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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 13h ago
We spend somewhere around a third of our lives sleeping, but why? Learn what happens when you sleep (and what happens when you don't) in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 1d ago
Stop signs were always the red octagons we know today -- so how was the color chosen, and why has it stuck? Learn about the history and psychology of red traffic signals in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 2d ago
This horned holiday demon has entered our pop culture consciousness, but where do Krampus legends come from? Learn about the history of Krampusnacht in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 3d ago
The ways we think about funerals are bound to change over time, but the 1960s was a real turning point. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 5d ago
Neanderthals were more like us than we previously thought, but could they laugh? Learn why researchers think they could in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 5d ago
Gelatin makes Jell-O wiggle and provides texture to all sorts of products, but what is it made of? Learn what's happening on a molecular level when you use gelatin in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 1w ago
Humans are one of the only mammals to commonly experience balding. Learn the science behind thinning hair in this episode of BrainStuff. 

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Your voice sounds different in recordings than it does to your own ears, but why? Learn the science behind this phenomena in today's classic episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 1w ago
The kilogram used to be measured against an agreed-upon chunk of metal stored in France, but no longer. Learn the new measure of this standard unit of measurement in today's episode of BrainStuff.

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Brain Stuff by Iheartradio & Howstuffworks - 1w ago
Researchers, like zombies, are interested in brains of all kinds. Learn a few basics about how donating your brain to science works in this episode of BrainStuff.

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