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UI #74 - Arrest the Parents

UI #74 \u002D Arrest the Parents
3 years ago Should parents be held responsible for the crimes that their children commit?  Listen to this story from 1947 detailing just what happened when New York City tried to do just that.  Also learn about the countries that drink the most coffee, a ring-turning ... Should p

UI #73 - The Canary Funeral

UI #73 \u002D The Canary Funeral
3 years, 2 months ago Back in 1920, Newark, NJ was host to one of the most bizarre funerals ever.  An estimated 10,000 people lined the streets to witness the funeral procession of Jimmie the singing canary.  Also learn the name of the dog on Cracker Jack packaging, a snake ... Back in 19

UI #72 - The Fever Girl

UI #72 \u002D The Fever Girl
3 years, 3 months ago Fun story from 1923.  Newspapers around the United States reported daily on the health of the Fever Girl - a woman with the highest temperature ever recorded to that date.  Would she live or die?  Listen to this episode to find out all of the details.   ... Fun st

UI #71 - Baltimore's Buried Treasure

UI #71 \u002D Baltimore\u0027s Buried Treasure
3 years, 4 months ago You may have heard about the Californian couple that found five cans of gold coins on their property.  Two Baltimore boys made a similar discovery back in 1934, but this pot of gold proved to be anything but lucky.  Also learn about people that were paid ... You ma

UI #70 - Busman's Holiday

UI #70 \u002D Busman\u0027s Holiday
3 years, 5 months ago Have you ever just had enough of your job and wanted to walk away from it?  Bus driver William Cimillo found himself in this position back in 1947 and his unique solution made him an instant celebrity.  Also learn how many men have ever walked on the moon ... Have you

UI #69 - Tunnel Joe Holmes

UI #69 \u002D Tunnel Joe Holmes
3 years, 6 months ago Joseph Ellsworth Holmes was a career criminal serving a twenty year sentence for being the "dinner-time burglar".  His great escape in 1951 elevated him to celebrity status overnight.  Also learn about the origin of Pepsodent toothpaste, a man who waited ... Joseph E

UI #68 - The Blaze Incident

UI #68 \u002D The Blaze Incident
3 years, 7 months ago A long-forgotten front page story from January of 1945 that involved the US military, the White House, a Hollywood actress, and one big dog.  Also learn the full name of FDR's famous Scottie Fala, a man who really was sucked out of his boots by a jet ... A long-forgot

UI #67 - Mr. Moneybags

UI #67 \u002D Mr. Moneybags
3 years, 8 months ago Alexander Ector Orr Munsell was an incredibly wealthy man during the Great Depression.  He seemed to have it all, until he suddenly gave it all away to live among the poor in a flophouse.  Find out why he chose to do so and what happened after that.  Also ... Alexand

UI #66 - The Baby is in the Mail

UI #66 \u002D The Baby is in the Mail
3 years, 10 months ago It's absolutely true: When the United States started Parcel Post service in 1913, both babies and small children were mailed. Listen to this story to learn why it was done and how it came to an end.  Also hear about the first unsigned band to appear on ... It's absolu

UI #65 - The Short Life of Suzy Dewey

UI #65 \u002D The Short Life of Suzy Dewey
3 years, 11 months ago The sad story of a little girl that was diagnosed with terminal leukemia who was the victim of a hoax during the last few months of her short life.  Also find out about the first athlete to ever appear on the front of a Wheaties cereal box, two brothers ... The sad st