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Podcast Episode #328: The Birth of Baby Carrots

Podcast Episode #328: The Birth of Baby Carrots

Simon Whistler January 28, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the surprisingly recent invention of the baby carrots commonly found in supermarkets today, and the interesting story behind their creation.  We also debunk a prevalent myth

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Podcast Episode #327: Morton’s Girl

Podcast Episode #327: Morton’s Girl

Simon Whistler January 27, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the story behind the iconic Morton’s Salt girl, and whether or not she was based on a real person. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast,

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Podcast Episode 326: The Secret Agent Who Played in the Major Leagues

Podcast Episode 326: The Secret Agent Who Played in the Major Leagues

Simon Whistler January 26, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what former Major League Baseball player was also a secret agent in the predecessor of the CIA, and the remarkable skills he brought to the table in

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Podcast Episode #325: Cracking Your Knuckles

Podcast Episode #325: Cracking Your Knuckles

Simon Whistler January 23, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn whether or not regularly cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more

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Podcast Episode #324: Pac-Man

Podcast Episode #324: Pac-Man

Simon Whistler January 22, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn what common food item inspired Pac-Man and more about the history of this iconic game. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes |

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Podcast Episode #323: Edgar Allan Poe and His Quest to Get Kicked Out of West Point

Podcast Episode #323: Edgar Allan Poe and His Quest to Get Kicked Out of West Point

Simon Whistler January 21, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a little talked about period of Edgar Allan Poe’s life in which he joined the military, attended West Point, and his exploits during this time. [TRANSCRIPT]

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Podcast Episode #322: Baseball and the National Anthem

Podcast Episode #322: Baseball and the National Anthem

Simon Whistler January 20, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn how the U.S.’s eventual National Anthem became linked to baseball and sporting events, along with some other interesting facts about the creation of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Podcast Episode #321: Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Podcast Episode #321: Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Simon Whistler January 19, 2015 4

In this episode, you’re going to learn a whole lot of interesting things you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes |

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Podcast Episode #320: The Truth About Hemorrhoids

Podcast Episode #320: The Truth About Hemorrhoids

Simon Whistler January 16, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn a little known fact about hemorrhoids- namely, that everyone has them all the time. (Yes, even you.)  You’re also going to learn why that’s usually a good

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Podcast Episode #319: An Epidemic

Podcast Episode #319: An Epidemic

Simon Whistler January 15, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a terrifying disease that swept across the world, directly after the even more terrifying Spanish Flu Pandemic, resulting in over a million people dead and many

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Podcast Episode #318: The Paperclip

Podcast Episode #318: The Paperclip

Simon Whistler January 14, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the origin of the humble paperclip and how the commonly touted creator, even listed as such in many encyclopedias, actually had nothing to do with it.

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Podcast Episode #317: The Tunguska Event

Podcast Episode #317: The Tunguska Event

Simon Whistler January 13, 2015 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a mysterious event that occurred in 1908, producing a blast of over a thousand times that of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss

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Podcast Episode #316: Buried in a Pringles Can

Podcast Episode #316: Buried in a Pringles Can

Simon Whistler January 12, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the man who invented the Pringles can, as well as a lot of other interesting things about the origin of Pringles. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes

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Podcast Episode #315: Miss Unsinkable

Podcast Episode #315: Miss Unsinkable

Simon Whistler January 9, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about a woman who managed to survive all three catastrophes that befell the sister ships the Olympic, Britannic, and the Titanic. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of

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Podcast Episode #314: Howard Hughes and His Money

Podcast Episode #314: Howard Hughes and His Money

Simon Whistler January 8, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn just what happened to Howard Hughes’ vast estate after he died, given he left no will and had no known direct descendents. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes

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Podcast Episode #313: Abracadabra

Podcast Episode #313: Abracadabra

Simon Whistler January 7, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn the fascinating origin of the word “abracadabra” and the important medical role this mystical word was used for through most of recorded history. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future

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Podcast Episode #312: The Skeletons in Ben Franklin’s Closet

Podcast Episode #312: The Skeletons in Ben Franklin’s Closet

Simon Whistler January 6, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the many human skeletons recently found buried under Ben Franklin’s house and how they got there. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here:

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Podcast Episode #311: The Body of Elmer McCurdy

Podcast Episode #311: The Body of Elmer McCurdy

Simon Whistler January 5, 2015 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the near 70 year long saga of Elmer McCurdy’s body, and how it ultimately ended up on the set of a popular TV show. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t

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