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A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
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Jul 18, 2018

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STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE

Vulcan Sculpture in Birmingham, Alabama

Vulcan’s Traffic “Light for Life”

Bessemer Process

Sid Meier's Civilization

Replica of the Parthenon in Memphis, TN

Hagia Sophia in Constantinople

Statue of Zeus

Mausoleum

Philo of Byzantium

Herodotus

Callimachus of Cyrene

Antipater

Pyramids of Giza

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Archimedes’ Screw

Robert Koldewey

Bird of Paradise

Biltmore

Hammered Dulcimer

Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga

Cuneiform

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Loblolly Pine Decline and Leptographium Overview - Auburn University

Frederick Law Olmsted

300 The Movie

Bridge to Nowhere

Neo-Babylonian Empire

Mesopotamia

Sumer

Sargon of Akkad

Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi

Adad Nirari II

Shalmaneser V

Tiglath-Pileser III

Sennacherib

Dr. Stephanie Dalley, “Lost Gardens of Babylon”

Nineveh

Jonah

Kuyunjik Relief

Harappan Civilization

Medes

Persians

Biblical Story of Men Being Thrown in the Fire

Chatsworth House

Democritus

Caesar Augustus

King Kamehameha

 

 

 

 

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May 21, 2018

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STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE

Define “Siege”

Matt’s Audio Book

Warfare Articles Matt Read

Jaws of Defeat Podcast on iTunes

Fort Monroe

Akko

Masada

Siege of Jerusalem

Fort Ticonderoga

World War I Trench Warfare

Eagle’s Nest - Berchtesgaden

Heidelberg Castle

Malta

Battle of Mobile Bay

Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, Siege of Vicksburg

Civil War Anaconda Plan

Grant’s Canal

Alexander the Great and the Siege of Tyre

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Battle of Jericho

List of Siege Engines

Battle for Minas Tirith - The Battle Begins

Battle of Pelennor Fields

Ethan Allen

Ballista

Atlatl

Trebuchet

Sapping

Saltpeter

Agincourt

Moat

William the Conqueror and The Battle of Hastings

Motte and Bailey

Parrott Rifle

Smarter Every Day Whitworth Rifle (Not created yet)

Bessemer Process

Paris Gun

Dora Railway Gun

Siege of Antioch

Define Dysentery

Define Cholera

Valhalla

Valkyrie

Odin

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Rhône River

Rhine River

Charlemagne

Siege of Paris

Sabaton-Winged Hussars

Siege of Vienna

Battle of Stalingrad

Thirty Years’ War

Siege of Baghdad

Battering Ram

An Example of a Sabaton Concert

 

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Jan 30, 2018

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STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE

Bob Clagett’s I Like To Make Stuff YouTube Channel

New Yankee Workshop

3D Printing

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

Fusion 360

Bob’s Song, O Holy Night

Bob Clagett’s Music YouTube Channel

Jimmy Diresta’s YouTube Channel

Making It Podcast

The Bible Project

Kenneth Copeland’s New Jet That God Gave Him

Don Mattingly’s Rookie Baseball Card

George Brett Baseball Card

Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Card

Original Grimlock Transformer Toy

Original Astrotrain Transformer Toy

Slag, Transformer Triceratop

Transformers Matrix of Leadership

Bob Claglett’s Matrix of Leadership Video

Ultra Magnus Transformer Toy

George Carlin’s “Stuff” (Censored)

Lego Space Bot Twitter Account

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Not Forgotten

Weird Fruit Explorer

Red Letter Media

Hawaiian Nuclear Scare

Three Caves

Kwajalein

Justin Thomas

Bob’s Grandfather’s Artwork

Coco the Movie

Mammoth Cave

Jewel Cave

  

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Dec 16, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

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Leanor plays saxophone in the band Five Iron Frenzy

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Leanor’s work with Urban Skye

Scum of the Earth

The Fast Feeling (The new band she sings with)

 

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Forever Your Girl

Weird Al – Off the Deep End

Datsun 210 Hatchback

 

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One Girl Army

Dandelions

Second Season

Handbook For the Sellout

Into Your Veins

Superpowers

I Feel Lucky

Get Your Riot Gear

Every New Day

 

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Nov 17, 2017

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Moon dancing with buckets on their heads

NASCAR

Apple

Samsung Note

 

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The Fifty-Fifty is literally the ninth worst thing you can do on the Internet. It's a terrible game that we regret inventing, and would encourage you to avoid. The Fifty-Fifty is nothing more than a deplorable, ill-conceived, manipulative gimmick designed to channel unwitting participants toward financially supporting this program.

Great! Here's how to play! Simply go to the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com, and click on one of the two boxes. If you choose the correct box, you'll get to watch a spectacular, uplifting video from the world wide web. If you choose the incorrect box, you'll have to watch a troubling video that's likely to have a negative impact on your view of yourself and others. Regrettably, at the end of either video, you'll be directed to the No Dumb Questions Patreon page where you'll be morally obligated to support the program.

AGAIN, WE CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW MUCH THE REWARD OF PLAYING THIS GAME IS GROSSLY OUTWEIGHED BY THE RISK! We both look forward to the day when everyone forgets that the Fifty-Fifty (available at the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com) ever existed, and it passes into the abyss of the forgotten realm where it can never harm anyone again. But until that day please be advised of the following conditions.

1. The Fifty-Fifty is binding in every way. If you choose to play you have entered into a dark pact; that is to say a blood-oath covenant forged in an irrevocable partnership with the very notions of truth and integrity to support this podcast on Patreon (accessible at patreon.com/nodumbquestions). Once you've chosen, of your own free will, under no coercion, and with metaphorical eyes wide open, to go down this path there is no return. We hate that about this game and apologize. Whether you enjoy the winner's video or dab the blood from your eye balls while you suffer through the loser's video, the obligation you've saddled yourself with remains the same. If you play and violate this most sacred of vows, we will know.

2. The fifty-fifty cannot be manipulated. There's literally no way to cheat at this game. And if you try we will know.

3. All participants are required to watch whatever video they end up with IN ITS ENTIRETY with COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED mental focus. If you try to allow your mind to wander so as to reduce scarring on your soul we will know.

There's literally no advantage to anyone to play the Fifty-Fifty, and that's why we so highly discourage it. For those of you who were hoping for a good game we recommend Four Square. Unlike the Fifty-Fifty it's a game of cunning and athleticism with clear rules and objectives. We recommend playing with a regulation 8.5 inch ball outdoors on a windless day in accordance with the official rules available at squarefour.org.

Thank you.

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Oct 25, 2017

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STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE

Brady Haran from Hello Internet

What is the difference between baseball and softball?

What is cricket?

Troy Tulowitzki’s Unassisted Triple Play

See the final score for the New York Yankees game Brady was referring to

New York Yankees

New England Patriots

Super Bowl LI

Denver Broncos

Clemson v. Alabama 2017 National Championship

How do teams make it to the College Football Playoffs

Auburn’s 1957 National Championship

1957 Auburn University Tigers Football Guard Tim Baker Press Photo

The Ashes of English Cricket

Earliest published picture of The Ashes Urn

Pickles the Dog

Griffith Observatory

Player that had son baptized in Stanley Cup

Field of Dreams, the movie

Field of Dreams, the site

Super Bowl Trophy

Major League Baseball Trophy

Stanley Cup

Wimbledon Trophy

French Open Trophy

Australian Open Trophy

Indianapolis 500 Trophy

1985 World Series

Kalman Filter

THE FIFTY-FIFTY DETAILS

The Fifty-Fifty is literally the ninth worst thing you can do on the Internet. It's a terrible game that we regret inventing, and would encourage you to avoid. The Fifty-Fifty is nothing more than a deplorable, ill-conceived, manipulative gimmick designed to channel unwitting participants toward financially supporting this program.
Great! Here's how to play! Simply go to the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com, and click on one of the two boxes. If you choose the correct box, you'll get to watch a spectacular, uplifting video from the world wide web. If you choose the incorrect box, you'll have to watch a troubling video that's likely to have a negative impact on your view of yourself and others. Regrettably, at the end of either video, you'll be directed to the No Dumb Questions Patreon page where you'll be morally obligated to support the program.
AGAIN, WE CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW MUCH THE REWARD OF PLAYING THIS GAME IS GROSSLY OUTWEIGHED BY THE RISK! We both look forward to the day when everyone forgets that the Fifty-Fifty (available at the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com) ever existed, and it passes into the abyss of the forgotten realm where it can never harm anyone again. But until that day please be advised of the following conditions. 

1. The Fifty-Fifty is binding in every way. If you choose to play you have entered into a dark pact; that is to say a blood-oath covenant forged in an irrevocable partnership with the very notions of truth and integrity to support this podcast on Patreon (accessible at patreon.com/nodumbquestions). Once you've chosen, of your own free will, under no coercion, and with metaphorical eyes wide open, to go down this path there is no return. We hate that about this game and apologize. Whether you enjoy the winner's video or dab the blood from your eye balls while you suffer through the loser's video, the obligation you've saddled yourself with remains the same. If you play and violate this most sacred of vows, we will know.

2. The fifty-fifty cannot be manipulated. There's literally no way to cheat at this game. And if you try we will know.

3. All participants are required to watch whatever video they end up with IN ITS ENTIRETY with COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED mental focus. If you try to allow your mind to wander so as to reduce scarring on your soul we will know.

There's literally no advantage to anyone to play the Fifty-Fifty, and that's why we so highly discourage it. For those of you who were hoping for a good game we recommend Four Square. Unlike the Fifty-Fifty it's a game of cunning and athleticism with clear rules and objectives. We recommend playing with a regulation 8.5 inch ball outdoors on a windless day in accordance with the official rules available at squarefour.org.

Thank you.

CONNECT WITH NO DUMB QUESTIONS:

Support No Dumb Questions on Patreon if that sounds good to you

Discuss this episode here

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Matt's Twitter

Destin's Twitter

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OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS ARE ALSO FUN:

Matt's YouTube Channel (The Ten Minute Bible Hour)

Destin's YouTube Channel (Smarter Every Day)

 

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