Why Megalodon Was So Huge, Misophonia in the Brain, Trivia
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Learn about how huge Megalodon was and why some people have misophonia, a severe hatred of sounds. Plus: a trivia game! Dive deeper into all your favorite Shark Week shows with Shark Week’s Daily Bite Podcast hosted by Luke Tipple: Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shark-weeks-daily-bite/id1527053422  Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dfzM1ktSB1mSKD5z4Qujm?si=R8rNBksMRS-JrgMs9JIJ5g&dl_branch=1  Learn more: https://www.discovery.com/shark-week/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-daily-bite-podcast  Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards! Register at https://podcastawards.com, select Curiosity Daily in the categories of Education and Science & Medicine, and then click/tap "save nominations" at the bottom of the page. Voting in other categories is optional. Your vote is greatly appreciated! Here's just how huge Megalodon was by Grant Currin Body size of the extinct Megalodon indeed off the charts in the shark world. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/tfg-bso092120.php  ‌Body, jaw, and dentition lengths of macrophagous lamniform sharks, and body size evolution in Lamniformes with special reference to “off-the-scale” gigantism of the megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon. (2020). Historical Biology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08912963.2020.1812598?scroll=top&needAccess=true  ‌Fletcher, T. (2021, January 11). Giant ancient sharks had enormous babies that ate their siblings in the womb. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/giant-ancient-sharks-had-enormous-babies-that-ate-their-siblings-in-the-womb-152903  ‌Baby Megalodons Were 6-Foot-Long Womb Cannibals, Study Suggests. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/science/megalodons-baby-shark.html  Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia game: Skipping stones: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/stress-during-pregnancy-might-affect-the-babys-sex-skipping-stones-overspending  Bats: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/bats-map-the-world-by-time-not-distance  Things we overlook: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/why-we-always-forget-that-less-is-more-leidy-klotz-subtract-the-untapped-science-of-less  A severe hatred of sounds may come down to a sensitive brain connection by Kelsey Donk Supersensitive connection causes hatred of noises. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/nu-scc052421.php  Kumar, S., Dheerendra, P., Erfanian, M., Benzaquén, E., Sedley, W., Gander, P. E., Lad, M., Bamiou, D. E., & Griffiths, T. D. (2021). The motor basis for misophonia. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-0261-21. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0261-21.2021  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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