My guest for today is David Shand, from South Africa. We met in his adopted home of Chishang, Taiwan and chatted ceaselessly about random topics for two days. This podcast contains a snippet of those conversations.
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This osprey totally derailed our conversation.
This egret is was pretty cool to watch as well.
A darian redstart.
As soon as we recorded this podcast, we saw custard apples for sale everywhere. Yum!
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- David was totally right: Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same thing. The only difference is where they originate.
- Even as the threat of war builds, wildlife is flourishing in the DMZ. National Geographic has a great series of photos from the most dangerous part of the Earth.
- Atomic bombs use fission, whereas hydrogen bombs use fusion. USA Today offers a longer explanation.
- Some US diplomats were attacked in Cuba. This may have come from a mysterious sonic weapon.
- Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, died in 2007 at age 92. He had no regrets about dropping the bomb.
- Trusty Wikipedia has info about baghouses.
- Here's some more info about Chromium 6.
- And here's an article about the North Korean defector who was shot six times by his own countrymen. He had “enormous parasites” in his guts.
Airplane! car phone scene