Blister Builds a *Bone*afide Skeleton Crew in Episode 12

Episode 12: Into the Hools

Determine to topple Dr. van Sangfreud once and for all, Blister sets out to recruit bloodthirsty wharf rats to his ragtag battalion. Can he reveal the one secret that would secure their allegiance before they gobble him up?

For the Curious

Discover the amazing story of Magawa, a rescue rat with a golden nose!

Watch a short film: Cambodia’s Hero Rats Uncover Deadly Landmines

Watch as Magawa becomes the first rat to win a gold medal for bravery!

“Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight” BBC News

“Magawa, a bomb-sniffing rat, has died” by Merrit Kennedy and Laurel Wamsley

“In Loving Memory of Magawa,” a tribute from APOPO, the organization that trains rats to detect landmines

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What did the skeleton tell the bartender?
Gimme a beer…and a mop!

Why do skeletons ride motorcycles?
Because they’re *bone* to be wild!

Share your bad jokes and I’ll share them on the next show!

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Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional music from Komiku, Loyalty Freak Music, Kevin McLeod and John Bartmann. Mike Koenig sloshed the ocean. FlatHill brought the thunder. Mark DiAngelo rustled up the wind. Creepy sounds from Daniel Simon [1], [2] and Mike Koenig. All other sounds from the public domain. Because their support never wavers, I think my family, friends, and fans are truly deb*bone*aire! One for one and all for you!

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By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.

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