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Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
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Why is Mindy using her lobster claw machine to try to get a plush crayfish? And what can this possibly have to do with the science of CRUSTACEANS? We've got questions AND answers on today's fishy round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz throwing the Solar System a tea party? And why won't Mercury sit still!? Find out what in the world this has to do with the science of the solar system in today's sonic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We've got questions AND answers, and it's up to you to find the fact from the fiction about the Solar System!
Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
Listen To Your Mummy!

Listen To Your Mummy!

2020-03-2327:113

A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of ancient human voices!
Why is Mindy stacking on ALL of her sweaters at the same time? And what does it have to do with GIRAFFES? We've got questions AND answers on this brand new game show, where we challenge YOU to spot the fact from the fiction! Welcome to the premiere episode of Two Whats!? & A Wow!
Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit.
OLD Blue Eyes

OLD Blue Eyes

2020-03-0926:042

While trimming the family tree in the backyard one afternoon, Mindy learns that she might have one very special ancestor that relates her to almost 18% of the earth's population! Mindy, Guy and Reggie hop in the Wow machine to travel back along Mindy's family tree to find this common ancestor and the first person to ever be called baby blue! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of blue eyes!
Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele.
One of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse, has been getting dimmer and dimmer. Could this be a sign that the young star is about to explode? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel light years into the future to see for themselves! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of a SUPERNOVA!
Good Habitat Keeping

Good Habitat Keeping

2020-02-1726:121

Guy and Mindy go on a home tour of some of the strangest homes and habitats in the animal kingdom. And the one that stops them in their tracks was built with pee bubbles and butt breathing?! What creature would call such a place a home? Find out, as we dive deep into one of the weirdest nesting habitats in the natural world!
The Museum of Wow just opened its new amphibian exhibit and everyone from pollywogs to old croaks agree that the new discoveries featured there are positively ribbeting! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, Reggie and friends for a fact-filled tour of miniature frogs, a toddler with glow-in-the-dark bones, and a few surprises along the way! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of fantastic FROGS! Originally Aired May 13, 2019
Imagine a giant asteroid is out in space and headed on a collision course with planet Earth. Your mission, is to annihilate this giant mass of space rock before it can even get close. What do you do? How do you do it? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel through time and space to the asteroid belt for a little experiment of their own! An experiment modeled after the work or some asteroid annihilating scientists from NASA. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Planetary Defense! Originally aired April 15th, 2019.
What do humans, bottlenose dolphins, and the singing mice of the Costa Rican cloud forests have in common? Well according to a new scientific study, we all share the power of singing...in duets! But why?! And how?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie, as they visit these singing mice on their live concert tour, and witness this vocal turn taking with their eyes and ears! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Singing Mice and the brains behind musical conversation! Originally Aired April 1, 2019
Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the "Institute of Boredom!" It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM! Originally Aired March 11, 2019.
It's time for the regional library Story Slam Potluck & Pajama Party, and the gang's all here! First up, it's Mindy, with a non-fiction story involving a duck, a copycat plant, and some scientifically magical POOP? What could these three things possibly have in common? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the scoop on Duck Duck Poop, and a tale spinning of symbiosis! Originally aired February 4, 2019.
What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Get ready to be SPICED OUT with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz in our hottest episode of Wow in the World yet! Originally Aired December 11, 2017.
A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it's not all hip hips and hoorays ... this new information leads the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighbourhood?
From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkeys on the other hand...well, that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR!
Sometimes, the cold, metallic touch of a robot doesn't quite cut it; whether that be when studying small, delicate jellyfish in the wild ... or building the world's most advanced huggable robot! After Mindy learns all about the science of soft robotics and their use in helping researchers handle delicate deep sea creatures, she sets out to use this cutting edge technology to make an all new kind of huggable robot that squeezes ... but never crushes.
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Jaya Desai

Pluto is considered as a dwarf planet because of its small size

Mar 26th
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Jaya Desai

grasshoppers have ears on their bellies

Mar 25th
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Jaya Desai

sorry, half a mile is Antarcticas average thickness

Mar 24th
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Jaya Desai

Antarcticas ice sheet is 1mile thick

Mar 24th
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Artemis Nelson

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Jaya Desai

thanks for the information about covade 19

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Claire

that little girl at the end said testicles lol

Mar 16th
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Claire

I impress my friends with all the facts I tell them. and I got most of them from this show

Mar 14th
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Jaya Desai

Hey , I am static man

Mar 13th
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Jaya Desai

Thanks for the new episode

Mar 9th
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Katie Stevens

can you do a show in Australia Victoria

Mar 2nd
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Katie Stevens

can you do a show in Australia Victoria

Mar 2nd
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Rosie May

I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove your show

Feb 22nd
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Gus Chrudimsky

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Michael Dillon

wow!!!!!!!!!

Dec 29th
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Dylan Jones

singing is very creative

Dec 24th
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Dylan Jones

2nd like lets go im abig fan and love this show

Dec 24th
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Vanessa Montagne

boo

Dec 23rd
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Vanessa Montagne

boo

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