TRC #241: Breast Cancer Screening + Sweat + Pong

pongThe guys bring it in a big way for episode #241 of The Reality Check with 3 top notch segments. Pat leads things off with an interesting looking into whether or not breast cancer screening leads to more harm than good. Adam then teaches us all about the various varieties of sweat. Elan closes out the show by answering the question: was Pong the first ever video game?

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Breast Cancer Screening


Guidelines on Screening

Globe and Mail

Huffington Post


Eccrine sweat gland – Wikipedia

Apocrine sweat gland – Wikipedia

Why You Have B.O. and Other Sweaty Facts – Gizmodo

Deodorant – Wikipedia


Wikipedia – Pong

Wikipedia – First video game

Ontario Science Center: Game On 2.0

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3 Responses to TRC #241: Breast Cancer Screening + Sweat + Pong

  1. Donovan Willett says:

    I was listening to the story about sweat when one little thing caught my ear. You mentioned that it is believed that pit hair helps in that it wicks sweat away from the skin, allowing it to evaporate quicker. Part of me wonders if pubic hair serves a similar function, in that case not only to reduce odor, but also helping avoid other problems that arise from overly moist skin, especially there by the genitilia.

    Good show, and keep up the good work.

  2. Adam says:

    Yes, pubic hair serves the same function, as do hairs around the nipples. Basically in all areas that have those particular glands there is similar curly hair that serves that purpose, it is simply more concentrated in the arm pits which I why I made that mention. Crotch sweat is very similar to underarm sweat, there’s just not as much of it.

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