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Strange As It Seems

(update) with almost 50 additional episodes: Similar to a Ripley's Believe It Or Not and originally sponsored by Exlax in the 1930's, this series featured bizarre stories based cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald.

63 old time radio show recordings
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15 Audio CDs


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"The Most Valuable Book in the World"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Strange Dye FactStrange as it Seems featured bizarre stories based cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald. The comic strip Strange as it Seems was syndicated in American newspapers between 1928 and 1944. Strange as it Seems was comparable to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Sponsored by Exlax in the 1930s and Palmolive Shave Cream when the show reappeared in 1947-1948.

Some fantastic stories include:

  • The real reason why Christopher Columbus decided to look for a new continent
  • The "baby" spy in Paris during the French Revolution
  • The story of a man that was saved by a cat.
  • The real truth of Cinderella's glass slipper.
  • In Austria, a small village eats arsenic daily for good health.
  • A man had to literally eat a book about democracy to avoid execution. Hot tip: he tore it into little pieces and ate it in his soup.

See also: Can You Imagine That, Ripley's One Minute Shorts, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and Passing Parade.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    63 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 50 min
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      63 shows - total playtime 14 hours 50 minutes
      1. Strange As It Seems 01 Author Who Ate His Book.mp3
      2. Strange As It Seems 02 Man Who Ate A Fortune.mp3
      3. Strange As It Seems 03 Man Who Sold World.mp3
      4. Strange As It Seems 04 Banquet Of Ghosts.mp3
      5. Strange As It Seems 05 Web Of Gold.mp3
      6. Strange As It Seems 06 How America Named.mp3
      7. Strange As It Seems 07 Raw Deal.mp3
      8. Strange As It Seems 08 Where Is Swanee River.mp3
      9. Strange As It Seems 09 Fort Blunder.mp3
      10. Strange As It Seems 10 Diamond Dinner.mp3
      11. Strange As It Seems 11 Elephant Who Ran A Zoo.mp3
      12. Strange As It Seems 12 Costliest Temple In World.mp3
      13. Strange As It Seems 13 Mysterious River.mp3
      14. Strange As It Seems 14 Selfappointed Record Breaker.mp3
      15. Strange As It Seems 15 Woman Who Tempted Fate.mp3
      16. Strange As It Seems 16 Worlds Smartest Counterfeiter.mp3
      17. Strange As It Seems 17 Worlds Largest Diamond.mp3
      18. Strange As It Seems 18 Power Of Press.mp3
      19. Strange As It Seems 19 Rome Transplanted.mp3
      20. Strange As It Seems 20 Stories About Oregon Trail.mp3
      21. Strange As It Seems 21 Peacemakers.mp3
      22. Strange As It Seems 22 Happy Accident.mp3
      23. Strange As It Seems 23 London Pays Rent To King.mp3
      24. Strange As It Seems 24 Poes Raven Actually A White Owl.mp3
      25. Strange As It Seems 25 Martyr To Etiquette.mp3
      26. Strange As It Seems 26 Devil Tracks Of Devonshire.mp3
      27. Strange As It Seems 27 Man Who Financed Revolution.mp3
      28. Strange As It Seems 28 Key That Performed A Miracle.mp3
      29. Strange As It Seems 29 Horse Flies That Made History.mp3
      30. Strange As It Seems 30 Old Fashioned Cure For Rabies.mp3
      31. Strange As It Seems 31 Dog Came Back.mp3
      32. Strange As It Seems 32 Human Horse.mp3
      33. Strange As It Seems 33 Man Who Solved His Own Crime.mp3
      34. Strange As It Seems 34 Beard Tax.mp3
      35. Strange As It Seems 35 Worlds Most Valuable Book.mp3
      36. Strange As It Seems 36 Baby Spy.mp3
      37. Strange As It Seems 37 Cinderellas Slipper.mp3
      38. Strange As It Seems 38 Original Sherlock Holmes Incomplete.mp3
      39. Strange As It Seems 39 Mystery Of Barbados.mp3
      40. Strange As It Seems 390921 06 Worlds Most Ingenious Salesman.mp3
      41. Strange As It Seems 40 King Who Saw Ghosts.mp3
      42. Strange As It Seems 41 Man Fate Could Not Conquer.mp3
      43. Strange As It Seems 42 Man Who Had Green Hair.mp3
      44. Strange As It Seems 43 Lost Art.mp3
      45. Strange As It Seems 44 For Whom Was Pennsylvania Named.mp3
      46. Strange As It Seems 45 Sarah Bernhardts Coffin.mp3
      47. Strange As It Seems 46 King Who Could Not Die.mp3
      48. Strange As It Seems 47 Bloodless Battle.mp3
      49. Strange As It Seems 48 First American Dice Shooter.mp3
      50. Strange As It Seems 49 Mark Of Hesperus.mp3
      51. Strange As It Seems 50 Woman Who Sold Winds.mp3
      52. Strange As It Seems 51 Smokers Rebellion.mp3
      53. Strange As It Seems 52 Worlds Most Expensive Cold Cure.mp3
      54. Strange As It Seems 53 Wolf Month.mp3
      55. Strange As It Seems 54 Owl Testifies At Trial.mp3
      56. Strange As It Seems 55 Man Who Fell Five Miles.mp3
      57. Strange As It Seems 56 Little Jack Horner Really Lived.mp3
      58. Strange As It Seems 63 Neck Verse.mp3
      59. Strange As It Seems 64 Statue Of Irony.mp3
      60. Strange As It Seems 73 Hot Money.mp3
      61. Strange As It Seems 74 Pirates Revenge [Jean Lafitte].mp3
      62. Strange As It Seems 77 Washington Crosses Rhine.mp3
      63. Strange As It Seems 78 Worthless Winner.mp3
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    63 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 50 min
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      63 shows - total playtime 14 hours 50 minutes
      1. Strange As It Seems 01 Author Who Ate His Book.mp3
      2. Strange As It Seems 02 Man Who Ate A Fortune.mp3
      3. Strange As It Seems 03 Man Who Sold World.mp3
      4. Strange As It Seems 04 Banquet Of Ghosts.mp3
      5. Strange As It Seems 05 Web Of Gold.mp3
      6. Strange As It Seems 06 How America Named.mp3
      7. Strange As It Seems 07 Raw Deal.mp3
      8. Strange As It Seems 08 Where Is Swanee River.mp3
      9. Strange As It Seems 09 Fort Blunder.mp3
      10. Strange As It Seems 10 Diamond Dinner.mp3
      11. Strange As It Seems 11 Elephant Who Ran A Zoo.mp3
      12. Strange As It Seems 12 Costliest Temple In World.mp3
      13. Strange As It Seems 13 Mysterious River.mp3
      14. Strange As It Seems 14 Selfappointed Record Breaker.mp3
      15. Strange As It Seems 15 Woman Who Tempted Fate.mp3
      16. Strange As It Seems 16 Worlds Smartest Counterfeiter.mp3
      17. Strange As It Seems 17 Worlds Largest Diamond.mp3
      18. Strange As It Seems 18 Power Of Press.mp3
      19. Strange As It Seems 19 Rome Transplanted.mp3
      20. Strange As It Seems 20 Stories About Oregon Trail.mp3
      21. Strange As It Seems 21 Peacemakers.mp3
      22. Strange As It Seems 22 Happy Accident.mp3
      23. Strange As It Seems 23 London Pays Rent To King.mp3
      24. Strange As It Seems 24 Poes Raven Actually A White Owl.mp3
      25. Strange As It Seems 25 Martyr To Etiquette.mp3
      26. Strange As It Seems 26 Devil Tracks Of Devonshire.mp3
      27. Strange As It Seems 27 Man Who Financed Revolution.mp3
      28. Strange As It Seems 28 Key That Performed A Miracle.mp3
      29. Strange As It Seems 29 Horse Flies That Made History.mp3
      30. Strange As It Seems 30 Old Fashioned Cure For Rabies.mp3
      31. Strange As It Seems 31 Dog Came Back.mp3
      32. Strange As It Seems 32 Human Horse.mp3
      33. Strange As It Seems 33 Man Who Solved His Own Crime.mp3
      34. Strange As It Seems 34 Beard Tax.mp3
      35. Strange As It Seems 35 Worlds Most Valuable Book.mp3
      36. Strange As It Seems 36 Baby Spy.mp3
      37. Strange As It Seems 37 Cinderellas Slipper.mp3
      38. Strange As It Seems 38 Original Sherlock Holmes Incomplete.mp3
      39. Strange As It Seems 39 Mystery Of Barbados.mp3
      40. Strange As It Seems 390921 06 Worlds Most Ingenious Salesman.mp3
      41. Strange As It Seems 40 King Who Saw Ghosts.mp3
      42. Strange As It Seems 41 Man Fate Could Not Conquer.mp3
      43. Strange As It Seems 42 Man Who Had Green Hair.mp3
      44. Strange As It Seems 43 Lost Art.mp3
      45. Strange As It Seems 44 For Whom Was Pennsylvania Named.mp3
      46. Strange As It Seems 45 Sarah Bernhardts Coffin.mp3
      47. Strange As It Seems 46 King Who Could Not Die.mp3
      48. Strange As It Seems 47 Bloodless Battle.mp3
      49. Strange As It Seems 48 First American Dice Shooter.mp3
      50. Strange As It Seems 49 Mark Of Hesperus.mp3
      51. Strange As It Seems 50 Woman Who Sold Winds.mp3
      52. Strange As It Seems 51 Smokers Rebellion.mp3
      53. Strange As It Seems 52 Worlds Most Expensive Cold Cure.mp3
      54. Strange As It Seems 53 Wolf Month.mp3
      55. Strange As It Seems 54 Owl Testifies At Trial.mp3
      56. Strange As It Seems 55 Man Who Fell Five Miles.mp3
      57. Strange As It Seems 56 Little Jack Horner Really Lived.mp3
      58. Strange As It Seems 63 Neck Verse.mp3
      59. Strange As It Seems 64 Statue Of Irony.mp3
      60. Strange As It Seems 73 Hot Money.mp3
      61. Strange As It Seems 74 Pirates Revenge [Jean Lafitte].mp3
      62. Strange As It Seems 77 Washington Crosses Rhine.mp3
      63. Strange As It Seems 78 Worthless Winner.mp3
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    63 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. Strange As It Seems 01 Author Who Ate His Book
    2. Strange As It Seems 02 Man Who Ate A Fortune
    3. Strange As It Seems 03 Man Who Sold World
    4. Strange As It Seems 04 Banquet Of Ghosts
    5. Strange As It Seems 05 Web Of Gold
    6. Strange As It Seems 06 How America Named

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    Disc A002

    1. Strange As It Seems 07 Raw Deal
    2. Strange As It Seems 08 Where Is Swanee River
    3. Strange As It Seems 09 Fort Blunder
    4. Strange As It Seems 10 Diamond Dinner
    5. Strange As It Seems 11 Elephant Who Ran A Zoo
    6. Strange As It Seems 12 Costliest Temple In World

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    Disc A003

    1. Strange As It Seems 13 Mysterious River
    2. Strange As It Seems 14 Selfappointed Record Breaker
    3. Strange As It Seems 15 Woman Who Tempted Fate
    4. Strange As It Seems 16 Worlds Smartest Counterfeiter
    5. Strange As It Seems 17 Worlds Largest Diamond

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    Disc A004

    1. Strange As It Seems 18 Power Of Press
    2. Strange As It Seems 19 Rome Transplanted
    3. Strange As It Seems 20 Stories About Oregon Trail
    4. Strange As It Seems 21 Peacemakers

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    Disc A005

    1. Strange As It Seems 22 Happy Accident
    2. Strange As It Seems 23 London Pays Rent To King
    3. Strange As It Seems 24 Poes Raven Actually A White Owl
    4. Strange As It Seems 25 Martyr To Etiquette

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    Disc A006

    1. Strange As It Seems 26 Devil Tracks Of Devonshire
    2. Strange As It Seems 27 Man Who Financed Revolution
    3. Strange As It Seems 28 Key That Performed A Miracle
    4. Strange As It Seems 29 Horse Flies That Made History

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    Disc A007

    1. Strange As It Seems 30 Old Fashioned Cure For Rabies
    2. Strange As It Seems 31 Dog Came Back
    3. Strange As It Seems 32 Human Horse
    4. Strange As It Seems 33 Man Who Solved His Own Crime

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    Disc A008

    1. Strange As It Seems 34 Beard Tax
    2. Strange As It Seems 35 Worlds Most Valuable Book
    3. Strange As It Seems 36 Baby Spy
    4. Strange As It Seems 37 Cinderellas Slipper
    5. Strange As It Seems 38 Original Sherlock Holmes Incomplete

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    Disc A009

    1. Strange As It Seems 39 Mystery Of Barbados
    2. Strange As It Seems 40 King Who Saw Ghosts
    3. Strange As It Seems 41 Man Fate Could Not Conquer
    4. Strange As It Seems 42 Man Who Had Green Hair

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    Disc A010

    1. Strange As It Seems 43 Lost Art
    2. Strange As It Seems 44 For Whom Was Pennsylvania Named
    3. Strange As It Seems 45 Sarah Bernhardts Coffin
    4. Strange As It Seems 46 King Who Could Not Die

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    Disc A011

    1. Strange As It Seems 47 Bloodless Battle
    2. Strange As It Seems 48 First American Dice Shooter
    3. Strange As It Seems 49 Mark Of Hesperus
    4. Strange As It Seems 50 Woman Who Sold Winds

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    Disc A012

    1. Strange As It Seems 51 Smokers Rebellion
    2. Strange As It Seems 52 Worlds Most Expensive Cold Cure
    3. Strange As It Seems 53 Wolf Month
    4. Strange As It Seems 54 Owl Testifies At Trial

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    Disc A013

    1. Strange As It Seems 55 Man Who Fell Five Miles
    2. Strange As It Seems 56 Little Jack Horner Really Lived
    3. Strange As It Seems 63 Neck Verse
    4. Strange As It Seems 64 Statue Of Irony

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    Disc A014

    1. Strange As It Seems 73 Hot Money
    2. Strange As It Seems 74 Pirates Revenge [Jean Lafitte]
    3. Strange As It Seems 77 Washington Crosses Rhine
    4. Strange As It Seems 78 Worthless Winner

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    Disc A015

    1. Strange As It Seems 390921 06 Worlds Most Ingenious Salesman

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