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.


Skeptoid #476: The Chess-Playing Mechanical Turk

July 21st, 2015

Episode 500 of 573 episodes

This amazing chess-playing automaton toured the world for more than 80 years beginning in the 1700s, beating all the top chess players.