Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

July 21, 2018 - Bread came before agriculture, driving drowsiness, the science of 'Ant-Man,' geese race north, dolphins avoid the bends, Jupiter's new moons and a question of symmetry

54:12 | Jul 20th, 2018

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A bread recipe from 14,000 years ago: wild oats, barley, wheat and roots. Your car might be trying to kill you by lulling you with sleep-inducing vibrations. The science behind 'Ant-man' - Did they really just put 'quantum' in front of everything? ...Show More


Conventional wisdom has it that the human dependence on grains for most of our calories came after agriculture started, perhaps 12k years ago. But research shows that baked bread goes WAY back in history before signs of agriculture. Fascinating.