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Larry Richert and John Shumway
June 28, 2019 - 7:12 am
22 years ago today - June 28, 1997 - Mike Tyson lost a fight against heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield after he bit him twice and ripped off a piece of his ear.
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Robert Mangino
Robert Mangino
May 25, 2019 - 9:20 pm
Mangino is joined by John Schalcosky of the Pittsburgh Oddcast to talk about this week in Pittsburgh's fasinating history. From Rolling Rock to Pirate's baseball, they've got it all.
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Pittsburgh from the air in 1932 - Perviously classified Air Force Photo
Andrew Limberg
May 23, 2019 - 11:00 am
What do you know about the origin of the naming of various things around Pittsburgh?
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a statue which was discovered at the town of Atalanti, in central Greece.
(Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Greece's Culture Ministry says a Greek farmer's recent discovery of a fragment of an ancient statue while tilling his field has yielded three more statues and several graves in the past month.
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(Annie Rosen/Jonkopings lans Museum via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 9:58 am
Her name conjures up Old Nordic tales about heroic accomplishments and that's exactly what Saga this summer did when she stumbled on a pre-Viking-era sword in a southern Sweden lake.
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Odd Pittsburgh
John Schalcosky
Larry Richert and John Shumway
September 14, 2018 - 2:09 pm
A baseball legend begins his managing career, The story behind Grant Street, Beatlemania makes its only stop in Pittsburgh and “Chilly Billy”, Terminal Stare and Stefan the Castle Prankster debut! It’s all part of the odd, fascinating and mysterious stuff that happened this week in Pittsburgh’s...
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(Craig Foster via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 4:45 pm
By MALCOLM RITTER , AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it's 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the oldest known drawing. It's not the earliest deliberate design; some abstract engravings are far older. But the...
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dreamstime
Larry Richert and John Shumway
August 28, 2018 - 4:13 pm
Take another trip into Pittsburgh’s past with The Odd Mysterious and Fascinating History of Pittsburgh!
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Getty: Keystone / Stringer
Larry Richert and John Shumway
August 10, 2018 - 12:51 pm
A Pitt student/athlete and Connellsville native wins one of the most dramatic gold medals in Olympics history, a mob boss is gunned down, the world’s first successful TV transmission and Andrew Carnegie passes away, It’s just some of the strange and fascinating things that happened this week in...
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Pittsburgh skyline
Larry Richert and John Shumway
March 22, 2018 - 10:16 am
Odd Pittsburgh’s John Schalcosky has more evidence that Pittsburgh is the most interesting place in the world!
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