Curiosity Daily Podcast: Mammals Can Breathe Through Their Butts

Learn how mammals breathe through their butts; how babies remember their birth language; and your reflection in a spoon.

June 25, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

Mammals can breathe through their butts, and this could help humans with respiratory failure by Grant Currin

Even If They Don’t Use It, Babies Remember Their Birth Language by Ashley Hamer

Why is your reflection upside down in a spoon? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Bella in Austin, Texas)

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