TRC #242: Cosmetics Industry + Dinosaur Myths + Kitchen Sink vs. Toilet

cosmeticsWith Elan unable to make the recording for episode 242 of The Reality Check, Pat’s wife Cristina stands in and delivers a great opening segment taking a skeptical look at the cosmetics industry. Next, Darren looks into a number of dinosaur myths. Adam closes things out by answering if your kitchen sink is dirtier than your toilet.

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SHOW NOTES

Cosmetics Industry

20 Reasons Not to Trust Cosmetic Labels: A Columbia University dermatologist reveals the truth behind the marketing jargon.

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/reading-cosmetic-labels

Guidelines for Cosmetic Advertising and Labelling Claims
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cosmet/index-eng.php

“Is Creme de La Mer just a giant scam?”

http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f47/cr-me-de-la-mer-just-giant-scam-94467.html

The Cosmetic Cop
http://www.paulaschoice.com

Dinosaur Myths

New Scientist

Guardian

About.com

Kitchen Sink vs. Toilet

FYI, Your Kitchen Is Probably Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/food-wine/kitchen-dirtier-than-toilet-seat_b_1610405.html

MythBuster episode 135 – Hidden Nasties

http://mythbustersresults.com/hidden-nasties

 

 

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11 Responses to TRC #242: Cosmetics Industry + Dinosaur Myths + Kitchen Sink vs. Toilet

  1. Caffiene says:

    Brontosaurus is actually the old/incorrect name for the Apatosaurus, not the Brachiosuarus.

    Also: more Cristina in future, plz 🙂

    • Wesley Harding says:

      Also, Allosaurus was not a sauropod, but a therapod related to T.rex. I think Darren meant to say Apatosaurus.

  2. Tim Fletcher says:

    And Stegosauri wouldn’t work. It’s a third declension, I think. Latin endings are generally not needed for loan words. Most grammarians suggest when pluralizing loan words to use the English plural system. Stegosauruses.

  3. Darren McKee says:

    Hi all,
    Yes, you are correct gentlemen. I did mean to say Apatosaurus (but one of the heads of the old Bronto was then re-named Brachio).
    Finally, I was sure when I said it that Stegosauri was wrong. 🙂

    Thanks for listening!

  4. Adam says:

    Apparently we can do a whole episode on getting dinosaur names wrong!!!

  5. Greg Reagle says:

    I immensely enjoyed this episode, as usual. You achieve a great combination of humor and education. Cristina did a great job–I’d love to hear her again.

    Here is an article about the effectiveness of microwaving sponges in order to kill germs, which was mentioned in the episode: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20070124/microwave-kills-germs-sponges

    Why does Adam call us “cuboids?”

  6. Elan Dubrofsky says:

    Why does Adam call us “cuboids?”

    That’s like asking how Strongbad types with boxing gloves on.

    • Tim Fletcher says:

      Elan, Homestarrunner was updated last like 5 years ago. Does anyone get Strongbad references anymore?

      It’s like making a zombocom joke.

      Then again, I got it. So that’s fair.

    • Tina says:

      I have been catching up and binge listening to all the old podcasts, as I have only recently discovered this podcast and it’s phenomenal work you all do. I Googled “Why does Adam call us cuboids?” And found this thread.

      Best. Answer. Ever.

      It’s just one of those unanswerable riddles; why does Adam call us cuboids? How does Strongbad type with boxing gloves? Why is a raven like a writing desk? All in the same circle of illogical nonsense.

      • Pat says:

        I answered this question in an interview about TRC last week on another podcast (the Phil Ferguson show). Now I wish I could take my answer back and replace it with this one!

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