LISTEN: The Day They Hanged an Elephant

Mary the Elephant

In 1916 an American circus elephant named Mary was hanged from a railroad crane before a crowd of 3,000 onlookers.

In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll review the sad series of events that led Mary to a Tennessee railroad crane.

We'll also get an update on a very inventive bank robbery and puzzle over the escalators in London's Tube stations.

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