TRC #558: Can Hippos Swim? + Neil deGrasse Tweetstorm + Mona Lisa True Colours

After we posted a funny meme on TRC’s Facebook page, a couple of Checkers question whether hippos can really swim so Pat goes on a mission to find out. Simple yes or no answer, right? Not on this show! Darren breaks down Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweet and apology around recent U.S. shootings that made some people more than a little upset. Finally, Adam gives us a cool art history lesson after visiting an exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci and realizing the Mona Lisa may not be who she seems.

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Can Hippos Swim?

BBC – World’s Deadliest Animals

Indiana Public Media: Do Hippos Swim?

The Atlantic – How Do Hippos Move Through Water

Nat Geo: Hippopotamus

San Diego Zoo: Hippos

Live Science: Hippos

Wikipedia: Hippopotamus

Nat Geo Kids: Ten Hippo Facts

Neil deGrasse Tweetstorm

Facebook NDT apology

NDT’s Twitter


Yahoo News

Mona Lisa True Colours


True Colors of Ancient Greek and Roman Statues – Moco-choco

Whitewashing Ancient Statues: Whiteness, Racism And Color In The Ancient World – Forbes

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