019 - Urinal Confessions and Soft War

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1. The Fifty-Fifty is binding in every way. If you choose to play you have entered into a dark pact; that is to say a blood-oath covenant forged in an irrevocable partnership with the very notions of truth and integrity to support this podcast on Patreon (accessible at patreon.com/nodumbquestions). Once you've chosen, of your own free will, under no coercion, and with metaphorical eyes wide open, to go down this path there is no return. We hate that about this game and apologize. Whether you enjoy the winner's video or dab the blood from your eye balls while you suffer through the loser's video, the obligation you've saddled yourself with remains the same. If you play and violate this most sacred of vows, we will know.

2. The fifty-fifty cannot be manipulated. There's literally no way to cheat at this game. And if you try we will know.

3. All participants are required to watch whatever video they end up with IN ITS ENTIRETY with COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED mental focus. If you try to allow your mind to wander so as to reduce scarring on your soul we will know.

There's literally no advantage to anyone to play the Fifty-Fifty, and that's why we so highly discourage it. For those of you who were hoping for a good game we recommend Four Square. Unlike the Fifty-Fifty it's a game of cunning and athleticism with clear rules and objectives. We recommend playing with a regulation 8.5 inch ball outdoors on a windless day in accordance with the official rules available at squarefour.org.

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018 - Sportsball with Brady Haran

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BRADY HARAN'S INTERNETTING:
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STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE:
Brady Haran from Hello Internet
What is the difference between baseball and softball?
What is cricket?
Troy Tulowitzki’s Unassisted Triple Play
See the final score for the New York Yankees game Brady was referring to
New York Yankees
New England Patriots
Super Bowl LI
Denver Broncos
Clemson v. Alabama 2017 National Championship
How do teams make it to the College Football Playoffs
Auburn’s 1957 National Championship
1957 Auburn University Tigers Football Guard Tim Baker Press Photo
The Ashes of English Cricket
Earliest published picture of The Ashes Urn
Pickles the Dog
Griffith Observatory
Player that had son baptized in Stanley Cup
Field of Dreams, the movie
Field of Dreams, the site
Super Bowl Trophy
Major League Baseball Trophy
Stanley Cup
Wimbledon Trophy
French Open Trophy
Australian Open Trophy
Indianapolis 500 Trophy
1985 World Series
Kalman Filter

THE FIFTY-FIFTY DETAILS:
The Fifty-Fifty is literally the ninth worst thing you can do on the Internet. It's a terrible game that we regret inventing, and would encourage you to avoid. The Fifty-Fifty is nothing more than a deplorable, ill-conceived, manipulative gimmick designed to channel unwitting participants toward financially supporting this program.
Great! Here's how to play! Simply go to the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com, and click on one of the two boxes. If you choose the correct box, you'll get to watch a spectacular, uplifting video from the world wide web. If you choose the incorrect box, you'll have to watch a troubling video that's likely to have a negative impact on your view of yourself and others. Regrettably, at the end of either video, you'll be directed to the No Dumb Questions Patreon page where you'll be morally obligated to support the program.
AGAIN, WE CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW MUCH THE REWARD OF PLAYING THIS GAME IS GROSSLY OUTWEIGHED BY THE RISK! We both look forward to the day when everyone forgets that the Fifty-Fifty (available at the5050.com or thefiftyfifty.com) ever existed, and it passes into the abyss of the forgotten realm where it can never harm anyone again. But until that day please be advised of the following conditions. 

1. The Fifty-Fifty is binding in every way. If you choose to play you have entered into a dark pact; that is to say a blood-oath covenant forged in an irrevocable partnership with the very notions of truth and integrity to support this podcast on Patreon (accessible at patreon.com/nodumbquestions). Once you've chosen, of your own free will, under no coercion, and with metaphorical eyes wide open, to go down this path there is no return. We hate that about this game and apologize. Whether you enjoy the winner's video or dab the blood from your eye balls while you suffer through the loser's video, the obligation you've saddled yourself with remains the same. If you play and violate this most sacred of vows, we will know.

2. The fifty-fifty cannot be manipulated. There's literally no way to cheat at this game. And if you try we will know.

3. All participants are required to watch whatever video they end up with IN ITS ENTIRETY with COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED mental focus. If you try to allow your mind to wander so as to reduce scarring on your soul we will know.

There's literally no advantage to anyone to play the Fifty-Fifty, and that's why we so highly discourage it. For those of you who were hoping for a good game we recommend Four Square. Unlike the Fifty-Fifty it's a game of cunning and athleticism with clear rules and objectives. We recommend playing with a regulation 8.5 inch ball outdoors on a windless day in accordance with the official rules available at squarefour.org.

Thank you.

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012 - Darth Vader with Mickey Mouse Ears

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Stuff We Talked About In This Episode:
INTRO

Ready Player One Trailer
Where is the tenderloin?
Case New Holland Industrial
Cake (1990s band)
Michelin
Stupid Star Wars Dancing Crap Brandtastrophe - YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO LOOK AWAY - IT'S LIKE WATCHING A TRAINWRECK ON TOP OF A TIRE FIRE ALL PILED IN A GIANT DUMPSTER FLOATING THROUGH AN EVEN MORE GIANT SEWER ON A RAFT MADE OF DISAPPOINTMENT AND SELF-LOATHING
Star Wars Mickey Mouse Ears
Snapchat
Instagram
Mike Rugnetta - Reasonably Sound
Oprah
Jerry Seinfeld
Michael Jordan
LeBron James
Gordon Ramsay
Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton
Michael Jordan
Rolex
Coca-Cola
Pepsi
Chevy
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Poland
Alabama
John McCain Concession Speech
Apple (Justin Long commercials)
Nike
Craig Engels
Google
Walmart
Levi's
CNN
Philip DeFranco
Graffiti in Pompeii
Chi Rho
Branding Cattle
Fellowship of the Ring Cast Tattoo

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010 - Dinosaurs, Wolves, and Emily Graslie

008 - The North Korea Problem and Matt's Issues with Meat

006 - What is The Grabbler?

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SECTION 1: DAZZLE CAMOFLAGE
Dazzle Camoflage
Battle of Salamis

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RP1 wikipedia entry

SECTION 2: LOGAN
Logan Trailer (featuring Johnny Cash's Hurt)

SECTION 3: A PASTOR DEALING WITH TRAGEDY
The sermon on tragedy Destin is referencing
Great, animated summary of the book of Job
Martyrs Read Joel Osteen Tweets

SECTION 4: 3D PRINTABLE HOUSES
Apis-cor 3D printed house

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SECTION 5: OCCUPATIONAL MISCONCEPTIONS

SECTION 6: WHAT IF A CONJOINED TWIN MURDERED SOMEONE?
 
Conjoined Twins: An Historical, Biological and Ethical Issues Encyclopedia
The Italian incident Destin referenced:

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005 - Talking Backwards? (And Other Freakish Human Skills)

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SECTION 1: SKILLS
Destin's Cat Flipping Video
Feline High Rise Syndrome
Destin’s Business Cards
1980’s Frosted Flakes Ad

AD 1: http://www.thefiftyfifty.com
(A gimmick to get you to consider supporting on Patreon)

SECTION 2: BACKWARDS TALKING WITH KURT QUINN
Kurt's YouTube Channel
His Instagram
His Twitter
His Email

AD 2: WORD OF MOUTH
(Please share the podcast with a cool person)

SECTION 3: LIGHTNING ROUND
Questions from Patrons
Freakish Human Skills thread in the Subreddit (pics or it didn’t happen)
Leave a review on iTunes
What skill are you personally working on?

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We prioritize questions from Patreon

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004 - What Is the Fifty-Fifty?

Matt and Destin introduce the world to "The Fifty-Fifty" and respond to the first wave of listener feedback... which makes for a great opportunity to unpack the nature of feedback in general; giving it, receiving it, and the dangers associated with over-responding to as well as under-delivering on feedback given to us by loved ones.

INTRO: MATT PITCHING A TENT

AD 1: WHAT IS THE FIFTY-FIFTY?
http://www.mattanddestin.com
http://www.destinandmatt.com

SECTION 1: LISTENING TO THE FEEDBACK
Very clear thesis statement as requested: “Should we listen to the feedback?”
Analyzing the feedback we received about the podcast itself
An engineering look at feedback and its uses in control theory (Example: Tracking a rocket).
Discussions about Matt’s feedback from teaching at a university.
Canoeing vs Pilot Induced Oscillations
Boardgames used as teaching aids:
•  Shogun
•  Axis & Allies
•  Conquest of the Empire
Battlefield simulations without immediate feedback:
•  Waterloo Campaign

AD 1: CONSEQUENCES OF LOSING THE FIFTY-FIFTY
http://www.mattanddestin.com
http://www.destinandmatt.com

SECTION 2: THE VELDT
The Veldt - Ray Bradbury
deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt (Music Video) 
deadmau5 discovers vocals for “The Veldt” (Crude Language Warning)
Original vocal track by Chris James
Providing negative feedback after extended positive feedback.
Using technology to calm children
Casting your pearls before swine

AD 3: THE FIFTY-FIFTY TRIPLE DOWN
"Blood oath covenant with yourself and with the very notion of integrity."
http://www.mattanddestin.com
http://www.destinandmatt.com
Or you could always skip the risk of ruining your life by just going straight to Patreon

SECTION 3 - LISTENER QUESTIONS LIGHTNING ROUND

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003 - Drones and BEARS?

Destin accuses Matt of over-marveling at mundane things before the conversation shifts to advances in drone warfare. Matt expresses his skepticism about the whole concept of weaponized drones. Destin talks about tracking down a missing toy drone over Christmas.

SHOW NOTES
Support No Dumb Questions
Follow us on Twitter
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Our YouTube channels are also fun:
Destin: Smarter Every Day
Matt: Ten Minute Bible Hour
______________________
Insane Drone Swarm

001 - Are We Too Similar?

Destin and Matt take personality tests to figure out if they're too similar to make a podcast together.

SHOW NOTES
Support No Dumb Questions
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______________________
Here are the links to the three personality tests we took in this episode:
Stupid Pirate vs. Ninja Test
Awesome Regional Dialect Test 
Personality Profile Test