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James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

LBC 97.3

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If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

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Why do you get 7 years of bad luck if you break a mirror?

45:37 | Feb 7th

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Is there a point at which things can't get hotter?

44:25 | Jan 31st

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How and why do our taste buds mature?

46:29 | Jan 24th

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What do they do with amputated limbs?

44:55 | Jan 17th

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

When did diamonds become popular?

44:54 | Jan 10th

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do clocks go clockwise?

46:20 | Jan 3rd

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why can't we get a more accurate due date for babies?

47:50 | Dec 20th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How does the The Royal Mint decide how much money to print?

39:38 | Dec 13th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What crisp flavour is ‘cool orginal’?

47:40 | Dec 6th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do politicians bob?

43:25 | Nov 29th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Will tidal power effect the moon?

43:11 | Nov 22nd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What do they do with olive pits?

41:39 | Nov 8th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Who invented calories?

43:10 | Nov 1st, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do chefs wear patterned trousers?

38:15 | Oct 25th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Do emergency service vehicles have set speed limits?

42:15 | Oct 18th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How tall does a building have to be considered a skyscraper?

43:20 | Oct 11th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Chris Moyles pops in to ask a question

43:13 | Oct 4th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why does sunlight fade things?

43:33 | Sep 27th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How do scallops multiply?

42:36 | Sep 13th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Can you take a fish to the vets?

43:23 | Sep 6th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why isn't the Queen's portrait up to date on the latest notes?

44:22 | Aug 30th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Where do flies go when it rains?

44:58 | Aug 9th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How does a moth know what colour it is?

38:50 | Aug 2nd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why don't birds interbreed?

47:10 | Jul 26th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What did they do before toothpaste?

43:00 | Jul 19th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Where was world's first ever embassy?

43:34 | Jul 12th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do people speak louder after drinking alcohol?

40:20 | Jul 5th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why does mint toothpaste make you cold?

45:12 | Jun 28th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 21st June

45:31 | Jun 27th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Can bees get lost?

45:10 | Jun 7th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What happens if you refuse to give your name when you're arrested?

44:55 | May 24th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Do pigs get sunburn?

42:50 | May 17th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why is tinfoil only shiny on one side?

44:22 | May 10th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How do they make firework shapes?

44:22 | May 3rd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Where do gold nuggets come from?

45:34 | Apr 26th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How did saloon doors keep Western saloons safe at night?

44:26 | Apr 19th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What happens when left-hand roads meet right-hand roads?

43:17 | Apr 12th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why don't flakes melt?

36:57 | Mar 29th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do we have bobbles on bobble hats?

42:47 | Mar 22nd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do we always have salt and pepper on the table?

40:55 | Mar 15th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why don't ducks get frostbite?

42:26 | Mar 8th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do some people sink?

43:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why does life seem to go faster when you're older?

41:58 | Feb 22nd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do escalator hand rails move faster than the steps?

42:10 | Feb 15th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

What causes us to 'snearly'?

40:49 | Feb 8th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why do we call them 'Cabinet' ministers?

42:57 | Feb 2nd, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Do we really eat spiders at night?

42:26 | Jan 25th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Can worms climb trees, if so, how?

37:52 | Jan 18th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Do fish get thirsty?

43:20 | Jan 11th, 2018

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!