James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

By LBC

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Episodes

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's infamous Mystery Hour. To listen live or ask a question, tune in Thursdays at 12PM and call 0345 60 60 973
30/07/2047m 51s

Why are some insects 'dragons'?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's infamous Mystery Hour. To listen live or ask a question, tune in Thursdays at 12PM and call 0345 60 60 973
23/07/2047m 46s

How much does money cost to make?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's infamous Mystery Hour. To listen live or ask a question, tune in Thursdays at 12PM and call 0345 60 60 973
16/07/2048m 59s

Deja Vu?

This is a catchup version of James O'Brien's legendary Mystery Hour which broadcasts every Thursday from 12PM-1PM. To join the game call: 0345 60 60 973
02/07/2046m 42s

Why are there safety caps on kid's vitamins, but not on alcohol?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's Mystery Hour, which broadcasts every Thursday at 12PM
18/06/2048m 24s

Why are they called Tories?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's Mystery Hour. Catch it live on Thursdays at 12PM on LBC Radio
04/06/2050m 8s

How were magnets discovered?

This is a catchup version of James O'Brien's infamous mystery hour. Live, weekly at 12PM Thursdays on LBC
27/05/2048m 22s

Why do Bees Sting?

This is a catch-up version of James O'Brien's live, daily show on LBC. Listen live, weekdays 10AM-1PM and join the conversation: 0345 60 60 973
14/05/2049m 14s

Why does your skin go wrinkly in the bath?

Listen to Mystery Hour, every Thursday at 12PM exclusively on LBC.
30/04/2049m 45s

When do your arms stop growing?

Listen to Mystery Hour live on LBC Radio, every Thursday at 12
16/04/2049m 49s

Why don't we laugh in different languages?

This is a catchup version of James O'Brien's Mystery Hour on LBC Radio. To join the game, call at 12PM Thursdays on: 0345 60 60 973
05/03/2045m 23s

Ice...what's that about?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12Pm. To get involved call 0345 60 60 973
28/02/2045m 57s

Tchaikovsky absolutely slaps

This is a catch-up version of Mystery Hour. To join the game, listen Thursdays 12PM, Exclusively on LBC.
20/02/2045m 43s

Where can one Royal wee?

Listen to Mystery Hour live, Every Thursday at 12PM. To join in call 0345 60 60 973
07/02/2045m 7s

Why am I 6 foot under?

Listen to Mystery Hour live, Every Thursday at 12PM. To join in call 0345 60 60 973
31/01/2045m 43s

Why am I cheesed off?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12Pm. To get involved call 0345 60 60 973
24/01/2046m 2s

Bingo numbers...why?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12Pm. To get involved call 0345 60 60 973
16/01/2033m 36s

Pub names: why must they contain a limb?

Listen to Mystery Hour, live, Every Thursday at 12PM. Exclusively on LBC
09/01/2046m 16s

Who pilots if both the pilots can't pilot?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12Pm. To get involved call 0345 60 60 973
02/01/2048m 49s

When was the first world border drawn?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
19/12/1946m 28s

Why do I traditionally take my husband's name?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
05/12/1948m 23s

How do you get cranes up the top of buildings?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursday 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
02/12/1946m 13s

Why is it no.10 if there aren't 10 houses?

Listen to James O'Brien's Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12-1PM, Exclusively on LBC
28/11/1947m 15s

What's the origin of Money?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12PM-1PM
14/11/1945m 46s

Leg hair, armpit hair... beard?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Exclusively on LBC
07/11/1945m 2s

Pigs: where do they sleep?

Listen to James O'Brien, Weekdays 10AM-1PM, Exclusively on LBC
31/10/1942m 6s

Seatbelts on Trains?

Listen to James O'Brien, Weekdays 10AM-1PM, Exclusively on LBC
24/10/1942m 41s

What was the earliest recorded piece of music?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
03/10/1943m 28s

Why do men have nipples?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
19/09/1942m 58s

I'm about to have a very important dining experience; advice please?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
11/09/1944m 27s

More rain; more snails?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
29/08/1946m 8s

Do Bees seek death?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC. Listen Live on 97.3 FM, DAB & catch up on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.
08/08/1944m 58s

Can we say that on the radio?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
01/08/1946m 55s

Can we have Mystery Hour on a Friday?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Normally Every Thursday, Apart from this Thursday, When we Did it on a Friday, Exclusively on LBC
30/07/1946m 47s

Apples are seeds, so why aren't all apples trees?.

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM on LBC
18/07/1947m 13s

How does the urban fox find water?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
10/07/1943m 15s

Did Stonehenge have a roof?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
10/07/1941m 43s

Why does Monopoly's commission have a Monopoly on Monopolies?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
10/07/1944m 25s

What happens to doves when they are released?

What happens to doves when thet are released?
20/06/1943m 58s

Can I ask a motoring question?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
13/06/1947m 39s

Pilots? Always on the left hand side of the cockpit?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
06/06/1944m 34s

Why does the monopoly's commission have a monopoly?

Listen to James O'Brien's phone-in show, which will make you think - and possibly change your outlook on the big stories.
16/05/1944m 21s

Why does a crow dictate distance?

Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12PM, Exclusively on LBC
09/05/1946m 55s

Why are objects in the rear-view mirror larger than they appear?

Mystery Hour, Thursdays, 12-1PM, exclusively on LBC
02/05/1944m 21s

Why are mushy pea tins smaller?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
25/04/1943m 53s

Where does the word 'lanky' come from?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
18/04/1945m 5s

Why do flights fluctuate in price so much?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
11/04/1945m 6s

Why do MPs get such long holidays?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
28/03/1944m 2s

How do they decide where to put bus stops?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
22/03/1944m 27s

Do you get fat insects?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
22/03/1945m 21s

Do they copyright crosswords?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
07/03/1944m 41s

Do trees stop cleaning the air in winter?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
28/02/1943m 45s

Why do men lose their hair?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
14/02/1943m 57s

Why do you get 7 years of bad luck if you break a mirror?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
07/02/1945m 37s

Is there a point at which things can't get hotter?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
31/01/1944m 25s

How and why do our taste buds mature?

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24/01/1946m 29s

What do they do with amputated limbs?

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17/01/1944m 55s

When did diamonds become popular?

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10/01/1944m 54s

Why do clocks go clockwise?

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03/01/1946m 20s

Why can't we get a more accurate due date for babies?

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20/12/1847m 50s

How does the The Royal Mint decide how much money to print?

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13/12/1839m 38s

What crisp flavour is ?cool orginal??

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06/12/1847m 40s

Why do politicians bob?

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29/11/1843m 25s

Will tidal power effect the moon?

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22/11/1843m 11s

What do they do with olive pits?

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08/11/1841m 39s

Who invented calories?

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01/11/1843m 10s

Why do chefs wear patterned trousers?

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25/10/1838m 15s

Do emergency service vehicles have set speed limits?

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18/10/1842m 15s

How tall does a building have to be considered a skyscraper?

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11/10/1843m 20s

Chris Moyles pops in to ask a question

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04/10/1843m 13s

Why does sunlight fade things?

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27/09/1843m 33s

How do scallops multiply?

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13/09/1842m 36s

Can you take a fish to the vets?

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06/09/1843m 23s

Why isn't the Queen's portrait up to date on the latest notes?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
30/08/1844m 22s

Where do flies go when it rains?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
09/08/1844m 58s

How does a moth know what colour it is?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
02/08/1838m 50s

Why don't birds interbreed?

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26/07/1847m 10s

What did they do before toothpaste?

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19/07/1843m 0s

Where was world's first ever embassy?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
12/07/1843m 34s

Why do people speak louder after drinking alcohol?

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05/07/1840m 20s

Why does mint toothpaste make you cold?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
28/06/1845m 12s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 21st June

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
27/06/1845m 31s

Can bees get lost?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
07/06/1845m 10s

What happens if you refuse to give your name when you're arrested?

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24/05/1844m 55s

Do pigs get sunburn?

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17/05/1842m 50s

Why is tinfoil only shiny on one side?

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10/05/1844m 22s

How do they make firework shapes?

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03/05/1844m 22s

Where do gold nuggets come from?

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26/04/1845m 34s

How did saloon doors keep Western saloons safe at night?

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19/04/1844m 26s

What happens when left-hand roads meet right-hand roads?

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12/04/1843m 17s

Why don't flakes melt?

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29/03/1836m 57s

Why do we have bobbles on bobble hats?

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22/03/1842m 47s

Why do we always have salt and pepper on the table?

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15/03/1840m 55s

Why don't ducks get frostbite?

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08/03/1842m 26s

Why do some people sink?

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01/03/1843m 0s

Why does life seem to go faster when you're older?

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22/02/1841m 58s

Why do escalator hand rails move faster than the steps?

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15/02/1842m 10s

What causes us to 'snearly'?

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08/02/1840m 49s

Why do we call them 'Cabinet' ministers?

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02/02/1842m 57s

Do we really eat spiders at night?

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25/01/1842m 26s

Can worms climb trees, if so, how?

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18/01/1837m 52s

Do fish get thirsty?

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11/01/1843m 20s

Why are insects so quick to get away?

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04/01/1843m 10s

Why do some words become swear words?

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21/12/1744m 27s

What causes the massive lumps on trees?

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19/12/1739m 46s

How do pathologists manage to find dental records?

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07/12/1741m 57s

What's the difference between toilet paper and tissue paper?

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30/11/1743m 10s

Why are corned beef tins designed the way they are?

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23/11/1742m 14s

What makes you a morning person?

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16/11/1741m 27s

How do I start up my own country?

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09/11/1741m 49s

Why can't you get blackcurrants in America?

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03/11/1739m 25s

Why don't squirrels eat conkers?

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19/10/1742m 32s

What came first, the colour orange or the fruit orange?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
13/10/1743m 17s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 28 Sep 17

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
28/09/1741m 54s

Why do they sell popcorn in the cinema?

Also weddings and asking just too much of your friends and family
21/09/1742m 24s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 14 Sep 17

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
14/09/1740m 22s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 7 Sep 17

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
07/09/1744m 30s

James O'Brien - Mystery Hour

Listen to James O'Brien's phone-in show, which will make you think - and possibly change your outlook on the big stories.
31/08/1749m 10s

Why X symbolises a kiss

Also, when a tunnel is being built how is the water kept back?
10/08/1744m 28s

Why can we hold our pee until wee see the toilet?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
04/08/1746m 44s

Who is Pete?

Also running Mice!
27/07/1743m 31s

Custard slices - really?

Also why do bees love lavender?
20/07/1743m 29s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 14 Jul 17

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
14/07/1743m 48s

How do the Chinese run a library?

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06/07/1740m 20s

Why do people have surnames named after colours?

Do babies get hayfever?
30/06/1745m 47s

If you drink a hot drink in hot weather does it cool you down?

What does the phrase 'get off your high horse' mean?
22/06/1742m 53s

Why are some chocolates wrapped in foil?

Is there a relationship between spicy foods and late pregnancy?
08/06/1743m 30s

When do you stop falling out of bed?!

Also why are cans a certain size?
01/06/1743m 26s

Why is the bee a symbol of Manchester?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
26/05/1743m 50s

How thick does glass have to be before you can't see through it?

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18/05/1738m 42s

Do ducks know how many ducklings they have?

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11/05/1743m 20s

Why throw salt over your shoulder?

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04/05/1743m 20s

Like it or lump it - the origin of that!

Why is compost in litre?
27/04/1743m 33s

Why do we call cats 'pussy'?

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20/04/1744m 24s

Watch modelling - why are the hands in the same place?

Also why do we have candles on cakes?
06/04/1744m 19s

Gary is going to call back next week..

Also where does the phrase 'penny drop' come from?
30/03/1735m 55s

Could the Queen just say no?

Also do a smoker's lungs ever return to a non-smoker's lung after they quit?
16/03/1742m 50s

The first time a baby's heart beats

Also tides, banks and landing strips
09/03/1742m 26s

Are bogeys nutritional?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
02/03/1744m 25s

Coat and dog tails

Also prisons and walls...
23/02/1742m 47s

I love cranes

Also, why do we have bacon for breakfast?
20/02/1743m 37s

Why heart shapes don't really look like hearts

Also is chicken pox worse for adults?
09/02/1742m 55s

Can kangaroos swim?

Identical sisters, identical brothers... But identical children?
02/02/1743m 52s

A dead squirrel landed on my head

Also what does SIC stand for?
26/01/1743m 13s

Why don't I salivate when I see a cow, but do when I see a steak?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
20/01/1743m 11s

What's up with the washing machine?

Also, why do ducks walk in a straight line?
12/01/1744m 15s

What does the X mean in LAX?

If people can whistle in tune,why can't they sing in tune?
05/01/1741m 54s

A Christmas themed Mystery Hour this week

Wreaths, mistletoe and the colour of prawns
22/12/1645m 35s

How do sat navs know where traffic is?

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
16/12/1643m 45s

Why Roger?

Also why do you only learn times tables up to 12?
08/12/1643m 10s

Would stomach acid burn your skin?

Also why do wheels look like they are going backwards?
01/12/1644m 30s

James O'Brien - The Whole Show - 25 Nov 16

Listen to James O'Brien's phone-in show, which will make you think - and possibly change your outlook on the big stories.
25/11/1643m 37s

Why are the keys on a piano black and white?

Also - do you sweat in water?
17/11/1644m 0s

Where was the first ever University?

Also why does a BCG leave a mark and why does Pearl get goosebumps?
10/11/1643m 41s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
03/11/1643m 47s

DNA is it exactly 50/50?

Why do eyelids twitch?
20/10/1644m 36s

Do animals learn to run faster?

Also, hunkydory - what's the origin?
13/10/1644m 40s

A special charity mystery hour - featuring Jones 'The Engineer'

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
07/10/1642m 27s

Aled Jones makes a surprise appearance on Mystery Hour

Are there motorbike adverts and the patterns on a cat?
06/10/1644m 26s

Why do my headphones get tangled up?!

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
29/09/1644m 16s

How are the letters on bus stops decided?

Also, 'man alive' where does that saying come from?
22/09/1642m 51s

How do the police name their operations?

Also how do posters get in the windows of closed down shops?
15/09/1644m 21s

When does a Master become a Mr?

Also belly fat, wobbly or hard, what's the difference?
08/09/1648m 0s

Why are nurseries called nurseries?

Also do ants sleep?
01/09/1644m 40s

Can a swan break your arm?

Also when was the first ever puzzle?
25/08/1645m 49s

Food fads - how do they come about?

Also, why do we have stones on railway tracks?
18/08/1646m 35s

Why are all bubbles white?

And the the umbilical cord what happens when it's cut off?
12/08/1646m 0s

Another Mystery Hour With Many Belly Laughs

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
29/07/1646m 54s

Why did my water freeze?

Also, find out the one question we couldn't get an answer for?
21/07/1644m 46s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 14 Jul 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
14/07/1644m 40s

Why is there a Pineapple on the top of the Wimbledon trophy?

Your mysteries answered...
07/07/1647m 35s

Why do birds stand on one leg?

Also why 'erb?
23/06/1645m 21s

How do you know not to fall out of bed?!

Also why do we use a pencil to vote
16/06/1644m 57s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 9 Jun 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
09/06/1644m 44s

Sliced bread, the twins and grunting when you are old? - 2 Jun 16

Another chance to listen to this week's mystery hour
02/06/1647m 58s

Mystery Hour - 26 May 16

Listen to James O'Brien's phone-in show, which will make you think - and possibly change your outlook on the big stories.
26/05/1644m 43s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 19 May 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
19/05/1643m 38s

Mystery Hour - 12 May 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
13/05/1643m 45s

Toilet roll, why two pieces? - 5 May 16

Why do we never see baby pigeons??!!
05/05/1644m 22s

Queen Bees battle - 28 Apr 16

Also, where did the term 'bloke' come from?
28/04/1644m 59s

What's the difference between OBE & MBE - 21 Apr 16

Also how do you rate the 'hotness' of a chilli?
21/04/1644m 57s

Do snails go to high areas because they know they are going to die - 14 Apr 16

Also why do you keep your elbows off the table?
14/04/1648m 41s

Why is Easter early this year - 24 Mar 16

What's the difference between a pea and a bean?
24/03/1646m 29s

Can you watch your eyes move - 17 Mar 16

Also can you have 2 different bugs at once?
17/03/1645m 26s

Did the crew eat Babe the pig? - 10 Mar 16

Also 1,2,3,4....and why 5,6,7,8 Why?
10/03/1644m 30s

Why do we cheers 3 times? - 3 Mar 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
03/03/1645m 19s

If you are a Sir can your partner have a title? - 25 Feb 16

Are animals left handed or right handed?
25/02/1644m 50s

What time zone is space on? - 18 Feb 16

One caller thinks he has an answer based on trying to save a rabbit's life
18/02/1644m 10s

Who is the one hit wonder?- 11 Feb 16

Also is a pond ever larger than a lake?
11/02/1641m 30s

Harvey is James' no.1 fan - 4 Feb 16

Also - do it really need a coffin?!
04/02/1642m 23s

Why 'Luke' warm? - 28 Jan 16

Another chance to listen to mystery hour
28/01/1638m 58s

I think we caught someone out cheating - 21 Jan 16

Can you fire a gun in space?
21/01/1639m 32s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 14 Jan 16

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
14/01/1641m 49s

Ok let's stop on the duvet question - 7 Jan 16

Will humans get taller and what use is a spoon in a bottle of your prosecco?
07/01/1641m 37s

Why do bagels have holes? - 17 Dec 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
17/12/1544m 12s

Why do people kiss under mistletoe? - 10 Dec 15

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10/12/1541m 0s

Why aren't we allowed to close the blinds on a plane during take off? - 3 Dec 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
03/12/1542m 34s

Why don't ladybirds get stuck in spider webs? - 26 Nov 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
26/11/1541m 12s

Why don't the animals we eat get rigor mortis? - 19 Nov 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
19/11/1539m 41s

What is the origin of 'The Penny Drops'? - 12 Nov 15

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16/11/1540m 27s

Why don't dolphins get the bends?- 5 Nov 15

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06/11/1543m 39s

How are we able to locate sound when it's coming from in front of you? - 22 Oct 15

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22/10/1541m 50s

Why do Elephants have big ears?- 16 Oct 15

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16/10/1543m 42s

Make Some Noise Mystery Hour - How can I get my teddy sorted? - 8 Oct 15

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08/10/1540m 29s

Why are calulators different to phone keypads? - 1 Oct 15

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01/10/1541m 38s

Why is one side of tin foil shiny, and the other isn't? - 24 Sep 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
24/09/1542m 54s

Why do I go deaf when I yawn? - 17 Sep 15

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17/09/1541m 50s

If i levitate and land, would I be in the same spot? - 10 Sep 15

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
10/09/1542m 18s

Why do medical symbols have snakes? - 3 Sep 15

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03/09/1543m 36s

Why do books start a page with capital letters? - 27 Aug 15

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27/08/1542m 53s

Why does a cement mixer go anti clockwise? - 13 Aug 15

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13/08/1542m 51s

What was a # before twitter - 6 Aug 15

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06/08/1538m 16s

Can a dog smell fear? - 30 Jul 15

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30/07/1542m 40s

Does Robert De Niro ever die in a film? - 23 Jul 15

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23/07/1541m 58s

Why do ambulances have cat flaps? - 16 Jul 15

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16/07/1544m 27s

What is the feeling I get when I think I'm falling? - 9 Jul 15

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09/07/1539m 14s

Can you be stung by a stinging nettle once it is cut?- 2 Jul 15

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02/07/1543m 40s

Why does Prince Edward have so many uniforms? - 25 Jun 15

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25/06/1542m 29s

What do people practice tattoos on? - 18 Jun 15

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18/06/1542m 55s

Why do some eggs have chickens in? - 11 Jun 15

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11/06/1542m 32s

Why is he called 007 - 4 Jun 15

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04/06/151h 1m

What song does an ice cream van play?- 28 May 15

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28/05/1542m 36s

Why does my milk get a skin on it? - 21 May 15

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21/05/1541m 16s

Why do dipomatic cars have special number plates? - 14 May 15

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14/05/1541m 20s

Where is the line when it comes to buying a Saveloy from up north to down south? - 7 May 15

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07/05/1544m 30s

What are those things that look like bird houses at the side of the road?- 30 Apr 15

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30/04/1542m 41s

Why can i only lift the top left of my lip? - 23 Apr 15

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23/04/1541m 45s

Why do I get static from my car trips? - 16 Apr 15

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16/04/1541m 26s

Why do pencils have a B in their name? - 19 Mar 15

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19/03/1543m 24s

Can you tickle in wrestling? - 12 Mar 15

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12/03/1541m 38s

Why do I always need a wee when i get to my front door? - 5 Mar 15

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05/03/1541m 42s

Can you batter a Savaloy? - 26 Feb 15

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26/02/1543m 10s

Can I paint my ex girlfriends dog for Valentines day? - 12 Feb 15

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12/02/1540m 26s

Why is the moon level with my plane? - 5 Feb 15

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05/02/1541m 37s

How do I become a private detective? - 29 Jan 15

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29/01/1542m 10s

Why is it called pins and needles? - 22 Jan 15

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22/01/1541m 40s

what is a brownie in motion? - 15 Jan 15

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15/01/1541m 52s

Do only cats purr? - 8 Jan 15

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08/01/1535m 35s

Christmas Special Mystery Hour - 18 Dec 14

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download! - Our thanks to Angels for the Santa outfit
18/12/1441m 57s

Do extras talk on set? - 11 Dec 14

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11/12/1440m 53s

Why is it called a skip?- 4 Dec 14

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04/12/1441m 13s

What determines your handidness? - 27 Nov 14

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27/11/1439m 19s

Can a love bird live alone?- 21 Nov 14

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21/11/1440m 40s

Do animals have left or right paw prefernces? - 13 Nov 14

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13/11/1440m 10s

Why does my nans apple tree also grow pears?- 6 Nov 14

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06/11/1437m 56s

Can we ever grow wings through evolution - 24 Oct 14

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24/10/1439m 53s

Why do air stewards sit facing backwards on flights? - 16 Oct 14

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16/10/1443m 0s

Make Some Noise Mystery Hour special - 9 Oct 14

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09/10/1444m 37s

Why is the moon always dull in photos? - 2 Oct 14

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02/10/1442m 28s

Why do I float in all swimming pools? - 25 Sep 14

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25/09/1444m 30s

How can adding water to noodles create more calories?- 18 Sep 14

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18/09/1442m 44s

Where does the squared come from in E=MC2? - 11 Sep 14

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11/09/1442m 0s

Can chickens be born as twins if an egg as two yolks? - 4 Sep 14

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04/09/1440m 20s

Can you see the American flag on the moon through a telescope?- 28 Aug 14

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28/08/1441m 41s

Can animals get jet lag? - 14 Aug 14

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14/08/1443m 25s

Why are they called Spring Rolls? - 7 Aug 14

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07/08/1443m 37s

How far can the human eye see?- 31 Jul 14

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31/07/1444m 28s

Why does black get hotter in the sun?- 24 Jul 14

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24/07/1443m 27s

Why does your voice change on Helium? - 17 Jul 14

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17/07/1439m 38s

Why don't freezers have a light? - 10 Jul 14

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10/07/1442m 30s

Why are bricks in amsterdam houses so small? - 3 Jul 14

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03/07/1441m 34s

Why does my cat like my swim wear? - 26 Jun 14

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26/06/1443m 50s

Can dogs control the wagging of their tails? - 19 Jun 14

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19/06/1443m 28s

Can a Boeing 747 Loop the Loop?- 12 Jun 14

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12/06/1442m 38s

When does the sky start? - 5 Jun 14

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05/06/1443m 17s

Why do Chickens keep laying eggs even if they don't hatch? - 22 May 14

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22/05/1444m 46s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 15 May 14

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15/05/1443m 51s

Why is it not over until the fat lady sings? - 8 May 14

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08/05/1442m 24s

James eats humble pie in Mystery Hour- 1 May 14

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01/05/1443m 29s

Why do we have hung and hang?- 24 Apr 14

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24/04/1443m 19s

The mystery of the measuring stick and Chickens - 17 Apr 14

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17/04/1443m 36s

Why do Irons not have an on or off switch? - 10 Apr 14

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10/04/1443m 11s

What is a 1st or 2nd world country? - 3 Apr 14

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03/04/1443m 42s

Do bell ringers play sheet music? - 27 Mar 14

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27/03/1440m 40s

Can the police just take your car like in films? - 20 Mar 14

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20/03/1442m 27s

Do magnets work in space?- 6 Mar 14

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06/03/1441m 29s

Why do we say pop your clogs?- 27 Feb 14

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27/02/1441m 23s

Why does the moon depending on the day seem larger or smaller?r - 20 Feb 14

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20/02/1440m 36s

When did the Mixtape start?- 13 Feb 14

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13/02/1441m 40s

Can a Judge be called up to go on Jury duty?- 6 Feb 14

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06/02/1438m 15s

Why do coins but not bank notes have dates on? - 30 Jan 14

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30/01/1443m 42s

What qualifications do you need to be a vicar? - 23 Jan 14

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23/01/1443m 46s

Who invented swimming? - 16 Jan 14

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16/01/1443m 25s

When does a murder become an assasination?- 9 Jan 14

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09/01/1443m 26s

Where does the phrase hard cheese come from? - 2 Jan 14

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02/01/1446m 44s

Does the sun have weather? - 12 Dec 13

Why isn't there a phonetic alphabet for numbers? If you took all boats out of the ocean, would the sea-level drop?
12/12/1346m 17s

How do you explain colours to blind people? - 28 Nov 13

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28/11/1343m 39s

Why do stars twinkle? - 21 Nov 13

Why do stars twinkle, and planets don't? When did the early ages finish? What is the definition of classical music? And other mysteries.
22/11/1343m 12s

Why is HP sauce HP Sauce? - 14 Nov 13

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14/11/1343m 15s

How do you build a house on a slope? 7th Nov

how do you build a house on a slope, how high can fireworks go, does an aeroplane become lighter after food has been consumed?
07/11/1344m 37s

Can honey be mass produced? 24th Oct

Do airplane contrails affect the atmosphere? Can you mass produce honey and why aren't there cattle grids at all of the gates in Richmond Park?
24/10/1343m 49s

Why does my tummy rumble? 17th Oct

what is para? are final tour tickets binding if a band tours again? why does my tummy rumble? how does live yeast survive freezing? why do the back of my legs take longer to dry?
17/10/1343m 30s

What has happened to thin sliced bread? 10th Oct

What are the 49ers, what's happened to thin sliced bread, could we go back in time if the earth was spun anti clockwise and how do you make cider more alcoholic?
10/10/1345m 14s

How long is the umbilicle cord?

Is there such a thing as a reverse placebo effect, why does a spider stick to another spiders web and who is the last in line to the throne?
03/10/1344m 50s

Why do towels get dirty? 26th Sept

If we're clean when we use a towel, then why do towel's get dirty? Why do dogs lift a paw when they're paying attention and can you change your godparents?
26/09/1344m 28s

Who made the first cake? 19th September

Did the big bang take place in silent darkness? Can a bird be called pregnant if she carries an egg? Does bubble bath make a bath warmer?
19/09/1344m 59s

Can Astronauts cry in space? - 12 Sep 13

Why is fat flammable, does blood get thinner in winter, and why do flies always die on their backs? And other mysteries...
12/09/1344m 31s

What is a decibel? - 5 Sep 13

Could Chickens survive a fall from a tall building? What is a decibel? Why does salt melt ice? And other mysteries...
05/09/1345m 30s

Is an apple alive? 29th August

Washing Up - why the word 'up'? how tall do you have to be to not be affected by cutting raw onions and how do you treat restless leg syndrome?
29/08/1346m 13s

Why don't we eat blue food? 22nd August

Is a banana a herb, when do wasps sleep, why don't you see stars behind moonwalkers and why do estate agents always sponsor fetes?
22/08/1346m 36s

How many cows does it take to make a pint of milk? 8th August

Questions on Mystery hour today included: what does a barbecue mean, how do we know the atomic clock is accurate and how do they work out the bills for the street lights?
08/08/1346m 29s

Why aren't there instructions on how to use toothpaste?

Talcum Powder? Why are dusters yellow, Where are all the stag beetles, Can space get too full? Why are south facing gardens better?
01/08/1348m 37s

Why don't dogs eat us? 25th July

Questions today included: Is sound quality in film getting worse? Why are people coated in iodine before an operation? Does water reduce friction and why are peeled frozen prawns soft?
25/07/1345m 40s

Why does Nelson face that way? - 18 Jul 13

Why does the Queen's head face left on a stamp, how do fans make hot air cold? Why does honeysuckle smell more at night? When after the Norman conquest did we start to speak English again? And more...
18/07/1343m 47s

What is 20/20 vision? 11th July

Why are most batteries round, what is 20/20 vision, is the emergency siren copyrighted and why are there silent words in the English language?
11/07/1346m 20s

Why do your eyelids puff up when you're tired? 4th July

Why do your eyelids puff up when you're tired. Why are some counties 'shires' and do Downing Street have to reply to all letters?
04/07/1346m 50s

How much saliva do we produce each day? 27th June

Today's questions included: How much saliva do we produce in a day, can different breeds of birds understand each other, what is 'duff' as in 'up the duff'? Plus why do Americans swap their fork to their right hand to eat?
27/06/1342m 31s

Why do pigeons nod their heads when they walk?- 20 Jun 13

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
20/06/1343m 14s

Why do babies have different blood to their mothers? 13 June 13

What would happen if all the ice caps melted, do we defy age if we travel in space, is it true that dolphins are the only other creature to enjoy sexual relations?
13/06/1341m 57s

Why are woodlice called cheesy bugs? 6th June

Why do old buildings have an X or S on the side, where does the expression 'house on fire' come from and if the tide goes out here, is it going in somewhere else?
06/06/1344m 30s

Where do all the dead deer go? 30th May

Lottery Bonus Ball, Police Horses, Lazy Susan, Where do all the dead Deer go?
30/05/1343m 24s

What's better for you, bread or toast? 16th May

What's healthier bread or toast, where does the saying 'pass the buck' come from and is old fat in the body really old or does it keep renewing itself?
16/05/1343m 40s

Why does my ear smell of cheese? 9th May

Mystery hour today included: what's the difference between a jacket and a blazer, why do we brush our teeth with cold water and why does it smell of cheese behind Mustapha's ear?
09/05/1345m 24s

How far does daylight stretch? - 2 May 13

Who was the fat lady in the phrase, 'the fat lady sings?', how far does daylight stretch and how does someone become a saint?
02/05/1347m 13s

Why do some people have curly hair? 25th April

Today's questions included: whats the point of having a letter box at the bottom of the door and Kids want to know why don't windows wind all the way down in the back seats?
25/04/1347m 23s

Can violinists be left handed?

Mystery hour questions this week included: do baby girls have eggs that could be fertilised, how do they remove a Banksy painting from the wall, why are vehicle tyres black and can music really be described as a colour?
18/04/1345m 28s

Can you make a pigeon explode? 28th March

Any truth in a saying that if 2 people pour from the same t-pot they'll have ginger twins? Could a tree remain green all year round if the weather stayed the same?
28/03/1344m 20s

Why is Hippos milk pink? 21st March

Could you fly through Saturn and Jupiter as surrounded by gas? Why is hippos milk pink? Why are hardback books published before paperbacks?
21/03/1343m 13s

Why do we say 'Bully for you'? 14th March

Why do we say 6th round of FA cup, how do you explain a lump in the throat, what makes it a controlled explosion and can you be tickiled to death?
14/03/1344m 20s

Why is the Isle of Dogs called the Isle of Dogs? - 7 Mar 13

Questions today included-Why is a fan oven hotter than other ovens?; Why does white wine give you headaches but red wine doesn't?; Where does the phrase 'best foot forward' come from?; Why are there so many 'Food&Wine' Shops?
07/03/1342m 30s

Why is it called 'how's your father'? 28th Feb

Questions today included: why do we call it 'how's your father'? why don't plane wheels skid backwards when the plane lands and why is chicken pox given that title?
28/02/1344m 43s

Why aren't clouds disturbed when you fly through them?

What happens to a cow's udders if she's not milked? What are the secret herb and spices in KFC? Why is it easier to sleep on your side and is there another name for horsemeat?
21/02/1342m 32s

Do animals have accents? 14th Feb '13

Mystery hour today included, Are pancakes, cakes? Do animals have accents, why do we use the expression 'pear shaped' and why do we drink brandy when we're ill?
14/02/1344m 36s

Can dogs suck through a straw - 7 Feb 13

Questions today included: Why could you see the moon this morning? How do cows produce so much fat? And, why is a landing in a house called a landing?
07/02/1343m 53s

Did dinosaurs have genitalia? Jan 31st

Questions today included: why is there a purple rubber band on asparagus, what's the highest a bird can fly, have cats eyes stopped working and why do so many American words seem to be missing vowels?
31/01/1347m 49s

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - 24 Jan 13

Could the Prime Minister change the colour of the 10 Downing St door? Who decided an x was a kiss at the end of a letter, and why doesn't central locking in a car work on some drives.
28/01/1342m 35s

Mystery hour - How does an ice spike form in a bird bath?

Why can't you get alcohol patches? Ice spike in bird bath? Do ants drown?
17/01/1342m 59s

Will sat nav work when you're 30,000ft up in a plane?

Mystery hour today included, why does it take so long to fly to Australia, will sat nav work when you're high up in a plane, why don't the apostles have surnames and why are women referred to as birds when birds are male and female?
10/01/1344m 0s

Mystery hour - gammon and ham, the difference? 3rd Jan 2013

What's the difference between gammon and ham, why do we clink our glasses and say 'cheers', what does Tog mean for a duvet and do you use more battery when you make a call rather than receive one?
03/01/1346m 34s

What note is the bong on Big Ben?

Question's today included: Big Ben's bong, why does garlic permiate from your skin the next day, where does the word wages come from and where does the expression 'cold turkey' come from?
07/12/1243m 11s

Mystery Hour - how do touch screens work?

Also, if you wear a coat indoors, do you ruin the benefit when you go outside, why is time measured in 60s? Will sons always be taller than their mothers? And many more...
29/11/1245m 20s

Mystery hour - can a dog hair grow in human skin?

Can the internet be turned off? Is there a height restriction in basketball, what happens to the turkeys that Obama pardons for thanksgiving and can birds fly backwards?
22/11/1244m 25s

Mystery Hour - Why don't we bleed extensively during surgery?- 15 Nov 12

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
15/11/1245m 33s

Mystery Hour - Why do girls courtsey and boys bow? - 8 Nov 12

What happens to the crusts of loaves when supermarkets make pre-packed sandwiches? Why don't you get sleep in your eye if you sleep during the day? Why do some stars twinkle when others don't?
08/11/1247m 17s

Mystery hour - how are feet measured for shoes?

what's the difference between moths and butteflies, how do you measure people's feet, origin of word 'goody 2 shoes' and why do we say 'take' soup?
26/10/1244m 14s

Mystery Hour - Can you make water? - 18 Oct 12

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
22/10/1243m 35s

Mystery Hour - What does the saying raining cats and dogs really mean?

What does the saying raining cats and dogs really mean? Do own goals count to a players goal tally? How to guide dogs know where to go? What is the oldest company? Why can't you store light?
11/10/1248m 0s

Mystery hour - Why are restaurant signs shown using a spoon and fork? - 4 Oct 12

Mystery hour questions included: would you have an explosion in your body if you ate a mentos then drank a cola drink, why does porridge stick in a non stick pan, who's 'Bob' in Bob's your uncle and why is UK known as the Motherland?
05/10/1247m 50s

Mystery hour - why do macaroons have rice paper on the bottom?

Questions included: why do dogs circle before lying down, who decided where north and south was on the earth, is the oil a natural lubricant for the earth, why does white paint make a room echo more?
27/09/1247m 21s

Mystery hour - why does writing on paper make it curl?

Questions today included: If we have Kingdoms, why don't we have Queendoms? Why do builders put coins in the Eaves of houses, why don't biscuits disintergrate as quickly when the tea is hot and why does writing on paper make it curl?
20/09/1247m 18s

Mystery hour - Why is it called a grand slam?

Why do fingers go wrinkly in the bath, the difference between single and double cream, why can't hoovers go all the way up the stairs and would bread go mouldy in space?
13/09/1248m 30s

Mystery Hour - Why don't hungry foxes eat pigeons? - 6 Sep 12

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
06/09/1247m 20s

Mystery hour - How do bats cling on when they're asleep?

Questions today included: Why do you find silver spoons when digging in foundations? If the fridge is full does it use up more energy and what does the expression 'Scot Free' mean?
30/08/1250m 53s

Mystery hour - What's the booby in 'Booby Trapped'?

Questions today included: What do vegetarians feed their pets, why is there a clip on the top of a McFlurry spoon, why do we say 'Excuse my French' when we swear and why don't we flush loos on a train when it's stationary?
16/08/1247m 21s

Mystery hour - How do we know when horses are happy?

Questions today included: Why do they not use lane 1 in the Olympic stadium? Is there a limit to pain, why are some sneezes so loud and what do cyclists do when they need a comfort break?
09/08/1246m 56s

Why does fish and yoghurt make you ill?

Mystery hour today included the defrosting of chicken, why do we say par boiled and not part boiled, why do they pat down the body of the boxer before a fight and why do they cover up some letters on the number plates of used cars?
02/08/1246m 41s

Mystery hour - Why are their 5 olympic rings?

Mystery hour questions today included: first part of the body to develop in the womb, why do we feel sleepy when we're warm, speed of serve in tennis and how do markings stay from a tattoo?
26/07/1247m 40s

Mystery hour - How do cats get their markings?

Questions this week included, cats and their markings, why is green associated with envy, who arranged the order of the podium at the Olympics, and why is the sausage dish called 'toad in the hole'?
23/07/1247m 26s

Mystery Hour - Why is a tennis ball green? 12 Jul 12

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
12/07/1247m 54s

Mystery hour - can you wear a toupee in your passport picture?

Mystery hour questions today included: Would life exist if we didn't have the magnetic field, are you allowed to wear a toupee in a passport and why is shortcut pastry called shortcrust?
05/07/1248m 20s

Mystery hour - why don't we have female composers?

Mystery hour questions today included: how deep is the Thames at low tide, why don't we have female composers, why is wet hair darker and why do damp cloths pick up more liquid compared to a dry cloth?
28/06/1247m 44s

Mystery hour - Why are mens trouser parts called flies?

Why do men get a shiny head when they go bald? Why do they put water bottles by tyres in Madeira? Why do drummers put the sticks under their nose and how do they know how much mileage a footballer covers in a match?
21/06/1247m 49s

Mystery hour - Why do pigeons have manky feet?

Mystery hour questions today included why do pigeons have manky feet, how do they concentrate orange juice, why aren't flying insects beaten to the ground with rain and is any other national anthem other than ours focus on one person?
14/06/1232m 40s

Mystery hour - Why does salt make slugs melt?

Mystery hour questions today included, salt making slugs melt, why would a bird's egg be in a hanging basket and why do you get no light from a black hole?
07/06/1248m 17s

Mystery hour - Why aren't there jokes on lolly sticks?

Is the word Jubilee connected to royalty, why aren't there jokes on lolly sticks and why do we say the Queen is Queen of England and not of Britain or beyond?
31/05/1249m 36s

Mystery hour - Do dogs get stung by stinging nettles?

Questions included, dogs getting stung by stinging nettles, burnt human bones, why do we get a lump in our throat and why do cab companies use the term 'roger'?
25/05/1247m 35s

Mystery Hour: Do Birds Get Jet Lag? Thurs 17th May

Questions today included, cutting the wedding cake, cutting the nose of the cheese, a pan of water not boiling over when you put a wooden spoon on top and do birds ever get jet lag?
17/05/1248m 59s

Mystery Hour: Who owns the moon?

Today's free Mystery Hour download including questions such as: who owns the moon, how do slugs decide which plants to eat and why don't they serve tinned spaghetti in greasy spoons?
10/05/1246m 28s
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