From lawnchairs attached to giant balloons to homemade flying saucers, people have tried to fly in bizarre and creative ways. In this episode of TRUE, listen to the story of a 20ft wide flying saucer built by the Heene family that was launched while accidentally carrying their 6yr old son. As the balloon hit an altitude of 7000ft, the country watched in shock waiting to see what happened to the little boy everyone thought was on board.
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It’s hard to imagine anyone regretting winning the lottery. For an unlucky few though, hitting the jackpot was a curse, a disaster, and a horrible twist of fate that resulted in bankruptcy, injury, and even death. As the saying goes, sometimes a lot of money can be very expensive.
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Animals have been unwillingly dragged into human combat for millennia. Sure, you’ve heard of horses, dogs, and even dolphins fighting beside soldiers, but over the years there's been some curious out of the box thinking when it comes to animal warfare. Armored elephants, flaming pigs, bat bombs,...