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Dec 24, 2009

A Christmas Eve celebration for the children of Calumet, Michigan turned into a death trap.  Listen to find out the details of this tragic story.  Also learn about Mary Anderson's invention, a Christmas watermelon miracle, Chinese Christmas cards, and IBM computer punch card wreaths.  Retrosponsor:...


Nov 23, 2009

Can you imagine Thanksgiving without cranberries?  That actually happened in 1959 when cooks across America tossed out all of their cranberry products.  Learn about the Interrobang!? punctuation mark, a 7-story elevator plunge, a unlucky winning poker player, and a strange sequence of Friday the 13th events. ...


Oct 30, 2009

Eleven circus elephants died from arsenic poisoning within a one-week period.  The search for the murderer was on...  Also learn about 1936's best student essay on peace, the 12-year-old that shot his principal, and the mob that went wild when the police cancelled a men's club show.  Also find out where Adolf Hitler was...


Oct 1, 2009

Almost unbelievable true story of Clement Molway and Louis Berrett who were both on trial for murder in 1934. Twelve eyewitnesses testified that they were the men that committed the crime.  They were within hours of facing the death penalty.  Then the real criminals showed up...  Also learn about the fourth Rice Krispie...


Sep 2, 2009

Fascinating true story of three Milwaukee men that started bombing Milwaukee Sears stores in an effort to obtain $100,000 and escape in their homemade submarine.  Also learn what first the 1925 movie "The Lost World" accomplished, the parrot that committed suicide, death by seasickness, and a very unusual...