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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Frightened woman at the movies

Amityville truth a shocking horrorArticle has audio

Many people enjoy being scared out of their skin at the movies. Dr Karl peeks from behind his hands to reveal the truth behind one of the most famous horror stories of all. 0 comments

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Eastern sedge frog in lilyFrog fable brought to boil

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 8 commentsArticle has audio
Popular theories abound regarding the frog that never jumps from water slowly rising to boiling point. But these tall tales make Dr Karl hopping mad.

Myth leaves frogs in hot water

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 7 commentsArticle has audio
Frogs are extremely sensitive creatures, but some people still believe you can boil a frog without it noticing. Dr Karl hops on the cause against this cold-blooded practice.

Odds-on, lightning will strike twice

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 7 commentsArticle has audio
Just why it that lightning is likely to strike in the same place more than once? Dr Karl strikes again with a flash report.

Lightning's second strike unlucky for some

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 3 commentsArticle has audio
Being struck by lightning is an experience best avoided. But, according to Dr Karl, standing in the same spot as a previous lightning strike may not be enough to save you.

Teething toddlers down in mouth

Tuesday, 9 November 2010 1 commentsArticle has audio
Is there a link between teething and serious infant illness? Dr Karl wraps his laughing gear around the latest research to get to the tasty tid-bits.

Skipping stone secrets launch maximum spin

Tuesday, 2 November 2010 2 commentsArticle has audio
There's more to getting a stone to skip than simply throwing a flat rock in to the water. Dr Karl comes to grips with a more scientific approach to skipping stones.

A WWII-era Lancaster bomber, similar to that used by the RAF 617 (Dambusters) SquadronBouncing bombs sink like skipping stones

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 6 commentsArticle has audio
There are lots of rather instructive, and destructive, uses for skipping stones. Dr Karl throws some back-spin on the back story of some famous dam-busting bombs.

Friday the 13th phobia simply bad luck

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 3 commentsArticle has audio
In folklore, there are ample examples of misadventure happening to things associated with the number 13. Fingers crossed, Dr Karl reveals the mischief of such mayhem.

Superstitious have Friday on their mind

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 9 commentsArticle has audio
Friday the 13th gives some folks the jitters, believing it to be the unluckiest of days. Yet, being forever sceptical, Dr Karl thinks superstition's writing is on the wall.

Cow burps bump up methane

Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14 commentsArticle has audio
Methane is a serious greenhouse gas. But which end of the cow does it come from? Dr Karl takes a look.

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