This episode was written during Psychic Typewriter, a transcendental art event held in Olympia, Washington, which involved people connected to a typewriter by ropes.
Did you know that early Americans mated with toucans? Or that Benjamin Franklin had unpaid hospital bills? Or that Thomas Edison, the peg-legged mayor of New York City, invented the blender? Or that the Red Baron dropped bottles of lighter fluid during WWI and later started the major airlines? It’s all true and covered in this ten minute telling of American History.