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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 #154: Was Chuck Yeager the First to Break the Sound Barrier?

May 19th, 2009

Episode 167 of 581 episodes

Credible claims that others broke the sound barrier before Chuck Yeager come from several sources, including the German Me-163 and Me-262 fighters during WWII, and from George Welch flying an XP-86 fighter only days before Yeager's historic flight.

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