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Jul 30, 2015
Discovered in 1898, the 200 lb Kensington Runestone is, as the name suggests, a stone covered in runes. What makes this stone so interesting is that it was found in Minnesota, USA. Though the authenticity of this out of place artifact has been hotly debated, if real, the stone provides evidence that in 1362, Scandinavian explorers would have been the "first" to discover the new world, almost 100 years before Columbus.
Jul 23, 2015
Somewhere between 100 to 120 AD the 9th Roman legion disappeared from the record books. Were they disbanded, defeated in a fierce battle (if so which one), or absorbed into another legion?
Jul 16, 2015
It's summer and that means that you want to go on vacation. In this episode we tell you about three different places that you don't want to go to on that vacation.
Jul 9, 2015
Prior to and continuing through WWII, Japanese forces occupied a huge swath of East Asia, from which they looted a fantastic amount of gold, silver and gems. Much of the treasure was shipped to the Philippines for re-shipment to Japan, but as the US Navy encircled Japan shipping became too risky. With allied forces prepared to invade the Philippines, General Tomoyuki Yamashita hatched a plan to hide the treasure from them.
Jul 2, 2015
After receiving a mysterious page on January 2, 2000, Zebb Quinn cancelled his plans with a friend and drove away, never to be seen again. His car was found two weeks later in a parking lot with lips drawn on the rear window. He has never been found, and despite other suspects, the last person to see him alive was arrested just this year for murdering a Food Network star.