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Skeptoid

Brian Dunning

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive.

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Skeptoid #132: The Sargasso Sea and the Pacific Garbage Patch

December 16th, 2008

Episode 145 of 579 episodes

The Atlantic's Sargasso Sea is said to trap ships inside its tangled masses of seaweed, and the Pacific Trash Vortex is said to be a floating island the size of Texas. Are these two hazards real, or tall tales cooked up by mariners?

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