Ripley Radio – Bad Girls, Steampunk and Broken Wings
Bad Girls Galore – The American West had its share of outlaw women, many of whom were killers and rustlers – and some actually ended up on the short end of a long rope as a result. Author Michael Rutter has documented these bad girls in his “Bedside Book of Bad Girls.” He visits with us on the Sept. 10 episode of Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast, the official radio station of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and shares several amazing and shocking stories about a few of them.
Additional Fun, Weird and Totally Unbelievable Items Discussed this week:
• Steampunk is often defined as Victorian style with an industrial revolution feel to it combined with a touch of Jules Verne fantasy – all mixed together with a 21st century punk attitude. Sandra Martin, the founder of the Oklahoma Steampunk Expo is on hand to tell us all about this emerging genre and about her annual confab in Oklahoma City.
• Chris Epting reports about a plethora of fallen birds, all with the exact same wing injury,
• Tim plays Spot the Not! using facts culled from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baseball Oddities book,
• Edward examines the Steampunk exhibits in the Ripley archives,
• We find out who the fittest man in the world is and where he lives.
• The Eagles present their 1975 Number One hit, “One of these Nights,” as our musical egress this week