It’s a surprise Christmas episode — such a surprise in fact only one of the hosts knows about it. Learn all about the Icelandic seasonal harbingers of the holidays, the 13 sons of the troll woman Grýla, it’s the jólasveinar (or Yule Lads). Meet Þvörusleikir, Askasleikir, Hurðaskellir; the gang’s all here.
The Black Death (aka the Black Plague) was a horrible pestilence that tore its way through the European continent, killing millions. Learn how it works, what the horrible disease actually was, the pesky devils who spread it, and how it’s treated. There are some pretty ordinary drugs that cure the disease now, but the medievalContinue reading “The Black Death: Scientific Canadian Edition: Part 1”
Back again is the increadible rapid-fire Mind Melders. (Yes, we called them Melters before — fight us.) Learn about dragonflies, Japanese Gashadokuro, deadly Lake Nyos, a rampaging Killdozer, the origin of the colour blue, and join the Unusual Brigade for CAMOVER.
Ever wish you have your brain eaten by a ninja alien? Us neither. After a few failed starts The Unusual Show is back in the Season 2 launch with another episode on the terrifying tiny terror that is the Praying Mantis.