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|The Fever Girl
Fun story from 1923. Newspapers around the United States reported daily on the health of the Fever Girl - a woman with the highest temperature ever recorded to that date. Would she live or die? Read or listen to this story to find out.
Baltimore's Buried Treasure
You may have heard about the California couple that found five cans of gold coins on their property. A fascinating true story about two Baltimore boys that made a similar discovery back in 1934. In this case the pot of gold proved to be anything but lucky.
Every day for sixteen years, bus driver William Cimillo drove his passenger bus out of its garage in the Bronx. One morning he decided to make a left turn off of his usual route and ended up taking a ride that he would never forget.
Tunnel Joe Holmes
Joseph Ellsworth Holmes was a career criminal serving a twenty year sentence for being the "dinner-time burglar". His great escape in 1951 elevated him to celebrity status overnight.
The Blaze Incident
A long-forgotten front page story from January of 1945 that involved the US military, the White House, a Hollywood actress, and one big dog.
Alexander Ector Orr Munsell was an incredibly wealthy man during the Great Depression. He seemed to have it all, until he suddenly gave it all away to live among the poor in a flophouse. Find out why he chose to do so and what happened after that.
The Baby is in the Mail
It's absolutely true: When the United States started Parcel Post service in 1913, both babies and small children were mailed. Read or listen to why it was done and how it came to an end.
The Short Life of Suzy Dewey
The sad story of a little girl that was diagnosed with terminal leukemia who was the victim of a hoax during the last few months of her short life.
At the end of World War II, the United States was faced with the task of reburying four bodies of former German nobility. Three members of the Monuments Men were assigned this task and ran into obstacle after obstacle.
Attack of the 50-Foot Garden Hose
Some mysterious force was bringing garden hoses all over the United States to life back in 1955. Find out what they did and how one owner named George Di Peso put an end to all of the madness.
The Ghost of Guam
The true story of a US Navy radioman who was hunted by the Japanese during World War II for 2 years and 7 months. Find out how he was able to outsmart and outrun the enemy.
US Camel Brigade
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