‘The ketogenic diet is a nutritionist’s nightmare. High in saturated fat and VERY low in carbohydrates, “keto” is adopted by a growing population to paradoxically promote weight loss and mental well-being. Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? To the uninitiated, keto defies all common sense, inviting skeptics to wave it off as an unnatural “bacon-and-steak” fad diet…’
Does owning a gun change your behavior?
‘Back in the 1990s, Congress effectively banned the scientific study of gun violence. Still, a handful of researchers plugged on and produced a small body of work about the effect of the presence of guns on the human psyche. Chuck and Josh look at the evidence…’
What’s the deal with diplomatic immunity?
‘You’ve heard all about diplomatic immunity, but we’ll bet you don’t really know how it works. Take some time to get into the nuts and bolts of this ancient and bizarre international custom and just how an embassy can be considered sovereign soil in this episode of SYSK…’
Ridiculous Martial Arts Myths You Won’t Believe Are Real
‘Jackie Chan has made a living convincing viewers that everything from a shoestring to a colander is a deadly weapon. And while that frozen fish might cause some solid food poisoning if ingested, it is perhaps slightly unrealistic to believe that you could kill 20 yakuza with it. But hey, it’s movieland — any ridiculous thing could be a deadly weapon in the hands of the right martial arts star. We’ve seen countless goateed Asian men butchered by folding fans and chopsticks.
‘Good news, murderers with regular access to Chinese restaurants! You can seriously mess some folks up with both of those items…’