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Forgotten history, bizarre tales & facts that seem too strange to be true! Host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something strange, bizarre or surprising that they‘ve recently learned and he gets to the bottom of it! Every episode ends by playing a gameshow-style quiz game with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.

The Internet Says it‘s True Michael Kent

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    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Forgotten history, bizarre tales & facts that seem too strange to be true! Host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something strange, bizarre or surprising that they‘ve recently learned and he gets to the bottom of it! Every episode ends by playing a gameshow-style quiz game with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.

    Tell-Tale Shark: Jimmy Smith‘s Arm

    Tell-Tale Shark: Jimmy Smith‘s Arm

    This week‘s episode is a true crime tale - a shark spits up a human arm in a Sidney aquarium and it leads to one of Australia‘s most notorious - and strangest - murder cases. This shocking story from 1935 is a crazy one! Then we chat with Amma Marfo for the quick quiz!

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    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent


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    • 30 min
    A Titanic Hero at Dunkirk: Charles Lightoller

    A Titanic Hero at Dunkirk: Charles Lightoller

    Charles Lightoller was the Second Officer on board the ill-fated maiden voyage of the H.M.S. Titanic. Only saved by an exploding boiler, he went on to a notable life and may have been responsible for saving hundreds of lives during the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk. In this episode, we talk about the Titanic, Charles Lightoller and the heroic actions in Dunkirk, France. Then we invite Comedian and Circus Performer Jonathan Burns on to play the quick quiz!





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    Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet


    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent


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    • 37 min
    The Anti-Mask Controversy: It’s Not New

    The Anti-Mask Controversy: It’s Not New

    ”Anti-Mask” rants have taken over school board meetings, city council meetings, airplanes and stores throughout America. But did people act like this during the Flu Pandemic of 1918? In this episode, we examine what happened during the ”Spanish Flu” when mask mandates were put into effect. ”Anti-Mask” rants have taken over school board meetings, city council meetings, airplanes and stores throughout America. But did people act like this during the Flu Pandemic of 1918? In this episode, we examine what happened during the ”Spanish Flu” when mask mandates were put into effect. Then we chat with Comedian Kelly Collette for the quick quiz!


    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589


    Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet


    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent


    For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

    • 34 min
    The Cobra Effect: Unintended Consequences in British India

    The Cobra Effect: Unintended Consequences in British India

    The Cobra Effect is a story of unintended consequences. In British-controlled India, the government tried to offer an incentive to help curb the rampant deadly cobra problem. Their solution backfired. This is the story of the model that economist & sociologists call the ”Cobra Effect.” Then comedy writer Jimmy Mak comes on the show to play the quick quiz!



    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589

    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent
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    East of Tunesia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100246

    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 26 min
    The Confederados: The Confederate Flag Flies in Brazil

    The Confederados: The Confederate Flag Flies in Brazil

    After the U.S. Civil War, somewhere between 8,000-20,000 Confederates fled to Brazil where they established their own colony. Even today, you‘ll see the Confederate Flag flying there as they celebrate the ”Festa Confederada” every Spring. In this episode, we examine this strange immigration story and chat with Actress and Comedian Jackie Tohn.



    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent
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    • 34 min
    The Most Kissed Girl in the World

    The Most Kissed Girl in the World

    When the Laerdal Toy Company was tasked with creating the very first mannequin for practicing CPR, they used a familiar face - it was that of ”L‘Inconnue de la Seine” - a famous mask supposedly cast from an unknown drowning victim discovered in the River Seine in the late 1880s. In this episode, we explore the strange case and then talk to Comedian and Author Dan Wilbur for the Quick Quiz!

    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent
    For access to Joke/Story/Trick, visit http://JokeStoryTrick.com
    For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ
    Dissappointment by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100481

    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

ryangtr ,

Excellent

Mike is a pro entertainer who is interesting and very funny. Give this one a listen now!

Shaun paper crane ,

Funny and entertaining.

Tons of information that I never knew before. Definitely helps to get me through my day.

jmackhh ,

What a great show!!

I reviewed this show on my podcast Just One Listen and gave it one of the highest scores yet because each episode of this podcast Michael puts together an entertaining, thought provoking, fantastic show that keeps your ears at attention for the entire time.

I can’t speak highly enough of the work and talent he puts into this. Thank you for this show Michael!!

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