We Fact Up

"We Fact Up" was born out of the notion that before the internet existed people would have to actually try and work things out for themselves when asked a question. Like, "what does 'O.K.' stand for?" or "who invented the high five?". Listeners send in their questions, the gang then try to work the answer out without the help of Google. After a lot of discussion and general stupidity, the team then see how close (or how far off in most cases) they were to the answer - hopefully to hilarious, or mildly amusing, results.

LATEST EPISODE

Ep 84: Origins of 'caught red handed' & the Sly Grog Riot?

Somehow Amal Clooney became involved in our discussion of safe words in this week's episode, which no one saw coming. We also tried to figure out why they call it "caught red handed", what Will Smith's musical mate was called and what the hell the sly grog riot was all about. Was it Sylvester Stallone, was it a sneaky riot? Who knows. We do. Now. Take a listen.
00:31:00 6/13/2018

Past Episodes

The Jim Crow laws have been hotly discussed lately with the release of Childish Gambinos video 'This Is America' and while we aren't qualified whatsoever to speak on the matter, we did have a red hot go of it. Plus a listener in British Columbia, Josh, may be in more serious trouble and we're only too happy to help get him out of the basement that he may or may not be kidnapped in.
00:35:00 6/7/2018
Have you ever thought about where 'to go cold turkey' originated, because if not, you should. It's so weird! We give it our best shot ranging from a turkey trying to quit cigarettes and the country Turkey losing power. We also put the spotlight on the boycott and discover its strange origins. Plus Martine's Tinder Facting continues. Find out all the answers by listening to the show!
00:30:00 5/27/2018
Endangered and tasty, these delightfully bent fruits are God's gift to humanity, but why did God choose to give them that perfect little bend in them that makes it fit so snug in your hands (and mouth. And possibly other areas)? We go to all corners of our minds, including the Kirk Cameron corner, to find the answers. Plus, looking to make friends, well we give you the BEST conversation starter to help 'break the ice' yourself. It'll change your life! Oh and will Martine find love on Tinder.... let's see.
00:38:00 5/21/2018

With the royal wedding in full swing we know Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be doing some buttering up, but where did the term come from & why do we still use it? Plus Donald Trump is all about firing people (he actually tried to trademark the term "you're fired"), so we tried to figure out who would the first person to actually fire someone? The answer will surprise you.

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00:27:00 5/12/2018

It wasn't great for Neo when he saw the black cat in the Matrix, but why do the rest of us think of them as bad luck? Plus we find out why Russian Astronauts, also known as cosmonauts, took a shotgun into space and how that may have been the worst decision they ever made. And that's saying something.

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00:38:00 5/6/2018

Two facts you can take to work and impress/embarrass your friends with. Learn the origins of crossing our fingers for good luck and where 'close but no cigar comes from'. Also Qantas has made some complaints about us and this could signal the end of our relationship with Alan Joyce. 

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00:35:00 4/18/2018
It's time that the We Fact Uppers broke from tradition and rather than giving you just one fact, we're now upping our output and letting your ears devour three. That's almost triple! Take a listen to the reason we kiss each other on the lips (not just me and Redd, but like, everyone), how two ladies ordering a Scottish Float changed the law in England and why people get down on one knee to propose. It's a good'n!
00:29:30 4/8/2018
What if you had the power to blow up an entire nation at the touch of a button? What would you do with that power? Apparently the US wanted to use it blow up our nearest celestial body! I'm sure it made sense to someone, somewhere at the time, but hindsight can be a bitch. Why did the US wanna blow it up? Find out in this episode.
00:27:49 3/23/2018
Who needs to be respected by your outlaw peers when you make balloon animals this good? Ben Hall was a bandit who defied the odds when he decided that clowning was his true passion. But just who was the Clown Prince underneath the tough exterior and fake nose. Listen and learn the ways of the clown ranger.
00:39:00 3/5/2018
Smiths, Lays, Pringles - all of them unwitting participants in the greatest insult ever bestowed upon a man, but who slinged this despicable chip insult (or chipsult if you will) and what was their reason to hurl such salty-insolence? Take a listen to find out.
00:35:00 2/21/2018

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