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    • The 1957 Rikers Island Plane Crash That Made Inmates Heroes

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Peggy Benson wanted to get off the plane. The flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport to Miami had already been delayed by hours. Scheduled to take off at 2:45, it was now 6pm. The city was blanketed in a snowstorm and passengers waited while crew de-iced the plane’s wings. Now she sat on board as snow fell outside and she was upset.

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    • The Fiercely Precise World of Competitive Table-Setting

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Tablescaping, as it’s known, combines creativity and meticulousness.

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    • These Travelers Insist That the Best Way to See the World Is on a Horse

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Filipe Leite’s tale could be lifted straight from the memoir of an Old West explorer, but his journey began in 2012 when he departed from Canada’s legendary rodeo, the Calgary Stampede, and began to make his way to Brazil with two horses. He traveled for 803 days, through 10 different countries and three continents. His journey included the hardships of long-trekking predecessors, but with modern trappings: careless drivers, border bureaucracy and video dispatches.

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    • Talking to the Visionary Who Made Santa a Businessman

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    As president of the Kringle Group LLC, Tim Connaghan is the main Santa at the center of a Santa empire. Not only is he a year-round professional - even celebrity - Santa who plays the bearded man in the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, he runs a Santa booking agency, an annual Santa convention and a Santa school.

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    • When Heart Transplant Patients Were Celebrities

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In the 1960s, a new heart meant instant fame.

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    • Mistletoe is a Parasitic, Explosive Plant That Maybe You Shouldn't Stand Underneath

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    The mistletoe plant is largely known for a manufactured characteristic: It’s the green sprig with white berries that hangs in doorways during Christmas time, requiring those who meet beneath to kiss. But here’s the thing about this festive accessory: It’s a parasite.

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    • The Aurora Hunters Who Spend All Year Chasing the Lights

    • By: Andy Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When the sky turned red over Laramie, Wyoming, Todd Salat had never seen anything like it. Oh mygosh, he thought, it’s unbelievable. It was 1989 and he was seeing the aurora borealis, or NorthernLights, for the first time.

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