TRC #386: Planet 9 with Dr. Stuart Robbins + Lettuce Worse Than Bacon? + Cats vs Cucumbers

Cats-and-New-Major-Enemy-the-CucumberAhoy, 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

Exposing PseudoAstronomy Blog

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


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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