O/A Episode 33: What’s in a holiday?


Ben and Chris explore palindromic numbers, garden path sentences, and how holidays have changed (and stayed the same) through time. Have fun!

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Tom Scott’s video about ambiguity

Garden Path Sentences:

The complex houses married and single soldiers and their families.
the old man the boat.
The horse raced past the barn fell.
The man who hunts ducks out on weekends. The cotton clothing is made of grows in Mississippi. The author wrote the novel was likely to be a best-seller. I convinced her children are noisy. The tomcat curled up on the cushion seemed friendly. The man returned to his house was happy. Mary gave the child the dog bit a bandaid. The government plans to raise taxes were defeated. The girl told the story cried. I know the words to that song about the queen don’t rhyme. The sour drink from the ocean. That Jill is never here hurts. The tycoon sold the offshore oil tracts for a lot of money wanted to kill JR.
The florist sent the flowers was pleased. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
The man whistling tunes pianos

OA Episode 32: Ben’s Minefield of Pets


Ben and Chris discuss pets, and Ben tries to make the conversation as depressing as possible. Repeatedly. Also Chris still can’t say ****.

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