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Feb 17, 2008

Do you recall the Tom Hanks' movie The Terminal?  His character was stuck in the airport and was unable to leave.  Believe it or not, this was very loosely based on a true story, one that was much more unusual with a sadder ending.

 


Feb 9, 2008

The true story of the 1902 Shiloh Baptist Church Disaster, which explains why you should never scream the word "Fight!" in a crowded room.  Also find out the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and a meteoroid.

 


Feb 6, 2008

What were you doing when you were 14 years old?  At that very young age Philo Farnsworth invented something that would change the world forever.  There is a very good chance that you are using his invention right now, yet he is largely forgotten today. 


Feb 2, 2008

As the United States expanded into the Southwest, the heat and lack of water prevented long-term use of horses.  The federal government found the perfect solution in the acquisition of camels.  While the camel experiment was successful, it ended just as quickly as it began.  Listen to find out why.