Episode 1

The One With Laughing

Episode 1
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Laughing provides the same neurochemicals in the brain that give you a "high" that you get when you go for a jog. It is known as a "runner's high".

The Eagles

Irving Azoff, manager of the band The Eagles, bought all the rights to The Beach Boys' songs and merchandise for $100 million.

Chinese Cinema

Before COVID-19, the Chinese cinema industry would take $1.2 billion in ticket sales over the Chinese New Year weekend.


Astronomers have managed to identify over 4,500 exoplanets in our universe so far.
160 of these exoplanets are rocky planets like our very own Earth.

Nuclear Password

For over 20 years, the US Government used the same password for the computer that launches nuclear weapons. That password was '00000000' which was created by the computer technician installing the software and was never updated to a proper password until twenty years later someone noticed.


Pebax is a strong, lightweight material that is now being used in athletic shoes. The material is so light that when used as running spikes, it reduces running times by 4 seconds a mile.

Pet Dogs

The average family pet dog usually responds to 80 different words that its owner says to them. However, in scientific tests, it was discovered that the Border Collie responded to over 1,000 words.

Elon Musk

In 2022, Elon Musks' tax bill for the year is expected to be around $1 billion.

San Francisco Sinking

Scientists have estimated that the city of San Francisco weighs approximately 1.6 trillion kilograms which has caused it to sink by 8 centimetres.

Argentine Beer

In Argentina, scientists decided to test an experiment to see if they could make the flavours of beer better by submerging it under the sea for a year. The experiment involved taking 185 gallons of the finest ale and submerging it out to sea at a depth of 66 feet.
One year later they went back to retrieve the experiment and found that someone had stolen it all.


In 2018–2019, before the pandemic, Broadway shows supported 96,000 jobs and generated $14.7 billion for the local economy each year.


There are over 1,000 different types of barnacles living in the ocean.

Mariah Carey

In 2010, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" single was given 31 days of airplay starting at the end of November, to celebrate the run-up to Christmas. By 2019, the number of days it was given airplay was 78 days starting in October.

Sense Of Humour

84% of top executives believe that employees with a sense of humour do better work.

Netflix Diversity

Netflix is considered one of the more progressive companies in entertainment. A study found that 48% of their movies had a female lead as the main character.
They also found that 23% of the movies were directed by women, which is 3 times more than the 7% of Hollywood movies that are.

Chrome Extensions

A recent study of Chrome Extensions for the Chrome web browser found that out of 150,000 extensions available to download, 104,000 were considered abandoned projects because they had not been updated in over 2 years.

Shopping Malls

In 1970, there were 30,000 malls in America.
By 2017 the number of malls rose to 116,000.
It is estimated that 60% of these malls now operate at a loss due to the rise in internet shopping and the pandemic.

European Recycling

In the European Union, every year the average person throws away 16kg of electric products. Less than 40% of these are recycled.


In 18th-century England, the biggest fashion choice was the wig. Because of their popularity, the Government at the time decided to introduce a "Wig Tax" which was placed on the sale of the scented powder people inside the wigs. This tax was so hated, that wigs fell out of fashion within months of it being introduced.


A 'Smolt' is the name given to Salmon that are travelling downstream towards salt water.
A recent study into them discovered that 3% of all Salmon fail to reach their destination due to being eaten by Heron birds.