The Daredevils of Niagara Falls

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Humans are self-destructive by nature, so when they see a 176 foot drop over a cliff propelled by water, they have a natural inclination to… seal themselves in barrels and ride over? Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, we’ll look at some of the Daredevils of Niagara Falls.

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Morgan Stanley’s Island of Dr. D’oh! – Things You Might Not Know

John Frankenheimer directed the 1996 adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” but the project was originally helmed by Richard Stanley. In this week’s episode of Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, we look at what led to Stanley’s dismissal, and how he still managed to be part of the film in “Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. D’oh!”

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Night Witches: The Women Who Bombed The Nazis – Things You Might Not Know

Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, I’ll tell you all about a group of Soviet Women who bombed Nazi forces who have become known as The Night Witches.

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi: The Nuclear Powered Workaholic – Things You Might Not Know

Surviving a nuclear blast with only minor injuries is lucky, but how lucky do you have to be to do it twice? Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, I’ll tell you all about a man who survived both WWII nuclear bombings, Tsutomu Yamaguchi.

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Niagara Falls’ Toxic Wasteland – Things You Might Not Know

An attempt to route shipments around Niagara Falls goes awry when funding runs out and a chemical producer buys in. Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, the story of Love Canal.

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Pre-ANTIFA – The White Rose – Things You Might Not Know

Before the ANTIFA movement, the resistance against fascism took the form of The White Rose, a group of students attempting to save Europe from the Nazi regime. Learn more today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE.

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Supernatural vs. P. Diddy – Things You Might Not Know

Prior to the Season 5 premiere of Supernatural, Sean “Diddy” Combs found himself on the wrong end of the fanbase. Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, we’ll take a look at the battle of Supernatural vs. P. Diddy

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The General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy – Things You Might Not Know

Once ubiquitous, electric streetcars have all but vanished, thanks to a very Judge Doom like plot from multiple companies, including GM. This week on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, we look at the General Motors streetcar conspiracy.

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Will the real Andrew W.K. please stand up? – Things You Might Not Know

Andrew W.K. has evolved as an artist over the course of his career – but is that because he’s actually multiple people? Today on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, will the real Andrew W.K. please stand up?

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Commander Keen’s 23andMe – Things You Might Not Know

This week on Things You Might Not Know with ThinkSoJoE, a look at an interesting family connection across several id Software games, including Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, and DOOM

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