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Welcome to the Jetpack Future

The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company, now listed on the Australian stock exchange, is taking orders for the "world's first practical jetpack" and Jeff couldn't be more excited.  But at $200,000 and at its current size, Anthony wonders if practical is really the right word.  Also, the guys pitch their idea for Jetpack Rescue Squad and Anthony eats during the show, like a real professional.

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Today’s story was sent in by PowderBlueKes: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/personal-jetpacks-cleared-for-take-off-with-australian-stock-market-listing

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Direct download: whc-102-welcometothejetpackfuture.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Zen and the Art of Suicidal Maintenance

The mummified remains of a Buddist monk have been discovered inside a statue that dates back over 1,000 years.  Even more fascinating, studies reveal that the monk may have been self-mummified!  Jeff and Anthony learn the excruciating, lengthy procedure once used to begin the embalming process while still alive, and wonder how enlightened one must be to attempt it.

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Today’s story was sent in by Chrysophase: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/buddha-statue-reveals-remains-of-mummified-monk-inside/2015/02/24/3e4a0fd8-bc56-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html

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Direct download: whc-101-zenandtheartofsuicidalmaintenance.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Gross Income (Live from Nerdmelt)

A very special 100th episode of We Have Concerns, recorded in front of a live audience at the Nerdmelt Showroom in Los Angeles!  Anthony and Jeff discuss the potential to sell your feces to science for use in treating patients with C diff.  Donors can earn up to $13,000 per year for their excrement, but the standards are quite high for what constitutes sellable poop.

Special thanks to Christian Spicer and Punchclub Sketch Comedy for inviting We Have Concerns to be a part of this live event, and Ryan Kolak for recording video.

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Today's story was sent in by Erin Kys: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/29/you-can-earn-13000-a-year-selling-your-poop/?tid=pm_pop

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Direct download: whc-100-grossincomelivefromnerdmelt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Why We Can't Have Mice Things

A new article on i09 describes animal behaviorist John Calhoun's quest to create the perfect mouse city, complete with abundant food, recreation, and even rodent apartments.  Now referred to as the "Behavioral Sink", the utopian underground mouse habitat quickly degraded into an apocalypse, as the mice turned on one another and the bloated population died out.  Anthony and Jeff can't help but see parallels to modern life, but also take a moment to consider what kind of guy spends his time attempting to perfect rat cities.

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Today's story was sent in by QuantumSparkle: http://io9.com/how-rats-turned-their-private-paradise-into-a-terrifyin-1687584457

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Direct download: whc-099-whywecanthavemicethings.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

The No Deathbot Guarantee*

*not necessarily a guarantee

One robotics company, Clearpath Robotics, has promised never to make autonomous killing machines, and hopes all future tech companies will get on board with the no killer robot promise.  Problem solved, right?  Jeff and Anthony aren't so sure, and see a future where solemnly swearing with no take-backs might not be enough.  This episode also features French robots, so there's that.

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Today's story was sent in by hkarsch: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/can-now-build-autonomous-killing-machines-thats-bad-idea/

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Direct download: whc-098-thenodeathbotguarantee.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Hale Hydra

The tiny organism known as the hydra is a half inch tube of jelly that inhabits fresh water all over the world, and it may well be functionally immortal.  What does that mean?  Anthony and Jeff try to make sense of a creature that can re-grow any part of itself and live for thousands of years - and imagine what that might be like for them.

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Today's story was sent in by PowderBlueKes: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-hydra/

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Direct download: whc-097-halehydra.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Harvest Moon

Now that private companies are getting into space, the legalities of who can own celestial bodies comes into question.  Specifically, a company called Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas wants to start selling inflatable habitats and property on the moon.  Jeff and Anthony discuss the archaic treaties and laws that govern space ownership now, how it might change, and, of course, space pirates.

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Today's story was sent in by Dragonfire45:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/science/a-business-plan-for-space.html?ref=science&_r=1

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Direct download: whc-096-harvestmoon.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Spousal Recall

According to researchers at Macquarie University, couples in long-term relationships develop inter-connected memory systems.  Each partner can remember only a few details, but together they piece together a more accurate whole, ostensibly off-loading parts of the job to the other.  Anthony is intrigued by this, and what it means for replacing human interaction with machines, while Jeff wonders how much can just be attributed to laziness and coincidence.

 

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Direct download: whc-095-spousalrecall.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Super Villain Face

A Venezuelan man had his face surgically altered to look like the Red Skull - Captain America's arch-nemesis in Marvel Comics.  His nose was removed, his brow was enlarged, his skin was reddened, and even his eyeballs were tattooed black.  Jeff thinks this is horrifying and has very bad implications for the man's state of mind.  Anthony thinks we only get one shot at life and if this makes him happy, so be it.  Both of them wonder what his kid must go through at school.

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Today's story was sent in by Jason Sapir: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/05/man-has-face-altered-to-look-like-red-skull

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Direct download: whc-094-supervillainface.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

A new study shows that longer, fast-paced running sessions are just as bad for you as not running at all. How much exercise is genuinely good for you? And why do we always think more is better? 

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Today's story was sent in by pariah1165: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-running-health-20150202-story.html and http://time.com/3692668/when-exercise-does-more-harm-than-good/

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Direct download: whc-093-runningisfordicks.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

What's more ethical: a life sentence in prison, or a drug that slows someone's perception of time to make them feel like they've spent 10 life sentences in a day? The question was asked last year by an Oxford University professor, but isn't the real question: if we could make a drug that let people do multiple lifetimes of thinking, why would we waste it on punishment instead of giving brilliant minds multiple lifetimes to solve human problems? Also what's it like to feel like you have an itch for 1,000 years? 

[editor's note: I came so close to calling this episode "ONE MILLION YEARS DUNGEON." WHERE MY LEMONGRAB FANS AT???]

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Today's story was submitted by d3vourm3nt: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10697529/Prisoners-could-serve-1000-year-sentence-in-eight-hours.html (original essay: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/08/enhanced-punishment-can-technology-make-life-sentences-longer/)

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Direct download: whc-092-feelslikeforever.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Content with Content

Songwriter and youtube song-a-day artist Jonathan Mann has a new video online advocating for abolishing the term "Content Creator" for people who release things on the web.  His position is that the term diminishes things designed to be distributed on the online, making them disposable.  As individuals who have been described as "content creators" themselves, Anthony and Jeff discuss what this semantic change might mean, and why the desire to make quality creative endeavors on the web can be challenging.

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Direct download: whc-091-contentwithcontent.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Under the Sea

A Japanese corporation wants to build the perfect underwater city of the future. That is both a real thing that's happening and also something that sounds like the plot of a nightmarish disaster movie. 

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Today's story was submitted by Andrew Nicholds: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/20/ocean-spiral-japan-underwater-city

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Direct download: whc-090-underthesea.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Sit Stand Die (with Justin Robert Young)

How easily you can sit down and stand back up without using your hands can supposedly tell you how long you'll have to live. Jeff and Anthony are joined by Justin Robert Young and to try the test for themselves.

Thanks to Justin Robert Young for joining us! Check out his other shows: Night Attack (http://nightattack.tv), and JuRY Talks (http://jurytalks.com/)

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Today's story was submitted byAllam Kalyan: http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-life/exercise-predicts-death/

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Direct download: whc-089-sitstanddie.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Inception Made Easy

A new article describes just how easy it is to induce false memories in subjects.  In fact, researchers were able to to convice patients that they had done horrible things, including assault with a deadly weapon, even when they had done noting fo the sort. Jeff is mystified about how quickly and easily the human brain is bamboozled. while Anthony is worried about what happens to the patients after this kind of dishonest study is complete.

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Today's Story: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2015/01/19/psychologists-can-give-false-memories-committed-crime/#.VMQpby6hhaZ

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Direct download: whc-088-inceptionmadeeasy.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

The Assassin Defense

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is attempting to skirt allegations of domestic abuse by claiming that his girlfriend is a trained assassin.  Jeff and Anthony proceed to mock any man who would physically assault his partner, and this man in particular for trying to avoid the issue in such an unbelieveable way.

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Today's story was submitted byChristopher Arnold: http://www.tcpalm.com/newsy/nascars-kurt-busch-claims-exgirlfriend-is-trained-assassin

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Direct download: whc-087-theassassindefense.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Leaf it Alone

The Australian Gympie-Gympie plant is the one of the most painfully poisonous in the world. People who have just rubbed up against it have gone mad with pain and tried to shoot off their own appendages with guns.

So, like... Would you touch it? Maybe... Maybe we should touch it.

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Today's story was submitted by Josh Thibodeau: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/

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Direct download: whc-086-leafitalone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

This Has All Happened Before

A 23 year-old man has been experiencing constant deja vu for seven years. What would it be like to have the feeling that everything you experienced has happened before? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? (see what I did there?)

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Today's story was sent in by Zackie! Thanks, Zackie! http://www.livescience.com/49212-deja-vu-all-over-again-man-trapped-time-loop.html

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Direct download: whc-085-allofthishashappenedbefore.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

Fertility Pro Grammar

A new study finds that men who interact with women during the fertile period of their menstrual cycle tend to be more creative with their grammar. Anthony is impressed that human "peacocking" extends into speech patterns, while Jeff is just amazed that men can pick up on when women are most fertile.

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Today's Story: http://theconversation.com/men-get-creative-with-grammar-when-they-want-to-impress-fertile-women-5279

Today's story was sent in by YSSMAN via the subreddit

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Direct download: whc-084-fertilityprogrammar.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Anthony found an article outlining the evidence that Earth is headed for its 6th great extinction event.  Animals going extinct, global food tables imbalanced, resource scarcity, all lead up to a massive, worldwide catastrophe.  He proceeds to use these facts to completely bum Jeff out.  Listen as the show decends into total depression.

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Today's story: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo

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Direct download: whc-083-weredoomed.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Two Birds With One Stoned

A group of researchers studying the effects of alcohol on speech decided to get some birds drunk.  They divided a group of zebra finches - birds that learn and produce sounds similar to humans - into two groups.  One sipped pure juice and the other a mixture of ethanol and juice.  The results may shock you.  Or not.  Jeff and Anthony wonder how a group of researchers can spend grant money intoxicating birds, and why the fact that they slur their tweets is news to anyone.

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Today's story: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/12/31/drunken-birds-slur-songs/#.VLzEhUfF98G

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Direct download: whc-082-twobirdswithonestoned.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:57am PDT

Do What You Scan

A review led by a brain scientist at MIT found growing evidence that brain scans can predict future behaviors.  If, one day, we are able to simply scan our brains to determine what kinds of activities we are more inclined to excel at, or problems we may encounter, will that lead to a healthier, more adaptive populace, or one shackled to in-born tendencies?  Anthony and Jeff wrestle with that question, and try to predict what their own brain scans might indicate.

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Today's story: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/07/375589387/brain-scans-may-help-predict-future-problems-and-solutions

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Lay Around on Your Astronaut

NASA is conducting a study about the long-term effects of weightlessness by asking applicants to stay completely horizontal for 70 days.  In exchange for staying in bed and never standing up up, even to use the restroom or shower, NASA will pay test subjects $18,000, which works out to $1,200 per week or $257 per day.  Anthony and Jeff wonder if they could stand it, and why NASA is holding out on horizontal showering technology for everyone.

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Today's story: http://uk.businessinsider.com/nasa-will-pays-you-to-lie-in-bed-2013-9

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

A court in Argentina just upheld an animal rights group's request to have an orangutan appear in a court, saying it's illegal to hold 'non-human persons' in cages. Whoops, apes are people now. So is this a good thing? How smart are animals? What sort of rights should they have? Also: what kind of animal skin makes the best sneakers?

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

In order to find a way to stop bedbugs, Regine Gries allowed herself to be bitten by them 180,000 times over a period of five years. Also, did you know that there's billionaire dinosaur porn? That's unrelated, but it doesn't mean we're not going to talk about it for 10 minutes or whatever.

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Today's story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141224103113.htm

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:56am PDT

What makes you you? Is the self somewhere in the body or the brain? If you downloaded your brain into a new body, would it be you? ANSWER ME (whatever 'me' is)

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Today's story was sent in on Twitter and I can't find the guy who sent it. Sorry: http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/12/what-makes-you-you.html 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

A woman has a condition that makes her see dragons wherever she goes. Anthony and Jeff discuss perception and reality, and if we know what we see is real.

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Today's story was sent in by Erin Kys: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/12/05/prosopometamorphopsia-the-woman-who-saw-dragons/

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Laser Trains!

Every Autumn, falling leaves create hazards for the railways. Trains compress the debris by running over it, and the resulting surface becomes slick and unsafe.  The solution? Lasers! One Dutch company has developed a way to blast the rails clean with high-tech lasers mounted to the front of the trains - which, of course, inspires Jeff and Anthony to pitch their new action/adventure trilogy, Laser Trains!

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Today's Story: http://nautil.us/blog/the-long-hard-quest-to-create-digital-smells

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Direct download: whc-075-lasertrains.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

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