The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Biography"

Learn all about the lives and times of some of the strangest people in history.

Herbert Lee Washington

Hurricane Coming Through

the astonishing career of Herbert Lee Washington, baseball's only designated runner

In 1974, Herbert Lee Washington was the world's fastest human... but could he turn raw speed into a professional baseball career? The astonishing story of baseball's "designated runner!"

Bebe Rebozo

Be My Bebe

everyone deserves a best friend - even Richard M. Nixon

Bebe Rebozo was Nixon's best friend -- but was he a kind, generous man or a fiend combining the worst aspects of Rasputin and Al Capone?

Rondo Hatton

Monster without a Mask

the life and times of Rondo Hatton (1894-1946)

They called the Glutton of Glands, the Monster without Makeup, the Brute, the Creeper. You can call him anything you want, but his friends called him Rondo.

Johnny Dickshot

The Ugliest Man in Baseball

big, rugged, and in his way, beautiful

He may have had the best worst nickname in baseball, but "Ugly" Johnny Dickshot was more than just a pretty face. He was also a character.

Charles Vernon Gridley

He Fired When Ready

the Spanish-American war's forgotten hero

He was one of the most celebrated war heroes of his day, and almost totally forgotten today. We explore the life of Charles Vernon Gridley (1844-1898).