This week we are are going back to the 1860’s to learn all about two dogs who ruled the city: Bummer and Lazarus. They were friends with the King of America (Emperor Norton) and with Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). The city fell head over tails for these pups and they could do no wrong in the populations of San Francisco’s eyes.Read More
The exciting conclusion to the story of Charles Stratton or as P.T. Barnum named him, Tom Thumb. In This episode you will learn about how he met his wife Lavinia Warren and all about their "Fairy Wedding".
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I cheated a little bit since Tom Thumb was a member of the tour and P.T. Barnum's American Museum but was not apart of an actual circus. Please forgive I could not resist doing an episode on Charles Stratton (General Tom Thumb). If you happen to have seen The Greatest Showman (As I have a dozen times) you might remember him. While I LOVE the movie the true story of General Tom Thumb is even more fantastical. Please tune in and hear about Tom's audience with the Queen and his play battle with her spaniel.Read More
How did circuses begin? How did people decide to start flying through the air and swinging from the top of circus tents? Who started what we think of as a circus? Take a listen to our bite size history podcast fro kids and curious adults.Read More
You might have heard her name before. I am relatively certain you have but I am guessing that you heard about her in the same way I was taught about Helen Keller, almost as an accessory to her teacher’s story. I am so excited to get to introduce all of you to a woman that until I began researching I only knew as a brave disabled woman who inspired by her willingness to learn. There is so much more!Read More
“Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.” Annie OakleyRead More
3 Famous Lion Tamers in history from Clyde Beatty's iconic lion tamer look, to the brilliant and creative Irina Bugrimove, to the exceptional Mabel Stark. Learn some great fact to astound friends and teachers!Read More
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's I Can't Believe That Happened. Last week we wrapped up the history of dogs segment and if you haven't listened please go to Itunes and take a listen especially about the WWI pit bull hero Sgt. Stubby who saved his unit. I am sure I will do another segment on dogs. Please leave comments if you have a topic you would like me to cover. This month I have been really starting to feel like Summer is here and when I think about Summer I think carnivals and circuses. So until I start to get fussy we are going to be learning all about the histories of circuses and carnivals. Make sure you let your more wild friends know that the next episode will be.....lion tamers!Read More
Hello everyone and thank you so much for tuning in to this week I Can't Believe That Happened a podcast about history for kids. Today we are talking all about the crazy history of pugs from the Chinese Empire To Queen Victoria.Read More
Hello everyone and welcome to the I Can't Believe That Happened a short podcast for kids on things that happened in history that your history teacher wouldn't believe. The podcast is going to be following the research I am doing for my children's book series Penelope & Beatrice so pick up a copy and learn even more about things like the history of magic, or when a polar bear use to swim in the Thames or the time there was A royal wedding for golden retrievers! Want to learn about something I haven't covered yet? Send me an email or join the Facebook Group, Don't forget to tell friends, families and your Facebook groups all about I can't Believe that Happened please share the episode and subscribe to the podcast and YouTube channel.
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