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    • The Driver Who Sued Herself (and Won)

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    When tragedy strikes, and after the grieving process has begun and some time has passed, the survivors of victims often search for answers – an explanation as to what happened, why it happened and who, if anyone, is at fault.

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    • A Run on Nylons

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    In April 1939, DuPont Chemical introduced nylon stockings to the world at the World's Fair in New York City.

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    • The Nice Mr. Werewolf

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    Werewolves aren't real. But if they were real, they'd be scary, considering they are man-beast hybrids with enormous strength, no judgment or compassion, and a vicious case of blood lust.

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    • Why Winnie the Pooh Can't Legally Assault Children

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    If you've been to a major theme park, such as Disneyland, then you are likely aware of what the industry calls "costume characters." Those life-size, huggable, familiar faces, such as Mickey, Minnie and Winnie the Pooh, are some of the park's main attractions.

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    • We Used to Recycle Penicillin from Patients' Urine

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    Penicillin was discovered by a scientist named Alexander Fleming in September 1928. Two years later, it was used for the first time to cure an infection – on November 25, 1930, British Doctor Cecil George Paine used penicillin to help an infant suffering from neonatal conjunctivitis.

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    • The Epidemic That Saved Lives

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    Typhus is a bacterial-borne disease that is transmitted by flea, tick and mite bites. It can be fatal if untreated, but, thankfully, in almost all cases antibiotics, are effective.

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    • Hey, Dude

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    The word "dude" means "man" and, nowadays, is generically applicable to any person. (But you already knew that.) The term has been around since the late 1880s, but unlike most words, the etymology of the term was, until recently, mostly a mystery.

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    • The Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    George Miller Beard was born in 1839. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1862, and in 1866 he earned a medical degree at the school now affiliated with Columbia University.

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    • Kijong-dong

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    In 1953 North and South Korea entered into an armistice, ending the Korean War and providing a shaky basis for something close to peace between the two nations.

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    • Not Safe, but Fired

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    Take some paper and various other materials, bundled into one neat package. Light it on fire. Use it for a bit and then, when you're done, throw it away, still lit.

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    • Atlanta's Fight to Separate Elevators and Restrooms

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    That's a quote from a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority train rider named Alicia Porter from December 2013. As she and many others told the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, it was best to avoid the Atlanta subway's elevators unless one wanted to take a large whiff of – and this is gross – someone else's urine.

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    • Impressive Fruit

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    Pineapples are indigenous to South America and were domesticated and spread throughout the tropical areas of the Americas well before Europeans landed in the New World.

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    • Winnie the Pooh-Poohed

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    Winnie the Pooh is a fictional cartoon bear, created by writer A.A. Milne in 1924. He likes honey, his red T-shirt and his friends (Piglet, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Roo and – on most days – Tigger).

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    • The ATM at the Bottom of the Earth

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    ATMs – short for automated teller machines – have become a ubiquitous feature in the lives of most people in developed nations.

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    • The Real Effect of Fake News

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    On the evening of December 2, 1984, a chemical manufacturing plant in Bhopal, India owned by Union Carbide began leaking toxic gas into the residential areas surrounding the plant, and the resulting tragedy is considered one of the worst such disasters in history.

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    • The Man Who Dropped Candy from the Skies

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    At the close of World War II, the victorious Allies split Germany into four parts—one controlled by France, another by the United Kingdom, another by the United States and another by the Soviet Union. And Berlin, although it was embedded within the Soviet-controlled sector, was itself divided into four similarly managed parts.

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    • E.T., the Extra-Teenager

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    For some people, high school is life's best years. For others, those four years are, well, happily forever in the past. But at any rate, once high school is over, you can't go back—at least, not as a student.

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    • The Made-Up Malady to Get Women off of Bicycles

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    "Don't scream if you meet a cow. If she sees you first, she will run/Don't undertake a long ride if you are not confident of performing it easily/Don't contest the right of way with cable cars/Don't emulate your brother's attitude if he rides parallel with the ground"—those four "don'ts" are from the now-defunct New York World newspaper.

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    • The Great Bread Squeezing Crime Spree of the Late 1990s

    • By: Dan Lewis
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    It began in 1997. Grocery stores in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – about 45 miles from Philadelphia – were all reporting the same things to their distributors: loaf after loaf of Friehofer's brand bread, destroyed.

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    • Why It May Be Okay to Drop Beavers from Airplanes

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
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    The problems that beavers can cause are, actually, pretty simple: firstly, the animals build dams – which is a very good thing if they're in a relatively rural floodplain, but a really bad thing if they're in more densely populated suburbs or cities – and secondly, if left unchecked, beavers in an area with a lot of humans can cause damage to trees and, in some cases, flooding.

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