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- 55 - Name That Food
Ever wonder how some of your favorite food dishes got their names? From Fettuccine Alfredo to Kung Pao Chicken, we take a look at some of their origins.
Show Notes:Wed, 14 Mar 2018
- 54 - Unsolved Science Mysteries
Learn about 6 mysteries that science doesn’t have answers to yet. What is dark energy? Why are you right handed? How do butterflies migrate? These questions and more will leave you stumped.
Handedness: http://www.rightleftrightwrong.com/theories.html…Sun, 18 Feb 2018
- 53 - The Killdozer
What happens when reasonable men must do unreasonable things? They make their own tank out of a bulldozer and level a town of course. Hear the story of Marvin Heemeyer’s Killdozer!
Killdozer pictures: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/marvin-heemeyers-armored-bulldozer/…Fri, 02 Feb 2018
- 52 - The Lost Banana
Why does the world no longer eat the delicious banana known as the Gros Michel? Learn about what happened to this banana, and why we eat an inferior banana today.
Banana …Fri, 19 Jan 2018
- 51 - Saddam’s Key to the CityFri, 05 Jan 2018
- 50 - Khutulun; Warrior, Wrestler, Princess
Also known as the Princess of 10,000 Horses, Khutulun influenced Asia as a military leader and undefeated wrestler! Learn how this Mongolian warrior-princess left her mark on the empire.
Crusade – …Sat, 02 Dec 2017
- 49 - Losers, Runners Up and Number 2’sSat, 18 Nov 2017
- 48 - Breatharians; Living Off Air
Can you live off eating nothing but air and light? Some people claim they can do just this, learn about the practice of Breatharianism in this week’s episode.
60 minutes piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCuzUd4eC0
Human …Sat, 04 Nov 2017
- 47 - Weird LightsSat, 28 Oct 2017
- 46 - The Onza Mystery CatSun, 22 Oct 2017
- 45 - Princess RonkonkomaSat, 14 Oct 2017
- 44 - The Plot to Overthrow the US Government
In 1933 a group of prominent businessmen got together and devised a plot to overthrow the president of the United States. Learn about the Business Plot, what happened and the cover-up.
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- 43 - The First Computer VirusThu, 14 Sep 2017
- 42 - Giant Birds
Many cultures have stories of gigantic birds, and some feathered creatures may have inspired myths and tall tales of these large fliers. Learn about some truly big birds both legendary and real.
Video of Thunderbird sighting? …Fri, 08 Sep 2017
- 41 - The Real Professor Moriarty
Professor Moriarty is one of the most iconic literary villains, but do you know the story of the person who inspired this Sherlock Holmes character? Learn about Adam Worth, the real Moriarty.
Painting of the Duchess of …Fri, 01 Sep 2017
- 40 - The Golden Spruce
The Golden Spruce was a very special and rare tree. It was sacred to native peoples, it puzzled scientists and left us an unsolved mystery. Learn about this tree’s intriguing history and tragic fate.
Show Notes:Fri, 18 Aug 2017
- 39 - How Maui Snared the Sun
Hear the Polynesian tale of how cultural hero Maui snared the sun, thus slowing it down to give us longer days.
Thanks to Mindless Imagination Studio for the recording assist this week. Check them out if …Sat, 12 Aug 2017
- 38 - Texas Feuds and Killings
The Boyce-Sneed feud is one of the most infamous stories of revenge, love triangles and frontier justice in Texas history. Learn about what went down in Texas and who won.
Attributed Music:…Sat, 05 Aug 2017
- 37 - The George Washington Zombie Plan
Do you know the story of how George Washington died? Did you know there was a plan to bring him back from the dead? Well listen to this episode and learn more.
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- 36 - The Priciest Potato
You probably can’t afford this potato, but it is most likely pretty tasty. Learn about the world’s most expensive potato.
Expensive Potato Chip: http://www.sterikschips.se/eng/
Ammarnas Potato Hill: http://www.vindelfjallen.se/upptack/explore/ammarnas
Angevin – …Fri, 21 Jul 2017
- 35 - Bloody Fingers: The Rojas Murders
The 1892 Rojas Murders marked a significant leap in policing. Learn about the first time in history that fingerprints were used to determine a criminal’s guilt.
Bass walker – …Fri, 14 Jul 2017
- 34 - Casey At The BatFri, 30 Jun 2017
- 33 - The Radioactive Boy Scout Pt. 2
Learn how a Boy Scout named David Hahn built a nuclear reactor in his mother’s backyard shed in 1994. Part 2 of 2.
I am Running with Temporary …Fri, 23 Jun 2017
- 32 - The Radioactive Boy Scout Pt. 1Thu, 15 Jun 2017
- 31 - The Ribbon Creek Incident
In 1956 a Marine Corps Drill Instructor marched his ill-fated platoon into the swampy Ribbon Creek at Parris Island. This incident left a dark mark on the Marines that forced them to modernize.
Show Notes:Sat, 10 Jun 2017
- 30 - The Daring Aeronautics of Sophie Blanchard
As the first female aeronaut Sophie Blanchard took ballooning to new heights. Hear her amazing story of adventure in the skies as she captivated the world.
Hot Air Ballooning History: https://www.hotairballooncappadocia.com/History-Ballooning.html
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- 29 - De Loys’ ApeFri, 26 May 2017
- 28 - The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs
Hear the incredible story of the only man officially recognized to have survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1940’s Sang 2: http://1940s.org/history/on-the-homefront/forties-slang-40s
The Dark Glow
You’re free to use this …Sat, 20 May 2017
- 27 - The Goat Gland Doctor Pt 2
Continuing the odd story of Dr. Brinkley, the man who transplanted goat glands into people. His quackery took him on a journey of radio pioneering, international politics, fame & ruin.
The Goat Gland Doctor Pt 1: …Fri, 12 May 2017
- 26 - The Goat Gland Doctor Pt 1
The odd story of Dr. Brinkley, the man who transplanted goat glands into people. His rags-to-riches-to-rags story involves medical quackery, radio pioneering & international politics!
Show Notes:Music: Fig Leaf Times Two by Kevin…Sat, 06 May 2017
- 25 - The Most Expensive Liquids in the WorldSat, 29 Apr 2017
- 24 - Olga of Kiev; Don’t Mess With the BFri, 21 Apr 2017
- 23 - Oldest Living ThingsFri, 14 Apr 2017
- 22 - Fatty Arbuckle, Blacklisted for Murder
What happens when Hollywood’s biggest star, both figuratively & literary, goes on trial for murder in the 1920s? Learn about the Fatty Arbuckle scandal in this week’s episode.
Show Notes:Fri, 07 Apr 2017
- 21 - Roses; The Empress’s New Groove
Did you know Napoleon’s wife, Empress Josephine, set the ball rolling on the modern rose and warring countries set aside their difference to give her roses? Learn more in this week’s episode.
Show Notes:Fri, 31 Mar 2017
- 20 - The Pink Gang of India
The Gulabi Gang is a women’s activist group in India known for wearing pink and taking justice into their own hands. Learn more about this kick-ass vigilante group in this week’s episode.
Gulabi Gang documentary: …Thu, 23 Mar 2017
- 19 - The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor
The ‘Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor’ is one of the oldest written stories in history! More than 4,000 years old hear this inspirational Egyptian story theatrically performed in this week’s episode.
The Tale of The Shipwrecked …Fri, 17 Mar 2017
- 18 - The Greatest Band to Never PlayThu, 09 Mar 2017
- 17 - The Oldest Company in the World; Keeping it in the Family
Learn about the oldest company in the world and how adult adoptions contribute to business longevity.
The oldest Hotel, book a trip: http://www.keiunkan.co.jp/en/…
The post The Oldest Company in the World; Keeping it in the Family appeared first on Incredible Stories Podcast.Tue, 28 Feb 2017
- 16 - Mary’s Little LambWed, 22 Feb 2017
- 15 - Tom Dooley, A Murderous Song
This episode you learn about the true story behind the popular folk song ‘Tom Dooley’ involving a post Civil War confederate soldier and a love square gone wrong taking place in Appalachia.
A very detailed account of …Tue, 14 Feb 2017
- 14 - WWII Jungle RescueTue, 07 Feb 2017
- 13 - The Women’s Kingdom
In China there is an area known as the Kingdom of Women where females call the shots. Learn about the Mosuo people’s unique customs and history in this week’s episode.
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- 12 - Bullfighting, Bull Worship & Bull Crap
Do you want to know how bulls are intertwined with society? From Bull Fighting to common words, learn more in this week’s episode.
Course Libre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mECQ7p1W6OM&t=83s…Tue, 24 Jan 2017
- 11 - The Zoot Suit Riot
You may be familiar with the song ‘Zoot Suit Riot’, but did you know it was an actual thing? Learn how a fancy suit put the city of LA on edge.
Some 90’s nostalgia, Check out the Cherry …Tue, 17 Jan 2017
- 10 - Pellagra The Corn Epidemic
Learn about how the mysterious disease of Pellagra ravaged the American South and lead to changes in how we eat corn today!
Show Notes:Tue, 10 Jan 2017
- 9 - Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
This week we discover Walt Disney’s lost mascot, Oswald Rabbit.
The Rabbit could have been the corner stone of the world-wide super power that is Disney, but it was lost. Learn how Disney got it back with a little help …Mon, 02 Jan 2017
- 8 - The Pintupi 9Tue, 06 Dec 2016
- 7 - Warrior Queens of Vietnam
Learn about the Trung Sisters; two bad-ass sisters who ruled their own kingdom after kicking out the Chinese.
Skip the headlines and go straight to the story: 11:22
Headlines:Tue, 29 Nov 2016
- 6 - Trapped Under The Sea
Listen to the incredible story of a Nigerian man who spent nearly 3 days under the ocean! #OkeneCoke, make it happen.
Skip the headlines and go straight to the story: 10:00
Headlines:Wed, 16 Nov 2016
- 5 - Who is History’s Blingiest?
Zane and Josh talk about who was the wealthiest person in history.
Skip the headlines and go straight to the story: 10:45
Headlines:https://www.sciencenews.org/search?st=article%20superflexible%203%20d%20printed%20bones%20trigger%20new%20growth http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/this-robot-can-do-more-pushups-because-it-sweats http://gizmodo.com/ten-thousand-endangered-scrotum-frogs-have-mysteriously-1787921365 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lsd-dog-imaginary-fire_us_58047c78e4b0e8c198a8daa6 http://www.livescience.com/56455-alien-life-may-survive-on-cosmic-rays.html …Wed, 09 Nov 2016
- 4 - Baseball’s Shortest At Bat
The guys talk about the shortest player in MLB baseball history.
Skip the headlines and go straight to the story: 11:06
…Wed, 02 Nov 2016
- 3 - The Real Robinson Crusoe
The guys talk about the real life inspiration for Robinson Crusoe. Learn about a man, an island, and lots of goats!
Skip the headlines and go straight to the story: 10:30
…Wed, 26 Oct 2016
- 2 - Apollo 13’s Plutonium Problem
Did you know that Apollo 13 had a plutonium powered payload it had to dump somewhere? Find out more about this little known side issue of the famously doomed NASA mission to the moon.
Headlines:Wed, 19 Oct 2016
- 1 - The Sacred Band of Thebes
Learn about the Theban army made of male lovers, the Sacred Band of Thebes, and how they defeated the Spartans.
Headlines:Wed, 12 Oct 2016
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