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Helium is a gas that many of us are familiar with, especially as a way to make party balloons float. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains the chemical attributes of helium, its importance in industrial and medical applications, and why it makes your voice sound like a chipmunk's when it is inhaled.

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Anyone who has tried to walk or drive on ice knows how slippery it is. But what makes ice slippery? In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains the qualities of ice that makes it slick, and what to do if you are stuck on an icy road in your car.

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Baking at higher altitudes presents challenges that can result in disappointing cookies, cakes, and breads. In the episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd breaks down the various considerations you need to make when baking at high altitudes, the various flours and other ingredients that are involved, and the chemistry at work in your favorite baked goods.

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In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains the shocking phenomenon of lightening: what it is, how it works in our atmosphere, its relationship with thunder, and how to stay safe if you get caught in a lightening storm.

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Hordes of tiny cedar gnats can make life outdoors miserable in the Four Corners area during the summer. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains why there actually aren't any cedar trees in the Southwest, and how cedar gnats feed on you while you try to enjoy your outdoor activities.

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