Zeptoseconds and Mummy Twinkies

Scientists have measured the shortest unit of time ever: the time it takes a light particle to cross a hydrogen molecule: 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second, or a decimal point followed by 20 zeroes and a 1. Anthony and Jeff sort through all of the smallest units of time and how they were named. Then, Colin Purrington thought that Twinkies could never go bad, so he bit into one he had been holding onto for 8 years. What he found led him to send it to some fungi scientists. Jeff and Anthony discuss what happened to these horrifying treats, perfect for Spook-tober!

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This one, submitted by jinxed1101: https://www.livescience.com/zeptosecond-shortest-time-unit-measured.html

And this one, submitted by Jeff The Underscore Rose: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/923411578/a-disturbing-twinkie-that-has-so-far-defied-science

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