TRC #539: The Centrifuge Brain Project + Damaged Egyptian Sculpture + Police and DNA Databases

Happy Spring, Checkers! Pat kicks off the show with one of his fun deep dives and looks into a suspicious online video of an amusement park ride that has gone viral to the tune of over 100 million views. Next up, Darren follows up on his segment from last week to answer ‘why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?’ Finally, Adam examines whether or not the police could track you down using a DNA database and ponders the implications.

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The Centrifuge Brain Project

Schwingmaschine – Amusement Insanity

Wikipedia: Till Nowak

Short Film: The Centrifuge Brain Project

Behind the Scenes of The Centrifuge Brain Project


Framebox animation studio

Till Nowak on Instagram

Till Discusses The Centrifuge Brain Project on The Post Post Podcast

Damaged Egyptian Sculpture

Could Police Track You Down Using A DNA Database?

A Serial Killer Was Caught Because Investigators Found His Family’s DNA On A Website – Buzzfeed News

Using DNA Databases To Find Your Distant Relatives? So Is The FBI. – BuzzFeed News

Identity inference of genomic data using long-range familial searches – Science

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4 Responses to TRC #539: The Centrifuge Brain Project + Damaged Egyptian Sculpture + Police and DNA Databases

  1. Larry Williams says:

    Enjoyed the episode

    The Tim Nowak part was funny, especially the 14 hour bladder busting ferris wheel.

    Adam, you could check DNA phenotyping out next.

    • Adam G. says:

      Cool! I’ve seen this kind of stuff in TV and movies. Curious to see how it stacks up to reality.

      • Larry says:

        I wasn’t too impressed with the samples they showed on the website but it might get better over time as they continue to identify what is associated with a specific facile feature.
        It can’t account for plastic surgery, heavy tans, buck teeth, scars, etc.

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