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The greatest adventures rarely start out intentionally. They begin with a simple idea. They are debated. Inevitably someone will say it's impossible, it can't be done, and whoever attempts it will surely perish from the effort. Once the impossibility has been decided there always seems to be one man - one dumb man, who sets out to defy the odds (usually to impress a girl) and will risk his life to do so (and hopes that she's watching).

The best stories aren't always fiction. Before we begin I would remind you - this actually happened.

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The greatest adventures rarely start out intentionally. They begin with a simple idea. They are debated. Inevitably someone will say it's impossible, it can't be done, and whoever attempts it will surely perish from the effort. Once the impossibility has been decided there always seems to be one man - one dumb man, who sets out to defy the odds (usually to impress a girl) and will risk his life to do so (and hopes that she's watching).

The best stories aren't always fiction. Before we begin I would remind you - this actually happened.

    Propaganda for Fun and Profit

    Propaganda for Fun and Profit

    The term propaganda has been dragged through the mud by those wacky communists and lighthearted dictators who prevent their citizens from accessing any information regarding the outside world...but did you know that Propaganda can be fun!
    Find out how the bitter taste of propaganda magically improves with a twist of capitalism! What does Jesus and Feminism have to do with smoking? Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? What determines the insurance value of a butt? All this, and more! 

    • 41 min
    Fine Art for 39 Cents

    Fine Art for 39 Cents

    Buried treasure. A leader on horseback. Men in positions of senior leadership forced to cross dress for the entertainment of their subordinates...Rubber butts?
    This is the story of Tupperware. 
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    • 32 min
    How Drug Dealers created America's Most Popular Sport

    How Drug Dealers created America's Most Popular Sport

    If there is one thing unemployed people like to do is get drunk. This is the story of how The Great Depression, Prohibition, a little bath tub hooch and a lot of horsepower collided to produce one of the most boring spectacles on Earth - NASCAR. 

    • 51 min
    You Go Glen Coco! - The Story of "Coco" Chanel

    You Go Glen Coco! - The Story of "Coco" Chanel

    Building a business empire that lasts more than 100 years beyond its inception is no easy task. The road is even tougher if you’re an orphaned girl in early 1900’s France.
     
    The name Chanel, however, lives on. It’s a story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds through seduction, resiliency, and little white lies. Throughout history there are countless examples of people using brute strength to win a battle. There is only one who did it in a little black dress.
     
    This is the story of Coco Chanel

    • 41 min
    Take This Job and Shove It

    Take This Job and Shove It

    Until 2013 Pope Celestine V was the only man in history to surrender his position. He was a man of great faith, bold decisions, and gnarly feet. 

    • 29 min
    The Transit of Venus or LG and the No Good, Very Bad Decade

    The Transit of Venus or LG and the No Good, Very Bad Decade

    They didn't have Xbox back in the 1700's so a bunch of guys set out to determine the distance from the Earth to the Sun. For one sad little man, nothing went as planned.

    • 20 min

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