Curiosity Daily Podcast: 5 Seconds to Sick, Animal Spidey Sense, Upset Pterosaur Tummies
Today, you’ll learn about the real science behind the five-second rule and why you may wanna reconsider eating that candy off the ground, why researchers are looking to our furry friends to build better early warning systems for natural disasters, and why the first animal to ever fly had a real issue keeping its lunch down.
Episode show notes:
Drop a french fry? Maybe just leave it there.
5-second rule: Science debunks food myth that stretches back to Gengis Khan by Sarah Wells
The Science Behind The Five-Second Rule by Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon
Still Good? 5-Second Rule a Myth, Study Finds by Rachael Rettner
Double Dipping? 5-Second Rule? Scientists Separate Food Fact From Fiction In New Book by Robin Young
What are your pets trying to tell you? Maybe there’s an earthquake incoming.
The animals that detect disasters by Norman Miller
Researchers think birds can hear hurricanes and tsunamis coming. Scientists are hoping to capitalize on that sixth sense to develop an early detection system to save lives.
Can Birds Tip Us Off to Natural Disasters? by Jason Gregg
Can animals sense when an earthquake is about to happen? by Anne Quain
Birds sensed severe storms and fled before tornado outbreak adapted from Cell Press publishing, article authored by Henry M Streby et al
Earthquake Warning Systems by Wikipedia
Nature of Pre-Earthquake Phenomena and their Effects on Living Organisms by Friedemann Freund and Viktor Stolc
Predicting the unpredictable; evidence of pre-seismic anticipatory behaviour in the common toad by Rachel Grant
Clues to how birds migrate using Earth's magnetic field by Helen Briggs
What do the first flying dinosaurs have in common with owls? Pellets.
Fossils reveal that pterosaurs puked pellets by Carolyn Gramling
You may have missed… by Imma Perfetto
Like Owls, Some Prehistoric Flying Reptiles May Have Regurgitated Pellets by Margaret Osborne
What Is a Pterosaur? by American Museum of Natural History
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