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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.

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    • Historie
    • 4.3 • 3.3 t vurderinger

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.

    The Miracle of the Gulls: A Cricket War

    The Miracle of the Gulls: A Cricket War

    In 1848, times were dire for the Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake Valley. Massive swarms of crickets laid waste to everything in their path, destroying crops and endangering the community's chances of survival. The threat of starvation loomed. According to the legend the community was saved by the miraculous arrival of gulls with a craving for crickets -- but how much of this story is fact, and how much fiction? Tune in to learn more.
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    • 44 min.
    A History of Pregnancy Cravings, Part 2: Stereotypes, Superstitions and Science

    A History of Pregnancy Cravings, Part 2: Stereotypes, Superstitions and Science

    In earlier centuries, when science and spirituality were considered one and the same, the world was full of advice and warnings surrounding pregnancy cravings. In the second part of this two-part series, Ben and Noel explore how humans perceived these cravings: as superstition, stereotype and, eventually, science.
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    • 49 min.
    A History of Pregnancy Cravings, Part 1: Pickles and Ice Cream

    A History of Pregnancy Cravings, Part 1: Pickles and Ice Cream

    Pregnancy is amazing — and scary, and beautiful, and a thousand other things. The modern world has stereotypes and tropes aplenty about pregnancy, especially including the phenomena known as pregnancy cravings. But how far back does this go? In the first part of this series, Ben and Noel explore the history of cravings, along with beliefs about how too much — or too little — of a given food was believed to affect children later in life.
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    • 46 min.
    The Carrington Event, Part II: Attack of the Sun!

    The Carrington Event, Part II: Attack of the Sun!

    Less than 18 hours after Richard Carrington noticed something screwy on the sun’s surface, chaos erupted. Telegraph operators found their machines literally aflame. The Northern Lights were visible from Cuba. People and plants across the globe became convinced it was daytime. Centuries later, Ben and Noel explore the consequences of the Carrington event and — perhaps most importantly — what this may mean for the future.
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    • 29 min.
    The Carrington Event, Part I: The Sun is Acting Strange

    The Carrington Event, Part I: The Sun is Acting Strange

    When amateur astronomer Richard Carrington gazed through his telescope on the morning of September 1st, 1859, he noticed something weird about the surface of the sun -- it seemed to have clusters of dark spots. Later historians would recognize this as the earliest observation of a solar flare -- and a little less than 18 hours later, the associated coronal mass ejection would wreak havoc on Earth, setting telegraphs aflame, lighting up the night sky and causing many to wonder whether it was the end of the world.
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    • 32 min.
    Loveday: Henry VI's Well-intentioned, Terrible Attempt at Making Peace

    Loveday: Henry VI's Well-intentioned, Terrible Attempt at Making Peace

    In an effort to prevent further conflicts in what would become known as the Wars of the Roses, King Henry VI called the warring parties to London, with a weird pitch -- they would resolve their disputes through diplomacy, culminating in a parade where these sworn enemies would have to literally walk around town holding hands. Tune in to see how it all played out.
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    • 57 min.

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3.3 t vurderinger

3.3 t vurderinger

SelfAwareRobotMom ,

Fun overall

I really want to give this podcast 5 stars, but Noel’s incorrect ramblings are a huge defect.

margofaz ,

Probably never will meet Henry the 6th…what?

Listened to one episode on Henry the sixth and then they lost me. A little bit interesting since I do love learning about history but I left after the one guy said “I’ll probably never meet the guy so I don’t mind saying this…”and he meant Henry the sixth. Yes we can safely assume that you probablywill never meet him. My advice: Concentrate on the topic rather than on your radio voice. Sounds way too unnatural and scripted.

LadyPonusky ,

Inappropriate Laughter

Thank you for being the cause behind my seemingly random bursts of laughter in the office. My coworkers may not understand, but they go with it.

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