Podcast: Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
In reality, the Tulsa "race riots" of 1921 was more like a massacre. Yet it was almost lost to history until 1997, and still not widely known outside of Oklahoma until HBO's The Watchmen put it on the cultural map. Learn all about this dark chapter in American history today.
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The Tulsa 'Race Riots', iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
The Mona Lisa is a captivating work of art. But why? We'll try and figure it out in today's short stuff.
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Short Stuff: The Mona Lisa, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Transdermal implants are just one in a number of procedures under the banner of extreme body modification. We don't like to yuk yums, so we'll offer a fairly straightforward look at this niche art form.
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Jellyfish are among the most adaptable, competitive organisms on the planet. They can grow back into their juvenile stage when resources are scarce, reproduce in massive groups and kill an adult human, among lots of other neat stuff. Learn all about em in this classic episode!
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In the absence of an official explanation of why flight MH 370 disappeared in 2014, conjecture and conspiracy theories have filled the vacuum.
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Learn 12 minutes worth of stuff about corduroy today!
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Short Stuff: Corduroy, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
In 2014, a Boeing 777 airliner disappeared. Despite two full years of searching an area of ocean covering more than 120,000 square kilometers, it has never been found. It is the only unexplained missing vessel in modern aviation history.
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With savvy and health-conscious people taking control of their wellbeing through apps and sites, technology is meeting the desire for individuals' responsibility for their health. But is the day coming soon when doctors will be obsolete, replaced by computers that read our health-related data to treat us? We explore these questions and more in this classic episode.
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Burglars have come up with a whole range of ways to get into a safe. There’s lock manipulation – methodically testing the dial to coax the combination from it – and if that fails you can always blow it open with nitroglycerin. Both count as safecracking.
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How Safecracking Works, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
It’s not just you – time really does seem to pass faster for people as we age. But exactly why remains a mystery, though some of the theories for why life passes by so quickly are make a lot of sense.
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Are broken arrows are a problem? After all, they are incidents and accidents involving nuclear warheads. Like, sometimes they go missing. But it hasn't happened much since the 50s and 60s. OR HAS IT? Learn all about them today.
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Are broken arrows a problem?, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Wine fraud may be a case of rich con artists tricking wealthy people into parting with money, but it's still a crime. Learn all about this weird, widespread practice in this classic episode.
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SYSK Selects: How Wine Fraud Works, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Andre the Giant was a giant both figuratively and literally. Sure he was a wrestler, but more than that he was a human being who left a great legacy behind. Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you can appreciate his story. Join us for this very special live edition of the story of Andre the Giant.
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SYSK Live: Andre the Giant, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
If a con man manages to make needy Christmas wishes come true is he still a con man? (Also, Merry Christmas!)
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It's an annual treat, folks. Our holiday special is back and better than ever, and as always, brought to you ad-free. It's the least we can do.
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The SYSK Holiday Spectacular, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in a very special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all.
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There are extreme sports and then there is cave diving, the most extreme activity a person can engage in without leaving Earth. Cave divers stay underwater swimming miles into – that’s right – caves, where no human has ever been before. It’s pretty cool.
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Cave Diving: Totally Nuts, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Learn everything we know about obituaries in 12 minutes!
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Short Stuff: Obituaries, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
We love us some MC Escher. Turns out his story is pretty fascinating too. Tune in today.
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MC Escher and His Trippy Art, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
Even if you entirely eschew the concept of money, we'll bet you'd be hard pressed not to trade in some form of currency. Learn how everything from cows to cacao beans to tiny shells from Maldives have served as currency at some time or another.
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SYSK Selects: How Currency Works, iHeartRadio HowStuffWorks
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