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The Heart-Melting Story Of Wojtek, The Soldier Bear
 
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The tale is bizarre, but true. During World War II, an orphaned brown bear went from being a cuddly pet to an officially enlisted soldier in the Polish army, and reportedly saw fierce combat in Italy. Decades after the war and his death, "Wojtek" continues to be honored. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Terrifying Secret Of a Girl Who Was Found Adrift At Sea In 1961
 
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In November 1961, a young girl was discovered adrift, alone, in the waters of the Bahamas. For over fifty years she had been keeping a secret of what happened to her family during the cruise. And only in 2010 she revealed the terrifying story... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What Happened To the Family Who Owned a Huge Pet Lion
 
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In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city. The head of the family – his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up. So Leo has kept a cub for himself. This was a beginning of a long happy story with a really tragic ending... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Sad Story Of Typhoid Mary Imprisoned For Life On the Quarantine Island
 
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Typhoid fever is a particularly nasty infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. The infection causes malaise, abdominal pain, a rash, diarrhoea or constipation, and in severe cases can result in intestinal bleeding and death. A somewhat unusual aspect of typhoid fever is that not everyone infected with it develops symptoms. Certain people that contract it remain entirely asymptomatic, but although unaffected themselves, they can still transmit the disease to others. No name is more synonymous with the disease than that of Mary Mallon, better known as ‘Typhoid Mary’, the first identified typhoid carrier in the United States. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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True Story Of Tiny Yorkie Who Saved 250 US Soldiers
 
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Dogs have been a part of warfare since the beginning of history. What people usually envisage is a German Shepherd or some other trusty and above all sizeable canine companion – probably not a 4 pound (1.8 kg) female Yorkshire terrier! The terrier, Smoky, indeed proved that size is not everything and that even the smallest of creatures can be brave. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Heart Breaking Story of Real-Life Christopher Robin
 
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Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh—a bear of very little brain—and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots? Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Freddie Mercury And His Phenomenal Love For Cats
 
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You know Freddie Mercury as frontman of Queen band and one of the greatest voices in rock history. But did you know that Freddie Mercury loved his cats almost as much as he loves music? And it's just another reason to love the great Freddie Mercury! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Tragic Story Of Adolf Hitler's Favorite Little Girl
 
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Helga was the oldest of Goebbels’ six children and notably his favorite. Goebbels was proud of his eldest daughter. She was reported to have been a lovely baby who never cried and just sat listening uncomprehendingly to the Nazi officials with “her blue eyes sparkling”. It was not unusual for Hitler, who was fond of children, to take her on to his own lap while he talked late into the night. Unfortunately, Helga and all her siblings suffered Hitler's fate.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Firefighter Reveals Princess Diana’s LAST WORDS 20 Years After Her Death
 
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On the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, one of the French firefighters who responded to the scene of the car collision recalled the royal’s final words in his first newspaper interview.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What Really Happened To Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov?
 
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Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Along with her parents and young siblings, Anastasia was captured and executed during the Bolshevik Revolution. She is still well-known for the mystery that surrounded her death for decades. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Not So Romantic Story Of The Most Iconic Kiss
 
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Many of you have seen the iconic image of a sailor sweeping a nurse off her feet while they get lost in a kiss. We have all at some point in our lives looked at this picture in awe as we admire the two love birds celebrating the U.S. victory over Japan, also known as V-J Day. It is one of the most enduring photos from the 20th century, signifying the end of World War II. But many of us have wondered – who is this sailor and his beloved nurse? It turns out there is a little more to the story than we thought. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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When Muhammad Ali Stopped a Man From Jumping Off a Ledge
 
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Without a doubt, Muhammad Ali is the most influential boxer of all time. Everywhere you go, people are always throwing one of his quotes around. Everyone knows he’s a caring individual. But most people don’t know about one fateful day of January 19, 1981, when Ali saved a young man from jumping off a ledge. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Shoe Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded ADIDAS and PUMA
 
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Puma and Adidas, two highly successful companies. A person without any knowledge of these brands is kind of hard to come across. They’re found on the clothes of celebrities and the feet of professional sports players. But very few are aware that the creators of Puma and Adidas have a secret but intimate link between each other -- they’re brothers! Adolf and Rudolf Dassler’s family feud was taken to their graves.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What Happened To Koko The Talking Gorilla
 
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Koko was a gorilla who actually proved animals CAN talk to us. She knew at least 1,000 words of American Sign Language (ASL) and could understand about 2,000 words of spoken English. Koko became an international celebrity during the late Seventies. She was featured in multiple documentaries and on the cover of magazines. On the morning of June 19, 2018 she died in her sleep. Koko the incredible talking gorilla will certainly be missed by fans around the world! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Story Of "Titanic Orphans" Who Were Kidnapped By Their Dad
 
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As RMS Titanic, the Ship of Dreams, was sinking on the night of April 14, 1912, nobody was spared from experiencing the dread and horror on board, not even the youngest ones. Michel Marcel Navratil was almost four-years-old at the time and his brother Edmond Roger Navratil was aged two. They survived the disaster as there was a place for them on Collapsible D, the ninth and final life-saving vessel that was lowered from the ship’s port side. The two brothers were settled in the boat by Mr. Michel Navratil, their father. This was the last memory the boys would have of him — the crew would allow women and children only into the lifeboats so he had to remain on board the stricken ship. In the aftermath of the disaster, people dubbed them the Titanic Orphans... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Unconventional Love Story Of Stephen And Jane Hawking
 
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Stephen Hawking met Jane Wilde in 1962 during his degree program in Cambridge. They immediately fell in love. One day of 1963 Stephen fell off the stairs and couldn't get up on his feet. Eventually, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Doctors told him, he has only two more years to live. After this prognosis, Hawking fell into deep depression. Despite everything Jane was always by his side.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Girl Who Survived 10,000 Feet Free Fall
 
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At 11am, December 24, 1971, LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa took off. It was carrying six crew member and 86 passengers. Among the passengers were two German citizens– ornithologist Maria Koepcke and her 17-year-old daughter, Juliana. Just 40 minutes after take-off, their plane ran into a severe lightning storm. Lighting struck the fuel tank, causing the right wing of the airliner to detach from the hull. The plane was going down fast, starting to disintegrate as it came closer to the ground. Finally, after free-falling for 10,000 feet, it crashed in the middle of the merciless Amazon jungle. Less than an hour into the journey, Juliana would find herself as the sole survivor of the ill-fated LANSA Flight 508... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What Happened To 4 Children Who Were SOLD By Their Own Mother
 
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This iconic photo first appeared in the The Vidette-Messenger of Valparaiso, Indiana on August 5, 1948. The children looked posed and a bit confused as their pregnant mother hides her face from the photographer. The caption read: "A big ‘For Sale’ sign in a Chicago yard mutely tells the tragic story of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux, who face eviction from their apartment. With no place to turn, the jobless coal truck driver and his wife decide to sell their four children. Mrs. Lucille Chalifoux turns her head from camera above while her children stare wonderingly. On the top step are Lana, 6, and Rae, 5. Below are Milton, 4, and Sue Ellen, 2." Watch this video to see what has happened to these children after. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Tragic Life Of Robert Wadlow, The World's Tallest Man Ever
 
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Robert Wadlow was the tallest man to ever live, and though his life was cut tragically short, it was full of excitement worthy of the "gentle giant." Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Untold Story of JFK's Sister And Her Brutal Lobotomy
 
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For years, Rosemary Kennedy's story was kept a secret after her lobotomy was botched, leaving her unable to walk or talk. And eventually, the family's dark secret was revealed! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Einstein's Brain Was Stolen And Chopped Up Into Tiny Pieces
 
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Way back in April 18, 1955, Albert Einstein – the world’s most revolutionary theoretical physicist, the man whose discoveries sent shockwaves through the scientific community – passed away, at Princeton Hospital in New Jersey. Shortly after the autopsy was carried out at Princeton Hospital in New Jersey, the pathologist on duty – one Dr Thomas Harvey – decided to essentially steal Einstein’s brain.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Woman Who Said NO And Defied Terrible Italian Tradition
 
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In 1966, Franca Viola became the first Italian woman to refuse to marry her kidnapper and totally changed centuries-long Italian tradition. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What We Can Learn From Einstein’s Quirky Habits
 
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Of all history’s great minds, arguably the master of combining genius with unusual habits was Albert Einstein – so what better person to study for clues to mind-enhancing behaviors to try ourselves? He taught us how to squeeze energy out of atoms, so maybe he might be able to teach us a thing or two about how to squeeze the most out of our tiny mortal brains. Could there be any benefits in following Einstein’s sleep, diet, and even fashion choices? Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Tragic Life Of Albert Einstein's Forgotten Son
 
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They say that into every life a little rain must fall. Everyone has their own personal pain, struggles, and losses, even people who are truly remarkable. That was certainly true for Albert Einstein, the brilliant man who developed the theory of relativity. Although this genius made tremendous contributions to the field of physics, his personal life was more problematic. In particular, the struggles related to his youngest son, Eduard. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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20 Bizarre And Creepy Last Words Spoken by Prisoners Before Execution
 
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Some break down and beg for their lives. Some remain stubbornly hardened and brutal to the end. Some make no sense at all. Whichever way they go, there’s always someone on hand to record the last words of executed criminals. So here I gathered 20 bizarre last phrases ever spoked by prisoners sentenced to death. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Tragic Life Of Ota Benga, The Man Who Was Caged In the Zoo
 
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In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Escape From Alcatraz: How Three Prisoners Escaped the Inescapable
 
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Alcatraz is a place of legend, the inescapable prison that housed the most dangerous criminals in America. For years we all believed that no one had ever succeeded at breaking out of Alcatraz, although dozens have tried. But new evidence has come to light and it's giving us some tingly feels because this just may be the evidence that proves three men not only escaped but survived for years afterward. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Incredible Story Of Sergeant Stubby, The America's Most Heroic Dog
 
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Sergeant Stubby took part in 17 battles, saved his regiment from mustard gas attacks and caught a German spy during World War I. By any standards, Stubby is a hero. But what makes his story all the more extraordinary, is that he was a dog. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Grigori Rasputin, The Man They Couldn't Kill
 
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Grigori Rasputin is probably one of the best-known but least understood figures in the events that ultimately led to the downfall of the Russian tsars. The murder of Rasputin on the night of 16-17 December 1916 has always seemed extraordinary: first he was poisoned, then shot and finally drowned in a frozen river by Russian aristocrats fearful of his influence on Tsar Nicholas II and Queen Alexandra. Or was he? Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Shocking Story Of Lina Medina, a 5-Year-Old Girl, Who Gave Birth
 
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In 1939, a healthy young girl named Lina Medina gave birth to an equally healthy baby boy. The only noteworthy detail about this event was the mother's age: she was five years old! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Never Before Seen Marilyn Monroe Autopsy Photos
 
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Marilyn Monroe, the quintessential blonde bombshell, was one the biggest stars of her era and continues to be a towering pop culture icon today. On August 5th, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose in her Los Angeles home. This all too common fate for illustrious stars seemed fitting for a woman known for her substance abuse problems and rocky personal life. However, the story around her death is filled with holes. What happened the day before decease? Why was Marilyn's dead body transported from one mortuary to another? How did the Life magazine obtain the photos of her dead body? Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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World's Greatest Miser According To The Guinness Book of Records
 
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Hetty Green, known as the "wealthiest woman in America”, was so stingy she took her injured son to a free clinic and so paranoid that she slept holding a gun, a chain of bank-deposit keys around her waist. When she died, she was worth almost $200m (today $4.5bn). She had estimated $100m in cash and more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, churches and cemeteries. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Japanese Soldier Who Kept Fighting 29 Years After WWII
 
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For 29 years after the conflict had ended, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda hid out in the jungles and continued waging a war that was long over with. He simply did not believe the war was over! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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15 Incredibly Successful People Who Started Out As Losers
 
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Not everyone who’s on top today got there with success after success. More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous obstacles that forced them to work harder and show more determination than others. Next time you’re feeling down about your failures in college or in a career, keep these 15 famous people in mind and remind yourself that sometimes failure is just the first step towards success. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Grave Robbers Once Stole Charlie Chaplin’s Body for Ransom
 
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Three months after Charlie Chaplin’s death, two men stole the actor’s body in hopes of a $600,000 payout! But it didn’t turn out as they had hoped.. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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What Happened To Ham, The First Astrochimp?
 
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Born during the summer of 1957, this chimpanzee’s life would make history in America’s space program. Ham's 16-minute suborbital flight literally opened space for humans. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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That Guy Who Parachuted Onto Devil's Tower And Got Stranded There For A Week
 
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On October 1, 1941, news crews descended upon Devils Tower National Monument. But this time it wasn’t the incredible 1,200-foot rock formation. It was the stranded man on top! The man was a professional parachutist George Hopkins. He’d spent the better part of his life setting parachuting records. His latest idea was to set the record for the greatest number of jumps in a single day. To create publicity for this idea, he determined a spectacular jump would do the trick! So he decided to parachute from an airplane to the top of Devils Tower. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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How Henrietta Lacks' Cells Saved The Lives Of Millions
 
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When Henrietta Lacks died of cancer in 1951, she and her family had no idea her tragic passing would change the world. Shortly before her death, scientists harvested cells from her body. But while studying her cells, they noticed something odd. After a certain number of cell divisions, they don’t die like other cells in the research lab. In fact, they don’t die at all! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Real-Life Double Agent Who Inspired "James Bond"
 
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“My name is Popov, Duško Popov.” It doesn’t have the same bite as “My name is Bond, James Bond,” but the story of Duško Popov, a Yugoslavian double agent during World War II, is intriguing enough to suggest a strong link to the famous fictional spy. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Who Was This Lone Man Who Refused To Salute Hitler?
 
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The photo was taken at the launch of a German army vessel in 1936, during a ceremony that was attended by Adolf Hitler himself. Hundreds of men and women saluted the Der Führer throwing out their very best «Sieg Heil». Except for one man grimacing with arms crossed. What made this photo unique is that it represented the protest of one man, in its most sincere and pure form. But who was this brave man? Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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How the Hollywood Starlet Helped Invent Wi-Fi
 
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You may know Hedy Lamarr as a talented Hollywood actress and "the Angelina Jolie of her day," but can you imagine she was an avid inventor and the person behind advances in communication technology in the 1940s that led to today’s Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth?! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Who Won the Edison VS Tesla Life Long Debate?
 
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The world of invention has always been a disputable arena. Such is the case of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla who has been in contention for several decades about their discoveries. These goliaths of the electrical engineering world became each other’s nemesis though they shared a certain connection in the past. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Rooftopping Was Their Job Long Before It Became Mainstream
 
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Today rooftopping is the domain of urban adrenaline junkies, but it started off as a very dangerous side of the construction trade. Going back to the 1930s in New York and the building of the now-famous high-rise architectural marvels like the Empire State Building, workers were unknowingly rooftopping to get their pay checks. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Horrific Photo That Cost The Photographer His Life
 
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Most people are familiar with this picture from the South Sudan famine, but not everyone knows that the tragedy portrayed goes far beyond the photo itself, extending to the photographer, Kevin Carter. The photo of a starving girl struggling while a hungry vulture looks on patiently needs no added context to have an effect on all but the most callous of viewers. However, the details of what happened at the time and after the photograph was taken combine to make it one of the most striking and complex stories of human suffering in the modern era... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Smoothest Conman Who Sold The Eiffel Tower...TWICE
 
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They called him the smoothest con man ever. Moving seamlessly between high society and the criminal underworld, Victor Lustig was responsible for some of history’s greatest scams, including a banknote scandal which almost collapsed the US economy and selling the Eiffel Tower not once, but twice. Here's his incredible story! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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A Touching Story Of Simon The Cat, War Hero Of The Seas
 
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The story of an orphaned kitten Simon, rescued from the docks of Hong Kong in 1949 to join the crew of HMS Amethyst, can touch even the coldest heart! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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The Man Who Cheated Death 7 Times, Then Won The Lottery
 
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Frane Selak, of Croatia, has a reputation as the world’s luckiest man (or unluckiest, depending on your outlook). He’s said to have survived a train crash, a plane crash, and a car crash—and that’s just the start of his impossible brushes with death! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Miracle Mike: The Chicken That Lived For 18 Months Without A Head
 
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Did you know only a very small portion of a chicken’s brain is in the front part of its head? On rare occasions, after beheading neurons are still able to shoot a command for the legs to move — so it can happen that, before finally succumbing to death, the animal will run for let’s say 15 minutes at most. But once in 1945, when a five-month-old rooster, today remembered as Miracle Mike the Headless Chicken, was laid on the chopping block, ready to become someone’s dinner, the chicken, surprisingly, survived. In fact, Miracle Mike went on to live for about a year and a half! Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Orphan Trains That Brought Homeless NYC Children to Work On Farms
 
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Between 1854 and 1929 the United States was engaged in an ambitious, and ultimately controversial, social experiment to rescue poor and homeless children, the Orphan Train Movement. The Orphan Trains operated prior to the federal government’s involvement in child protection and child welfare. While they operated, Orphan Trains moved approximately 200,000 children from cities like New York and Boston to the American West to be adopted. Many of these children were placed with parents who loved and cared for them; however others always felt out of place and some were even mistreated. Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Vesna Vulovic a Woman Who Survived a 33,333 Foot Fall
 
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On January 26, 1972, a 22-year-old flight attendant named Vesna Vulovic was not where she was supposed to be. She was cruising at 33,330 feet above Czechoslovakia in a DC-9 airplane, but her schedule had been mixed up with that of another stewardess named Vesna. A powerful explosive was placed on this particular plane by a terrorist group known as Ustashe. While passing over the city of Srbska-Kamenice, the explosive device detonated. The DC-9 was torn into pieces, and the plane’s wreckage, along with its 28 passengers, fell through the sky for three long minutes before striking a frozen mountainside. Vesna Vulović was the only person who fell 33,000 feet in an aircraft explosion and somehow survived the fall... Subscribe to The Story Behind https://is.gd/hixAAr Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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