Author: Greg Bjerg • Page 1/3

Greg Bjerg was born and raised in Iowa and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Drake University. Sadly, he passed away on 20 March 2011.

The Wilhelm Scream

In the 1951 movie Distant Drums starring Gary Cooper, a small band of soldiers were crossing a swamp in pursuit of Se...

Hovering in History

During the 1950s and 1960s the United States Army spent considerable energy developing one- and two-man flying machin...

Monster Rogue Waves

For centuries sailors have been telling stories of encountering monstrous ocean waves which tower over one hundred fe...

Operation Acoustic Kitty

At the height of the Cold War, the US Central Intelligence Agency was willing to try just about anything to gain an a...

The Tragic Birth of FM Radio

In 1934, much of the world was in the grip of the Great Depression. Unemployment was an epidemic, and many businesses...

The Confederados

Immediately following the American Civil War, some Confederate southerners were unwilling to live under the rule of t...

Flying Rams

During World War 2, large bombers and flying fortresses were considered critical for victory by both the Allied and A...

Feral Children

"Monkey boys," "wolf girls," "gazelle boys," and even an "ostrich boy;" they are all part of the lore of the feral ch...

Hadji Ali and the Regurgitators

In the early twentieth century, there was a man of unusual talent known as the Great Regurgitator. His real name was...

Baseball and the Physicists

Without a doubt baseball has had more serious study behind it than any other major sport. It's hard to say why this i...
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