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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. After a day where I got to copy edit a “psychic to the stars” predictions about next year (apparently, Taylor Swift will become a voice in international politics), and now reading about sperm absorption and charcoal condiments, bring on 2011!

  2. @Finn McR: It goes backwards so you can open the zipper according to the temperature, but only if you like still wearing a hoodie when the temperature passes 30, 40 and 50 C:

    Before I start talking about sperm I must mention you look exceptionally cute in that video, Rebecca.

    With this new knowledge of the nutritional value of sperm I’m starting a new business producing low volume / high calorie astronaut food. Also I’ll stop wasting my precious bodily fluid as it’s now obvious why I’m having trouble gaining weight.

  3. Real life imitates Dr. Strangelove. Unintentional comedy doesn’t get any better.

    I must say I am also puzzled by Oprah. She has more money than God – she could afford to take a break and get herself a world class education. But she promotes this crap on her show instead.

    Acquisition of money or fame ≠ competence in any other respect.

    One would hope that would be obvious to everyone.

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