Things We Learned This Week

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Root vegetables (flickr user protoflux (cc)/flickr)

A roundup of the random, interesting, and unexpected things we learned on the show this week.

Not everyone is happy about the proposed changes at the New York Public Library.


An anonymous note can change your life. Just ask Lilly Ledbetter.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta learned how to eat fire!


The JOBS Act that was passed by the House last week isn’t quite the same thing as a jobs bill.


In order to protect you from eating something bad or poisonouse, your taste buds are constantly regenerating, which is why your tongue heals so quickly after you burn it.

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James S. Kunen from New York, NY

I want to thank Leonard for having me on The Leonard Lopate Show on 3/19. He's a challenging interviewer. Don't let the soothing voice fool you: his probing questions come at you fast. If anyone would like more info on Diary of a Company Man, please visit Many thanks.

Mar. 22 2012 01:58 PM

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