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Twice a week, Ken Jennings and John Roderick add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.

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Twice a week, Ken Jennings and John Roderick add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.

    Episode 234: Trafalgar vs. Carmania (Entry 1325.IS2314)

    Episode 234: Trafalgar vs. Carmania (Entry 1325.IS2314)

    In which the First World War begins in an unexpected fashion, with two ocean liners blowing holes in each other off the coast of Brazil, and Ken gets gaslit into buying a tuxedo. Certificate #32056.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 233: The Dogon (Entry 369.DE0419)

    Episode 233: The Dogon (Entry 369.DE0419)

    In which an African tribe proves so eager to please that they convince generations of ethnographers that alien visitors from Sirius are real, and John gets annoyed that ancient astronauts never invented baseball. Certificate #26731.

    • 58 min
    Episode 232: Cincinnati Chili (Entry 223.2K0440)

    Episode 232: Cincinnati Chili (Entry 223.2K0440)

    In which an early fast food boom, Greek immigration, and (of course) the World's Fair conspire to trick Ohioans into redefining "chili," and John gets justifiably upset about bananas on spaghetti. Certificate #24598.

    • 49 min
    Episode 231: Snow Valley, Oklahoma (Entry 1182.JB2419)

    Episode 231: Snow Valley, Oklahoma (Entry 1182.JB2419)

    In which a Vermonter with an ill-conceived dream brings skiiing very briefly to the Sooner State, and Ken attempts to secure his family some very rare Pokemon cards. Certificate #17398.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 230: The Tootsie Pop Indian (Entry 1317.LA0312)

    Episode 230: The Tootsie Pop Indian (Entry 1317.LA0312)

    In which an American candy company refuses to honor a longstanding bit of playground lollipop lore, and Ken tries to calculate the homeopathic healing power of Tootsie Rolls. Certificate #33486.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 229: Chastity Belts (Entry 209.LV2113)

    Episode 229: Chastity Belts (Entry 209.LV2113)

    In which Renaissance satirists and modern amateur historians accidentally create a physiologically impossible medieval device, and John has a theory about locksmiths and cocaine. Certificate #49406.

    • 55 min

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