Photo by Serge Melki CCA-2.0

Len Tillem, our favorite radio loyah on KKSF Newstalk 910-AM, is always saying, “Don’t eat your liver.”  As in, let it go and stop thinking about it.

Well, I can’t stop thinking about something that could be a fluke, and it’s making my liver crawl.  As in, actually making liver crawl.

Simon Mayo, a BBC Radio 2 host (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ) , has a segment on his program called ‘Homework Sucks’.  Kids call in with a question and Mayo and his team try to find an answer before the end of the show.  They take listener calls about it, they talk about it on air amongst themselves, and finally, they take a call from an expert on the subject, or someone who has experience or knowledge on the subject, who offers an explanation.

Sometimes, the so-called expert’s response is questionable.  Most times, a believable expert calls in who can back up their argument with science and facts.

Questions range from ‘Why do we have fingerprints’ to ‘Can crocodiles spit’?

At this moment, I can’t recall the most recent questions asked on his show (except one), but they are varied and funny and interesting.  I always listen for the answer.  I’m curious about the how and why of some of this stuff, too.  The question samples I used came directly from Mayo’s book.

Yes, Simon Mayo actually wrote a book about his show’s Homework segment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217215/Homework-sucks-Simon-Mayo-book-reveals-sprouts-taste-horrible-crocodiles-spit.html

On Tuesday, February 19th, the question was something I’d never heard before.

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If you put a fresh liver on a plate and a glass of full-fat milk on the same shelf in the frig overnight, the liver moves towards the milk.  Is it true?

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Want to hear it?

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1224007-simon-mayo-s-liver-milk-experiment

See the pictures posted on the Simon Mayo Drivetime Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=624818810863436&set=a.135213933157262.21859.129044383774217&type=1&theater

Here’s the page where you can listen to the most recent Simon Mayo Drivetime episodes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p2dfq/broadcasts/2013/02

Also, this article explains flukes:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/211298/fluke

Photo by Flukeman CCA-SA 3.0

I shared this with a friend and he doesn’t believe it’s possible.  Says someone moved the liver to get to the jello.  ha ha.  What do you think?

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And, don’t forget to listen to Len!

http://www.newstalk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=tillem

Followed by Gil Gross (with Lloyd Lindsay Young and Sebastian Kunz):

http://www.newstalk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=gil_gross

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