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Nov 24, 2012

Akron, Ohio citizen Larry Bader and Omaha, Nebraska sportscaster Fritz Johnson were complete opposites of each other.  Yet, they were dead ringers for each other.  Find out what happened when one was thought to be the other.  Also learn about Robert Recorde's contribution to mathematics, a girl shot dead by a...


Oct 7, 2012

Back in 1943, 53 women were fired by Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft for wearing sweaters to work.  Listen to this story to find out the details and how it was ultimately resolved.  Also learn about the first native Australian act to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, the man...


Aug 21, 2012

Long forgotten story about a poor woman named Helen McCarthy who was able to live a fairytale life for 24 hours.  Sadly, she did not live happily ever after.  Also find out about the first transuranium element created, two brothers that were reunited after seventeen years, the Elvis Presley sideburn ultimatum, and...


Jul 10, 2012

Amazing true story of a small town doctor who was loved by all.  When he was arrested for committing a crime that could have endangered fellow community members, they didn't abandon their faith in him.  Also learn about the origin of the famous N-Y logo of the New York Yankees, a 10-year-old girl that sued...


May 27, 2012

Viginia O'Hare underwent tummy tuck surgery and then sued her doctor for $1.5 million dollars.  Why?  Because her belly button was supposedly 2" off-center.  Also, learn about the first compact disc ever available for sale to the public, the discovery of an Acme bank robbery kit, John Lennon discussing how fame is...