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Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you’ve heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred, politically incorrect though that may be.
We point the skeptical eye at five popular beliefs about alcoholic beverages.
Another round of famous names from the past: Can you guess whether each is real or fictional?
A look at those few times when hoaxers came closest to fooling those who knew better.
Some believe that oil comes from geological processes rather than from ancient biomass.