Tom Slick: Millionaire Monster Hunter
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Brought to you by DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! A look at the fascinating and adventurous life of millionaire Tom Slick. Inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, science enthusiast, paranormal investigator, and - of course - monster hunter! Southwest Research Institute (1947) - independent and nonprofit applied research and development (R&D) organization. Institute of Inventive Research (defunct) - an applied science and innovation incubator (in a barn at ESSAR) - closed in 57 - Mind Science Institute - (1957) research facility to conduct consciousness studies  Texas Biomedical Research Institute started in 41 - became current name in 52 - largest privately own bio-agents research facility, largest cluster of statistical gene research computing The Argyle Club - run by Tom's sister - was used as a fundraising mechanism for the science institutes including promoting the relatively new idea of memorializing donations instead of sending flows. (Now quite common, but new at the time) … as they say now "in lieu of flowers please donate…" Slick Airways - one of the first cargo transport companies, competed with other early companies and picked up a lot of gov't contracts including some OSS (now CIA) missions Pioneer in developing the Brangus breed of cattle which combined Indian Brahma and Scott Angus breeds for heartier, tastier, heat-resistant breed Books used in the research of this episode (Amazon Links) In Search of Tom Slick - new edition of Catherine Nixon Cooke's book Searching for Sasquatch - by Brian Regal Abominable Science - by Loxton & Prothero Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology  - by Loren Coleman The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas  (1957) Hammer Film Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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