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Dec 8, 2010

Albany jeweler Samuel Resnick retired to Phoenix, Arizona, but something went wrong.  He ended up paying to have himself murdered.  Check out this podcast to find out all the details in this oddball story.  Also learn the original purpose of Formica brand plastic laminate, who owns the air above your head, the...


Oct 26, 2010

The 1869 discovery of this fossilized giant provided the first definitive proof that giants once did inhabit the Earth.  Listen to find out the real facts in the story.  Also find out which serial killer the Texas House of Representatives honored, a storage building destroyed by popping corn, a Denver woman...


Sep 10, 2010

Stephen Dennison was sent to prison for stealing $5.00 worth of chocolates back in 1926.  He never committed another crime, yet he was still there in 1960.  Listen to find out how this happened and how Steve ultimately gained release.  Also find out which US President was once a male model, the urban parking...


Aug 10, 2010

Slavomir Rawich's escape from a Siberian prison camp is among the greatest stories of survival ever.  So great that it seems totally unbelievable at times.  Also learn which classic TV show began the title of each episode with "The Big", a motorist killed in a freak accident by a horse's hoof, a jet fuel cap...


Jul 9, 2010

For a while it seemed like Dumpy the Dog could survive just about anything, but a puppyhood illness came back to haunt him.  Be sure to check out this incredible true story.  Also learn about a common kitchen product invented by Thomas Edison, a woman who was knocked unconscious while her hair was chopped off, a...