Episode 8: Reunited (and it feels so good)

Oh, Hello!

After a long and fruitful hiatus, during which Sally disappeared into the wilds of southern Minnesota, the founders of What Did You Look Up are back together for the biggest and best episode of all time. Check it out:

No, but seriously, possums should scare the shit out of you if they don’t already. Did you know that, in addition to possessing certain bifurcated members, they’re also immune to snake bites? And, to prevent attacks by predators, they release foul-smelling odors from their anal glands?

Which is all to say, if possums are not the Chuck Norris of the marsupial family, we don’t know who is.

And on another note, if you pee a little bit when you’re laughing too hard, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Though you probably should worry a tad, since giggle incontinence isn’t that common in adults. Wikipedia says it’s a huge source of fear, shame, and embarrassment, but we would kindly like to inform Wikipedia that all of life is a source of shame, fear, and embarrassment, so maybe Wikipedia doesn’t have to be so harsh about it.

Anyway, there will be outtakes all week. Kristin and Sally are thrilled to be back together. So thrilled, in fact, we wet our pants.



Episode 3 is live! There’s a lot we couldn’t fit into this episode, including a meditation on “What Would Amanda Bynes Do?”, but, you know, once we started talking about Naked Walt Whitman it was hard to stop. So here are some footnotes for the episode, in no particular order:

-Andre the Giant was 7’4″, and Kristian Nairn, the guy who plays Hodor on GoT, is only 6’10” – a wimp in giant country.

-There’s no entry for “fluffy cows” on Wikipedia – YET – so we relied on the Wall Street Journal for our research.

-Darque Tan is a tanning chain in Minneapolis. Its name is preposterous. We are inviting you to help us figure out the proper pronunciation!

-Isn’t it so cool that Samuel Beckett the Playwright drove Andre the Giant to school?! Also did you hear us throw down that rhyme?!