TRC #573: Arizona Vortex + Home Alone Booby Traps + ‘The Devastating Consequences Of Urban Violence’ Overview

Darren sucks us into a segment about vortexes after a recent trip to Arizona leaves him scratching his head over their mystical ‘enhanced energy’ claims. Cristina looks behind the movie magic in “Home Alone” using science to assess the real life consequences of the booby traps 8 year old Kevin sets up for the Wet Bandits. Adam rounds out the show with a detailed look at Thomas Abt’s book “Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence”, which uses an evidence based approach to look at issues surrounding urban violence.

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Arizona Vortex

Vortex – Wikipedia 

Visit Sedona 

Skeptoid 

NY Times 

Home Alone Booby Traps

Nerdist: Home Alone Booby Traps Real Life Consequences

Wiki: Home Alone

VSauce: Could You Survive Home Alone?

Vice: Examining The Lethality of the Booby Traps on Home Alone

‘The Devastating Consequences Of Urban Violence’ Overview

Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence–and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets by Thomas Abt – Basic Books

Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence–and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets by Thomas Abt – Goodreads

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