Why Can’t You Hold Your Breath to Death?

Learn about why you can’t suffocate by holding your breath; how being angry makes you more likely to believe misinformation; and that time scholars tried to kick Latin out of English, thanks to words like honorificabilitudinitatibus. 

Why can’t you suffocate by holding your breath? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Daniel in Beirut)

Being angry makes you more likely to believe misinformation by Kelsey Donk

16th-Century Scholars Once Tried to Kick Latin Out of English by Arika Okrent

Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.