Nellie Bly Made It Around The World In 72 Days (Cool Weird Awesome 702)

Today in 1890, Nellie Bly finished her trip around the world. She was trying to do what Jules Verne's character Phineas Fogg had done in 80 days, and she took just 72.

By |2022-01-25T06:43:22-05:00January 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Here’s Why Nellie Bly Is Getting Her Own Monument (Cool Weird Awesome 94)

Trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly once feigned severe mental illness to expose abuses at an asylum from the inside. New York City is now putting up a monument in her honor on the site where the asylum once stood.

By |2021-06-28T14:12:13-04:00July 30, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |
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