The Myth of Pregnancy Cravings, Why Raindrops Don’t Damage Insect Wings, and August’s Curiosity Challenge Trivia
Learn why pregnancy cravings might be more cultural than biological; and why raindrops don’t damage delicate insect wings. Then, play along at home and test your podcast knowledge with this month’s Curiosity Challenge trivia game.
Pregnancy cravings are more cultural than biological by Grant Currin
- Orloff, N. C., Flammer, A., Hartnett, J., Liquorman, S., Samelson, R., & Hormes, J. M. (2016). Food cravings in pregnancy: Preliminary evidence for a role in excess gestational weight gain. Appetite, 105, 259–265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.040
- Greenwood, V. (2020). The surprising reason why pregnant women get cravings. BBC.com. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200715-the-surprising-reason-why-pregnant-women-get-cravings
- Orloff, N. C., & Hormes, J. M. (2014). Pickles and ice cream! Food cravings in pregnancy: hypotheses, preliminary evidence, and directions for future research. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01076
Study shows why speeding raindrops don’t damage delicate insect wings by Grant Currin
- Armor on butterfly wings protects against heavy rain | Cornell Chronicle. (2020). Cornell Chronicle. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/armor-butterfly-wings-protects-against-heavy-rain
- Kim, S., Wu, Z., Esmaili, E., Dombroskie, J. J., & Jung, S. (2020). How a raindrop gets shattered on biological surfaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(25), 13901–13907. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2002924117
Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia with Tom
- You Have Tiny Rocks in Your Ears, How Artists’ Personas Influence Your Music Choices, and Chemotherapy Began as a Chemical Weapon https://curiositydaily.com/you-have-tiny-rocks-in-your-ears-how-artists-personas-influence-your-music-choices-and-chemotherapy-began-as-a-chemical-weapon/
- Parents’ Brains Sync When They’re Together, the Genius Math Behind Credit Card Numbers, and July’s Curiosity Challenge Trivia https://curiositydaily.com/parents-brains-sync-when-theyre-together-the-genius-math-behind-credit-card-numbers-and-julys-curiosity-challenge-trivia/
- Sharks Aren’t Just Apex Predators (w/ Forrest Galante), How Cats Affect Online Dating, and When Giant Prehistoric Sea Scorpions Ruled the Seas https://curiositydaily.com/sharks-arent-just-apex-predators-w-forrest-galante-how-cats-affect-online-dating-and-when-giant-prehistoric-sea-scorpions-ruled-the-seas/
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