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-046- A Debaculous Fiasco

11/4/2018
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The most expensive, bizarre, and obscure work ever created by Dr. Seuss.

Duration:00:24:02

-045- Drawing The Shorter Straw

7/29/2018
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Working almost single-handedly, visionary Argentine filmmaker Quirino Cristiani created full-length animated films between 1917 and 1931. He has since been all but forgotten.

Duration:00:33:19

-044- The Curse Of Konzo

5/1/2018
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In 1981, an international group of doctors identified the devastating disease behind a perplexing outbreak of paralysis in northern Mozambique.

Duration:00:21:13

-043- A Jarring Revelation

3/29/2018
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Amanda Theodosia Jones was a 19th-century poet, entrepreneur, and inventor who found inspiration in some unlikely places.

Duration:00:11:05

-042- Death By Derivatives

11/20/2017
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The opening of a canal in 1848 led to the birth of modern financial derivatives, and the early demise of some of the men who traded them

Duration:00:13:48

-041- Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds

7/29/2017
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In the 1950s, an anonymous terrorist planted a pipe bomb in a New York City public space. Then another. And another.

Duration:00:48:58

-040- No Country For Ye Olde Men

7/17/2017
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Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to American colonies was a fearsome punishment, but not for the chronic criminal James Dalton.

Duration:00:10:22

-039- Fire And Dice

6/12/2017
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The story of a tragic hotel fire of Rube Goldberg proportions.

Duration:00:17:25

-038- The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant

4/11/2017
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As a civilian, the beloved American Civil War general and two-term president failed at every attempt to make money. Except for one.

Duration:00:18:28

-037- The Greatest Baroque Composer Never Known

3/6/2017
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A 300-year-old hunt for the unsung hero of Salzburg.

Duration:00:14:05

-036- Foreign Exchanges

12/28/2016
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He made a name for himself organizing the world’s most important economic conference, only to have it tarnished by an outrageous accusation.

Duration:00:20:26

-035- Starving For Answers

11/30/2016
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During WWII, 36 American conscientious objectors volunteered as subjects in a brutal science experiment to measure the body's response to starvation.

Duration:00:11:08

-034- Ten Minutes In Lituya Bay

9/26/2016
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A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.

Duration:00:21:22

-033- The King's Letters

8/6/2016
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The 15th-century scholar who upset the Korean aristocracy by creating a native script for the Korean language, and thus wean it off Chinese characters.

Duration:00:14:57

-032- Mobilis In Mobili

6/13/2016
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A 1930s effort to reach the Earth's northernmost point via antiquated submarine.

Duration:00:23:51

-031- Into The Bewilderness

5/11/2016
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Charles Waterton was a pioneer of conservation. He was also extremely nutty, in ways that suggest he may have over-identified with his animal subjects.

Duration:00:17:33

-030- Colonels Of Truth

3/13/2016
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The tumultuous true story of the life of a fast food icon.

Duration:00:54:09

-029- 89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480

12/14/2015
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The story of the Beale Ciphers; a set of three encrypted notes from the nineteenth century purportedly describing the location of hidden treasure. Only one has been deciphered.

Duration:00:15:35

-028- The Japanese Art of Self Preservation

11/28/2015
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On the ancient Japanese Buddhist practice of self-mummification.

Duration:00:11:01

-027- Faxes From The Far Side

10/21/2015
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-027- Faxes From The Far Side by Damn Interesting

Duration:00:20:03