What is the science behind the way Tarrare ate the way he did? Most people wouldn’t consider eating 12 whole eggs at once possible, but in 1700s France, Tarrare was an anomaly. Competitive eaters today still can’t compare to this reigning king of bizarre eating.
With Molly Brandenburg & Richard Rossner
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“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t know” is always the scariest. Unexplained Mysteries is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production. Ad-free archives of episodes six months or older are now available through Stitcher Premium.
He was known as the Hungriest Man in history, eating his way through corks, stones, live animals, and by swallowing an entire basketful of apples one after the other. Was he the victim of a strange disorder or just meant to be a competitive eater? In Part II, Molly and Richard discuss what might have caused Tarrare’s strange affliction in 1700s France.
A millionaire investor goes missing. Who is responsible? We explore the chief suspects behind Lowenstein’s disappearance.
A shrewd, confident businessman, achieving a net worth of over 12 million pounds in the 1920s, but would his business dealings eventually lead to his downfall?
The Devil's Triangle remains shrouded in mystery. What have legitimate studies conducted by the U.S. Navy revealed about the regular disappearances of ships and aircraft over this area of the North Atlantic Ocean?
In December of 1945, five planes never returned to Fort Lauderdale Naval Base from a routine training mission exercise. Three rescue planes were sent to look for them. Only two came back. Welcome to the Bermuda Triangle, a patch of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.
What if the government’s explanation for a UFO encounter is proven false? Could these sightings be the advanced technology of extraterrestrial visitors? If so, why doesn’t the government want us to know about it?
UFO sightings are still largely unexplained today. The government did a massive, twenty-year study into what they could be. Are these mysterious objects the result of secret military projects? Alien spacecraft? Overactive imaginations? Or are they something else entirely?
The Clovis People have long been accepted as the first humans to arrive in the Americas. Then spearheads were discovered in the Americas that pre-date the Clovis by 2500 years. Is it possible the first settlers in the Americas were actually Australians who reached the Chilean coast? Or Siberians who came down the Pacific coast in canoes?
The Clovis peoples have long been considered the predecessors to the native Americans. Recent evidence has suggested that North America may have been inhabited as long as 19,000 years ago. Who were the Clovis and were they the first to inhabit America? If so, how did they get from Central Asia to the Americas?
From the early 1800s through 1920s, over 50 articles appeared in newspapers around the U.S announcing the discovery of giant skeletons in America. Can genetics or a rare disorder explain the giant skeletons? Or were all of these newspapers connected to a larger hoax?
From the early 1800’s through the 1930’s, claims that giant skeletons were unearthed kept popping up in newspapers yet none of the remains were ever claimed. Did publishers concoct stories to sell more papers, or is there more to these stories than first appears?
A series of ring-shaped ditches in the Brazilian Amazon shows that a sophisticated civilization once existed in the rainforest. Could it have been the mythic city of El Dorado? Or is it linked to similar religious sites in the Andes Mountains? Or perhaps the work of ancient aliens?
A series of ring-shaped ditches can be found throughout the Brazilian Amazon, which predate the rain forest itself. These structures remain a complete mystery, and archaeologists are unsure what to make of them. It is suggested that they served as burial grounds or a form of defense, but no one knows for sure.
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This is a crossover episode with the hosts of Conspiracy Theories and Unexplained Mysteries. In part one we explored the official story behind the flight's disappearance, in this episode we analyze the theories and mysterious circumstances surrounding this event. Was the plane brought down by a rogue passenger, or a cyber-attack? What kind of information might governments be hiding from the families who lost loved ones?
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Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Despite all of the geo-location technology that exists, and more than $160 million in a search and recovery effort, the whereabouts of flight MH370, and the circumstances of its disappearance over the Indian Ocean in 2014 remain a mystery.
While presumed to have lived during the Dark Ages, nothing was written about King Arthur until centuries after. But when Glastonbury monks uncovered a tomb late in the 12th century with an inscription that read “Here lies buried the famous King Arthur with Guinevere, his second wife, in the aisle of Avalon,” they may have finally found definitive evidence to prove that King Arthur was real. But was it evidence we could trust?
King Arthur is Britain’s famed warrior king who fought against the Saxons to preserve British independence. His story has been embellished through the ages but there have been many discrepancies. Which versions about King Arthur are fact and which are fiction? Or is it all fiction?
Months after the the murder of hotel guest “Ronald T. Owen,” his true identity was discovered to be Artemas Ogletree. But for years, the case went unsolved. Almost 70 years later, the Kansas City Public Library received an anonymous call. Somebody had found a box with press clippings about the murder and a crucial piece of evidence. Would it be enough to solve the case?
A young man checked into a Kansas City hotel by himself under the name Roland T. Owen back in 1935. After mysterious phone calls and visitors to his room, Owen was found savagely beaten. But as it turns out, this man wasn’t Roland T. Owen. So who was he? And did the killer intend to kill the real Owen, or the man posing as him?