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BOX158: Ghosts Who Wear Corduroy

The Box Of Oddities

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BOX158: Ghosts Who Wear Corduroy

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It's part of your premiums subscription so it's a great way to support the box of oddities when you subscribe to the premium content content on the Himalayas APP and you get some stuff ad free episodes episodes drop a day early for US bonus episode owed says we mentioned and during this bonus episode we had some news that we shared all it was new. It was news. WE'RE GONNA share it with you now and it's important. It's dog related you guys so you might remember a few episodes ago we had their. DNA testing done we sent out Willie's DNA and we got the results back and then we thought well this is really cool. Let's let's get banjos done as well so we did and we got the results assaults back so we're scrolling through banjos results and one of the things one of the features of the embark test is it shows you the other people people who are the other dogs whose DNA is listed in their system that have DNA match to your dog so like we saw Willie had a forty eight percent match to iota and a forty eight percent match to Mr Meatloaf in that's equivalent to a human relationship like a parent or a sibling so then we got banjos. DNA results back and we're scrolling through again and of course my favorite part is seeing the animals that are related to the pops because I get to compare how much they look like them be like Oh. This one looks just like Willie right among his brother and then I freak out and crime so when we're scrolling through banjos relatives we noticed Mr Meatloaf but it looked familiar rush it did and so I went back to Willie's results and Willie had relative named Mr Meatloaf. It's the same Nestor Meatloaf that they're both related to well not just Mr Meatloaf. There were like four or five zero four or five dollars so what we determined was the Willie Willie who came from Arizona and Banjo who came from Maine share family from the Wisconsin Illinois Area Wisconsin Slash Illinois their cousin bears the they're related and not just distant relatives. They're very closely related again like parent sibling type of relationship relationship. It's crazy well if their parents sibling with Mr Meatloaf then Mr Meatloaf was parents sibling too so it would be more really cousins. Some parents siblings okay. There's a there's an extra degree there. There's an extra will smith which by the way is another unit of measurement here on the box of oddities grilled grilled cheese sandwiches and will Smith's so that's the big reveal is that through Dan through DNA testing. We have determined that William Banjo are related even though they came from the complete opposite sides of the country anyway so just take a moment and sit down. Catch your breath after that news and cats going to tell you you a story. Oh okay so I wanNA talk today about Catherine Smith also known as Kitty Smith. She was born into you a Chicago. Family October twenty nine eighteen eighty to her mother and father were English people but her father I became a naturalized citizen of the US in eighteen eighty two. She had two older brothers and a younger sister emily so at the age of nine. Kitty's mother suddenly passed away and she was left in the care of her father and her father was not doing great he was having having a real hard time keeping one his temper in line and to his drinking to a minimum so drinking and temper right so often when they go hand in hand for for real now there are conflicting reports about what happened on. Thanksgiving Day eighteen ninety one neighbors reported that that Kitty had refused to do the housework that was left after her mother had died or she wasn't doing it to her father's specifications specifications Jimmy right right so her father beat her and then held her hands to lift stove until her hands and arms were burned so badly that they had to be amputated. Oh my God how old was she. Nine nine years old now Luder reports show that Kitty stated that what had happened was she was sent to the store to get booze for her father and she had tried a little herself and then when she was filling the stove the heat plus the booze to a nine year old body led her to pass out into to the fire so she was covering for her father. It could have been either way. I don't know physicians and surgeons said that the bones of her hands and arms were so badly burned. They amputated three inches from the shoulders. I mean you would have to leave your arms in an open fire for an extended period of time even crematory ovens. They have to bust the bones up with a hammer holy crap. I mean that's not saying that. Her bones burned down to dust. Just you know frame of Reference Okay. Yeah so the Humane Society of Illinois took took the matter up and arrested Kitty's father after a trial he was held the grand jury and the final trial in the spring of eighteen ninety you too. He was acquitted for lack of evidence so main society the people you adopt puppies and kittens from now. I don't know I think at that they they may have been connected at one point. I'm not sure sounds like maybe her father should have been neutered. I mean I think that that's the case for a lot of people but every time I suggest that people get all weird airborne birth control Emma right anyway so but she also had burns on her neck and her chest but they weren't that serious she was discharged from the hospital in February of eighteen ninety two. Oh so I mean that's four months in a hospital. Can you became a ward of the Children's Home Society of Illinois for several years specifically specifically living in the home for destitute and crippled children and it was there that one of the doctors Mr Greg took an interest in the story surrounding rounding her and as this time rolled around Kitty's father had waived any rights to her so the doctor created a an Education Fund for her it was called the Kitty Smith Fund and it proved to be six. S and donations allowed the doctor to bring in specialized staff to teach now armless Katie how to use her feet to accomplish specific tasks. They didn't call her armless. Katie they did knox walks cruel however even by nineteenth century standards when I was searching the web for her Kitty Smith Armless. I'm Lou wonder was how I found her so I mean it's not that far off so kitty became very skilled in writing with her feet she also I loved to draw and paint she could also play piano she could type she had embroidery skills and the Fund Soup Sup- I know like I can't embroider with my hands so she left in eighteen ninety six and that fund helped support court her it paid for her board when she moved to Wisconsin to attend public school it said that during her time in the home and in in school she saw people who she felt were far worse off than she was and she was grateful for what she had and the people who had supported reported her through her life so she had kind of this boundless gratitude and sweetness to her even though she had a lot of right eight to be angry so by nineteen o five kitties fund was exhausted and she was not eligible to draw from the state any longer her her family had all kinds of disbanded. Obviously her father was not in the picture and I think at this point he had died anyway. her brothers were low paid laborers brewers her sister had been adopted. She wasn't going to be of help to her. So Kitty resolved to support herself so she began to kind of humbly. Capitalize capitalize on her tragedy. She started selling drawings and pamphlets about her story. The pamphlets distributed were accompanied by I a return card. There was a little slot in the return card where you could put a quarter. If you wanted to help support her okay which is so clever and since she made these pamphlets on her own if Bri foot it was very inspiring what made and the optimism that she you showed and the determination it really did it got people engaged and they were happy to help and by one thousand nine hundred six she had amassed passed over thirty five thousand dollars in quarters. Yeah this chick was the real deal she wrote. I have never had a lesson in drawing or sketching acquiring the little knowledge I have on the subject by practice using a study which I place on the floor at the side of my drawing paper. I sharpened. Oh my pencils opening and closing the knife that I used to sharpen myself again. I have injured myself opening a knife with my hands and you've almost been arrested did it. Tsa A number of times right kitty was able to dress herself brush. Her teeth comb her hair. Do all those common tasks. She could also accomplish rush. Common household tasks sweeping mopping cleaning stoves etc amazingly. She could also play the piano as I said she could do semi-skilled skilled woodwork. She made bookcases desks and other furniture completely by herself. Wow beyond randolph. This kitties story moved people because of her attitude who she was so positive she was an optimist and she considered herself really really lucky in life so kid he founded the Kitty Smith company where she employed a bookkeeper. A stenographer and a dozen envelope stuffers are so and she she wanted to help kids with disabilities overcome the things that they were dealing with and she was using her story as a as a way to do that that she was kind of like a motivational speaker but she did not live in a van. Dome right largely by the tenacious and very persistent efforts efforts of Gracie Wilbur trout and her cohorts in one thousand nine hundred twelve through one thousand nine hundred thirteen on June twenty-sixth nineteen thirteen win then began being allowed to vote on presidential elections that scandaleuse as well as many other elections so in nineteen thirteen an estimated the two hundred fifty thousand women voted in Chicago with Kitty leading the way so kitty was the first woman to vote in Chicago Kogo and she did it with her feet. No that's amazing yeah so in a book she published She sold old reproductions of her drawings and embroidery all done with her feet is there is a photo of a quilt that she made all the pieces this is for which she cut and sewed herself and she wrote in that book toward those who've helped me in the past. My heart is filled filled with boundless gratitude and to you who helped me by buying this book I shall answer and say barely I say unto you inasmuch such as Ye have done it unto one of at least of these my brethren. Ye have done it unto me. She was just really great grateful. She he was grabbed. She was right full of Gratton. Yeah that's incredible anyway. That's the story of Kitty the Armless Dynamo who was the first woman to vote in Chicago so what else happened in her life. I mean you said she started her own company. Did that continued you to help people and yeah that's and that's how she made her living was by writing books and `and making art and showing people that you don't have to be bound by the parameters that typically we think you are. That's a remarkable story thought so and now it's not a very long one but I just thought she was so inspiring. I woke up this morning cranky because I slept on my hair wrong. I know and it was all on one side doing that. WHOO thing yeah and so how do I feel like a Douche as well. You should know that thing in the middle this thing in the middle weird wrong numbers that people have gotten number five. I got a wrong number. Actually it was a text one time time with a photo of a couple of little kids and it said something like just thought you'd want to see what your children look like. ooh number four. I get a few calls from several people looking for tickets to a Rodeo. One Guy called three times and on the third he said No. This is the right number the number three. You had an old guy call my family's house when I was in high school and before young up after explained he had the wrong number. He said you sound like a smart young a young fellow. Do you know anything about computers. I love it when old people call me smart young feller. That's what I want. My vanity plates say number two someone I'm was calling for a friend who had the same name as me. Neither of US could figure out what the hell was going on for a few minutes there I imagine that would be very confusing and number one my kid had called from his friend. Joe's house and said he wanted to stay there. After school and I agreed and then my kid walks in wrong kid wrong number. Sorry random kid. 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Dot Com slash oddities honey the smart shopping assistant that saves you time and money when you're shopping online. This is the box oddities in your mileage may vary. We get an email from will he said. Hi Katrin Jeff Throw it just listened to today's episode and I wanted to write you with some follow up two cats story sorry Theodore Donohue now. He was the guy that we talked about who was recently arrested. Do deal that's right now now. He hasn't been found guilty that he has been arrested for the suspicion of murder and apparently you will grew up just down the road from dill he writes his house was one. I always walked a little faster past and which gave off the Erie reaced feeling due to his reclusive nature. Donahue's nickname in my house was the turtle man as you can imagine this story has been the main topic of conversation in the neighborhood and hearing it on the box of oddities was delightfully surreal. Love the podcast thanks for reading. Thanks for sharing will no kidding. I WanNa know about got any encounters. You had with this dude over the years and screaming. I love that you live near to him. You could be our box bodies investigative reporter feel like if he had hung hung out with Dell probably he would have mentioned it but maybe he knows somebody who has hung out with Dylan had. Maybe maybe maybe it's the two degrees of separation to will Smith's them mm-hmm all right. Here's my topic today. It was actually inspired by one of your old jobs. Okay mowing graveyards. Yes yeah I knew it yes. I knew it wasn't gonNA be working at aim's which is a defunct department store. Yes you actually worked in a graveyard. Well several yeah for the town and you just mowed the lawn. That's right. What a great job. That must have been it was Gloria just had the place to yourself where you WanNa riding lawnmower now you did it by hand. Yes that sucks well. I mean there's a lot of INS and outs. It would be impossible to to manage a full cemetery on a ride on on lawnmower. You'd have to go in and do so much trim work that it would be silly anyway. So why not just do it right the first time that's why a lot of more modern cemeteries aries only have like the memorial stones that are implanted in the ground they call those places memorial parks as opposed to cemeteries series and it's much cheaper to get a plot in a memorial park because it's easier to maintain yeah. I would imagine for sure now while you were working there her. I imagine you know you never really mode at night. No no it was daytime work. Would you have mode at night if they asked you to. I guess I mean anything creepy ever happen. No never not once they were few places where because this was an old town like a small town and there were some really old cemeteries that that I worked at so there were some that were kind of tucked back into the woods and of those some went far back and then they'll really old. stones were way back and they were kind of away so there were some spots that were maybe a little darker. Parker during the day. Maybe a little cooler than you'd expect. They kind of have that quiet eerie feeling but no nothing ever weird happened. We'll these are experiences very ince's that people who work in cemeteries and graveyards had that were if not just creepy out and out unexplained explained and this is according to rancor one guy says that a number of odd experiences with our crematorium one such instance was in Twenty Twelve Elf following the service of a very large man roughly three hundred seventy five pounds. I got the retort which is the Cremation Chamber preheated needed while my wife set up movie for us to watch while the man was being cremated I use the elevating platform and then slid him in closing the door to the retort afterward in going to sit down now about five minutes after I'd shut the door to the retort. We heard a thump. Neither of US paid much attention but a few moments later there was another and then another I stood up worried that the men may have had a pacemaker still inside of him however it was unlikely because he had had all of his organs removed during an autopsy the thumping and the thudding got more hurried so we ran over and we looked through the front window of the retort and could not believe what we were seeing. The man inside was flailing about both of his arms and legs were bouncing around like he was in extreme pain now. It isn't odd to see parts arts move well. Somebody is being cremated. They're breaking down. They will often contract as muscles and tendons will snap yeah well. It's like you know a bonfire would burns it shifts. It moves there. I mean it's like anything else that Burns it as it breaks down. It's going to move he said but this was most decidedly not that the man's fingers were balled up in fists and he was banging against the windows and his legs seemed it'd be kicking downward as if trying to get out the man's mouth was open and first groans began emanating from within and then they ultimately became screams screams. There was no way absolutely no way whatsoever that he could still have been alive but for about twenty seconds after we'd gone back up to the retort the man inside the cremation chambers screamed and flailed his arms and legs about I mean did you would you have like opened it and and just to act or were you kinda like committed yeah. That's a good question. what would you do comes. John Key ONA's Probably I'd have to open. I think that my curiosity would I don't think it would allow me to just let it continue without investigating gating further yeah. I don't know I don't know what I would do. I think probably the right thing to do would be to investigate it further but I'd probably just go back and washed the rest of caddyshack which is nice I think now the guy writes that his family had owned a cemetery for nearly five generations and he said I've been working there since I was twelve the House that my family built on the properties about thirty yards back from the main office one night when we were kids my grandpa and my uncle were up late. Mongol happened to look out the window and swore to my grandpa that he'd seen somebody walking behind one of the trees. The lamppost illuminated the very first handful of plots and headstones on the other side of the road but at that point they everything was fine. It was nothing suspicious this going on. I could see my GRANDPA. My uncle stood at the window for a little while. My GRANDPA ultimately teased my uncle for being scared however when they woke up the next morning the police were there in the hours between when they looked out the window and saw the burial plots undisturbed which was about four. Am and the time they noticed the commotion. I'm from the police at about seven. AM seven plots had been dug up. The headstones were stacked very deliberately like a house of cards and and behind them. The caskets were top one another. I one lying flat the next one straight up then flat then straight up then flat Ah. I don't believe this even a little bit. How would you even manage that like most casket have rounded sides and they wouldn't stack that way. It's just physics he he says with basic casket dimensions taking into account that was about thirty feet high now he says even with Machinery Henry in the present day it would take at least a bit more time to accomplish just digging up seven graves but back in the fifties how this was done in one hundred at eighty minutes with no one that lived in the house right across the street hearing it is just it's it's impossible to explain or impossible or impossible to explain that's right. You've already said that he was there. You weren't there. You don't know the read it man no picture this another cemetery employee said that she was originally hired hired because the cemetery had a period of time where they experienced some people sneaking in to perform certain rituals she said. I was twenty one years old doing this as a side job with nothing to protect myself. I was given a barcode scanner and was told to drive through the entire cemetery every hour on patrol into scan. Each of the pre posted bar codes to prove I was actually doing it going through the the cemetery and checking it now. This cemetery was massive pretty pretty much broken down in three parts the newer part the historic part and the famous part where celebrities are buried did the routine once and never did it again. Going is is going so far as to break the Barcode scanner so I did have to do it. While I was driving. It was pitch black coming around a long curved road. My headlights picked up the sworn where a pair of legs walking across the path but only up to the knees shoes pants knees and then absolutely nothing I stopped in the road and just watch this pair of legs cross about ten feet in front of me what kind of pants though probably core Roy thanks so I think ghosts love Corduroy. I like the swoosh sound that it makes sure it's spooky. One day I was chatting with an old man in the Muslim and he was rambling on about his wife in in how her crypt looked so nice with the marble and such and he had his hand resting on the niche next to hers and he kept saying this is where I'm I'm going to go. After we parted ways I looked at his spot and he was gone in on the marble was his date of death which we only sandblast death dates after they've been entombed creepy that is creepy. Maybe it was like one of those wrong number situations where the guy was just confused and he was like this is where I'm going to go and it's like okay grandpa that could be maybe it wasn't even his wife he was visit. That's right exactly could have been a total title stranger in fact he might have been in the wrong cemetery. We don't know don't know don't know Claire. A different cemetery employee said one afternoon my coworker and and I were walking the paved roads inside the cemetery with a trash bag looking for litter. We came upon a particular area of the cemetery. Oh my God it was covered in vassal lean gene. How did you know did you look at my notes. You're all neatly stacked on gravestones ghosts. Thanks very horny. Ghosts we came upon one particular area of the cemetery. They had a lot of mausoleums and took the next lane around a corner that goes along side of of one of the Muslims as we rounded it. There was an older gentleman may be late sixties early seventy standing with his back against the side of the mausoleum just looking at the plot of graves nearby two things were kind of weird about him. He was dressed off. His clothing seemed to be out of date. He was wearing a papa accord roy jacket in eighty degree weather and one of those newsboy type caps long pants button up shirt but when you think about it a lot of elderly people kind of dress in out of update clothing anyway so I struggled off the second thing he had a coffee mug. He was drinking oughta thermos. Not a styrofoam cop with a lid an actual ceramic coffee fi mug that he was sipping out of right in the middle of the cemetery now. That's probably odd for some people but not for now not for you and me no not at all. I mean our both of our trucks. Trucks are full of ceramic coffee mugs. That's what I carry with me constantly. Do I have my keys. Check purse. Check Coffee Mug. Check back that was part of the design for that. that container you were going to build for the back of your vehicle was the store. All of the empty ceramic coffee mugs no plan for being a disgusting hoarder. It just happens pens that way so it's nature not nurture well that doesn't apply in any way here so anyway this guy standing there and his corduroy jacket drinking coffee out of a ceramic mug. ooh. Ooh Does it say something like. Don't worry be happy or world's best GRANDPA hang in there. I waved to him. He smiled and waved back. I kept walking. We only a few feet away when the other girl said that was a little weird and we both look over our shoulder back at him and he was gone. We stopped and kind of took a few steps back to see if he'd walked around the mausoleum but we couldn't see him anywhere. COUPLA days later we showed up for work and found one of the regular workers there. Let them know that we were there. Are we talked to him for a few minutes and I brought up seeing the old man by the mausoleum in the section the groundskeeper just kind of smiled and ask me. Did he have a coffee mug. We said yeah he said Yeah. That's our ghost. He's not really there so we pressed him for more information. He said that he's always seen that guy. In in that spot for years looking at a family plot always has a coffee mug always wearing the same clothes he said there is a grave for a wife and two daughters and the husband spend that he stares at do you think he was the husband or was he a love and he was staring at his loved ones grave and his illegitimate children listen while the body of the man who she was supposed to be committed to laze rotting and not knowing that his wife was A. Ne'er do well. Oh God I didn't think of that. That's maybe a time traveler. You ever think that that's true. We could be a time traveler at the time traveler or a Ninja. The husband's grave said that he he passed away in the early seventies and his wife and two daughters graves passed away a couple of decades before and the three of them had the exact exact same date of death the mother in the two daughters so they think that this this guy is their dad the spirit of their data bad or at least a residual haunting maybe for years he came and stood there and had his coffee and spent some time with his loved ones and it's still happening to this day or that. Woman was a dirty slot. Listen just because you're a slut doesn't mean you're dirty. She could have been a clean slot. No slut let shaming here anyway. It makes me want to get a job at a graveyard. That sounds really cool. It was one of my most favorite jobs. I loved it. Just the the piece of not having to talk to people. Would you like put your ear buds in and just mow the lawn. I WANNA job like that. It was Gloria except on a riding mower. I don't WANNA have to walk. You've you've got to focus on the quality of the job that you're going to do and that you can only get accomplished with a with a push mower. You did that today here. I'm exhausted said watching him o our lawn lawn today it was about I'd say four weeks overdue. I would say at least that I have mode once this year well well that was going to bring that up without sounding like. I'm condemning you in any way because I haven't motive all right you in years and years and the reason being I have allergies agrees and you sweet woman took it upon yourself to to do the the mowing and trimming oddly. You're not allergic to snow yet. You don't shovel that. I'm allergic. Coal them see the rash I get It's blistering out there. I'm just glad I'm not allergic to art furniture. I don't get Atta spent a Lotta time here. Okay 'cause I'm sitting in it a lot. Okay me bum would have Arash anyway. That's all I got for you today. The box survive on your phone couple times a week and we'll see on Thursday. 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BOX142: Tithing A Toddler

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BOX142: Tithing A Toddler

"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences listener discretion advised the world is foolish stories stories of mysteries curiosities join and Joe Through for the strange the unexpected as the bid and cautiously appear inside the box oddities you guys sometimes you hit us off and you say things and then I read them then she weeps oops? No I mean you're holes week. It's just amazing. You're letting us into your lives over and over again and it's awesome and Catherine reached out on instagram and Said said that she and her sister are going to our show in Boston which is very exciting and she said you know. Life can be really difficult and everyone goes through their challenges while I am reasonably going through mine listening into your podcast every morning on the way to my chiropractor l._l.. Really put some good laughs into me that are needed and something so small can really help a person more than you know and that's just an IT's true because this message helped me. We now more than you know yeah. It's so true it's funny. How a little thing like that can make a big difference in somebody's life whether it's in her case the podcast or in our case receiving a nice message like that here stuff like that it Kinda makes your day whenever we're looking forward to seeing you Catherine and Rebecca the Boston show that'll be great? I think you go. I I do go I I we are we ready all right here. We go wait. Anton Joe has to get ready. Get Ready Banjul always getting up on your pillow dog ass pillow. Turn it around. Oh God at least these kind of like buried in there now. Maybe it'll kind of stifle the snoring <music> but it won't stifling smell. I can promise you that all right here. We go a moment more and I had fettered him to the granted in its surface where to iron staples distant from each other by about two feet horizontally from one of these he's dependent a short chain from the other a padlock throwing the links about his waste. It was about the work of a few seconds to secure it. He was too much astounded to resist withdrawing the key. I stepped back from the recess. I soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar. I'm sorry did I miss something I ever did. I like have a stroke and missed the beginning of this story what's happening with these materials and with the eight of my trowel well I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche. That's from of course pose the CASCA a month jato where he walls the guy he tricks the guy his enemy into going down into the caverns taverns and say hey we're going to get a great cask of wine and then he walls him up that act is called immured moment walling people up alive and that's what we're going to talk about today. That's terrible. It's terribly cruel way to kill some money I would agree yes and it was used as capital punishment for centuries really yes. It seems like a lot of walling I mean. Couldn't you just like well. You could do that sure but masonry was up and coming trade at the time okay so making jobs as structure. It's infrastructure in you are creating jobs. Maybe we could do some sort of capital punishment where we pave roads over you actually as we get into this. You're not far off okay here. We go here we go now. The victim is essentially buried alive or walled up and left to suffocate in agony into will eventually starvation and dehydration lead to his or her death. As I said dates back several centuries and there are examples of this practice happening on every single continent according to all things interesting dot com calm it was typically used for capital punishment back in the Roman empire was used as punishment for a class of priestess known as the vestal virgins. You've heard that before mostly from approach Harim Tune I was GonNa say Song Lyrics. The vessels were girls that were from Higher Society Roman Families Aristocracy they were considered to be free of mental and physical defect defects they had taken a very strict oath an oath of celibacy and committed themselves to tending a sacred fire honoring the goddess of home and family. I fire now. If a vessel version ah a vestal virgin broke her vow of Celibacy got nasty she was punished with death in buried in the city released that was the original way of doing it but spilling the blood of a vestal virgin was forbidden throughout the Roman Empire and no person could be buried within the city according to laws ordinances and things like that so that's why they would take the vestal virgins outside outside the city they would prepare a small vault in the ground they would put a small couch in there. It's nice in a tiny bit of food and water and then the vessel virgin would be led to the vault put in the vault and then walled up why why why bother with the food and drink in the furniture yeah furniture. I have no idea maybe it was just another way for them to go. You know these kinds of comfortable things you'll never have again or there. Were a lot of unemployed loyd furniture makers in the area or yeah part of their infrastructure plan could very well be it's the new deal or as part of the punishment. It was just a really crappy uncomfortable SOFA. Maybe because the idea the of being walled up on my barcalounger sounds pretty good. Actually I don't even really know what that thing is that you just said a Barcalounger yeah. Is it like a lazy boys like a lazy boy. Is it Barco Lounger like Barca. I I don't know how to spell. It isn't a brand new Barca lounger yeah. They used to give them away on the prices right Google Barcalounger. It's spelled B.. A. R. C. A lounger injure and still a thing according to their website Barcalounger. Is Your headquarters for reclining comfort so there you go. Thanks Google machine well. I've learned something today. There was a similar punishment that was handed down in the Middle Ages by the Roman Catholic Church two monks and nuns who had broken their vow of chastity really or if they expressed heretical ideas like the earth goes around the sun and that kind of thing that crazy talk but unlike the vestal virgins the monks in the nuns were sealed in a tomb not to die within days but instead they allow them to live a slightly longer life but it was incomplete complete isolation it was known as go into piece the condemned would go without any sort of contact or site to the outside world having only food drop through a small opening and then slowly over time they decrease the amount of food and ultimately they succumbed to starvation and or dehydration. That's worse plus a meaning. You're you're just in a little cave thing with all your poop in. No Barcalounger in the world is GonNa make up for that now. Though if you did have a Barcalounger you could kind of like borough out the seat and make that into a makeshift toilet right so you you would not be reclining and comfort but you'd be doing something income. That's true so yes. Capital punishment was one of the main reasons for environment but it wasn't just centuries ago as recently as the twentieth century in Mongolia and also in the Persian empire which is now Iran now again. This is a special kind of capital punishment like it's reserved for special people usually see yeah it has its history in church in the church and punishment for crimes against the church but in places like Iran it could be just a punishment for something like thievery ivory. One of the earliest accounts of this in Persia came from the seventeenth century from Jim Jim Merchant his name was Gianbattista tavern year who noted stone tunes in the planes with thieves encased in stone up to their necks he wrote that these guys were left with their heads exposed. It wasn't a sign or a show of mercy it was Oh that they would be exposed to the elements in that birds would eat their face Sharon but. Even though capital punishment was probably the most popular use for environment it was also believed that it brought luck oh to those who did the the walling sometimes yes. It's not lucky for those getting wall then well. There were some who believed it was according to rancor these murals were pitches. A type of religious ritual like being tossed into a volcano kind of that sort of thing an adult holy woman would sometimes request to be bricked in for a time decades were not unusual with a young child under the age of ten children could be orphans but often they were gifts from the family to the church like a non wanted to have herself walled in for a couple of decades family might tie their child to keep the none company while she was bricked up for twenty years I I I I I I think it's important that we remain open and respectful people's believes but that cry Yep. I guess the child served as a symbol of purity innocence and also of course someone for the non to play cards with or something. I don't know I just to keep her company and if she got hungry enough she could eat the kid well. I don't know if that ever happened but I wonder if that thought entered some of their minds the none with her quote companion did receive food usually through a slit slit in the bricked up wall but they never ever went outside the enclosed chamber. There is no record of any child going in their surviving. Well there are records of the holy women leaving but there are no records of what happened to the children that were bricked up with them as because they ate them it was some sort of like purity ritual. They were sucking the purity out of the children and then they were just left heaps heaps of of baby skin just a withered husk yeah on the floor left smoking and spent spent and shelled in the sand like smokey lift spent in smoking like a shotgun shell in the sand. Is that what you're going for. It was okay. I understand so that's pretty disturbing but here's something that's even more disturbing. Human sacrifices cases they were used as it was used as a human sacrifice can often with children mostly to solve some sort of construction problem okay so they used walling they construction direction method to create a sacrifice to the wall in God's. That's pretty close in the eighteen hundreds they were demolishing a bridge in Bremen women Germany and in it they found the skeleton of a child within the structure of the foundation tradition held that if they were building a bridge for example and they were having trouble constructing it that they would sacrifice vice a pure child so that their bridge would be straight in level share and it was even more of a common practice to do that with castle walls the idea is you sacrifice an innocent child by building a castle astle on his head. The purity of the child would keep the walls from ever falling down. That's just going to create more issues with leveling it out. You know what's not level human bones also if you continue you having problems do just hook another baby in there that you have to sure it up. Maybe start with a preadolescent and then maybe a toddler and then when you get down to the fine detail work of a leveling yeah you use small babies when they also used adults as well they did find the skeleton of an adult in the wall of the church in halls where the England in eighteen eighty five they found some guy bricked up in the wall there now would you start a project object with some wall people to avoid issues or was it just if there was already an issue with the construction both if it was a bridge and they were having problems with the construction of it oftentimes they would sacrifice vice a child with the idea that you know the bridge God's would help them build a a eleven straight structure with castles. It was more of a preventative preventative strike if you will it will bury a bunch of toddlers under the wall and that way it'll make the wall impenetrable that was the thinking there can jazz are Pasha was an eighteenth century governor of Lebanon Palestine. He was known for unbelievable cruelties to anybody who angered him at some point during his rule he decided that he was going to build a new structure a wall around the city of Beirut but he didn't want just any wall he wanted something that was not only strong but also decorative and entertaining to him so what he did was he captured as many Greek Christians as he could find and had them built into the wall he laid a row of Christians and then they'd poor like some kind of mortar they were alive poor mortar over them and then put another layer of Christians oh man but they would leave their heads exposed okay. I'm so that they died slowly. Ali said that their skulls would be popping out of there. Yes so their skulls remained as as interior decor wasn't on the inside of the outside of the wall will. I'm not sure I think the outside would be scarier to those trying to get in right but he seemed to be really fixated on the beauty of it so maybe it was on the inside so because it's referred to a couple of times as decor out plus I'm. I'm pretty sure that there's no homeowners association in the world. That's going to allow skulls on the outside of your fence right makes no sense at all. Not if you're brother-in-law couldn't park his truck in the driveway yeah my brother-in-law my sister and brother in law they lived in Boca Raton for a number of years in in a really nice exclusive neighborhood with the gated entry and stuff and for those of you have been to Boca it's all lamborghinis and Tesla's and my brother-in-law drove a pickup truck and even though Oh he owned the home in this place they didn't want him to park as pickup truck in his own driveway. Now it was a new pickup truck to it was a really Nice Toyota Tundra but no it's a pickup truck. You can't pocket in the driveway had to go in the garage Gosh so they moved and there you have it people getting walled up. Wow that was a greater variety of types of walling up. I was expecting wanted to be kind of a Potpourri Perea them Norman. It's certainly was that I was thinking about this. Let me ask you what you would rather do. Would you rather be walled up alive or buried alive walled up yeah me too the idea of being underground God sometimes though so when they would enclose them alive it was in like a coffin they wouldn't bury it oftentimes they would they would just nailed them into a coffin and then hang the coffin from a tree or something until they died that way. You can reuse it much. That's true reduce reuse recycle. 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They were showing how to make fifty five gallon gallon drums in the narrator of the show of the show said that they use different thicknesses of metal depending upon what is going to be stored in it. I thought was oh like dead bodies. Am I second thought was that came from listening to the box of oddities well Coleen when you're welcome. I was rewatching some old episodes of jeopardy. When Julia was on in two thousand fourteen she was a delight <hes> that's not related in any way to drums filled with bodies? He's just wanted to mention how much I really love. Julia and I mentioned how much I really love your stories things. How about one now well? I was watching jeopardy the. I've heard that one sorry okay. Are you familiar with MOE hinge Adaro. I am not familiar with that at all. I wasn't either and then as I started learning about it. I thought well it's silly silly that I don't already know about this. Is it a person no it's a place Mohenjodaro was built around twenty five hundred B._C.. It was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization Liz Ation and one of the world's earliest major cities the words mohenjodaro literally translate to the mounds of the dead Professor Ahmad Hassan Donnie one of the world's leading archaeologists revealed fascinating details about the ruins at Mahendra Daro and the incredible way that this ancient city was built. Did they construct bridges out of toddlers. You know they didn't as far ours. I know they weren't very forward. Thinking were they. In one thousand nine forty-five he helped to excavate with a great British archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Mahendra Dara which is in current modern day Pakistan Istana okay. I love the name Mortimer it's wonderful wonderful name. The city's wealth and stature is evident in artifacts such as ivory lapis Cornelia Ian and gold beads as as well as the baked brick that the city structures themselves are built with at the time there was a watertight pool called the great bath which was perched on top of amount of dirge held in place with walls of baked brick and it is the closest structure that Mahindra Daro has to a temple a national geographic grantee suggests that that structure and the other features that that show show such an emphasis on the usage of water says that they have a ideology based on cleanliness and it may be related to keeping your soul clean. I know that in that region there are still some ideas about rivers carrying water that can clean your soul and sure yeah so wells were found throughout this city and nearly every house in the city contained a bathing area and drainage system twenty five hundred B._C.. Yeah no shit yeah so the citadel which was a mudbrick mound around twelve meters or thirty nine feet high is known to have supported public baths a large residential structure designed to house about five thousand citizens and two large assembly halls. This city had a central marketplace with a very large central well individual households or are group's of households obtained water from smaller wells. Many of the houses had their own well which is incredibly unusual just mind blowing really for that time period they had a system for wastewater. It was channelled to cover drains that lined the majority of the streets. It was more advanced than European cities decades and decades later. I mean it's just it's incredible the systems that they had how did how did it stack up with the Roman plumbing systems very similar they had aqueducts that brought water from lower areas up to the central area some houses included alluded rooms that appeared to have been set aside just for bathing one known building had an underground furnace which is called a Hypo cast which was there assuming was used for heating bathing water. Those is pretty intricate very intricate. The location of the Mohammed Jaro was built in a relatively short period of time and the water system and wells were some of the first plan constructions. This city was did not spring up Willy Nilly it was very organized and built in a very specific focus way like a grid pattern. Yes no kidding yeah and during my reading about this I discovered there's there's some really neat pictures of planned cities from space. Which of course you don't think when you're planning a city that it's GonNa you know look any sort of way area early but if they really do look me but that's not the has nothing to do with this pleasing? Leasing to you is it's very symmetric is very nice. Yes so so much excavation was done not long after the site was discovered and that was about nine hundred eleven so so in the twenties thirties forties a lot of excavation was done. It's still being done and during this time over seven hundred wells are present at Mohenjodaro along with the draining and bathing systems that number is unheard of when compared to other civilizations at that time is they're still water in these no kidding that's amazing. I saw documentary about the Roman aqueduct since some of them are still waters still running through them. It's amazing without any type of maintenance over centuries in centuries in centuries absolutely incredible there was actually a video that I watched of a man pulling up water from a forty five hundred year old. Well I mean it was nuts so the sheer size of the city and it's <hes> the way that the buildings were set up in the facilities were suggests a very high level of social organization and Planning and the city was divided into two parts as I mentioned the citadel and then the lower city <hes> one of the things that's notable and and I mentioned during the the discussion of that public bath area is that the whole city it lacks any sort of palaces or temples or monuments monuments to speak of there's no obvious central seat of government no evidence of King or queen so it's kind of a cooperative it seems that way unity modesty cleanliness were really focused on <hes> pottery and tools copper stones were standardized. They were <hes> seals and weights that suggested a system of tightly controlled trade. There are no signs of any warring no weapon there no weapons swown or or references to wars WanNa live there one of the things that they have found a lot of though are remnants of games and toys and it seems like this was a very fun loving Loosey Goosey kind of community they loved playing games and had a lot of meat things that they played way. Let's of <hes> board games and kids games but as well you know adults games as well that sounds like heaven I know it's wonderful or kind of like an old hippie commune from the Sixties but it also suggests why it might have been vulnerable to invaders so what did happen to the Indus Silva Civilization mm-hmm and Mohenjodaro itself is kind of a mystery so in the National Geographic article that I read they interviewed University of Wisconsin Madison Archaeologist Jonathan Mark can order and he suggests Esta the Indus River changed course and that would have changed the local agricultural economy and the city's important says the center of trade also there were some <hes> thought that the flooding of the river would have provided a certain amount of water to the city and since they were so focused on getting water from everywhere probably also the flooding helped provide nutrient nutrients for the soil for agriculture. That's true there's actually no evidence that exists that severe flooding happened in the city though and the city wasn't totally abandoned so changing river course doesn't explain the collapse of the entire civilization although of course that it would have changed a lot of things but there was also a lot of damage to a certain items within the city that that would lead someone to believe that the people occupying it at the last part of its heyday. Let's say weren't jazzed about the city. So maybe a little destruction. Maybe there were invaders but not enough enough to nail down that as a reason why it would have been abandoned so the downfall of the city. Did it appear to have been a an event or did it just kind of Peter out over time. It looks like overall like on the large scheme of things it was pretty quickly but it wasn't all at once and that happened around nine thousand nine hundred B._C.. But according to this archaeologist what exactly drove that abandonment no one knows maybe what happened is that they had to report back to their alien overlords. Oh yeah maybe that was something to do with on yeah came down and time to go that kind of thing anyway it's really we need and like I said for the incredible advanced nature of this society the ruins which you can still see it when you can still walk through the walls of of these buildings I mean you can there are hallways with eight foot walls that you can walk in. I mean it's incredible and what remains shows you how incredible it must have been at that time and you can you can see it. It's it's mind blowing and the fact that I didn't know anything about it very upsetting to me so it was this this was excavated was it wasn't just sitting on the top of the Earth for forty five hundred years it it was that's right archaeologists. I visited it in nineteen. Eleven several excavations occurred in the One Thousand Nine Hundred Twentieth Nineteen thirty one <hes> small probes took place in the nineteen thirties and then subsequent digs occurred in one thousand nine hundred fifty and nineteen sixty four. It's just been kind of uncovered over the years and that whole region is filled with treasures that they keep finding <hes> one of the keepers of Mahan Jaro was saying in a video that I watch and I can't remember his name and I do apologize but he was saying how there were doing some digging nearby Mohenjodaro and were just pulling out pieces of pottery and throwing them to the side because you know obviously that's not what they're digging for. So amateur archaeologists they weren't amateur archaeologists. They were like construction dudes who were just digging holes okay and so they weren't interested in archaeology of it so they're just hooking these amazing ancient ruins to the side like garbage people. It's awful yeah. It's terrible. I hate it. When I hear about history that could unlock a lot of secrets to our ancestry history just being tossed aside whether it's grave robbers or construction workers or poorly trained amateur archaeologists yeah yeah so anyway it's incredible? I encourage you one hundred percent to go checkout videos of it. It's it's really it's fascinating and remarkable and something that I think is worth investigating and that's all I guess I had never heard of this place. It's one of the earliest cities in the world this type of archaeological discoveries right in my wheelhouse. I Love Shit like this so thank you for finding that are welcome. I'm going to be digging digging into that far more deeply when we did our I live show back in February at Zanies comedy nightclub in Nashville. We did a a a brief question and answer <hes> session at the end of the show. It was only a couple of questions this time. I think we're going to expand a little bit that we need your help. 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BOX230: Wanna See My Blubber-Pounder?

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BOX230: Wanna See My Blubber-Pounder?

"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences listener discretion is advised episode. Two hundred thirty. The world is full of stories. Stories of mysteries of curiosities. Join Joe through Bulatov Gilligan. Tov for the strange the unexpected as Luth delivered and obviously inside the box oddities which I am looking at the freaks group on facebook. We've got some new Membership REQUESTS THAT. I am going through improving. We have the membership questions that you have to answer in order to be part of the group and it's about you know. Hey do you agree to be nice and kind while you're here all that business and so they? This person responded with Lovin member that love. It's what I got. Don't start a riot. You'll feel it when my pants get hot and then I so swear and or confirm well welcome to the group more than qualified. Lebron's really liked that. We got an incredible message on the facebook group That I had share Bradley wrote in and said listening to this week's episode. My husband and I were in Puerto Vallarta and went on a boat tour. That would have several stops the first of which was a snorkel opportunity. The tours always known for being a rowdy gay time but I'll always snorkel if I had the chance so we did. The boat was way out by some rock formations. We were with a group of eight of our friends from Chicago. So the captain had just been calling our group Chicago. My husband and I were out snorkeling and looked up to see the boat pulling away at a pretty quick speed. We started screaming but no one noticed us in a fevered panic. The only thing I could think to yell was Chicago over and over again as loud as I could thankfully our friends who didn't seem to miss us hurt us and alerted the crew. I was instantly relieved and was able to laugh about it. My husband not so much turns out. We didn't pay for anything for the rest of that tour. How anyone else have any similar experiences. No thank God. The thing that really grabbed me about that is that this person was talking about that episode before it was released commercially. Obviously there are member of the order of freaks. And I'm I'm wondering if people who I saw that went. What the hell are they talking about? I don't think so not on this group. That's true if you want to become a member of the order freaks. It's an easy thing to do. Go to our website. Which is the box of oddities dot com? Hit the support to this podcast button. And you get that episode a day early you also get it Ad Free. You also get it with the furnace sound effect in the background. Willie sh so air was a day early. Ad Free Bonus episode once a month and also direct access to us on the back channel. All right what you got for me. Well here's the deal. According to the Anchorage Daily News recently an archaeologist whose name is Josh Ross was looking through collections at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. He wanted he was looking for items that he could photograph and use the slides for a class that he was teaching he He pulled out a drawer of objects he looked inside and there was a copper knife. A what they call a blubber pounder. That was made out of a musk. Ox Horn Talkin bow mudflats girls blubber pounder skin scraper scissors fashioned from an antler with steel blade inserts into on the items there were labels marked taken from the bay team. Oh The bay chin-mo now he was aware of what the Bay Cheema was. But for those of you who do not know include me. The Bay Chemo is known as the ghost ship of the Arctic. Oh the S Bitchy oh the SBA was abandoned in nineteen thirty one and he had no idea how these artifacts got into the museum collection way. Is this where Nicholas Cage found the glue now? That was another Arctic ship. That was the Charlotte if I recall. Gosh you're right. Yeah well. Here's the story. The Bay CI MO- disappeared in Nineteen thirty one and has been spotted off and on floating about the Arctic. Ooh Here's the story. The SBA was a steel hulled. Thirteen hundred twenty two ton cargo steamer that was built in nineteen fourteen steamer. It was owned by the Hudson Bay. Trading Company and it regularly traveled to Alaska and British Columbia transported goods and passengers but mostly it was used for for trading with the inuit who lived along the Beaufort Sea according to cool interesting things on October. First Nineteen thirty one. Hmo was making a trip to Vancouver and she just completed a run to Victoria Island and her hold was stuffed with for blubber pounder. You get into this frame of mind and I can say anything and you think it has sexual connotation I could say anything related to wailing scrimshaw that that sounds terrible. That's not me all right. Okay so there hold was full of for John. Cornwell was the death he was the captain he and the crew were taken by surprise because even though it was October first again. Nineteen one winter arrived much more than they expected. Temperatures began to plummet way it well below freezing strong winds came in there were threats of blizzards and the Bay Cheam. Oh became stuck fast in the ice pack and the crew could not do anything they could not get out. They were frozen solid in the Arctic. Ice Oh this is a terrifying prospect. Absolutely because you're out there and yes. This was a A ship that was made out of iron so it had a little bit more durability than than say the old whaling ships of your The old wooden vessels if those wooden vessels when they got caught frozen in the ice. The ice pack of course moves it. Just crashes it into splinters it. It's happened many many times throughout the history of the exploration of the Arctic circle the Franklin Expedition. For example terrifying. It's lake another planet. It's so rural and the terrain is so ghastly. It is like another planet. It's terrifying is. I would rather be stranded on Mars at least that way. I'd have some potatoes and a haughty. I'm looking you Matt Damon. So the crew abandoned the ship and they hiked through the Arctic over a half a mile of ice to a small town called borrow. They took shelter there for a couple of days. After two days they went back but but the ship had broken free from the ice. No Oh gosh. That's even scarier. The ship Just disappeared but the ship became stuck in the ice again on October. The eighth how do they know the ship was seen by a local drifting out in the bay a little bit further on they were able to get down there. Reboarded the ship really. That's amazing I think I think the fact that you leave your boat disappears and then a little while later. It's like Oh there. It is having a child wrote this and then they were walking in. There was the boat so they get back out onto the ship again at. This point is the fifteenth of October. And they're thinking Jesus we're not going to get outta here with the ship. Keeps getting frozen in the ice? The Hudson Bay company sent an aircraft into retrieve the twenty two crew members but fifteen remained behind. They intended to wait the winner out if necessary so they constructed a wooden hull some distance away on the ice floe. This is never a good idea. Sounds terrible horrible? An ice floe should never be the same sentence. You should be much closer to the equator. If you're gonNA live in awful and so there they said until November twenty fourth when things got so much better for him when a powerful blizzard struck and then they lost the HMO. It just disappeared again. Her captain decided it must have broken up during the storm and had sunk but a few days later in any way seal hunter said that they had seen the Bay Cheam. Oh about forty-five miles away. From their current position the crew track the ship down but they decided that it was unlikely that the ship would survive the winter so they removed most of the valuable for furs from the hold to transport by air. They send another the Hudson Bay. Trading company sent another another plane into get the rest of the for from their hold in transported back at that point debate team. Oh was abandoned. That seems insane like it's a giant. It's fine whatever you want. Arctic explorers. It's frozen in this ice pack. It's early on in the winter. They see no way of at breaking free this time. They totally expect the ice float. Even though it's a sturdily built ship to crush it when when it starts moving about so they figured fuck it. We're out of here. Yeah we did the best we could act to the hobble but it didn't sink instead. It broke free and drifted around on. Its own in the frigid waters. It would come stuck in the ice again and then it would free itself again. It would resume drifting. It was cited numerous times over the next few months it was still unmanned it was just a drift. Sorry I just at this point and the story. The the ship to me has become a character of its own. And it's just toodle Yup. It's like I'm going to explore the my hang out here for a couple of days due to do to do always getting Titan here. I go get my hold full of furs for several months. They didn't see the ship. The assumed it had gone down but then she was spotted again this time. Three hundred miles to the east. This reminds me of so. My mom collects stray cats and so she feeds them but outside like they should keep them outside they. They don't come inside. They're outside cats. She feeds them and every day she keeps track of which catch she sees like. Wow that long grey one. Which is called Victoria? Victoria's back the La and then so earlier this year she had one that was showing up and she named it like Gomez. Why don't you name? It doesn't matter cat weird cat and so she trapped it and had it fixed and when the humane society was in the process of fixing this cat. Someone called them. It was like I'm missing my cat. It TURNS OUT. My mom had just had some rondos. Cathy was purebred breeding cat. Because that would really suck. Now it was the cath they had and it kept getting out and and was going to my mom's house for food so after they they returned it to their the cats rightful owners like two days later. My mom saw the cat again. Motherfucker fix your cat and I and you just let it outside again. But then it didn't show up for two days so that means that it was eaten by coyotes like mom it belongs to someone so probably they're just like hanging out with it now. He's in kind for days now definitely eaten by making he says so then he shows up again and it's like oh goodness he's back. Okay out of that. Coyote couple of days later. It's like oh well that cats dead now. It hasn't shown up for days like didn't we just go through. This belongs to someone that doesn't matter they don't take care of it. You're just insane anyway. That's what that reminds me of in March of the following year. Nineteen thirty two. She was seeing peacefully floating near the shore. By somebody named Leslie Melvin. Who was traveling to nome with. His Dog sled team a few months after that she was seen by a company of prospectors. You knock. It's the ghost ship of the Arctic. Grizzled old prospector. Man was GONNA show up there. Grizzled old prospector. Man Again is interchangeable with Jovial Leprechaun. Guy Another one of my characters in August of that year. Nineteen thirty two. She was boarded by a twenty man. Alaskan trading party off Wainwright Alaska. And this is where those artifacts came from that ended up in the museum. This group of people had grabbed a bunch of stuff and took off. Wait where they pirates. I guess well. They didn't confiscate the boat. They just boarded a an abandoned vessel. Anne stole some scrimshaw very priority. To me I guess. Technically it could be considered piracy. Except they didn't take the boat they didn't they just left stuff on the boat. Yeah they just got on and did a little sporran and decided to take some mementos. March one thousand nine hundred eighty three she was found again by Alaskan natives. They boarded her. And we're trapped aboard for ten days during a freak storm. Wouldn't that make a great movie? Who trapped on the boat? You don't know if it's GonNa make it through the storm. She's got a weird personality. She likes to be out in the open water. It's totally abandoned. Its full of ghosts. It is so later that year. The Hudson Bay Company got word. Hudson Bay's Trading Company got word that she was still afloat so they said we should probably try to go get her but the last sighting was way too far out to sea for them to salvage it. They thought it would would be cost prohibitive. That's where boats belong is in the water. Yeah but they had to go a long way to get her so they just they probably already had the insurance payment by then July thirty four. She was boarded by a group of explorers on a schooner they were just out schooling and they saw this go ship floating by so they climb up on their hung out for a bit these sightings go on and on and on and on. I love it. She is legit her own person. She like no. I'm just GonNa toodle about you can stop on board. You can visit for a bet but you don't live here after nineteen thirty nine. There were reports of her seen floating alone without crew numerous times just along the horizon but they were never able to catch up to the ship. That's where the whole ghost ship. Legend came in. Is it kept appearing out there on the water but nobody could get to it ha and then it just disappeared and they thought well that's it. It floated around for eight years that cats dead for sure then in nineteen sixty two she was seen drifting along. Beaufort Sea coast by a group of in it. That's amazing and then she disappeared again. Coyotes see here's the thing is like at this point. You don't own that ship. I'm sorry I'm like I respect that. The company wanted their property back and I don't think the pirates should be allowed to have it but at this point she has her own ship. She gets to do what she wants. The last reported sighting was in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine thirty eight years after she was abandoned. `Wow all boats should be made exactly like her. She just floated around for a documented. Thirty eight years four decades. That's incredible and she may still be out there floating around. We don't know nobody has seen her since. Nineteen sixty nine. There is the the in fact in two thousand six. The ALASKAN government began work on a project to solve the mystery of the go ship of the Arctic. They want to locate the HMO. Whether it's still afloat or whether it's on the ocean floor she's not yet been found but they are looking for her. Wouldn't that be cool? Be Amazing especially if she's still floating somewhere trapped in an ice floe now i. This is what I think at this point. I mean it's how many years later I think this point. She's most definitely like in a little cute little cabin on the coast of Puerto Vallarta. She's me she's got a stake in a little like beach bar or something like India frame. Kind of yeah around bone waiting for Morgan Freeman to show up. Got My information from the Anchorage Daily News Wikipedia and cool interesting stuff dot com the bay team. Oh it's still out there somewhere. We just don't know where love it that thing in the middle not long ago. A nurse who works in surgery wondered if her farting in the operating room contaminated the Environment. So she has to microbiologist to study this particular issue in the name of science. The microbiologist asked a colleague to take his pants off and FARC directly toward a petri dish from the distance of about five centimetres. Also had the experiment repeated this time with their pants on. Here's what they found the Petri dish that had been tagged with the naked Fart brew bacteria overnight closer investigation revealed. Some of the bacteria are typically found in the lower digestive tracts the conclusion if somebody were to drop their pants and let one rip. That was close to you own if you smelled it. You actually inhaled bacteria droplets of airborne pope. That's one more good reason to wear your face mask the box of oddities with cat and JETRO Gilligan. Our Dogs William Banjo and we're very particular about the foods that we feed them. You feed them determines how healthy they are how their skin and coat looks how happy and full of vitality they are and how frigging excited. They get at dinnertime. We just got our first delivery of NAM NAM. 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Like me who said I was listening to one of your podcast. I was picking up curbside an order at target and just as the girl was loading the trunk cat said Cooler full of penises. Additionally I had placed a large cooler in the trunk for a Grocery Order I was about to pick up. I had to call my husband and tell him because I feared I would die from laughter. That could've been any number of episodes. I think that probably narrowed it down to probably eighty percent of all the episodes we try to work in the term cooler full of penises as much as possible in everyday conversation to in fact. And we invite you to in while you're thinking about how you're gonNA do. That cat has a story for us. How familiar are you with the Nazca? Lines somewhat familiar in Peru Lights. Rask's these are the lines when you view them from high altitude pictographs. They look like hummingbirds. That's exactly right. You don't have to sorry go so yeah me too like I knew of it but I was doing some reading and got to know a little bit more and I think that this is really something that super interesting and we need to go and see them the Nazca lines. If you're not familiar they are a collection of giant. Geog lifts there Motifs are designs etched into the ground in the Peruvian coastal plain about two hundred fifty miles south of Lima. The large scale etchings depict people animals and objects as some merges shapes They date from when a pre inca civilization laid them in the Nazca Desert. In one thousand nine hundred eighty seven a Peruvian archaeologist spotted them while he was hiking through the foothills and he discussed them at a conference in Lima in Nineteen thirty nine and then in nineteen. Thirty nine Paul Kasich and American historian from Long Island University is credited as the first scholar to study the Nazca lines at length so researchers have separated these glimpse into two groups. Let me ask you. I'm sorry to interrupt there. Were discovered in nineteen twenty nine. He discovered what they were from the air. I mean when was the first time that they had aerial evidence that these were not just scrapings on the desert floor so there are some that you can view from mountain top. Yeah interesting so he was able to determine that they were large scale drawings. It wasn't until later when people were flying over that they became much more touristed and the research into them really kind of kicked up so there are two groups of these lines Taipei which are larger made of lines and likely date to the early Nazca period circa one hundred BC to three hundred and then type B which are smaller made of Mostly shapes and likely day to the initial Nazca period circa one hundred. Bc TO THE YEAR ONE HUNDRED. So they're made by removing the top layer of reddish brown iron oxide coated pebbles and that reveals a yellow grey subsoil. So when this lighter colored soil and is exposed. It's unearthing limestone which as it is exposed to like morning. Do it hardens. So it's almost like pouring concrete in a sense to make these these structures. Because they expose the different colored limestone becomes wet. It becomes hardened sort of accepted it. They're not making something pouring it in right just scraping up the darker soil right it. But the whole interaction with the moisture creates that concrete effect which is amazing. But when you consider the fact that as you said they were made two thousand years ago and they're still visible haven't been covered up. Explain this to me. It's nuts so because of the isolation of the area and because it's very dry it is pretty windless and the climate of the plateau stays very consistent. The lines have mostly been preserved naturally world in two thousand fourteen. Johnny as La saw a photograph taken in the early nineteen seventies which showed a killer whale figure carved into an arid hillside. The figure did bear a great resemblance to the shapes that he knew as being the Nazca Lines But he'd never seen this one before so es la who is now peruse chief archaeologist for the lines spent hours poring through archives before returning to Peru and he'd brought a drone so it took about two weeks but he eventually did find the twenty five by sixty five meter image man. I meant to translate that into English led. I understand in inches. How many feet is twenty five meters. Two Point Zero two feet. So that's about eighty two feet by venom. Ma- it's about eighty two feet and it was in the hills of Popa which is about thirty miles north of Nasca the archaeologist leading the effort now believe that the ORCA figure fills in kind of a missing link between hundreds of older -geoglyphys and the Nazca cultures. Desert etchings and twenty eighteen drones. Were used once again. Archaeologists which revealed twenty-five Geog cliffs in the Palpa Province that are being assigned to the piranhas culture. The smaller forms were etched on hillsides in nearby Palpa by the paragraphs and power cultures between five hundred B C E and two hundred ce. The parabas culture is considered by some historians to be the possible precursor. That influence the development of the Nazca lines. So these parabolas lines are older than the Nasca lines and a little different. So we'll get into that know which ones are bigger. Does it say the Baraka okay? And the example you gave of the the petroglyphs. Whatever it's called was about eighty two feet. What's the biggest the largest ones are about twelve hundred feet long? So these are big. They're enormous and I thought this was really interesting. In most cases they are made from one. Continuous line what no way. So it's not like they drew it traditionally. They had to figure out how they were going to craft this design using one line and to be able to do that on such a large scale and keep all of the straight line straight and the bendy ones bendy when they needed to be bendy in order to make these giant pictures. The surveying skills must be if you'll pardon the expression off the chart it's knots in November twenty nineteen researchers announced the detection of one hundred forty three new gio cliffs on the southern Peru Nazca plain the GIO cliffs date from one hundred BC. Two three hundred CE and range in size from about sixteen feet to three hundred thirty free to cross. Now keep in mind. The Statue of Liberty's a little over three hundred feet tall these are I mean smaller but still enormous researchers as I said separated these two and the smaller type be are likely to date to the initial Nazca period. This is according to history dot com. Filled work identified type eighth figures to be ritual places shaped like animals. These are where people held ceremonies involving the destruction of pottery vessels so when they went around To these lines they discovered not only these incredibly amazing lines. But where the lines intersect. They've found tons of broken pottery the sacrifice of the pottery shards ceremony. They believe that it had something to do with maybe for Tilleke or asking for rain or offering things in one video that I watched by the discovery channel. They said that there were altars made Using see life so like urchins and clams and such I didn't find a lot of other information about that. And honestly that Discovery Video Kinda felt very ancient aliens to me but it does make sense that if they had access Through trading of things that lived in water that they would want to use those things to bring water from the gods now you mentioned the Pottery Shards. I had heard that they had found lots of pottery shards way back when but the book that I was reading at the time speculated that they were remnants of the tools that they use to carve the lines out but this is new information. This is what they think. Is that Offerings were brought in the pottery. And then purposefully smash smashed. That is so cool which to me. Seems very like a powerful way to offer something like you get up onto a big tall thing and you drop your pottery. And you're like give me a release of energy right. The newly discovered GIO cliffs location on hillsides makes a key difference in when they were used in wine. So Lewis Custodio a Peruvian archaeologist working on the NAZCA POPA PROJECT WITH ISA. He said placing these -geoglyphys on the slopes of hillsides means that in contrast with the Nasca Lines. You can see them if you're standing in the valley below so that's where life is taking where agriculture is happening. He says if the Nazca lines were made by humans for the gods these figures were made by humans for humans so he speculates that they were representations of identifiable people that it was part of saying. This is hours this. Don't you don't need to worry about. If you can come and farm here it's being farmed. Thank you very much sir. Too Long back right. So it's like a claim steak and billboard yeah by contrast the larger and more sophisticated -geoglyphys further south at Nazca can't be viewed completely from the ground. Those are the ones that Eric von Daniken in chariots of the gods were ufo landed strip strip. And it's not that I don't love that idea but if alien technology has advanced to the point where they can come to a different planet my guess is they don't need a long runway to land they can just knew you know. Also what's the point of making them like one line and in the shape of a hummingbird different terminals? Oh okay that makes perfect sense. Sarah you get from Hummingbird to monkey in like forty minutes. There's no way we're GONNA fuck and make it God yeah Other theories were that. The geometric lines could indicate water flow or irradiation schemes that they could be part of rituals to summon water the spiders. Birds and plants may be fertility symbols. It's also been theorized that they could somehow act. As an astronomical calendar Maria Riche asserted that of the figures represented constellations and in one thousand nine hundred eight a protege of hers had concluded that the Animal figures were reported of heavenly shapes. That's been largely kind of pushed aside as an option though. It really kind of ignores a lot of things going on with these shapes and picks and chooses what they want to use for data so it doesn't really matter. The figures vary in complexity of course and of them are simple. Lines and geometric shapes more than seventy of them are zoo. More fiqh designs like a hummingbird a spider a fish a condor Aharon Heron monkey lizard dog. There are humans as well there other shapes like trees and flowers and even further north from the Nasca there are morgue lifts from the Chinchilla Culture that have also been discovered. So it's interesting to see how these different cultures whole of honed in on this one particular way of expressing themselves but maybe for different reasons and with different goals in mind. Do you think that like one culture started it and it became sort of like a status symbol and then other cultures in the area said well we need. We need those. It's very possible and it's also possible. That through the years they started off being used for one thing and then because they were important culturally they were still used but maybe for different reasons to celebrating their ancestry. Potentially in Nineteen ninety-four. The Nazca lines were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and We have to go and see these. Even if it's just like the hillside ones but I'd love to go on a plane ride and see those from the there are some that you can see from space and so if we could ideally go to space and see them from space. I want to do that but if we could just take a plane that would be cool to. I read that there are tours. You can take a hot air balloon over them. I would love to do that. There was actually a man who speculated that the only way that these could have been created boys by way of a hot air balloon and so he made a hot air balloon with the sciences that he knew that these people had access to and it was successful. But everyone else is kind of like that. Don't make no sense. I love you but yeah no no. I wonder if these symbols that can only be seen from great. Distances are somehow tied in with crop circles. Oh I wondered if you would bring that up. There is one thing that does connect them. And that's have you heard about in Dorset Look Dorset England the giant. That's carved on the hillside there. That's obvious giant. It's it's a figure carved into the side of the hill much. Like what you're talking about but it's a giant WHO's carrying club and has a huge hard on. There's a picture of yes. No he's doing okay. Yeah golly anyway. That's not too far away from some of the crop circles sightings so that's how I tied it together. It's all UFO's now. I think that's really interesting. And there's a lot of stuff that connects from regions. That can't be explained. You know we've talked about the parts of the world that were visible during early geological times and how there are pyramids there you know so maybe. South America Pyramids maybe Egypt Pyramids are connected somehow. We've we've talked about on Mars. Right right all connected. Yeah that's that's my point our list of things that we are planning on doing is getting longer every single week that we do the show. 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BOX157: Subterranean Billiard Tournament

"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences? Listener discretion is advised stories stories of mysteries of curiosities join Anju Jeff through Gilligan for the strange the bizarre the unexpected as the bid and wash asleep appear inside the box oddities glad about how you know. I'm just it pleases me that we've trick people into thinking that we're you know like grown-up professional types the Khan has been going on now for a while and okay all right. We we suffer from the impostor syndrome. There's no question about that is what you're referencing. The fact that we were on Jim Heralds Paranormal podcast on on Tuesday yeah. If you want to check that out it dropped on on Tuesday Jim Heralds Paranormal podcast. He does like five different podcasts or more. He has a whole podcast empire he he is a he's incredible. I don't know how he does it. But it's the paranormal podcast we'll put the link on our social media. 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There's a certain stretch of Canadian road. That's been haunted by mystery that is so strange change. It not only continues to baffle authorities. We're talking about authorities that if solves some pretty significant mysteries over over time but it's also baffled the minds of those who live nearby okay now many have tried to solve this perplexing riddle in although so many of tribe none have succeeded and still to this day. No one knows for sure what is going on along this strip of sixty eighth street northeast which is eroding Calgary Alberta now the earliest documented sighting of this particular dealer anomaly dates back nearly a decade to the summer of twenty eleven. It could go back further than this but twenty eleven is the first documented account account of this in every summer since then hundreds of people have witnessed it but still the question remains who keeps placing lacing all of these empty vassil lean bottles on the median today we're GonNa look at the enduring hiring mystery of Calgary's vassil lean alley wow now the stories have been covered by many newspapers and TV stations not just in the area but throughout Canada and the United States as well as some network coverage including including the CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I believe is what that stands for but the earliest documented mentioned goes to a Reddit post in twenty eleven and yeah I know stuff on Reddit you have to kind of take it with a grain of salt but this has been followed up on by very credible edible news sources and it is real it is going on right. I have questions go ahead. Go ahead all right. They all all of them show up at once this or is it a gradual adding to a little bit of both the earliest read it post dates back to twenty eleven and of course I there have been many many more since then but here's the earliest post that I found quote. This may be a little out there but bear with me. has anyone else ever noticed the dozens of empty vacillation containers along sixty eight street northeast between thirty Second Avenue Memorial drive in Calgary a little little backstory. We used to live in the northeast and would drive the stretch of road daily and we still do when visiting my parents roughly five to six years ago during the winter one night driving back from my parents place I noticed what must have been twenty to thirty containers of Vassil Lean on the side of the road. They just appeared appeared one night and I figured you know maybe some truck lost box of vacillation bottles or something why else would they be there and in such numbers but there were so many of these containers and they continued to show up they would move up and down the road randomly and they started spreading out from thirty Second Avenue Avenue all the way down to memorial drive at some point. I figured a city grew would do some kind of cleanup at some point in time but if they did they never picked up these containers it became a running joke with my wife. Every time we would visit my parents gradually they started thinning out and when the city repaved sixty sixty eighth street last year this again in twenty eleven or the year before they all but disappeared you might find a random lid or a dirty crushed container but but it was few and far between I thought the legend of the Vassil Lean die off and that no one would believe me if I were to tell the story until this summer the the vessel lean is back and not just the old containers these are brand new fresh clean tubs vassil lean now how the vacillating in the TUB or are they empty tubs according to this read it poster they're always empty and there were at random spots lots between thirty second avenue of memorial drive and there is more every time that they go back to visit their parents someone out there is Dumping Ping empty tubs of vacillation along the road and may have been doing it for years. Why are they doing this? I have no idea and why is no one else ever noticed this. If these pitchers aren't enough proof go for a drive and you'll see them in both north and southbound lanes. I have so many questions and finally have the proof to tell the story without seeming to crazy in another red at post. Somebody said for a couple of years my family and I have been noticing tubs vassil lean at the intersection action sixty eighth street in thirty second avenue in the user Samuel Swine wrote their place there regularly and this person says is that sometimes there full other times there are empty and then sometimes they're full again so we're getting conflicted reports here as to whether the vacillating tubs are in in fact empty or are full the general consensus is the vast majority of them are not only empty but they've been cleaned. Okay Oh okay and then stacked neatly on the curb oh so not just tossed out the window haphazardly not initially that's. It's what seems to be happening now sure well if you want to add to the collection and you don't want to be caught. You're probably just going to toss out your window. Oh I'm thinking tile kind of thing like a copycat kind of deal but with vastly tubs share yep or these vast clean tabs are like you know certain types of swallows that will return to their home capistrano vacillating tubs CBS of Calgary Alberta Roost on a median strip on sixty eighth street northeast every time this time of year. I can't help but think that there's some sort of like clandestine Gastein but activity happening nearby well. That's one of the theories you know it is. It sounds like a weird made up story but there's no denying that for years years someone has been keeping their vaseline on and around the median strip of sixty eighth street northeast which is a five five lane road in Calgary scores of jars appeared there regularly it amuses maintenance workers. It's stymied investigative reporters and continues to confuse local residents residents atlas obscure takes it from here quote. It is always vacillation brand pharmacy sized tubs. The tubs are generally evenly spaced as if place they're deliberately although some later posters as we mentioned described him as strewn about more recently a a poster. WC are classic started a new thread with an even more urgent tone citing a sudden overabundance of tubs. I am calling two thousand eighteen the year of Acelino alley he also posted a bunch of images as soon after that that's when the Canadian broadcasting I inc they sent a team. Do Investigate course yeah they did not one person but a team well. It is Canada and there's not a lot of crime there so they have to find something to report which is one of the reasons why I love Canada. They sent a team to investigate empty tubs of Vaseline so they get there they find they they found several jars at sixty eighth street northeast and Sixteenth Avenue about a dozen blocks from the location cited by the original red at user user a maintenance worker told reporters that he and his colleagues fine between fifteen and twenty containers a month wow the CBC was unable to come to any conclusions conclusions beyond speculation that quote the culprit must be very slippery whoever remained anonymous for so long. You knew that that was going to of course yeah so so it's possible I guess that people are just leaving stuff on the roadway median because earlier this past year atlas obscure actually actually reported on a similar mystery which is happening in Missouri drivers. There have become very attached to a jar of highway pickles which intermittently appears and disappears from its perch on a concrete wall next to an exit ramp inches stem what kind of pickles the doesn't say how that's important Horton. I'm thinking their bread and butter pickles in of course I say that because that is my pickle of choice well you're allowed to like the wrong pickle best spine. I know you're a dill woman and tell people then it's our little secret in the freak family the CBS interviewed several people who work doc for the city and that mow the grass and pick up debris along this road in this part of the city and one employee says. I've just gotten so used do it that now. It doesn't faze me. It's just there that was Brian Bartley. He says he's lived in the area and has driven by it for about four years. I suppose it's lake like you know I for a while lived in a town called Bradley which had a nearby paper mill and so it always smelled vaguely of like sulfur there is a bit of a rotten egg smell the air after living there for a while you get used to it as I'm sure you would the vaseline jars they call let the smell of money there or they did until the paper mill was closed. They made brawny paper towels there so this guy the CBC interviewed says the City the comes by regularly and they pick up the containers but they're invariably back in two or three days. Have they ever been dusted for prints. That's an excellent thought in no according to all of my research there has been no forensic investigation of the baffling dobbs as of yet because I can't imagine and that there's not some some form of DNA on a vessel yeah. I don't know people use it for other stuff right sure like what now well we'll get to that. Okay another worker for the city row. Del Peak has has certainly noticed he he also mows the grass in picks up glitter alongside sixty eighth almost all the time that I've been mowing there he said for two years I've seen lots of vast lean bottles here all around from sixteenth to Fourteenth Avenue for memorial drive going to seventeenth southeast but he says there's an average of fifteen to twenty containers that he picks up each month on both sides of the road in this particular area of sixty eighth street northeast. Thanks for that date Brian why Vassil lean why are they empty. Why don't they just throw them in the trash who uses this much vassil lean and why why only in this one little area why over so many years nobody really has a good explanation as to why this Popular Petroleum Jelly is so liberally spread about the area Rodale Peak Pique said quote? Maybe lots of people here are using Vassil lean. He thinks it's just people with a lot of time on their hands to do something stupid but then and he says y'all often wonders too what kind of Weirdos live in this neighborhood when I okay so I think about fast lane and my my mind obviously obviously I shouldn't say obviously maybe that's just me but my mind goes to a very particular activities involved shooting baby's diaper rash. I don't know anything anything about baby butts so now but I have heard tell that some people use it for makeup removal and but that tends to be like an older generation Russian kind of thing so maybe there's just this old lady who like really gets a kick out of confusing the townfolk she's really into boxed wine yeah and and where's really heavy makeup right that's why she goes through so many bottles of Vassil lean and then after she finishes a box of wine I mean she has all these empty vacillating containers and she thinks what am I okay. Let's menderes sewing bag and she starts to just toodle them street. She drives Sir Nineteen. Seventy eight mercury marquee waits waits until there's nobody around then she gets out and she places them strategically originally on the median strip gets back in her marquis wars. It goes back to her room the assisted living estate and just snickers. You know that it's true around the next time that you look at one of those you find that it's been placed strategically on a daily. Yes there you go well. There've been several different threads over the years and lots. It's a different theories have been put forth. One person said well you know they do use Vassil into Greece machinery is there is there any the road maintenance going on the answer no and of course again years this has been going on. I picture like are those What's it called like a piston that lets a door closed and open gently you that you could use it on that sure how many door Pistons go stores? Maybe now cyclists use it. They put it on their skin to help protect them from wind burn win burn and such but how many cyclists would it take to us twenty bottles of this stuff yeah and month. The first report was in the winter so that not a lot of cyclists in Calgary in the winter. Local authorities says I don't see why anyone would would ride there air anyway and then of course there's the the idea that there are near two wells who are using it for villainous or lewd purposes well. I think littering is villainous villainous and lewd what you could be doing vacillating. That's worse than littering. If a vast selena Jason Act comes to mind odds are someone has dared to imagine it happens on sixty eighth street. Northeast others have more elaborate scenarios in mind. One user says that it's not I just cyclists who get trapped by the harsh Calgary wins. Perhaps there's just a person who buys them in a value pack and then doesn't want people to I know that he has twenty years of vacillation so he puts him on the on the median because people think what are you doing with twenty jars vastly yeah yeah but so strategically placed exactly it doesn't make any sense another theory is that maybe they blow out of the back of a garbage truck as it goes spy around the turn but then they said that the person who put that theory forward said this theory needs more work. Maybe Vassil Lean Jars are just more dynamic than others in presort themselves in the trash and then the wind no that's not likely now it's always Vassil Lean Brand Petroleum Gel off brand never an off brand and it's always the exact same pharmacy sized tub and most of the time but not always they're they're empty and cleaned out and then neatly lined up on the curb of the media now. If you go to Google Street view you and punch in that address you will see empty Jars Vassil Lean in the picture. Oh really Google Street view. One thing I did notice with Google Street view is that this road happens to end at a landfill so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Oh I don't subscribe to the Vaseline jars blowing out of the garbage truck hypothesis but it just seems odd and interesting. What do you think what do you think is the most likely scenario for these empty jar of vaseline to mysteriously showing up in Calgary? Oh I think definitely the old lady. She's getting her kicks. I think this is my thought I love the Old Lady Idea I think maybe somebody initially did it. Just as a joke just put it out as a as a joke and then maybe even that same person was the one who initially posted it on read it and then it started getting traction and so he repeated it and then other people got into the act itself perpetuated. It's not one person I'm doing it right. It's a whole collection of people who are not even aware of each other right that are doing it makes sense. That's my talks on the Abridge. Yeah people get into it. They they like adding their walks to the bridge could very well be something like that. I think it's an excellent theory and maybe maybe even they did fly out of the back of a truck or something and someone walking down the street just place them strategically because they were bored or something. That's the way it started and that's the way it started right and now it's become like this performance art piece I enjoy that has spanned nearly a decade involving empty jars of that selene and it's the mystery of Calgary's vacillating alley. 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PD estimates that the population is around twenty five hundred the two thousand sixteen census says that the population Asian is seventeen sixty two so approximately sixty percent of the people living in Coober pedy are European in in heritage the migrated from southern and eastern Europe after the Second World War there were three hundred to aboriginal and or Torres Torres Strait islander people that made up about seventeen percent of the population all in all there are about forty five plus nationalities represented presented in Coober pedy being such a small place or or sparsely populated place. That's incredible of these. The people about half live underground all right. You've got my attention now. I have always wanted to have like a bomb shelter or a fallout all out shelter but a really cool one with a pool table should have a pool table yeah and I've got it all mapped out in my head about how you get down into it. It has is like a trap door but the trap door is disguised as a tree stump. You and I've talked about this very early conversation conversation that you and I had when we discovered that we both dreamed of building a house underground yours was a tree stump. Mine was like a tool shed but it had one of those floor fifty. That's cool hidden entries. I've actually modified the tree stump idea. I want to incorporate the foot foot. Pedal trash can lid technology. Oh yeah absolutely so you step on the route and then you know it'll open up in the top and then you scurry down into your bunker hunker in play pool that sounds amazing yeah no very very similar dreams and goals so are they living in manmade subterranean dwellings or are these caves or caverns that have been adapted. Tell me all about this okay so coober. pedy is is an opal mining place. The first Opel was found on February one nineteen fifteen and since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem quality opal the town is sometimes referred to as the Opel capital of the world because of the quantity of precious opal that our mind their coober pedy he also has a very hot desert climate. It's dry and hot in the summer little cooler and dry in the winter. The best time of year is according according to whether base dot com between April and October the weather is most mild then average summer temperatures though range from thirty six degrees Celsius which is about ninety six point eight degrees Fahrenheit during the day and twenty degrees Celsius or sixty eight degrees Fahrenheit at night and January is the hottest month of the year with temperatures around forty two degrees Celsius during the day being very common. That's about one hundred eight degrees. They're the hottest day on record in Coober pedy one hundred eighteen degrees Fahrenheit. That's forty seven point eight eight degrees Celsius coldest twenty eight degrees Fahrenheit or two negative two degrees Celsius some serious his temperature swings there so this incredibly hot arid environment is also a very sought after by a lot of movie producers parts of Mad Max three beyond Thunderdome the adventures of Priscilla Queen of the desert chronicles of Riddick pitch black all filmed in that region but it does does make regular life kind of tough so when miners started moving to this region they would work in the mines all day and they realized that the minds were much cooler at night then their homes so minor started sleeping in the minds at night I know I would I cannot sleep if if I'm overheated I am the most miserable son of a bitch when I'm overheated at night especially if it's if it's humid as well the only way I was able asleep for a long time is by putting a shitty BOUSSAC on my neck. Oh yes the sweet cooling graces of Shitty Booze sock. It was some booze that somebody he gave us and said Hey put this in your freezer and so we did and we never really used it except for when I was overheated needed I would put it on my neck but I put in a sock because it was too cold yeah so shitty boosts Shitty BOUSSAC. Get Yours now yeah no. I'm the same I like. I like hot weather. I like being warm except for at night no so of course the idea of well. Let's just stay underground question question mark kind of became a thing and the early coober pedy dugouts which is what these underground homes are called were actually usually the holes that had been dug originally in search of Opel back then opal-mining was backbreaking manual labor so the earliest of of the homes where no bigger than they actually had to be so they're pretty small they were they were what you'd picture. A dugout might be probably digging in that that environment would be very difficult because the ground was probably I'm sure still is heat baked and hard and very difficult to dig through yeah but the people were always digging. They're always in search of the next big Opel. Find and homes were being expanded. A wonderful example of an early dugout that continued being built was the home of Faye and her home is actually known as phase underground home. It is has a home that is actually open to the public at all times yeah and her home underground has three bedrooms with walking closets living room a bar a wine cellar. She airbnb this a billiard room swimming pool yes. She does say knows what's up. Oh my God. I want to stay there. I don't think that phase home is available for Airbnb but there are Dr Dugouts are two airbnb all right we could stay at one of those and then go visit Fay. Absolutely there are also to underground ground churches Saint Peter and Paul Catholic underground church is located in Coober pedy and has some beautiful hand-dug pughs the sandstone in coober pedia perfectly suited for underground home so it's pretty easy to dig through once you get to the sandstone but it structurally truly sound that's right. It's strong stable. not a lot of risk of cave-ins not a lot of complicated engineering necessary to calculate ceiling heights are spans. One of the residents said that when he was young mining and digging were such a part of his life that he would go to school he would come home. They would do their homework. They would have dinner and then dad would get out the pickaxes and everyone in the family would go dick so it just made sense that where there are so few regulations for homes underground and you're doing this digging anyway. It's part of your life that they they make these incredible incredible homes so you can go out and dig for opals and create a home for yourself at the same time and if you're lucky you'll find some opals and then you can get a really nice his pool table. That's right you could so a lot of the early dugouts obviously dug by hand but there are tunnelling machines now which leave actually really nice pattern Saturn on the wall and the sandstone has a beautiful maroon and rose colored to it. Sometimes it's Kinda swirly pattern so it's really pretty it's very warm and friendly looking it's not dark and craggy and you know monkey like you might picture underground. It's it's bright and and lovely and because they seal these walls dusty so they also have ventilation shafts offs up through the roofs so that fresh air is coming in and keeps it from getting stuffy or the able to get any natural light down there through various slighting ducts or there have been some really interesting designs to get as much natural light in as you can think that you know all really really all you need to do is just put up the right type of daylight lighting systems right and also many of these dugouts are built into the sides of mountains so your entrance is at ground level so you have that opportunity to get that light into and if you build the right shafts the front of the house could could be well. Let's keep in mind also this is very eco friendly because the underground space stays the same temperature year round around so you don't have to worry about heating and cooling costs which in this region you would have to do both above ground underground though none of those worries which is why so many people and businesses have opted to make their business are opted to build underground braid so not only are homes underground but stores and and they're all connected. They're not all connected that'd be cool though they have said that. On multiple occasions people have dug dug through two neighbor's homes so because there is that little regulation about sizing and such you can you can just dig dig dig and then all of a sudden your neighbors living room so that's got to be addressed sure but it would be awesome if it was like an entire underground town with an underground mall and you never had to go it would be well. Actually they could call it Morlock town and they could call it that I mean there's there is a lot underground there. Are there's a bar. There are multiple hotels there one hotel as a matter of fact was expanding banding a couple of years ago during their expansion they were adding some new rooms underground and they found a cache of Opel which made them about one point five million dollars so that renovation was a really good call for them no kidding yeah so I guess they got to do their renovation Asian pretty much for free. I would think Dave got underground hostels for backpackers. There are beds and breakfasts ses beds ads bed in their underground. BNB's visas we call them. There's an underground campground underground brothels the at one of those yet. I'm not sure about the specifics of what they do. You call it lack hard. Though considering its sandstone let's maybe not boding well for the clientele but yeah underground campgrounds and so much more so you have that opportunity to do much of your day to day underground. Why is it that living underground or having a retreat underground is so appealing? I don't know is it because a lot of people don't find it appealing. I mean for you and I. I don't know is it because uh it feels safe to me and you feel like you can kind of cut yourself off from society and maybe you're just there. You know no one's GonNa in a bother. You feel secluded. Yeah I get a similar feeling when we go on a cruise not feel I mean you're you're on a boat vote with five thousand other people but most of the people you don't know and people can't call you and ask you to do shit. I kind of see the way you're going with this shore buffet right that we've I think we've launched into a different discussion altogether. We we're just talking about why you like cruises now yup well. I'm a big fan of the blue. Iguana Cantina got love that I like their breakfast. Burrito got those crispy home fries in it and you just can't go wrong. I'm all in so anyway coober pedy. We definitely have to go I can't wait. I love the idea of staying I an underground hotel and please. Let's do absolutely we're actually very excited about the idea of going to Australia. we have have a lot of people that listen there and in fact one of our very first listeners Liz is from Australia and she's been faith listener right from the very beginning so when we come to Australia we're going to stay at your house Liz until so you can drive us to the underground dugouts thanks. This is one of the rooms that one of the hotels Oh my God that is so beautiful you fall in that cool beautifully sandstone is just gorgeous looks like like adobe. It looks kind of like an adobe finish rush. There's a restaurant oh that's lovely yeah. We're going there box of audit a couple times a week. 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BOX247: Time Travel And Delicious Pie

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BOX247: Time Travel And Delicious Pie

"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised Stories. Stories of mysteries. Of Curiosities. Joy In. An Giang through. For the strange. The boozers. The unexpected. As The LID and wash asleep you're inside. The box. oddities. Along. Well it's official to house. We live in is haunted. The test results are in and. Yeah, we were recording video cat was in boxing. A box from thrive market when of our wonderful sponsors and we did a couple of different takes, and at different points in the video. At Different Times orbs would appear well an orb in it floated right by you and Kinda paused for a moment, then continued on, and then on a different take it came in from the same direction, but at a different speed, and then went off in a different direction, so disembodied spirit, and what that is, that's house is pretty dusty. You know we've got a lot of pets and pet dander, and so a lot of times that will float in front of A. That is not all of a sudden. It's ABS will. It is an orb it is. It is absolutely you know you say that like no, you're wrong. Well, you are well. You're wrong I've watched a lot of or videos, I know. And a lot of houses are dusty. That may be true, but totally debunked. Some Vegan Jerky from thrive market. I was thrilled I'm GONNA. I'm GONNA I'm. GonNa post the video of the ORBS, and we'll see what the freaks have to say. This is not the first time by the way that our house has been quote. Unquote hunted will. There've been several occasions. I'm the first one to debunk. I remember you noticed that we have a shelf with little elephant statues on it, and you noticed that they all seem to be moving toward the end of the shelf like they were trying to escape, and you kept asking me. Are you moving the elephants and I'm like no, and you just looked at me with this like expression on your face like Oh my God. This is an unexplained phenomena. Maybe maybe maybe the paranormal Israel. And so to calm you down. I did some investigating on my on my own and I discovered that they only moved on the shelf because they would move overnight. And they only move on the shelf, though on on hot evenings, and that's because the shelf was right next to the air conditioner and the air conditioner was just mildly vibrating the shelf, and moving the elephants in the one direction toward the toward the end of the shelf, and so I- debunked that and you're welcome. You slept much better after i. told you know that's that no poltergeist activity that is, that's an air conditioner it's. It's interesting how you've slid a little bit of truth. which was the elephants were moving and we figured out that it wasn't who figured it out. We did and we figured it out that that it was that the air conditioning wouldn't even come neither room. You had to sleep on the couch. Shit up so weird only refused. Mental Disorder. Anyway, we're going to post post your ABS. I'm sure the house is haunted from residents past of two thousand eight when the house was built could be. Also could be built. You know what it is. It's built on an old garbage dump. It's haunted by garbage. Look around. I. Send something it's. It's the spirit of old tire. If speaking. We'll see what the freaks out to say about the ORBS I'm going to post it. I think it's worth it just because you get to see the incredible products that we got from. Is Not an ad by the way so what you got for me. Oh I go I. Talked today about some jewelry laws. Are you familiar? No, I wasn't either so some jewelry laws are any law designed to restrict excessive personal expenditures. Basically there flaunting laws Oh okay I have not heard of this explain please flaunting laws. The term denotes regulations that restrict extravagance in food, drink, dress and household stuff. It's thought that the principal concern was that the money spent on frivolous display would be better spent on other things like horses or things to better your community. What time period was this? We're getting to it. It's stretched throughout the years. Okay, so gale encyclopedia, of American law the entry. For Sanctuary laws pretty short. It says that the laws are designed to regulate habits especially on moral or religious grounds, regulating the ornate -ness of dress the primary purpose of the laws was to distinguish different classes of people and often person social class, determined by something as simple as the style or length of their coat, and so they were trying to eliminate that now they were trying to encourage okay, alright, so okay I got Ya. Laws are of ancient origin. There are instances that you can find in Greece. The Spartan inhabitants of Lakonia for example were forbidden to attend drinking entertainments, and were forbidden to own a house or furniture that was the work of more elaborate implements, then acts and saw okay, so if you had furniture that was made with something more fancier than a saw or an. An axe, then that was not okay. The possession of gold or silver was forbidden to the SPARTANS and their legislation permitted only the use of iron money. It also forbade the consumption of certain foods. Okay, but this is just for everyone, but but the upper class upper class could have whatever they wanted. As you went through the classes. You are allotted certain things. And, in this case it was broken down between spartans and others, so you start out with iron money, and you try to work your way up to gold and silver. There's no there's no working your way up. Okay me. Most glass systems were were designed to keep you in your class. Okay, so you were born into this lot life, so there's no getting around the iron money. If you're born in the iron money class for the most part. Yeah, I got you. There was a short lived legislation passed in. Genoa, in eleven fifty seven, it was actually dropped in eleven sixty one, and that may seem like it was pretty insignificant, because it lasted a short period of time, but it did kind of kick off a trend that grew throughout the thirteenth and Fourteenth Century in Italy France and Spain most of the rest of Europe past little to no some Sherry legislation until the fourteenth century. Century in. Obviously the people passing the laws were people in the upper class, so they wanted to keep what they had. It's partially. Yes, the reasoning was threefold. It was one to maintain the money in the upper class systems, and we'll get to that to to be able to differentiate between the classes and three. There were those that believe that it was immoral to spend money lavishly, so they didn't want people. You know doing all the gold and doing all the chicken and doing all the thread they wanted people to live more simply and not be so flaunting pants, but they were allowed to be flaunting pants. No, there were still laws telling the rich to not be so flaunting pants I don't know it seems to me when I look at pictures of that time period, there's excessive amount of floaty Pantelis. Yeah I'd like to see those photos. Do not photos now. No, they don't have photos. The pictures show them pictures. Would would cuttings mostly the city of London in twelve eighty one past regulation, which concerned a payroll of workmen, so workmen were allotted a certain type of clothing, and that was part of their pay, actually, which is kind of insane, but whatever and that really kicked off the whole trend in this part of the world in France Philip the fourth issued regulations, governing the dress and table expenditures, but if you look at would cuttings of Philip the fourth. Flaunting pants as you can get. He set up regulations for several social orders in the kingdom under later French kings, the use of gold and silver embroidery silk can fabrics were strict and regulated heavily. Some of the laws seemed to be specifically targeted at women. You know the weaker sex, the ruin her of men, so it was thought that when men purchased clothing that was considered sumptious for their ladies. They had been manipulated into doing so by those ladies. They were blamed for. Any wrongdoings, our husbands and fathers may have done by purchasing those sumptuous clothes for those ladies all make sense now. There were even at time somewhere laws to distinguish between religions, so as Europe grew, and the cities became more populated and cosmopolitan. There was increased intermingling of religious groups, even friendships and fraternizing. So at the Fourth Lateran Council of November twelve, fifteen pope, innocent, the third, and the Church officials that he had gathered may decrees concerning the mode of dress for non-christians, two of the cannon stated that Jews and Muslims shall wear special dress to enable them to be distinguished from Christians, so some shoe area laws sometimes were pretty frigging shitty well well, but. Christians could wear what they want within a certain framework. However Muslims and Jews had to wear a specific type of dress. That's right. You wanted to be able to differentiate between them without having to actually speak to them I see. Some of these laws are kind of lighthearted. There were rules about the kinds of feathers that you could wear your hat for instance, but then you get to these regulations, and it starts to get real hanky and I start to get very uncomfortable. Like Oh. Oh, it's not fun time storytime anymore. It's all this. The world got real weird for a while. They are cool, okay. England during the reign of Edward the second. Pants. Had A proclamation that was issued against the quote, outrageous and excessive multitude of meats and dishes, which the great men of the kingdom had used in still use and their castles, besides the standing regulations governing dress in thirteen, thirty six, Edward, the third tried to restrict merchants, and the servants of gentlemen from eating more than one meal of flesh or fish per day more lentils, he said more lentils, which I have to agree with I. Am pro lentils. Cat Walls, everyone the controversial pro lentil stance. This comes from encyclopedia. Britannica in fourteen, thirty, three, an act of the Scottish parliament prescribed the lifestyle of all social orders in Scotland, even going so far as to limit the use of pies and baked meats. At the rank of Baron I can get on board with pushing the lentils, but I draw the line at pie regulation. Well keep in mind. This was probably some sort of meat pie anyway, okay? Don't fuck with me when it comes to fresh baked goods. The penalties for violating these laws varied greatly depending on what era where in who set those laws, and whether or not, they were actually being enforced, which really has been pretty debated as we know, medieval society was highly stratified, and it was really important to the higher ups that everyone knew their place, so clothing provided a very clear method of distinguishing one's place in the social hierarchy, and because so many people were illiterate it. It required very little work now did the upper class provide the clothing? Oh, Gosh, now, so so not only. Were they being told what to where they had to? To go out and purchase it or procure themselves right well, keep in mind that a lot of the regulations for these classes would have been what the higher ups deemed appropriate for spending for the classes, so you can't afford gold anyway, so the the poor people normally wouldn't have been able to procure fine laced goods, but if you've got your hands on some, you better, give it to someone else. That's not for you. The idea was that you could be seen as an impostor that you were trying to trick people into believing that you belong to a social class higher than you actually. Several of the century laws from the time of Elizabeth, the I in England regulated clothing and enforce the existing legislation passed by her father. Your Banjo walking. More girls is over the accompanying law on roughs, hose and sword is a combination of the penalties for excessive apparel along with specific regulations for Taylor's and Hose Years Oh hose like H. Okay. Yeah, because if there's a couple of things that really pissed me off. When it comes to regulation, it's hose, and Pie free the hose and Pie, the penalty for transgressing on those those regulations in this time was pretty hefty was two hundred marks while Taylor's hosier. WHO didn't go along with the regulations could be assessed a forty pound fine, which leads some to believe that these fines were as much for raising dollars or I should say dollars pounds as they were for regulating morals. Part of the code went like this. The wasting and undoing of a great number of young gentlemen is serviceable and others seeking by show of apparel to be esteemed as men who allured by the veins show of those things do not only consume themselves their goods and lands, which their parents left unto them, but also run into such debts and shifts, as they can not live out of danger of laws without attempting unlawful acts whereby they are not. Serviceable to their country as otherwise they might be. It's important that we're serviceable. Yeah, the concern was that people were so jazzed up about these fine clothes, and showing off that they were running their families into the ground, and then the only way that they could continue buying these fine clothes or get themselves out of monetary trouble was to commit felonies. Those those darn kids with their blue pants in their jazz cigarettes. You know it. From the library of Congress, blogs none Shell wear any velvet, tufted Taffeta, satin, or any gold or silver in their petticoats, except for the wives of Barons Knights of the order or counselors, ladies, and gentlemen of the Privy Chamber and Bedchamber, also maids of honor, the most expensive and prestigious garments made from silk fabrics, such as Crimson, red or purple silks and Velvets, as well as accessories that were admired by the elites, including scented gloves, feathers and hats and slippers were highly regulated. I didn't even know center gloves. Where thing it makes sense, though especially if you're like groom of the King's chamber, right the but wiper right I don't think he should be wearing gloves and they didn't have rubber gloves back then, right? But if he were to wear gloves, they probably would be scented. Send! It was something. So as I said disagreement about how these laws were enforced is. is a because the laws existed in. So, many different parts of the world and periods of time they were enforced differently, and and sometimes not at all in order to enforce the. Laws in certain Italian societies, they established a number of systems to control the laws for example in fifteen, forty eight. They encouraged the city's inhabitants to report on each other any and all offenses against some Sherry laws, anyone over the age of twenty could anonymously report violations by submitting a secret note in the wooden box attached to the Plaza Publico, so they had like a suggestions box, but instead it was a tattletale box was kind of like the IRS now. Yeah, you can get a reward if you let them know about someone who's not paying their tenses. You've got a report them. In these notes, the informer would have to declaim the name of the offender the item that he or she was wearing. It's quality. How was against the laws and the time and place in which it was worn sounds like a lot of paperwork. And, they didn't seem to be any reward for it. Other than just tattling on your neighbor. Get somebody in trouble. Yeah, there's an incentive there to just frame somebody you don't like I, guess which I like very much. Anyway Sanctuary laws something that I didn't know anything about, but it could vary from pretty lax general rules all the way to. If you're over the age of thirteen, you have to be wearing a hat and you better not put a goose feather. That thing in the middle all right? Here's a bunch of really bad business ideas that failed. Spectacularly. Homeless Tours. Yeah Guy Thought, he'd start his own homeless Torah Company in two thousand thirteen for two thousand dollars. Customers get got to spend a few guided days on the streets with the homeless. Oh okay. That's you do that for free. Really. In fact, a lot of people do probably not by choice, though yeah, that is really tacky yeah yeah. Breakfast Cola I remember that Pepsi A. M. Really I had never heard of this your. 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The day canceled in things have been super slow since since the COVID chaos. I decided to go eat my financial stress by spending money that I didn't make on delicious fresh baked goods at a local bakery. Anyway, it was super slow, and it was quiet in there when I went in, and as I stood at the register paying for my sin full. foodie shame. My phone decides to randomly start playing the episode that I was listening to episode forty three. It just happened to be paused at the thing in the middle where you tour discussing weird pregnancy tests of the past, the exact words that played before I realized what was happening were and I quote I've peed on many things. Of Of course the guy. Ringing me up, gave me a very strange look fumbled to pause the episode again now I'm sitting in my car giggling about all the possible assumptions. This guy probably had. Hey at least I got my chocolate croissant totally worth the awkward moment. Thanks for providing a perfect random moment on a random drizzling day and love love love the podcast I'm re currently listening to all the episodes and I'm flying my freak flag. Thanks Mandy Gosh, thank you. Some nothing gives us more joy knowing that somehow we've embarrassed you. So we just finished watching season three of dark on Netflix. which was amazing? We've loved it and we were really behind the curve on that, but probably a lot of people. A lot of guys watch the whole thing a long time ago, but being fascinated with. Quantum physics and parallel universes in that sort of. I loved it, and it made me think of this story, and surprisingly I haven't done this yet. It's about a daughter Maya ronal. Man Atari. Myra, no, it's the knee Mario. taught a Modiano. He was born. On the fifth of August one, thousand, nine hundred six he was an Italian theoretical physicist who worked on Neutrino masses, and was very well known, and very well thought of and on March twenty, fifth nineteen thirty eight, he disappeared under various very mysterious stances. Let me tell you a little bit about him. You know Iraq a fair may he was the winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, also the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor that neo. Bell Prize Neo Bell Prize. Yeah, it's been called the architect of the nuclear age and the architect of the. Bomb he said this about at daughter. Myron, no congratulations on your new L. Price, thank you, he said there are several categories of scientists in this world, those of second or third rank do their best, but never get very far. Then there are the first rank those who make important discoveries fundamental scientific progress, but then there are geniuses like Galileo or Newton Myra. No. No was one of these for example, according to wikipedia experiments in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, two showed the existence of an unknown particle that was suggested to be a Gamma-ray Marrano was the first to interpret correctly. The experiment is requiring a new particle that had a neutral charge and a mass about the same as the protons. The particle is of course the neutron. Enrico. Fermi told him to write an article about it, but my no didn't bother and so James Chadwick. Prove the existence of the neutron by experiment later that same year, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize Price Myra no was known to not be really interested in getting credit for his discoveries. He was never seeking any any credit in his entire life. He only wrote nine papers on his discoveries, but he was instrumental in in some of the early quantum physics research. He had like imposter system. Imposter Syndrome, so he was like I am a genius, and I'm learning all these things, but don't look at me. You know someone else can write about it. God, if I write about, people will figure out. I'm not a genius, but at fair as urging Marianna left Italy early in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, three on a grant from the national. Research Council in Germany he met Verner Heisenberg in letters. He subsequently wrote to Heisenberg. Mariana revealed that he had found in him, not only a scientific colleague, but a warm personal. Love. The now this is about the time. The Nazis come to power in Germany and my Aranaud arrived at that very moment he worked on a theory of the nucleus, which in its treatment of exchange forces represents a further development of Heisenberg theory of the nucleus. He also traveled to Copenhagen where you worked with Niels Bohr another Neil Bell, prize winner and Bell. And the Bell and a friend and mentor of Heisenberg, so in the fall of nineteen thirty, three's doing all this quantum physics stuff really early on, he returned to Rome in poor health, he developed acute gastritis and when he was in Germany. From eating more than one flesh or fish per day, and he was also apparently suffering from nervous exhaustion, he was put on a strict diet. He grew reclusive. He became harsh in his dealings with family, so he goes pretty quickly from this promising young physicist. Who many felt was on the same level as like Einstein to becoming a hermit. For nearly four years he he shot himself off from friends and stopped publishing. During these final years, he wrote a few small works on Geo Physics and electrical engineering and mathematics. He had become a full professor of theoretical physics at the University of Naples and nineteen thirty seven, and they just let him in. They didn't even interview him. They just said hey come here do this. His last published paper in nineteen, thirty seven was an Italian and it was an elaboration on a systematical theory of electrons and Protons Myra no predicted that there should be particles that are their own anti particles. Basically what all of this says is that he it? He predicted that stable particle could exist in nature that was both matter and anti matter. In our everyday experience, there's matter of course which is everywhere. You look because well. It's the universe, and then there's anti-matter which is very rare should matter antimatter meet. They would both annihilate disappearing in a flash of energy. mireanu disappeared in a flash maybe not of energy. But it was certainly unknown circumstances. He boarded a boat. This was March twenty, fifth, nineteen, Thirty Eight, despite several investigations, his body was never found, and his fate is still uncertain. He had apparently withdrawn all of his money from his bank. Prior to making this trip, do do they know where he was going on? This boat was at a nice boat or kind of a dinky boat I spoke. He's going to Palermo he may have traveled. They're hoping to visit his friend. One of his friends who is a professor at the university there? But that professor at the time had gone to California, so that seemed unlikely. And before he left, he sent a note to end Tonio Carelli. Director of the Naples Physics Institute dear Carelli. A made a decision that has become unavoidable. There isn't a bit of selfishness in it, but I realize that what trouble my sudden disappearance will cause you and the students for this as well I beg your forgiveness, but especially for betraying the trust, the sincere friendship and the sympathy. You gave me over the past months. I ask you to remember me for all those. I learned to know and appreciate the institute I will keep fond memory of all at least until eleven pm tonight. Yeah that sounded pretty weird, so and then he gets on this boat and he just disappears. He gets on the boat, but he doesn't get off the boat. Witnesses saw him getting on the boat. They nobody saw him. He didn't get off, so what happened. Did he fall overboard? Maybe there's the hypothesis of suicide note sounded kind of like well. It's all coming to an end, but then again. Not Really. And why would they take all of his money with him? Exactly what? That doesn't line up, so there's another hypothesis that he was kidnapped or murdered to keep him from participating in the construction of the atomic bomb Germany. But nobody knows for sure what we do know is it seems as though in Nineteen fifty eight exactly twenty years after he disappeared, he suddenly reappears in Buenos, Aires. Interesting and it looked as though he had an aged a day. Since he was last seen getting on the boat in one, thousand, nine, thirty eight. That South American weather in so. Good for aging so now you're starting to maybe understand why watching dark reminded me of this story. Absolutely I mean. It wasn't a thirty three year different twenty years exactly in March of twenty eleven. The role attorney's office announced an inquiry into a strange statement by a witness about meeting with Myra in Buenos Aires in the years after world. War Two, in which he claims that Meyer own disclosed the number of major scientific discoveries to him. The witness claimed that when he went back to meet with Myron again for a second time, he couldn't find him that he had disappeared, and therefore could not provide more details about the scientific discoveries. On June seventh in twenty eleven, Italian media reported that law enforcement had analyzed a photograph of that man taken in Argentina in Nineteen fifty eight finding ten points of similarity with. Own Face. They stated the picture was almost certainly myron A-. Who had vanished twenty years before the picture was taken, the odd thing was. Meyer on looked exactly the same age as he did in the picture from nineteen fifty eight is all about sunscreen guys? So even though the photo analysts said that this was most certainly, the same guy were not able to. Reconcile how come he hadn't aged or did not appear to aging in twenty years. That's super bizarre, and it's not lake I mean I wouldn't imagine it was a situation where someone's like Ooh I happen to look a lot like this guy who disappeared twenty years ago halfway across the world, I should totally pretend to know some physics. Seem like it's GONNA pay out. Rumors of course have been swirling around about his disappearance ever since the very moment failed to step off the ship, some people believe he deliberately placed a decoy on the boat, and then escaped to join us Ariz to get away from what was going on during the war, and that's plausible. Others think the boat trip was simply a fabrication of many people that he left behind, although there were many witnesses that that's all him. Get on the boat. No one knows his true fate. Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fair may again when discussing Myer, ONA's disappearance famously said quote. At Tora was to intelligent. If he had decided to disappear, no one will be able to find him not in this time. Or any other. Oh Wow, so we don't know but interesting. Nonetheless probably time travel. Yeah, well, you know who has a great theory about. This is the neck. No, that's that's my Sharona. My Arana. Anne who's all? That's what I got for you. Thanks guys. Thanks for leaving. The Nice reviews so. That really helps us grow your show. We've seen a lot of it. New Listeners pop it on, and we love it and thank you so much for joining us and continue. Please telling your friends and family and forcing US upon them. Yes, do that we. Get our new chairs. 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