About Ben Bowlin
When Ben Bowlin isn't chasing down conspiracies, writing about little-known inventors or hanging with CarStuff co-host Scott Benjamin, he fills his free time with any number of unusual and fascinating pursuits. He's studied English at Georgia State University and Spanish at the Universidad Rural de Guatemala. Currently he's pursuing a graduate degree in International Affairs at Georgia Tech and (slowly) learning Mandarin. He relishes adventures. He owns two hats. You can find Ben on Twitter at @ConspiracyStuff and on Facebook at the official Stuff They Don't Want You To Know page.
Most Recent: Ben Bowlin Postings
Riddle me this: When is a person not a person? Or, more accurately, when is a person not a human being?
Could modern civilization really lose entire cities? Could we do so on purpose? It’s a wild idea, and a surprisingly persistent one.
So, Scott and I have this superstition: Whenever we say something like “oh, this show will be a short one,” we’ll inevitably end up making one of the longest podcasts in our show’s history.
This week, Matt and I explored a curious trend in assassination theories: murder by plane.
Who wouldn’t want to traverse the bounds of boring ol’ second-to-second linear time and live the nomadic life of a roaming chrononaut?
In our recent series on Hugo Chávez, Matt and I covered the short-lived 2002 coup d’état and Chávez’s untimely passing.
In our series on gun ownership in the United States, Matt and I ran into several surprises.
Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for more than 40 years before he was killed by rebel forces in October, 2011. Our recent episodes on Libya explore two events: the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the fall of the Gaddafi regime.
by Ben Bowlin | June 15, 2012
Over the past week, Scott and I have taken a closer look at the new EPA car labels, which include some interesting (and, perhaps, confusing) metrics. If you check out the sample electric car label on the EPA’s site, you’ll notice a few new additions. The biggest number is the MPGe rating, and there are […]
by Ben Bowlin | June 14, 2012
The EPA estimates that one gallon of gasoline is equal to 33.7 kWh. But how did they get that number? At first glance, some folks might think this is a pretty intimidating question. But never fear. The conversion of gasoline energy to kWh is surprisingly simple.
Recent Postings by Category
- Thank You and Best Wishes to Marshall Brain
- Contest – Design a $300 house and win $25,000
- How the Philtrum works – the place under your nose where your face comes together
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
- Why can a 5 foot 8 inch man dunk a basketball on a 10 foot rim while some people of taller stature can’t?
- What happens to our sun once it runs out of fuel?
- How do we know the age of the universe?
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff to Blow Your Mind
- Blow Your Mind: Slay Your Paper Tigers
- Space Religion: Cao Dai and the 72 Inhabited Exoplanets
- Blow the Mind: Objects of Love
Stuff You Should Know
- “In The Neighborhood” by Jon Stewart Mosman
- “Frame Story” by Adam Pracht
- “Thanatos” by Christopher Vincola
The Stuff of Genius
- Show Notes: Heart-stopping Last Laps of Racing
- Never say Never: Jaguar XJ220 Spotted in the Wild!
- What’s your pick for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 pace car?
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 152: Final Episodes
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 151: Mailbag!
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 150: Barbie!
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Stuff to Change the World
- Who will own the Arctic?
- Obesity: The New Global Crisis
- Bill Gates Makes For A Pretty Decent Cartoon
Stuff You Missed in History Class
- Missed in History: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
- Missed in History: The Disappearance of Judge Crater
- Missed in History: Maurice Duplessis