File 0068-0070: A Guide to Rock and Ruin
April 29 2022 / May 6 2022 / May 13 2022
In this three-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan, Halli and guest Courtney take a look at four cases of intrigue:
- The Georgia Guidestones: It's known as America's Stonehenge. A 19-foot high stone monument in Elbert County, Georgia. Erected in 1980, it has never been fully explained. Or...explained at all, really. Everything about the Georgia Guidestones feels like a purposeful attempt at being obtuse and generating conversation and disagreement.
- Sailing Stones of Death Valley: In 1913 a group of researchers in Death Valley CA discovered something miraculous. Massive stones that were strewn across the valley floor left trails, some hundreds of feet long, in the cracked earth, as if they had moved on their own accord, as there were no signs of humans or animals in the area
- Live Rock: "Live rock" itself is not actually alive, but rather is simply made from the aragonite skeletons of long dead corals, or other calcareous organisms. A common fixture in saltwater aquariums that contributes to a healthy ecosystem and helps with tank upkeep. But sometimes when you bring live rock home, sometimes that's not all you're bringing home
- The Large Hadron Collider: The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider sparked fears that the particle collisions might produce doomsday phenomena, involving the production of stable microscopic black holes or the creation of hypothetical particles called strangelets.
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