Episode 423: Found Billion Insects Watchlist

This episode contains: It’s been a long time since the three of us have been together in one podcast. Ben’s been boogie boarding with his son and has learned some interesting things about waves and tides. Steven is doing fine, just fine. We discuss pumpkin art, or “part.” Devon is tired, so tired. Ben also won an arcade machine from work.

Boom Goes the Dinosaur: Impact that killed the dinosaurs triggered ‘mega-earthquake’ that lasted weeks to months. Some 66 million years ago, a 10-kilometer asteroid hit Earth, triggering the extinction of the dinosaurs. New evidence suggests that the Chicxulub impact also triggered an earthquake so massive that it shook the planet for weeks to months after the collision.


We Got Wet: Dinosaur-killing asteroid triggered global tsunami that scoured seafloor thousands of miles from impact site. The miles-wide asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wiped out nearly all the dinosaurs and roughly three-quarters of the planet’s plant and animal species.


I Love to Laugh, He-He-He-He: Neuroscientists unravel the mystery of why you can’t tickle yourself. New study shows how tickling, playfulness can address key questions about the brain.


Science Fiction: Lower Decks returns to form with a new episode/sequel to the holodeck movie Crisis Point. Steven and Ben completely spoil the season finale of She-Hulk. See concluded after three seasons. Ben says this was a really good show. Ben also tells us about the dystopian future envisioned in Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp.