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I’m Lenny Flank, Editor for Red and Black Publishers, and I’m your host. At “Hidden History”, we’ll look at forgotten stories from history, strange and little-known discoveries in science, and the history behind the exhibits in some of the most famous (and not-so-famous) museums in the world. So settle in, get comfortable, and enjoy some unusual, odd, forgotten and weird history.

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  1. Re: Bismarck story. HMS Hood was known to have a flaw in her armor coverage around the magazine, allowing entry from a certain angle. This was never fixed, so there were two lucky shots in that tale.

  2. For lack of a better place to reach you:
    on DailyKos
    You stated:
    “To function as a battery, the interior would have been filled with an acidic liquid, and this would need to be replaced often as it ran out.”

    This asumption is implausable. How often have you replaced the electrolyte in your car battery?

    Unsealed batteries and capacitors burn off electrolytes while sealed batteries and capacitors retain their electrolytes, for as many as 20 years for a lead acid battery.

    Both versions, scroll keeper vs. battery, are hypothesis. While tests have been carried out to show that the Baghdad Battery could have in fact been a battery, no tests have been carried out to show it was a scroll keeper. 😉

  3. The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836. Texas declared its Independence on March 2, 1836. The Battle of San Jacinto occurred on April 21, 1836.

  4. Just a few corrections to your story on the slate belt. The quarries didn’t fold in 1929. Some were still operating in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Also the Green Knights were never called the White Knights. Originally called the Green Wave. The Knight part came from the name from the Nite Riders the same of the Slate Belt semi-pro football team which played at Pen Argyl.

  5. Hi Lenny, I work for a television station in Denver, Colorado, and I wanted to ask you a question about a post you did on the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Feel free to email me or call at 303-945-5377.

  6. Re: Bisbee, paragraph 4, It’s revolutionary motto was “One Big Union, One General Strike”. You mean Its. It’s is a contraction, standing in for It is.

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Forgotten mysteries, oddities and unknown stories from history, nature and science.