Tag: random thursday

Author David Quammen On The Current And Future Pandemics

David Quammen is the author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which eerily predicted the kind of zoonotic virus outbreaks that we’re seeing right now. In this interview, we talk about his experience tracking ebola in Africa in 2007, why bats make such great hosts for viruses, and why we’ll be seeing more outbreaks like this in the future.

The Apocalypse That Could Have Been

Anybody who grew up in the 90s remembers the Y2K scare – the potential computer glitch that could end the world on January 1st, 2000. It didn’t happen of course, but it could have been bad if not for the work of some dedicated, anonymous heroes.

The Man Who Disappeared For 27 Years

issociative fugues are states in which a person suffers an involuntary erasure of identity, literally living under a different personality for months or even years before waking up with no memory of the time that has passed.

One of the most perplexing cases of this is the mystery of Benjamin Kyle, a man who was found beaten and naked behind a dumpster in 2004 and had no memory of his life or identity.

The Deadliest Strip of Land In The World

The Isthmus of Panama is a tiny strip of land that completely divided the world in two, and the effort to find a passage through it became one of the deadliest undertakings in history.

Writing/Research: Cooper Carr
Editing: Nick Turnbow
Special thanks to Rachel Rouse and HOK for the use of the office space for this video.

5 Ridiculous 2020 Predictions

Interested in Fully Charged Live? I’ll be there along with Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut, Ben Sullins from Teslanomics, as well as some of your favorite electric car YouTubers. Find out more here:
https://fullycharged.show/events/full…

The Pea-Sized Gland That Controls Your Thoughts

The human brain is made up of three levels that correspond to different stages of our evolution. We look at the more advanced level as the “thinking” level that makes us human. But the lower level, less evolved parts of the brain have a lot more control over us than we think they do.