Monthly Archives: August 2009

How the Newsboy Strike of 1899 Worked


At the turn of the century, New York paperboys formed the backbone of the city’s paper distribution network. When publishers increased the cost of wholesale papers in 1899, the newsboys went on strike. Learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. … Continue reading

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What happened to Norte Chico?


In the arid Norte Chico region of Peru, archaeologists found several ancient mounds and a large amount of fish bones. Why did the city’s founders move to an inland desert? How did they get all these fish? Learn more in … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Lost Expedition


After he joined the Navy at 14, Sir John Franklin traveled the world and eventually became the governor of Tanzania. In 1846, he set off to explore the Arctic — and never returned. Learn more about the mystery in this … Continue reading

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How Eleanor of Aquitaine Worked


Born in the 12th century in a world where women had few rights and little power, Eleanor of Aquitaine was a woman ahead of her time. Learn more about Eleanor of Aquitaine’s rise to power in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How Mark Twain Worked


Almost a century after his death, Mark Twain remains a literary legend. Join Katie and Sarah as they take a closer look at the quintessential American author in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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The Story of Bonnie and Clyde


When Clyde Barrow met Bonnie Parker in 1930 , they felt an instant, deep attraction. Learn how this couple went from love at first sight to a string of notorious bank robberies in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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The Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee


During an eclipse in 1889, Jack Wilson dreamed that he died, spoke with God and returned to spread a message through the resurrection of a ritual called the Ghost Dance. Learn more about the Ghost Dance in this podcast from … Continue reading

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