SoT 329: Not The Father Of Lies

April 16, 2019

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Chris Curtain-Magee

[00:01:22] In 450 B.C., the “Father of History”, Herodotus, wrote a 23 line account of a type of Egyptian cargo vessel. This was widely thought to be a fabrication, but a discovery in an ancient Egyptian port city indicates the account was truthful.
[00:08:03] The earliest undisputed evidence of humans in Australia comes from a rock shelter in northern Australia and dates back to 65,000 years ago. Now investigations at an ancient midden – a trashpile – in the country’s South could potentially double that time-frame.
[00:14:18] Lots of animals, from birds to turtles to fish, can detect magnetic fields. But until now we’ve never thought humans had that ability. A new study suggests that a small number of people may be able to register magnetic field changes, but on a subconscious level.

This episode contains traces of Mark Robinson narrating ‘Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History’?” from Ted-Ed.