Release the Icelandic Cut
Birds. No one likes them. But how can they balance like they do, perched on wires and branches? It turns out scientists have only recently discovered an avian lumbrosacral organ – literally a second balancing mechanism, in the lower spine of birds. Anthony and Jeff try to make sense of this new discovery and sort through their distrust of birds. And it turns out an entire country of readers has been reading a wildly different version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Icelandic translation has only recently been discovered to be divergent from the original in major ways. Jeff and Anthony look into how that could have happened and try to decide if it is cool or diabolical.
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Today’s stories were https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.01.020982v1 and, sent in by, Tristan Hornsey-Pennell, https://medium.com/@toothpickings/youve-been-reading-the-wrong-dracula-a4446551d1d2
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