Curiosity Daily Podcast: You’d Probably Survive A Plane Crash, Why People Still Fax, and How Spleens Can Multiply

Learn how people survive plane crashes; why and how your spleen can multiply into accessory spleens; and why people still use fax machines.

March 25, 2019

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