Episode 230 of TRC is a doozy plain and simple. The show starts off with Adam presenting a far from tired skeptical topic, hibernation. Elan then leads a hockey-themed game of Science Fact or Science Fiction. Pat closes out the show with some sleuthing regarding whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem at Obama’s inauguration.
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How Hibernation Works – HowStuffWorks
Torpor – Wikipedia
Hockey Science Fact or Science Fiction
National Post – Mythbusters: The Stanley Cup playoffs edition
Canada Heritage Moment – Jaques Plante
Wikipedia – Clint Benedict
Wikipedia – Jaques Plante
Wikipedia – Gordie Howe Hat Trick
Bleacher Report – 5 biggest myths in NHL
USA Hockey Magazine – Debunking the myths
Beyonce Lip Sync
Beyonce has since admitted that she used the tape.
Her excuse is that she is a perfectionist and that “the event wasn’t about me,” which I think is code for “I didn’t want to screw up.”
I noticed that Kelly Clarkson used none of those excuses.
Yes indeed. As dumbass says, I think this “admission” jives with what I said in the segment. Definitely two vocal were run and you can see video of them being played simultaneously. Only one vocal is audible on the official broadcast and, I maintain, it was the live vocal.
It’s entirely possible that she was lip-syncing but her microphone was still live, which would account for why the sound of her scarf flapping in the breeze was recorded.
Dumbass (I hated typing that but it’s your screen name). At Shepherd’s site you can see the video with both vocals audible. I maintain the live one was used:
Pat, I certainly would be a hypocrite to call myself Dumbass if I then got upset at people when they actually use that name to refer to me.