TRC #309: WWI Myths + Great Outdoors Game + Toasting to Avoid Poisoning

cheers1With Darren away at a conference, former TRC host Jon Abrams steps in to take over the hosting duties for episode 309 of The Reality Check, and leads things off with a segment where he discusses a number of World War 1 myths. Next, Elan leads a game of Science Fact or Science Fiction: Great Outdoors Edition. Adam closes things out by looking into the origin of toasting glasses comes from people trying to avoid getting poisoned.

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World War 1 Myths

10 WWI Myths by Dan Snow – BBC News

Timeline of WWI

Naming of WWI – Oxford English Dictionary

Was WWI the first world war? – BBC News

Great Outdoors Game

5 Urban Myths About Outdoors Debunked

CDC – A Guide to Drinking Water Treatment and Sanitation for Backcountry & Travel Use

Mayo Clinic – Poison Ivy

FDA – Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

Scientopia – Does your menstrual blood attract bears?

Wikipedia – Snakebite

10 facts about mosquitoes

Wikipedia – Mosquito


Why Do We Clink Wine Glasses? – Snopes

Toast (honor) – Wikipedia


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