore show today as it was last Monday. And why is that because as some of you may know and I think I've alluded to this On the previous podcast net cast things that we've been doing we're experiencing a little technical glitches here with our beautiful personas board. And I have to be honest with you. This pre sonus board which I like but these boards are real kind of candy ass boards. They don't last very long before they start burning up on you and this one has been with us for two years now. We burned up pretty soon as board a year for a while there. Some of you may remember. I would walk into the studio and IT SMELLED. Like you know there'd been a fire anyway. This board is beginning to give out on us and so We have for instance are Mike. Failures is giving out a whole bunch of tactical stuff that would only serve to irritate in upset. You so what we're GONNA do is. We're putting a new board and today we're going to be airing for you This great encore show from the twenty third of March twenty eighteen now. This show was a show that included a pre show in a show together. Because there'd been a power failure at the house and so what I did was I recovered. Both of these shows and I played back both shows as one and we'll see how this goes. We'll see what it sounds like I. I'm not even clear. I don't remember With any specificity. What the show is about? But it does include Margaret's original run at a review of the national enquirer which may or may not be worth it for you so this is actually episode eleven. Twenty one runs sixteen. So there's like five hundred shows ago plus back in In twenty eighteen. Why do I wanna just mention on the on my facebook friends page today? I posted a notice about Jackie and I staying up and watching a couple of movies together on Saturday night on the phone. I mean this is all we have is connection. Because she's in south Florida. I'm here in La and how much fun it was. And I saw a comment by Bob. Greene. Who was my personal. Green is the inspiration for the Bob. Green character do frazier's foods and Bob? Green is actually a real guy. He was my general manager. Miami's one of the greatest radio executives. I think he's singly. Singly the greatest general manager ever worked for because he was a he was a guy in management who actually liked talent and that may sound strange to hear. But you'd be surprised. How many people in the the management world of radio never really did like talent? And so bob was always a great break out and go to work for and He made it. He he was in there calming so I did definitely give a shout out and tell him I love him and you know what a great genius he was and I want to thank everybody for For your comments and I will tell you. I didn't WANNA make a big deal out of it but you know I'm happy these days even with all this shit that's going on in the world man even with all this. I just know that we're we're GONNA put together and we're going to pull ourselves out of this and we're going to have the things we want in this world no matter what it is you want man. This is just the greater the larger world. Sort of intruding and enveloping us with its Shiite. I'm sure you understand so with that. Having been said all that heavy stuff. Let's get to this show from March. The twenty third of twenty eighteen a pre show and a show combined. I have to give you a warning. The video cast is going to be very short because the video cast Was I didn't really know what I was GONNA do. So it's very short video casts. Maybe only a few minutes but the entirety of the show of course is on the audio track that you can download. Let's see I will have an audio track of a pre show but not that never mind. I'll explain it okay. Kids here it is the world famous Phil Emery from March Twenty third of twenty eighteen. Hi It's Phil Hendrie Wednesday night as we were preparing our show. We had a massive power failure. Our studio went down. It crashed and that lasted for the course of the time that it lasted for and then we discovered after the power came back on all of our equipment. All of our our studio was basically like not working right. It's kind of like It's like if you came out of a coma. Would you be ready to drive a car? Probably not that's sort of what happens to a studio when everything goes into default and you have to re Reset levels things like that. So what I thought I would do. Quite simply was we were able to recover that portion of the show that we had recorded and that means we we recorded our preshow and then we recorded a part of the show itself and then the power failure happened so what I thought we do is play it for you and this will be a rare instance where the pre show originally intended for our backstage pass members only is something that we will freely Allow you to download so you can hear sort of how stupid I sound what? I'm prepping the show talking to myself talking to the BSP's at center and then we'll go into the show. So you'll hear the whole thing as one continuum you know and you'll hear it as it happened so here. It is our originally intended for Thursday show for today the twenty third of March poppy man. Sam darnold participates in. Us Pro. What does that come on out and see our football players? Twenty two turnovers thirteen interceptions nine. Fumbles lost a freshman. Our remember I took nick to orientation out got damage. Just motherfucking tongue my oldest stepson. I took him to orientation he went to USC. And I I was impressed because I grew up. You know hearing all about USC. I mean you grew up in southern California. That's the one of the two major universities. Ucla's the other one is always looked upon favorably because of its private status. You know anyway. It was pretty high. It was hard to be to dismiss the spirit of the school and the alumni was out and the USC ban they were orienting the freshman coming in they wanted to give them the whole USC treatment. Right and Faculty members spoke and a famous alumni spoke and the Goddamn band get the USC Trojan. Marching band came out and then we went to the business school. Usc IS A business school. It's a pretty good business. Go out on the West Coast. It's considered over the west of the rockies. Whatever you WANNA call it because you know everybody else but Harvard and stuff but Essy's business school is very good to that and then check the neighborhood out. It's downtown south downtown. I you know there's really good restaurants within walking distance and I don't know what I'm saying. Any of this shit. What am I saying Shit cares about? Usc Fuck Them Just half kidding there guys. I didn't go to college Because I didn't want to go to college and because I love my friends and many people that I respect but I. I haven't seen a big difference between people that I respect. It didn't go to college and people respect did go to college. And in some instances there are people who went to college with the dumbest motherfuckers ever met in my life and people who didn't are the savviest and frankly I'm more successful at a lot of my friends went to college so I don't know 'cause I noticed that that's the last thing somebody's got to hang over your head you know you'll you'd even go to college but then again you did and look for you. Are you know I didn't college? It's fantastic for people that are still trying to find out what it is they want to do or because of what they WANNA do. They have to get that level of education. If you WANNA be a doctor you got to go to college. If you want to be a fucking radio personality you don't have to go. You have to shit rush. Limbaugh is a college dropout Sean. Hannity is a college dropout. So we you know. Forget about their politics. Those mother fuckers didn't finish school right so break ducks to flames. Nothing in Calgary up there at the Saddledome or whatever the fuck they call it right man. That's way up. North in Calgary Canada. Christ it gets cold up there. One thing about Calgary the advertisers they have on the on the boards there lots of pizzas. Let's Pizza Places Papa. John's is another one there. There's another one there Boston Pizza. Okay so that's a third pizza place. Tim Hortons to Morton was a hockey player for the maple. Leafs I think and Tim. Horton met a strange end on a freeway outside of Toronto. I if I'm not mistaken there was a police chase going on. Got Out of out of hockey retired and started these businesses right. You're the Tim Horton as a restaurant. Right what was the guy was an actual guy in a Tim Hortons? I see I still haven't found a an actual biography of Tim. Horton Tim. Hortons the joint. What about the fucking Guy Here we go buy hockey player. Tim Horton died in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy four. You'd want to nine hundred thirty at the age of forty four. Tim Horton Miles. Gilbert Tim Horton was a Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player defenceman for Twenty Four Seasons the National Hockey League until his death following a single vehicle crash. Nineteen seventy four at the age of Forty four he played for the Toronto. Maple Leaf's rangers in Pittsburgh. Penguins and Buffalo Seb raise in two thousand seventeen was named one of the one hundred greatest. Nhl Players in also a successful businessman. Horton was CO founder of Tim. Hortons restaurant chain. He was always prominent every time. My uncle sent me the maple leafs calendar. 'cause MY UNCLE. George wanted me to be a hockey fan and I was there was tim. Horton remained a leaf until nineteen seventy winning four Stanley Cups. Horton later played. The New York Rangers Ding Ding Ding Christie played into his forties. Like a lot of hockey players do see the way he shuffles. His Feet Horton was killed after losing control of his did Tommaso Pantelleria sports car on the Queen Elizabeth way the GW in Saint Catharines Ontario. The early morning of February Second Nineteen seventy-four. He played a game in Toronto. The previous evening against his former team the maple leafs and was driving alone back to buffalo one hundred kilometers about one hundred and sixty hundred sixty kilometers to the south one hundred hundred miles. The sabers lost the game despite sitting up third period and playing with John Ankle. Injury of Horton was selected. One of the Games three stars Horton's Pantera been given him by Saber General Manager. Punch him lack as an enticement to return to the teams one more season on his drive to Buffalo. Horton stopped at his office in Oakville and was met there by Ron. Joyce while there. Horton phoned a brother Jerry for and his brother. Jerry recognized the Tim had been drinking and tried to persuade him not to continue driving. Joyce also offered to have Horton. Stay with him. Horton chose to continue to drive the Buffalo. But when you got friends like that you know you can't talk him out of it. She's at four. Am A woman. Report of the Ontario provincial police in Burlington that she observed a car we see this when they say he'll never be any good. A woman reported to the Ontario Police Provincial. Please Burlington. She'd observed a car travelling at high speed on Gw. A warning was Rochester. Police Radio Thirty minutes later officer. Mike Gula observing a speeding vehicle traveling Niagara Battle. Gw And vind Galactic Siren attempted to pursue Horton's vehicle but lost sight of Horton passed a curve in the road on -Tario Street and it was approaching the Lake Street exit in Saint Catharines when he lost control and drove into the center. Grass median where his tire caught a recessed sewer which caused the car to flip several times before came to a stop on its roof in the Toronto bound lanes not wearing a seatbelt. Heart was found. Oh Christ one hundred and twenty three feet from the car pronounced dead one hundred twenty three feet from the car forty yards forty fucking yards right stunned us from your new four years subsequent horns. There was no official public. Ingram has tops was not made public. Police would not state of Horton was driving drunk in two thousand five. The autopsy was made public with witness statements. Redacted and revealed Horton's but alcohol was twice the legal limited that a half filled vodka bottle was amongst the crash debris Horton was also in possession of drugs. Decks Adrain Denzel L. and traces of AMMO barbasol ingredient. Next bill found his blood the autopsy. Goddamn speed and booze. You probably dropped his speed so he could drive home. He probably thought he was fine to drive after he dropped. Those Xi's said okay. I'm good to tops painkillers. In Horton's Bein also concluded that his car had been in good working order. There was nothing to suggest. Horton was evading police. Oh okay or that. Police got near enough to initiate criminal. Pursued Horton was interred. Okay so different from what I heard married in. Nineteen fifty two left a wife. The former Laurie metalic of Pittsburgh and four daughters about that run. Joyce offered his widow one million dollars for her shares in the chain which included forty stores. She accepted years later. Laurie became dissatisfied with Joyce's offering follow lawsuit against him in Nineteen ninety-three. She lost a lawsuit and appealed decline in. Nineteen ninety five. She died in two thousand. The age of sixty eight. Tim and Laura were survived by four daughters. Well you know. In retrospect you don't fuck I got fucked. You know how the guy did it to this is you. Don't need the trouble now. You've lost your husband your this terrible time. Listen I gotTA deal. I'll give you a million shares and divest yourself of this goddamn thing and go off and relax now in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. Did he say after the crash falling down now? This isn't exactly. This is not an exact science but just in terms of inflation. A million dollars in nineteen seventy four would be about five million three hundred thirty six thousand dollars today Today so that was the equivalent in nineteen seventy four of having five million dollars having five million dollars today is how ever is not the same thing as having five billion dollars in one thousand nine hundred seventy four what I mean by that being equal so one million dollars is five million nine hundred seventy four? Today it's five nine but to have five million in one thousand nine hundred seventy four or a million as it was then probably but you a lot more than five million with by now they say now. You need ten billion to retire. Jed should have ten million in the bank to retire now. I realized that that sounds out of the question for a lot of people but even though inflation was very high in those days but I could have done stole night. That's my feeling you know not that I could have danced all night. But that the five million in nineteen seventy-four buys you more than does now. So you know. It's not an exact science this whole thing. Wow you mean that. And that's how much it is today. You if you think about it. A million seventy four twenty five million now at five million and a lot of money. It's just I hate to break the news but it ain't five million eight a lot of money. I mean I wouldn't mind having five million just like that. You know liquid be fantastic but it's just not it's not you can run through that shit fast. See the way he walks down the street dot did do men it into T- ooh one of the crowd. My God. Oh silicone. Just sit coney coney he conceded to connor lamb. It was funny about that if somebody said today. We'll finally conceded she it is in. They don't know what Michael Flynn's told the government trump's attorneys they. That's what they say about trump's into the prosecutors. Were the people speculating about this case about trump and the whole thing they don't know what Flint said. It'd be easy enough to find out. Just Flynn strike you as the kind of guy to keep his mouth shut. He strikes me as a guy who worries about being in jail. But he's also pissed off about what's happened to him and he'd like nothing better than to fuck the prosecutors right up the ASS. Now what do you do it what he talked to them but he would he. Actually you know. Have some contact with trump's attorneys because it's kind of a stupid thing to do but then. I don't think personally Flynn's the brightest fucking bulb on the tree anyway the fuck five seconds into the job that somebody's getting got himself fired and now he's all kinds of legal shit. How fucking dumb his head? He's mad guy all right man. Hello I thought the character I did of the Navy. Commander yesterday was pretty good but yes. Hi Yes hello thank. You know. It's the but it's slipped out of character and it really didn't didn't never really had a character. It had a voice but yeah there's character to it but there is a could've been better. Bench was one of our great He was certainly Tom. Benson was Tom. Benson was one of our great. He was one of our great owners. Professional Football League the national. Excuse me but I had a late dinner and then bereaved. I'm sad about the passing of Tom Benson but I also had the eat good. Okay thank you because I was taking a lot of shit from my wife about it. He did play football. I think I think I've seen pictures of him. In football gear. Bill Belichick and is he by H. Is he younger? He's a little bit younger than me. No wait he's the same age as me. Bill check just turned sixty five hundred. He's a rebel king. John Randall. See your man. That's the way. He Shuffles his feet We'll this will. This is Margaret Gray and welcome to Margaret Grays National Enquirer special and welcome to Margaret Grays National Enquirer on National Enquirer Review. And from time to time we review stories in the National Choir for their accuracy for their acumen for their information and so forth. Let's start with this headline here right at the Front of the magazine. Trump family escapes deaf. How the secret service saved them and when you look into this article you realize that it is a collection of stories have concocted bullshit Mexican getaway. Yeah help by fallen and I can't get up women's still around. Jesus H Jesus H Christ the WanNa be parents. Can't afford costly fertility got sources. Are you kidding? Jay Law takes a swipe at her own Oscar when they say well Creeping up on here man but if I just add lived like thirty minutes just didn't know where I was going with. It might be a fun thing to do then getting my drive me nuts. Let's see might be the toughest thing in the world to edit. See the way he walks down the street. That's the way he shuffled. His feet ran. He holds my hand. I'm so proud then. I know that I'm not too loud. Hey then he. Hey then he real nice. Try One-two-three One-two-three One-two-three One-two-three One-two-three to show so you're gonna be doing announcing that really are you. So that would be an answer. We just we would just kind of fall into it. Gets YOU SECRETARY OKAY? What about it? He just went. We'll show you were saying welcome to the show. Violates a certain certain confidence we had to take it easy mortgage way of really high in your horticulture on my horse. I'm following up on something. The men just kidding so I've got the enquirer here but you brought in the national enquirer. Come because not that. It's any of your business but talk. It's everybody's Business Margaret all right. But I just don't like I'm about to talk to fill about this button. You jump in with the WANNA find out. I'll ask the questions. But so what so what we need to work. I'm talking Margaret Okay. He's talking to bargain. I don't be so what I agree with. Rob It's very rude in other words. What do you want to tell me about the national enquirer? Thank you you're welcome. Here's better we tell me what you want to tell me all right. The national enquirer is out and there's a few stories. I'd like to comment on the first one that I want to comment on is a little bit of folderol you know. I understand the publisher of the National Choir is as a lot of the kids would say today and a lot of slobs and bums is so forgive. The language is as halting Margaret. If they're slobs why would you say exactly? I use the Margaret Mumbo. But still I can tell you you could tell what I'm saying pretty much. Yeah alright what? What's the point Margaret Mumble SLOBS IN CREEPS? I'm not going to be put off. The A lot of people who use vile language will say that publisher and of the ENQUIRER DONALD TRUMP. Or ruin but buddies. Why would you do that Phil first of all buddy means something completely different from asshole tight? Okay you want to say. They're very close. Well that sounds like it's almost a gay. Think what do you think but buddy means is? We're being stupid stupid. Cat Minister Internet's pretty. Wow get get him. We'll you wanNA tell them center. Now get Outta here. What is so in other words? They're tight friends right. Yes but I was going to use colloquial filthy slob barroom term until you turn the whole thing even worse than that now now. The story is according to this rag. The trump family escapes death. How the secret service saved them and the enquirer says that they have certain documents. Well no they don't. They said certain documents were leaked to them. That would mean if it was true. The trump family leaked them and they would be far more specific infect. They wouldn't give it to the choir. Donald trump would leak it himself. Now why would you say I say that? Because Donald Trump's ego would not allow even though he's very tight with this publisher. What is this guy's name? I don't don't feel you know. Ted Ted Ted Winston. You're making that up. I know I'm making it up. You WanNa name right. I'd like the real name. I don't have it filled up just so the national enquirer publisher Tad Tatlee. Is that fine? No it's not? Well then forget it. Okay if you laugh at what the Hell's the Ted Ted leap? He wanted to name. I'd like the right name but it doesn't matter so the National Enquirer Publishing Donald Trump tight that donald trump has him secret documents that say that a helicopter had been tampered with that. The trump family was on and this is terrorism. And Wow you know the secret service did a great job but you say that's Horse Dung it is absolute Horse Dung and all you have to do is use the power of deduction first of all if indeed there were documents leaked to the national choir from the federal government it was certainly at the behest of with the approval of and with very exuberant. Good Godspeed from Donald Trump. Now you say that because because Donald Trump's ego would certainly want this out there if it could be put out there without him having his own rear end twisting in the breeze you see and it's twisting in the breeze. Aren't we get it? I want to make sure everyone's on targets with us. Okay you just said Okay Margaret Brent. I'm interested all right Robert so number two. Donald TRUMP EGO is such that. I don't think he would just turn this over to the national choir. This Tru Donald Trump himself would be on the record talking about it so in other words what Donald Trump does not extend and. Maybe you don't understand Phil and a lot of people don't understand is the psychology. This is so easy to read that you can predict what he's going to do the right right so you predict the Donald Trump in other words. It's impossible that this even happened. I don't think it did. Is it impossible not only possible but I give it eighty twenty that it didn't happen? Well that's interesting. So and that's based upon the fact that you think the fact that I not only think the fact that I know if I was GONNA say the Royal Family. What's the difference right? No comment for me. Oh come on you guys you said Royal Family because you have an open their to a page is that Prince that is the prince yes. That's Prince William and his lovely lovely beautiful bribe princess as simple boo. Cho- you don't even know the print. God Oh give it a rest. What's the Princess's name? I don't have it at the tip of my tongue. Princess Glue Gloomy here. It is Kate Gooney. You think that's respectful. But if you don't know the and it was at that point that we had our power failure all systems crashed and I mean it got Pitch Black in the studio pitch black found my way using the flashlight on my phone found my way out into the street and notice that every single building on the street was was dark so the whole block was without power. Now we've had a lot of rain here in California. Over the last number of days it could have been that it could have been the fact that The utilities out here are often on off on off because it's a one of the oldest parts of one of the oldest parts of the beach here and of course we did have a massive power failure back during the Thomas Fire however that was the entirety of what we recorded before the power went out on Wednesday night and we wanted you to have it to hold to treasure into cherish for all the live. Long Day I really appreciate you guys. hand with us here on the world famous. Phil Hendrie Show. We endeavor to do our very very best for you and yours. We encourage you to get a backstage pass. Which is a subscription to our website. And why do I say that because whether or not our podcast is is viable whether we have a power outage whatever we've got thirty five thousand hours of material going back to our radio show days over twenty years. Miami tapes come in every day new L. A. tapes coming in every day. 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May 10, 2019: Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope n Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM.
"To preschoolers were killed. And nearly a dozen others were injured when they were rammed by car during an accident in Shia prefecture this week. Verbal abuse and threats by a teacher have been blamed for the suicide of a junior high school girl in Ibaraki a couple of teenagers have been arrested this week for stringing. A rope across a road in Osaka. Prefecture and knocking a seventy seven year old woman off of her motorized scooter posted a quote of the day on the Japan today website from the Daily Beast written by American journalist crime writer, blogger and longtime Japan resident Jake Attleson what he said caused quite a stir with readers will share that with you in a minute and social video of the Japanese Prime minister has gone viral internationally, and this one has nothing to do with politics or scandal. We'll tell you about that Instagram moment, plus bring you Japan today. Readers comments and commentary on the news. So stick around. Hello and welcome back to Japan this week, a quick recap of stories we've been following on the Japan today website for may tenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Jeff Richards. Hope you had a great Golden Week vacation. And the new Ray wa era is off to a fantastic start for you. Thanks for joining us. And let's get right to some of our top headlines. Well, Japan's new era of rail, which means beautiful harmony began with celebrations reminiscences and a lot of high hopes for a new start on may the first but the new so far being the news has not been very uplifting on Wednesday to preschoolers were killed. And nearly a dozen others were injured after a car involved in a collision with another vehicle. Rammed into the toddlers who were out on a walk with their teachers in the city of ozo- in Shiga prefecture of the thirteen preschoolers that were hit by the car, a boy and girl. Both aged two were killed the remaining children aged two or three all sustained injuries. Their teachers were also injured in the accident. The drivers of the two vehicles that collided it across Inger around ten AM Fumi koshen tot day, fifty two and Michio co Shimoyama sixty two were arrested on suspicion of negligent driving, resulting in death. Xintai told police he was trying to make a right turn and hit. Shimoyama's car which was coming from the opposite direction Shimoyama's card then slammed into the children after being hit who are waiting with their three peaches for the crosswalk signal to change. Now Xintai day has admitted she wasn't paying enough attention to what was directly in front of her vehicle. She Mohammed meanwhile, told police she cut to the left to avoid the car that turned right, but she apparently reacted too late. Now, just a note here, if you're having trouble picturing, this type of collision in your mind. Remember that here in Japan? They drive on the left hand side of the road. Well, let's hear what Japan today. Readers have to say about this tragic incident ended twenty eleven says there needs to be some changes bowing and saying sorry aren't going to fix this fine drivers for not stopping for red lights or stop signs or pedestrian crossings. You should never be able to drive over a pedestrian crossing. If anyone is on any part of it. Well, that's a good point. Although one thing I think could help immediately is stopping with this awkward practice. Of giving the walk signal for pedestrians at exactly the same time as the green turn signal for drivers here. I've never understood that one. And well, unfortunately here we are rebel mode. Talking comments after this terrible tragedy. The holy Gwynne. That's kindergartens in Japanese. We'll have to implement new rules on where they can take infants for their daily outside. Walk nowhere near roads would be the safest solution. It's just not worth the risk, especially as Japan and its drivers become more elderly. Yeah. Well, that seems obvious schools or their licensors should be having a very good look at where they're located and busier towns, I think and from Vince black, unfortunately when some preschoolers go out for their morning walk. The only roads they can take are heavily trafficked ones. Very dangerous routes now. Too poor kids are dead and their families lives have changed forever. Not to mention the drivers who must come to terms with what they've done very well said food for thought. What do you think about preschool teachers taking toddlers out for walks close? Too busy, intersections traffic. Visit the story or retail to us at podcast at Japan today dot com, and let us know. Well in national news, it didn't take long in this beautiful harmonious Ray wa era for bullying to rear its ugly head again, verbal abuse and threats by a teacher have been blamed for the suicide of fifteen year old junior high school girl in Takahashi Ibaraki prefecture the girl killed herself at her home on April thirtieth this week. It was learned that the teacher in charge of the schools. Table tennis club had been verbally abusive and even threatened to killer. According to taka huggy cities board of education last September. The girl wrote in school questionnaire that school is fun. But club activities are boring in a note found at her home after her suicide the girl wrote that she had become frustrated being in the table tennis club because the male teacher threatened to kill or punch her and her teammates. In addition. She said the teacher called the girls idiots jabbed them on their shoulders and through their equipment on the floor. The girl had stopped attending club practice on March. Fifteenth shortly after the board of education received an anonymous complaint about the teacher. He's admitted to the verbal abuse. And acknowledged that he had been too tough on the girls with his coaching methods. The school admonished him and assign another teacher to supervise his coaching classes. But that's as far as his punishment is gone seems while Japan today, readers were not impressed been Tato says a girl is dead to the teacher's actions. And he gets a tap on the wrist the parents should sue and sue hard both the teacher and school. Well, yes, it does seem like the sensible thing to do regardless if it can be proved whether his actions were the cause of the girl suicide do the hustle, though, has a different view. It is the Japanese parents who expect and demand this kind of physical and abusive discipline of their kids that is how they were brought up in if their kids are failing. They want the teachers to be more strict with them I've spent the better part of the last two decades in public and private Japanese high schools and how. The students are treated is atrocious. But it is also commended by parents Japanese high schools are detention centers, and the homeroom teachers are the guards while that's a pretty dystopia in view of things do the hustle true. Japanese schools control most of students time, but I'm not sure I agree that parents want them to be disciplined, so harshly. They just want them to have their time occupied productively. What do you think? Let us know at podcast at Japan today dot com. Well back in crime news. It seems like we're dealing with a lot of students this week to teens were arrested for stretching a rope across a road in Naic gawa- Osaka. Prefecture causing seventy seven year old woman to fall off or motorized. Scooter, the sixteen year old high school students said they just wanted to have fun watching person fall the to stress the nylon rope sixty centimeters, which is about two feet above the ground between an iron pole in a supermarket parking lot and a barbershop pole across a seven meter wide road. That's about twenty three feet at around two twenty a m on April twenty ninth around ten minutes later, the woman who delivers newspapers was knocked off her moped breaking her leg. The two students were watching from a distance away. They were arrested after being identified through St. security camera footage, what do Japan today readers have to say, what do you think they have to say both fighter recalls a similar experience. I once hit a wire rope stretched across a parking lot entry. While cycling at full speed. Fortunately, I hit it with my chest and not my throat or face. So I'm lucky to be alive. Even if the kids who did this had no intention of killing anyone they are clearly callous morons. Normally, I don't favor locking up young kids. But this pair is clearly dangerous. Well, I don't know if they need to be locked up in maximum security prison, but their actions are certainly dangerous. You're certainly right there bullfighter, and they should be held accountable. Garth Goyal recommends make an example out of them and spread it out through the media. Don't let them get away with a slap on the wrist. I agree sixteen is a very impressionable age of other teens know about it from reading the news or seeing it on television. They might reconsider trying something so stupid themselves extras ads. These juveniles obviously have a sadistic streak as well as personality disorders custody sentence with therapy attached. I think is appropriate will thanks for the comment extras. What about you? What do you think of the actions of these teenagers? Do they need to be locked up? How would you handle it? Let us know at podcast at Japan today dot com. On the Japan today site, we have a quote of the day section which you can access from the front page. Our next story comes from the quote of the day section. Some of our listeners out there may be familiar with the name, Jake Attleson, an American journalist crime writer and blogger he was a crime reporter for an English language newspaper for many years here in Tokyo, and he wrote a book about the acquisition and other sorted aspects of Japanese society called Tokyo, vice and American reporter on the police beat in Japan well worth reading if you're interested. He still contributes to various publications, including the Daily Beast in which he wrote an opinion piece on Japan as the new Raila era begins. Here's a part of what he had to say while the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of cool, Japan and mega tourism. The current reality is a country run by social Pathak Hitler loving plutocrats with plummeting press freedom and democ poverty. Rising censorship. Deliberate destruction of public records continual death by overwork a corrupt bureaucracy and a medieval Justice system, despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima. The government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon who that was a mouthful in more ways than one. Well, we posted this up as our quote of the day, and it generated a lot of response here is what Japan today readers had to say about Jake from creek sums it up nicely old, man. Thirteen responds. Your typical bidder. Ex Pat loosen up a wee bit Jake, Thunderbird two isn't impressed either. I've never heard of Jake cattle steam, but he sounds like a self promoting numb d who has a seriously big axe to grind. Yes. Japan has problems. But so does his own country. Some journals are all writing about sensational stuff like this just to keep their name out there and not be swallowed by the rest of the hacks writing in their daily rags, opinion pieces are just that an opinion. They. Rely on facts, but on the writer's own views and prejudices if someone has a bad day, they vent their spleen. This bloke seems to have had a really bad day. And finally sour puss remarks. You can't disagree with each of the individual items on adults teens list above you must realise. However that in presenting the items as he's done in a long list of grievances. It creates an emotional reaction in the reader. I've read Tokyo vice and a number of adults teens articles. And I've always thought what he writes while enjoyable reading needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Exactly. Because of how he writes all very good points. We have the quote and a link to the article in question for context. Why don't you check it out for yourself? And then weigh in. Well, our final story comes from the politics section though. It may not be that political since we've just come out of that ten day Golden Week holiday period. Most people tend to get away and spend some of their time off doing odd jobs around the house. Japanese Prime minister, Shinzo Abay is no exception a video of Ave. Installing Canadian door knocker at his country. Home has gone viral this week the seven second clip originally posted on the prime minister's official Instagram account on may second but made popular by a Wall Street Journal writer shows Abay installing a beaver shaped door knocker on the front door of one of his residences followed by his wife. Ocoee, a Ave gleefully giving the beaver a few knocks herself the depiction of such a simple pleasure in life. Caught the attention of many with the video racking up about two and a half million views. One commenter said this is going to be a Netflix series, isn't it? And that actually might be interesting wouldn't it prime, ministers and? Residents at home or something like that. Another saw symbolism in obeys connection with the name of the new era. Ray wa which means beautiful harmony, the Japanese Prime minister establishes a beaver knocker and the Japanese Prime minister's wife uses it beautiful harmony, Meanwhile Japan today reader, Mr. know, it all thought obey did pretty well. It was a bit scary though. Watching the hammer slip off the head of the nail on bass. I swing red green here. Fox seora winters liked it. Well, you don't see that every day. And I think that's what I liked the most about it. Sure. It might not be the right tools for the job, and maybe a little wonky. But that's half the fun of DIY, isn't it? It makes a nice change to see a world leader getting their hands dirty without that involving corruption despotism or genocide point well-made, check out a link to the video on the Japan today website and get your fill of a candidate Shinzo Ave at home and some DIY tips as well. And that was a quick recap of the news. The first of the railway era for us from Japan this week for this Friday may tenth two thousand nineteen thanks to the Japan today editors as always for curing this week stories, and thanks to you all of our listeners for continuing to tune in and coming back after the long Golden Week, you can find links to all the news mentioned in this podcast in the show notes. And since the news from Japan never stops. You can and you should visit the Japan today website anytime at Japan today dot com, if you always have your nose in your phone, you can follow us on Twitter at at Japan today for all the breaking stories or once you finish looking at prime minister Shinzo Abe's viral. Do it yourself video on Instagram? Why not hop over to our channel at Japan today? News one thing it really helps the show if you leave us a rating or review on apple podcasts. So lend us a hand won't you from Japan today newsroom at g plus media. In tokyo. I'm Jeff Richards. Join us again next week with a quick recap of Japan's biggest and smallest stores silent. Our folks.
Interest Rate Cut, FDA on Impossible Burger & Meghan Markle Fashion (+ Talking CBD Craze) - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
"Today is thursday august first. We're talking about the interest rate cut and what it means for you the democratic debate night to and what happened to osama bin laden sun plus why you'll be seeing more impossible burgers and meghan markle has a new business then hang out after the news for thursday's bonus interview all about c._b._d.'s welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast fair fund and on the go. I'm erica mandy. Thanks so much for being here you ready. Let's do this for the first time in more than a decade. The federal reserve cut interest rates the wall street journal reports. The rate went down a quarter of a percentage point. It's now between two and two point. Two five percent which c._n._b._c. calls historically worked low of course interest rates impact things like loans mortgages car payments and credit cards so a lower rate means it now cost less to borrow money. The idea is to lower the key interest rate and encourage more people to borrow and spend money and spark economic growth. This is the first cut since the two thousand eight financial crisis races so why now well. It's not really because the u._s. Economy is in serious trouble n._b._c. News reports. It's more away to cushion the economy from a global slowdown and and rising trade tensions investors wanted this cut but stocks actually dropped after the fed chairman explained the decision yesterday. It's all about his wording fed. Chairman jerome in powell would not promise the additional cuts in the near future that wall street one it president trump is not happy about this uncertainty. He wanted this to be the beginning of a lot of interest straight cuts and said the central bank. Let us down but some experts say the lower interest rate already leaves little wiggle room for more of an economic boost. If another recession fashioned hits round to night two years what happened in last night's democratic debate ten more presidential candidates talked issues and policies policies after the first ten took the stage tuesday night will this time we saw more tense moments especially involving front runners joe biden and kamala harris the two went back back and forth with each other on issues like abortion but both biden and harris took heat from other candidates as well on issues like healthcare immigration criminal justice and more you're in fact the new york times called a moment between former vice president biden and senator cory booker one of the most intense moments of the night dealing with criminal justice all candidates ended its agreed on one thing they want president trump out of office but they were divided on whether or not democrats should start the impeachment process biden and harris got the most talktime new new york mayor bill de blasio and entrepreneur andrew yang did the least talking also quiet president trump as early this morning. We have not heard his thoughts on night. Two of the debate eight but earlier in the day yesterday he did say night one had quote very low ratings see an end says more than nine million people tuned in which as expected was down from the very first debate. You can read and see more from this. Week's debates in today's show notes and next up a._b._c. News and univision will be hosting the democratic debate scheduled for mid-september. It was the potential leader of al-qaeda but now n._b._c. news sites three u._s. Officials who say somma bin laden's son hamza bin laden is is now dead reports say he has threatened attacks against the u._s. and its allies. It's not clear exactly where or how homes have bin laden died but the new york times site sources who say the u._s. The government did play some sort of role of course we know his father and the leader of al qaeda at the time osama bin laden was killed in a raid by navy seals in twenty eleven. You know that record breaking heat wave that hit parts of europe last week well. It's now headed toward greenland and it's expected to break more records. This is potentially a big deal for everyone not just greenland c._n._n. Reports the world's second largest ice sheet in greenland and if it's warm enough and starts to melt it could affect sea levels goals and weather all over the world to give you an idea of how big this ice sheet is. If the entire thing were to melt sea levels would rise by twenty three feet also when the ice melts a bunch of fresh water is mixed with sea water which can then affect the weather keep in mind. The ice sheet normally melts during the summer but this year it started melting early and this week's heatwave wave is expected to speed things up even more in fact this could cause the most ice to melt in greenland since the nineteen fifties. We'll keep an eye on this one. Sir all right football is back c._b._s. Sports reports the n._f._l. Preseason kicks off tonight with game one. The atlanta falcons will play the denver broncos in the pro football hall <unk> fame game in ohio tonight. You can watch it on n._b._c. at eight p._m. Eastern time and now to a different type of football the next women's world cup. We'll have thirty two teams instead of twenty four. The governing body fief us says they've decided to expand the number of teams allowed to play in the hopes of helping women's soccer continued to grow on top of more teams participating participating. This also means more countries will have a chance to host the next world cup in two thousand twenty three until this point nine countries are already in the running including argentina australia <hes> and japan but now the teams will have until april to make a bid more news head but i i wanna thank today. Sponsor skill share share skill share is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills. You can take online classes in everything from photography photography and creative writing to design productivity and more so whether you're returning to a longtime passion project or challenging yourself to get outside your comfort zone. Skill share are has classes for you. I think it's important to never stop learning both for the health of our brains and just for our happiness right now. My focus is improving the systems in my business as i grow oh so i've watched videos to help with that and more join millions of other students learning on skill share and the news listeners get a special offer. Get this you can get two month's free. Yep sco shares offering newsworthy listeners two months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for free so to sign up go to skill share dot com slash newsworthy newsworthy again go to skill share dot com slash newsworthy to start your two months now skullshaver dot com slash newsworthy now back to the news impossible. Food's got the final thumbs up at needed to get its plant-based burgers on grocery store shelves. The company finally got approval from the food and drug administration asian c._n._b._c. says impossible foods has been working with the f._d._a. For several years to make sure their food meets all safety regulations the f._d._a. wasn't sure right away about an ingredient in the burgers known as him he is described as an iron containing molecule that makes your blood red and makes me look pink but it can also be found in plants and that plant version asia how impossible foods makes its meatless burgers more meat like well after a while the f._d._a. Has now decided that it's safe to eat impossible. Foods has already partnered unearned with other big companies like fast food chain burger king and white castle and now getting into grocery stores. We'll give it a chance to better compete with its main rival beyond meat expect to see the impossible foods plant based burgers at the grocery store starting in september. The duchess of sussex can now add clothing designer to a resume yet. Meghan markle is launching her own clothing line. People magazine says she's partnering with clothing brands to make a women's work wear line and for every piece sold in stores another piece as of clothing will be donated to smart works organization that gives close to women in need. Markle says her line will help women get work appropriate attire that fits well and matches. The line comes out in september well. He will be remembered for producing or directing some of the most famous and successful musicals in broadway. We history including west side story fiddler on the roof and phantom of the opera famous broadway director and producer harold prince has died after a brief illness. Deadline find says he won a record twenty one tony awards during a nearly seventy year career. Prince was ninety one. It's official the woodstock. Fifty festival is cancelled u._s._a. Today reports of the event was set for later this month to memorialize the iconic music festival fifty years ago but while planning organizers lost financial and production partners and couldn't secure permits or a venue so it's not happening even performers started dropping out like headliner miley cyrus the luminaires and jay z. That said fifty years since woodstock will still be celebrated. The town where the original festival took place is hosting its own celebration. Expect performances from musicians like ringo starr from the beatles all right. That's it for the main news today but it's now time for thursday. They were a different expert explains a different thing to know only on thursdays after the news today. We're talking about the c._b._d. Craze what is where is it legal wise it becoming so popular and what do scientific studies actually say about it. My guess today is dr. Peter grins spoon. He's a primary care physician and cannabis practitioner her as well as an instructor at harvard medical school. He is a board member of the advocacy group doctors for cannabis regulation and you'll hear he's pretty open about the potential pros and cons of c._d. Hi peter thanks so much for coming on the newsworthy. Thanks for having me so. I want to start with some of the basics. Can you briefly explain to us the difference between c._d. And marijuana absolutely marijuana has about six hundred different chemicals in it a hundred of which recalled cannabinoid they act on the cannabinoid system in her body which is a neurotransmitter system. <hes> much like the epinephrine system isn't her body eighty and she is one of the hundred or so different cannabinoid in our in cannabis marijuana <hes> the most common one that people i know about is teed c. which gets people high but c._b._d.'s different cannabinoid which people use for anxiety insomnia in sometimes times for chronic pain in for other uses. It doesn't get you high but it does help with these other conditions so c._b._d. Is one component of marijuana that has very particular it uses and i think in as part of this conversation we have to talk about hemp. Hemp is basically marijuana. This been bred to not have much of the t._h._c. in it so that you don't really get high from smoking hemp by definition. Hamp is point three percent or less of t._h._c. Which is a very small amount so you can get <hes> c._b._d. From marijuana by removing the t._h._c. in the other compounds you can get she meaty just from hemp which by definition will have very low t._h._c. or you could create c._b._d. In a lab and just have pure c._d. So there are three different ways. You can get see beauty and are all three forms legal in some parts of the u._s. Where does the legality stand and does it differ for between those three forms part of the government says that hey hemp is legal and another part of the government is saying that <hes> it should be under the most stringent illegality or the most stringent control and then another part of the government the f._d._a. Just approved a drug rug appeal idex for childhood seizures. That's nothing but c._b._d. So you're having different parts of the government. The federal government saying different things contradictory three things about c._d. So that adds to a lot of confusion and then you add that. Each state has a different wrinkled on this some say hey that marijuana is legal. Some say that only medical marijuana is legal some say that she is legal but marijuana's illegal some say it only <unk> c._d.'s legal <hes> you get a really confusing situation and people can get into trouble taking it from one state to the other but even with all of that confusion in that gray area c._b._d. Does seem to be kind of the hot new thing. We're hearing a lot about it. <hes> even a fast food restaurant in colorado back in in april offered burgers infused recede oil to why has it become so popular now a because it has a promise <hes> unfortunately the enthusiasm hasim seems to have outpaced the science a certain degree <hes> but people really have a lot of untreated chronic pain in or suffering from out of anxiety insomnia omnia in the current treatments. Aren't that effective or have a lot of side effects so i think people are really enthusiastic about what the things is he be promises or <hes> potentially can treat so. I think people are very hopeful and you know they're good animal studies that showed that it works just because it works in animals doesn't mean that necessarily will pan out to work in humans. We've been kinda. Cruelly disappointed in other diseases like alzheimer's disease. Everything seems to work in animals but then we try to apply to humans that doesn't doesn't seem to work so hopefully a lot of this stuff will pan out in humans. I think there's a big <hes> hunger for because he's sort of like really poorly treated conditions. I mean what are your choices for <unk> chronic pain. Nobody wants to be on opiates. <hes> non steroidal will kill your kidneys and give you an ulcer. Tylenol doesn't really do anything on there. Just aren't a lot of choices in american <unk>. Tens of millions of americans have chronic pain so if something is benign and relatively free of symptoms of c._b._d. Works that would be he kind of a miracle drug so it sounds like the research is still emerging when it comes to see b._t. Is there any research about potential negative side effects or possible overuse absolutely though that too is is up in the air you know a recent study came out just last week about how if you you give animals c._b._d. They have liver damage in there all these newspaper stories about how c._b._d. Liver damage but then if you read the fine print it were giving these poor mice unbelievably large doses of c._b._d. So there are some studies but again. You have to read them. Anything even remotely related need to marijuana. You have to read it with a grain of salt because there's so much ideology involved in unfortunately c._b._d. Falls into the category because again c._b._d. Generally is very safe substance. It can hypothetically interact with <hes> medications like in the same way. The grapefruit juice can so if someone's on a blood thinner you wanna be careful about the doses of the blood thinners. <hes> you know so. It's not no drug. There's no free lunch. No drug is about any side effects but overall c._b._d. Seems to to be a very safe medication. I personally think that it would be the main side effect of c._b._d. Is the cost of the the side effect your pocketbook doc because it is very expensive and you know we don't know that it works for a lot of these conditions and the other cost is that it's not regulated very well so people don't really know what they're getting getting in that could be dangerous because sometimes when they tested it they could actually be more heat than you expect in the sample and that could be dangerous. I'm not particularly against teed. Let's see some a medical cannabis doctor but you certainly don't want tijd see if you don't think you're getting it and then you're going to drive home. That could be a disaster so i think if c._b._d. Were more more closely regulated so that people knew they were just getting c._b._d. There are no pesticides. They're no heavy. Metals not see the whole phenomenon of taking c._b._d. He would be a lot safer so to that point. What do you think the future of c._b._d. Looks like well. I think he's gonna depend a lot on what the studies show. If good quality policy studies in humans show that it doesn't really do anything for anxiety insomnia or chronic pain <hes> then i think that that he might fade out and be yet another trend like beta carotene and oxidants or all the other things that have coming on if there is evidence that it works. I think it could be really huge. The studies are pretty encouraging. I just did a presentation on c._d. And addiction and <hes> the studies were so intriguing about at least in a lot of animal studies and a few human studies about the u._c._d. For heroin addiction for methamphetamine addiction for tobacco addiction for cannabis addiction <hes> it really got me excited and again. I was trying not to get too excited because a lot of these were very preliminary. Studies ladies in some of them were animal studies but you know it's really going to be interesting with the future holds. It's really hard to tell on the one hand you don't want people to have false expectations but on the other hand these studies that come out are really exciting and i know you see c._b._d. From the medical side have you been following. What's going on with the business side because there are so many companies looking even coca-cola has been interested in coming out with drinks that are infused with c._b. Do you have any thoughts on that on the one hand and there seems to be so many companies. It's hard to tell who's legitimate and who's not <hes> second of all. There's so many claims for c._b._d. And you just worry a little little bit with commercialization. You know you see c._b._d. For pets c._b._d. Menopause c._b._d. Frings -iety c._b._d. For sleep and then you look at the different different products and it's all cd plus. A couple herbs that sprinkled in in this is the same c._b._d. <unk> i worry that there's gonna be some exploitation of people's those expectations at the same time you know sometimes industry does fund a lot of the studies that we need to prove whether these things work or not so you you know i would say i am guardedly optimistic about that and you can read more in today's show notes just go to the newsworthy dot com click episodes roads and look for today's date. That's also you'll find all the sources and links to stories. We talked about throughout this episode today. Thank you so much for listening. The newsworthy is here for you by four in the morning every weekday which out again tomorrow have a great day.
MeatEater Presents: Cal's Week in Review Episode 2
"Hey, you're wondering why this episode of cows, we can review has been served up to you? When you thought you were just subscribing to the meter podcast. It's because we're playing dirty pool in the podcast space. I promise that never do this to you again for the next year. Let's say. Mass six months year, I won't do this to you again. All I'm doing. We're serving the San here, even though you don't subscribe, because I honestly believe that you will be glad to find out about it. So I'm violating some trust by wedging of showy, don't subscribe to into here, but I'm doing it with your own best interest, because I think you're gonna come out of thinking, like man cows week in review is the perfect complement to the meter podcast. Cal being Ryan cow Callahan. Who's always on the media podcast anyway. So if you like meteor podcast, no-one, probably like Cal, right. Cal. I hope so. He's sitting right here playing dirty pool with me. So tell them what they ought to do. Cal like you're gonna listen to the show. It'll start a minute. You'll know it starts because there's like news e sound intro, and then you'll listen to the show and you'll be like holy smokes. This is the greatest show I've ever listened to. And then you will, you will track that showdown, wherever podcasts are available to be streamed or downloaded same way tracked down the meter podcast and you're going to subscribe, and leave me a review. Yeah. Click the right. Most star that read. Right. Whatever hell you want. Just make sure you click the right most star, and then say, whatever you feel accent. We don't care about that part. Zip. Enjoy cows week in review. Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for listening. For meters world news headquarters in bozeman, Montana, this Kells we can review with Ryan cow, Kellyanne. Now here's Cal this week. We're talking about among other things, copper lights, a relate as a classy name, rolled, boop, fossilized feces, if you're the issuer the layer Downer of a cop relate, you are. It's author biologists and anthropologists are interested in top relates because they are evidence of the animals behavior rather than morphology as in, you can tell what it's been eating which is telling in addition to old dried up Deng today. I'm going to touch on fish birds poachers snakes ticks, getting drunk and general outdoors, goings on, but we four we get into the news from big wide world, burst. I'm going to tell you about my world. As it turns out, I'm still recovering from my Turkey on in the spring, green hills outside of Nashville Tennessee woke up the other morning with the Tennessee tech hitchhiker, if you will embedded in my armpit miss was troubling for a number of reasons. One is being in your mid thirties, at just doesn't feel great question, your ability to clean yourself. And then there's the simple creepy feeling of discovering parasites on yourself on my way home from Tennessee Nashville airport this, where it gets real exciting hacking away at my emails, and the delta, lounge feel an etch and find tick embedded on the back of my arm thought, man, that's ex- than I felt another drop out of my rapidly. Receding hairline and onto my shoulder. This was enough tick activity to get me fully grossed out up about of my seat into action. So they're am completely stripped naked. In the bathroom, and the delta, lounge performing a full-on tick check where I find it tick embedded in my scrotum. Not only bringing this up because I am big on honesty and quite sincerely when a man finds it disease-carrying parasite, and what the old timers would call your soft parts. It's a real sinking feeling ticks attach themselves to hosts by questing, which is climbing to a vantage point now allow them to either grab or drop onto an animal as they pass by ticks, can carry a number of diseases, most notable being Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which are both bacterial infections that are introduced to humans through contact with the offending tick ticks need to be attached for twenty four hours or longer in order to transmit. So catch Murli prevalence of tick borne illnesses is steadily increasing in the US. For instance, there's been an over three X increase in confirmed limes cases since nineteen Ninety-seven now onto fish for those of you waiting on the Minnesota white fish record to be broken. It's been a long time. Coming quick facts about the lake wait, say she is it is the most commercially valuable freshwater fish and canned here in the states, sometimes regarded as a trash fish, but Europeans are mad about the row commercial white fishermen who harvest fish trip with trap nets can make as much or more from exporting, caviar, as they do selling, fillets, any house. The Minnesota whitefish record from nineteen ninety nine has been busted by first time ice angered his thirteen pound nine point one ounce whitefish came in and almost thirty inches in length, and twenty two inches and Gert in Montana. We'd call that a big Whitey. While the angler was nude ice fishing. He's an old hand at noodling for Flathead catfish, noodling, or tickling is when you catch a Flathead by inserting hand in their mouth, and allow them to bite down on your hand when the cat bites you up from the water. The catfish noodling record is eighty five pounds two ounces. The all time Flathead record for regular fishing with your standard old route and real setup is over one hundred and twenty three pounds that fish was from Kansas. If you think pulling fish through the ice or ground them by the mouth sounds cruel, or if you think who cares, it's just a fish, take a look at the case of Michael Ray Hinson, not to be confused with the wonderful Texas musician, Mike p Hinson, Michael Ray Hinson was charged with one count of abandonment of an animal, and three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals Anson was a victim from his home in New, Hanover county, North Carolina and left behind neglect. Did six inch Oscar fish authorities found the Oscar in deplorable conditions with parasitic. Whole had disease. Yes. Hole in the head disease. Apparently in common problem, encountered by aquarium, and who's ius good thing for Hanson New Hanover county district attorney Ben David determined that animal. Cruelty statutes don't apply to fish as the DA stated. We take a very dim view of anyone who would abuse any creature greater small think about that. The next time you see a bunch of goldfish, and plastic bags at the fair or heaven forbid in the bottom of your fishing bucket. Speaking of protections for fish, check this one out, it probably goes without saying that fish in the desert or rare. But would you guess that death valley is home, the rarest known fish on earth? The devils hole located not all that, far from Las Vegas, part of the metals complex, which is in turn part of the death valley, national park complex is comprised of seeps and springs. Bring fossil water, which is water that seeped into the aquifer millennia go to the surface. Well, it could be more tempting than water in the desert. Right. Right. Devils hole is a seriously protected place, ten foot fences, highly controlled highly monitored in two thousand sixteen and small group of board drunk and armed desert welders decided for reasons, unknown to go for a swim. The boys get through the fans. And in short order we've gotten illegal skinny dippers and devils hole. Skinny dippers, a convicted felon in possession of shocking during swim. He manages to step onto the small shelf of rock that is that percenter of life at devil's hole. When the National Park Service crews made aware of this violation. They show up to investigate as it turns out, it looks as though the disturbance of the pool in devils hole resulted in the death of a rare pup fish when I say, rare, I mean, the devil's hole pup fish is one of the rarest fish on the planet is tiny shimmery blue fish is only found there in the waters of devils hole. The devils hole up fish has been on the endangered species list since the list was created while we don't know for absolute certain at this Bello killed the pup fish circumstantial evidence pointing very decidedly in that direction. So what's the punishment? Learn anything here. Let it be this. Don't go drinking and messing with the Endangered Species Act are skinny Dipper was finally, sentenced recently got nine months and the client for the violation. For months for the trespassing and destruction of property, and has to pay fourteen thousand in restitution to the National Park Service and to top, it all off the Queen, Mother of all punishments pon release the devils hole skinny Dipper will be forbidden to enter federal public lands for the rest of his life. And this is where I start to feel bad for Dipper this guy and his buddies made really bad decisions deplorable when you think about wiping species off the face of the earth for the sake drunken dumb assery things. They'll likely regret for the rest of their lives and should mind you, but imagine you live in Nevada. And you've been banned for life from eighty four point nine percent of your home state. Eighty four point nine is the percentage of federally managed to land in Nevada. You've basically been sentenced to live in Las Vegas, and that sounds cruel and unusual to me and the spirit of reform I'd rather see the dip percents to cleaning up the desert as opposed to being banned from let's go from little blue fish to the big tooth. The alligator, gar a couple of guys on brazos river landed a seven foot seven inch alligator gar, weighing in a hundred ninety eight pounds, the head alone, way twenty five now this sounds like a beast, but the world record game out of Texas and went two hundred and seventy nine pounds, these creatures date back to the Cretaceous period. Meaning alligator gar have been swimming for at least sixty six million years if you watched the movie Jurassic world, the dinosaur, the jumps out of the water and eats, the T Rex hybrid, at the end, that's Moses sore, the Moser, and the Gars, swam at the same time, obviously, the gar is still around and the Moses or ISM. And that's how we get the term living fossil some of our favorite living, fossils, horseshoe, crabs snapping turtles possums and the tastiest of all the American pronghorns antelope. Here's a few more fun facts about the gar scales stretch are called allows Moyed scales scales, that don't gamble it scales. Gar- have Gannett scales, making can hack series bite without affect one reason. The garment stood the test time is, in addition to regular old fish gills. The gar has a specialized swim bladder that acts like along this specialized swim bladder allows the guard a sip air from the surface because of this, the gar can inhabit low oxygen water. Other fish can I just flipped a few flies at another guard species spotted gar down in Texas few weeks ago? On the Lionel river really need fish. You should definitely check them up like public lands as I was saying, Nevada has a good chunk of them. But soon the sheep range Ma. Mountains. That is which you can see from the airplane window when you're landing in Vegas may soon be closed off to the public. Ouch. Right now, the US military is asking for an additional two hundred and twenty five thousand acres of the mountain range for bombing breakfast. That's the size of two thousand two hundred and fifty Disneyland's. If you include the new Star Wars expansion, their few problems with this one being that these mountains happen to be some of the best desert Bighorn sheep habitat in the world once upon a time, it's estimated that we had around two million big orange sheet. That's both Rocky Mountain amd desert bighorns, thanks to unregulated market hunting habitat loss and disease the ladder, which remains the primary threat to sheep that number was whittled down to roughly fifteen thousand by one thousand nine hundred now we're back up to around seventy thousand sure not perfect. But we're out of the big orange dark ages and getting there, any sheep that still on. The mountain is there because we thought for it. That's certainly true. The sheep range bighorns. For decades conservation organizations, such as wild cheap foundation have worked, their asses off to conserve the sheep range and at six hundred desert Bighorn habitat improvements water improvements. And plenty of other hot sweaty work. We're talking hundreds of regular, folks, donating time and money on behalf of wildlife. Let's not piss that away. Get off your butts and act now. Call your elected officials if you care about desert bighorns and public access of wild places. I understand the needs of national defense. Let's play the long game here. What's wild should stay wild or not gonna run out of degraded landscapes? So don't worry about that. And the war on wild cheat. Now we're going to talk about things that should be and things that shouldn't be up near a northern border with Canada on lake superior is IOL, Royal National Park. I o Royal is a remote island chain in the northwest corner of the lake a car free Michigan wilderness, where at least nowadays, moose and wolves room somewhat mysteriously. I showed up on the island in the early nineteen hundreds either they walked across the is to get there. Or someone brought them out there and cut them. Loose wolves showed up in nineteen forty eight having crossed an ice bridge between mainland Ontario and the island things have been up and down since then the wolf population got his highest fifty reasonably dropped to just too inbred as all get out. Meanwhile moose are kicking at current estimated population of around, fifteen hundred the National Park Service recently released, four, gray wolves to help the wolf population now and they're preparing to deliver twenty or thirty more over the next five years at a cost of two million dollars. You might wonder why we'd be flying animals back and forth to a national park parks or supposed to be places where nature is allowed to run. Course unimpeded by man granted it sounds a little bit like zookeeping. Well in this case, it has to do with ice and cold weather ice, bridges. Between the mainland. Our Royal we're more common in past decades, which allowed some sporadic coming and going of critters, but times have changed now. It seldom freezes good enough for nineteen ninety eight until two thousand eleven a solid ice bridge formed only once in two thousand eight from two thousand thirteen to two thousand seventeen I'll Royal was connected to the mainland, only twice and in those instances, only for a few days somewhat. Ironically, one of the wolves that was flown out save the wolves that can't get replenished due to a lack of ice promptly left the island on. You guessed it an ice bridge. It's real complicated out there on our oil, you wanna know something that's also pretty interesting up until the twenties. And thirties island was home to links and caribou, both of which banished without any restocking efforts from us humans are we smarter now or just different onto Florida, according to a two thousand four study twenty six percent of. All mammals birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish in southern Florida are non native. We're talking Guana 's snakeheads to lappy a parakeet and over one hundred and fifty other species, Florida, even has feral monkeys climbing around. It's the non indigenous species capital of the United States, all add that Florida means land of flowers in Spanish, so that's nice returning to non natives. They've got the Burmese python living down there. The biggest has been recorded over twenty three feet in length and two hundred pounds in their native range of southeast Asia. They didn't think they could get that big in Florida, at least until now in big cypress, national preserve researchers captured a seventeen foot female python that weighed over one hundred and forty pounds and held seventy three eggs they caught it using the Judas method in the bible, Judas betrays Jesus in Florida Judas was a male python with the tracking device that they released so he could go out and do what male pythons want to do, which is fine. Females. Give him some time. Track him back down. See who he's hanging with. In this case, it was one hundred forty pound girlfriend confirming beyond doubt that Florida can grow. Big snake big, snakes can only get big by eating well, according to studies by the US Geological Survey in Everglades national park, there's been a ninety nine point three percent decrease in raccoon, observation a ninety eight point nine percent decrease in a possum observations, and an eighty seven and a half percent decrease in Bob cat observations. The most recent surveys have shown that Marsh rabbits cotton tail rabbits, and foxes have quote, effectively, disappeared, of course, non natives caused us more than just native wildlife. According to the nature conservancy, invasive species, cost, the United States about one hundred billion dollars per year, over west of Florida few states. You've got Texas sitting there all, proud, and beautiful rattlesnakes oil rigs sh. Setlow tigers. If you don't know what I'm talking about. I mentioned daggers you should have listened to last week's episode of this show. Also poachers doing it for the Graham Instagram that is deeds done for the Graham might lead a poacher to time behind bars. Recently, the Texas operation game thief. Wildlife crime stoppers hotline started buzzing about illegally taken wild Turkey. Perpetrators spotted the bird roll the windows down squeezed off a shell blouse and ended the life of the spring Turk, apparently this wizard of multitasking caught it all on video and loaded up for his followers, common sense, would dictate that you first off should not roll down the window of your hunting rig to blast a Turkey or any animal for that matter in most states shooting for the roadway in any fashion is illegal, Secondly, don't post your legal activity to Instagram and share with the world. I appreciate the easy job you are making for the game wardens, but I don't want to be associated with you, as part of the hunting community. More from Texas. Remember that opening bid about copper lights? Here's why I brought that up in the late nineteen sixties archaeologists collected over a thousand samples of human produced copper lights at kane'ohe shelter in south west Texas, just recently. These samples were re examined by an archaeological team from Texas. Am in one of the samples they found a small rodent apparently whole, which for people living around Kaneko shelter was not abnormal. Live in the desert has its challenges in another sample. The team did get a surprise surprise in the form of what appeared to be a whole rattlesnake including snakes hide head and a one centimeter long fat, according to the authors of the report, quote, we propose that a likely explanation for the ingestion of an entire snake is that the individual did, so for a distinctly ceremonial or ritual, Listrik purpose, and quote, you know, there's a joke in the archaeological community is something you've dug up doesn't make sense. Call it ritual, Listrik or ceremonial and move on thing is I can think of a few things I've ingested that were certainly not ceremonial or ritual, Listrik, though, that still make it tough for anyone to propose. A likely explanation for my baby from our technology desk. Engineers at Cornell lab of ornithology have created at the request of a professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the university of California Davis. A sage grouse fem by the request for these lovely robotic ladies of the sage was inspired by the desire to understand sage grouse breeding habits specifically, how manmade disturbances affect breeding efforts on and around lex, which are communal breeding areas where male sage grouse compete for females through elaborate sexual displays scientists remotely drive these robotic bird renditions, which sport next rental frame, that's wrapped with female sage grouse, skin and feathers and further fitted with all train wheels the mechanize lovebirds, fitted with camera to capture male behavior up close and personal, sometimes too close. Stranding males at repeatedly mounted and attempted to breed, these female, ROY. Robots. Then again, they've also been reported to mount an old dried up cow, Patty tough times for sage grouse lovemaking and lastly, a word from that wonderful Texas musician, I mentioned earlier, Mike appea- Hinson again. Don't confuse him with Michael Ray and some the guy who neglected his pet Fitch. Oh. Summer's summers. Condo special way. Thanks in tune in next week. Find out more about all this fascinating information at meter dot com and Email me at ask Cal at the meter dot com.
5 - Romans are coming! What!? Wait..? Really? (500 BCE-375/400 CE) Early Iron Age
"In wonderful savage nece! Leave the Nason off the finance. And in Beasley, poverty destitute of autumn's of horses and of homes. Their food. The common herbs. That opera skins. Their bad dear. They only hope in their autos which for want of iron. They point with bones. Thus chairman. Is April afternoon. I'm walking on cobblestones to meet a man so I can ask him a question. Question that would decide the result of my important civil rights. Let's rewind a bit. Now Romans. How always stayed with me at the back of my mind? But they're really hooked me after I read the Roman army at war, one hundred BC to two hundred ad by a triangles worthy. Boo, that is based on his PhD thesis. Is directly painted vivid picture? How Roman army which was? It same ceremony influence. Our lives steel over fifteen hundred years after the western empire is gone. Finland was having her thirty eighth parliamentary elections. I found my candidate liberal historian. But there was one more important question remaining. I see him through the crowd. He standing there hair freshly cut in wealth increase. I introduced myself. He does the same. We're talking about politics about his work. Then I ask. If, you had to choose one. which is closer to your heart? Ancient Greece! Rome. Rome, he says. I not. My Man What is the bother all allure saas from kids to adults again and again. Is it the violence, the conquests the culture. Heartily each Mary's. Aw, some combination of the more. Movies series spooks. Whole Lot has been written about them. We don't get definite answer day, but we do see little claims of. Aroma glory. An their attraction. Welcome to the history of Philip podcast. Episode Five. Romance are coming. What! Wait. Really. EARLY IRON DONATE! Five hundred BC two. Three hundred seventy five slash four hundred CE. The previous quote by Tacitus important. There the fence are mentioned for the first time as a concept. Now another long quote by handing main under. Quote. The IRS written record of the fence onboard that I am finale. Is the phone. In the quotations cited by other variety from the creek, cheer craft for by CFC's description of his expedition to the Baltic cost in the fifth century BC the next extent mention, he's in the Water Roman historian thus. Germania. From Ninety eight ad where his observations on the peoples and cultures around the Baltic include the defense. Feni. Living in impoverished contentment beyond the northern sea. Forgotten by both Gods and man. That says a lot of other omens, and how they saw the Bar Burien. Leaving north of the border. And by Finney plus smallest likely meant so people. That's gone senior with dating last time. We mentioned the variation on its problems. Well! Let's try to clear it a bit. In this episode, we will cover the early Iron Age. That goes from five hundred BC two, three, hundred, seventy, five slash four hundred see. On coastal area that consists of three pro. I donate his. First of them being. Pre Roman I. Don't hedge all sometimes called. On Edge, five, hundred BC two zero slash fifty see. The to actual Roman irony. That are commonly named the same way in northern Europe because of his analogous Stasi's adventures on the shores of Danube android. So that overnight on H., itself is divided into parts. The older Roman irony edge. Zero Slash fifty, two, hundred, fifty, slash two hundred CE and young Roman Iron Age hottest fifty slash two hundred to. Three hundred seventy five slash four hundred eighty. By which time Finland fits in the same middle donates category again. So. The coastal areas just have three different Roman. Ages while inland and northern Finland state in their prematurely age. Where they started in previous episode and Consi new on this one. So. That's commerce about the same time period. Premature Age is dated nineteen, hundred slash eighteen hundred to three hundred CE. So! I guess it won't thought how to explain after all. That is also where we stopped today around four hundred ce with the to to microcosm period. That is also thanks to Romans more on that the next time. Pre Roman Iron Age Five hundred BC E to Shiro slash Fifty C E. I five centuries in northern Europe is known as pre Roman iron. Age or sell the guide on edge. While, the Roman culture prospered terrain Ian Barbarians in the north. Not so much. At least with Roman standards, huge cap in economic, military and complex social structures evolved. So they saw people that lived more simple life. North of the borders, asked barbarians, the most over of all of this bar Burien. Rare leaving in middle and Western Europe. The Celtic tribes. Meanwhile life was peaceful in peninsula. I I don items arrived eight hundred to four hundred BC. There were mostly axes knives sickles. And at the end of pre, Roman, rich sites. which were maybe the most important invention of this time? Processing of iron in Peninsula began three hundred to two hundred BC. Finland has Lima nights that you get from bottoms of legs and swaps. Producing something usable. Ross tricky business, though there's a little evidence of production after Roman period all the way to Weiqing Age. It seems it was cheaper and more convenient to buy rather than make stuff yourself. Like mentioned before Finland was very much divided between the coastal and inland riches. That's I. See what was happening on the coast. Although climate worried a lot at this period when talking about farming pre Roman Iron Age is still characterized to be the final stabilization face. Farming was here to stay. Buildings where now mostly round huts? Die Mates are of six seven meters nineteen to twenty three feet. And have walls made of tweak trading fifth, we impose. You would then seal it with clay. Burial Habits are continue from Bronze Age with few twists. Mounds were still the preferred method, but not on the top of the Hillis waste their seaside. We used anymore instead. They would bury their dead on Chantel. Maureen slopes near happy tation farmlands automobiles. They would make smaller individual mounts. That were square. Instead of those big piles that content, several deceased. Getting Lazy Are we. More Abi Sarah Mix. GotTa. Talk About Sarah to. You might be thinking. What happened to the Q. on culture that was meant to be discussed in episode four well. I forgot all about it. So, you set on mix, most used input on edge in coastal areas, but there was also textile setbacks. I guess it would be fair to say that on ceramic evolved to two different styles, delegates or smooth. And Rough. Now. Both of these end up disappearing around eight hundred BC Bodrov version kind of connects to today's episode. Because from that evolved the ceramic style. That's a rule to pre-roman donates Finland. This new said I make was. I found from southern Finland in s ball. And sounds like it could be from Laura threes. More be. More be Sarah. Mix was used mostly in southern coastline. That cultural units is was a small farm and Finland's oldest field is fallen from Perot. It was allowed with Hook plow an concerned the evidence of barley seeds. And like mentioned the most common burial method still was using a burial Mont.. Most significant them from this period can be found from Finland proper in Sao where twenty four craves often. Also one of them had a male. That's was cremated. Another relics tat pass all the way to us are ancient castles. They were possibly made already in late Bronze Age. But now we have several of them on southwestern costs. They are located I. You would press you on top of the hills. Yet total in lethal old castle is the most famous. There is evidence of cremation on this side. Even though high heels like this. Where very untypical off the edge? So this debate at if there were defensive structures. Maybe ritual sites of some sort. Possibly both. Other signs of War Athen. From Sweden we know that's in southern and middle Sweden. People hit weapons to cashiers in late pre-roman Ironic. Same can't be said from Finland after we enter the current. Even though this roar of the rings, ceramics were primarily used in coastal areas. They kept trading and it has been found from inland to. Evidence of farming is fond even further to inland, so the ideas were traveling to. What is curious is that there is consensus based on the burial evidence, and the spread of cooking pits that chiefs warrant as valued or needed as imprints sage. This phenomenon seems to be pretty common in Europe, but again might be that they just value different things. Maybe what is Morris Tower is? Like early iron objects, simple copper jewelry, right be valuable in their time. Also if the chiefs were buried in flashy amounts or with methods items. There are most likely gone forever. Surely they had some social structures. Nothing points to perfectly Egalitarian Society. Oh, that needs to be said about farming as that bodily was by far the most common type of crane. You could make out of it after all. When little needs to be said about inland either. automaking started in Finland in eastern and northern parts around three hundred BC. And if we jump six hundred years, the production of set makes end in inland. That's concluded the early Iron Age. Meanwhile on those six hundred years, coastal area had two more Roman periods that we mentioned earlier and we're going to look at them next. Older Roman Iron Age. Ciro slash fifty, two, hundred fifty slash two hundred see. Again and made under. Court. I Four Hundred Years Phelan may be had few tens of thousands of people patmore. To drive this in at the same time, Mediterranean area had thriving agrarian societies with Sora policies that provided a stable economic culture of Roman Empire at the same time, majority of the sparse population north of golf of inland subsisted on hunting and fishing or various combinations of primitive farming, burnaby, cultivation, stock, trading an traditional trapping and fishing. And Quote Difference was massive for sure. But besides that, there is something else interesting in that Walt. Gulf of Finland. We thought Baltic Sea on its golf's Finland's. His three would be totally different. Time and time again the sea will pop out in our narrative. Whether we're talking about Vikings Trade Works Napoleonic wars or world war us. See Hasso hopeless in the. Sometimes a separator. Times as unifier. See, one seventy. At this rate I want be able to feed. My family incoming went. What am I going to do? No ships house come in several Moore's. Last once brought alarming news. Fights have erupted between Romans and the low cost. Item Trade has been dwindling even before that. There's nobody that I can sell my first or wears to. I still remember the fat tops. The Times when a man buried with all of their weapons and Bush sins like combs and belts. Now that anymore. No. No. Now. All the ironies people served leans. Arms are here. So is this no? And the harbor. It stands empty. I wonder how the water going. Their own spread all the way here and I can finally stopped trading these i. STARTED TRADING, people! That is where the Real Ritchie's are. So why is this age? Named after Romans. By faith to see criminal empire had expanded to the North all the way to the reverse Orion and the job. But not further. Not Worth the effort. Plus the reverse made a clear. That's all border. Now. If divide middle and northern Europe in the two categories. I is called periphery. These S had a connection with Romans and altered because of its. They would trade with. Supply Rome with anything from slaves to crane. The second group would be marching loop. This group. would be too far to be really influenced by Roman Putz might get occasional trader or item. Either directly from Rome all from Berry Freight Cook. You can guess in which crew Finland was. Yep. The march in one. Now sometimes, leaders would rise from periphery. and. Challenge Thorough Moore like in our story with monochromatic war. See WanNA sixty six to one eighty. That severely three stopped it right to Finland. And if you want to learn more. I would suggest that you heard over to Mike Dunkin's the history of her own podcast. And Search for episode ninety three. To Monaco Monique Wars. But. It seems that almost weren't all that interested in finding Salah. What had to offer? which was mainly I. They were after amber from southeast of. Today didn't really reach us. The biggest fines from this era are two one laters made of copper. The other one is made in Italy. And the other Roman goal. Germanic so. Few things that are interesting though. One of them is the so-called chairman sewn middle off southwestern coast that used to be hub through which most of our finds come. Burial, sites their host swords. Shields and especially not that protect your hand in a shield. Leather there was some mixing and regions. Burial sites changed more Western way of doing things. More boastful aren't wasteful. Modern version of this would be the phrase that you hear in every self help guide to commerce. You can't make money without spending money. So people did. Lavish craves meant status burying with weapons seeing old accuracy business. Maybe but I saw off sociopolitical rivalry. If you could bury people with totally useful items. You must be wealthy, successful and powerful. Right Fives? Times surely have changed. Young CHROMA modern age. Heart on fifty slash two hundred. To. Three, hundred seventy five slash four hundred CE. Not many noticeable fines from this era. Some twenty silver and copper coins and the useful weapons. But, there is something more impactful happening. Second wave of these extravagant burial culture, if the first wave wars wasteful burial with Louis items that started in pre Roman, donate in coastal areas. This would be the second wave. But now it spreads so inland to. In policies. On what that means is that they spread fast and too wide area. That also might leave areas between them without craves. This would suggest. That they didn't try to conquer area. That would be slower and more methodical. Another interesting thing is that by time the Saami as spoken language is starting to be replaced. Some researchers think that these two are connected. JEEVES! Young. Roman Iron Age reveals few craves from coastal area that differ from the other by tear multitude of items. Graves had men and females. Concerned imports from Roman war and had coffin started were made from slaps of folks. Most interesting one had drinking horn made for barbarians, because AROMAS didn't use discount applied times. Is found in pieces, but it's now repaired. The Drinking Horn was made in Roman Rheinland. Tut? Crave also had table dishes Anna. Sort nearby was less decorated. Crave with weapons so squire maybe. Cup Stones. Lastly. Let's look at something. We talk briefly before the COPS stokes. From Finland, we have around five hundred rocks and stalls. Have these cops in them. Now why? The up believed to be made in the first twelve centuries C e, though the day thing is heart. Because you can't precisely day the rock and so far. archaelogists haven't found anything nearby that they could date. Most likely they are made with Iraq, sand and water. This will take ages to make even one such cup. Let alone dozen study we have found. From talk for example. Reasons are still unknown. But like so many things, tradition of cop making to comes from Sweden. Where they were made mostly in imprints sage. We know that the different cultures at different periods had these all over the world. In Sweden they are mostly found near fields, so they might have used to cops for making the lance fertile, some rocks high-paid paid things that have females and the cops are in their private parts, but no fields are found from Finland near the cops. Some cultures thing that the soul takes shape of a bird when person dies. Maybe the COPS had seats for their souls. Maybe. They were used to mark borders. Maybe David used as healing like some folklore suggest. Where just don't have the answer? Could be to fall of this. So another episode Dot, thank you for listening. It seems our audience is expanding. And is coming all over the world near countries include places like Japan and. United Arab Emirates. Dora, the moments are coming most likely. They get their own episode. Biggest. Audience still comes from Finland. Pot The USA eighth far behind. Almost every state seems to have one or more listener. States like Michigan, Massachusetts and Illinois. Are really active. They are the top three for now, so thank you. That is all we have for this week. Next time. We look how the collapse of western Roman Empire shout here. And if triples had any impact, also what people did before? Why? Gins? Terrain Next time.