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Month: November 2017

Chang and Eng

Chang and Eng

On today’s episode of the Untold History, Steve and Gena tell the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins. The brothers are world famous, having traveled the world as an exhibition and appearing at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York. Did you know that they also owned a Southern plantation and had slaves? We tell you that and more on today’s podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Tune In, Google Play or…

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The Kentucky Meat Shower

The Kentucky Meat Shower

Today on the Untold History, Gena and Steve tell the story of the time flesh rained out of the clear, blue Kentucky sky onto a farm. It was, and still is, a mystery as to what this substance was and from whence it came. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for lending us your ears. https://media.blubrry.com/theuntoldhistory/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/theuntoldhistory.podbean.com/mf/web/6t29zt/The_Untold_History_podcast_13_The_Kentucky_Meat_Shower.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Tamerlane’s Curse

Tamerlane’s Curse

Tamerlane was a central Asian ruler who wanted to rebuild the empire of Genghis Khan. And he did a pretty good job of it, too, conquering huge parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Russia before his death at the age of 68. Tamerlane was buried in a tomb in Gur-e-Amir at Samarkand in Uzbekistan. In 1941, Joseph Stalin ordered the opening of Tamerlane’s tomb, Uzbekistan then being a part of the USSR. Anthropologist Mikhail Gerasimov was given the job…

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The Great Catnip Riot of 1909

The Great Catnip Riot of 1909

Cats on catnip can be kind of cute, like playful kitties. Hundreds of cats on catnip can be terrifying! One enterprising young man found that out in 1909 in New York City, and today we tell you that story. You can subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. If you like our stories, please share them with your friends. Thanks for listening! https://media.blubrry.com/theuntoldhistory/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/theuntoldhistory.podbean.com/mf/web/6zgxsi/The_Untold_History_podcast_episode_12_Catnip_Riot.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…

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