• Shampoo Is Bad For Your Hair

    14 JUN. 2024 · We dive headfirst into the myth that shampoo is secretly plotting against your luscious locks. To help us lather up the truth, we’re joined by the fabulous Charnie Tuckey, a holistic hairdresser and counselor with more hair wisdom than a library full of shampoo bottles. Charnie shares her expert tips for achieving the best hair ever—trust us, you haven't heard these before!  We also take a deep dive into the science of hair: what it’s made of, why it decides to go grey as we age, and the mind-blowing fact that hair is an extension of your nervous system.  Get ready for a head-turning discussion filled with laughs and hair-raising truths!
    44m 19s
  • Toothpaste Is Bad For Your Teeth

    7 JUN. 2024 · Glassy, who’s a bit touchy about his pearly (or not-so-pearly) whites, braces himself for a wild ride. We chat with Oral Health Therapist Luke Nancarrow to prove (or debunk) this Dumb As Fact. He also shares his top tips for a smile that could blind a dentist. But that's not all! We dig into the rumor that Listerine invented halitosis to sell mouthwash and uncover the gruesome, gag-worthy history of ancient and medieval dentistry. Get ready for laughs, gasps, and a whole lot of dental drama on this hilarious, enlightening and tooth-tingling episode!
    54m 46s
  • Period Pain Is As Bad As A Heart Attack

    31 MAY. 2024 · We’re diving into this fiery debate with Gynaecologist Dr. Tamara Hunter. Join us as we explore the truth behind the myth, uncover the gritty details of period pain and endometriosis, and learn what those suffering from severe menstrual pain can do to find relief.  We also delve into the world of heart attacks—covering symptoms, treatments, and just how much they hurt. We also cover some of the worlds most painful medical conditions. To top it off, Glassy and Bare share their own hilariously painful personal experiences. Spoiler alert: one involves an unbelievable toenail misshap!  Medical Warning : Glassy & Bare are not doctors. If you're feeling unwell or experiencing a medical emergency, your first point of call should be to ring an ambulance. Always seek professional medical advice for any health concerns. This episode is not for the faint of heart! But it's got plenty of laughs, facts, and cringe-worthy sagas!
    54m 45s
  • Dinosaurs Aren't Extinct

    24 MAY. 2024 · Are dinosaurs really extinct, or are they just hiding out in plain sight? We tackle the myth that birds are in fact dinosaurs with top Australian palaeontologist Anthony Romilio. We delve into the fascinating evolution and extinction of these prehistoric giants, exploring how our understanding has changed over time. Ever dreamt of finding your own dinosaur fossil? We’ve got the insider scoop on the best spots to start your dino-digging adventure! We also take a fun detour into Hollywood with a behind-the-scenes look at Jurassic Park. Discover the secrets behind those iconic dinosaur roars and find out what a T-rex was likely to sound like in real life (spoiler: still pretty terrifying!). Plus, we give you a whirlwind tour of the dinosaur eras: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.  Join us for a dino-sized episode packed with laughs, facts, and a whole lot of prehistoric fun.
    55m 44s
  • Blue Is Not A Calming Colour

    17 MAY. 2024 · Is blue really as calming as we've always been told, or is it just another color myth? In this captivating episode, we dive deep into the debate with none other than Kim Chadwick, a renowned color expert, the Director of Australian Trend Forecast, and the genius behind the Designer Colour Wheel. Join us as we unravel the truth about blue's calming effect, explore how color trends are discovered, and learn which hues are perfect for designing your ideal space. But that's not all – we'll also embark on a journey to understand why the sky is blue, uncover the fascinating science behind how our eyes and brain perceive color, and decode the meanings behind different shades. Plus, we’ll explore the strategic use of colors by brands to captivate their audience. Tune in for an episode that's bound to change the way you see the world, one color at a time.
    44m 26s
  • Serial Killers Don't Watch True Crime

    10 MAY. 2024 · We're tackling the twisted world of true crime and the myth that serial killers steer clear of their own genre. With behavioral scientist and author Coltan Scrivner on deck, we're diving deep into the minds of those who love to explore the darkest corners of humanity. Ever wondered why true crime aficionados are hooked? Or if binge-watching documentaries makes you more empathetic or a potential psychopath? From dissecting our fascination with gore to pondering the future of horror, we're leaving no stone unturned. And let's not forget the age-old debate: Does media violence breed real-life violence? We're bringing you the facts and even a couple of chilling case studies.
    55m 16s
  • Botox Contains Snake Venom

    3 MAY. 2024 · Join us as we tackle this slippery myth with cosmetic injector, Andy Elliot. With a nursing degree and over 3 years of expertise in facial aesthetics, together we uncover the truth behind Botox and other injectables - how it works, and why there are restrictions on marketing for these kind of procedures.  We also question why this Dumb As Fact exists, and dig into the surprising world of snake venom, from medical miracles and sneaky animal ingredients lurking in your everyday products.
    40m 42s
  • Pirates Aren't Fashionable

    19 ABR. 2024 · Ahoy there, landlubbers! Ever thought pirates were just rum-swilling, treasure-hunting scallywags with no sense of style? Think again! On this swashbuckling episode we're setting sail into the high fashion of the high seas with pirate historian and author, Dr. Rebecca Simon! We're digging deep into the pirate wardrobe to find out if those tricorn hats and cutlasses were more than just for show. Did pirate accessories hold secret meanings? Were eyepatches just for the look, or was there a functional fashion reason behind them? But that's not all, shipmates! We're also exploring notable pirates from history, and the modern-day world of piracy. So grab your compass, hoist the Jolly Roger, and join us as we navigate the fashionable waters of pirate lore! 
    56m 56s
  • The Titanic Sinking Was An Inside Job

    29 MAR. 2024 · Get ready to set sail on a journey to uncover the truth behind one of history's most infamous events! Joined by the esteemed author and historian Tim Maltin (aka the Titanic Guru) we dissect the conspiracy theories and explore the real reasons behind the Titanic's tragic fate. From discussing the events leading up to that fateful night to uncovering lesser-known facts about the Titanic, this episode promises to be an eye-opening exploration of history.  Also, get ready to hear some intriguing and bizaare survival stories! Join us as we navigate through the murky waters of Titanic myths and uncover the truth behind the tragedy.
    1h 14m 21s
  • Babies Stare at Attractive People

    22 MAR. 2024 · We're taking on the age-old belief that babies like to lock eyes with babes!   Join us as we sit down with Frances Bilbao, the Director of Mums Matter Psychology, to explore what life is really like for our littlest humans, including their sight and natural inclinations.    Plus, we're delving into the fascinating world of attraction, evolution, and the science behind what makes someone attractive. We also explore beauty standards throughout history, giving you a glimpse into how perceptions of attractiveness have evolved over time.   Interview: 5.58 Research: 24.23
    51m 52s

Welcome to Dumb As Facts - Debunking or proving the dumbest facts you've ever heard. Hosted by Sare Bare Beins and Kiel Glassy Glass. This weekly podcast meshes the factual...

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Welcome to Dumb As Facts - Debunking or proving the dumbest facts you've ever heard.

Hosted by Sare Bare Beins and Kiel Glassy Glass. This weekly podcast meshes the factual know-how of experts with startling research and the opinions of a few idiots, to find out the truth once and for all!
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