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TRC #433: Fingerprint Theft From Selfies? + Revisiting Celebrity Death Stats + The Birthday Paradox

Pat kicks off this week’s show with a touchy news item making the rounds claiming hackers can steal our fingerprints from selfies. Darren digs into some new analyses on whether celebrity deaths were more rampant in 2016 after all. Finally, … Continue reading

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TRC #285: Raelians and Clitoral Restoration + Planning Your Own Death 2 + Drinking Fluids For Cold

With the full crew in attendance, episode 285 of The Reality Check delivers some top notch skeptical content. Adam starts things off by looking into the Raelian movement and their clitoral restoration efforts. Next, Pat brings us the second half of … Continue reading

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TRC #284: Planning Your Own Death + Yawning + Does Chocolate Contain Insects

With Adam away the gang is short-staffed for episode 284 but still deliver the goods! Pat leads things off with a very interesting segment about planning for your own death. Elan then answers a listener question about yawning. Darren ends the … Continue reading

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TRC #267: Supervised Injection Sites + Who Owns The Future + Are Refrigerators Death Traps?

Episode 267 is here!   First the gang is joined by Dina Tsirlin who explores supervised injection sites such as Insight in Vancouver.   Next the panel has a heated discussion about the book “Who Owns The Future” by Jaron Lanier.  Finally, … Continue reading

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The Reality Check #147: Asbestos + Fan Death + Exercise on an Empty Stomach Myth

Adam talks about the dangerous, yet natural, substance asbestos and Canada’s role interfering with international safety regulations of it. Jon discusses “fan death”, the popular Korean belief that sleeping in an enclosed room with an electric fan can kill you. … Continue reading

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