TRC #418: Should You Rake Your Leaves? + Name That: World Producers Edition + The Great Pitbull Debate

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Rapper Pit Bull poses for a portrait during the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/AMA2010/Getty Images for DCP) *** Local Caption *** Pit BullOn this week’s show, Darren arms you with advice on whether it’s really necessary to rake your yard leaves and kick them to the curb. Adam bravely gets in the middle of the great pitbull debate.

Lastly, Pat tests the panel’s knowledge of top producing countries with another enlightening game of “Name That”.

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Should You Rake Your Leaves?

Government of Canada website

National Wildlife Federation

The Weather Network

The Great Pitbull Debate

Effectiveness of breed-specific legislation in decreasing the incidence of dog-bite injury

Hospitalisations in people in the Canadian province of Manitoba

Christiane Vadnais, dead after pit bull attack, laid to rest – CBC

Montrealís Pit Bull Ban: What You Need To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask – Mtl Blog

The Problem With Pit Bulls – Time

Pediatric dog bite injuries: a 5-year review of the experience at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mortality, mauling, and maiming by vicious dogs.

Le règlement de Montréal sur les pitbulls suspendu – Radio Canada

Toronto’s pit bulls are almost gone. So why are there more dog bites than ever?

‘But, My Pit Bull Would Never Attack’ May Be Wishful Thinking – Boston.com

Pit Bull Attack! – Skeptoid

Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities — United States, 1995-1996 – CDC Prevention Guidelines Database

Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous? – Live Science

The racist story behind the pit bulls fall from American icon to demon dog

Human Genetic Diversity: Lewontin’s Fallacy

Name That: World Producers Edition

Wikipedia: Countries By Uranium Production

Wikipedia: Countries By Motor Vehicle Production

Wikipedia: Countries by Agricultural Commodities

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3 Responses to TRC #418: Should You Rake Your Leaves? + Name That: World Producers Edition + The Great Pitbull Debate

  1. Alex Murdoch says:

    Congratulations Adam on your impending fatherhood. No doubt Pat and Christina have primed you for the world of woo you are entering. Always wanted to hear a podcast on Skeptical Parenting, so it will be great to hear you share your stories.

    • Adam says:

      Thanks Alex! Just in the world of pregnancy there are already a few potential topics I’ve thought of covering. Effectiveness of pregnancy tests. Determining the sex of the child through ultra sound and all the silly superstitions about other ways of telling the sex. “Months” as a metric for measuring pregnancy and due dates vs. conceptions date and such. Frequency of miscarriages at various stages of pregnancy. All this and we’re just starting the 2nd trimester!

  2. Dean M says:

    Love the podcast. I’ve been an addicted fan for over five years now. Regarding “fall” and “autumn,” usage in the United States may vary by region, but where I grew up (Rocky Mountain West), the two were 100% interchangeable, with “autumn” perhaps sounding a little more formal. But both are absolutely in use in the United States, just like in Canada.

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