Curiosity Daily Podcast: A Dark Sense of Humor May Mean a High IQ, Origin of the Word Orange, and Zombie Fires in the Arctic

Learn about how that dark sense of humor can mean a higher IQ, the origin of the word “orange,” and how the arctic produces “zombie fires.”

September 16, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

A Dark Sense of Humor May Mean You Have a High IQ by Joanie Faletto

  • Willinger, U., Hergovich, A., Schmoeger, M., Deckert, M., Stoettner, S., Bunda, I., Witting, A., Seidler, M., Moser, R., Kacena, S., Jaeckle, D., Loader, B., Mueller, C., & Auff, E. (2017). Cognitive and emotional demands of black humour processing: the role of intelligence, aggressiveness and mood. Cognitive Processing, 18(2), 159–167. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-016-0789-y
  • ‌Berman, R. (2017, March 10). You Can Stop Apologizing for Your Sick Sense of Humor. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/robby-berman/you-can-stop-apologizing-for-your-dark-sense-of-humor

Which "Orange" Came First: the Color or the Fruit? By Reuben Westmaas

  • Which came first - orange the colour or orange the fruit? | Independent. (2020). The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/which-came-first-orange-colour-or-orange-fruit-a6879541.html
  • Guardian Staff. (2010, March 30). Notes and queries: Which came first, orange the colour or orange the fruit? When Blur were better than Oasis. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2010/mar/31/origin-of-the-orange
  • Which Came First: Orange the Color or Orange the Fruit? (2012, February 8). Mentalfloss.Com. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29942/which-came-first-orange-color-or-orange-fruit
  • Which came first - orange the colour or orange the fruit? Do the two concepts share the same word in all languages? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk. (2011). Theguardian.Com. https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-4756,00.html

Arctic wildfires can turn into "zombie fires" by Steffie Drucker

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