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Join Melissa as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go! Continue Reading >>
Join Melissa as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go! << Show Less
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BONUS (Patreon Exclusive!): Hungry, Hungry Hippos A bonus episode pulled from Patreon to keep you company this summer. Learn all about how Pablo Escobar&apos;s bad choices led to the largest invasive species on the planet. Support the show
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BONUS (Patreon Exclusive!): Hungry, Hungry Hippos A bonus episode pulled from Patreon to keep you company this summer. Learn all about how Pablo Escobar&apos;s bad choices led to the largest invasive species on the planet. Support the show
Ep 71: It's Witch-ah-Tah Season 3 Finale: Three headlines from around the US: A javelina commits light B&E and steals a motor vehicle over Cheetos; a fugitive flamingo from Kansas  is found in TEXAS; homeowners in Colorado file an unusual claim that Goldilocks would be envious. ******************* Resources:Javelina Cheeto Caperhttps://animalcorner.org/animals/peccary-javelina/https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/javelina-traps-car-knocks-vehicle-neutral-pursuit-cheetos-rcna23839https://www.biologicaldiversity.orgFugitive Flamingohttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/flamingo-escaped-kansas-zoo-17-years-ago-spotted-texas-coast-rcna22129 DNA Exonerates Bearhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/5-hibernating-bears-source-california-crawl-space-snores-rcna25879https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/dna-evidence-saves-lake-tahoe-s-500-pound-black-bear-hank-the-tank-from-euthanasia-134094917710FUZZ by Mary Roach: https://maryroach.net/fuzz.html Links as always are in the description of today&apos;s episodeIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2. Additional music provided by Pixabay and Freesound.org and my swearing parrot buddy, Poll. More about Melissa McCue-McGrath can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and BewilderBeastsPod.comSupport the show
Ep 70: Betting on the Ponies This week a look at the less-greats in horse racing, including a horse named after a fruit, a horse named after a tuber, and an announcer has to call a race with a horse evidently named by a 17th century pirate. Let&apos;s GO!***** Resources for this week&apos;s episode: Youtube video of Tom Durkin calling the ARRRRR race….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0wQzq9Yzg  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Crown_of_Thoroughbred_Racinghttps://www.livescience.com/14020-kentucky-derby-weird-horse-names.htmlhttps://www.cnn.com/2012/11/14/sport/race-horse-names-betting-frankel/index.htmlhttps://horseracingsense.com/why-are-racehorse-names-so-weird/https://www.si.com/horse-racing/2021/04/29/kentucky-derby-best-and-worst-nameshttps://www.cnn.com/2016/04/15/sport/horsey-mchorseface/index.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatfacehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justify_(horse)https://www.denverpost.com/2022/05/08/how-did-rich-strike-win-kentucky-derby/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruler_on_Icehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pants_On_Fire_(horse)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jockey_Club_(United_States)Pot8oshttps://www.amusingplanet.com/2020/08/a-racing-horse-named-potoooooooo.htmlhttps://www.grunge.com/144630/royals-who-married-their-relatives/ Measure of Things websiteIntro/Outro: Tiptoe out the Back by Dan Liebowicz, Interstitial music by MK2Additional music and sound effects by Pixabay and Freesound.orgVisit BewilderBeastsPod.com or find BewilderBeastsPod on all social media platforms. Just look for the logo, you&apos;ll find it! Support the show
Time Traveler (Ep 24)- Go Ask Alice A personal note from Melissa re: Roe v. Wade and a throwback episode about feminism by way of First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt&apos;s pet garder snake, Emily Spinach.  Also, panda cologne is eau d&apos;number 2, and our favorite bad taxidermy, &quot;Sad Otter&quot;. All resources for this episode can be found in the shownotes of episode 24, &quot;Emily Spinach&quot; Visit BewilderBeastsPod.com for all episodes. Support the show
Ep 69: Shave and a Haircut One sheep in Australia goes on the &quot;lamb&quot; and comes back from his &quot;ram&quot;springa needing a haircut of epic proportions. Please visit Bewilderbeastspod.com for more information about the show, and pretty please with cherry on top, leave a written review or tell a friend about the show! Resources:  https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/baarack-sheep-domestication-wool.htmlhttps://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/baarack-a-rescued-sheep-getting-more-confident-every-day-after-losing-75-pounds-of-woolhttps://www.edgarsmission.org.au/about-us/faqs/# https://www.bobvila.com/articles/sheeps-wool-insulation/https://www.nantucketconservation.org/when-why-and-how-we-shear-the-sheep/#:~:text=How%20do%20we%20shear%20the,the%20sheep%20and%20shepherd%20alike.https://www.farmsanctuary.org/news-stories/why-do-we-shear-sheep-faqs/https://www.britishwool.org.uk/assets/files/factsheets/2-Why-we-need-to-shear-sheep.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrSCnzR_mA (Mashable)https://www.businessinsider.com/why-sheep-cant-stop-growing-their-fur-2015-9 https://www.livescience.com/52755-sheep-facts.htmlhttps://www.farmsanctuary.org/news-stories/why-do-we-shear-sheep-faqs/Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2. Additional music provided by Pixabay and Freesound.org Support the show
Ep 68: Who Watches The Watchmen? When violent militarized police attack school children protesting for the right to education in Chile, hundreds of homeless street dogs stand in the way.  This story focuses on two of the hundreds of Chilean protesting dogs:  the infamous Negro Matapacos (Bebe), whose likeness pops up wherever social injustice involving police brutality and injustice to kids around the world exists, and El Vaquita, the dog who needed a fake protest to see the vet. ***Resources: https://blurredbylines.com/blog/el-negro-matapacos-riot-dogs-el-vaquita-loukanikos-kanellos-protesters/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_MatapacosDuoLingo has a GREAT podcast where I was able to get ½ of Maria’s story first hand, about how she met and loved Bebe through his life. https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/duolingo-spanish/el-perro-que-protest%C3%B3-the-mjTYP_xl103/ https://thebark.com/content/how-chilean-dog-ended-face-new-york-city-subway-protests https://historyofyesterday.com/the-chilean-street-dog-who-protested-for-educational-reform-bb8d43f09224@midnucas on Twitter : https://twitter.com/midnucas/status/1213619610743758848 (the tweet where El Vaquita, &quot;Little Cow&quot; or &quot;Cowie the dog&quot;needed a fake protest to get him to veterinarian&apos;s for care. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Ep 67: Doom Bloom An invasive little bugger is murdering trees & plants in mid-Atlantic states by sucking them dry, then uses poisonous poop to finish the job. One hero rises above to turn poisonous poop lemons into delicious vomit lemonade. Let&apos;s go!******************Resources: PopSci podcast:  https://www.popsci.com/animals/how-to-make-honey-spotted-lanternflies Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-honey-pennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Bee - Doom Bloom Honey creators: http://philadelphiabee.com/ BillyPenn.com https://billypenn.com/2019/09/13/10-worst-things-about-the-spotted-lanternfly-invasion/PhillyMag.com https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2020/11/23/spotted-lanternfly-honey-pennsylvania/Extension Penn State U, how to comply with SLF active quarantine regulations: https://extension.psu.edu/how-you-can-comply-with-the-spotted-lanternfly-quarantine-regulationsMore about the Spotted Lantern Fly:  https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternflyA youtube video demonstrating pro tips and tricks, on how to kill the SLFhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfNAjUnAZrA And a facebook page because not everything on social media is a dumpster fire. Well, it is, but this should be helpful: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215404745415711/  For The Love of Nature: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wild-child/id1551899680?i=1000557222696 Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2. Additional music provided by Pixabay and Freesound.org More about the show:  Website: BewilderBeastsPod.comEmail: Bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpodBewilderbeastsPod on Facebook and @bewilderbeasts on Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Ep 66: Knights in Shining Flannel The time LL Bean teamed up with a taxidermist and a woman from New Sweden, Maine, to make an unbelievably rare event come back to life for the masses. Plus, moose are hunted by an unusual predator, and one inebriated moose gets stuck in a tree. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Ep 65:The Queen's Cat and The Pig War Three shorter stories that couldn&apos;t quite make an entire episode on their own: A cat on the Queen&apos;s payroll in the UK and a pig who started a nearly 13 year war over land in the Pacific Northwest between the US and Canada. *****I got today’s information from a variety of sources -  On the Queen’s Chief Mouser: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIIIhttps://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/who-were-henry-viiis-wiveshttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-VIII-king-of-Englandhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_(cat)https://www.gov.uk/government/history/10-downing-streetPig War : Which actually started with sheep and a longer, more political boundary dispute, resources if you want to dig deeper than a potato depth on it…I didn’t, I just came here for the pig storyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pig-war-british-american-border-dispute-san-juan-islandhttps://historycollection.com/40-animals-that-changed-history/13/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
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