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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.
In the great game of evolution, elephants have racked up an impressive list of achievements. For example: They’re the largest living land animal, and scientists are still studying the their prodigious brainpower. This intelligence is readily observable in the wild. Some appear to have an artistic streak (check out the video below). Humans even pay homage […]
January 18, 2011
Most people take garbage trucks for granted, but without these vehicles — and the dedicated teams running them — modern cities would quickly deteriorate. Tune in as Scott and Ben take a look at the history and importance of refuse collectors.
January 11, 2011
You’ve probably heard of the Wienermobile (a vehicle shaped like a gigantic hot dog), and perhaps you’ve actually seen it on the road. But it’s not the only promotional vehicle. In this podcast, Scott and Ben look at promotional vehicles across the world.
With a striking body shape and unique gullwing doors, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL was one of the most iconic cars of its age. In this podcast, Scott and Ben recount the history of this vehicle from its creation to the present day.
December 30, 2010
Consumers pay a premium for hybrid cars, so does it follow that the resale value is higher? In this episode, Scott and Ben discuss the factors that affect resale values — and why hybrids don’t tend to hold their value as well as regular cars.
Informally dubbed the “Popemobile,” the Pope’s personal conveyance is a rather unique vehicle. In this episode, Scott and Ben explore the history and features of the vehicles that have served as the Pope’s personal means of transport over the years.
First produced by the Studebaker Corporation in the early 1960s, the Avanti car model has a long, intriguing history. In this episode, Ben and Scott trace the history and evolution of this iconic car model.
Paintless dent removal is a cheaper, less invasive way to get dents and dings removed from your vehicle. In this episode, Scott and Ben take a look at how this type of car repair works, from the tools involved to pros and cons.
Plastic is a ubiquitous and incredibly useful invention, but it has some serious downsides. But what if plastics were biodegradable? Tune in to learn more about the evolution and advantages of bioplastics.
Recent Postings by Category
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- 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
- 18th-Century Mayonnaise
- Do women have neater handwriting than men?
- Is learning cursive handwriting good for kids’ brains?
Stuff to Blow Your Mind
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- 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
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- Never say Never: Jaguar XJ220 Spotted in the Wild!
- What’s your pick for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 pace car?
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- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 151: Mailbag!
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
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