Curiosity Daily Podcast: Never Hit the Snooze Button, Unblock Your Creativity with a 4-Year-Old, and Dinosaur Colors

Learn about how a 4-year-old can help you unblock your creativity; how we figured out what color dinosaurs were; and why you should never hit the snooze button.

July 08, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

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