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He Blinded Me With Science

Mar 15, 2013 — Our V.I.P. and host of WNYC's Radiolab Jad Abumrad plays a game about unintentional scientific discoveries and inventions. Plus, guest musicians Paul & Storm keep with the theme of the game by performing their song "Live," which tells the story of a heartbroken mad scientist.
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Mar 15, 2013 — All eyes are on the players in this final round, led by puzzle guru Art Chung. Play along, and try to guess the words, phrases or proper nouns in which "i" is the only vowel. "I, I," Captain!
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Mar 15, 2013 — The host of WNYC's Radiolab never set out to create a wildly successful public radio show that tackles hard questions about life and the universe. But that's just one of his many happy accidents. Hear as Abumrad reveals how he broke into radio, and plays a game about unintentional scientific discoveries.
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Mar 15, 2013 — A long time ago, many people's surnames indicated their occupations. If your name was "Mason," you worked with stone, if your name was "Coleman," you worked with coal, and if your name was "Sanders," you ran a medieval chicken empire. Guest musicians Paul & Storm hint contestants to an occupational surname and a celebrity who bears it.
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Mar 15, 2013 — TV shows based on popular films are sometimes successful (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), and sometimes not (Spaceballs: The Animated Series). In this game, players must "adapt" movie titles into shorter series versions by removing a letter to form a new, more succinct title.
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Mar 15, 2013 — Did you know Ke$ha's song "Tik Tok" demonstrates a linguistic oddity? And we're not talking about her spelling. "Reduplicated" words contain repeated syllables, but with different vowel sounds. Puzzle guru Art Chung leads contestants in a game full of reduplicated word pairs.
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Mar 15, 2013 — To pay tribute to Thomas Dolby's 1982 New Wave classic "She Blinded Me With Science," guest troubadours Paul & Storm have reworked the lyrics to describe different scientific principles and discoveries. So put on your safety goggles and play along!
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Mar 15, 2013 — Host Ophira Eisenberg quizzes contestants on their knowledge of popular board games. Given a list of tokens, pieces, or spaces, can you tell us what game she's playing? If you know the answers in this round, please pass go and collect $200.
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