Believe It Or Not!

November 3, 1935 to August 10, 1948
461 episodes known to exist
Believe It Or Not! was a radio show which ran from November 3, 1935 to August 10, 1948.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
November 3, 1935 - October 25, 1936
Believe It Or Not
7
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2
October 9, 1937 - April 9, 1938
Believe It Or Not
5
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3
May 3, 1938 - July 19, 1938
Believe It Or Not
4
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4
September 26, 1938 - October 3, 1938
Believe It Or Not
2
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5
April 7, 1939 - February 23, 1940
Believe It Or Not
5
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6
January 17, 1942 - January 31, 1942
Believe It Or Not
3
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7
January 18, 1944 - April 4, 1944
Believe It Or Not
3
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8
August 4, 1947 - August 10, 1948
Believe It Or Not
16
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9
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not
416
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Believe It Or Not
Also known as BELIEVE IT OR NOT
November 3, 1935 - October 25, 1936
7 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Anouncer: Ben Grauer
Music: Ozzie Nelson Orchestra, Harriet Hilliard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 3, 1935 
Beautiful People 
 
29:30 

 
December 1, 1935 
Aviation Oddities 
 
29:30 

 
10 
December 8, 1935 
Man's Best Friend 
 
29:30 

 
28 
April 12, 1936 
Bell of the Maiden 
 
29:30 

 
37 
June 14, 1936 
France and Persia 
 
29:30 

 
38 
June 21, 1936 
Unusual Inventions 
 
29:30 

 
42 
October 25, 1936 
Strange War Facts 
 
29:30 

 
Believe It Or Not
October 9, 1937 - April 9, 1938
5 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Music: D'Artega Orchestra
Director: B.A. Rolfe
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
13 
October 9, 1937 
Lou Gehrig 
 
29:30 

 
20 
November 20, 1937 
Guest: Colonel Stoopnagel 
 
29:30 

 
30 
February 5, 1938 
Lonely Heart 
 
29:30 

 
36 
March 19, 1938 
The Coming of Spring 
 
29:30 

 
38 
April 9, 1938 
Strangest Counterfeiting Case 
 
29:30 

 
Believe It Or Not
May 3, 1938 - July 19, 1938
4 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Music: B.A. Rolfe Orchestra, Linda Lee
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
41 
May 3, 1938 
The Craziest People 
 
29:30 

 
43 
May 17, 1938 
The Echo Man 
 
29:30 

 
50 
July 5, 1938 
Independence Day in July 
Independence Day Program 
29:30 

 
52 
July 19, 1938 
Douglas Corrigan Flight 
 
10:00 

 
Believe It Or Not
September 26, 1938 - October 3, 1938
2 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Music: B.A. Rolfe Orchestra, Linda Lee
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
62 
September 26, 1938 
Guest: Lowell Thomas 
 
29:30 

 
63 
October 3, 1938 
Alice in Wonderland 
 
29:30 

 
Believe It Or Not
April 7, 1939 - February 23, 1940
5 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Music: B.A. Rolfe Orchestra, Linda Lee
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
65 
April 7, 1939 
Texas Night 
 
29:30 

 
77 
June 30, 1939 
A Warden's Pardon 
 
29:30 

 
78 
July 7, 1939 
The Captain and the Slave 
 
29:30 

 
83 
August 11, 1939 
Nursery Rhymes As Historical Records 
 
29:30 

 
91 
February 23, 1940 
Dramas of the Deep 
 
29:30 

 
Believe It Or Not
Also known as BELIEVE IT OR NOT
January 17, 1942 - January 31, 1942
3 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
Music: D'Artega Orchestra
Director: B.A. Rolfe
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 17, 1942 
The Last Inca 
 
28:50 

 
January 24, 1942 
Mexico 
 
30:00 

 
January 31, 1942 
Maya 
 
29:00 

 
Believe It Or Not
January 18, 1944 - April 4, 1944
3 episodes known to exist
Host: Robert Ripley
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 18, 1944 
Little Girls 
 
14:30 

 
28 
February 23, 1944 
The Sense of Smell 
 
14:30 

 
57 
April 4, 1944 
Danger Is My Business 
 
14:30 

 
Believe It Or Not
Also known as BELIEVE IT OR NOT
August 4, 1947 - August 10, 1948
16 episodes known to exist
Star: Robert Ripley NARRATOR
Announcer: Bill Griffis DIRECTOR
Writer: George Lefferts CREATOR/PRODUCER
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
61 
August 4, 1947 
Witch Hunting 
Halloween Program 
15:00 

 
62 
August 5, 1947 
The Ghost's Painting 
 
15:00 

 
63 
August 6, 1947 
A Meeting of Future Presidents 
 
15:00 

 
64 
August 7, 1947 
The Most Patient Man in the World 
 
15:00 

 
65 
August 8, 1947 
Albany Times-Union `believe It Or Not' Contest Winners 
Broadcast aboard the Monlay, Ripley's Chinese Junk 
15:00 

 
146 
December 8, 1947 
The Song On the Begger's Back 
The origin of the "Marine Hymn" 
15:00 

 
147 
December 9, 1947 
Family That Was Reunited by a Strange Twist of Fate 
 
15:00 

 
148 
December 10, 1947 
The Scientific Breeding of Fighting Cocks 
 
15:00 

 
149 
December 11, 1947 
High Priced Rabbits 
 
15:00 

 
150 
December 12, 1947 
Automatic Thief Catching Device 
 
15:00 

 
271 
May 10, 1948 
Predestination 
The story of General Douglas MacArthur 
15:00 

 
272 
May 11, 1948 
The Emperor's Art Treasures 
 
15:00 

 
273 
May 12, 1948 
Man's Brotherhood to Man 
 
15:00 

 
274 
May 13, 1948 
Sooner Or Later, Bad Luck Will Change 
 
15:00 

 
275 
May 14, 1948 
The Drums of War 
From Honolulu 
15:00 

 
337 
August 10, 1948 
Tipi Tipi Tin 
From Honolulu 
15:00 

 
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
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416 episodes known to exist
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Egyptian Shoe 
 
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Cliff Railway 
 
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Grave Robber 
 
01:00 

 
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Death's Head Moth 
 
01:00 

 
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Church Steeple 
 
01:00 

 
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Witch Doctor 
 
01:00 

 
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King's Reward 
 
01:00 

 
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Iron Man 
 
01:00 

 
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Engaged Only Once 
 
01:00 

 
10 
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Bono the Dwarf 
 
01:00 

 
11 
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Inhuman Monarch 
 
01:00 

 
12 
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Lord Brooks 
 
01:00 

 
13 
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Considerate Uncle 
 
01:00 

 
14 
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Killed by Bashfulness 
 
01:00 

 
15 
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Remarkable Woman 
 
01:00 

 
16 
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Weaponless Duel 
 
01:00 

 
17 
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Billy Dixon 
 
01:00 

 
18 
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King Olaf 
 
01:00 

 
19 
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Unusual Pony 
 
01:00 

 
20 
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Never Bitten 
 
01:00 

 
21 
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Empty Grave 
 
01:00 

 
22 
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Thrifty Nephew 
 
01:00 

 
23 
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Preston Hall 
 
01:00 

 
24 
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Dunner Rock 
 
01:00 

 
25 
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Exploding Casket 
 
01:00 

 
26 
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Church Inspired by a Footstool 
 
01:00 

 
27 
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Dancing Corpses 
 
01:00 

 
28 
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Strange Vigil 
 
01:00 

 
29 
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Man of Letters 
 
01:00 

 
30 
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When Will He Die 
 
01:00 

 
31 
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World's Richest Heiress 
 
01:00 

 
32 
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Greatest Lover 
 
01:00 

 
33 
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Moon Gate 
 
01:00 

 
34 
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King of Punishment 
 
01:00 

 
35 
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Town Clock 
 
01:00 

 
36 
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19th Century Superman 
 
01:00 

 
37 
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Ye Old Sun Inn 
 
01:00 

 
38 
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Odd Place to Live 
 
01:00 

 
39 
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Singing Sailors 
 
01:00 

 
40 
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Fateful Phone Call 
 
01:00 

 
41 
n/a 
Funny Election 
 
01:00 

 
42 
n/a 
Act of Courage 
 
01:00 

 
43 
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Floating Christmas Present 
 
01:00 

 
44 
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Fish Story 
 
01:00 

 
45 
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Choosy Thief 
 
01:00 

 
46 
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Strange President 
 
01:00 

 
47 
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Strange Death 
 
01:00 

 
48 
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Unusual Temple 
 
01:00 

 
49 
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Unusual Purchase 
 
01:00 

 
50 
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Odd Way to Live 
 
01:00 

 
51 
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Strange Death Wish 
 
01:00 

 
52 
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Largest Clan in Scotland 
 
01:00 

 
53 
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The Nervous Bulls 
 
01:00 

 
54 
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The Oath That Came True 
 
01:00 

 
55 
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Private Property 
 
01:00 

 
56 
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Life in Chains 
 
01:00 

 
57 
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Strange Sport 
 
01:00 

 
58 
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Don't Turn Your Back On a Fight 
 
01:00 

 
59 
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Odd Lady 
 
01:00 

 
60 
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Prophesy 
 
01:00 

 
61 
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To Catch a Thief 
 
01:00 

 
62 
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No Robes 
 
01:00 

 
63 
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Odd Sack of Mail 
 
01:00 

 
64 
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Mountain That's a City 
 
01:00 

 
65 
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Prophesy of Love 
 
01:00 

 
66 
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Scotish Wife Killer 
 
01:00 

 
67 
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About Face 
 
01:00 

 
68 
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Smooth Operator 
 
01:00 

 
69 
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Carry a Tune 
 
01:00 

 
70 
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Man of His Word 
 
01:00 

 
71 
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The Vow 
 
01:00 

 
72 
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Young Sailor 
 
01:00 

 
73 
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Insane Schoolteacher 
 
01:00 

 
74 
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Tell-Tale House 
 
01:00 

 
75 
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Comedy of Errors 
 
01:00 

 
76 
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No Time to Write Books 
 
01:00 

 
77 
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To Kill a Turtle 
 
01:00 

 
78 
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Nut On Numbers 
 
01:00 

 
79 
n/a 
Argument Led to War 
 
01:00 

 
80 
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Sad Day For a Railroad 
 
01:00 

 
81 
n/a 
Knight From Tennessee 
 
01:00 

 
82 
n/a 
Fish That Disappeared 
 
01:00 

 
83 
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Strange Marriage Ceremony 
 
01:00 

 
84 
n/a 
Pink Lady 
 
01:00 

 
85 
n/a 
Human Computer 
 
01:00 

 
86 
n/a 
Strange Will 
 
01:00 

 
87 
n/a 
Man of God-Western Style 
 
01:00 

 
88 
n/a 
Mama's Boy 
 
01:00 

 
89 
n/a 
Cargo of Bad Luck 
 
01:00 

 
90 
n/a 
Boredom Costs a Fortune 
 
01:00 

 
91 
n/a 
First Ice Man 
 
01:00 

 
92 
n/a 
Longest Love Letter 
 
01:00 

 
93 
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Fought Nature 
 
01:00 

 
94 
n/a 
Blind Sightseer 
 
01:00 

 
95 
n/a 
Poetic Justice 
 
01:00 

 
96 
n/a 
Longest and Shortest Wedding in History 
 
01:00 

 
97 
n/a 
Theory of Child Education 
 
01:00 

 
98 
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Perfumed House 
 
01:00 

 
99 
n/a 
Hidden Treasure 
 
01:00 

 
100 
n/a 
Work of Art 
 
01:00 

 
101 
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Self-Centered Man 
 
01:00 

 
102 
n/a 
Fatal Family 
 
01:00 

 
103 
n/a 
Strange Defense 
 
01:00 

 
104 
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Machine of Death 
 
01:00 

 
105 
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Church Disaster 
 
01:00 

 
106 
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Builder of Roads 
 
01:00 

 
107 
n/a 
Physical Handicap 
 
01:00 

 
108 
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Cruel Trick of Nature 
 
01:00 

 
109 
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Baby Commander 
 
01:00 

 
110 
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Two Lives 
 
01:00 

 
111 
n/a 
Killjoy 
 
01:00 

 
112 
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Misplaced Building 
 
01:00 

 
113 
n/a 
Great Talent (2) 
 
01:00 

 
114 
n/a 
Dream Came True 
 
01:00 

 
115 
n/a 
Wedding Ceremony (2) 
 
01:00 

 
116 
n/a 
Free Criminal 
 
01:00 

 
117 
n/a 
Hidden Treasure (2) 
 
01:00 

 
118 
n/a 
One Track Mind 
 
01:00 

 
119 
n/a 
Woman's Hats 
 
01:00 

 
120 
n/a 
Ink Blot Test 
 
01:00 

 
121 
n/a 
Strange Omen 
 
01:00 

 
122 
n/a 
Dog Betrays King 
 
01:00 

 
123 
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Unlikely Death 
 
01:00 

 
124 
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Sleepy Head 
 
01:00 

 
125 
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Fainting Pastor 
 
01:00 

 
126 
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Church Beginnings 
 
01:00 

 
127 
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Canadian Joan of Arc 
 
01:00 

 
128 
n/a 
Trick On Nappy 
 
01:00 

 
129 
n/a 
Literary Award 
 
01:00 

 
130 
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Prophesy (2) 
 
01:00 

 
131 
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True Romance 
 
01:00 

 
132 
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Castle of Warning 
 
01:00 

 
133 
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Dress a Harem 
 
01:00 

 
134 
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Modern Warfare 
 
01:00 

 
135 
n/a 
Cheated Death 
 
01:00 

 
136 
n/a 
Patriot in Exile 
 
01:00 

 
137 
n/a 
Never Grew Up 
 
01:00 

 
138 
n/a 
Moonlighting Doctors 
 
01:00 

 
139 
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Soldier Works Magic 
 
01:00 

 
140 
n/a 
Greatest One Man Job 
 
01:00 

 
141 
n/a 
Loyal Soldier 
 
01:00 

 
142 
n/a 
Sight of Terror 
 
01:00 

 
143 
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Never Never Gate 
 
01:00 

 
144 
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Un-Facts 
 
01:00 

 
145 
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Grateful Soldiers 
 
01:00 

 
146 
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Courages Queen 
 
01:00 

 
147 
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Shyest Women in the World 
 
01:00 

 
148 
n/a 
Horrible Past 
 
01:00 

 
149 
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Marriage Test 
 
01:00 

 
150 
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Cow's Gold Teeth 
 
01:00 

 
151 
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Makes a Point 
 
01:00 

 
152 
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Home Sweet Home 
 
01:00 

 
153 
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Water Drill 
 
01:00 

 
154 
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Good Manners 
 
01:00 

 
155 
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Hates Money 
 
01:00 

 
156 
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Possessed by His Name ( Missing Ending) 
 
01:00 

 
157 
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Toothache 
 
01:00 

 
158 
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Up to Date Church 
 
01:00 

 
159 
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Last Reward 
 
01:00 

 
160 
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Greatest Clothes Horse 
 
01:00 

 
161 
n/a 
Strange Way to Die 
 
01:00 

 
162 
n/a 
Living Library 
 
01:00 

 
163 
n/a 
Useless Guard 
 
01:00 

 
164 
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Costliest Tree 
 
01:00 

 
165 
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Dark Secret 
 
01:00 

 
166 
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Inherited His Own Fortune 
 
01:00 

 
167 
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Opera Singer 
 
01:00 

 
168 
n/a 
Nothing to Govern 
 
01:00 

 
169 
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Man Who Couldn't Sleep 
 
01:00 

 
170 
n/a 
Oldest Language 
 
01:00 

 
171 
n/a 
Act of Patriotism 
 
01:00 

 
172 
n/a 
Condemned a River 
 
01:00 

 
173 
n/a 
Game of Chess (2) 
 
01:00 

 
174 
n/a 
Queen For a Day 
 
01:00 

 
175 
n/a 
Couldn't Say No 
 
01:00 

 
176 
n/a 
Bloody Oath 
 
01:00 

 
177 
n/a 
Prayer Answered 
 
01:00 

 
178 
n/a 
Great Talent 
 
01:00 

 
179 
n/a 
Strange Criminal Code 
 
01:00 

 
180 
n/a 
Strange Decision 
 
01:00 

 
181 
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Prince's Cruelty 
 
01:00 

 
182 
n/a 
Labor of Love 
 
01:00 

 
183 
n/a 
To Kill a Spy 
 
01:00 

 
184 
n/a 
Fate 
 
01:00 

 
185 
n/a 
Most Trusting Man 
 
01:00 

 
186 
n/a 
Tragic Love Story 
 
01:00 

 
187 
n/a 
Deathbed Wish 
 
01:00 

 
188 
n/a 
Queen with Short Memory 
 
01:00 

 
189 
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Ruler in Jail 
 
01:00 

 
190 
n/a 
Debt Payed 
 
01:00 

 
191 
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Greatest Nerve 
 
01:00 

 
192 
n/a 
Experience in Death 
 
01:00 

 
193 
n/a 
Stone Cutter 
 
01:00 

 
194 
n/a 
Ritual of Pain 
 
01:00 

 
195 
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Bar Bill 
 
01:00 

 
196 
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Destined For Disaster 
 
01:00 

 
197 
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Never Forgot 
 
01:00 

 
198 
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Glimpse of Life 
 
01:00 

 
199 
n/a 
Attitude About Clothes 
 
01:00 

 
200 
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Strange Army 
 
01:00 

 
201 
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Not As Friends 
 
01:00 

 
202 
n/a 
King Wanted to Be a Dancer 
 
01:00 

 
203 
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Way of Mourning 
 
01:00 

 
204 
n/a 
Act of Faith 
 
01:00 

 
205 
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Overcame Handicap 
 
01:00 

 
206 
n/a 
Vote Getter 
 
01:00 

 
207 
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Showing Off New Husband 
 
01:00 

 
208 
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Village That Murdered Itself 
 
01:00 

 
209 
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Gauge of Railroads 
 
01:00 

 
210 
n/a 
How the White House Got Its Name 
 
01:00 

 
211 
n/a 
King That Rode Piggyback 
 
01:00 

 
212 
n/a 
General's Secret 
 
01:00 

 
213 
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How Many Happy Days 
 
01:00 

 
214 
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Table Manners 
 
01:00 

 
215 
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Typographical Error 
 
01:00 

 
216 
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A Lifetime by 20 
 
01:00 

 
217 
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Prolific Poet 
 
01:00 

 
218 
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Island Made of Soap 
 
01:00 

 
219 
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Shook Hands with Foot 
 
01:00 

 
220 
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Handkerchief Moody 
 
01:00 

 
221 
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Unwritten Book 
 
01:00 

 
222 
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Eternal Silence 
 
01:00 

 
223 
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Ponderous Book 
 
01:00 

 
224 
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Walk to Russia 
 
01:00 

 
225 
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Most Distinguished Doctor 
 
01:00 

 
226 
n/a 
Help Wanted Ad 
 
01:00 

 
227 
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Holy Beach 
 
01:00