Perfection: TMSIDK Episode 7

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Panelists Melanie Whelan, Mike Pesca and Lizz Winstead. (Photo: Lucy Sutton)

In 1921, Congress considered a bill that would add a 13th month called Vern. The goal was to create a year with 13 identical months of exactly four weeks (28 days). We would have a perfectly fixed calendar — every date of every month would fall on the exact same day of the week. Always.

Our first episode of Season 2 is close to perfection: our contestants bring you perfect cows, rats, tongues, water and calendars.

Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle, is just like President Barack Obama, in that she’s been to Richard Branson‘s private island.

Mike Pesca, host of Slate’s The Gist podcast, is an accomplished jello juggler.

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, keeps her dog close to her at all times…her ex-dog, that is.

Our real-time fact-checker is A.J. Jacobs, who is definitely related to Albert Einstein.