The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh
if you like 'em big, well, they don't get any bigger than this
A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat. Read More...
Categories: Bonus Episodes, Entertainment & Media, Wild Card
the only souvenir option that makes cents
It's the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. A brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin! Read More...
Categories: Man's Amazing Inventions, Series 5, Wild Card
let me tell you about the healing power of color
The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries. Read More...
Categories: Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 5, Wild Card
A Menace to the West
David Grundman goes shooting at a stationary target -- and breaks off more than he can handle
When a man fights a cactus, you probably don't expect the cactus to win. Read More...
Categories: Series 3, Wild Card, Wonders of the Natural World
Death from Above by Chocolate
sometimes a story seems too good to be true because it is
In 1923, a plane flew over downtown Pittsburgh, dropped Baby Ruth candy bars on the crowd below, and caused widespread panic... or did it? Read More...
Categories: Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 3, Wild Card