This week's episode is remarkable for three reasons:
- Jimmy no longer has laryngitis
- We cover many popular weather myths
- We have a guest!
Not just any guest, mind you: Tiffany Arment! Yes, THE Tiffany Arment! Not just A Tiffany Arment!
We cover all kinds of myths:
- Does lightning strike the same place more than once? Yes, of course. Sometimes, it strikes the same guy many times (a guy who later committed suicide over unrequited love, a fact unknown to the hosts and their guest at the time of recording).
- Is it a good idea to hide under an overpass during a tornado? No, it's not, don't do that.
- Does salt melt ice? It keeps it from forming, but it won't melt it outright.
- Are Tiff and Jimmy best friends now? You bet your ass, they are.
There's a lot to cover, so get to listenin'! Stop believing myths! Start believing facts! Don't get hit by lighting seven times!
Tiffany Arment can be found at:
Some Famous Hurricanes
Lighting Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice...
"He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71 over an unrequited love."
I Haven't the Foggiest Idea...
Russian Face Heat Solutions and You
Lifehack: Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze
From the Ombudsman
- (The word Jimmy meant to use was “petrified”, not “mortified”)
- There are a gazillion articles about weather myths, many of which have many of the same myths listed. Joel pulled most of the myths featured in the show from here.
- The closing music for this week wasn't mentioned in the broadcast. It is "Lightning Strikes" by Lou Christie. A very fun song about lighting and how it strikes and strikes again.
- Image credit: "Leiden Lighting" by Carolina Ödman