There is Something Fishy about April Fool's Day

April 1st, 2018

There is Something Fishy about April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a thing but why? Pat and Eric did some research to find out and they came up with some interesting stuff. This story has paper fish, calendar confusion, mythology (of course), and a major religious figure’s circumcision.

March 22nd, 2018

Order Through Chaos – Teenage Years are Here

The other night I was playing a game of Chinese chess with my son. It’s something we do every so often since the day he asked me what the game with the funny markings was. As I watched him struggle and plot out his moves, I was reminded of an experience I had in Hong [Read More…]

February 5th, 2018

One Horn and No Corn – The Unicorn Story

One Horn and No Corn – The Unicorn Story Pat and Eric were asked “Why are they called unicorns? Where does the corn come into play? Shouldn’t they be called unihorns?” They answer this question and tell the story of how unicorns came to be.  

January 24th, 2018

Foosball Tomfoolery and Soccer’s Etymology

Foosball Tomfoolery and Soccer’s Etymology Pat and Eric take a listener question from Brock in Cincinnati about foosball, specifically why did tabletop soccer get that name here in the United States. In the process of answering that question they dug into the word soccer as well, it seemed equally weird that we use that name [Read More…]

December 18th, 2017

If Oct Means 8 Why is October Month Number 10?

If Oct Means 8 Why is October Month Number 10? So we all know an octopus has 8 legs, an octagon has 8 sides so by that logic October should be month number 8… but it isn’t.  In this episode, Pat and Eric explain why and they discover a whole host of other screwy things about [Read More…]

I don't are what you think about my cargo shorts

August 4th, 2017

In Defense of Cargo Shorts

I don’t get the hate out there for cargo shorts, seriously not at all.  I’ve seen this article posted a handful of times, I do note that it was shared on April 1, 2016, so I do hope that it was an April Fools’ joke though I have no proof to believe that.  None the less [Read More…]

June 24th, 2017

Why Haven’t We Gone Back to the Moon? ( 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🎙🌎🚀🌔❓)

Why Haven’t We Gone Back to the Moon? ( 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🎙🌎🚀🌔❓) If you are like Pat you may have wondered why we haven’t gone back to the moon, or you may be surprised to find out that we haven’t been to the moon in over 40 years.  Either way, this is the episode for you.  We [Read More…]