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BREAKING: UW-L’s Mrs. Photon breaks news on the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876



UW-L outreach coordinator Spencer Wilken in the WIZM studio on Feb. 15, 2023, for La Crosse Talk PM.

UW-La Crosse Outreach Coordinator Spencer Wilken — or Mrs. Photon — in the WIZM studio Thursday to talk science on La Crosse Talk PM, including things that cannot be explained, like meat raining from the sky, how Tylenol works, why curling (the sport) stones curl and where all Earth’s water came from.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

The meat shower comes from a phenomenon that happened March 3, 1876, where it literally rained meat and nobody knows why. Science also can’t explain how Tylenol works, or why those stones you throw down the ice curve in that matter.

We also discussed the melting of the Doomsday Glacier, or Thwaites Glacier — named after a UW geologist — climate change in general, and the discovery of a 350-pound, Shaq-sized penguin.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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