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:
- Backformation Can Make You Invent New Words Without Realizing It — https://curiosity.im/2pqsBor
- 3 Animals That Mourn Their Dead — https://curiosity.im/2MeWHnV
- To Get Better Sleep, Try Walking More — https://curiosity.im/2phjpTA
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