Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Myth of Pregnancy Cravings, Why Raindrops Don’t Damage Insect Wings, and August’s Curiosity Challenge Trivia
Learn why pregnancy cravings might be more cultural than biological; and why raindrops don’t damage delicate insect wings. Then, play along at home and test your podcast knowledge with this month’s Curiosity Challenge trivia game.
Episode Show Notes:
Pregnancy cravings are more cultural than biological by Grant Currin
- Orloff, N. C., Flammer, A., Hartnett, J., Liquorman, S., Samelson, R., & Hormes, J. M. (2016). Food cravings in pregnancy: Preliminary evidence for a role in excess gestational weight gain. Appetite, 105, 259–265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.040
- Greenwood, V. (2020). The surprising reason why pregnant women get cravings. BBC.com. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200715-the-surprising-reason-why-pregnant-women-get-cravings
- Orloff, N. C., & Hormes, J. M. (2014). Pickles and ice cream! Food cravings in pregnancy: hypotheses, preliminary evidence, and directions for future research. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01076
Study shows why speeding raindrops don't damage delicate insect wings by Grant Currin
- Armor on butterfly wings protects against heavy rain | Cornell Chronicle. (2020). Cornell Chronicle. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/armor-butterfly-wings-protects-against-heavy-rain
- Kim, S., Wu, Z., Esmaili, E., Dombroskie, J. J., & Jung, S. (2020). How a raindrop gets shattered on biological surfaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(25), 13901–13907. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2002924117
Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia with Tom
- You Have Tiny Rocks in Your Ears, How Artists’ Personas Influence Your Music Choices, and Chemotherapy Began as a Chemical Weapon https://curiositydaily.com/you-have-tiny-rocks-in-your-ears-how-artists-personas-influence-your-music-choices-and-chemotherapy-began-as-a-chemical-weapon/
- Parents’ Brains Sync When They’re Together, the Genius Math Behind Credit Card Numbers, and July’s Curiosity Challenge Trivia https://curiositydaily.com/parents-brains-sync-when-theyre-together-the-genius-math-behind-credit-card-numbers-and-julys-curiosity-challenge-trivia/
- Sharks Aren’t Just Apex Predators (w/ Forrest Galante), How Cats Affect Online Dating, and When Giant Prehistoric Sea Scorpions Ruled the Seas https://curiositydaily.com/sharks-arent-just-apex-predators-w-forrest-galante-how-cats-affect-online-dating-and-when-giant-prehistoric-sea-scorpions-ruled-the-seas/
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