TRC #454: Gas Pump Icon + Himalayan Salt Lamps + Why Do We Cook At 350 Degrees?

On this week’s show, Darren takes a closer look at the fuel icon on your car’s dashboard. Adam channels his skepticism into fact-checking the various purported claims of Himalayan Salt Lamps. Finally, Cristina cooks up a segment about why 350 degrees is a universal sweet spot.

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Gas Pump Icon

Snopes

Lifehacker

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan salt – Wikipedia

Himalayan Salt Benefits: How to use it for all that ails you!

Salt lamp – Rational Wiki

How Do Salt Lamps Work – Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits Learn From the Best

Himalayan Salt Lamps – Health Benefits & How To Use It

The Saga of Runolfr: Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps

Salt lamp – Rational Wiki

Complementary and alternative medicine for bronchial asthma: is there new evidence? – PubMed – NCBI

Ho-ho Hokum? Chocolates that lift mood. Lamps that bust stress. Shoes that shed pounds. Can these gifts be for real? – LA Times

Why Do We Cook At 350 Degrees?

The Atlantic: What’s So Great About 350 Degrees?

Cooks Illustrated: Oven Thermometers

The Maillard Reaction

Wiki: Maillard Reaction

Science of Cooking: Maillard Reaction

The Kitchn: What’s So Special About 350 F

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