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    • What to Pack Before You Go Off the Grid

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Experts tell us what to throw together in case things go seriously wrong.

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    • The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 10 mins
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    James Barry's true identity was a military secret for nearly a century.

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    • Bibliomania: The Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Dr. Alois Pichler was almost always surrounded by books. In 1869, Pichler, originally from Bavaria, became the so-called “extraordinary librarian” of the Imperial Public Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, a prestigious position that gave him a salary three times higher than the average librarian: 3,000rubles. While many librarians have a deep appreciation for books, Pichler was inflicted with a specific irrepressible illness.

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    • How Chewing Gave Humans Flat Faces, Little Teeth and Wimpy Jaws

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For a couple years as a Harvard graduate student, Katherine Zink spent a lot of time watching people chew. She would patiently wait while people chomped on crisp vegetables and gummy raw goat meat. Right before they would normally swallow, each person would spit out the food into test tubes for Zink to meticulously splay out for scanning and measuring.

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    • Andrew Ure and the Real Electric Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Why scientists during the late 18th and 19th centuries conducted crude experiments with reanimating corpses.

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    • The World’s First Travel Writer Was a Guy From Ancient Greece

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In ancient times, tourists and travelers in Greece have gotten into some pretty intense situations. An adventure-seeking traveler would bathe in the river Herkyna, then consume sacrificial meat, wander through a dark cave of Livadeia to seek out the oracle, and emerge “paralyzed with terror and unconscious both of himself and of his surroundings.” And that's just a one-day itinerary.

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    • Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Determined and dedicated to the sciences, she dispatched many a vessel to the Arctic.

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    • The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Thieves employed monkeys to rob the wealthy of their coiffures.

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    • How We Forgot the Bobbed Haired Bandit

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the 1920s, the armed robber Celia Cooney unintentionally became a symbol for the women's movement.

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    • How Our Make-Believe Relationships With Celebrities Shape Our Social Lives

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Jaye Derrick has a special relationship with the television sitcom Friends. Years ago, she began to notice a recurring pattern: whenever she had a fight with her boyfriend she would turn on her television and watch reruns of the popular sitcom. From her sofa in Buffalo, New York, Derrick noticed that Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe were beginning to feel like an extended group of friends.

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    • How to Incorporate Human Remains Into Your Dinner Party

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Step one: crush 200 bones into a fine powder.

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    • In 1969, One Inventor Tried to Sell Police a ‘Net Gun’ for Catching Robbers

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 1 min
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    While effective, the invention never quite took off.

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    • Fly Through Space With This “Mixed Reality” Coaster

    • By: Lauren Young
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 2 mins
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    For some rollercoaster enthusiasts, zooming at high speeds on a looping, twisting track isn’t enough of a thrill. So in recent years, amusement parks have risen to the challenge by adding Virtual Reality into the mix. Now two Six Flags parks in California just upped the ante with an interactive, VR rollercoaster they are calling “Galactic Attack,” reports Steve Dent for Engadget.

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