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Category: Greatest Hits • Page 2/5

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Aches on a Plane

The story of a troubled FedEx flight engineer who boarded a flight unannounced and attempted to carry out a terrifying plan.
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Rider on the Storm

The story of an unplanned and prolonged skydive through a thunderstorm.
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Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire?

Michael Larson had a lot of time and TVs on his hands, and he used them to hack one of his favorite game shows.
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The Unfortunate Sex Life of the Banana

How the banana's sweet taste and cheerful appearance obscure a potentially calamitous sexual inadequacy.
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The Wrath of the Killdozer

Marvin Heemeyer of Granby, Colorado was a profoundly frustrated muffler repair man. In 2004 he took drastic measures.
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Steely-Eyed Hydronauts of the Mariana

The story of humanity's first visit the ocean's deepest point.
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In Soviet Russia, Lake Contaminates You

The story of one of the most radioactive places in the world.
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Doctor Watson’s Phobia Factory

The story of a series of chilling psychological experiments on an infant in 1920.
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The American Gustation Crisis of 1985

The story of the curiously outsized reaction to the 1985 reformulation of a popular soft drink.
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Eugenics and You

The troubling history and surprising origins of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century.
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Operation Pastorius

The little-known story of Nazi spies in America sent to sabotage the war effort.
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The Martian Express

A hypothetical vehicle that would facilitate frequent, relatively inexpensive transit between Earth and Mars.
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The Sheep Incident

In 1968, thousands of sheep died mysteriously in the Skull Valley, Utah.
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The Third Reich’s Diabolical Orbiting Superweapon

An audacious Nazi plan for an orbiting space mirror to concentrate sunlight on enemy targets.
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Humoring the Gelotologists

Science's best current explanations for why humans react so strangely to 'humorous' words and situations.
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The Ethyl-Poisoned Earth

Chronically catastrophic chemist Thomas Midgley accidentally poisons the world with a neurotoxin, and Clair Patterson tries to stop him.
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Space Radio: More Static, Less Talk

Owing to radio's aptitude in transporting information, our planet is endlessly peppered by man-made low-frequency radiation. Phone conversations, compute...
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The Gimli Glider

"Holy shit." Inside the cockpit of the cruising airliner, Captain Bob Pearson was understandably alarmed at the out-of-the-ordinary beeps that were ch...
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The Remains of Doctor Bass

Under normal circumstances, one would expect a wandering throng of students to demonstrate animated displeasure upon encountering a human corpse in the w...
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The Vela Incident

On 22 September 1979, sometime around 3:00am local time, a US Atomic Energy Detection System satellite recorded a pattern of intense flashes in a remote ...