Ahoy, Checkers! With all the hype about a potential new planet discovery named “Planet 9”, we thought it would be good to get a reality check from our favourite resident astronomer Dr. Stuart Robbins, host of one of our fave podcasts, Exposing PseudoAstromony. Next, Cristina got excited when she heard a rumour about lettuce being somehow worse than bacon, then realized it’s always best to investigate claims that sound too good to be true. Finally, Adam takes on a segment suggested by former TRC host and all-around good guy Jon Abrams, who asks, “are cats really scared of cucumbers?”
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Planet 9 with Dr. Stuart Robbins
Dr. Stuart Robbins – Exposing PseudoAstronomy
Lettuce Worse Than Bacon?
Modern Farm: Is Eating Lettuce Really Worse For The Environment Than Eating Bacon
The Independent: Vegetarian Diet Bad For Environment
Global News: Eating Lettuce More Than Three Times Worse For Environment Than Eating Bacon
Slate: That Viral Study About How Vegetarians Are Killing The Environment Is Ridiculously Wrong
MSN: Lettuce Is Three Times Worse Than Bacon
PR: VEGETARIAN AND “HEALTHY” DIETS COULD BE MORE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Study: Energy use, blue water footprint, and greenhouse gas emissions for current food consumption patterns and dietary recommendations in the US
Vox: What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists
Grist: Is your cheese killing the planet?
Wired: This isn’t the first time astronomers have found a planet nine
Daily Mail: Processed meats big cancer threat
Cats vs Cucumbers
There’s actually a pretty upsetting reason why cats are afraid of cucumbers – Hello Giggles
People Are Scaring Their Cats with Cucumbers. They Shouldn’t. – National Geographic
Cats are terrified of cucumbers and no one knows exactly why
Jon Abrams on Twitter: “@adamrulz @trc_podcast are cats really scared of cucumbers?”
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