Mary Toft, The Woman Who Said She Gave Birth To Rabbits (Cruel Weird Awful 6)

Here's a story that brought out the worst in everybody: it's the story of Mary Toft, the so-called Rabbit Queen of 18th Century England who claimed she had given birth to countless numbers of rabbits and other wild creatures.

By |2023-07-08T08:46:00-04:00July 8, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There Was A John Wilkes Booth “Mummy” That Toured The US (Cruel Weird Awful 5)

Because nothing big can happen without a conspiracy theory surrounding it, in the early 1900s a guy toured the US with a preserved body that he claimed was John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln

By |2023-07-01T10:22:42-04:00July 1, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Two Frenchmen Apparently Fought A Duel In Hot Air Balloons (Cruel Weird Awful 4)

It's been called “the most ridiculous duel in history": two guys in France apparently decided to duel while they were flying hot air balloons.

By |2023-06-24T13:54:26-04:00June 24, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Emergency Broadcast Alert of 1971 That Wasn’t, At Least Outside Fort Wayne (Cruel Weird Awful 3)

If you were in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 20, 1971, you might have felt like the end of the world was coming, all thanks to a mix-up from the Emergency Broadcast System.

By |2024-06-17T10:48:47-04:00June 17, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The “Wicked Bible” Suggested People Break Some Of The Ten Commandments (Cruel Weird Awful 2)

What do you have when you have a book that tells people "thou SHALT commit adultery"? You have what's known as the Wicked Bible or the Sinners' Bible, though who was encouraging all that sinning is something of a mystery.

By |2024-06-10T08:27:28-04:00June 10, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

If You’re Going To Break Into Somebody’s House, Don’t Leave A Finger Behind (Cruel Weird Awful 1)

A guy got caught trying to break into somebody's house because the resident slammed the front door on the suspect's finger and when he fled, the finger stayed behind.

By |2024-06-01T09:20:24-04:00June 3, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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