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Plastic: space age wonder material or planet-destroying scourge? The real answer may lie... somewhere in the middle (but leaning more towards scourge). Plus, learn exactly how many LEGO minifigures you can eat before you die! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions!  If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:[Truth or Fail]Milkhttps://blogs.getty.edu/iris/galalith-alchemy-in-the-age-of-plastic/https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/casein/3007625.articlehttps://www.ganoksin.com/article/galalith-jewelry-milk-stone/https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-milk-plastic/Bloodhttps://books.google.com/books?id=3uoiAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA9https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/rjrtags/ill65.htmlhttps://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&context=beadshttps://materialdistrict.com/material/blood-plastic/https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&context=beadspictures: https://www.hippohardware.com/blogs/news/at-deaths-door-a-history-of-hemaciteVenomhttp://www.t3db.ca/toxins/T3D2544[Fact Off]Bees and plastichttps://www.sciencealert.com/wild-bees-have-been-found-building-nests-entirely-out-of-plastic-for-the-first-timehttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13592-019-00635-6https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/pp-bsw030117.phphttps://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1890/ES13-00308.1Celluloid billiard balls http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/05/13/the_death_of_billiards_and_the_rise_of_plastic_on_99_invisible_with_roman.htmlhttps://www.liveabout.com/what-pool-balls-are-made-of-368742https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-upon-time-exploding-billiard-balls-were-everyday-thing-180962751/http://mentalfloss.com/article/64247/first-plastic-billiard-balls-routinely-exploded[Ask the Science Couch]Corn plastichttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmental-impact-of-corn-based-plastics/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-plastic-to-the-rescue-126404720/https://mcgillcompost.com/blog/recycling-number-7-pla-plastics[Butt One More Thing]Cigarette buttshttps://www.sciencealert.com/this-company-recycles-cigarette-butts-and-turns-them-into-plastic
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