What were the biggest, baddest and weirdest dinosaurs? Did killer algae take them out? What’s the deal with brontosaurus? Was T-Rex a cannibal? Who fought in the ‘bone wars?’ What kind of car does Predator X eat? Answers to these questions may or may not appear in the “Dinosaur” episode of Caustic Soda. Plus early paleontological blunders!
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Mary Anning, Princess of Paleontology — Mary Anning started hunting for fossils in Lyme Regis in the early 1800s. Around 1811, she uncovered the complete skeleton of an ichthyosaurus. She made several significant contributions to paleontology, so why didn’t she always get credit for her work?
Forensic entomologiest Gavin Pitts joins the hosts to talk about the hemiptera order of insects, more commonly known as ‘true bugs.’ Assassin bugs, chagas disease, bat bugs and water bugs that take down reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals are all on topic! Plus: The Lesser of Two Evils – would you rather spend a few years in an Uzbekistan bug pit or trying to farm out a living under the Khmer Rouge?
A brief history of axes around the world with notable murders, news items, movies, comics and “The Lesser of Two Evils”