Why It's A Lie! with Jim

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Jim debunks the everyday myths we believed when we believed everything we were told. It's part science and part critical thinking, with a sense of humour.

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Description
Jim debunks the everyday myths we believed when we believed everything we were told. It's part science and part critical thinking, with a sense of humour.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-07-22 17:53
last episode published
2017-01-27 00:08
publication frequency
15.77 days
Contributors
Jim author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
58
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Categories
Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
27.01.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Lobsters, Vericose Veins, sharks, and Pumpkin Pie

Lobsters can’t die! Crossing your legs causes Varicose Veins! Best way to fight off a shark is by punching it in the nose! ANNNNND – Pumpkin pie filling in a can is: mushed up Pumpkin in a can! Each of those statements – not really true – so let’s fin...
27.01.2017

Lobsters, Vericose Veins, sharks, and Pumpkin Pie

Lobsters can’t die! Crossing your legs causes Varicose Veins! Best way to fight off a shark is by punching it in the nose! ANNNNND– Pumpkin pie filling in a can is: mushed up Pumpkin in a can! Each of those statements– not really true– so let’s find o...
18.04.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#29 Bagpipes, Bison, Leap Years and Steak!

– The bagpipe and the kilt were invented in Scotland! Millions of buffalo roamed North America …well, before we killed most of them. – Leap Year happens every four years ! And a quick bonus one – you should treat a black eye by putting a raw steak ...
18.04.2016

#29 Bagpipes, Bison, Leap Years and Steak!

– The bagpipe and the kilt were invented in Scotland! Millions of buffalo roamed North America…well, before we killed most of them.– Leap Year happens every four years ! And a quick bonus one– you should treat a black eye by putting a raw steak on i...
21.01.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

28 Colonel Sanders, Smiths, housflies, and Camel Humps!

Colonel Sanders - the KFC guy was a real Colonel in the military! The name Smith is short for Blacksmith. Houseflies have suction cups on their feet… ANNNNND – Camels carry water in their humps! Each of those statements – not really true – so let’...
21.01.2016

28 Colonel Sanders, Smiths, housflies, and Camel Humps!

Colonel Sanders - the KFC guy was a real Colonel in the military! The name Smith is short for Blacksmith. Houseflies have suction cups on their feet… ANNNNND– Camels carry water in their humps! Each of those statements– not really true– so let’s f...
17.10.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

27 President, Hills?, Carrots, and the Sandwich?

In another packed pod gram – George Washington was the first president of the United States… …The Black hills of South Dakota…are Hills… Carrots make you see better… ANNNNND – The idea behind the Sandwich was invented by the Earl of Sandwich!
17.10.2015

27 President, Hills?, Carrots, and the Sandwich?

In another packed pod gram– George Washington was the first president of the United States……The Black hills of South Dakota…are Hills… Carrots make you see better… ANNNNND– The idea behind the Sandwich was invented by the Earl of Sandwich!
15.08.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

26 MSG, Tongues, and Walking the Plank

Is MSG a terrible thing that makes everyone sick, Is the tongue map a real thing, and did people really walking the Plank? Nope! Let's find out why it's a lie!
15.08.2015

26 MSG, Tongues, and Walking the Plank

Is MSG a terrible thing that makes everyone sick, Is the tongue map a real thing, and did people really walking the Plank? Nope! Let's find out why it's a lie!
27.07.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#25 Windy Chicago, Growing Brain Cells and Flaming Moths!

Chicago is called the windy city because - it IS the windiest city…brain cells die and they don’t ever regenerate and grow back! ANNNNND – Moths are attracted to flames! Each of those statements is FALSE – so let’s find out – Why it’s a Lie!
27.07.2015

#25 Windy Chicago, Growing Brain Cells and Flaming Moths!

Chicago is called the windy city because - it IS the windiest city…brain cells die and they don’t ever regenerate and grow back! ANNNNND– Moths are attracted to flames! Each of those statements is FALSE– so let’s find out– Why it’s a Lie!
17.06.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#24 Bumblebees, Coke teeth, and TV in the Dark

Bumblebees are only able to fly because they know they shouldn’t be able to! If you put a tooth in a glass of Coke a cola – it will dissolve overnight! ANNND Watching TV in the dark will ruin your eyesight! Each of those statements is FALSE – so let’...
17.06.2015

#24 Bumblebees, Coke teeth, and TV in the Dark

Bumblebees are only able to fly because they know they shouldn’t be able to! If you put a tooth in a glass of Coke a cola– it will dissolve overnight! ANNND Watching TV in the dark will ruin your eyesight! Each of those statements is FALSE– so let’s ...
3.06.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#23 Mousetraps, Quicksand, and Beavers!

The best bait for a mousetrap is cheese! If you step into quicksand …game over – for you will quickly sink in quicksand! And Beavers are nature’s expert lumberjacks! Each of those statements is FALSE – so let’s find out – Why it’s a Lie!
3.06.2015

#23 Mousetraps, Quicksand, and Beavers!

The best bait for a mousetrap is cheese! If you step into quicksand…game over– for you will quickly sink in quicksand! And Beavers are nature’s expert lumberjacks! Each of those statements is FALSE– so let’s find out– Why it’s a Lie!
10.05.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#22 Baby Birds, Poop Beards and Exploding Cars!

If you touch a baby bird – its mommy bird will abandon it! Beards are dirtier than a pile of poop! AND If you shoot a bullet into a gas tank – it will totally explode every time! Each of those statements is FALSE – so let’s find out – Why it’s a Lie!
10.05.2015

#22 Baby Birds, Poop Beards and Exploding Cars!

If you touch a baby bird– its mommy bird will abandon it! Beards are dirtier than a pile of poop! AND If you shoot a bullet into a gas tank– it will totally explode every time! Each of those statements is FALSE– so let’s find out– Why it’s a Lie!
29.04.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#21 Marilyn Monroe, Eating for two, and Michelangelo

Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16! If you’re pregnant, you’re eating for two. AND Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel by lying on his back! Each of those statements is FALSE – so let’s find out – Why it’s a Lie!
29.04.2015

#21 Marilyn Monroe, Eating for two, and Michelangelo

Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16! If you’re pregnant, you’re eating for two. AND Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel by lying on his back! Each of those statements is FALSE– so let’s find out– Why it’s a Lie!
1.04.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#20 Hot Liquids, Old People, Peanut Butter and Airplane Crashes!

Old people can predict some weather, Drinking hot liquids like tea can help keep you cool in the summer, Peanut butter gets gum out of hair, AND The brace for crash position they tell you to assume in an airplane has actually worked!! So on this our 2...
1.04.2015

#20 Hot Liquids, Old People, Peanut Butter and Airplane Crashes!

Old people can predict some weather, Drinking hot liquids like tea can help keep you cool in the summer, Peanut butter gets gum out of hair, AND The brace for crash position they tell you to assume in an airplane has actually worked!! So on this our 2...
14.03.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Muscles, Hearts Attacks and Taste Buds

If you stop exercising –muscle turns to FAT! The only way you know someone is having a heart attack is when they clutch their chest and fall to the ground in intense pain. AND eating spicy foods can KILL your taste buds! Each of those statements is F...
14.03.2015

Muscles, Hearts Attacks and Taste Buds

If you stop exercising–muscle turns to FAT! The only way you know someone is having a heart attack is when they clutch their chest and fall to the ground in intense pain. AND eating spicy foods can KILL your taste buds! Each of those statements is FA...
25.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Planes with Holes, Depression, Earthworms

If you’re in an airplane and say the window gets shot out or the door flies off …then everyone is doomed because you’ll all get sucked out! People with mental illnesses are just weak weirdos and there’s no hope for them! AND If you cut an earthworm ...
25.02.2015

Planes with Holes, Depression, Earthworms

If you’re in an airplane and say the window gets shot out or the door flies off…then everyone is doomed because you’ll all get sucked out! People with mental illnesses are just weak weirdos and there’s no hope for them! AND If you cut an earthworm i...
13.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Vitamin C, Ostriches and Gun Silencers!

Vitamin C cures the Common Cold! When they are scared, Ostriches stick their heads in the sand! AND when you put a silencer on a hand gun it turns it from bang bang to pew pew – just like the movies and TV have told us for decades!
13.02.2015

Vitamin C, Ostriches and Gun Silencers!

Vitamin C cures the Common Cold! When they are scared, Ostriches stick their heads in the sand! AND when you put a silencer on a hand gun it turns it from bang bang to pew pew– just like the movies and TV have told us for decades!
3.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#16 Cars, Microwaves and Baking Soda

Do you need to Idle your car in Cold weather to warm it up? Is it super dangerous to get too close to a microwave oven. AND is Putting a box of Baking Soda in your fridge or freezer is the best thing for absorbing odours! …now let’s tell you – Why it...
3.02.2015

#16 Cars, Microwaves and Baking Soda

Do you need to Idle your car in Cold weather to warm it up? Is it super dangerous to get too close to a microwave oven. AND is Putting a box of Baking Soda in your fridge or freezer is the best thing for absorbing odours!…now let’s tell you– Why it’s ...
10.01.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

#15 Cold Myths, Dolphins and Meteors

In another packed pod gram – The Common Cold is caused by things like being out in the cold! Dolphins are the friendly puppy dogs of the ocean annnnnnd “Meteor”, “Meteorite” and “Meteoroid” are the same thing! Well, after reading a lot of stuff, now ...
10.01.2015

#15 Cold Myths, Dolphins and Meteors

In another packed pod gram– The Common Cold is caused by things like being out in the cold! Dolphins are the friendly puppy dogs of the ocean annnnnnd“Meteor”,“Meteorite” and“Meteoroid” are the same thing! Well, after reading a lot of stuff, now we c...
21.12.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #14

In another packed pod gram – Evolution is Survival of the Fittest! Xmas is just the latest attempt by blasphemers to take Christ out of Christmas! And finally, The Bermuda Triangle is really the Devil’s triangle and one of the most dangerous places to ...
21.12.2014

Why It's A Lie #14

In another packed pod gram– Evolution is Survival of the Fittest! Xmas is just the latest attempt by blasphemers to take Christ out of Christmas! And finally, The Bermuda Triangle is really the Devil’s triangle and one of the most dangerous places to b...
6.12.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #13

In another packed pod gram – our 13th Episode – We examine this statement - Friday the 13th is unlucky…in fact EVERYTHING about the number 13 is unlucky! We need to drink EIGHT glasses of water a day! AnnnnnnnD…Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen!
6.12.2014

Why It's A Lie #13

In another packed pod gram– our 13th Episode– We examine this statement - Friday the 13th is unlucky…in fact EVERYTHING about the number 13 is unlucky! We need to drink EIGHT glasses of water a day! AnnnnnnnD…Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen!
28.11.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #12

In another packed pod gram…... People are either right brained or left brained………When a cat is dropped it ALWAYS lands on its feet! AND – Thomas Edison Invented the Lightbulb! Ting! I’ve got an idea, let’s look at these myths...examine the facts and...
28.11.2014

Why It's A Lie #12

In another packed pod gram…... People are either right brained or left brained………When a cat is dropped it ALWAYS lands on its feet! AND– Thomas Edison Invented the Lightbulb! Ting! I’ve got an idea, let’s look at these myths...examine the facts and ...
11.11.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #11

In another packed pod gram, Goldfish have a three second memory! Getting a flu shot can give you the flu! And Men think about sex every seven seconds! For each of these statements, we’ll tell you…um...sorry, I was thinking about “Doin it” again.
11.11.2014

Why It's A Lie #11

In another packed pod gram, Goldfish have a three second memory! Getting a flu shot can give you the flu! And Men think about sex every seven seconds! For each of these statements, we’ll tell you…um...sorry, I was thinking about“Doin it” again.
30.10.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #10

This isn’t just a regular packed program….. This is episode ten! So, let’s celebrate by doing something different. Usually, each episode explores three myths…today, we’re doing TEN! Ten myths that don’t need a huge explanation…so the episode won’t b...
30.10.2014

Why It's A Lie #10

This isn’t just a regular packed program….. This is episode ten! So, let’s celebrate by doing something different. Usually, each episode explores three myths…today, we’re doing TEN! Ten myths that don’t need a huge explanation…so the episode won’t b...
18.10.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie #9 2014

Things Explode in space! Your hair and nails keep growing after you die, and wind turbines killing more birds than cats and windows combined! Lies lies and more lies!
18.10.2014

Why It's A Lie #9 2014

Things Explode in space! Your hair and nails keep growing after you die, and wind turbines killing more birds than cats and windows combined! Lies lies and more lies!
8.10.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie Episode EIGHT

If you’re stung by a jellyfish – you should urinate on the wound to lessen the pain! Your mattress doubles in weight every ten years due to your shed skin cells and dust mites and poop from the dust mites. AND You swallow eight spiders a year in y...
8.10.2014

Why It's A Lie Episode EIGHT

If you’re stung by a jellyfish– you should urinate on the wound to lessen the pain! Your mattress doubles in weight every ten years due to your shed skin cells and dust mites and poop from the dust mites. AND You swallow eight spiders a year in yo...
2.10.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's A Lie Episode SEVEN

It takes seven years to digest swallowed chewing gum. Domestic Turkeys are so dumb, they’ll drown if they’re left out in the rain ! And, Tim Horton’s Coffee has some kind of chemical, other than caffeine, that makes it so darn addictive???
2.10.2014

Why It's A Lie Episode SEVEN

It takes seven years to digest swallowed chewing gum. Domestic Turkeys are so dumb, they’ll drown if they’re left out in the rain ! And, Tim Horton’s Coffee has some kind of chemical, other than caffeine, that makes it so darn addictive???
17.09.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5b/a2/20/jimv2000/1400x1400_9880638.jpg

Why It's a Lie Episode FIVE

In this packed program….. The Spanish Flu came from Spain! It’s a very interesting story behind that… The Sun is a yellow ball of fire! And Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump – even when things are partly true…that means they’re also par...
17.09.2014

Why It's a Lie Episode FIVE

In this packed program….. The Spanish Flu came from Spain! It’s a very interesting story behind that… The Sun is a yellow ball of fire! And Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump– even when things are partly true…that means they’re also part...