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Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
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Los Angeles, California
Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Stolen Saint Brains Have Been Found in a Thief's Kettle
The brains of the patron saint of stage magicians have been recovered.
June 16, 2017
Can We Blame the Mafia on Lemons?
Economists and historians are connecting the early rise of organized crime with Sicily's citrus trade.
June 07, 2017
Hawaii County, Hawaii
Kaluakauka (Doctor's Pit)
The spot where the namesake of the Douglas fir met his mysterious end on a Hawaiian volcano.
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San Francisco, California
Admission Day Monument Octopuses
A pair of mutilated bronze octopuses slump at the base of the monument honoring California's admission to the U.S.
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Thieves in Arizona Stole a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course
How are they going to fence this thing?
May 25, 2017
The Massive Bee Hive Heists Unfolding in California
Organized crime may be involved.
May 15, 2017
Stolen: A Duchess's $1.3 Million Diamond Tiara
It's inlaid with 367 diamonds.
May 09, 2017
The Attempted Statistics Exam Heist That Went Through an Air Duct
Two Kentucky college students (allegedly) got creative.
May 04, 2017
Deep River, Connecticut
The Grave of XYZ
The mysterious headstone of an unidentified bank robber was seen visited, every year, by a woman in black.
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One of the Earliest Industrial Spies Was a French Missionary Stationed in China
When he wasn't converting people, Father Francois Xavier d'Entrecolles was extracting trade secrets from porcelain producers.
April 28, 2017
Found: Medieval Manuscripts Stolen From Italy, Hiding in the Boston Public Library
The library obtained them legitimately, but they were never meant to be in America.
April 20, 2017
Old Route 66 Filling Station
Along the historic Mother Road is an old gas station with a secret counterfeiting past.
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St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
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Pine Plains, New York
A distillery built on (and above!) mobster Dutch Schultz's Prohibition-era underground moonshine business.
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Legend has it that President Grant’s frequent drinking in the lobby gave rise to the term “lobbyist.”
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Found: 600,000 Illicit Eels at Heathrow Airport
They were hidden beneath shipments of other, totally legal fish.
March 03, 2017
Some Scotland Villagers Are Trying to Slow Speeding Cars With Hair Dryers
They DO look suspiciously like speed guns.
February 24, 2017
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