TRC #581: Should You Try DIY Sanitizer? + Science x Sonic The Hedgehog + Naming COVID-19

Cristina looks into the proliferation of homemade hand sanitizer tutorials and whether it’s safe to even be promoting the practice. Adam brings us a segment he planned to do during TRC’s live show at Toronto Comicon this year…from a safe distance; how does the science in the latest Sonic The Hedgehog movie stack up? Finally, Darren answers a question from a cuboid who asks, ‘is there an influenza virus separate from the influenza disease? Is calling COVID-19 a virus not accurate?

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Podcast Resources For Teens

The Big Melt Podcast

5 Minutes With An Astronomer

Should You Try DIY Sanitizer? 

CBC: Experts alarmed as recipes for homemade hand sanitizer proliferate online

CNN: Don’t try to make your own hand sanitizer just because there’s a shortage from coronavirus

NY Times: Don’t try to make your own hand sanitizer just because there’s a shortage from coronavirus

blogTO: Pusateris Toronto Lysol Wipes Price-gouging

CBC: Doug Ford calls out Toronto grocer Pusateri’s for ‘disgusting’ price gouging on hand wipes

WHO: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations

CNET: Why you shouldn’t make your own hand sanitizer

Wiki: Alcoholometer

Science x Sonic The Hedgehog 

Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Trailers – YouTube

NASA astronauts tested how fast humans can run on the moon – The Verge

Electromagnetic pulse – Effects – Wikipedia

Sonic is literally a mass baby murderer. – Reddit

Terminal velocity – Wikipedia

Naming COVID-19

Quartz 

World Health Organization  

NYTimes

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