Super Familiar with The Wilsons

A Cow is My Bestie

March 22, 2021 The Wilsons Season 2 Episode 13
Super Familiar with The Wilsons
A Cow is My Bestie
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Super Familiar with The Wilsons
A Cow is My Bestie
Mar 22, 2021 Season 2 Episode 13
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So...turns out cows have best buddies. This fun fact sends Josh and Amanda on an adventure of learning about our friends in the animal kingdom...cows, squirrels, sea otters, octopuses...or octopi??

We also recommend a new show and dis-recommend the yearly torture known as Daylight Savings Nonsense.

Enjoy!

Opening music by Josh Wilson.

All other music is by Andrew Wilson - Find him at electricsheap.bandcamp.com/music

Super Familiar with The Wilsons 

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Show Notes Transcript

So...turns out cows have best buddies. This fun fact sends Josh and Amanda on an adventure of learning about our friends in the animal kingdom...cows, squirrels, sea otters, octopuses...or octopi??

We also recommend a new show and dis-recommend the yearly torture known as Daylight Savings Nonsense.

Enjoy!

Opening music by Josh Wilson.

All other music is by Andrew Wilson - Find him at electricsheap.bandcamp.com/music

Super Familiar with The Wilsons 

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wilsonspodcast
on instagram at instagram.com/thewilsonspodcast
on twitter at https://twitter.com/wilsons_do
and on Youtube
Contact us! [email protected]

We are part of a network of Gainesville Podcasts...check it out and listen to more great content. The ImaGNVille Podcast Network: www.ImaGNVille.com

Josh Wilson:

We are going to talk about the friends that we have in the animal kingdom. Let's go. Hello, everyone. I'm Josh.

Amanda Wilson:

I'm Amanda.

Josh Wilson:

And this is super familiar with the Wilsons. And that is our new theme song. Very excited about it. We got to come up with a name for it though.

Amanda Wilson:

Josh. Wait, that song come from?

Josh Wilson:

Oh, I made it. I did it. I did on my little my little magic silver box here. So we are going to talk about, as I said, our friends in the animal kingdom and this was spurred on by the fact I was reading an article and Don't ask me why I was reading this article. But I was reading an article research done by someone that North Hampton University indicates that cows do indeed have best friends.

Amanda Wilson:

I love that thought.

Josh Wilson:

No, it's just not it's not just a thought. It's a reality. Oh, wait, stop my children. Yes, I have forgotten. I am now lighting the incense

Amanda Wilson:

ceremonial lighting of the incense.

Josh Wilson:

I imagine that if someone is listening for the first time, they don't know what we're doing.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, I mean, it's a new thing. And yesterday, I was upstairs doing something and you were lighting the incense and I got really confused and thought it was time to record because you've conditioned me that this is what we do now.

Josh Wilson:

Very Pavlovian. Yeah, we got this incense burner, and I actually love the smell of incense. And I thought it would be cool to have that be a thing that we do. Wait, I gotta light it again.

Amanda Wilson:

Right? We're not good at lighting the incense. What is this fragrance that we have done now? Something from Egypt, I

Josh Wilson:

think I think it's sandalwood from Egypt. Egyptian sandalwood. Okay, so for the study, cows were penned, were put together for 30 minute intervals twice, once with a preferred partner.

Amanda Wilson:

I've already laughing at the bitchiness that's going on between these cows when they did not have their best friend,

Josh Wilson:

once with a preferred partner, a best friend. And once with a cow that they did not know. During this time, the heart rates of the cows are measured. As it turned out, when paired with their best friend, the cow's heart rates were significantly lower, and they experience less stress overall. Now I get that they can measure their heart rates. But how do they know that they experienced less stress, they just look less worried what a worried cow look like, this little brow is not a happy cow.

Amanda Wilson:

I love this idea. And I though am thinking like my immediate thought is, well, you know how there's the thing from friends that you're my lobster, that this is now a way to I don't know what

Josh Wilson:

you're talking about?

Amanda Wilson:

Well, in friends and then little lobsters in the tank with the claws and the holding. That's an actual quote that they lobsters when they're when they're they mate for life, apparently, according to Phoebe, and then you can see the lobsters holding claws in the tank, and so that it becomes this catchphrase of he's your lobster. And so I think that this should be a thing that we say now about our best friends. But somehow saying you're my cow is probably not a great idea. You're my cow. I'm your lobster. It was so insulting.

Josh Wilson:

The notion that cows have best friends indicates a great degree of personality in this species. And they desire not unlike our own to develop deep connections with others. Not only are cows more calm when they're around a buddy, but they're actually smarter too. Excuse me, it's the incidence. In a 2014 study, researchers from the University of British Columbia found that young calves that live alone perform worse on tasks of cognitive skill than those that live with a buddy. I'm sorry, are you laugh because you're imagining cows doing standardized testing in the FSA? tiny number two pencil How would they hold it? between their teeth? Yeah, excellent. Well, I mean, it is all we can ask for that our cows hang out with friends and make them smarter instead of worrying about them sneaking off at night tipping strangers.

Amanda Wilson:

That's right.

Josh Wilson:

So that article fascinated me. I think that it's so interesting and cool. And it actually kind of made me care about cows a little bit more than in the hamburger sense. Oh, now

Amanda Wilson:

I can't eat hamburgers. Why? Because you've made me sad about the cows.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, I'll have your burger. It's cool. That's what this is all been about me having your burger, but I thought it'd be fun for us to think of. Now, I thought it would be fun for us to to do a quiz about other strange facts, interesting facts about animals that you might not necessarily know. Okay, and so I've collected these and I'll just ask you the question and then along the way, maybe we'll learn something.

Amanda Wilson:

Is there some sort of penalty? Do I have to eat something hot if I don't get it right?

Josh Wilson:

a hamburger. Okay, so number one Now this comes from a website and I tried to cross reference these instead of just taking the websites word for it. I tried to cross reference these because it was one of these lists, you know 20 to 25 interesting facts about animals. So, these I believe are true facts, not internet. So

Amanda Wilson:

you've been a critical consumer of the media. Go ahead.

Josh Wilson:

Sure. For the first time, probably ever, what is the one animal thought to be immortal?

Amanda Wilson:

l. It's probably like a damn cockroach.

Josh Wilson:

I don't know, one species of jellyfish. It can revert back to its child state after having become sexually mature and therefore never dies.

Amanda Wilson:

That is so weird. So

Josh Wilson:

it's called the I'm going to try to pronounce this to rip posis door nine. Now whatever. It's only about 4.5 millimeters across smaller than a pinky nail. It's got a bright red stomach visible inside the middle of its transparent Bell and the edges are lined with up to 90 white tentacles. None of that is the interesting part of the story. These tiny transparent crease creatures have an extraordinary survival skill. However, in response to physical damage or even starvation, they take a leap back in their development process transforming back into a polyp. So it would be like me getting real stressed out not eating and

Amanda Wilson:

then all of a sudden your fetus I'm having a baby. Like in utero like do you jump back in? Or no, there's

Josh Wilson:

no euro when we're talking about jellyfish. They become a little polyp just like a little bulb. In a process that looks remarkably like immortality the BORN AGAIN polyp have no relationships please. Born Again, polyp colony eventually buds and releases Medusa Nicole to the injured adult, they then go on a missions trip.

Amanda Wilson:

Now God it's getting worse Medusa is now here.

Josh Wilson:

Now there's snakes just what they call it as since that's the developmental form of it. In fact, since this phenomenon was first discovered in the 1990s, the species has come to be called the immortal jellyfish. Now, I'm not that

Amanda Wilson:

I don't enjoy jellyfish because I was stung by a jellyfish when I was eight in Daytona. And the tide brought it in and the tentacles wrapped around my leg and it pulled me back under and so I had like I was under the water how help

Josh Wilson:

the jellyfish pulled you under what

Amanda Wilson:

the tide came back, and it went with I went with it. Yeah. And it was wrapped around my leg. And so I had these bad stings for a long time, but also did someone no one peed on it. My cousin got stung by Manoir at the same time, the exact same time but the same day. So I learned two things. I don't go to Daytona Beach anymore. And I don't like jellyfish. And I was snorkeling in St. JOHN in my 20s and was having a lovely time, even though I'm really terrified of being in the water because I've said jellyfish. And I got away from my little group and then I realized I was in a pod of tiny sea through jellyfish, and really freaked out and did not do well. So the fact that jellyfish can be immortal. I'm not happy about it.

Josh Wilson:

So this is what you're going to be nightmares about tonight, huh? Nope, not happy about it. Okay, number two. Which animal can sleep the longest? It is not the obvious answer. sloth. It's not a sloth.

Amanda Wilson:

Ah, I don't know. I'm guessing guess I would have said slot or slop as the four year old calls it at I got nothing.

Josh Wilson:

A snail can sleep up to three years at a time.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, I mean, snails lives are really kind of boring. So Oh, lame, man.

Josh Wilson:

Oh my gosh, you're such as I don't know what you are. But that's terrible. snails need for all of our snails snail listeners if you're still awake. If you're still awake, if you're still awake, snail listeners, please don't take offense. Amanda doesn't mean any harm. She actually doesn't know any snails.

Amanda Wilson:

I don't know snails. I only see the trails you leave behind which is kind of poetic. Can you position the smoke away from you?

Josh Wilson:

So you snails need moisture to survive? So if the weather is not cooperating, they can actually sleep up to three years.

Amanda Wilson:

Where are they going to be that's dry for three years?

Josh Wilson:

No. During this time, the snails will secrete mucus all over their bodies to protect themselves from the dry hot weather. Now, I will say this, that if my defense against dry hot weather was secreting mucus all over yourself, you can damn well be sure I want to be asleep. I would hit me over the head with a ball peen hammer put me out because I don't want to experience

Amanda Wilson:

I also don't want to experience that so can you be asleep somewhere else?

Josh Wilson:

Now how could this is a little bonus quiz. How can you tell if a snail is asleep? Well, some telltale signs the shell may hang away from the body slightly. It will have a relaxed foot its tentacles will appear withdrawn a little bit and if none of these work then put your ear really close and listen for tiny snores teeny tiny

Amanda Wilson:

stars okay now that's really cute thinking about the tiny snores but also who who sees a snail and wonder if that's awake or not let me see how big its foot is or whatever you set

Josh Wilson:

about it is i mean scientists clearly let's see how many ants per human being are there in the world

Amanda Wilson:

a ridiculous amount i am sure just a guess your 170 2 billion

Josh Wilson:

okay i don't know why you didn't go with the guests that everyone would guess oh like maybe a million it's a million

Amanda Wilson:

okay well

Josh Wilson:

and if you were to weigh all the ants in the world they would weigh as much as all of the people in the world

Amanda Wilson:

because so then what you're saying to me is that a million ants is roughly the the the weight of an average american or not american an average human

Josh Wilson:

no

Amanda Wilson:

um because like i understand that math is not my strong number

Josh Wilson:

that doesn't work at all okay but again all of the ants in the world weigh as much as all the humans which if the answer ever unionized were in big trouble if they ever organized forget about it we're done

Amanda Wilson:

they're really interesting as far as they're like social colonies and everything

Josh Wilson:

how many ants would it take to equal the weight of a blue whale

Amanda Wilson:

well how many people would it take to equal the weight of a blue whale and then i have to multiply that by a million or something i don't know 72 billion

Josh Wilson:

110 billion

Amanda Wilson:

all right see i was closer

Josh Wilson:

which actually wasn't the fact the fact was a blue whale weighs as much as three elephants but i did the math for ants because we just talked about ants and i'm sure like elephants are like why the hell what the hell why are we always the one to be the unit of measurement for things that are massive what about the frickin ants so there i've done it for the elephants doing

Amanda Wilson:

it for the elephants how many

Josh Wilson:

insects can a bat eat per hour

Amanda Wilson:

wow so this is not a fruit bat because then the answer will be none

Josh Wilson:

how many apples kind of fruit but high no fruit

Amanda Wilson:

but do they i don't i think they just eat the fruit

Josh Wilson:

i don't know i don't think so

Amanda Wilson:

should go to looby that bat that sorry louis back conservatory and we'll check it out um i think 50

Josh Wilson:

a bat can eat up to 1000 insects per hour well

Amanda Wilson:

they're busy they are busy little

Josh Wilson:

how many hearts do octopuses have for you should know

Amanda Wilson:

eight to three

Josh Wilson:

okay three seven octopuses have three hearts because to pump blood to the gills and a larger heart circulates blood to the rest of the body which i'm glad that i found the reason why because you would think that it would be a multiple of two or four of or right now they do have nine brains because in addition to the central brain each of the eight arms has a mini brain that allows it to act independently now this i think that i have many brains because oftentimes i'm slamming myself into walls and hating things and i think it's because my my mini brains don't lie i was gonna say that

Amanda Wilson:

doesn't make sense if you're saying that you're slamming yourself into it and you've got a brain i don't think that that brain in that appendage is working

Josh Wilson:

no it's just it's being contrary is what it is

Amanda Wilson:

oh okay it's a four year old

Josh Wilson:

octopuses have no bones

Amanda Wilson:

have you seen the videos of the octopus octopus getting out of the boat out of a very tiny little hole in the boat it like flattens itself out and have you seen this

Josh Wilson:

i've seen the video of octopuses getting in and out of jars and then screwing and unscrewing the lid of the jar

Amanda Wilson:

screwing themselves in how's that possible

Josh Wilson:

they do well they've got suckers they can grab on to stuff

Amanda Wilson:

oh yeah no so i did learn a lot about occupy from is it octopuses or is it occupy because

Josh Wilson:

the internet in this particular article says octopus isn't that's what i'm going well yeah

Amanda Wilson:

retton link from good mythical morning on their podcast ear biscuits talked a lot about this netflix documentary my octopus teacher and how this guy who everyday for a year went and hung out with this octopus and got to know it socially and how much it learned but the octopus only lives for a very short period of time not like the medusa jellyfish

Josh Wilson:

sorry how does one hang out with an octopus are we playing hard

Amanda Wilson:

diving

Josh Wilson:

you could never play cards with an octopus why not play

Amanda Wilson:

thunder hollow

Josh Wilson:

lots of cheating would happen with the octopus so next what communication peculiarity do wild dolphins have

Amanda Wilson:

i don't know and i know a lot about elephants because they are my favorite animal

Josh Wilson:

great But I said wild dolphins.

Amanda Wilson:

You said wild elephants? I

Josh Wilson:

don't think so. Okay, well,

Amanda Wilson:

if only we had a way of listening back what you said wild dolphins they click and squeak at each other.

Josh Wilson:

Scientists have found evidence that dolphins call each other by name. Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other. A team from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond.

Amanda Wilson:

That's pretty cool. So the dolphins can make other dolphins calls.

Josh Wilson:

Now they

Amanda Wilson:

oh not the sound that often makes but the call is associated with it. Who gets to name the dogs?

Josh Wilson:

Like I guess well, we all pick our like they pick the parents.

Amanda Wilson:

I don't know if we all pick our own name.

Josh Wilson:

Name the dolphin somebody

Amanda Wilson:

is gonna name a dolphin or how does it know to listen to it squeak

Josh Wilson:

Anna. Maybe it's descriptive like, you know, dolphin with one eye or you know dolphin with tiny fin. who by the way he hates being called. Right tiny fin. Okay. Elephants have a specific alarm call. That means blank.

Amanda Wilson:

beads. Move.

Josh Wilson:

Move. Wait, is that is that like two other creatures like y'all get out there? Get out the way we're coming through or like to each other move. There's a mouse one

Amanda Wilson:

No, like like two other greeters like I'm warning you or you will get stopped on because I weigh three of me makes a blue whale.

Josh Wilson:

Elephants have a specific alarm call that means human. Oh, they have a very specific they communicate in rumbles they have a very specific rumble. They've measured this using research in response to the danger of humans that's distinct from calls warning of things like bees and other threats.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, that is interesting and sad. They have to have this from the humans. Elephants are really cool, very matriarchal. And so the women all stay together, right? And then there's the matriarch. And then they have the ants and the and the daughters and everything. super interesting.

Josh Wilson:

How many hands go for No, not

Amanda Wilson:

that many. Not that ants at 20. But I would like to discuss with you the fact that elephants are pregnant for two years. This is upsetting for me. Okay, I'm

Josh Wilson:

gonna skip facts here.

Amanda Wilson:

Why not? I'm telling you about No, no, no,

Josh Wilson:

no, it's related to that. Did you know and i'll just forego the question. And I'll just tell you that, in addition to human females, and humpback whales, the only man of mammals to undergo menopause are those and elephants.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, and the elephants are like, thank God, because I've been pregnant for 20 years. And I'm done with it. So that pregnant for two years, they nurse for three to four years. No, thank you.

Josh Wilson:

So to some human.

Amanda Wilson:

So to some humans. I mean, I did it for 19 months, but it was a lot. And I'm really impressed by all the people who can do it. But you're pregnant for two years. So you're already just tired, right? And then the baby comes out and it's 200 pounds, okay, but it's all relative. And that's not childbirth, not

Josh Wilson:

a 200 pound baby and like 100 pound Mama. No one

Amanda Wilson:

is giving this elephant an epidural. So she's got to push it out by herself. And then she's got to nurse this thing for three or four years I feel for these women.

Josh Wilson:

Next, dogs sense of smell is about how many times stronger than humans,

Amanda Wilson:

at least 472 billion

Josh Wilson:

100,000

Amanda Wilson:

because I can open a jar of peanut butter on a totally different level than our dog. He can be behind a closed door upstairs, and his little behind is down in the kitchen before I can turn around. He knows

Josh Wilson:

see but I also think he knows he recognizes the word peanut butter now. However, they only have 1/6 our number of taste buds which would explain a lot given what our dog will eat. Oh God,

Amanda Wilson:

I know. Other than just peanut butter

Josh Wilson:

animal here's the next one animals. I love this one and I love imagining what this is like animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolisms such as chipmunks and squirrels. See in blank

Amanda Wilson:

black and white 3d 2d color words

Josh Wilson:

they see in

Amanda Wilson:

subtitles there's no pictures they see in slow motion Oh because their bodies moving faster. Why? I don't understand.

Josh Wilson:

It's every superhero movie with a super fast person I've ever seen Ever wonder how a fly or a chipmunk can evade your clumsy human grasp so easily. A new study published by these people finds that generally the smaller the animal the more inflammation it can see in a small amount of time. This means certain small animals are essentially seeing in slow motion

Amanda Wilson:

and what that is that why a four year old is faster than us

Josh Wilson:

yet. No, it's because we're old and slow. That's different. The mail add delay penguins, or do you know about this? A deli? a deli? How do you know that? Because

Amanda Wilson:

I've heard of these guys. Okay,

Josh Wilson:

so do you know how they propose to females?

Amanda Wilson:

They give them they give them a rock?

Josh Wilson:

They give them a pebble? Yeah. So very much like what we do.

Amanda Wilson:

I love this. And do you know and I am and and how

Josh Wilson:

do you know that? I love that. You know that. But how do you know? I

Amanda Wilson:

don't know how I know. It's just a thing that I know. But also there are there are same sex couples in the penguin world. And I love that too. They bring each other death of rocks and they hook up.

Josh Wilson:

And then what do they do with the pebbles? They just they put them away. They're

Amanda Wilson:

on their feet and practice for having baby eggs.

Josh Wilson:

Oh, do they?

Amanda Wilson:

Yeah, that's what Yeah, so they hold the eggs on their feet, right? No, I

Josh Wilson:

know. But is that what the pebbles all about?

Amanda Wilson:

I think the pebbles about but I could have just made that up.

Josh Wilson:

Hey, you look like you could have kids. You want to be pregnant for two years?

Amanda Wilson:

No, that's an elephant.

Josh Wilson:

reindeer eyeballs turn what color in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, no, that's red. And that's Rudolph's nose. No, silly. Silly goose

Josh Wilson:

reindeer eyeballs turned blue in winter to help them see at lower light. Can you you have blue eyes blue eyes.

Amanda Wilson:

I can see it lower light. Yeah,

Josh Wilson:

I can't I can't see it lower light levels

Amanda Wilson:

because you have really dark eyes. Yes,

Josh Wilson:

there. Yes. honeybees can flap their wings about how many times per second

Amanda Wilson:

120

Josh Wilson:

oh 200 times per second. What is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat?

Amanda Wilson:

cows but only when they were their best friends?

Josh Wilson:

That's right. That's right form little make me a better bovine. No. A sea lion is the first non human mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat. So Ronan a sea lion at the University of California Santa Cruz's long Marine Laboratory is the first non human mammal to show that she can move to the rhythms of a song in this case, the funky beats of Earth Wind and fire's Boogie Wonderland. Oh, the ability to keep a beat is an eight for us humans or at least mostly me. Well, I mean, don't ask me to dance but get Ronan on out on the dance floor and she will slip slide to a good time.

Amanda Wilson:

Love it. I thought you were meaning like she could actually create the beat and keep a beat. She just got rhythm like Yeah, got

Josh Wilson:

rhythm. I'm not saying that she can lay down the funk from that slow

Amanda Wilson:

that's why I thought you I thought you meant like with her flipper. She could clap in time to something.

Josh Wilson:

Yeah, keep a beat. I don't know. Anyway, next. Male koalas have two blanks were female koalas have two blanks.

Amanda Wilson:

Ah, God my first initial reaction was not suitable for work. I'm male koalas have two hearts. And then what a female pilots have to two brains.

Josh Wilson:

Male qualities have two penises.

Amanda Wilson:

Yeah, that's what I was saying. Female qualities

Josh Wilson:

have two vaginas.

Amanda Wilson:

What do they Okay,

Josh Wilson:

no,

Amanda Wilson:

stop right there line up with what? each other?

Josh Wilson:

I don't want to Google that.

Amanda Wilson:

Thank you, Google.

Josh Wilson:

No, dude, this was just on a random list. I did not. I did not ask for this. At birth a panda is smaller than a blank and weighs only blank. These are getting harder.

Amanda Wilson:

It's smaller than

Josh Wilson:

and don't say koala penis,

Amanda Wilson:

a chipmunk. It can see in slow motion and it weighs about 250 ants.

Josh Wilson:

While you're really getting into this, at birth a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces. Very cute doodle in order to eat how must a flamingo posture itself? You should know this.

Amanda Wilson:

Why? Because that was my nickname in middle school. Um, I have a large bottom and skinny legs so boys were not kind to me in junior high. I don't know like, I mean, they they Dave stand with one leg up tucked up. And then they make their head bent all over to get the shrimp.

Josh Wilson:

The Flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.

Amanda Wilson:

So it's a twist. It's like and go like this.

Josh Wilson:

Well no, it's not twit. I mean, it just puts its head down and its head is automatically up.

Amanda Wilson:

Oh right. Because if it twisted it would be right side up again.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, what happens if a female ferret goes into heat and cannot find a mate?

Amanda Wilson:

ferret? Yeah, she probably has some weird way of reproducing by herself like the jellyfish making themselves babies again.

Josh Wilson:

I don't know if there's self love in the fair family. Actually, this is kind of sad. A female ferret will die. Oh goes into heat and cannot find a mate and I won't tell you something awful is awful female ferrets produce estrogen when they go into heat the estrogen causes the bone marrow to stop producing red blood cells which in turn makes them anemic and they will stay in heat until unless they mate and so then they yeah but i want to tell you something about this website this website as scientifically minded as it is it says a female fair will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate but it defines in parentheses what heat means it says a female fair will die if it goes into heat parentheses is horny i cannot find them i

Amanda Wilson:

do not believe that your website is scientific anymore you've actually invalidated all of the facts that is why i checked it again here two four

Josh Wilson:

this is why i checked it against like more reputable websites

Amanda Wilson:

okay but what about people who buy ferrets from the pet stores and just keep them in solitary single life they get fixed like you fix a dog or maybe

Josh Wilson:

they get fixed maybe they you know they got to take them to the the the ferret hookup farm i don't know

Amanda Wilson:

but then you get the baby ferrets and what if you don't want the baby ferrets

Josh Wilson:

well someone else want to be fair let's not make this story sadder than it is the venom of the king cobras speaking of sad is so deadly that just one gram of it is enough to kill a person how many times over 40 to 150

Amanda Wilson:

holy mass

Josh Wilson:

which i don't know how you measure that like how do you how

Amanda Wilson:

many people do you kill what the king cobra venom to you get figure out how

Josh Wilson:

to kill a person 150 times over how do you do

Amanda Wilson:

well you have to kill 150 people you can't just oh well no but if you get the humans that regenerate like the jellyfish then you just and then then finally like try 72 the humans going okay i'm really done with this please don't revive me again

Josh Wilson:

that okay the bat is the only mammal that can blank

Amanda Wilson:

fly at night

Josh Wilson:

fly period bats are the only mammals that flap their wings takeoff from a standing position or hanging position and gain gain altitude under their own power flying squirrels are falsely named gliders take that rocky but the bat is the only mammal that can fly

Amanda Wilson:

i like bats bats are cool

Josh Wilson:

why can't bats walk

Amanda Wilson:

because they fly

Josh Wilson:

no man that's not why do they keep their legs or why did they choose not to

Amanda Wilson:

because their legs are too small

Josh Wilson:

yeah the leg bones of a bat are so thin that they can't walk

Amanda Wilson:

can we discuss our owls anywhere on your list

Josh Wilson:

no but by the way yes google our legs and you will see something that will make you laugh for years apparently underneath all of the feathers of the owl is the robot

Amanda Wilson:

skinny legs yes

Josh Wilson:

the roadrunner

Amanda Wilson:

it's the funniest thing we need to post that on the socials we get that we'll do that will

Josh Wilson:

put them on socials do cows dream

Amanda Wilson:

did they dream or drink i didn't know which one you set your cows

Josh Wilson:

dream don't say anything about having best friends that was gonna

Amanda Wilson:

be drinking the best friends got and they get the margaritas and the cosmopolitans do they dream well yes because otherwise this wouldn't be an interesting fact to have on your that note they don't all done

Josh Wilson:

cows cows can sleep standing up but they can only dream lying down

Amanda Wilson:

who knows this and how do they know it

Josh Wilson:

rem the band know you've probably heard the big animals like cows and horses sleep standing up but when it comes to deep sleep it's just not true cows can doze off and sleep lightly on their feet but when it comes to rem sleep they lay down just like the rest of it okay

Amanda Wilson:

so they go into rem but we don't have any sort of confirmation that they actually have cognitively like develop dreams

Josh Wilson:

yeah we do because they're there what they do is they'll come up to a bunch of like electrodes they'll look at their eyes and the cows they lay down they go to sleep and then every now and again you'll hear him say no frank no stop it's a cliff frank it's a cliff what is distinctive about a houseflies hum

Amanda Wilson:

is it something like that each one has a unique one

Josh Wilson:

is that your answer yes housefly hums in the key of f

Amanda Wilson:

okay so

Josh Wilson:

so how spot houseflies would be a wife's house houseflies would be able to riff to such songs as yesterday by the beatles fleetwood mac's go your own way john mayer's your body is a wonderland and beyonce is crazy in love and taylor swift's blank space baby

Amanda Wilson:

did you look up songs in the key of f or did it give you this

Josh Wilson:

i looked it up okay and queens we are the champions love it i love a good song well

Amanda Wilson:

i'm certain that's what the flies are singing when they're driving me insane in my house i can't get a

Josh Wilson:

lot of good songs that these flies could riff to and then lastly what utterly adorable

Amanda Wilson:

cal's best friends

Josh Wilson:

what utterly adorable things do sea otters do when they're asleep

Amanda Wilson:

and favorites just they're very cute and they're asleep but i don't know

Josh Wilson:

sea otters hold each other's pause when they sleep so they don't drift apart see

Amanda Wilson:

these pictures so sweet

Josh Wilson:

so that's the end of this segment and i will leave you with that thought be a sea otter oh so cute and now on to our recommendations so amanda our recommendation is the same i think we've determined so i will let you make a recommendation and then i can chime in

Amanda Wilson:

now i'm gonna let you make the recommendation because i actually have okay fine i'll make it but i said i was going to first i have a non wreck so here's what i am not recommending to you daylight savings time i'm going to recommend that they get rid of daylight savings time if you are a parent of a small child you don't need me to explain this to you daylight savings time takes the human children that live in your house and replaces them with demon children because they won't go to sleep because it's daylight until almost nine o'clock but then they're overly tired which according to our pediatrician means that they wake up a lot of times during the night and then they wake up in the morning and ours has been waking up yelling at us he's doing this thing where he goes to sleep in his bed and halfway through the night he gets into our bed and the first thing he says when he wakes up in the morning is some complaint about something to one of us and then he's just grumpy so i am not recommending daylight savings time

Josh Wilson:

can we please use our power can we can we as a collective not not the wilsons but all of us all of you parents who i am sure are suffering this same problem can we all please get together go on change.org or some such and change this mess because we are no longer in an agrarian society i not certain that we need to use daylight savings time anymore and for those of you who are farmers forgive me please do your thing do your thing do your chores and all the things that you need to do but i just don't want those of us who have children and have to work in an office or do these things to have to deal with these little small terrorists that we have so let us all band together and for heaven's sake get rid of daylight saving time

Amanda Wilson:

there are some states that don't observe it right where are those can we move there can we move there by tomorrow so that maybe will sleep okay that was my non wreck for the week also it was just a way of saying we're feeling your parents we get it but our recommendation is a thing that josh found on youtube it was recommended to us and it is a british comedy show quiz show or not really a quiz show

Josh Wilson:

it's a competition

Amanda Wilson:

called taskmaster and it is hosted by greg davis and he have well it's created by alex horne who is his sidekick on the show but it created it used to be a stage show that alex horne would do and now it's televised and it is so funny in such escapism and really the thing that we need to right now lots of series which is what the brits call the seasons are on youtube and it's just ridiculous and so each each episode they have four or five challenges to go do and one of the beautiful things about it is that it allows you to really kind of interpret how you you know really get creative and how you're going to do this thing but also it doesn't require any special equipment and that's intentional because they wanted people to be able to do it at home i'm going to institute some of these challenges for josh and maybe we'll podcast about them but josh talked to us about your love of taskmaster

Josh Wilson:

it's just funny so they they do a great thing they get five comedians and they'll have a series of six shows and these comedians will be competing across the six shows and so they'll get a really vague challenge like for example give me an example of one that well the one that

Amanda Wilson:

we just saw was they had to they had to cook a meal with ingredients from every letter of the alphabet

Josh Wilson:

okay so what they'll do is though yeah they gave him a board with a to z on there and they made their shopping list really quick and then they they all got these ingredients and they made a meal and it's because they're comedians of course they do a lot of lateral thinking they they think outside the box and they they record their solution and then in front of the studio audience we watch the solution and then greg who's the taskmaster judges them it gives them points based on their solution and that's it and it It's very funny, they they're funny. They're comedians. So they're going to be funny when they talk to each other, and when they're reacting to what each other decides to do. And their solutions are hilarious. And it's just like, like Amanda said, it's great escapism. And I love it. I love watching it,

Amanda Wilson:

we just you and the world will watch it with us. But the problem is, he's never ever quiet. And so it's one of those things that you can have on with the kids in the room, but he just won't be quiet. But I've explained it to him by Well, this is just a challenge, because he's have the YouTube variety of children, and understands what challenges mean. And in he but he keeps saying, but why, but why? And just just because they can. And it's, it's really great.

Josh Wilson:

There was one challenge that we watched, and there's so many series meet me telling you about one challenge isn't gonna ruin it for you, where they were given three yoga balls, and they open their little envelope, because there's always a little envelope that has the task in it. And they each do it individually. By the way, if I'm setting this up, right,

Amanda Wilson:

well, let me let me address that really quickly. So it's done over a series of months. And it's not like they're all there on one day doing the same task. It's one person does all of their tasks, and the next person does all of their tasks. So

Josh Wilson:

yeah, so they each show up and they open the envelope, and it says, in order to win this task, you got to take these three yoga balls and put them on the mat at the top of the hill.

Amanda Wilson:

It's a it's a steep hill.

Josh Wilson:

So imagine trying to get through yoga balls up up a steep hill to put them on this mat, and it's windy and someone had taken one of the balls upset it, they're gone back down and the ball had blown off. And so that's fun to watch. And then the the person who is the most successful. And this is where the lateral thinking comes in. They had read the clue very carefully, they went and they got the mat that was on top of the hill, brought it down the hill, put it, put it on the grass, and then put the yoga balls on top of it. And that person won because they did it in less time. And they kind of looked at the problem in a different way. And that's when it's most enjoyable to me when the comedian looks at it in a sideways kind of way and comes up with a creative solution. Now, what I just described wasn't a funny creative solution. It was funny because they thought of it no one else did. But sometimes they just come up with truly funny solutions. So enough of us talking about it taskmaster, on YouTube, they have their own YouTube channel. And there are they are up to series 11. And they did a series that was home tasks during the pandemic. So they kept going and those we haven't watched those yet, but those are probably interesting in a different way. So taskmaster on YouTube,

Amanda Wilson:

yeah, check it out. worth it.

Josh Wilson:

Alright, so that do us for today. Thanks for joining us sorry for the the bit of a gap in our episodes, but that's just kind of our life as parents we're dealing with the grumpy child who is kind of being dictatorial during the day and so sometimes Amanda has to do her work at night, which doesn't leave us times to record but we will do it as regularly as we can given our very tenuous and difficult situation. And we're happy to do it for you now.

Amanda Wilson:

Have a wonderful week get some sleep and find the blackout curtains

Josh Wilson:

yes for filling the filling the rest of it by the blackout curtains so that you can fool your child in thinking Yeah,

Amanda Wilson:

but you know when it doesn't work, they'll just say but I can die know that it's daylight so All right, good luck friends. We're all in it together.

Josh Wilson:

The theme song is yet untitled work by me and then other music that you are listening to right now is by Andrew Wilson, my wonderful son. We are part of a network of gains of a podcast called imagine bill. So go to imagine bill COMM And check out our friends that's I am a G and V i ll e.com. Alrighty, so until next time, hopefully that will be next week. I'm Josh. I'm Amanda. Be a sea otter

Amanda Wilson:

or call with the best friend.

Josh Wilson:

Okay BSc otter via calc