Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Sterilization of Carrie Buck

Eugenics is a social philosophy that the human race could be improved by making sure desired traits in humans are passed on and that undesirable ones are not. Eugenics was widely supported in the USA and it all began with … Continue reading

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The Man Who Invented FM Radio

FM has a superior to AM radio. A ma invented in 1935 and didn’t become popular for 35 years. Long after the inventor was dead, and today we learn why. His name was Edwin Howard Armstrong, an American electrical engineer … Continue reading

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In Search Of Ancient Aviators

In Search Of… was a television series that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, devoted to mysterious phenomena. On this show I am going to look at the third episode of the first season of In Search of was … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd

In December of 1935, Thelma Todd, a very successful actor in Hollywood, was discovered dead in her car. She was not yet 30 years old. The cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning. Most reports list her death as either … Continue reading

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Samuel Langley & the Aerodrome

In 1891, Samuel Pierpont Langley announced that, “Mechanical Flight is possible with engines we now possess.” Unlike many attempts at flying, he didn’t just come up with an idea for a machine, build it, and see what happened, he began … Continue reading

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The Amazing Sea Monkeys

Just add water – that’s all! In one second your amazing Sea Monkeys actually come to life. Yes, they hatch instantly, right before your eyes: Now, simply grow and enjoy the most adorable pets ever to bring smiles, laughter and … Continue reading

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A Special Double Feature

Two stories for the price of one! First the story of the Ephraim McDowell and the operation of Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford in 1809, and second, The Battle of Los Angeles in 1942, a World War Two battle in which … Continue reading

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