JOE PALCA, host:
And now, the Pick of the Week. And with me to describe the Pick Of The Week is digital media producer, Science Friday's own Flora Lichtman. Hi, Flora.
FLORA LICHTMAN: Hi, Joe.
PALCA: So what do we got this week?
LICHTMAN: This week's picks are Halloween themed.
PALCA: Halloween themed.
LICHTMAN: And one of them is very special and was made by you.
PALCA: Made by me, you say. Well, I think that's probably a little generous but yes, I did shoot some video while I was being trained by the Night Digital Training Media (unintelligible), and we've got some very interesting pictures of a beating heart where - well, a formerly beating heart.
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PALCA: A cadaver's heart with some interesting medical things that you can see if you've ever wanted to see a heart up close. And what about yours?
LICHTMAN: Yes, so the other video we have - so that was your guts and gore, and here are your creepy crawlies. We look at why we find cockroaches disgusting, and apparently we all find cockroaches disgusting.
LICHTMAN: No, really. There was a study on it and every person tested. OK, so that's not everybody everybody, but every person tested said, yes, I find cockroaches disgusting, and so the question is, why?
PALCA: You don't want to tell us the answer?
LICHTMAN: You'll have to watch the video.
PALCA: And are there picture of cockroaches in this video?
PALCA: So why is anybody going to watch a thing that - that's the part I want to know. Why does somebody go to a website, and tune in something that's going to make them disgusted? If you're not disgusted by cockroaches, certainly you'll be disgusted by pictures of cadaver's hearts. I guess that's the alternative.
LICHTMAN: Right. Happy Halloween.
PALCA: Oh, Happy Halloween to you. I'd like to thank my guest this hour and thanks to everybody who called in.
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