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The Smelly, Oozy, Sometimes Explode-y Science of Garbage

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Published on Dec 26, 2013

You ever think about where your trash goes? How long it takes to decompose? And whether your garbage can become ... dangerous? You should! Hank explains the science of trash, how we've dealt with it (or not) over the ages, and both the risks and the potential it holds for the future.

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