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Retrocast #17 – Podcast #195

This episode of the Useless Information Retrocast includes the following:

Auction of Albert Einstein’s reply to a letter sent to him by math student Johanna Mankiewicz: https://bit.ly/3LazYrx

Question of the Day: When did a magician first saw a woman in half?

Retrosponsor: Reynold’s Liquid Aluminum paint.

Tidbits:

Man Claims Ownership of the Oceans and the Universe (1937)

Train Derails and Later Jumps Back On Tracks (1941)

Students Claim to Witness Murder of Classmate (1953)

Footnotes to History:

Loser of Bet Must Eat 1 Million Peas (1922)

Stumpf Marries Zumpft (1937)

10-Year-Old Goes to Court to Fight Family’s Eviction (1943)

Nose Knows A Good Thing (1949)

Girl Gets Stuck in Rocking Chair (1953)

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